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Monday 7th October 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: Mister Strong (pic round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: Lindsay Davenport (pic round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £150. Cheat news: John Lennon (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Avril Lavigne (music round)

Cheats

Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Argyle Bar:

Post Beatles Lennon

It’s John Lennon out of the Beatles, a couple of weeks into the 1970s, with a new haircut for a new decade.

Fun facts about the song:

  • ‘Instant Karma’ was written in one hour.
  • Phil Spector produced the song after Lennon phoned him up telling the American “Come over to Apple quick, I’ve just written a monster.”
  • Lennon had stated that royalties would go to the Peace movement, but this was later “discreetly forgotten”, according to author Barry Miles.
  • The Beatles were finished by this time but still together officially. Instant Karma was released in February but a proper split announcement didn’t come until April when Paul McCartney announced he was finished with The Beatles.
  • The long hair that Lennon (and Yoko Ono) cut off their heads of prior to the release of the single was donated to Michael X‘s Black House Commune, which was a headquarters for Black Power in London. Lennon would later pay Michael X‘s bail when X was up for extortion. Following this, Michael X fled to Trinidad where four years later he would find himself being hanged for murder.
  • By the way, most of this is from a very detailed Wikipedia page dedicated to the song.

Meanwhile the Safari Lounge music round will contain this song by Avril Lavigne:

Michael Hutchence wandering around Prague like it matters.

This Avril Lavigne song is one of the most unconvincing things I have heard since the Bank of Scotland and RBS both closed their branches at Goldenacre and had the nerve to put up posters explaining why this would be BETTER for me as a customer, because although the nearest branch was now absolutely fucking miles away, it would be a better branch.

Tossers.

Anyway, what are my banking woes to you, the quiz fan? Nothing at all. Don’t let me bother you.

Instead, come to the quiz, win the money and take a photograph of yourself. You won’t regret a thing.

See you tonight – x

Dr P

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Winners at The Portobello Tap
Winners at The Portobello Tap

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Tuesday 3rd September

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £30. Cheat clue: The Flying Lizards(music round)

Same Quiz – New Quizmaster

I enjoyed my one-week-only at O’Connor’s last Tuesday night – it was nice to meet you!

But now young Joshua has taken over and should be there for the foreseeable.

Cool.

Cheat News

One of the answers in tonight’s music round is The Flying Lizards. This is the song:

Tea, Toast and Money

Brilliant song. Not their song – the original was a 50s song written by Berry Gordy and was the first ever hit on Motown Records. The Beatles covered it but this 1979 version by The Flying Lizards is surely the greatest version and one of the best covers of all time.

Come to the quiz tonight. 9pm at O’Connor’s

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A Chance To Better Yourself

7pm – The Joker & The Thief – Jackpot £60 – Cheat: Amsterdam is in the picture round.

9pm – Brass Monkey (Drummond Street) – Jackpot £30 – Cheat: Paul McCartney is in the music round.

It’s not just about winning the quiz and drinking booze and meeting an urban sex partner. The quiz is also a chance to BETTER yourself.

Knowledge maketh the man. Manners are neither here nor there. What’s for you won’t go by you.

Olly Murs is a cunt
Here’s someone calling Olly Murs a cunt

 

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