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Thu 17th Jan – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £120. Cheat answer: Mister Nonsense (pic round)

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

Both pubs jackpots are in a rollover status tonight. This is unusual. Come and win the dough.

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

I love Alvin Stardust and I wish I went to see him a few years ago when he played Peebles but I spurned the opportunity and how he’s dead. This is, somehow, a bit like Brexit.

Speaking of which-  I’m not talking about politics any more on Thursdays. I’ve had enough. Thursday is now MOVIE Thursday where I use this blog to detail my ten favourite films of all time.

The chart so far:

10 .Flash Gordon

This week:

9. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Jesus Christ Superstar - film soundtrack
Fantastic

Literally the greatest film ever made.

I know I said that last week but JCS is absolutely banging. It’s the story of the last week of the life of Jesus, but largely from Judas’s point of view and with loads of strong rock music.

And a couple of nice ones too, just to smooth the butter.

This film includes the bit where Judas has to run away from tanks:

The bit where Jesus gets 39 lashes of the whip, to the pounding rhythm of raw rock:

It has the best religious hats of any film from the 1970s:

And it’s got the bit where Simon Zealotes goes absolutely mental and redefines dance itself:

The first ever production of JCS was the original album in 1970. On that cut, the part of Jesus was sung by Ian Gillan out of Deep Purple  – the quality was high.

And, because it was all songs, the Broadway theatrical production which followed was deemed a “rock opera”.

Debate continues over what the term “rock opera” means and whether it has a meaning at all. Is it just a musical with an electric guitar?

Then, a few years later the film was made by Norman Jewison, a director whose other credits include ‘Rollerball’, ‘Moonstruck’ and ‘The Cincinnati Kid’.

Andrew Lloyd Webber (who wrote the music) apparently hated the film but he must be a lunatic.

So is it a rock opera? Does Webber approve? It doesn’t matter. All that matters is the acting is spot on, the scenery is amazing, the songs are unforgettable, the story is tight and emotional and it’s just fucking brilliant.

If you haven’t seen it because you “don’t like musicals”, you need to drop that toxic masculinity shit and get on board.

How is this film only number nine on my list?

Well, I have one week to think of something better.

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Thu 27th Dec 2018 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

Last Thursday of the year. I hope you enjoyed Christmas but now it’s quiz time again. Bring your loved ones if they are visiting.Should be good for a couple of answers.

Anyway, here’s the cheat clip for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom:

The full version of the song is elsewhere, but this is the bit of the song that everyone my age remembers: the Daley Thompson bit, the Lucozade bit.

Advertising was a powerful influence of the early-1980s mind of a child. We genuinely thought the drink would make us run very quickly.

But for some reason, we only ever got to drink it if we were off school with the chicken pox or whatever.

What a waste!

POLITICS THURSDAY

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

This week’s point: PLANET IS DOOMED (UNDER CAPITALISM).

Capitalism is the dominant life-form on the planet. Capitalism requires MORE. Profit can only come from expanding markets and more sales.

Therefore, any idea of consuming LESS is not tolerated.

But it is only consuming LESS (on a grand scale) that will reverse climate change.

Therefore the only consumer messages with a environmental impact which are given their head are “RECYCLE” and “REUSE”, while “REDUCE” is ignored as cranky.

The thing with RECYCLE is that you can make a new thing and sell it. Capitalism is aroused by this.  REUSE means a something new in the first place and Capitalism is still interested in this.

But REDUCE has no interest for any entrepreneur. Buy less? What is the point of that?

So it gets ignored. Even though it’s the only action that will fix anything. You can fill your car with green fuel or you can walk. Know what I mean?

Disagree? Come and argue with me at the quiz.

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Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Harambe – never forget.

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Thursday 25th October 2018 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

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

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Carry On Up The Khyber (music round)

Here are tonight’s quizzes. They is great.

The Argyle – So nice.

Newsroom – So glamour.

The cheat music for tonight is for the Argyle. This is early 80s Stranglers – a a spooky number from the start of their ‘Men In Black’ concept album which is about space travellers, many years before Will Smith was even cool.

The video is a fan-made interpretation. Kinda Halloweeny.

One of the reasons you may recognise the song (if you’re a bit older) is that it was used for many years as the introduction music to Keith Floyd’s cookery shows. He was the one who liked to get pissed on wine while he was cooking. A hero to millions.

Anyway – I’ll see you at the quiz. I’ll be the one with the great hair.

POLITICS THURSDAY

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

This week’s point: Never trust any politician who spreads his hands forwards and to the sides when s/he is talking, like a clumsy Jesus. That shit is all training and it kicks in when they’re not being 100% truthful.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday Is Like An Epidemic

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £180. Cheat answer: John Lennon (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Snow Patrol (pic round)

Thursday just keeps coming. It’s like a dragon on a moped. Unstoppable.

The return to downstairs at the Argyle last week was matched with a good turnout and the big jackpot tonight will probably mean it’ll be busy again. If you can get in before half six, you’ll more than likely get your choice of seating.

The cheat music for tonight is for the Argyle and it’s John Lennon with this:

Great song – it was his first one after the Beatles and set some kind of record in that it was written, recorded and released all in the space of ten days.

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Yeah. Also, remember to stop me and buy a packet of Cunto Cards  if you’re looking for that special gift for the foul-mouthed fiend in your life.

Cunto Cards 2018
Cunto Cards 2018

 

 

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Thursday Is Coming. Prepare.

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

The music cheat for the Newsroom tonight is Genesis, led by evil centre-forward and all-time BEAST, Phil “the widowmaker” Collins.

The song, as Phil Collins revealed in his 1992 autobiography ‘I Am The Beast‘ is a prediction of what will happen when the rapture finally engulfs the Earthly plane and the dark lord, Satan himself (who is currently abating his dark majesty to inhabit the body of a drummer) will once again grow to his full size and begin the final destruction of humanity.

Collins’s evil acts such as famines, tsunamis and terrorism are just placemarkers, time-wasters, minor acts of cruelty, amusements until Satan returns in full.

Note the lyric “slowly tears you apart“.

The final showdown of humanity versus the Devil aint gonna be quick. It’s gonna be nasty.

You read it here first.

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Thursday Night Quiz Action in Edinburgh

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

The music cheat for the Newsroom tonight is Alicia Keys.

The video is great. It starts off with Alicia Keys looking AWKWARD in her boots but this is soon forgotten as she hits the streets and reveals herself as a superhero who can HEAL DOGS with a single touch.

Then she rides a bmw motorcycle to an ABANDONED INDUSTRIAL FACILITY to pump her piano and then nearly busts some guy’s face with her mysterious powers which in turn make her CRY.

Brilliant.

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Big Jackpot Alert: £200 at Newsroom Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

Super TWO HUNDRED quid vibes at the Newsroom tonight. Get your hands on the do re mi.

By the way I have double-checked the info above. These ARE the correct cheats this week.

Here is the music round cheat for the Newsroom:

Totally great. Suede were fantastic. Maybe the last good band before I stopped caring about guitar bands and refocused my brain towards pop.

The video has KPs and binmen, is full of rubbish and backstreet shite in it and still makes the city look sexy. Nice work.

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You never know your luck

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Thursday Night’s All Right For Quizzing

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

Tonight’s Thursday pub quiz action in the great town of Edinburgh offer you the sanctity of victory.

Not at all costs. We must remember that we are members of a civilization and at the moment our inner dragon commands murder, we must use our top-brains to resist such base urge.

Especially just to win a pub quiz. Jeez. Imagine being sent down for life imprisonment because you killed someone who was doing better than you at the pub quiz.

THINK!

IT’S NOT WORTH IT

Meanwhile, here is the cheat answer for the music round at Here’s their song that’s in the music round at the Argyle tonight:

It’s hoary old campaigner Beck, but back in the day when he was good. Bands and singers often go like that, you know: ace when young and shite later.

Not quizmasters – we get better as we get older.

I’ve posted some poor pop videos recently but this one’s great. All cut up and senseless. Nice.

See you at the quiz. Did you notice the jackpots tonight? £90 and £150. That’s decent.

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Thursday Jackin’ – Jackin’ The Quiz

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

Thursday has dawned like a fat boy at a buffet.

Don’t get beat to the cheeses. Don’t let him grab all the ham. Snatch a sausage roll from under his sniffy fatty snout right now, before they all get grabbed. Run!

That was a trifle fattist. Whoa! don’t mention trifle.

Anyway, here is the cheat clip from tonight’s’ Newsroom music round. It sounds like modern pop music in such a pre-fabricated way that it might well have been written by an algorithm.

Algorithms might one day be sophisticated enough to emulate Jethro Tull but the Tull will have always been the ones to do it first.

Fuck the robots.

Image result for death to all robots

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Thursday Sensations

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

Thursday is a strange day to work out.

Well it’s probably an easy day to work out if you have a big brain like Stephen Hawking on your side but I guess he cannot help you now.

This might help: its the music round cheat from tonight’s music round at the Argyle:

Tip: don’t actually watch the video any longer than you have to to pick up the tune. It’s a decent song but the video is phenomenally boring.

More interesting is Jim Bowen talking about an episode of Bullseye that they were unable to put on air.

Speaking of which: which of these three was YOUR favourite scientist and entertainer?

My vote goes to Doddy. Bowen’s funny guy but a nasty old racist. Hawking talks bollocks which is of no use to me whatsoever. Dodd does four-hour standup. Legend. Winner.

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