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Wednesday Is Satisfaction

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Poli Genova (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £120 Cheat: Saint Mirren (pic round)

Sloppy thirty early on, rigid one twenty on late shift… but loads more students. Choose a pub.

Quizzers are advised to stock up on fish with cheese sauce before the fray. That is thar BRAIN FOODZ/

How about the music round cheat? Here it is:

This was my favourite song from the only Eurovision I’ve ever actually attended which was a few years ago in Stockholm. What you don’t get when you watch it on TV is the sense of how mental the room went for this song. It was totally great.

My family and I are sad that we are (currently) not planning on going to Lisbon for this year’s contest. If I had the money I’d be there every single year.

I’m delighted, meanwhile that various members of Quiz Team And The Queens (who usually quiz at the Brass Monkey) are headed for Lisbon. Delighted for them, jealous too

Meanwhile, you do get the occasional thick cunt at the quiz.

This wasn’t the case other night at the Tolbooth I asked for the five largest cities by population in the Republic of Ireland. They weren’t thick cunts, they just got the wrong Ireland:

wrong ireland
Wrong Ireland


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The Sex And Race of Lou Reed

Bad answers last night at the Argyle.

Teams were asked to identify this bloke in the picture round:

Clues were added that we were talking about a US rock star, famous both in a group and as a solo artist, someone who died in 2013 at the age of 71.

This was enough clues for a couple of teams to come up with the answers:

  1. Little Richard (who is black)
  2. Billie Holliday (who is black)(and female)

This is despite Lou Reed (above) being a a fairly obvious white male.

Oh well.


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Bad Answer – Nobel Prizes

bad quiz answer - nobel prizes
Nah. Not really.

Here’s a fairly shit attempt to answer a list question. I asked quizzers to name any five out of the six Nobel Prizes.

I know you know this already but the real answers are:

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Literature
  4. Economics
  5. Medicine
  6. Peace

Well done to Laura’s team whose answers are better and who may well one day win the Nobel Prize for Lovely.

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Bad Answers – Gary Glitter, Venice Austria and the Early Early Irish Quiz Birds

I asked “Which city in Italy was the setting for Shakespeare’s play ‘The Taming of the Shrew’?””

Answer given = “Vienna


Teams had to identify Gary Glitter in the picture round.

Popular magician, Gary Glitter.

Answer given: “Siegfried OR Roy”


I asked teams to name the 1986 film starring Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert with a soundtrack by Queen

Answer given: “The Hunt For Red October”


And a nice wee wtf moment at the Newsroom recently. I’m handing out sheets as usual and I come to a a couple who look a little bit sad and disappointed.

The speak in heavy Irish accents: “Yes, yes we’d love to do the quiz but we’re not here tomorrow.”

I explain that the quiz is happening now, not tomorrow. Suddenly they are happy and delighted and take part and have a great time and do really, really badly.

What happens in Ireland? Do you get quiz sheets 24 hours ahead of the actual quiz?


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Bad Answers

Here are some recent bad answers from the quizzes:

1. Pure Steaming Anger

There’s something just so nnnnnrggggh about Paraguay, don’t you find?





fucking paraguay
So Much Anger

2. Hell Dragon

A harmless salamander gets a fancy go-faster makeover and becomes… Hell Dragon!

Actually, a salamander

3. Delboy Error

David/Jason confusion subtracts seriousness from epic Bible story .

Jason and Goliath
I blame Del Boy for this mix-up

Mister Happy, rebranded

The classic Roger Hargreaves character gets the Scottish treatment he so richly does not deserve:


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Eight Stunningly Bad Quiz Answers

I get some amusement from the bad answers which get handed in at the quiz.

Here’s a roundup of some recent gems:

1. Mysterious New Lands

bad answer almania

Almania and Alberia sound like great places to visit. If only they existed…

2. Brian Giggs

bad answer - brian giggsThis was a question about Sports Personality of The Year winners. There is a real Brian Giggs but he does cabarets and cruise ships, rather than wing-wizardry and shagging his brother’s wife.

3. Shakespeare Limited

This question asked teams to name five Shakespeare tragedies, a question to which they responded magnificently at first, before running dry roundabout answer 4:

bad answer name shakespeare tragedies

4. German Surnames

Again this team started this question well, which asked for any 5 of the top 10 surnames in Germany. I never got the chance to ask them but I would love to know where they got their last answer from…

bad answer german names flex

5. Faint Insultbad answer gary bell end glitter

If you’re going to diss the orginal Prince of Paedo Pop, I’m sure you’d want to find something stornger than ‘bell-end’

6. Clue(less)do

Another fine start to a list round, marred by shit memory of elusive character names that definitely include a colour…

bad answer cluedo characters

… but probably not the words shite, twat and cunt.

7. Fact versus Fiction

Question three in this same-letter round asked for the fictional character whose diary was the top selling book in Britain in the 1980s.

bad answer best selling diary of 1980s fictional

For the record: Adrian Mole was made-up but Anne Frank was REAL.

8. Easy Mistake

With Australia competing in Eurovision these days, it’s easy to get Tasmania mixed up with Bulgaria.bad answer bulgaria

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