Tuesday, June 27, 2017

20 Minute Delay Tonight



Hi All,




My kids have playoff games tonight.

I will have everything set up, but I will probably be 10-20 minutes late to start tonight.



GO WABL!












See you about 8:20!




TONIGHT'S Q:

What's older - Superman or Little League baseball?











ANSWER IN PERSON

Remember, this is the NO-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, June 20, 2017

Mind Melt - Trivia Tonight



Hi All,







No actual question tonight.


Instead:


Submit a drawing of your favorite animal.


Winner chosen by Frank's staff and will get a less than amazing prize.


Answer IN PERSON after 7:50 for a lame prize.

Remember, this is the NO-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, June 13, 2017

Don't swallow your pride, Celebrate with Free Trivia @ 8pm


EDITED LATER - for unintended meaning in heading.  It was a swallow pun, not a pride pun - updating the pic in support.

Hey all,

Recent news has got me down.

Show tonight @ 8pm, @ Franks!


TONIGHT'S Q:

What is the average airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?


Answer IN PERSON after 7:50 for a lame prize.

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


Excelsior et Irrumabo Carcinodes!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

"You may have heard of me." - Trivia 8pm Tonight

Hey all,

It's Pat Rothfuss's birthday today.

He's one of my favorite fantasy authors writing today, behind The Name of the Windand NYT #1 bestseller The Wise Man's Fear. In addition to that, he's a genuinely nice guy.

“The truth is that the world is full of dragons, and none of us are as powerful or cool as we’d like to be. And that sucks. But when you’re confronted with that fact, you can either crawl into a hole and quit, or you can get out there, take off your shoes, and Bilbo it up.” 

In 2008, after being amazed at his sales, he realized he wanted to use his newfound fame to make a difference. He organized a fundraiser for Heifer International that was so successful, he almost accidentally started a non-profit organization Worldbuilders that runs this and other fund drives throughout the year.  They have raised over 4 million dollars.

This week they have another fundraiser - Geeks Doing Good. You can see details at that link or support them at their Indiegogo page.

You should check them out.
TONIGHT'S Q:
Pat Rothfuss got the attention of fantasy readers when he was a winner in the 2002 Writers of the Future contest. What SF author and cult leader created the contest in the 1980s?


Answer IN PERSON after 7:50 for a lame prize.

Remember, this is the NO-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!





“I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I’m like that. If I stop reading, I die.” 

- Pat Rothfuss

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

We're back! Trivia Tonight!



Hi All,


It's been a little while, thanks for bearing with us!


We are back tonight at Frank's at 8pm, our regular time.



Today is May 30, and it's Steven Tobolowsky's birthday.

It's also Bob Evans' birthday. (TIL he was a real guy, and only died in 2007.)


It's also the anniversary of the deaths of Joan of Arc and Christopher Marlowe. (1431 and 1593, respectively.)




Today would also be the 109th birthday of the "Man of A Thousand Voices" Mr. Mel Blanc.

He did MOST of the cartoon voices of my youth, including all of the characters shown above.


Tonight's Q:

What robotic character's voice did he provide for a live action science fiction TV show?

Answer IN PERSON after 7:50 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.
I published a book!





Tuesday, May 23, 2017

No trivia tonight - Come watch the Cavs at Franks!

Hi All,

No trivia tonight - the Cavs are playing the Celtics in the conference finals.

Come on out to Frank's, say hello to Kaci and Tara, and enjoy the specials.

Trivia is on for next week, and thanks to Jason for subbing last week.

- tpn!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Gorillia My Dreams - Trivia Tonight @Frank's 8pm








This one is another quickie.

I have not made it a secret that I am a big fan of apes and gorillas in pop culture.


TONIGHT'S Q:
What is the scientific name of the western lowland gorilla?

Answer IN PERSON after 7:50 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, May 2, 2017

The Fist Gazes Back - Trivia Tonight


Today I learned that comic's facistic anti-hero Judge Dredd was named after a real person.

Well, named after the nom du musique of the #2 selling reggae artist in the 70's UK (Behind the Honorable Robert Nesta Marley, of course). 

Tonight's Q:
What was Judge Dread's first #1 hit on the UK music charts?



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 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

* * * * * * * 

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."