Thursday 22 Aug 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently Closed for Refurb. (see below)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Busted (music round).

The Ship (Refurb)

The Ship is closed for a a big refurb, so no Musselburgh quiz for a few weeks (or possibly months).

Kerry will return but if you’re over that way, remember that she has a new quiz at on Monday at the newly opened Portobello Tap. Monday 7pm.

Cheat Clue

Here are the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s three-man wanking-triangle, Busted.

“You’re putting on an awesome show”

The video includes a stunt in which Busted chase a Concorde which is belting down the runway, about to take off.

The scruffy post-pop urchins of music jump from the truck onto the undercarriage just as the plane is rising and successfully board the plane.

Then James Charlie and Matt (that’s their names) somehow make their way up into the cabin where they proceed to make female air steward staff members want to have sex with them by using charm tactics (including throwing peanuts around, like a monkey).

I’m no charm or aviation expert, but surely this is all bollocks?

According to this article on stowing away, the chance of dying while stowing away are placed at around 76 per cent.

The true figure is probably higher, given that stowaways often fall unconscious and can easily fall to their deaths when the undercarriage opens, something which can be undetected.

As far as I can tell, there is no door from the wheels to the seats.

The motive is also bollocks. The article notes that most aeroplane stowaways are attempting to escape hostile living conditions and that most recorded stowaways board flights from war-torn regions towards Western Europe and the USA.

The article doesn’t mention any real historical incidents of anyone from a pop band gaining sex with a stewardess by stowing away in the undercarriage.

Pop stars usually gain sex by standing in discos and being recognised.

So the Busted video is pure bollocks but it’s OK because so is 94% of pop culture. And it’s also OK cos the Fringe is nearly over. September is so nice!

See you at the quiz tonight.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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This was a while ago but Jack was the best, a true champion.

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Wednesday 21th August 2019

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

(Brass Monkey Drummond Street quiz is off during the festival)

Cheat Tip

Here’s the cheat tip: The Coral are in tonight’s music round at the Joker:

Tune’s a banger. Here’s the video:

The Coral were, I believe, from Liverpool and had a few hits. They were the next big thing. As were The Thrills, The Zutons, The Electric Six and even Starsailor.

They are all now working in A&R. That’s the way rock and roll goes.

Some of them are probably doing tech at the Fringe.

Some of them probably have highly lucrative careers writing the hits but not fronting them.

It’s the best way innit?

Write the genius once and then sit at home harvesting the moolah wile some other dope handles the touring and the adulation.

One day I hope to organise my quizzes this way.

But for now, you can witness my nose to the grindstone four nights a week, including tonight at the Joker.

Don’t miss it.

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See you later,

Love,

Dr P

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Tuesday 20th August 2019

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £30. Cheat clue: Kylie Minogue (music round)

Tuesday

Canonmills, baby. It’s where all the cool people live. Come and join the kind of jet set which occurs when the bottom of the New Town meets the top of Inverleith.

It’s like Beverley hills 90210 but with more reasonable tap prices.

Cheat News

One of the answers in tonight’s picture round is Kylie Minogue. This is the song:

Kylie, defying age etc

Kylie might not look fifty, but remember kids: its all CGI.

See if you met her during the day, without her slap, and taking a an hour or two out of her hectic touring schedule to scull a few well-earned tins of Red Stripe in the wee park at Nicholson Square.. you wouldn’t look twice at her.

In fact, even if she hit her threshold, lets say nine tins, and started screaming obscenities at the pigeons, you would never notice it was the chart-topper.

You’d think it was just another crazy old booze lady.

So anyway: thank god it’s not you who’s on the street yelling brutal drunken nonsense at inanimate objects and birds.

Come to the quiz tonight. 9pm at O’Connor’s

you owe it to yourself.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Monday 19th August 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Farley Jackmaster Funk (music round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Neiked (music round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Paris Hilton (pic round)

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

New Quizzes

Monday is still getting used to two new quizzes, both presented by by Kerry and her fast cab between the two: The Portobello Tap at 7pm (in Portobello – bet you guessed) and The Argyle Bar at 9pm (in Marchmont).

Both quizzes are rollovers tonight and both take a wee while to get up and and running, so take advantage of a lower turnout and a decent pot – get along tonight.

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Brass Leith:

The shiniest green shirt in the whole of docklands

Now THAT is how to wear a shiny green shirt in an abandoned dockside for a solo funk house workout in the eighties.

Farley Jackmaster Funk was the musician and got the big credit on the record label but a huge part ofthe record’s success was to do with the singer who was the extremely fierce Darryl Pandy.

Sadly, Pandy is no longer with us but his Top Of The Pops appearance was vital stuff back in the day and there’s a good article here which recalls the impact he made.

Meanwhile, another music round cheat for the Portobello Tap, a more recent hit

This appears to be one of those songs that no one anticipated being a hit, so there’s no proper video.

Best we have here are some students doing fashion walks.

It’ll do – you can hear the tune and that’s what’s important.

Just like the other video, it’s the music man who gets the big credit. Neiked is the stage name of a Swedish bloke called Victor, whereas the vocal is by Dyo, who is an English singer. I think in this case, the song is nothing without the vocal. It reached number 5 on the UK chart.

Anyway – great jackpots tonight and with the festival still in full swing – you’re better avoiding the town so we’ll see you at the quizzes.

Happy days.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Beers at the Portobello Tap


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Sunday 18th August 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: The Black Crowes (music round)

OMG – the jackpot at the Tolbooth has soared to over a hundred quid.

That doesn’t happen very often.

Get your Sunday on

CHEATS

By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Tolbooth:

It’s the Black Crowes! And I’ve nothing to say about them.

Anyway – that’s all I’ve got time for today – not feeling the best and I need to rest now to get ready for tonight’s quizzes.

See you later.

Oooh yeah.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 15th August

Quizzes Tonight:

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently Closed for Refurb. (see below)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: The Eurythmics (music round).

The Ship

The Ship is closed for a a big refurb, so no Musselburgh quiz for a few weeks (or months).

Kerry will return but if you’re over that way, remember that she has a new quiz at on Monday at the newly opened Portobello Tap. Monday 7pm.

Cheat Clue

Here are the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s 80s family favourites The Eurythmics.

An artistic Aberdonian and a beardy scruff.

Annie Lennox looks like an incredible work of art in this video.

Music bloke Dave Stewart looks like the kind of hipster-tramp that your mother would cross the road to avoid. (Rightly).

As if I’m one to talk.

Come and experience the scruffy-yet-wearing-a-jacket vibe that I bring to the Edinburgh pub quiz scene from 9pm tonight at the Newsroom.

Incentive: You can win a hundred quid in real cash.

And money is a thing of beauty. It has been decided.

See you at the quiz.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday 14th August

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

(Brass Monkey Drummond Street quiz is off during the festival)

Cheat Tip

Here’s the cheat tip: The Fat Slags are in tonight’s picture round at the Joker:

And that’s all. Internet has only just come back on and I need to get out the door. That’s why this is brief.

Remember – town is full of wanks. Come to the Joker. It’s a safe space.

Winning rules

See you later,

Love,

Dr P

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Tuesday 13th August 2019

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £90.

£90 jackpot at o'connor's
Watch out for Lenny

Kerry is back tonight at O’Connor’s – and with the jackpot at £90 there’s every chance Lenny Henry will turn up.

Sorry, SIR Lenny Henry. I forgot about his knighthood that he earned by advertising cheap hotels that are handily places for easy access to the Motorway network.

Cheat News

One of the answers in tonight’s picture round is ‘Blackadder 2’

Y’all remember Blackadder don’t you? Or is it one of those things that I think is commonly known but it turns out it was on TV 30 years ago and isn’t quite as universal as I think?

Nahhh, everyone knows Blackadder.

It’s a difficult balancing act sometimes, asking questions which everyone can guess at. Finding a set of questions is hard where everything can ring a bell but which are not too easy for the seasoned quiz-goers.

And yet we manage it every time. That’s cos DP Quiz is the best. For real. Top truth.

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How old questions – universal.

That’s why “how old questions” sometimes occur in the picture round – they are a great example of something that is universally in common. Also – bloody hard to Google!

So come to the quiz tonight. 9pm at O’Connor’s

you owe it to yourself.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Monday 12th Aug – ANOTHER New Quiz Tonight

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: The Legend of Zelda (pic round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Pixie & Dixie (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Dua Lipa (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: OMD (music round)

New Quiz

The Portobello Tap is a brand new quiz in a brand new pub in good old-fashioned Porty.

The seaside bit of Edinburgh has always been a cool place to go but now it’s a cool place to live and the increasing amount of cool people have forced the High Street to open a cool pub.

That pub is the Portobello Tap and they’re so cool that they have booked Kerry to come and present the DP Quiz every Monday night.

They do burgers till ten. Go and check it out, win the inaugural quiz and become an all time legend.

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Argyle Bar:

Dua Lipa – unconvincing attitude pose

It’s Dua Lipa. I’m not convinced by this song and video of hers.

If you really want to communicate to an ex-lover the idea that you “don’t give a fuck”, what’s the best way to do it?

Is it to ignore them?

Or is it to write and record a pop song, and create an accompanying pop video that features full-blown costume, make-up, dancers and choreography?

Anyway – what do I know?

The second featured music round clue for tonight relates to the Safari Lounge. It is this:

I’m more comfortable with this. It’s the boys from OMD, cutting about in a nice piece of industrial decline.

When the video for this song was shot (1980), you could find these disused factories everywhere. There were about six of them on every street.

You could play in there all day and neither your parents nor Jimmy Savile could ever find you.

Happy days.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Beers at the Tap

 




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Sunday 11th August 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Luther Vandross (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Cabaret (pic round)

The football season is back on but we won’t be fully impacted at the Persevere for a few weeks yet. There’s a Sunday coming up when it’s Hibs/Hearts on a Sunday afternoon and we’ve agreed to just drop the quiz that night.

Tonight, however, is perfectly normal and we even have rollover jackpots at both tonight’s quizzes.

MUSIC ROUND CHEATS

By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Persevere:

Luther Vandross: Totally Smoth

It’s Luther Vandross who’s smoother than Castrol GTX.

Luther’s so smooth that physics teachers play his music in class when they’re doing experiments to reduce friction.

He’s smoother than a velvet yoghurt that can speed-skate.

In fact, scientists at CERN test Luther Vandross thoroughly in 1989 and concluded that the atoms that make up the singer move with a smoother frequency compared to normal humans

Come to the quiz and everything will be as smooth as Luther.

Oooh yeah.

Love,

Dr Paul

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