Thursday Armageddon

Well, maybe not Armageddon. Just a couple of pub quizzes in beautiful Edinburgh

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £120. Cheat news: One of the music round snips is Paramore – see vid below.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat: One of the picture round answers is Skoda Fabia

Like a lot of modern videos, this appears to have quite a lot of budget and despite all of the capital expended, fails to convince.

Modern life is shit and means nothing.

Not that it ever did.

If you can get past these feelings of human pain, then come to the quiz. You will talk to friends, you will drink effective booze and everything will pan out just fine. Trust me.

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Monkey Is Back. Loads of Money Tonight

After one whole month of listening to the screeching egos, the Brass Monkey is back in regular business as the said egos have departed for London.

Meanwhile, the Joker offers its largest pot in a wee while. Catch one. Catch both!

7pm – The Joker And The Thief. Jackpot £180. Cheat answer: Andy Roddick is in the picture round.

9pm – The Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot £150. Cheat: One of the music round hits is by Marti Pellow, the man who would have been famous for putting Clydebank on the map, if Clydebank wasn’t already famous for shipbuilding and blitzes and sewing machine factories. See video below:

I’ve seen women screaming for Marti Pellow in real life. It didn’t make me hate him. It made me respect his work.

 

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Poetry Found

This was discovr’d left over on the back of someone’s picture round at the Leith Monkey last week…

It reads thus:

If I could, I'd cut off your finger,

To remember the past.

Whenever I am thinking of you,

I'd stick it up my arse.

I'm telling you this just to say,

I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day...

 

Genius. And it look’s like Ally’s handwriting. But I can’t be sure.

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Monday Mega Jackpot

Quiz tonight:

7pm Brass Monkey Leith.  Jackpot: £200 in dirty cash. Cheat: Janet Jackson is in the music round. See vid below…

9pm Safari Lounge. Jackpot: £60 cash. Cheat: One of the pic round answers is ‘Be Cool‘.

The video for this song has had a lot of money spent on it.

In the video, Janet Jackson lives in the future and she’s got a robot dog and fridge full of silver spheres and everything.

Her girlfriends come round and they go out to the city to perform on a floating computer stage. It’s all pretty stupid. It doesn’t disguise that the song is bland. IT cost $2 and half million dollars to make.

It is the opposite of this:

Which is Mark E Smith sitting in the pub and shouting his hit at the camera. I can’t get a figure but I’m guessing the video cost less than £500 all in.

And that’s today’s prices. Fuck knows for back then? Three pounds, and 90 shillings?

 

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Sunday Dreams

Pub quizzes in Edinburgh tonight:

6pm Persevere. Jackpot £60 cash. Cheat: Eric Clapton is in the music round (see vid below).

8pm Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot £120 cash. Cheat: One of the pic round answers is a Hillman Imp

I can’t be bothered with Eric Clapton or ‘Derek Caption’ as is his real name.

The music strikes me as dull. And he doesn’t even dress up for his gigs. He looks like he’s about to solder some kind of circuit.

To be fair. ‘I Shot The Sherriff‘ is all right but he never looks as though he enjoys anything.

Can you imagine him getting wasted on red wine and strong weed and playing Risk all night? Nah, me neither. And that’s how I judge people.

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Voucher Report

First in an occasional series of reports detailing what the winning team did with their booze voucher.

LOCATION: The Argyle Bar

DATE: Last Thursday

TEAM; Omni

bunnahabhain-12-year-old-whisky
BOOZE

BOOZE:

2 x Tennents

3 x Bunnahabhain

1 x Black Sambuca

1 x Tequila

COMMENT:

Nice work. I know nowt about whisky but apparently Bunnahabhain is a good one. The Sambuca and the Tequila add urban street edge while it’s all backed up with a pair of basic pints, the kind of pints that built Scotland into the international superpower that she is today.

Well played, Team Omni

 

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£140 of Jackpots tonight

Quiz action in Edinburgh tonight:

7pm The Argyle Bar. Jackpot £90 cash. Cheat: The Dixie Chicks are in the music round (see vid below)

9pm Newsroom. Jackpot £50 cash. Cheat: One of tonight’s answers is ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

The music round hit for the Argyle is an amazing song by the Dixie Chicks. It’s got spousal abuse and murder and it sounds like a party. Perfect country. Check out the video:

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All The Pricks Have Gone Home. It Is Safe To Come Out.

All the wanks of the known world have packed their bags and feld to London. The city is ours again.

Quiz tonight:

The Joker & The Thief7pm

Jackpot: £150

Cheat: This song by The Inspiral Carpets is in the music round tonight:

No Brass Monkey tonight but we’ll be back in business from next Wednesday. Dig it.

Come out and bask in the relative emptiness. Compared to last week you can leave the house half an hour later and still get to the pub in good time. Happy days.

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Celebrate The End of The Fringe By Winning Money

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot £150. Cheat: There is a Yew in the answers for the picture round.

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat: The music round contains Wet Wet Wet. See video that follows.

Geez. That’s thirty years ago. I saw Pellow once playing the lawyer in a production of ‘Chicago‘ at the Kings in Glasgow. I always hated Wet Wet Wet and wasn’t much looking forward to the Pellow.

But he was brilliant.

Fair play to the Clydebank-reared superstar.

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