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Wednesday 31st July 2019

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Princess Superstar (music round) (

(Brass Monkey Drummond Street quiz is off during the festival)

Cheat Tip

Here is the Skunk Anansie song that’s in tonight’s music round at the Joker:

One of those pop videos that’s like a film, sort of.

Pop journalism is the laziest journalism of all and, at hte time of their success, the standard adjectival response to Skunk Anansie was that their singer was “scary“.

Now I tihnk this may have been because of a combination of factors. including the fact that she scowls a bit and the fact that she is bald.

I also have a suspicion that her being a black woman was also interpreted as being somehow scary.

After all, Sinead O’Connor was a baldy scowler and the press labelled her “fragile” or “an oddball”, never “scary”.

And why exactly was Melanie Brown pitched as “Scary Spice”?

Prince Harry was going on about unconscious racism the other day in Vogue magazine. I think he’s right.

However this does not mean we are pals.

Prince Harry also said “You are continually changing, and if you don’t think that every day is a learning process, then life is going to be very tricky for you. ” and while he might still be right about that he can piss off with his privilege, lecturing other people about having a tricky life.

In fact, all royals reading this can kindly get to fuck. You are BARRED from the quiz

There we go – I think I’ve covered everything.

Come to the quiz.

Winner, winner, winner, winner
Winner, winner, winner, winner

By the way – your last chance to play Dead Pool for August will be tonight at the Joker. See you there.

See you later,

Love,

Dr P

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Tuesday 30th July

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £30.

On the corner of Broughton Road and Rodney Street

Kerry is back tonight at O’Connor’s – the new on the Canonmills scene.

The booze and chat is gaining plaudits around the neighbourhood and so is the food.

Kerry reports that the food at O’Connor’s is excellent and the kitchen is open till just before the quiz so you can come in and have some nice dinner first.

If you’re not a vegetarian you could potentially feast on slaughtered animals before going on to slaughter the opposition in the quiz.

Fun fact: slaughter is only the word laughter slightly lengthened but the two meanings couldn’t be more different.

This goes to show the importance in day-to-day life of spelling but remember that in the quiz, spelling is not terribly important. If we know what you mean then you get the points.

Here’s tonight’s cheat. It’s for the picture round it’s the fact that this guy got his medals for sailing.

Less fun fact: you absolutely HAVE to be posh to win medals at sailing. It’s de rigueur.

Anyway: the class war continues on the streets and it’s a fight that will last forever but in the meantime, take a bit of me time and get yourself to the quiz.

you owe it to yourself.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Monday 29th July 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Armand Van Helden (music round)

Here’s the music round cheat for the Safari tonight. It’s a what they used to call a “floor-filler” from Armand van Helden:

Late 90s

I don’t really understand the video. Something to do with nightclubs and prostitutes? Not sure. Good track though

Anyway – come to the quiz and become rich and famous and respected across all classes and nationalities.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Sunday 28th July 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Duck-Billed Platypus (pic round)

Oh Sunday is the day, 
To eat a bacon roll,
Or a black-pudding roll,
And then go for a stroll.


Oh, Sunday is the day,
To exercise your mind,
To go along to the pub,
And see just what you find.

This was never a song by the Beatles. I just made it up.

FILM REVIEW

I went to see that film where the bloke remembers the Beatles but everyone forgets. It was all right but it had too much Ed Sheeran in it (several scenes) and far far too much James Corden in it (about 40 seconds) and for that reason I can only award the movie THREE STARS

Anyway, that’s not my job. My job is to deliver quality quiz questions to you at an affordable price and that’s what we’re going to do tonight.

MUSIC ROUND CHEATS

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

Gaye not gay

It’s Fergie. Not the hyper-succesful Scottish football manager, not the foul-mouthed Hamilton Accies fan, not the royal freeloader, but the pop star who is/was in the Black Eyed Peas.

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The real Fergie

The pop star Fergie is from California and has ploughed a relentless path of showbiz since she was small. She’s now 44.

Hamilton’s Fergie was 71 when he died and held the undisputed record for being Scotland’s most foul-mouthed football fan which, if you think about it for a moment, is mind-blowing.

They say all the stories about him are true. That’s not too surprising because all the stories about him are exactly the same: Basically he swears a lot and gets chucked out of a ground or off a bus, and then continues to swear absolutely and completely non-stop.

So there’s something we can all aspire to in our later years.

Speaking of which – football is starting up again but I have achecked Hibs’s fixture list and there are currently no Sunday games at Easter Road up to and including the end of the year, so that’s cool.

Come to the quiz tonight.

See you there

!x!

Dr Paul

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Tuesday 23rd July

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £30.

On the corner of Broughton Road and Rodney Street

Kerry is back tongiht at O’Connor’s – the pub that’s lighting up Canonmills and becoming the first choice boozer for everyone from Dundas Street to Powderhall.

The quiz is firmly up and running now and you can now experience Tuesday boozing with quiz.

Tuesday has been declared by drinking scientists to be the best day of the week to go out because all the arseholes stay at home on a Tuesday, leaving the boozer to geniuses, cool people and legends.

As ever, I’ll post a cheat on the day. Tonight’s cheat is for the music round and it’s a slightly bizarre one-hit wonder from the 1980s, performed by a band named Haysi Fantayzee:

The Quo

They look like trustafarians and the song is about John Wayne sodomizing a native American in a teepee.

If you’re disgusted by this, remember the clip will only be twenty seconds long or thereabouts.

This band were more or less a one-hit wonder (although I like Shiny Shiny better).

Whatever happened to them? Well the bloke became a top DJ and eventually married Patsy Kensit for a wee while.

The woman went back to her art school roots and became a photogtapher.

Maybe one or both of them will be at the quiz tonight?

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Monday 22nd July 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

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

Here’s the music round cheat for the Brass Leith tonight. It’s an eighties pop thump from the Style Council:

Paul Weller – forever in my “shitey” column

So the Style Council were Paul Weller’s next band after he split up the Jam in 1982.

I never really liked or “got” The Jam. I was ten years old in 1982 and The Jam were for kids who were just a wee bit older.

Looking back through time – there isn’t much difference between 1978 and 1982 (the years that The Jam were just about the most popular band in Britain, but when you’re that age, it’s massive.

So, to me, The Jam looked like foosty old bores whereas for kids a bit older than me they were the sound of young rebellion.

That’s how it goes.

Being the front man of the UK’s biggest band meant that whatever Paul Weller did next would be well covered.

And that’s what happened with the Style Council, despite the super-average tunes. I didn’t really get what made them different to Go West, Climie Fisher, Godley and Creme, Haircut One Hundred and all those other middle-bands.

I also remember being annoyed by the band name. The Style Council. I was young enough to imagine that they were literally setting themselves up as arbiters of fashion. This made me think “they are dicks”.

Speaking of Godley and Creme: check out this superb song about a woman killing herself and becoming a ghost:

Anyway, looking back now, the only difference that made the Style Council a thing was that the singer used to be in the Jam and that was enough for the generation above mine to be interested, at least till 1989 when the Style Council split and Paul Weller just became Paul Weller again.

To be fair, there were a couple of good Style Council songs. ‘Walls Come Tumblin’ Down’ was decent

Anyway – that’s me blahing away and it’s nearly midday. Better get this posted…

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Sunday 21st July 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Luxemboug (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Marvin Gaye (music round)

Not so much big sport this Sunday compared to last week which had the world cup cricket and Wimbledon.

Still, there will be someone who wants to watch the golf. Watching golf on TV is one thing I’ll probably never quite understand. I don’t get it.

Anyway, that’s not my job. My job is to deliver quality quiz questions to you at an affordable price and that’s what we’re going to do tonight.

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

Gaye not gay

It’s Marvin Gaye who, believe it or not, was straighte.

Well he had a couple of marriages and some kids and he was a drummer. That might not tell the whole story. According to the 10 Surprising Facts about Marvin Gaye page he added the “e” onto his name to deflect rumours of homosexuality.

Really? Then why not change his surname to something more straight and macho… like ‘Smith’ or ‘Colt’ or ‘Glock’?

And why does it matter? Why do people speculate so much on the sexuality and private lives of singers?

For it to be something of interest it must, in some way, matter.

But why does it matter? Where does Katy Perry share her love? Where does Zayn Malik place his penis in his spare time? Perhaps if it’s an answer we like then the music sounds better.

I don’t know. Call the scientists.

In any case, it’s Sunday and I’ll see you all at the quiz later. x

Yo!

Dr Paul

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Thursday 18th July 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: San Francisco (music round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Duran Duran(pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £200. Cheat answer: Tom Hanks (pic round).

Star jackpot of the week is at the Newsroom tonight with a big fat two hundred quid ON THE LINE.

Musselburgh’s famous Ship Inn also has a good jackpot: £90 and considering the bar prices of each establishment, this is roughly equivalent.

Meanwhile, here is tonight’s cheat tune which applies to the music round at the Ship Inn:

The eighties – better than all the rest

Yeah – The Duran soaking up the spray and dishing out the drama. Get a faceful of Le Bon – before it’s gone.

Short posts this week – so see ya later. If you have stuff to say, you can always say it on the Dr Paul Quiz Group on the FACEY.

See you at the quiz.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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£200 at the Newsroom tonight
£200 at the Newsroom tonight

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Wednesday 17th July 2019

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Brandon Flowers (music round)

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: Willem Dafoe (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Squash (pic round)

Cheat tips: First of all, here is the Brandon Flowers number which you will hear at the Monkey (9pm):

One of those pop videos that’s like a film, sort of.

Fancies himself, doesn’t he? Mind you – I guess that’s part of being a pop star.

Another short post today as Summer Season (childcare) reaches a height.

See if you ever want to get anything done – don’t have kids!

That’s just a wee life tip from your old pal Dr Paul. I mean it’s great and everything – but you get fuck all done.

Oh yeah.

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Damm 27 logo

Love,

Dr P

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Tuesday Night In Canonmills – Where Dreams Come True

Tuesday has a brand New Pub Quiz which started last Tuesday with Kerry at O’Connor’s in Canonmills:

On the corner of Broughton Road and Rodney Street

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £30.

The first quiz was last week and if you’re in the area you’ll know there’s not an awful lot of entertainment kicking about the Canonmills zone, so take advantage and get thee to the boozer:

If you don’t live in North Edinburgh you might not know where Canonmills is. It’s basically at the bottom of Broughton Street – where Rodney Street meets Broughton Road.

As ever, I’ll post a cheat on the day. Tonight’s cheat is for the music round and it’s Status Quo banging out an oldie called Caroline. Unusually its not the bands that matter tonight but the girls names in the song titles:

The Quo

Word.

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Vodka and darts. No wonder they’re happy

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