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Wednesday Night Quiz In Edinburgh

We had enormous jackpot wins last Wednesday, so it’s all back to normal tonight. Will anyone turn out? We’ll see later.

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Bulgaria

9pm – Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot: £30. Cheat: One of the music round hits is by Nu Generation. See video below to hear the song.

The song is a remake of an old sixties number by Fontella Bass. I only just found out that Fontella Bass is a woman, rather than the name of a band which I always thought it was.

Every day… Learning like as student.

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Tonight’s Edinburgh Pub Quizzes With Your Old Pal Dr Paul

I am a friend to you. I can help you. I can solve all of your problems. I am THE DOC. Come to my quizzes tonight.

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: P.I.L. are in the music round – see vid below.

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat: One of the answers for the pic round is Liberal Democrats

P.I.L. was John Lydon’s vehicle after he had finished being Johnny Rotten out of the Sex Pistols.

I only knew the singles, never got an album and I remember thinking at the time that I was never very sure if I liked the songs or not.

I still feel that way. I get his voice. But he never topped the Pistols. Pistols were ace.

By the way, anyone can win that lovely cash that lurks at the end of every Dr Paul quiz. Last week at the Brass Leith £50 in single-crispy form went the way of Andy. Look how happy it made him:

Andy is so happy
Andy is so happy

 

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Sunday Sunshine

I’m writing this in advance so I don’t know if there is sunshine or pissing rain. Mind you, even if I was writing it on Sunday morning, the same would apply to this evening.

Anyway:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: the music round includes the Donnas. See vid below to hear the song.

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £180. Cheat: the picture round includes the answer Led Zeppelin

Tune.

The Donnas aren’t as good as L7, but who is?

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Thursday Bangers

Couple of rollovers at the quiz last Thursday so tonight offers you £300 for your purse:

7pm – Argyle Bar. Jackpot £150. Cheat: The picture round includes Lady Jane Grey.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot: £150. The music round includes Robin S – see vid below.

Oh god. That sound is so great. It’s so 1993.

The hefty pop bass. Oooft.

The doodly-doodly-bit. Sweet.

The big soul vocal. So real.

So nineteen ninety three.

Of course, 1993 is when I was 21, and so automatically the greatest year of all time.

Doc gettin OLD!

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Wednesday. Literally Millions of Pounds In Quiz Jackpots Tonight

Not literally literally. That’d be stupid.

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £210. Cheat: Music round includes Tinchy Stryder. See vid below.

9pm – Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot £180. Cheat: Pic round includes tragic hero Mister Man character Mister Nosey.

So, although not actual millions, tonight could win you £390 which is enough to fly to any part of Europe and back and still get tremendously drunk once your there. Maybe even accommodation although if you pick a 24-hour city like Berlin, there’s no need.

Meanwhile, Tinchy Stryder, what’s that all about? Well, I can report that I got 42 seconds into his song before having to stop it cos it is shite.

Not that my opinion will matter to thon TInch. A quick Google for ‘Tinchy Stryder Net Worth’ brings up $4 million dollars, which is enough to fly to Berlin and get wasted every day for a year. With (good) accommodation.

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Fuck Mindfulness. Come To The Quiz

Mindfulness doesn’t work. Quiz does.

Le proof? Here’s some people winning £200 last Monday:

Spare A Quiz For The Bus Win £200
Spare A Quiz For The Bus Win £200

Tonight’s quizzes:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot £50. Cheat: One of the picture round answers is Saint Mirren.

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat: One of the music round bits is by Alyssa Reid. See vid below:

I’m listening to the song just now as I type.

And I’m thinking ‘Why the hell did I put this in the music round? It is awful‘.

Perhaps I was thinking it would relate to the younger quizzers (it came out in 2011 which feels like three minutes ago in my rapidly aging world) and perhaps I was thinking it would simultaneously strike a chord with older quizzers (the far better original came out in the 80s).

Jesus it’s awful.

It’s got autotune, it’s got the weepy-crying voice beloved of modern singers, and a completely inconsequential rapper doing a totally meaningless rap break.

Nae need.

It’s the sort of music you like if you’re into real estate. It’s the kind of music they like in New Zealand. It’s probably on the a thousand Spotify playlists put together by people who have never been on a European city break, preferring instead to tan their bodies and flush their minds. I can be this much of a snob.

The experience of listening to the song compares unfavourably with doing the four times table over and over and over again. And I hate the four times table. Three, I’m fine with that. Five, nae bother but the four times tables sucks balls.

The song has stopped now, and so has my hatred. See you tonight.

 

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Sunday Sandwich of Sexy Sunshine Soup

The headline I just typed is empty of meaning, even by my own low standards.

Here are tonight’s quizzes:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: One of the picture round answers is Downfall.

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £150. Cheat – one of the music round hits is The Fall. See vid:

I’m going to see The Fall in November (have a ticket anyway – the singer might die which would cancel the thing).

You can see why people don’t like The Fall. I mentioned the other day to the missus that I am going to see the Fall. She said ‘who are the Fall’-  So I played her a couple of tunes and she said they were the worst thing she’s ever heard.

To be honest, I’m not that much into live music. I’d rather listen to the recorded version. But somehow, the idea of going to see the Fall is appealing.

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Thursday Armageddon

Well, maybe not Armageddon. Just a couple of pub quizzes in beautiful Edinburgh

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £120. Cheat news: One of the music round snips is Paramore – see vid below.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat: One of the picture round answers is Skoda Fabia

Like a lot of modern videos, this appears to have quite a lot of budget and despite all of the capital expended, fails to convince.

Modern life is shit and means nothing.

Not that it ever did.

If you can get past these feelings of human pain, then come to the quiz. You will talk to friends, you will drink effective booze and everything will pan out just fine. Trust me.

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Monkey Is Back. Loads of Money Tonight

After one whole month of listening to the screeching egos, the Brass Monkey is back in regular business as the said egos have departed for London.

Meanwhile, the Joker offers its largest pot in a wee while. Catch one. Catch both!

7pm – The Joker And The Thief. Jackpot £180. Cheat answer: Andy Roddick is in the picture round.

9pm – The Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot £150. Cheat: One of the music round hits is by Marti Pellow, the man who would have been famous for putting Clydebank on the map, if Clydebank wasn’t already famous for shipbuilding and blitzes and sewing machine factories. See video below:

I’ve seen women screaming for Marti Pellow in real life. It didn’t make me hate him. It made me respect his work.

 

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Monday Mega Jackpot

Quiz tonight:

7pm Brass Monkey Leith.  Jackpot: £200 in dirty cash. Cheat: Janet Jackson is in the music round. See vid below…

9pm Safari Lounge. Jackpot: £60 cash. Cheat: One of the pic round answers is ‘Be Cool‘.

The video for this song has had a lot of money spent on it.

In the video, Janet Jackson lives in the future and she’s got a robot dog and fridge full of silver spheres and everything.

Her girlfriends come round and they go out to the city to perform on a floating computer stage. It’s all pretty stupid. It doesn’t disguise that the song is bland. IT cost $2 and half million dollars to make.

It is the opposite of this:

Which is Mark E Smith sitting in the pub and shouting his hit at the camera. I can’t get a figure but I’m guessing the video cost less than £500 all in.

And that’s today’s prices. Fuck knows for back then? Three pounds, and 90 shillings?

 

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