Wednesday 17th July 2019

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Brandon Flowers (music round)

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: Willem Dafoe (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Squash (pic round)

Cheat tips: First of all, here is the Brandon Flowers number which you will hear at the Monkey (9pm):

One of those pop videos that’s like a film, sort of.

Fancies himself, doesn’t he? Mind you – I guess that’s part of being a pop star.

Another short post today as Summer Season (childcare) reaches a height.

See if you ever want to get anything done – don’t have kids!

That’s just a wee life tip from your old pal Dr Paul. I mean it’s great and everything – but you get fuck all done.

Oh yeah.

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Damm 27 logo

Love,

Dr P

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Tuesday Night In Canonmills – Where Dreams Come True

Tuesday has a brand New Pub Quiz which started last Tuesday with Kerry at O’Connor’s in Canonmills:

On the corner of Broughton Road and Rodney Street

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £30.

The first quiz was last week and if you’re in the earea you’ll knw there’s not an awful lot of entertainment kicking about the Canonmills zone, so take advantage and get thee to the boozer:

If you don’t live in North Edinburgh you might not know where Canonmills is. It’s basically at the bottom of Broughton Street – where Rodney Street meets Broughton Road.

As ever, I’ll post a cheat on the day. Tonight’s cheat is for the music round and it’s Status Quo banging out an oldie called Caroline. Unusually its not the bands that matter tonight but the girls names in the song titles:

The Quo

Word.

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What Colour Is A 5-Euro Note?

This was the first question at the Safari jackpot round last night.

Options given: Blue, Grey, Red.

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What colour is this banknote?

So it’s maybe grey or green and it even looks a bit blue.

I did consider this when I wrote the question and that’s why I left green out of the options.

The reason I kept blue IN the options is because if you look at a twenty: now THAT’S blue.

The twenty: more obviously blue

However I can see the other points of view here, so I decided to call all answers correct for that question.

Everyone still got bust, so there’s a jackpot of £60 next Monday.

Which is like a MILLION Euros, roughly.

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Monday 15th July 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Bananarama (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Princess Eugenie(pic round)

Monday is cool. Come and be part of it.

Here’s the music round cheat for the Safari Lounge tonight. It’s a highly unlikely combination of Kraftwerk and Merengue by the one and only Senor Coconut. Enjoy:

The Rama

I challenge you to find a better Kraftwerk cover version.

Posts are brief this week due to full-on summer holiday childcare situation., so enjoy your day and I’ll see you at the quiz tonight.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Sunday 14th July 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Wayne Wonder (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Henri Matisse (pic round)

It’s big sport Sunday. Someone’s gonna win the tennis. Someone’s gonna win the cricket. Someone’s gonna the Grand Prix, and YOU are going to win the quiz.

Maybe.

Anyway, here’s the music round cheat for tonight which refers to the Persevere:

Wayne Wonder repping 2003

It’s Wayne Wonder, who had this pop banger in 2003 – a megahit. I wondered what he’s up to these days so I looked up Wikipedia (aka “God” and found this line:

” In October 2014, he featured on the Never Mind the Buzzcocks identity parade, where he revealed he now tours selling Yams, joking “I’ve sold more Yams than records”

Is this true. I don’t know. I’ve reached the limit of my interest in this line of enquiry and it’ll have to do.

And in any case, see you at the quiz later. x

Yo!

Dr Paul

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The Tolbooth Tavern



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Thursday 10th July 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Status Quo (music round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Gettysburg (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: A Tribe Called Quest(music round).

Kerry is back at the Ship tonight in Musselburgh. Set sail for Mussy!

Meanwhile here are the music round cheats. The first applies to the Argyle Bar and it’s The Quo with one of their 70s megahits:

The Quo, forever on an island, waiting, getting high

The second is for the Newsroom and it’s an old hip hop banger from A Tribe Called Quest with possibly the most 90s video you will ever see:

Windows three point one! Or something. ask a geek.

Anyway – Thursday in July is attractive. It’s pretty much your last chance to enjoy a nice night out in the city without all the festival assholes totally ruining it.

Word! Get out there.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday 10th July 2019

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Madagascar (pic round)

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: Billy Ocean (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Rocky IV (music round)

Cheat tips: First of all, here is the Billy Ocean which features at Damm 27 (9pm):

San Francisco? Yeah mate. Been there in ’78. For the riots.

Billy Ocean has been confirmed by professional scientific geographers as being the deepest, the biggest and the best ocean in the world. In this song he sings about the Caribbean Sea, which is wayyyy smaller than him.

Too cool.

The other music round cheat clip for tonight refers to the quiz at the Brass Monkey. It’s a film music round so tonight you have to name the film. This is one of the songs, which comes from Rocky IV:

This entrance was recently riffed by Tyson Fury before his Las Vegas fight with Tom Schwarz, which was cool. Also, Fury’s bout had a happier ending.

My own entrance music tonight will be somrthing less epic. I’ve been listening to a lot of Italo Disco this week so it might be something like that. You love it.

I don’t know if Shawn uses entrance music at Damm 27 but if he does it will be cool, cos Shawn’s cool. Maybe it’s Die Antwoord cos he’s South African and I just imagine that south African people listen to nothing but Die Antwoord all day.

Come on!

Remember, country’s about to be exploded to death by whatever Tory wank gets into number 10, so you might as well go out now while you can…

… before… The Purge.

Oh yeah.

Dead Pool July 2019
Dead Pool July 2019

Love,

Dr P

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NEW QUIZ for TUESDAYS! – starting tonight

Brand New Pub Quiz in Edinburgh Tonight:

On the back of continuing success in Musselburgh, Kerry now brings you Tuesday nights in the Canonmills area… at brand new pub O’Connor’s

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £100. (one-off special jackpot for opening night only) Cheat: Supergrass(music round)

This is a new night. You can say you were at the very first quiz at O’Connor’s. And to make it extra-festive, top boss Christy is putting up a one-time-only £100 jackpot.

I’m not a hundred per cent sure of the deal but I THINK we’re saying this hundred pounds MUST BE WON.

Now, opening nights tend to be a little quiet, so that’s good odds. Get your ass to Canonmills.

If you don’t live in North Edinburgh you might not know where Canonmills is. It’s basically at the bottom of Broughton Street – where Rodney Street meets Broughton Road.

The number 8 bus goes there and so does the 36. The 23 and the 27 pass nearby. It’s a fucking great wee part of town.

As ever, I’ll post a cheat on the day. Tonight’s cheat is for the music round and it’s 90s rockers Supergrass. This is what the song sounds like:

The Grass

So come on and get your North Edinburgh Tuesday night vibe moving. Do it!

If you do know the area, you might already know that O’Connor’s is an entirely new business, having taken over the space that used to be ‘The Other Place’

The Other Place was all right but O’Connor’s is going to be loads better and that is OFFICIAL

Word.

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Dead Pool July 2019

I’ve just got round to typing up the entries for July 2019 Dead Pool and straight away I’ve noticed that we will definitely have a winner this month.

A man named Iain who drinks at the Brass Leith picked motormouth mutton-chopped misogynist and horse-racing correspondent John McCririck to fall at Beecher’s during July and that’s exactly what happened when the old tart cashed in his final betting slip on Friday.

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This does NOT mean that Iain is the automatic winner.

As ever, Dead Pool is a challenge to predict the MOST FAMOUS dropper in any given month, so If someone more famous on this list dies by midnight on July 31st, then McCririck will be bumped.

As usual there is a lot of interest in The top royal pairing of Queen and Phil, but nice to see some new names on there as well: Kevin Spacey, R Kelly and Shirley Bassey are all lesser-backed picks but could do well.

Here’s the full list:

Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
Betty White
Betty White
Betty White
Bill Turnbull
Billy Connolly
Boris Johnson

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Britney Spears
Clint Eastwood
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
Diego Maradona
Donald Trump
Fernando Ricksen
Harrison Ford
Jeremy Hunt
Jimmy Carter
John McCririck
John Prescott
John Prescott
John Prescott
John Prescott

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Judi Dench
Kevin Spacey
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Maggie Smith
Mary Berry
Michael Parkinson
Morrissey
Nigel Farage
Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
Paul O’Grady
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
R Kelly
Robert de Niro
Roberta McCain
Rolf Harris
Rolf Harris
Sean Connery
Shirley Bassey
Stanley Johnson
Terry Jones

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The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
Timothy Spall
Yoko Ono

What a spectacular list. Well done, everyone.

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Monday Monday – the 8th July

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Bananarama (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Princess Eugenie(pic round)

Monday is cool. Come and be part of it.

Here’s the music round cheat for the Brass tonight. It’s 80s pop pyramids Bananarama:

The Rama

Bananarama were bigger than the Spice Girls when I was a kid.

Was this because the Spice Girls just hadn’t been invented yet or just because Bananarama were better?

No one knows the answer to that but Bananarama had loads of hits, largely with the Stock Aitken and Waterman production which defined the UK pop sound of the late 1980s.

Stock Aitken and Waterman were hit machine monsters. They wrote and produced buckets and buckets of stone cold smash hits.

Mel & Kim, Jason Donovan, Rick Astley, Kylie Minogue, and Dead or Alive all had number one hits on the back of SAW production.

Back then it was cool to hate them. It was so mainstream. With the benefit of age you look back and think “those guys were geniuses”.

But where do geniuses get their inspiration? The answer is Italo-Disco – the 1980s Italian music style that dominated Europe’s dance floors.

Anyway – it’s a rollover at the Brass and it’s cosy at the Safari so I’ll see you at one of them later…

Word.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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