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Thursday 9th May 2019

Quizzes Tonight in Edinburgh and Musselburgh:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Showaddywaddy (music round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Alicia Keys (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Star Trek (pic round).

Best jackpot tonight is in magnificent Marchmont where you can end the quiz NINETY pounds up if you come to the Argyle Bar at 7pm.

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Don’t forget your voucher. It’s somewhere in the back of your purse.

Meanwhile, here’s a little help with the musics rounds tonight.

First, at the Argyle, you’ll hear Showaddywaddy:

It’s a good job they invented colout TV in time for Showaddywaddy. It wouldn’t have the same. Although our house still had a black-and-white well into the 1980s

The other music round tip for tonight is for the Ship Inn, where Alicia Keys is in the line up.

Both songs are bangers. I do try to make the music round content fairly decent.

After all, you have to listen to them for a full fifteen to twenty seconds. Often twice. Three times if you count the answers, so I’d better make them good.

If there’s proper shite in the music round it only because I think it might be popular enough to appeal to the kind of people wear neckties round their heads like bandanas when they go to the pub with their mates from the office.

If you’re lucky you can sometimes see these sorts of people at the Newsroom.

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Twats.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Thu 7th Mar 2019: Quiz Action In Edinburgh Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Mariah Carey (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Bad Company (music round).

The cheat answers for tonight include this song by Bad Company: It’s a song called ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’ which is a song about a guy who really wants to have sex, soon.

This is from the 1970s when men tried to attract female mates via the use of wide-hemmed trousers. It didn’t work, the baby-boom crashed and the population took a hit until the 80s brought sexy back.

Anyway, as you do know: Thursday is currently MOVIE Thursday: I’m counting down the list of my ten favourite films of all time.

Here is the chart so far:

10 .Flash Gordon (1980)

9. Jesus Christ Superstar (1979)

8. The Good The Bad & The Ugly (1966)

7. Zardoz (1974)

6. Das Boot (1981)

5. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

4. Hair (1979)

3. Mary Poppins (1964)

This week:

2. They Live (1988)

Whoa! Aliens have invaded Planet Earth, have taken over, are running the whole thing… AND YOU DIDN’T EVEN REALISE IT

This is the concept of ‘They Live’ which stars wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper who uncovers the aliens and then faces a race to save his life.

This happens when he accidentally puts on some sunglasses which show the world for what it truly is: a shitshow run by intergalactic freaks who control your mind every day:

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It turns out EVERYTHING has a hidden subliminal but then THEY know that he knows:

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Then there’s a top class fight where Roddy Piper forces the other bloke to wear the shades

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Look, even if you don’t watch the movie – watch the fight scene:

I don’t even like fight scenes, but this is good. It’s also epic, as in long – over 5 minutes. This post explains why the fight is so long.

Are you trying to say you don’t like dancing penguins?

In lots of ways, They Live is slightly shite – it’s essentially a B-Movie, but I watched it again a couple of years ago after a long time and it’s still compelling and great and it’s one of those films that you are constantly reminded of by the real world.

Just do as you’re told, citizens.

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Next week: THE NUMBER ONE MOVIE OF ALL TIME

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 7th Feb 2019 – Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £210. Cheat answer: Stakka Bo (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Simple Minds (pic round).

Certified big money at the Argyle tonight. £210 on offer. Get a faceful from 7pm

Now, here’s the cheat clip for tonight’s music round at the the Argyle : which is a floppy Euro-rap effort from the early 1990s by Swedish weirdo Stakka Bo.

Pish but kind of engaging. And why does everyone look orange?

Anyway, Thursday now MOVIE Thursday where I use this blog to detail my ten favourite films of all time.

The chart so far:

10 .Flash Gordon (1980)

9. Jesus Christ Superstar (1979)

8. The Good The Bad & The Ugly (1966)

7. Zardoz (1974)

This week:

6. Das Boot (1981)

Literally the greatest film ever made. Did I say that last week? I’m sure I did but this is better.

Lots has been written about how good Das Boot is. I read this page yesterday. It’s fairly well-written and gives you a good idea of the film without giving too much away.

The need-to-know stuff is that the film is a story of German submariners during the Second World War, on patrol.

Their job is to sink British merchant shipping while avoiding being sunk themselves by the deadly destroyers of the Royal Navy.

War is hell. Can you survive hell?

My favourite things about Das Boot are:

  1. The tension.
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  2. The madness
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  3. The engineering.
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  4. The music.
  5. The bits where people die.
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  6. The bits where people don’t die.

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I watched this with my dad when I was a kid and it blew my mind. I had been brought up on Victor comic and British war films where Jerry was always the bad guy.

This was the first time I had seen anything from the German point of view.

This was a big deal in itself but didn’t take too long to get used to. After succesfully putting aside partisanship you can start enjoying the film. I know the film but watched it again last month. It is still emotional and nail-biting.

Will they survive or will they die? You don’t know – you really don’t know – right up to the end…

So that’s Das Boot. It’s a massive classic and it’s on Netflix if you want to watch it.

I still have five films to pick. Maybe next week I’ll pick something modern. But probably not.

In any case, come to the quizzes tonight. You could win £280.

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 3rd January

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Duck  (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Thin Lizzy (music round).

First Thursday of the year and decent jackpots too. Hope to see you at the quiz tonight

Here’s the cheat clip for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom:

The youtube comments on the song argue over whether it was heroin or alcohol that killed singer Phil Lynott in 1985. Wikipedia says “he died of pneumonia and heart failure due to septicaemia… on 4 January 1986, at the age of 36.”

But the heroin obviously didn’t help.

POLITICS THURSDAY

Thursday is the day when I express my opinion on the crazy world of politics

This week’s point: ELECTIONS ARE NOT DEMOCRATIC. MPs ARE NOT REPRESENTATIVE.

We are told we have a “representative democracy“.

Members of the UK Parliament are currently paid over £77k a year. This is the basic salary, before expenses and any other income from writing books, chairing committees, property investments, after-dinner speaking and all that baloney.

The average UK salary is nearer £28k

So all MPs earn nearly three times as much as an average earner, and the multiples are intensified when you look at the people beneath that average.
An article on GQ gives these averages: retail assistants (£10,296), hairdressers and barbers (£10,019), cleaners (£7,919), waitresses (£7,554)

How can an MP have any clue at all what life is like for his or her constituents earning ten times less cash? How can they truly “represent” any class except their own?

I don’t think they do. I say they only represent their own class, the professional class, and that’s what parliament is: it’s a talking shop for the well-to-do.

The only thing that could change this is either if MPs were paid the national average, or if parliament was chosen in the same way that juries are chosen: by random selection.

If the last option sounds mad, it’s not without precedent. Elections are a new way of doing democracy, random selection stretches back to Ancient Greece and, in a limited fashion, Ireland is doing it now

Our current political systems are broken, they have created a professional political class that naturally gives first service to the wealthy and treat the rest of us as an afterthought.

Get rid of MPs. Get rid of elections.

Disagree? Come and argue with me at the quiz.

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Thursday Night Pub Quiz Action

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Iggy Pop  (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Alexander The Great (pic round).

The free answer for the music round at the Argyle tonight is Mister Iggy Pop who, as many have pointed out, you can’t beat.

Anyway, nice doomy tune with a Balkan flavour:

POLITICS THURSDAY

By the way- Thursday is now the day when I express my opinion on the crazy world of politics

This week’s point: REFERENDUMS SHOULD BE DECISIVE.

SIMPLE point but if anyone’s planning another referendum on anything can we agree to make it at least 60/40, preferably 66/33 result required for a change.

Anything less is a razor’s-edge territory, and guarantee of lingering enmity and division.

Obviously that’s too late to stop the current shithouse. It’s disappointing that no one back in 2016 advocated for a two-thirds or 60/40 majority.

Ah well,. whatcha gonna do?

Disagree? Come and argue with me at the quiz.

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Thu 29th Nov – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Dad’s Army  (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Liverpool Express (music round).

I love the free answer tune in the Newsroom music round tonight. The band is called Liverpool Express and it just sounds so damn Seventies smooth that they could be from California rather than Merseyside.

Apparently, Liverpool Express were big in Brazil and played to crowds of 250k people down there. Who knew?

Anyway, great tune:

POLITICS THURSDAY

By the way- Thursday is now the day when I express my opinion on the crazy world of politics

This week’s point: TOURIST TAX.

Estimated Revenue: £11 million Per Year

This is what they say a tourist tax of £2 per room per night would bring to Edinburgh. It doesn’t sound like a lot but I guess it all helps.

People talk about a possible tourist tax being used for street cleaning. I’d like to see it spent in our underfunded primary schools.

Hotels claim the tax would lead to reduction in visitors and an overall loss to the city but I can’t see that couple of quid making a difference to anyone’s choice to visit Edinburgh.

Tax ’em

Disagree? Come and argue with me at the quiz.

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Quizzes Tonight – Thu 22 Nov

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Syd Barrett (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Grace Kelly (pic round).

So who is Syd Barrett? you might ask, having just read the music cheat clue for the Argyle Bar.

Syd Barrett was a scout troop leader from Cambridge who went on to be the original front man and guitarist for Pink Floyd before he went mental in 1968 and got kicked out of the band for being useless to the Pink Floyd world-domination project.

After leaving the Floyd, Barrett did a couple of solo albums and they are bonkers/brilliant. The one that’s in the Argyle music round tonight is one of my favourites:

After Syd Barrett, the Floyd became a lot more serious and continued to be so, forever. Ho hum.

POLITICS THURSDAY

By the way- Thursday is now the day when I express my opinion on the crazy world of politics

This week’s point: INDEPENDENCE? I DON’T REALLY CARE ANY MORE.

I voted YES in 2014 but I’m not so sure now.

Thing is, whether we are UK or Scotland or EU, the same rules apply: the rules of market capitalism.

Where you draw the line on the map matters less than how you set up the rules of the game.

If the rules allow individuals and corporations to become immensely rich, the you can draw the border wherever you like and it will make no difference.

As long as you allow one person to own more than one house, then you have landlordism and a continuing rich/poor division.

Scottish independence offers a new line on the map but no new line on property rights and no new vision on the bigger questions.

So right now, I ain’t buying it. I can’t be arsed with all that palaver again for the trivial goal of a line on a map.

Disagree? Come and argue with me at the quiz.

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Anyway – come to the quiz. I love you all.

Love,

Dr Paul

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A pig who is sad because we do not allow pigs at the quiz

 

 

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Thursday Night Edinburgh Pub Quizzes – Thu 15th Nov, 2018

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Macbeth (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £200. Cheat answer: PJ & Duncan (music round).

Anyone 35-45 reading that PJ & Duncan are in the music round may just have experienced a wave of hot nostalgia.

Innocent times when Dec was Duncan and Ant was PJ, in the auld days before PJ stood for “Pished on the Juice”.

Anyway, as Winston Churchill probably used to say “Nostalgia is for the weak. Bite me.”

Here’s the music round cheat for tonight which is for the music round at the Newsroom:

Awful isn’t it?

POLITICS THURSDAY

By the way- Thursday is now the day when I express my opinion on the crazy world of politics

This week’s point: RECYCLING IS RUBBISH and RICH PEOPLE NEED TO STOP LECTURING THE REST OF US ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT

Someone’s making money out of recycling and the world’s not getting fixed because even recycling still means making more stuff.

So, until X-boxes can be made out of lentils, the only true environmental fix is to stop consuming things.

But good luck trying to sell that idea to the filthy-minded public who, generally, just want to buy MORE STUFF and go MORE PLACES.

If some middle-class hippy is giving you shit about recycling, ask them if they’ve been on a plane this year.

In terms of carbon footprint: ONE passenger on a return flight to New York = total average UK household carbon footprint for three months.

So if you live with someone and you both go to New York for a long weekend, you’ll need to turn your house off for half a year when you get back if you want to “offset” the damage. Which you would never do.

And isn’t always the rich people barking on about what “we” must do to combat climate change?

Isn’t it always some Bono, Branson or Paltrow?

And how many flights do those chancers take per year?

And did you know that a toff travelling on first class flights creates a carbon footprint NINE times that of a passenger in economy.

They could turn ALL their houses off and they would never make up for it.

But we can stick our environment up our arse, can’t we? After all, they don’t want to sit in the same room as the plebs.

What a crew of utter wankers.

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Anyway – come to the quiz. I love you all.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thu Nov 8 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: “Bombay Bicycle Club” (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: Ferrari (pic round).

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?”

“Christmas.”

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.

POLITICS THURSDAY

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.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thu Nov 1 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: “Gotcha” (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Storm Queen (music round).

I’m double double-checking tonight’s music rounds – I screwed up last night and had Rihanna for Cristina Aguilera. I can’t believe either of them would be happy with the confusion.

To be honest, I was happy to get home in one piece last night. Halloween plus Hearts and Hibs. What a mess. Hope you’re OK.

Anyway, here’s the music round cheat for tonight which is for the Newsroom. 

It’s a ladies’ lion. Nasty.

POLITICS THURSDAY

Incidentally – Thursday is now the day when I express my political opinion on this blog.

This week’s point: Remembrance is one thing but the officially endorsed style Remembrance stinks.

The official style of sad-but-well-dressed parades are so solemn and so dignified.

This dress code bestows dignity upon what was actually the brutal slaughter of one class by another.

Real war is dirtier than Demi Lovato and Donald Trump on a Tequila bender in Berlin. Official remembrance is clean like a toilet than has been readied for the Queen.

The only dirty thing in modern remembrance is the sneaky language: They always talk about men who “made the ultimate sacrifice“. No they didn’t. They were sacrificed.

There is all the difference.

 

Love,

Dr Paul

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