The USA and the Philippines may be struggling with the aftermath of cyclones and hurricanes and all that business but because we live in ultra-reasonable Scotland, this is not an issue and should NOT prevent anyone coming to the quiz tonight.
If there are any weather or flooding or transport issues which DO prevent you from making it to the two entertainment centres tonight (the Monkey and the Safari) then let me know on Twitter.
Meanwhile, here is a cheat clue for tonight’s quiz at the Safari, it’s the The B-52s:
The song doesn’t start until 8.35 but I’ve linked to this video so you can see a couple of their other songs. They really are the greatest band in pop history.
But never mind the B-52s. You need to choose what you’re going to wear to the quiz tonight. Something shiny? Something checked? Make it work.
Remember: tonight’s pub quizzes are located less than a mile apart. You could, feasibly, do the double (and people do).
Wahey! All the festival wanks have boarded their over-crowded trains back to the rat-hub and left us once again to enjoy our city, ourselves.
My wife was up town last night for a while and said it was “so beautiful”. She specifically meant that all the tossers had departed.
More great news: Fest-end means that the Brass Monkey Wednesday night quiz is back in action. 9pm tonight on Drummond Street sees the return. Can’t wait. To make the return spicy, there is £120 in the pot already. Nice.
By the way, here is a cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the monkey. It’s Queen:
If you don’t normally watch the clips, this one might be worth your while. the video and audio are exceptionally high quality for 1981. Check it out.
And, if you’re looking for a gift for the arsehole in your life then hit me up for Cunto Cards which you can buy online or I will have a couple of decks with me tonight….
Brutal and unrelated as this is, the comments soon turn the horror of nature into the outrage of politics. You can post a picture of a cake, a carrot, a rock or a roll and someone, somewhere will turn it into a blast of pure anger aimed at Corbyn / Trump / Islam / Israel / Tories / Libtards / Cyclists / Motorists / Smokers / Hipsters / SNP / Unionists
Anyway – I digress. What you really want to know is what’s the cheat song tonight?
It’s Jonah Lewie:
Nothing like a seasonal treat.
Also, if you’re still lacking, Cunto cards ,, you can get a deck off of me tonight. I usually have two or three packets with me at the quiz.
It’s hitting week three of the Fringe and everyone has had enough. Edinburgh is a nightmare. You can’t GET anywhere. You can’t get served anywhere without an enormous queue.
Well, not exactly.
Of course, the simple solution is that all you have to do is step OUTSIDE the city centre.
I knew a woman from Down South who once had a fringe show on Broughton Street, very near the Cask & Barrel, or whatever that big boozer is called (on the corner of London Street). I remarked that it was a good venue, city centre and she looked at me like I was mad.
As far as she was concerned, Broughton Street could have been the moon. She said NO ONE would come to her show – it was too far away.
So that’s the festival mentality: If it’s not EH1 then it can get tae fuck.
The upside of this is that the city remains relatively calm outside the bubble o’madness. So get yourself to Leith, get yourself to Abbeyhill if you need a break from the city centre crazies.
Come and do the quiz. And win things. And be happy.
Here’s tonight’s music round cheat which applies to the early quiz at Brass Monkey Leith:
Best youtube comment for this comes from someone called Kevin:
“Came for the song, stayed for the chest hair. Not gay.”
Tonight’s quizzes are located less than a mile apart. You could, feasibly, do the double.
First one at the Brass Leith concludes at 8.30pm and the second one at the Safari Lounge begins at 9pm (although I don’t usually hit the first question until about 10 past or quarter past)
By the way 2018 Cunto Cards are in stock so stop me and buy a deck if you want to get in on the action. Or click on the image below to buy them online…