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Sun 25 Nov – Quizzes Tonight

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Bastille (music round)

Sunday night’s quizzes are always cool. There’s a friendly breeze blows through both Sunday boozers. Come and feel it tickle your nadgers* tonight.

*(pan-gender variety)

Meanwhile, here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Tolbooth Tavern quiz at 8pm:

I have nothing to say about this song except that I don’t like the guy’s voice (it’s another instance of “the crying voice” which is so prevalent in modern pop) and it sounds too close to C*ldplay to be allowed.

Luckily the clip for the music round is less than twenty seconds long, so it’ll be over quickly like a small spoon of bad medicine.

Anyway, see you at the quiz tonight and don’t forget your coat, cos it’s November and you wouldny want to be cutting about with nae coat.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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Dr Paul Drambuie
Here is some booze for you

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Quizzes Tonight – Thu 22 Nov

Quizzes Tonight:

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

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Grace Kelly (pic round).

So who is Syd Barrett? you might ask, having just read the music cheat clue for the Argyle Bar.

Syd Barrett was a scout troop leader from Cambridge who went on to be the original front man and guitarist for Pink Floyd before he went mental in 1968 and got kicked out of the band for being useless to the Pink Floyd world-domination project.

After leaving the Floyd, Barrett did a couple of solo albums and they are bonkers/brilliant. The one that’s in the Argyle music round tonight is one of my favourites:

After Syd Barrett, the Floyd became a lot more serious and continued to be so, forever. Ho hum.

POLITICS THURSDAY

By the way- Thursday is now the day when I express my opinion on the crazy world of politics

This week’s point: INDEPENDENCE? I DON’T REALLY CARE ANY MORE.

I voted YES in 2014 but I’m not so sure now.

Thing is, whether we are UK or Scotland or EU, the same rules apply: the rules of market capitalism.

Where you draw the line on the map matters less than how you set up the rules of the game.

If the rules allow individuals and corporations to become immensely rich, the you can draw the border wherever you like and it will make no difference.

As long as you allow one person to own more than one house, then you have landlordism and a continuing rich/poor division.

Scottish independence offers a new line on the map but no new line on property rights and no new vision on the bigger questions.

So right now, I ain’t buying it. I can’t be arsed with all that palaver again for the trivial goal of a line on a map.

Disagree? Come and argue with me at the quiz.

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Anyway – come to the quiz. I love you all.

Love,

Dr Paul

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doodle of a sad pig
A pig who is sad because we do not allow pigs at the quiz

 

 

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Wed 21st Nov – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes tonight: Best jackpot of the week is tonight at the Joker

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £180. Cheat: Fleetwood Mac (music round)

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

Here’s the song which is in tonight’s music round at the Joker. This inside knowledge is the wee bonus you get for looking at the website or reading the email.

If you ever listen to Johnny Walker’s Sound of The Seventies on BBC Radio 2 then you’ll know this song because he appears to have a contract which includes a direct order to play something off of the Rumours album every single week until he dies.

The other thing he always always always plays is ‘Year of The Cat‘ by Al Stewart and I just hate that song.

It’s frustrating. The 70s contains some of my favourite music but Johnny Walker’s Sound of The Seventies on BBC Radio 2 mines from only the narrowest seam of easy-going white-man rock.

Nothing wrong with a bit of easy-going white-man rock but the show needs some flavour mixed in. I can’t listen to it.

Here’s a picture of Johnny Walker who hosts Johnny Walker’s Sound of The Seventies on BBC Radio 2:

Image result for johnnie walker bbc radio 2

And I can’t stand his voice. That’s another red line.

Anyway – none of this is relevant. The only thing that matters is COME TO THE QUIZ.

Yo,

Dr P

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World’s greatest team – team spirit

 

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Monday Night Quizzes – Nov 19th 2018

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

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

How is your November going? For me it’s as smooth as Lionel Richie drinking a Horlicks-themed milkshake on a maglev. That’s smooth.

Come and join the smooth-party tonight at the quiz. Mmmmm, sweet.

By the way, the music cheat is for the Brass Monkey Leith tonight and it is Janet Jackson and it sounds like this:

Of course, Monday means you have to watch out for penguins:

Image result for mad penguin

They could be literally anywhere. Have you spotted any today?

Yo,

Dr P

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Sun 18 Nov – Quizzes Tonight

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: The Shamen (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Italy (pic round)

The tune for the cheat is tinged with tragedy.

In the days after filming the video in Tenerife for this 1991, Shamen member Will Sinnott died while swimming in the sea.

He was only 30.

The Shamen had been going for years but were just breaking big at this point. He got to be a pop star for a moment and the he died.

I guess dem’s da breaks.

Here is the video:

Anyway, see you at the quiz tonight and don’t forget your shoes, cos it’s November and you don’t want to be cutting about with nae shoes.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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Thursday Night Edinburgh Pub Quizzes – Thu 15th Nov, 2018

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Macbeth (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £200. Cheat answer: PJ & Duncan (music round).

Anyone 35-45 reading that PJ & Duncan are in the music round may just have experienced a wave of hot nostalgia.

Innocent times when Dec was Duncan and Ant was PJ, in the auld days before PJ stood for “Pished on the Juice”.

Anyway, as Winston Churchill probably used to say “Nostalgia is for the weak. Bite me.”

Here’s the music round cheat for tonight which is for the music round at the Newsroom:

Awful isn’t it?

POLITICS THURSDAY

By the way- Thursday is now the day when I express my opinion on the crazy world of politics

This week’s point: RECYCLING IS RUBBISH and RICH PEOPLE NEED TO STOP LECTURING THE REST OF US ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT

Someone’s making money out of recycling and the world’s not getting fixed because even recycling still means making more stuff.

So, until X-boxes can be made out of lentils, the only true environmental fix is to stop consuming things.

But good luck trying to sell that idea to the filthy-minded public who, generally, just want to buy MORE STUFF and go MORE PLACES.

If some middle-class hippy is giving you shit about recycling, ask them if they’ve been on a plane this year.

In terms of carbon footprint: ONE passenger on a return flight to New York = total average UK household carbon footprint for three months.

So if you live with someone and you both go to New York for a long weekend, you’ll need to turn your house off for half a year when you get back if you want to “offset” the damage. Which you would never do.

And isn’t always the rich people barking on about what “we” must do to combat climate change?

Isn’t it always some Bono, Branson or Paltrow?

And how many flights do those chancers take per year?

And did you know that a toff travelling on first class flights creates a carbon footprint NINE times that of a passenger in economy.

They could turn ALL their houses off and they would never make up for it.

But we can stick our environment up our arse, can’t we? After all, they don’t want to sit in the same room as the plebs.

What a crew of utter wankers.

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Anyway – come to the quiz. I love you all.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday Quizzes in Edinburgh – Nov 14th 2018

Quizzes tonight: both jackpots are smoking. Come put the fire in your pocket!

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £150. Cheat: Archimedes (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £150 Cheat: Timbuk3 (music round)

Wednesdays in late November are probably cooler than The Fonz. We’re talking real cool. Like a camel on skis.

Here’s the song which is in tonight’s music round at the Brass Monkey. This inside knowledge is the wee bonus you get for looking at the website or reading the email.

The video explains that this song was about the threat of nuclear war but the public ignored that and adopted the song as a high-school graduation anthem. It was a one-hit wonder.

And now, some Quiz Wisdom from the Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama Quiz Wisdom Anagram
Very wise

Thanks Mr Lama, ya mad old religionist.

Yo,

Dr P

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Susan Boyle I Feel Your Joy
Feel the rush. Boyle the kettle.

 

 

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Mon 12th Nov

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat news: Bloc Party (music round)

No Halloween, No Fireworks, No Remembrance. Just shitty Christmas on the far horizon but that’s ages away. Let’s enjoy this period of calm.

And now: the music round free answer, it applies to tonight’s music round at the Safari and it is Bloc Party, who were the next big thing for a few minutes about fifteen years ago:

So what happens when you’re the next big ting, around fifteen years ago? Well, they’re still together.

In fact, having just looked them up, I see all of their first four albums made the top ten of the UK Album chart. Not bad from a band you never seem to hear about.

It’s Monday, so watch out for penguins:

Image result for penguin close up face

They could be literally anywhere. Have you spotted any today?

Yo,

Dr P

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Sun 11 Nov – Sunday Quizzes Tonight

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: ‘A Beautiful Mind’ (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Maria McKee (music round)

Wooft. That tune in the music round at tonight’s Tolbooth quiz is a hammer and tongs mega belter.

Here it is:

Nearly as good as last week’s photo from the Persevere which flies in the face of the received wisdom that you can’t give booze to a baby.

Booze for the baby?
Baby loves quiz

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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Thu Nov 8 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: “Bombay Bicycle Club” (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: Ferrari (pic round).

So, Halloween’s just out the way but just when you think there’s a bit of clear water and a bit of blue sky, there’s Hugo in the Monkey

Hugo only appears in Edinburgh when there’s big events work to be done, we saw him a few months ago when it was the festival.

“All right Hugo – to what do we owe the pleasure? Why are you in town?”

“Christmas.”

Aaaaaaaagggggh. Bastards. Can someone organise a movement to cancel Christmas? I’ll sign the petition.

Anyway, here’s the music round cheat for tonight which is for the Argyle Bar:

Bombay Bicycle Club? Not my cup of tea. A bit Lib-Dem, a bit of a bed-wetter tendency.

POLITICS THURSDAY

Incidentally – Thursday is now the day when I express my political opinion on this blog.

This week’s point: POLARITY DISTRACTS US FROM IMPROVING ANYTHING BY SPLITTING US INTO OPPOSING CAMPS. AND NOTHING GETS DONE.

Are you Leave or Remain?

Poppy or No Poppy?

Cybernat or Onionist?

Liberal or Racist?

These simplistic 50/50s seem to be everywhere these days and while people expend their political energy working out what camp their in and then shouting at the other camp, any ideas to actually fix things get forgotten and dusty.

As the population rips itself to bits with thrashing right/wrong arguments in the simplest possible terms (which go nowhere), the elites continue to stockpile money, power, and the means to survive when the flood comes.

The rest of us will drown and will still be arguing the meaning of Brexit as Britain itself disappears beneath narwhals.

Maybe we should accept whatever poppy someone is wearing or not wearing and get back to destroying the privilege of the wealthy.

Love,

Dr Paul

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