Wed 6th Nov

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

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

CHEAT TIPS

Very busy today – so only brief info:

It’s for the music round at the Brass Monkey on Drummond Street and it’s the epic sound of the summer from way back in ’89 – Black Box:

Sound of the Summer

Every single person in Britain got off to this in eighty nine. I remember it, I was there and it was tremendous.

No time for chat today – see you tonight!

Love,

Dr P

See you later,

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Tuesday 5th November

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £120. Cheat clue: The Rolling Stones (music round)

It’s Tuesday which means that you can go down to Canonmills for Josh’s quiz at O’Connor’s.

Cheat News

You’ll have heard of the Rolling Stones, who now have a collective age of three hundred and one.

You’ll also know many of their tunes, probably more than you realise, seeing as how they’ve been banging them out for about fifty years.

This is one of their most popular and it’s in the O’Connor’s music round tonight:

Song not really about horses at all

By the way, the rollovers have been racking up at O’Connor’s and Josh’s jackpot is up to £120 in CASH tonight.

That’s right: CASH!

So if you fancy a holiday in Montrose for three, or perhaps a second-hand stand-up piano, with enough money for delivery – then tonight’s jackpot should take care of it for you.

£120 it will feel good, I guarantee it.

Lots of love,

Dr Paul

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Monday 4th November

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Elvis Costello (music round)

Big Jackpots

A couple of big whopping jackpots were won last Monday: £210 at Portobello Tap and £200 at the Portobello Tap. There was great happiness and everyone celebrated… apart from the jealous ones!

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Argyle Bar:

Something to do with mouses

This utterly meaningless song had enough bounce in it to get to number one in the Swedish and Danish charts. It only reached no.25 in the UK charts but since then it has racked up over one BILLION views on youtube.

We live in a different world now. Take one of my favourite bands from 1988, the Primitives. One of their songs got to number 25 as well. And how many views does it have on youtube?

Less than eight thousand.

No Justice.

Meanwhile, the Safari Lounge music round will contain this song by Elvis Costello:

The “other” Elvis

I remember becoming aware of Elvis Costello in the late 1970s and it may have been because he appeared on an edition of Blue Peter. That’s my memory anyway, and the strange idea that there was another famous music human named Elvis stuck in my head (the other one was so dominant that he needed no surname).

I liked Elvis Costello straight away because he looked a bit like my Uncle Stefan, and that’s a good thing.

No mega monster jackpots tonight but plenty of good vibes and good quizzing and perfectly decent prizes to boot.

Round up the team and we’ll see you tonight.

See you tonight.

Dr Pavel

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Safari exterior
Safari exterior



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Sunday 3rd November

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Portuguese(pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Doves (music round)

It’s November which means dark nights and young men growing unconvincing moustaches to raise awareness of facial hair, or something.

Come and escape from this double stupidity tonight by coming to the quiz, drinking lager (or preferred tipple) and getting wired into the quiz.

CHEATS

By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Tolbooth Tavern:

The Doves

This is an average-sounding song but I like the video and the way it’s shot which appears to show some kind of nervous breakdown or psychotropic experience from the inside. Nice merges or British Rail and Rio carnival.

“Did you enjoy the rugby?”

That’s the kind of question people ask when they are the kind of people who care about rugby.

The best thing about the Rugby World Cup this year is that all the matches have been played in some crazy Japanese time zone which means that it has had NO IMPACT WHATSOEVER on the quizzes.

No growlers in the pub, no big screen action taking over the room. Nice.

All World Cups should be like this. Rugby, football, cricket, netball, judo, Cluedo.

Hold them all in the Pacific, hold them first thing in (our) morning and gie’s peace.

What a wonderful world it would be.

See you tonight

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 31st October 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Panorama (music round).

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

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

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Strathie. It’s the theme to the BBC current affairs program Panorama:

Epic rolling strength

Heavy groove. Fact groove. Documentary groove.

It’s Halloween, of course, so who knows what the boozer will be like tonight? Freak show and busy or quiet and normal? I have no idea.

The Newsroom may well see quite a few people in costumes. You might get to see a sexy penguin costume, which I didn’t realize was a thing.

I’m pretty sure the The Strathie will be totally impervious to Halloween, just as it would not change for Christmas, Easter or Atomic War.

The Strathie represents tradition, solidness and dependability in a world that is increasingly fucked.

If you come to the quiz at the The Strathie you will be rewarded with nostalgic waves and happy security. And cheap booze.

This is literally true.

See you tonight!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Champions at the Tolbooth
Champions and Winners



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Wednesday 30th October

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

8pm – The Raging Bull, Lothian Road. Jackpot £150 Cheat: Argentina (pic round)

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

RAGING BULL TIME CHANGE

Another reminder: The Raging Bull quiz changed it’s start time a couple of weeks back. It now starts at 8pm. Don’t miss out on the big jackpot there tonight.

CHEAT TIPS

Here’s tonight’s music round cheat tip.

It’s for the music round at the Joker and it’s Aussie double-act The Veronicas:

A shot of the sixties

Fun fact: neither of The Veronicas is named Veronica. Their names are Lisa and Jessica and they are twin sisters.

True enough – they do look kinda similar.

Here are some sister and brother acts, together with their real – or-not-real status:

  • The Pointer Sisters – real sisters
  • Sister Sledge – real sisters originally
  • Brother Beyond – shite 80s boy band – 4-piece lineup included a pair of real brothers
  • Everly Brothers – real brothers
  • Walker Brothers – NOT real brothers
  • Bellamy Brothers – real brothers
  • Isley Brothers – real brothers originally
  • Righteous Brothers – NOT real brothers
  • Jonas Brothers – real brothers
  • Thomson Twins – More than two of them, and NOT not twins, in fact: totally unrelated

There are loads more. I think I’ll write some questions on the subject. Look out for them in future weeks.

Won’t be any tonight though – quizzes are written a month ahead of time.

See you tonight. x

Love,

Dr P

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Tuesday 29th October 2019

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £90. Cheat clue: Freddie Mercury (music round)

It’s Tuesday which Josh’s quiz at O’Connor’s.

Cheat News

As you already know, Freddie Mercury was the greatest human ever created since Jesus.

One of his songs is in the music round tonight and it sounds like this:

Super Freddie

Here are some previously little-known Freddie facts:

  1. Freddie Mercury provided the inspiration for original arcade game Space Invaders
  2. Freddie Mercury gets away with the word “nigger” an early Queen song
  3. Freddie is always worth watching
  4. Due to complex legal settlements in his will, the ghost of Freddie Mercury still technically the legal owner the East Lothian coast between Cockburnspath and St Abbs

And if nothing is true anyway – then come and win the NINETY pounds at O’Connors tonight

9pm at O’Connor’s

O’Connor’s later

Lots of love,

Dr Paul

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Monday 28th October

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £200. Cheat: Sixpence None The Richer (music round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £210. Cheat: ZZ Top (music round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £30. Cheat news: The X-Factor (pic round)

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

Big Jackpots

Big £210 at Portobello Tap tonight. I understand the pub is now NOT taking bookings for tables as they were all booked last week. Best bet is probably to get there as early as you can.

Dead Pool

Hey – the next few days are your chance to play Dead Pool for November. Did anyone have Abu Bakr Al-Bagdhadi for October? I’ll check the list and let you know.

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Brass Monkey Leith:

A classic one-hit wonder

The American band Sixpence None The Richer are still on the go despite having just the one big hit, and that being more than 20 years ago.

But you don’t care about that. what you want to know is: “what is that band name all about”?

According to Wikipedia the origin of the band’s name is as follows:

“It comes from a book by C. S. Lewis called Mere Christianity. A little boy asks his father if he can get a sixpence—a very small amount of English currency—to go and get a gift for his father. The father gladly accepts the gift and he’s really happy with it, but he also realizes that he’s not any richer for the transaction. C.S. Lewis was comparing that to his belief that God has given him, and us, the gifts that we possess, and to serve him the way we should, we should do it humbly—realizing how we got the gifts in the first place. “

Which sounds like a right old pile of wank, but you can’t have everything, can you?

Meanwhile the Portobello Tap music round will contain this song by ZZ Top:

Classic video move – get the girls in.

The ZZ Top thesis in this oeuvre point to the fact that “Every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man“.

Basically – if you want laid, get your suit on.

I’m not sure if the theory has been accepted, proven or disproven by mainstream science but dressing in suits remain popular, so maybe it’s true.

See you tonight.

Dr Pauloski

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£210 tonight at the Portobello Tap



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Sunday 27th October

That’s it. The clocks have gone back and it’s sheer unrelenting misery between now and late March. Come and commiserate tonight at the quiz

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Lisbon (pic round)

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

Come and join in the fun tonight.

CHEATS

By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Tolbooth Tavern:

Real Europop

Alice Deejay was one of the high-points of Europop, like a trance queen, and this song is one of the jewels in the crown.

Unbeatable.

Anyway, I’m very short of time today so this post is SHORT. You’re a grown-up and you can handle this disappointment.

There’ll be more chat tomorrow.

See you tonight

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 24th October 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Artichoke (pic round).

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

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: Jackson 5 (musicround).

BAR PRICES AT THE STRATHIE

Seriously. £3.35 for a Tennents. Beat that.

£4.20 for a Blue Moon

Shorts are 35 ml.

Bombay Sapphire £2.50

10 x Malt Whiskies at £2.75

The Strathie is so light on your pocket that the more you drink – the RICHER YOU GET.

More or less.

I’m the host and I’ll see you there in a few hours. You’ll love it.

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s The Jackson 5:

The Seventies before Michael Jackson really got moving

Not everyone realises that before he was a global freak, Michael Jackson was a straight-down-the-line family entertainer.

This video shows him hitting some serious robot. The whole family can do it.

Funky scene.

Anyway – get Quizzy: I’ll see you tonight.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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