Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Can't Even Right Now? You Can Tonight, w/ Trivia @ Franks. . .

I'm in another news tailspin.
Enjoy these:









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


Speaking of TaleSpin - Who voiced Rebecca "Becky" Cunningham, MBA, bear and owner of Higher for Hire (FKA Baloo's Air Service)  on that show?


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.

published a book!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Gee, dis is trivia! @Frank's 8pm


I have become obsessed with Geedis.

I'm also a fan of the Milkwalker.

These are apropos of nothing, just thought you might find them interesting.



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


According to fivethirtyeight.com, what is the most sampled song, with a signature 6-second break appearing in over 1500 different recordings?

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.

published a book!











Tuesday, August 1, 2017

I want my trivia! Tonight @ 8

Today (August 1) is the anniversary of:

1876 – Colorado's admission to the Union as the 38th state.

1893 – Henry Perky's patent for shredded wheat.

1936 – The Berlin Olympics. Hitler presides over the opening ceremony.

1957 – The formation of NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) by the US and Canada.

1966 – Ex-Marine Charles Whitman's mass murder of 16 people at the University of Texas.  This is later immortalized by Harry Chapin in his song "Sniper"



It's also the birthday of MTV
They started broadcasting at 12:01 am on August 1, 1981.

The first video aired was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.

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


What was the SECOND video played on MTV?

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!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A show DECADES in the making! Tonight @ 8!

Tonight's show is a little different.
(Yes, I'm back.)


Last Call is running various theme nights in the downtime while we are waiting for the fall league to begin.


Tonight is ours.




The theme is Decades.

It sounds like it might be a show that's some multiple of ten years long, but it's based around the slightly more vague idea that things happen in specific decades.


Think of it as a pop-cultural historic journey from the 1960s to the YEAR TWO THOUSAND AD!

(Plus or minus 4 years.)



TONIGHT'S PRESHOW QUESTION:

(for here AND Facebook!)



Ready Player One is a dystopian SF novel by Ernest Cline.

In 2018, it'll be a film by Steven Spielberg.

What historical decade's pop culture features most heavily in the novel?


ANSWERS IN PERSON by 8:00.


Again, this is the SHOT and PRESTIGE question this week.
You'll see a slimmed down version of it on FB too.



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!


ALSO: No hints or theme round tonight!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Showglobe of Trivia Tonight @ 8pm

You may have never seen 1980s medical drama St. Elsewhere (1982-1988) when it was originally run on NBC, but even if you haven't, you may be familiar with the ending.

If you are allergic to YouTube links,it turns out that the entire show was simply a figment of the imagination of Tommy Westphall, a severelt autistic child who was a semi-regular character on the show.


During the show's run, characters from there visited Boston wateringhole Cheers. Years later, Tom Fontana re-used some characters on Homicide: Life on the Streets.  Characters and references multiplied for years, until over 400 separate shows are linked in a fractured and tenuous web making them all part of Tommy's snowglobe of fantasy.

Several DC universe superhero shows were included in the "Westphall Hypothesis" including three of the following shows:


The Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
Batman (1966-1968)
Lois and Clark (1993-1997)
Supergirl (2015–present)


TONIGHT'S Q:
Which one of these shows has not been shown to have been part of Tommy's fantasy?


ANSWERS IN PERSON by 8:00.


This is the SHOT and PRESTIGE question this week.
You'll see a slimmed down version of it on FB too.



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, July 11, 2017

7-11 Slurp Down some Trivia Tonight!


Hi!

If you were directed here from the article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, welcome!


(If you are one of the recurring irregulars, welcome too!)

Here's the short version of how it works - I ask a question and then play a song while you and your team come up with the answer. Each question is worth a number of points. At the end of the game (about 2 hours) the team with the most points wins.

Before the show, I sometimes post some facts (possibly related to the questions) and usually ask a question in the blog. Teams can bring their answers to the show, for a shot at winning a prize.
I also post a second question on Facebook - this one is for a chance to win a round of shots for your team. 

Today is Amazon Prime Day, which is supposed to have some great bargains.

It's also Free Slurpee Day at your local 7-11.


TONIGHT'S PRESHOW QUESTION:
What day does the convenience store chain celebrate Free Slurpee Day in Australia?









Answer IN PERSON after 7:50 for a lame prize a mint-in-box tabletop game.

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!




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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!