Wednesday Night Quiz In Edinburgh

We had enormous jackpot wins last Wednesday, so it’s all back to normal tonight. Will anyone turn out? We’ll see later.

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Bulgaria

9pm – Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot: £30. Cheat: One of the music round hits is by Nu Generation. See video below to hear the song.

The song is a remake of an old sixties number by Fontella Bass. I only just found out that Fontella Bass is a woman, rather than the name of a band which I always thought it was.

Every day… Learning like as student.

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Tonight’s Edinburgh Pub Quizzes With Your Old Pal Dr Paul

I am a friend to you. I can help you. I can solve all of your problems. I am THE DOC. Come to my quizzes tonight.

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: P.I.L. are in the music round – see vid below.

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat: One of the answers for the pic round is Liberal Democrats

P.I.L. was John Lydon’s vehicle after he had finished being Johnny Rotten out of the Sex Pistols.

I only knew the singles, never got an album and I remember thinking at the time that I was never very sure if I liked the songs or not.

I still feel that way. I get his voice. But he never topped the Pistols. Pistols were ace.

By the way, anyone can win that lovely cash that lurks at the end of every Dr Paul quiz. Last week at the Brass Leith £50 in single-crispy form went the way of Andy. Look how happy it made him:

Andy is so happy
Andy is so happy

 

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Sunday Sunshine

I’m writing this in advance so I don’t know if there is sunshine or pissing rain. Mind you, even if I was writing it on Sunday morning, the same would apply to this evening.

Anyway:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: the music round includes the Donnas. See vid below to hear the song.

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £180. Cheat: the picture round includes the answer Led Zeppelin

Tune.

The Donnas aren’t as good as L7, but who is?

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September Dead Pool

By the way, here are all the names that were picked for Dead Pool this month. Let’s see what happens…

Dead Pool September 2017
Dead Pool September 2017

Aretha Franklin
Barry Humphries
Benicio Del Toro
Bill Clinton
Billy Connolly
Cher
Clint Eastwood
Danny Glover
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
David Jason
Diana Ross
Donald Trump
Doris Day
George Bush Sr
Jimmy Tarbuck
John McCain
John McCain
John McCain
Joni Mitchell
Kim Jong Un
Kim Jong Un
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Lady Gaga
Lionel Blair
Mark E Smith
Mark Hamill
Mary Berry
Meat Loaf
Michael Parkinson
Michael Parkinson
Michael Schumacher
Mick Jagger
Nicholas Parsons
Oprah Winfrey
Ozzy Osbourne
Paul Gascoigne
Paul Gascoigne
Prince Charles
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Ringo Starr
Robert Redford
Robert Mugabe
Robert Mugabe
Robert Mugabe
Rolf Harris
Rudi Skacel
Sean Connery
Shane McGowan
Shane Ritchie
Shirley Bassey
Stephen Hawking
The Queen
Tim Curry
Vera Lynn
Willie Nelson

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Thursday Bangers

Couple of rollovers at the quiz last Thursday so tonight offers you £300 for your purse:

7pm – Argyle Bar. Jackpot £150. Cheat: The picture round includes Lady Jane Grey.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot: £150. The music round includes Robin S – see vid below.

Oh god. That sound is so great. It’s so 1993.

The hefty pop bass. Oooft.

The doodly-doodly-bit. Sweet.

The big soul vocal. So real.

So nineteen ninety three.

Of course, 1993 is when I was 21, and so automatically the greatest year of all time.

Doc gettin OLD!

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Wednesday. Literally Millions of Pounds In Quiz Jackpots Tonight

Not literally literally. That’d be stupid.

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £210. Cheat: Music round includes Tinchy Stryder. See vid below.

9pm – Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot £180. Cheat: Pic round includes tragic hero Mister Man character Mister Nosey.

So, although not actual millions, tonight could win you £390 which is enough to fly to any part of Europe and back and still get tremendously drunk once your there. Maybe even accommodation although if you pick a 24-hour city like Berlin, there’s no need.

Meanwhile, Tinchy Stryder, what’s that all about? Well, I can report that I got 42 seconds into his song before having to stop it cos it is shite.

Not that my opinion will matter to thon TInch. A quick Google for ‘Tinchy Stryder Net Worth’ brings up $4 million dollars, which is enough to fly to Berlin and get wasted every day for a year. With (good) accommodation.

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Fuck Mindfulness. Come To The Quiz

Mindfulness doesn’t work. Quiz does.

Le proof? Here’s some people winning £200 last Monday:

Spare A Quiz For The Bus Win £200
Spare A Quiz For The Bus Win £200

Tonight’s quizzes:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot £50. Cheat: One of the picture round answers is Saint Mirren.

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat: One of the music round bits is by Alyssa Reid. See vid below:

I’m listening to the song just now as I type.

And I’m thinking ‘Why the hell did I put this in the music round? It is awful‘.

Perhaps I was thinking it would relate to the younger quizzers (it came out in 2011 which feels like three minutes ago in my rapidly aging world) and perhaps I was thinking it would simultaneously strike a chord with older quizzers (the far better original came out in the 80s).

Jesus it’s awful.

It’s got autotune, it’s got the weepy-crying voice beloved of modern singers, and a completely inconsequential rapper doing a totally meaningless rap break.

Nae need.

It’s the sort of music you like if you’re into real estate. It’s the kind of music they like in New Zealand. It’s probably on the a thousand Spotify playlists put together by people who have never been on a European city break, preferring instead to tan their bodies and flush their minds. I can be this much of a snob.

The experience of listening to the song compares unfavourably with doing the four times table over and over and over again. And I hate the four times table. Three, I’m fine with that. Five, nae bother but the four times tables sucks balls.

The song has stopped now, and so has my hatred. See you tonight.

 

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Sunday Sandwich of Sexy Sunshine Soup

The headline I just typed is empty of meaning, even by my own low standards.

Here are tonight’s quizzes:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: One of the picture round answers is Downfall.

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £150. Cheat – one of the music round hits is The Fall. See vid:

I’m going to see The Fall in November (have a ticket anyway – the singer might die which would cancel the thing).

You can see why people don’t like The Fall. I mentioned the other day to the missus that I am going to see the Fall. She said ‘who are the Fall’-  So I played her a couple of tunes and she said they were the worst thing she’s ever heard.

To be honest, I’m not that much into live music. I’d rather listen to the recorded version. But somehow, the idea of going to see the Fall is appealing.

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The Sex And Race of Lou Reed

Bad answers last night at the Argyle.

Teams were asked to identify this bloke in the picture round:

Clues were added that we were talking about a US rock star, famous both in a group and as a solo artist, someone who died in 2013 at the age of 71.

This was enough clues for a couple of teams to come up with the answers:

  1. Little Richard (who is black)
  2. Billie Holliday (who is black)(and female)

This is despite Lou Reed (above) being a a fairly obvious white male.

Oh well.

 

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