Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Trivia Alert! Superfriends - To the Rescue!

The "Super Friends" cartoon show was loosely based on DC Comic's Justice League.  Most of the cast (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, should be pretty familiar to you, even if you only have a passing interest in superheroes.


Pretty standard superheroic line up, plus two new characters - Wendy and Marvin - the original Wonder Twins.  

Although *technically* the only White American members of the main crew are Batman and Robin, (Aquaman is Atlantean-American, Wonder Woman is a diplomat from the Greco-Hellenic Paradise Island, and Superman is an illegal alien) the argument was made that it was a pretty pale looking cast.

DC Comics didn't have a great stable of multi-ethnic characters at the time, but the producers made a conscious decision to make the Super Friends look as if they came from all of the planet, not just the paler sections:



Okay, they look as if they are a construction worker short of re-uniting the Village People, but at least Hanna-Barbera was trying!


Tonight's non-booze question:
Name any two of these heroes.

In person, by 7:45.



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(Coming in a few minutes.)

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Rob


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Super Friends Character Reference sheets:

 












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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Póg Do Tábhairne, Tá tú daoine an-deas!! Happy St. Pat's at Barmacy - Tonight! Ná a Bheith Ina Lem Balbh, Teacht Ar An Chógaslann Barra!



Happy St. Maewyn Succat's Day! 


After landing on the Emerald Isle, Maewyn went native and took on the nom de l'église of Patrick. 

(Or a little more correctly, something closer to Pádraig or Pádraic.) 

The Republic of Ireland has two official languages.
What are they?



Correct answers in person after 7:45 tonight!

Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.

For a chance to win drinks, check out the quiz on Barmacy's facebook page.

 
(Coming in a few minutes.)

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Rob

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ROB at Last Call
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I published a book!  




Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Thinking - Trivia Tonight - 8 @ The Barmacy!



Sam Simon died this week.

If you are a fan of comedy, or simply of the Simpsons you may know why he was important.  If not, the links above will give you a better insight than I will into who he was, and the impact he made.

He'd been publicly sick for a while, and made huge charitable bequests in his will.

He was also know for his art collection.  One thing that jumped out at me while reading this article (from a 60 minutes interview in 2007) is that he owns a cast of The Thinker.


You know The Thinker.  You've seen it hundreds of times.  Parodied thousands of times.

Did you know that there is no single Thinker? Rodin cast dozens of them.

They are all over the world.

We have one less than 50 miles from here.

(If you are in Greater Akron, that is.)

And because we can't have nice things, some assholes tried to destroy it in the 1970s.

This weeks quiz:

Where is Ohio's Thinker?
Who tried to bust it up? (Or, at least according to the best guess of the police.)


Correct answers in person after 7:45 tonight!

Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.

For a chance to win drinks, check out the quiz on Barmacy's facebook page.

(Coming in a few minutes.)

(Also - You know you can haz hints for the Last Call quiz each week by clicking here, right?) 


Rob

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ROB at Last Call
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I published a book


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Quiz with Two Brains - Tonight!






The depressing news from last week got me thinking about some of the GREATEST Spock episodes (even from the cartoon).

Which led me to the worst.










That, combined with this interesting article got me thinking about brains in cinema and television.



Which led me to thinking about zombies.





What was the first film that introduced the concept of zombies hungering for sweet sweet brains?



Correct answers in person after 7:45 tonight!

Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.

For a chance to win drinks, check out the quiz on Barmacy's facebook page.

(Coming in a few minutes.)

(Also - You know you can haz hints for the Last Call quiz each week by clicking here, right?) 


Rob

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ROB at Last Call
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"Ph'nglui b’rmaci’ m'pashnt Triviator A’krohnh d’rnkn bhe’er fhtagn"


In the Barmacy in Akron, impatient Triviator waits drinking. . . .
Cultist tested, Cthulu approved!


Greetings, Triviators!

I bring word of a power from beyond the stars. . . 

of an entity that will cause all who gaze upon its incomprehensible non-euclidean geometry to lose their tenuous grasp on reality . . .

to pull back the curtains hiding despair. . . 

to question the fundamental underpinnings of the universe. . . 

to come out to Barmacy tonight for some great drinks and live trivia!



Tonight's prestige (no-booze) quiz:

What pre-Cthulhuian monster's name is said to bring destruction, and is often referred to by circuitous work-arounds, such as "The Unspeakable One," or "Him Who Is Not to be Named"?





(PS - NOT Voldemort!)




Click to embiggen.
Correct answers in person after 7:45 tonight!

Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.

For a chance to win drinks, check out the quiz on Barmacy's facebook page.

(Coming in a few minutes.)

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Rob

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ROB at Last Call
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Our company store.

I published a book!  



More Lovecraftian Linkage:
Not Squamous.
Free Kindle story.
 
 


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Happy Post President's Day, Also Pre-Diabetic Tuesday!

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Hi All!

We are back in action this week, so come on down.

It's post-VD, post-Presidents Day, and today is Mardi Gras.

I'd love to see you tonight!

This weeks Prestige Quiz:
 


Match the President to his nickname:

President
1. Abraham Lincoln
2. Chester A. Arthur
3. James Buchanan
4. John Quincy Adams
5. John Adams
6. Rutherford B. Hayes

Nickname
A. Old Sink or Swim
B. Dude President
C. Old Man Eloquent
D. Grand Wrestler
E. Ten-Cent Jimmy
F. His Fraudulency


Correct answers in person after 7:45 tonight!

Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.

For a chance to win drinks, check out the quiz on Barmacy's facebook page.

(Coming in a few minutes.)

(Also - You know you can haz hints for the Last Call quiz each week by clicking here, right?) 


Rob

Your weekly link roundup:
Last Call USA NEOhio - Facebook
Last Call Productions - Facebook
Last Call USA's Weekly 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!