Come To The Pub.

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief.  – JOKER WEDNESDAY QUIZ RETURNS… NEXT WEEK

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Man Ray
(picture round)

Man Ray? He was a cool photographer

It’s the first Wednesday quiz of the year. We have no idea if the pub will still have a few festive bellends hanging about or whether that’s all cleansed now. Come and find out.

Either way it’s quiz time twenty eighteen style. NOW IS YOUR TIME.

Be a lion, not an elf.

 

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Favourite Deaths, Part 1

One of my favourite deaths is that of the Greek playwright Aeschylus back in the good old days of the 5th century BC.

Aeschylus was visiting Sicily and was outside, situated away from trees, cliffs etc. He did this a lot as there was a prophecy saying that he would be killed by a falling object.

Unluckily for Aeschylus, a nearby eagle had captured a tortoise and was flying overhead, looking for a rock to drop the tortoise onto, which would smash its shell.

The eagle, being bird-brained, mistook Aeschylus’s bald head for a rock, and dropped the tortoise straight onto the acclaimed playwright, killing him instantly.

Luckily for us, someone was there to take a photo of the incident.

Cause of death: FALLING TORTOISE. What are the odds?

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Did You Blow It Last Night? Win It Back Tonight

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Pat Benetar (music round – see vid below)

9pm – Safari Lounge.  – SAFARI IS OPEN… NEXT MONDAY!

The Pat Benetar song in the music round tonight is loaded with power. Ninety eighty five was like that. There was electricity in the air – literally. You couldn’t move without receiving a POP BOLT TO THE HEART.

It was dangerous. But it was cool.

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Last Quizzes of 2017 Are Tonight

Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £210. Cheat answer: Lisbon (pic round – see below)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: House of Pain (music round – see vid)

So here it is Merry Christmas. My voice survived two quizzes last night so I expect further health imp[rovements throughout the day and more success tonight in terms of getting through the quiz without croaking.

I don’t mean dying. I expect that too.

I mean, like a frog.

Anyway, tonight’s music round at the Newsy contains a clip which falls into the classic quiz category of “deffo know the tune – don’t really know who did it”. It’s House of Pain. Now you know. Listen to the tune of the video if you want to be fully armed for tonight’s quiz.

Speaking of which, there’s a small chance that the Newsroom will be full of Christmas wallopers tonight but to be fair, it kind of was last week and it wasn’t too bad. No one was sick on the floor. The really really really drunk women who had been out since five o clock were (relatively) demure. They did the quiz. It was cool.

Not like the table full of wanks at the Monkey last night who just sat there being too-important-to-take-part through the whole thing and making loads of noise.

I seriously wish death upon those sorts of people.

Anyway, aren’t I full of Christmas cheer?

Maybe I will be full of it next year, if Christmas stops being about the exploitation of the peoples’ debt for corporate profit.

Maybe I will be bring the cheer next year when Christmas stops being about the continuation of an unsustainable regime of plastic production disguised as some kind of spiritual landmark.

Maybe I’ll celebrate in carols next year when the emphasis on spending is finally jettisoned by a sickened nation and we genuinely join together to solve poverty.

Only Joking. Happy Christmas.

Happy Falkirk Christmas
Happy Falkirk Christmas

 

 

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Last Wednesday Quizzes of The Year

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £120. Cheat: Chris Griffin (pic round)

8pm – Harmonium. Jackpot £120. Cheat: Styx (music round – see below)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Childish Gambino  (music round)

These are the last Wednesday quizzes of the year. In addition: tonight and tomorrow will be your ONLY chances to play DEAD POOL for January. I didn’t get the forms out last week and was going to start on MOnday, only to be swiped by the bad flu.

Bad flu has receded enough for me to do the quizzes tonight but I probably won’t be dancing.

Gordon who does the quiz at Harmonium has reported no illness, so I’m sure he’ll be dancing to keep you entertained in between questions.

The Styx song in tonight’s music round at the Harmonium quiz is a timeless work of beautiful genius.

It’s unquestionably a great song but like many classics of its era, becomes somewhat tarnished by youtube comment left by fat old plonks saying things like “This is real music. Everything today is plastic rap and sucks.”

The Childish Gambino song in the music round at the Monkey which sounded to me, at first, just another modern rap song and a bit plasticky, but I have to admit liking the video. Maybe I like the song a bit better now, after hearing it twice.

And I was going to type something about the old versus the new but, fuck, I’ve just realised this tune is four years old itself. To me that’s nowt – to some of your it’s a lifetime.

Put it this way: we all die someday.

 

 

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Hey. Finish the Weekend With A Quiz

Tonight – last Sunday quizzes of 2017:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Gymnastics (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Whitney Houston (music round – see below…)

Witness Whitney’s groove in the vid below: she rhymes “World War Three” with “poverty“. It’s a shame she’s dead cos the world NEEDS MORE RHYMES LIKE THESE.

Meanwhile, here’s the guy (on the left) who won the money at the Tolbooth last Sunday: ooh la la

Cash winner Richard (or was it Robert ?- I cannae mind)

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Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh Tonight

Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £180. Cheat answer: Elvis Costello (music round – see below)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: J.R.R. Tolkein (pic round)

Here is a TV performance of the Elvis Costello song from back in the day. Back in the late 70s I used to like Elvis Costello, solely based on the fact that he he looked like my Uncle Stefan.

 

 

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Wednesday Quizzes

Quizzes tonight:

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

8pm – Harmonium. Jackpot £90. Cheat: Electrolux (pic round)

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

If you’re coming to the joker tonight – best to BOOK A TABLE. This is just in case there’s football people taking up the berths. (Hibs are at home but kickoff is 7.45pm so any fans that do come in will disappear by half seven –  we won’t let them spoil the quiz).

The Bananarama song at the Joker is this:

 

80s classic. Most of you won’t be old enough to remember Bananarama but they were bigger than the Spice Girls to the power of Little Mix.

My favourite was Keren, she was the one with the dark hair, the one in the middle of this photo:

Image result for bananarama

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Come To The Pub Quiz

Tonight:

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

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

The DJ Sammy song in the music round at the Safari is easily one of the greatest three hundred tunes ever written. Witness the majesty in this video:

You know this music is similar to the music your body will create at the moment of your death whenever that occurs in the future. This has been proven by death scientists and will hold up in a court of law OR natural justice – whichever happens first.

Actually that might be bullshit. I looked it up on Google and no one on this thread actually specifically mentions DJ Sammy, but there’s nothing to stop us hoping…

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