Oscar Time!

Oscar time is here once again, my friends – The Academy always kindly chooses a Sunday after the Clash of The Trivia Titans to hold THE awards show of the year! Come to East Burn at 3:30 for about an hour of Oscar-themed trivia, then stick around to watch the awards ceremony on the big projector screen and munch on some fresh air-popped popcorn (no trivia at Ladd’s Inn tonight)! The highest scoring team wins gift certificates to East Burn, as well as this handsome trophy, The Peter O’Toole:

AND, the individual with the best Oscar-themed costume or red carpet outfit wins a ShanRock’s Triviology T-shirt:

And now, I believe we have some unfinished business . . . the complete results of The Clash of The Trivia Titans. I think we all know that the mighty Dr. Spaceman took the night, but are the other rumours true? Did the Fuck Facers finally fail to earn the Best Shit-Talker award (ask Willocalypse!)? Did The Nomi Malone Dance Academy really throw Taco Bell foodstuffs into the crowd? Did I really cry when I gave trophies to my two wonderful assistant trivia jockeys (yes, but just for, like, 8 seconds – shuddup!)? And so, I have posted a page of the tournament’s results, complete with pictures, videos, and some of your comments from the survey you took. Check it out here, and feel free to add more comments and/or pictures directly to the page. For that matter, I’d love to see any pictures of your team and/or your trophy that you’re willing to share. I’ll add more stuff later, including your “favorite trivia moments,” but for now, read all about the winning teams, and peruse the many extra pictures on my MySpace page

One thing I definitely want to say, for all to read, is that I very much appreciate TJ BrentBird’s help on tournament day. He took all of the wonderful pictures, handled the money, kept a drink in my hand, and did a hundred other things to help make the event a success . . . AND he had strep throat at the time! In fact, you oughtta treat yourself to his Thursday Triviology night at The Kenton Club. . . last week, his teams gave him a standing ovation, which brought a tear to his eye (I’m glad I’m not the only crybaby in this organization). In fact, to help lure you to NoPo, I will once again offer extra prizes at this venue – a selection of Pabst shwag will go into the pot this Thursday at Kenton Club.
On a final note, in addition to recording which team wins every Triviology quiz, my TJs and I will take note of each “team captain” this year. So far, I’ve had no problems keeping squads with similar names straight, but now that I’ve got a couple of apprentices, I’d like to be absolutely certain of whom gets credit for a win by team “Stimulated Package” as opposed to, say, team “Stimulate My Package” (I know those topical names are hard to resist!).  

Here are the champions for the week of 2/15/09 – 2/19/09:

Sunday @ 6:00
East Burn
1800 E. Burnside

Sunday @ 9:00
Ladd’s Inn
1204 SE Clay

Monday @ 8:00
Hawthorne Hideaway
2221 SE Hawthorne

Tuesday @ 7:30
4901 SE Hawthorne
*Many thanks to Miss Jen Lane of Barfly Fame for providing extra prizes tonight – 10 tickets to Regal Cinemas! It is good to rub elbows with local A-listers!

Wednesday @ 8:00
Peter’s 19th Hole
5701 NE Fremont

Wednesday @ 8:00 
The Hutch
4606 NE Glisan

Thursday @ 9:00
La Merde
301 SE Morrison

Thursday @ 9:00
Kenton Club
2025 N. Kilpatrick
*This team caused big trouble for Rocky & Bullwinkle-type teams, and walked away with ShanRock’s Triviology T-shirts to boot! 

Thanks so much for playing with me, everybody!

Your trivia jockey,

Shannon Donaldson
ShanRock’s Triviology: Willamette Week Best of Portland
(503) 957 – 7806

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

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