Thursday is Venue day, which is to say that both quizzes take place in pubs which also have Fringe shows in the basement. So you can win buckets of cash and then go downstairs and laugh at the performers (in a good way or a bad way).
7pm Argyle Bar – £140 jackpot. Cheat news: one of the answers tonight is “South Korea”
9pmNewsroom – £100 jackpot. Cheat news: one of the music round hits is this old Huey Lewis number, recorded back in the times of electric pop that we used to call “the eighties”
Amazingly, Huey Lewis’s prediction has now come true as we live in a world where being a ‘hipster’ is one of the most conformist and consumer-powered things you can possibly do.
“Proper” Edinburghers are already sick and tired of festival wanks destroying their city with annoying accents and super-charged egos so toxic they can damage buildings.
Others are enjoying the “cultural” opportunities but if you’re more like the former, the ideal festival escape is a proper pub with a proper quiz in it. Plus you can WIN cash, which none of these so-called “fringe shows” can do.
The Thursday Night Position is standing pished on the corner of The High Street and North Bridge with a wide open pizza box at 3 am, blasted look in the eyes, mouth agape at the realisation that by the time you get home it’ll be more or less time to get up for work.
As a lead-up to this, perhaps you did BOTH Thursday quizzes and came away a champion and at least there is still cash in your pocket. Anything is possible and you might even get your hole.
7pm Cellar Monkey – Jackpot £100. Cheat news: The Music round includes Bomber by Motorhead. NOTE: quiz is upstairs tonight cos downstairs is a Fringe venue for the rest of the month.
9pm Newsroom – Jackpot £50. Cheat news: one of the answers is “New Mexico”
Monday slithers right inside your throat like a doppel-snake, before you even wake up. And now we’re here. That’s how it works.
Tonight I offer £60 at the Brass Monkey Leith at 7pm. Cheat news: the music round contains QUEEN.
I can also give you a sneaky late night £20 but other pleasures included at The Reverie 9pm. Cheat news: SUDAN is an unexpected answer in the list round.
Speaking of sexy snakes, the Queen song in the Monkey music round is the proper album version but every time I hear the song it reminds me that youtube has the Freddy vocal, all by itself and that is something that’s worth four and a bit minutes of your time: