Monday 4th March 2019 – Including NEW QUIZ!

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Natalie Portman (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Steriogram(music round)

SO! there is a BRAND NEW QUIZ tonight, hosted by legend-in-the making, young Joshua, at Saint Andrews Brewing Company as from next Monday.

The St Andrews Brewing Co is at Potterrow, near the University and boasts food, drink and all the usual shite but with a brand new shiny host. Go and give him a hard time!

St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potter Row
St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potterrow

Joshua is a hip young quizmaster with many questions and answers ahead of him. you’ll like him!

Meanwhile, here is the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Safari. It’s a band from New Zealand called Steriogram.

The video must have cost a fortune to make and so much time to do the knitted stuff. It doesn’t look computer-generated.

And for such a humdrum song, it feels like a great waste of human effort.

A bit like the effort that goes into making domino runs that just get knocked over in the end. When it’s all over, what does humanity gain?

However, that’s only if you look at these endeavours from an ivory tower or some mountain of righteousness perspective.

Bottom line: maybe it’s just people doing people things and what does anything mean anyway when one day this Earth will be swept away by cosmic tides?

We are all trivia.

And this is why quiz remains relevant.

So whether you go to Joshua’s quiz or one of mine (or a combo) tonight, have a great time because this time doesn’t last forever.

x

Dr P

By the way – I made the list for March Dead Pool yesterday. Here is the latest Dead Cloud and some old ones too, for comparison:

So that’s the way the biscuit breaks this fine Monday morning. Get out there and be the best human you can be. Yes. Inspirational. Truly.

Yo,

Dr Paul

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Dead Pool March 2019

Dead Pool March 2019 cloud
Prince Philip Leads The Way

Got round to tabulating and recording the March 2019 Dead Pool entries yesterday.

Prince Philip dominates, a spell in the news always gives Dead Pool rankings a boost and the old D of E is usually number one anyway so he’s the big boss this month: if he dies it will be a fifteen way tie for the scratchy.

Surprise/exotic picks for this month include Les Dennis and Mariah Carey. What a pair they would make if they ever became romantically involved.

Anyway, here is the full list for the month:

Alex Ferguson
Angela Lansbury
Angela Ripon
Barbara Windsor
Barbara Windsor
Barbara Windsor
Billy Connolly
Billy Connolly
Daniel McGarrell
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Dr Paul
Duchess of Cambridge
Elton John
Elton John
Gary Moore
Henry Kissinger
Hope
Jack Nicholson
Judi Dench
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Les Dennis
Maggie Smith
Mariah Carey
Meghan Markle
Michael J Fox
Mick Jagger
Nicholas Parsons
Nicolas Maduro
Nicolas Maduro
Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
Pele
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
Prince Philip
R Kelly
Robert Mugabe
Robert Redford
Scott Disick
Sean Connery
Shamima Begum
Shemima Begum
Silvio Berlusconi
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
Theresa May
Tim Curry
Tina Turner
Tony Bennett
Vera Lynn
Yoko Ono

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Sunday 3rd March – Quizzes Tonight


Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Arctic Monkeys (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Magnum (pic round)

Come on. It’s Sunday. But don’t go out for a full Scottish, just hold it.

Think about your health. I know I’m not one talk but we need to watch what we’re eating.

A far more sensible idea is to have some porridge or kale or something and just HOLD YOUR FIRE till this evening.

Then go out and get wellied at the quiz.

See? Tactical!

And now, here is the video for tonight’s cheat answer at the Persevere.

Live, likes, but fairly faithful to the record so if you listen to this you’ll know what’s what in the music round.

By the way, see if you’re a Chinese computer spammer, please go and kill yourself. I just got seventeen thousand emails (literal number- not exaggeration) all in Chinese. Took me ages to delete them and it’s just annoying so please kill yourself, spammer. Thanks. Or at least piss off.

My daughter reminds me, however, to look on the bright side. So here’s a picture of Zippy and Geoffrey in happier times, before the REAPER…

Zippy has been on the booze a lot since Geoffrey died. Some of the outcomes are not pretty. SO let’s remember the sunlight and the loving, rather than focussing on the darkness and grieving. Or the substance abuse and the dwindling hope of joy in a world that simply doesn’t care.

Am I doing this positivity right?

Anyway – come to the quiz.

x

See you later.

Ooh hah.

Dr Paul

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This Is Thursday. Don’t Be A Fool. Come To The Quiz.

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: The Tick (pic round)

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

The cheat answers for tonight include this song by Kool & The Gang:

The song is probably about sex but it might just be about disco. Nobody knows.

Anyway, as you do know: Thursday is currently MOVIE Thursday: I’m counting down the list of my ten favourite films of all time.

I’ve been at this for two months now and here is the chart so far:

10 .Flash Gordon (1980)

9. Jesus Christ Superstar (1979)

8. The Good The Bad & The Ugly (1966)

7. Zardoz (1974)

6. Das Boot (1981)

5. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

4. Hair (1979)

This week:

3. Mary Poppins (1964)

This week’s greatest film ever made is a straightforward crowd-pleaser, (although not in the profanisaurus sense).

Basically, if you don’t like Mary Poppins you must be dead. Your soul escaped and your body is a rotting shell. You are a virtual corpse.

How the HELL can you not love this?

The songs are great. The emotions are simple and everlasting. And while the children might be wee dicks, they mainly stay out of the way of Dick Van Dyke who is busy being really really entertaining.

Are you trying to say you don’t like dancing penguins?

Are you trying to say that the word Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious doesn’t delight you in some small way, every single time, no matter how old and cynical you have become?

You must be dead.

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Look, there goes your soul, flying over the chimney tops like a shit cloud. Because you’re dead.

But never mind. Here’s a wee bird.

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And if you think it’s just fluff, remember that the beating heart of the Mary Poppins story is universal suffrage:

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And we respect the politics of this. Excellent.

Next week: we enter the crazy world of Dr Paul’s favourite films ever – The Top 2.

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday 27th Feb

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

Wednesday night. You feel it? Yeah. Me too.

The thing about reading this is you get a wee boost: a free answer. The free answer for tonight’s music round at the Brass is Jan Hammer who impressed us in the 1980s with his large keyboards.

Flamingos and Speedboats

Before looking up Wikipedia, I’m going to predict whether Jan Hammer is still alive or whether he is now dead. I’m going to go for ALIVE.

Yass. He’s alive and he is 70 years old. He’ll be 71 if he makes it mid-April. Wiki tells me that Hammer also did the music for two series of ‘Chancer’, a British TV series starring Clive Owen as a conman which I simply have no memory of whatsoever.

To be honest, the theme tune is a bit shit:

So that’s Jan Hammer. Underwhelming.

One thing that is NOT underwhelming is the thrill and pleasure you get from winning the quiz. It’s a feeling like no other feeling. Just look at these people:

Winning At The Joker

Come on. Let’s go out and do the quiz.

Love,

Dr P

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World’s greatest team – team spirit

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MONDAY 25TH FEB 2019 – MONDAY QUIZZES

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Fine Young Cannibals (music round)

Monday has appeared like a creepy ghost of last week. And just like last week there are two quizzes tonight but that’s the last time that will happen as young quizmaster Joshua will be starting at the Saint Andrews Brewing Company as from next Monday.

Joshua is a hip young quizmaster with many questions and answers ahead of him. you’ll like him!

Meanwhile, here is the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Safari. It’s 80s super-legends the Fine Young Cannibals .

Well – I call them super-legends, but I don’t think The Fine Young Cannibals had a huge amount of hits.

They just showed up, defined mid-80s UK pop and then fucked off again before becoming tired, worn-out and irrelevant, unlike, arguably, The Pet Shop Boys.

In fact, looking up their discography I discover that they had 5 x Top Ten hits and lasted for about five years. These are the right numbers for a pop band.

So that’s the way the biscuit breaks this fine Monday morning. Get out there and be the best human you can be. Yes. Inspirational. Truly.

Yo,

Dr Paul

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Sunday 24th feb

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Del Amitri (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Nick Drake (pic round)

Sunday night is here again. It keeps on coming like a Bongo Train. No pain. Life in the drain.

I have nothing sensible to say today (as you can see) so here is the video for tonight’s cheat answer at the Persevere.

Oh my days, this is from 1998 which was the last time Scotland qualified for the men’s world cup.

In some ways the pain is over, as the women have qualified for France this year. In other ways, the pain continues.

The Del Amitri song itself is full of pain and very very Scottish. I hated it at the time but, 20 years later, I’m starting to like it slightly better.

The lyrics say. “Don’t come home too soon” and this reflects the feeling at the time. Scotland fans were used to qualifying in those days but this was essentially a plea for the team to get out of the group stages… something that had never happened.

This used to be the Scotland fans’ big dream – that one day we would go to the World Cup and not get knocked out of the group stage.

Sadly, even qualifying in the first place this now seems impossible, out of reach.

And Del Amitri haven’t had a top 40 hit since 2002.

See what has become of us.

Anyway – come to the quiz.

x

See you later.

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Thursday Night Quiz Action

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Chef (music round)

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

The cheat answers for tonight include this song by Chef out of South Park:


The song is about snacks but also kind of about his bollocks. This is why South Park became so popular in the late 90s. There wasn’t much else to do.

Anyway, as dedicated readers will know: Thursday now MOVIE Thursday: I’m in the middle of a list of my ten favourite films of all time.

The chart so far:

10 .Flash Gordon (1980)

9. Jesus Christ Superstar (1979)

8. The Good The Bad & The Ugly (1966)

7. Zardoz (1974)

6. Das Boot (1981)

5. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

This week:

4. Hair (1979)

Definitely the greatest film ever made. It’s got a pounding soundtrack, hippies who appear to live wild in New York City, life death, babies and LSD trips mixed up with the Hare Krishna tribe.

I think I watched this once a month during 1994 which is when my group of friends discovered this movie that by then was already a relic.

I was too young to be a 1970s hippy but I’d been vaguely fascinated with this subculture before. My favourite character out of ‘The Young Ones’ was Neil and what teenager doesn’t want to be Danny out of ‘Withnail And I’?

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But this American film gave a new spin to my understanding of 70s hippies: they could also be cool, blag their way into high-society parties and execute some pretty nifty pre-rehearsed song-and-dance routines.

The film evolved from an earlier stage musical. Apparently the musical’s writers thought the film wasted the original story and was a poor adaptation but I’ve seen a stage production and it was tedious compared to this grand entertainment.

Watch it but don’t ask for it to make much sense at all until it gets near the end and suddenly there is a real and possibly fatal human drama on top of all the sexy foolery of the last hour.

If the movie didn’t thump you with big emotions at the end it would probably be worth a single watch. But the heartbreak keeps me coming back, as do the songs and the mad set pieces.

e.g:

The horse ride in the park for the song ‘Sodomy’

Claude’s trip:

The bit where Woof won’t have his hair cut for a short spell in jail and is subsequently interrogated to find out if he is gay. He sings his way out of trouble, of course:

There’s load more but you have to watch the film. It’s the greatest film ever made and I fear that I have left no room to improve for my top 3. I’m gonna have to think hard to come up with something for next week.

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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