The JGT Quizzo Top 20 Rankings

After putting all of the numbers of the past few months through our PATENTED Quiztron 2000 computer system, we now have a definitive Top 20 Quizzo list. We’ll see how our teams do in this week’s games and adjust them accordingly next week.

  1. Social Distance Warriors. Won one tourney. Lost in OT in the Finals of the 2nd. No brainer.
  2. Underground Bard. A huge win in the World Cup Finals after running through some of quizzos toughest teams.
  3. Boyz II Menehune. A Quizzo Bowl win and a Final Four appearance in the World Cup.
  4. Expired Walmart Meat. Final Four appearance, lost to eventual champs in OT.
  5. Cool Cats and Kittens. Highest scoring team in the regular season. Final 8 finish.
  6. Zodiac Killer. Tied for 2nd highest regular season score, Final 8 in both tourneys.
  7. Careless Fister. Tied for 2nd highest regular season score.
  8. Lambda Lambda Lambda. Won Group K, lost a 52-51 heartbreaker to SDW in Final 8.
  9. Branch Covidians. Final Four in April Madness, won Group J.
  10. Yacht Rock. Won Group F.
  11. Sofa Kingdom. Disappointing in both tourneys. Have their glory days past them by?
  12. Duane’s World. Great regular season but stunning first round loss in tourney.
  13. Synchronized Trampoline. Final Four in April Madness, Final Four in the NIT.
  14. Del Covid 19. Went 3-0 and won Group H.
  15. L Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics. Won Group L.
  16. In the Lead. Shocked Duane’s World in tourney, then almost beat Boyz II Menehune.
  17. Babysitters Fight Club. 3-0 regular season, Final 8 in April Madness.
  18. Texas City Players Club. Won the NIT.
  19. Lamination Station. Final Four in April Madness and Final 8 in the NIT.
  20. Cracked Eggheads. 125 points in regular season.

Also receiving votes: Missing Heads, There’s No I In Quizzo, FFSF, El Tigre, the Jawns, Missing Wuhan Scientists

Going to the Circus…in 1968

Last week, Frank Fitzpatrick posted on twitter a news story from 50 years previous about a fight breaking out at a Clyde Beatty Circus.

I had never heard of the Clyde Beatty Circus so I looked it up and soon found myself down a strange wormhole of old circuses. A guy named Dennis Furbush used to take his 16 mm camera to circuses back in the day and had some footage of one that took place in Philly, apparently where the Franklin Mills mall is now. The footage was disorganized but spellbinding…it felt like traveling through time back to 1968. Just so much great behind the scenes footage.

I showed the story to a good buddy of mine, and he sent me a text that summed it up perfectly:

It’s funny, even though I understand and mostly agree with all the very good reasons that circuses–or at least that type of circus–don’t exist any more, I know the images and iconography have always stirred something very deep in me.  Something that touches on human beings’ capacity for play and appreciation for the absurd and the strange.  Things that have long felt under threat by the encroaching and suffocating same-ness of a mass-produced culture.  Add to that the communal aspect of it and how far away that now seems, and it makes me deeply sad for something lost forever.  Even if they were really shitty to the animals.

Well sometimes I get a crazy notion in my head and have to create something bizarre, so I decided to make a music video out of it, coupled with music from one of my favorite Philly groups, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb. I spent way too much damn time on such a crazy project, but I think it came out kind of cool. If you enjoy it, feel free to share.

THE FAMILY FEUD

Quizmistress Erin runs her own quiz on Fridays at 5:30 and I’ve been playing most weeks. It’s a ton of fun, and her third round is always a “Family Feud” round which is kind of hilarious. She’s been using answers she uses online, but she wants to start doing some of her own “polls”, so I thought some of you would get a kick out of being a pollster. It’s kind of hilarious and will take like 3 minutes. Just go to the google form and answer the questions. That easy.

Watch (and Play) Tonight’s Championship Game Live!

The Synchronized Trampoline (Locust Rendezvous) takes on the Social Distance Warriors (O’Neals) tonight at 8:30, and you’re invited to watch live! And what the hell, why not play along for fun? Here’s a link to a three round scoresheet you can print out and play along. Just go to Johnny Goodtimes Quizzo on Facebook and we should be live at 8:30. In addition to the championship game, we’ll also have Steve O of Lambda playing keyboard between rounds. This has all the makings of an awesome time. Or a total train wreck that you can mock me about for the next month. Either way, YOU WIN!

Huge Quizzo Weekend Coming Up!

Folks, we’re headed to one of the biggest weekends in quizzo history, with a championship game Saturday night, two Sunday quizzes, and sign ups for the Quizzo Cup. Here’s the lineup:

Friday Night: JGT Quizzo Hostess Erin hosts her own really fun Friday night quiz every week at 5:30 PM that includes a Family Feud round that my wife DOMINATED last week. See ya there!

Saturday Night Championship Game: The Synchronized Trampoline (Locust Rendezvous) and the Social Distance Warriors (O’Neals) are going head to head on Saturday night for the Tourney title, and you’re invited to attend. We’re going to be airing it live on the Johnny Goodtimes Quizzo Facebook Page at 8:30 on Saturday night (if the technology gods allow). And you’re welcome to play along from home! I’ll have details for how you can sign up for a scoresheet tmrw afternoon on the FB page, and Steve O of Lambda will be playing piano between rounds.

Sunday Night Quiz: We’ve got two chances to play on Zoom on Sunday night. We’re up to 23 teams so far, but do have room for a few more. You can sign up here, for teams of 2-8 players. It’s a fun twist on the regular quiz.

Quizzo Cup: We’re up 31 teams signed up for the Quizzo World Cup so far, and would love to get up to 48. We’re going to have a ton of fun with this thing. Stats, team badges, team logos, team uniforms. Let’s get as ridiculous as possible. Signs ups go until Sunday at 11:59.

Sign Up for the World Cup of Quizzo!

Hoooo my goodness, looks like it’s time for our first ever World Cup of Quizzo!

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been having a blast exploring the new Virtual Quizzo world with you all, and your feedback has been overwhelmingly uplifting. So, as promised, we’re pleased to roll out our first official Virtual Quizzo “season”, starting Monday, May 4th. The league will be built World Cup-style- you register your team, and you’ll be randomly assigned to a Group with 3 other teams to start the season. Here’s the breakdown:

3-Week Regular Season (single-team format)

Each week your team will play in a single-team session where it’s just you and the host- the same format we’ve been doing every weeknight during this pandemic. You’ll be shooting for a high score as always, but you’ll also be playing “against” another team in your group, trying to rack up a strong win-loss-tie record in the Group Play standings.

Tournament Play (head-to-head format)

Depending on how many teams register, we’ll have at least one tournament bracket with seedings based on win-loss-tie records and total average scores. These games will be played in a head-to-head format using two breakout rooms in Zoom.

In summary, every team will play a minimum of 4 games- 3 regular season, and at least one tournament game. The deeper you go in the tourney, the better your value.

The Price: $160 per team. Yeah it’s slightly more than you’re paying for a quiz now (unless you advance in the tourney), but in return we’re going to add badges for accomplishments such as perfect rounds and high scores, create an overall Top 10 ranking system based on the numbers, and we’ll have some fun prizes and stuff to give away as well. You’ll also get to lock in your time for three weeks in a row instead of one.

(If you don’t wanna join the World Cup, rest assured…we will still be doing a la carte quizzes.)

Team Logo: If you are going to play, we’re going to request that you create a team logo. It can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. I find Canva to be super user friendly for stuff like this.

Sign Up: To enter the World Cup, sign up here. To pay and lock in your slot, send $160 to @jgtquizzo on venmo or johnny@johnnygoodtimes.com on Paypal.

We’ll be posting records, stats, and all sorts of team features & highlights throughout the season. And yes, we’ll have prizes for our top teams. Whether you’re competitive or just a casual quizzer, this is sure to be the highlight of your quarantine. Register now!

Sunday Night Sign Ups!

We’ve been having a lot of fun with the Sunday night quiz! A bit different than our regular quiz during the week, as all the players gather in one room, then when each round ends head off to breakout rooms where they confer with their teammates. We also feature a video round from Chip Chantry each week. We do two on Sunday nights, one with me hosting AT 7 PM and one with Carl at 8:30. We’re bumping up the number of teams each week, and this week will go up to 20 teams deep. It’s totally different questions than the one during the week, so everyone is welcome to sign up and play. Hope to see ya Sunday!

SIGN YOUR TEAM UP HERE.

Sign Ups for This Week’s Virtual Quizzes

Hey there fam. We’ve got several openings still available for quizzes this week. You can sign up here. And heads up…we’re actually doing two different quizzes this week, so if you want to play once on Mon/Tuesday you CAN play again on Wed/Thur/Fri. Here are the ones available as of 12:30 Tuesday afternoon:

TUESDAY

J Michael: 8:30 PM, 9:15 PM

Carl: 10 PM

WEDNESDAY

J Michael: 7 PM

Carl: 10 PM

THURSDAY

Chip Chantry: 6:15 PM, 7 PM

J Michael: 7:45 PM

Erin: 9:15 PM

FRIDAY

J Michael: 7 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:30 PM

Last Week’s Top Scores

Congrats to the Sofa Kingdom, who scored the first ever perfect score. Here are all of the scores for this past week.

  1. Sofa Kingdom 52
  2. Cool Cats and Kittens 50
  3. Hallmark Hot 49
  4. Expired Walmart Meat 49
  5. It’s All Pipes 48
  6. Shaved My Legs for This 47
  7. Covidiots 44
  8. Hangin’ Tough 44
  9. Smartinis 44
  10. Au Bon Pandemic 43
  11. Underground Bard 43
  12. OK Doomers 43
  13. Quick Question 42
  14. Chasing Olive 41
  15. Pop Fit Studio 41
  16. Yacht Rock 41
  17. We Get it You Watched Tiger King 40
  18. The Quaranteam 40
  19. L Ron Hubbard 39
  20. El Tigre 39
  21. Tuesday Night Quizzo Club 38
  22. Schmitt O’Honey 38
  23. Carole’s Husband 38
  24. 1666 37
  25. Is Quarantine Over Yet 37
  26. Cark in a Whig 37
  27. Self Contained Hootenanny 36
  28. Together Alone 34
  29. Happy Birthday Adam 34
  30. COVID Baskin 34
  31. Jawn of the Dead 33
  32. Socially Distant 32
  33. Quarenteners 30
  34. 1 Team 1 Dream 30
  35. Bourbon Brothers 30
  36. Meat Sweats 27
  37. Not Last Place 27
  38. Below Basic 27
  39. Funemployment 24
  40. Core-intine 22

On to the Elite Eight!

And then there were eight. The first and most notable fact is that four of them are Locust Rendezvous regulars: Zodiac Killer, The Jams, Synchronized Trampoline, and Babysitters Fight Club. The Social Distance Warriors rep O’Neals and Duane’s World reps Founding Fathers. Careless Fister is a crew from my old North Star days, and Lamination Station reps Birra. It’s been a hell of a run, and we’ll wrap the tourney up next week. Sign ups start tmrw. Thank you, everyone, and look forward to more hijinks next week!

Sign Ups For This Week!

Alright gang, you can now sign up for this week’s virtual quizzo here. Almost everyone who plays it once plays it again. If you haven’t played it yet, it’s fairly simple: you and your team meet with a quizmaster in Zoom. He goes through the questions, you guys discuss and your captain gives the QM the final answer. It’s kind of like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire except that there’s like 5 or 6 of you. Oh, and there’s no millions. But there is a lot of fun. Hope to see ya this week!