Don’t Mess With Swedish Blokes

Ben dominates Von Rumpy Pumpy like Benny dominated ABBA
Ben dominates Von Rumpy Pumpy like Benny dominated ABBA

Swedish blokes are un-nerving, decisive, strong and unwavering.

This folk-knowledge was proven last night at Reverie by Ben, a patriotic Swede in a yellow T-Shirt who took Von Rumpy Pumpy’s wine-winning star team performance and turned it into a personal triumph by battering through the cash challenges and effortlessly earning £60.

Nice jokes round too. We had all sorts of gentle comedy gold that we didn’t have to read out the ones about AIDS and gang rape. These are available by email on request.

Next Monday the REverie jackpot starts again at twenty new quiz pounds. See you there.

Dr Paul

Stuart takes £20 after Quiz Hurley victory

Stuart scores a score!Pub: Jenny Ha’s
Date: Monday 23rd November 2009

Last weeks £120 winners were back this time as QUIZ HURLEY and they were in good form again, winning the main quiz with a display of good judgement.

That judgement escaped them in the jackpot showdown and let Stuart in who nobbled the trivia challenge and nailed the Khartoum temperature to end up with TWENTY well earned quiz quids.

Thanks to Jim Finlay, next week’s request round is Greek Mythology. Fucking GREEK MYTHOLOGY. Jesus, I’d better go and look up some proper facts.

Stuart scores a score!

Monday Night Quizzes

Dr Paul
Dr Paul

I have two opportunities for you to be a pub quiz legend in Edinburgh tonight.

1. Jenny Ha’s at 65, Canongate.

This is an early quiz, ideal if you want to get up for work on Tuesday morning. We start at 6.45pm (although you’ll be fine if you turn up at seven) and the quiz is done by half eight.

Last week’s winners took home £120.

2. The Reverie at 1, Newington Road

Your friendly neighbourhood Southside local, The Reverie rocks on Monday nights. Despite the sexy, mysterious dancing of Alex last week, the jackpot remained intact and we’re playing for £60 tonight. Free entry

Note – tonight is bring-your-mum night. Any team that brings their mum will get a bonus point!

Team Name Filth Outrage at Poet

On a night of Rude Team Names at the Blind Poet, UP THE BUM NO BABIES were pipped at the post for the case of Heineken by OPEN YOUR MOUTH OR ITS GOING IN YOUR EYES.

Good work by everyone and comiserations to MINCE AND TATTIES whose Texas Cowboy, Amir just missed out on the £52 through an unfortunate lack of North Atlantic knowledge.Team "Open your mouth or its going in your eye". What a disgrace.

£60 Jackpot at Blind Poet, Sunday Night

There’s £43 in the pot so the jackpot this Sunday night should be up to £60 at the Blind Poet. Come along and have a go.

Tonight is bring a foreigner night. You get one point for every non-Brit in the team.

Inny The Skinny

Skinny December issue is out… soon; and I have collaborated with one of their writers, Finbarr, to write the Skinny Quiz of the Year.

The Skinny Magazine
The Skinny Magazine

Look out though, it’s a bit more cultural than my usual trash: there are questions about opera, theatre and everything.

No Irish People To Blame This Week


PUB: Smart City Cafe

Four teams battled it out at the SCH last night, including a pair of Israelis who came last but definitely scored the highest ever score by an Israeli team at the quiz.

In the end, it was NORWEGIAN CHEESE who took the title, ruthlessly pouncing on the mistakes of the G&T’s like a tiger on a chicken. The vodka was theirs.

And this week, the G & T’s didn’t even have an Irish element in the team to take the blame.

I’ve heard the bar is getting a refurb which will make it more like a ‘style bar’ and less like a hotel foyer. This will be happening in December. Quiz moves to Thursday next week for one week and then we’ll be back in January.

Dance-Off Fever Grips Newington

The Fennel Frontier - dance experimentalist Alex, second from left.
The Fennel Frontier - dance experimentalist Alex, second from left.

DATELINE: The Reverie, Monday 16th November, 2009

The well-bred environs of South-Central Edinburgh rocked to the power of a man last night, and that man was Alex.

His team, the FENNEL FRONTIER had drawn for first place, but Alex took the bull by the horns and spat in the opposition’s chips by inventing a new type of dancing which had never been seen in the First World.

Result: victory.

Alex refused to stop there and won through to the ultimate question but unfortunately that’s where his luck ran out.

Phil Collins, destroyer of worlds, was victorious again and the rollover is £60 for next Monday. Beast.

By the way, I didn’t get any film of Alex’s style but here’s a flashback  from the old days in Glasgow featuring dance-off another legend… George.

£120 winners at Jenny Ha’s

After a few weeks of rollovers (mainly caused by Fa La La’s inability to answer the Ultimate Question), the £jackpot was finally scooped by super champions DO THEY KNOW IT’S QUIZMAS.

Do They Know It's Quizmas, £120 winners at Jenny Ha's
Do They Know It's Quizmas, £120 winners at Jenny Ha's

There they are, having killed Phil Collins and pissed on his grave. The booze, the cash were theirs but such was the shocking nature of the Marmalade joke, that they did NOT get the jokes prize.

Despite the name, the team are NOT donating any of the money to Africa.

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