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Sunday 8th March 2020

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Moldova (pic round)

It’s Sunday. Let’s go out quizzing.

Cheats:

By the way, here is the cheat nugget for tonight’s music round at the Persevere. It’s Leonora who represented Denamrk at the Eurovision last year with this song:

A simple song for simple people like myself

A lot of Eurofans (of which I am one) strongly DISLIKED this song but I ended up really liking it.

It’s appeal is its simplicity. And

I’m a simple chap.

I like simple songs, and fish and chips.

It looks like this year’s Eurovision might be radically altered by the naughty wee COVIDS. We’ll see what happens.

Anyway – quiz goes ahead as usual. See you tonight!

Love,

Dr Paul

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The Porn Dwarves winning loads of money, recently

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Monday 2nd of March 2020

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: Polar Bears (pic round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Jack Vettriano (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £150. Cheat news: Lena (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Candi Staton (music round)

Best jackpot tonight is at the Argyle: offering £150. Kerry was off last week but is better this week and will be at both Portobello Tap and Argyle Bar.

Cheats

Here are the cheats for tonight. The first is for the music round at the Safari and comes to you straight form the Super Seventies. It’s Candi Staton:

Real cool

Proper Disco, class and glamour back in the days when NYC was cool.

Meanwhile, the music round at the Argyle will feature Lena who, as you will remember, won the Eurovision nine years ago with this:

A banger

Anyway – round up your team, come out to the quiz, and have yourself a merry wee Monday night.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 27th Feb 2020

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Kit-Kat (pic round).

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £300. Cheat answer: B-52s (music round).

Newsroom jackpot has reached pandemic proportions – now standing at £300. Holy Jesus!

Cheat Clues

The music round at the Newsroom tonight contains this song by the B-52s who are literally the greatest band of all time.

The best band ever

Everything about the pop made by the B-52s was perfect. Hair, clothes, songs, colour, sound, commitment, attitude.

This is proper real actual pop.

Everything else, even everything else that is brilliant, is somehow a failure in comparison.

Want to start a pop band? Then watch all the B-52s videos on youtube fifty-two times. And then just go and do it.

But having said that – it could all come down to the last question on the jackpot round tonight. Three hundred pounds in cash.

Are you ready?

See you there,

Love,

Dr Paul

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Sunday 23rd February 2020

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Captain & Tennille (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Woodstock (pic round)

Has the wind died down? Perhaps you can make it to the pub without being blown out.

Cheats:

By the way, here is the cheat nugget for tonight’s music round at the Persevere. It’s 1970s smooth-lords, Captain & Tennille

Love Will Keep Us Together, but not necessarily for ever.

As it happens, love did not keep the Captain and Tennille together.

They divorced in 2014 with Toni Tennille claiming that her husband, the Captain, aka Daryl Dragon, had failed to show any affection whatsoever towards her during their entire marriage (they wed in 1975).

I guess that’s showbiz.

Or maybe it’s just marriage.

You can escape YOUR own loveless marriage by coming to the quiz tonight and getting pissed on booze.

Maybe even win the money.

And if you still actually love each other, then you can compete as a duo. How lovely!

See you later.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Winning is fundamental

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Thursday 20th Feb 2020

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: The Spencer Davis Group (music round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in Refurb. (The pub should have been re-opened by now but they had to replace the roof so new date is currently unknown)

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

Well, hose me down Margaret – the Newsroom jackpot has reached £250.

Cheat Clues

The music round at the Strathie tonight contains this sixties whopper:

No video, just groove

It’s the Spencer Davis group.

By the way, Spencer Davis isn’t the guy singing – that’s Steve Winwood. Spencer Davis is the other guitarist. Muff Winwood is the bass player and he’s Steve Winwood‘s brother.

Two brothers in the band and they still let the band be named after the rhythm guitarists.

Pussies.

Anyway, they’ll be laughing on the other side of their face if you win the big money at the Newsroom tonight.

I’ve just checked and the first time for a year and a half that they money’s gotten that high at the Newsroom.

If you win it you’ll be neck-deep in cocktails.

Delightful.

See you there,

Love,

Dr Paul

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A flash of the cash catches the eye
Loads of money

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Thursday 13th Feb – Big Jackpots Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: Colonel Gadaffi (pic round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in Refurb. (The pub should have been re-opened by now but they had to replace the roof so new date is currently unknown)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: Timmy Thomas (music round).

Both pubs offer tremendous cash jackpots tonight. Pick one and win… or come to BOTH!

Cheat Clues

The music round at the Newsroom tonight contains funk disco jazz groove by a certain mister Timmy Thomas:

No video, just groove

This is ultra slick: the sort of music you’d listen to if you were getting ready to go out on a Saturday night in 1977, but only if you were really cool.

If you were less cool, as most people were, you were probably listening to Boney M

Not that Boney M are uncool, far from it. But they were certainly the cool choice for uncool people.

They even wrote a song about it

Anyway, the coolest way to prepare for a big night out these days is to go to the quiz first and win the money.

It’s serious dough tonight: £150 at the Strathie and £200 at the Newsy. As they also used to say in 1977: Boom chacka wow wow.

There’s really no other word for it.

See you there,

Love,

Dr Paul

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A flash of the cash catches the eye
A flash of the cash catches the eye



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Wed 12th Feb 2020

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

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

Did everyone survive the storm? I’m so happy for you.

Now get to the pub.

CHEAT TIPS

Here is the cheat for tonight’s Brass Monkey music round: it’s a piece of music by an 80s band that you are way too young to have heard of.

Three of them, none called Thompson. a ha ha ha

Obviously I’m incredibly old, so I remember the Thompson Twins and I remember hem being a big deal at the time. Not on the same level as Wham! and Duran Duran, but not too far behind. Maybe as big as Five Star, and certainly bigger than Matt Bianco

Nup, ye’ve not heard of these bands-for-comparison either have you?

The only thing you need to know about Matt Bianco is that someone once phoned up whatever Saturday Morning TV show the BBC had at the time (I tihnk it was ‘Saturday Superstore’) and called them “wankers” live on TV.

This was before Twitter or anything like that. Calling famous people wankers is completely normal these days. I’ve even made a side-business out of calling people worse.

But back then it was groundbreaking.

In fact, come to think of it, surely this moment is on youtube?

Ah, of course it is:

Anyway – that’s nothing to do with Thompson Twins. The only hilarity about them was the often-repeated amazement that none of them were called Thompson and they weren’t twins either (there were three of them).

And that was thought of as funny at the time. You know, we all suffer from nostalgia but sometimes when you look back you think “Maybe the 80s were shite”.

I guess we’ll never know.

See you later,

Dr P

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Kate Bush, trying not to vomit.

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Thursday 6th Feb 2020

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £120. Cheat answer: Manic Street Preachers(music round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in Refurb. (The pub should have been re-opened by now but they had to replace the roof so new date is currently unknown)

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

It’s Thursday. Time to dress up right and hit the town (Newsroom) or just throw anything on and go for a drink (Strathie)

Cheat Clues

The music round at the Strathie tonight contains this piece of music by Manic Street Preachers:

The Manics, massive back in the day – no one has heard of them now

The Manic Street Preachers are a funny old band in terms of popularity.

In the 90s and early 00s they were total box office – the biggest band in Britain and they ruled the charts.

But then one day, their time was over, and now it seems that no one has heard of them.

Folk under 30 have NO IDEA who the Manic Street Preachers are.

This doesn’t make me sad or happy.

I neither hate nor love “The Manics” (as folk my age sometimes call them). I like their Elvis song.

I’m just interested in the phenomenon of massive-to-missing.

I think it happens all the time.

For example: Travis, Gladiators, Vienetta.

What are your favourite things-that-used-to-be-massive?

Leave a comment or just come to quiz and tell me to my face. Oh yeah.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Dead Pool entries for November 2019
Last chance for Feb Dead Pool is tonight

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Monday Jan 27th 2020

Quizzes Tonight:

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

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Jackal (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £30. Cheat news: The New York Dolls (music round)

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

Boss jackpot tonight is at the Brass Monkey Leith, the pub where legends are made and men are women and men are men and women are women and women are men.

Or something.

What’s certain is that me and the staff at the Monkey care about your every need.

Forever.

That’s the kind of pub it is.

Big winner at the Argyle last week of £210 – so some sort of normality returns to Kerry’s quiz in Marchmont. Wherever you find yourself tonight – remember to make it funky!

Here are the cheat:

Cheats

First is a piece of classic chaqrt hip hop by Artis Leon Ivey Jr. – o to give him his stage name: Coolio.

Coolio, being classic

That’s the kind of thing you play in the pub and it immediately causes at least ten people to exclaim “tune” and the heads start bouncing. It’s been like that since it was a hit.

Meanwhile, the music round cheat for the Argyle Bar is some tremendous old American mania by a highly influential band from the 1970s: The New York Dolls.

It boasts quite literally the greatest pop video ever made, and a clear inspiration for Michael Jackson’s Thriller which came later:

Solid Seventies Proto-Punk Action

Great stuff. Foreshadowing the Cramps, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones and all kinds. Morrissey was a big fan of the New York Dolls, ran the UK Fan Club – but you probably already knew that.

So get your rock on and get to the pub. Sometimes that’s all that matters.

See ya later,

Dr Paul

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£180. Enough to retire (in some countries)