2017 Thanksgiving Rounds

 

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Answers are Below.

Speed Round: According to the dailymeal.com, list 8 of the 12 most popular Thanksgiving sides (and it doesn’t include gravy as a side).

Wild Card Round: Thanksgiving Round. 

1.  What 19th century president was the first to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday?
2. The greatest Thanksgiving movie of all time is Planes, Tranes and Automobiles. Who were the two stars of that film?
3. What 18 minute Arlo Guthrie song had lyrics that began on Thanksgiving two years ago?
4. What country celebrates their Thanksgiving, Erntedankfest, in early October?
5. What short story writer, who wrote The Gift of the Magi, once called Thanksgiving “The one day that is purely American”?
6. What two NFL teams play a home game every Thanksgiving?
7. Who famously gave an interview in front of a turkey being slaughtered in 2008?
8. 2013 brought the very rare coincidence of Thanksgiving and this religious holiday.

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Quizzo Tonight

Yep, we’re a go at both spots. Vous at 6:15. Founding Fathers at 8:30. (We are of course off on Thanksgiving night). See ya tonight!

Question of the Week

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Germans celebrate a holiday similar to Thanksgiving, but they do so in early October. What’s the name of it?

Comedy Show Tonight!

Reef Freestyle over Hall and Oates from Johnny Nottingham on Vimeo.

Last month we got Reef the Lost Cauze to rap over Hall and Oates. What will happen tonight? Only one way to find out. We’ve got a terrific lineup, with Mary Radzinski, Gregg Gethard, and TJ Kong. Action starts at 9:00 at Good Good Theatre. Two terrific comedians, a terrific songwriter, and the debut of Name That Smell. See ya tonight!

A Few Quick Notes About the Invitational

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WHO: You, if your team earned an invite.

WHAT: The 8th Annual JGTAI Invitational

WHEN: Tonight at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Lucky Strike (1336 Chestnut)

WHY: Why not?

ENTRY FEE: $15 a head.

DETAILS: Quiz starts at 5, bowling starts at 7ish, Eagles game starts at 8:30.

DRINK SPECIALS? Yes. Not sure what they are but they said they’d hook us up.

CAN I BRING FRIENDS TO WATCH THE GAME BUT NOT THE QUIZ? Yep, if anyone wants to come just for the game they are welcome to. (They will have to pay the $15 for bowling if they want to bowl).

 

Let Financial Guru Gregg Gethard Make Your Millionaire Dreams a Reality!


On Monday night, you’re going to get incredible advice from one of the most brillaint financial minds in America, Financial Guru Gregg Gethard. Action starts at GoodGood Comedy Theatre in Chinatown at 9 p.m. Do not miss this once ins a lifetime opportunity! He’s going to take your $5 ticket and turn it into millions! It’s time for you to stop being poor!

Awesome Comedy Show Monday Night

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The last time we hosted We Have Fun, we had Philly hip hop legend Reef the Lost Cauze rapping over yacht rock songs. This time we’ll have the hilarious Mary Radzinski (who recorded her first comedy album Wednesday at Helium), the insane Financial Guru Gregg Gethard (author of Cash Dad Trash Dad), and musician Dan Bruskewiecz from TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb. If you wanna see a late night talk show that focuses on Philly’s best comedians and musicians, then I heartily encourage you to come on out on Monday. You can buy tickets here or at the door. For a mere $5, I am guaranteeing a lot of fun. Action starts at 9 p.m. To learn more, go here.

Question of the Week

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What film sequel had the title: Money Never Sleeps?

Wild Card Week Kicks Off Tonight!

Three great opportunities to get a win tonight and get your team into the Invitational, being held this Sunday at Lucky Strike. We’ll quiz, we’ll bowl, we’ll watch football. It’ll be great.

But if you haven’t gotten an invite yet, there’s still hope. You have to win this week. And you’ve got three chances to do so. We start at Markets at Comcast at 5:30. Then Carl hosts at O’Neals at 8 p.m. Great shot to get a win there. And I’ll be at Sidecar at 8 p.m. as well. Hope to see ya tonight!

Final JGTAI Scores

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Here they are, folks, the final scores in the JGTAI. Teams in orange have been invited, teams in grey have accepted invite, and teams in blue are on the bubble, to take anyone’s place in case they can’t uphold their Invitational duties. Shoutout to Quiz Quiztie for winning the whole damn thing. If anyone has any questions or concerns, shoot me a line. Invites will be going out this weekend, and remember that next week is wild card week, so there’s still a shot to make the cut.

This Week’s Scores

SIDECAR

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  1. Double Stuf Oreo 100
  2. Chaos is a Ladder 100
  3. BOFA 89

O’NEALS

  1. Jawns 114
  2. Jerks 80
  3. Gingerbread Men 61

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Beast of Bourbon 119
  2. Paul’s Late 117
  3. Babysitter’s Fight Club 92

FOUNDING FATHERS

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  1. Go Ninja Go 105
  2. Queefer Sutherland 104
  3. Jitney Spears 104

INDUSTRY

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  1. Duane’s World 107
  2. Quiz Quiztie 103
  3. Pal’in Around 100

BIRRA

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  1. Chick fil Atio 107
  2. St Michael’s Children 103
  3. The 2017 Genital Erection 102

BARDS

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  1. Shauna Baby 119
  2. Intercontinental Ballistic Samurai 103
  3. Leonid Aptekman 101

Hosting a Special Quizzo for CeasefirePA on Sunday; You’re Invited

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I’ve seen a lot of people on social media lately who are outraged at the NRA and frustrated by the lack of progress in gun control. And I suspect a lot of you are curious as to how you could help. Well here is a great opportunity to find out how and to have a lot of fun doing it. I will be hosting a quizzo on Sunday (Just a general quiz, not a gun theme or anything) and there will be reps from CeasefirePA to talk about what you can do to make an impact when it comes to gun control. I interviewed Ceasefire PA’s executive director Shira Goodman about the program and how people can get involved.

JGT: What exactly is Ceasefire PA’s mission?
SHIRA: We work — through education, policy advocacy and coalition-building –  to reduce gun violence and gun tragedies in Pennsylvania.  Our goal is to empower every Pennsylvanian with the tools, information, and confidence to take a stand against gun violence.
JGT: How did you get involved in the organization and what is your current role?
SHIRA: I joined as Executive Director in 2012, a position I still hold.  I have been working in the nonprofit public policy world in PA since 2002.  I am blessed not to have a personal tragedy related to gun violence, but I work every day to honor those lost and those families and survivors who are fighting so that others will not have to know their pain.
JGT: How can people who care deeply about gun violence in America get involved to help a) prevent mass shootings like we see now regularly nationally and b) stop making illegal weapons so accessible here in Philadelphia?
SHIRA: We need people to make this issue a voting issue. They need to talk to their elected officials — and those who want to be their elected officials — about gun violence and the particular issues they are concerned about.  They can get involved by signing up for our email alerts about policy and legislation. We’ll let them know what issues are coming up for votes and how to contact their officials about those issues.  They can donate to support the work we do.
JGT:  Do you feel like there’s been any sort of shift in the national dialogue on this issue or has the NRA completely stifled political dissent?
SHIRA: The NRA is powerful, but ultimately, they represent only a small portion of gun owners, and even a smaller portion of Americans.  Those of us who disagree with the NRA need to do what they do — speak up and keep speaking up, make this a voting issue, and don’t give anyone a pass for failing to work for a safer America.
JGT: Why should people attend on Sunday?
SHIRA: Sunday is going to be a great time.  While people are playing your Quiz, they’ll also be supporting a great cause.  We’ll have information available to show folks how to get involved, but this is really a fun event.  And, the Eagles are off. So, it’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Question of the Week

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Retiring at age 93 in 2014, Elinor Otto is considered the last ________. (Fill in the blank)

This Week’s Scores

SIDECAR

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  1. In the Bleed 94
  2. Quizteama Aguilera 83
  3. Suck it Trebek 72

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Beast of Bourbon 101
  2. Lonely Charlie 98
  3. Tempura House 97

FOUNDING FATHERS

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  1. Jitney Spears 121
  2. Duane’s World 104
  3. Kevin Spacey Touched my Underwood 80

INDUSTRY

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  1. Gov Quiz Quiztie 97
  2. Why Can’t Us 90
  3. Rich & M.E.A.N. 89

BARDS

  1. Underground Bard 103
  2. Hung Jury 98
  3. CGA 97