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Thursdays Are Pure Barry

Quizzes in Edinburgh tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Antarctica.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: One of the music round hits is this old banger by Adamski:

Seal and Adamski look about fifteen years old in the video. The tune stands up -still bangin’ nearly 30 years later.

The thing about Seal is that he is not a seal, he is a man. I always feel ripped off when I hear him talked about but then I didn’t get to see a real sea;.

For anyone who feels the seals like I do, here’s a picture:

Ooh yeah.

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Eight Right Answers. That’s All It Takes.

All eight correct = WIN

This was the winning entry from the Brass Monkey Leith last Monday. Matthew won the £150 for these right answers .

Ally also had 8/8 so it went to the tiebreak. Matthew’s answer was closer.

The Question was: What percentage of 30-34 in the UK live at the parents house.

Matthew guesses 32%

Ally guessed 40%

So Matthew was closer to the true answer which was only 8%

Result: CASH!

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Thursday Night Quizzes in Edinburgh

Pub quiz entertainment for you tonight:

7pm – The Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £150. Cheat: Joy Division are in the picture round. Miserable looking bunch.

9pm – Newsroom. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: There is a band called Kongos in the music round. They’re South African apparently. Here’s the song that’s in the music round:

Why were Joy Division named this way? Especially when they are so miserable that their music sounds like the kind of thing they hsould play in the waiting rooms of funeral directors.

As ever, Wiki has the (rather droll) answer:

 the band renamed themselves Joy Division in early 1978, borrowing their new name from the sex slavery wing of a Nazi concentration camp mentioned in the 1955 novel House of Dolls.

So now you know.

 

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Monday Bonanza

There’s a hundred and fifty pounds at the Leith monkey tonight, courtesy of a last-question mistake last week by a team who had already won the booze but scorned an open goal for the money.

Now it can be yours.

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Plan B is in the music round (see vid below to hear the song)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat: The SAS is an answer in the picture round.

There’s a comment on youtube for this video which says “This is the song you always hear in clothes shops“. The comment has over 300 likes.

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Thursday Pub Quizzes Edinburgh

Hey. Come out and get a grab of the big time. Tonight.

7pm – Argyle Bar. Jackpot £150. Cheat: A character named Midnighter is in the picture round.

9pm – Newsroom. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: The music round includes sixties super Spaniards, Los Bravos. Check out to the video below to hear the (familiar) song.

Los Bravos were operating in Spain, in the 60s, under Franco and the song proves that Fascism does not necessarily result in bad pop music.

BONUS FACT:

The year after Los Bravos had a missive international hit with this song (including no.2 in the UK charts) the keyboard player committed suicide after his wife died in a car accident.

Heavy vibes, man.

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Tonight’s Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Thursday:

Argyle Bar (Cellar), 7pm. Jackpot: £90, Cheat “Motorhead” – see vid below

Newsroom, 9pm. Jackpot £150. Cheat “Lenin

The thing about Motorhead is that they were actually good.

A lot of people think they were some kind of joke or trope.

But the songs stand up, even as Lemmy settles into a bit of a break.

A lot of people think it’s just The Ace of Spades (I thought so for many years), but there’s much more to the ‘Head than their best-known tune.

Some of my favourites are ‘Bomber’, ‘Iron Horse – Born To Lose’, ‘The Hammer,’ ‘Killed By Death’ and ‘We Are The Road Crew’. Look ’em up on youtube anytime you like.

A clip of this is in the music round at the Argyle tonight:

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Monday Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

BRASS MONKEY LEITH 7PM – Cheat: “Frank Sinatra

SAFARI LOUNGE 9PM – Cheat: “Orson” – see video at end of post.

We had a bit of bother last week at the Safari with the sound system but I am assured that everything is fit, fixed and ready AF.

No More

Good jackpots at the pub tonight with £150 at the Brass and £90 at the Safari. Ride your way to glory.

And if you win? Spend it all on yoghurt if you like. I don’t care. It’s cash. Do what you like. Council tax? Cocaine? None of my business.

By the way – here’s the song freebie for tonight’s music round (at Safari Lounge). It’s fairly shite.

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Thursday Night Out

Come out to the quizzes. They are really good.

Argyle Bar (Cellar), 7pm

Jackpot: Tonight’s cash totals £60

Cheat: One of the answers tonight is Agincourt

The Newsroom, 9pm

Jackpot: No winner last Thursday so we are up to £150

Cheat: The music round tonight contains Dutch super-legends of pop prog, Focus (see vid below)

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Thursday Rolls In Like A Shed On Wheels

Yes. Thursday has arrived and occupied space, just like that, just like an uninvited shed on wheels.

Argyle Bar (Cellar), 7pm

Jackpot: £50

Cheat: The music round includes Puretone, see video below

Newsroom, 9pm

Jackpot: £150

Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Led Zeppelin

The Newsroom may or may not be stowed out with Christmas bastards but last week was OK. Either way, if you get in early enough you’ll get a seat – or you can message them on Facebook to reserve a table

 

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Sunday Social Climbing Around Edinburgh’s East and North

NORTH EDINBURGH

Dr Paul quiz tonight is at Persevere in smokin’ Leith

Time: 6pm

Jackpot: £90

Cheat news: One of the answers tonight is Ukraine

EAST EDINBURGH (CENTRAL)

Dr Paul quiz is also tonight in Tolbooth Tavern on the Canongate.

Time: 8pm

Jackpot: £150

Cheat news: The music round includes Wyclef Jean, see vid below:

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