Category Archives: The Newsroom

The Newsroom quiz nights, Thursday 9pm

Justice Comes In Hashtags

We had these Americans in at the Newsroom a wee while ago and they were called #justiceforbradswife. They even had a T-shirt to go with their team name:

justice for brads wife

I asked them what this was about. I probably did in a Tom Selleck accent with extra-septic emphasis like:

“Hey buddy, what the heeeeyelll is that about? Pardner? Yee hah!”

They wouldn’t explain but said to look online and that I would see a hilarious story. So here I am, several months later, finally getting round to my investigation.

TLDR:

  • Some guy’s wife got sacked at a restaurant chain in the US.
  • husband goes mental about it on the internet.
  • Internet responds by creating giant hashtag war on the chain.

Who knows what happened in the end? I ran out of giving-a-fuck pretty quickly.

The American in the Newsroom promised hilarity but I think in all the links I have found in the last ten minutes or so I have not ACTUALLY laughed. It’s not really that funny. Someone gote

But then, I am now forty-five years old. When you’re 45 you still laugh at people falling down escalators, but very little else. Seen it all before

Verdict:

Poor show

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The Truth About Colombian Resin #39

There was a team at the Newsroom last year named C-39-ers

I asked them what CR stood for and they told me “Colombian Resin

This immediately sounded very dodgy, so I asked for more detail, hoping that perhaps some drug-lord mega-bandits were bringing some extra glamour to the already-sexy pub.

Turns out there are no narcotics involved.

It’s actually the name of a plastic polymer used to make the lenses for glasses. The team were opticians.

Who knew? Who knew that you could be looking through some Colombia Resin #39 as of THIS VERY MOMENT.

Oh yeah

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Last Ever Quiz Under Murderous Tory Regime Of Hate

Well, you never know. Corbyn might be PM this time tomorrow. Get to the pub!

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot : £120. Cheat: One of the music round artistes tonight is 3 Doors Down. See vid below to hear song.

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

I’ve just listened to this song. It’s really awful. It’s like it’s been put together by a committee of Tories and Lib Dems and performed by some radge out of UKIP.

If you like this music it’s because you are fundamentally a bad person.

Think about your life choices, for the sake of GOD.

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Biggest Edinburgh Pub Quiz Jackpot Tonight Is In Marchmont

Which is unusual, because the Newsroom give us £50 a week and the ARgyle only £30 so it’s usually the city centre venue which is ahead but tonight… it’s the other way round:

7pm – Argyle Bar (And Cellar). Jackpot: £60, Cheat: There’s a music round track by PJ Harvey. Have a look at the video below to hear the song. It’s a great song. Strident.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is “Morocco”.

The Newsroom might have a lower jackpot tonight but it will almost certainly have a higher glamour factor.

Sometimes there’s so much glamour in that place, you can’t breathe. Maybe it’s the excitement of being with the beautiful people. Maybe it’s diminished air quality on account of the fake tan continual released into the atmosphere.

Who knows?

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Thursday Pub Quiz – Enormous Jackpot at Newsroom Tonight

The jackpot has reached terra incognita at the Newsroom. We are now buzzing at £350. Win it tonight.

7pm – Argyle Bar & Cellar. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Iraq.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £350. Cheat: Grace Jones is in the music round (see vid below).

I always tell people that the Newsroom is the thickest pub of the week and definitely the right place to come if you want to win money.

It’s not strictly true about the thick thing. It’s just that the Newsroom attracts staff-nights-out and the like where people are maybe not one hundred per cent quiz-focussed.

So if you know the quiz and how it goes, you usually do have a bit of an advantage over these passers-by. And it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but most people who come from other quizzes end up liking the Newsroom when they come. Tonight would be a good night to try it.

Giles Angels, for example, started off quizzing at the Joker but have found the Newsroom a happy hunting-ground. Maybe they’ll win the money tonight? We’ll see…

By the way, Grace Jones was what it was all about in the eighties. No one was more aloof, untouchable, and supreme as the Jones.

That was the image anyway. I had one of her albums. It was all right.

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Thursday Quizzes in Edinburgh

Massive jackpot at Newsroom tonight. Look out!

7pm – Argyle Bar & Cellar. Jackpot:  £60. Cheat: One of the pic round answers is 1937.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot: £300. Cheat: One of the music round clips is Inner Circle (see vid below). But beware, the song is filthier than it sounds.

Hopefully it will be busy at the Newsroom with this whopper of a jackpot although you really never can tell. If you want to make absolutely sure, you can call them to reserve a table: 0131 557 5830

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Thursday Quiz Night Action In Edinburgh

Dr Paul Quiz is alive tonight at:

The Argyle Bar, 7pm. Jackpot: £120, Cheat: The music round contains Jam & Spoon doing their colossal Eurobeat  hit from 1996. See vid below

The Newsroom, 9pm. Jackpot is £200 (boom) and the cheat clue is that the picture round contains Chicago

Pure Eurodance of the pretty pure variety. Jam & Spoon? Nae idea what their name is all about but just feel the slick continental perfection…

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Thursday 2nd June

June is rolling. Here’s tonight’s details:

Argyle Bar (Cellar Monkey), 7pm

Jackpot: £100. A hundred Quid. Cent livres. You can’t beat that (unless you go to the Newsroom later).

Cheat Info: The music round features South Africa’s finest: Die Antwoord, see video below.

Newsroom, 9pm

Jackpot: £150. Yeah

Cheat: One of the answers tonight is “The Beatles”. Not in the music round.

Here’s Die Antwoord. The album version ha a dull video (just pics) so here’s the taxijam version:

 

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Thursday 28th April

Freezing, snowing and wet. Must be nearly May. Tonight’s quizzes are the last of the month so it’s your last chance to play Dead Pool for May. If the weather continues like this, it will be a wonder if ANYONE survives till June.

Great jackpots tonight though, so if you’re going to win one before you pop, tonight would be a good time to do it.

Cellar Monkey (Argyle Bar), 7pm

Jackpot: £200

Cheat: One of the music round answers is Kelly Llorenna (see video below)

Newsroom, 9pm

Jackpot: Also £200

Cheat: One of the answers tonight is Aberdeen. I know that’s depressing but on’t worry, it’s only one question.

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