Sunday Dreaming

It’s Sunday so need tae get down Leith or up the Canongate

Persevere – 6pm. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: The music round includes Strawberry Switchblade. See the vid below from TOTP 84

Tolbooth Tavern – 8pm. Jackpot £30. Cheat: The picture round includes your old pal Joni Mitchell

By the way, don’t bother reading the youtube comments for this one. It’s mainly “men” wondering whether or not the guitar is plugged in, whether the girl can actually play it, etc.

Standard stupid sexist shite. My recommendation is that if you find yourlsef accidentally making online comments like this one day, then stop.

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Bar Animal Cruelty Now, Etc.

Classic man-in-a-pub fact last week.

There’s a guy in the pub who says he “used to work in television”.

I don’t doubt him, sounds kosher enough but then I happened to play the TV theme tune for Skippy.

This guy tells me an non-astonishing fact: “You know – they used to have seven differnt Kangaroos playing Skippy. There wasn’t just the one.”

No shit. I knew that.

But then he reveals: “…and you know how they used to get him to go ‘ttth-tth-ttth-ttth-ttth*’?”

“No?”

“They used to punch him in the FACE”.

take that, cunt

Fucking fantastic. If it’s true, then the world is a worse place and a better place simultaneously. Thankyou, real life.

If it’s false, it’s just a man-in-a-pub fact.

*Frank un-typeable kangaroo cute noise”

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Dead Pool Latest: July 2017

An extraordinary entry this month: more than ONE QUARTER of the entries named Queen’s husband Prince Philip as the one likely to die.

If this happens its going to be one hell of a draw to find the winner. See what happened last for May when 2 people picked Roger Moore.

2017 july dead pool at Dr Paul Quiz
The Greek Dominates

This is the full list.

Angela Lansbury
Barry Chuckle
Bernie Sanders
Billy Connolly
Billy Connolly
Billy Connolly
Billy Connolly
Billy Ray Cyrus
Brian Blessed
Brian Wilson
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
Burt Reynolds
Charles Manson
Charlie Sheen
Cher
Christopher Tolkein
Clive James
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
Diana Ross
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Elton John
Fred Durst
George Bush Sr.
Ian McKellen
Jack Nicholson
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jim Davidson
Jim Davidson
Joni Mitchell
Judi Dench
Katy Perry
Kirk Douglas
Kris Jenner
Michael Heseltine
Michael Schumacher
Michel Roux Senior
Mick Jagger
Mikhail Gorbachev
Muhammad Ali
Murray Walker
Nigel Farage
Pete Docherty
Pete Docherty
Phil Collins
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Rolf Harris
Rutger Hauer
Sean Connery
Sean Connery
Sean Connery
Shane McGowan
Stefan Karl Stefansson
The Queen
The Queen
Theresa May
Theresa May
Theresa May
Theresa May
Thom Yorke
Van Morrison
William Shatner
Willie Nelson

Check the amount of pure PHIL in that list. Twenty six of the ninety-five entries were for the Queen’s add-on.

Phil In Charge

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Oochy Koochy Quizzy Pizzy

Come out and have a go at these great trivia events tonight in Edinburgh:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Caravan are in the music round. (one for the hippies, see music vid below).

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Mark Rothko is in the picture round. There’s no way anyone in the Newsroom will know that. There were a group of suit-men last week who literally had the ties-round-head-thing going on, even though it’s nowhere near Christmas.

Don’t forgo clicking and listening this time. This jazz is heavy and deep prog velvet sex. Come on.

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Quizzes Tonight in Edinburgh

Wednesday is full of booze and adventure, if you plan carefully:

7pm –  The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: one of the answers in the picture round is Lyndsey Davenport.

9pm – The Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot £30. Cheat: Music round contains Yvonne Fair who’s fairly ripping the heid aff it in this song:

In fact, all the songs in the music round tonight are wedding songs. Kind of a theme, dude.

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What Does “Tir Na Nog” Mean Anyway?

I had a team at the Tolbooth the other night named Tir Na Nog.

The fascinating thing wasn’t that they managed to spell their team name about five different ways in five different rounds, but the name itself.

I was sure I’d seen Ti-Na-Nog several times before in my life and I knew it was something or other Gaelic.

So I just looked it up and it turns out that.

Tír na nÓg

(that’s the Wikipedia way of spelling it, so I’m trusting it) is a “supernatural realm of everlasting youth, beauty, health, abundance and joy.

It’s Irish Gaelic and it comes from an Irish story where a human man (Oisin) falls in love with a woman from Ti Na Nog (Niamh) and travels with her to the land on a magic horse that can fly across water.

After three years he becomes homesick and asks to go back to Ireland, but when he gets back to Ireland he finds that 300 years have passed, falls off his horse becomes very old as soon as he touches the soil and dies, but not before meeting Saint Patrick and rejecting Christianity.

For the full story, youtube provides:

 

 

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Monday Drama At The Quiz

The drama is yours to be written.

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot £150. Cheat: Martin Solveig & GTA (see vid)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat: Pic round includes Termite.

The music video is kinda meaningless and the tune is forgettable but there is some decent dancing in there. Almost worth a watch on its own but not quite. The only reason to click would be to get a heads up on one of tonight’s music round selects.

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Sunday Pub Quiz Action In The Great Village Of Edinburgh

By the way, if you’re American and you’re here in Edinburgh, check the H on the end of the word. We’re called EDINBURGH – not EDINBURG. Get it right.

Anyway, quizzes tonight:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: One of the pic round answers is Damien Hirst.

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot £120. Cheat: The music round contains Morrissey (see vid below)

To be fair, the Morrissey song isn’t much of a clue because you should be able to tell a Mozz song from a mile off. If you can’t, listen and look:

By the way, it has to be said that the jackpots are good uns tonight. Nice work, cos rollovers were a little hard to come by on Sunday nights nearer Spring.

Summer is heavy fruit and it brings up a total of £270 tonight.

Grab your share!

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So Damn Close

This is what a team looks like when they were so damn close to the money.

so close to the money
so close…

They were probably one question out. Looks to me like it was for about £200.

But the right answer eluded them and now they have nothing except sullen regret.

Apart from the guy in the middle. He’s not playing along, he’s giving it the “not bothered”. Who knows. Maybe he isn’t bothered.

I’ve no way of telling.

I’m a quizmaster, not a mindreader.

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Delusional Yank?

We had some septics in at the Newsroom last week and one of them claimed that although Dr Paul was cool, it wasn’t as cool his name: “Johnny Fever”.

He said he was from Cincinnati, Ohio and worked for a radio station there. He gave me the call sign (a jumble of letters) and I was immediately reminded of the old sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati.

So, I just looked up his name on the internet to see if I had met a local celebrity from Ohio and lo and behold, there was a character with this name on that very show.

So I’m guessing this guy at the Newsroom was a delusional. Or sick. Or maybe even right. I don’t know. Everyone’s such a liar these days.

The actor is called Howard Hesseman and even though it’s thirty five years later, I still don’t think my guy looked like the sitcom guy.

Who knows?

Unresolved.

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