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Eggheads Rocked by Doc & Pals

The Eggheads and Me
The Eggheads and Me

So, “Dr Paul’s All Stars” recorded an episode of Eggheads on Thursday, starring sensational Glasgow-based DP Quizzers: Alan, Gam and Murray, plus the legendary Catherin who occasionally deigns to make an appearance at the Reverie.

I’m not allowed to tell you how we got on  – we signed confidentiality agreement – but I can tell you that the Eggheads were rocked to their very core by our medium-to-awesome quiz power. Well played team!

I had never been a regular viewer of Eggheads but since applying for the show, I managed to watch a few episodes and I also discovered just how much the eggehads have become hate-figures.

Here is a ‘tribute’ poem someone left of the Eggheads Facebook group:

Judith with her make up Plastered,
Kevin, sad old four eyed bastard.
Daphne has a crack head smile,
Chris, a big fat Paedophile,
And CJ, well I must be blunt,
Hes just a fucking massive c*nt!

Having met them now and played a nail-biting quiz against them all I can say is that they were all perfectly pleasant in the flesh. The only real surprise si just how big Chris actually is. He’s HUGE!

And sure, CJ acts the fanny, but that’s the role he’s choosing to play – I think it’s a bit of an act.

Vino (sexy)

Star of the show is the impressive host Jeremy Vine, or Vino as we were called him. Cool, witty and hugely professional – he’s the UK’s smoothest Vine since David (deceased).

Vino holds a strange power over women and is known to have a certain mesemeric, rapturous effect on a certain member of kitchen staff at the Reverie.

When I told him of the physical effect the sound of his voice has on one of our chefs, Vino was totally unsurprised. “I bet it does” he replied, with a tiny amount of extra eyebrow.

Jeremy Vine – possibly one of the greatest ever missed opportunities for the producers of the James Bond movies.

2 gigs tonight

OK – this is very last minute but there are two quizzes as per usual tonight: 6.45pm at Jenny Ha’s (jackpot £60) and Reverie at 9pm (jackpot £20)

Be there to feel the Christmas love.

Why so slow with the updates this week? Well, the small matter of a new baby on Christmas Eve for the Dr Paul family. Yeah!

December League Starts Tonight

quiz league starts now
quiz league starts now

The Dr Paul Quiz League for December begins tonight. Results from all Dr Paul quizzes that take place in December will funnel into a league table and the top team will win a spectacular prize, just in time for New Year.

Points will be based on the Eurovision Song Contest system and will be scored by the top ten teams at every quiz (12, 10, 8, 7, 6 ,5 ,4 ,3 , 2, 1)


Meanwhile, The bottle of vodka prize at Smart City Hostel has been replaced with a more universal offering of £20 for the bar. This means that if you don’t like vodka, there is now a meaningful prize for the Smart City Quiz.

Smart City Hostel is Edinburgh’s poshest hostel and is probably 5-star. You can find it on Blackfriars St or you can use the Cowgate entrance (just along from Bannerman’s)

High Street Hi-Jackers, the perfect combination of American power and German grit
High Street Hi-Jackers, the perfect combination of American power and German grit

Last week’s winners, the HIGH STREET HI-JACKERS are pictured. Are you smarter than a random colleciton of Americans and Germans?

Come along at 8.30pm tongiht to find out.


Dr Paul

PS – to find tonight’s cheat phrase, see Dr Paul on Facebook

Feel The Love

True love comes to those who quiz
True love comes to those who quiz

Sitting at home = no love. The way to take back your life and OWN THE ROMANCE before the working week sucks the loving life from out of your face is to get out and about – not sit in the house.

I offer you two exciting ways to make that happen… TONIGHT.

First is my quiz at Jenny Ha’s at 6.45pm and the second is my quiz at the Reverie at 9pm

Events on Facebook: Jenny Ha’s, Reverie

Both are great opportunities to flirt, drink and chat. In fact, the atmosphere at Reverie is so flirty that some of our kitchen staff have now got engaged. Congratulations Leigh-Anne and John!


Tonight’s cheat phrase is “Bismillah no, we will not let him go.”

Smart City Hostel Tonight


The quiz at the Smart City has been moved from Tuesdays – we’re going to try Thursdays instead.

come along tonight and have fun at the quiz from 8.30pm

Tonight’s cheat phrase is “Treble twenty, treble eighteen, bull.” Write it down when you don’t know an answer and its worth 2 points. Your team can use the cheat phrase ONCE during the quiz.

Tonight’s quiz is a bring-a-lesbian special. Any team that brings a lesbian will get extra points.

Where is the Smart City Cafe? Click here to find out

“Treble twenty, treble eighteen, bull”

Monday Night Quizzes

Dr Paul
Dr Paul

I have two opportunities for you to be a pub quiz legend in Edinburgh tonight.

1. Jenny Ha’s at 65, Canongate.

This is an early quiz, ideal if you want to get up for work on Tuesday morning. We start at 6.45pm (although you’ll be fine if you turn up at seven) and the quiz is done by half eight.

Last week’s winners took home £120.

2. The Reverie at 1, Newington Road

Your friendly neighbourhood Southside local, The Reverie rocks on Monday nights. Despite the sexy, mysterious dancing of Alex last week, the jackpot remained intact and we’re playing for £60 tonight. Free entry

Note – tonight is bring-your-mum night. Any team that brings their mum will get a bonus point!