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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.

Inny The Skinny

Skinny December issue is out… soon; and I have collaborated with one of their writers, Finbarr, to write the Skinny Quiz of the Year.

The Skinny Magazine
The Skinny Magazine

Look out though, it’s a bit more cultural than my usual trash: there are questions about opera, theatre and everything.

No Irish People To Blame This Week

Vodka winners, NORWEGIAN CHEESE
Vodka winners, NORWEGIAN CHEESE

PUB: Smart City Cafe

Four teams battled it out at the SCH last night, including a pair of Israelis who came last but definitely scored the highest ever score by an Israeli team at the quiz.

In the end, it was NORWEGIAN CHEESE who took the title, ruthlessly pouncing on the mistakes of the G&T’s like a tiger on a chicken. The vodka was theirs.

And this week, the G & T’s didn’t even have an Irish element in the team to take the blame.

I’ve heard the bar is getting a refurb which will make it more like a ‘style bar’ and less like a hotel foyer. This will be happening in December. Quiz moves to Thursday next week for one week and then we’ll be back in January.

Dance-Off Fever Grips Newington

The Fennel Frontier - dance experimentalist Alex, second from left.
The Fennel Frontier - dance experimentalist Alex, second from left.

DATELINE: The Reverie, Monday 16th November, 2009

The well-bred environs of South-Central Edinburgh rocked to the power of a man last night, and that man was Alex.

His team, the FENNEL FRONTIER had drawn for first place, but Alex took the bull by the horns and spat in the opposition’s chips by inventing a new type of dancing which had never been seen in the First World.

Result: victory.

Alex refused to stop there and won through to the ultimate question but unfortunately that’s where his luck ran out.

Phil Collins, destroyer of worlds, was victorious again and the rollover is £60 for next Monday. Beast.

By the way, I didn’t get any film of Alex’s style but here’s a flashback  from the old days in Glasgow featuring dance-off another legend… George.

£120 winners at Jenny Ha’s

After a few weeks of rollovers (mainly caused by Fa La La’s inability to answer the Ultimate Question), the £jackpot was finally scooped by super champions DO THEY KNOW IT’S QUIZMAS.

Do They Know It's Quizmas, £120 winners at Jenny Ha's
Do They Know It's Quizmas, £120 winners at Jenny Ha's

There they are, having killed Phil Collins and pissed on his grave. The booze, the cash were theirs but such was the shocking nature of the Marmalade joke, that they did NOT get the jokes prize.

Despite the name, the team are NOT donating any of the money to Africa.