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Tuesday 19th Nov 2019

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £150. Cheat clue: The Rolling Stones (music round)

A hundred and fifty quid? Many blimeys!

Get yourself along to the best boozer in Canonmills for Josh’s super quiz and mega jackpot tonight at 9pm –O’Connor’s.

Cheat News

tonight’s music round includes a piece of work by the a band who may not have been the greatest of all time, but they were certainly the coolest: it’s The Velvet Underground

Straight cool

I can’t seem to get any decent footage of the band playing the song so if you want to listen to the piece via youtube, all you get is the album cover of Loaded, which came out in 1970.

When I was younger I flicked past this record so many times in record shops and charity shops because of the shit cover.

It’s not shit in the same way as those really shit ones you get on those internet lists, it’s just totally meh.

And yet the music within is excellent. I know you’re not supposed to judge books and records by their covers but, let’s face it, we all do.

Anyway, if you win the £150 cash jackpot tonight then everyone’s going to be judging you as a BIG TIMER.

Role play along with it – it’ll be fun.

Lots of love,

Dr Paul

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Monday 18th November 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: Repo Man (pic round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Sloth (pic round)

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

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

It’s Monday and you can stave off the FEAR OF DYING by forgetting about everything for a few hours at the pub.

Drinking at the pub has been proven by major scientists as a top cause of not giving a monkey’s which, in turn, has been proven by other scientists as the key to happiness.

Boozing midweek = pleasure and goodness and the great thing is that you don’t even need me to tell you that – you ALREADY KNOW.

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Argyle Bar:

Complaining about the ex – a lucrative

Boney M were the greatest band of the late seventies. They knocked out hit after hit after hit and this is just one example of their genius.

So why were they called Boney M. The answer on Wikipedia is concise, so I’m I’m just to cut and paste it:

“[The name was] …a pseudonym Farian had created for himself after watching the Australian detective show Boney.[3] He said:

“I turned on the TV one day and it was the end of a detective series. I just caught the credits and it said Boney. Nice name, I thought – Boney, Boney, Boney… Boney M. Boney, Boney, Boney M. Nice sound. Simple.”

So now you know.

Meanwhile, the Safari Lounge music round will contain Darude:

Some kind of robbery / heist

Hey – it’s another video with a heist / robbery – but sadly you never get to find out what’s in the briefcase.

If it’s cash, I wonder how much they got, because the case doesn’t look very big.

Perhaps it is a traveller’s cheque for fifty million pounds. I have no idea if you even get traveller’s cheques these days.

Quick Google result – yes you can still get them but hardly anyone still uses them.

Regarding Darude – obviously the ‘Sandstorm’ tune is a banger so it was exciting when he was announced to be Finland’s Eurovision entry for this year but in the end, big disappointment: his song was pish.

See you tonight.

Dr Paul

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Sunday 17th November

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Nazareth (music round)

It’s Sunday – the day that God made especially for you to go to the pub, get wracked on booze and try winning the quiz.

Thank you, God.

CHEATS

And now, here’s the cheat item for tonight’s quiz at the Tolbooth Tavern. It’s a song by Fifers extraordinaire, Nazareth:

In 1973, everyone in Dunfermline looked like this

Terrific band, the old Nazareth. I remember seeing them when I was a small child and being slightly afraid of them. And at that point I didn’t even realize they were from Dunfermline.

Mind you, so is Barbara Dickson – and no one is afraid of her.

Anyway – there’s no need to be afraid of coming to the quiz because as per rule six, there are nae Fifers allowed.

Except for Michelle Pfeiffer.

Does it sound like I’m talking shit? You’re not wrong. Come and pay witness to more instances of me talking shit tonight at the quizzes. It’s what I do (as well as run a high-quality trivia operation)

Oh by the way way – badges are back. If you win tonight, remind me to give you one.

See you tonight,

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 14th November 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Jet (music round).

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

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Foghorn Leghorn (pic round).

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Strathie. It’s former Jet who are listed on Wikipedia as “Jet (Australian Band)”:

Unconvincing

In terms of guitar bands, Jet filled the role of “next big thing” for a wee while in the early 2000s.

But it didn’t last.

This was their best known-tune, it was their debut hit and it remains their highest charting song in the UK chart.

After flogging it for a few years, Jet split in 2012 but after a while out of the game they reformed in 2017.

Perhaps they thought there was a way out but eventually saw that this is what they were: rock and roll musicians in a rock and roll band.

And you can’t escape your fate.

It’s a bit like quizmastering, or working in bars once you get past 30 years old.

Suddenly, without realising it was happening, you wake up one day and notice that you’ve been doing the same job for 10 years. And then 20 years.

The taxi driver I had last night was telling me that he only meant to do the job as a stop-gap and never thought it would be for him and that’s him still driving drunks around, 20 years later.

He’s not sure how it happened.

Careful what you start!

Remember: the Strathie has cheap drink and the Newsroom is handy for buses.

Choose wisely!

See you tonight!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday 13th Nov 2019

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

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

CHEAT TIPS

If you read this page or get the email, you’ll always be at least one answer ahead. This is because I publish a free answer for each quiz on the morning of the quiz. (see above)

Here’s the video to go with the music round clue, It comes from the high era of dance-rave-euro-pop and it is this song by La Bouche:

Sound of the Summer

Two things of note go with this record.

The first is that the music was created by Frank Farian and you know anything about the history Europop, you’ll know he was the German producer behind Boney M, the legendary pop-disco act of the 1970s.

The other thing is a sad story.

The singer for La Bouche was a woman named Melanie Thornton, an American woman who moved to Europe with her US Serviceman husband and went on to become a leading voice in Europop.

After scoring several dance hits with La Bouche, she went solo and released her first solo album in 2001 before dying in a Swiss plane crash in November that same year.

The got his approach to Zurich wrong and crashed into nearby wooded hills.

Thornton was one of 24 people who died and not one of the 9 who survived. She was only 34 years old.

The one solo album she managed to release was titled ‘Ready To Fly’.

Blimey.

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Melanie Thornton

Tragic stuff.

But not as tragic as if you miss the quiz tonight.

Ayeee.

Love,

Dr P

See you later,

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90 pounds
Monies



Tuesday 12th Nov 2019

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £120. Cheat clue: The Rolling Stones (music round)

OK – the quiz last week was cancelled due to a double-booking at O’Connor’s but I believe Josh is back in action tonight.

So get along to the #1 pub in Canonmills for Josh’s quiz at 9pm –O’Connor’s.

Cheat News

You’ll have heard of Tonight’s music round contains a small clip of an epic opus my seventies rock-lords Deep Purple.

If you like throwing washing machines down staircases or leaping off wardrobes and all that kind of energetic business then it’s likely that you are both of these things:

  • in your twenties
  • a Deep Purple fan

That’s how I remember the experience anyway.

Get serious and listen to this whole track if you have a spare nine minutes.

It’s so heavy and completely live. The singing is outrageous:

Song not really about horses at all

Fun fact, Ian Gillan who is the Deep Purple singer at this point was also the original Jesus on the first iteration of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece: Jesus Christ Superstar.

Before it was a stage show, JCS was a record and Gillan was the actual Son of God on that recording.

Totally appropriate choice.

Anyway, enough about how brilliant the SEVENTIESwere and just remember that it’s now nearly the TWENTIES (approx 50 days to go).

You wouldn’t want to let this decade slip through your fingers without one more pub quiz, so get to O’Connor’s tonight and grtab that cash.

Woot!

£120 it will feel good, I guarantee it.

Lots of love,

Dr Paul

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Monday 11th Nov 2011

Quizzes Tonight:

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

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: DJ Snake & Lil’ John (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Conchita Wurst (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Greenland (pic round)

Biggest Jackpot Tonight

The biggest Monday quiz jackpot tonight is at the Brass MOnkey Leith where everyone will be competing for £100 in super sext CASH!

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Brass Monkey Leith:

Complaining about the ex – a lucrative

This Toni Braxton number is one of those songs sung by a should lady and aimed at an unidentified man who isn’t / wasn’t good enough.

Other acts who have often played out similar themes in their songs would be Destiny’s Child, TLC and Little Mix.

The tone of these songs are usually righteous, direct and slightly aggressive.

I tihnk the blokes they sing about are supposed to hear the song and feel ashamed of their behaviour or inadequacies

But I wonder if they feel this at all.

I always picture the individual men on the receiving end of these types of songs as totally unashamed, perhaps sitting on a nice park bench somewhere, smoking a fag and drinking a can of Kestrel lager, while their ex moans about them in a pop video.

Who is the winner in this situation? It’s hard to say.

Meanwhile, the Argyle Bar music round will contain this song by DJ Snake & Lil Jon:

Smash boom thump

The only thing to say about this video is that it is excellent and sbizarrre. You have to watch it but it’s got high rise living, dick-power, domestic damage and a copper getting his face melted off.

You might have seen it already (it has nearly a billion views on youtube) but you might not know or expect that it gets used in Figure Skating, by an American skater named Jimmy Ma.

Great stuff. Round up the team and we’ll see you tonight.

See you tonight.

Dr Pauloski

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Sunday 10th November

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: Blue Pearl (music round)

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

There’s hefty English football on this afternoon (Liv v Man) which means if you want to see grown men becoming grumpy about a ball game you should come along to the Persevere when I will be switching the sound on the football over to my channel with about 20 minutes still to play.

It’s football’s own fault. The football and the quiz used to dovetail nicely when they started the games at 4pm, but sometime during last season they began trying 4.30 kickoffs and this must somehow make them more money, because they’ve stuck with it this season.

Quiz aint moving, cos I have another quiz later and I’m habitually slightly too late to get that one started anyway. So no moving.

And if the Premier League has a problem with this then I will fight the Premier League boss of scheduling at boxing for the right to choose match times, and also to raise my social media profile and make a million pounds. The challenge is here, now.

CHEATS

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

Blue Pearl

This still sounds great after all these years. And I’ve just discovered that the singer’s name is Durga McBroom.

Durga McBroom. Can anyone beat that for a name?

She’s the vocalist but the guy who did the music is interesting. His real name is Martin Glover but he goes by the name “Youth” although he is now 58 years old.

A quick wiki reveals he was involved with all sorts of different music : Killing Joke, The Orb, U2, Paul McCartney, The Cult, The Verve, The Sugarcubes and even Alien Sex Fiend.

Any, Sunday is the day of the Lord, day of family, day of Remembrance (today only – official), and the day of pub quiz.

See you tonight

Love,

Dr Paul

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Dead Pool November 2019

Here’s the list of those famous people you picked for the chop in November 2019.

We’ll see what happens.

Remember it’s one entry per person so if you entered more than once, they won’t all appear on the list – I just go for the first one I find.

Alex Ferguson
Alex Trebek
Angela Merkel
Antonio Banderas
Barbara Windsor
Barry Gibb
Barry McGuigan
Betty White
Betty White
Bill Turnbull
Bill Withers
Billy Connolly
Bob Barker
Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Clint Eastwood
Dalai Lama
David Attenborough
David Jason
David Soul
Delia Smith
Dick Van Dyke
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Ed Sheeran
Gina Davis
Granit Xhaka
Iggy Pop
Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
Joan Plowright
John Cleese
John Craven
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Len Goodman
Madonna
Maggie Smith
Michael Douglas
Michael Heseltine

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Hezza


Nigel Lawson
Olivia Newton John
Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne
Paul Gascoigne
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Robert Redford
Russell Brand
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Sean Connery
Sean Connery
Sean Connery
Sean Connery
Stanley Johnson
Steve Buscemi

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Steve Buscemi has looked dead for years. In a good way.


The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
Thom Yorke
Tina Turner
Tony Green
Yoko Ono

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Thursday 7th November 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Cheetah (pic round).

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

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

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s former Spice Girl Mel C when she attempted to prove to the world that she was rock.

Unconvincing

Mel C’s job title in the Spice Girls was “Sporty Spice” which meant that she wore tracksuits and did backflips.

This was one of the better roles in the Spice Girls, being defined by action rather than age or body type.

Ginger Spice? Is that all there is to Geri Halliwell, her red hair? Having red hair is enough to constitute a character?

The “Baby Spice” nickname carried worrying overtones and hardly provided a great launch pad showbiz longevity, given that Emma Bunton is now 43 and is still best remembered for her resemblance to an infant.

I’m sure I’ve pondered the meaning of “Scary Spice” before on these pages.

What exactly made Mel B “scary”? According to the Spice Girls page on Wikipedia, the nickname was due to Mel B’s…

"in-your-face" attitude, "loud" Leeds accent, throaty laugh, pierced tongue, bold manner of dress (which often consisted of leopard-print outfits), and her voluminously curly Afro hair.[188][206] 

But you have to wonder if there was some underlying racism in the name.

Would she really have been called Scary Spice if she’d happened to be white?

Could Mel B ever have been the “posh” one? I have no idea, but I do wonder.

Meanwhile, the “Posh” name probably worked best of all, long-term. This defined Victoria Addams (now Beckham) as a high-profile woman who was interested in fashion, being posh and pouty and all that.

She has succesfully jumped up from this character platform onto a higher level that involved a real career building an actual fashion empire, with no cognitive dissonance getting in the way – the character remains intact and she did a great job putting the character to work for her.

As for Mel C, she keeps plugging away, bringing out the occasional record.

Her last album got to number 25 in the UK charts which is much higher than any of my albums have reached, but still…

Anyway – The Spice girls are highly unlikely to be at any of the quizzes tonight so if you want to be Sporty, Posh or Ginger tonight, then aint no-one gonna sotp you.

Remember: the Strathie has cheap drink and the Newsroom is handy for buses.

Choose wisely!

See you tonight!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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