Question of the Week


Born on December 3, 1368, this French King was originally known as the Beloved. But in 1892, he lost his damn mind. He soon believed that he was made out of glass, and now he is better known as the Mad. Who was he?

In the Lead WIth Fred Moobs Wins the Autumn Invitational


Fred Moobs (O’Neals) showed up with 3 players. In the Lead (Sidecar) arrived with 5. In an effort to save space, since the City Tap House was so packed, I thought it prudent to combine the two teams. It worked out quite well for them, as two teams who had previously never played together joined forces and knocked off Duane’s World at the 6th Annual City Tap House Autumn Invitational. It was a raucous event, as every seat in the back area was filled, and the John Train Band put on a hell of a show. The fill in the blank round (80s Don Draper) was met with mixed reviews, though Johnny’s rap performance during the music round was hailed by all as “genius” and “strangely uplifting”. And while Johnny promised to post everyone’s scores, that was a lie, because the Lovely Cookie apparently threw them away before I could do so. If she ever divorces me, I have a feeling “quizzo scoresheets lying around the house” will feature prominently in the proceedings, so let’s just let that sleeping dog, lie, shall we?

Anyways, thanks to everyone for coming out and for playing throughout the fall. There is no winter invitational, since the Grandaddy of them All, Quizzo Bowl XII, will be held on February 6th and you won’t need an invite for that one. But I’ll try to get back to posting power rankings in the coming weeks.

Why You Should Shop at Shibe This Holiday Season


Two years ago, three Philadelphia natives and I bought a sports clothing store on 13th and Walnut called Pro League Authentics. We had no clue what we were doing, but we had a lot of fun doing it. Now, two years later, we’re getting a lot better at it (while still having fun). While a lot of articles lately have talked about local sports stores getting crushed by the wretchedness of the local teams, we’ve managed to largely avoid that by getting ahead of the curve and doing a lot of unique, one of a kind pieces, and we have in fact expanded in some ways outside of sports (for example, the Divine Lorraine shirt above.) Necessity is the mother of invention. The awfulness of the local teams has forced us to get creative, and the results have been tremendous, thanks in large part to the incredible local artists we have working for us.

Also cool is that the quizzo world has had a lot to do with our success. Our primary screenprinter is Alex Ciambriello, who used to be a member of the storied Sidecardigan crew. He mentioned to me soon after we opened that after working in printing for years, and he was starting his own business. We started throwing some shirts his way. The result has been awesome for both of us, as we each helped the other get their business off the ground. His work is terrific, and we’re proud to carry so many Philly-made shirts in the store.

Quizzo expats from the North Star of course remember the bartender Steph. Well, a few weeks before they closed, I discovered that she did a lot of artwork with soaps. We thought it might be fun to expand our offerings at the store, and just this past week we brought in some brand new soaps that you have to see to believe. My personal favorite is the “Dallas Sucks” Fight Club soap.

The list of local artists doesn’t stop there. Jon Billet did a poster for quizzo at the Sidecar a few years ago. I liked it so much that I hunted him down and encouraged to do some artwork for us. The results have been excellent. Our best selling shirts at the store are his stadium series shirts. He also did the Divine Lorraine shirt you see above. Jon subsequently recommended another Philly artist, Keni Thomas. Keni has done incredible work for us, including the Sir Charles, Rocky vs Apollo, and McGillin’s shirts.

Not all of our artwork is on shirts, however. We also carry prints by Philly word artist Dan Duffy. On the walls hang unique collages from a guy named Jason Whitcraft. We met Jason at a local craft fair and loved his one-of-a-kind stuff, so we asked if we could put it on the walls.

Shibe isn’t a collection of generic sports shirts that you can find at Modell’s. It’s a celebration of Philly art, unique talent, and local business. If those are the kinds of things you want to support this holiday season, then I encourage you to check out the store. Whether you’re a sports fan or not, you’re gonna like the stuff we have. And today only, we’re offering 30% off everything online. Just go to the website, use the code “Save30″ at checkout and you can save a fortune. It’s the best deal we will offer all season, so take advantage. Check out the website today, be sure to like us on Facebook, and swing by the store this coming month. My three fellow owners and I have put a hell of a lot of work into it in the past 2 years, we’re proud of the direction it’s heading, and we think you’ll dig it too.


This Week in Worthless Knowledge: The DB Cooper Episode


On this date in 1971, a man named Dan Cooper skyjacked a plane in Oregon (due to an AP reporter getting some misinfo, he was identified as DB in the next day’s paper. The name DB stuck.) He got away with $200,000 in small unmarked bills. After parachuting out the back of the plane, he was never seen again, and only a small portion of the money was found. So what happened? We discuss on this week’s edition of This Week in Worthless Knowledge. You can listen here on itunes or if you don’t have itunes you can listen here.

We also need to know: does Johnny look more like Jim Thome or does Nat look more like Ashton Kutcher. Let us know on our Facebook page.

Question of the Week


There are some who argue that the real “first Thanksgiving” was celebrated on September 8th, 1565, by the Spaniards and the Timucuans, in what city?

Quizzo This Week

With the holiday this week, we’ve got a bit of a revised schedule. Here it is:


Sidecar 9:30


O’Neals 8 pm

City Tap House 10:15 pm


Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm

There will be one version of the quiz this week. Last week’s scores and scores from the Invite will be up tomorrow.

Details on the JGTAI


WHO: Teams that earned an invite, your humble quizmaster, and the Jon Train Band.

WHAT: The 6th Annual Autumn Invitational.

WHEN: Sunday, November 22nd at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: City Tap House, 39th and Walnut.

MAX TEAM SIZE? 8 players per team max.

WHY: Why not?

PRIZES? Yes, $250 worth of prizes for the winners, $100 worth for 2nd, $50 for 3rd. And what the heck, why not throw in a $25 gift cert 7th place prize as well?

FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS: Sure. $4 crafts and a special menu for the event.

FUN? Well, the previous 20 or so of these invitationals have been fun, so I’d say the odds are with us. (Or are we “due” for a terrible time? There’s only one way to find out!)


  • Ukraine in the Membrane
  • Imaginary Pablo
  • Jitney Spears
  • Jesters of Tortuga
  • Synchronized Trampoline
  • The Turds
  • Shades of Death
  • Pope Floats
  • First at 2, Worst at 4
  • Duane’s World
  • Jerk and a Squirt
  • Popesack
  • There’s No I in Quizzo
  • Pope Jawn
  • CGA
  • In the Lead
  • 21 to Drink

See you weirdos on Sunday! Looking forward to it!

JGTAI Wraps Up Tonight

Well, you’ve got one last chance to make the magic happen. If you want to play on Sunday (or get your team one last practice before the big event), tonight is the night. It kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at the Industry. Carl B. Sure will be hosting. Plenty of nearby parking, terrific food, $3 craft beers, and a great opportunity to get a win.

On to Bards at 9 p.m., where I’ll be back behind the mic. One last go of it before the Big event. Hope to see ya tonight!

RSVPs for Sunday’s Event


Alright, here’s where we stand on RSVPs with three more nights of quizzing still to go. If you want to earn an invite, just win a quizzo this week. Two great shots tonight, at O’Neals at 8 and City Tap House at 10:15.


  • Ukraine in the Membrane
  • Imaginary Pablo
  • Jitney Spears
  • Jesters of Tortuga
  • Synchronized Trampoline
  • The Turds
  • Shades of Death
  • Pope Floats
  • First at 2, Worst at 4
  • Duane’s World
  • Jerk and a Squirt
  • Popesack
  • There’s No I in Quizzo


  • Pope Jawn
  • CGA
  • In the Lead
  • Must Love Pogs


  • Fred Bassett

A Quizzo Answer in This Week’s Podcast?


Yep. There is an impossible round question for tonight found in there somewhere. You can listen here in itunes or if you’re not on that you can listen to it online here.

So far we’ve had over 600 downloads of our podcast. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to give a listen. And it seems to be growing each week, to the point where we’re starting to think of ourselves as “podcast famous”. Which is a thing I just made up. So if you’re a fan of worthless knowledge, ridiculous hypotheticals, and listening to a couple of guys who are podcast famous, you’re going to enjoy the podcast.

Wild Card Week Continues Tonight


Last night, There’s No I in Quizzo pulled off a perfect final round to win by one and earn themselves an invite to this Sunday’s invitational. Can your team pull it off tonight? Action starts at O’Neals at 8 p.m. $50 gift cert for the winners, and $100 if you can crack 120 points. On to City Tap House at 10:15. Again, a very winnable quiz, and the winner walks home with a cool $100. Hope to see you tonight!

Question of the Week


William Tell was forced to shoot an apple off his son’s head because the Vogt (or overlord) of the canton of Altdorf demanded that he do so after Tell refused to bow to his hat. Who was this big time jerk?

What would be the odds of shooting an apple off a loved one’s head? Nat and I got into a heated debate about it on this week’s podcast. We also discussed which was the bigger choke, the Incas vs. the Spaniards or Oilers against the Bills? 

Final Scores of JGTAI


Here they are. Teams in yellow made the cut, teams in blue are on the bubble, and teams in red still have hope: next week is Wild Card week, where any team that wins earns an automatic invite. As for bubble teams, if any teams that made the cut elect not to play, you’ll earn their spot. We typically have a few teams that can’t make it, so there’s still hope. Invites will start going out this afternoon.

This Week’s Scores



  1. In the Lead 113
  2. Ryan Gosling 105
  3. First at 2 93


  1. Pope Jawn 112
  2. Dunkin Deez Nuts 92
  3. Moob Swings 91



  1. Ukraine in the Membrane 109
  2. H to the Quizzo 96
  3. Smashtastic 95


  1. Hispanic at the Disco 108
  2. Dr. Teeth and Electric Mayhem 104
  3. Superfluity 102



  1. 21 to Drink, 6 Figures to Sleep Over 101
  2. Who’s On Turd 99
  3. Jitney Spears 94



  1. Orphans of Northstar (aka INkspot) 111
  2. Keep on Scratchin 104
  3. Imaginary Pablo 104


  1. Jesters of Tortuga 111
  2. CGA 105
  3. FDR’s Legs 91