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Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Vole (pic round)

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: Curlew (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £120 Cheat: British Sea Power (music round)

NEW QUIZ!

Shawn is now officially up and running with his Wednesday Night quiz at Damm 27.

He’s been going for a couple of weeks and the reviews are good. GO and experience yourself a bit of Shawn Power tonight on the Southside.

He’s South African but you can actually understand him when he talks. It’s perfectly OK.

Damm 27 is on CAUSEWAYSIDE and it’s very nice.

Meanwhile, here is a free answer for the music round at tonight’s Brass Monkey quiz:

It’s British Sea Power who were one of those bands who play guitar and make you think “What is the point of this”

You know what I mean? There’s like twenty six million of these types of bands. How do you tell them apart?

Anyway, they were popular for a while so their track goes in the music round:

I wonder why bands like this exist?

Anyway, let’s not get worried about it. There are bigger fish to fry or to cover in milk and then fry.

See you at the quiz tonight.

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I bet these three would make an excellent pub quiz team.

Also, If you’re dealing with PED then come and talk to me at the quiz tonight. We can work through this together.

Love,

Dr P

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An excellent seal



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Sunday 12th May 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Whitney Houston (music round)

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

The weekend flies away like a dandelion on the breeze. Make sure you at least catch a wee Sunday night out before the grind returns tomorrow.

Here is the music round cheat answer for tonight’s quiz at the Tolbooth:

Crushing pop in 1987

It’s One Direction. You know, it’s been nine years since One Direction were put together for X-Factor.

That means they’re long enough in the tooth to have grizzled expressions while sucking vodka and recalling their long decade “in the game”.

I looked up one of them and it turns out he is 27 years old and worth £42 million.

Seriously. Wee prick.

Mind you, I guess it’s the people who buy all the products who are the pricks. Did you know you can get One Direction Twister?

One Direction Twister
Blimey

Anyway, with that kind of cash floating around, it’s unlikely that any of One Direction themselves will be at the quizzes tonight.

But there’s every chance that you might bump into one of ? Del Amitri or maybe someone who used to play for East Fife. Celeb spotting is still possible at the Dr Paul Quiz.

See you at the quiz tonight.

Dr Paul

Altered Images. Maybe they’ll be at the quiz tonight?

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Wednesday Night – New Quiz on the Southside

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Calum Scott (music round)

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: Kool & The Gang(music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Get Carter (pic round)

So we welcome South African quizmaster Shawn tonight, he debuts at a swanky new venue on the Southside called Damm 27.

Damm 27 describes itself as a bistro but if you squint your eyes a bit and buy a pint, it’s just a very nice boozer.

The quiz will ignite the passions and you might even find yourself in the company of well-off Edinburghers who like to splash the cash on bonnie cocktails. You never know.

Anyway – the place looks genuinely nice and Shawn would love to see you tonight from 9pm. Give him a chance and give the place a go.

Meanwhile, here are the free answers for tonight’s quizzes:

First is a music round answer for the Joker earlier on (7pm). It’s Calum Scott who I presume is some kind of X-Factor bloke…

Bloody awful stuff

Sure enough, his WIki bio has revealed that his breakthrough came on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ which could be renamed ‘Britain Must Be Stopped

There’s a gratifyingly disappointing detail in Mister Scott’s bio which is that he used to sing in a Maroon 5 tribute act called Maroon 4.

Can anyone think of any more debilitating showbiz gig than being in a Maroon 5 tribute?

And that’s fair comment but the bottom line is that this unknown-to-me mega-bastard has more than 350 million views on his video and likely DOING ALL RIGHT.

Does it matter that it’s nothing more than the act of slowing down a dance number and adding meaningful twitches on sad faces? Does it matter that this cheap template is what people accept as art?

Of course not. It’s the bottom line that matters. This is capitalism.

Meanwhile, here is the music round answer for Shawn’s quiz at Damm 27.

Something a lot more groovy: it’s Kool And The Gang:

By the way – if you try to watch that video and you feel all funny, it’s OK – it’s the video. It’s not you.

Swooooop!

Go and meet Shawn or I’ll see you tonight myself.

Either way:

Love,

Dr P

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Damm 27 interior
Damm 27 interior

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Thursday Night Quizzes

Thursday gives you a choice of three quizzes: one in Musselburgh and two in Edinburgh.

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Bros (music round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Dappy (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Harry Styles (pic round).

Easter is over. Summer spreads out before us like a modern picnic blanket with a waterproof lining on one side.

The possibilities are endless.

Will we sweat more than our own bodyweight while trying to negotiate squads of Italian students on the Bridges?

Will we shiver and drench as a promising morning turns to shit in the afternoon?

Will we get semi-ironically sun-burned on a day out to North Berwick?

No one knows.

But right now it is not summer. It is time for the quiz. Here are the music round cheats for tonight:

First, it’s Bros, who were famous from the start. The song title was ironic.

I used to hate Bros at the time. I was into “cool” music and this was for my sisters. Looking back, they’re not so bad. The boy can certainly hold a tune.

Meanwhile the music round at the Ship Inn includes this slice of dross by societal misfit, Dappy.

Dappy. What a state. Don’t let it put you off attending the quiz though, as the clip is only around 15 seconds long.

Which ever quiz you go to tonight – remember to wear clothes and GOOD LUCK!

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Immortality

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Wed 17th April, 2019

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Conchita Wurst (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £90 Cheat: Spandau Ballet (music round)

Here is the free answer for tonight’s music round at the Monkey. It’s 1980s super-heavy boy band and new romantic pop minstrels: Spandau Ballet.

Starring Tony Hadley.

When boy bands used to be good

So credible.

The singer has gone off his chips and recently announced that he was no longer the singer with Spandau Ballet.

This made the news and surprised a lot of people, given that most human beings in Britain had forgotten about the Spands at this point.

Having said that, if you play ‘Gold’ in any pub in Britain and everyone will sing along with the chorus, even if they were born fifteen years after it was a hit.

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Spandau Ballet were, sartorially, a slightly fatter version of Duran Duran

See you tonight.

Love,

Dr P

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scratchcard fail

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Thursday 11th April

Tonight could be the last quizzes before we exit the EU forever. But probably not.

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Pulp (music round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Niall Horan (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: Sofia Loren (pic round).

It’s Easter holidays and I’m doing the childcare so today’s post is brief and functional, like when you nip into WH Smith as fast as you possibly can to buy a bottle of water before you get on the train.

So here are the music round cheat answers for tonight:

First for The Ship Inn at Musselburgh where Kerry will be playing this bollocks by Niall Horan who used to be one of the directions out of One Direction:

And secondly at the Argyle Bar where I will be playing this by Pulp which feels epic at first but, upon repeated listens, becomes rather turgid:

Both these tunes are not the greatest but maybe Niall Horan wins because he is available in life-size cardboard cutout format:

If you buy that, remember to make sure you do it ironically

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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What it feels like when the list round is about something of which you you know nothing

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Monday 8th April 2019

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Leo Sayer (music round)

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Michael Buble (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Spain (pic round)

Joshua’s quiz at the Saint Andrews Brewing Co hits a high of £90 tonight.

As things have been going so far, it’s not the busiest quiz in the world so your chances of winning are good. Get along and try it out. 7pm at the Saint Andrews Brewing Company

Elsewhere we have my own two quizzes. Get involved.

Meanwhile, here are the cheat music round clues for tonight. First the Leo Sayer song at the Brass Monkey quiz:

From so long ago, its not even really a video

The song is packed with story-telling detail, including a blue Morris van which the guy in the story couldn’t drive last week because it was getting resprayed.

As every tedious comment on youtube will gleefully tell you: they don’t write ’em like that any more.

Nice work from the Sayer. Fun fact: he’s called that because he says things.

Meanwhile, here’s the Michael Buble song that turns up as a clip on Josh’s music round at the SABC:

It’s always annoyed me. It’s a song by a pop star about how you shouldn’t really want to be a pop star.

“Do as I say, not as I do”.

What a twat.

Anyway, the only true way to avoid being labelled a twat is to come to the quiz tonight.

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Thelma and Louise winning at the Safari Lounge

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Dead Pool Entries for April 2019

Not so many entries this month as we experienced a few stationery issues.

In other words, I ran out of Dead Pool sheets and forgot to order more.

Anyway, here are the ones that were picked for the month. Full list after the picture:

Sharp betting on the PM but remember: political or metaphorical death does not count Only the real thing.

List:

Barbara Knox
Bill Cosby
Brian Wilson
Cliff Richard
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
Dick Van Dyke
Elon Musk
Joan Collins
Keith Richards
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Menzies Campbell
Michael Douglas
Nicholas Parsons
Ozzy Osbourne
Paolo Nutini
Paul Gascoigne
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
Philip May
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
R Kelly
Seamus Heath
Shania Twain
Shia Le Beouf
The Queen
The Queen
Theresa May
Theresa May
Theresa May
Theresa May
Yoko Ono

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Thursday Edinburgh Pub Quizzes – Including New Gig in Musselburgh

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Gola (pic round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Drake (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot 50. Cheat answer: Demi Lovato (music round).

So! There’s a brand new DP Quiz starting tonight in the fair town of Musselburgh. Get yourself down to the Ship Inn for a crack at this new quiz, hosted by Kerry.

Here are the music cheat answers for tonight:

At the Ship the music round includes a Drake song:

Nae idea what’s going on in the video and I also have no idea why Drake is such a big deal.

I mean, the tune It’s OK but seems a little uninspiring. Like crushed-up aspirin on white bread.

Meanwhile, the Newsroom music round includes Demi Lovato:

By the way, if you click the vid to listen to the song, you’ll need to forward to about three minutes which is where the actual song starts. Prior to that it’s some kind of film or soap opera.

Anyway, enjoy the quizzes tonight. Go and support Kerry in Musselburgh. Check it out!

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Da Money

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Sunday 17th March

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Tanita Tikaram (music round)

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

Sunday: like a cake full of sawdust heralding the empty week.

The best thing you can do to oppose this sawdust paradigm is go to the quiz where it is possible to win money, booze and the respect of your friends in a friendly knowledge-based contest which rewards a sneaky combination of smarts and luck.

I love it when you come to the quiz. I could kiss every one of you. Anyway. Here’s the music round cheat for tonight’s quiz at the Persevere:

This is jaunty tune but also strangely depressing. I remember when it came out and I couldn’t decide whether I quite liked it or totally hated it.

I’m still torn.

So there you have it: in thirty years I have learned nothing. Well nothing in terms of Tanita Tikaram anyway.

Although, having said that I was looking her up the other day on Wikipedia and discovered she was born in Germany. That’s proper trivial, in the sense that it’s information that can be of no proper use.

Another item which is not really a fact came from one of the youtube comments which pointed out that she looks like Elvis.

This is another type of learning: something that I always knew but never really thought of until someone pointed it out.

But also useless in terms of knowledge. What do we know and why do we remember it? This is PhD stuff. I’d better leave it there. It’s Sunday.

Anyway – come to the quiz.

x

See you later.

Ooh la la.

Dr Paul

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Held on the voucher for years? Put it through the wash? It still counts.

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