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Wednesday 30th October

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

8pm – The Raging Bull, Lothian Road. Jackpot £150 Cheat: Argentina (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: David Hockney(pic round)

RAGING BULL TIME CHANGE

Another reminder: The Raging Bull quiz changed it’s start time a couple of weeks back. It now starts at 8pm. Don’t miss out on the big jackpot there tonight.

CHEAT TIPS

Here’s tonight’s music round cheat tip.

It’s for the music round at the Joker and it’s Aussie double-act The Veronicas:

A shot of the sixties

Fun fact: neither of The Veronicas is named Veronica. Their names are Lisa and Jessica and they are twin sisters.

True enough – they do look kinda similar.

Here are some sister and brother acts, together with their real – or-not-real status:

  • The Pointer Sisters – real sisters
  • Sister Sledge – real sisters originally
  • Brother Beyond – shite 80s boy band – 4-piece lineup included a pair of real brothers
  • Everly Brothers – real brothers
  • Walker Brothers – NOT real brothers
  • Bellamy Brothers – real brothers
  • Isley Brothers – real brothers originally
  • Righteous Brothers – NOT real brothers
  • Jonas Brothers – real brothers
  • Thomson Twins – More than two of them, and NOT not twins, in fact: totally unrelated

There are loads more. I think I’ll write some questions on the subject. Look out for them in future weeks.

Won’t be any tonight though – quizzes are written a month ahead of time.

See you tonight. x

Love,

Dr P

See you later,

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Tuesday 29th October 2019

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £90. Cheat clue: Freddie Mercury (music round)

It’s Tuesday which Josh’s quiz at O’Connor’s.

Cheat News

As you already know, Freddie Mercury was the greatest human ever created since Jesus.

One of his songs is in the music round tonight and it sounds like this:

Super Freddie

Here are some previously little-known Freddie facts:

  1. Freddie Mercury provided the inspiration for original arcade game Space Invaders
  2. Freddie Mercury gets away with the word “nigger” an early Queen song
  3. Freddie is always worth watching
  4. Due to complex legal settlements in his will, the ghost of Freddie Mercury still technically the legal owner the East Lothian coast between Cockburnspath and St Abbs

And if nothing is true anyway – then come and win the NINETY pounds at O’Connors tonight

9pm at O’Connor’s

O’Connor’s later

Lots of love,

Dr Paul

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Monday 28th October

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £200. Cheat: Sixpence None The Richer (music round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £210. Cheat: ZZ Top (music round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £30. Cheat news: The X-Factor (pic round)

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

Big Jackpots

Big £210 at Portobello Tap tonight. I understand the pub is now NOT taking bookings for tables as they were all booked last week. Best bet is probably to get there as early as you can.

Dead Pool

Hey – the next few days are your chance to play Dead Pool for November. Did anyone have Abu Bakr Al-Bagdhadi for October? I’ll check the list and let you know.

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Brass Monkey Leith:

A classic one-hit wonder

The American band Sixpence None The Richer are still on the go despite having just the one big hit, and that being more than 20 years ago.

But you don’t care about that. what you want to know is: “what is that band name all about”?

According to Wikipedia the origin of the band’s name is as follows:

“It comes from a book by C. S. Lewis called Mere Christianity. A little boy asks his father if he can get a sixpence—a very small amount of English currency—to go and get a gift for his father. The father gladly accepts the gift and he’s really happy with it, but he also realizes that he’s not any richer for the transaction. C.S. Lewis was comparing that to his belief that God has given him, and us, the gifts that we possess, and to serve him the way we should, we should do it humbly—realizing how we got the gifts in the first place. “

Which sounds like a right old pile of wank, but you can’t have everything, can you?

Meanwhile the Portobello Tap music round will contain this song by ZZ Top:

Classic video move – get the girls in.

The ZZ Top thesis in this oeuvre point to the fact that “Every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man“.

Basically – if you want laid, get your suit on.

I’m not sure if the theory has been accepted, proven or disproven by mainstream science but dressing in suits remain popular, so maybe it’s true.

See you tonight.

Dr Pauloski

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£210 xpt portobello tap quiz jackpot
£210 tonight at the Portobello Tap



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Sunday 27th October

That’s it. The clocks have gone back and it’s sheer unrelenting misery between now and late March. Come and commiserate tonight at the quiz

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Lisbon (pic round)

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

Come and join in the fun tonight.

CHEATS

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

Real Europop

Alice Deejay was one of the high-points of Europop, like a trance queen, and this song is one of the jewels in the crown.

Unbeatable.

Anyway, I’m very short of time today so this post is SHORT. You’re a grown-up and you can handle this disappointment.

There’ll be more chat tomorrow.

See you tonight

Love,

Dr Paul

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Champions at the Tolbooth
Champions at the Tolbooth

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Thursday 24th October 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Artichoke (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 £150. Cheat answer: Jackson 5 (musicround).

BAR PRICES AT THE STRATHIE

Seriously. £3.35 for a Tennents. Beat that.

£4.20 for a Blue Moon

Shorts are 35 ml.

Bombay Sapphire £2.50

10 x Malt Whiskies at £2.75

The Strathie is so light on your pocket that the more you drink – the RICHER YOU GET.

More or less.

I’m the host and I’ll see you there in a few hours. You’ll love it.

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s The Jackson 5:

The Seventies before Michael Jackson really got moving

Not everyone realises that before he was a global freak, Michael Jackson was a straight-down-the-line family entertainer.

This video shows him hitting some serious robot. The whole family can do it.

Funky scene.

Anyway – get Quizzy: I’ll see you tonight.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Quiz winners at Safari
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Wednesday 23rd October 2019

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

8pm – The Raging Bull, Lothian Road. Jackpot £120 Cheat: Manfred Mann (music round)

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

RAGING BULL TIME CHANGE

Note! The Raging Bull quiz is changed it’s start time last week and now starts at 8pm. Don’t miss out on the big jackpot there tonight.

CHEAT TIPS

Here’s tonight’s music round cheat tips.

First is a proper old sixties banger by Manfred Mann:

A shot of the sixties

The video is great, it’s just a load of old London sixties footage, packed with lifestyles and stereotypes. You’ll learn nothing by watching it but it’s enjoyable.

I’ve not read the youtube comments because not doing so is good for mental health, but I imagine the comments are full of gammon saying things like “When Britain was British” and “Music is shite nowadays” and “Support are boys”.

The youtube comments I really don’t get are the ones from younger people wishing they could go back and “be alive” then, solely based on a love for the music.

The point of recorded music, which has been around for a hundred years and was perfected for the mass market round about sixty years ago is that we can enjoy music on an ongoing basis.

You don’t have to live in the sixties to enjoy sixties music.

It’s the same reasoning that means it’s not too sad when a music legend dies because they RECORDED their hits.

When David Bowie died a couple of years ago, did people stop listening to the Laughing Gnome?

See?

And, if you did live in the sixties you would miss Suede because they weren’t cranking out the pop until the nineties.

And that’s the other music round clip for tonight, which applies to the Brass Monkey on Drummond Street:

Suede hanging around in alleys

Suede were also very London, but from a different time – singing about drug abuse and cheap sex in a dirty-glam and beautiful kind of a way.

It was an album track so there’s no official vid.

The fan-made video makes no sense at all – just still cuts of atmospheric moonshine, misty beaches, green mountains and night-time cityscapes. But it gives you the lyrics.

Remember that time change for the Raging Bull (8pm) and remember also that the Raging Bull has the biggest jackpot of the night.

I’m talking about £120.

In the words of Mike Read: “That’s Tasty”

Whichever quiz you come to, we’ll see you tonight!

Love,

Dr P

See you later,

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This could be you later, at the RAGING Bull

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Free The Paedos

There was a team at The Safari Lounge on Monday called “FREE THE PAEDOS”.

I was moderately outraged, but asked them what they meant, what this team name was all about.

They said “It’s a Peep Show reference”.

Thing is, I don’t watch Peep Show, or indeed any telly at all – I’m too busy for that shit.

Also, if you look at the viewing figures, nobody really watches Peep Show either.

It’s one of those critically-acclaimed things that hardly anyone watches.

Result: If you call yourself something like “Free The Paedos“, there’s a chance that some of the other people in the pub will think that you are being far more nasty than you really are.

Moral: if you’re going to do references, either make them widely understood or make them not about supporting sex criminals.

Meanwhile, I looked up the reference. It’s more or less amusing:

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Tuesday 22nd Oct 2019

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £60. Cheat clue: Hi-Tack (music round)

It’s Tuesday which Josh’s quiz at O’Connor’s.

Cheat News

One of the answers in tonight’s picture is Leatherback, which is a kind of turtle.

One of the four main types: Green, Giant, Leatherback and Ninja.

Am I the only person who always thought the Ninja Turtles were shite?

Image result for the ninja turtles are rubbish
Mainly cack

Probably, anyway the turtle in the picture round tonight is a REAL turtle and she deserves our respect.

The other thing that deserves respect is the jackpot at Josh’s quiz tonight. It’s sixty quid.

And if my recent visit to Tesco still holds, that means you could buy ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY coconuts.

You could probably even negotiate a deal for bulk and come home with a hundred and fifty copies of the hairy, tropical delicacy.

But it’s important to remember how you spend the cash you win is UP TO YOU.

Things you could conceivably purchase with tonight’s prize money:

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Illicit street drugs
  • TV License (part)
  • A palm reading from a seaside Gypsy
  • Literally thousands of rubber bands

The choices of your life.

9pm at O’Connor’s

O'Connors at Canonmills - formerly 'The Other Place'
O’Connors at Canonmills – formerly ‘The Other Place’

Lots of love,

Dr Paul

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Monday 21st October

Quizzes Tonight:

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

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £180. Cheat: Kick-Ass (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Krs-One (music round)

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

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Argyle Bar:

KRS-One, proper old school

It’s KRS-One. That’s not his real name. And I always thought his real name was Chris but I’ve just looked it up and it turns out his full real name is Lawrence ‘Kris’ Parker.

So even the Chris or Kris bit is a nickname. Those hip-hop fellows and their tricky ways.

Which makes me suddenly wonder is Ludacris’s real name is maybe also not Chris, like I always assumed.

So having looked it up, Ludacris’s real name is Christopher Brian Bridges.

There. That’s more sensible.

Meanwhile the Safari music round will contain this song by The Fratellis:

Classic video move – get the girls in.

In a classic move to get the video noticed, The Fratellis have populated it with young women wearing stockings and other sexy gear.

I have never used such low tactics at the quiz.

It’s questions, answers, prizes, that’s what you come for and I can’t imagine the turnout would be any higher if I started kicking about in sussies.

I mean: never say never, but it’s unlikely.

See you tonight.

Dr P

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£180 at Porty Tap
£180 at Portobello Tap tonight. Serious business



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