Tuesday, September 1, 2015

What Did The Goat See? - Trivia Tonight!




Have you ever looked into the dead, soulless eyes of a goat, imagining them as a sign of humanity's existential tortured loneliness?

Uhhhhhhh. . . . me neither.

But apparently, earlier this month, scientists published a paper explaining WHY goats have those eyes.  The short version - the odd shape helps them see predators.

wait for it . . . . . 






I think this means we're all winners.








QUIZ: In 2002, what horror movie, a remake of a Japanese film, both featuring a cursed videotape was released?

Correct answers in person after 7:55 tonight! 
Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz. Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question! 

EXCELSIOR!

-tpn



Let the clouds part, and let the light enter!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Take Out Enough To Win! Tonight @ Franks!


You may recall a certain discussion from last week.



Why is this man smiling?  You might too. . . 
I have done a bit of research, and I'd rate the story as "probably tru-ish".
You can click on the link above, and you can  see the relevant citations.

QUIZ: In 1971, the chaps of Monty Python visited Bavaria and filmed two episodes of their programme for German TV, under the title Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus.  Some sketches were translated their from pre-Python days, such as At Last the 1948 Show, and much was original. What was the only sketch that was taken from a pre-existing BBC Flying Circus episode? 
Correct answers in person after 7:55 tonight! Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz. Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question! 

EXCELSIOR!

-tpn





Thursday, August 20, 2015

LastCallUsa - Fall 2015 Northeast Ohio Trivia League Info


(mostly re-posted from the LastCallUsa League page)

Enrollment for the Fall League is now open!


If your team was enrolled in the Winter and/or Summer League, you do NOT need to re-enroll. 
Your scores have been cleared and you can participate in the Fall League with the same league number.

You will need to re-enroll next year, with the start of the new Ludimentis 2017 qualifying season. 

For more information about Ludimentis, click here.


Enroll Now.


If you have additional questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at info@lastcallusa.com

Important Dates:

SUNDAY     08/23/2015 – First Day of Fall League Play
SATURDAY 11/14/2015 – Last Day of Fall League Play
SATURDAY 12/05/2015 – City Tournament Semi-Finals

SATURDAY 12/12/2015 – City Tournament Finals

League Format

The City Tournament will be held on Saturday, December 12th.
The top 10 teams finishing in the league season get a bye for the Semi-Finals and go straight to the City Tournament. 

Excelsior!
-tpn




Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Elephino! Trivia at Frank's - 8pm



In 1962 a group of scientists, led Dr. Louis "Jolly" West, were studying pachydermal mating behavior.

These tried to induce a state of "musth" in one of their subjects - Tusko, a beloved bull elephant from the Oklahoma City Zoo by dosing him with 297 mg of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide.

That's apparently over 1000 times a typical human dose. (That link is a PDF of the published study.)


Wolfram Alpha says the average adult human weighs 140 pounds.

Tusko was estimated to weigh between 6500-7000 pounds. (PDF of the study, again.)

That's 50 times the weight of the average human.

That means they gave the elephant MORE than 200 times the standard human dose.


I won't go into the gory details (you can read the study if you really need to know), but two hours later the elephant was dead.




Dr. West went on to work in the CIA's MKULTRA program.



QUIZ:
What notorious Boston mob boss volunteered to participate in MKULTRA research while in federal prison

Correct answers in person after 7:55 tonight!

Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.

Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question!

EXCELSIOR!

-tpn










Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Trivia Freakout! Tonight @ 8pm - FRANKS!

I got nothin'.

Enjoy some superheroish pics:



















QUIZ:
What 1960's superhero was an android with the ability to separate his various limbs and digits from his body and use them to fight evil? 

(He shares this super-heroic moniker with SEVERAL other, better-known, better-written characters. None of them are pictured on this page.)



Correct answers in person after 7:55 tonight!

Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.

Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question!

See you tonight!



Tuesday, August 4, 2015

All outta bubblegum. . . Kick ass with Tuesday Trivia!


RIP Rowdy Roddy.
He's out of bubble gum.
 

 Cool doc on They Live, his masterpiece.

*******
University of Akron still in the news.


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What house cleaning is like for me.


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Are you watching HUM∀NSWhy not?
 


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QUIZ:
You may know that I like games with odd dice.
Dice have been in use for thousands of years.
What is the oldest known game that used dice, and what shape are the dice it used?


Correct answers in person after 7:55 tonight!

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. 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.
Our company store.

I published a book







Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DOOM! RUIN! HEATWAVE! Are we in the END TIMES?! (Spoiler: NO)





If you are paying attention, you could be forgiven for thinking we are standing in the foyer of the Akro-pocalypse:


Details at: http://vimeo.com/40768106



Is there any hope at all for the rest of the summer?

Possibly.

The Akron Art Museum is building a new park, downtown.


The University ditched its BS undergrad fee.

A local girl placed third in the Soapbox Derby.


and, of course, there's trivia tonight.



QUIZ:

It's one of the smallest countries in Europe.
It is a monarchy with two leaders, the president of France, and the Bishop of Urgell.  (One of them is the only elected monarch on Earth, although elected by the citizens of a completely different country.)
Today is the anniversary of this county joining the UN.

What country is it?

Correct answers in person after 7:55 tonight!

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.

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.
Our company store.

I published a book