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Pics and Scores of Last Week’s Winners

NORTH STAR

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  1. Sexxy Bacon 105
  2. Hopservation Desk 104
  3. 5th Estate 101

SIDECAR

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  1. Side Cartel 112
  2. Dr Gary Lewis is Single 102
  3. There’s No “I” in Quizzo 92

O’NEALS

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  1. Hooter and Chuff 112
  2. Savage Ear 111
  3. D-Street 60

CITY TAP

  1. Jewz4Jesus 85
  2. GC Biatches 78
  3. Bruce Jenner’s Discarded Testes 74

THE VOUS

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  1. L. Ron Hubbard 119
  2. Turd Birds 118
  3. Hispanic at the Disco 112

BLACK SHEEP

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  1. Duane’s World 115
  2. Washed Up Wildcats 104
  3. Weeniss 94

INDUSTRY

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  1. Vanilla Ice’s Rap Sheet 119
  2. Popesack 112
  3. Missing Heads 109

BARDS

  1. Jesters of Tortuga 121
  2. Lambda Lambda Lambda 112
  3. Legends of the Hidden Salami 102

Quizzo Tonight

We kick it off tonight at Industry, where word is out: the food, drink, and service are all terrific, and the result has been packed houses the past few weeks. Let’s keep it going tonight. Action starts at 6:30. On to Bards at 9:15, where we’ve been rocking and rolling for some time now. An interesting quiz this week. See ya tonight!

Johnny Flamethrower is In the Buildin’!


Here’s our video round from Saturday night, hosted by that lovable scamp Johnny Flamethrower. Answers are after the jump:

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Quizzo Tonight

We kick it off at O’Neals at 8 p.m. Great opportunity to get a win, and if you can score 110 points on top of that (and we get 30 people there) you get a $100 gift cert. On to the Tap House at 10:15. Big prizes and a return of Free Money Face-Off. See ya tonight!

Question of the Week

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Duke Ellington once called this Canadian jazz pianist “The Maharaja of the Keyboard”. Who was he?

Casanova Brown and Pennies From Heaven

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Who knew anything good could come from the Philly.com comment section? Well here ya go, from the comments beneath a story about the reopening of Triangle Tavern in South Philly. I certainly hope they put “Pennies from Heaven” on their jukebox:

When I was a teenager, I used to work as a kitchen hand in a small, but very popular corner bar/restaurant in South Philly called the Triangle Tavern. They had a reputation for having the best mussels in town. I remember people saying they were the best because they were the cleanest. Fact is, there was an old homeless coot who used to live and work in the basement during those days, and his job was to clean the mussels for each night using an old 40′s era cylinder washing machine. His name was “Casanova Brown”. Well, it’s the name we all knew him by. Who knows what his real name was. 

Anyway, every Friday and Saturday, they had music at the Triangle. The highlight of the night would be when Casanova came in wearing an old brown suit, opened his umbrella and set it down upside down in front of the band, grabbed a microphone and started singing Pennies From Heaven as the band backed him up. Everyone in the entire dining area would start digging through their pockets and purses and soon, the air was filled with pennies and coinage of all denominations raining into Casanova’s umbrella. Ever since, I’ve never been able to hear that song without those memories coming back to me of Casanova Brown from 30 years ago. Good times.

A homeless guy used to wash mussels in the basement of the bar, then come up each weekend to sing “Pennies From Heaven” with the house band? That’s incredible. And to make it even better: the house band there was led by a local legend named Dusty Gale. Dusty was the grandfather of Sofa Kingdom member Koob. You can read more about Dusty in this 1992 Inky article.

Quizzo (and Anthony Riley) Tonight

No rest for the wicked:  We are back in business tonight. We start at the North Star at 7 p.m., where we will take a break from our quizzing when Philadelphia legend Anthony Riley performs on the Voice. Riley, who actually performed at one of our invitationals at City Tap a few years ago, is about to go big time. Really excited about this. He’s worked his ass off, performing soul songs on the streets of Philly for years. Nobody deserves this opportunity more than him.

On to the Sidecar at 9:30 p.m. One of my favorite places to quiz. Always a great time and a great vibe. Hope to see ya tonight!

Final Quizzo Bowl Scores

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Gonna wait for photos to arrive before doing wrap-up, but in the meantime, here are our scores from Saturday night.

1. Sofa Kingdom 143
2. The Four Bottoms 130
3. But My Mom Says I’m Cool 126
T-4. Bill Cosby’s Dirty Picture Pages 124
T-4. If Stevie Wonder Could See Us Now 124
6. The A$$holes in the Corner 123
7. Cracked Pact 121
8. The Specific Jawns 120
9. Duane’s World 118
10. Lambda, Lambda, Lambda 117
11. Deacon Blues 115
T-12. In Dependents, Haulin’ Oats 110
T-12. No. 1 Government Team Competitor 110
T-12. Popesack 110
T-12. Side Cartel 110
T-16. A Pregnant Cat Always Lands on Her Fetus 109
T-16. Invincible Ignorance 109
18. Team Aphasia 108
T-19. Imaginary Robin and his Merry Goats 107
T-19. The Best 3 to 5 Inches I’ve Ever Had 107
21. Waverly Street 105
22. Punky Brewster Michael Douglas Projects 104
23. Black Jack Jetty 100
24. My Pen Is Mightier Than Your Pen Is 99
25. L. Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics 97
26. Denim Chicken 96
27. February Madness 92
28. Inkspot 90
29. Irish Wristwatch 89
T-30. 5 1/2 Nerds 84
T-30. Jitney Spears 84
32. Whattya Mean Johnny is Starting on Time? 80
33. American Swiper 70
34. Funky Philly Eight 68
35. Dr. Teeth and Electric Mayhem 64

Quick Note on the Weather

Hey guys, it looks like we might get a few inches of snow tonight. I spoke with the WCL, and they only cancel if a State of Emergency is declared. Not looking like we’ll get one of those. I know most of you are in the city, but if you are in the suburbs or out of town and are very concerned about traveling into the city in the snow, please contact me (johnny @ johnnygoodtimes.com) before noon and we’ll see what we can do (no guarantees, but I’ll speak with WCL and see what we can do…another option to keep in mind if you’re in the burbs: regional rail runs quite near the World Cafe). Otherwise, all ticket sales are final and the show will go on, barring a drastic change in the forecast. That said, I urge everyone to please be extremely cautious and leave yourself extra time to get to the event. We are gonna try to start right at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7. But I don’t want anyone in a rush to get there. Take your time and leave early! For up to the minute updates on the event, join the event page on facebook.

Quizzo Bowl News

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Alright, guys, well the big event is tomorrow night and boy am I horrified excited! The event is sold out, so I don’t have any more tix to sell. If you have a team of 5 or 6 and you have one player who can play, let me know and they MAY be able to get in at the door, but no guarantees.

We should have enough room for every team to get a table, but it depends on the size of the teams…if we have a lot of 5 or 6 player teams, we may end up with a team or two standing at the bar. To avoid SRO, I’d suggest getting their early. Doors open at 7.

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Yes, we will be having an afterparty. It will be at Quigg’s. That’s the bar located at Plays and Players Theatre on 1714 Delancey. All they ask is that we be quiet upon entering and exiting…they are located in the middle of a quiet residential street. Just let the doorman know that you are with the quizzo party.

People have been asking me about outifts. Yes! By all means, dressing ridiculously is highly encouraged, and I’ll be sure to drag up some sort of prize for the best dressed team.

As for the event itself, I expect it to run from 8 until about 11:30. There are way too many moving parts for this to run as fast as a regular quiz, and with the incredible band we’ve got, you wouldn’t want to rush through it anyway. So settle in and relax. It’s your big night, Nerd Nation. Kick back and enjoy it.

As for the quiz itself, expect it to be slightly harder than a regular quiz, since most of the teams will have 6-8 members instead of 3 or 4.

Alright, I’m going to pick up the trophy now. Let’s hope that this year I don’t leave it on the boat. If you have any additional questions, please leave them in the comments below. Also, for up to the minute updates on the event, join us on facebook. 

Quizzo Tonight

Hey gang, we kick it off at Industry at 6:30 p.m. On to Bards at 9:15. I do not have more Quizzo Bowl tickets for sale on me, unfortunately. See ya tonight!

Quizzo Tonight

We kick it off at O’Neals at 8 p.m. $50 gift cert for the winners, plus a $50 bonus if they can top 105 points.

On to Tap House at 10:15 p.m. Getting in the spirit of Fat Tuesday, they’ll have $5 beericanes and hurricanes at the quiz. And I have a handful of Quizzo Bowl tickets remaining. If you want to get them, I wouldn’t wait much longer.

Quizzo Tonight…and the Rest of the Week

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Well, we’re down the home stretch for Quizzo Bowl, so only one quiz this week. And with Fat Tuesday coming up, I expect quite a few New Orleans questions (my favorite city in America, btw). Action starts tonight at North Star at 7 p.m. We move to Sidecar at 9:30. See ya tonight!

Question of the Week

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What New Orleans musician had a hit with the song Java in 1963?