Category Archives: Persevere

Sunday 5th May 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Whitney Houston (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Wasp (pic round)

Nice and calm at the Percy this week cos the Hibees are not at home, they’re away playing Rangers in Glasgow. Suits me.

Also, there’s a ninety quid pot bubbled up some come and get a face full of cash at the Persevere.

You can also get your dinner there; the food looks pretty good.

Meanwhile at The Tolbooth, we’re well into tourist season which means there’s usually an American team to take the piss out of. Happy days! (For the hard-of-thinking, the previous line is a JOKE.) Americans are welcome and respected).

And even though the the Rubber Gun Squad may be there tonight, they’ll be an easier team than usual to beat because they’ll glued to the World Snooker Championships final.

You know, I actually had a list round out with me the other week where I was going to ask to name any five quarter-finalists from last year’s snooker world championships.

But looking around the room, I realised that there was not one single team who looked liked they cared about snooker enough to really know what it is, let alone answer the question.

So I dropped the question. Was I right? Or are you all secret snooker fans? Let me know in the comments or approach me at the quiz with the word “I like snooker too actually”.

We’ll see.

Anyway, if you are coming tonight (to the quiz) you’ll need the free answers – here’s the music round cheat for tonight’s quiz at the Persevere:

Crushing pop in 1987

Wow! It’s Whitney Houston when she was the Queen of Pop Music.

Anyway, come and join us at the quizzes tonight. You’ll love it.

See you at the quiz tonight.

Dr Paul

Foul Moputhed Lionel Richie

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Sunday 24th feb

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Del Amitri (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Nick Drake (pic round)

Sunday night is here again. It keeps on coming like a Bongo Train. No pain. Life in the drain.

I have nothing sensible to say today (as you can see) so here is the video for tonight’s cheat answer at the Persevere.

Oh my days, this is from 1998 which was the last time Scotland qualified for the men’s world cup.

In some ways the pain is over, as the women have qualified for France this year. In other ways, the pain continues.

The Del Amitri song itself is full of pain and very very Scottish. I hated it at the time but, 20 years later, I’m starting to like it slightly better.

The lyrics say. “Don’t come home too soon” and this reflects the feeling at the time. Scotland fans were used to qualifying in those days but this was essentially a plea for the team to get out of the group stages… something that had never happened.

This used to be the Scotland fans’ big dream – that one day we would go to the World Cup and not get knocked out of the group stage.

Sadly, even qualifying in the first place this now seems impossible, out of reach.

And Del Amitri haven’t had a top 40 hit since 2002.

See what has become of us.

Anyway – come to the quiz.

x

See you later.

Ooh hah.

Dr Paul

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Sunday Night Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

I give you…. my Sunday quizzes. You are welcome. Your family is welcome. Bring ’em all.

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: One of the music round answers is Reel 2 Real. See vid below for the tune.

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: One of the picture round answers is Frank Turner.


Isn’t Real 2 Reel brilliant? Isn’t ‘I Like To Move It’ it the greatest song ever written? Isn’t Mad Stuntman pure barry? If you disagree, you must come to the quiz so that we may FIGHT.

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Easter Quiz Night

Jesus is dead. Jesus is risen. Eat your chocolate and worship the prism.

Here’s tonight’s quiz info.

Persevere, 6pm

Jackpot: £90

Cheat: one of the music round bits is by the Thrills, see video below

Tolbooth Tavern, 8pm

Jackpot: £90 (main) plus £20 (head-to-head) = £110 total

Cheat: One of the answers tonight is “Hispaniola

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Hibs Cancel Percy but Tolbooth Marches On

Because of the gigantic success of the Hibs reaching the LEague Cup Final, there can be no quiz at the Persevere tonight. That’s because the boozer will be full of Hibby chaos, win or lose (particularly win). Back next Sunday.

The Tolbooth is relatively unaffected by such shenanigans and the quiz continues as usual

Tolbooth Tavern, 8pm

Jackpot: £150 (this is £120 in the head-to-head and £30 in the ‘main’ jackpot)

Cheat: I’ll tell you this: tonight’s music round includes Napalm Death

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Tonight’s Opportunities

Sunday is a fine night to be out sticking it in places it’s not normally allowed.

6pm Persevere

Jackpot: £30

Cheat news: One of the answers tonight is “Chicago White Sox”

8pm Tolbooth Tavern

Jackpot: £60 main jackpot plus £100 Head-to-head = £160

Cheat: One of the music round hits is this nineties excellence by Corona:

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Win £150 in Leith Tonight

OK – it’s the last Persevere quiz of the year and we have a jackpot of £150 to offer. Tremendous.

If you read this post, you get a cheat tip. Great.

Tonight’s cheat tip is that Bruce Willis crops up in the music round. The song isn’t very good, but he is primarily a film star rather than a singer. You can tell by the way he gets an uncredited singer who is actually good to do at least one of the verses for him. His voice is pretty low in the mix. It’s a cash in.

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Sunday Megahits

Sunday is my favourite day. I don’t say that about all the days.

Persevere 6pm

Jackpot – £60

Cheat news: One of the answers tonight is “Preston North End

Tolbooth Tavern 8pm

Total Jackpots: £170

Cheat news: The music round includes this straight-fire super-dope boyband classic from 5ive:

Remember the fuck out of it for 2 easy points.

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Quizzes tonight

OK – so here’s tonight

Persevere 6pm

Jackpot – £30

Cheat news: One of the answers tonight is “Bill Withers

Tolbooth Tavern 8pm

Total Jackpots: £70

Cheat news: The quiz answers include everyone’s no.1 drug of choice: HEROIN. That’s bleak but it oculd be worse. Imaging the Krankies having a three-way with Keith Chegwin.

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