As we all come to grips with the results of last week’s election, and try to come to terms with the feelings aroused within us due to it, the silver lining I find is that perhaps it’s opened our eyes a little bit to the world around us. There are some in our community for whom the person in office is of little consequence, for whom finding there next meal is of far greater concern. Let’s pledge to ourselves that over the next few years we try to do a better job of helping them. I can’t speak for everyone, but I know that I got a bit complacent over the past 8 years. This election woke me up, and made me realize that I need to start thinking less about my bottom line and more about others around me who aren’t as fortunate as I am.
Cheri Honkala of the Poor People’s Human Rights Campaign didn’t need an election to tell her that. She’s dedicated her entire life to the homeless. And that continues next Tuesday, when she is helping to organize a dinner for 300 homeless people at the Worship Center on North 6th Street. I told her we’d help raise money so they could buy whatever foods they wanted to for the meal. So I will be asking for donations this week at the quiz. And I’ll be working more closely with Cheri in the future as well, and probably leaning on you guys a bit more than I have in the past.
When we did raffles for Minds Matter in September, we raised $732. We’ve got a really special community that always comes to the plate when I ask them to give, and I am grateful to be surrounded by such wonderful people. Thanks, and look forward to seeing you guys this week!
This man wrote Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex, which would inspire Herman Melville to write Moby Dick. Who was this former first mate?
WHO: All the teams who were invited to the JGTAI for their performance over the past 9 weeks. (Though if you have 1 or 2 players and would like to play for fun, you’re welcome to attend as well.)
WHAT: The 7th Annual JGT Autumn Invitational
WHEN: 5:30 today.
WHERE: Mission Taqueria (1516 Sansom Street in the former Nodding Head).
WHY: Why not?
WHAT TO EXPECT: A fun 50 question quiz, live jazz, good food and big prizes.
If anyone has any questions shoot me a line. See ya tonight!
Action starts at Industry at 6:30 p.m. On to Bards at 9:15 p.m. No questions about the election. Last night was really therapeutic. Let’s do it again tonight.
If you’re looking for an escape from this madness, if you want to share this day with some friends and just drink some cold beer and play some trivia to take your mind off of this for a couple of hours, I’m game if you are. Action starts at the Vous at 6:15 p.m. On to Founding Fathers at 8:30. Hope to see you tonight.
OK, an interesting lineup tonight, so listen up:
There is no quiz at Comcast tonight. Yeah, I know, bummer. But we figured everyone was voting. (You are voting, right?)
Yes, there is still a quiz at O’Neals tonight. Action starts at 8 p.m. with Slick Joe Moore. We’ll have a fun “election” theme for the wild card round.
Carl B Sure will be at Alla Spina tonight at 8 p.m. Great turnout last week. Let’s keep it going tonight.
And finally, I will be at City Tap House at 8 p.m. for the election spectacular. Gonna be a ton of fun. Hope to see ya tonight!
We kick off at Sidecar at 9:30 sharp. Yeah, we’ll have a bit of an election theme for wild card and audio, but not the whole quiz. Hope to see ya tonight!
She was Warren G Harding’s lover, and gave birth to his illegitimate child in 1919. Who was she?
Really excited to be hosting a special election event at City Tap House on Tuesday night, starting at 8 p.m. Volume will be up, and we’ll watch the results roll in. But during breaks in the action, we’ll also be doing giveaways for gift cards, bottle openers, and candy with presidential questions. City Tap will be offering $4 craft beers, and cocktail specials as well. This is gonna be a ton of fun, and I’d love to hang out with you nerds on election night. So come on over to Tap House at 8, let’s have a couple of cold ones, watch the results and answer a few trivia questions. Let’s go!
Here are our final standings of the 7th annual JGTAI! Teams in yellow will be receiving an invite from me today. Teams in blue still have a shot if there are some openings. And ALL teams have a chance in Wild Card Week: if you win this week, you’re in. Make it happen! Event is Sunday at 5:30 at Mission Taqueria, and the Tom Moon Trio will play between rounds. Gonna be a lot of fun.
Gonna have a lot of fun at Industry tonight. We’ve got a crew from Yards bringing a gift basket. If you can beat them (and finish first), it’s yours. We’ll also have $3 Brawler and Yards PPA. Action starts at 6:30. We’ll also play Name that Tune for Candy. Finally, tonight is your final chance to score JGTAI points.
We move to Bards at 9:15. Been quiet the past two weeks. Let’s get the joint jumping again tonight. Great opportunity to get a win, and we’ll play some Name That Tune. See ya tonight!
Only one quiz tonight, as Founding Fathers is going to be showing Game 7 of the Cubs-Indians Series. Now, as far as how this affects the JGTAI, if you’re looking to score points, or if you’re just looking to quiz this week, there are still some options: Locust Rendezvous quiz is still on for 6:15. You’ll also have two shots tomorrow night, at Industry at 6:30 or Bards at 9:15. All of those spots are wide open. General quiz this week. Hope to see ya there!
What team just won the Japanese version of the World Series over the Hiroshima Toyo Carp?