Awesome Comedy Show Monday Night

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The last time we hosted We Have Fun, we had Philly hip hop legend Reef the Lost Cauze rapping over yacht rock songs. This time we’ll have the hilarious Mary Radzinski (who recorded her first comedy album Wednesday at Helium), the insane Financial Guru Gregg Gethard (author of Cash Dad Trash Dad), and musician Dan Bruskewiecz from TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb. If you wanna see a late night talk show that focuses on Philly’s best comedians and musicians, then I heartily encourage you to come on out on Monday. You can buy tickets here or at the door. For a mere $5, I am guaranteeing a lot of fun. Action starts at 9 p.m. To learn more, go here.

Question of the Week

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What film sequel had the title: Money Never Sleeps?

Wild Card Week Kicks Off Tonight!

Three great opportunities to get a win tonight and get your team into the Invitational, being held this Sunday at Lucky Strike. We’ll quiz, we’ll bowl, we’ll watch football. It’ll be great.

But if you haven’t gotten an invite yet, there’s still hope. You have to win this week. And you’ve got three chances to do so. We start at Markets at Comcast at 5:30. Then Carl hosts at O’Neals at 8 p.m. Great shot to get a win there. And I’ll be at Sidecar at 8 p.m. as well. Hope to see ya tonight!

Final JGTAI Scores

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Here they are, folks, the final scores in the JGTAI. Teams in orange have been invited, teams in grey have accepted invite, and teams in blue are on the bubble, to take anyone’s place in case they can’t uphold their Invitational duties. Shoutout to Quiz Quiztie for winning the whole damn thing. If anyone has any questions or concerns, shoot me a line. Invites will be going out this weekend, and remember that next week is wild card week, so there’s still a shot to make the cut.

This Week’s Scores

SIDECAR

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  1. Double Stuf Oreo 100
  2. Chaos is a Ladder 100
  3. BOFA 89

O’NEALS

  1. Jawns 114
  2. Jerks 80
  3. Gingerbread Men 61

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Beast of Bourbon 119
  2. Paul’s Late 117
  3. Babysitter’s Fight Club 92

FOUNDING FATHERS

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  1. Go Ninja Go 105
  2. Queefer Sutherland 104
  3. Jitney Spears 104

INDUSTRY

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  1. Duane’s World 107
  2. Quiz Quiztie 103
  3. Pal’in Around 100

BIRRA

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  1. Chick fil Atio 107
  2. St Michael’s Children 103
  3. The 2017 Genital Erection 102

BARDS

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  1. Shauna Baby 119
  2. Intercontinental Ballistic Samurai 103
  3. Leonid Aptekman 101

Hosting a Special Quizzo for CeasefirePA on Sunday; You’re Invited

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I’ve seen a lot of people on social media lately who are outraged at the NRA and frustrated by the lack of progress in gun control. And I suspect a lot of you are curious as to how you could help. Well here is a great opportunity to find out how and to have a lot of fun doing it. I will be hosting a quizzo on Sunday (Just a general quiz, not a gun theme or anything) and there will be reps from CeasefirePA to talk about what you can do to make an impact when it comes to gun control. I interviewed Ceasefire PA’s executive director Shira Goodman about the program and how people can get involved.

JGT: What exactly is Ceasefire PA’s mission?
SHIRA: We work — through education, policy advocacy and coalition-building –  to reduce gun violence and gun tragedies in Pennsylvania.  Our goal is to empower every Pennsylvanian with the tools, information, and confidence to take a stand against gun violence.
JGT: How did you get involved in the organization and what is your current role?
SHIRA: I joined as Executive Director in 2012, a position I still hold.  I have been working in the nonprofit public policy world in PA since 2002.  I am blessed not to have a personal tragedy related to gun violence, but I work every day to honor those lost and those families and survivors who are fighting so that others will not have to know their pain.
JGT: How can people who care deeply about gun violence in America get involved to help a) prevent mass shootings like we see now regularly nationally and b) stop making illegal weapons so accessible here in Philadelphia?
SHIRA: We need people to make this issue a voting issue. They need to talk to their elected officials — and those who want to be their elected officials — about gun violence and the particular issues they are concerned about.  They can get involved by signing up for our email alerts about policy and legislation. We’ll let them know what issues are coming up for votes and how to contact their officials about those issues.  They can donate to support the work we do.
JGT:  Do you feel like there’s been any sort of shift in the national dialogue on this issue or has the NRA completely stifled political dissent?
SHIRA: The NRA is powerful, but ultimately, they represent only a small portion of gun owners, and even a smaller portion of Americans.  Those of us who disagree with the NRA need to do what they do — speak up and keep speaking up, make this a voting issue, and don’t give anyone a pass for failing to work for a safer America.
JGT: Why should people attend on Sunday?
SHIRA: Sunday is going to be a great time.  While people are playing your Quiz, they’ll also be supporting a great cause.  We’ll have information available to show folks how to get involved, but this is really a fun event.  And, the Eagles are off. So, it’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Question of the Week

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Retiring at age 93 in 2014, Elinor Otto is considered the last ________. (Fill in the blank)

This Week’s Scores

SIDECAR

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  1. In the Bleed 94
  2. Quizteama Aguilera 83
  3. Suck it Trebek 72

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Beast of Bourbon 101
  2. Lonely Charlie 98
  3. Tempura House 97

FOUNDING FATHERS

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  1. Jitney Spears 121
  2. Duane’s World 104
  3. Kevin Spacey Touched my Underwood 80

INDUSTRY

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  1. Gov Quiz Quiztie 97
  2. Why Can’t Us 90
  3. Rich & M.E.A.N. 89

BARDS

  1. Underground Bard 103
  2. Hung Jury 98
  3. CGA 97

Question of the Week

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This man admitted in 1959 that he had been given the answers ahead of time on the game show Twenty One. Who was he?

Quizzo Tonight

Yes, we are on for tonight…we kick it off at Sidecar at 8 p.m. and O’Neals at 8 p.m. Both very winnable spots. General quiz this week. Make it happen!

This Week’s Scores

SIDECAR

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  1. Double Stuff Oreo 101
  2. There’s No I in Triple Double 82
  3. Account Choculas 72

O’NEALS

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  1. AK/BK 83
  2. Madonna is Lame 73
  3. Grab Em By the Putin 57

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS 

  1. Hispanic at the Disco 104
  2. Babyitters Fight Club 101
  3. #resentment 100

FOUNDING FATHERS

  1. Jitney Spears 107
  2. Duane’s World 93
  3. Chaos is a Ladder 84

INDUSTRY

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  1. Governor Quiz Quiztie 89
  2. Why Can’t Us 80
  3. Dazed and Confused 79

BIRRA

  1. Must Love Pogs 110
  2. Chik Fil Atio 86
  3. ? 71

BARDS

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  1. Bards 104
  2. Snatch Adams 90
  3. Wild Thornberrys 80

Question of the Week

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According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the heaviest pumpkin ever grown was grown by Mathias Willemijns. How much did it weigh in pounds (not in kilograms. Be careful when you look it up)?

15th Annual Halloween Spooktacular!

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Believe it or not, we’re in YEAR 15 of the oldest tradition in the JGT arsenal: the annual Halloween Spooktacular. All questions about demons and goblins and ghouls. Also skeletons. And death. And mayhem. OK, OK, you know what Halloween is, you get the picture. Anyways, gonna be a fun time as always, with lots of candy to giveaway and of course anyone who dresses up earns their team 3 points in the JGTAI (up to 15 points per team). Here’s this week’s schedule:

TUESDAY

O’Neals 8 pm

Sidecar 8 pm

WEDNESDAY

Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm

Founding Fathers 8:30 pm

THURSDAY

Industry 6:30 pm

Birra 8 pm

Bards 9:15 pm

JGTAI Scores

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Here ya go, our updated scores! Shout out to There’s No I in… who earned 8 points for being the only team to attend my comedy show. AHEM. (cough). AHEM. The NEXT one is November 20th and I would HATE for the rest of you to miss it.

There are still four weeks left to earn points, so if you’re not in the green, you soon can be: there’s a brand new Facebook picture challenge. It’ll be fun to see pics of you guys in the 90s.

Still working on a venue for the big event, but I’ve got a real promising lead for something I think is going to be Ultra-Fun. I hope to announce it on Monday.