Mon 29th October 2018 – Monday Night Quizzes In Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Happy Feet (music round)

Last week at the Safari we discovered that an average Emperor Penguin stands at 3’9″*. This week we feature penguins in the picture round. What is going on. Some sinister penguin takeover? Stay tuned.

Here’s the music round free answer, it applies to the Brass Monkey Leith and it is a gloriously made-up piece of 1970s lingual nonsense from Italy’s master of entertainment, Adriano Celentano:

You’ve probably seen this before.

Celentano wrote a song to show how he thought Western (English language) pop music sounded to Italian ears.

It’s proper gibberish but various people have tried to fit it to English words. Here’s one example.

Image result for penguin eye adelie

Anyway: vegans, trans, gay, straight, tall, dwarf, multi-ethnic, ginger people, penguins, bus drivers and billionaires, you’re all welcome to the quiz tonight. Let there be no walls.

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Marti Pellow Prize sensation
Wishing they were lucky

*according to National Geographic

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Sunday 28th October 2018 – Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

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

Last week’s dance-off at the Persevere probably cannot be beaten but at least its a rollover.

Taking on a six-year old at dancing? It’s not going to work is it? Good effort from Davey though, a bold performance under the circumstances.

Anyway – here’s Alice Cooper making a perfectly serviceable but ultimately musically uninspiring hair-metal rock-ballad into something better by dressing up for the video:

I never really “got” Alice Cooper. I reckon that glam metal stuff was for blokes who were too scared to be into Human League or Roxy Music in case they got called a poof.

The code was that the greasy look-made people think you were definitely a “proper man”. The make-up and the spandex were still there but “covered” by the leather and the motorbikes.

By the way, Sunday has a meetup group who come along to the quiz.

Yeah.

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Thursday 25th October 2018 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

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

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Carry On Up The Khyber (music round)

Here are tonight’s quizzes. They is great.

The Argyle – So nice.

Newsroom – So glamour.

The cheat music for tonight is for the Argyle. This is early 80s Stranglers – a a spooky number from the start of their ‘Men In Black’ concept album which is about space travellers, many years before Will Smith was even cool.

The video is a fan-made interpretation. Kinda Halloweeny.

One of the reasons you may recognise the song (if you’re a bit older) is that it was used for many years as the introduction music to Keith Floyd’s cookery shows. He was the one who liked to get pissed on wine while he was cooking. A hero to millions.

Anyway – I’ll see you at the quiz. I’ll be the one with the great hair.

POLITICS THURSDAY

Incidentally – Thursday is now the day when I express my political opinion on this blog.

This week’s point: Never trust any politician who spreads his hands forwards and to the sides when s/he is talking, like a clumsy Jesus. That shit is all training and it kicks in when they’re not being 100% truthful.

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Wed Quizzes – Oct 24th

Quizzes tonight: Come out and feel what others feel.

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Boney M (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Bassoon (pic round)

By the way, do yourself a favour and say “bassoon” out loud. It is very satisfying.

Here’s the music round cheat for tonight at the Joker. It is the greatest (Christmas) song ever recorded. Maybe except the Johnny Mathis one.

Totally great. Let’s get this Halloween pish oot the way. Bring on Christmas.

Come to the quiz and let love and brotherhood and peace reign all over the land.

Yeah,

Dr P

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Mon 22nd October 2018 – Monday Night Quizzes In Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Hanna-Barbera (pic round)

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

Big wins last Monday – both for the Speckies. Money returns to normal tonight.

Here’s the music round free answer, it applies to the Safari Lounge quiz:

Dry your eyes? There’s a sentiment for the Snowflake generation (you) that bursts into tears at the merest unavailability of a vegan option or lack of fifty-two differently-gendered toilet bathroom situations.

See in my day – it was all woolly mammoths and national service and being a vegetarian (1987-93) was fucking hard work.

Actually it was easy enough – you just didn’t eat meat.

What am I ranting about? Nothing really – just a cheap attempt to be controversial and edgy. All I really want is for you to come to the quiz. Answer my cry for help: TONIGHT.

Yo,

Dr P

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Jolly Boy

 

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Sunday 21st October 2018 – Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Al Green (music round)

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

It’s Sunday. The day when the nation dreams of sending their children to school in the morning but sometimes can only weep because it turns out it’s still the holidays.

Anyway – crying aside – here is tonight’s cheat music answer which is for the Persevere:

I can’t remember who I was talking with last week but while I rattled on Marti Pellow, they were telling me how good Al Green is live. That’s why I chose a live version. To be fair, it’s smooth as fuck.

Incidentally, the Sunday quiz at the Tolbooth is the regular base of the Meetup team. If you are new in town and need people to quiz with, join the meetup group and come along to the quiz.

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Tonight’s Quizzes – Thu 18th Oct 2018

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

Come to the pub. Only FOOLS stay indoors when Thursday offers itself like an easy platter, like a buffet breakfast in a decent European hotel, full of dark breads and mysterious cheeses and cereal and brioche and cold meats and all of that.

Here are your Thursday choices:

Argyle – Middle class Marchmont Bohemia in a basement.

Newsroom – Uptown glamour, but not the exclusive sort.

The cheat music for tonight is for the Newsroom. This is early Human League – Phil being Phil, which is to say: terrific…

One of the youtube comments remarks that listening to this song on headphones in the dark is like being trapped inside a computer.

Nice.

Anyway – I’ll see you at the quiz. I’ll be the specky one with the suit jacket and the quiz questions. I don’t just have to be the asker though, you can ask me anything.

POLITICS THURSDAY

Incidentally – Thursday is now the day when I express my political opinion on this blog.

This week’s point: elections are fucking stupid.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday Quizzes – 17th Oct 2018

Quizzes tonight: Come out and feel what others feel.

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

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

Pots got won last week, so minimum payout tonight but it’s nights like these that have the cosy atmosphere because there’s not a jackpot large enough to cause a fight or a barney.

Here’s the music round cheat for tonight at the Monkey, it is, perhaps, the funniest rock video of the 80s:

I still think of Twisted Sister and singer Dee Snider whenever I see women in the pub with hair like that.

And the most likely Dr Paul to see hair of this style? The Newsroom on Thursday night. Usually teachers on the piss.

Hey hey hey!

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