Topics for the Next Four Weeks

Hey gang, we’re not going to unveil what the topics are each week for Winter Warz BUT I did tell you guys last week that I’d post the remaining topics, in no particular order. So here ya go, these are the topics for the next four weeks. What topics do you want to see for the second five weeks? Let us know on our Facebook page.

  • Latin America
  • Before & After
  • Colors
  • Academy Awards
  • World Religion
  • Obscure Sports
  • Arizona
  • Horror Films
  • African American Culture & History
  • Casual restaurants chains
  • South Pacific
  • Snakes

J. Michael’s Movie Club

Excited to start something new this season! Our quizmaster J Michael is a huge movie buff, and so we’re gonna put together a little movie club and see who wants to hang out. Here’s how it will work, we’ll pick a new movie each month, get together at the end of the month, take sort of a mini-quiz about the film, and then have a group discussion. Our first film is gonna be Mank. It’s the story of the making of Citizen Kane. Is it movie geeky? Yes. Are we geeks? That is correct. We’ll be doing a short quiz (got some new trivia tech to test out for it too) about the film and then having a discussion, led by our resident movie geek JMD. It’ll go down on January 31st at 6 PM. If you wanna join us, just sign up here so we can send you the zoom link. Looking forward to it. This is gonna be fun!

Everything You Need to Know About Winter Warz

WHO: 60 teams playing for the Winter Warz title.

WHAT: Our 4th online season since last spring, the Winter Warz.

WHEN: January 4th-March 21st

WHERE: On Zoom.

WHY: Why not? We’ve had a ton of fun these past few months, and 98% of the teams we had for the Winter Warz are back (plus a few new teams.)

CAN WE STILL GET OUR TEAM IN? Yep! We’re at 56 teams signed up and we’ve got room for 4 more before we cap it at 60.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? It’s $450, which I know looks like a lot but when you break it down over 12 games and over 8 players, comes out to less than $5 per game per person for 40 minutes of quizzo. So less than a beer to play quizzo at the bar.

IS IT FUN? Well 48 out of the 50 teams that played in the Fall Brawl are back for the Winter Warz, so I think that’s a pretty good indication that it’s pretty damn fun. It’s a lot like fantasy football, except that you’re actually playing in the game. Well, playing a trivia game, not a football game.

WHAT’S NEW: Well one thing that’s new is J Michael’s movie club, where we’ll watch one movie during each of the next three months and get together for a) a short quiz about that film and b) a discussion of the film, led by our cinephile quizmaster. We’ll spin the wheel to reveal the first film tonight during our preseason show.

PRESEASON SHOW? Yes, as those of you who have played with us in the past know, every few weeks the quizmasters get together to go LIVE on facebook and discuss our rankings and standings. We kick it off tonight at 6 PM on the JGT Quizzo Facebook page.

WHAT ELSE: We’re also introducing the Midseason Classic, where we’ll randomize our teams, so folks get a chance to know some of the people they’ve been playing against this past year.

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Just go here and enter your team info, go here and enter your slot on the schedule, and pay half of your dues to @jgtquizzo on venmo. And voila, you’re in! Hope to see ya this season!

Enter Your Winter Warz Schedule for the Season!

Signed up for Winter Warz yet? If not, go here and sign up. Will take about 20 seconds. No money due until January 2nd.

Dunno what exactly Winter Warz is? Go here to find out.

Once you’re signed up, then you can enter your schedule for the full 10 week season. We kick off with our pregame show on Sunday, followed by the season starting next Monday. Can’t wait! Lots of fun stuff on tap for the next few months!

Christmas Questions

Here ya go, folks, a few questions from our Christmas quiz this past weekend. (Click Page 2 below to see the rest of the quiz). Happy holidays, everyone!

ROUND ONE

1. Robert Herjavic invested in a company called Tipsy Elves on Shark Tank in 2013. What do they sell?
2. What figure in alpine folklore that helps Santa by scaring bad children became better known in 2015 with the reslease of a horror film about it?
3. What’s the name of the plaza in Die Hard?
4. What Italian word is on the box the leg lamp comes in in A Christmas Story?
5. On the Office episode “Christmas Party”, what did Pam trade an ipod for?
6. What feast do Southern Italians often partake in on Christmas Eve?
7. In the 1969 Christmas episode of the Brady Bunch, the kids ask Santa to cure their mom of what?
8. In what city did the movie Bad Santa take place?

The New Year’s Eve Quizzo Spectacular

Just because we can’t go out on New Year’s Eve doesn’t mean we can’t party. So this NYE, let’s put on our formal finest (tuxedo t-shirts welcome…and lots of sequins), get together for some zoom quizzo, and cheers to the good riddance of 2020. We’ll have our virtual bartender Fergie teaching you some champagne cocktails while spinning a few yarns, we’ll have some questions about all things new, and we’ll do it early enough in the evening that all you old heads won’t fall asleep on your keyboards.

Wanna join us for a New Year’s Eve night of merriment and mirth? Tickets are $50 per team, and can be purchased here. 10% of all ticket sales go to Beyond the Bars (we’ll also be doing a 50-50 raffle for them) and each member of the winning team will win a $25 gift card to Shibe Sports. (2nd place will each win a $10 gift card). Hope to see ya New Year’s Eve!

J. Michael’s Movie Club

Excited to start something new this season! Our quizmaster J Michael is a huge movie buff, and so we’re gonna put together a little movie club and see who wants to hang out. Here’s how it will work, we’ll pick a new movie each month, get together at the end of the month, take sort of a mini-quiz about the film, and then have a group discussion. Our first film is gonna be Mank. It’s the story of the making of Citizen Kane. Is it movie geeky? Yes. Are we geeks? That is correct. We’ll be doing a short quiz (got some new trivia tech to test out for it too) about the film and then having a discussion, led by our resident movie geek JMD. It’ll go down on January 31st at 6 PM. If you wanna join us, just sign up here so we can send you the zoom link. Looking forward to it. This is gonna be fun!

Meet the Quizmasters: Mike Major

With Carl and I getting slammed with holiday gigs (book yours now!) and with what we expect to be a big Winter Warz season on the horizon, we thought it would be a good idea to add a new member to the team. So we’re happy to add bar and restaurant vet Mike Major to the squad. Wanna play a quiz with Mike? Sign up here.

What’s your pre-COVID profession? 
I worked at the demonstration kitchen COOK.

List three of your favorite places in Philly.
Loaded question but my brain immediately went to food and booze. Bob and Barbara’s, Fountain Porter, and Carribean Feast.

What one album would you want with you on a desert island? 
The Score from The Fugees.

What reality show would you be an absolutely terrible contestant on? 
The Bachelor/Bachelorette.

What would be your theme music if you were a professional wrestler? 
Dreams and Nightmares.

What famous person do people tell you that you look the most like? 
Taye Diggs. Is he even famous anymore? 

What would be your dream job? 
Sports analyst.

What was the worst job you ever had?
Telemarketer. They even got shut down by the FCC.

What show/movie/series should people be watching while quarantined? 
The Boys and this show called The Chosen. It’s a quick watch, only one season. Oh and Succession is so good.

What’s your favorite dessert?
Peach cobbler.

PREVIOUSLY:

Meet Carl.

Meet Chip.

Meet Blake.

Meet J. Michael.

Week 2 Results

Sofa Kingdom took home the title in Week 2 with an impressive 51. Yacht Rock finished tied for 2nd. The Kingdom and Yacht Rock are now tied atop the leader board with 101 points through two weeks. L. Ron is in 3rd We’ll have standings fully updated after Week 3.

1Sofa Kingdom510.0036
2Social Distance Warriors490.0005
3Yacht Rock490.0005
4Lambda Lambda Lambda480.0005
5Duane’s World470.0005
6L. Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics470.0021
7Underground Bard460.0015
8Careless Fister450.0067
9Au Bon Pandemic440.0005
10Expired Walmart Meat440.0005
11There’s No I in Quizzo430.0067
12The Quarantiners420.0000
13Mad Princes410.0000
14Meat Sweats410.0036
15Very Many Porpoises400.0010
16Babysitters Fight Club390.0056
17Deck My Balls380.0000
18Pop Fit Studio380.0010
19English Department370.0010
20Not Last Place370.0082
21Lamination Station350.0056
22Drunk Parents330.0097
23Synchronized Trampoline320.0015
24Carole’s Husband320.0041
25Tuesday Night Quarantine Quizzo Club320.0041
26Together Alone290.0067
27Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Answers290.0251
28Brains on Cheese260.0010

The War on Quizmas Spectacular!

Yes, it’s been a rough year, but even with our backs against the wall, we must continue our relentless War on Christmas! But before we kill this vile holiday and erase it from the history books, let’s have some fun celebrating the movies, traditions, and treats it’s given us. Same deal as usual: $35 per team (just buy one ticket for your whole team) and we’ll do a 50/50 raffle. You can purchase your ticket here. This time the recipient will be Beyond the Bars, a program that recently was announced as a finalist for the prestigious Lewis Award.

Last Week’s Scores

Congratulations to Yacht Rock and Expired Walmart Meat…both scored a perfect 52 last week to rocket to the top of the charts. Yacht Rock comes away with one of the narrowest victories in quizzo history, by 0.02 in OT. If you missed last week, worry not, we’ve still got lots of openings for this week. We’re taking each team’s top 3 scores to determine a December champ, so you’ve still got a shot at the crown if you sign up now!

1Yacht Rock520.10
2Expired Walmart Meat520.12
3L. Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics500.09
4Sofa Kingdom500.14
5Synchronized Trampoline490.01
6Duane’s World490.18
7Lambda Lambda Lambda490.26
8Underground Bard470.00
9Carole’s Husband460.06
10Very Many Porpoises450.25
11Hallmark Hot430.16
12Meat Sweats420.08
13The Quarantiners420.30
14There’s No I in Quizzo410.06
15Quick Question400.14
16Deck My Balls400.28
17Au Bon Pandemic380.12
18Mad Princes380.20
19Pop Fit Studio380.30
20Brains on Cheese370.20
21Drunk Parents360.16
22Not Last Place310.30
23Penny Fur Long300.06
24Tuesday Night Quarantine Quizzo Club300.38
25Together Alone260.01

Our Toy and Clothing Drive Is Live!

Our annual toy and clothing drive is now underway. The way we do it is simple. Pick a child on this spreadsheet (or more than 1 if you’d like), find a toy they’d like on Amazon, purchase it and have it mailed to the address below. Take about 30 seconds and makes a WORLD of difference to a child who might otherwise not get a toy this Christmas. Thank you everyone for your continued annual support for our annual toy and clothes drive! We couldn’t do it without you! And thank you to the Poor People’s Army, we couldn’t do it without them.

(Child’s first name) c/o PPEHRC Toy Drive 

1505 West Allegheny Avenue

Philadelphia PA 19132