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Tuesday 14th Jan 2020 – New Quiz Tonight

Tonight’s Quiz:

8pm – Basils. Jackpot: £30. Cheat clue: Mink DeVille (music round)

Welcome to Newhaven, Leith’s bonny wee cousin!

Basils, down the front at Annfield

If you like the smack of sea air and excellent bus connections – Newhaven is the place for you.

And this great little corner of Edinburgh now has the pub it deserves thanks to the opening of Basils.

Basils have wisely hired super quizmaster Michael to run the show for them on Tuesday nights. Get yourself along and get into his cash and booze prizes tonight! –Basils

Cheat News

If you get the email or red this page then you’ll always get a free answer for the quiz.

For example: tonight’s music round includes a piece of work by Mink Deville, an idiosyncratic classic from 1977 that you must have heard at some point:

Straight cool

So the quiz is ready, Michael is fired up and ready to go.

Come and be the first ever Newhaven winner of the DP Quiz – TONIGHT!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Thu 09 Jan

Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you: tonight’s quizzes.

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: From Russia With Love (pic round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in Refurb. (should be re-opened in the early New Year)

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

Ton Up at The Newsy

Asha won the £120 at the STrathie last week, so tonight’s largest pot is now at the Newsroom where you can win a straight hundred pounds

Cheat Clues

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s a band called The War On Drugs:

Floppy tones

It’s got a floppy, indie vibe. It’s kind of pish. Slightly wank. Better than the C*ldpl*y – but it’s close.

Tell you what about the Newsroom – some of the food looks pretty good. I never get any cos I’m busy working but you see people with the platters out and it always looks decent:

Image may contain: food

This is the first photo I could find on the Newsroom’s Facebook and obviously it’s just fish and chips, but they have more interesting stuff too. Try it.

I love Thursdays and I hope you do too. Thursdays give me a feelign that everything is going to work out just fine in the end.

Hopefully see you tonight.

Love,

Dr Paul

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The Strathie, Iona Street
The Strathie – open for me and open for you



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Wednesdays Are Back! 8th Jan 2019

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Aerosmith (music round)

Let’s disco in the year twenty twenty. The return of Wednesdays to the quiz schedule marks the full arrival of EVERYTHING-BACK-TO-NORMAL.

I am happy, like a clam that just got paid.

CHEAT TIPS

Tonight’s music round at the Brass Monkey includes American rock group Aerosmith who preen and pout and sound like this:

Seventies and smooth

One of the comments on youtube remarks that Aerosmith wrote the song after a pub incident in which their singer had mistaken Vince Neil (of Motley Crue) for a woman.

Transgender is everywhere these days but back in the 80s it was novel enough for Aerosmith to write a song about it.

The lyrics, if you look them up, are pretty oblique, opaque and inconclusive. I’m not sure if they’re happy about blokes looking like ladies or not. They skirt around the issue.

Straight off the top of my head I can think of three other artists with songs where a lady turns out to be a chap: Tone Loc, The Kinks and Blowfly.

It’s a theme.

In fact, I’m just thinking about it – if I can think of one more I can make a music round out of it…

If you can think of some others, come to the quiz and tell me, or leave a comment.

See you later,

Dr P

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I won the money so get it up yez
I won the money so get it up yez



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Cactus Cock Dwarf Suicide (STREAM)

Cactus looks like an erect penis with other foliage which could be read as balls. In Yang’s. I wait for beef, chicken and king prawn combinations.

Comfortable trousers, but I feel like a tramp.

Unusual counter at Yang’s with a hatch right in the middle. Normally you would expect the hatch to be be at one end.

FOH pretty grubby. Looks like it was painted about six years ago. Post red. Closer look: it’s clean enough but it’s worn. They don’t do Mongolian any more. It’s only on the old menu.

Brand challenge:

Othello is Reversi
Twix is Raider
Marathon is Snickers
Orange is EE
Cluedo is Clue
Vauxhall is Opel

There must be loads more but I can’t think of them now or at least I have run out of energy for it.

Suddenly I think of the dwarf from the Black Light theatre in Prague. He’s probably there right now – doing another show. He’s probably going to end up killing himslef.

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Sunday 20th October

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Superman 2 (pic round)

Sunday quizzes are here for you. Come and experience the love of the Percy and the cosiness of the Tolbooth.

CHEATS

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

Sexy Blimey

It’s Madness, as they were, chart-dominators in the early 80s – banging out proper pop for a whole generation.

With normal jumpers and tiny wee saxophones.

How early-80s was this? Well:

FUN FACT: When the group performed the song on Top of the Pops in January 1980, they were the first band of the new decade performing on the TV show.

And that fact is hot fresh and straight out of the Wikipedia kitchen. You can trust it.

See you tonight

Love,

Dr Paul

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Win these belters

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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



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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

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The Newsroom
The Newsroom



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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

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Badges are back

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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

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The Newsroom
The Newsroom

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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

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

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