Thursday, December 17, 2009

Revenge of the Themes

Themes for next week:
Cafe Chuckles: the card game bridge.
Bube's: '80s pro wrestling.
VFW: aircraft carriers of WWII.

Nothing says Christmas week like gambling, rasslin' and war!

Friday, December 11, 2009

'Tis the Season

It's been a busy couple of weeks, with a bunch of bonus shows sprinkled throughout my regular gigs. The 18th annual Dysfunctional Family Thanksgiving was once again a blast. Quietly Making Noise were excellent lasagna dinner companions. The students of Elizabethtown College (above) had me back for another fun time and I once again had a show at the always enjoyable St. James' Men's Club Christmas party (above above). Thanks, one and all!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Where Are My Themes?

Themes for next week:
Sunday, Cafe Chuckles: The film Holiday Inn.
Tuesday, Bube's Brewery: Easter (keeping with the holiday season)
Wednesday, Lititz VFW: the Christmas specials of Rankin/Bass (Rudolph etc.)

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

VFW: Presidents Day in December

I got to choose tonight's theme, so I went with American presidents, which elicited some graons from the crowd. Turns out they all knew their commanders-in-chief better than they thought, since there were many perfect scores on the picture round. Chicks and Dicks had a great last round and came in forst, followed by Tiger Takes a Beating. There was the world's quickest Jack-off between Trish and Steve, as It's Only a Freaking Game took third and Third Rock fourth (try repeating that). There was tie for fifth between the bribing Foreplayers and the B52s. Theme choice goes to Jack and Coke, and they are picking evergreens.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Bube's: My Old Pal Vlad

Not-so-fond-memories of college parties were brought back by tonight's theme: bottom shelf vodkas. Apparently Quietly Making Noise was also having flashbacks, since they had a nine-point victory over the Toxic Olives. The Sweat on Our Nutscaks is 90 Proof, Wanna Shot? welcomed back Deric to their team and took third. One Ball Paul and the Rhythm Disciples missed second by one question and took fourth. There was a tie between the Tony Danza Slap and Dr. Mantis Toboggan for fifth, while Train Wreck is going with spices as next week's theme. And the Tobogganers will be our 80s mixmasters.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Chuckles: Tryptophantastic!

I thought that the post-holiday lull might kick in, but we had a huge amount of teams tonight! A particularly grueling last round did in some teams and Woods Crashes White House Dinner (above) managed a one-question win over the dynamic duo of Marge and Sam of Out of the Vortex. There was a Captain Jack-off™ between Dave of the VFW Leftovers and Alan of Skirtland, with Dave victorious. Ubersmack was fifth, followed by Nurses: We Keep Doctors from Killing You. We'll be having two themes next week, since there was a tie for seventh: Disney theme parks (as chosen by The Lapcats) and aggrotech (as chosen by The Window Lickers). And, yes, it's the musical genre aggrotech, not agritech. (I was in a thankful mood and allowed an obscure topic.)

Helpful Hint

Getting ready to make a lasagna dinner for Quietly Making Noise this afternoon. (They won the dinner at Hornswylde Mansion during the Octobapalooza tourney at Bube's).

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am truly thankful for all of your support of trivia through the years (six years at Bube's and the VFW and three years at Chuckles - yowza!). May your Thanksgiving holiday (and not your pants) be bursting at the seams! Also, just a reminder: there is no trivia tonight at the VFW. See you all next week!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bube's: Full House!

The White Stains were so close to the winner's circle on this jam-packed night! I had announced them as the third place team, but the misscored Olives pointed out my error ( I forgot that they got the ten-pointer, so they were in second place) and the Stains were pushed to fourth. The adult video-gaming Nutsacks were first, while the Flaming Moe-rons were also pushed to third. The Fool Monkey used their gift certificate from the Octoberpalooza tourney to move to a table for once and they placed fifth, along with the Stonecutters. Theme choice goes to DUI Checkpoint....Aighhhht! They were not fans of this week's Irish whiskey theme, so they are going with bottom-shelf vodkas. Yum! Brings back old memories...
I almost misread FLICK Yur Bean's name, causing a potential FCC disaster.
Long-time-no-seeer Chris and Phyllis drove up from Oxford, but then had to fly home right after the show.
Petey K and the Unpaid Speeding Ticket will be our mixmasters for next week.
They had one of the best team names of the night: Stupidity Leak.

Pink Glove Dance

If this amusing video gets a million hits, a company will make a large donation to the hospital, as well as offering free mammograms to the community in Portland. It's worth checking out.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Chuckles: Preciousssssss!

20 teams didst battle on the field of Fruitville and when the smoke cleared, Ubersmack was victorious. Malevolent Marge continued her winning ways, aided by Sam and Keith to take second. The Fellowship of Pixie Stix and Whirlygigs was third, while Who Put the Men in Our Menstrual Cycle settled for fourth. We Can Win . . . With Tickets (who actually won . . . with tickets) was tied with Who Watches This Fantasy Crap Anyway? for fifth and the IDKs are our themepickers for next week (The Beatles). But the best news of the night was from the Miami Blades, who created their own team t-shirts! Hopefully they'll wear them again so I can get a decent photo of them.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

VFW: Jack and Coke Triumphant!

Jack and Coke celebrate their victory as we had a rare three-way tie for first between them and the B52s and Trivia at 8. It was between seasoned Jack-offer™ Dave and virgins Barry and Marsha as the three faced Captain Jack. Dave was the first to fall and Marsha eventually prevailed. Chicks and Dicks was fourth, followed by Obama Bows to Us, Too! and It's Just a Freakin' Game. Sheila was happy, since she finally got her cookies. D and and M was seventh, but since Dennis will be hunting next show night, they gave me Host's Choice as the theme (insert evil laugh here). Also, please remember that there will be no trivia next week, since there will be a band playing on Thanksgiving Eve. Enjoy your holiday!

The Unknown Ray Charles Dancer

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bube's: What's That on Your Lip?

Tonight we pulled some strange gifts from the Trashbag of Deelite (well, stranger than usual). A high point for the Toxic Olives was a set of stylish mustaches, which they promptly wore. We also have an extremely bizarre alien cat which will be next week's trade-in prize. On the competition front, it was the power of duos as two pairs took first (Josiah and Nathan of We're Anxiously Anticipating the Disocvery of the World's Greatest Element: Nutsackium) and third (Charles and Marty of the Fool Monkey). Quietly Making Noise was between them in second. The Tony Danza Slap took fourth, followed by the Olives and Kramerica. Theme choice goes to A Guy, A Gal and a Senior Citizen and they picked Irish whiskey.