Alright, let’s get the ball rolling tonight at Sidecar. Action starts at 9:30. We’re heading into the dog days of summer, so things are typically a bit quieter. Could be a great time to earn a win. I’ll have some more details about the JGTSI this week. Hope to see ya tonight!
Alright, final night of Week 3 of the JGTSI. Two great chances to get a win, and an interesting quiz that resulted in a huge upset at the Vous last night. We start at Industry at 6:30 p.m. Drink specials, great food, great service. You know the deal. On to the Bards at 9:15. A little slower these days now that the kids are gone, but we’ve still been rocking and rolling. Let’s do it again tonight!
We start at Lo Spiedo at 5:30 p.m., where guest host Slick Joe Moore will be filling in for Carl B Sure. I would go there to host myself but I know you savages at the Rendezvous would eat Slick Joe alive. You’re animals! But I still love ya, so come out to quizzo tonight at the Vous. I’ll be there.
Just gonna do one quiz after all. None of the teams who play twice a week showed early in the week so I’m gonna just do one quiz and spend the afternoon posting last weeks scores (I had jury duty Monday so I’m running a bit behind this week.)
On to Founding Fathers at 8:30 p.m. You know how we do. Hope to see ya tonight!
The pic above is of Galileo. On this date in 1633, he was forced by the Holy Office in Rome to take back his theory that the Sun was the center of the universe. He had pissed off the Pope, and so he had been called to Rome to defend himself. He was forced to recant the belief in heliocentrism. But like a 7th grader being reprimanded for something that he knew was bullshit, he muttered under his breath what he really thought. After he was forced to recant his heliocentric belief, Galileo quietly but audibly uttered, “And yet it moves.” (Though not in English of course.) He was put on house arrest, which he remained under for the rest of his life.
The painting is done by Justus Sustermans. He was the Medici court painter and considered the finest painter in Italy.
Hold the door! I’m hosting a Game of Thrones quiz this Sunday! Make note that it will be at Logan Square Tap House, not Tap House in UCity. Brunch starts at 11 am. The quiz starts at 1 p.m. It will be primarily concerned with the show but a few books questions may find their way in. Gonna be a lot of fun. Spread the word to your fellow GoT fans.
Alright, after a couple of themed weeks, we’re back to some good old fashioned general trivia. (though I would expect a “summer” round or two this week.) Action starts tonight at Sidecar at 9:30 p.m. Two quizzes this week, so teams can play twice.
Tonight is your last chance to play the medical quizzo, so make it happen. Very fun quiz. Action starts at Industry at 6:30 p.m. Missed you guys last week, so let’s get back together tonight and regale ourselves in laughter and cheer.
We wrap up our week at the Bards at 9:15 p.m.
As for the pic above, it’s of Samuel Mudd, an answer to a question earlier this week. When John Wilkes Booth leapt from the booth after shooting Lincoln, he broke his leg. Knowing Dr. Mudd from a meeting the two had had a few months earlier, he and his fellow conspirator David Herold made their way to Mudd’s Maryland farm. Mudd splinted the leg and had his neighbor make a crutch for it. Mudd then waited 24 hours before contacting the authorities, enough time to allow Booth and Herold to get far away.
He was tried as a conspirator, but unlike the others, was not hung. He instead was sentenced to life in prison. But because he had a connected lawyer, he was released four years later. His family tried to have his record expunged in the 20th century, but was denied by Presidents Carter and Reagan, though Reagan did saw that he thought Mudd was innocent of any wrongdoing. There is a myth that the phrase “Your name is mud” comes from Dr. Mudd, but that is not the case; the term has been in circulation since at least 1823.
We’re dropping an all new medical quiz tonight. Action starts at Lo Spiedo at 5:30 PM, as Carl B Sure hosts. Going to be an absolutely beautiful evening to quiz outdoors.
I’ll be hosting at the Vous at 6:15 p.m. Tiny crowd last week (It was a pretty slow week all around, I think in part due to Beer Week). This is a great opportunity to get a win.
And we wrap it up at Founding Fathers at 8:30. Hope to see ya tonight!
As for the video above, we had a question last week about “What beer mascot had the real name Honey Tree Evil Eye?” The answer was Spuds McKenzie, and after watching a couple of those old Spuds commercials for the first time in 28 years, I gotta say: they were really freaking stupid. Maybe we’ve just gotten so used to people talking to animals or something, but man, there is just nothing funny or even slightly interesting about those commercials. It seems like the ad guy just had no clue what he was gonna say when he went into the meeting.
“OK, so it’s gonna be like a regular Bud Lite commercial, except instead of a good looking guy that girls like, it’s going to be a, um, a…oh I know! A dog!”
“OK, and then what happens?”
“He, uh, wears an Aloha shirt! And sunglasses! On a dog! Get it?”
“No I don’t. But go on.”
“And, um, he rides on a skateboard. And, like, there’s pretty women saying that he’s a party animal.”
“So what’s the point?”
“Well. That’s a good question. I guess it’s that, you know, if you want to be a dog, you should drink Bud Lite.”
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