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All New Quiz Tonight

Action starts at the Vous at 6:15 p.m. You know what the deal is. Great competition, great service, and amazing prices on beer.

On to the Black Sheep at 8:15 p.m. Looking like Must Love Pogs will be bringing their A-team. Can Duane’s World hold them off? Or can your team be the next Freebola, the team that shocked the world last week with a win over Duane’s World? We’ll find out tonight.

Scores From Last Week



  1. Inkspot 95
  2. E-Bola: THe Electronic Bowling App 85
  3. Quiz on My Face 79



  1. Jitney Spears
  2. Festival of Boobs
  3. Real Chip K 88



  1. Encyclopedophiles 113
  2. Savage Ear 101
  3. Stately Plump BUck Mulligans 101


  1. Jesters of Tortuga 114
  2. Undergrund Bard 104
  3. Ukraine in the Membrane 100


  1. Jesters of Tortuga 122
  2. Hispanic at the Disco 114
  3. Synch Tramp 113



  1. Freebola 115
  2. Duane’s World 108
  3. Jitney Spears 105



  1. L. Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics 122
  2. Self COntained Hootenanny 104
  3. Surly Rabbits 103



  1. But My Mom Says I’m Cool 116
  2. Your Mother Sucks 106
  3. Serbian Donkey Cheese 86

Quizzo Tonight

Colors edition starts at 6:30 at Industry tonight. Ranked the #3 bar in Philly by Foobooz, the food is terrific, the service is terrific, and they’ve got $3 craft specials each week for quizzo. I’ll also be giving away candy and french fries. Boom. Let’s go.

On to Bards at 9 p.m. Rockin every week. Get there early to get a table. See ya tonight!

Colors Quizzo Tonight

All new colors quizzo tonight, starting at the Vous at 6:15 p.m. On to the Black Sheep at 8:15 p.m. See ya tonight!

Golden Ticket at O’Neals; Beer Stein Challenge at Tap House


I’ve got one more golden ticket to give away to the JGTAI before wild card week (congrats to Boo-urns, who won the first ticket on Thursday at Industry). That ticket will be given away tonight at O’Neals. Action starts at 8 p.m., and it’s been wide open lately, so anybody could get that coveted ticket (the JGTAI will be held on November 23rd). $3.50 Mexican beers and margaritas.

ON to Tap House at 10:15 p.m. In addition to the regular frivolity, we’ve added Feats of Strength. The past few weeks, we’ve seen people hold up kegs of beer as long as they could. This week, it will be a beer stein holding competition. Winning team gets a $25 gift certificate. (Even better, that money has been taken out of Jesters of Tortuga’s winnings! You will be sticking it to the man!)

Week 6 of the JGTAI Kicks Off Tonight; Colors Week


No, not an entire week dedicated to the Ice-T classic, Colors. (Sadly, because that would be kind of awesome.) It’s a week dedicated to the colors that make our world so, uh, colorful. Whatever. Just play. It will be fun.

Action starts tonight at North Star at 7 p.m. On to Sidecar at 9:30. One Golden Ticket being given away this week (an automatic invite to the Invitatonal.) That will be at O’Neals on Tuesday. See ya tonight!

Automatic Invite at Industry Tonight


A one-time only offer, whoever wins at Industry tonight has nothing to worry about for the next several weeks, as they are going to earn an automatic invite to the JGT Invitational. In addition, there will as always be $3 craft beers and delicious food at the third best bar in Philly according to Foobooz. Plenty of parking, and with the french fry faceoff and the Name That Tune, probably the funnest quiz I do all week. Action starts at 6:30.

On to Bards at 9 p.m. Been packed lately. Let’s keep it going tonight. $3 Lagers. See ya tonight!

JGTAI Scores Through Four Weeks

autumninviteHere ya go, our standings after four weeks. Teams in yellow would be in line for a bonus prize, teams in orange would still make the cut, and teams in blue still have some work to do. A very easy way to score points is right now on the facebook page…just post a link to your favorite short story. And this THursday, I am giving away an AUTOMATIC BID to the winner of the quizzo at Industry. Just throwing that out there now.


Double Points Night Tonight

Things have been a little crazy the past few weeks with Eagles and Labor Day, but now we’re back in the swing of things on Mondays. Action starts at North Star at 7 p.m. Great chance to get a win and get on the board.

On to Sidecar at 9:30 p.m. Great bar, and probably a great night to get a win (and earn 10 points). Let’s go!

JGTAI Scores After Two Weeks!


Here ya go! Our scores after two weeks of quizzin’. Lots of points were given away with our Bonus question this past week. Well, there is a new one up. Great way to earn points, and to get to know a bit more about each other as well.

Teams in yellow and orange would make the cut if the season ended today. But the season doesn’t end today. Lots of time left to play. So get your team in gear and get out to quizzo, so you can earn an invite to the JGT Autumn Invitational!  

Action starts again on Monday at 7 p.m. at North Star and 9:30 at Sidecar. Since both were cancelled last week, both will be double points quizzes this week.


News and Notes


  • First of all, have a very cool event going down on this evening (Saturday) at our store; Jack Rooney, who grew up next to Shibe Park in the 1920s and 30s, recently wrote a book about his experience called Bleaches in the Bedroom. He’ll be in the store to talk about growing up next door to Shibe Park and about the 1929 A’s.
  • We’ll also have Scott Alberts of the Philadelphia Athletic baseball club talking about baseball in Philly in the 1860s. We’ll also have free beer and snacks. You can read more and RSVP here. 
  • We had a first this week, as #1 Government Team Competitor and Superfluity  tied for the 2nd straight week. Never had that happen before with the same two teams on consecutive weeks.
  • Pics will be posted later this weekend. JGTAI scores will be posted Monday. We’ll also have the return of the JGT Power Rankings this week as well.
  • We’re having an OKtoberfest Day of Games at City Tap House next Saturday. More details coming Monday.


Jersey Quiz Tonight


Interesting quiz. Tough impossible round. One team blew a 10 point lead in the last round at O’Neals and the Jesters improbably blew a 2-point lead and lost by 13 at City Tap House. So it’ll be interesting to see how the quiz plays tonight.

We start at the Locust Rendezvous at 6:15 p.m. Always a great deal, always great service, and things have been a little quieter lately so you should call and make a reservation. 215-985-1163.

On to the Black Sheep at 8:15 p.m. And I’ve got some bad news to share: no mas Eileen. After a decade, she’s moving on from the Sheep. We’ll try to do our best without her. Gonna be pretty weird…she and I have been teammates since the days of Doc Watson’s. (She also served Tuesdays at O’Neals before moving to the Black Sheep.) I’ve always enjoyed working with her. Not gonna be the same without her there. The quiz must go on, though with heavy hearts.

A quik ntoe about THursdays quiz: the quizzo at Industry will be a double points quiz in the JGTAI, meaning the winning team will get 10 points.


No Quizzo Tonight Due to Birds Game


No quizzo tonight due to the Eagles game, but we still have some fun stuff going on. Come by the store (13th Street, between Walnut and Sansom) at 6ish to see a really cool presentation from former Mitchell and Ness owner Peter Capolino. We’ll then be doing a Chinese auction at Field House for the game at 8 p.m. Free to play, and lots of free giveaways. Hope to see ya tonight!

We’ll be back in action tomorrow night. Only one quiz this week. But there is an easy way to earn JGTAI points. Just post your favorite poem on the JGT Quizzo Facebook wall.

History of Eagles Jerseys and Eagle Watch Party on Monday Night


There is no quizzo on Monday night. The Eagles game will be on and everyone in Philly will be watching it, no matter how distraught they are about Shady McCoy’s tips at burger joints. But just because we called off quizzo for the night doesn’t mean we called off the fun. We’ve got a really cool event going down before the quiz, as Peter Capolino, the former owner of Mitchell and Ness, is going to show us various uniforms the Eagles have worn through the years. We did one of these in August with Phillies jerseys and it was awesome.  So we’re extremely excited to have Peter back to talk Birds.

After the talk, we’re going to head over to Field House to watch the game on their big screen TV and do a Chinese auction, where we’ll be giving away shirts and other prizes when the Eagles score. We did it for the WOrld Cup and had a lot of fun, and it will be similar for the Birds game. That will kick off at 8 p.m. So let’s get together on Monday night, even when we’re not answering questions, and watch the Birds. Hope to see ya then!