Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Let Me Be Perfectly Frank - Trivia Tonight - FRANK'S PLACE ON MARKET





I sent out a quick email about this the other day, but let me repeat it here:

After a great test drive last week, we'll have our first official show in our new home tonight at:

Frank's Place on Market 


549 W. Market St.
Akron, Ohio 44303


It would make my day if you hopped over to Frank's Facebook page and say both "Hi" and "Thank you!"

Thanks to ALL OF YOU who came out last week.
It was a great turnout, and meant a lot to me.

THE RETURN OF THE PRESHOW QUIZ!

To further honor Frank, here's a list of some famous Franks.
Name them for a shot at a prize.
Bring me your list *in person* by 7:59 pm TONIGHT.
Winner randomly selected from correct responses.

_________    Justin Bieber thinks if this Frank was alive she'd be a "Belieber".

_________    The human-sized bunny Frank appears in what sci-fi/horror/oddball film?

_________    This Frank, a legendary singer and a horrible human, was born in Hoboken NJ.

_________    This Frank appeared on the last episode of The Monkees and has had species of jellyfish, spiders, bacteria as well as fossils and asteroids named in his honor.

_________    This spicy Frank was the first to declare that "Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration."

_________    This Frank appeared in "Invasion of the Saucer Men" in the 1950s and was the Riddler to Adam West's Batman.

_________    This architectural Frank designed Fallingwater and New York's Guggenheim Museum.


_________    "Franc" is the name of 9 separate official currencies. Name two.












EXCELSIOR!
-tpn

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

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

VENUE CHANGE - Frank's On Market!

Hi All!

Baxter's has decided not to re-up their contract with Last Call.

That makes us homeless, but not until next week.

TONIGHT, the amazing and generous Mr. Frank Horvath, proprietor of Frank's Place on Market has volunteered his venue as a one-week home for all us displaced triviators.

Prizes this week will be of pre-show-quiz variety.



We are starting at our standard 8 pm.

Frank's is one of my favorite bars in Akron.



It is at:

549 W. Market St.
Akron, Ohio 44303



Their menu is HERE.


Check them out on Yelp!


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

And another.
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.
  
 

 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Your Goose is Cooked! Our Goose Island is Chilled!


Hey All,

Anthony, the GM of Baxters has really outdone himself tonight.

Trivia tonight is sponsored by Goose Island, which means that there will be great Goose Island specials, including:

$ 5.00 GI Drafts
   Matilda
   Ogden
   Goose Summer Ale

$ 4.00 cans of Goose Island IPA

Goose Island will also be sponsoring some giveaways, including the first NON-CRAPPY prize for the Blog Quiz!!!!

I am pretty happy about this.

Take a gander at this baby goose:


I'm calling him Ryan.

Of course, you could feast on some Goose Sausage:
 




Prestige Quiz - IT'S MAGIC!:

Harry Potter is not the only literary magician to go away to school.
Students of Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy spend a semester at the school's southern campus, after changing into geese and migrating there.  

What is the first novel to feature Brakebills?


  Prizes for all entries!
  Slightly better prize for the randomly picked winner from correct entries.
  All entries in by 7:55pm.


 






-tpn

Baxter's Bar at 205 S. Main St, Akron OH 44308
Their Facebook Page.
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.
  



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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June is Actually Bustin' Out All Over! Tonight at Baxter's! 8:00 pm



WELCOME TO SUMMER!

Ummm, Rob, I hate to correct you, but summer actually starts on June 21.

I have two replies to that:

    1.) No you don't.
           and
    b.) You're wrong.

Hey, Rob. . . you mixed your list headers.

I know that. I meant to do thatAnyway, you are wrong.

No, I'm pretty sure about this

Well, we could ask a meteorologist!

What do comets have to do with this?

Seriously?

In studying weather, especially when comparing it across years, meteorologists don't use the traditional astronomical seasons.  They use a meteorological calendar. They start seasons at the beginninng of the month.  That means that summer runs June-July-Augst, with fall running from September to November.  It makes quite a bunch of sense, and lines up with the way we typically think of seasons.  

(Or at least the way I think of the seasons.  If you've spent some time in Akron in early December, you might start thinking of it as winter too. It also lines up with school calendars quite nicely.)



Anyway:

It's Sumertime!






Prestige Quiz - SUMERTIME AND THE LIVING IS EASY edition:

The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest surviving myths.
In the tale, Gilgamesh was a king who shared a bloodline with both humans and the gods.
(Think of Spock, being half-human, half-Vulcan.)

What percent human was Gilgamesh?

  Prizes for all entries!
  Slightly better prize for the randomly picked winner from correct entries.
  All entries in by 7:55pm.


Excelsior!

-tpn

Baxter's Bar at 205 S. Main St, Akron OH 44308
Their Facebook Page.
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.
  











































 

 


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

TRIV-I-ATE! Tonight!




Long week - brain not braining, so it's just pictures today.



Prestige Quiz - THIS DATE IN HISTORY edition:

Today is the birthday of an actor who rose to fame for his roles in Hammer horror films playing Dr. Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes and the vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing.  He went on to play the title character in the cinematic debut of Dr. Who*. Who is he?

(*NOT "The Doctor" - the film's title was "Dr. Who and the Daleks".)



Prizes for all entries!
Slightly better prize for the randomly picked winner from correct entries.
All entries in by 7:55pm.


ALSO:
We have a new entrepreneurial venture from one of our very own Triviators:
Kendra of Team Shiny

She's selling Tupperware.  I'll crack jokes about it, but it's convenient, light, and built to last.  I have Tupperware that belonged to my parents in my kitchen that is still in regular use.



If you appreciate well constructed plastic kitchenware (and more!) check out her site at by clicking here. There's a heck of a lot more than just "burpable" containers. 

I'll have a few citrus peelers available on a first-asked basis, if you're interested.



Excelsior!

-tpn

Baxter's Bar at 205 S. Main St, Akron OH 44308
Their Facebook Page.
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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

2 Trivial 2 Strong 2-Night! - Baxters @ 8!

Hey All,

Short on time, so it's quick tonight.

Usual time, Usual Place.


EXCITING NEWS:

Beer Nerds:

Baxter's is excited to announce:

THE TAPPING OF SAISON RIDGE 

Colorado's Breckenridge Brewery joined forces with Cincinatti's MadTree Brewing Company and created this wonderful brew.

Try it, or a selection of many other wonderful beers tonight!


This week's prestige quiz is about time:

What fraction of time is a picosecond?

Prizes for all entries!
Slightly better prize for the randomly picked winner from correct entries.
All entries in by 7:55pm.



Excelsior!


-tpn

Baxter's Bar at 205 S. Main St, Akron OH 44308
Their Facebook Page.
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.