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!
Here are the music round cheats for tonight
The first is for the Argyle Bar:
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.
Meanwhile, the Safari Lounge music round will contain this song by Elvis Costello:
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.
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.
By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Tolbooth Tavern:
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
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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.
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.
Here are the music round cheats for tonight
The first is for the Brass Monkey Leith:
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:
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.