Question of the Week

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The painting Las Meninas is one of the most widely analyzed art pieces of all time. What artist, born in 1599, painted it?

Quizzo Tonight


We kick it off at Sidecar tonight at 8 p.m. We’ll also throw down at O’Neals at 8 p.m. Also, in case you missed it, we’ve changed Carl’s nickname from Carl B Sure to Boots, which he informed me used to be his nickname. Boots B. Sure it is!

Late night party at City Tap House. The kids are gone for the summer, so things will quiet down a bit. When the weather gets nicer, we’ll start doing it outdoors. But it looks a bit chilly, so we’ll be inside tonight. Not a lot of teams after the kids graduate. We’ll have Narragansett specials and 2 for $20 pizza, and a terrific opportunity to win the $100 first prize. Hope to see ya tonight!

Question of the Week

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What game, part of Penn and Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors, takes at least 8 hours to play, as you drive a bus from Tucson to Las Vegas in real time?

(I learned about this game at a cookout on Sunday and it made my weekend. I highly encourage you to read up on it. Just amazing how bad this game was).

Question of the Week

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In what 1997 film did Roger Moore play The Chief?

The Invitational

Spring Invitational 2017

Hey folks, here’s what you need to know about the event today:

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

PLACE: City Tap House, 39th and Walnut. We’ll be seated outdoors. We do have an overflow crowd (we had a lot of wild card teams get in this week!), so we may be packed in kinda tight, and might have a team or two down at picnic tables. There’s more room inside but it’s gonna be an awesome day so I want to be sure we’re outdoors if at all possible.

ENTRY FEE: $10 per person.

BAND: Whiskeyhickon Boys

SPECIALS: $5 Select Beers, $6 Select Wines, and $7 Select Specialty Cocktails.

TEAMS EXPECTED:

  • Shamans Be Good (City Tap House)
  • Duane’s World (Founding Fathers)
  • Motor City (Sidecar)
  • CGA (Bards)
  • Jacobites for Destruction (Rendezvous)
  • Synchronized Trampoline (Vous)
  • Tempura House (Vous)
  • Jerk and a Squirt (O’Neals)
  • Governor Quiz Quiztie (Industry)
  • There’s No I in Quizzo (Sidecar)
  • Go Ninja Go (Sidecar)
  • Cure For What Ailes You (Industry) 
  • Must Love Pogs (Bards)
  • #FakeJews (Birra)
  • Rumble Ponies (Rendezvous)
  • 21 to Drink (Founding Fathers)

Mother’s Day at the Rainforest Cafe

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My wife took our son Avery “Lil Ace” Goodtimes to Atlantic City one day a few months ago while I was working, and she couldn’t quit talking about the Rainforest Cafe. They had walked in for just a quick look inside and Avery had been kind of spellbound by it. So I decided that we’d go there for Mother’s Day. It was gonna be nice out, so a brunch at a Rainforest Cafe and a walk on the Boardwalk seemed like a lot of fun.

We got into AC, where I haven’t been in quite some time, and I gotta say, it’s a pretty decent deal. Parking was just $10 all day, less than a block from the boardwalk! So we walked down to the beach, where Lil Ace ran wild in the sand for awhile, then walked down the Boardwalk. We were near a Guy Fieri BBQ restaurant at one of the casinos, which is unfortunately right next to the AC Korean War Memorial. Avery loves statues, so we walked over to the memorial. I’m glad I didn’t lose any relatives in that war, because hearing “Who’s ready for some lip smackin, rib ticklin’ BBQ?!!” over a loudspeaker on repeat makes it really hard to give the whole War Memorial anything other than a surreal quality. He might as well, say, “We want to honor all of the heroes at the Battle of Flavortown! Oh yeah!”

We headed into the Rainforest Cafe, and it was quite an experience. I had thought there would be like live birds and shit in there, but it wasn’t nearly that classy. They were all animatronic (<—love that word) creatures, and after receiving our passport, we were led to our section of the rainforest.

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I don’t quite know how to do the place justice, but I’ll try: there was a golden statue of what I assumed to be Atlas holding the earth on his shoulders sitting in a pond in front of a waterfall. Now what this Greek hero had to do with a rainforest, I wasn’t quite sure, but it was an impressive homage. Avery said that it was a “Ninja Warrior who fell in the water.” He stared at it for quite some time. There were mechanical gorillas in the “forest” behind some of the tables, giant butterflies on the trees that flapped their wings, and even a couple of mechanical elephants. There was a lot of smoke, fake trees, and plastic ivy was EVERYWHERE. It was also a bit dark.

We sat near the two gorillas, but still within eyeshot of Atlas holding up the earth in the fountain (Aside: Avery calls them “water mountains”. It’s so cute we don’t have the heart to correct him.) Our server, dressed like he’s prepared to lead an expedition though the rainforest, came to take our orders. Normally, I’d get a mai-tai in this situation, but this is the kind of place has laminated menus, and those places always make their drinks too sweet, so I decided on a beer instead.

The menu was laughably expensive, with stuff like $19 spaghetti. And when you go to places like this you know they’re not attracting America’s finest chefs, so it’s good strategy to order the burger. The beer was cold, the burger was fine, the gorillas were a tad underwhelming. They were pretty much shown from torso up, and they occasionally beat their chests, but it was sort of half-hearted. Like if they were real gorillas, you’d think they were kind of depressed. But there were jungle sounds playing all throughout the meal, which was kind of cool. Much better than listening to Guy Fieri talking about things sticking to your ribs.Avery eats hot dogs and stares at gorillas.

Avery eats hot dogs and stares at gorillas.

My wife asked me, “Would you rather work here or at City Tavern?” (Where, as you may or may not know, I used to work.) It was a real toss up. I mean, at the City Tavern I was forced to dress in 18th century colonial-wear and sell turkey pot pie. But there were fewer small kids running around looking at gorillas at that job, and so I’d have to lean towards City Tavern.

We exited (through the gift shop, of course) and after saying 200 times that we weren’t getting a plastic snake we headed back outdoors, got back in the car, and headed back to Philadelphia. Great day trip. Highly recommend a day in AC, and if you’ve got a 3 year old I sort of recommend a trip to the Rainforest Cafe.

JGTSpI RSVPs

Spring Invitational 2017

Alright, so here’s where we stand heading into Sunday’s Big Event at the Tap House. There are still 5 quizzes left, and any team that wins one of those 5 quizzes still has a shot at a wild card slot. (Your best bet to get a win is Birra Thursday night). As for the band, they’re gonna be awesome. And just to be clear: this will be at the City Tap House in University City. 39th and Walnut.

CONFIRMED

  • Shamans Be Good (City Tap House)
  • Duane’s World (Founding Fathers)
  • Motor City (Sidecar)
  • CGA (Bards)
  • Jacobites for Destruction (Rendezvous)
  • Synchronized Trampoline (Vous)
  • Tempura House (Vous)
  • Jerk and a Squirt (O’Neals)
  • Governor Quiz Quiztie (Industry)
  • There’s No I in Quizzo (Sidecar)
  • Go Ninja Go (Sidecar)
  • Cure For What Ailes You (Industry) 
  • Must Love Pogs (Bards)
  • #FakeJews (Birra)
  • Rumble Ponies (Rendezvous)

 

Question of the Week

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What 1983 film produced by Charlie Ahearn featured Fab 5 Freddie, The Cold Crush Brothers, and Grandmaster Flash?

Wild Card Week This Week

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Final JGTSpI Scores!

Spring Invitational 2017

Here they are, the final scores to the JGTSpI. Teams in yellow made the cut, teams in blue are on the bubble. I am starting to send out invites now. I’ll have a lot more info on here soon.

Pics of This Week’s Winners

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  1. Jacobite for Destruction 109
  2. Half a Bag of Chips 102
  3. Barefoot Bubbles 96

SIDECAR

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  1. Motor City of Brotherly Love 101
  2. Trump’s Remaining Staff 97
  3. Rofin-chi-na-na-na 81

O’NEALS

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  1. Roses on Saturn 119
  2. Jawn Wayne Gacy 109
  3. Fick Yo Lingers 82

CITY TAP HOUSE

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  1. Wild Card Bitches 83
  2. Quiz in My Pants 74
  3. We’re Too Drunk for This 66

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Fierious 7 120
  2. Synchronized Trampoline 113
  3. Did you Comeyet? 113

FOUNDING FATHERS

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  1. Must Love Pogs 119
  2. Duane’s World 111
  3. Jitney Spears 107

INDUSTRY

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  1. Imaginary Sarah and the Goat 112
  2. West and East 103
  3. Electric City All Stars 101

BIRRA

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  1. #Fakejews 103
  2. King Henry 76
  3. Just Me 73

BARDS

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  1. Horse Smoother 109
  2. Names are Bard 95
  3. FDR’s Legs 93

JGTSpI Scores Are Now Posted

Spring Invitational 2017

Ok, it’s been a few weeks, but here’s the scores and now you know where you stand heading into the final week of the regular season. Teams in yellow would earn an invite if the season ended today. Team in red need to make some moves this week. There are two ways to score points this week: come out to quizzo and earn some points, or post a pic on the new Facebook Challenge on the Quizzo FB page.

The Big Event takes place on May 21st at City Tap House, and invites will go out this weekend. Wild Card Week (where a win earns you an automatic invite) takes place next week.

Pics of This Week’s Winners

SIDECAR

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  1. Boyfriend for a Week 120
  2. There’s No I in Bina 112
  3. Motor City of Brotherly Love 108

O’NEALS

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  1. Skinny Pants Rappers 115
  2. Jawn Wayne Gacy 107
  3. Jerk and a Squirt 97

CITY TAP HOUSE

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  1. Ruth Lescher 107
  2. Shamans Are One Smart Cookie 107
  3. 3 Jews and an Indian 100

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Jacobites for Destruction 118
  2. Tempura House 117
  3. Paul’s Fault 111

FOUNDING FATHERS

  1. Must Love Pogs 116
  2. Jitney Spears 110
  3. Duane’s World 96

INDUSTRY

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  1. Repeal and Go F**k Yourselves 112
  2. KFBR 392 93
  3. Governor Quiz Quiztie 92

BIRRA

  1. #FakeJews 102
  2. Non-Sporting Class 86
  3. Pizza the Hut 77

BARDS

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  1. CGA 120
  2. Confused but Looking 112
  3. GOPiece of Shit 98

Question of the Week

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What show starring Ellen Barkin is based on a 2010 David Michod film?