Tag Archives: 1980s

Monday Banana

Great £250 win for Luke last Monday. Back to some sense of normality tonight.

We’re at a quarter-of-a-grand at the Brass Leith…

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: One of the answers in the music round is an old band called Animotion. Hear their song by clicking on the video below…

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat news: one of the answers in the picture round is Liver, as in the organ. Yeuuuucch.

This tune is not one of the best-known 80s tunes but it’s quintessential eighties. Yeah, I’m using that word.

Heavy synthesizers, big drums, big bass, big everything. Even the vocals are ‘eighties’. I can’t exactly describe how, but they are.

And there’s loads of dressing-up in the video. And there’s a swimming pool.

 

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Quarter of a Grand – Tonight!

We’re hitting big numbers again at the Brass Monkey LEith. £250 jackpot tonight. That’s a “wow”.

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £250. Cheat: The incredible Black Lace are in the music round. Sadly not their greatest work “Gang Bang” but still a party favourite. Check the video to the 1980s birthday party shcool disco action and hear the song.

9pm – The Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat: The picture round this week includes the answer “Macbeth“.

Black Lace were one of the cultural motifs that defined the working class experience of the 1980s.

They are from the same bargain bucket as Findus crispy pancakes, Ford Fiestas, Bullseye with Jim Bowen on Sundays, Bruno Brookes doing the charts on Tuesdays, holidays at Butlins and stonewash jeans.

What a load of shite, a beautiful load of old shite.

Feeling nostalgic!

Tell you what though, if you win £250 tonight at the quiz and then travel through time to 1984 (the time of the Conga), you’ll be the king of all humans.

Having £250 in those days made you GOD. Fact!

Mind you, that’s from the perspective of a 12 year old. Maybe it wasn’t that much if you were working.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Thursday Is The Gateway To YOUR Dreams Coming True

Dream DO come true. Especially on Thursdays. Especially at the quiz. Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: An old band called Animotion are in the music round. Listen to the tune in the video below so you recognise it come the music round.

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is Slade.

Now here’s that video. Quality tune, quality 80s video:

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Thursday Night Is Quiz Night

Come along tonight and find out your future.

7pm – Argyle Bar & Cellar. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: There is a Finishing Trowel in the picture round.

9pm – Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat: The music round includes Harold Faltemeyer. See video below.

Last Thursday at the Newsroom was epic. The recently-minted team known as The Dandy Narwhals were successful where it counted, getting 8-out-of-8 on the money round just as it was £350 night.

Amazingly, so did five other people. Amazingly, one of them got exactly the same same close-but-wrong answer on the tiebreaker.

So it went down to sudden-death trivia for £350 and it was the Dandies what won it. But not after several nerve-shattering questions. Amazing.

Here’s the video for the music round cheat. It’s dead 80s.

 

 

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

£250 Quiz Jackpot Tonight

7pm – Argyle Bar. Jackpot £30. Cheat: the music round contains Pat Benetar, see video below…

9pm – Newsroom. Jackpot: A mighty £250. Wow. Cheat: The picture round includes a curlew.

It’s not easy to adequately describe the video in a small number of words for this 1983 classic hit, so I quote from one of the comments on youtube:

"A  lovely song about a girl who leaves home to become the head hooker. Only to find herself oppressed in a brothel she calls a love battlefield. She will now have to do the impossible and lead her comrades on a dance off to freedom. Will she succeed? Only her pimp can tell..."

The video is, of course, great. I’d never seen it before but it ticks loads of eighties boxes and is incredibly realistic. I remember the early 1980s and I can tell you kids, life was exactly as portrayed in the video, even in Scotland.

 

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.