First of all, week 1 of the Invitational is now in the books and here are the scores. We laughed, we cried, we quizzed, and after one week Motor City of Brotherly Love held a one point lead over Synchronized Trampoline, thanks to both of them taking advantage of their Facebook points.
Speaking of the Motor City of Brotherly Love, they’ve been playing at Sidecar with Michael on Skype, which has raised a few eyebrows. My rules on this are pretty simple: if you’ve played pretty much every single week for like the last 4 years, and one of your players has to get leg surgery that means that he can’t physically leave the house for a few weeks, and I’ve known you guys long enough to know that you don’t cheat, and the only reason for you to even get up in the morning is the knowledge that he still has a vital place on his beloved quizzo team, then god damnit you can play via Skype.
A few other notes: look at those scores at Industry! Damn! If you and your team want the ego boost and 5 JGTSpI points that come with a victory, that is your place to play! It goes down Thursday at 6:30.
The Big Event will be held on May 21st at City Tap House. Why the Tap House? Because we’re gonna do it outdoors (weather permitting.) More details as we get closer to the date but in the meantime, put it down in your calendars.
There is a new Facebook challenge on the FB page. Remember that highest scoring team this season will get a bonus prize, so be sure to score points by any means possible. Schedule is on as normal this week.
Your best two shots for a win (and 5 JGTSpI points) come on Thursdays. At Industry, Imaginary Pablo can’t play anymore due to changes in work schedules, so it’s left a huge power vacuum at the top. Can your team fill it? At 8 p.m. the Birra quiz is still getting off the ground. We’ve got some regular teams, but no-one has established themselves as Top Dogs. So if you’ve got a decent squad, make it out tonight. We wrap it up at Bards, where the competition is a bit tougher, and you might wanna get there a bit early, because the joint is jumpin’. See ya tonight!
Who do we have to thanks to the sexy smell of a cologne called Blue Seduction?
The deadliest blizzard in US history took place in what year, when snows of 40-50 inches killed over 400 people, including 200 in NYC alone?
Alright, gang, we’re back for the 13th year of our bracket-tacular. And this year, there’s not only great prizes, but there’s also a bonus: 30% off everything at Shibe Sports. Just go here, enter your email address, and you’ll get your 30% off code and the link to the brackets. As for prizes, this year we’ve got some good ones:
1st place wins a $100 gift certificate to Shibe Sports
2nd place gets a sampler pack from Manatwany Still Works.
3rd Place gets a $50 gift certificate to Milkboy.
And of course our annual 50th place prize, as our 50th place finisher will get a $50 gift card to Shibe.
We’ve got plenty of new stuff in in the past month. Here are a few of our news shirts. And your discount code lasts for one week, so be sure to use it to buy something cool. Here’s some of the new shirts:
Wilt the Stilt.
Flyers vs the Red Army.
Jack Russell Stadium.
And for women, we just got in our Clover shirts, based off the old department stores. So be sure to get your brackets in, and be sure to get your orders in before Monday for 30% off!
Action kicks off at Industry at 6:30 p.m. It’s not a terribly tough quiz this week, and there are no heavy favorites at the Industry, so it’s anybody’s ballgame. There are also some great specials: Two $3 local draughts for quizzo. Happy hour until 7 pm with buck a shuck oysters, mac n cheese croquettes, $3 local beers $4 house red & white wine, and $5 select cocktails.
On to Birra at 8 p.m. with Carl B Sure. $1 off bottles and cans and $5 bar snacks. And we wrap it up at Bards at 9:15 p.m. Hope to see ya tonight!
You know what it is. Locust Rendezvous at 6:15 p.m. where the #1 Government Team Competitor will be looking to defend the title. On to Founding Fathers at 8:30, where the always formidable Duane’s World escaped with a 1 point win last week. Can you hold them off? See ya tonight!
A statue of this man in Dublin was blown up on March 8th, 1966. Who was he?
A tripleheader tonight, folks, with no dominant teams at any of tonight’s venues, meaning victory is yours for the taking. We kick it off at Industry at 6:30 p.m. Two $3 local draughts for quizzo. Happy hour until 7pm with buck a shuck oysters, $3 local beers, $4 house wine, and $5 select cocktails. On to Birra at 8 p.m. with Carl B Sure. $1 off bottles and cans and $5 bar snacks. And we wrap it up at Bards at 9:15 p.m. $3 Lagers. Wild card round theme is Pacific Northwest. Hope to see ya tonight!
Alright, now that we’ve gotten through Quizzo Bowl (which, unlike the Oscars, is a gala event that announces the correct winners), it’s time to make a few changes. The reason for these are several: for one, I’m taking on more work and more responsibility at the store, so I need to make time for that. Secondly, I’m getting more corporate gigs, and as you all know selling out to the man is what I’m all about. Finally and most importantly, I want another night to spend at home with my family, and this allows me to do so. (Over/under is a month after starting this schedule before my wife asks me to spend less time at home).
So here we go: starting next week, I will be moving Sidecar to Tuesdays at 8 p.m., and Carl will take over at O’Neals. For those of you who are unaware, Carl is already hosting at Birra on Thursdays at 8. (I’ll post the new schedule below). So we’ll still be rocking 8 JGT quizzes.
There will also typically be only one quiz written a week, starting next week. Occasionally, if 2-3 teams all request two quizzes and say they’re gonna play twice, we can break that rule. But 99.9% of teams play once a week, so this won’t be a change for just about anybody. But I just want to make sure it’s known.
As far as pics and scores, yes, I was a total slacker in the weeks leading up to Quizzo Bowl. I’m gonna do a huge photo dump on the Facebook page this week. Moving forward, there will be a bit more immediacy to the pics…I’ll be posting on twitter as soon as the game is over. You can follow me on twitter here. And yes, I know not everyone is on twitter. So don’t worry, Question of the Week will remain here on the website. Full schedule is below, starting next week. I will be hosting at O’Neals tonight:
- 8 p.m. O’Neals (w/ Carl)
- 8 p.m. Sidecar
- 10:15 p.m. City Tap House
- 6:15 p.m. Locust Rendezvous
- 8:30 p.m. Founding Fathers
- 6:30 p.m. Industry
- 8 p.m. Birra (with Carl)
- 9:15 p.m. Bards
Alright, we’ll be back in business at Sidecar tonight. Action starts at 9:30. But heads up: next week we’ll be moving the Sidecar quiz to Tuesday. I’ll have some more details about a few changes in the schedule tomorrow. See ya tonight!
Warren Beatty won an Oscar for Best Director for directing the film Reds, which was about the man who wrote Ten Days That Shook the World. Who was this journalist?
Action starts at 6:30 tonight at the Vous. We move to Founding Fathers at 8:30. One quiz this week. Hope to see ya tonight!