Category Archives: News

Thursday Yeah Yeah Edinburgh Pub Quiz Action

Yeah baby. YEAH.

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £90. Cheat: One of the music round hits is by Timmy Trumpet & Savage. See vid below to hear the song.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: One of the picture round answers is ‘Chinstrap (Penguin)’

Everyone in this pop song looks like they’re having a really great time.

The rapper sounds a bit like Fatman Scoop. Remember him? His gimmick was being overweight.The crowd and the dancing girls seem happy enough.

One of the least convincing characters in the video is Timmy Trumpet himself.

Wikipedia says mister Trumpet (real name Smith) “became popular in Ibiza; playing live trumpet solos over electronic dance music tracks during DJs shows.”

To be honest, he looks a bit pained. I wonder if he would rather be in a nice Tijuana band or possibly the James Last orchestra.

It looks maybe like dance music became a way to make money…

And you know how that pans out for years and years of making the bills.

SADNESS AND DEATH.

Am I being too dismal? Cheer up – it’s only the second of the month.

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

Wednesday – now 3 quizzes

I’m doing my usual two and Gordon is down at the Shore doing Harmonium – the vegan pub.

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer – There is a FLAKE in the picture round.

8pm – Harmonium. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer – One of the music round hits is by Chainsmokers ft. Rozes. The video is below

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £90 Cheat answer – tonight’s music round includes Dire Straits. See video at the bottom to hear the song.

The Chainsmokers thing is the most standard modern pop music you’ll ever hear. They’re not really trying, are they?

Meanwhile, Dire Straits deliver a pop punch with soul and balls. The way it used to be. Just one more reasons why my generation is great and yours is rubbish (etc.)

x

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

Monday Monday Pub Quiz Time

Big £150 winner last week at Brass Leith so basic tonight but good rollover at Safari:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat news: one of the answers in the music round is Afrika Bambaataa. See vid below to hear the tune…

Well, there’s no actual video but you can hear the song. This is 1999 and Afrika is a big name in hip hop but he’s never been mainstream so videos are a bit thin on the ground. Quality tune though.

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

Sunday Pub Quizzes

The jackpots have been building up again for Sunday nights:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Liverpool

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: One of the answers in the music round is K7. You can hear this 1994 pop banger by clicking on the video below.

The video probably didn’t win art prizes. It’s a pretty basic sex pop dance vid, but the tune still still bangs.

#NinetiesForever

#90tribe4lyf

#youhadtobethere

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

Thursday Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat: One of the music round hits is by Three Dog Night. See vid below to hear the song.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: One of the picture round answers is ‘Gone WithThe Wind’

It’s always slightly bothered me what Three Dog Night’s band name is all about.

It’s never previously bothered me enough to actually go and look it up but that has now changed and its a fairly rewarding find. Thanks to WIkipedia I now know the following information… (until I forget it)…

Vocalist Danny Hutton‘s girlfriend, actress June Fairchild suggested the name after reading a magazine article about indigenous Australians, in which it was explained that on cold nights they would customarily sleep in a hole in the ground while embracing a dingo (wild dog). On colder nights they would sleep with two dogs and, if the night was freezing, it was a “three dog night“.

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

Wednesday Pub Quizzes (Including New Quiz)

As well as my own two quizzes on Wednesdays, I can now tell you about another quiz option for Leith-based quizzers which is being presented by my quizmaster friend Gordon down at Harmonium near the Shore.

While Gordon presents, I have written the quiz. So you know its cool. Harmonium’s speciality is lovely vegan food. Everyone says the food is great.

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer – There is a caterpillar in the picture round.

8pm – Harmonium. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer – There is an Antonio Banderas in the picture round,

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat answer – tonight’s music round includes Cutting Crew. See video below to hear the song.

This song was big in the eighties. I know because I was there.

You don’t remember, because you’re too young.

x

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

Monday Reclines Like A Lizard

The lizard of truth reclines in the sunshine of fact. It gets an even suntan of knowledge as fear and ignorance are pushed into the shadows*

Be like the lizard. Come to the quiz.

Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot £150. Cheat: The music round contains Lene Marlin. See video below to hear the song.

9pm – Safari Lounge. Abbeyhill. Jackpot £90. Cheat: The picture round tonight contains the answer ‘Diplomacy’. It’s a board game.

I’ve heard this song so many times on Radio 2 and always assumed it was American. Just looked up Lene Marlin and it turns out she is Norwegian.

Now I have a reason to hate Norway.

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

Sunday Night Pub Quiz Edinburgh

Get on board. Hang around. Be teamy with a team.

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot : £90. Cheat: One of the answers in the music round is Finland. And yes, it’s a Eurovision song. You’d better listen to the tune in the video below cos otherwise you’ll never recognise it unless you’re Eurovision daft like me…

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: The picture round involves Chuck Norris.

And by the way, see Chuck Norris? He’s not that hard. I know someone whose dad beat Chuck Norris in a fight. True story.

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

Thursday Quiz Time In Edinburgh

Well, last week we had cataclysmic jackpots: £270 at half past eight for team Omni and £200 for Rubber Gun Squad a couple of hours later at the Newsroom. Less adrenaline tonight but still great quizzes.

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot: £30. Cheat: David Jason is in the picture round.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: The music round contains Air. Hear the tune by clicking on the video:

No pop video available and live version is like waiting for a big barry double decker bus but then a C5 City Sprinter turns up and it’s just crap.

Do you kids even know what a C5 City Sprinter is? Jeezo.

In the late eighties they were these crappy little buses that went to places like Restalrig and Wester Hailes. If you ever got on one you had to merge fluids with the person sitting next to you. There was no space.

As for the sprinting bit? They went at the same speed as the other traffic.

Obvs.

Duh.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b4/df/8a/b4df8abdbda370c9cf3c60e1904efda0.jpg

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

Cha Cha Wednesday

It’s not like you have to do an actual cha-cha just to do the quiz. You can do anydance you like. Or none at all, if you want to be like that.

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Alphabeat are in the music round. See vid below to hear the song.

9pm – Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot: £30. Cheat: The picture round includes the answer The Netherlands.

 

Alphabeat are Danish. They look Danish. The video is cool. It’s a bit like Inner Space, starring Martin Short.

We had a rule about that film back in the 90s in a flat I stayed in. We had Inner Space on a VHS video cassette but You were ONLY allowed to watch Inner Space if you had consumed acid.

The rule worked. Still freaks me out to this day.

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