Wednesday 12th Dec 2018 – Pub Quizzes Tonight in Edinburgh

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Ra Ra Rasputin by Boney M (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Bis (music round)

Christmas. What is it good for, absolutely nothing. Say it again.

Make sure you combat the season of woe by getting pished. And if you’re going to get pished then you might as well do it in the pub where all your friends are drinking too and so it is better.

And if you’re going to get pished in the pub then you may as well do it when the pub quiz is on so you can win MORE BOOZE or indeed money which you can spend on EVEN MORE BOOZE.

It’s a beautiful circle of life, as Elton John so rightly pointed out.

I really am blethering today. Here’s tonight’s music round cheat clue which is for the Brass Monkey on Drummond Street:

Bis are a brilliant Glasgow band. In fact, I’m sure one of them used to come to the quiz when I was based in the G. I could be wrong.

Twenty years later, they’re still on tour – you can follow them on Twitter

And this is what they look like now:

bis

Anyway, Bis are great but come to the quiz and we’ll all live happily ever after.

Yo,

Dr P

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Mon 10th December – Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Katy B (music round)

Monday smells and it smells like victory.

Come to the quiz.

Now, here’s the reward for reading this post:  a free answer for tonight’s music round at the Safari Lounge.

I haven’t listened more than once or twice but I think there’s not much lyrical content: I think it’s about going out and getting wasted.

Music in it is excellent though, even though it is “very modern” in my book.

Not that modern, however, it you iz youtz.

The youtube comments are full of young people saying things like  “whooooooooaaaa – I can’t believe this is five years old”. and “I feel so old” and “music isn’t like this anymore”.

Fuck off kids, I’m old enough to remember Mike Read banning ‘Relax’ while simultaneously giving Bruno Brookes a rather hypocritical reach-around and calling Matt Bianco wankers, live on Swap Shop.

That’s real nostalgia.

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This #penguinmonday might be the last. Look at the scabby state of this one.

Yo,

Dr P

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Sunday 9th December – Quizzes Tonight

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Shakespeare’s Sister (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Honda Civic (pic round)

Internet problems today, hence the late post and email. Apologies.

Keeping it brief in case it goes down again, so here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Persevere quiz at 6pm:

This was a monster hit back in the day. Couldn’t move for it. People were seemingly amazed that someone out of Bananarama could do something “dark”.

Still a good song, and a memorable video. The woman who isn’t the Bananarama woman was called Marcella Detroit. I like her hair.

Yeah.

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An obvious winner

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Thursday Night Pub Quiz Action

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Iggy Pop  (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Alexander The Great (pic round).

The free answer for the music round at the Argyle tonight is Mister Iggy Pop who, as many have pointed out, you can’t beat.

Anyway, nice doomy tune with a Balkan flavour:

POLITICS THURSDAY

By the way- Thursday is now the day when I express my opinion on the crazy world of politics

This week’s point: REFERENDUMS SHOULD BE DECISIVE.

SIMPLE point but if anyone’s planning another referendum on anything can we agree to make it at least 60/40, preferably 66/33 result required for a change.

Anything less is a razor’s-edge territory, and guarantee of lingering enmity and division.

Obviously that’s too late to stop the current shithouse. It’s disappointing that no one back in 2016 advocated for a two-thirds or 60/40 majority.

Ah well,. whatcha gonna do?

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Harambe – never forget.

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Wednesday 5th Dec – Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Myanmar (pic round)

It’s midweek in December, the month that’s dominated by Christmas. All I’m saying about Christmas is don’t miss out on Cunto Cards – the only gift that’s guaranteed to raise a laugh this year

Cunto Cards
Cunto Cards. Utterly hilarious. Twelve pounds.

Anyway, Cunto is just the sideline. The main business here is pub quiz and tonight we have NICE QUIZ for you.

Here’s the tune that’s my free answer for the music round at the Joker tonight. It’s eighties Scousers, OMD:

I always thought the singer out of OMD looked like John Collins who used to play for Hibs and Celtic.

Whaddya reckon?

I hope you like that. It took over ten minutes.

Anyway, come to the quiz and we’ll all live happily ever after.

Yo,

Dr P

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One they missed: Tapioca

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Mon 3rd Dec – Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Cutting Crew (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Meryl Streep (pic round)

It’s December and its Monday. This is more depressing that being forced to crush four hundred snails to death, one after the other, to death, in a vice.

The only cure is to come to the quiz.

Now, here is the free answer for tonight’s Music round at the Brass Monkey Leith.

It’s an old eighties number, very dramatic and emotional and soft rock style.

For thirty years I thought Cutting Crew were from Northern Ireland but just looked them up on Wiki and it seems they are from the South of England.

I wonder where I got my misconception? I was probably listening to Gary Davies or Peter Powell or one of these wanks on Radio 1 back in 1986 and they said something and I misheard it as “Cutting Crew are from Northern Ireland”.

What did the DJ really say? Probably said something like “Maggie Thatcher is Great. Fuck the miners” cos they were all solid Tories back in those days.

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#penguinmonday

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Dr P

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Come on

 

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Sun 2nd Dec – Sunday Night Quizzing In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Ingrid Michaelson (music round)

Sunday is here. December is here.  In between decorating the turkey and sending telegrams to the Queen, you should fit in  a visit to the pub quiz. The quiz, unlike your ex, is always here for you.

Meanwhile, here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Tolbooth Tavern quiz at 8pm:

I don’t know much about Ingrid Michaelson but I like the tune and the video is entertaining too: a back-to-front tribute to an old Robert Palmer vid from the eighties.

Palmer used to get stick for his videos being “sexist”. Thirty years later this vid turns it round. Nice work.

Anyway, see you at the quiz tonight and don’t forget: just cos its December, I aint going to be wearing tinsel or any of that hoo-hah. Calm down. It’s only Dec 2nd.

Yeah.

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Alvin Stardust and his ring
Alvin Stardust and his ring

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December Dead Pool

Here’s the list of names chosen by you for December’s Dead Pool

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Bad luck to those who picked George Bush Sr, only for him to drop dead in the last few hours of NOVEMBER.

By the way: a post will be made soon regarding the winner of the November Dead Pool

If you are one of the three then you might feel pissed off but THINK for a minute: it’s worse for George.

Alex Ferguson
Amanda Bynes
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Ant McPartlin
Ant McPartlin
Anthony Hopkins
Barbara Windsor
Betty White
Billy Connolly
Bobby Charlton
Brian Ferry
Charlie Sheen
Clive James
Clive James

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David Attenborough
Diego Maradona
Dominic Raab
Donald Trump
Elton John
Ennio Morricone
Esther Rantzen
George Bush Sr
George Bush Sr
George Bush Sr
Henry Kissinger
Iggy Pop

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Jack Nicholson
James Corden
Jimmy Connors
Joan Collins
John Cleese
John Major
Judi Dench
Justin Lee Collins
Ken Bruce
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Maggie Smith
Menzies Campbell
Michael Caine
Michael Heseltine
Michael Parkinson
Mick Jagger
Ozzy Osbourne
Paul Rudd
Peter Kay
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Ringo Starr
Rod Stewart
Rolf Harris
The Queen
The Queen
Theresa May
Tina Turner
Tom Morello
Vera Lynn
Yoko Ono

Biggest shout of the month is, as usual, old Prince Philip who keeps rolling the dice and avoiding a seven.

Interesting new entries include Tom Morello who was the guitarist in Rage Against The Machine, Amanda Bynes who is “back” according to Twitter (I never knew she existed let alone had “gone away”) and Dominic Raab who may well die from having too many As in his naame.

 

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Thu 29th Nov – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Dad’s Army  (pic round)

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

I love the free answer tune in the Newsroom music round tonight. The band is called Liverpool Express and it just sounds so damn Seventies smooth that they could be from California rather than Merseyside.

Apparently, Liverpool Express were big in Brazil and played to crowds of 250k people down there. Who knew?

Anyway, great tune:

POLITICS THURSDAY

By the way- Thursday is now the day when I express my opinion on the crazy world of politics

This week’s point: TOURIST TAX.

Estimated Revenue: £11 million Per Year

This is what they say a tourist tax of £2 per room per night would bring to Edinburgh. It doesn’t sound like a lot but I guess it all helps.

People talk about a possible tourist tax being used for street cleaning. I’d like to see it spent in our underfunded primary schools.

Hotels claim the tax would lead to reduction in visitors and an overall loss to the city but I can’t see that couple of quid making a difference to anyone’s choice to visit Edinburgh.

Tax ’em

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Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Wed 28th Nov – Edinburgh Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Fiona Apple (music round)

So the artist for tonight’s free answer in the music round at the Monkey is called Fiona Apple.

This DOESN’T mean that the bonus round is going to be famous people with fruits in their name. Not necessarily anyway. At time of writing I have 12 hours to think of something better…

Anyway, here’s the song:

I thought this tune was newer, but I’ve just realised its late 90s.

The video won an award at the MTV awards that year for “best cinematography”. It’s basically Apple taking her kit off and looking thin and sulky.

They had a term for this aesthetic at the time: they called it “heroin chic.” This was when THE FACE had Kate Moss every month, photographed in tasteful black and white, with most of the black being round her eyes.

This was a London move: appropriating ‘Trainspotting‘, giving it metropolitan gloss and making it somehow cool to be on “H”.

That was the late 1990s, kids, a world away from the dayglo rave alarm LSD fun of the early 1990s.

A world where suddenly all the bands on Top of The Pops stopped being KLF and N-Trance and started being Travis and the fucking so-called Verve.

I blame Tony Blair, as I do for most things.

Justice was served though. A few years after these bad moves, Top of The Pops and The Face magazine were both dead.

The Face, Jan 1990
The Face, 1990, when it was still good

Anyway – none of this is relevant. The only thing that matters is COME TO THE QUIZ.

Yo,

Dr P

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