The Weekend Has Opened Its Landing Gear…

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

Thursday is a great day to come to the quiz. Take it from me. I do all the nights and I know that people on Thursdays are among the most sane. Maybe its just the bars I do on Thursdays.

The Argyle has sane young students with bright futures. The Newsroom has sane office people, holding lives together including full-on adult shit like jobs and relationships and parenting and making enough cash to afford cocktails and wine.

Meanwhile, here’s Die Antwoord who pretty much make the best pop videos. This one is in the music round at the Newsroom tonight:

 

Cannae beat Die Antwoord. Best band since Tatu and/or S club 7

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Wednesday Is Satisfaction

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £120 Cheat: Saint Mirren (pic round)

Sloppy thirty early on, rigid one twenty on late shift… but loads more students. Choose a pub.

Quizzers are advised to stock up on fish with cheese sauce before the fray. That is thar BRAIN FOODZ/

How about the music round cheat? Here it is:

This was my favourite song from the only Eurovision I’ve ever actually attended which was a few years ago in Stockholm. What you don’t get when you watch it on TV is the sense of how mental the room went for this song. It was totally great.

My family and I are sad that we are (currently) not planning on going to Lisbon for this year’s contest. If I had the money I’d be there every single year.

I’m delighted, meanwhile that various members of Quiz Team And The Queens (who usually quiz at the Brass Monkey) are headed for Lisbon. Delighted for them, jealous too

Meanwhile, you do get the occasional thick cunt at the quiz.

This wasn’t the case other night at the Tolbooth I asked for the five largest cities by population in the Republic of Ireland. They weren’t thick cunts, they just got the wrong Ireland:

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Wrong Ireland

 

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This Is Monday – The Day Your Life Turns Around

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Feeder (music round)

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

So, another great jackpot at the Safari and, as usual the crowd will be thin. Monday night in Abbeyhill is not exactly Saturday afternoon in Shanghai, if you know what I mean.

The odds are ever in your favour.

MEanwhile, here’s the cheat clip, giving you one of the answers in tonight’s Brass Monkey Leith music round. It’s Feeder…

People sometimes talk about trivia and quizzing in terms of “useless knowledge”. I ususally disagree, usually I think that getting into the world of trivia opens up routes of curiosity that leads towards better understanding of the world and ultimately more wisdom.

However, there are counter-examples. Check this sentence I found on the Wikipedia page devoted to this single by Feeder:

Despite reaching the top 5 and equaling "Buck Rogers" chart placing, it would become the smallest selling top 5 single of the 2000s, with sales of 19,400.[citation needed]

Great stuff. Thank, Wiki.

By the way, £150 tonight at the Safari. That’s tasty.

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Sunday Night Edinburgh Pub Quiz Action In Leith and The Old Town

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Billie Holiday (pic round)

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

I used to love Ultravox when I was a kid. They sounded so cool. Here’s their tune which is part of the music round at the Tolbooth tonight.

The video is something to do with aviation and the war and the South Coast of England and architecture and monuments, all the same kind of shit OMD used to be into.

Classy business.

By the way, here are some Persevere moments:

 

 

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Thursday Barely Matters. It’s YOU Who Counts

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Orange Juice (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: A French Philosopher (pic round)

Roles reversed from last week. Big jackpot at the Newsroom now. LARGE.

Meanwhile, here’s the Orange Juice tune from tonight’s music round at the Argyle:

Orange Juice. Wow. Remember them? Almost all of you WON’T, as you’re under 40. They, along with Altered Images and maybe Aztec Camera were branded ‘The sound of Young Scotland’.

This was the early 80s, a wee Scottish paradise time when there were still jobs in big places that made things and everyone lived like the people in ‘Gregory’s Girl’. It was usually summer and even in Scotland there were warm nights.

At the time, all the middle class boys who were SLIGHTLY older than based their look on Edwyn Collins, singer of the Orange Juice. They continued to base their look on Collins then, and forever since.

These men are now about 50 years old. Some of them might be at the quiz tonight.

 

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Wednesday Pub Quiz Events Edinburgh [Tonight] And A Small Rant About People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Write Answers In Full

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Tasmanian Devil (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £90 Cheat: Dexy’s Midnight Runners (music round)

Wednesday is the classical peak of civiilization. Come out and talk poetr and orchestral music with the intelligentsia tonight.

Patrons are advised that the intelligentsia may be turned off at any point. In fact, usually around 10pm.

How about the music round cheat? Here it is:

I don’t know if you do bother listening to the track or not. If you do, be careful with this one: the start of the track is nothing like the second half, which is where I took the clip from. It changes at 1’39”

Meanwhile and by the way, if you cannae be fucked writing out the entire 4-12 characters that covers most of the answers in the jackpot round, then fine: be like that.

don’t do that a-b-c thing. Does my nut in.

Be that person, that lazy mistake of a human who uses ABC answer-style. Be like that. That’s fine by me.

Just don’t expect me to refrain from kicking you in the scrote when I finally find out who the hell you are.

Scum!

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So Terrific – Monday Is The Place, The Time

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: Auckland, (New Zealand) (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat news: T Spoon (music round)

Check it out. That’s decent money at the Safari. There’s usually not a huge turnout at the Safari, so this increases your chances of a win. x

That’s a clip from tonight’s music round. What a song, what a groove, what a hit – what a slight surprise that it’s not Aswad.

Come to the quiz. You can win things and be happy. See:

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Half-Term Quiz Machine

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: The War On Drugs (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Washington DC (pic round)

It’s half-term. That will mean nothing to many of you, but for those of use with kids it means a different kind of week.

Like everything in the world, it’s almost impossible to classify this as either fully “good” or “bad”.

Plus side: No hauling out of bed in what feels like the middle-of-the-night, just to fulfill the school’s totally arbitrary “start time”, and all the pain that involves.

Plus side: No homework, and all the pain that involves.

Minus side:

Why are you still here?

Why can’t I get on with any of my stuff?

Why do you need everything done for you?

Sure, it feels like bad parenting but yes you can watch Netflix for the next three hours if it means I can get anything done at all.

When are you back at school?

Monday?

Excellent.

Obviously, this has got little to do with the quiz except to say I might be slightly more disorganized than usual for the coming week’s super quiz events.

Why am I telling you? Maybe I’m trying to pre-secure some forgiveness.

Anyway:

The War On Drugs is a good name for a band. I like it. It could mean the conventional meaning: a war AGAINST drug proliferation. You could read it like you’re AT war and ON drugs.

Who knows?

By the way, I love all the people that come to the quiz. Here are a few teams from the Tolbooth Tavern:

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Thursday Night Quizzes In The Edinburgh. Big Jackpots R Us

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: Scissor Sisters (pic round)

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

Selena Gomez isn’t on Cunt Cards, but her ex-boyf Justin Bieber is. Why? Cos he’s a mad wee cunt. What are Cunt Cards? Well… they’re coming soon. All should be revealed before the end of the month. Meanwhile, you can track them on World’s Worst Cuntos

Meanwhile, here’s the SG tune from tonight’s music round at the Newsy:

The video is a little depressing. It’s a hundred years since women got the vote and I haven’t looked but I would be amazed if Selena Gomez hasn’t espoused girl power and female empowerment at some point.

Despite this, Gomez’s video is your totally standard pop-star-in-her-pants number.

The porn is partially disguised. There is also a bloke with a chest. The story has a small twist which leads the critics to write things.

Carley of Spin magazine called it “a sexy psycho-thriller” and viewed its Apple Music exclusive release as “a smart pop play”. Sean Fitz-Gerald of New York magazine deemed it “very cinematic, twisty”, likening it to the 2015 film The Gift.

No. It’s just pop porn.

 

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Midweek Wonderful

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

Can you believe it’s Wednesday already? Can you believe it’s February already? The seventh, for goodness sake.

The only way to deal with this is to hit the streets and start drinking.

If you’re anywhere near Leith Walk there are only three real options: The Spey Lounge, The Brass Monkey Leith and The Joker & The Thief.

The quiz isn’t on at the Monkey tonight and the Spey is for another day. Get yourself to the Joker tonight at 7pm for raw quiz mega action.

Oh, that’s the video for the song in the music round at the Joker. Classic Europop. In fact it came out in 2008 but sounds older. Could easily be the late 90s. Nice sound. Super cheap video.

Here’s me, brandishing more money than is actually available tonight. Nice shiny shirt, but.

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Take My Money

 

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