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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.

Sunday 7th July

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

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

It’s the last first Sunday of July. Shouldn’t it always be like this?

It’ll always be like this if I win the lottery. If that happens I’m away to the Med.

For me, it’ll be permanent summer.

And you won’t even notice I’m gone before I’m there.

I’d be up and out of here just like that. It’ll be swift.

I occasionally buy a lottery ticket. I bought one yesterday and matched two numbers which nowadays, apparently, means I’ve won a free lucky dip.

So this means that the quiz is on tonight but if you don’t see me next week, you’ll know the lucky dip came good.

Anyway, here’s the music round cheat for tonight which refers to the Tolbooth Tavern:

Gala, famed for its joblessness, alcoholism and 90s club pop bangers

It’s Jackson Browne, one of these people with an ultra-forgettable name and some fairly nice music that won’t change your life.

Anyway, see you at the quiz tonight.

Yo!

Dr Paul

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Panorama of Leith
Leith, from above

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Thursday 4th July

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Mexico (pic round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Jefferson Airplane (music round) – no Ship In Quiz this week – Kerry is on holiday

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

No Ship Inn quiz tonight as Kerry is on holiday but my quizzes are on as usual.

Anyway: here’s the music round cheat. This applies to the Newsroom: It’s Aaliyah in the year 2000, which is before she died at the age of 22 the following year.

Actual hippies from back in the day

I’ve lived twice her lifetime and NEVER had a Top 40 hit. She had 14 Top 40 hits in the UK chart. And three more AFTER she died. Probably loads more in America and other territories.

Obviously life’s not fair, but sometimes it’s hard to tell which way round.

It must have seemed unfair for Team Spirit when I hadn’t heard of a song by Herman’s Hermits called ‘Sunshine Girl’ when we had a songs-with-weather-in-the-title bonus round last night.

But the rule is that we hadn’t heard of it so it didn’t count, even when research reveals that they were right all along.

These are the rules. I guess the rules are that some of us don’t have our own Top 40 Hits and some of us die when we’re 22.

Come to the quiz!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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An excellent seal
An excellent seal

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Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: Marlon Brando (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £90 Cheat: Repo Man (pic round)

Cheat tip: Here is the Lee Dorsey song which features at the Joker (7pm):

San Francisco? Yeah mate. Been there in ’78. For the riots.

Sadly, the video features an unnecessary and unwelcome slice of Jools Holland.

I’ve never really understood the appeal of Holland. He just gets up my nose like dust and pollen.

There’s no doubting he’s a popular TV presenter but I can’t imagine who the people are who trust his “hootenanny

Perhaps the same people who trust Jeremy Hunt or the same people who only go out drinking once a year.

IF that describes you, please stay away from the quizzes tonight so that you don’t spoil it for everyone.

For everyone else, Shawn (Damm 27) and myself (Joker, Monkey) will see you tonight.

Oh yeah.

Top jackpot tonight is £90 at the Monkey

Love,

Dr P

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A flash of the cash catches the eye
A flash of the cash catches the eye



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Monday 1st July

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Eddy Grant(music round)

Monday shoots out of the monthly cannon like a burst-ball grapeshot of devastation and quiz questions and fire.

Happy July!

Here’s the music round cheat for the Safari tonight:

Eddy, King of Rafts.

It’s Eddy Grant. This was a hit when I was a kid and I loved his video – loved the whole raft thing. It made me want a raft. I’ve been of rafts since then and they pretty much lived up to expectations.

Rafts are cool.

I’d rather have a raft than a Tory government.

But you take what you can get. Sometimes rafts just aren’t available.

If you win £80 (over the two quizzes) tonight you could probably buy stuff to make a decent raft. You could sail down the Water of Leith. The chances of dying are slim. There’s a weir just after Saint Mark’s park but I don’t think it’s too serious. You could portage.

I reckon if you get in the river just below the massive big waterfall thing near Dean Bridge, you could get all the way down to the docks.

Does anyone know anyone who’s tried it? Comments below pls!

Word.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Winning is the feeling that pops your pods
Winning is the feeling that pops your pods



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Sunday 30th June

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Gala (music round)

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

It’s the last day of June. Let’s go to the moon.

Or, failing that, the pub.

So, here is the music round cheat info which relates to the quiz at the Percy tonight:

Gala, famed for its joblessness, alcoholism and 90s club pop bangers

It’s Gala, one of the few chart acts to be named after a Borders town.

In fact I can’t think of any others. I’ve tried searching Selkirk, Kelso, Peebles and a few others but have drawn a blank. There’s Anne Peebles who did ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain‘ but it was only a hit in the US.

Best I can do is Clive Duns. A ha ha ha ha ha.

Anyway, see you at the quiz tonight.

Be cool.

Yo!

Dr Paul

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Panorama of Leith
Leith, from above

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Thursday 27th June 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Grace Kelly (pic round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Jefferson Airplane (music round)

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

The heatwave is here so don’t sit there roasting like a roaster,

come to the boozer and win the quiz like a boaster.

And if you go to the Ship that’s where the jackpot’s the most-er,

as you can tell by the goddamed poster:

Anyway: here’s a couple of music round cheats. The first applies to the Ship. It’s sixties ultra-hippies Jefferson Airplane and you probably know this one already:

Actual hippies from back in the day

Obviously filmed on a potato but that was the sixties. Things were more basic. Especially the hippies.

Related image

The second music round cheat is for the Newsroom later tonight (9pm). It’s Duke Dumont and is far more modern so if you click the video you can not only hear the song but you will aslo see things sharper than blobs.

In fact you’ll see the only known segway v pogo sticks action chase scene in history. (the only one known to me anyway).

So that’s Thursday. Rising up like a challenge to our rivals.

Come to the quiz!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Team names at Dr Paul quiz during May 2017
Team names at Dr Paul quiz during May 2017



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Wednesday 26th June 2019

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: Basketball (pic round)

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

Cheat tip: Here is the Arctic Monkeys song which features at the Joker (7pm):

San Francisco? Yeah mate. Been there in ’78. For the riots.

Typical Arctic Monkeys. I always want to hate them because they seem contrived but, to be honest, the tunes are decent. Fair play.

Someone who really does get on my tits is Taylor Swift. One of her ouvres turns up tonight at the Brass:

Ach, this song is actually decent. Maybe she’s all right.

Goddam? Why am I in such a nice mood today?

Maybe cos Shawn’s back at the Damm 27 tonight after some hiccup last week.

Oh yeah.

Slam you opponents to the canvas. Tonight.

Love,

Dr P

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Scotland wins again

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Monday the 24th June

Nearly summer holidays for the kid. Nothing organised. Panic.

But first: Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Panorama (music round)

Running late again today, so I’m just doing the basic details here. Nae chat.

Here’s the music round cheat for the Safari tonight:

Listen! Something serious is about to be said. Pay attention.

It’s the Panorama theme tune and it is VERY SERIOUS, and it announces that BBC-flavoured GRAVITAS is about to take place.

Beware, citizen.

Nuff said.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Winning is the feeling that pops your pods
Winning is the feeling that pops your pods



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Sunday Night Delight

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Black Box (music round)

Sunday night gives you a chance for a nice wee night out to finish off the week.

You’ve got kids? Get a baby sitter. Or get them to fend for themselves. It’s a skill they’re going to have to learn at some point.

Or bring them to the quiz. We’re OK with that on Sunday nights.

Booze for the baby?
Baby loves quiz

Meanwhile, here is the music round cheat info which relates to the quiz at the Tolboothtonight:

Massive, back in the day.

This was massive, back in the day. Specifically 1989 (it was that year’s biggest selling single in the UK)

An Italian production, the record re-wrote the script for chart dance music, finally moving the mainstream away from from disco and soul smack bang into house.

Great stuff.

Anyway, enjoy the World Cup (England v Cameroon and France v Brazil tonight – shown in both pubs), enjoy the quizzes. I hope you win the quiz and I hope we all live forever.

See you at the quiz tonight.

Yo!

Dr Paul

Blurry Winners

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Badges of the 1980s

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Thursday 20th June

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Mandy Moore(music round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Peter Pan (pic round)

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

It was jackpots all the way last week so minimum jackpots everywhere tonight. That means no carpet-baggers: just your fun friends and the people who love quiz for quiz.

Anyway: here’s the music round cheat which applies to the quiz at the Argyle. It’s Mandy Moore:

Proper

This is the late 90s and things seem pretty wholesome. There are schoolkids and skaters. Everyone is happy. This is America pre-911, pre-Trump, pre-crash.

All the comments on youtube about this video are full of old-already 20- and 30-somethings crying about a past that no longer exists.

Wait till you’re forty-odds. Then you’ll see.

Anyway – enough of the bitterness. Come to the quiz!

Positivity

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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The Ship Inn, Musselburgh



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