Excited to announce that I will be hosting quizzo at Frankford Hall (1210 Frankford Avenue) on Tuesday night, June 8th at 8 PM. And yes, the quiz will be the same as the Summer Sizzler quiz (plus a bonus speed and music round), so if you want to play here and have it count BOTH at the bar and in the standings, feel free to play! Just gimme a heads up if so so we can take you off the schedule. (you can email me at johnny @ johnnygoodtimes dot com.)
Here they are, folks, our standing after the first week of the Summer Sizzler. The Trivia Mercenaries (aka the Mathematicians) take the early lead with a 51 on a damn tough quiz. On to Week 2!
Hey gang, if you’re trying to get your time slots for the coming season, you can sign up here. If you don’t see anything open, let us know and we’ll see what we can do. With Chip and Blake returning to comedy, we may be hiring a new QM, but in the meantime, you can check out the slots we currently have. And we currently have 37 teams, would love to get to an even number (38 or 40) so if you’d like to get a team in last minute, you can do so by signing up here.
Shout out to the Cool Cats and Kittens, who took home first place in the April Madness tournament. They had to hold off a plucky Underground Bard team and the upstarts COVID Isn’t Real, 46-44-44.
30th seed Au Bon Pandemic’s magical run ended in 4th place. A hearty thank you to everyone who played and I look forward to seeing you this summer, either in person (hopefully soon!) or as part of our Summer Sizzler.
Hey gang, if you’re one of the 42 teams that didn’t advance to the Elite 8, worry not; you can still play quizzo this week. Sign ups are here (click offseason tab at the bottom of the page). Openings for next week available too. The usual deal: $35 a game, payable to @jgtquizzo on Venmo or johnny at johnnygoodtimes.com on PayPal.
Details coming on the Sizzlin’ Summer Super League coming this week.
The Oscars are on April 25th, and we’re ready to celebrate. J Michael will be your host for our first annual Ultimate Oscars Pregame Quizzo. Questions about the past 91 years of the best films of all time (and, well, some bad films that somehow snuck into the mix). Furthermore, Oscars is a great party night, so we’ll have Bartender Dan (below) teaching us how to make a couple of Oscars specific drinks. Here’s how that will work; you sign your team for the quiz ($40 gets your whole team in for the quiz) then a few days before the quiz, we’ll send you an email with your zoom invite and the ingredients for our Sunday night drinks. And we’ll wrap the whole thing up just in time for the Oscars to begin. Hope you’ll join us!
We just launched our latest Worthless Knowledge Podcast episode, and this is our best one yet. We welcomed Chip Chantry to the pod to discuss an answer from last week’s quiz: the Noid. We discussed the Domino’s phenomenon, why he was more dangerous than the Hamburgler, and then introduced Nat to the Swiss Cheese Pervert (figuratively). You can listen above on spotify, or here on itunes. If you enjoy it, subscribe. And if you REALLY wanna scores some brownie points, leave a review.
Also, check out some other fun podcasting going on with our crew:
- Chip and comedian Ken Krantz tell some of the great stories of rock and roll in their new podcast I Love Rock and Roll. Check out the latest episode about an underground rock legend from Philadelphia named Jobriath. Crazy story. And be sure to follow them on twitter.
- J. Michael has a quite different podcast…the Mission Rejected podcast is a callback to old time radio serials. You can listen here.
- We recently had an INCREDIBLE interview on the Philly Blunt with local author Allen Hornblum. He’s written books about the medical experiments at Holmesburg Prison, as well as about the K&A Gang. He’s got some absolutely amazing stories that you’ve never heard before. We’ll be live on our Facebook page on Thursday night with Conrad Benner of Streets Department.
- We just started a regular Shibe Sports podcast, and our last interview was really interesting. We talked with David Barrett, who wrote the song One Shining Moment that plays after each NCAA tournament. Really interesting story of how the song came to be. Listen here.
Here are the standings after our first week of April Madness. Congrats to Super Spreaders who hold the lead after Week 1. And wanna see something really cool? Click on “brackets” at the bottom and you can see what the tournament would look like if the season ended today. Good luck to everybody in Week 2!
Thanks for your suggestions for topics for April Madness! We got some great ones. We have cut them down to our favorite 20, of which we’ll select 15 over the next 5 weeks. They are:
- 2010s sitcoms
- The stock market
- foreign languages
- One hit wonders
- Countries that No Longer Exist
- Music of the 50s and 60s
- Famous addresses
- Chinese food
- 90s hip-hop
- Rivers and Lakes
- First Ladies
- Famous Addresses
- TV commercials
- Bizarre old medical practices
- The Caribbean
- British Invasions
Movie Club is this Sunday at 6 PM! This month we’re watching Best Picture nominee Sound of Metal, taking a brief quiz on it, and then discussing the film. Hope you’ll join us! You can sign up here. We’ve been having a lot of fun with these…hope to see you Sunday night!
We are back for the 16th year, folks! Another year of brackets, and another year of great prizes…including a $100 gift card to Shibe Sports…and a 50th place prize! And everyone who signs up gets a 25% off gift certificate from Shibe. You can learn more and sign up here…Good luck, everybody!
Wanna hang out (Finally!), eat a burger, drink a beer, and do some good for the community? Join us at 1505 West Allegheny on Saturday at noon. We’ll have gloves and garbage bags, we’ll have the grill, we’ll have tunes, and we’ll have some beers. Hope to see ya there!
Also: Philly activist Nasir Bell and are going to be doing a lot of community activities this summer and fall. If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that if we ever want Philly to change for the better, it’s up to us…the government, the corporations, the local sports teams, etc. aren’t going to do shit. So we started a little group where we’ll be updating all of the stuff we’ll be working on in the next few months. And I really hope you’ll join us…the other thing we learned this past year is that we’ve got a really special community here, and I think we can use it as not just an opportunity to answer trivia questions, but to do some good in the city we call home. You can follow us on FB here, or Instagram here.
We’re going to have some fun with Super Bowl squares this year, and we’re going to raise money for a terrific cause. Here’s how it works: It’s $10 a square, payable on venmo to @jgtquizzo (or $jgtquizzo on Cashapp or firstname.lastname@example.org on paypal…and please put “Sharks pool” in the notes). After we get 100 squares filled in, we’ll randomly assign numbers. At the end of each quarter, the last two numbers of the score will determine our winner (for instance, if the score is 14-7 Chiefs after the first quarter, whoever has the Chiefs 4 and the Bucs 7 will be our winner.). That person will win an Eagles bundle, including our Vet stadium shirt, our Holcomb winter hat, a pair of Eagles socks, a pack of vintage football cards, AND we’re going to throw in a Philly Word Art poster, making this a $115 value. Whoever gets the numbers for the FINAL score will win this beautiful Mitchell and Ness sweater jacket.
100% of the money raised in these squares will go to the South Philly Sigma Nu Sharks football program. Started in 1992 by the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, the Sharks service over 400 youth between the ages of 5 and 14. The program offers numerous football leagues, a basketball leagues, and offers tutoring services. They are hoping to purchase tackling and blocking sleds in an effort to reduce live contact in practice as part of their concussion prevention efforts, and $1000 will go a long ways towards that effort. So join us in raising money for a great program and a great cause!
To sign up, just go here, enter your info, and pick a box (you can pick up to 3 at $10 a box). Takes like 15 seconds. Once we get to 100 boxes filled, we’ll draw the numbers for the boxes. Good luck!
And if you want to check out any of our other Eagles gear, this week only it’s ALL 30% off. Click here and use the checkout code eagles30.
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.