Time Change for Quizzo Tonight

Action starts tonight at Locust Rendezvous at 6:15, as usual. But due to the Sixers season opener, we’re going to push the Founding Fathers quiz back to 9:15 p.m. Might also be a bit hectic with seating. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up to be patient as we make the switchover. See ya tonight!

Question of the Week

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What company based in Los Angeles was known for it’s EXTREMELY baggy jeans in the late 90s?

1990s Week Begins Tonight!

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It’s all 90s questions, all the time at quizzo this week. Action starts at O’Neals and Sidecar at 8 p.m. On to City Tap House at 10:15. 2 for $20 pizzas. Hope to see ya tonight!

JGT and Chip Host “We Have Fun” on Monday Night

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If you would like to hear one of Philly’s most brilliant minds talk about mankind’s 4.5 billion year plan to leave the solar system before the sun blows up, if you want to hear about Johnny’s Little League baseball team (literally the worst one ever assembled in sports history), and if you’d like to hear Philly best rapper try to rhyme over Yacht Rock beats, then DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW. Monday at 9 p.m. at Good Good Comedy Theatre. $5 a ticket, and it’s BYO, so feel free to bring booze.

We debuted it last month, and had a ton of fun. An entire crowd clapping and singing along to “Crackhead” by Kenn Kweder was pure magic (above), and Chip and my discussion of an actual riot at one of our shows went quite well.

This month, we’ll talk about another disastrous show we did a while back, we’ll have another crowd sing-a-long, and we’ll work in a bit of trivia. If you are free Monday night, want to be part of something really fun, and want to support local comedy, come check us out.

Quizzo Tonight

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Hey gang, just a heads up about tonight’s quizzes:

Quiz at the Industry at 6:30 is a 100% go. $3 beers, great happy hour specials until 7, terrific food, Name That Tune, and a GREAT opportunity to get a win. Totally wide open.

On to Birra at 8. As of now, we’re on, but with the Birds game coming on, we’ll play it by ear. If we get a decent crowd out for the quiz, we’ll do it. If not, we’ll come back next week. Bards at 9:15 is also a GO for tonight. Hard to know what to expect. If it’s a rabid Eagles following that will lose their shit if they turn off the audio, we may can it, but it’s not a huge sports bar so I think it will be OK. Either way, if you’re looking for GUARANTEED action tonight, I’d go with the Industry.

As for the shirt above, before there were the Eagles, there were the Frankford Yellow Jackets. Philly’s first NFL team played in the Northeast and actually won the 1926 NFL title. If you’re interested in the shirt, click here, and as always, you get free shipping with the checkout code “Quizzo”.

Question of the Week

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October 10th is Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday. What studio album did he release in 1963 which featured the songs Tea for Two and Don’t Blame Me?

JGTAI Scores Are Up

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Here ya go, the latest JGTAI scores. The Invitational will take place on November 19th, so still plenty of time to make a move but I would certainly get your team out next week. You can also score points on the JGT Facebook page. So lots of time to make things happen. As far as places to get a win, City Tap House, Fishtown Brewpub, Industry, and Birra are by far your best bets. None has a dominant team. So get your crew together and make the magic happen. See ya next week!

Pics and Scores of This Week’s Winners

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  1. In the Lead 117
  2. Byron’s Bathhouse 103
  3. Diaranga Boys 102
  4. Double Stuffed Oreo 102

O’NEALS

  1. Jawns 115
  2. Jerks 83
  3. The Wet Bandits 81

CITY TAP HOUSE

  1. Underground Bard 100
  2. Ibiza 92
  3. Mary Kate and Ashley 90

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Beast of Bourbon 116
  2. Synchronized Trampoline 116
  3. To FInd a Shark Tooth 105

FOUNDING FATHERS

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  1. You Got Lucky Cat 117
  2. Duane’s World 114
  3. Who’s on Turd 110

INDUSTRY

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  1. Stop the World 105
  2. Booze Doctors 101
  3. You Gotta Be Kitten Me 96

BIRRA

  1. The Official Incubus Fan Club 105 (won tiebreaker)
  2. Mary Berry’s Soggy Bottoms 105
  3. Big Ballers 97

BARDS

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  1. Must Love Pogs 121
  2. The CGA 119
  3. I Drink and I Know Things 119

Quizzo Tonight

We kick it off at Industry at 6:30. Great shot to get a win in the JGTAI, and $3 local beers. On to Birra at 8 p.m. with Boots Boccuti. And we wrap it up at Bards at 9:15 p.m. Make it happen!

Quizzo Tonight

Kick it off at Locust Rendezvous at 6:15, on to Founding Fathers at 8:30, and the debut of the Fishtown Brewpub quiz tonight at 9 pm. Hope to see ya tonight!

Question of the Week

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In 1980, this artist won the Grammy for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. No-one else has ever won all four in the same year, before or since. Who was he?

New Quiz Kicking Off at Fishtown Brewpub Wednesday Night!

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We’re moving into a new part of town….Fishtown, where Boots will be hosting on Wednesday nights at 9 at Fishtown Brewpub. And the time works out so that I should be able to switch off with him occasionally and host a few there myself for a change of pace. The Fishtown Brewpub just opened a few months ago and seems like a pretty great place for a quiz. Here’s a little bit about them and the menu, courtesy of Foobooz.. If you’re in the Fishtown Area, be sure to swing by, Wednesdays at 9, starting October 4th.

5 Quick Questions: Toby Fraser of Men Can

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Glad to get the word out about a tremendous initiative this week at quizzo, Men Can. I’ll have some postcards to give away about their upcoming event on October 11th, and some koozies to give away as prizes this week as part of name that tune. I did an interview with Toby Fraser, a community educator at Lutheran Settlement House and an integral part of the Man Can Initiative, to tell us more about who they are and what they do.

Toby Fraser, Manager of Community Education, Lutheran Settlement House

Toby Fraser, Manager of Community Education, Lutheran Settlement House

JGT: What is Men Can all about?

TOBY: Men Can is about having more men take action against intimate partner violence (IPV). We know that while most men are not violent or abusive in their relationships, most violence is committed by a man. Men Can spaces are created to be a place to encourage that non-abusive behavior, to build skills in spreading that message, and to come together and support each other to get beyond some of the messages we’ve been taught as guys that might lead us to choosing violence in the future.

JGT: How did it start? What was the impetus?

TOBY: Men Can started about 10 years ago as a coalition between many non-profits in Philadelphia. It has stayed true to the mission of encouraging and building with men in the movement to help prevent IPV. Unfortunately with 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experiencing IPV in their lifetime this is happening all the time, and there is not always a big flashy news story accompanying this violence. What keeps us going now is knowing that most men are not violent and that we can take it upon ourselves to make sure that more and more men are choosing non-violence moving forward.

JGT: What can men do specifically to help victims of domestic violence?

TOBY: People can do a lot to help survivors of IPV. From actively choosing to not use abuse in relationships, to talking to kids, friends and neighbors about that choice, to volunteering with Lutheran Settlement House or making a donation. We have many Men Can events that help build skills to have those hard conversations, and are going to be crafting ways to take action together starting later this fall as well.

We also encourage those who know someone who is being abused to not blame that victim. Never ask “why do they stay”, always ask “why do they abuse”. If you know someone being abused you can tell them that help is available 24/7 for free at the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline 866-723-3014. Even if they choose to not accept your help does not make future abuse their fault. Let them know you are there for them whenever they do want help. It’s their life and their decision.

JGT: Are there any specific goals you guys are trying to reach?  

TOBY: Broadly we are working to end Intimate Partner Violence. Along that long road there are some smaller goals, but the most important thing for us to stay an inviting and welcoming space for people to come together and learn whatever skills they need to be part of this movement. Our goal is to engage people of any gender in stopping violence.

JGT: Tell us more about the event on October 11th.

TOBY: On October 11, from 11am to 1pm we will be hosting the Men Can rally at Paine Plaza (1401 JFK Blvd) in Center City. The rally is a fun time to meet folks who are involved, get some new info about Men Can, hear speakers, music from a dj and live band, and see some spoken word performances. The rally always features free food, resources and shirts to spread the Men Can message. Everyone is invited to attend regardless of gender, and we always make it a good time. At this year’s rally we are honoring Dr. Mario Cruz of Philadelphia FIGHT for his work to help end IPV in Philadelphia.

Pics and Scores of This Week’s Winners

SIDECAR

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  1. Must Love Pogs 105
  2. There’s No I in Field Goal 102
  3. Better Late Than Never 91

O’NEALS

  1. Jawn of the Dead 108
  2. Jerk and a Squirt 96
  3. AK/BK 85

CITY TAP HOUSE

  1. Underground Bard 105
  2. Particles in Her Box 81
  3. Anthony Wiener 72

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Tempura House 119
  2. Synch Trampoline 116
  3. Hurricane Nancy 113

FOUNDING FATHERS

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  1. Jitney Spears 106
  2. Who’s On Turd 105
  3. What Happened to the $5 Nachos 102

INDUSTRY

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  1. CGA 106
  2. Why Can’t Us 103
  3. Skinny Jr 97

BIRRA

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  1. Jalapeño Business 99
  2. Chick Fil Atio 97
  3. Paul is Undead 80

BARDS

  1. Hef’s Bastards 109
  2. Iq-Ballers 86
  3. Hue Hefeweizen 84