Question of the Week

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At the time of her tragic death in 1952, her book Goodnight Moon had only sold a couple of thousand copies. It has now sold millions. Who was this author?

Quizzo Tonight

Action starts at North Star at 7 p.m. It’s anybody’s ballgame. A great opportunity to earn some points. On to Sidecar at 9:30 p.m. Great turnout last week. Hope to see you guys tonight!

JGTSI Scores After Two Weeks

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Here they are, your JGTSI scores after two weeks. Still plenty of time to go but I wouldn’t wait to long to get your team in gear. I also just posted a new Facebook challenge…with my wife going to see the NKOTB concert tonight, I thought I’d ask what your favorite group was when you were 13 years old. So get your bonus points and get your butts out to quizzo next week!

This Week’s Pics and Scores

NORTH STAR

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  1. Stillmaniacs 109
  2. Swiss Navy 105
  3. Inkspot 104

SIDECAR

2015-06-15 22.59.15

  1. There’s No I in Quizzo 109
  2. Jitney Spears 100
  3. Broden and Meesh 96

O’NEALS

2015-06-16 22.04.44

  1. Encyclopedophiles 103
  2. Savage Ear 100
  3. BooCubs 91

CITY TAP HOUSE

  1. Jesters of Tortuga 115
  2. Underground Bard 99
  3. Spoiler Alert: Jon Snow Dyes His Hair Blond 97

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

2015-06-17 20.18.24

  1. Pop Shop 103
  2. Shades of Death 102
  3. We’ve Gota Ringer 98

FOUNDING FATHERS

  1. Duane’s World 104
  2. Jitney Spears 93
  3. Iota Beta Sigma 89

INDUSTRY

2015-06-18 20.34.58

  1. Quizzin and Jizzin 109
  2. Imaginary Pablo and the Goat 94
  3. Baby Ben 86

BARDS

  1. Jesters of Tortuga 108
  2. The CGA 105
  3. From Parts Unknown 102

Week 2 of the JGTSI Wraps Up Tonight

I’ll be back (finally!) at Industry tonight. Action starts at 6:30 p.m. There was a big crowd for Carl B Sure last week…better be a big crowd for my return or THERE WILL BE HELL TO PAY. Also, I promise no Demi Lovato cover songs this week. $3 craft beers and big goofy Riley doing whatever it is he does.

On to Bards at 9:15 p.m. $3 Lagers, the legend Michael behind the bar. Always a good way to end the week. See ya tonight!

Quizzo Tonight

Action starts at the Rendezvous at 6:15. The last two weeks have been dead, so this is definitely a good opportunity to get a win…and a $2.25 beer. On to Founding Fathers at 8:30. Dale’s Pale Ale special, and of course our vaunted 7TH PLACE PRIZE. Hope to see ya tonight!

Question of the Week

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Before he was the Professor on Gilligan’s Island, Russell Johnson starred in this 1957 classic with Pamela Duncan. What film was it?

Scores and Pics from This Week

NORTH STAR

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  1. Always Finish 4th
  2. Swiss Navy 72
  3. Inkspot 60

SIDECAR

2015-06-08 23.15.34

  1. Jitney Spears 109
  2. Sex Toy Vending Machine 107
  3. What’s Your BMI, Bro? 90

COMCAST

2015-06-09 19.13.21

  1. Muppet Scabies 106
  2. 2 Nerdy 2 Lose 91
  3. Kimptonites 91

O’NEALS

2015-06-09 22.12.32

  1. Hooter and Chuff 119
  2. Savage Ear 110
  3. Encyclopedophiles 108

CITY TAP HOUSE

2015-06-10 00.07.54

  1. Ukraine in the Membrane 105
  2. Jesters of Tortuga 104
  3. Underground Bard 98

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

2015-06-10 19.52.34

  1. You Can’t Sit With Us 111
  2. Synchronized Trampoline 101
  3. Hispanic at the Disco 85

FOUNDING FATHERS

2015-06-10 22.24.45

  1. Duane’s World 115
  2. Rathskeller Dweller 100
  3. Riversharks 92

INDUSTRY

  1. Imaginary Pablo 99
  2. Boot Hill 93
  3. Booth Ulna Bones 92

BARDS

2015-06-11 23.26.00

  1. From Parts Unknown 113
  2. Serbian Donkey Cheese 113
  3. Pauper of the Surf 106

Quizzo at Industry and Bards Tonight

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Yes, I am doing a fundraiser tonight, but there will still be quizzo at the Industry, as Carl B. Sure will be hosting starting at 6:30 p.m. Carl does a great job, and this week is a very fun quiz. Awesome music round.

I will be back at the Bards at 9:15. With crowds starting to slow a bit for the summer, this is a GREAT time to earn some early points in the JGTSI. Hope to see ya tonight!

Fundraiser Tonight

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An interesting night tonight. I’ll actually be kicking off at McGillin’s at 6 p.m. We’re doing a fundraiser for the Dave Nee Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to take away the stigma associated with depression and encourage those battling with depression to seek help. This is a great program I’m happy to be a part of. And with my buddy (well, pretty much everybody’s buddy) Anthony Riley succumbing to depression this past week, this cause really hits home. If you are available to play tonight and want to contribute to a great cause (there’s a large trophy for the winners), or just want to donate, you can click here. 

Dave was a brilliant guy- a great poker player and a lover of trivia. He graduated from Loomis Chafee and Princeton before attending Fordham Law School. Dave would read anything and did read almost everything. His favorites included Plainsong by Kent Haruf, For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, and Graham Greene’s work. Between the History Channel and Dave’s various books on war and presidents, he was a walking encyclopedia: impossibly comprehensive and impressively impenetrable. He analyzed everything from the makings of a perfect sandwich to the semantics of a well-told joke to Civil War generals’ psyches. Dave craved long debates and marathon sessions of philosophical exchange. He listened to Johnny Cash religiously and also loved Taj Mahal, Hank Williams, and the soundtracks from Quentin Tarantino movies.

All proceeds from the trivia night benefit the Dave Nee Foundation. The friends and family of Dave Nee established The Dave Nee Foundation in 2006 in the aftermath of his death by suicide. A charismatic and brilliant law student, Dave Nee did not share his struggles with depression. The foundation was established to reduce the stigma of mental illness and encourage those struggling to get help, while encouraging friends and family on how to be proactive and supportive. Our mission is to eliminate the stigma associated with depression and suicide by promoting and encouraging not only the diagnosis and treatment of depression among young adults, but also the education of young people, their families, and friends about the disease of depression.

 

Quizzo Tonight

Action starts at the Rendezvous at 6:15. Last week was really strange. Quietest night we’ve had in years. If you’ve had problems getting a table there before, now might be the time. Looks like we might get a little quieter for summer.

On to Founding Fathers at 8:30. It’s been a madhouse and no reason to see it change this week. Hope to see ya tonight!

Quizzo Tonight

We kicked off the Summer Invitational last night with a very amusing quiz. Mystery rounds are always a bit of fun, and the music round was quite interesting as well. We’ll do it again tonight, starting at the Comcast Center at 5:30 p.m. $5 vouchers off food in the market, and it’s BYO. We’ve had a lot of fun with these lately.

O’Neals at 8 p.m. $3.50 margaritas and a $100 gift card if any team can top 110 points.

On to the Tap House at 10:15 p.m. As long as it doesn’t rain, we’re gonna do this one al fresco. Tough to beat quizzo outdoors. See ya tonight!

Question of the Week

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Born on June 12th, 1806 in Prussia, this civil engineer moved to Trenton and began designing the Brooklyn Bridge before dying of tetanus in 1869. Who was he?

Summer Invite Starts Tonight

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We ran a little late with the Spring Invite, so we’ve got a quick turnaround to the Summer Invite. Same deal as before, though this time we’ll add a few wrinkles, including a prize for regular season champ. Action starts tonight at the North Star at 7 p.m. On to Sidecar at 9:30 p.m.

We’ve had a lot of upsets the past two weeks. Will be interesting to see if it continues this week. Expect a Mystery Round tonight.  See ya then.