Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Seeing things? See you at trivia - tonight @ 8pm!


Quickie for now:



Tonight's Q:

What psychological phenomenon is defined by Collins English Dictionary as "the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist"?


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








Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day? BAH LOVEBUG! Heartbreaking Trivia @ 8pm - special prizes!


Happy Valentime's Day!
(My kids used to call it this.  They grew out of it, but I don't have to.)

Sure, we talk about this being a day of love, but let's try and keep the real reasons for the season in our hearts and minds.

I had a really great post planned discussing the historical significance of Alexender Fleming and the discovery of penicillin.

The story I had heard was that he discovered it on Valentine's Day of 1929.

I was going to discuss that wonderdrug in its role as the great slayer of venereal diseases, reducing them from a potential slow lingering death sentences to potential annoyances and embarrassments (and not to mention the myriad other ways it saved lives).

The trouble is that a few minutes on the Googles showed me that this was completely wrong.  Even worse, thirty more seconds of searching showed me that the amazing Rebecca Bigelow did a MUCH better job explaining how it exactly folded out.

So it goes.


Tonight's setlist is at least theoretically based around romance. 

Love, heartbreak, hope, hugging and kissing, handholding, and the horizontal mambo. 
(And/or the vertical mambo, the parallel bars, skew reverse cowbell, tangential triple play, solar chakra shocker . . . no judgement here. . . )

Candy for all attendees.
Some of it is actually Valentine's candy!
(Sorry, no chocolate, but you can always order some of your own.)

Tonight's Q:
What website, the second most popular on earth (as ranked by Alexa.com, checked just before publication), was founded 12 years ago, today?


Answer, in person, after 7:50 for a chance to win over a pound of gummy bears!


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








Unfortunately, women in refrigerators goes back a long way.





Trump to Putin?




Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Do You Have A Flag? Happy Birthday, Eddie! Trivia Tonight!



It's Eddie Izzard's birthday!

If you haven't heard his standup, check this out:


He's pretty fantastic.


Tonight's Q:
What other comedian and writer was ejected from both the Westminster Kennel Club (three times) and the 2004 Democratic Convention, and also shares this birthday?

Answer, in person, after 7:50 for a lame 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 



Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Not exactly a Goliath of a post!



TIME IS SHORT.
Goliath is large!

Tonight's Q:
According to 2 Samuel, who slew the biblical giant, Goliath?




Answer, in person, after 7:50 for a lame 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 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Mae hwn yn un cyflym! Trivia Tonight! Plenty of cwestiynau am cachu fud!


QUICKIE!

Tonight's Q:

Outside of Europe and/or the British Isles, what country has the highest number of Welsh speakers?


Answer, in person, after 7:50 for a lame prize!

There will be many cwestiynau am cachu fud!
(Os ydych yn trosi hyn o'r Gymraeg, yn gofyn i mi am wobr!)

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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Back on Schedule - Trivia Refu-Jilly's Welcome!

Hi All,

Another week where I have been slammed, so this will be brief.

One of our new teams last week, The Geeky Girls mentioned that they used to go to a different Tuesday quiz night at Jilly's Music Room.  They found our show because Jilly's moved their show to Saturdays at 4pm.  That show is run by Geeks Who Drink, and it looks like they have had a decent turnout for Saturdays, but many of the regulars can't get out to that show.

I would like to formally extend an invitation to any and all refugees of the Tuesday Jilly's show - Please come on out tonight, or to any future week. 

LastCallUSA's show format is different from what you are used to (less questions, and a little more time per question), but I think you'll enjoy it.  

I am certainly not Kevin, nor am I trying to replace him.  (My jokes are probably worse, but I have been including Hamilton at any excuse since I first heard it, as well as other tunes that may be up your alley.)  

I reached out to Kevin via Twitter - GWD is looking for a new show in the area, but he doesn't have one up this way yet.  In the meantime, come on out to Frank's and meet some of the other Geek Elites of Akron.

If you mention you are a Trivial Refu-Jilly, you'll get a special prize!

TONIGHT'S PRESHOW QUIZ:
A lightning rod of innovation, this author, politician, inventor and printer hung out in London's notorious Hellfire Club with Lord Sandwich (yes that one) and was unanimously elected President of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1785.  

He celebrates a birthday today.  

Who was he?

Answer, in person, after 7:50 for a lame 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!
Remember, this is the NO-BOOZE WINNING quiz.
Check Frank's Facebook page for the shotworthy question!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Trivia Delayed is Trivia Fulfilled? (1-10-17 Late start by 1 hour - 9pm)


Hi All! We have a late start tonight - 9pm.

Frank's is having a fundraiser tonight for Arthritis Foundation Ohio, from 6-8.
You are *more than welcome* to show up for this, too!
All tips during the fundraiser will benefit the Foundation’s Red & White on Thursday Night event: www.arthritis.org/redandwhite 

Again, Trivia will start at 9 pm tonight.

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Tonight's Pregame Q:

Herophilus, an ancient Greek anatomist and surgeon may have been the first person to "discover" and describe the pancreas, but it wasn't given its name for another 3-400 years.

Who named the pancreas, and what does it translate to in English?

Answer, in person, after 8:50 for a lame prize!

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

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Incidentally, if you are a fan of the Discworld, or Sir Pterry Pratchett, please check out the Etsy shop of RoseMarie Moore.

I recently had the pleasure of ordering their knitted dolls of a Nac Mac Feegle and The Death of Rats. They were wonderful to deal with, and the dolls were really well made.

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