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Wednesday Quiz Wonder

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £150 Cheat: KT Tunstall (music round)

Here’s the music round cheat for the Monkey:

It’s KT Tunstall fae Scotland doing a song about being on the other side of the world.

Would the UK win Eurovision if they entered ‘proper’ artists like Tunstall?

Maybe not. Who knows. We tried Engelbert Humperdinck but he was so old-skool and old-hat that he could only come second-last.

I know most of you don’t care, but I’m still excited by this year’s Eurovision, even though it’s over for another year.

I am jealous of the Quiz Vanjie team who were in Lisbon for the week. Brilliant.

The one I like never wins, this year I liked France but they finished 13th. Shame. Quality song.

Anyway, I’m rambling and its nearly time for pop master, so let me finish with my favourite missing cat poster from last year…

A cat named Alan
“I ran away because you named me Alan”

 

Hope to see you at the quiz tonight

Dr P

 

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My Voice Has Repaired So Come To The Quiz, It Won’t Sound So Awful This Week

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£150. Cheat: Paula Radcliffe (pic round)

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

Jeezo. Last week’s Monday gigs were bad enough. Wednesday and Thursday were worse. I sounded like a cartoon villain in sandpaper factory.

I sounded like a frog with Tuberculosis.

I sounded like the interference between channels (millennials wont get this)

Anyway, however you describe it precisely, I generally sounded like shit.

Now, because I usually sound so damn beautiful, this was a personal tragedy. Me losing my voice is like if you lost your feet, hands and knees. In other words: not cool.

So I’m not one hundred per cent back to the golden tone, but definitely I sound a lot more like me. It is a relief.

Anyway, blah blah, here is the music for the cheat on the music round at the Safari tonight:

Song includes the lyric “who gets the job… of pushing the knob?” which by itself is enough to count the song as a WIN.

The Stranglers will not be playing live at the quiz tonight. But come along anyway. £150 is no to be breezed at.

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The Speckies after a recent quiz success

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Tasty Sexy Wednesday Night Out At The Quiz

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £150. Cheat: The Ting Tings (music round)

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

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)

Excitement!

Yo!

Dr P

 

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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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