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How To Cope With Life And It’s Fears

I liked this team name at the Newsroom recently.

“FEMUR, BANANAS, SPIDERS, MILK”

Usually I have some idea what team names mean but couldn’t work this one out at all.

I asked and it turns out these are things that each member of the team was afraid of.

See?

It’s not just as quiz-night.

It’s therapy.

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Thursday 4th August 2016

Apart from Drummond Street Monkey being off, the only other side-effect of the Festival being on is that the Cellar Donkey quiz moves upstairs to the Argyle Bar as the downstairs vbecomes a Free Fringe venue.

Argyle Bar/ Cellar Monkey, 7pm

Jackpot: £200 (wow)

Cheat: The music round contains old protest singer Phil Ochs. See video below:

Newsroom, 9pm

Jackpot: £100

Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Emile Sande

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Pablo’s Hippos

I don’t often do this but I gave a prize for best team name last week at the Brass Monkey Leith.

I chose PABLO’S HIPPOS for the prize because I’d been talking to the team about their name and it’s a good story.

Basically, in the 1980s and 1990s when he was one of the richest men in the world, the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar imported animals from all over the world to create his own private zoo at his ranch near Medellin.

These animals included hippos. And once Escobar was shot dead by Colombian police in 1993 and his empire collapsed, the hippos remained and multiplied and are now wild.

There are a couple of documentaries on youtube. This is the BBC one which looks all right:

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Wednesday 8th June 2016

Tonight’s quizzes will bring you the very best moments of your life or your money back (entry is free).

The Joker & The Thief, 7pm

Jackpot: £60

Cheat: One of the answers tonight is ‘Rollerball

Brass Monkey (Drummond Street), 9pm

Jackpot: £30

Cheat: One of the music round answers is Caravan from the days of nice prog, see video below:

 

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