Sunday 26th June

We may be OUT of Europe, but you can be IN the money tonight (if it’s still worth anything).

The Persevere, Easter Road, 6pm

Jackpot: £60

Cheat: one of the music round answers is Nicole, a former Eurovision winner (see vid below):

Tolbooth Tavern, Canongate, 8pm

Jackpot: £120

Cheat: One of the answers tonight is “Naples“, as in the city

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Thursday 23rd June, 2016

Referendum day. Vote quiz!

Argyle Bar (Cellar Monkey), 7pm

Jackpot: £50 after our two-hunner winner last Thurs we’re back to base.

Cheat: One of the answers tonight is “Pablo Picasso

Newsroom, 9 pm

Jackpot: £100

Cheat: The music round includes Gary Moore, doing his waily-waily guitar thing. See vid below:

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Wednesday 22nd June

Euro 2012 rages on in the background without thought nor heed to the rest of us. If you really have to see these matches, they are on in both pubs tonight, with the sound off. Choose.

7pm The Joker & The Thief

Jackpot: £30

Cheat: The music round includes Eric Carmen – see vid below. Monster seventies corker.

9pm Brass Monkey (Drummond Street)

Jackpot: £90

Cheat: the picture round includes Bruges. There you go, you can say that with confidence and look like you know exactly what you’re talking about when secretly you’re just another prick like the rest of us.

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Monday 20th June

One day off the solstice. Come out drinking and be amazed how its still light when you leave the pub. Everything is so great at this time of year.

Brass Monkey Leith, 7pm

Jackpot: £100

Cheat: One of the music round tunes is Rollergirl. See vid below. Classic Europop. Beyond genius.

Safari Lounge, 9pm

Jackpot: There’s £60 for you tonight

Cheat: One of the answers tonight is ‘Kiev‘.

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Sunday 19th June

Father’s Day so if you bring your Dad to the quiz, you get two points for the team.

Persevere, 6pm

Jackpot: £30

Cheat: One of the answers tonight is the film “Be Cool

Tolbooth Tavern, 8pm

Jackpot: £90

Cheat: One of the answers in the music round is Sister Sledge. I always get em mixed up with the Pointer Sisters, but the Sledge are more disco and the Pointers are more power pop. Anyway, see vid:

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Monday 13th June 2016

Quizzes tonight. Monday night. The tightest night of all.

Brass Monkey Leith, 7pm

Jackpot: £50

Cheat: one of the answer in the picture round is Blind Snake

Safari Lounge, 9pm

Jackpot: £30

Cheat: One of the music round answers is Foreigner, who were top dogs back in what we used to call “the eighties”. See scratchy old vid:

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Pablo’s Hippos

I don’t often do this but I gave a prize for best team name last week at the Brass Monkey Leith.

I chose PABLO’S HIPPOS for the prize because I’d been talking to the team about their name and it’s a good story.

Basically, in the 1980s and 1990s when he was one of the richest men in the world, the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar imported animals from all over the world to create his own private zoo at his ranch near Medellin.

These animals included hippos. And once Escobar was shot dead by Colombian police in 1993 and his empire collapsed, the hippos remained and multiplied and are now wild.

There are a couple of documentaries on youtube. This is the BBC one which looks all right:

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