Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Office Suprise




Tonight's Q:
What office supply staple is older, the Sharpie or the Hi-Liter?

Answer IN PERSON for a lame prize.

Remember, this is theNO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.
Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question!


Excelsior et Irrumabo Carcinodes!

-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.
published a book!


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Trivia a la Node - TONIGHT






Busy day, so:

Tonight's Q:

What genre of music is most commonly associated with the band Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes?




Remember, this is theNO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.
Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question!


Excelsior et Irrumabo Carcinodes!

-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!












Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Akron, We've Got Trivia!






Today is the anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission,

Tomorrow is the 56th anniversary of Vostok -1, humanity's first venture into space, piloted by Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin.


Tonight's NON-Space Q:

Born this day in 1930, what man, nicknamed "The Black Pope" and given the label of "evilest man in the world," founded the Church of Satan in 1966.


Answer in person for a chance to win a VR Headset. (Really!)


Remember, this is theNO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.
Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question!


Excelsior et Irrumabo Carcinodes!

-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!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

You take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both and there you have Tuesday Trivia. . .

Robert Downey, Jr, left.

Today is Iron Man's birthday.



It's also the birthday of one of my earliest TV crushes, Jo Polniaczek.

I had no idea that she would inspire a generation of Jo/Blair truthers.












Tonight's 
Preshow Q:

Quickie President and swell looker William Henry Harrison died on this day in 1841, with the shortest term of any president.

How did he get his nickname Tippecanoe?

Answer IN PERSON, after 7:50 for a chance to win a dumb prize.

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


Excelsior et Irrumabo Carcinodes!
-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!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

PUNCH A BLIMP! Max Fun Meetup 7pm and Free Live Trivia 8pm!


This is a repeat from last year.  I have updated it for the meetup tonight

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I listen to a lot of podcasts.
Most of them are on the MaximumFun network.


I have three drafts of a heartfelt plea, explaining my favorite shows, why I listen, and why they make me smile.

I'm canning that.

Instead, at the end, I'm going to post links to some of their shows I enjoy, and links to some great interviews and info with the folks there.

I hope you check them out!

If you DO check out these shows, please know that they are almost entirely listener supported.
This is the second and last week of their annual fundraiser.
(They only ask once per year.)
If you get any enjoyment from these shows, please consider donating.

If you haven't heard any of these, then you are in luck.  Talk to me and I'll recommend several.

MaximumFun is again running a national MaxFun Meetup.  Two years ago, the closest one was in Cleveland, and I couldn't get there, because of the weekly trivia show.

I figured it might be my only chance to get to one would be if I hosted.  Last year, I volunteered to host in Akron. Turnout was sparse, but I have been talking up the shows with my trivia regulars.  I know some of them now listen to JJGO, The Adventure Zone and MBMBAM, and probably more.

It's tonight, at Franks at 7pm - just before trivia.  

I figure it will give the MaxFun fans a chance to meet, and provide an organized activity.  This gives everyone something to do after the first few rounds of "Hi! I like Bunker Buddies and Baby Geniuses - which do you listen to?", and I hope it will be a way for the MaxFun folks a chance to meet all the amazing regular Triviators.  I know there will be a of overlap in interests and general awesomeness.

* * *

If you show for the MaxFun meetup, you will get one of these limited-edition Rubber City Rocket Scouts membership cards!


* * *

Tonight's Preshow Q:
What stupid pair of euphonious names, created by Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris (of Jordan, Jesse, GO! fame) have been name checked in several other media, including an appearance in the X-Babies comic?

Answer IN PERSON for a chance to win a dumb prize.




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


Excelsior et Irrumabo Carcinodes!
Ad Astra!-tpn!









Jordan, Jesse, GO!
from an interview on Splitsider:
"With Jordan, Jesse GO!, I think first times listeners are sometimes confused by the tone of the show. They don’t understand how it could be simultaneously so sort of pleasant and also jokey and vulgar. They sort of see the world as a sort of binary between Jay Leno and Bill Maher, right? Those might not be perfect examples, but either there’s scathing truth-to-power or there’s genial grandpa humor. And so the idea that we have values but are also profane and vulgar is confusing a little bit to people, and sometimes people think it’s a trick. . . Like an act. Like a hipster ironic arch camp thing. So that confuses people, because people are used to just someone having a list of 10 stupid and crazy news stories and then making fun of them. Or making fun of Jay Leno or whatever. I know I just made fun of Jay Leno, but… And so our tone, it makes a really big impact on people when they get it. There are few people whose fans are as deeply committed as ours, and that’s the essential bedrock of our whole operations."
Another Splitsider article, from 2010
The Timbre
Everyview

The Adventure Zone
Hilarious D&D Podcast!  With Family!
Article from WOTC.
Article from Pitchfork
Review on Geekdad.



International Waters
"Transatlantic Panel Quiz Show to Determine The Best Nation In The World This Week"
Blurb in The Guardian.
Blurb in The Telegraph.

One Bad Mother 
A comedy podcast about parenting - "Because this shit is hard, and no one gives a ****"
Mutha Magazine.
Burlington Vermont roundup.


My Brother, My Brother and Me
"An advice show for the Modren Era."
PODBAY.FM
Daily Review
Their inspiration?



Judge John Hodgman
"The REAL People's Court!"
NPR
HuffPo
Rolling Stone
The AV Club



 Wham Bam Pow!
Reviews of Sci-Fi, Action, Horror & Shoot-em-ups.  You know - Dick Flicks!
Featuring Akron's own Rhea Butcher, her wife Cameron Esposito, and Ricky Carmona
Hugh O'Donnell
Splitsider



Bullseye, with Jesse Thorn
"A Show About Things That Are Awesome"
NPR
HuffPo


Throwing Shade
"Taking Lady and Gay issues and treating them with less respect than they deserve."
Rolling Stone
Bitch Media


Pop Rocket
4 Genuises talk about "The Pop Culture we all love to love"
Pubcast
The AV Club


Jesse again:
"Independent media is not a get-rich quick scheme. It’s really only worth doing if it’s something that you really believe in and that you would do for free. And then after that, I think you can and should try and figure out ways to make money. I am not against making money. But you know, I’m just not crazy about people who go into things to make money. I think that’s just fucked up values. I mean, I understand why some people do it, but I would rather make something that I really believe in and work as a secretary, which is what I did for a long time, than just make videos of cats smoking cigars. Actually now that I mention it, I would like to make a video of a cat smoking a cigar, but whatever the moral equivalent of that is."

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

"My cellmate was insane, and a murderer... but HE respected me!" Trivia at 8pm!






Hi All,




Timecrunch:
Tonight's Q:

What actor, not known for his voice roles on the TV show Adventure Time, and in films such as Bee Movie, The Tale of Despereaux, and The Lion King 1.5, turns 55 today?


Answer, in person, after 7:50 for a chance to win some sort of prize!


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


Excelsior et Irrumabo Carcinodes!
-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!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

22/7 or fight! Happy Pi Day! Trivia tonight @ 8p

Yes, I know a "pie" chart only has a circle in common with Pi. . . . 

Wow, it's a big day in nerd-dom.

Of course it's 3/14, also know as Pi Day.
(Mmmmmmmmm. . . floor pie!)

Today is ALSO:
The birthday of famed rail engineer Casey Jones.
The anniversary of Linux (if you count from kernel release 1.0).
The birthdays of Michael CaineQuincy Jones and Al "Big Brain" Einstein.

Tonight's Q:
What invention was granted a US patent on this day in 1794, inadvertently contributing to the outbreak of war more than half a century later?


Answer, in person, after 7:50 for a chance to win some sort of prize!


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


Excelsior et Irrumabo Carcinodes!
-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!