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Fire and Ice Week at Quizzo

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Typically we do our St. Valentine’s Day Massacre this week at quizzo, but with the Winter Olympics also going on we’re going to mix it up a bit this week. We’re going to make it Fire and Ice week, with questions inspired by fiery passions, cold blooded murder, and, ya know, luge. See ya this week!

TUESDAY

  • Market at Comcast
  • Sidecar 8 pm
  • O’Neals 8 pm

WEDNESDAY

  • Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm
  • Founding Fathers 8:30 pm

THURSDAY

  • Birra 8 pm
  • Bards 9:15 pm

All Birds Quiz This Week

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This week’s quiz is in honor of YOUR Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. It will be all about Birds…don’t worry, it’s not a football quiz, I’ll get plenty creative with it. Gonna be a fun quiz to write and a fun way to celebrate. Action starts tonight at O’Neals at 8 p.m. and Sidecar at 8 p.m. See ya tonight!

The Great Philadelphia Riot of 2018

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As you’ve heard if you’ve seen the national news recently, there was a massive riot in Philadelphia Sunday night. I was in the middle of it, and my God, was it HORRIFYING. To some people around me, it looked like a lot of strangers hugging, but those were actually bear hugs. Those were people trying to SQUEEZE THE LIFE OUT OF EACH OTHER.

To the layman, it looked like there were a lot of high fives on the streets. NOT SO FAST! That was actually a game they call the “knockout game”, where people try to smack a strangers hand so hard it knocks them unconscious. It happens all the time in Philadelphia!

I also saw small children in strollers being pushed by their parents. Cute, right? WRONG! I saw at least two BLOWTORCHES in strollers that the toddlers would use later to burn down some buildings (see picture above. Started by a toddler).

One of the most horrifying images from the night was this one:

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The poor young man, down on his knees, BEGGING FOR MERCY. Sadly, he was not to receive it. Moments after the photo was taken, the vengeful Philadelphia woman smashed his head open with that Olde English bottle. Horrific!

There were also people climbing up poles. Terrible! A lot of people might not know this, but scientists have recently discovered that light poles can feel pain. Yes! That’s right! So those people climbing up poles were actually hurting sentient beings! Or maybe I’m thinking of lobster. Anyways, whatever, those people are animals.

And don’t even get me started on the historic Ritz Carlton awning! Put up by Benjamin Franklin himself when he first moved here in 17-whatever, and a bunch of idiots standing on it destroyed this PRICELESS ARTIFACT FROM AMERICA’S PAST.

Last night, I took this photo of the view from my bedroom window.

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The fires have been burning since Sunday night, and they are expected to burn until we all die.

Yep, Philadelphia is a festering hellhole that has been taken over by animals! Believe the hype, and steer clear! Will make a little more room for the rest of us at the SUPER BOWL PARADE WE’LL BE HAVING BECAUSE THE EAGLES WON THE SUPER BOWL!!!!!!

 

Quizzo Bowl XIV! Today’s the Day! Here’s What You Need to Know.

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Well it’s the biggest day of the year for quizzo nerds in Philadelphia. A party supreme. We’re going to have a blast tonight. Here’s everything you need to know.

I have a LITTLE bit of space left. Enough for two more teams. If you want to get your team into the Greatest Quizzo Event on Earth, you can purchase tickets here.

The doors open at 7 p.m. Tables are first come first serve, so the earlier you get there the better table your team gets.

The quiz will begin at 8 p.m. and should end around 11:15 or so (full schedule is below). This isn’t a usual turn and burn quizzo, but hey’s, it’s a Saturday and you got nowhere else to be. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Would love to have you guys let social media knowing what you’re up to. GOTTA EXPAND THE BRAND. Tag any photos you take of the event, or of your team, or of Fastball Bob, with the hashtag #Quizzobowl.

Speaking of which, we’ve got enough photos of me and Bob onstage at World Cafe Live, so instead of a photographer this year, I wanted to a) make myself the official photographer so I could congregate more with the unwashed masses participants and b) crowd source the photography. Be sure to take plenty of photos of your team and of the scene, then post them on our Quizzo Bowl Facebook page. That said, of course no phones out during game play.

Afterparty will be at 24, right down the street from the World Cafe Live. They’re keeping the spot open just for us, and they ‘ll take us from 11:30 until close. They’ll have $2 Miller Lights, $5 Sly Fox, and $5 Yards Pale Ale. They won’t have food, though, so be sure to get fed at World Cafe Live.

As for music, I’m really excited to introduce you guys to the Wallace Brothers. You’re going to dig these guys. Have fun, and I’m hoping we see an upset tonight. Here’s our schedule, subject to change of course. 7:00 Doors

8:00 Event starts, Round One begins
8:30 Round One Ends, video for round two
8:45 Round Two ends, band begins
9:05 Review answers for Round 1 and Round 2
9:15 Round Three begins (video round)
9:30 Round three ends,
9:35 Band does audio round
9:50 Round Four Ends, Band plays
10:10 Review answers to rounds 3 and 4 (Round three video, round four with band)
10:30 Begin Round Five
10:45 Round Five Ends, Band Plays
11:05 Winners announced
11:15. End of show.

Room for 6 More Teams

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Alright folks, we’re at 225 tickets sold, meaning we’ve got room for 6 more teams. If your team wants to partake in the best party in Philly between now and the Super Bowl, I will have tickets on me tonight at Bards at 9:15 p.m. (cash only, but no online fees). Otherwise, you can purchase tickets online here. Gonna be a great show. Can’t wait!

The Eagles Are Trying to Shock the World. Are You?

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Picture this: on January 27th, your team is granted nerd immortality by shocking the world and winning Quizzo Bowl. A week later, the Eagles are granted football immortality by overcoming the odds and winning their first Super Bowl.

But you can’t win if you don’t play. I’ve got room for eight more teams. The glory can be yours. Buy your tickets here or you can pick them up from me this week at my quizzes. The Eagles are taking their shot at glory. Are you?

Quizzo Bowl Afterparty at 24 Cafe!

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Excited to announce that we’ll unwind after Quizzo Bowl with a drink or two at 24, the Garces restaurant just a few blocks down Walnut from the World Cafe Live! A great spot to hang right on the river, and they’ll have drink specials lined up for all quizzo players as well. Gonna be a great night, and there are still a few tickets left, so be sure to get your team together STAT!

Quizzo Bowl Flashback: Johnny Flamethrower is in the Building!


Here’s a blast from the past: the Johnny Flamethrower Round at Quizzo Bowl XI (you can find the answers to the questions here). This year’s video round will be hosted by Financial Guru Gregg Gethard…Quizzo Bowl XIV will not only be your chance to be a quizzo immortal, it’s also your chance to gain shrewd financial advice from a man who’s made millions!

At Quizzo Bowl XIV, Let’s Get Crazy. Again.


You can purchase tickets here, or you can buy them from me with cash this week at quizzo.

Quizzo Bowl Tickets Now On Sale!

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What better day than National Trivia Day than to announce: Quizzo Bowl tickets are now on sale! Same as last year, we’ll be selling them for $200 a table or $30 a person.

And it promises to be quite a hoedown showdown this year, as Outlaw Country and Western legends Billy Ruben and the Colonel’s Pride will be performing between rounds. Favor to ask: don’t let the authorities know that these hard drinkin’, hard livin’ ruffians will be in town. They’ve been on the run from the sheriff since that dust-up in El Paso a few years back.

We’ll also be up to our usual vaudeville hijinks, as Fastball Bob will be there to gum up the works, Financial Advisor Gregg Gethard (author of Cash Dad Trash Dad) will be doling out sound financial advice, and Johnny will try to get his country music career off the ground.

Oh, right, and trivia. Who can forget the trivia? There’s a difference between good trivia and great trivia, and for Quizzo Bowl Johnny filters out all the mailed in nonsense he uses good stuff he uses in his weekly quizzes and distills it down to the GREAT shit. Live music questions, video questions, mind benders; the quiz will be the best one written in America in 2018. Bet on it.

So get your team togther. Minimum team size is 6 and max is 8 (If you have less than 6, it’s OK, but we’ll team you up with another group). You can purchase your tix online, or if you want I’ll have a small number of tickets on me next week at quizzo if you wanna pay in cash.

And if you are playing, we’ll be getting geared up with pics, video, and updates over at Quizzo Bowl XIV on Facebook, so be sure to join us there.

 

Quizzo is Back; and It’s Time for Your Team to Warm Up

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Well things are bit chilly out, in case you hadn’t noticed. But we’ll pull through this….if we can just make it to the end of the month! Quizzo Bowl is coming at us fast, with an early kickoff this year. It will go down on January 27th, and we’ll have a ton of new info coming out about it this week. To get your team warmed up, come on out this week. Here’s our schedule:

TUESDAY

  • Sidecar 8 pm
  • O’Neals 8 pm

WEDNESDAY

  • Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm
  • Founding Fathers 8:30 pm

THURSDAY

  • Birra 8 pm
  • Bards 9:15 pm

Pics and Scores of This Week’s Winners

Sidecar
  1. Carlito’s Way 84
  2. Triple Stuf Oreo 80
  3. Santa Munched On Ma Cookies Last Night 68
O’Neal’s
  1. SSFS 92
  2. Jawn of the Dead 91
  3. Unusual Suspects 90
Vous
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  1. Kellyanne’s First Kill 116
  2. Little Kwings 105
  3. Hot For Teacher 101
FF
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  1. Duane’s World 111
  2. Jitney Spears 102
  3. Under the InfluWENTZ 98
Birra
  1. Negligent Nate 103
  2. Circle Jerk Du Soleil 102
  3. Polar Vortex on Passyunk 99
Bards
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  1. Winning Quizzo With Our Backup QB 111
  2. Aaron’s a Fun Drunk 108
  3. Post-Its for Cee-Lo Green 108

Curtain Call Tonight at Industry

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Dunno if you folks heard the sad news, but Industry is calling it quits after 5 1/2 years. I’ve been hosting there most of that time, and it’s been a total pleasure. Much of the staff has been there the whole time as well, so I’m gonna miss the hell out of Anna and Riley and the whole rest of the crew. And as some of you old timers know, my relationship with Dave and Lisa goes back almost 15  years, since the Good Dog opened. It goes without saying that I love working with those guys and am bummed that the band is breaking up, but I will undoubtedly be spending my fair share of time in the coming years hanging out in Good Dog.

As for what does this mean for quizzo, well I just found out two days ago so I haven’t had much time to figure out a game plan. If I had contingency plans for this kind of thing, I wouldn’t be much of a “man of leisure”, now would I?  I’m not gonna sweat it too much until we get through the holidays, but I’ll start snooping around a bit. I already had a couple of spots that I thought were interesting that had reached out to me recently, so I’ll check with them. We’ll have a new spot locked down in January or February. As for Industry regulars, after tonight, I’d say your best two options in terms of what’s somewhat nearby would be O’Neals and Birra. 

We’ll have one last chance to all hang out together, tonight at 6:30, for the holiday spectacular. Hope you’ll join us.

 

Jayson Stark at the Store on Monday!

24852533_1521060961324281_4303020085668833233_nThe Phillies traded Freddie Galvis today and also signed Carlos Santana. What does that mean for the future of the franchise? Find out on Monday night at 6 p.m., when the great Jayson Stark, just arrived from Winter Meetings, talks about both deals at our store, Shibe Vintage Sports. And while we’re at it…you always get free shipping from the store with the code “quizzo”. So get something cool for the sports fan on your list and support Philly business (more importantly, support me, Johnny Goodtimes.) 

It’s an opportunity to talk baseball with one of the most knowledgeable baseball minds in America, while at the same time finding a gift for the sports fan on your list. Hope to see ya Monday night at 6!