Monday 11th Nov 2011

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Toni Braxton (music round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: DJ Snake & Lil’ John (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Conchita Wurst (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Greenland (pic round)

Biggest Jackpot Tonight

The biggest Monday quiz jackpot tonight is at the Brass MOnkey Leith where everyone will be competing for £100 in super sext CASH!

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Brass Monkey Leith:

Complaining about the ex – a lucrative

This Toni Braxton number is one of those songs sung by a should lady and aimed at an unidentified man who isn’t / wasn’t good enough.

Other acts who have often played out similar themes in their songs would be Destiny’s Child, TLC and Little Mix.

The tone of these songs are usually righteous, direct and slightly aggressive.

I tihnk the blokes they sing about are supposed to hear the song and feel ashamed of their behaviour or inadequacies

But I wonder if they feel this at all.

I always picture the individual men on the receiving end of these types of songs as totally unashamed, perhaps sitting on a nice park bench somewhere, smoking a fag and drinking a can of Kestrel lager, while their ex moans about them in a pop video.

Who is the winner in this situation? It’s hard to say.

Meanwhile, the Argyle Bar music round will contain this song by DJ Snake & Lil Jon:

Smash boom thump

The only thing to say about this video is that it is excellent and sbizarrre. You have to watch it but it’s got high rise living, dick-power, domestic damage and a copper getting his face melted off.

You might have seen it already (it has nearly a billion views on youtube) but you might not know or expect that it gets used in Figure Skating, by an American skater named Jimmy Ma.

Great stuff. Round up the team and we’ll see you tonight.

See you tonight.

Dr Pauloski

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Sunday 10th November

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: Blue Pearl (music round)

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

There’s hefty English football on this afternoon (Liv v Man) which means if you want to see grown men becoming grumpy about a ball game you should come along to the Persevere when I will be switching the sound on the football over to my channel with about 20 minutes still to play.

It’s football’s own fault. The football and the quiz used to dovetail nicely when they started the games at 4pm, but sometime during last season they began trying 4.30 kickoffs and this must somehow make them more money, because they’ve stuck with it this season.

Quiz aint moving, cos I have another quiz later and I’m habitually slightly too late to get that one started anyway. So no moving.

And if the Premier League has a problem with this then I will fight the Premier League boss of scheduling at boxing for the right to choose match times, and also to raise my social media profile and make a million pounds. The challenge is here, now.

CHEATS

Anyway, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Persevere:

Blue Pearl

This still sounds great after all these years. And I’ve just discovered that the singer’s name is Durga McBroom.

Durga McBroom. Can anyone beat that for a name?

She’s the vocalist but the guy who did the music is interesting. His real name is Martin Glover but he goes by the name “Youth” although he is now 58 years old.

A quick wiki reveals he was involved with all sorts of different music : Killing Joke, The Orb, U2, Paul McCartney, The Cult, The Verve, The Sugarcubes and even Alien Sex Fiend.

Any, Sunday is the day of the Lord, day of family, day of Remembrance (today only – official), and the day of pub quiz.

See you tonight

Love,

Dr Paul

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Dead Pool November 2019

Here’s the list of those famous people you picked for the chop in November 2019.

We’ll see what happens.

Remember it’s one entry per person so if you entered more than once, they won’t all appear on the list – I just go for the first one I find.

Alex Ferguson
Alex Trebek
Angela Merkel
Antonio Banderas
Barbara Windsor
Barry Gibb
Barry McGuigan
Betty White
Betty White
Bill Turnbull
Bill Withers
Billy Connolly
Bob Barker
Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Clint Eastwood
Dalai Lama
David Attenborough
David Jason
David Soul
Delia Smith
Dick Van Dyke
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Ed Sheeran
Gina Davis
Granit Xhaka
Iggy Pop
Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
Joan Plowright
John Cleese
John Craven
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Len Goodman
Madonna
Maggie Smith
Michael Douglas
Michael Heseltine

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Hezza


Nigel Lawson
Olivia Newton John
Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne
Paul Gascoigne
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
Robert Redford
Russell Brand
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Sean Connery
Sean Connery
Sean Connery
Sean Connery
Stanley Johnson
Steve Buscemi

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Steve Buscemi has looked dead for years. In a good way.


The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
Thom Yorke
Tina Turner
Tony Green
Yoko Ono

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Thursday 7th November 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Cheetah (pic round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in the middle of Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Melanie C (music round).

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s former Spice Girl Mel C when she attempted to prove to the world that she was rock.

Unconvincing

Mel C’s job title in the Spice Girls was “Sporty Spice” which meant that she wore tracksuits and did backflips.

This was one of the better roles in the Spice Girls, being defined by action rather than age or body type.

Ginger Spice? Is that all there is to Geri Halliwell, her red hair? Having red hair is enough to constitute a character?

The “Baby Spice” nickname carried worrying overtones and hardly provided a great launch pad showbiz longevity, given that Emma Bunton is now 43 and is still best remembered for her resemblance to an infant.

I’m sure I’ve pondered the meaning of “Scary Spice” before on these pages.

What exactly made Mel B “scary”? According to the Spice Girls page on Wikipedia, the nickname was due to Mel B’s…

"in-your-face" attitude, "loud" Leeds accent, throaty laugh, pierced tongue, bold manner of dress (which often consisted of leopard-print outfits), and her voluminously curly Afro hair.[188][206] 

But you have to wonder if there was some underlying racism in the name.

Would she really have been called Scary Spice if she’d happened to be white?

Could Mel B ever have been the “posh” one? I have no idea, but I do wonder.

Meanwhile, the “Posh” name probably worked best of all, long-term. This defined Victoria Addams (now Beckham) as a high-profile woman who was interested in fashion, being posh and pouty and all that.

She has succesfully jumped up from this character platform onto a higher level that involved a real career building an actual fashion empire, with no cognitive dissonance getting in the way – the character remains intact and she did a great job putting the character to work for her.

As for Mel C, she keeps plugging away, bringing out the occasional record.

Her last album got to number 25 in the UK charts which is much higher than any of my albums have reached, but still…

Anyway – The Spice girls are highly unlikely to be at any of the quizzes tonight so if you want to be Sporty, Posh or Ginger tonight, then aint no-one gonna sotp you.

Remember: the Strathie has cheap drink and the Newsroom is handy for buses.

Choose wisely!

See you tonight!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Wed 6th Nov

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

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

CHEAT TIPS

Very busy today – so only brief info:

It’s for the music round at the Brass Monkey on Drummond Street and it’s the epic sound of the summer from way back in ’89 – Black Box:

Sound of the Summer

Every single person in Britain got off to this in eighty nine. I remember it, I was there and it was tremendous.

No time for chat today – see you tonight!

Love,

Dr P

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Tuesday 5th November

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £120. Cheat clue: The Rolling Stones (music round)

It’s Tuesday which means that you can go down to Canonmills for Josh’s quiz at O’Connor’s.

Cheat News

You’ll have heard of the Rolling Stones, who now have a collective age of three hundred and one.

You’ll also know many of their tunes, probably more than you realise, seeing as how they’ve been banging them out for about fifty years.

This is one of their most popular and it’s in the O’Connor’s music round tonight:

Song not really about horses at all

By the way, the rollovers have been racking up at O’Connor’s and Josh’s jackpot is up to £120 in CASH tonight.

That’s right: CASH!

So if you fancy a holiday in Montrose for three, or perhaps a second-hand stand-up piano, with enough money for delivery – then tonight’s jackpot should take care of it for you.

£120 it will feel good, I guarantee it.

Lots of love,

Dr Paul

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Monday 4th November

Quizzes Tonight:

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

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Pablo Picasso (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £60. Cheat news: AronChupa (music round)

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

Big Jackpots

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!

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Argyle Bar:

Something to do with mouses

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.

No Justice.

Meanwhile, the Safari Lounge music round will contain this song by Elvis Costello:

The “other” Elvis

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.

Round up the team and we’ll see you tonight.

See you tonight.

Dr Pavel

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Safari exterior
Safari exterior



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Sunday 3rd November

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Portuguese(pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Doves (music round)

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.

CHEATS

By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Tolbooth Tavern:

The Doves

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

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 31st October 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Panorama (music round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in the middle of Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

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

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Strathie. It’s the theme to the BBC current affairs program Panorama:

Epic rolling strength

Heavy groove. Fact groove. Documentary groove.

It’s Halloween, of course, so who knows what the boozer will be like tonight? Freak show and busy or quiet and normal? I have no idea.

The Newsroom may well see quite a few people in costumes. You might get to see a sexy penguin costume, which I didn’t realize was a thing.

I’m pretty sure the The Strathie will be totally impervious to Halloween, just as it would not change for Christmas, Easter or Atomic War.

The Strathie represents tradition, solidness and dependability in a world that is increasingly fucked.

If you come to the quiz at the The Strathie you will be rewarded with nostalgic waves and happy security. And cheap booze.

This is literally true.

See you tonight!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Wednesday 30th October

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

8pm – The Raging Bull, Lothian Road. Jackpot £150 Cheat: Argentina (pic round)

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

RAGING BULL TIME CHANGE

Another reminder: The Raging Bull quiz changed it’s start time a couple of weeks back. It now starts at 8pm. Don’t miss out on the big jackpot there tonight.

CHEAT TIPS

Here’s tonight’s music round cheat tip.

It’s for the music round at the Joker and it’s Aussie double-act The Veronicas:

A shot of the sixties

Fun fact: neither of The Veronicas is named Veronica. Their names are Lisa and Jessica and they are twin sisters.

True enough – they do look kinda similar.

Here are some sister and brother acts, together with their real – or-not-real status:

  • The Pointer Sisters – real sisters
  • Sister Sledge – real sisters originally
  • Brother Beyond – shite 80s boy band – 4-piece lineup included a pair of real brothers
  • Everly Brothers – real brothers
  • Walker Brothers – NOT real brothers
  • Bellamy Brothers – real brothers
  • Isley Brothers – real brothers originally
  • Righteous Brothers – NOT real brothers
  • Jonas Brothers – real brothers
  • Thomson Twins – More than two of them, and NOT not twins, in fact: totally unrelated

There are loads more. I think I’ll write some questions on the subject. Look out for them in future weeks.

Won’t be any tonight though – quizzes are written a month ahead of time.

See you tonight. x

Love,

Dr P

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