Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Happy Birthday to a Legend! - also Trivia Tonight



Happy Birthday to someone who has had a massive impact on pop culture, and my life, starting from earliest childhood.

Today would have been Carmine Infantino's 91st birthday.

You can click on some of these links to see his impact on comics.




 


He was a co-parent to the Silver Age of Comics, penciling the DC Showcase #4, the first appearance of the modern Flash, as well as the classic issue #123 of The Flash - "The Flash of Two Worlds."  This was the issue that introduced the world to Earth-Two - still one of my favorite fictional concepts.

He passed away in 2013.  The links above have a ton of great information about him, if you are so inclined.

I always loved his covers - both compelling, and occasionally bananapants :





He was also the first artist to draw Batgirl:



TONIGHT'S PRESHOW Q:

The version of the Flash that Infantino co-created was famously killed by DC Comics in the 1980s.  What series and issue number was Barry Allen's swansong ?

 

Answer IN PERSON, after 7:50.


Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.
Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question!








Oh, someone else famous seems to be celebrating a birthday today too.
I wonder if it will affect the playlist tonight? *








Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Get to Trivia with All Deliberate Speed!

Brie-mund is my everything right now.



In actual news, today is the 62nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.


It overturned more than half a century of legal segregation in American schools, becoming enshrined in the wake of an 1896 Supreme court case.

TONIGHT'S PRESHOW Q:

Who was the only Supreme Court justice who dissented from the majority in the 1896 landmark case that established "separate but equal" as the law of the land?

 

Answer IN PERSON, after 7:50.


Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.
Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mission Unpossible! Agents of T.R.I.V.I.A. tonight! All Spy Playlist!




If you haven't already, you should celebrate by watching FX's Archer

I was going to do a long write up of why you should watch it, but seriously, just check it out.  The first 6 seasons are on Netflix!


LOTS OF LINKS OF COOL ARCHER STUFF


Dr. Algernop Krieger is not that kind of doctor.

(And not the other kind, either.)





Tell me about the art on the side of *any* of his vans.

Answer IN PERSON, after 7:50.


Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.
Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question!

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  *not a thing.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Reynolds! Trivia tonight!


There are a ton of birthdays and anniversaries that happen today, May 3.


The only one that's going to be acknowledged in this week's blog post is the birthday of Saffron Yolanda Bridget Haymer-Reynolds herself, Christina Rene Hendricks.

Happy Birthday, Joan Holloway! 


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Tonight's question: 


One of Saffron's aliases on Firefly was "Yolanda".


What character from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (or the filmed version, Willie Wonka & The Cholcolate Factory) has a name that is a variation of Yolanda?
 



Answer IN PERSON, after 7:50.


Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.
Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question!

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Excelsior!
-tpn!

Frank's Place is at 594 W. Market St. Akron OH 44303
Their Facebook Page.

Your weekly link roundup:
Last Call USA NEOhio - Facebook
Last Call Productions - Facebook
Last Call USA's Weekly HINTS (SERIOUSLY - Check the HINTS)
Last Call USA's Trivia League
check LEAGUE SCORES here.
ROB at Last Call
You are HERE.
Our company store.
I published a book!
Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.
Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question!


Excelsior!
-tpn!






Tuesday, April 26, 2016

30 Years of Pripyat Suntans!





I am *not* going to turn this into a weekly listing of eulogies for artists who have touched my life.

That said, I am sure you heard about Prince.

The Onion again nails it.

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In lighter news, it's been 30 years since the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl.

You can see some of what it looks like now in these links.




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Also, today is Alien Day!

The most bonkers thing about the original Alien film is that someone at the studio had the bright idea that the most horrific creature ever committed to film would make a good kid's toy.  

One friend of mine who got this made his mom take it back to the store.



I am still jealous.

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Tonight's question: 


The alien in Alien is never actually named.

The 1986 sequel, Aliens is the first time that the term xenomorph is used, but the DVD commentary and some other sources point out that Lt. Gorman used it to mean ANY alien life form.

The creature has been given several possible scientific names.

Tell me any of the Latinate scientific names for the creature.

Answer IN PERSON, after 7:50.



Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.
Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Happy Bicycle Day! Trivia Tonight @ Franks!


Right before 4/20, I'd like to wish you a Happy Bicycle Day!

According to Scientific American, on this day in 1943, Sandoz chemist Albert Hofmann, discoverer of lysergic acid diethylamide took the world's first deliberate dose in his lab, and rode home on his bicycle.



Tonight's question:
The CIA and US military got in on the "bicycle" action, too.  
What was the official code name of the CIA/Army joint program that officially ran from 1953-1974 which tried to develop mind control and conducted experiments where mental patients, prisoners, CIA personnel and members of the public were dosed with LSD, often without their knowledge or consent?
Answer IN PERSON, after 7:50. 


Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.
Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question!

Excelsior!
-tpn! 
Frank's Place is at 594 W. Market St. Akron OH 44303 
Their Facebook Page. 

Your weekly link roundup:
Last Call USA NEOhio - Facebook
Last Call Productions - Facebook
Last Call USA's Weekly HINTS (SERIOUSLY - Check the HINTS)
Last Call USA's Trivia League
check LEAGUE SCORES here.
ROB at Last Call
You are HERE.
Our company store.
published a book!
Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.
Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question!

Excelsior!
-tpn! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Yuri's Night 2016 - Celebrate 55 years of Humans IN SPAAAACE! - @ Frank's at 8pm


It's been 55 years since Yuri Gagarin flew the Vostok 1 into orbit on April 12, 1961.  It took 108 minutes to orbit the planet.  He was the first human to go into spaceHe died in 1968.

BBC on Yuri Gagarin
NASA's kids page from 1998
Biography


Tonight we will honor Yuri's legacy.
Or at least drink, and pretend to honor it.

Come on out to celebrate Yuri's Night at Frank's Place.

Tonight's question:

Two years after Yuri's flight, on June 16, 1963 the Soviets put the first woman into space - Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova. How long after that did it take for NASA and the US to do the same?

Answer IN PERSON, after 7:50. 


Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.
Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question!

Excelsior!
-tpn!