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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.

Thelma and Louise winning at the Safari Lounge
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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Thursday Night Quizzes

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

The cheat answers for tonight include this song by Train: I can’t stand it. It came out in 2012 and feels like every template ever written for bland-as-possible radio playlists which are calculated to offend no-one and inspire no-one.

It’s the same shit as Maroon 5 and all that type of bollocks.

It’s classified by Google as “Adult Contemporary” which is a long phrase for “Dull”.

And if the song is bad, the video is worse.

What a load of shit.

Anyway, from crap videos to the greatest film of all time. As you know, I’ve been counting down the list of my ten favourite films of all time.

Here is the chart so far:

10 .Flash Gordon (1980)

9. Jesus Christ Superstar (1979)

8. The Good The Bad & The Ugly (1966)

7. Zardoz (1974)

6. Das Boot (1981)

5. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

4. Hair (1979)

3. Mary Poppins (1964)

2. They Live (1988)

This week:

1. Aguirre: the Wrath of God (1972)

I had often heard about this film but never watched it until a couple of years ago. It is satisfyingly brilliant and I watched it again straight away.

It’s a Werner Herzog joint so it’s already almost automatically going to be interesting but the action and the crazy adventure draws you in completely until you too are dying on the Amazon, merely by watching.

Basically it the 16th century, its South America and the lunatic Spanish conquistadores are determined to find El Dorado, the city of Gold.

Instead they find madness and murder and a whole lot of Mother Nature, spurning their goliath ambitions of riches and conquest in the same way an elephant would disregard a used bus ticket.

Kalus Kinski is the madman Aguirre, a warrior hungry for power, gold and perhaps immortality.

The crazy in his performance is aided by the fact that he was obviously an actual madman.

Much has been written on the making of the film, and the difficulties and impossibilities thereof, including the epic fights between director and star.

Like a lot of films in my top ten, music is important. The soundtrack to this is just great. I was recorded by some crafty German band named Popol Vuh and it’s got just the right balance of strangeness, beauty and menace, perfectly in sync with the action.

I could talk about this film all day but, to be honest, the internet has been up and down this morning like a Dundonian who keeps thinking he’s seen a five pence piece on the ground, so I’m going to publish it and get the fuck on with Thursday.

Here’s some key pictures:

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Monday Night Triple Quiz Option

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Lou Reed (music round)

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Norah Jones (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat news: Paul Gauguin (pic round)

Our BRAND NEW QUIZ began last week with hosting performed by young Joshua, at Saint Andrews Brewing Company.

The St Andrews Brewing Co is at Potterrow, near the University and boasts food, drink and all the usual shite but with a brand new shiny host. Go and give him a hard time!

St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potter Row
St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potterrow

Last Monday’s Quiz was a great start and Joshua will welcome you tonight for more. 7pm start.

Meanwhile, here is the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Brass: it’s your old pal Lou Reed doing a song called ‘Sick of You’

And here’s a music cheat for St Andrews Brewing Co: It’s Norah Jones, the song’s called ‘Chasing Pirates’ and she sails a building through Manhattan which is pretty cool:

So whether you attend Joshua’s quiz or one of mine (or a combo) tonight, have a great time because the Ultimate Warrior says so

x

Dr P

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Pub life

 



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Sunday 10th March

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Kurt Cobain (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Inner City (music round)

Sunday’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street. That’s just song chat though, no one actually does that.

Nearest thing you can get to the feeling is coming to the quiz. You love it. Come and win some tonight/

And now, here is the video for tonight’s cheat answer at the Tolbooth Tavern:

Brilliant tune – widely and rightly hailed as one of the best dance singles of all time.

This was 1988 and dancing was everything. Time machine, please!

But of course, there is no time machine. The closest we have is youtube

Anyway – come to the quiz.

x

See you later.

Ooh hah.

Dr Paul

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Wed 6th MArch – Get Involved

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Tweet (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Gone With The Wind (pic round)

Midweek is here – the summit, not only of the work-cycle but of human greatness too.

If you don’t dig Wednesdays – its cos you have the big L.

Anyway, here is the free answer for tonight’s music round at the Joker and The Thief which is officially the Greatest pub on Elm Row.

Flamingos and Speedboats

It’s “Tweet” and I don’t know whatever happened to her. Did she get hashtagged? This song was a hit in 2002 and is apparently about masturbation.

None of her other songs were big hits in the UK. Maybe we just like songs about wanking.

Anyway – be sure to get your fabulous arse to the quiz tonight. There will be booze, merriment, winning and despair. There will be success, food, insults and ultimate triumph.

Quiz Team feeling

Come on. Let’s go out and do the quiz.

Love,

Dr P

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Dead Pool picks for March 2019



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Dead Pool March 2019

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Prince Philip Leads The Way

Got round to tabulating and recording the March 2019 Dead Pool entries yesterday.

Prince Philip dominates, a spell in the news always gives Dead Pool rankings a boost and the old D of E is usually number one anyway so he’s the big boss this month: if he dies it will be a fifteen way tie for the scratchy.

Surprise/exotic picks for this month include Les Dennis and Mariah Carey. What a pair they would make if they ever became romantically involved.

Anyway, here is the full list for the month:

Alex Ferguson
Angela Lansbury
Angela Ripon
Barbara Windsor
Barbara Windsor
Barbara Windsor
Billy Connolly
Billy Connolly
Daniel McGarrell
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Dr Paul
Duchess of Cambridge
Elton John
Elton John
Gary Moore
Henry Kissinger
Hope
Jack Nicholson
Judi Dench
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Les Dennis
Maggie Smith
Mariah Carey
Meghan Markle
Michael J Fox
Mick Jagger
Nicholas Parsons
Nicolas Maduro
Nicolas Maduro
Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
Pele
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
R Kelly
Robert Mugabe
Robert Redford
Scott Disick
Sean Connery
Shamima Begum
Shemima Begum
Silvio Berlusconi
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
Theresa May
Tim Curry
Tina Turner
Tony Bennett
Vera Lynn
Yoko Ono

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