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