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Spring-vitational Starts Tonight!

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It’s that time again! Time for the 5th annual JGT Springvitational, where teams will earn points throughout the next couple of months, with the top vote-gathering teams earning an invite to the Big Event in May.

Same as before, a first place finish earns you 5 points, 2nd place 3 points, and 3rd place 1 point. There will be a few wrinkles thrown in, as well as a few double points nights as well. Best places to get a win right now? Well, there are no heavy favorites at Sidecar, O’Neals, or Bards.

So get your team together and start earning some points. Action starts tonight at North Star at 7 and Sidecar at 9:30. See ya then!

Pics and Scores from Last Week

NORTH STAR

2015-03-02 21.14.45

  1. Hopservation Desk 107
  2. Llamas on the Llam 100
  3. Inkspot 98

SIDECAR

2015-03-02 23.25.38

  1. Tempura House 111
  2. Bury the Lede Prostitute 105
  3. There’s No I in Quizzo 94

O’NEALS

2015-03-03 22.04.31

  1. Dixie Cup Divas 100
  2. Savage Ear 97
  3. Shady it Ain’t So 85

CITY TAP HOUSE

2015-03-03 23.50.39

  1. AIPAC Your Bags 109
  2. Tequila Mockingbird 104
  3. Jesters of Tortuga 97

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

2015-03-04 20.10.44

  1. Lamb and Associates 91
  2. #1 Government Team Competitor 88
  3. Exhausted Nihilists 80

BLACK SHEEP

2015-03-04 22.14.15

  1. Duane’s World 100
  2. Must Love Pogs 100
  3. Good bye, Goodtimes 97

INDUSTRY

2015-03-05 21.08.22

  1. I Wanna Hot Dog 97
  2. Tempura House 94
  3. Who Wants a Fresh T-Bag 91

BARDS 

2015-03-05 23.18.59

  1. Serbian Donkey Cheese 77
  2. Larchwood Nimoy 73
  3. I Quizzed My Pants 70

 

Quizzsnow is On for Tonight

You can’t spell quizzo without “snow”, so needless to say, we’ll be in action tonight. We start at Industry at 6:30 p.m., where Vanilla Ice’s Rap Sheet has usurped Imaginary Pablo as the team to beat. On to the Bards at 9:15 p.m. Interesting quiz this week. A very tough impossible round has made for some dramatic finishes. Hope to see ya tonight!

Quizzo Bowl 2015: The Year We Turned It Up to XI

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I had narrowed it down to a couple of bands for Quizzo Bowl XI, but wasn’t sure that either was the perfect fit. After taking a bath on the boat, I needed QBXI to be a success or it was going to be the end of the road for the Bowl as we know it. So I needed a sure shot for the band. When I saw that the musical Motown was coming to Philly, it clicked. I asked around about Motown bands, and was quickly pointed in the direction of the York Street Hustle.

The weather was snowy and nasty, and getting to to the World Cafe proved to be a major challenge. The snow and ice combo had me worried that whole teams were going to drop out, but only a few people couldn’t make it.

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There were some shenanigans, such as the opener “Quizzo Bowl Man”, which was going great until I totally flubbed the lines in the second verse, which is something I’ll never forgive myself for. A more successful performance was put on by my mom, who sang backup on a Supremes number.  The quiz itself was rather enjoyable, from the back and forth between Fastball Bob and Bing Supernova that formed Round Two to the debut of Johnny Flamethrower in Round Three. In terms of trivia, it was Round Four that took the cake, as the music round, a collection of Detroit musicians that ran the gamut from Del Shannon to Kid Rock, was a huge success. But it was the between round performances that truly made the night. The York Street Hustle simply channelled the spirit and energy of Motown, and by the end, the crowd was less interested in the scores than they were in the band.

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With good reason. The Sofa Kingdom won their 5th Quizzo Bowl, but even their repeat title couldn’t put a damper on the night. The team of Jeopardy champs finished 2nd, but the heroes of the night were But My Mom Says I’m Cool, who took a narrow lead into the final round and finished an impressive third. (You can check all of the scores here.)

All in all, Quizzo Bowl XI was a resounding success, with numerous people saying it was the greatest one of all time. It certainly ranked right up there with some of the classics, such as QBIV (at the Blue Horizon), QBVIII (steel drums and Koob and Kristy’s on-stage engagement), and QBIX (Welcome to My Face). Regardless, it’s going to be a damn tough act to follow for whomever gets the music gig next year. Be sure to check out Emelie Rejician’s incredible photos from Quizzo Bowl XI. 

Snow Day Sale at Shibe

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We’re running several sales over at Shibe today for the snow day. So far we’re selling this women’s sweatshirt for an insanely low $25 and this Flyers winter cap for just $18. We’ll be throwing more sales up on our facebook page throughout the day, so be sure to tune in.

Also, as a JGT exclusive, to launch our new beer shirts, gonna sell you these Esslinger’s shirts for just $20. Just use the promotional code Quiz when you check out. Incredibly comfortable Next Level shirts. Esslinger’s Little Man was an advertising icon in Philly in the 1940s and 50s, and Esslinger’s was the first brewery in Philly to sell beer in cans.

Photo_Feb_21_11_59_31_AM_largeAs for things at the store, they’re going well. Be sure to swing by sometime to check out some of the really cool gear we’ve got. We’re at 137 South 13th Street, just south of Vintage Wine Bar (and Danny’s!). Closed today for snow, but I’ll be around tomorrow afternoon until about 3, so come on by.

Quizzo Tonight

We kick it off at Locust Rendezvous at 6:15 p.m. And then, one last dance at the Black Sheep. Action starts at 8:15 p.m. Hope to see ya tonight!

Quizzo Moves to Founding Fathers Next Wednesday

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It’s the end of an era at the Black Sheep, as the quizzo there this Wednesday (March 4th) will be my last one there. We’ll be moving South, to Founding Fathers (1612 South Street), where quizzo will take place at 8:30 on Wednesdays, starting on March 11th. Sad to say goodbye to our friends at the Black Sheep, but excited to start at a new venue. I think we’re gonna have a lot of fun at Founding Fathers, which is a large room and will give us some room to grow. We’ll have some beer and food specials for quizzo night, which I’ll let you know about over the next week. And yes, tomorrow night at Black Sheep, I’ll probably have a drink or two to celebrate the last quiz and say goodbye to some old friends. Hope to see ya there. If so, get there early. As usual over the past ten years, I expect it to be packed.

Big Money Tuesday

We kick it off at O’Neals at 8 p.m. If we can get 30 people in the building, any team that scores 110 points or more and wins gets a $100 gift certificate. On to City Tap House at 10:15, where we’ll have a return of free money faceoff. Plus winners walk with a $75 gift cert. And tonight’s questions are particularly millenial friendly. Yeah, I know you’ve got midterms, but college is all a big ponzi scheme anyway and no employer is ever going to give a shit about how you did on your midterms so blow them off and come play quizzo. See ya tonight!

Question of the Week

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Leonard Nimoy made one of his first appearances in what 1952 film, where he played a martian invader named Narab?

Pics and Scores of This Week’s Winners

NORTH STAR

2015-02-23 21.20.43

  1. Inkspot 108
  2. Philliez Nutz 100
  3. Hopservation Desk 91

SIDECAR

2015-02-23 23.25.12

  1. There’s No I in Quizzo 116
  2. Jitney Spears 114
  3. Dr. Gary Lewis 83

O’NEALS

2015-02-24 21.51.20

  1. Dunkin Deez Nutz 108
  2. Savage Ear 99
  3. Encyclopedophiles 80

CITY TAP

  1. Jesters of Tortuga 129
  2. Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamscroat 94
  3. Underground Bard 93

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

2015-02-25 20.10.26

  1. L. Ron Hubbard 122
  2. Synch Tramp 119
  3. Honeybadgers 110

BLACK SHEEP

2015-02-25 21.55.43

  1. Duane’s World 127
  2. Lil Wayne Newton 98
  3. Happy B-Day Robert 88

INDUSTRY

2015-02-26 20.26.14

  1. Vanilla Ice’s Rap Sheet 108
  2. Riley is a Girl’s Name 89
  3. Why Can’t Us 88

BARDS

2015-02-26 22.40.56

  1. Welcome to Braceland 103
  2. Serbian Donkey Cheese 97
  3. American Diaper 90

Pics and Scores of Last Week’s Winners

NORTH STAR

2015-02-16 21.12.03

  1. Sexxy Bacon 105
  2. Hopservation Desk 104
  3. 5th Estate 101

SIDECAR

2015-02-16 23.28.47

  1. Side Cartel 112
  2. Dr Gary Lewis is Single 102
  3. There’s No “I” in Quizzo 92

O’NEALS

2015-02-17 21.43.50

  1. Hooter and Chuff 112
  2. Savage Ear 111
  3. D-Street 60

CITY TAP

  1. Jewz4Jesus 85
  2. GC Biatches 78
  3. Bruce Jenner’s Discarded Testes 74

THE VOUS

2015-02-18 20.16.53

  1. L. Ron Hubbard 119
  2. Turd Birds 118
  3. Hispanic at the Disco 112

BLACK SHEEP

2015-02-18 22.02.44

  1. Duane’s World 115
  2. Washed Up Wildcats 104
  3. Weeniss 94

INDUSTRY

2015-02-19 20.40.34

  1. Vanilla Ice’s Rap Sheet 119
  2. Popesack 112
  3. Missing Heads 109

BARDS

  1. Jesters of Tortuga 121
  2. Lambda Lambda Lambda 112
  3. Legends of the Hidden Salami 102

Quizzo Tonight

We kick it off tonight at Industry, where word is out: the food, drink, and service are all terrific, and the result has been packed houses the past few weeks. Let’s keep it going tonight. Action starts at 6:30. On to Bards at 9:15, where we’ve been rocking and rolling for some time now. An interesting quiz this week. See ya tonight!

Johnny Flamethrower is In the Buildin’!


Here’s our video round from Saturday night, hosted by that lovable scamp Johnny Flamethrower. Answers are after the jump:

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