Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Move along now! Nothing to see here! *so NOT an April Fool's joke*

So, have you seen this?

No, I am not Kiki.

No, Last Call USA didn't change its name to Cleveland Awesome Trivia.

No, I didn't switch allegiance to a different company.

Short version:

Barmacy wants to increase turnout.

This show didn't have the effect they wanted.

They are trying out a new company.

Best of luck.

I'll keep you posted when there is a new show in Akron.



“A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spin Off Into MADNESS!


I was watching Better Call Saul, the much-better-than-I-worried-it-would-be spin off from Breaking Bad the other night, and I saw a mention of the upcoming spin-off of The Walking Dead.  

I actually enjoy TWD, and watch it every week.  Unfortunately, the show has a tendency to act like me in high school, and fails to live up to its potential. Somehow I had high hopes for the new series, which will start with the zombie outbreak, but instead of the thousands of miles of woods in Greater Metro Atlanta and Arlington, it will focus on Los Angeles.  So far, so good.

Recently, AMC revealed the name of the new show:

Fear The Walking Dead.

Really.

It could still be good, but I don't have high hopes.
Of course I will watch it.

Tonight's non-booze question:



I can think of at least 4 TV shows that produced at least THREE spin-off series.

Name 2, and all their spin-offs.

In person, by 7:45.

(I mean scripted, acted, LIVE ACTION shows, that are true spin-offs.  This means they took place in the same universe, with shared settings or characters.  Galactica 1980 is a spin-off of the original Battlestar Galactica, but the recentish Syfy reboot is not.)



For a chance to win drinks, check out the quiz on Barmacy's facebook page.
 
(Coming in a few minutes.)

(Also - You know we give hints to the Last Call quiz each week through this link, 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!  


Does this help?



NOT RELATED, but seriously - check it out.
Now streaming on Netflix.

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.



For a chance to win drinks, check out the quiz on Barmacy's facebook page.
 
(Coming in a few minutes.)

(Also - You know we give hints to the Last Call quiz each week  through this link, 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!  



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.)

(Also - You know you may obtain 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!  




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

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


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

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!