Category Archives: News

Sunday Service: Pub Quiz For Your Pleasure

Think about pleasure. What does it mean?

Does it mean a walk in the countryside? Maybe. But with those midgies and lack of toilet facilities? Maybe not.

rubbish countryside
The Countryside: Rubbish

Does it mean sex? Maybe. But with those performance issues and gender politics? Maybe not.

Does it mean humping the opposition at pub quiz? Of course it does. Get your shot of pleasure. Tonight:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: the music round includes an act named 5 Seconds of Summer. See vid below for the tune. It’s some weepy-weepy snowflake boyband shit.

8pm – The Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: The picture round includes the answer Apocalypse Now. It’s a film about th Vietnam War. It’s supposed to be genius but the only time I saw it I fell asleep. I’m not saying it’s a bad film, it’s just a bit long and I was a bit knackered.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Thursday Pub Quiz – Enormous Jackpot at Newsroom Tonight

The jackpot has reached terra incognita at the Newsroom. We are now buzzing at £350. Win it tonight.

7pm – Argyle Bar & Cellar. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Iraq.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £350. Cheat: Grace Jones is in the music round (see vid below).

I always tell people that the Newsroom is the thickest pub of the week and definitely the right place to come if you want to win money.

It’s not strictly true about the thick thing. It’s just that the Newsroom attracts staff-nights-out and the like where people are maybe not one hundred per cent quiz-focussed.

So if you know the quiz and how it goes, you usually do have a bit of an advantage over these passers-by. And it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but most people who come from other quizzes end up liking the Newsroom when they come. Tonight would be a good night to try it.

Giles Angels, for example, started off quizzing at the Joker but have found the Newsroom a happy hunting-ground. Maybe they’ll win the money tonight? We’ll see…

By the way, Grace Jones was what it was all about in the eighties. No one was more aloof, untouchable, and supreme as the Jones.

That was the image anyway. I had one of her albums. It was all right.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Beat The Clock – Get To The Quiz

You can always join the quiz late. No problem. But it works better if you are on time. Tonight’s events:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: The picture round includes Juan Manuel Fangio

9pm – The Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot: £60. Cheat: the music round includes Sparks. The song is in the video below. Sparks are great. Lots of invention, sass, oomph and choonage – the four classic elements of pop.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Monday Night Quiz Action In The Great Village Of Edinburgh

Come on. You love it.

Brass Monkey Leith – 7pm. Jackpot: £100, Cheat: “Aberdeen” is an answer in the picture round.

Safari Lounge – 9pm. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Music round contains ‘Yello’ – see music video below.

Apologies to everyone who didn’t see the cheat yesterday. I was telling people in the pub that it failed to post as scheduled, some technical thing, but looking today I see it’s because I completely forgot to make the post in the first place. Hey ho. Brains eh? Brains.

As for the tune in the music round tonight, even if the name ‘Yello’ means nothing to you – there’s a good chance you’ll know the music. It’s been used for so much. Back in the 80s when it came out it wasn’t like anything else in the charts. It felt like a revolution of the balls. They are from Switzerland and no one else has been from Switzerland since, not even Celine Dion.

Anyway: the song’s a belter. Listen:

 

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Quizzes Tonight in Magnificent Edinburgh

Vote for me, cunts!

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: the picture round includes an iguana.

9pm – The Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot: £30. Cheat: the music round includes The London Boys, both of whom are, sadly, dead. (See video below)

Pure dance quality by the way. 89-style.

 

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Monday Pub Quiz Info For Edinburgh

There are two Dr Paul quizzes tonight and they go like this:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: Charles Lindbergh is in the picture round. He was a flyer who achieved great fame in 1927 when he flew New York to Paris.

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Bobby Darin is in the music round with a spooky old tune which is cool and timeless, like Craig David’s ‘7 Days’.

There’s not really a video cos it’s so old. But here’s the song. It’s boss:

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Sunday Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot £30. Cheat: The picture round includes Princess Eugenie. Definitely the picture round.

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot £30. Cheat: The music round includes John Farnham doing his eighties thing. See video below…

The video tackles war and domestic violence. Hardcore.

But there won’t be any of those things at the quizzes tonight. Just my chat and the prizes and the questions.

 

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

£250 Quiz Jackpot Tonight

7pm – Argyle Bar. Jackpot £30. Cheat: the music round contains Pat Benetar, see video below…

9pm – Newsroom. Jackpot: A mighty £250. Wow. Cheat: The picture round includes a curlew.

It’s not easy to adequately describe the video in a small number of words for this 1983 classic hit, so I quote from one of the comments on youtube:

"A  lovely song about a girl who leaves home to become the head hooker. Only to find herself oppressed in a brothel she calls a love battlefield. She will now have to do the impossible and lead her comrades on a dance off to freedom. Will she succeed? Only her pimp can tell..."

The video is, of course, great. I’d never seen it before but it ticks loads of eighties boxes and is incredibly realistic. I remember the early 1980s and I can tell you kids, life was exactly as portrayed in the video, even in Scotland.

 

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Tonight’s Quiz Info

7pm – The Joker & The Thief, Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Music round contains Keri Hilson (see vid below).

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

In this song Ms Hilson sings “Don’t hate me cos I’m beautiful”. The comments indicate that several people see this as ’empowering’. I’m really not sure. Like genuinely don’t know.

I’m also not sure if the song is shit or not. I like pop and I like hooks. This song has hooks, this song has over 70 million views on youtube. But I can’t help thinking it’s a bit shit.

Anyway, come to the quiz. CU 2NYT, baybee.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Monday Night Quiz Fandango

Tonight’s Quizzes (Monday):

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot £100. Cheat: The Fratellis are in the picture round

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat: The music round includes Travi McCoy, see vid below.

Meanwhile, do you know the colour of Fandango? Did you even know fandango was a colour. Well it is. It’s kinda purple.

Fandango has an RGB setup: 181,51,137

I don’t know why I’m telling you this.

Perhaps next time someone tells you that there’s no word that rhymes with purple, you can say “except for tango“.

You’re welcome.

Anyway, here’s that Travi McCoy video. It’s catchy and shite. Oh look, it’s got Bruno fucking Mars in it. Joy.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.