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Monday 16th Sep 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £200. Cheat: Rihanna (music round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: DMX (music round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £60. Cheat news: The SAS (pic round)

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

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Brass Monkey Leith:

Rihanna making sauce

This video generated a lawsuit when artist David LaChapelle sued Rihanna, believing that the video copied his photographs.

She agreed and paid him off before the matter reached court.

The wider global upshot of this is that I am now aware of David LaChapelle and will probably now put some of his photographs in the Dr Paul picture round, making him EVEN MORE FAMOUS THAN EVER BEFORE.

It’s a wheel within a wheel.

We are all guilty.

Meanwhile the Portobello Tap music round will contain this:

DMX – not the real robber

This is the second bank-robbery-themed pop video I have posted within a few weeks – there was the Kasabian one as well.

When you think about it, this is not strange – a bank robbery is an inherently dramatic event and, taking place in a contained area and in a limited time, lends itself well to staging a three-minute epic.

Off the top of my head I can think of yet another bank-robbery pop video which is the completely tremendous ‘There Goes A Tenner‘ by Kate Bush but there’s probably a fantastic list of bank-robbery-themed-pop-videos waiting to be compiled.

*SEARCHES* – so I found a list straight away but it’s one of those click-bait advert-heavy nightmares is I’m not linking to it.

So I’m going to make my own list instead – as a side project. Stay tuned!

Anyway, I’ll be toting £200 quiz jackpot cash in my top pocket tonight at the Brass so there’s every chance you’ll witness a real robbery if you come to the quiz tonight.

Boomshanka*.

Ooh yeah.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Busted, totally confused by a question referring to something pre-2000



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Sunday 15th Sep 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Indianapolis 500 (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: France Gall (pic round)

Both pubs offer a rollover Jackpot tonight. Choose your boozer, don’t be a snoozer. Come out for Sunday fun.

CHEATS

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

It’s France Gall who was hot stuff in France in the sixties, even winning Eurovision in 1965.

This song, like some of her others, was written by Serge Gainsbourg who is now smoking the big Gauloise in the sky

Despite being a France-only hit of the sixties, the tune may be familiar.

It was used in Quentin Tarantino’s 2007 film ‘Death Proof‘ – an English-language re-recording by a singer named April March. Like this:

Anyway – that’s all great but (and I need to see that film again) but the main thing is: COME TO THE QUIZ TONIGHT

See ya

Love,

Dr Paul

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Pam Ayers Prize Shock

I’ve been in the charity shops a fair bit recently.

Some of the resulting prizes have been shockers. Check out this book of Pam Ayers Poetry from 1976:

Remember Pam?

If you remember Pam Ayers you’re probably nearly as old as me – maybe even older!

She was like Victoria Wood without being really funny at all. In the seventies – that was a career, as long as it RHYMED.

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Thursday 12th Sep 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently Closed for Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

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

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s Dutchwoman Anouk.

Nobody’s Wife

Anouk is Dutch and she represented Netherlands at the 2013 Eurovision. To be honest, I thought the song was boring at the time and listening again now, I still think it’s dull

REading the youtube comments tells me this:

“For people saying that it is Boring, Plain, To Slow, or Weird. It is about fcking Suicide. Anouk wanted to do this without dancers because she lost so many people of Suicide and jut wanted to handle it alone. Just look at 2:27 , she was about to cry but then later the audience started singing. “

Without wanting to sound insensitive, does a song really have to be flat, forgettable and tedious just because it’s about a serious issue?

You can leave it to Queen to think of a better way:

Youtube comments are excellent for this song.

Anyway – assuming you get through the rest of the day without topping yourself, I’ll see you at the quiz tonight.

See you at the Newsroom tonight.

RUMOUR

Oh and by the way – I should be announcing a NEW THURSDAY QUIZ fairly soon – stay tuned!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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The Newsroom
The Newsroom



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Wednesday 11th Sep 2019

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: K7 (music round)

9pm – The Raging Bull, Lothian Road. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Marmoset (pic round)

NEW QUIZ!

Michael is now up and running on Wednesday nights at the Raging Bull on Lothian Road. It’s a nice boozer and if you’re anywhere near Tollcross you should check it tonight.Quiz is at 9pm.

CHEAT TIPS

Here’s the detail for the music round cheat tips: First of all it’s worth pointing out that the music round at the Joker and the Thief tonight is all about Eurovision and all the answers are countries (all the songs are WINNING songs). This 2011 winner is from Azerbaijan:

Like I say, all the tracks in the Joker/Thief music round tonight are Eurovision winners so it might be worth nine minutes of your time watching this video

The other music round clue for tonight refers to the music round at Brass Monkey and is this ultra-90s song by hip-hop collective K7:

Blimey.

This may have been what street life was like in Los Angeles in the 1990s, but it didn’t look like that in Glasgow, I can tell you.

I looked more like this:

Dr Paul flyering for Boudoir, 1992
Flyering in ’92

That’s me pasting up flyers for the first night of our club ‘Boudoir‘ which ran from approximately ’92-’97 in Glasgow.

Streetlife, baby. The Nineties.

It’s amazing that we are all still alive. Celebrate longevity – come to the quiz tonight. See you later at my quiz or go and see Michael at the Raging Bull.

Love,

Dr P

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The Raging Bull

See you later,

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Tuesday 10th Sep

Tonight’s Quiz:

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

Full Quiz Tonight

I believe there was a problem with the lights last week? No matter- everything has been fixed and Joshua will be taking you all the way to the jackpot tonight.

Cool.

Cheat News

One of the answers in tonight’s music round is Shawn Mendes. This is the song:

Tea, Toast and Money

The pop here is average. In the video, Shawn Mendes lives next door to someone who is experiencing domestic abuse and Mendes wishes it was different but doesn’t actually do anything. Maybe because he’s a pacifist which is perhaps because he is Canadian.

Can we reduce such things to nationalities? Probably not, but it does save time.

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

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Badges are back

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Monday 9th September 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Noel Coward (pic round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Benedict The Sixteenth (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Ingrid Michaelson (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Chvrches (music round)

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Argyle:

Goys and Birls

This is a tribute and/or take-down of the Robert Palmer video for ‘Addicted To Love’ which was a hit in the 80s

It’s to do with genders and things.

Meanwhile the Safari Lounge music round will contain this:

An empty experience

This pop video has an empty style.

It feels less like a work of musical art and more like a commercial for a new phone which has many minutes and lots of giga-things.

In fact it’s basically one special effect repeated, and I have no problem declaring this the laziest pop video I have seen for ages.

That’s an official award but there is no trophy so don’t be hassling me for one, Chvrches.

And why the V instead of the U? The whole thing is laden with affectation. When they hit 20 years old they”ll look back and think – “Jings – we were wanks”. We all do.

Anyway – come and join the grown-up sensation that is pub quiz tonight and feel the mighty pulse inside that only winning cash money in the pub can bring.

Ooh yeah.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Come to the quiz and you could win a watermelon


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Sunday 8th September

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: White Lies (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £180. Cheat: Liberal Democrats (pic round)

The Tolbooth Jackpot jackpot rocket went boom last week with £180 to the Porn Dwarfs and that means that once again the Percy has the largest Sunday Jackpot.

CHEATS

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

It’s White Lies who are English but they went to Russia to shoot their video for this song and it creates quite an atmosphere of freezing bleakness and despair

Although, to be honest, they might have been cheaper just going to Falkirk in February for exactly the same effect.

I’ve just looked up their band on Wikipedia and it’s one of those bands that you’re surprised are still together, five albums later, despite the fact that fewer and fewer people buy the records

The highest chart positions of their albums, in order of release, are: 1, 3, 4, 11, 14.

I’m no stock-market analyst but this points to a downward trend. Who will back them to make the top 20 with their next release?

When will they give in and become producers or teachers or quite music altogether and retrain as finance brokers?

Cos if they keep punting the music they’ll end up as unsuccessful as me and David McGeorge

I don’t know and to be honest I’ll probably never think about them again after I get to the end of this sentence.

Well done to the Porn Dwarfs last week who finally claimed the big pot at the Tolbooth Tavern. Winning £180 is always emotional.

This is what we live for.

See you at the quiz tonight!

Anyway – none of that attitude at the quiz tonight. Great riches await. See you there!

Love,

Dr Paul

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The Porn Dwarfs win £180
The Porn Dwarfs win £180

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Thursday 5th Sep 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently Closed for Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

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

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s Scottish 90s favourites band: Travis.

Ben and Tracy – being grown up

I never like this song at the time – wrote it off as another boring Travis song but I’ve just watched the video which I’d never seen and the song really got to me.

A wee bit emotional actually.

I must be getting old.

As we get older we get more knowledgable.

Caitlin at the Monkey asked me last night “Where do you get all these questions from? Do you actually know this stuff?

She was specifically referring to the Pangolin in the picture round. Here is a pangolin:

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A pangolin

So if you didn’t know what a pangolin looked like, you do now. And you might forget the name but then again you might not.

The point is, it’s just a matter of time before you run into these things.

Eventually you learn EVERYTHING.

This happens around the age of 40. And that, kids, is why us grown-ups are just so damn clever.

Glad you asked.

See you at the quiz tonight.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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The Newsroom
The Newsroom

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Wednesday 4th September 2019 – Three Quizzes to Choose From in Edinburgh Tonight

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

9pm – The Raging Bull, Lothian Road. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Tori Amos (music round)

NEW QUIZ!

Michael was scheduled to start the Wednesday quiz at the Raging Bull last week, but circumstances prevented this so the first quiz will be tonight.

The Raging Bull is towards Tollcross – it’s on the left as you’re heading up Lothian Road and it used to be Moriarty’s but it feels a lot nicer now. They have lots of delicious booze including speciality cocktails and they also do snacks. Quiz is at 9pm.

Cheat Tip

Here’s the cheat tip: Tori Amos is in tonight’s music round at the Raging Bull on Lothian Road:

It’s a 1997 mega-banger and it was a number one hit. Here’s the video:

Although it topped the chart as a Tori Amos song, this version was created by Armand Van Helden. It bears virtually no resemblance to the originalwhich is great in its own way and kind of sounds like PJ Harvey.

The youtube comments on the dance track (the number 1 version) are full of people saying how they mis-heard the lyric.

Interpretations include:

“I wanna bring you a toast of mine, I wanna bring you a toast of mine … Saturday fish, Saturday fish, Saturday fish, Saturday fish”.

“Honey, bring me toast and my elixir”

” Ah honey bring you close to my, Ah honey bring you close to my hips hips yeah…..Ah honey bring you close to my, Ah honey bring you close to my hips hips yeah. Scatter baby, scatter baby, horsey”

” scabby fish scabby fish scabby fish “

” Are you bringing toast tonight?”

The real lyric is ” Now honey bring it close to my lips, yeah. Got to be big”, but people are hearing toast and fish.

If we had time, we could analyse this and draw a weighty conclusion about the human condition. But, it’s nearly 10 am -so I’m just going to get on with posting this.

And if you win the jackpot tonight you could buy some really nice toasting bread and some LOVELY fish and have a real good fish toastie.

And have enough money left over for a wee trip to the seaside.

And that’s because dreams come true at the quiz.

Come on!

So anyway – if you’re anywhere near Tollcross tonight, please go and visit the Raging Bull and give young Michael a boost at his first quiz.

Other than that I’ll see you at the Joker or the Monkey

Love,

Dr P

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The Raging Bull

See you later,

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