Jenny’s Winners

For the second week in a row, the laurels belonged to THE DUDE ABIDES and, for the second week in a row they qualified for the ultimate question

And, for the second week in a row – they got the answer wrong so we have a £60 rollover for next week.

This week’s question:

Q. In which form did King Kong first appear?

A. Film

B. Book

C. Theatre Production

D. Radio Play

Brian consulted with the team and they went for Radio Play but that’s not the right answer. Bad luck dudes!

Edinburgh pub quiz team, The Dude Abides
The Dude Abides

Barack Obama Riding A Tiger

Instead of the jokes round on Monday 15th Feb, we decided to have a ‘who can draw a picture of Barack Obama riding a tiger the best’ competition. With the rise of cheating on iphones – this could be the future of Edinburgh pub quizzes!

Here’s some of the work that got handed in:

The first is a jolly, stoned-looking Obama:

Barack Obama riding a tiger

This Obama was quite boyish and we liked the addition of foliage:

My personal favourite was this one which has Barack Obama looking like one of the Bash Street Kids, riding on some kind of nuclear-power Sabre-toothed tiger:

Barack Obama riding a tigerThis tiger is pretty cool, it looks to me like a 1970s tiger, for some reason:

Barack Obama riding a tigerThis next one was actually the winner, chosen as much for the concept as for the execution. See the PTO? that meants you turn over the bit of paper and the rear view of the same tiger (complete with arsehole) is shown. Smart stuff. I forgot to photograph the rear view – dumb stuff.

Barack Obama riding a tigerOne or two entries decided that the best way to depict the fact that the President of The United States is a black man, given a biro, was to colour in Obama’s face as heavily as possible:

Barack Obama riding a tigerSame tactic, but more tigger:

Barack Obama riding a tigerThe next one is the only instance in which the team were so proud of their work that they requested their original to be returned. Everyone else was happy to see their art go in the bin.

Barack Obama riding a tigerThis actually included some half-decent drawing but Obama isn’t really riding the tiger here, more kind of stroking it, so not a winner:

Barack Obama riding a tigerAnd, there’s always one:

Barack Obama riding a tigerThere were some others but they got lost in the wash.

This was the winning team on the drawing who, despite being called Quiz Team Aguilera, seemed to be pretty decent people:

Quiz Team Aguilera

Quizzes Tonight

Only a few hours before tonight’s quizzes. Here’s what you need to know for tonight:

Jenny Ha’s

Start – 7pm #### Jackpot £40 #### Special subject – Scotland In The Movies ####


Start – 9pm #### Jackpot £20 #### Special subject – American Cities ####


Of course, it is pancake day tomorrow so for extra focus – we will be having a pancake flipping contest at the Reverie tonight.

Tiger Drawing

If all else fails – there will be a tiger-drawing contest at the Reverie tonight. Suddenly it’s all about SKILLS



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Audition for The Chase

The Chase, ITVMy quest to have a go at every single British quiz show that pays a cash prize has taken another step forward with the news that I’ve got an audition at the end of this month for The Chase.

The show is on ITV 1, is presented by Bradley Walsh and is a variation on the Eggheads theme of beating champion quizzers at their own game, except this time there is only one ‘brain’ instead of five.

Here’s the ending of the first show form last year’s pilot series: The Chaser in this clip is Mark Labbett who once won £32,000 on Millioniare and plainly knows his shit. This is what stands in the way.

So, the quizzing looks pretty hard but it might be one of these things where you can take a good guess at the question setters’ preferences. On Eggheads I would have done well to study at US state capitals, and in this case it might be clever to look at Kings of England.

The Mind Crushers Are Back (Kind Of)

pub quiz winners
The Mind Crushers

When the MIND CRUSHERS first appeared, they built a fearsome Reverie reputation for being totally one hundred per cent awesome

But that was in December 2009 and the team have been quiet since then, finishing fifth and eighth, performances like that.

However, they were back with a bit of style last night, finishing second and ultimately winning the £40 jackpot money on an osbcure culinary question about oysters.

pub quiz winners Ali Campbell's Crocodile Tears
Ali Campbell's Crocodile Tears

Actual winners of the main quiz were ALI CAMPBELL’S CROCODILE TEARS who played it cool in the final round and won the wine by a single point. Isn’t Ali Campbell the bloke out of UB40? Why does he have crocodile tears? We need to be told.

Not only did these dudes win the wine but they also won a discount for this Sunday’s Reverie Love Dinner which is a tremendous bargain anyway – 4 courses for £18.

Ali Campbell’s Crocodile Tears may face a dilemma with this: three blokes but only a 2-for-1 prize. I wonder who will be left out in the cold on the night of love?

Here’s the very-difficult oyster question which Leigh-Anne answered correctly to win the Mind Crushers £40. Would you have got this?

Q. How many calories are there in a dozen raw oysters?

A. 110 calories

B. 210 calories

C. 310 calories

D. 410 calories

I don’t think I would have got that, so well done Leigh-Anne.

Next week’s jackpot: £20

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Smart Team – Thought They Would Know The Answer To This One…

winning pub quiz team at Dr Paul pub quiz

A killer team of hardened quiz pros from Leith turned up to Jenny Ha’s last night, blasting quiz heat all over the regulars, and finishing first by 16 points in a flurry of knowledge the likes of which the pub had never seen before.

They went with the name THE DUDE ABIDES and won the wine, nae bother – and I expected them to make light work of the jackpot question, particularly when it turned out to be a geography question which is the kind of thing that proper quiz folk gobble up and spit out like unwanted chips.

Here’s the question they faced for £20:

pub quiz winning team at Dr Paul pub quiz
The other two DUDES

Q. Which New York borough is connected to Brooklyn via the Verrazano Narrows bridge?

A. Queens

B. Manhattan

C. Bronx

D. Staten Island

After much conflabbing of minds, memories and mental maps, the team opted for Queens. This is not the right answer. Do you know what is?

Meanwhile, congrats to Jo, Jamie and Kylie, the funniest bar staff in the world. Well, they must be because they won the jokes round.

And the jokes prize this week? none other than THE HONEY MONSTER.


Rollover: £40 next week

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