Pics and Scores of This Week’s Winners

NORTH STAR

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  1. Always Finish 4th 94
  2. Inkspot 89
  3. Salted Caramel Goo Pack 87

SIDECAR

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  1. Jitney Spears 99
  2. Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Musical Career 93
  3. Chinese Democracy 91

O’NEALS

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  1. Hooter and Chuff 101
  2. Savage Ear 101
  3. Encyclopedophiles 80

CITY TAP HOUSE

  1. Jesters of Tortuga 103
  2. Underground Bard 92
  3. 3/8 of an Irishman 89

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Synchronized Trampoline 118
  2. Neo-Pacifists 105
  3. Turd Birds 103

BLACK SHEEP

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  1. Duane’s World 109
  2. Thunder Thunder Thundercats 107
  3. Jitney Spears 106

INDUSTRY

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  1. Boo-urns 113
  2. Testes Factory 102
  3. Ebola Free 102

BARDS

  1. Jesters of Tortuga 118
  2. Ruby Tuesday 116
  3. Serbian Donkey Cheese 107

Automatic Invite at Industry Tonight

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A one-time only offer, whoever wins at Industry tonight has nothing to worry about for the next several weeks, as they are going to earn an automatic invite to the JGT Invitational. In addition, there will as always be $3 craft beers and delicious food at the third best bar in Philly according to Foobooz. Plenty of parking, and with the french fry faceoff and the Name That Tune, probably the funnest quiz I do all week. Action starts at 6:30.

On to Bards at 9 p.m. Been packed lately. Let’s keep it going tonight. $3 Lagers. See ya tonight!

JGTAI Scores Through Four Weeks

autumninviteHere ya go, our standings after four weeks. Teams in yellow would be in line for a bonus prize, teams in orange would still make the cut, and teams in blue still have some work to do. A very easy way to score points is right now on the facebook page…just post a link to your favorite short story. And this THursday, I am giving away an AUTOMATIC BID to the winner of the quizzo at Industry. Just throwing that out there now.

 

Question of the Week

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What man’s famous catchphrase was “You ain’t heard nothing yet?”

This Week’s Scores

NORTH STAR

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  1. Inkspot 101
  2. We’re Kind of a Mess 100
  3. Codename 89

SIDECAR

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  1. Stephen Hawking’s Dance Class 100
  2. Real Chip K 100
  3. Jitney Spears 96

O’NEALS

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  1. New and Improved Team Name 106
  2. Savage Ear 97
  3. Hooter and Chuff 95

CITY TAP HOUSE

  1. Jesters of Tortuga 126
  2. Underground Bard 118
  3. Uncle Boobies 107

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

  1. Hispanic at the Disco! (formerly known as the JAMS) 112
  2. Synchronized Trampoline 107
  3. #1 Government Team Competitor 104

BLACK SHEEP

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  1. Must Love Pogs 120
  2. Duane’s World 120
  3. Satan’s Minions 105

INDUSTRY

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  1. Ebola Soup 81
  2. Secret Service 78
  3. Staff Infection 72

BARDS

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  1. Ruby Tuesday 118
  2. Serbian Donkey Cheese 110
  3. FDR’s Legs 106

 

 

 

 

Question of the Week

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This ancient Greek mathematician, poet, astronomer, and father of Geography was the first person to calculate the circumference of the earth.

Pics and Scores From this Past Week

NORTH STAR

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  1. Go F%&$ Yourself 89
  2. Stillmaniacs 80
  3. We’re Kind of a Mess 78

(In their fall return, Always Finish 4th finished 4th)

SIDECAR

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  1. The Real Chip Kelly 95
  2. Ray Rice’s Undershirt 86
  3. Cambodian Sex Hut 85

O’NEALS

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  1. Stately Plump Buck Mulligans 110
  2. Chicken in a Bisquit Cat 107
  3. Encyclopedophiles 91

CITY TAP

  1. Jesters of Tortuga 116
  2. Blinds and Co 97
  3. Cusps of Carabelli 89

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. #1 Government Team Competitor 100
  2. Gentile Stab 99
  3. Turd Birds 91

INDUSTRY

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  1. Duane’s World 108
  2. Why Can’t Us 102
  3. Jitney Spears 94

BARDS

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  1. Ruby Tuesday 103
  2. Jesters of Tortuga 101
  3. Serbian Donkey Cheese 95

JGT Power Rankings

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They’re back! After a long hiatus, it was time to give some teams the respect they deserved. And also, regretfully, to include the Jesters. These rankings do NOT take into account last night’s results.

1. Jitney Spears (Black Sheep). Have answered 78 of their past 80 questions correctly, and also won at Sidecar last week. This team is on fire.

2. Jesters of Tortuga (City Tap). Their lack of New Jersey knowledge was exposed last week, but they did win twice the week before.

3. Savage Ear (O’Neals). Two straight wins at O’Neals sends the Ear flying up the charts.

T-4. #1 Government Team Competitor (Locust Rendezvous). Tied with Superfluity the past two weeks at the Vous. Tie again in the standings.

T-4. Superfluity (Locust Rendezvous). Tied with #1 Government Team Competitor the past weeks at the Vous. Tie again in the standings.

6. Must Love Pogs (Black Sheep). Kenney of the Jesters has assembled a crack team at the Sheep, and they were giving Duane’s World fits before Jitney ran wild these past two weeks.

7. Surly Rabbits (Industry). Two wins in a month gets the rabbits into the Top 10.

8. Ruby Tuesdays (Industry) A win at Industry this past week coupled with a 115 last week at the Sheep (in a 3rd place finish) puts the Tuesdays on the map.

9. Duane’s World (Black Sheep) After a 54-point win in late August, these perennial top-fivers have been struggling at the Sheep.

10. Synchronized Trampoline (Locust Rendezvous) Two wins in the past five weeks have the Trampoline rounding out the top 10.

Others receiving votes: Encyclopedophiles, Inkspot, Stillmaniacs, Underground Bard, Hooter and Chuff, Why Can’t Us, Exhausted Nihilists, In the Lead, We’re Kind of a Mess

Question of the Week

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What company launched the first email service in 1979, called MicroNET?

Double Points Night Tonight

Things have been a little crazy the past few weeks with Eagles and Labor Day, but now we’re back in the swing of things on Mondays. Action starts at North Star at 7 p.m. Great chance to get a win and get on the board.

On to Sidecar at 9:30 p.m. Great bar, and probably a great night to get a win (and earn 10 points). Let’s go!

JGTAI Scores After Two Weeks!

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Here ya go! Our scores after two weeks of quizzin’. Lots of points were given away with our Bonus question this past week. Well, there is a new one up. Great way to earn points, and to get to know a bit more about each other as well.

Teams in yellow and orange would make the cut if the season ended today. But the season doesn’t end today. Lots of time left to play. So get your team in gear and get out to quizzo, so you can earn an invite to the JGT Autumn Invitational!  

Action starts again on Monday at 7 p.m. at North Star and 9:30 at Sidecar. Since both were cancelled last week, both will be double points quizzes this week.

 

Last Weeks Results and Pics

O’NEALS

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  1. Savage Ear 105
  2. Encyclopedophiles 95
  3. We are Trenton 77

TAP HOUSE

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  1. Jesse No 96
  2. Jesters of Tortuga 83
  3. Underground Bard 81

RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Superfluity 105
  2. #1 Government Team Competitor 105
  3. Synch Tramp 91

BLACK SHEEP 

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  1. Jitney Spears 118
  2. Duane’s World 102
  3. Must Love Pogs 97

INDUSTRY

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  1. Ruby Tuesdays 105
  2. MIssing Heads 101
  3. Surly Rabbits 99

BARDS

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  1. Loose Stools 84
  2. Vinegar Strokes 82
  3. Serbian Donkey Cheese 80

 

News and Notes

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  • First of all, have a very cool event going down on this evening (Saturday) at our store; Jack Rooney, who grew up next to Shibe Park in the 1920s and 30s, recently wrote a book about his experience called Bleaches in the Bedroom. He’ll be in the store to talk about growing up next door to Shibe Park and about the 1929 A’s.
  • We’ll also have Scott Alberts of the Philadelphia Athletic baseball club talking about baseball in Philly in the 1860s. We’ll also have free beer and snacks. You can read more and RSVP here. 
  • We had a first this week, as #1 Government Team Competitor and Superfluity  tied for the 2nd straight week. Never had that happen before with the same two teams on consecutive weeks.
  • Pics will be posted later this weekend. JGTAI scores will be posted Monday. We’ll also have the return of the JGT Power Rankings this week as well.
  • We’re having an OKtoberfest Day of Games at City Tap House next Saturday. More details coming Monday.

 

Jersey Quiz Tonight

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Interesting quiz. Tough impossible round. One team blew a 10 point lead in the last round at O’Neals and the Jesters improbably blew a 2-point lead and lost by 13 at City Tap House. So it’ll be interesting to see how the quiz plays tonight.

We start at the Locust Rendezvous at 6:15 p.m. Always a great deal, always great service, and things have been a little quieter lately so you should call and make a reservation. 215-985-1163.

On to the Black Sheep at 8:15 p.m. And I’ve got some bad news to share: no mas Eileen. After a decade, she’s moving on from the Sheep. We’ll try to do our best without her. Gonna be pretty weird…she and I have been teammates since the days of Doc Watson’s. (She also served Tuesdays at O’Neals before moving to the Black Sheep.) I’ve always enjoyed working with her. Not gonna be the same without her there. The quiz must go on, though with heavy hearts.

A quik ntoe about THursdays quiz: the quizzo at Industry will be a double points quiz in the JGTAI, meaning the winning team will get 10 points.