I’m in Virginia quite a bit these next few weeks, so you’ll get to see a lot of Carl and Steven. (Chip told me on no uncertain terms he never wanted to see any of you people again). Worry not, Chip and Steve are just as good at this as I am. I mean, perhaps not as devilishly handsome or charismatic or have that sassy “devil may care” attitude that I do, but otherwise just as good as me. So come on out, have some fun with them, I’m still writing the damn things so they’re gonna be good. And take note: a brand new monthly quiz starts on Wednesday at Fette Sau…and winner gets a $100 Stephen Starr gift card. Great space, great BBQ, definitely check it out on Wednesday.
You guys will be getting to know Steve aka “Know Contest” a bit better these next few weeks, as he picks up some summer shifts and starts to do some of his own quizzes.
What one album would you want with you on a desert island? The other day, I had a wicked craving to listen to Achtung, Baby three times in a row without interruption, but I like to avoid getting punched, so I’ll say the Police’s Zenyatta Mondatta–unless I discovered the island wasn’t deserted, in which case I’d quickly switch over to Purple Rain.
What is your favorite sea creature? The coelecanth, the horrible-tasting, slow-moving fishosaurus we thought was extinct for 66 million years until one was found just chilling off S. Africa in 1938.
What’s your dream car? The 2024 Hyundai Veloster, preferably colored Ice Pearl.
What would be your ring entrance music if you were a professional wrestler? 4:01-4:35 off of “The Battle,” track 2 on Hans Zimmer’s score for the 2000 film “Gladiator.” Is … that enough time to get to the ring?
What famous person do people tell you that you look the most like? If they know what they’re talking about, Milo Ventimiglia, and if they’re a day from being declared insane by a qualified medical board, Alan Cumming.
We’re back to our regularly schedule programming this week, more or less, before ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE for the summer. (I’m gonna be spending a lot of time in Virginia over the next month or so, but don’t worry, you’ll be well taken care of.) This week, Carl is out of the country, discovering the wonders of Italian architecture.
I’m going to be hosting a special quiz on Thursday at Julian Abele Park at 6:30. I’ll have more details on that coming soon, but short story is: $30 a team, up to 6 players per team, and we’re gonna hang out in the park and play quizzo (different quiz than the regular, so you can play twice this week if you want).
Last week we learned that weizen means wheat, Procol Harum sang Whiter Shade of Pale, and the first ever drive in movie theatre was located in Camden. What will we learn this week? Here’s your schedule:
Loco Pez 7 PM
Founding Fathers 8 PM
Dock Street 8 PM
Julian Abele Park (with JGT, more details forthcoming) 6:30 PM
Alright, a whole lot going down this week. It’s beer week, so we’ll have a beer round or two snuck in there. Our friends from Thin Man Brewing will be on hand at Founding Fathers on Tuesday night. I’ll be doing a beer week event Monday night at Love City outdoors at 7 that’s open to the public. I’ve got a private gig Wednesday and Carl and Taryn are outta town this week but we somehow are making it work. Here’s the deets.
Last week we learned that Frida Kahlo had an affair with Leon Trotsky, that DJ Lethal is in Limp Bizkit, and that rattlesnakes are found in 46 US States. What will we learn this week? Attend the quiz to find out! We are a GO for Memorial Day, so we’ll start there tonight. Here’s the lineup:
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:
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!
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.
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.
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 HERE. If 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.
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!
April Madness is back! Click here to learn the details and get your team signed up.
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