Friday, January 30, 2009

Themes, Themes, Who's Got The Themes?

It may take me a while to get back to the blog since I'm decompressing from my trip, so, for those who like to study ahead of time, here are next week's themes:

Sunday, Feb. 1, Chuckles - Riptide
Tuesday, Feb. 3, Bube's - Gary Oldman movie characters
Wednesday, Feb. 4th - U.S. state's highest peaks
Friday, Feb. 6th - Space Ghost/Nixon (I'm in a two-man play at Bube's at 9 P.M. by that title which we're doing as a fundraiser for the Humane League of Lancaster County. Details to come!)

Also, hanks to Mike Galleon and Justin Shiffer for keeping the home fires burning!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bube's: Flame On!

The Flaming Moe-rons made their quarterly pilgrimage to Bube's and once again took first place. Blah Blah Blah Hope, Blah Blah Blah Change, Blah, Blah Blah Nutsack came in second and the tiny Team Discovery Channel took the bronze.
Quietly Making Noise missed third place by one point, losing to the amazing one man team of Tom.
The Six Week Monster helped his team get seventh place and the theme choice for next week: aborigines!
Jeffrey of Strategery made a grand romantic gesture by giving his wife his leopard print Valentine pillow from the Trashbag of Dee-lite.
Soup du Jour was another new team that did really well.
You Can't Fix Stupid started out strong but...
Nathan says it's a salad dressing and a soup!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Chuckles: Festive Hats!

Nick, Jason and Owen of We Can Win... With Hats! would like to resurrect Festive Hat Night and they gave me my own to wear (see below). We will indeed have that night in the future. But tonight belonged to the Pixie Stix, who made it to the winner's circle for the second week in a row. Ubersmack was second and Skirtland made it to third after several weeks trapped at fourth. I left my notes at home, so I don't recall who came in fifth and sixth. The rest follow...

Beware the Bison! They're sneaky!

Jim and his companion had seven out of ten right in the last round!

The Miami Blades have been on a roll since they changed their name. This week they tied for seventh, so they are going with Hersheypark as one of next week's themes.

The Eliminators dropped from second to a tie for seventh, so they also get to choose a theme: the 1980s.

The Twin Roses recruited Karen to their cause and came in fourth.

Look out! He's got a knife! An unsuspecting Fritz is unaware that Evil Tim is about to do him in as Disinterested Tim looks on.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


R.I.P. Ricardo Montalban (November 25, 1920 – January 14, 2009)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

VFW: Well, That Bites!

Jerry of Room Two took on the Dynamic Duo of Don and Flat Stanley of We're Here for the Beer to figure out who would get the coveted seventh place spot. Stanley was too much of a lightweight and quickly lost. Mixed Company was tied with a "new" team, Who Gives a Rat's Ass for fifth and there was another tie for third between D&M and Third Rock. That called for yet another tie-breaker as Dennis fell before Trish the Mighty. The Mysterious Enigmas had a fantastic fourth round, getting eight right, but they failed to catch up to Chicks and Dicks, who had aced teo of the previous rounds.
The Pretzel cats consisted of Kathy and professional substitute host Mike Gallion. He'll be filling in for me next week, when he'll bring his own unique spin on trivia. Note: there will be no theme next week. (If you want to study up for the Jan. 28th show, it'll be Hogan's Heroes.)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bube's: Seeing Red

It was nice that the weather finally cooperated and people could easily get to Bube's. Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been a Member of Team Nutsack returned to the winner's circle on a special night of anti-commie trivia. One question behind was the Tony Danza Slap and Quietly Making Noise took the bronze. The Olives were right behind, followed by a tie for fifth between Peter Nincompoop and a team whose name rhymed with S.W.A.T.

The Tony Danza Slap, featuring Emily's Toybox.

The Toxic Olives gathered to celebrate Becky Lou's birthday.

Peter Nincompoop cleaned up with the Trashbag of Deelite prizes, with a three-fifths success rate.

Is Todd ashamed of his teammates?

Jeremy and Angela had just come for a meal but stayed for the game and got the coveted seventh place spot. They chose sailing as next week's theme. They also had the funniest team name of the night: SpongeBob Pilates.

It's the Perfect Squirt, AKA Josh and his angels.

Bowling for a Cure!

A friend's Relay for Life team is having a Bowling for a Cure Fundraiser. I hope you can come out and support our cause. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

River of Hope is having a Bowling for a Cure Fundraiser on Sunday, February 8th from 1 to 4 P.M. It will be at the Columbia Bowling Center located at 601 South 16th Street in Columbia. Your $10 donation will include shoe rental and bowling for the day. There will be prizes for the kids and raffle items. The bowling alley as a snack bar and a lounge. Hope you can come out and support us! Please contact Vicki Carroll at 653-8677 or Tina Greider at 252-1662, if you have any questions or need tickets.

Bigger Than American Idol

Earth Trivia mascot auditions will be held soon.

Monday, January 12, 2009

I'm Hosting at the Barn Door Tonight!

While icy Billy Warmth is away in balmy Alaska (I think I got my adjectives mixed up there), I will be subbing for him at his Monday trivia show at the Barn Door in Millersville tonight (Jan. 12th). I know how popular substitute hosts can be, so if you want to show up and lend me some moral support, the 3-round show starts at 8:30 P.M. and runs till 10ish. The theme is cereals, so bring a bowl and some milk :-) FYI: The Barn Door does not take reservations and avoid parking in the mini-mart's lot (they ticket).

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Chuckles: Who Needs Teammates?

Tonight Marge was finally relieved of the burden of Billy Warmth and she soared to great heights as she placed first all by her lonesome, besting 17 teams. Unfortunately for her, she tied the 18th team, Of Pixie Stix and Whirlygigs, which forced a tie-breaker between her and Fritz. The virginal Marge fended off the seasoned Fritz in the first round, but Fritz's experience in Jacking Off™ did her in. Kudos to Marge, however, for a well-played game!

Also, thanks to the members of Twin Roses and the Pixie Stix who contributed their Christmas re-gifts to the Trashbag of Dee-lite. I never knew they made snowman cheese!

This is seconds before Marge became a finger amputee.

The Zombies are on a roll, placing their last three times at bat.

Deric, who was having the worst day of his life, takes consolation from his harem.

The Desperate Housewives of the Twin Roses ditched their menfolk for the night and placed seventh. In honor of the upcoming holiday, they are going with Martin Luther King Jr. as the theme for next week.

Kim, (8th from left, or third from right if you don't like counting) brought along her group for their monthly outing. They'll be back soon.

Team 2 is very lucky. A couple of weeks ago they won a ten dollar lottery ticket and tonight they won the grand prize: the board game Star-crossed. I re-gifted the game because the instructions were too difficult for me to follow.

Tuna Bob knows a jerk when he sees one. Here he's holding up a bottle of A1 Jamaican Jerk marinade, his ctach from the Trash-bag of Dee-lite™.

Allyson of Allyson and the Girls enjoys her Christmas ornament, supplied by the Twin Roses.

The Tidy Bowlers left before I could announce that they had the highest score for the fourth round. Unfortunately their other rounds did them in.

Heeeeeeeeerrrrrrrre's Jason!

Making Magik plans on taking a trivia vacation two weeks from now.

It was a night for name changes, as A Squared became the Miami Blades. The name change helped them, as they had their highest first round ever.

Here's half of Clowns McNutty who also changed their name, choosing their future destination, Alcoholics Anonymous.

World's Most Disgusting Commercial

Okay, Charmin ad execs, you may try to make it cute by using an "adorable" red bear cub, but you're still showing us shreds of toilet paper sticking to a hairy butt.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

VFW: These Are the Ties That Try Men's Souls

The first game of 2009 at the VFW was extra close, with six teams within 9 points of each other. First off was a tie for the top between Chicks and Dicks and Mixed Company. Pat claimed that he thought getting bitten was a good thing, but his defense was thrown out and Erma's team won the gold.

Then it was time for the tie-breaker for third between Trivia @ 8 and Giggles & Friends, with Dave falling quickly to Mark. Frank claims that he is a much better Jack-offer™.

Dick and Dave, in happier times.

Sic N Drunk are next week's theme pickers, and they are going with the sitcom starring America's most overpaid actor, Two and a Half Men.

Karen claimed that her menfolk were weighing her down.

Trish played for the second time this week, adding some new firepower.

Jean and Greg of Prius also played twice this week and were only two questions away from first place.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Bube's: Cake, No Icing

Motherboy had their first victory (if I recall correctly) on a special night of trivia. It was our semi-annual Bottom of the Bag night as lottery winners got to choose not one, but TWO items from the Trashbag of Deelite. These were all small items that no one had chosen before (kind of like the Island of Misfit Toys). And the Tiny Danza team won some day-old pumpkin cheesecakes as our Grand Prize. For the third Tuesday of this winter season the threat of icy conditions kept some teams away. They missed out free pixie stixs for all participants. There's nothing like a tube of colored sugar to get the brain synapses firing!