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Team Names of The Week, 8th Nov 2018

Actually, some of these are a bit older than the last week, but you get what you pay for…

Team names of the week
The Findus one is so nostalgic

Nice to see East Lothian people in the big city. I think they were fairly well behaved. Put it this way: they didn’t bring their pigs into the actual pub.

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The Music That Vegans Listen To

Last night at the Monkey I had a bonus round where you had to be the first team to write down ten singers or bands that Vegans probably have on their favourites playlist.

Here is the winning entry (the first team to hand in ten decent answers that anyone had actually heard of):

Vegan music
Vegan music

That last one is meant to be Joy Division even though it looks like Soy Division… which would work.

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Wikipedia Sentence of The Day: Lennie Peters

I love myself a bit of Peters and Lee, and I always knew Lennie Peters was blind but I never really thought about WHY he was blind until about two minutes ago when I read this on Wikipedia:

Lennie Peters…, an uncle of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, was blinded in one eye during a car accident when he was five years old. A thrown brick blinded his other eye when he was sixteen.

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Blimey AND Gordon Bennett


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The Importance Of A Good Tie Break Answer

Here’s some free advice from me, your old pal, Dr Paul.

Don’t go to the bother of getting all the answers right in the jackpot round and then write down that Moscow is 25,000 miles away from Edinburgh as a tiebreak answer.

Other examples exist but the distance questions come up fairly frequently.

The highest number this would ever be would be Edinburgh – Auckland (New Zealand) which would be about eleven thousand miles.

So there’s your rule of thumb.

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Wednesday Is Just Another Word For Winning

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: The Beatles (music round)

English: Wednesday

German: Mittwoch

Quiztalk: Day of Excellence and Winning

French: Mercredi

Greek: Tetárti

Great stuff eh? Ye cannae beat Wednesday in the same way that you cannot beat Brian Jacks at dips or squat-thrusts.

If you are under 40 you might have difficulty remembering what the hell squat thrusts are. Let me tell you, they were big business in the early 80s.

We were ALL doing squat thrusts.

Anyway: here’s the music clue for tonight’s quiz at the Joker & The Thief. It’s possibly the biggest load of shite of all time

The original was proper fantastic normal Europop but this turkey does his sad-business, spoils it and make a shitty video to go with it which is so heavy-handed it even washes everything out in blue because blue = sad.

This kind of over-obvious symbology along with what I call “the crying voice” are the reasons I cannae stand modern pop. Does my absolute nut in.

The worst bit is when you look at the youtube view count and you see a figure of nearly 300 million. All of those millions of people can’t be wrong… can they?

Maybe it’s me who is the wrong one. I guess we’ll find out before we die.


Here’s the advertorial.

I sell my utterly hilarious Cunto Cards in case you didn’t know.

You can always buy a deck from me tonight at the quiz and they are also available online.

If you want to try before you buy, the Joker and The Thief AND Brass Monkey on Drummond Street both have packs behind the bar you can borrow.

You can also follow Cunto Twitter for daily anti-cunto action.


Dr P


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The Fresh Princess of Bel Air

I did a bonus speed-round last night at the Newsroom where teams were asked to come up with ten artists (bands or singers) with names related to plants.

One of the answers handed in by Quizlamic State was “Willow Smith”.

So I ask, “Who’s this?”

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Turns out she’s Will Smith’s daughter. More than a few teams seemed to know this.

This raises a few WTFs:

  1. WTF is Will Smith doing being old enough to have a daughter who is old enough to have her own music career?
  2. WTF is wrong with Will Smith: having a daughter and then calling her Will(ow). That’s a Dick Move, officially.
  3. WTF! – when I had a quick looky-uppy it seems that Willow Smith is not yet 18 and that she released her first pop record (‘Whip My Hair’) when she was NINE YEARS OLD. What mad hot-housing is this?

She looks like him doesn’t she? But then, that’s how it works.

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Quiz Fail

A woman phoned yesterday looking for a refund on a pair of shoes. Turned out she was looking was QUIZ, the clothes shop.

I asked her how she had managed to phone me. She said she put “quiz edinburgh” into Google.


I told her if she comes to the Argyle tonight she could win £60 – enough for THREE pairs of shitty shoes.

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Taking The Hump

I asked a picture question which was:

Q. Which city do you have to visit to see guardsmen dressed like this?

Swiss Guard at the Vatican
Swiss Guard at the Vatican

Well these are the Swiss Guard and they look after the Pope and all his dodgy crew, so the answer is the Vatican.

Seeing as how the Vatican is entirely contained within the city of Rome, I also accepted “Rome” as a correct answer. After all, you have to visit Rome to get to the Vatican.

But one team were sore aggrieved. They had originally written “Vatican” on their answer sheet but then scored it out and put “Venice” instead.

The woman came up to complain.

Her line of reasoning was thus: “We originally thought Vatican – but you asked for a a city and the Vatican is a country“.

I explained that the Vatican, whilst being a country, is also a city, the clue being that it’s called “Vatican City State”.

She wasn’t having this and re-iterated her initial point: that I asked for a city and the Vatican is a country.

I tried to say, in different words, what I’d said before.

She put her point of view for a third time. We were getting nowhere. It was like having a Brexit meeting in the middle of Heathrow’s third runway.

So I asked her if she was asking me to give her the points for putting down the wrong answer?

She re-stated the fact that they’d written down the right answer before scoring it out.

I said I can’t really go giving people points for everything they score out.

And that was that. She went off back to her table, clearly pissed off.

Except that, by the end of the following round, the team had left the pub and I don’t know for sure, but I kind of suspect they took the hump at my strict stance of not awarding points for incorrect answers…

… which is rich, considering I gave them the points for “Olympic Rugby” when the answer should have been “Wheelchair Rugby” in another picture question.


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