SEPTEMBER QUIZZO: It’s Always Crummy in Philly

Bronx cheers for the City of Brotherly Love!

September marks the one-year anniversary of ex–President Trump saying “bad things happen in Philadelphia.” Oh, really? Well then, let’s count the ways…

For answers, click over to page 23 of The Local’s Septmber edition — or pick up your own copy for free at area shops, cafes, libraries, etc. Or pop by our office at 245 W. Chelten Avenue. Thank you for supporting free, independent press!

Now — with our tongues firmly en-cheeked: LET THE CHAGRIN BEGIN…….. 

  1. A young kid was chilling out, maxing, and relaxing all cool and playing some b-ball outside of his school, when a couple of guys who were up to no good started making trouble in which neighborhood?
  2. Philadelphia prepared for a bizarre “Steel Furnace” party in 2019, thanks to a letter that ended with what two-word phrase?
  3. After successful sojourns around Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands, which hitchhiking robot had it coming when he came to Phila, where he was stripped for parts and decapitated in 2015?
  4. In addition to throwing snowballs at Santa, Phila sports fans are also infamous for throwing batteries at which outfielder who deserves everything thrown his way?
  5. Ultimately leading to his demise, which sports team’s GM with big collars was the center of an investigation that revealed he had several burner Twitter accounts talking shit on his players?
  6. No good literature has ever come out of Philadelphia, certainly not which Poe story about a guy who described how he killed a “vulture-eyed” old man, whose body is under the floorboards?
  7. When a junkyard caught on fire in 2018, a drumline came through with a guy dressed as which Sesame Street character dancing?
  8. In addition to 139 skulls, which museum is the only place where anybody can view slides of Albert Einstein’s brain on permanent display?
  9. Despite being one of the best schools in the country, which Phila university made a “bad thing happen” when they gave President Trump a BS degree (which here means two things)?
  10. Despite the urban legend, which upholsterer was wrongly given credit for sewing the first American flag, designed by Francis Hopkinson?

Again, you’ll find the answers in the back of this month’s Local newspaper — just flip to Missed Connections and there’s a little box in the lower right-hand corner. Click over to the answers here! While you’re at it, read the rest of the paper too and let us know what you think in the comments below. Feel free to throw down any suggestions for future Quizzo themes and special events, as well.

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About Sean Maguire 13 Articles
Stand-up comedian, aspiring flannel model, and man about town Sean Maguire works his quizzo magic at Murphy's Irish Saloon, Wissahickon Brewing, and other local venues. When he is not embarrassing himself onstage or in front of a microphone, Sean can be found debating which flannel shirt to wear for the day or agonizing over why the Phillies stink so much.

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