After a couple of years of “What the hell do I do with these winner photos?” I’ve finally decided to do what I should have done all along: I’m putting them all on Instagram. You can follow the new JGTQuizzo page here, which will mostly be photos of winners, venues, and events.
What if we combined bowling, quizzo, and Lizzo to put on a bizarrely awesome event? Let’s give it a shot. We did this like 12 years ago (well, sans Lizzo) and it was AWESOME. Been wanting to do it again ever since. Here’s how it works:
We’ll have 5 rounds of quizzo, broken down as we normally do. But between rounds, instead of listening to music, your team will be bowling. You’ll bowl three frames, we’ll take the average of your teams bowling score and combine it to your teams quizzo score. Now don’t worry if you’re good at quizzo but not good at bowling…we’ll give away a prize for best overall quizzo score (we’ll also give one away for best bowling score). But this just adds a fun wrinkle to your favorite bar sport. By the end of the game, you’ll have bowled 10 frames of bowling, played 5 rounds of quizzo, and probably have had a beer or two. Your ticket also includes another game of bowling once quizzo is done. There is room for 8 teams of 6, with reservations highly encouraged. Get your squad of 6 together, call North Bowl at 215-238-2695 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a slot, and I’m psyched to see you on Sunday!
What I’m Reading: I read this piece by a guy currently in Philly who was a member of Robert E Lee’s fraternity. Interesting piece. There is certainly a cult of personality around Lee in Virginia. I was taught all that nonsense: what a gentleman he was, all these absurd fables about how kind he was to blacks and sweet to the ladies.
What I’m Listening To: Been playing around with playlists on Spotify. Created this one for quizzo this week: All Philly performers.
What I’m Eating: A couple of weeks ago, some folks from Small Oven came by the quiz at Dock Street. TBH, I didn’t even know the place existed before that. But it’s a shared space with Porco’s and I was there at lunch so I tried the Spicy Porker. Nice space, very good sandwich. Great addition to the Washington Ave corridor.
Where I’m Drinking: Went with the fam to The Post last weekend. It seems to be more of a college hangout, but I got to say, it was an awesome place to take my kid. They’ve got Pop a Shot, they’ve got Skeeball, they’ve got air hockey. And really good Happy Hour specials. (It’s also the place we interviewed John Bolaris a few months ago. If you haven’t heard that one, you have to. Him talking about what happened in Miami is incredible.)
Where I’m Taking in the View: Don’t have to go far for this one. Finally made it up to Cira Green. Beautiful. Already talking to them about possibly doing some events there this spring.
New week, new topic: this week we’re going with a Philly theme. Questions about Philly landmarks, Philly music, Philly sports teams, and famous Philadelphians. We’re gonna see how much you know about the city you call home. This is gonna be a fun one. See ya this week!
WHAT I’M READING:This article on “shit-life syndrome” and how the Dems are completely oblivious to it. Desperate people want answers to their problems, they could give a shit about Russia or the Ukraine or any of the things that twitter obsesses over on any given day. The Dems (other than Bernie) continue to base their campaign on assuaging the hurt feelings of middle class coastal whites while ignoring people who need help.
Shit-life syndrome is not another fictitious illness conjured up by the psychiatric-pharmaceutical industrial complex to sell psychotropic drugs. It is a reality created by corporatist rulers and their lackey politicians—pretending to care about their minimum-wage-slave constituents, who are trying to survive on 99¢ boxed macaroni and cheese prepared in carcinogenic water, courtesy of DuPont or some other such low-life leviathan.
The thing that the article gets wrong is that Bernie fans gave up on him because he backed Clinton in 2016. That’s absurd. Nobody but the most radical leftists dropped off the Bernie train because he did that.
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: Some of the hottest rappers out right now (not including pop mumble bullshit) are from, of all places, Buffalo. Griselda is a group and a record company that was signed by Eminem’s Shady records. As Stereogum says: This music is firmly and proudly out of step with right-now rap music. Reminds me quite a bit of 90s era Wu Tang, and this video was directed by another 90s legend, Hype Williams. NSFW. I also really dig this song they did with the legendary DJ Premier.
WHERE I’M EATING:
Two places: Loco Pez recently opened in my hood at 20th and Bainbridge. Good food, good drink, and love the interior. They also have a great happy hour deal: half off nachos, and they’ve got damn good nachos…even better, that happy hour extends to the weekend, as they have a 1 to 3 pm happy hour on weekends. Also, Banh Mi Cali on the corner or 9th and Arch. No frills, no thrills, just a damn good banh mi.
COOL QUIZ I HOSTED THIS WEEK:
Did one for the Phillies front office in the Diamond Club at CBP. Pretty sweet. If you dig the Friday Five, be sure to follow me on twitter. Thanks!
Hey there, folks. Just a heads up that we will be watching Jeopardy GOAT at at Founding Fathers with the volume up tonight. Action starts at 8. (Beforehand, Boots will be hosting at the Vous. I got a private gig.)
It’s only January 3rd, but we’re going to hit the ground running. Really excited about some of the stuff we’ve got in the works for 2020. A lot more info on the way, but just a quick summary:
The Rothman Cabin at City Hall this winter for another season of quizzo. That kicks off on Tuesday at 6 pm. Drink specials, food specials and this year we’re giving away some great prizes for the winners.
Quizzo Bowl XVII is in the works. Nothing is confirmed yet, but save the date: February 29th. I am hoping to have that confirmed very soon.
We will be kicking off a 7 week season, with seven different topics, starting next week.
Working on a quizzo project I’m really excited about, and I think some of you guys will be too. Can’t give too much away, but it would be a once a month thing where quizzo and other skills would come into play.
The Friday Five is taking a short break, but returns next week.
Happy New Year! I’ll have a State of the Union post up tomorrow as we head into 2020, but in the meantime just a heads up that quizzo is ON for Birra tonight but OFF for Bards. We’ll be back at all of our normal spots next week.
Tonight is a a 2010s Decade in Review quiz. Action starts at 8 pm with Boots Boccutti.
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