Children of the 90s Unite!

Hi, everybody! Item the first: Trivia Jock Scott has a fun night of 1990s trivia ready to drop on your brains tonight! Let’s close out this decade by looking back at the last one – the politics, the music, the technology, the goatees . . . if it happened in the 90s, it’s fair game for the quizzery. Come to Peter’s 19th Hole at 7:00 (Sat., Dec. 5th) for a chance at winning a trophy and gift certificates to the bar. I’ve also instructed Scott to bequeath a set of trading cards to a team of his choosing. These cards bear the likeness of a certain band who were spawned in the 80s, but hung tough into the 90s.

Item the second: Who Dat Ninja? Answer this timeless question Monday (Dec. 7th) at Ella Street Social Club. The 7:00 quiz will take us to the backstage of The Girlie Show, and challenge your knowledge of 30ROCK! Margaret will be your page for the evening, as Kenneth (who has also been known to knit bikinis) isn’t available. Margaret, who has a huge crush on Tina Fey, is also your new weekly trivia jockey at Ella St.! Kyle will continue to work his weekly Triviology gigs at Kenton ClubWxyz, but the man has a “day job“, and didn’t realize how time consuming it would be to prepare and host quizzery three nights a week (I TOLD you, fool!). Thank you for warming Da Club up for Margaret, then passing the torch, Kyle – you do nice work!

Item the third: the holidays. On Christmas Eve, which is a Thursday, the trivia will NOT go on. On New Year’s Eve, also a Thursday, I will indeed make the trivia at La Merde (not sure about Kenton Clubyet). Also, I am going to visit my family in Cackalacky (that’s North Carolina, y’all) next week, but the quizzery must go on! While I’m gone (Dec. 10th – 19th), my mighty legion of trivia jockeys will keep the Triviology going as regularly scheduled. By the way, if you show up early for La Merde this week, there may be a huge crowd milling about – fear not! There is a private party which is scheduled to end at 8:00, so they will be gone by the time Michele starts the quizzery.

Item the fourth: hiatus from Peter’s 19th Hole. After this Wednesday’s quiz, the next weekly trivia night at this venue won’t be until January 6th. With various holiday shenanigans afoot, we’ve decided it’s better to just ride out the holidays for this venue. I’m sure gonna miss Jackie . . . she’s easily one of the best, not to mention nicest, bartenders in Portland!

Item the fifth: I was remiss in last week’s newsletter by failing to give a shout out to The Portland Plan, while recapping the Stumptown Lowdown quiz. A member of Portlandia’s Robot Angina, who was a very close runner-up in the quizzery, is a city planner who invites us all to learn more about the strategic plan for Portland’s next 25 years at

And finally, I know it’s a shot in the dark, but I’m hoping that somebody has a copy of last week’sOregonian A&E. I’d love to give my mom the article with the blurb about my quizzery so that she can stick it on her refrigerator. It would make her happy, and she doesn’t do computers. If you’ve got one you’re willing to share, I’ll be your new BFF if you bring it to me at trivia this week! Thanks, folks, and have a great weekend. By the way, if you want to go to one of the Santa-related bacchanals this weekend, I highly recommend Miracle on 82nd Street: A Christmas Misadventure, co-hosted by Triviology’s own Michele – I hope to see you there!

Upcoming Special Events:

Saturday, December 5th @ 7:00
Peter’s 19th Hole
Hosted by Scott

30 ROCK OF LOVE – Tina Fey Day!
Monday, December 7th @ 7:00
Ella Street Social Club
Hosted by Margaret

Sunday, February 28th
We’ve once again secured The Spare Room for the annual Triviology tournament!

Triviology champions for the week of 11/29/09 – 12/3/09:

Sunday @ 6:00

1800 E. Burnside

Monday @ 7:00

714 SE 20th Place

Monday @ 8:00

2221 SE Hawthorne


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

Tuesday @ 8:00
9920 NE Cascades Parkway

Wednesday @ 8:00

5701 NE Fremont

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st


Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick


Thursday @ 9:00

Thanks so much for playing 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

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