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!

Golden Putt Rolls Again

After a legend-sized battle head to head with DOM AND THE NON-DOMS, a hastily cobbled-together squad called THE SOUTHSIDE DIPLOMATS came back from a slow start and eventually won the quiz by five clear points.

Southside Diplomats

However, Ian from the team (pictured, right) missed the answer to this trivia question:

What colour does the moon appear to trun during a lunar eclipse?

Ian sed blue but the answer on the card was red. If he’s said brown or purple then I would have given him that because that’s what it looked like to me when I saw a lunar eclipse. Thankfully for clarity, blue is just wrong.

Step forward Rachel from LET’S GET QUIZZICAL and she blows me out of the water on warship Top Trumps and gets a crack at the Golden Putt.

the golden putt

Rachel’s line was true but the strength was too much and the ball skipped over the top for another rollover. Rachel did reveal afterwards that her sport is rugby rather than gold so taht might explain the weight in the shot. To be fair it was more like a 3-wood drive than a putt.

Anyway, apart from that the highlight of the evening was the dinosaur drawing contest. Full display on a separate post, but this was the winner:

lollipop rex
Lollipop Rex

Next Monday – jackpot is £80

3 Stooges Win At Jenny’s

The Three Stooges used to show up at the Smart City Hostel quiz and put in a Monday appearance at Jenny Ha’s.

The move paid off when they brushed aside the opposition and landed themselves a bottle of highest-quality PLONK for coming first.

pub quiz winners
there were actually three of them, but this guy owns the photo.

Unfortunately the trivia challenge was a bridge too far and that let second-placed Stuart in to throw the darts for cash.

The new challenge is to hit a target figure with three darts for the money. The target started at 80 and Stuart was unable to do this, so the money jackpot rises to £40 next week and the darts target comes down to 70 points.

dart in board
Throw darts for cash!

Can you do it? It’s a bully of a challenge, next Monday at Jenny Ha’s – the pub of a thousand faces!

Tonight’s quizzes

Jenny Ha’s – 7pm – £20 jackpot. Excitement builds as we wait to see if the official Jenny Ha’s fag break will exceed last week’s record of SIX SMOKERS.

Reverie – 9pm. £60 is up for grabs in the Golden Putt. Scandinavian sports-adonis Bengt uncharacteristically screwed up last week. Will we get a winner tonight?

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The Golden Putt

Even Bengt Has His Limits

Bengt does not kill people

Pub quiz superman Bengt was back from a stint in Germany in which he claims he was NOT killing German people.

Of course, the presence of the Swede meant that his team DOM & THE NON DOMS made turnips out of the other teams and finished winners by a clear four points.

Bengt will always beat whatever challenge I set him. That’s what makes him superhuman and no one can prevent this happening. This proved the case again last night with the Top-Trumps as his Jennifer Aniston beat my Catherine Zeta-Jones.

How does he do it?

Anyway, it all came down to the Golden Putt and after Sarah’s narrow miss last week, Bengt was allowed to move the ball one foot closer to the hole and go for it. Here he goes…

the golden putt
The Golden Putt

Unfortunately, the magic deserted Bengt this time as he sent his effort wide right and with far too much power on the ball. This means that next week the tee moves ONE FOOT CLOSER to the hole and the jackpot goes up to £60.

See you at 9pm next week

By the way – the jokes round was bloody awful last night and next week we will have a dinosaur-based darwing competition. Details on the night.

Team With No Name Win at Jenny’s

Jenny Ha’s Monday night pub quiz reverberated to the sound of a thousand dreams this week, most of them being shattered by automatic legends THE TEAM WITH NO NAME who teamed up with Jenny’s resident brain box, Stuart, to dominate the quiz from start to finish.

Edinburgh pub quiz team, TEAM WITH NO NAME
The Team With No Name

There was hardly any point in the final, so far ahead were the TEAM WITH NO NAME, but we did it anyway and they finished up champs by something like 12 points.

“Eat my dirt!” seemed to be the message to the other teams.

Catherine was the bird in the spotlight and she was smart enough to avoid the pitfalls and make it through to the ultimate question for £20

This week’s ultimate question:

Q. Which of these American TV shows was first on air?

  • A. A-Team
  • B. Knight Rider
  • C. Dallas
  • D. Dukes of Hazzard

Catherine got it right. Would you have done the same or would you have screwed it up UNDER PRESSURE?

More quiz action next week at Jenny Ha’s, 65 Canongate. Quiz starts at 7pm which is pretty early, so DON’T BE LATE!

By the way, congratulations to everyone who took part in the Jenny Ha’s Official Fag Break last night – a new front-door record of SIX SMOKERS!

fag break outside Jenny Ha's
Six strong fag break!

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