Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Estar Con Puerto Rico

(I hope Google Translate got that title right.)

Pat Rothfuss is running a campaign to raise money for Puerto Rico.

You can click through here.

I'm going to let Pat Rothfuss take over:
Right. Okay. Let’s talk about Puerto Rico.
It’s been hit by three hurricanes lately, but the latest, Maria, has devastated the island. Millions have no power, clean water, or food. And for various reasons that I won’t go into right now, federal aid to the island has been extremely slow moving.
. . .

But when someone doesn’t have drinking water, that’s a problem NOW. Sometimes you need to deal with a crisis fast, and worry about sustainable agriculture later.
. . .
Here’s the thing folks. Here’s what I’m afraid of. I’m worried when we finally do start seeing realistic death-tolls for Puerto Rico, it’s not going to be in the dozens or hundreds. I’m worried that by the time people finally stop scrambling for survival long enough to start counting bodies, the dead will number in the thousands.
. . .
I mean, most of you are fantasy readers, right? You know why clean water is so important. Without it, things like typhoid, dysentery, and cholera are right around the corner. Then, without medical infrastructure, those things will tear through a sick population like a fire through a field of wheat.
. . .
I don’t want to wait until that happens, then tear my hair out wishing I’d done something to help.
. . .
So last week I went to to the worldbuilders team and we started investigating charities. We know when donate money to us, you’re trusting us. You want to get the biggest bang possible out of your charity dollar.
. . .
Luckily, it turns out that Mercy Corps has put their seasoned emergency response team toward helping out in Puerto Rico.
. . .
More than 3 million people still remain without power and water, and expected heavy rains could further impede aid efforts in the coming days. Mercy Corps has deployed an emergency response team, some of whom arrived just yesterday, to see how their global expertise in emergency response can support the efforts to deliver humanitarian assistance and start rebuilding the communities ravaged by the hurricane.
. . .
Their approach is to support and empower existing local organizations, with a special focus on the most vulnerable and underserved populations. We expect to work with them to provide access to cash, clean water, and other urgently needed supplies.
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If you’ve been feeling like I have for the last couple weeks. Scared and helpless and wishing you could do something to help make the world less shitty. Here’s your chance.
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There are real people who need our help. You can help by helping us spread the word. You can share this fundraiser, and make a donation.
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And before you say you can’t afford it. Please keep in mind that if you’re reading this on a computer and had a glass of water that came out of a tap today, you are doing roughly 10,000% better than the people in Puerto Rico right now. If you kick in just a bit, it can make a huge difference, because when taken all together, we are a force to be reckoned with. I don’t know how to stress this enough. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE DON’T HAVE CLEAN WATER TO DRINK.
. . .
So please. Join us. Together we are awesome. We can help.
. . .
Mercy Corps has become our go-to charity for disaster relief. Their seasoned emergency response team has been deployed to provide supplies and assistance, and are working tirelessly to aid the people of Puerto Rico. Mercy Corps has a long history of both emergency relief and rebuilding communities struck by disaster, and we know their assistance will help Puerto Rico back to its feet.

You can donate here.


Tonight's PRESHOW Q (here AND the FB page):


Puerto Rico became part of the US as a result of a treaty ending what conflict?



Answer IN PERSON by 8:00 for a shot at prizes!

Excelsior et Irrumabo Carcinodes!
-tpn!



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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Very Special Relativity - Trivia Tonight!

Today is the anniversary of the first publication of Einstein's theory of special relativity.

It's also the 48th anniversary of the UK release of the Beatles' final album Abbey Road.


It was released a little later in the US, and was the #1 album here for eight weeks, according to Billboard Magazine.


Tonight's PRESHOW Q (here AND the FB page):


What album knocked Abbey Road off the #1 Billboard spot?



Answer IN PERSON by 8:00 for a shot at prizes!

Excelsior et Irrumabo Carcinodes!
-tpn!



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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-ITLAPD!


Criminals be a superstitious lily-livered lot. . . 
So, today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

It also would have been heroic Hollywood hotshot Adam West's 89th birthday.

Batman Day is on the 23rd.


 So me disguise must be able t' strike terror inte' thar hearts. . .
Tonight's PRESHOW Q (here AND the FB page):


What numbered DC Comics Earth is home to Leatherwing, the Pirate Batman?



Answer IN PERSON by 8:00 for a shot at prizes!

Excelsior et Irrumabo Carcinodes!
-tpn!



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"Free Booty!" 


Honestly, still kinda badass.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Dodge the Owsla and join us for Beer, Silflay and Trivia!


Tonight's PRESHOW Q (here AND the FB page):

What name is shared by both: 
1.) the author of the book that inspired the lagomorph-based nightmare film above and 
2.) an electronics inventor whose brother wrote the first text-based video game available for home computers?


Answer IN PERSON by 8:00 for a shot at prizes!

Excelsior et Irrumabo Carcinodes!
-tpn!



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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Belguim? Damn near killed 'em!


Belgium got its independence from the Netherlands in 1830.

It's on my mind because one of my "on this date" sources had it listed as today. When I looked into it, they actually became independent on October 4 of 1830.


Tonight's PRESHOW Q (here AND the FB page):

There are three official languages in Belgium: Dutch, French and German.
There are also a TON of smaller non-official language groups.

Which (non-official) Belgian language could also captain the USS Enterprise?


Answer IN PERSON by 8:00 for a shot at prizes!

Excelsior et Irrumabo Carcinodes!
-tpn!



Frank's Place is at 594 W. Market St. Akron OH 44303
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Good year, great night for trivia!

It's August 29.


It's the anniversary of the first Soviet atomic bomb test (1949) and of the day the Communist Party was banned in the Soviet Union (1991).


It also marks 118 years since a small local company was started.
It's pretty obscure, you probably never heard of it.

(So, TIL that Goodyear ran a cheesecake ad campaign for their "Stick-on-Soles" with the slightly creepy slogan "What Pretty Feet!)








Tonight's PRESHOW Q (here AND the FB page)

When Goodyear started in 1898 they manufactured tires for bikes and carriages, horseshoe pads, and what item that is standard equipment in finished basements all through the country?

Answer IN PERSON by 8:00 for a shot at prizes!

Excelsior et Irrumabo Carcinodes!
-tpn!



Frank's Place is at 594 W. Market St. Akron OH 44303
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ROB at Last Call
You are HERE.
Our company store.
published a book!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Brush your teeth and sharpen your brains for trivia!

It's August 22.


It's the birthday of John Lee Hooker, Vernon Reid, Leni Riefenstahl, Kristen Wiig, Tori Amos, and celebrated essayist, author, and member of the Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker.

Some of her choice quotes include:


The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.


You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think.



If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.



I like to have a martini, Two at the very most. 
After three I'm under the table, after four I'm under my host.




Tonight's PRESHOW Q (here AND the FB page)

Dorothy Parker died in 1967 at the age of 73.  To whom did she leave her entire estate?

Answer IN PERSON by 8:00 for a shot at prizes!

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 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!