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Monday Night – Shine Bright!

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Mecca (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £150. Cheat news: The Who (pic round)

If you’re near the University, be sure to check out our BRAND NEW QUIZ began two weeks week with hosting performed by young Joshua, at Saint Andrews Brewing Company.

Joshua got a rollover last week so the prize money there tonight is a healthy £60

The St Andrews Brewing Co is at Potterrow, and will cater to your every need.

St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potter Row
St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potterrow

Meanwhile, here is the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Safari Lounge. It’s The Who:

I’ve always found the Who a wee bit tedious but luckily the clip I play in the music round only lasts about fifteen seconds.

They rock, and all that, but I always feel something boring lurking underneath their rock. Something that smells like empty bookshelves… can’t quite put my finger on it.

Anyway, never mind the Who. Come to the quiz and have fun and win and be the best you can be.

Here’s a picture of Team Unnhh:

x

Dr P

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Monday 4th March 2019 – Including NEW QUIZ!

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Cate Blanchett (pic round)

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Natalie Portman (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Steriogram(music round)

SO! there is a BRAND NEW QUIZ tonight, hosted by legend-in-the making, young Joshua, at Saint Andrews Brewing Company as from next Monday.

The St Andrews Brewing Co is at Potterrow, near the University and boasts food, drink and all the usual shite but with a brand new shiny host. Go and give him a hard time!

St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potter Row
St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potterrow

Joshua is a hip young quizmaster with many questions and answers ahead of him. you’ll like him!

Meanwhile, here is the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Safari. It’s a band from New Zealand called Steriogram.

The video must have cost a fortune to make and so much time to do the knitted stuff. It doesn’t look computer-generated.

And for such a humdrum song, it feels like a great waste of human effort.

A bit like the effort that goes into making domino runs that just get knocked over in the end. When it’s all over, what does humanity gain?

However, that’s only if you look at these endeavours from an ivory tower or some mountain of righteousness perspective.

Bottom line: maybe it’s just people doing people things and what does anything mean anyway when one day this Earth will be swept away by cosmic tides?

We are all trivia.

And this is why quiz remains relevant.

So whether you go to Joshua’s quiz or one of mine (or a combo) tonight, have a great time because this time doesn’t last forever.

x

Dr P

By the way – I made the list for March Dead Pool yesterday. Here is the latest Dead Cloud and some old ones too, for comparison:

So that’s the way the biscuit breaks this fine Monday morning. Get out there and be the best human you can be. Yes. Inspirational. Truly.

Yo,

Dr Paul

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Cumdog. Geddit?

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Mon 18th Feb – This Could Be YOUR Night For Quiz Success

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Avicii (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Hoover Dam (pic round)

“A-ha…”, as Alan Partridge once said. “It’s Monday!”

The significance of Monday as a generally understood cultural touchstone is diminishing.

This occurs as more people work flexibly or don’t work at a ll or have three or four jobs just to pay the bloody rent and council tax.

Does anyone still do Mon-Fri 9-5? I’m sure there are some of you.

But whether you’re drowning in the gig economy or kept honest by the nine five routine, the quiz will ALWAYS be there for you on Monday nights. That’s my Dr Paul promise.

Speaking of Mondays, there will be a new gig starting soon on Mondays which will feature a quizmaster who is NOT Dr Paul. More details later but if any of you would ALSO like to be a quizmaster, then let me know. Opportunities are becoming available.

Meanwhile, here is the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Brass Monkey. You’d probably get it anyway. It’s Avicii.

Fun fact about the song, straight from Wikipedia: The song is written in the key of G minor, at a tempo of 125 BPM.

This should be handy information if you intend to “jam” along to the “track”.

You’re so damn hip.

Speaking of hip, I don’t tihnk some of you realise just how damn hip the Safari Lounge is. What a boozer. It’s got everything you need to get pished in a hip way without resorting to being a hipster wank.

Seriously, if I was still in the market for getting as pished as possible, there’s every chance I’d be doing it midweek style in the Safari.

They have a crocodile head on the wall, for goodness sake.

Safari exterior
Safari exterior

 

Yo,

Dr P

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Mon11th Feb – Monday Pub Quiz Action

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: The Pixies (pic round)

This is Monday. The start of something big. Or just bloody half-term, if you have kids.

Don’t have kids? See people looking frazzled? Wondering what the problem is? It’s half-term.

Anyway, that’ not important. What IS important is the quiz,

Here’s the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Safari. It’s one of my own favourite acts, The Pixies.

I couldn’t find a decent video, so it’s just music. Worth a listen though.

So it’s minimum jackpots at the quizzes tonight but come along anyway. Your knowledge, wit and good looks may be enough to snare a lover. It is, after all, Valentine‘s week – and in those few days leading up to the 14th, some single people get just a little more desperate.

But there are plenty of others who couldn’t care less, so don’t make assumptions. Just be yourself.

Yo,

Dr P

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Mon 21st Jan 2019 – Monday Night Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Alanis Morissette (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: UB40 (music round)

It’s Monday. Time to tie rockets to your feet and escape reality via a cylinder of truth in the fabric of Leith, awash with colour, light and liquids beyond your control.

What does this mean?

It means come to the quiz and win money. Bring your friends (the relatively smart ones) and prepare yourself for win.

Safari is up to £90 so maybe see you there or, just come to the Brass Monkey Leith. They’re both beautiful. It’s up to you.

Anyway, here’s the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Safari Lounge. It’s a fat old 80s pop banger from the Birmingham supergroup UB40:

The video is from 1986 when UB40 were huge in Britain and, apparently, big enough in Russia to go on tour to the Soviet Union. The video includes footage of the band behind the Iron Curtain, something not many bands did in those days.

Remember: I don’t do drugs, so most of the marking at my quizzes is sound. It’s the Dr Paul promise.

Yo,

Dr P

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Fair enough

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Monday 7th Jan 2019

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Pet Shop Boys (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Guns n Roses (music round)

Welcome back! Everything is normal. Everything is great. I love New Years.

Here is the bonus free answer you get for reading this. It’s old-time rockers Guns n Roses, who seemed so wild in the 80s and, looking back, seem so tame.

Watching bits of the video, it’s clear that Guns n Roses had a policy to keep moving on stage, running if possible. I’m guessing this is a calculated move, designed to make sure the show remains visually exciting at all times. It doesn’t look spontaneous. I ain’t saying this is a bad thing – just an observation.

Anyhow: I don’t have a lot else to say today except I hope you all had a great New Year and I hope to see you at the quiz tonight.

Everything is normal again. I’m happy.

Yo,

Dr P

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RGS

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Mon 31st Dec – Last Quiz of The Year

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

5pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Chemical Brothers (music round)

(Safari Lounge will resume next Monday)

There is only one quiz tonight – and please note the EARLIER TIME of 5pm.

Here’s the music round free answer for tonight: it’s the Chemical Brothers:

Not sure about the story in this vid. It look like France. There are three scheme boys with clown make up and they sneak into some kind of hyper-aggressive uptown dance-off. Then they get chucked out… and arrested? Not sure what’s going on at all.

Anyway, Happy New Year and hopefully see you at the Monkey Leith for one last blast of the triv for 18.

Yo

Dr Paul

 

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Mon 17th Dec – Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£100. Cheat: Blanche (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: The Isle of Wight (pic round)

Tonight’s quizzes are the last Monday quizzes before Christmas. I’ll be off next Monday (Christmas Eve)

The Monday after that is Hogmanay and I will only be doing the Brass Monkey Leith and the quiz will be earlier. (5pm).

This is because at this time most of you will NOT be out of your boxes on booze; the quiz will still be possible.

Anyway, that’s next week. Now, here’s the reward for reading this post:  a free answer for tonight’s music round at the Brass Monkey Leith.

Ahh, it’s Blanche fae Belgium. A few commentators had her down as favourite for the Eurovision in 2017. The song is cool and modern. But the consensus was that her performance let the song down.

In the end it finished fourth. Fair play

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Dr P

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Neon

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Mon 3rd Dec – Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Cutting Crew (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Meryl Streep (pic round)

It’s December and its Monday. This is more depressing that being forced to crush four hundred snails to death, one after the other, to death, in a vice.

The only cure is to come to the quiz.

Now, here is the free answer for tonight’s Music round at the Brass Monkey Leith.

It’s an old eighties number, very dramatic and emotional and soft rock style.

For thirty years I thought Cutting Crew were from Northern Ireland but just looked them up on Wiki and it seems they are from the South of England.

I wonder where I got my misconception? I was probably listening to Gary Davies or Peter Powell or one of these wanks on Radio 1 back in 1986 and they said something and I misheard it as “Cutting Crew are from Northern Ireland”.

What did the DJ really say? Probably said something like “Maggie Thatcher is Great. Fuck the miners” cos they were all solid Tories back in those days.

Image result for penguin diving

#penguinmonday

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Dr P

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Come on

 

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Mon 26 Nov – Edinburgh Pub Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£100. Cheat: Barbra Streisand (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Scissor Sisters (music round)

Hey. We got ourselves a Monday. Can you imagine the week without Monday?

Imagine if the week just went straight from Sunday to Tuesday with nothing in between. No Monday. How weird would that be?

And people might wish for it, the kind of people who profess to hate Mondays but I guarantee you it wouldn’t be long before EVERYONE missed Mondays.

Careful what you wish for, folks.

Now, here is the free answer for tonight’s Music round at the Safari Lounge

The video is a live version while the music round clip is a studio version. They bear some resemblance to each other, but be careful

#penguinmonday

Image result for beautiful penguin

Oooh, dem penguins.

And, by the way its DEAD POOL week at the quiz, so be sure to come along and register your dead celeb predictions for December – it’s usually a busy month for dead famous people, so don’t miss out.

Yo,

Dr P

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