As I told several teams this week, I stumbled down a wormhole of awesomeness this past week. The TV was on on this past Sunday with nobody really watching it. Some awful rerun was on called “Lottery Changed My Life”. Mostly just morons talking about how they spent their lottery winnings on a car or some dull shit. Then suddenly and unexpectedly, it took a turn. A 19 year old named Jonathan Vargas won $35 million in a Powerball lottery in 2008. But unlike the other bozos who all bought cars and McMansions and other boring shit, Jonathan decided to blow his cash on something entirely different: a female wrestling league. It was a terrible investment, and an even worse product. The rap promo above was almost certainly the worst rap song ever recorded (other than pretty everything that Post Malone has ever done.) The production quality made GLOW look like Les Miserables. Vargas became a “character” in his own production: JV Rich, who in various skits regularly had the Wrestlicious girls hanging out with him at his mansion. In other words: HE DID EXACTLY WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE WITH THE MONEY IF I HAD WON THE LOTTERY AT AGE 19. The league lasted one year, and after that and a couple of other bad investments, JV Rich was flat broke. But who cares. In 100 years, nobody will care about a car or a mansion, but Wrestlicious is FOREVER. Shout out to JV Rich! If you want a more complete history of the league, this video is well worth 10 minutes.
Here ya go, folks! Updated scores and brackets. We’ll have a full update tmrw and analysis.
We’re back at it for another week, and we’ve got some openings for new teams to get involved. For those of you who haven’t played, this is a great way for you and your friends to hang out, have a few laughs, and play some trivia. About 80%-85% of teams that play one week come back again to play the next. Just a lot of fun, and the thing that separates this from the regular quiz is that people can play from ANYWHERE. Last week, we had players in Virginia Beach, Pittsburgh, Oregon, and even Japan. So if you want to do something fun with friends, family, or old college roommates, this is a great opportunity to do so. Hope to see ya this week!
Well folks, here they are, your brackets after Round One. Some MONSTER upsets in Round One. The three lowest seeded teams in the tourney all won.
The Nerd Region is setting up to see some instant classics in Round Two, as the legendary Jams take on the brash young upstart (and top overall seed) Boyz II Menehune. Menawhile, No I in COVID, featuring two players playing first thing in the morning live from Japan, advanced to take on Carole Baskin’s Husband.
While the Nerd Region is considered the toughest in the tourney, it was the Geek Region that put up the big scores this week. Lambda, Queefer Sutherland, and Evil Knieval all scored 43 or more to advance to the next round.
The Dork Region was about defense, but it did feature our most thrilling matchup of round one, as the Missing Heads edged the Underground Bard in a thriller, 45-44.
In the Dweeb Region, the Tiger Queens pulled off a monster upset with a 35-32 win over 19 seed FFSF. The Tuesday Night Quarantine Team knocked off the Quarantiners in another thriller, 40-39, and moves on to battle Covid’s Metamorpheses.
Teams that advance will play with Carl and I next week, but teams that do not, don’t worry…we’ll still have openings with J Michael, Chip, and Pat. The saga continues. If you’re posting about the tourney on your socials, please be sure to tag me (@johnnygoodtimes on twitter, Johnny Goodtimes Quizzo on Facebook, and @jgtquizzo on Instagram) and use the hashtag #AprilMadness.
Finally, planning on doing another quiz on Sunday night that everyone can play. I’ll have more details soon. Probably be on the facebook page. See ya soon!
Alright, some things starting to crystallize after two nights of quizzo. Congrats to the Jams, the first ever official winners in the tourney (and to the Testes Factory, the first ever official losers!). The Jams will have their work cut out for them in Round Two, as they take on the best team in the tourney, Boyz II Menehune. But Phil of the Jams is a quizzo legend and a former Quizzo Bowl champ. If you’re the Boyz, you’re not getting to face a cupcake in your first game.
Vaughn Hebron also marched past Alone Together and will now take on the Zodiac Killer. A promising matchup between two extremely experienced teams.
Lots of games on the line tonight. Below Basic tries to pull the upset over Queefer Sutherland, the Tiger Queens try to knock off an FFSF team that disappointed with only a 32, and the Tuesday Night Quizzo Club and the Quarintiners go head to head. There’s no I in COVID tries to sneak past the Meat Sweats score of 30, Not Last Place needs to score 39 to surpass Chasing Olive, and Socially Distant needs 37 to sneak past OK Doomers. Good look to all of tonight’s teams!
What are three of your favorite places in Philly? Mr. Martino’s, Upstairs at Fergie’s, Sedgley Woods.
What one album would you want with you on a desert island? Broken Social Scene: You Forgot It in People
What reality show would you be an absolutely terrible contestant on? Johnny Goodtimes’s Partner on Amazing Race. We would literally die during the first episode.
What would be your theme music if you were a professional wrestler? Adele’s “Someone Like You”
What famous person do people tell you that you look the most like? Will Ferrell
What would be your dream job? ONLINE TRIVIA HOST!
What was the worst job you ever had? ONLINE TRIVIA HOST!
What show/movie/series should people be watching while quarantined? Wild Wild Country on Netflix
What’s your favorite dessert? Anything that I don’t have to share with my wife, who I love very much.
Yes, the tourney is underway. HOWEVER, it’s not all about the brackets. If it’s about seeing your friends and having some fun, then I’ve got some good news; we’ve still got slots available. Chip Chantry has openings on Tuesday at 7:45 and 8:30, Wednesday at 9:15 pm, and Thursday at 7, 7:45, and 9:15. J Michael has an opening Thursday at 7:45. AND I’ve just added Philly comedian Pat House to the mix, with openings on Wednesday at 7, 7:45, and 8:30.
It’s a fun quiz this week, just a general trivia theme. And I’ve got a great team of quizmasters assembled. You’ll learn more about them soon.
Still no games have gone final yet, but here are our scores after our first night of action (Encyclopedophiles is hard to read, they had 41). 7 tourney teams played last night. Our high score was 46 in an impressive performance by the Jams. The Testes Factory has their work cut out for them tonight. That will be our first game to go final.
And so we enter a brave new world, one that takes place not behind a bar but behind a computer screen. But the more things change, the more they stay the same: we’ve got a lot of familiar faces, teams like the Jams, Zodiac Killer, Covid’s Metamorpheses, the Sofa Kingdom, Queefer Sutherland, the Missing Heads, and Duane’s World, who have been playing for over 15 years now. Then we mix in some new teams like the Tiger Queens, guys in Virginia who are friends of a friend of my sister. We’ve got former beloved Bards regular Pong, whose career as captain of Look Up! Look Down! ended with a move to Chicago, now able to get the troops back together. They’ll all be aiming at the early betting favorites, Boyz II Menehune, who have been destroying the competition so far in virtual quizzo. Lots of storylines, lots of excitement, as we head into battle. If you’re tweeting or posting about this to IG, FB, twitter (and you should be!), please use the hashtag #Aprilmadness. Let’s make a little history, shall we folks?
What’s up, gang? We had a great week of quizzing last week, and decided to let everybody who played last week have a shot at the tournament. At the end of the day, we’ve got TWO slots remaining, and would love to fill them this morning so we can post the brackets for the tourney! This is gonna be really cool. Go to the spreadsheet here, fill in your slot, shoot your team’s $30 to @jgtquizzo on venmo, and you’re good to go!
If you don’t want to play in the tourney but still want to get some quizzing done this week, worry not: we’ve still 10 slots left with Chip and J. Michael. Hope to see ya this week!
Hey gang, we’ve been having a ton of fun over on Zoom with the quizzes these past few weeks. But that’s not the end all when it comes to online quizzing. I really want to try a number of online quizzes out. So tomorrow we’ll experiment with one on Facebook Live. Thanks to my buddy Noah at Big Quiz Thing, we’ll have a “virtual scoresheet” for this one as well. Here’s how it works:
Tomorrow afternoon I will give post an Event Key on the JGT Quizzo Page on Facebook. You will then go to playbigquiz.com and sign in. It’s pretty daggone user friendly. Then we’ll start the quiz at 7 pm. You can communicate with your teammates any way you want. I recommend zoom, but you can text them, call them, scream at them, whatever. We’ll do a round, you’ll have a couple of minutes to finalize your answers, then you’ll submit them and we’ll move to the next round. This is a beta test, it could be a train wreck, but what the hell, let’s play some quiz.
Ok, gang here are the scores for this week. As I said during the week, these will also act as seedings: starting this week we’re running a 48 team tournament. I’ve sent your captain an email so you can fill in your team slot. Any empty slots after 24 hours we’ll fill in with new teams.
If you didn’t play this past week, worry not: we’ll still have plenty of openings this coming week for regular quizzes. I’ll have slots posted Sunday at 3 pm. Here were our final standings last week:
|1. It’s Raining Menehune||51|
|2. Synchronized Trampoline||50|
|T-2. Lamination Nation||50|
|4. Look Up Look Down, I’m on a Tiger||49|
|5. Zodiac Killer||47|
|6. Sofa Kingdom||45|
|T-6. L. Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics||45|
|T-6. Covid’s Metamorphoses||45|
|9. Carole’s Husband||44|
|T-9. Babysitters Fight Club||44|
|T-9. Careless Fister||44|
|T-9. Balls Hollywood||44|
|T-9. Carole Fucking Baskin||44|
|14. Cark in a Whig||43|
|T-14. Non-Sporting Class||43|
|T-14. Hallmark Hot||43|
|T-14. Art’s Team||43|
|T-14. OK Doomers||43|
|T-19. Queefer Sutherland||42|
|T-19. In The Lead (For Infections)||42|
|22. Covideo Killed the Radio Quiz||41|
|T-22. Not Last Place||41|
|24. There’s No I In COVID||40|
|T-24. Quick Question||40|
|T-24. Underground Bard||40|
|T-24. Tuesday Night Quarantine Quizzo Club||40|
|28. Alone Together||39|
|T-28. Lambda Lambda Lambda||39|
|T-28. Cool Cats and Kittens||39|
|T-31. Going the Social Distance||38|
|T-31. Testes Factory||38|
|T-31. El Tigre||38|
|35. 1666 and All That||37|
|T-35. Jan’s Exotics||37|
|38. The Quarantiners||36|
|T-38. Roosevelt Refugees||36|
|T-38. Pop Fit Studio||36|
|41. Meat Sweats||35|
|42. Chasing Olive||34|
|43. Jawn of the Dead||33|
|T-43. Social Fistancers||33|
|45. Below Basic||32|
|46. The Tiger Queens||29|
|T-47. Socially Distant||28|
|T-47. The Non-Essentials||28|
Have at it, folks! Price went up just a touch, to $30 per team. Not trying to jack the price up, just trying to keep it as cheap as possible while also trying to make up some of what I’m losing each week at the bars. Hope you guys understand. We’ll keep it here at $30 for awhile.
We’re also going to be trying out a tournament Next Week (April 6th-9th) and seedings for that tourney will be determined by how well teams do this week…your score will determine your seeding next week. We’ve got 39 slots for this coming week: top 32 teams make the tourney. We’ll have more details soon. Looking forward to quizzing again this week!
Our topic for the coming week? Tigers and Kings.
Whoa, a big week of virtual quizzo. I’ll have more info about this past week and our game plan for next week later this weekend. But in the meantime, let’s look at our final scores for the week:
- Boys II Menehune 49
- Zodiac Killer 49
- Feral Pogs 48
- Babysitters Fight Club 47
- Covid’s Metamorphoses 47
- Not Last Place 45
- Cark in a Wig 45
- Encyclopedophiles 44
- L. Ron Hubbard 44
- Sofa Kingdom 44
- Testes Factory 43
- Tuesday Night Quizzo Club 43
- Meat Sweats 42
- Going the Social Distance 42
- There’s No I in Virtual 41
- Hallmark Hot 41
- Social Distance Warriors 41
- Synchronized Trampoline 41
- Lambda 40
- Covideo Killed the Radio Quiz 40
- El Tigre 40
- Underground Bard 40
- Dare to Be Stupid 39
- Dat Rona 36
- Homeschooled 33
- Jawn of the Dead 32
- Socially Distant 31
- Non Sporting Class 29
- Big Ben 28