Monday Super Duper Quiz Party Time – Leith Walk and Abbeyhill

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Take That (pic round)

Yeah. Monday quiz. Yeah. Woop. Excitement. THRILL.

Meanwhile, here is a cheat clue for tonight’s quiz at the Brass Leith, it’s the Inspiral Carpets:

Power pop from the Madchester band who were usually better than the Happy Mondays or The Stone Roses. Ah – the good old days.

Anyway, let’s not get sentimental. The good old days are dead, like Hitler. Let’s move on and embrace the new, like Boris Johnson.

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Remember: tonight’s pub quizzes are located less than a mile apart. You could, feasibly, do the double.

First one at the Brass Leith finishes at 8.30pm and the second one at the Safari Lounge begins at 9pm (although I don’t usually hit the first question until about 10 past or quarter past)

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Sunday Night Pub Quiz Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Nick Drake (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: Reese Witherspoon (pic round)

Come on now and get out of your lazy fat sunday sofa. Shake a leg. Break a sweat. Move a muscle. GET TO THE QUIZ.

You will be rewarded with intellectual stimulation, a drink and a chance to achieve legend status.

Here’s the music round cheat which pertains to the Percy tonight. It’s Nick Drake:

Nice stuff. Quality hippy folk sound. Drake never made the 27 Club-  he died when he was just 26 years old.

Drake’s death was an overdose and was officially ruled as suicide, although the singer left no note.

Don’t worry though, don’t be spooked. I’ve listened to this song for many years and although it’s performed in a minor key, it hasn’t made me kill myself. I haven’t caught suicide by listening to it.

Which means the quiz will go ahead as usual tonight!

Take note – £120 at the Tolbooth tonight. Yeah.

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The Fresh Princess of Bel Air

I did a bonus speed-round last night at the Newsroom where teams were asked to come up with ten artists (bands or singers) with names related to plants.

One of the answers handed in by Quizlamic State was “Willow Smith”.

So I ask, “Who’s this?”

Willow Smith 2011.jpg

Turns out she’s Will Smith’s daughter. More than a few teams seemed to know this.

This raises a few WTFs:

  1. WTF is Will Smith doing being old enough to have a daughter who is old enough to have her own music career?
  2. WTF is wrong with Will Smith: having a daughter and then calling her Will(ow). That’s a Dick Move, officially.
  3. WTF! – when I had a quick looky-uppy it seems that Willow Smith is not yet 18 and that she released her first pop record (‘Whip My Hair’) when she was NINE YEARS OLD. What mad hot-housing is this?

She looks like him doesn’t she? But then, that’s how it works.

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Thursday Is Like An Epidemic

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £180. Cheat answer: John Lennon (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Snow Patrol (pic round)

Thursday just keeps coming. It’s like a dragon on a moped. Unstoppable.

The return to downstairs at the Argyle last week was matched with a good turnout and the big jackpot tonight will probably mean it’ll be busy again. If you can get in before half six, you’ll more than likely get your choice of seating.

The cheat music for tonight is for the Argyle and it’s John Lennon with this:

Great song – it was his first one after the Beatles and set some kind of record in that it was written, recorded and released all in the space of ten days.

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Wednesday Wisdom: Go To The Pub Quiz

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £90. Cheat: Queen (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £150 Cheat: Bojack Horseman (pic round)

September is the golden month. Go out and enjoy the city for it is yours.

Wednesdays are back up and running normally, autumn leaves are just beginning to turn but summer still holds sway.

Celebrate nature. Celebrate Edinburgh. Come and drink six vodkas and have a fag. Do the quiz. WIN the quiz.

By the way, here is a cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Joker. Once again it’s Queen:

Jesus Christ. This is not only peak Queen, but also a clip from the Greatest Film Ever Made which is, of course, Flash Gordon (1980).

If you have never seen this film you must watch it immediately. If you do so, not only will you be massively entertained, you will also understand me, Dr Paul, the quizmaster… as a whole person.

I’ve spent more or less the last thirty-five years playing this film on a loop inside my head. I think about it all the time. It is amazing. It’s better than Jesus Christ Superstar, and that’s saying something.

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You can always buy a deck from me tonight at the quiz and they are also available online.

If you want to try before you buy, the Joker and The Thief AND Brass Monkey on Drummond Street both have packs behind the bar you can borrow.

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Man In A Pub Fact Check – Susan Boyle

Scene: last night at the Brass Monkey Leith.

Three men at a bar. The chat turns, as it inevitably does in these situations, to Susan Boyle.

One man lays out a fact:

“Susan Boyle is the ONLY artist to ever have a number one album in the UK charts AND the US charts at the same time.”

Usually when I’m given an astonishing FACT like this, the implication is that I use it in the quiz.

Fair enough

But before deploying, I know it’s always worth checking.

So, unsurprisingly, the actual FACT is slightly less astonishing than the initial claim.

Susan Boyle became the first solo female artist to have TWO simultaneous UK-and-US chart-topping albums in the space of less than twelve months.

Two other artists have already achieved this: The Beatles and The Monkees (both in the sixties), but they are bands rather than solo artists.

Note: Boyle’s albums were not in the same calendar year (2009 and 2010).

Note: The achievement is doing the simultaneous no.1 TWICE in 12 months.

Other artists have done the double twice or more, including Adele and Led Zeppelin, but over a wider span of time. The Beatles did it six times.

Plenty of other artists have been simultaneously top of the US and UK charts, including Pink Floyd, Phil Collins and Radiohead.

Tom Yhorke out of Radiohead dissing the quiz
Tom Yhorke, yesterday

And this is all albums. The singles chart has a whole different list. In fact, that might make quite a good list round. Noted.

By the way, none of this is to subtract from Susan Boyle’s amazing success. Her chart achievements are pretty phenomenal but the point of this article is to point out how easily the truth can get blended into something completely different.

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Dead Pool September 2018

Here’s the full list of potential droppers that you picked for September 2018. If one of these dies then we’ll have a winner.

It looks like we have a winner for August because someone did pick John McCain. I just have to get in touch with the winner to confirm…

If you entered David Lynch for September then that’s a great pick but you didn’t make the list because I could not for the life of me read your email address. So therefore, bin.

Old favourite Prince Philip leads the way again with eight people pinning their million-pound hopes on the mad old racist who refuses to die.

A bit of late-month bandwagon-hopping saw the new entry of Hearts boss Craig Levein, but the footballer seems to be on the mend now.

Nice to see Hollywood power-nonce  Kevin Spacey on the list. You never know…

Andy Murray
Ben Affleck
Betty White
Betty White
Billy Connolly
Billy Connolly
Britney Spears
Cliff Richard
Craig Levein
Craig Levein
Craig Levein
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Elton John
Eminem
George Bush Sr
George Bush Sr
George Bush Sr
Gerog Bush Sr
Henry Kissinger
Iain Duncan Smith
Iain McKellen
Jack Nicklaus
Jerry Springer
Justin Bieber
Kanye West
Kevin Speacey
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Lionel Blair
Mary Berry
Mary Berry
Michael Douglas
Michael Parkinson
Neil Armstrong
Nichelle Nichols
Paul Band – singer from Motion
Paul Chuckle
Paul McCartney
Pele
Pete Docherty
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Robert Mugabe
Robert Mugabe
Rolf Harris
Sean Connery
Stan Lee
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Union
Yoko Ono

Dead Pool picks
Dead People?

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Monday Night Edinburgh Pub Quiz Action

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Diana Ross (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: The B-52s (music round)

Top quiz action tonight. Heavy, sexy, powerful. Will we have an ABBA singalong? Unlikely but you never know…

Meanwhile, here is a cheat clue for tonight’s quiz at the Safari:

By the way, did you know that 1983 actually looked like this clip. This is not some effect to do with low-resolution recording and videotape degradation, the real world actually looked like this.

Thanks to developments in technology and politics, real life went hi-def in about 1998. And you kids complain if your skinny latte isn’t hot enough. You kids don’t know you’re born.

By the way – we have a winner for DEAD POOL in August. Old John McCain lost his long-running battle with death and that means that Tomas Sanders is a winner.

Dead Pool September 2017
Sep 2017 – the last time there was a John McCain Dead Pool surge

If Tomas can drag his ass to the quiz before the end of September he will receive a shiny £1 million scratchcard.

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Best prize for Dead Pool to date was £100 won by the bloke who predicted the demise of BB King back in 2015. Could this one be better?

Remember: tonight’s pub quizzes are located less than a mile apart. You could, feasibly, do the double.

First one at the Brass Leith finishes at 8.30pm and the second one at the Safari Lounge begins at 9pm (although I don’t usually hit the first question until about 10 past or quarter past)

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Cunto Cards 2018
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Sunday Roast Quiz With A Side of Potatoes

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Tricky Disco (music round)

There haven’t been a lot of Sunday rollovers recently but both venues have a rollover this week. Good.

Here’s the cheat info for the music round at tonight’s Tolbooth quiz. It’s an instrumental rave=chart crossover from before you were born (1990).

Great stuff. The Good Old Days. G.O.D,

One day, in the future, today will be the good old days. Make sure you remember it was the time you won the quiz. Hot.

Anyway – See you at the quiz tonight!

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Thursday Quiz Entitlement

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £120. Cheat answer: The Ring (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Sigrid (music round)

It’s Thursday. So you are entitled to TWO pub quizzes.

And the extra good news is that we’re downstairs again at the Argyle, back in our lovely cosy basement now that all the festival noggins have nogged off.

Give us our city back, you flakey-bakey, semi-talented, wanna-has-beens. Go back to London.

Meanwhile, here’s the music round cheat. It’s a modern singer from Norway called Sigrid.

She’s charismatic and all, but the record sounds like something that would finish twelfth or thirteenth at Eurovision.

Which isn’t terrible.

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