Thursday 6th Feb 2020

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £120. Cheat answer: Manic Street Preachers(music round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in Refurb. (The pub should have been re-opened by now but they had to replace the roof so new date is currently unknown)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: Leopard Seal (pic round).

It’s Thursday. Time to dress up right and hit the town (Newsroom) or just throw anything on and go for a drink (Strathie)

Cheat Clues

The music round at the Strathie tonight contains this piece of music by Manic Street Preachers:

The Manics, massive back in the day – no one has heard of them now

The Manic Street Preachers are a funny old band in terms of popularity.

In the 90s and early 00s they were total box office – the biggest band in Britain and they ruled the charts.

But then one day, their time was over, and now it seems that no one has heard of them.

Folk under 30 have NO IDEA who the Manic Street Preachers are.

This doesn’t make me sad or happy.

I neither hate nor love “The Manics” (as folk my age sometimes call them). I like their Elvis song.

I’m just interested in the phenomenon of massive-to-missing.

I think it happens all the time.

For example: Travis, Gladiators, Vienetta.

What are your favourite things-that-used-to-be-massive?

Leave a comment or just come to quiz and tell me to my face. Oh yeah.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday 5th Feb 2020

QUIZZES TONIGHT

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Felix (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Harry Styles (pic round)

If you’re worrying about Brexit, don’t.

Everything is going to be OK.

And if you are genuinely worried, ask yourself what the worse is that could happen?

Maybe you get deported. Hey – that’s just another word for taking a sabbatical.

Maybe your wife could be deported? Well, we can all dream.

In the meantime the only certainy is that if you don’t come to the quiz then you can’t win the quiz.

This is the kind of step–by-step thinking that’s going to get us through the hard times together. Come, let’s dance.

CHEAT TIPS

Speaking of dance, tonight’s music round at the Joker includes the a nineties dance pop classic by Felix.

Listen to this all the way through and I challenge not to rave, at least for half a minute.

Eighties culture UK

Actually – I tihnk it’s a live vocal – it doesn’t sound exactly like the record. But all the way, either way – it’s all good.

Do remember what it was like to first properly rave? Freed to dance -seemingly in eternity. Smoke machines. No booze. Great stuff.

See you later,

Dr P

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Hugo
The Brass Monkey welcomes heterosexuals, homosexuals, other sexual classifications, and Hugo.



Tuesday 4th Feb 2020

Tonight’s Quiz:

There’s only one place to be tonight:

8pm – Basils. Jackpot: £120. Cheat clue: New Order (music round)

Newhaven is the joint. Come and have a go at winning more than a hundred quid in certified UK/Scottish CASH pounds!

Tonight.

Basils used to be the Annfield but now it’s great. Great food, great decor, great quiz with quizmaster Michael

Cheat News

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Tonight’s music round New Order which is Joy Division, minus the dead guy and plus a lady.

The song sounds like this:

New Order, now quite old.

Last week’s quiz brought up a third rollover which means you’ll be playing for £120 tonight. Come and win it!

Cheers,

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Monday 3rd February 2020

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Oban (pic round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Barbados(pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Tenpole Tudor (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Robbie Williams (music round)

It was all rollovers at last Monday’s quiz and that means that we are in big business tonight.

Come join us and plunge your head into the cool pool of prize: fill your face with the healing waters of booze and cash.

And here are the cheats to help you WIN:

Cheats

First is a Tenpole Tudor, led by Eddie Tenpole who, according to the chat, is a direct descendant of Henry the 8th.

But instead marrying several women and cutting their heads off, Eddie Tenpole instead made pop music and later became host of the Crystal Maze on TV.

Here’s the only Tenpole Tudor song that really still gets played on the radio and it’s in the Argyle Bar music round tonight:

A proper rabble-rouser

Meanwhile, the Safari Lounge music round includes the following song by Robbie Williams who, quite frankly, spends the video acting like a prick.

I’m sure Mister Williams is a lovely bloke but he’s surely too old to be dressing up like a fanny?

A rabbit. Honestly.

What a load of rubbish. Anyway – now you know who does the song and that’s all that matters in the music round.

It’s Monday. I love you – see you tonight

Dr Paul

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Man In Pub Fact – 698 Cities In China

Geezer says to me at the Tolbooth Tavern:

“Go on – ask this: How many cities are there in China?”

I said “What’s the answer”

He said “Six hundred and ninety-eight. Go on – ask it.”

Obviously I decline.

I can’t just turn man-in-a-pub facts as questions just like that… I need proof. So I’m looking it up now.

First stop is a simple Google search for “how many cities are there in China”, which brings up worldpopulationreview.com and this information:


The administrative divisions of China designate the cities into three levels. Provincial-level cities include municipalities and the country’s Special Administrative Regions, county-level cities and prefectural-level cities. China has a total of 662 cities that fall into these three categories, with Shanghai boasting the largest population with over 22 million residents as of 2016. The country has a total of 34 provinces that house its cities.

http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/china-population/cities/

So there’s a pretty straight figure: 662 cities.

In terms of questions the trouble with this fact on its own is that its bit bland. With no sense of scale (how big are these “cities” – its kind of meaningless.

A better fact is quickly found further down the page:

In total, China has over 160 cities that have a population of over 1 million people.

That’s more like it – this would make a great tiebreaker.

But – wait a second… a few paragraphs later we get this:

China has 65 cities with more than a million people,

Hang on – where did all those other cities, nearly a hundred of them, disappear to?

Thing is, such variance within a couple of paragraphs is no surprise to your seasoned quiz writer.

City sizes have always given grief for setters and trivia hounds, because boundaries are hard to define.

You can have the administrative area of a city go only so far, and that limits the population to a certain number but then the urban sprawl runs right into the next area.

In real life there is no gap but administratively it is not the city. This is often called the Metropolitan area and sometimes the people who live there are counted as being part of the city and sometimes they are not.

In local terms this would be something like Musselburgh which is technically East Lothian but is completely connected to Edinburgh and is served by Edinburgh buses.

This is well summed up by a Wikipedia list of largest cities.

As you can see, Chongqing in China is top of the list but how many people live there?

The answer can be 30 million or 8 million, depending on how you look at it.

The three figures for Lagos vary wildly.

So that’s why you won’t get many questions about city populations, they’re just too difficult to pin down.

Going back to the man-in-a-pub fact, the number of cities in one particular country and region is easier to pin down and may make nice tiebreakers or multi-choice questions.

We’ll see.

Anyway – if you have some unverified fact that you think I should know, then come and tell me in the pub while I’m doing the quiz.

This works best if you’re a wee bit pished and use a certain amount of vehemance to tell me your fact.

Cheers

See you soon.

Love

Dr Paul

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Sunday 2nd Feb 2020

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Beijing (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Duran Duran (music round)

Come to the quiz and make Sunday a TOAST for your life.

Cheats:

Now here is the cheat item for tonight’s music round at the Tolbooth Tavern. It’s eighties mega-monsters Duran Duran

Khalid – Talk

Lyrics to the song contain the words “nuclear war” which is just one of the reasons this is so eighties.

Surprised tje video doesn’t include Simon Le Bon finishing a Rubik’s Cube and a guest appearance from Metal Mickey.

All with Jim Bowen giving away a speedboat to some striking miners in the background while someone calls Mike Read and Matt Bianco a bunch of wankers right to their face.

While Jerry and Margo share a Vienetta while watching Tomorrows World fronted by Kieran Prendeville

Seriously kids, the eighties was just one moment of class after another.

Well class entertainment on TV and class war outside the pits. Either way, it was memorable.

See you later.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 30th Jan

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Razorlight (music round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in Refurb. (The pub should have been re-opened by now but they had to replace the roof so new date is currently unknown)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Monster Raving Loony Party (pic round).

Cheat Clues

The music round at the Strathie tonight contains this piece of music by Razorlight:

Razorlight’s best song, probably

Today’s a crazy day so once again no chat. Still doing tax, have to help my daughter’s school quiz team and trying to get Eurovision tickets. It’s one hell of a morning.

But by the time I go to “work” tonight I should be fairly relaxed, so come to the quiz and I’ll chat then.

Hopefully see you later.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday 29th Jan 2020


QUIZZES TONIGHT

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Black Lace (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Lex Luthor (pic round)

Come on. Let’s go to the quiz.

Nae chat today – running late and trying to get the tax done in time, You know what it’s like.

Here’s the bare bones info:

CHEAT TIPS

Tonight’s music round at the Joker includes the world’s greatest ever band: Black Lace.

A Facebook friend of mind saw them live at some shitty club in Tenerife just last week. They’ll be doing it till they die and Black LAce will never die.

If you’re under 40 you probably don’t kknow who they are. It’s your loss.

Eighties culture UK

Remember – deadlines galore this week. Eurovision tomorrow. Tax on Friday. Jeezo.

See you later,

Dr P

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Tuesday Jan 28th 2020

Tonight’s Quiz:

8pm – Basils. Jackpot: £90. Cheat clue: The Wurzels(music round)

Come and check out the Newhaven scene where a brand new pub has a brand new quiz night. For Your Pleasure.

Basils, down the front at Annfield

So, Basils used to be the Annfield but its been completely gutted, totally refurbished and now looks great, serves great food and has a great quiz to match.

Basils have sensibly hired the Dr Paul quiz, hosted by quizmaster Michael to run the show for them on Tuesday nights. Quiz starts at 8pm

Cheat News

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Tonight’s music round The Wurzels.

This is the band that invented comedy music in the 1970s. Before the Wurzels, music was not funny at all. Now music is hilarious. Thanks. The Wurzels!

The song sounds like this:

Not much call for this sort of thing these days

Last week’s quiz brought up a second rollover which means you’ll be playing for £90 tonight. Come and win it!

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Monday Jan 27th 2020

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Coolio (music round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Jackal (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £30. Cheat news: The New York Dolls (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Archimedes (pic round)

Boss jackpot tonight is at the Brass Monkey Leith, the pub where legends are made and men are women and men are men and women are women and women are men.

Or something.

What’s certain is that me and the staff at the Monkey care about your every need.

Forever.

That’s the kind of pub it is.

Big winner at the Argyle last week of £210 – so some sort of normality returns to Kerry’s quiz in Marchmont. Wherever you find yourself tonight – remember to make it funky!

Here are the cheat:

Cheats

First is a piece of classic chaqrt hip hop by Artis Leon Ivey Jr. – o to give him his stage name: Coolio.

Coolio, being classic

That’s the kind of thing you play in the pub and it immediately causes at least ten people to exclaim “tune” and the heads start bouncing. It’s been like that since it was a hit.

Meanwhile, the music round cheat for the Argyle Bar is some tremendous old American mania by a highly influential band from the 1970s: The New York Dolls.

It boasts quite literally the greatest pop video ever made, and a clear inspiration for Michael Jackson’s Thriller which came later:

Solid Seventies Proto-Punk Action

Great stuff. Foreshadowing the Cramps, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones and all kinds. Morrissey was a big fan of the New York Dolls, ran the UK Fan Club – but you probably already knew that.

So get your rock on and get to the pub. Sometimes that’s all that matters.

See ya later,

Dr Paul

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