The Joker is still closed for festivity or lack thereof so just the one quiz tonight and then as from tomorrow (Jan 3rd – the most wonderful time of the year) – everything is BACK TO NORMAL and I can return to an excellent mood. Plus, New Year is a reminder that it’s only 5 months to Eurovision, the true Christmas.
Anyway, there is a cracking £150 jackpot tonight at the Brass Monkey so come along and win.
Here’s tonight’s music round cheat clue:
I’ve never seen this but just watched it now. The video includes a young couple (with braces) who get locked together in a kiss and have to be driven to A&E by Badly Drawn Boy.
The video includes a caption at the end claiming the story is based on a true story from Mexico in 1994 where real teenagers really did get locked together in a kiss in their car and “caused a 10-mile tailback”
However, one or two minutes of Googling has found no evidence of this. Did it ever happen? I don’t know.
Anyway – Happy New Year – I hope you nineteen is legendary. See you tonight.
So, Halloween’s just out the way but just when you think there’s a bit of clear water and a bit of blue sky, there’s Hugo in the Monkey
Hugo only appears in Edinburgh when there’s big events work to be done, we saw him a few months ago when it was the festival.
“All right Hugo – to what do we owe the pleasure? Why are you in town?”
Aaaaaaaagggggh. Bastards. Can someone organise a movement to cancel Christmas? I’ll sign the petition.
Anyway, here’s the music round cheat for tonight which is for the Argyle Bar:
Bombay Bicycle Club? Not my cup of tea. A bit Lib-Dem, a bit of a bed-wetter tendency.
Incidentally – Thursday is now the day when I express my political opinion on this blog.
This week’s point: POLARITY DISTRACTS US FROM IMPROVING ANYTHING BY SPLITTING US INTO OPPOSING CAMPS. AND NOTHING GETS DONE.
Are you Leave or Remain?
Poppy or No Poppy?
Cybernat or Onionist?
Liberal or Racist?
These simplistic 50/50s seem to be everywhere these days and while people expend their political energy working out what camp their in and then shouting at the other camp, any ideas to actually fix things get forgotten and dusty.
As the population rips itself to bits with thrashing right/wrong arguments in the simplest possible terms (which go nowhere), the elites continue to stockpile money, power, and the means to survive when the flood comes.
The rest of us will drown and will still be arguing the meaning of Brexit as Britain itself disappears beneath narwhals.
Maybe we should accept whatever poppy someone is wearing or not wearing and get back to destroying the privilege of the wealthy.
The Newsroom provides the biggest jackpot of the Dr Paul week tonight: £150 up for grabs.
Also: summer seems to have hit the Newsroom hard and its been fairly quiet the last couple of weeks so you might find yourself with a better chance to win tonight than in most of the quiz venues.
Here’s the music round cheat for the Argyle Bar:
The video is great: it has urban industrial squalor, rooftop zombie dance attack and electrical fightback. The song is good too.
The answer I have tonight is “Generation X” although the real story is more complicated than that. The band was originally “Generation X” but when this came out, they’d changed their name to “Gen X” BUT the single was a flop. THEN they split up and the singer, Billy Idol went solo. The video is from a later solo release, which was a hit but under his own name.
Gee, writing pop questions can be a minefield.
Remember kids, don’t write your own questions at home without the help of a professional.
More interestingly, the song is supposedly on the topic of masturbation, which itself is the posh word for having a wank, rubbing one out, feeding the ducks, flicking the bean, etc
That’s what they say anyway, same as they say it about ‘Blister In The Sun‘ by the Violent Femmes.
Shaka Zulu! We’re up to £150 at the Joker and one of the star attractions at the Joker is seeing boss-man Roddy’s face at the moment we find out if its a rollover (boyish delight) or a jackpot (raging scowl).
Don’t miss his involuntary reaction tonight!
Meanwhile come and see what’s gong on at the Monkey. The new manager has thinner legs than the old one but, apart from that, things seem to progressing normally. There are still plenty of beers and plenty of students strung out on couches through the back like some kind of weird 1969 Amsterdam scene.
Here’s the music round cheat for tonight (which applies to the Joker). It’s the Ting Tings:
I like the song and I like the video. Both are catchy and simple, it’s the kind of thing we should be sending to Eurovision (LESS THAN A MONTH TO GO)