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Thu 14th Feb – Nothing Says “I Love You” Like Taking Your Significant Other To A Pub Quiz

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Kenya (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Cream (music round).

Well done to The Chameleons who won the big money at the Argyle last Thursday. Everything is back to normal now.

Remember: Valentine’s Day is a real thing. Buy him/her a rose. Take him/her to the pub quiz. She/he will love it and, by extension, you.

Here is the cheat music help for tonight. It refers to the music round at the Newsroom and it is Cream:

Excellent.

Anyway, Thursday now MOVIE Thursday where I use this blog to detail my ten favourite films of all time.

The chart so far:

10 .Flash Gordon (1980)

9. Jesus Christ Superstar (1979)

8. The Good The Bad & The Ugly (1966)

7. Zardoz (1974)

6. Das Boot (1981)

This week:

6. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Pretty much the greatest film ever made. Did I say that last week? Of course I did. But this is better.

This is one of a handful of films that I paid money to see at a cinema twice.

When I watched this in 2004 I was amazed, knew the missus had to see it, so I took her and saw it again the very next day. I don’t think she liked it as much as I did.

Wes Anderson has probably made “better” movies. I saw ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ and I remember thinking at the time that both were better than Life Aquatic but Life Aquatic still remains in my head in a way that the others haven’t.

Mind you, it was probably the first Wes Anderson film I’d seen so I hadn’t become jaded about the style which, admittedly, gets slightly samey the more of his movies you watch.

One thing that makes the film stick is the music. You’ve got the guy doing the Bowie songs in Portuguese and that’s pretty cool but it’s the Mark Mothersbaugh electronic soundtrack stuff that proper got me and still rocks me.

Like this:

The film is basically a father-son drama (which so many of Anderson’s films are) but, under Bill Murray’s reign as king of his own boat, there is a special, believable madness which draws you in and an attractive disregard for real geography, and real oceanography.

Here is a tour of the boat:

The film is so utterly and obviously completely made-up, but equally feels just about real and possible and you end up sympathizing with nearly everyone in the film. There are no real heroes or villains, everyone is suffering one way or another.

Owen Wilson feels, for once, that he’s not just playing Owen Wilson. All the casting is perfect. It’s a film that makes you wish you were part of the team in the film, in this case the crew of the Belafonte… which is the opposite of last week’s film Das Boot where every fibre of your viewer’s body makes you glad you are NOT part of the crew.

Although it is sad, and people do die.

I would watch this film again in a moment. Maybe I’ll watch it when I get home from the quiz tonight.

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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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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Wednesday 12th Dec 2018 – Pub Quizzes Tonight in Edinburgh

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Ra Ra Rasputin by Boney M (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Bis (music round)

Christmas. What is it good for, absolutely nothing. Say it again.

Make sure you combat the season of woe by getting pished. And if you’re going to get pished then you might as well do it in the pub where all your friends are drinking too and so it is better.

And if you’re going to get pished in the pub then you may as well do it when the pub quiz is on so you can win MORE BOOZE or indeed money which you can spend on EVEN MORE BOOZE.

It’s a beautiful circle of life, as Elton John so rightly pointed out.

I really am blethering today. Here’s tonight’s music round cheat clue which is for the Brass Monkey on Drummond Street:

Bis are a brilliant Glasgow band. In fact, I’m sure one of them used to come to the quiz when I was based in the G. I could be wrong.

Twenty years later, they’re still on tour – you can follow them on Twitter

And this is what they look like now:

bis

Anyway, Bis are great but come to the quiz and we’ll all live happily ever after.

Yo,

Dr P

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Mon 5th Nov – Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Chinchilla (pic round)

Do you even know what a Chinchilla is? It’s a furry wee thing. Very furry in fact: I just learned from Wikipedia that Chinchillas have the densest fur of any land-mammal. Howzaboutthatthen?

And now: the music round free answer, it applies to the Brass Monkey Leith and it a classic club banger by Rosie Gaines:

We all used to shake to this back in the day and probably would shake again if someone drags us out to a wedding.

Image result for penguin close up face

Anyway: vegetarians, vagitarians, straight, gay, lesbian, homosexual, Lithuanian people, penguins, right-wingers, left-wingers, centre-forwards , you’re all welcome to the quiz tonight. Let there be no walls.

Yo,

Dr P

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Wednesday Night Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Quizzes tonight: Come out and play.

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £120. Cheat: Jermaine Stewart (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Raleigh (pic round)

Nice pot at the Joker tonight – we’ve squeezed over the £100 mark. Come and win it. Come and smell Elm Row. It’s very pleasant.

The music round clue for tonight is for the Joker and it’s this song:

This was a straight-up, for-real, proper, genuine eighties classic. No disco was without this song in 1986. The sound, the groove. Cannae beat it.

Also, the song must be one of the few chart hits in history to reference cherry wine.

Can you even get cherry wine? Actually – you can. I found it in one search on drinksupermarket.com

I’m not going to order any, mind. It looks shite.

Anyway, come to the pub tonight. We have excellent booze at both pubs. See you tonight…

Yo!

Dr P

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Wednesday Wisdom: Go To The Pub Quiz

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £90. Cheat: Queen (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £150 Cheat: Bojack Horseman (pic round)

September is the golden month. Go out and enjoy the city for it is yours.

Wednesdays are back up and running normally, autumn leaves are just beginning to turn but summer still holds sway.

Celebrate nature. Celebrate Edinburgh. Come and drink six vodkas and have a fag. Do the quiz. WIN the quiz.

By the way, here is a cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Joker. Once again it’s Queen:

Jesus Christ. This is not only peak Queen, but also a clip from the Greatest Film Ever Made which is, of course, Flash Gordon (1980).

If you have never seen this film you must watch it immediately. If you do so, not only will you be massively entertained, you will also understand me, Dr Paul, the quizmaster… as a whole person.

I’ve spent more or less the last thirty-five years playing this film on a loop inside my head. I think about it all the time. It is amazing. It’s better than Jesus Christ Superstar, and that’s saying something.

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I sell my utterly hilarious Cunto Cards in case you didn’t know.

You can always buy a deck from me tonight at the quiz and they are also available online.

If you want to try before you buy, the Joker and The Thief AND Brass Monkey on Drummond Street both have packs behind the bar you can borrow.

You can also follow Cunto Twitter for daily anti-cunto action.

Yo!

Dr P

 

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Thursday Night Pub Quiz Edinburgh

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Jessica Simpson (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Pulp (music round)

NOTE: We are UPSTAIRS tonight at the Argyle Bar (i.e. the ground floor instead of the cellar)

Hey. If you’re a visitor to the city then welcome. I hope you’re having a great time.

Just do us a favour and don’t be a prick.

Also, make sure you check out local culture as well as the “Fringe”. In other words, come to the quiz tonight. Unlike all that Fringe pish, you can actually win some money.

For reading this post you get a wee bonus which is a cheat answer for tonight (see top info). The music round clue tonight is Pulp. The song sounds like this:

The video includes the technique of little kids playing young versions of the band members.

Innovative huh? Well yeah, but of course Queen had done it nine years earlier with ‘The Miracle’

Sheer quality.

Anyway, don’t bring kids to the quiz tonight. Leave them at home, get a babysitter. Get pished. Start a fight.

Yeah. Also, remember to stop me and buy a packet of Cunto Cards  if you’re looking for that special gift for the foul-mouthed fiend in your life.

 

 

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Thursday Celebration – Quizzes Are Go

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £180. Cheat answer: Iran (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Alvin Stardust (music round)

Massive win for the RUBBER GUN SQUAD last week at the Newsroom when they won £300 so we’re back to £50 there tonight.

This means the jackpot of the week now switches to the Argyle Bar where £180 is on offer.

Dead Pool for August is live. I took the first entries last night and there were at least a couple of entries for Zimbabwe’s favourite bawbag, Robert Mugabe.

Could the tyrant’s time be up?

Meanwhile, here’s a look at the Newsroom music round cheat clip for tonight. It’s everyone’s favourite singer, Alvin Stardust, who ruled the seventies like a benign leather dictator.

The video features Alvin Stardust and his trademark glove, a glove which brought terror to children watching the telly in the seventies. Alvin often had this schtick where he was “mean” and didn’t smile. It scared some people.

Sometimes he dropped it and was the nice guy. If you have nine minutes on your hands, you should check out his appearance on the Wheeltappers and Shunters.

This is Peak UK Seventies. Includes a section where Stardust mercilessly teases one helpless woman with THE GLOVE and is then chased off stage by another, more forward, woman in her quest for the OTHER GLOVE.

They literally don’t make them like that anymore.

Yeah. Also, remember to stop me and buy a packet of Cunto Cards  if you’re looking for that special gift for the foul-mouthed fiend in your life.

 

 

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Sunday Quiz – Top Jackpot Tonight is £120

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: Dinosaur Jr. (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Depeche Mode (music round)

The music round cheat for the Persevere is a fairly obscure one. Unless you’re my age. And into the kind of stuff I was into then, specifically, at that time. So it’s probably quite a good one to give you as a cheat.

Video is home made:

Next week’s Sunday quiz at the Percy may be slightly affected by the World Cup Final but hopefully not.

Kick off is 4pm so if it runs to 90mins then we’ll be OK. If there’s extra time we might start slightly late.

Tolbooth will be unaffected.

So let’s hope Belgium pump Croatia in normal time.

Speaking of football, did you know that the Hibs season starts today? Outrageous. Some kind of testimonial apparently.

Of course, the real season doesn’t quite start yet. The first tie in the Scottish League Cup is not until Wednesday night.

Come to the quiz.

Yo!

Dr Paul

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My Sunday Quiz Brings The Boys To The Yard

(and they’re like – ‘its better than yours)

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Czech (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Enrique Iglesias (music round)

Wikipedia says that Enrique Iglesias is the “King of Latin Pop”. That’s an excellent honorific title.

Quick quiz: Do you know these other ones?

  1. HB = King of Calypso
  2. B = The Queen of Avant-Garde
  3. JB = The Hardest-Working Man In Showbusiness
  4. SC = King of Soul
  5. ND = The Jewish Elvis
  6. LR = Godfather of Punk
  7. CP = King of Rockabilly
  8. PM = Godfather of Goth
  9. JL = Mr. Eurovision
  10. LJ = King of Crunk

While you try to work them out, here’s the music round cheat for tonight at the Tolbooth:

Apparently the tune “features Ciara”. I know a woman called Ciara who lives about four streets away and I know another one  who lives in Glasgow.

Fun facts, but I don’t think the the woman in the video is either of them. This is, ostensibly, a new Ciara.

Come to the quiz.

Yo!

Dr Paul

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If you’re looking for the quiz answers – go here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorific_nicknames_in_popular_music

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