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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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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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OOH YEAH

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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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Every One Hates The Beast

Quizzes Tonight:

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

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: India Arie (music round)

The Beast From The East destroyed last Thursday so we are back, stronger, taller, faster, Scooter.

Here’s the music round cheat from tonight’s Newsroom quiz:

 

India Arie has a voice that is very smooth but a little bland, like well-made Ovaltine. Does anyone drink Ovaltine any more? Or is it just me in my Dickensian past?

Three minutes later….

A quick internet search reveals that people ARE still drinking Ovaltine. Well fuck me sideways.

Here’s some other Google searches for things people may or may not still be doing these days. How many of these have you done in the last week?

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