Archive for December, 2010

“To The Victor, The Spoils . . .”

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
. . . To the rest, La Merde!” That is my favorite quote from the recent piece on my La Merde Triviology night, which was just selected by Portland Monthly as the Best Bar To Play! Thanks so much for choosing us, Portland Monthly – it makes me feel like pumping my fist in the air, Sarah X. Dylan style!

During the above photo shoot, Sarah (or SeXyDee, as I like to call her) was celebrating her knowledge of Arrested Development – specifically Boyfight! Perhaps this was a portent of the David & Goliath story that was to follow . . . this Thursday, a scrappy little duo named Boyfight hurled a stone into Fear, Fear For Your Safety’s mighty noggin. They were especially thrilled to win at La Merde, where FF4YS helm a veritable dynasty, because they consider it “The Sunday New York Times of ShanRock’s Triviology!”

And now, it’s time for What I Did For My Thanksgiving Vacation: I finally updated the Hall of Fame! You can now count up all of your wins for the trivia season, which begins each year with the Clash Of The Trivia Titans (which is tentatively scheduled for 2/20/10 at The Spare Room)! And who amongst you wants to score the first win at the new place? ALL of you?!? Well there can only be one champion, so come down to The Beauty Bar this Tuesday (12/7) at 7:00 to make your mark at this new West Side venue! This man will be your host:

John G. is my freshest new trivia jockey, and you can unravel his mysteries right here.

If you are fan of one of the greatest dramedies in history, you don’t want to miss the Freaks & Geeks trivia night this Monday (12/6), 7:00 at Ella Street Social Club. We weren’t able to book the band Feedback, but I can guarantee that there will be alcoholic beer in the kegs. I will host the quizzery, and Margaret will be playing, just for fun (even if she kicks everybody’s butt, she won’t accept the trophy, the prize, or the winning title!). And since Margaret, just like Lindsay Weir, is a former Mathlete, we will be handing out these certificates to teams that score higher than her on each round:

Thank you so kindly to everyone who contributed to the Food Glorious Food Drive for Shaver Elementary School!
Here are the results of our friendly little competition to determine which teams and venues could collect the most donations:

East Burn: Bronson PincHo Chi Minh Trail won the “Punched Hunger In The Throat” trophy;
Ella St. Social Club: I Smell A ClamBake won the “Hunger Can Choke on THIS!” trophy;
The WorkShop Pub: Carpool Lane Prostitutes won the “Hunger Haters” trophy;
Sewickly’s: Bea Arthur’s Dick In A Box won the “Hunger Sucks; We Rule!” trophy . . . and donated 53 items to the cause – the largest number of food items contributed by a single team! Thank you so much BA’s DinaB for your generosity – you DO rule! Your efforts, combined with foodstuffs from SalmonElla Fitzgerald and Linda Is A Whore helped Sewickly’s win the venue trophy for most donations. The Shaver food drive aids 170 families in need . . . and just this week at trivia we collected 178 items – well done, people! If anyone would still like to help out, come to Sewickly’s and drop some non-perishables in the collection bin by next Tuesday’s trivia, and we’ll get it to Shaver. Check out this Sewickly grub:

Please take note – there will be no quiz at The Slammer today! They will be hosting a Toy Run – doing good deeds while serving good drinks! You should still treat yourself to a visit to see their holiday lights, which one of my Triviologist calls “The Peacock Lane of the dive bar set!”

Upcoming special events:

Debut of 13th VenueExperience The Voorhees!
Tuesday, Dec. 7th @ 7:00
Beauty Bar @ 111 SW Ash
Hosted by John G.

Leslie Nielsen Lunar Quiz

Sometime in January, 2011, Shirley . . .

Triviology champions for the week of 11/27/10 – 11/31/10:

Breakfast of Champions!
Saturday @ 2 PM
500 SE 8th
*closed for Thanksgiving

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 East Burnside

Monday @ 7:00
714 SW 20th Place

Monday @ 8:00
6504 SE Foster

Tuesday @ 7:00

Cruzroom (w/Michele)

2338 NE Alberta

Tuesday @ 7:30
Sewickly’s (w/ShanRock … & cash prizes!)
4901 SE Hawthorne

Tuesday @ 8:00
609 & 1/2 SE Taylor
Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st

Wednesday @ 8:30
2524 SE Clinton

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick

Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrision

Thanks for choosing Triviology, folks!

Your trivia jockey,

Shannon Donaldson
ShanRock’s Triviology
(503) 957-7806

“Materialism is a disease of the mind starved for ideas.” -Jacob Needleman