Schedule This Week

A fun time last week. We learned that Lynard Skynard is from Jacksonville (where they got their name from their ornery high school gym coach), Luck Be a Lady plays at the Bellagio fountains, and that Ziwe hosts a talk show in an all-pink studio. For this week, please note: quiz is canceled Tuesday night at Founding Fathers due to the Sixers. Otherwise we’re a go as of now. Here’s our schedule:

MONDAY

Loco Pez 7 PM

TUESDAY

Nothing (Sixers)

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell 7 PM

Birra 8 PM

FRIDAY

Phoenix Season starts! 7 PM

Quizzo This Week

I’m a day late and a dollar short, but all good, we had a nice crowd at Loco Pez last night anyway. We learned a lot at last week’s quiz, including about how the painting Olympia by Manet (above) caused a scandal in 1865. You can learn more about the controversy here. Another controversy we explored was the Police song Don’t Stand So Close to Me and the 1955 novel it was inspired by: Lolita. You can read more about the background to the song here.

Here’s the rest of the lineup for this week. Carl’s being lazy so I have to fill in for him on Thursday.

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell (with Taryn) 7 PM

Birra (with JGT) 8 PM

Let’s Party on Saturday Night

As you folks know, there’s nothing I love more than a side hustle, and whoa boy do I have one now! I’ve been working my ass off for the past year for no money and a whole lotta heartburn, but NOW is when it (hopefully) pays off*. The 2022 season starts this weekend, and we’ve got a whole lot of fun in store. Let’s be honest, this will be the only time in pro sports history a doofus like me will ever be allowed this close to the gears of power, so I’m going to take it for all it’s worth. But we gotta succeed this season for me to wield by PT Barnum-inspired powers in the future. And this season starts on Saturday.

And I thought we should open the season at a grocery store. Well technically, we open in Boston, our watch party will be at a grocery store. And not just ANY grocery store, the kickass Giant on 23rd and Arch. Have you been there yet? It’s insane. 40 beers on tap that you pour yourself, a Mission Taqueria, sushi, wine, and a spectacular terrace where we’ll be watching the game! The weather looks great and we’re gonna have a blast. We’ll have a projector screen set up, and I’ll be hosting a special trivia faceoff at halftime. If you’re gonna try to make it out, be sure to go to our event page on Facebook and RSVP. See ya Saturday!

***I’ll bore you with all of the details of the crazy past year later, but in the meantime, you should sign up for my Insider Email. You should also be sure to follow us on Instagram.

The new Giant food store in Center City, Philadelphia, has a terrace for diners. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Quizzo This Week

Last week we learned that Zsa Zsa Gabor was married 9 times, that John Lennon sang backup on “Fame“, and that llamas can swim. What will we learn this week? Find out by coming out to the quiz. Times are below.

And remember, we’re always available for private events. Also be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter to see what else we’re up to. See ya this week!

MONDAY

Loco Pez 7 PM

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street South 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell (with JGT) 7 PM

Birra (with Carl) 8 PM

Anderson Monarchs Fundraiser This Week at Quizzo

In honor of one of the greatest Americans of all time, Jackie Robinson, we’ll be raising money this week at quizzo for the Anderson Monarchs with a 50-50 raffle during all of my quizzes. The Monarchs 12-and-under team is set to go to Cooperstown this summer to participate in a summer baseball camp with 40 teams from across the country, and we’re going to help raise the money to send them there. Then we’ll also be donating 30% of all sales from Thursday-Sunday at Shibe Vintage Sports to the Monarchs. So play some quizzo, buy some great gear, and support a great cause! Schedule is below.

MONDAY

  • Loco Pez (Barring catastrophic ankle injury) 7 PM

TUESDAY

  • Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

  • Dock Street South 8 PM

THURSDAY

  • Deli at Dwell (I’ll be hosting) 7 PM
  • Birra (with Carl) 8 PM

April Madness is Back!

The third annual April Madness is here, and this year with a twist. Carl wanted to call it “April Mayhem” but that’s because, despite my ongoing efforts to teach him the importance of tradition and pageantry, he just can’t seem to get it through his head. This is the third annual April Madness! You can’t change the name of something when it gets to the third year! But he’s running the damn thing so in an effort to make labor peace maybe we’ll call it April Madness Mayhem. Or would it be April Mayhem Madness? Anyways, we’re masters at branding. Here are the details of whatever the hell it is:

8 games, starting the week of April 11th (NEXT week!), ending in early June.

All quizzes will be 4 rounds, in breakout room sessions only, on Tuesday & Wednesday nights (you play one night/week). This will be the same as JGT’s weekly quiz.

The first 5 weeks will be the “regular season” for seeding purposes. Then week 6 is when the MAYHEM begins…

Teams will be “PAIRED” with their inversely-seeded counterparts for a 3-week MAYHEM series. In other words, the top-seeded team will have their scores combined with the bottom-seeded team’s, the 2nd-seed’s with 2nd-to-last-seed’s, etc. The two teams with the highest combined score after those 3 games take the 1st place prize. No need for consolation brackets- literally every team will have a chance to win the championship!


REGISTER HERE. Please note that Venmo & PayPal payments should go to Carl now (Johnny got flagged as an oligarch).

SIGN UP FOR YOUR WEEKLY SESSIONS HEREIf it is truly impossible for your team to play on Tuesdays at 9 or Wednesdays at 7:45, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Carl, and he’ll try his best to work something out.

Hope to see you next week!

Updates

A first on Monday night as Carl was all set to fill in for me at Loco Pez…until he stepped in a pothole when he was a block away and sprained his ankle so badly he had to go to the hospital to have it X-rayed. We’ve never had a player miss a game due to injury…unless you count that January 2nd in like 2010 when my New Year’s hangover resulted in me not being able to get off of the couch and James Hesky needed to fill in at North Star. Anyways, Carl was able to hobble on crutches to the Founding Fathers last night to host there (I had a private gig at Chick’s). I will be back in action at Dock Street a 8 PM tonight (Wednesday). Taryn will be at Deli at Dwell on Thursday at 7, and Hopalong will host at Birra at 8 on Thursday. See ya this week!

Other News and Notes:

The 17th Annual Bracket-Tacular!

It’s back, and it’s badder than ever! And as always, totally free to enter. Some great prizes this year:

  • 1st place – $100 gift card to Shibe Vintage Sports and two Pro Pack season tickets to the Philadelphia Phoenix. 
  • 2nd place – $50 Founding Fathers Gift Card plus 2 free tickets to Phoenix game of choice
  • 3rd place – $25 gift card to Founding Fathers Bar
  • 50th place – $50 Shibe Gift Card
  • 100th place – $25 Shibe gift card 
  • All participants – Receive 25% off your next purchase at Shibe Vintage Sports

Wanna play? Just go here, sign up, and we’ll give ya the link. Best of luck!

Quizzo This Week

A day late on this, but after a good night at Loco Pez last night, let’s get it rolling. Here’s our schedule for the week. No quiz at Birra this week, will return next week. Just to set the scene: Founding Fathers and Dock Street will probably both be packed, at Deli at Dwell there’s definitely room. Congrats to Bing Bong, who won last night at Loco Pez. See ya this week!

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell (with Taryn) 7 PM

Quick Hits

First of all, there’s just one quiz tonight. No quiz this week or next at Birra due to Restaurant Week. But there is still quizzo at Deli at Dwell with Taryn. That starts at 7. Other news:

The Winter Warz Brackets Are up

I friggin’ love this stuff. The Winter Warz regular season is over and the playoffs start next week. You can check the final standings here. But more exciting to me than the final standings are the brackets. I love brackets. I think they’re sexy. I love some of these first round matchups, and I’m excited seeing some possibilities for Round Two. Some storylines to keep an eye on:

  • A possible Sofa Kingdom vs Cool Cats and Kittens second round matchup? Sign me up.
  • L. Ron has had a disappointing season, but we know what they’re capable of. Are they going to give Boyz II Menehune a fight in Round One?
  • Defending Champs Sons of Sam only outscored their potential 2nd round opponents, Yacht Rock, by .34 points. Will they be able to get past them and into the Finals?
  • Super Spreaders vs Quizteama Aguilera in the 2nd round has Instant Classic written all over it.
  • In the first round, I’m damn intrigued by the battle of the clubs: Babysitter Fight Club vs Texas City Players Club.

Good luck to all of our teams! Looking forward to finding out who our Cinderellas are this coming week!

Quizzo This Week

A few tweaks to our normal schedule. There’s no quizzo on Monday, as a couple of people at Loco Pez got COVID and they don’t have enough staff to cover. Which is a bummer because we’ve been rocking there lately. But we’re back in business on Tuesday at Founding Fathers, and rolling through the rest of the week. Here’s our schedule:

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell 7 PM

Birra 8 PM

The World’s Greatest Sort-of Super Bowl Trivia

You don’t need to be a football fan to have fun with this one. All of the following answers have an NFL team name in them. They may be singular, they may be spelled slightly differently or add a letter, but they’re all 32 of the NFL teams. If you enjoy it, I just ask that you buy a square in our Super Bowl Squares fundraiser for the South Philly Sharks. You can also take 30% off everything Eagles at Shibe tonight until midnight. Enjoy, and Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

  1. Ryan Gosling and Hayden Panatierre were among the stars of this 2000 film.
  2. This 1999 Destiny’s Child song included the line, “And now you ask to use my car, drive it all day and don’t fill up the tank”?
  3. Hourglass, Dusky, and Spinner are all types of what?
  4. This is the 2nd most widely spoken language in India.
  5. She starred as Nicole Lee on Hangin’ With Mr Cooper.
  6. Billboard calls this the first “country rap” song.
  7. He announced every Final Four between 1975-2008.
  8. This Swedish one-hit wonder had a monster hit in 1997; 9 years after his half-sister had become a one hit wonder.
  9. He is the Arizona Cardinals backup QB.
  10. This English car manufacturer started in 1922 as the Swallow Sidecar Company.
  11. His real name is Keith Cozart.
  12. This has been one of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants since 1893.
  13. Sir Henry Morgan is probably the most famous one of these.
  14. When Die Hard was aired on TV in the 1990s, the censors changed the words “Yippee Ki Yay, M****r F****r, to Yippee Ki Yay, _____________.”
  15. This 1980 film starred Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke.
  16. This group’s biggest hit was “Stuck in the Middle With You”?
  17. Mud, Blood, and Gold is a book about these people.
  18. He was the host of the show Man vs Wild.
  19. This team made its only Stanley Cup appearance in 1996.
  20. This bands breakout hit was the song “Chicken Fried”.
  21. Anker’s Power Point 3 is considered the best of these, according to the New York Times.
  22. This was the top grossing film of 1981.
  23. This band was founded in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell.
  24. This 1966 John Denver hit was covered by Peter, Paul, and Mary.
  25. This show ran on NBC from 1982-1988.
  26. This 1992 film starred Harrison Ford and James Earl Jones.
  27. This iconic song was originally recorded by a South African musician named Solomon Linda in 1939.
  28. This 1940 film starred Errol Flynn as an English privateer who defends England against the Spanish Armada.
  29. The 14th highest revenue generating company in America, this health care services company is has headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, and Dublin, Ireland.
  30. This pickup was introduced in 1980.
  31. Buddy Holly, Janis Joplin, and Jamie Foxx are all these.
  32. This Amazon Prime show follows a character named Ragnar Lothbrok.

ANSWERS

  1. Remember the Titans
  2. Bills, Bills, Bills
  3. Dolphins
  4. Bengali
  5. Raven Symone
  6. Cowboy
  7. Billy Packer
  8. Eagle Eye Cherry
  9. Colt McCoy
  10. Jaguar
  11. Chief Keef
  12. Commander’s Palace
  13. Buccaneer
  14. Mr. Falcon
  15. Bronco Billy
  16. Stealer’s Wheel
  17. 49ers
  18. Bear Grylls
  19. Florida Panthers
  20. Zac Brown Band
  21. Phone Charger
  22. Raiders of the Lost Arc
  23. They Might Be Giants
  24. Leaving on a Jet Plane
  25. Saint Elsewhere
  26. Patriot Games
  27. Lion Sleeps Tonight
  28. The Sea Hawk
  29. Cardinal Health
  30. Dodge Ram
  31. Texans
  32. Vikings