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Quizzo Tonight

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I’ve got a gig in NYC, so Carl is in charge tonight. Action starts at Industry at 6:30. Great opportunity to get a JGTSI win. (And yes, I know you’re owed a scoreboard. I’ve just been swamped lately. I’ll have it up early next week. Promise!)

On to Bards at 9:15. Have fun tonight while I’m crushing the Big Apple.

Quizzo Tonight

Action starts at 6:15 p.m. at the Vous. (Quiz at Lo Spiedo is cancelled due to heat and DNC traffic madness.) On to Founding Fathers at 8:30. Only one quiz this week since my schedule is so nuts. Hope to see ya tonight!

And the Skies Opened, and the Earth Was Washed Away, and the Quizzo Was Ended

A storm of Biblical proportions hit the quiz at the Oval on Sunday, and no-one was spared its wrath. No seriously, it was nuts. It hit right after the final round ended, and it lasted for over an hour. It hit so hard and so fast that most of us didn’t have time to make it to cover, and huddled under the little shelter offered by the bar. (Sadly, it also destroyed several scoresheets, meaning we can’t declare a winner. First time it’s ever happened. I’m bummed.)

We had kicked off the quiz with a great crowd, and were having a fun, if fairly humid, afternoon.

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Getting soaked at the bar? Might as well grab a cold one.

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A few hardy souls saw the futility of standing under the minimal cover, and thought it would be a good time to play Jenga.

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While others created makeshift shelters in an effort to stay moderately dry.

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Several people who couldn’t find shelter under the bar or in the makeshift tents made use of what little protection they had from the elements.

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IMG_8206All in all, a pretty memorable time for all involved. And since we didn’t have time to go over the answers for the final round, here they are:

1. What fruit flavor will you find in abundance in a crepe suzette?

Orange

2. What was the name of Anthony Bourdain’s first book?

Kitchen Confidential

3. Lake Champlain lies between what two states?

New York, Vermont

4. What actresses breakout role was as Tony Montana’s wife in Scarface?

Michelle Pfeiffer

5. What candy bar was named after the inventor’s family horse?

Snickers

6. What is the Turkish word for fate?

Kismet

7. What’s the capital of Oregon?

Salem

8. The inventors of Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper all had the same profession. What was it?

Pharmacist

Question of the Week

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Hillary Clinton was raised Republican and actually attended the 1968 Republican National Convention, held in what city?

 

OK, So Completely Disregard Everything I Said Earlier Today

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Alright, let’s try this again.

MONDAY: President’s quiz has been postponed until Tuesday due to thunderstorms. We are still on for Sidecar at 9:30 p.m. 

TUESDAY: President’s quiz is going to be at the Oval at 7. Slick Joe Moore will host at O’Neals and Carl B Sure will host at Alla Spina. There will be no quiz at the Tap House.

WEDNESDAY: UPDATE: Lo Spiedo is cancelled for this week due to the weather and the DNC stuff down there. I will be hosting at the Vous at 6:15 p.m. and at Founding Fathers at 8:30. yeah, turns out my private gig was Thursday, not Wednesday. Sooooo…

THURSDAY: Carl B Sure at Industry at 6:30 and at Bards at 9:15. So there ya go.

Pics and Scores of This Week’s Winners

SIDECAR

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  1. Dan the Man 97
  2. There’s No I in Team Kim 95
  3. In the Lead 92

O’NEALS

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  1. Dork Sided 98
  2. Melania’s Dissertation 92
  3. Nobody Likes Kyle’s Team Names 91

ALLA SPINA

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  1. Politically Correct Your Self Before You Wreck Yourself 114
  2. Must Love Pogs 114
  3. Us 64

CITY TAP HOUSE

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  1. Underground Bard 102
  2. I Drink Therefore I am 93
  3. Particles in His Finite Well 85

LO SPIEDO

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  1. Amateur Gonad Surgery 96
  2. Trust The Process 87
  3. I Quizzed My Pants 87

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Synchronized Trampoline 118
  2. #1 Government Team Competitor 113
  3. No Wuckin Furries 111

FOUNDING FATHERS

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  1. Duane’s World 124
  2. Jitney Spears 109
  3. Who’s On Turd 98

INDUSTRY

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  1. Biblical Fan Fiction 97
  2. Hufflepuff Ride or Die 85
  3. Bears Tears 82

BARDS

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  1. The CGA 128
  2. Macchu Pikachu 114
  3. Ivanka Hit That 109

Pics and Scores of Last Week’s Winners

SIDECAR 

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  1. Tempura House 106
  2. There’s No I in Pikachu 92
  3. Motor City of Brotherly Love 89

ALLA SPINA

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  1. Must Love Pogs 126
  2. Bob Loblaws Law Blog 98
  3. Fraid Not 95

O’NEALS

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  1. Porn Parody Chinpokemon 111
  2. Jawn of the Dead 104
  3. Dorksided 94

CITY TAP HOUSE

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  1. Cracked Eggheads 107
  2. Underground Bard 95
  3. Teflon Don 77

LO SPIEDO 

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  1. Grady’s Angels 105
  2. Hard Drives 99
  3. Team Lisa 91
  4. Quizzo-mon Go! 91

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Synchronized Trampoline 101
  2. A Poop Too Far 91
  3. Dr Teeth and Electric Mayhem 89

FOUNDING FATHERS

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  1. Who’s On Turd 105
  2. Dykstra’s Savings and Loan 104
  3. Duane’s World 103

INDUSTRY

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  1. Imaginary Pablo and the Goat 95
  2. Beard Tears 90
  3. Sack Lunch 87

BARDS

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  1. The CGA 120
  2. Fat Kids Are Harder to Kidnap 92
  3. Mike Pence None the Richer 91

The Best Little Whorehouse in Philly…in 1849

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Stumbled across something awesome recently: an 1849 guide to dens of ill repute in Philadelphia. It formed the basis of most of our podcast this past week (how much would you need to pay us to travel back in time and sleep with the toothless Ms. Hamilton?) You may also want to give it a read. The intro is great: snarky and completely disingenuous. The reviews are amazing: “Beware of this house, stranger, as you would the sting of a viper.”

I also found this interesting, and we discussed it in the podcast:

In the nineteenth century, a woman who owned property, made high wages, had sex outside of marriage, performed or received oral sex, used birth control, consorted with men of other races, danced, drank, or walked alone in public, wore makeup, perfume, or stylish clothes — and was not ashamed — was probably a whore.

Shoutout to Ben of Imaginary Goats for pointing this guidebook out to me. If anyone else has any weird or quirky historical stuff that you think would make good podcast fodder, please don’t hesitate to send it my way.

Let’s Raise Some More Money for TDHC Tonight

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Great job, guys….we’ve raised over $1200 thus far this week for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Our high number for a week is $1503…I think we can crush that tonight.

Action starts at Industry at 6:30 p.m. Pure frivolity. On to Bards at 9:15. More of the same. See ya tonight!

Quizzo Tonight

Action kicks off at Alla Spina with Carl B Sure at 8 p.m. and at O’Neals at 8 also. I’ll be heading over to City Tap House, where you not only have a great shot of winning a $100 gift cert (it’s really anybody’s ballgame over there) but you also get to play outdoors on the patio. Going to be an absolutely beuatiful night to play outdoors. We’ll also be raising money for the Dude Hates Cancer at the quiz tonight. We raised $200 last night at Sidecar, and are hoping to make $2k on the week.

Hope to see ya tonight!

Our Annual The Dude Hates Cancer Fundraiser Runs from July 18th-21st!

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It’s time for our 3rd Annual The Dude Hates Cancer Fundraiser next week at quizzo, and I’m looking forward to raising money for such a great cause. In 2014 we raised $1503. Last year, we raised $1446. I want to go over $1750 this year. Let’s make it happen!

Here’s how it works: you guys buy raffle tickets next week. 1 for $5 or 6 for $20. There will be a drawing in September at the TDHC bowling party (you don’t need to be present to win). The winner is gonna walk with gift certificates to 24 different restaurants in Philadelphia.

So what is TDHC? The Dude Hates Cancer is Philadelphia’s finest charity bowling tournament, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of SEPA. It’s in its 11th year, and raised over $70,000 last year. It’s all volunteer so all the donated money goes to blood cancer research and to helping cancer patients and their families get treatment. The main event is September 24th at South Bowl. There, they’ll draw the Restaurant Raffle Prize: GC’s for a dinner for two at 24 different Philly restaurants. Those are the raffle tickets we’ll be selling next week- $5 each or 6 for $20.

Again, such a great charity to be a part of and the support by the quizzo community every year is always so overwhelming. Thanks in advance for your awesomeness.

Last Week’s Winners

O’Neals
  1. Deez Nuts 100
  2. Moose Knuckle Cameo 95
  3. Jawn of the Dead 93
Alla Spina
  1. Jesters of Tortuga 105
  2. Putin on the Ritz 101
  3. Tempura House 92
City Tap House
  1. Underground Bards 106
  2. Teflon Don, Esq 103
  3. Musty Gorillas 97
Lo Spiedo
  1. Max Wang with 102
  2. Trust The Process with 81
  3. The Lucky Ones with 56
Vous
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  1. #1 Gov Team Competitor 105
  2. Canada’s First Name is Dave 103
  3. Septapocalypse 98
Founding Fathers
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  1. Duane’s World 114
  2. What About Butts? 105
  3. There’s No I in Sidecar 100
Industry
  1. Anna is Trying to Kill Elvis 98
  2. Beard Tears 96
  3. The Winners 94
Bards
  1. CGA 110
  2. Such a BocCutie 108
  3. (T-3rd) Hot Carl 104
  4. (T-3rd) Deviated SEPTA 104

 

Quizzo at the Oval on Saturday!

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Excited to kick off the summer season at the Oval on Saturday at 4 p.m. (right in front of the Art Museum)! The beer garden at the Oval is AWESOME, and if you come to this quiz you’re gonna have a great time. It’s one of my favorite quizzes, especially because some of my old teams that have had kids or moved to the burbs can still come out, bring the kids, let them run wild, and mom and dad can still play some quizzo. It’s free to play, and yes there are prizes for the winners. Hope to see you Saturday!

Quizzo Tonight

Action starts at Lo Spiedo at 5:30. Weather is looking a bit iffy, so we’re probably gonna move it indoors. Still gonna be a good time with Carl B Sure. $2 off wine, $1 off draft beer, and $7 bartenders choice cocktails. There’s also $1 wings and $1.50 BBQ popcorn.

On to Locust Rendezvous at 6:15 p.m. On to Founding Fathers at 8:30. You know the dilly-O. If you need to earn JGTSI points, now’ the time to make it happen. See ya tonight!