Thursday Edinburgh Pub Quizzes – Including New Gig in Musselburgh

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Gola (pic round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Drake (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot 50. Cheat answer: Demi Lovato (music round).

So! There’s a brand new DP Quiz starting tonight in the fair town of Musselburgh. Get yourself down to the Ship Inn for a crack at this new quiz, hosted by Kerry.

Here are the music cheat answers for tonight:

At the Ship the music round includes a Drake song:

Nae idea what’s going on in the video and I also have no idea why Drake is such a big deal.

I mean, the tune It’s OK but seems a little uninspiring. Like crushed-up aspirin on white bread.

Meanwhile, the Newsroom music round includes Demi Lovato:

By the way, if you click the vid to listen to the song, you’ll need to forward to about three minutes which is where the actual song starts. Prior to that it’s some kind of film or soap opera.

Anyway, enjoy the quizzes tonight. Go and support Kerry in Musselburgh. Check it out!

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Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday Night Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: E.L.O. (music round)

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

Here is the free answer for tonight’s music round at the Joker . It’s the ELO who properly be proclaimed only as the “The Mighty ELO“, and preferably in an Alan Partridge voice or a Smashy/Nicey voice.

Flamingos and Speedboats

Remember: Wednesday is for winners.

See you tonight.

Love,

Dr P

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Monday Night – Shine Bright!

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: Quaker (pic round)

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Mecca (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £150. Cheat news: The Who (pic round)

If you’re near the University, be sure to check out our BRAND NEW QUIZ began two weeks week with hosting performed by young Joshua, at Saint Andrews Brewing Company.

Joshua got a rollover last week so the prize money there tonight is a healthy £60

The St Andrews Brewing Co is at Potterrow, and will cater to your every need.

St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potter Row
St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potterrow

Meanwhile, here is the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Safari Lounge. It’s The Who:

I’ve always found the Who a wee bit tedious but luckily the clip I play in the music round only lasts about fifteen seconds.

They rock, and all that, but I always feel something boring lurking underneath their rock. Something that smells like empty bookshelves… can’t quite put my finger on it.

Anyway, never mind the Who. Come to the quiz and have fun and win and be the best you can be.

Here’s a picture of Team Unnhh:

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Dr P

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Sunday 17th March

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Tanita Tikaram (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Horse Racing (pic round)

Sunday: like a cake full of sawdust heralding the empty week.

The best thing you can do to oppose this sawdust paradigm is go to the quiz where it is possible to win money, booze and the respect of your friends in a friendly knowledge-based contest which rewards a sneaky combination of smarts and luck.

I love it when you come to the quiz. I could kiss every one of you. Anyway. Here’s the music round cheat for tonight’s quiz at the Persevere:

This is jaunty tune but also strangely depressing. I remember when it came out and I couldn’t decide whether I quite liked it or totally hated it.

I’m still torn.

So there you have it: in thirty years I have learned nothing. Well nothing in terms of Tanita Tikaram anyway.

Although, having said that I was looking her up the other day on Wikipedia and discovered she was born in Germany. That’s proper trivial, in the sense that it’s information that can be of no proper use.

Another item which is not really a fact came from one of the youtube comments which pointed out that she looks like Elvis.

This is another type of learning: something that I always knew but never really thought of until someone pointed it out.

But also useless in terms of knowledge. What do we know and why do we remember it? This is PhD stuff. I’d better leave it there. It’s Sunday.

Anyway – come to the quiz.

x

See you later.

Ooh la la.

Dr Paul

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Thursday Night Quizzes

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Train (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Dan Dare (pic round).

The cheat answers for tonight include this song by Train: I can’t stand it. It came out in 2012 and feels like every template ever written for bland-as-possible radio playlists which are calculated to offend no-one and inspire no-one.

It’s the same shit as Maroon 5 and all that type of bollocks.

It’s classified by Google as “Adult Contemporary” which is a long phrase for “Dull”.

And if the song is bad, the video is worse.

What a load of shit.

Anyway, from crap videos to the greatest film of all time. As you know, I’ve been counting down the list of my ten favourite films of all time.

Here is the chart so far:

10 .Flash Gordon (1980)

9. Jesus Christ Superstar (1979)

8. The Good The Bad & The Ugly (1966)

7. Zardoz (1974)

6. Das Boot (1981)

5. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

4. Hair (1979)

3. Mary Poppins (1964)

2. They Live (1988)

This week:

1. Aguirre: the Wrath of God (1972)

I had often heard about this film but never watched it until a couple of years ago. It is satisfyingly brilliant and I watched it again straight away.

It’s a Werner Herzog joint so it’s already almost automatically going to be interesting but the action and the crazy adventure draws you in completely until you too are dying on the Amazon, merely by watching.

Basically it the 16th century, its South America and the lunatic Spanish conquistadores are determined to find El Dorado, the city of Gold.

Instead they find madness and murder and a whole lot of Mother Nature, spurning their goliath ambitions of riches and conquest in the same way an elephant would disregard a used bus ticket.

Kalus Kinski is the madman Aguirre, a warrior hungry for power, gold and perhaps immortality.

The crazy in his performance is aided by the fact that he was obviously an actual madman.

Much has been written on the making of the film, and the difficulties and impossibilities thereof, including the epic fights between director and star.

Like a lot of films in my top ten, music is important. The soundtrack to this is just great. I was recorded by some crafty German band named Popol Vuh and it’s got just the right balance of strangeness, beauty and menace, perfectly in sync with the action.

I could talk about this film all day but, to be honest, the internet has been up and down this morning like a Dundonian who keeps thinking he’s seen a five pence piece on the ground, so I’m going to publish it and get the fuck on with Thursday.

Here’s some key pictures:

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Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday Night Quiz Action

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £90 Cheat: The Jam (music round)

Here is the free answer for tonight’s music round at the Monkey up on Drummond Street where you could not only win £90 but could also find romance…

Flamingos and Speedboats

It’s The Jam. I kind of remember them being big but they were finishing just as I was getting properly into pop music.

I didn’t “get” them. I think people thought of them as very street, cool and a wee bit punk.

Guys who are just a wee bit older than me all love the Jam and mainly still do.

But for me it was a shitty Top Shop version of teenage angst and, indeed, they were much more about wearing clean clothes than actually smashing the state.

Winning. The feeling lasts all week.

Come on. Let’s go out and do the quiz.

Love,

Dr P

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Monday Night Triple Quiz Option

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Lou Reed (music round)

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Norah Jones (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat news: Paul Gauguin (pic round)

Our BRAND NEW QUIZ began last week with hosting performed by young Joshua, at Saint Andrews Brewing Company.

The St Andrews Brewing Co is at Potterrow, near the University and boasts food, drink and all the usual shite but with a brand new shiny host. Go and give him a hard time!

St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potter Row
St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potterrow

Last Monday’s Quiz was a great start and Joshua will welcome you tonight for more. 7pm start.

Meanwhile, here is the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Brass: it’s your old pal Lou Reed doing a song called ‘Sick of You’

And here’s a music cheat for St Andrews Brewing Co: It’s Norah Jones, the song’s called ‘Chasing Pirates’ and she sails a building through Manhattan which is pretty cool:

So whether you attend Joshua’s quiz or one of mine (or a combo) tonight, have a great time because the Ultimate Warrior says so

x

Dr P

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Sunday 10th March

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Kurt Cobain (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Inner City (music round)

Sunday’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street. That’s just song chat though, no one actually does that.

Nearest thing you can get to the feeling is coming to the quiz. You love it. Come and win some tonight/

And now, here is the video for tonight’s cheat answer at the Tolbooth Tavern:

Brilliant tune – widely and rightly hailed as one of the best dance singles of all time.

This was 1988 and dancing was everything. Time machine, please!

But of course, there is no time machine. The closest we have is youtube

Anyway – come to the quiz.

x

See you later.

Ooh hah.

Dr Paul

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Thu 7th Mar 2019: Quiz Action In Edinburgh Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Mariah Carey (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Bad Company (music round).

The cheat answers for tonight include this song by Bad Company: It’s a song called ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’ which is a song about a guy who really wants to have sex, soon.

This is from the 1970s when men tried to attract female mates via the use of wide-hemmed trousers. It didn’t work, the baby-boom crashed and the population took a hit until the 80s brought sexy back.

Anyway, as you do know: Thursday is currently MOVIE Thursday: I’m counting down the list of my ten favourite films of all time.

Here is the chart so far:

10 .Flash Gordon (1980)

9. Jesus Christ Superstar (1979)

8. The Good The Bad & The Ugly (1966)

7. Zardoz (1974)

6. Das Boot (1981)

5. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

4. Hair (1979)

3. Mary Poppins (1964)

This week:

2. They Live (1988)

Whoa! Aliens have invaded Planet Earth, have taken over, are running the whole thing… AND YOU DIDN’T EVEN REALISE IT

This is the concept of ‘They Live’ which stars wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper who uncovers the aliens and then faces a race to save his life.

This happens when he accidentally puts on some sunglasses which show the world for what it truly is: a shitshow run by intergalactic freaks who control your mind every day:

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It turns out EVERYTHING has a hidden subliminal but then THEY know that he knows:

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Then there’s a top class fight where Roddy Piper forces the other bloke to wear the shades

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Look, even if you don’t watch the movie – watch the fight scene:

I don’t even like fight scenes, but this is good. It’s also epic, as in long – over 5 minutes. This post explains why the fight is so long.

Are you trying to say you don’t like dancing penguins?

In lots of ways, They Live is slightly shite – it’s essentially a B-Movie, but I watched it again a couple of years ago after a long time and it’s still compelling and great and it’s one of those films that you are constantly reminded of by the real world.

Just do as you’re told, citizens.

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Next week: THE NUMBER ONE MOVIE OF ALL TIME

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Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Wed 6th MArch – Get Involved

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Gone With The Wind (pic round)

Midweek is here – the summit, not only of the work-cycle but of human greatness too.

If you don’t dig Wednesdays – its cos you have the big L.

Anyway, here is the free answer for tonight’s music round at the Joker and The Thief which is officially the Greatest pub on Elm Row.

Flamingos and Speedboats

It’s “Tweet” and I don’t know whatever happened to her. Did she get hashtagged? This song was a hit in 2002 and is apparently about masturbation.

None of her other songs were big hits in the UK. Maybe we just like songs about wanking.

Anyway – be sure to get your fabulous arse to the quiz tonight. There will be booze, merriment, winning and despair. There will be success, food, insults and ultimate triumph.

Quiz Team feeling

Come on. Let’s go out and do the quiz.

Love,

Dr P

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