Monday 6th Jan 2020

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: Inner Circle (music round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Albania(pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £150. Cheat news: American Football(music round)

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

Mondays are back on the road. The quiz is back full time and it feels good. I feel pumped for twenty twenty. Anything could happen and I just want to get through another twelve months without getting cooked, slashed or bashed. Dreams really do come true.

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Brass Monkey Leith and is a 90s hit by a band called Inner Circle:

Jamaican Stars Inner Circle

My missus always used to sing this song but I never knew it. Thought it must be some kind of new-world thing (she’s from NZ).

Indeed, having looked it up, I see this song got to no.5 in the NZ charts in 1993 but didn’t scratch the top 50 in the UK.

Kiwis have strange tastes sometimes. It’s all those camp fires and all that snokelling. Not good for the brain, you know.

Meanwhile, the music round free answer for the Argyle is not an artist, but a sport (the whole round is sports themes. This one is a cracker and was used for American Football:

Was also used for ‘Superstars’ if anyone else is old enough to remember Bryan Jacks

Be the first Monday winners of the decade tonight. Stamp your name on history.

See ya later,

Dr Paul

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Sunday 5th January 2020

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

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

Normal Life Resumes

You know my favourite day of year is the 6th of Jan. Everything is back to normal. Nice.

If you’re part of the party that fears the return to normality then I am sorry. Better to embrace it and be part of the wave of positivity that’s sweeping the world and the country right now.

Burning, War and Full Brexit. This year holds something for everyone.

In amongst the chaos, in March, the playoffs for the European Championships (football) are scheduled. It’s more than 20 years since Scotland qualified for anything and you never know, this might be it.

All Scotland need to do is beat Israel (a piece of piss) at Hampden and then either Serbia or Norway, away from home (fucking impossible – but you never know)

It would be proper Scotland to qualify and then have the actual tournament cancelled due to third world war. You never know.

However tihnk about the positives: Scotland may get knocked out and there might NOT be a war.

Either way, pointless towns like Alloa and Tullibody will continue to exist and no one will notice.

I’m sprawling here. Let’s cut to the point: come to the quiz.

Cheats:

Now here are is cheat item for tonight’s music round at the Tolbooth Tavern. It’s The Cardigans :

Nice

Nice tune. Clean.

Anyway – be good and I’ll see you at the quiz(zes) later on.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Right answers galore. It oculd be you tonight



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Thursday 2nd Jan 2020

It’s a new decade. Things can only get better. Happy New Year and all that shite.

Quizzes Tonight:

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

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in Refurb. (should be re-opened in the early New Year)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: The Wicker Man(pic round).

Best Jackpot at the Strathie Again

Loads of jackpots got won in the last week of 2019 and there are only two big ones still standing. The other is at the Argyle on Monday (£150) but the biggest jackpot tonight is £120 tonight at the Strathie. Be on it.

Cheat Clues

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Strathie. It’s Outkast:

He likes the way YOU move

And come to the Newsroom as well. All the office parties have gone home. The pub belongs to normal people like you and me again although, to be fair, the run up to Xmas in the Newsy wasn’t so completely carnage as in previous years. Most people were pretty nice.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Cactus Cock Dwarf Suicide (STREAM)

Cactus looks like an erect penis with other foliage which could be read as balls. In Yang’s. I wait for beef, chicken and king prawn combinations.

Comfortable trousers, but I feel like a tramp.

Unusual counter at Yang’s with a hatch right in the middle. Normally you would expect the hatch to be be at one end.

FOH pretty grubby. Looks like it was painted about six years ago. Post red. Closer look: it’s clean enough but it’s worn. They don’t do Mongolian any more. It’s only on the old menu.

Brand challenge:

Othello is Reversi
Twix is Raider
Marathon is Snickers
Orange is EE
Cluedo is Clue
Vauxhall is Opel

There must be loads more but I can’t think of them now or at least I have run out of energy for it.

Suddenly I think of the dwarf from the Black Light theatre in Prague. He’s probably there right now – doing another show. He’s probably going to end up killing himslef.

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Monday 30th December

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: The Vapors (music round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Fulham (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £120. Cheat news: Jona Lewie (music round)

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

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Brass Monkey Leith:

A classic one-hit wonder

Name another song by The Vapors. You can’t. They can’t either. No one remembers. They are the definition of a one-hit wonder

Meanwhile, the music round free answer for the Argyle is Jona Lewie.

Kitchen Chat

Jona Lewie is now 72 years old. Does he still hang around the kitchen at parties? Does he still go to parties? If he does go to parties, do they tend to be in the afternoon? Are you more likely to find him in the front room? On a sofa?

These are amongst my last questions of the decade. Catch the rest of them tonight, and I’ll see you next year, e.g. Thursday.

Dr Paul

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A meaningless art doodle that I made

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Sunday 29th December 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: Joan Baez (music round)

Christmas is Over

Just gotta get through New Year and then we’re back to normal.

You know my favourite day of year is the 6th of Jan. Everything is back to normal. Nice.

Anyway, come to the quiz tonight. The cliched thing to say to you here is some kind of message about being bloated and wanting to get off the couch, but who knows? Perhaps your Christmas wasn’t like that.

Maybe you ran an ultramarathon for Christmas and now you just want to go the pub and get leathered.

Either way – the quiz will satisfy. NOTE: decent jackpot at the Toplbooth tonight: £120

Cheats:

Now here are is cheat item for tonight’s music round at the Tolbooth Tavern. It’s Joan Baez with a song that used to annoy me when I was a kid but I love it now:

Great song, great singer.

A Note on New Year

New Year doesn’t affect Sundays this year – I’ll be quizzing the whole way through at both the Percy and the Tolbooth.

Other quizzes:

Mondays are as normal

Wednesdays: off this week – back on the 8th Jan

Thursdays: back this week: quizzes as normal on Jan 2nd.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Monday 23rd December 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Lacrosse (pic round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Geier Sturzflug (music round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £90. Cheat news: A-Ha (music round) Argyle off for one week- back next Monday

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat news: 21 Savage(music round)

Tonight’s Monday quiz schedule is more or less as usual – the only exception being that the Argyle has NO QUIZ tonight but will be back next week.

Come and win some pre-Christmas cash which will give you a boost if you, like most normal people, are saving your Christmas shopping until tomorrow.

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Portobello Tap:

German Macroeconomic Pop

The song is called ‘Bruttosozialprodukt’ which as you probably know is the German for “Gross National Product”

In the eighties, this was ripe topic for German pop. And Geier Sturzflug’s song is an absolute belter. It’s worth checking the translation if you have the time.

Meanwhile, the music round free answer for the Safari is a rapper named 21 Savage.

21 Savage

21 Savage was from London and moved to America as a seven year old. He’s pretty American now but if you listen closely you can still hear a bit of London in his rap.

I don’t know what his speaking voice is like and I could easily find out but I prefer to leave it to the imagination – somewhere between James Brown (Atlanta) and Chas out of Chas and Dave (Lahhndahhhn)

Anyway, see you tonight.

Dr Paul

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Sunday 22nd December 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Nelly Furtado (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: The Hokey Cokey (pic round)

Moral Code

It’s the last Sunday before Christmas.

Unlike Santa, I don’t care if you’ve been GOOD or BAD. It’s none of my business and I’m not particularly judgemental.

If you want to win the quiz, you’re welcome whether you’re a paragon of virtue or a total bastard. I’m not interested in whether you cheat on your spouse as long as you don’t cheat on the quiz.

I don’t care if you shoplift out of Tescos as long as you don’t nick stuff from the bar.

I don’t care if you’re a nun or a murderer.

I just want you to get eight out of eight correct answers on the jackpot round.

That’s all there is.

There’s no moral bar.

Cheats:

And now, here’s the cheat item for tonight’s music round at the Percy. It’s Nelly Furtado, who remains well-known amongst listenerships such as those who tune to BBC Radio 2:

The younger Furtado. She’s 41 now.

Anyway,

Christmas & New Year

Christmas and New Year doesn’t affect Sundays this year – I’ll be quizzing the whole way through at both the Percy and the Tolbooth. Hail Santa!

Other quizzes:

Mondays also continue as normal (apart from Kerry’s quiz at the Argyle tomorrow night, which is off).

Wednesdays: off for the next two weeks – back on the 8th Jan

Thursdays: off this week coming, back on the 2nd.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Dec 19th – Crazy Martin Does It Again

Last week I predicted a “Narrow Tory majority of about 10″. As it turns out, there is now a thousand-years of darkness and the birds do not sing.

The only candle we can hold in this deep blue darkness… is PUB QUIZ.

Quizzes Tonight:

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

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in Refurb. (should be re-opened in the early New Year)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Doom (pic round).

Crazy Martin Does It Again

Motorbike Nigel and Super Ally won the £20 booze last week at the Strathie but insisted that the prize go back in the pot. £20 booze is not the same as £20 cash but Strathie boss Crazy Martin took the hit and chucked in ANOTHER TENNER of his own money and that all means that tonight’s Christmas jackpot at the Strathie is NINETY quid rather than the sixty it should be.

See: Christmas is not a lie and Santa Claus is real.

Super Ally at the Strathie
Super Ally: I hereby donate my winnings to all of you

Cheat Clues

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Strathie. It’s Everything But The Girl

More 90s than Tony Blair downloading pictures of the Spice Girls on dial-up

There you go – see you tonight!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday 18th December 2019

QUIZZES TONIGHT

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: New Zealand (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Aaliyah (music round)

Tonght’s quizzes are the last Wednesday quizzes of the year. It’s Christmas Day next week so the pubs in question will be shut next week.

Come and drink with us while you can.

CHEAT TIPS

The Brass Monkey music round tonight includes Aaliyah who, sadly, died. But before she died she managed to record this pop song.

It’s part of her legacy and it sounds like this:

Aaliyah – who has been away for nearly 20 years now

I don’t have time to say much today because Champions League Popmaster begins in about seven minutes and I want this posted.

By the way, if you do like Popmaster, I sell scorepads on my other website. They are great.

Dr P

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