Category Archives: Uncategorized

Tuesday September 17th

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £60. Cheat clue: Alphaville(music round)

Cool.

Cheat News

One of the answers in tonight’s music round is Alphaville This is the song:

German Mega Pop

This is one of the most iconic pop songs of the eighties. What a sound. When we first heard this on the radio in 1984, our British minds were blown. “Who are these Japanese blokes?” we thought.

Turns out they were German which, at the time, was only marginally less exotic.

Listen: you’re young and you live in the city. There are people everywhere, from everywhere.

You won’t appreciate that back in the UK of the 80s, especially in Scotland, foreigners were much thinner on the ground. Even being French was pretty far out.

Now you can meet people right here in Edinburgh who are from pretty much everywhere. Germans are rife.

I like the change, it’s more fluid but there is no political point attached to this observation. An observation is all it is.

Come to the quiz tonight. 9pm at O’Connor’s



For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Thursday 12th Sep 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently Closed for Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Anouk(music round).

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s Dutchwoman Anouk.

Nobody’s Wife

Anouk is Dutch and she represented Netherlands at the 2013 Eurovision. To be honest, I thought the song was boring at the time and listening again now, I still think it’s dull

REading the youtube comments tells me this:

“For people saying that it is Boring, Plain, To Slow, or Weird. It is about fcking Suicide. Anouk wanted to do this without dancers because she lost so many people of Suicide and jut wanted to handle it alone. Just look at 2:27 , she was about to cry but then later the audience started singing. “

Without wanting to sound insensitive, does a song really have to be flat, forgettable and tedious just because it’s about a serious issue?

You can leave it to Queen to think of a better way:

Youtube comments are excellent for this song.

Anyway – assuming you get through the rest of the day without topping yourself, I’ll see you at the quiz tonight.

See you at the Newsroom tonight.

RUMOUR

Oh and by the way – I should be announcing a NEW THURSDAY QUIZ fairly soon – stay tuned!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

If you have stuff to say, you can always say it on the Dr Paul Quiz Group on the FACEY.

Also: Dr Paul on Twitter = pithy posts, brutal facts and quiz info plus there’s Dr Paul Instagram for visuals. Enjoy.

The Newsroom
The Newsroom



For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Tuesday 10th Sep

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £30. Cheat clue: Shawn Mendes(music round)

Full Quiz Tonight

I believe there was a problem with the lights last week? No matter- everything has been fixed and Joshua will be taking you all the way to the jackpot tonight.

Cool.

Cheat News

One of the answers in tonight’s music round is Shawn Mendes. This is the song:

Tea, Toast and Money

The pop here is average. In the video, Shawn Mendes lives next door to someone who is experiencing domestic abuse and Mendes wishes it was different but doesn’t actually do anything. Maybe because he’s a pacifist which is perhaps because he is Canadian.

Can we reduce such things to nationalities? Probably not, but it does save time.

Come to the quiz tonight. 9pm at O’Connor’s

quiz winner badges
Badges are back

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Thursday 5th Sep 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently Closed for Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Travis (music round).

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s Scottish 90s favourites band: Travis.

Ben and Tracy – being grown up

I never like this song at the time – wrote it off as another boring Travis song but I’ve just watched the video which I’d never seen and the song really got to me.

A wee bit emotional actually.

I must be getting old.

As we get older we get more knowledgable.

Caitlin at the Monkey asked me last night “Where do you get all these questions from? Do you actually know this stuff?

She was specifically referring to the Pangolin in the picture round. Here is a pangolin:

Image result for pangolin
A pangolin

So if you didn’t know what a pangolin looked like, you do now. And you might forget the name but then again you might not.

The point is, it’s just a matter of time before you run into these things.

Eventually you learn EVERYTHING.

This happens around the age of 40. And that, kids, is why us grown-ups are just so damn clever.

Glad you asked.

See you at the quiz tonight.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

If you have stuff to say, you can always say it on the Dr Paul Quiz Group on the FACEY.

Also: Dr Paul on Twitter = pithy posts, brutal facts and quiz info plus there’s Dr Paul Instagram for visuals. Enjoy.

The Newsroom
The Newsroom

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Sunday 1st September

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Wacky Races (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £180. Cheat: Florence And The Machine (music round)

The Tolbooth Jackpot is on a rocket to the stars. £180. That’s enough for a new coat for every member of the team. Autumn is coming.

CHEATS

By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Tolbooth:

It’s the Florence And The Machine which is just the middle-class Adele. Same shite songs, but better clothes.

Florence: Reads the Guardian

Adele: Reads Take A Break

Florence: Quinoa and Sriracha

Adele: Salt and Sauce

But both together, the same moaning-faced sad sack songbook of crying and pishy misery.

Anyway – none of that attitude at the quiz tonight. Great riches await. See you there!

Love,

Dr Paul

By the way – get yourself on Dr Paul instagram for top quiz snaps and Dr Paul Twitter is also there for those of you who prefer the madness of that particular platform.

Also: Want to quiz but have no team? Try our Meetup Group which can supply you with a ready-made team.

Blue Fox Tuesday - Ready For Anyone
Blue Fox Tuesday – Ready For Anyone

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Wed 28th August 2019 – Monkey Back and NEW QUIZ starting Tonight

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

9pm – The Raging Bull, Lothian Road. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Alvin Stardust (pic round)

NEW QUIZ!

Lothian Road has never had a DP Quiz but that changes tonight when Michael starts quizzing at the Raging Bull.

The Raging Bull is towards Tollcross – it’s on the left as you’re heading up Lothian Road and it used to be Moriarty’s but it feels a lot nicer now. They have lots of delicious booze including speciality cocktails and they also do snacks. Quiz is at 9pm.

Monkey Back

And the other good news is that the Brass Monkey is operational once again after the annual pain in the arse known as the Festival layoff.

Maybe see you up there tonight.

Cheat Tip

Here’s the cheat tip: The All Saints are in tonight’s music round at the Brass Monkey on Drummond Street:

It’s pure 1990s, all the way through. Here’s the video:

Fun All Saints fact: When she was around 10 years old, Melanie Blatt was diagnosed with scoliosis and has three metal rods in her back.

It sounds sore.

But not as sore as when you answer all the questions in the jackpot round correctly and then decide to not enter the round.

This is what it looks like when that happens:

Tragedy at the Safari Lounge the other night as this woman got them all right but declined to hand in her answers.

Don’t be a non-winning winner. Get your entries in!

So anyway – if you’re anywhere near Tollcross tonight, please go and visit the Raging Bull and give young Michael a boost at his first quiz.

Other than that I’ll see you at the Joker or the Monkey

Love,

Dr P

See you later,

Remember to follow Dr Paul Twitter for fact attacks and  and Instagram for pretty pics.

To roast other teams, ask questions of the quizmasters or generally chat, join Dr Paul Quiz Facebook Group

Not nearly as much cash as you could win tonight



For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

tUESDAY nIGHT qUIZ

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £60. Cheat clue: Labrinth (music round)

The Festival Is Over

Yes. All the festival wanks are away back to London. The students don’t turn up for another few weeks. The weather is still good. This is Edinburgh’s golden time. Gotta love it.

Cheat News

One of the answers in tonight’s picture round is Labrinth. This is the song:

Raindance

Nice enough song. Strong street dance. Remember – YOU TOO could dance like this on the way home tonight if you come and get pished at the quiz.

Come to the quiz tonight. 9pm at O’Connor’s

I’ll see you there as I am standing in tonight.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Thursday 22 Aug 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently Closed for Refurb. (see below)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Busted (music round).

The Ship (Refurb)

The Ship is closed for a a big refurb, so no Musselburgh quiz for a few weeks (or possibly months).

Kerry will return but if you’re over that way, remember that she has a new quiz at on Monday at the newly opened Portobello Tap. Monday 7pm.

Cheat Clue

Here are the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s three-man wanking-triangle, Busted.

“You’re putting on an awesome show”

The video includes a stunt in which Busted chase a Concorde which is belting down the runway, about to take off.

The scruffy post-pop urchins of music jump from the truck onto the undercarriage just as the plane is rising and successfully board the plane.

Then James Charlie and Matt (that’s their names) somehow make their way up into the cabin where they proceed to make female air steward staff members want to have sex with them by using charm tactics (including throwing peanuts around, like a monkey).

I’m no charm or aviation expert, but surely this is all bollocks?

According to this article on stowing away, the chance of dying while stowing away are placed at around 76 per cent.

The true figure is probably higher, given that stowaways often fall unconscious and can easily fall to their deaths when the undercarriage opens, something which can be undetected.

As far as I can tell, there is no door from the wheels to the seats.

The motive is also bollocks. The article notes that most aeroplane stowaways are attempting to escape hostile living conditions and that most recorded stowaways board flights from war-torn regions towards Western Europe and the USA.

The article doesn’t mention any real historical incidents of anyone from a pop band gaining sex with a stewardess by stowing away in the undercarriage.

Pop stars usually gain sex by standing in discos and being recognised.

So the Busted video is pure bollocks but it’s OK because so is 94% of pop culture. And it’s also OK cos the Fringe is nearly over. September is so nice!

See you at the quiz tonight.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

If you have stuff to say, you can always say it on the Dr Paul Quiz Group on the FACEY.

Also: Dr Paul on Twitter = pithy posts, brutal facts and quiz info plus there’s Dr Paul Instagram for visuals. Enjoy.

This was a while ago but Jack was the best, a true champion.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Wednesday 21th August 2019

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Princess Superstar (music round) (

(Brass Monkey Drummond Street quiz is off during the festival)

Cheat Tip

Here’s the cheat tip: The Coral are in tonight’s music round at the Joker:

Tune’s a banger. Here’s the video:

The Coral were, I believe, from Liverpool and had a few hits. They were the next big thing. As were The Thrills, The Zutons, The Electric Six and even Starsailor.

They are all now working in A&R. That’s the way rock and roll goes.

Some of them are probably doing tech at the Fringe.

Some of them probably have highly lucrative careers writing the hits but not fronting them.

It’s the best way innit?

Write the genius once and then sit at home harvesting the moolah wile some other dope handles the touring and the adulation.

One day I hope to organise my quizzes this way.

But for now, you can witness my nose to the grindstone four nights a week, including tonight at the Joker.

Don’t miss it.

quiz winner badges
Badges are back

See you later,

Love,

Dr P

Remember to follow Dr Paul Twitter for fact attacks and  and Instagram for pretty pics.

To roast other teams, ask questions of the quizmasters or generally chat, join Dr Paul Quiz Facebook Group

joker and thief logo
Why so serious?

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Sunday 18th August 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Janet Jackson (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: The Black Crowes (music round)

OMG – the jackpot at the Tolbooth has soared to over a hundred quid.

That doesn’t happen very often.

Get your Sunday on

CHEATS

By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Tolbooth:

It’s the Black Crowes! And I’ve nothing to say about them.

Anyway – that’s all I’ve got time for today – not feeling the best and I need to rest now to get ready for tonight’s quizzes.

See you later.

Oooh yeah.

Love,

Dr Paul

By the way – get yourself on Dr Paul instagram for top quiz snaps and Dr Paul Twitter is also there for those of you who prefer the madness of that particular platform.

Also: Want to quiz but have no team? Try our Meetup Group which can supply you with a ready-made team.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.