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JGTAI Scores Are Up

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Here ya go, the latest JGTAI scores. The Invitational will take place on November 19th, so still plenty of time to make a move but I would certainly get your team out next week. You can also score points on the JGT Facebook page. So lots of time to make things happen. As far as places to get a win, City Tap House, Fishtown Brewpub, Industry, and Birra are by far your best bets. None has a dominant team. So get your crew together and make the magic happen. See ya next week!

Pics and Scores of This Week’s Winners

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  1. In the Lead 117
  2. Byron’s Bathhouse 103
  3. Diaranga Boys 102
  4. Double Stuffed Oreo 102

O’NEALS

  1. Jawns 115
  2. Jerks 83
  3. The Wet Bandits 81

CITY TAP HOUSE

  1. Underground Bard 100
  2. Ibiza 92
  3. Mary Kate and Ashley 90

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Beast of Bourbon 116
  2. Synchronized Trampoline 116
  3. To FInd a Shark Tooth 105

FOUNDING FATHERS

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  1. You Got Lucky Cat 117
  2. Duane’s World 114
  3. Who’s on Turd 110

INDUSTRY

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  1. Stop the World 105
  2. Booze Doctors 101
  3. You Gotta Be Kitten Me 96

BIRRA

  1. The Official Incubus Fan Club 105 (won tiebreaker)
  2. Mary Berry’s Soggy Bottoms 105
  3. Big Ballers 97

BARDS

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  1. Must Love Pogs 121
  2. The CGA 119
  3. I Drink and I Know Things 119

Quizzo Tonight

We kick it off at Industry at 6:30. Great shot to get a win in the JGTAI, and $3 local beers. On to Birra at 8 p.m. with Boots Boccuti. And we wrap it up at Bards at 9:15 p.m. Make it happen!

Quizzo Tonight

Kick it off at Locust Rendezvous at 6:15, on to Founding Fathers at 8:30, and the debut of the Fishtown Brewpub quiz tonight at 9 pm. Hope to see ya tonight!

Question of the Week

Chris Cross Grammy

In 1980, this artist won the Grammy for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. No-one else has ever won all four in the same year, before or since. Who was he?

New Quiz Kicking Off at Fishtown Brewpub Wednesday Night!

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We’re moving into a new part of town….Fishtown, where Boots will be hosting on Wednesday nights at 9 at Fishtown Brewpub. And the time works out so that I should be able to switch off with him occasionally and host a few there myself for a change of pace. The Fishtown Brewpub just opened a few months ago and seems like a pretty great place for a quiz. Here’s a little bit about them and the menu, courtesy of Foobooz.. If you’re in the Fishtown Area, be sure to swing by, Wednesdays at 9, starting October 4th.

5 Quick Questions: Toby Fraser of Men Can

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Glad to get the word out about a tremendous initiative this week at quizzo, Men Can. I’ll have some postcards to give away about their upcoming event on October 11th, and some koozies to give away as prizes this week as part of name that tune. I did an interview with Toby Fraser, a community educator at Lutheran Settlement House and an integral part of the Man Can Initiative, to tell us more about who they are and what they do.

Toby Fraser, Manager of Community Education, Lutheran Settlement House

Toby Fraser, Manager of Community Education, Lutheran Settlement House

JGT: What is Men Can all about?

TOBY: Men Can is about having more men take action against intimate partner violence (IPV). We know that while most men are not violent or abusive in their relationships, most violence is committed by a man. Men Can spaces are created to be a place to encourage that non-abusive behavior, to build skills in spreading that message, and to come together and support each other to get beyond some of the messages we’ve been taught as guys that might lead us to choosing violence in the future.

JGT: How did it start? What was the impetus?

TOBY: Men Can started about 10 years ago as a coalition between many non-profits in Philadelphia. It has stayed true to the mission of encouraging and building with men in the movement to help prevent IPV. Unfortunately with 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experiencing IPV in their lifetime this is happening all the time, and there is not always a big flashy news story accompanying this violence. What keeps us going now is knowing that most men are not violent and that we can take it upon ourselves to make sure that more and more men are choosing non-violence moving forward.

JGT: What can men do specifically to help victims of domestic violence?

TOBY: People can do a lot to help survivors of IPV. From actively choosing to not use abuse in relationships, to talking to kids, friends and neighbors about that choice, to volunteering with Lutheran Settlement House or making a donation. We have many Men Can events that help build skills to have those hard conversations, and are going to be crafting ways to take action together starting later this fall as well.

We also encourage those who know someone who is being abused to not blame that victim. Never ask “why do they stay”, always ask “why do they abuse”. If you know someone being abused you can tell them that help is available 24/7 for free at the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline 866-723-3014. Even if they choose to not accept your help does not make future abuse their fault. Let them know you are there for them whenever they do want help. It’s their life and their decision.

JGT: Are there any specific goals you guys are trying to reach?  

TOBY: Broadly we are working to end Intimate Partner Violence. Along that long road there are some smaller goals, but the most important thing for us to stay an inviting and welcoming space for people to come together and learn whatever skills they need to be part of this movement. Our goal is to engage people of any gender in stopping violence.

JGT: Tell us more about the event on October 11th.

TOBY: On October 11, from 11am to 1pm we will be hosting the Men Can rally at Paine Plaza (1401 JFK Blvd) in Center City. The rally is a fun time to meet folks who are involved, get some new info about Men Can, hear speakers, music from a dj and live band, and see some spoken word performances. The rally always features free food, resources and shirts to spread the Men Can message. Everyone is invited to attend regardless of gender, and we always make it a good time. At this year’s rally we are honoring Dr. Mario Cruz of Philadelphia FIGHT for his work to help end IPV in Philadelphia.

Pics and Scores of This Week’s Winners

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  1. Must Love Pogs 105
  2. There’s No I in Field Goal 102
  3. Better Late Than Never 91

O’NEALS

  1. Jawn of the Dead 108
  2. Jerk and a Squirt 96
  3. AK/BK 85

CITY TAP HOUSE

  1. Underground Bard 105
  2. Particles in Her Box 81
  3. Anthony Wiener 72

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Tempura House 119
  2. Synch Trampoline 116
  3. Hurricane Nancy 113

FOUNDING FATHERS

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  1. Jitney Spears 106
  2. Who’s On Turd 105
  3. What Happened to the $5 Nachos 102

INDUSTRY

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  1. CGA 106
  2. Why Can’t Us 103
  3. Skinny Jr 97

BIRRA

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  1. Jalapeño Business 99
  2. Chick Fil Atio 97
  3. Paul is Undead 80

BARDS

  1. Hef’s Bastards 109
  2. Iq-Ballers 86
  3. Hue Hefeweizen 84

$3 Beers, Great Shot at a Win Tonight

We kick it off tonight at Industry at 6:30. $3 local beers and a great shot at a win. On to Birra at 8 p.m., hosted by Boots. And we wrap it up at Bards at 9:15. Hope to see ya tonight!

Question of the Week

Copenhagen, Denmark at Nyhavn Canal

What country has the oldest continually used national flag?

JGTAI Initial Scores Released!

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After three weeks of the JGTAI, here are our scores. Still a lot of time left to get on that scoreboard, but I wouldn’t waste much of it. Here’s how we look at each bar:

SIDECAR: Double Stuffed Oreo has been the best team so far, but there is certainly room for other teams to make a run.

O’NEALS: Jawn of the Dead and Hooter and Chuff have been slugging it out at the top, with Jerk and a Squirt building up some points through Facebook challenges.

CITY TAP HOUSE: Wide slam open. It’s absolutely anybody’s ballgame…and a $100 gift card on the line.

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS: Hurricane Nancy has been wreaking mayhem, destroying everything in its path. Will this continue, or will perennial powerhouses Synch Tramp and #1 Team Competitor step their games up?

FOUNDING FATHERS: Duane’s World has been completely dominant lately. Want to get your name on the quizzo map? Come to FF and knock those guys off.

INDUSTRY: Governor Quiz Quiztie has been solid so far this season, with 2 wins and a 3rd, but there’s still plenty of opportunity here.

BIRRA: Different top 3 finishers pretty much every week. Just wide slam open.

BARDS: Things have started to pick up now that kids are back in school, but no one team has really separated themselves from the pack yet.

Hope to see ya this week!

Pics and Scores This Week

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  1. Gundice Part 2 96
  2. Double Stuffed Oreo 94
  3. Must Love Pogs 91

O’NEALS

  1. Jawns 113
  2. Dames 105
  3. Elmore Sucks! 100

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Hurricane Nancy 127
  2. Tempura House 123
  3. Mein Drumpf 120

FOUNDING FATHERS

  1. Duane’s World 119
  2. Chaos Is a Ladder 105
  3. Jitney Spears 98

INDUSTRY

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  1. Shapiro’s Heroes 107
  2. Succalamente Despacito 102
  3. Governor Quiz Quiztie 100

BIRRA

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  1. Team-Wah 114
  2. Circle Jerk du Soleil 105
  3. Pussy Lantern 104

BARDS

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  1. Silently Screaming 94
  2. Papale 2020 86
  3. Klub Kenzo 82

Name That Tune Returns to Industry Tonight!

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We kick it off at Industry at 6:30. We’ll have Name That Tune and $3 drafts. On to Birra at 8 with Boots Boccuti. It’s been hoppin’ the past few weeks. We wrap it up at Bards at 9:15. See ya tonight!

Quizzo This Week

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We enter Week 3 of the JGTAI, where we’ll start to separate the wheat from the chaff. The cream starts rising to the top. A penny saved is a penny earned. Bite the bullet! Break the ice!

Where were we? Oh right, this week at quizzo. Alright, so we’ve got 8 spots on the agenda, and a very good quiz. The Wild Card round will be on Saturn. Here’s a look at the current scene at each bar.

Double Stuffed Oreo has staked a claim as the team to beat at Sidecar. The Jawns and the Dames have been exchanging blows at O’Neals….and remember a $100 gift card if any team can crack 120 points. We were outdoors at City Tap House last week and it was beautiful. Hopefully we can do it again tonight. Had a first time winner at the Locust Rendezvous last week, Hurricane Nancy. Are they a one week wonder or have we added another strong team to an already impressive lineup at the Vous? We’ll soon find out. At Founding Fathers, the toughest team to beat in quizzo, Duane’s World, continues to dominate. If you want to make a name for yourself in the quizzo world, come on out and try to knock these guys off. Looking for a win? Your best bet right now is Industry. Been quiet the past couple of weeks. Birra, meanwhile, has been picking up steam. Nice turnout the past few weeks, which is cool to see. And now that the kids are back in school, the Bards is starting to rock ‘n’ roll. I expect it to be rockin’ this week.

As far as the Invitational, there’s a chance to rack up some points now on Facebook. I’ll have a full, up to date scoreboard up this weekend.