Kenney plays East Falls Quizzo, Williams rallies Germantown voters

 Mayoral candidate Jim Kenney stopped in at Billy Murphy's Irish Saloonery Quizzo night on Tuesday. Pictured here with manager Michael Murphy (left) and bartender Jonathan Kennedy. (Image via the Kenney campaign Twitter feed)

Mayoral candidate Jim Kenney stopped in at Billy Murphy's Irish Saloonery Quizzo night on Tuesday. Pictured here with manager Michael Murphy (left) and bartender Jonathan Kennedy. (Image via the Kenney campaign Twitter feed)

Presumed Democratic mayoral-primary frontrunners Jim Kenney and Tony Williams visited Northwest Philadelphia on Tuesday night to meet-and-greet potential voters at decidedly different events.

Up in Germantown, Williams attended “a swank affair inside Champagne Café” where the Baltimore riots dominated the “Candidates Night” discussions. There, the Germantown Political Network was still mulling its upcoming endorsements.

According to a story on NewsWorks‘ Northwest Philadelphia page:

The state senator compared Philadelphia to Baltimore while discussing public safety.

“Unfortunately, Baltimore and Philadelphia have the same poverty and frustrated folks,” Williams said. “So I want to follow the plan that the President rolled out with technology because guess what? If there had been a body camera on those cops, we would know what happened in the back of that van.” …

Throughout the evening 25 politicians and hopeful judges popped in and out of the Germantown bar to hand out pamphlets and sway voters over fried chicken, booze and jazz.

You can read more about Williams’ visit via this link.

About two miles away at Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloonery in East Falls, Kenney chatted up folks on hand for Quizzo Night (hosted by yours truly).

Before grabbing some grub, the former city councilman took the mic to read the questions and answers for a specially designed “Kenney Round.”

(Among those on hand for the event was NewsWorks Tonight Producer Shai Ben-Yaacov. Working on a story about Kenney for the upcoming Leading Questions election special, he left with a list of questions that Quizzo players would like to hear asked of Kenney, who did a less formal Q&A session at his table amid requests to pose for photos with attendees.)

Great times were had by all.

In the spirit of the event, here are the Kenney Round questions posed to the crowd and, beneath them, the answers that the candidate read (even working a dig at N.J. Gov. Chris Christie because Eagles’ fans).

Kenney Quizzo Questions

Questions relate to Jim, James, Kenney and Ken and variations thereof.

1. How tall, in inches, is a Ken doll?

2. In a classic Chappelle Show sketch, which artist is purported to have said, “F— yo couch, buy a new one, you rich mfer!”?

3. Name the former Phillies shortstop who now plays for the LA Dodgers.

4. What sport did James Naismith invent in 1891?

5. Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. In what state/colony was it located?

6. The REM song “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth” alludes a line that what famous newscaster said people who jumped him in 1986 said repeatedly?

a) Walter Cronkite   

b) Andy Rooney

c) John Bolaris

d) Dan Rather

7. What is the name of the 2004 Jim Carrey movie about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories?

8. Last year, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart stopped by Jim’s Steaks to serve cheesesteaks and hype their movie “Ride Along.” What hundred block of South Street is that eatery on?

9. In what movie does Gene Wilder portray a drunken gunslinger named Jim who teams up with a new sheriff to protect the town of Rock Ridge?

10. In what movie does Ken Jeong, portraying Mr. Chow, utter the memorable quote, “Funny fat guy fall on face!”?

Bonus Question: There have been 6 U.S. Presidents named James. You get a point for each one you can name.

Kenney Quizzo Answers

1) 12 inches. 2) Rick James. 3) Jimmy Rollins. 4) Basketball. 5) Virginia. 6) Dan Rather. 7) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. 8) 400 block of South St. 9) Blazing Saddles. 10) The Hangover. Bonus) Madison, Monroe, Polk, Buchanan, Garfield and Carter.

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