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This Is Probably The Last Thursday Before Christmas That Town Won’t Be Rammed With Cunts

Office party season hits the bag soon. Watch out for bucket-loads of wabs, chebs, chavs and tossers. “I pay your wages” they say. Aye ye do.

Anyway, tonight is the last guaranteed freedom from that before Santa spills his LOAD. So come out and enjoy:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £90. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Syria. I can’t remember what the question is.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: One of the music round hits is Jam & Spoon. See vid below to hear the (classic) tune:

 

 

Hmm … jam…

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Wednesday Wonder Punch

Two quizzes from me and one from Gordon down at Harmonium – the vegan pub in Leith.

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £180. Cheat answer – Del Shannon turns up in the music round. See vid below to hear the song…

8pm – Harmonium. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer – One of the picture round answers is Italy

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat answer – the picture round contains an answer ‘Open Water. It’s that film where they go diving and then get left behind by the boat.


The Del Shannon song is a belter. A real pop classic from the early days. I like the bit where the girls dance round him during the middle eight looking for all the world like pagans who are about to sacrifices Del.

Obviously there were no human sacrifices in the studio that day but things still didn’t end well for Del. Suffering from depression, Shannon shot himself dead with a rifle in 1990. He was 55 years old.

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Monday. Best Jackpot of The Week

There’s two hundred quid tonight at the Brass Leith…

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £200. Cheat: One of the answers in the music round is Four Non Blondes. See vid below to hear the classic 90s song…

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: one of the answers in the picture round is Risk. Meaning, the board-game

Four Non-Blondes are classic one-hit wonder stuff. According to Wikipedia they split up shortly after their hit.

The singer went on to write and produce for loads of artitst including Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera and Pink. She’s married to another woman and they have kids.

Imagine you were one of those kids and your mum is the lesbian who wrote “I’m Coming Up So You’d Better Get The Party Started”.

And you thought that was cool but then when this song comes on, everyone aged 35-45 nods along and says “tune” and your mum says – “yeah, I wrote that one too”.

Maximum cool.

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Sunday Night Is Cool. So Are You.

Sunday is the best night for going out, according to proper research.

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: One of the answers in the music round is R.E.M. see vid below for song.

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Rudyard Kipling. That’s your original Jungle Book fella.

There was a time twenty years when you couldn’t move for R.E.M.

First the Indie kids liked them. Then people who liked American novelty things like drinking coffee and watching ‘Friends’ started liking them.

Then it was Radio 1 and every other person in Britain. It was so dull. I used to hate the sound of them, despite thinking the songs were kind of OK.

They had one of those singers who looked and sounded like a pontificating twat. Like Bono but American, so even worse.

Then they just stopped and gave up and no one heard of them ever again.

After a five-year clean-up period R.E.M. ceased to exist and the new generation came through, untouched by their pish.

So fair play to the R.E.M.

If you’re going to get old and shit, you may as well quit. And quit properly. I hope they’re doing OK. I hope they feel fine.

 

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Thursday Can Be A Total Snake In The Grass

Just when you weren’t expecting it: QUIZ TIME

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat: One of the answers in the music round is The B-52s. See vid below to hear the song.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: One of the picture round hits is Esperanto.

So many great versions of the B-52s song. This is one of my favourites. Also If you have half an hour, you can watch the whole gig

Last week’s Thursday post had a nice picture of a seal. My daughter loves seals and we look at seals a lot. We look at Google images. She’s only seven so I have my hand on the mouse to make quick clicks to avoid her seeing ones like this:

Or worse…

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Wednesday Gives You THREE Quiz Choices

Two quizzes from me and one from Gordon down at Harmonium – the vegan pub in Leith.

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer – Denmark is one of the picture round answers.

8pm – Harmonium. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer – One of the music round answers is Inner Circle, see vid below to hear the song

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat answer – the music round contains an old rave-pop banger by Felix, see vid below

The Inner Circle song is a special kind of awful. It’s a song that doesn’t like it’s about anal sex but probably actually is.

The Felix song is a perfect example of the rave-pop which ruled the charts in 1992. Totally cool.

Whichever quiz you choose tonight: be nice to each other when you get there. It was world kindness day this week, apparently.

I don’t go for that yoghurt-eating, yoga-crunching, hipster bullshit but if you are trying to be kind to each other and you actually need a special day to be able to pull this off…. then good luck!

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Quizzes Tonight: Brass and Safari

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Beijing.

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: one of the answers in the music round is Reef. This was a UK band that had hits in the 90s. I think they were from Devon or somehwere. Their aesthetic was surfy-rock.

The guy had long hair when there wasn’t a lot of it about so you had to like him for that even if the songs sound like derivatives from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ main stock.

I mean, if you want “rock”, just listen to Motorhead.

If you do listen to Motorhead, all problems will be solved.

I guarantee it.

I’m a doctor.

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Sunday Is Early Quizzes So You Can Quiz And Still Get Your Bed

I know you need to get up on Monday, so the Sunday quizzes are scheduled earlier than the other days of the week:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Billy Ocean, the deepest Ocean in the world.

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Velvet Underground. See video below if you want to hear the tune.

The original was Velvet Underground and that’s the one on the music round. The video version is “just” Lou Reed solo but he does it nice.

Do you know what it’s about? It’s about drugs. All rock and roll used to be about drugs or revolution.

Now you get songs about fast food and blow jobs. This is evolution and everyone will be dead one of these days.

Smile!

Otherwise Satan wins.

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Thursdays Are Pure Barry

Quizzes in Edinburgh tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Antarctica.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: One of the music round hits is this old banger by Adamski:

Seal and Adamski look about fifteen years old in the video. The tune stands up -still bangin’ nearly 30 years later.

The thing about Seal is that he is not a seal, he is a man. I always feel ripped off when I hear him talked about but then I didn’t get to see a real sea;.

For anyone who feels the seals like I do, here’s a picture:

Ooh yeah.

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Wednesday Wonderland

Two quizzes from me and one from Gordon down at Harmonium – the vegan pub.

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £120. Cheat answer – You’ll hear Moloko in the music round (see vid below)

8pm – Harmonium. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer – One of the answers in the picture round is George Michael

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £120 Cheat answer – the picture round includes the answer Pakistan.

The Moloko song is aperfect example of how something that sounded annoying, lightweight and cheap  at the time actually stands up as a memorable track.

This is hindsight. Hindsight is perfect. This is why need government FROM THE FUTURE. Come on, scientists: WORK THIS OUT.

 

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