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Future Week at Quizzo!

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This week, we’ll be gazing into our crystal ball and predicting the future with 100% accuracy. “How is this possible?” you ask. Simple, as quizmaster, I have powers none of you can possibly comprehend. And also a copy of the Farmer’s Almanac. So expect a lot of questions about robots and virtual reality and super robots that come to destroy the first robots I mentioned. It’s going to awesome.

JGTSpI Scores

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Alright folks, we’re getting closer to our JGTSpI. It will be on May 20th…I’ll have venue info later this week. In the meantime, here are our current scores. Yellow means you’d be in if the season ended today, grey means you’re on the bubble, and red menas you’ve got some work to do. Get out quizzo this week and make it happen!

Human Body Week This Week at Quizzo

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This week’s topic: the Human Body. Why? Because I’ll also be raising money for Back on My Feet, a terrific local charity. I’m looking to raise $500 to run in the Broad Street Run this weekend. Anything you want to spare, whether it’s a buck or twenty, is greatly appreciated.

Can’t make it out to the quiz but want to contribute? You can do so online here. Thanks, and hope to see ya this week!

Diaper Bank Quiz Sunday!

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Didn’t get enough this quizzo this week and wanna play again? Good news, I’m hosting a quiz Sunday at the Bards at 2 p.m. It’s for the Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank, and the entry fee is either $10 or a bag of diapers. Fun quiz for a great cause, and yes, you score 5 JGTSpI points for showing up and we’ll also have points for teams finishing in the top 3. Hope to see you Sunday!

Pics and Scores of Last Week’s Winners

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  1. Michael Cohen’s Fourth Client 107
  2. Oreo Just the Creme 97
  3. Missed Connections 91

ONEALS

  1. Jawns 121
  2. Jerk & a Squirt 95
  3. After School Specials 85

RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Babysitter’s Fight Club 118
  2. Beast of Bourbon 116
  3. Drinks on Max 112

FOUNDING FATHERS

  1. Duane’s World 111
  2. Denim Chicken 109
  3. Evan and Hell 87

BIRRA

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  1. You Done Messed Up A-a-Ron! 111
  2. Duke Silver 105
  3. Isle of Pogs 102
  4. Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg’s Beautiful Friendship 102

BARDS

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  1. Pussyank Avenue 103
  2. That Aging Abode 102
  3. David Carradine Minivan Society 100

Transportation Week

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We’ll be talking about planes, trains, automobiles, and nearly any other form of transportation you can think of this week at quizzo. Action starts tonight at Sidecar at 8 and O’Neals at 8. (Last week’s scores will be posted soon).

Around the House Week at Quizzo

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Trying an all new topic this week, Around the House. Whether it’s carpentry, plumbing, shows on the DIY network, or famous houses, we’ll be covering a lot of ground. Should be a fun quiz. See ya this week!

News and Notes

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First of all, this week’s topic is “Colors”.

Secondly, we have a slight schedule change on Wednesday: Due to the Flyers playoff game, we’ll be moving the quiz back to 9:30 (or whenever the Flyers game ends). Which means that teams that typically get tables early won’t have them tmrw until after the Flyers game is over. But when the game ends I suspect we’ll have a clearing out of the hockey fans and tables will open up.

Everything else on as usual this week.

 

Spring Invitational Scores!

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Here they are, our first scores of the 2018 Spring Season! And don’t worry, just because we’re 3 weeks in doesn’t mean your team can’t get back into the mix in a heartbeat. Plenty of chances to win in the coming weeks. I also hope to have a venue lined up in the next week.

Pennsylvania Week at Quizzo

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Learn more about the state you call home at quizzo this week. All questions will be about Pennsylvania history, achievements, music, movie stars and more!

It will be the theme for Week 3 of the JGTSpI. Scores through the first two weeks will be posted soon.

JGTSpI Starts Tonight

Always nice to kick off a Spring Invitational in the Snow! We start tonight at Markets at Comcast at 5:30, then on to O’Neals and Sidecar at 8. Sunnier days are on the horizon! Right???

Interview with Melanie G., Whose Family We’re Trying to Help Out on Sunday

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I spoke briefly with Melanie, who moved back to Philadelphia from Puerto Rico after the hurricane. By attending Sunday evening’s quiz at World Cafe Live, you’ll be helping out people like Melanie.  Also, if you haven’t yet, check out the story about the event in the Philly Voice.

JGT: Where in Puerto Rico are you from?

Melanie: Santa Isabel, where I used to work at Famous Dave’s as a prep cook.

JGT: How did the hurricane effect you?

Melanie: After the hurricane hit, I lost everything. All of my belongings and my kids stuff. Water came through the roof, and destroyed diapers, kids toys, clothes, everything.

JGT: Are you originally from Puerto Rico?

Melanie: I actually grew up in Philadelphia. I thought that if I came to a place where I knew my way around, I’d be fine. But since then we’ve been bouncing around house to house.

JGT: Why are you staying in Philly instead of returning to Puerto Rico?

Melanie: FEMA wanted me to go back, but the house that I lived in, the owner has her family living there now, because they lost everything. So I don’t have anywhere to go.

JGT: What goals do you have here in Philly?

Melanie: My goal here is to get a steady place, and get back up on my feet, and provide for my kids.

JGT: How old are your kids?

Melanie: They are 3, 4, and 5, three boys.

JGT: Are they currently in school?

Melanie: It’s hard for me to find a school for them, because I don’t have a steady place to stay, and I don’t have any money for school supplies, so I’m not sure what to do.

JGT: Are you working now?

Melanie: I don’t have anywhere to take the kids while I work. But my husband works full time at WalMart. We just need the money for a down payment on a house. After that he’ll be able to take care of us and we’ll be able to pay rent. We just don’t have the money for the down payment.

JGT: Any last thoughts?

Melanie: We’re all in a difficult situation, and it’s nice to have people who are willing to help out.

If you’d like to help out but cannot attend on Sunday, feel free to donate here or you can paypal me at Johnny at johnnygoodtimes.com and I will give all of the money to Cheri Honkala, who is working to get these families housed.

 

Programming Note About Tonight

Hey gang, I decided last minute to head out to Pittsburgh for the Radford-Nova game (Go Highlanders!). Carl is filling in. Same game plan as usual, but Birra quiz starts a little bit early at 7:45 and Bards quiz will start a little bit late tonight. Probably around 9:45. Fun quiz this week. Hope you can make it. If you wanna follow my adventures in Pittsburgh, follow me on twitter. 

The Latest Info on Puerto Rico Evacuee Fundraiser

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As you probably know by now we’ve got a Puerto Rico evacuee fundraiser coming up on Sunday at the World Cafe Live. An exciting development on that front: we’ve got a band lined up for the event: Foto Rodriguez y Amigos. Here’s everything else you need to know:

WHO: Anyone who enjoys quizzo, live music, and helping people out.

WHAT: Puerto Rico Evacuee Fundraiser.

WHEN: Sunday, March 18th, at 5:30 p.m. (doors at 4:30).

WHERE: World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street)

WHY: Long story short: after Hurricane Maria, numerous families were evacuated to Philadelphia. Unfortunately, the city has run out of money to house them, and many have them have nothing to return to in Puerto Rico. So we are trying to raise some money to get them housed. Many of them are working in Philadelphia, but don’t have enough for first, last, and security. So that’s where we come in. I would really love to get 100 people out to this event so that we can help at least some of these families.

All of the money after paying for the room is going to the families in need. So I would request that you help me spread the word as much as possible.

WHAT IF I CAN’T PLAY? CAN I STILL HELP? Yes, there are a couple of ways you can help. You can donate to the cause, either by clicking here and filling out the form, Paypalling me at johnny at johnnygoodtimes.com (I’ll forward all of the money to Cheri Honkala, who runs P-PEHRC, the org trying to help out), or you can give me cash this week at quizzo, which I will them give to Cheri. You can also help if you have an extra, unused room in your home.

IS THERE AN EVENT PAGE ON FACEBOOK I CAN SHARE WITH FOLKS? Yes indeed. Please share.

WHERE DO I GET TICKETS? You can pick them up from me at quizzo this week, you can buy the online, or you can get them at the door.

WHAT IS MAX TEAM SIZE? Max team size in 8.

WHAT WILL THE QUIZ BE ABOUT? It will be a general knowledge quiz, but with a Puerto Rico twist.