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Quizzo Tonight


Alright, final night of Week 3 of the JGTSI. Two great chances to get a win, and an interesting quiz that resulted in a huge upset at the Vous last night. We start at Industry at 6:30 p.m. Drink specials, great food, great service. You know the deal. On to the Bards at 9:15. A little slower these days now that the kids are gone, but we’ve still been rocking and rolling. Let’s do it again tonight!

Quizzo Tonight


We start at Lo Spiedo at 5:30 p.m., where guest host Slick Joe Moore will be filling in for Carl B Sure. I would go there to host myself but I know you savages at the Rendezvous would eat Slick Joe alive. You’re animals! But I still love ya, so come out to quizzo tonight at the Vous. I’ll be there.

Just gonna do one quiz after all. None of the teams who play twice a week showed early in the week so I’m gonna just do one quiz and spend the afternoon posting last weeks scores (I had jury duty Monday so I’m running a bit behind this week.)

On to Founding Fathers at 8:30 p.m. You know how we do. Hope to see ya tonight!

The pic above is of Galileo. On this date in 1633, he was forced by the Holy Office in Rome to take back his theory that the Sun was the center of the universe. He had pissed off the Pope, and so he had been called to Rome to defend himself. He was forced to recant the belief in heliocentrism. But like a 7th grader being reprimanded for something that he knew was bullshit, he muttered under his breath what he really thought. After he was forced to recant his heliocentric belief, Galileo quietly but audibly uttered, “And yet it moves.” (Though not in English of course.) He was put on house arrest, which he remained under for the rest of his life.

The painting is done by Justus Sustermans. He was the Medici court painter and considered the finest painter in Italy.


Quizzo Tonight


Alright, tonight we’ve got special guest host Jim Grammond hosting at O’Neals. Action starts at 8 p.m. Great place to get a win.

I will be hosting at Alla Spina. Such a great venue. Really looking forward to it. Action also starts at 8 p.m.

And we wrap it up under the stars at Tap House. We keep getting great nights for the quiz. Really fun doing it outdoors, and $175 worth of prizes to give away. See ya tonight!

As for the pic above, it’s Banjo Lesson by Henry Ossawa Tanner, who was born on June 21st, 1859 in Pittsburgh, and who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

Game of Thrones Brunch Quiz This Sunday!

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Hold the door! I’m hosting a Game of Thrones quiz this Sunday! Make note that it will be at Logan Square Tap House, not Tap House in UCity. Brunch starts at 11 am. The quiz starts at 1 p.m. It will be primarily concerned with the show but a few books questions may find their way in. Gonna be a lot of fun. Spread the word to your fellow GoT fans.

Standard Quiz This Week


Alright, after a couple of themed weeks, we’re back to some good old fashioned general trivia. (though I would expect a “summer” round or two this week.) Action starts tonight at Sidecar at 9:30 p.m. Two quizzes this week, so teams can play twice.

It’s week 3 of the JGTSI so scores after two weeks will be posted tomorrow. There is a new Facebook challenge posted today as well! You can earn up to 5 points in the JGTSI this week on Facebook.

Lots more excitement in store for the summer. Details coming soon.


Medical Quizzo Wraps Up Tonight

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Tonight is your last chance to play the medical quizzo, so make it happen. Very fun quiz. Action starts at Industry at 6:30 p.m. Missed you guys last week, so let’s get back together tonight and regale ourselves in laughter and cheer.

We wrap up our week at the Bards at 9:15 p.m.

As for the pic above, it’s of Samuel Mudd, an answer to a question earlier this week. When John Wilkes Booth leapt from the booth after shooting Lincoln, he broke his leg. Knowing Dr. Mudd from a meeting the two had had a few months earlier, he and his fellow conspirator David Herold made their way to Mudd’s Maryland farm. Mudd splinted the leg and had his neighbor make a crutch for it. Mudd then waited 24 hours before contacting the authorities, enough time to allow Booth and Herold to get far away.

He was tried as a conspirator, but unlike the others, was not hung. He instead was sentenced to life in prison. But because he had a connected lawyer, he was released four years later. His family tried to have his record expunged in the 20th century, but was denied by Presidents Carter and Reagan, though Reagan did saw that he thought Mudd was innocent of any wrongdoing. There is a myth that the phrase “Your name is mud” comes from Dr. Mudd, but that is not the case; the term has been in circulation since at least 1823.

All New Quiz Tonight

We’re dropping an all new medical quiz tonight. Action starts at Lo Spiedo at 5:30 PM, as Carl B Sure hosts. Going to be an absolutely beautiful evening to quiz outdoors.

I’ll be hosting at the Vous at 6:15 p.m. Tiny crowd last week (It was a pretty slow week all around, I think in part due to Beer Week). This is a great opportunity to get a win.

And we wrap it up at Founding Fathers at 8:30. Hope to see ya tonight!

As for the video above, we had a question last week about “What beer mascot had the real name Honey Tree Evil Eye?” The answer was Spuds McKenzie, and after watching a couple of those old Spuds commercials for the first time in 28 years, I gotta say: they were really freaking stupid. Maybe we’ve just gotten so used to people talking to animals or something, but man, there is just nothing funny or even slightly interesting about those commercials. It seems like the ad guy just had no clue what he was gonna say when he went into the meeting.

“OK, so it’s gonna be like a regular Bud Lite commercial, except instead of a good looking guy that girls like, it’s going to be a, um, a…oh I know! A dog!”

“OK, and then what happens?”

“He, uh, wears an Aloha shirt! And sunglasses! On a dog! Get it?”

“No I don’t. But go on.”

“And, um, he rides on a skateboard. And, like, there’s pretty women saying that he’s a party animal.”

“So what’s the point?”

“Well. That’s a good question. I guess it’s that, you know, if you want to be a dog, you should drink Bud Lite.”

“That doesn’t make any sense.”

“No sir, no it doesn’t.”

“But let’s do it anyway.”

“What, are you serious?”

Medical Quiz Continues with Plenty of Quizzes Tonight

Lots of action on the agenda tonight. We start at the Markets at Comcast at 5:30 p.m. Always a fun BYO quiz. Everyone who plays gets $5 at the market, and there a lot of great food choices.

On to Alla Spina at 8 p.m. with Carl B. Sure. Had a great turnout last week. Let’s do it again. $2 off drafts and deep dish pizza.

I’ll be at O’Neals at 8 p.m. $3.50 margaritas. $50 gift cert for the winners, $100 if they can top 120 points.

And we wrap it up at City Tap House. Been having a great time with these outdoor quizzes, and looks like another great night tonight. See ya outside!

Oh, and I included the commercial from last week’s question of the week. Because it truly is amazing.

Medical Week at Quizzo


This week, our questions are all going to be about the medical field…well, loosely. Songs about surgeons, questions about quacks, and general trivia about General Hospital. Don’t worry, you won’t need a PhD to get through this quiz…though it couldn’t hurt. Gonna be a lot of fun, and now that Beer Week is over, I’ll have two different quizzes this week. Action starts tonight at Sidecar at 9:30. Great opportunity to get a win and score some valuable JGTSI points. Hope to see ya tonight!

Last Quizzo of Week 1 of the JGTSI


Tonight is the last quiz of the week. Keep in mind, there is no quiz at Industry tonight. They’re having a Beer Week event. But I will be in business tonight at Bards, our last quiz of week 1 of the JGTSI. Action starts at 9:15 p.m. An all beer quiz that’s a lot of fun. Hope to see ya tonight!

Quizzo Tonight


Action starts at Lo Spiedo with Carl B Sure at 5:30. On to Locust Rendezvous at 6:15 p.m. We wrap it up at Founding Fathers at 8:30 p.m. where we’re gonna have a Dark Horse Brewing Tap Takeover. An all-beer quiz. The JGTSI has begun, so points start accumulating this week. Hope to see you tonight!

Quizzo Tonight


We did the all-beer quiz last night, written by Carl B Sure, and it was a lot of fun. Songs about drinking, beer commercials, beer brands, plenty of good stuff in there. Tonight we kick off the beer quiz at O’Neals at 8 p.m. $50 gift cert for the winners, $100 if they can crack 120 points.

Carl B Sure will be at Alla Spina, where there’s gonna be a Beer Week event, so it should be a great time. Action starts at 8 p.m.

On to Tap House at 10:15, which will be OUTDOORS. We’ve done the past two weeks outside, and it’s been downright awesome. Gonna be another beautiful night tonight, so look forward to seeing you there.

And one programming note: Industry quiz is OFF for this Thursday, as they have a Beer Week event instead. We’ll be back in action next week.

Beer Quiz This Week

Only one quiz tonight, at Sidecar at 9:30 p.m. The theme for this week’s quiz is beer, since it’s Beer Week, so I’ll give you a heads up now: there’s only one quiz this week. It’s also the first week of the JGTSI, so points start counting this week. More details coming tomorrow. Question of the week coming soon.

Today’s video is of some intense monster truck action. My son is really into Monster Trucks (his favorite is Grave Digger), and so now I’m totally into it. The terrible Nu-metal just makes it even more awesome.

Quizzo Tonight

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Action starts at Industry at 6:30 p.m. Y’all know the deal: great food, drink specials, great service. On to Bards at 9:15 p.m. Hope to see ya tonight.

As far as artists this week, we’ll wrap up with a Philadelphia portrait artist named Thomas Sully. Born in England, he moved to Philly when he was 22 and would remain in Philly until his death at age 89. He painted portraits of many well known military and political figures of his day, including John Quincy Adams and Marquis de Lafayette, and his portrait of Andrew Jackson is the one seen on the $20 bill. Above is his portrait of Thomas Jefferson, which hangs in the Rotunda at UVA.