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Sunday 13th October 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Andy Warhol (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Barbra Streisand (music round)

So the big jackpot went at the Tolbooth last week and we are back to pretty much normal.

Big pot of the week is tomorrow night at the Portobello Tap where Kerry is giving away £150.

But Sunday quizzes are the quizzes for you if you want to get out the house tonight and MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

CHEATS

By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Tolbooth:

Sexy Blimey

This song is like smooth buttery audio whipped cream. It carries the unmistakable Bee Gees touch and it’s from a time (1980) when the battered corpse of punk lay defeated at the feet of SMOOTH.

This is the era of Imagination being rolled up in carpets and George Benson laying down guitar on roller skates, the age of Smooth.

Smooth was king, no more arguments. Everything nice.

Well, that’s how I remember it anyway but then I again I was in primary 3 and when you’re that age, reality is watery at best.

Away from the peaceful and smooth primary 3 classroom full of R&B and smooth jazz funk, there was probably a whole load of riots and knife-fighting heavy metal punk angst. Possibly in Primary 7, but we never went up that end of the school.

See you tonight

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 10th October

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Elmer Fudd (pic round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in the middle of Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Kylie (music round).

EXPERIENCE THE STRATHIE’S LEGENDARY LOW BAR PRICES

So the Strathie is the new phenomenon on the DP Quiz circuit.

If you don’t know, it’s on Iona Street, just off Leith Walk. Basically opposite the Brass Leith and one block off Leith Walk. Near the Tourmalet.

The main thing about the Strathie is the price of booze. Regulars from other quizzes have been to the Strathie and described their joy as they find a round costing six quid.

To be fair, it was a small round, but the point is the prices are low. I’ll try and get some proper actual prices for you in coming weeks.

As well as this, coming to the quiz at the Strathie offers some key advantages:

  1. Easier to Win. Fewer teams. The first 2 quizzes have been FIVE and EIGHT teams. So there’s a much better chance of winning compared to The Joker (more like 15 teams) or Brass Leith (often over 20 teams)
  2. Old World Atmos. The Strathie has recently been refurished so everything is clean and nice but it remains an old-style. and in these times of latte-lager and craft peanut gin, it is a refreshingly straightforward boozer. And of course, the prices are old-school.
Iona Street

I’m the host and I’ll see you there in a few hours. You’ll love it.

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s your old darlin’, Miss Minogue:

Typical Kylie track

A typical Kylie track this one. There’s some kind of sensuality, but it’s all a little manufactured and pre-formatted.

Kylie’s a top star, but from day one when she started with Stock Aitken Waterman, it always seemed a little over-rehearsed; always smoothed out like linen that’s been ironed by a strong man for many hours.

Pop with the fizz so plastic, it just tastes like milk.

Bland like a cup of tea with too much milk. Or milk chocolate. Or the beige wall of a doctor’s waiting room.

It feels unfair to write this. Fair play to Kylie and her co-workers. They’re the ones with the hits, not me – they must have been doing something right.

“THURSDAY IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT”

That’s the slogan that will be burned on your brain forever when you win the quiz tonight.

See you there.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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The Newsroom
Some guy proper skanking past The Newsroom



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Wednesday 9th October

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Generally speaking, the folk who come to the quiz are not as scary as this

QUIZZES TONIGHT

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: George Michael (pic round)

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

9pm – The Raging Bull, Lothian Road. Jackpot £90 Cheat: Dee Lite (music round)

BULLY POT

Top pot of tonight is at the Raging Bull with Michael, bright young quizmaster of the future. Go and enter his quiz at 9pm.

CHEAT TIPS

Here’s tonight’s music round cheat tips.

First is for the Raging Bull and is this colossal dance pop banger from 1990, as performed by Dee Lite.

The other cheat clue is for the Brass Monkey and it’s a top pop sound from Orange Juice who were the sound of young Scotland in the 80s.

The Sound of Young Scotland

This is what was thrilling the skinny white indie kids in 1982. It’s safer than a cup of tea with milk. But still kinda cool like an ice cream.

This is a live version, you can tell because it’s being performed on ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ which was like Top of The Pops, but with no screaming audience, no Gary Davies, no balloons and no playback.

Personally, I always preferred Top of The Pops, but I was younger then.

Looking back, Whistle Test was plainly the superior music show but on the occasions I ever saw it, I remember thinking that it was dusty, musty and appeared to be designed for old people.

Plus, like most households back then we had one television and as Whistle Test was on later, you could guarantee that mum and dad would be wanting to watch something different by then.

So ‘Top of The Pops’ it was, despite a belly-hatred of most of the plonkers who presented it: Davies, Reid, Smith, Mayo, Goodier – all those twats.

But things always change. Gary Davies is now the best stand-in for Ken Bruce that Radio 2 has – boasting a similar range and pitch of throwaway chat and an instinct for presenting Popmaster that the others (Nelson, Ball) just don’t have.

Speaking of Popmaster, did you know that I sell Popmaster scorepads? They are fucking boss and you can get them here:

Anyway, I have drifted off into sales chat

I’d better just say: COME TO THE QUIZ?

Love,

Dr P

See you later,

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Where The Wild Things Are at Raging Bull
Wall art at the Raging Bull



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Tuesday 8th October 2019

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £30. Cheat clue: Wamdue Project (music round)

It’s Tuesday which means getting your feet moving down to Canonmills for Josh’s quiz at O’Connor’s.

Or up to Canonmills, if you live in Inverleith.

Anyway – do we really go down to England or up to Dundee? I met a woman last night who was planning to go to Dundee this morning. I hope she’s OK.

Cheat News

One of the answers in tonight’s music round is Wamdue Project who had a one-hit career in the late 90s with a song that made very little sense at all but was played at every club and on every radio station until everyone in Britain didn’t understand it together.

here are the lyrics. If you can make sense of them, please post in the Facebook group or leave a comment here.


Must be the reason why I’m king of my castle
Must be the reason why I’m free in my threshole
Must be the reason why I’m king of my castle
Must be reason why I’m making examples to you

See? It’s complete bollocks.

This is the song:

The bangin’ sound of ninety-nine

Don’t try too hard to make sense of it, because it doesn’t make sense.

Just get yourself to the quiz tonight and we can be friends forever.

9pm at O’Connor’s

O'Connors at Canonmills - formerly 'The Other Place'
O’Connors at Canonmills – formerly ‘The Other Place’

Lots of love,

Dr Paul

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Monday 7th October 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: Lindsay Davenport (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £150. Cheat news: John Lennon (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Avril Lavigne (music round)

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Argyle Bar:

Post Beatles Lennon

It’s John Lennon out of the Beatles, a couple of weeks into the 1970s, with a new haircut for a new decade.

Fun facts about the song:

  • ‘Instant Karma’ was written in one hour.
  • Phil Spector produced the song after Lennon phoned him up telling the American “Come over to Apple quick, I’ve just written a monster.”
  • Lennon had stated that royalties would go to the Peace movement, but this was later “discreetly forgotten”, according to author Barry Miles.
  • The Beatles were finished by this time but still together officially. Instant Karma was released in February but a proper split announcement didn’t come until April when Paul McCartney announced he was finished with The Beatles.
  • The long hair that Lennon (and Yoko Ono) cut off their heads of prior to the release of the single was donated to Michael X‘s Black House Commune, which was a headquarters for Black Power in London. Lennon would later pay Michael X‘s bail when X was up for extortion. Following this, Michael X fled to Trinidad where four years later he would find himself being hanged for murder.
  • By the way, most of this is from a very detailed Wikipedia page dedicated to the song.

Meanwhile the Safari Lounge music round will contain this song by Avril Lavigne:

Michael Hutchence wandering around Prague like it matters.

This Avril Lavigne song is one of the most unconvincing things I have heard since the Bank of Scotland and RBS both closed their branches at Goldenacre and had the nerve to put up posters explaining why this would be BETTER for me as a customer, because although the nearest branch was now absolutely fucking miles away, it would be a better branch.

Tossers.

Anyway, what are my banking woes to you, the quiz fan? Nothing at all. Don’t let me bother you.

Instead, come to the quiz, win the money and take a photograph of yourself. You won’t regret a thing.

See you tonight – x

Dr P

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Winners at The Portobello Tap
Winners at The Portobello Tap

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Sunday

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Another Level (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Marc Chagall (pic round)

The big pot of the week is at the Tolbooth Tonight. All other jackpots have been snaffled recently and the Tolbooth is the last jackpot standing.

Will the Speckies win it? Will you deny them? The drama starts at 8pm.

CHEATS

By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Persevere:

Sexy Blimey

This tune sits at the summit apex of the sexy boyband mountain. There are no hidden meanings here.

Another Level don’t beat around the bush with allusions, hints and suggestions; they just want to lick you up and down. It’s as straightforward as that.

That’s all from me. I’ve had a ridiculous week so I’m miles behind with everything. Result: this post is a shortie.

See you tonight

Love,

Dr Paul

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The seal of approval. Classic chat.

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Thursday 3rd October 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: One True Voice Moss (music round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in the middle of Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

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

NEW PUB!

Last week saw the first quiz at The Strathie. It’s on Iona Street, just off Leith Walk and very close to the Brass Monkey Leith.

Going to the quiz at the Strathie offers some key advantages:

  1. Easier to Win. There are Less teams. The first quiz last week was FIVE teams. SO better chances to win than at Joker or Brass which are nearer to TWENTY teams
  2. Cheaper booze. The Strathie is old-style. It’s been recently refurb’d but it is proper old-style. Booze is CHEAPER in the past and the Strathie is an actual TIME MACHINE!

I’m the host and I’ll see you there in a few hours. You’ll love it.

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Strathie. It’s old boyband One True Voice who didn’t last long.

Decent song

So, OTV split up before they could even release an album. Their “years active” are given by Wiki as 2002-03 and they charted with exactly two singles.

The one here was their top hit – it got to number two and sold over a quarter of a million copies (this is before downloads) and it’s a perfectly decent song but then it was written by the Bee Gees, so that’ll explain it’s lack of shiteness.

Wikipedia has a handy where-are-they-now section on the OTV page. One of them is working as Dizzee Rascal’s backing singer. One of them works at the BBC doing PR for Doctor Who.

Showbiz is all about the thrills.

“THURSDAY IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT”

That’s the slogan that will be burned on your brain forever when you win the quiz tonight.

See you there.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday 2nd October

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

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

9pm – The Raging Bull, Lothian Road. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Rollerball (pic round)

BULLY FOR YOU

Michael has been up and running for a few weeks now. Go and experience the Raging Bull on Lothian Road to interface with this bright young quizmaster of the future

Also – it’s the only one of tonight’s quizzes with a rollover.

CHEAT TIPS

Here’s tonight’s cheat tip. It’s Another Level who will appear in the Joker & The Thief music round with this song:

Blimey. What a pile of muck.

I have nothing else to say today because the kid is sick and off school so I have extra duties looking after her.

Perhaps she’ll get her shit together and tomorrow’s post/email will be jam-packed with quality chat of an acceptable Dr Paul standard.

You’ll have to tune in to find out whether it’s a banger packed with anecodtes and uncompromising views and hilarity or whether it’s a looking-after-business type of post with a cheat clue and the jackpots.

What will it be?

The suspense must be killing you.

What a life.

The quiz life.

Love,

Dr P

See you later,

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Where The Wild Things Are at Raging Bull
Wall art at the Raging Bull

 

 

 



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Tuesday 1st October 2019

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £120. Cheat clue: LCD Soundsystem (music round)

Cool.

Cheat News

One of the answers in tonight’s music round is LCD Soundsystem singing a song about getting older but still retaining hip.

Or still wanting to.

This is the song:

Madonna when she was still fairly good.

The video is a live performance (and it goes on a bit) – so it doesn’t sound exactly the same as the cut in the music round – but you get the gist.

Be there tonight and feel the PUMP as the O’Connor’s jackpot reaches over £100. Oh yeah.

Come to the quiz tonight. 9pm at O’Connor’s

This is how it feels

Lots of love,

Dr Paul

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Monday Night Quizzes – Whether You Love Orange Soda Or Not

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Kanye West (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £120. Cheat news: Gone With The Wind (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Parrot (pic round)

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Brass Monkey Leith:

These men are from Essex

I always used to think Dr Feelgood were American when I heard this song on the radio, but they’re from Essex.

Every day is a school day.

Meanwhile the Portobello Tap music round will contain this opus by Kanye West:

Michael Hutchence wandering around Prague like it matters.

Because it’s Kanye, Wikipedia has a whole page about this song, going into frankly unnecessary depth concerning the song’s meaning, composition and reviews.

What do we learn? This is the best nugget:

” It reportedly took over six months for West to draw inspiration for the second verse.[4][5]

I thought the guy was supposed to be a genius?

I mean, in 1998 me and David McGeorge wrote the whole of ‘Last Bus To Falkirk‘ in about half that time, never mind one verse.

And the cunt’s a billionaire.

Well, quarter billionaire.

There’s no justice.

Anyway – if you want to be a billionaire, you have to start somewhere. I recommend winning the jackpots tonight as a kick-starter.

Ooh.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Winning at The Argyle
Winning at The Argyle



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