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Dr Paul is Scotland's busiest quizmaster with experience all over the country. If it's questions and answers - the Doc's yer man.

Monday 20th Jan 2020

Do you find numerological significance in dates? Today’s the first 20th of 2020.

Personally, I’m not seeing anything.

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £210. Cheat news: Elvis Presley (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Rousseau (pic round)

January fact: the average daytime high temperature during January in Edinburgh is 7 degrees C. When you think about it, that’s not too bad.

We don’t get heatwaves here but we never freeze to death. It’s not like Russia or Canada. It’s not like Greece.

And it might rain a bit, but we never get tornados, we never get tsunamis. The earthquakes are small.

Suggested new marketing slogan for Scotland:

“Scotland: it’s perfectly all right, for now”.

Cheats

Anyway – here are the cheats for tonight. First is a piece of hip hop by an original master: KRS-One:

This will appear in the music round at the Brass Monkey Leith:

KRS-One

This tune is from the late 90s, but KRS-One made his mark in the 80s – and is still releasing albums today, which reminds me: I bumped into Edinburgh’s own original hip-hop force: Pedro Solenoid, and he assures me that although he’s been out of the game for nearly ten years, he’s back and recording TWO ALBUMS worth of new rap, right now.

P Solo aka Pete aka Pedro Solenoid aka Petey Two Hats

Meanwhile, the music round cheat for the Argyle Bar is some bollocks old French nonsense by a band called Hot Blood.

It boasts quite literally the greatest pop video ever made, and a clear inspiration for Michael Jackson’s Thriller which came later:

None of this makes sense. It’s French.

The genius of Soul Dracula is that if you bumped into him one night in South Leith Kirk Churchyard – you wouldn’t even be scared because he’s so ridiculous.

But then, as you laugh… he’s got you.

So more scary than you first think.

Tell you what else is scary: the thought of SOMEONE ELSE winning that £210 at the Argyle Bar tonight. Blow me down! It’s a cracker.

See ya later,

Dr Paul

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Sunday 19th Jan 2020

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Mata Hari (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: No Doubt (music round)

Come to the quiz tonight and prevent your own financial disaster by winning the money. Ninety quid at the Percy, by the way!

Cheats:

Now here is the cheat item for tonight’s music round at the Tolbooth . It’s veteran Californians No Doubt:

Nice

The singer is, of course, Gwen Stefani. No Doubt is her band and I was about to write something about how she left them to go solo but, upon looking up the mighty Wikipedia, I see that No Doubt never split up with Stefani – they have had a few hiatuses.

So Gwen Stefani managed to have a solo career and a band career which is great skills, I’m struggling to think of others who have successfully done the same…?

Anyway – Sunday is unstoppable. If you want to get out of the end of it and actually feel like something happened, then I recommend the quiz.

Real cash! No games!

See you later.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 16th January 2020

Can you feel the fever? That’s Thursday, creeping up your leg like poison ivy.

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

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

Cheat Clues

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Strathie which is a young lad with a bright future, a chap called Wayne Wonder with his song “No Holding Back”

Up and coming?

Well, when I say he’s got a bright future, that was then when this song was released in 2003.

Wayne Wonder is now 47. ‘No Holding Back’ was a bit hit in several countries but it turned out to be his only real hit.

You would imagine he’s now working as an agent or a tour operator or something like that but it’s encouraging to visit his Twitter profile to find out that he’s still making and releasing music.

He’s still doing it, a bit like a less-successful Craig David who, as we all know, was BORN to do it.

Born2doit.jpg

Anyway – win the quiz tonight, and only tonight, and you too could have that Wayne Wonder feeling in your life.

Hopefully see you later.

Love,

Dr Paul

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The Strathie, Iona Street
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Wednesday 15th Jan 2020

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

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

January sorts the men from the toasters and the sheep from the women and the girls from the triangles and the spoons from the boys.

Basically: if you got out in January, you’re cool.

One of your best opportunities to do this is at the quizzes tonight:

CHEAT TIPS

Tonight’s music round at the Joker includes the greatest singer of all time, Grace Jones. This is her song:

Seventies and smooth

I haven’t watched the full video, I dare say it won’t do the song justice cos its only 3 minutes long.

I used to have the album this song was on and I swear the full version is more like six or seven minutes long unless that was the weed. I don’t smoke weed these days.

Anyway – choose a pub for tonight: the cosy and delightful Joker or the piquant sub-mayhem of the Monkey.

Whoever loses, we all win.

And by the way, I know there’s things like cancer and Ebola nad people starving but I’m still annoyed that my new washing machine has buttons which lack a satisfying clunk or press-action.

The whole action is just too shallow and you’re never quite a hundred per cent certain if you’ve pressed it or not and you have to wait a few seconds to hear the water start coming through, and THEN you know you’ve pressed it.

The Iran situation and the Brexit situation will sort themselves out but if you’re a designer for BEKO washing machines, then you can fuck off.

There, I feel better.

See you at the quiz tonight

See you later,

Dr P

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Tuesday 14th Jan 2020 – New Quiz Tonight

Tonight’s Quiz:

8pm – Basils. Jackpot: £30. Cheat clue: Mink DeVille (music round)

Welcome to Newhaven, Leith’s bonny wee cousin!

Basils, down the front at Annfield

If you like the smack of sea air and excellent bus connections – Newhaven is the place for you.

And this great little corner of Edinburgh now has the pub it deserves thanks to the opening of Basils.

Basils have wisely hired super quizmaster Michael to run the show for them on Tuesday nights. Get yourself along and get into his cash and booze prizes tonight! –Basils

Cheat News

If you get the email or red this page then you’ll always get a free answer for the quiz.

For example: tonight’s music round includes a piece of work by Mink Deville, an idiosyncratic classic from 1977 that you must have heard at some point:

Straight cool

So the quiz is ready, Michael is fired up and ready to go.

Come and be the first ever Newhaven winner of the DP Quiz – TONIGHT!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Monday 13th January 2020

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £180. Cheat news: Yoshi (pic round)

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

Mondays are the cool night where the coolest radges and radgettes stalk the streets, impervious to the midweek stay-at-home demand issued by The Corporation.

Monday is free spirit night.

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Portobello Tap and is by a Scottish band called Glasvegas. The style reminds me of 80s bands like The Mighty Wah and The Damned (not when they were proper punk but when they did ‘Eloise‘)

Glasvegas

And the music round cheat for the Safari Lounge is a far more annoying set of musicians: some Yanks called Metro Station.

They have all the charm of shitehouse bland bands like Maroon 5 and Train, distilled through the unerring self-confidence of American youth.

Who knows? They might well be nice guys in real life but I’ve watched the video and based on that, I reckon they’re a squad of dicks.

I looked up this band. They are classed as “Scene”. Makes you think.

Anyway – even the most annoying music round clip only exists for about 20 seconds, so don’t let Metro Station be the reason you avoid the quiz tonight.

Come and join us – be one of the cool people – people who DO go out on a Monday. And remember the ferociously large jackpot at Kerry’s quiz at the Argyle tonight: £180 British pounds

See ya later,

Dr Paul

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Sunday 12th Jan 2020

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Flo Rida (music round)

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

Sunday Night Quizzes In The City

The year is up and running. We can stop referring to the yea being new. We are now week-deep up to our armpits in normality. It feels nice.

Cheats:

Now here are is cheat item for tonight’s music round at the Persevere. It’s your old pal Flo Rida:

Nice

Weird song. Flo Rida says he’s fallen “in love” with a woman who is a dancer in a strip club. He advises her in his lyrics that:

  • she will make lots of money dancing in the strip club because she is good-looking,
  • if she goes with him, he’ll give her more money
  • She shouldn’t speak – her body is all he needs to become excited and spendy.

I’m no expert, but this doesn’t sound like “love” to me.

Anyway – I don’t know about strip clubs – I know about pub quizzes and if you want to make it rain, come to the quiz later and win the money.

Real cash! No games!

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thu 09 Jan

Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you: tonight’s quizzes.

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: From Russia With Love (pic round).

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

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

Ton Up at The Newsy

Asha won the £120 at the STrathie last week, so tonight’s largest pot is now at the Newsroom where you can win a straight hundred pounds

Cheat Clues

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s a band called The War On Drugs:

Floppy tones

It’s got a floppy, indie vibe. It’s kind of pish. Slightly wank. Better than the C*ldpl*y – but it’s close.

Tell you what about the Newsroom – some of the food looks pretty good. I never get any cos I’m busy working but you see people with the platters out and it always looks decent:

Image may contain: food

This is the first photo I could find on the Newsroom’s Facebook and obviously it’s just fish and chips, but they have more interesting stuff too. Try it.

I love Thursdays and I hope you do too. Thursdays give me a feelign that everything is going to work out just fine in the end.

Hopefully see you tonight.

Love,

Dr Paul

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The Strathie, Iona Street
The Strathie – open for me and open for you



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Wednesdays Are Back! 8th Jan 2019

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

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

Let’s disco in the year twenty twenty. The return of Wednesdays to the quiz schedule marks the full arrival of EVERYTHING-BACK-TO-NORMAL.

I am happy, like a clam that just got paid.

CHEAT TIPS

Tonight’s music round at the Brass Monkey includes American rock group Aerosmith who preen and pout and sound like this:

Seventies and smooth

One of the comments on youtube remarks that Aerosmith wrote the song after a pub incident in which their singer had mistaken Vince Neil (of Motley Crue) for a woman.

Transgender is everywhere these days but back in the 80s it was novel enough for Aerosmith to write a song about it.

The lyrics, if you look them up, are pretty oblique, opaque and inconclusive. I’m not sure if they’re happy about blokes looking like ladies or not. They skirt around the issue.

Straight off the top of my head I can think of three other artists with songs where a lady turns out to be a chap: Tone Loc, The Kinks and Blowfly.

It’s a theme.

In fact, I’m just thinking about it – if I can think of one more I can make a music round out of it…

If you can think of some others, come to the quiz and tell me, or leave a comment.

See you later,

Dr P

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I won the money so get it up yez
I won the money so get it up yez



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