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Oochy Koochy Quizzy Pizzy

Come out and have a go at these great trivia events tonight in Edinburgh:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Caravan are in the music round. (one for the hippies, see music vid below).

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Mark Rothko is in the picture round. There’s no way anyone in the Newsroom will know that. There were a group of suit-men last week who literally had the ties-round-head-thing going on, even though it’s nowhere near Christmas.

Don’t forgo clicking and listening this time. This jazz is heavy and deep prog velvet sex. Come on.

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Quizzes Tonight in Edinburgh

Wednesday is full of booze and adventure, if you plan carefully:

7pm –  The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: one of the answers in the picture round is Lyndsey Davenport.

9pm – The Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot £30. Cheat: Music round contains Yvonne Fair who’s fairly ripping the heid aff it in this song:

In fact, all the songs in the music round tonight are wedding songs. Kind of a theme, dude.

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Monday Drama At The Quiz

The drama is yours to be written.

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot £150. Cheat: Martin Solveig & GTA (see vid)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat: Pic round includes Termite.

The music video is kinda meaningless and the tune is forgettable but there is some decent dancing in there. Almost worth a watch on its own but not quite. The only reason to click would be to get a heads up on one of tonight’s music round selects.

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Sunday Pub Quiz Action In The Great Village Of Edinburgh

By the way, if you’re American and you’re here in Edinburgh, check the H on the end of the word. We’re called EDINBURGH – not EDINBURG. Get it right.

Anyway, quizzes tonight:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: One of the pic round answers is Damien Hirst.

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot £120. Cheat: The music round contains Morrissey (see vid below)

To be fair, the Morrissey song isn’t much of a clue because you should be able to tell a Mozz song from a mile off. If you can’t, listen and look:

By the way, it has to be said that the jackpots are good uns tonight. Nice work, cos rollovers were a little hard to come by on Sunday nights nearer Spring.

Summer is heavy fruit and it brings up a total of £270 tonight.

Grab your share!

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Thursday Edinburgh Quizzes

Come and grab some quiz fun and win cash. TONIGHT!

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Music round includes Klaxons (see vid below).

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is penguin

The Klaxons are here at Glastonbury in 2007.

I am of a generally liberal and liberated mindset but I will punch you in the throat if you say “Glasto”. For some reason that shit winds me up.

I cannae go it.

Anyway – The Klaxons were a fun group in the zeroes but the original of this song is much older and comes from the time in the early 90s when rave culture was fingering the pop charts for the first time.

The act was called Kicks Like A Mule

Unlike a lot of the poppier rave chart stuff like 2 Unlimited, this was a chart hit that did actually sound similar to stuff that was getting played at actual raves.

Anyway, there’s nowt more boring than an old quizmaster raving on about the days of rave, so I’ll shut the fuck up now.

But do listen. The original is here. It is great:

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Wednesday Quiz Info

7pm The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Music round contains Midge Ure (see vid)

9pm The Brass Monkey. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Pic round includes Turkish Delight

I remember 1985 when the Midge Ure video came out and everyone was freaking out about the pin-screen thing.

I’m pretty sure they did a feature about it on Blue Peter.

The pin thing was a like a revolution of entertainment.

It was as if life would never be the same again now the pin thing had arrived. Life was going to be different.

The craze lasted roughly seventeen minutes and by 1986 your pin-screen was the most passe thing of all time. You were already a retard if you still had one, despite being the coolest kid in school a matter of week earlier.

Now you can get em in the poundy and if I’m in there getting shit prizes for the quiz and I spot one, I still always think of Midge Ure.

Such was the power of this video.

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Monday Right Up Your Pipe

Monday provides quizzes here:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot £100. Cheat: Ella Henderson is in the music round. See vid…

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat: Picture round includes the answer: “Linus”

I think Ella Henderson is trying her best to be Adele.

She shouldn’t bother because Adele is an arsehole.

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Sunday Boom Quiz Edinburgh Shackalacka

Great stuff later today:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot £120. Cheat: Jessica Simpson is in the picture round

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot £90. Cheat: The music round includes Galantis. See vid below. It’s got a woman in it who’s actually an electronic cat or something.

If you come to both quizzes tonight you could walk away with £210.

I just had a look on ebay to see what you could get for that kind of money.

Behold:

A shit load of steel stillages. I don’t even know what stillages are. But you can have them. Now!

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Thursday Quizzes in Edinburgh

Tonight

7pm Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat: the music round includes Bobby McFerrin – see vid below

9pm Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat: The picture round includes the answer Caravaggio

I’m pretty sure this Bobby McFerrin song is in the top twenty of songs that I absolutely hate. It’s about being happy but somehow it’s really really depressing.

Who achieves that kind of reverse? Some kind of intergalactic arsehole, Bobby*.

*I’m sure he’s a nice bloke, but I cannae go this tune.

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Quizzes Tonight

7pm – The Joker & The Thief – Jackpot £60. Cheat: One of the pic round answers is Joan Miro

9pm – Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot £30. Cheat: One of the music round hits is the Silver Jews (see vid below)

Like many curious band names, there seems no fixed explanation as to why the Silver Jews are called the Silver Jews.

I can’t stand all that muso-mystery.

Just tell us, artistic types.

Stop building your personal mystery into some kind of self-shrine of pseudo-importance.

After all, we will look as far as the Wikipedia entry … but no further.

If it isn’t spelled out clearly, there and then, we’ll probably lose interest.

I’m saying “we”. I obviously mean me.

Apart from all that, I like the song.

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