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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

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Wednesday 14th August

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Simply Red (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 Fat Slags are in tonight’s picture round at the Joker:

And that’s all. Internet has only just come back on and I need to get out the door. That’s why this is brief.

Remember – town is full of wanks. Come to the Joker. It’s a safe space.

Winning rules

See you later,

Love,

Dr P

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Why so serious?



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Thursday 8th August

Quizzes Tonight:

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Mel Brooks (pic round).

The Ship

Tonight is the last quiz fo a few weeks at The Ship Inn. The pub is getting a big refurb. Kerry says it’s no bad thing as the place kinda needs it. Luckily for Kerry fans on that side of the city, she is starting a new early quiz on Monday at the newly opened Portobello Tap. More details on that to follow – but basically Monday 7pm – starting this coming week.

Cheat Clue

Here are the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Ship Inn. It’s your old pal fae France: Jean-Michel Jarre:

Tina Tuner singing about humping in cars

I love Jean-Michel Jarre and his futuristic French music of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

This is from a time when everything was about Star Wars and the Space Shuttle and you got excited when the space correspondent (I think he was called Reg Turnhill – something like that) was on John Craven’s Newsround because it meant SPACE NEWS.

Perhaps Skylab was crashing in Australia, perhaps the Shuttle was launching a telescope, perhaps Pioneer had reached Jupiter. Cool shit like that.

Frenchman Jarre reflected the zeitgeist, creating music which conjured up stars, galaxies and space stations.

Consequently his music was frequently used on television as the musical backdrop for tech and space.

There were imitators everywhere and by the end of the 80s, all British TV theme tunes for science shows and quiz shows sounded like a cheap Jean-Michel Jarre.

All things of great beauty.

See you at the quiz.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Winners at The Ship Inn
Winners at The Ship Inn



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Thursday 1st August 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Bojack Horseman (pic round)

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

The Argyle

So my time at the Argyle is over. The quiz has been moved to Monday at 9pm to suit the pub better and will now be hosted by Kerry who has been hosting elsewhere and getting great reviews.

The quiz will still be the Dr Paul quiz (i.e. written by me) so the format is the same – just the time and host will change. And it will be upstairs from now on.

Cheat Clues

Here are the cheat clues for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s Tina Turner.

Tina Tuner singing about humping in cars

In this song, Tina Turner sings about having sex in cars. If a ned from Lochend did this it would be seen as crass. But because Tina Turner is an American pop star, the song got to number 13 in the UK charts.

Justice? As ever, there is none.

Additional Tina Turner Fact

Tina Turner became a Buddhist in the 1980s and used to chant for 3 hours a day while on tour. Other TT facts here.

See you at the quiz.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Winners at The Ship Inn
Winners at The Ship Inn

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Thursday 25th July 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Upstairs). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Sister Sledge (music round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Art Nouveau (pic round)

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

So the big two hundred went to the Speckies last week at the Newsroom and we are back to £50.

Come and claim it for yourself at the Newsroom tonight – your last chance to enjoy a relatively sane Thursday night out in town without the whole place being under the thumb of the Festival Wanks.

Another thing to note is the annual move upstairs at the Argyle Bar, starting tonight.

There’s no actual festival stuff downstairs yet but there is a function, so we’re upstairs tonight.

Best jackpot, meanwhile is at the Ship Inn where Kerry is offering £60 for eight right answers in the jackpot round.

Meanwhile, here is tonight’s cheat tune which applies to the music round at the Argyle:

The eighties – better than all the rest

OMG: It’s Sister Sledge banging out the roller disco classic which DIRECTLY led to ‘Gettin Jiggy With It‘ by the Fresh Prince of Bell End a couple of decades later.

Talking about the sample, obvs.

Speaking of Big Willy Style, the other music round clue tonight has a fairly well-hidden dick reference in a song that manages to sound sweet rather than raunchy.

Listen to the song and see if you can spot it:

So the indiscretion comes at around 50 seconds in when Estelle sings “Don’t like his baggy jeans but I might like what’s underneath them“.

She’s talking about the penis, isn’t she?

Pop music never changes.

Only you change.

Maybe you can change into fifty quid or less tonight.

See you at the quiz.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Dead Pool
Dead Pool is back tonight



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Wednesday 24th July 2019

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £90. Cheat: Jimi Hendrix (pic round)

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: The Pogues (music round)

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

Cheat tips: First of all, here is the Pogues song will hear at Shawn’s quiz at Damm 27 (9pm):

One of those pop videos that’s like a film, sort of.

Standard 80s Pogues fare there: great for heavy drinking. Reminds me of necking Newky Broon and pints of heavy in the Pelican in 1989.

Do you still get pints of heavy?

Anyway, the other tune tonight is more urban glam chic than bunch of drunk men in dark jackets. It’s Princess Superstar and she has Panache:

No actual video there – but you get the idea.

Quiz Winners at Damm 27
Quiz Winners at Damm 27

By the way – the quiz at Brass Monkey Drummond Street is the last for a month. The festival makes running the quiz impossible in the pub, so we take an August break.

That also means that I’ll be handing out Dead Pool flyers for August tonight.

See you later,

Love,

Dr P

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Fruit delights such as this pineapple can sometimes be won at the quiz



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Tuesday 23rd July

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £30.

On the corner of Broughton Road and Rodney Street

Kerry is back tongiht at O’Connor’s – the pub that’s lighting up Canonmills and becoming the first choice boozer for everyone from Dundas Street to Powderhall.

The quiz is firmly up and running now and you can now experience Tuesday boozing with quiz.

Tuesday has been declared by drinking scientists to be the best day of the week to go out because all the arseholes stay at home on a Tuesday, leaving the boozer to geniuses, cool people and legends.

As ever, I’ll post a cheat on the day. Tonight’s cheat is for the music round and it’s a slightly bizarre one-hit wonder from the 1980s, performed by a band named Haysi Fantayzee:

The Quo

They look like trustafarians and the song is about John Wayne sodomizing a native American in a teepee.

If you’re disgusted by this, remember the clip will only be twenty seconds long or thereabouts.

This band were more or less a one-hit wonder (although I like Shiny Shiny better).

Whatever happened to them? Well the bloke became a top DJ and eventually married Patsy Kensit for a wee while.

The woman went back to her art school roots and became a photogtapher.

Maybe one or both of them will be at the quiz tonight?

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What Colour Is A 5-Euro Note?

This was the first question at the Safari jackpot round last night.

Options given: Blue, Grey, Red.

Image result for 5 euro note
What colour is this banknote?

So it’s maybe grey or green and it even looks a bit blue.

I did consider this when I wrote the question and that’s why I left green out of the options.

The reason I kept blue IN the options is because if you look at a twenty: now THAT’S blue.

The twenty: more obviously blue

However I can see the other points of view here, so I decided to call all answers correct for that question.

Everyone still got bust, so there’s a jackpot of £60 next Monday.

Which is like a MILLION Euros, roughly.

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Sunday 14th July 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Wayne Wonder (music round)

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

It’s big sport Sunday. Someone’s gonna win the tennis. Someone’s gonna win the cricket. Someone’s gonna the Grand Prix, and YOU are going to win the quiz.

Maybe.

Anyway, here’s the music round cheat for tonight which refers to the Persevere:

Wayne Wonder repping 2003

It’s Wayne Wonder, who had this pop banger in 2003 – a megahit. I wondered what he’s up to these days so I looked up Wikipedia (aka “God” and found this line:

” In October 2014, he featured on the Never Mind the Buzzcocks identity parade, where he revealed he now tours selling Yams, joking “I’ve sold more Yams than records”

Is this true. I don’t know. I’ve reached the limit of my interest in this line of enquiry and it’ll have to do.

And in any case, see you at the quiz later. x

Yo!

Dr Paul

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The Tolbooth Tavern
The Tolbooth Tavern



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Sunday 30th June

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Elvis Presley (pic round)

It’s the last day of June. Let’s go to the moon.

Or, failing that, the pub.

So, here is the music round cheat info which relates to the quiz at the Percy tonight:

Gala, famed for its joblessness, alcoholism and 90s club pop bangers

It’s Gala, one of the few chart acts to be named after a Borders town.

In fact I can’t think of any others. I’ve tried searching Selkirk, Kelso, Peebles and a few others but have drawn a blank. There’s Anne Peebles who did ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain‘ but it was only a hit in the US.

Best I can do is Clive Duns. A ha ha ha ha ha.

Anyway, see you at the quiz tonight.

Be cool.

Yo!

Dr Paul

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Panorama of Leith
Leith, from above

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