Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Trivia, coming out of your whatever

Hey, all!  Trivia is back on as normal tonight - thanks for your patience.

Today's post is another quickie.


Today is the birthday of the political cartoonist who created the standard images of the Democratic and Republican parties - the donkey and the elephant.  Who was he, and what other iconic image did he popularize?


 
 Answer IN PERSON, after 7:50.


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Excelsior!
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

You Need A Night Without Trivia Like You Need An Iron Rod Through The Skull!


I was looking up items for this week's pre-show questions, and there were a few birthdays of note:

Legendary animation/cartoon master Don Bluth is 79 today.


Tim "Ripper" Owens is 49.

Roald Dahl, described by a BBC article as "an unpleasant man who wrote macabre books," would have turned 100 today, if he had not died in 1990.

And philanthropist and perpetrator of crimes against chocolate, Milton Hershey, was born on this date in 1857.


But here's the most mind blowing fact about this day in history.



On September 13, 1848, one hundred and sixty-eight years ago, a railway building crew in Cavendish, Vermont had an accident while packing black powder for a later detonation.  

A 13 pound, 43 inch, tapered iron tamping rod sparked while packing down the power, causing an explosion. 

This rocketed the rod upward, through the cheek, mouth, brain and skull of foreman Phineas Gage, landing 25-30 yards away.  


 

He never lost consciousness and even told his doctor "Here is business enough for you."

He lived for 12 years after.


You can hear two goofballs talk about him here.
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Tonight's Question:
 
After the incident, what gauge was Phineas?

Answer IN PERSON, after 7:50.


Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING non-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.
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Last Call USA's Weekly HINTS (SERIOUSLY - Check the HINTS)
Last Call USA's Trivia League
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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!


 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Critical Miss! - DON'T Miss Trivia Tonight!

You probably realize I am a nerd.

I am getting ready to run my kids and some family friends through a Dungeons and Dragons campaign.

(Yes, at least partially inspired by Stranger Things. . . )

I've been playing this game for a LOOOOOOONG time, and it has me all sorts of nostalgic.
(You may know that our logo is  from the original Monster Manual entry for goblins.  Or you may not.)

Preparing this post reminded me of all the goofy spells, horrible monsters, and crappy characters I made.

Time's short, so here's today's Q.

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In the first edition of AD&D what wizard has a series of handy spells named after him?

Answer IN PERSON, after 7:50.


Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING non-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.

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Last Call USA's Weekly HINTS (SERIOUSLY - Check the HINTS)
Last Call USA's Trivia League
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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!






Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Could be worse. . . Could be raining.


You've undoubtedly heard about Gene Wilder.

2016 is rough.




Hope this makes you smile.



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Gene Wilder had an amazing assortment of roles in his career.
One standout for me was the TV cartoon superhero he provided a voice for in the 1970s.
What was that hero?
What was the name of his nemesis, and who voiced him?


Answers IN PERSON, after 7:50.


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

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Under the Gun - Trivia Tonight




Did you know that "Wax Bullet Pistol Dueling" was an event in the 1908 Olympics?

It was an exhibition event, and no medals were awarded.

The 1908 Olympics were held in London, England.
The games opened on April 27 of that year.

When were these games officially finished?


Answers IN PERSON, after 7:50.



Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING non-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!



 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Bacon is good, porkchops are good, Trivia is goodest!





V. Vega



Any Simpsons fan know that pigs are a magical animal. The foods that come from this creature are myriad and wonderful.


If you've spent any time on the internet in the past decade or so, you have probably noticed a surge in bacon products and memes,


You may have thought that it was a grassroots groundswell of love for this tasty cured, salted, greasy goodness. Health issues aside, don't you think the world is a better place with all this bacon in it?

It turns out we have all been manipulated by BIG BACON.

It's still delicious, though.


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In addition to being quadrupedal mobile manna, pigs may have some actual superpowers.


According to a 2012 research study of "high performance boars" what physical act typically takes pigs 6 minutes, on average, with one sturdy specimen going for 31 minutes?


Answers IN PERSON, after 7:50.



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


Excelsior!
-tpn!