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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

Final Night of JGTAI

It’s all or nothing Thursday at Industry and Bards, as any teams who need a late push to earn an invite better make it happen tonight or forever hold their peace. We kick it off at 6:30 at Industry. Still a terrific opportunity to get a win (the House team won last week, for heaven’s sake.) We’ll also play some Name That Tune for Candy. On to Bards at 9:15. You already know the deal. It’s gonna be packed, it’s gonna be fun, and it’s anybody’s ballgame. Hope to see ya tonight!

Quizzo Tonight

Action starts at 6:30 at the Vous. And yes, I will be there this evening. On to Founding Fathers at 8:30 p.m. Been nuts there lately. If you want to guarantee your team a seat, get there early. Yeah, I’d expect some questions having to do with Veteran’s Day, but you won’t need to know a whole lot about war to get most of them right. Alright, I’ll see you tonight.

Tripleheader Tonight


We kick it off at the Markets at Comcast, our final quiz there in 2015 season. Been a terrific year, packed house nearly every month. Let’s end strong tonight. Action starts at 5:30 p.m.

On to O’Neals at 8 p.m., where any team that can crack 120 points and pull off a win gets to double their prize to $100 gift cert.

We wrap it up at City Tap House at 10:30, where it really is anybody’s ballgame. Great chance to get a win and score a $100 gift card. Hope to see you tonight!