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Quizzo Tonight

We tip off at Industry at 6:30 p.m. $4 beer specials and terrific food. Thus far in the JGTSpI, The Missing Heads have dominated the first two weeks. Can your team knock them off? Meanwhile, it’s anybody’s ballgame at Bards. But get their early. It gets packed. Action starts at 9:30. The audio round is a movie round, and wild card plays off of the question of the week. Hope to see ya tonight!

Carl B Sure Now Hosting at Gunner’s Run

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Just a heads up that quizzo regular Carl B. Sure has started hosting at Gunner’s Run in NoLibs on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. It’s a very good quiz, so if you know anyone in NoLibs who is a fan of quizzo, be sure to send them in that direction. It’s at the Piazza, and it’s a Geeks Who Drink jawn, so it’s a well written quiz, and Carl is a great host.

March Madness Tonight at Quizzo

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We tip off at 6:30 at Industry. A couple of tonights rounds were inspired by March Madness, but don’t worry, you don’t necessarily need to know a lot about hoops to do fine in those rounds. Great specials as always, and yes, the games will be on the TVs. On to Bards at 9:15 p.m. Hope to see ya tonight!

Quizzo Tonight

Action starts at Locust Rendezvous at 6:15 p.m. On to Founding Fathers at 8:30. Had a great turnout for week 1. Hopefully we can keep it going tonight. Two great chances to accumulate JGTSpI points. And be sure to get your bracket picks in ASAP! You’ve only got until noon tomorrow.

Quizzo Tonight

A big win for Duane’s World last night at the first ever quiz at a packed to the rafters Founding Fathers. Tonight, the Invitational moves to the Industry, where we have to wonder: whatever happened to Imaginary Pablo? They’ve had their thunder stolen by ISIS, ISIS, Baby the past few weeks at Industry. Will they regroup for the invitational? Are there other teams aiming to make their move? Action starts at 6:30.

On to Bards at 9:15, where we stay pretty packed but still don’t have a dominant team. It’s anybody’s ballgame and a great quiz, especially now that we’ve got the audio on throughout the bar. Music round is “cover songs”. Hope to see ya tonight!

A New Era Begins Tonight at Founding Fathers!

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We kick it off at Locust Rendezvous at 6:15 p.m. At 8:30, we move on to our new Wednesday night hangout, Founding Fathers on 16th and South. Gonna have $4.50 Flying Fish and Oscar Blues. We’ll also have $5 nachos and $8 specialty pizzas. First new spot in years. Pretty excited about it. See ya tonight!

Tripleheader Tonight

Action starts at the Comcast Center at 5:30 p.m. On to O’Neals at 8 p.m., where any team who can score 110 wins an extra $50. $3.50 margaritas and Mexican beers. On to Tap House at 10:15. It’s spring break this week, so I expect it to be a bit quiet. Could be a good opportunity to sneak in and earn a prize at the only spot that offers three prizes.  And yes, earn some points in the JGT Spring-vitational.

Also, my friend Carl B. Sure has started hosting a quiz at Gunner’s Run at the Piazza. So if any of you are in NoLibs and are looking for a good quiz, be sure to check that one out. Action starts at 8 sharp.

Spring-vitational Starts Tonight!

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It’s that time again! Time for the 5th annual JGT Springvitational, where teams will earn points throughout the next couple of months, with the top vote-gathering teams earning an invite to the Big Event in May.

Same as before, a first place finish earns you 5 points, 2nd place 3 points, and 3rd place 1 point. There will be a few wrinkles thrown in, as well as a few double points nights as well. Best places to get a win right now? Well, there are no heavy favorites at Sidecar, O’Neals, or Bards.

So get your team together and start earning some points. Action starts tonight at North Star at 7 and Sidecar at 9:30. See ya then!

Quizzsnow is On for Tonight

You can’t spell quizzo without “snow”, so needless to say, we’ll be in action tonight. We start at Industry at 6:30 p.m., where Vanilla Ice’s Rap Sheet has usurped Imaginary Pablo as the team to beat. On to the Bards at 9:15 p.m. Interesting quiz this week. A very tough impossible round has made for some dramatic finishes. Hope to see ya tonight!

Quizzo Tonight

We kick it off at Locust Rendezvous at 6:15 p.m. And then, one last dance at the Black Sheep. Action starts at 8:15 p.m. Hope to see ya tonight!

Big Money Tuesday

We kick it off at O’Neals at 8 p.m. If we can get 30 people in the building, any team that scores 110 points or more and wins gets a $100 gift certificate. On to City Tap House at 10:15, where we’ll have a return of free money faceoff. Plus winners walk with a $75 gift cert. And tonight’s questions are particularly millenial friendly. Yeah, I know you’ve got midterms, but college is all a big ponzi scheme anyway and no employer is ever going to give a shit about how you did on your midterms so blow them off and come play quizzo. See ya tonight!

Quizzo Tonight

We kick it off tonight at Industry, where word is out: the food, drink, and service are all terrific, and the result has been packed houses the past few weeks. Let’s keep it going tonight. Action starts at 6:30. On to Bards at 9:15, where we’ve been rocking and rolling for some time now. An interesting quiz this week. See ya tonight!

Quizzo Tonight

We kick it off at O’Neals at 8 p.m. Great opportunity to get a win, and if you can score 110 points on top of that (and we get 30 people there) you get a $100 gift cert. On to the Tap House at 10:15. Big prizes and a return of Free Money Face-Off. See ya tonight!

Casanova Brown and Pennies From Heaven

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Who knew anything good could come from the Philly.com comment section? Well here ya go, from the comments beneath a story about the reopening of Triangle Tavern in South Philly. I certainly hope they put “Pennies from Heaven” on their jukebox:

When I was a teenager, I used to work as a kitchen hand in a small, but very popular corner bar/restaurant in South Philly called the Triangle Tavern. They had a reputation for having the best mussels in town. I remember people saying they were the best because they were the cleanest. Fact is, there was an old homeless coot who used to live and work in the basement during those days, and his job was to clean the mussels for each night using an old 40′s era cylinder washing machine. His name was “Casanova Brown”. Well, it’s the name we all knew him by. Who knows what his real name was. 

Anyway, every Friday and Saturday, they had music at the Triangle. The highlight of the night would be when Casanova came in wearing an old brown suit, opened his umbrella and set it down upside down in front of the band, grabbed a microphone and started singing Pennies From Heaven as the band backed him up. Everyone in the entire dining area would start digging through their pockets and purses and soon, the air was filled with pennies and coinage of all denominations raining into Casanova’s umbrella. Ever since, I’ve never been able to hear that song without those memories coming back to me of Casanova Brown from 30 years ago. Good times.

A homeless guy used to wash mussels in the basement of the bar, then come up each weekend to sing “Pennies From Heaven” with the house band? That’s incredible. And to make it even better: the house band there was led by a local legend named Dusty Gale. Dusty was the grandfather of Sofa Kingdom member Koob. You can read more about Dusty in this 1992 Inky article.