The Italian Job

I picked up a little job writing questions about the Italian national football team, the Azzuri.

Naturally, the first flush of research has resulted in several hours wasted invested looking at old-school football porn on the internet like this:

I’ll get round to actually writing some quesitons as soon as Arie Haan scores that 40-yarder…

Newsroom First Night

The Newsroom is a sweet bar with loads of booze for sale on Leith Street. In case you don’t know, Leith St is not in Leith: its in the city centre at the East End of Princes St and the bar is opposite the front door of the St James Centre.

the newsroom, leith st, edinburghAnyway, ultimate winners were the NEWSROOM NEWBIES who stay out somewhere weird like Juniper Green. They told me that Juniper Green is the oldest town in Edinburgh or something like that. If I was to research it properly it might turn into a new quiz fact.

newsroom newbies
The Newsroom Newbies

So the Newbies took the bubbly and second place got the crat of beer. Not bad work for WARD 6 who came in late after a hard shift with the nutters.


The chap from the winning team ended up having a putt for the cash (ten thousand pounds) but missed, so we’ll roll it over and play for £20,000 next week.

ten thousand pounds scratch-card
£10,000 (potentially)

See you next Thursday night at 9pm for those big bucks!

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On The Air With Cuddly Dudley

I was broadcasting a wee quiz on Leith FM today on Alan “Cuddly” Dudley’s show. I did a wee Spring quiz just after the news at 3pm.

Leith FM rocks hard. It’s a PROPER local radio station with actual people on it instead of ‘local’ radio which is owned and programmed from afar.

leith fmHave a listen on 98.8FM and if you’re nowhere near Leith you can listen online.

Mind you, I’m in Newington and we can pick them up just fine and I believe you can get the signal right over in Fife.

Here are some of the questions I asked:

  1. In the U.K. which is the only Bank Holiday that cannot fall on a Monday?
  2. Which famous musical includes the song ‘Younger Than Springtime’?
  3. Which race has the longer course: The University Boat Race (Cambridge and Oxford) or The Grand National?
  4. In which English county can you find Cooper’s Hill, famous for the crazy Spring tradition of chasing a cheese down a hill?
  5. On April Fool’s day, what animal do French children try to pin to each others’ back?
  6. Within 5 feet, how tall was the world’s largest Easter Egg, constructed in 2005 by the Belgian company Guylian?

Less Than One Centimetre Away From The Money


Jenny Ha’s last night:

King of Comedy, Dusty, nearly won the jokes round without  even handing in a joke, such was the abysmal quality of the material available. In the end it was the 2 G’s who took away a copy of “Management” starring Jennifer Aniston. How will I explain the absence of this DVD to my wife?

Quiz-wise, the contest ended in victory for WE’RE NOT SURE IF WE’RE GOING TO STAY who were, in fact, not sure if they were going to stay but ended up stying and winning!

quiz winners
We Might Not Stay To The End

The duo selected Laura to throw the darts for £40 after Alan succesfully nailed the trivia challenge and it was so-near, so-far as Laura’s last dart landed a fraction south of the treble twenty.

Yes, it was within 0.4 inches of scoring the money or as we like to say, a centimetre.

That means we have a rollover: £60 next Monday and the darts target comes down again: this time to a score 60 with three darts.

Can you match the total to win? See you next Monday at 7pm.

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Bonus Round Results in Joke-Threat!

The Reverie, last night:

The golden putt edged one foot closer to the hole last night as an Irish bloke called Gleep from GLEEPS GO MEEP MEEP putted for £80.

Gleep himself (second from right) took plenty of time sussing out the lie of the land (conventional wisdom now says the ball breaks from right to left) and appeared to strike the ball sweetly but his putt rattled off the starboard jaw of the hole and bobbled out, leaving Gleep empty fisted and giving us another rollover.

Yep- we’re reached £100 and that’ll be the pot next week with the golden putt moving one foot closer the hole.

All this excitement followed a near FIGHT when Dan of the GLEEPS (pictured, far right) snatched the bonus round paper from the clutched fist of Stewart (team NEMO) resulting soon afterwards in this awesome threat, disguised as an entry in the jokes round:

Stewart threatens Dan


Actually, there were some pretty decent jokes in the jokes round last night, including a few I hadn’t seen before. I’ll post them up at various intervals under the jokes section.

£100 next Monday. You’d be crazy to miss it. To get a hand with the quiz, the smart move is to sign up to the Monday newsletter.

See ya

Dr P

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Drawing Contest – Dinosaur With A Job

Monday at the Reverie saw another drawing contest instead of the old jokes round.

This time the challenge was to draw a dinosaur with a job.

Here’s what we got:

This nearly won. It’s a brontosaurus working in a pub, serving a very drunk T-Rex and was handed in by QUIZ TEAM AGUILERA

This was by PEDRO ALANIA and I thought it was pretty good – a cleaner dinosaur. Another close contender.

dinosaurthis was the dserved winner, excellent use of colour and I particularly like how the children are plainly terrified by their very protector. A huge and deadly T Rex is a great choice to be a lollipop lady. Nice hiring, the council.

This one is paeleontologist dinosaur. Ironic as fuck. Not a winner.

The team that won had this as back up. It could have won on its own.

This was the entry from Easy Lionel. Not bad but maybe not enough bling.

And I liked this but the judge (Mark) was having none of it.

Sorry to some of the others – I managed to lose the kissogram one and the builder one and maybe a few  others but take it easy, eh? It’s just the quiz!

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