Quizzo Sign Ups for Week of May 18

Sign ups are live for this week’s regular quizzes! Even if you’re not in the World Cup, you can still have fun with your friends and play with some of our best quizmasters, all for just $30 per team.

For those of you who haven’t done so before, the game is played as follows: you and up to 7 of your teammates join a quizmaster in Zoom, who asks you three rounds of 8 questions each and keeps your score.

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.

Pics and Scores of Last Week’s Quiz

SIDECAR

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  1. In the Lead 115
  2. Motor City of Brotherly Love 109
  3. Boobs Are a Bonus 94

O’NEALS

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  1. Chris & Kevin & the Stolen Teammate 102
  2. Jawn F Kennedy 97 (won tiebreaker)
  3. Irritable Owl Syndrome 97

CITY TAP HOUSE

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  1. Lost Paper 120
  2. Underground Bard 117
  3. Insert Witty Team Name Here 96
  4. Particles in Her Box 96

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

  1. Hispanic at the Disco 123
  2. Synch Trampoline 121
  3. Quizzo for Christ 120

FOUNDING FATHERS

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  1. 21 to Drink. 6 Figures to Sleep Over 121
  2. Tempura House 120
  3. Comey Comey Chameleon 113

INDUSTRY

  1. They All Look the Same 106
  2. Hufflepuff Ryde or Die 1104
  3. Governor Quiz Quiztie 93

BIRRA

  1. The Juice is Loose 108
  2. They Thought That Was the Game 84
  3. Mac Attack 78

BARDS

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  1. CGA 122
  2. New Point and a Unicorn 106
  3. A Team Has No Name 98

Those Steak Em Up Guys and I Are in A Documentary. About Quizzo. Seriously.


A few years ago, some of you old schoolers might remember, we had video cameras following us each week at the Bards for a while. The result was this…believe it or not…a full length film about quizzo. And after watching it, I’ll think you’ll agree, Garbo is well on his way to Hollywood superstardom. Actually, this is a very fun film. I think you’ll dig it. If you do, please feel free to share it on facebook and twitter.

Quizzo News and Notes

  • If you want to check on your actual brackets that you filled out, click here.
  • And here’s a fun piece in which I went to the library to see what they wrote about Wilt’s 100 point game the day after he did it. The political headline I found (posted at the bottom of the story) is going to blow your mind.
  • The Spring Invitational is now underway. Scores will be posted on Monday.
  • Have a great weekend, everybody.

You Write the Questions Round

I know how good you nerds are at answering questions. Let’s see how good you are at writing them. Here’s how it works: Send me a message on facebook or by sending me an email (johnny@johnnygoodtimes.com) with 1-3 trivia questions in it. I will take the best 10 questions I receive (no more than one per team) to make up the wild card round tomorrow night. They can be on any topic. Just send me a message with the questions and your team name. Let’s see what you got.

Five Cool Things We Learned This Week

 

  • Barbie dolls were based on an “adult” gag gift in Germany known as a Bild Lilli doll. “Early fashions are noted for their particular seductive design. Originally this doll had been produced as an advertisement gag for adults.” In 1956, an American woman named Ruth Handler, whose husband was one half of the Mattel ownership team, went to Germany on vacation. She came across the Bild Lilli doll, purchased three, and gave one to her daughter, whose name was Barbie. Her daughter loved the toy, and Mattel decided to take a chance on the first adult doll for kids. Needless to say, it paid off handsomely.

The Craziest Week of Quizzo Ever? It’s Quite Possible

Sex, Drugs, and Rock n Roll Week seemed to change everything. The Jams, Duane’s World, Steak Em Up, and L. Ron’s Diabetics all lost. (Thus confirming every stereotype you have about the relationship between nerds and sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.) Two teams won while playing their very first quizzo (7 Boobs and My Grandfather was Scottish), while the Mister Lippers won their 2nd quizzo ever.

Meanwhile, things are nuts over on the Facebook Physical Challenge Board, as people seem to have lots of pictures with themselves next to statues for some reason. If you want to score some physical challenge points, I highly suggest a trip over to facebook. You have until Monday to get a photo up of you in front of a statue.

And as if things weren’t crazy enough, Mom and Her Sun finished last at the Rendezvous, meaning I was able to capture the photo above, believed to be the first photo in world history of two black guys holding a Michael Bolton CD. They told me they were going to be blasting him on their car stereo all summer long.

I do expect things to return to some semblance of normal next week. Rejoice nerds…it’s going to be Humanities and Science week.