Category Archives: Special Events

Judy Bagwell on a Pole Wins Wrestling Geekfest

First Place: Judy Bagwell on a Pole 121

2nd Place: The Dennis Stump Collection 120

3rd Place: Monday Night Man Party 119

Wrestling Quizzo This Sunday!

Alright, rasslin’ fans, this one is gonna be real to you, damnit! My buddy Bryce is a ref for Chikara Wrestling and we’ve been talking forever about doing a wrestling quiz. Well, now’s the time. In anticipation of their huge High Noon Event on November 13th at the Asylum Arena at 7 West Ritner, we’re going to do a pro wrestling quiz this Sunday. Questions will cover all aspects of pro wrestling, from finishing moves to entrance music to great matches. All pro wrestling will be covered, but there will be an emphasis on the 1980s and 90s, primarily WWF and WCW. But don’t worry, underground fans, we’ll work the AWA and ECW into the mix as well.

Action goes down at the POPE this Sunday at 7 p.m. In addition to prizes for our winners, we’ll also have prizes for best Wrestling outfit and best wrestler impersonation. This is gonna be a ton of fun, or my name ain’t Johnny “The Mouth of the South” Goodtimes.

Toots and the Martells Win Twin Peaks Quizzo

A great night at the POPE on Sunday night, as Toots and the Martells proved that they knew move about Twin Peaks and David Lynch than anyone else in Philly, though not by a whole lot. We had a lot of fun with this one, and I’ll post some of the questions in the coming days. But Toots only missed 4 questions the whole night, and answered all of the bonus questions correctly, to finish with a 117 and edge Garbanzo, who finished with a 112. Best team name prize went to Leo Johnson’s Ponytail.

Science Quiz for Charity This Sunday

Love science? Want to help raise money for a terrific cause? Looking to get your team in the hunt of the JGT Autumn Invitational and try to win a $200 gift certificate? Then be sure to make it out to City Tap House this Sunday for a Science Spectacular and help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There will be over $350 in prizes for the Top 3 finishers, as well as raffle prizes to give away throughout the evening.

Former quizzo regular Andi (who used to play for Axis of Evil Knieval), was diagnosed with lymphoma recently. Her treatments are going well, and thanks to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, her expenses have been kept very low. In return, she’d like to do something for them. So she, Kristy, and Koob are going to host a science quizzo fundraiser this Sunday at City Tap House. Action starts at 6 (Though it may be adjusted, depending on what the Phils do).

CTH is being generous enough to offer some great prizes for the winners. $200 for the winners, $100 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd. There will also be raffles throughout the evening, with gift certificates to the Sidecar, Divan, tix to an upcoming North Star show and 2 tickets to the Mayor’s Box at a Flyers game among the many giveaways. Tickets are $10 each with the money all going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Furthermore, there will be double points offered in the JGT Autumn Invitational. 10 points for the winners, 6 points for 2nd, and 2 for 3rd. Hope you and your team can make it out to this great event!

Everything You Need to Know About the Jazz Spectacular

Who? You and I, old sport.

What? There’s going to be some swingin’ tunes from the 1920s, some Prohibition era drinks, a 1920s quiz, and a viewing of the season premiere of Boardwalk Empire.

So is the quiz about Boardwalk Empire? No the quiz is about the 1920s, though there will be questions about a few of the actual characters in Boardwalk Empire (Al Capone, Nucky Johnson, etc.)

What if I’m don’t know that much about the 1920s? Don’t worry about it. The point of this quiz is for everyone to have fun, not to ask a bunch of arcane questions about obscure 1920s characters. I’ll keep it loose, with some questions on 20s drinks, 20s big time celebs, and 20s slang. You won’t have to be a history prof to do well and have fun with this quiz.

When is it? Sunday, September 25th. Music starts at 6 p.m. Quiz starts at 6:30 sharp.

Where? A juice joint in the old National Mechanics buildin’. 3rd, between Chestnut and Market. Don’t tell a soul. If the cops catch us sellin’ hooch, we’ll be hard boiled.

Why? Why the hell not? It’s gonna be keen, see?

Is there a dress code? No dress code per se, but I am encouraging people to dress up a bit. And whoever has the best 1920s outfit is going to win a sweet, sweet prize.

Who is performing? The Blackbird Society Orchestra, a terrific 1920s Jazz Band. They’ll be playing the hits of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and other 1920s greats. You can listen to some of their swingin’ tunes on their Myspace page. There are also rumors of a 1920s comedian, but these have not been confirmed.

How much is it? Tickets are $10 a pop.

What kind of prizes are we talking? The prizes are the bee’s knees. We’ve got a room for two at Resorts Atlantic City for one lucky winner, as well as gift certificates to Farmer’s Cabinet, Franklin Mortgage, National Mechanics, Franklin Fountain, and City Tap House, and seats for 2 at an upcoming event at Audrey Claire’s COOK.

Can you guarantee I’ll have fun, Johnny? Horsefeathers, chap, they don’t call me Goodtimes for nothin’. It’s gonna be jake!

This sounds terrific! I’ll see ya there, Johnny! Now you’re on the trolley!

Insanely Awesome Prizes at 1920s Quiz

Here’s the first video to get you in the mood for Sunday. This is shaping up to be a hell of an event. In addition to live music from the Blackbird Society Orchestra, we’re going to have insanely awesome prizes to give away throughout the evening. They include:

-Free night’s stay in Atlantic City

-$50 gift certificate to the Franklin Mortgage Company

-$50 gift certificate to Farmer’s Cabinet

-Free ice cream from Franklin Fountain

-Two free passes to an upcoming event at Audrey Claire’s COOK

-$50 gift certificate from City Tap House

-$50 gift certificate from National Mechanics

Action starts at National Mechanics with live music at 6 p.m., and wraps up in time before 9. After the quiz, we’ll be watching the season premiere of Boardwalk Empire on the big screen. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. It’s gonna be a lot of fun, and I’m gonna be posting 1920s fun facts and videos on the site all week. As for JGTAI, finishing in the Top 3 of this event will be worth double points.

Win VIP Phils Package Tonight at the JGT Super Sports Quiz Spectacular

Got some sick prizes to give away at the JGTSSQS tonight at City Tap House. The winning team of our sports quiz will walk with 4 Phillies tickets, plus a ride to and from the game in a fully stocked limo, plus a $50 gift certificate to City Tap House. Going to be a very fun quiz. As a huge sports fan, I love writing sports quizzes and am really looking forward to this one. Questions will be primarily football, baseball, and basketball, with just a dash of hockey and soccer thrown in for good measure. Max team size is 4. Action starts at the City Tap House at 7 p.m. this Sunday. Gonna have some great beer and food specials. Hope to see ya there.

Fayette Crew Mafia Almost Perfect at Wire Quizzo

The Fayette Crew Mafia won The Wire quiz at POPE on Sunday night in what can only be described as a sheiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit show. It was a packed house, standing room only, and it was filled with people who are freaks about The Wire. I mean, I thought I knew the show, but these people really knew the show. The Fayette Crew Mafia got 39 out of 40 correct, plus all 4 bonuses, for an all time high score of 124. The only one they missed, they described who I was looking for but couldn’t think of the guys name (and it was a question about Baltimore, only partially about The Wire). The Dickensian Aspect of Cheese Faced Bitches and Some Shameful S*** tied for 2nd with a 109. The rest of the scores are posted after the jump. If there is enough demand I will rehost the same quiz later this week (maybe Friday?). Let me know if you want to play. I know a lot of people tried to play but it was just too packed.

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The Wire Quizzo at POPE

Getting excited about Sunday’s quizzo about the Wire at the POPE. A few notes about the quiz: I don’t like to do my specialty quizzes only for freaks who have seen the show 140 times in their basement (though those people should do fine at the quiz). As long as you’ve seen each episode of the show once, you’ll be able to do ok. That said, I won’t do anything cutesy like do a round on “Things that Rhyme with Wire”. It will be all inspired on the show itself, but I’ll be using more than just scenes from the show. There will be questions about Baltimore, about the soundtrack, about the booze McNulty and Bunk enjoy. I’ll be honest:  I plan on making this one of the best quizzes I’ve ever written. I simply have too much respect for this show to do anything less. It’s all in the game, yo.

Quiz is at the Pub on Passyunk East this Sunday, June 5th at 7 p.m.

RELATED: The 10 Most Intense scenes from the Wire.

Schmying Marmosets Win Philly Quiz

First Place: Schmying Marmosets 94

2nd Place: French Can Can 79

3rd Place: Katie’s First Wet Willie 64

Steak Em Up Wins Arts and Music Quiz

First Place: Steak Em Up 102

2nd Place: The Varsity 96

3rd Place: Meet James Ensor 78

Duane’s World Wins French Quiz at Kimmel

First Place: Duane’s World 113

2nd Place: Steak Em Up 107

3rd Place: 1022 105

Quizzo at the Kimmel Center

Got some more details about the quizzos at the Kimmel Center this week. It’s shaping up to be a pretty awesome event. Basically, I’ll be running a new quiz every night this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the main lobby of the Kimmel. On Thursday it will be a quiz about France, on Friday it will be a quiz about Music and Art, and on Saturday it will be a quiz about Philadelphia. All of the quizzes will begin after the Eiffel Tower Light Show at 10 p.m. It is part of PIFA, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. We’ll be giving away lots of cool prizes, including tickets to their great Summer Solstice Event. Hope to see ya there!

Oh My Goodness, All Kinds of Things Going Down in the Next Week

A lot going on right now. In addition to the JGTSpI, there are a bunch of cool events going down in the next week. Here’s the latest:

Sports quizzo tonight at the Ugly American, hosted by Mike Minion. Quiz starts at 8 p.m.

Quizzo Documentary at the Painted Bride on Monday night. 6:30 p.m., with a mini-quiz at the Plough and Stars afterwards. Also, I’ll buy ya a beer if you bring your own (reasonable) trivia question to the Plough that night and can stump the Sofa Kingdom with it.

Not only will I be hosting a mini quiz at the Plough and Stars after the movie on Monday, but I’ll be hosting quizzes at the Kimmel Center next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. I will have full details on Monday, but just so you know: each quiz will start at 10 p.m. and there will be a different theme each night. It’s gonna be really cool.