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Thursday Night Edinburgh Pub Quizzes – Thu 15th Nov, 2018

Quizzes Tonight:

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

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £200. Cheat answer: PJ & Duncan (music round).

Anyone 35-45 reading that PJ & Duncan are in the music round may just have experienced a wave of hot nostalgia.

Innocent times when Dec was Duncan and Ant was PJ, in the auld days before PJ stood for “Pished on the Juice”.

Anyway, as Winston Churchill probably used to say “Nostalgia is for the weak. Bite me.”

Here’s the music round cheat for tonight which is for the music round at the Newsroom:

Awful isn’t it?

POLITICS THURSDAY

By the way- Thursday is now the day when I express my opinion on the crazy world of politics

This week’s point: RECYCLING IS RUBBISH and RICH PEOPLE NEED TO STOP LECTURING THE REST OF US ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT

Someone’s making money out of recycling and the world’s not getting fixed because even recycling still means making more stuff.

So, until X-boxes can be made out of lentils, the only true environmental fix is to stop consuming things.

But good luck trying to sell that idea to the filthy-minded public who, generally, just want to buy MORE STUFF and go MORE PLACES.

If some middle-class hippy is giving you shit about recycling, ask them if they’ve been on a plane this year.

In terms of carbon footprint: ONE passenger on a return flight to New York = total average UK household carbon footprint for three months.

So if you live with someone and you both go to New York for a long weekend, you’ll need to turn your house off for half a year when you get back if you want to “offset” the damage. Which you would never do.

And isn’t always the rich people barking on about what “we” must do to combat climate change?

Isn’t it always some Bono, Branson or Paltrow?

And how many flights do those chancers take per year?

And did you know that a toff travelling on first class flights creates a carbon footprint NINE times that of a passenger in economy.

They could turn ALL their houses off and they would never make up for it.

But we can stick our environment up our arse, can’t we? After all, they don’t want to sit in the same room as the plebs.

What a crew of utter wankers.

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Anyway – come to the quiz. I love you all.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday Quizzes in Edinburgh – Nov 14th 2018

Quizzes tonight: both jackpots are smoking. Come put the fire in your pocket!

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £150. Cheat: Archimedes (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £150 Cheat: Timbuk3 (music round)

Wednesdays in late November are probably cooler than The Fonz. We’re talking real cool. Like a camel on skis.

Here’s the song which is in tonight’s music round at the Brass Monkey. This inside knowledge is the wee bonus you get for looking at the website or reading the email.

The video explains that this song was about the threat of nuclear war but the public ignored that and adopted the song as a high-school graduation anthem. It was a one-hit wonder.

And now, some Quiz Wisdom from the Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama Quiz Wisdom Anagram
Very wise

Thanks Mr Lama, ya mad old religionist.

Yo,

Dr P

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Susan Boyle I Feel Your Joy
Feel the rush. Boyle the kettle.

 

 

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Mon 12th Nov

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

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

No Halloween, No Fireworks, No Remembrance. Just shitty Christmas on the far horizon but that’s ages away. Let’s enjoy this period of calm.

And now: the music round free answer, it applies to tonight’s music round at the Safari and it is Bloc Party, who were the next big thing for a few minutes about fifteen years ago:

So what happens when you’re the next big ting, around fifteen years ago? Well, they’re still together.

In fact, having just looked them up, I see all of their first four albums made the top ten of the UK Album chart. Not bad from a band you never seem to hear about.

It’s Monday, so watch out for penguins:

Image result for penguin close up face

They could be literally anywhere. Have you spotted any today?

Yo,

Dr P

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Sun 11 Nov – Sunday Quizzes Tonight

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: ‘A Beautiful Mind’ (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Maria McKee (music round)

Wooft. That tune in the music round at tonight’s Tolbooth quiz is a hammer and tongs mega belter.

Here it is:

Nearly as good as last week’s photo from the Persevere which flies in the face of the received wisdom that you can’t give booze to a baby.

Booze for the baby?
Baby loves quiz

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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Thu Nov 8 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: “Bombay Bicycle Club” (music round)

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

So, Halloween’s just out the way but just when you think there’s a bit of clear water and a bit of blue sky, there’s Hugo in the Monkey

Hugo only appears in Edinburgh when there’s big events work to be done, we saw him a few months ago when it was the festival.

“All right Hugo – to what do we owe the pleasure? Why are you in town?”

“Christmas.”

Aaaaaaaagggggh. Bastards. Can someone organise a movement to cancel Christmas? I’ll sign the petition.

Anyway, here’s the music round cheat for tonight which is for the Argyle Bar:

Bombay Bicycle Club? Not my cup of tea. A bit Lib-Dem, a bit of a bed-wetter tendency.

POLITICS THURSDAY

Incidentally – Thursday is now the day when I express my political opinion on this blog.

This week’s point: POLARITY DISTRACTS US FROM IMPROVING ANYTHING BY SPLITTING US INTO OPPOSING CAMPS. AND NOTHING GETS DONE.

Are you Leave or Remain?

Poppy or No Poppy?

Cybernat or Onionist?

Liberal or Racist?

These simplistic 50/50s seem to be everywhere these days and while people expend their political energy working out what camp their in and then shouting at the other camp, any ideas to actually fix things get forgotten and dusty.

As the population rips itself to bits with thrashing right/wrong arguments in the simplest possible terms (which go nowhere), the elites continue to stockpile money, power, and the means to survive when the flood comes.

The rest of us will drown and will still be arguing the meaning of Brexit as Britain itself disappears beneath narwhals.

Maybe we should accept whatever poppy someone is wearing or not wearing and get back to destroying the privilege of the wealthy.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Wed Nov 7th 2018 – Wednesday Quizzes Tonight in Edinburgh

Quizzes tonight: come and get your bum warm in our pubs.

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £120. Cheat: Boyzone (music round)

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

Two excellent midweek cash jackpots – should be enough to get you out of the house. Come and join in the fun.

Here’s the Boyzone song which is in tonight’s music round at the Joker. This tip is the wee bonus you get for looking at the website or reading the email.

Let’s not beat about the bush: Boyzone were pish. They were certainly not as good as Westlife.

The song’s a quality song, but that’s because it’s written by the Bee Gees and the Bee Gees write quality songs.

Behind schedule so I have little else to say except, SEE YOU AT THE QUIZ.

Yo,

Dr P

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drawing contest seals with jobs
From a seal drawing contest the other night. ~Lick pic to see the rest…

 

 

 

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Mon 5th Nov – Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

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

Do you even know what a Chinchilla is? It’s a furry wee thing. Very furry in fact: I just learned from Wikipedia that Chinchillas have the densest fur of any land-mammal. Howzaboutthatthen?

And now: the music round free answer, it applies to the Brass Monkey Leith and it a classic club banger by Rosie Gaines:

We all used to shake to this back in the day and probably would shake again if someone drags us out to a wedding.

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Anyway: vegetarians, vagitarians, straight, gay, lesbian, homosexual, Lithuanian people, penguins, right-wingers, left-wingers, centre-forwards , you’re all welcome to the quiz tonight. Let there be no walls.

Yo,

Dr P

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Sun 4th Nov – Quizzes Tonight

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Morrissey (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Leatherback (pic round)

Ah – I see we have a couple of rollovers tonight which have been a bit harder to find on Sundays recently.

That’s good.

Also good is old grumpo himself, Morrissey. This is his song which appears in the music round at the Percy tonight:

The song is called ‘I Have Forgiven Jesus’. Morrissey makes me laugh every single time. In fact I made a Moz-meme the other day. Wanna see it?

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ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Morrissey.

By the way, Sunday has a meetup group who come along to the quiz. It’s great if you want to quiz but don’t have a team.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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Thu Nov 1 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

I’m double double-checking tonight’s music rounds – I screwed up last night and had Rihanna for Cristina Aguilera. I can’t believe either of them would be happy with the confusion.

To be honest, I was happy to get home in one piece last night. Halloween plus Hearts and Hibs. What a mess. Hope you’re OK.

Anyway, here’s the music round cheat for tonight which is for the Newsroom. 

It’s a ladies’ lion. Nasty.

POLITICS THURSDAY

Incidentally – Thursday is now the day when I express my political opinion on this blog.

This week’s point: Remembrance is one thing but the officially endorsed style Remembrance stinks.

The official style of sad-but-well-dressed parades are so solemn and so dignified.

This dress code bestows dignity upon what was actually the brutal slaughter of one class by another.

Real war is dirtier than Demi Lovato and Donald Trump on a Tequila bender in Berlin. Official remembrance is clean like a toilet than has been readied for the Queen.

The only dirty thing in modern remembrance is the sneaky language: They always talk about men who “made the ultimate sacrifice“. No they didn’t. They were sacrificed.

There is all the difference.

 

Love,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday Quizzes, Edinburgh, 31st Oct

Quizzes tonight: if there are any questions related to Halloween, it’ll be a co-incidence.

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £90. Cheat: Ayr United (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £90 Cheat: Barry Manilow (music round)

Aye – I’m no that bothered about Halloween although I do have a great idea for a costume for a party I’m going to on Saturday. No idea if I’ll have time to getting round to making it. It’s a washing machine.

Not that my costume choices matter to you.

What’s really important is that tonight’s jackpots are both £90 and also tonight is your last chance to enter the Dead Pool game for November

What you’re dying to know is which Barry Manilow song has made it to the Brass Monkey music round tonight. Well, it’s this one:

There’s a shitty one on youtube which, although better video quality, is thoroughly depressing as Baz is all plastic age-face and, as gives the impression of a tired old performer as he sleep-walks through the song.

But in his day, Manilow was the best.

I saw him at least twice live (it might be three times but I can’t rightly recall). The guy is a showman. Not quite Freddie Mercury, but pretty damn good.

Which reminds me: go and see Bohemian Rhapsody. It is excellent.

And if you’re coming to the quiz tonight, don’t be a fanny. Thanks.

Dr P

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drawing contest seals with jobs
From a seal drawing contest the other night. ~Lick pic to see the rest…

 

 

 

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