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This Is Monday – The Day Your Life Turns Around

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Feeder (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £150. Cheat news: Ulysses (pic round)

So, another great jackpot at the Safari and, as usual the crowd will be thin. Monday night in Abbeyhill is not exactly Saturday afternoon in Shanghai, if you know what I mean.

The odds are ever in your favour.

MEanwhile, here’s the cheat clip, giving you one of the answers in tonight’s Brass Monkey Leith music round. It’s Feeder…

People sometimes talk about trivia and quizzing in terms of “useless knowledge”. I ususally disagree, usually I think that getting into the world of trivia opens up routes of curiosity that leads towards better understanding of the world and ultimately more wisdom.

However, there are counter-examples. Check this sentence I found on the Wikipedia page devoted to this single by Feeder:

Despite reaching the top 5 and equaling "Buck Rogers" chart placing, it would become the smallest selling top 5 single of the 2000s, with sales of 19,400.[citation needed]

Great stuff. Thank, Wiki.

By the way, £150 tonight at the Safari. That’s tasty.

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Thursday Barely Matters. It’s YOU Who Counts

Quizzes Tonight:

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

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: A French Philosopher (pic round)

Roles reversed from last week. Big jackpot at the Newsroom now. LARGE.

Meanwhile, here’s the Orange Juice tune from tonight’s music round at the Argyle:

Orange Juice. Wow. Remember them? Almost all of you WON’T, as you’re under 40. They, along with Altered Images and maybe Aztec Camera were branded ‘The sound of Young Scotland’.

This was the early 80s, a wee Scottish paradise time when there were still jobs in big places that made things and everyone lived like the people in ‘Gregory’s Girl’. It was usually summer and even in Scotland there were warm nights.

At the time, all the middle class boys who were SLIGHTLY older than based their look on Edwyn Collins, singer of the Orange Juice. They continued to base their look on Collins then, and forever since.

These men are now about 50 years old. Some of them might be at the quiz tonight.

 

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Wednesday Pub Quiz Events Edinburgh [Tonight] And A Small Rant About People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Write Answers In Full

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Tasmanian Devil (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £90 Cheat: Dexy’s Midnight Runners (music round)

Wednesday is the classical peak of civiilization. Come out and talk poetr and orchestral music with the intelligentsia tonight.

Patrons are advised that the intelligentsia may be turned off at any point. In fact, usually around 10pm.

How about the music round cheat? Here it is:

I don’t know if you do bother listening to the track or not. If you do, be careful with this one: the start of the track is nothing like the second half, which is where I took the clip from. It changes at 1’39”

Meanwhile and by the way, if you cannae be fucked writing out the entire 4-12 characters that covers most of the answers in the jackpot round, then fine: be like that.

don’t do that a-b-c thing. Does my nut in.

Be that person, that lazy mistake of a human who uses ABC answer-style. Be like that. That’s fine by me.

Just don’t expect me to refrain from kicking you in the scrote when I finally find out who the hell you are.

Scum!

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So Terrific – Monday Is The Place, The Time

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: Auckland, (New Zealand) (pic round)

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

Check it out. That’s decent money at the Safari. There’s usually not a huge turnout at the Safari, so this increases your chances of a win. x

That’s a clip from tonight’s music round. What a song, what a groove, what a hit – what a slight surprise that it’s not Aswad.

Come to the quiz. You can win things and be happy. See:

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Monday Night Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh: Leith and Abbeyhill

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Captain And Tennille (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Seal (pic round)

The song in the Brass Monkey Leith music round is by Captain & Tennille who were a big deal in the seventies.

For a while in the 1990s I was right into their schmaltz, I collected their albums.

Now in the modern era I can watch them perform on youtube, live and direct from the actual 1970s.

In true 70s TV superstar style, they always looked a bit wasted. I don’t really know what Quaaludes are but I bet they were on Quaaludes. These are drugs that always get mentioned in 70s rock life-fail biography paragraphs.

They were a couple and were married for 39 years and then she left him. He had some disease along the lines of Parkinson’s. She felt the marriage was a sham and only really there to please the fans.

I read so many of these stories when researching questions. Sometimes I feel sad for the participants and other times I feel nothing. I feel sorry for Tennille and the Captain. Maybe it’s because I like their hits. Perhaps I’m that shallow.

 

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Winning Feels Good

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Wednesday Is The End Of the World

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £90. Cheat: Pulp (music round)

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

The Rnd of The World looms like a ghost wolf. Will you survive? Will The Queen survive? In a lifeboat, last gasp, gunnel-threatening situation: who would you cast off first: The Queen or Prince Harry?

Imagine their royal glubs as the sea enveloped their future, brought death to their faces and finally, as it became clear that their time was all but gone, made them the same status level as other humans.

Meanwhile, away from the burning hatred of royalty-as-a-concept, Pulp provide one of the moments in the Joker music round tonight. Good song.

Pulp are always a favourite but I’ve been listening to the Fall this week.

It was on the way home from Wednesday quizzes last week that I found out old bawjaws had carked it.

Turned out me and my pal David were at the last ever Fall gig at the QM in Glasgow.

Here’s Mark E Smith’s final stage entrance, and it’s a better view than we got…

All the quizzes for the rest of the year are dedicated to the memory of Mark E Smith.

My favourite Fall record isn’t even by the Fall, it’s by Mike Reid:

Mike Reid Sings The Fall
Mike Reid Sings The Fall

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Prize Attack

Some of the bonus prizes I give away are inspired.

Some of them are just plain rubbish.

When you win one you can decide which is which.

1. SWEAR FRAMES

2. AFTERSHOCK

3 . LARDONS

4. EAST SEVENTEEN TEE

5. HOW TO DRIVE A LOCOMOTIVE DVD

6. LIONEL RICHIE BAG

7. MARIO MUG

8. MONEY BOG ROLL

 

9. ROULETTE

10. SUDOKU CUBE

11. SUN SOCCER ANNUAL 1972

12. MORE SWEAR FRAMES

13. THE TEACHINGS OF QUEEN KUNTI

14. THE TUNNOCKS

15. BRUT

 

 

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Thursday Night Quiz Night In Edinburgh Town

Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Lindisfarne (music round)

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

The music round cheat answer guys at the Argyle are Lindisfarne. The song is from the 70s and so is the hair. I haven’t read the comments on the youtube video yet but I bet at least half of them are old bastards saying “they don’t make songs like this any more, this is proper music” and young bastards saying “I was born in the right decade”

They can all shut up. To the old bastards: why moan? You don’t have to listen to modern music thanks to RECORDED MUSIC TECHNOLOGY. And you’re wrong anyway, there’s plenty of songwriters kicking about – in fact probably more than ever.

To the old bastards: why moan? Thanks to RECORDING TECHNOLOGY you can still live in the 70s if you like. Plus you get to live to see the year five thousand, probably. So fuck up.

There, your old uncle Dr Paul has spoken. x

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Wednesday Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Scatman John (music round – see vid below)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Ash (picture round)

Wednesday is your proper day for going out. All your friends like you.

If the week was a fruit salad, Wednesday would be a gob full of banana and grapes. Live life the way it was intended by the creator, Muhammed Ali.

The music round cheat answer for the Joker tonight is Scatman John. This guy had a heavy stutter but it didn’t let it stop him become a POP STAR. He was from LA but he made it in Berlin. He was probably EXACTLY the sort of guy who like to go out on Wednesdays. He probably had no choice, he was probably booked somewhere.

He was a jazz piano player at first and then a rapper. He died at the age of 57 year old. It aint that much. All hail the Scatman.

The way he says “Scatland” is exactly the same as if he was saying “Scotland”. It’s another potential post-indy national anthem for the list.

 

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