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Thursday 23rd May 2019

Quizzes Tonight in Edinburgh and Musselburgh:

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

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Quireboys (music round)

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

It’s Thursday, the night that makes you want to cry (with joy)

Hare the music round cheat answers for tonight: First at the Argyle where this Supergrass number is in the music round:

An absolute cracker.

Then, for the Ship Inn in Musselburgh there’s this catchy pop rock number from the Quireboys:

It’s a pop song. But the guys have long hair so you have to say “pop-rock”

They spelled choir like quire. Geddit?

SO whether you’re in Marchmont, Musselburgh or even the city centre – we have a quiz for you. See you tonight.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: Curlew (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £120 Cheat: British Sea Power (music round)

NEW QUIZ!

Shawn is now officially up and running with his Wednesday Night quiz at Damm 27.

He’s been going for a couple of weeks and the reviews are good. GO and experience yourself a bit of Shawn Power tonight on the Southside.

He’s South African but you can actually understand him when he talks. It’s perfectly OK.

Damm 27 is on CAUSEWAYSIDE and it’s very nice.

Meanwhile, here is a free answer for the music round at tonight’s Brass Monkey quiz:

It’s British Sea Power who were one of those bands who play guitar and make you think “What is the point of this”

You know what I mean? There’s like twenty six million of these types of bands. How do you tell them apart?

Anyway, they were popular for a while so their track goes in the music round:

I wonder why bands like this exist?

Anyway, let’s not get worried about it. There are bigger fish to fry or to cover in milk and then fry.

See you at the quiz tonight.

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I bet these three would make an excellent pub quiz team.

Also, If you’re dealing with PED then come and talk to me at the quiz tonight. We can work through this together.

Love,

Dr P

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An excellent seal
An excellent seal



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Monday 20th May 2019 – Quizzes TOnight

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £180. Cheat news: Tales of The Unexpected (music round)

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Big mad ton eighty jackpot at the SAFARI, tonight

And here is the cheat music round clue for tonight’s quiz at the Safari Lounge. It’s a TV themes round tonight and it includes this opener for an old show called Tales of The Unexpected which in the early 80s was about as close as you got to television nudity:

The Cult, tearing up the mid-eighties

Nowadays you can’t get through an advert for Jaffa Cakes without a bit of flesh. Probably.

It’s like a whorehouse of commerce. It’s an outrage. People should wear more clothes when they are broadcasting.

NB: this does not necessarily apply to Eurovision where you can wear anything you want:

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So, the possibility of bondage-style body suits appearing tonight at either the Brass Monkey Leith or The Safari Lounge is a slim one, but you never know.

Don’t stop believing. Hang on to the feeling.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Best Top Winner
Best Top Winner from Tolbooth Tavern last week



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The Seal of Approval

This won a prize for BEST TOP at the Tolbooth Tavern last week.

A fine old joke. Nicely delivered

I don’t always give a prize for Best Top but sometimes if I have a prize spare and I spot a great top, then I do.

This chap got a scratchcard for his seal and I can’t remember rightly but I THINK he won bugger all.

Can’t quite recall.

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Sunday 19th May 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Nina Simone (music round)

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

Eurovision is over. So I’ll maybe shut up about it now for a few months. Thanks for listening.

For tonight’s quiz at the Persevere, here is the music round cheat answer, which is Nina Simone:

Proper stuff

That’s real talent.

Anyway, I was up late and since I got up this morning I’ve been checking out Eurovision stuff online so I’ll keep this post brief and get it posted.

Yo!

See you at the quiz tonight.

Dr Paul

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The Realness

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Popmaster Stand-Ins

On the Ken Bruce Society Facebook page, everyone likes a moan when someone is standing in for Ken.

It’s just not as good.

But it’s easy to criticize.

Ken makes it sound easy. Off the top of my head, here’s some of the things he’s got to do in the fifteen minutes between 1030 and 1045:

  • Make each contestant feel at ease and react appropriately to their faintly dull celebrity encounter; excruciatingly normal job or recent bereavement in a way that doesn’t sound too derisory despite the pressing need to get on with the quiz.
  • Ask the right questions.
  • Pronounce everything properly.
  • Immediately know whether a given answer is right or wrong.
  • React appropriately (i.e. giving extra praise for a very good answer – this is one of the things that makes him better than all the stand-ins).
  • Know when a half answer merits a point (this is a subtle skill and again Ken does it better than all the stand-ins – his own massive pop knowledge helps him make the call)
  • Listen to the producer in his ear for corrections or borderline decisions. (without breaking the flow).
  • Give people a fraction more of a moment to get an answer out if they’re not doing well (he is GREAT at this).
  • Play the right clips.
  • Remember to give the correct answer for listeners EVERY TIME after a contestant gets it wrong.
  • Rephrase a not-so-well-written question in a better way.
  • Be alert to cheating – and speed up accordingly.
  • Remember the contestants’ names (and where they’re from).
  • Sell the BBC tie-in with whatever question demands it.
  • Convince the listener he’s enjoying this. I mean, he obviously does, but there must be some days where he can’t love it quite as much and still he projects total positive sincerity about the quiz EVERY SINGLE TIME.
  • Keep the pace just right so the quiz finishes at 1045, not 1043 or 1048

And probably loads more.

Anyone can push buttons but fewer can present Popmaster properly.

Ken rules.

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Thursday 16th May

Quizzes Tonight in Edinburgh and Musselburgh:

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

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Ernest Hemingway (music round)

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

It’s Thursday, coolest night of the week cos all the wanks go out on Friday. Come and experience the world of the midweek pub: a mainly wank-free pleasure-land of booze, relaxation and quiz fun.

It’s a feeling so nice you’ll want to spread it on a croissant and give it a French name.

Meanwhile, here’s a little help with the musics rounds tonight at the Newsroom where you will hear Aztec Camera with your ears and it will sound like this:

If your brain goes down the same paths as mine you’re probably wondering “Why are they called Aztec Camera?”

The short answer is that it’s just a load of made-up bollocks because Roddy Frame was into psychedelia.

Anyway, come to the quiz. You won’t regret it. Unless you fall out with your partner and spark divorce.

It’s possible.

Although if a divorce were to result from a pub quiz, you’d imagine there underlying issues in the first place.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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team spirit
team spirit



Wed 15th May 2019

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £90. Cheat: George Benson (music round)

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: Yvonne Fair (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £90 Cheat: Eric Cantona (pic round)

NEW QUIZ!

Shawn is now officially up and running with his Wednesday Night quiz at Damm 27.

Damm 27 is on CAUSEWAYSIDE and it’s a just a pub but it’s a pub that’s swanky enough to serve you cocktails if you want ’em.

Shawn is from South Africa but will not shoot you and he does not a pet hyena. Go and check out his Saffa style tonight.

Meanwhile, here are the free answers for tonight’s quizzes:

First is a music round answer for the Joker (7pm). It’s George Benson who literally PROVED he was the coolest dude ever because he can roller skate backwards, dance, and play guitar at the same time. Can YOU roller skate backwards, dance, and play guitar at the same time ? In California? Look at this …

George Benson. California. Cool.

The other music answer is for Shawn’s quiz at the Damm 27. It’s a colossal merger of heavy and smooth. And I’d never seen the video until now. It’s great. She acts out the whole song.

Brilliant and intense.

Just like you and your team at the quiz tonight.

Be there. Focus.

And if you see me crying tonight, I’m crying for Portugal after last night’s robbery in Eurovision Semi-Final No.1.

Anyway, no Eurovision tonight so get sorted, round up a team and come to the quiz.

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Love,

Dr P

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Damm 27. Classy joint.



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Monday 13th May 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

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

Big mad ton fifty at the SAFARI, tonight

And here is the cheat music round clue for tonight. It’s Echosmith at the Brass Monkey:

The Cult, tearing up the mid-eighties

Fun fact: the band is made of one sister and three brothers. Although the older brother has now left.

The singer is only sixteen when the song was released in 2013.

The song remains their biggest hit in America and their only hit in the UK. After today you might never hear about Echosmith again.

Anyway, who cares? It’s Eurovision week and that’s all that’s important.

Lordi, back in the day.

I have no quizzes on Tuesday so you can watch the first semi-final unhindered. If you come to the quiz on Thursday you could miss the second semi, but – like me – you can watch it on catch-up when you get in.

I know some of you still reject the idea of watching the semis (you are mental), so the final is on Saturday and is going to be brilliant.

If I put my money anywhere this year, it has to by Cyprus.

Cyprus are not top of the betting at the moment. Top 3 at the moment are Netherlands, France and Sweden but I genuinely think these songs are pish and cannot win.

Seems harder to predict than last year though which was straight Cyprus v Israel.

Anyway, if you “don’t like” Eurovision, don’t worry about it and just come to the quiz. There are not too many questions about the world’s greatest annual event. Just the occasional one. Nothing to fear.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Thelma and Louise winning at the Safari Lounge
Thelma and Louise winning at the Safari Lounge

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Sunday 12th May 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Whitney Houston (music round)

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

The weekend flies away like a dandelion on the breeze. Make sure you at least catch a wee Sunday night out before the grind returns tomorrow.

Here is the music round cheat answer for tonight’s quiz at the Tolbooth:

Crushing pop in 1987

It’s One Direction. You know, it’s been nine years since One Direction were put together for X-Factor.

That means they’re long enough in the tooth to have grizzled expressions while sucking vodka and recalling their long decade “in the game”.

I looked up one of them and it turns out he is 27 years old and worth £42 million.

Seriously. Wee prick.

Mind you, I guess it’s the people who buy all the products who are the pricks. Did you know you can get One Direction Twister?

One Direction Twister
Blimey

Anyway, with that kind of cash floating around, it’s unlikely that any of One Direction themselves will be at the quizzes tonight.

But there’s every chance that you might bump into one of ? Del Amitri or maybe someone who used to play for East Fife. Celeb spotting is still possible at the Dr Paul Quiz.

See you at the quiz tonight.

Dr Paul

Altered Images. Maybe they’ll be at the quiz tonight?

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