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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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Quizmaster 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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Monday 6th Jan 2020

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: Inner Circle (music round)

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

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £150. Cheat news: American Football(music round)

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

Mondays are back on the road. The quiz is back full time and it feels good. I feel pumped for twenty twenty. Anything could happen and I just want to get through another twelve months without getting cooked, slashed or bashed. Dreams really do come true.

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Brass Monkey Leith and is a 90s hit by a band called Inner Circle:

Jamaican Stars Inner Circle

My missus always used to sing this song but I never knew it. Thought it must be some kind of new-world thing (she’s from NZ).

Indeed, having looked it up, I see this song got to no.5 in the NZ charts in 1993 but didn’t scratch the top 50 in the UK.

Kiwis have strange tastes sometimes. It’s all those camp fires and all that snokelling. Not good for the brain, you know.

Meanwhile, the music round free answer for the Argyle is not an artist, but a sport (the whole round is sports themes. This one is a cracker and was used for American Football:

Was also used for ‘Superstars’ if anyone else is old enough to remember Bryan Jacks

Be the first Monday winners of the decade tonight. Stamp your name on history.

See ya later,

Dr Paul

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Dr Paul pub quiz winner Asha
Winning is great

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Sunday 5th January 2020

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

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

Normal Life Resumes

You know my favourite day of year is the 6th of Jan. Everything is back to normal. Nice.

If you’re part of the party that fears the return to normality then I am sorry. Better to embrace it and be part of the wave of positivity that’s sweeping the world and the country right now.

Burning, War and Full Brexit. This year holds something for everyone.

In amongst the chaos, in March, the playoffs for the European Championships (football) are scheduled. It’s more than 20 years since Scotland qualified for anything and you never know, this might be it.

All Scotland need to do is beat Israel (a piece of piss) at Hampden and then either Serbia or Norway, away from home (fucking impossible – but you never know)

It would be proper Scotland to qualify and then have the actual tournament cancelled due to third world war. You never know.

However tihnk about the positives: Scotland may get knocked out and there might NOT be a war.

Either way, pointless towns like Alloa and Tullibody will continue to exist and no one will notice.

I’m sprawling here. Let’s cut to the point: come to the quiz.

Cheats:

Now here are is cheat item for tonight’s music round at the Tolbooth Tavern. It’s The Cardigans :

Nice

Nice tune. Clean.

Anyway – be good and I’ll see you at the quiz(zes) later on.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Right answers galore. It oculd be you tonight



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Thursday 2nd Jan 2020

It’s a new decade. Things can only get better. Happy New Year and all that shite.

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £120. Cheat answer: Outkast (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 Wicker Man(pic round).

Best Jackpot at the Strathie Again

Loads of jackpots got won in the last week of 2019 and there are only two big ones still standing. The other is at the Argyle on Monday (£150) but the biggest jackpot tonight is £120 tonight at the Strathie. Be on it.

Cheat Clues

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Strathie. It’s Outkast:

He likes the way YOU move

And come to the Newsroom as well. All the office parties have gone home. The pub belongs to normal people like you and me again although, to be fair, the run up to Xmas in the Newsy wasn’t so completely carnage as in previous years. Most people were pretty nice.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Crazy Martin, splashing the cash at the Strathie



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Cactus Cock Dwarf Suicide (STREAM)

Cactus looks like an erect penis with other foliage which could be read as balls. In Yang’s. I wait for beef, chicken and king prawn combinations.

Comfortable trousers, but I feel like a tramp.

Unusual counter at Yang’s with a hatch right in the middle. Normally you would expect the hatch to be be at one end.

FOH pretty grubby. Looks like it was painted about six years ago. Post red. Closer look: it’s clean enough but it’s worn. They don’t do Mongolian any more. It’s only on the old menu.

Brand challenge:

Othello is Reversi
Twix is Raider
Marathon is Snickers
Orange is EE
Cluedo is Clue
Vauxhall is Opel

There must be loads more but I can’t think of them now or at least I have run out of energy for it.

Suddenly I think of the dwarf from the Black Light theatre in Prague. He’s probably there right now – doing another show. He’s probably going to end up killing himslef.

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Monday 30th December

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: The Vapors (music round)

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

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £120. Cheat news: Jona Lewie (music round)

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

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Brass Monkey Leith:

A classic one-hit wonder

Name another song by The Vapors. You can’t. They can’t either. No one remembers. They are the definition of a one-hit wonder

Meanwhile, the music round free answer for the Argyle is Jona Lewie.

Kitchen Chat

Jona Lewie is now 72 years old. Does he still hang around the kitchen at parties? Does he still go to parties? If he does go to parties, do they tend to be in the afternoon? Are you more likely to find him in the front room? On a sofa?

These are amongst my last questions of the decade. Catch the rest of them tonight, and I’ll see you next year, e.g. Thursday.

Dr Paul

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A meaningless art doodle that I made

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Sunday 29th December 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: Joan Baez (music round)

Christmas is Over

Just gotta get through New Year and then we’re back to normal.

You know my favourite day of year is the 6th of Jan. Everything is back to normal. Nice.

Anyway, come to the quiz tonight. The cliched thing to say to you here is some kind of message about being bloated and wanting to get off the couch, but who knows? Perhaps your Christmas wasn’t like that.

Maybe you ran an ultramarathon for Christmas and now you just want to go the pub and get leathered.

Either way – the quiz will satisfy. NOTE: decent jackpot at the Toplbooth tonight: £120

Cheats:

Now here are is cheat item for tonight’s music round at the Tolbooth Tavern. It’s Joan Baez with a song that used to annoy me when I was a kid but I love it now:

Great song, great singer.

A Note on New Year

New Year doesn’t affect Sundays this year – I’ll be quizzing the whole way through at both the Percy and the Tolbooth.

Other quizzes:

Mondays are as normal

Wednesdays: off this week – back on the 8th Jan

Thursdays: back this week: quizzes as normal on Jan 2nd.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Crazy Martin



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Monday 23rd December 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Lacrosse (pic round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Geier Sturzflug (music round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £90. Cheat news: A-Ha (music round) Argyle off for one week- back next Monday

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat news: 21 Savage(music round)

Tonight’s Monday quiz schedule is more or less as usual – the only exception being that the Argyle has NO QUIZ tonight but will be back next week.

Come and win some pre-Christmas cash which will give you a boost if you, like most normal people, are saving your Christmas shopping until tomorrow.

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Portobello Tap:

German Macroeconomic Pop

The song is called ‘Bruttosozialprodukt’ which as you probably know is the German for “Gross National Product”

In the eighties, this was ripe topic for German pop. And Geier Sturzflug’s song is an absolute belter. It’s worth checking the translation if you have the time.

Meanwhile, the music round free answer for the Safari is a rapper named 21 Savage.

21 Savage

21 Savage was from London and moved to America as a seven year old. He’s pretty American now but if you listen closely you can still hear a bit of London in his rap.

I don’t know what his speaking voice is like and I could easily find out but I prefer to leave it to the imagination – somewhere between James Brown (Atlanta) and Chas out of Chas and Dave (Lahhndahhhn)

Anyway, see you tonight.

Dr Paul

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Atletico Bob Geldof
Atletico Bob Geldof



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