French Fry Thursday

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First of all: yes, the Flyers game will be on at Industry tonight. So you can watch the game and play some quizzo. If it’s close and everyone is watching it at Bards, we’ll wait until it’s over to get started (hockey game should be over by 9:30).

Action starts at Industry at 6:30 p.m. We’ll have French Fry faceoff and Name That Tune. Same thing at Bards at 9ish. $3 beers at both spots. And do not miss this quiz if you’re a literature fan. See ya tonight!

Quizzo Tonight

We kick it off at the Vous at 6:15 p.m., then move to Black Sheep at 8:15 p.m. I will be heading back from Parts Unknown and thus the Sandman will be hosting the quiz. Gonna be a good quiz…expect a few literature questions.

Question of the Week

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Published in 1898, who wrote a novel titled Futility: Wreck of the Titan about a huge passenger liner which strikes an iceburg in April, resulting in the death of hundreds because there weren’t enough lifeboats?

 

JGTSpI Scores Halfway Through the Season

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Well, we’ve reached the halfway point of the JGT Spring Invitational, and things are starting to shake out. Here’s your scores. Teams in yellow would make the Invitational if the season ended today. But the season doesn’t end today. You’e still got a lot of time to score your team some points.

And next week will be a fairly regular quiz. No theme, though we may do an old fashioned 4-rounder.

This Week’s Scores

NORTH STAR

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First Place: Bump N Grind 106

2nd Place: Inkspot 103

3rd Place: Always Finish 4th 90

SIDECAR  

First Place: Sidecardigans 119

2nd Place: Crystal Methodists 103

3rd Place: In the Lead 90

O’NEALS

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First Place: New Presiders 110

2nd Place: Savage Ear 105

3rd Place: Encyclopedophiles 100

CITY TAP HOUSE

First Place: Jesters of Tortuga 115

2nd Place: Underground Bard 104

3rd Place: Moscow Mules 86

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

First Place: Synchronized Trampoline 117

2nd Place: Champs 105

3rd Place: Jams 104

3rd Place: #1 Government Team Competitor 104

BLACK SHEEP

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First Place: Jitney Spears 103

2nd Place: Blazing Sea Nuggets 101

3rd Place: Duane’s World 96

INDUSTRY

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First Place: Why Can’t Us 97

2nd Place: L. Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics 89

3rd Place: Missing Heads 69

BARDS

First Place: Jesters of Tortuga 105

2nd Place: Leaky Mingebox 90

3rd Place: Never Been South of Passyunk 81

Congrats to John for Winning Shibe Sports Bracket-tacular

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Want to give a hearty congratulations to John, who won our annual Bracket-tacular. He’s won a $75 gift certificate to Shibe Vintage Sports and a $25 gift cert to Kermit’s Bake Shoppe. In 2nd, only one point out, was Matt B, and Charles Cliver finished 3rd, only two points out. Not surprisingly, no-one in the pool had either Kentucky or UConn in the championship game. Congrats also to Total Ownage, who finished in 50th place and thus won a $25 gift cert to Indsutry. Just shoot me a line at johnny (at) johnnygoodtimes.com to claim your prizes.

I am disappointed to say, I finished 86th out of 89. And a quick shoutout to Go Temple! Wait, What? who finished last. Despite making fairly reasonable picks, they only had 4 teams reach the Sweet 16 and zero make the Final 8, finishing an astounding 27 points behind next to last. I don’t think anyone could do that poorly if they tried. (Here’s that remarkable bracket).

French Fry Thursday Tonight

frenchfriesSeveral teams had big nights last night, as there was plenty of cammo and lots of cowboy hats (both of which earn your team points in the JGTSpI. As do bolo ties, seersuckers, and cowboy boots). Tonight’s a great chance to get a win at Industry, as we’ve had 6 different winners in the past 7 weeks. Also a great chance to drink $3 craft beers and eat terrific food. On to the Bards at 9 p.m. $3 Lagers, and a chance to put the Jesters of Tortuga in their place. French fry face-off and Name That Tune at both spots. See ya tonight!

Big Money Tuesday

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Action starts tonight at O’Neals at 8 p.m. On to Tap House at 10:15 p.m. Fun quiz tonight, and a chance to get your team on the board at both spots. $5 quesaillas and nachos at O’Neals, as well as $3.50 Mexican beers. $4 Gansett Lagers at Tap House. And you can earn your team extra JGT Spring Invitational points by wearing camo, a big belt buckle, cowboy boots, or a straw hat. Hope to see ya tonight!

Question of the Week

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The First Battle of Bull Run was fought on this Virginia man’s farm, so he decided to move his family to the small town of Appomatox to get away from the war. Four years later, on April 9th, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in his house. He would say that the War “began in my front yard and ended in my front parlour”. Who was he?

Down Home Country Week

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Howdy, y’all! Time for a little country quiz. We’ll have questions on Southern rock, Southern cuisine, Southern literature, etc. So get your boots on and let’s boot, scoot, boogie, and answer a few trivia questions while we’re at it.

JGTSpI Scores After Four Weeks

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Here are our scores after 4 weeks. Inkspot has a big lead, as they’ve been active on twitter and with physical challenges. Teams in yellow would earn an invite if the season ended today, and teams in blue would still have some work to do. But the season doesn’t end today…it’s a ten week season, so there’s plenty of time if you need to earn points.

Aq uick way to earn your team points: write about attending quizzo on twitter. Anybody on your team who does that earns their team a point for the week (be sure to include @johnnygoodtimes in the tweet so I can see that you wrote it.) And it has to say something. You can’t just post your team name

And this week will be Double Points Week on Wednesday. So a big week for teams at the Vous and Black Sheep. Easiest places to get a win? Hard to call any of them easiest anymore, but the most parity seems to exist at North Star, Sidecar, O’Neals, and Industry, so those are probably your best bets.

Furthermore, I posted a week or two ago that teams could earn points by posting pictures of themselves photobombing someone on the quizzo facebook page…nobody has taken advantage of that one yet. It’s still available for one more week.

And this week is Down  Home Country Week…anyone wearing cowboy boots, camouflage, a large belt buckle, or a straw hat earns their team a point.

Last Week’s Winners

NORTH STAR

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First Place: Inkspot 102

2nd Place: Popesack 94

3rd Place: Menage-a-4 79

SIDECAR

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First Place: Chuffed to Bits 90

2nd Place: Sidecardigans 84

3rd Place: In the Lead 82

O’NEALS

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First Place: L. Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics 97

2nd Place: Encyclopedophiles 96

T-2nd Place: Savage Ear 96

CITY TAP HOUSE

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First Place: Phi Slamma Jamma 114

2nd Place: Underground Bard 108

3rd Place: Theos 98

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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First Place: Synchronized Trampoline 102

2nd Place: The Champs 99

3rd Place: #1 Government Team Competitor 97

BLACK SHEEP

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First Place: Blazing Sea Nuggets 96

2nd Place: Wit or Wit-Out Youse 92

3rd Place: 5th Estate 91

INDUSTRY

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First Place: Sharktoberfest 112

2nd Place: Missing Heads 108

3rd Place: Why Can’t Us 105

BARDS

First Place: Jesters of Tortuga 104

2nd Place: Arse 96

3rd Place: Allie is Dating Kyle 95

Quick Notes: Phi Slamma Jamma had the highest score of the week with a 114. L. Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics, though it was just Andy and Marshall, came back from 14 down in the final round to win by 1. It’s the biggest 5th round comeback since we expanded to 5 rounds…Jesters of Tortuga finished 6th at Tap House, and Duane’s World finished 4th at the Sheep.

Is Tonight’s Round Two the Greatest Round I’ve Ever Written?

frenchfriesSeveral people told me that last night. I dunno if it’s true or not, it’s been a while since I heard people laughing that hard during a round. Furthermore, this Sex, Drugs, and Rock n Roll theme has been a Giant slayer: neither the Jesters, Duane’s World, or the Jams have finished in the to 3.

Action starts at Industry at 6:30 p.m. On to Bards at 9 p.m. $3 beers and lots of giveaways at both. Hope to see ya tonight!

New Sex, Drugs, and Rock n Roll Quiz Tonight

All new sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll quiz tonight. Action starts at Locust Rendezvous at 6:15 p.m. On to Black Sheep at 8:15 p.m. Hope to see ya tonight!