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Quizzes Tonight

7pm – The Joker & The Thief – Jackpot £60. Cheat: One of the pic round answers is Joan Miro

9pm – Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot £30. Cheat: One of the music round hits is the Silver Jews (see vid below)

Like many curious band names, there seems no fixed explanation as to why the Silver Jews are called the Silver Jews.

I can’t stand all that muso-mystery.

Just tell us, artistic types.

Stop building your personal mystery into some kind of self-shrine of pseudo-importance.

After all, we will look as far as the Wikipedia entry … but no further.

If it isn’t spelled out clearly, there and then, we’ll probably lose interest.

I’m saying “we”. I obviously mean me.

Apart from all that, I like the song.

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Monday Quiz Mania in The Capital

Quizzes tonight:

7pm  – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: one of the answers tonight is Lords Cricket Ground

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat: One of the music round slices is by Phil Ochs. Hear the song on the video below:

It’s a protest song. It was from the sixties. It was supposed to end war. Well, I guess you could call that a work in progress.

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Sunday Night Quiz Edinburgh

Edinburgh is so desirable. Why do house prices keep rising in this city? It’s the top class pub quizzes what does it.

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: One of the pic round answers is Woodstock.

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot £30. Cheat: One of the music round answers is Rixton.

To listen to the moribund swathe of average-ness that is Rixton, have a look at the video, below. It’s awful. It’s like being smothered by pillow.

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Biggest Edinburgh Pub Quiz Jackpot Tonight Is In Marchmont

Which is unusual, because the Newsroom give us £50 a week and the ARgyle only £30 so it’s usually the city centre venue which is ahead but tonight… it’s the other way round:

7pm – Argyle Bar (And Cellar). Jackpot: £60, Cheat: There’s a music round track by PJ Harvey. Have a look at the video below to hear the song. It’s a great song. Strident.

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

The Newsroom might have a lower jackpot tonight but it will almost certainly have a higher glamour factor.

Sometimes there’s so much glamour in that place, you can’t breathe. Maybe it’s the excitement of being with the beautiful people. Maybe it’s diminished air quality on account of the fake tan continual released into the atmosphere.

Who knows?

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Come Out To The Quiz And Feel What It Feels Like To Be A Winner

The great thing about winning the quiz is that, thanks to digital technology, the moment will visually live for ever, even if the feeling itself wears off after a week.

Most winners do get a week out of it though, so even that’s cool. Here are your opportunities for tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot: £30, Cheat: One of the music round bits is by Chase & Status. See the video below to hear the tune.

9pm – The Brass Monkey (Drummond Street). Jackpot: £60, Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round is “Beech“. Aye, as in the tree.

By the way – a jackpot of £30 at the Joker sounds a bit shite, but believe me, it’s a price that can still make people happy:

Happy as anything
Happy as anything

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Sunday Is Funday

Sunday was invented by Jesus and The Seven Dwarves to bring respite and pleasure to the masses. That’s you.

Come and experience this human bonus tonight at:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: A band called Chvrches are in the music round. See video below to hear the tune.

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Your old pal Nelson Mandela is represented in the picture round.

The Chvrches are from Glasgow. To someone my age their songs sound like Depeche Mode crossed with Altered Images. Not bad likes.

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Tonight’s Quiz Info

7pm – The Joker & The Thief, Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Music round contains Keri Hilson (see vid below).

9pm – Brass Monkey (Drummond Street), 9pm. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: picture round includes Kasabian

In this song Ms Hilson sings “Don’t hate me cos I’m beautiful”. The comments indicate that several people see this as ’empowering’. I’m really not sure. Like genuinely don’t know.

I’m also not sure if the song is shit or not. I like pop and I like hooks. This song has hooks, this song has over 70 million views on youtube. But I can’t help thinking it’s a bit shit.

Anyway, come to the quiz. CU 2NYT, baybee.

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Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh: Sunday Night

The Dr Paul quiz rolls around for another Sunday night tonight:

6pm The Persevere (£60 jackpot)

8pm Tolbooth Tavern (£30 jackpot)

Cheats: The Persevere music round contains the answer “Get Carter“. Meanwhile, the music round at the Tolbooth includes Fiction Factory, see vid below

Pure Scottish class from the 80s that tune. Pop whopper. They were from Perth. Man, the eighties. Anything was possible.

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How Is It Possible To Have Fun On A Sunday In Edinburgh?

Sunday. Invented by the wizards-of-boredom-and-dread to ruin the weekend-end. But there is a cure. Pub Quiz

The Persevere, 6pm Jackpot £30, Cheat: Chris Spedding (see vid below)

Tolbooth Tavern, 8pm Jackpot £60, Cheat: Chinchilla

The music round clue for the music round at the Percy is ‘Motorbikin” by Chris Spedding which sounded badass and hard-shoulder edge-to-the-max when I was a little kid listening to oldies on Radio 1.

Now it sounds middle-of-the-road, lame and tame, like a fat mechanic having a nap on his lunchbreak while surrounded by Ford Fiestas that he can’t be arsed to fix until tomorrow.

Apparently Chris Spedding didn’t ride a motorbike. It’s just a song, not a lifestyle and belief system.

You can tell this from the badly-acted mean-and-scowly face he does on this clip. It’s unconvincing.

What’s certainly true is that when he wasn’t pulling faux scowls on Top of The Pops he was dressed up as Wellington and playing guitar for the Wombles (who ruled the charts for a while in the 70s).

Far more convincing.

Chris Spedding (left), as Wellington. Convincing?

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Education Gets Shelved

The future is no education. There will be robots to think and do everything. Why train a human?

While you consider this bleak outlook, treasure the brain you still have, take it to the pub and make it think answers for you at the quiz while you simultaneously murder it with booze. You can get away with it by calling it ‘symbiotic’.

Tonight:

The Persevere, 6pm

Jackpot tonight: A whop-bop £60

Cheat: The picture round includes the answer Greece

Tolbooth Tavern, 8pm

Jackpot tonight: Cash sum of £60

Cheat: The music round at the Tolbooth tonight includes the answer Hot Butter. It’s all about this apocalyptic banger:

Meanwhile: consider this. Since they dropped the first atomic bomb in 1945 the power has existed to kill us all in one go.

The psychological impact of knowing this and living with this knowledge makes us who we are today.

There can be no comparing people from pre-1945 to us because this knowledge makes us all fundamentally different to people from before that time. There was no way that destroying everyone in one shot could be comprehended back then. We’ve lived with it every day of our lives. No wonder we’re all mad.

quiz people doing quiz things
quiz people doing quiz things

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