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Monday. Best Jackpot of The Week

There’s two hundred quid tonight at the Brass Leith…

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £200. Cheat: One of the answers in the music round is Four Non Blondes. See vid below to hear the classic 90s song…

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: one of the answers in the picture round is Risk. Meaning, the board-game

Four Non-Blondes are classic one-hit wonder stuff. According to Wikipedia they split up shortly after their hit.

The singer went on to write and produce for loads of artitst including Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera and Pink. She’s married to another woman and they have kids.

Imagine you were one of those kids and your mum is the lesbian who wrote “I’m Coming Up So You’d Better Get The Party Started”.

And you thought that was cool but then when this song comes on, everyone aged 35-45 nods along and says “tune” and your mum says – “yeah, I wrote that one too”.

Maximum cool.

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What Does “Llamedos” Mean?

Here’s the winning team from the Tolbooth the other night.

Llamedos
Llamedos

They were called ‘Llamedos’ and I guessed this was Spanish but didn’t know what the word meant after my first piss-poor attempt to pronounce their team name, they put me straight: “Ya-meh-doss”.

Next time they handed in their answers I asked the bloke what it meant.

“It’s the name of our house in Spain.”

“Yes, but what does the word mean?”

“Oh, it’s just “Sod ’em all”, backwards…”

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Quizzes Tonight: Brass and Safari

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Beijing.

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: one of the answers in the music round is Reef. This was a UK band that had hits in the 90s. I think they were from Devon or somehwere. Their aesthetic was surfy-rock.

The guy had long hair when there wasn’t a lot of it about so you had to like him for that even if the songs sound like derivatives from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ main stock.

I mean, if you want “rock”, just listen to Motorhead.

If you do listen to Motorhead, all problems will be solved.

I guarantee it.

I’m a doctor.

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Wednesday Wonderland

Two quizzes from me and one from Gordon down at Harmonium – the vegan pub.

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £120. Cheat answer – You’ll hear Moloko in the music round (see vid below)

8pm – Harmonium. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer – One of the answers in the picture round is George Michael

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £120 Cheat answer – the picture round includes the answer Pakistan.

The Moloko song is aperfect example of how something that sounded annoying, lightweight and cheap  at the time actually stands up as a memorable track.

This is hindsight. Hindsight is perfect. This is why need government FROM THE FUTURE. Come on, scientists: WORK THIS OUT.

 

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November 2017 Dead Pool: Names

Here are the names you chose for Dead Pool this month. If you picked one that drops, you win a £1 million scratchcard. In the past this has been worth as much as a hundred pounds!

If someone else picks the same dead person, I make a draw.

If more than one person on the list dies, I used Google Trends (10 year worldwide average) to determine which is the MORE FAMOUS. And that will be the “winner”.

The new kid on the block is Harvey Weinstein with at least four entries on his name.

But it’s a strong month for the old favourites with Britain’s favourite not-dead-yet couple completely in command of the bulk of entries. In other words: Queenie and Phil Rule OK.

Dead Pool Nov 2017

 

Here are the names in straightforward list format. This also lets you see how many times each name was chosen:

Alex Ferguson
Anthony Hopkins
Billy Connolly
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Boy George
Buzz Aldrin
Carly Simon
Cher
Cliff Richard
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
David Soul
Diana Ross
Dick Van Dyke
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Elvis
Eminem
Gary Glitter
George HW Bush
George HW Bush
George HW Bush
Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
Henry Winkler
Hillary Clinton
Ian McKellen
Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
Jim Carrey
Jimmy Greaves
Joan Collins
Joni Mitchell
Keith Richards
Kim Jong Un
Kim Jong Un
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Liam Hemingsworth
Lindsay Lohan
Maggie Smith
Michael Caine
Michael Caine
Michael Caine
Michael Palin
Morgan Freeman
Neil Diamond
Pope Benedict XVI
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Robbie Williams
Robert Mugabe
Rod Laver
Sean Connery
Simon Cowell
Stan Lee
Sylvester Stallone
Terry Jones
The Dalai Lama
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
Tom Jones

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Vegetable Emptiness

We had an abortive bonus round at the Brass Monkey the other night when no one could think of three or more songs with a vegetable in the title.

I was surprised by a couple of teams who mentioned ‘Broccoli’ by McFly.

I really wanted to hear a boy band opus on the subject of Brassica Oleracea but I’ve just listened and it turns out its a song from a boy’s perspective and he’s not sure if the girl likes him.

The only brocolli in the song is one mention in the first verse where McFly is in the kitchen cooking dinner (including brocolli) for the girl but she never ends up coming round. Sadz.

Meanwhile, the bonus round only got finished when I widened out the criteria to include fruit. That’s the way it goes sometimes.

Going back to the original question, it is of course bloody hard. Artists seem a lot happier to write songs about fruit. I guess its sexier.

Even with the combined help of everyhit.com and Spotify, this list took a wee while, but here’s how you could have won:

  1. Green Onions by Booker T & The MGs
  2. The Onion Song by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
  3. Charlie Big Potato by Skunk Anansie
  4. Potato Head Blues by Louis Armstrong
  5. Carrot Rope by Pavement
  6. Gather In The Mushrooms by Benny Hill
  7. Chestnut Mare by The Byrds
  8. Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers
  9. Carrot Cake & Wine by The Stereophonics
  10. Vodka & Garlic by Rotfront

I’d never heard of a few of these. The last one is terrific:

And before someone starts busting their chops that nuts aren’t vegetables: I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW.

They’re legumes.

But in this case rule six applies: i.e.: For Fucks Sake, let’s not be too anal about this. It’s just a pub quiz.

Sunday Pub Quizzes

The jackpots have been building up again for Sunday nights:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Liverpool

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: One of the answers in the music round is K7. You can hear this 1994 pop banger by clicking on the video below.

The video probably didn’t win art prizes. It’s a pretty basic sex pop dance vid, but the tune still still bangs.

#NinetiesForever

#90tribe4lyf

#youhadtobethere

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Eight Right Answers. That’s All It Takes.

All eight correct = WIN

This was the winning entry from the Brass Monkey Leith last Monday. Matthew won the £150 for these right answers .

Ally also had 8/8 so it went to the tiebreak. Matthew’s answer was closer.

The Question was: What percentage of 30-34 in the UK live at the parents house.

Matthew guesses 32%

Ally guessed 40%

So Matthew was closer to the true answer which was only 8%

Result: CASH!

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Thursday Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat: One of the music round hits is by Three Dog Night. See vid below to hear the song.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: One of the picture round answers is ‘Gone WithThe Wind’

It’s always slightly bothered me what Three Dog Night’s band name is all about.

It’s never previously bothered me enough to actually go and look it up but that has now changed and its a fairly rewarding find. Thanks to WIkipedia I now know the following information… (until I forget it)…

Vocalist Danny Hutton‘s girlfriend, actress June Fairchild suggested the name after reading a magazine article about indigenous Australians, in which it was explained that on cold nights they would customarily sleep in a hole in the ground while embracing a dingo (wild dog). On colder nights they would sleep with two dogs and, if the night was freezing, it was a “three dog night“.

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Winners And Losers: Spot The Difference

Can you spot the difference? Which of these teams finished last at Brass Monkey Leith last night and which were the winners?

Use your interpretive-visual skills to answer.

The Organ Grynders
The Wizards

Take away lesson: “Body Language” is not made up. YOU CAN READ this stuff.

 

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