Tag Archives: Edinburgh

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?

Still reading? – join my TWITTER for even more Dr Paul related “entertainment”.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Wednesday. It’s More Than A Feeling

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Michaelangelo (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £180 Cheat: Maria McKee (music round)

Amazing jackpot up at the monkey tonight. Proper Bullseye money.

How about that music round cheat? Here it is:

Serious schmaltz, 80s style.

And that’s just a wee reminder of the cash your freaked-out face could be munching on round about half past ten tonight at the Monkey (Quiz starts at 9)

Yo!

Dr P

 

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Sensational Jackpot Monday Night Edinburgh Pub Quiz Action

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: 200. Cheat: Chocolate Puma (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £210. Cheat news: Othello (pic round)

Absolutely loads of money on offer at the quizzes tonight. The kind of money that gets Warren Buffet greased and Elon Musk hard.

Be part of it. Say you were there and be ready to tell the story about the time you went to both Monday night Dr Paul quizzes, won both jackpots and cleared more than £400 in Great British Pounds.

Here’s the video for a clip from tonight’s music round at the Brass LEith. It’s from 2001 and sounds EXACTLY like 2001. I think it perhaps THE most typical track of 2001. Even more so.

Except may Rui Da Silva, DJ Pied Piper and Roger Sanchez

The first of those three links is particularly 2001 because it’s introduced by Gail Porter and she references Jamie Theakston.

I think the sample in the Rui Da Silva song is Spandau Ballet, but I can’t quite place it.

If I wasn’t a quizmaster I think I’d produce electronic dance music, mainly built around samples of Spandau Ballet, Simple Minds, and Duran Duran songs of the early 1980s. It sounds like a decent way to make money.

It also sounds like an easy way to make fuck all money. I think there are quite a few procuders of electronic dance music based on old pop. I think it’s a buyers’ market.

So I’ll probably stick to quizzes just now. And of course, Cunto.

What is Cunto? Cunto is like Top Trumps but the deck is stacked with utter cunts. It’s my new invention and you can buy a pack now.

Cunto
Cunto

 

Who’s in the deck? Donald Trump and 43 other prime cunts. That’s who

Still reading? Follow me on TWITTER, mofo.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Sunday Night – Good Jackpots Are On Offer Tonight. Will You Be Tempted Out

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: Moscow (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: Heart (music round)

Both jackpots have reached a good level for tonight’s quizzes. Will you be tempted out of your nest and your Netflix and your solitude and your depression?

I thoroughly recommend making a social out of Sunday before the creeping darkness of loneliness overcomes you.

Here is the music round cheat info: a clip from tonight’s music round at the Tolbooth:

 

FACT: This pop video has more hair than the cat and dog home at Portobello. It is great.

By the way, if you see Phil Collins anywhere on the internet, remember to alert the authorities, as his campaign to control the mind of every living soul is gaining ground.

Whatever you do, don’t look him in the eye.

Turn away.

Still Reading? Join my Twitter for more Dr Paul fun and wisdom.

 

 

.

 

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

CANCELLED: Thursday Night Quiz Action In The Great Town of Edinburgh

UPDATE: TONIGHT’S QUIZZES NOW CANCELLED DUE TO STUPID WEATHER.

Image result for cancelled

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: The Editors (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: All Saints (music round)

Phwooar. £100 at the Newsroom. Easy money! Don’t forget – Newsroom is the THICKEST PUB OF THE WEEK, due to the higher proportion of blow-ins and randoms rather than proper quiz teams. Come and take them on – take their money!

Meanwhile, here’s The Editors who look like they’ve just completed their course in reading gas meters and offering replacement ‘smart’ meters rather than a rock band. Just my opinion.

And they are very tiny, they live inside a lightbulb. This inspires no one. According to Wikipedia, NME labelled their sound as “dark disco“. Disco? Not much of a disco.

This is how white boys do real disco:

 

Still reading? – join my TWITTER for even more Dr Paul related “entertainment”.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Monday Big Jackpot Monday

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Spinal Tap (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £180. Cheat news: Roy Orbison (music round)

Plenty of money on offer at the quizzes tonight. Come and roll the dice.

Here’s the Classic Roy Orbison song in the music round at the Safari tonight:

Some people think Orbison wore the shades because he was blind but he wasn’t blind, he could see just fine.

We were chatting about this the other week at the Monkey. I think it was with wild Orcadian/Shetland (whatever) Sandy whose theory was that Orbison without shades was a stunningly ugly prospect.

Image result for roy orbison no shades

This reminded me that Orbison was temporarily in the Travelling Wilburys supergroup, along with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and George Harrison (until curtailed by death) and that this weird supergroup also contained Jeff Lynne, another musical genius who insisted on wearing shades all the time due to physiognomic unfortunateness.

Could this be the only supergroup of all time to include TWO members who wore shades at all times because of ugliness AND to have a box set of greatest hits reach number one in the UK Charts?

If only Norris McWhirter was alive. He’d know.

Norris McWhirter (1977).jpg

 

 

Still reading? Follow me on TWITTER, mofo.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

The Weekend Has Opened Its Landing Gear…

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

Thursday is a great day to come to the quiz. Take it from me. I do all the nights and I know that people on Thursdays are among the most sane. Maybe its just the bars I do on Thursdays.

The Argyle has sane young students with bright futures. The Newsroom has sane office people, holding lives together including full-on adult shit like jobs and relationships and parenting and making enough cash to afford cocktails and wine.

Meanwhile, here’s Die Antwoord who pretty much make the best pop videos. This one is in the music round at the Newsroom tonight:

 

Cannae beat Die Antwoord. Best band since Tatu and/or S club 7

Still reading – join my TWITTER for even more entertainment

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

This Is Monday – The Day Your Life Turns Around

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

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

So, another great jackpot at the Safari and, as usual the crowd will be thin. Monday night in Abbeyhill is not exactly Saturday afternoon in Shanghai, if you know what I mean.

The odds are ever in your favour.

MEanwhile, here’s the cheat clip, giving you one of the answers in tonight’s Brass Monkey Leith music round. It’s Feeder…

People sometimes talk about trivia and quizzing in terms of “useless knowledge”. I ususally disagree, usually I think that getting into the world of trivia opens up routes of curiosity that leads towards better understanding of the world and ultimately more wisdom.

However, there are counter-examples. Check this sentence I found on the Wikipedia page devoted to this single by Feeder:

Despite reaching the top 5 and equaling "Buck Rogers" chart placing, it would become the smallest selling top 5 single of the 2000s, with sales of 19,400.[citation needed]

Great stuff. Thank, Wiki.

By the way, £150 tonight at the Safari. That’s tasty.

Still reading? Follow me on TWITTER, mofo.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

Thursday Barely Matters. It’s YOU Who Counts

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Orange Juice (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: A French Philosopher (pic round)

Roles reversed from last week. Big jackpot at the Newsroom now. LARGE.

Meanwhile, here’s the Orange Juice tune from tonight’s music round at the Argyle:

Orange Juice. Wow. Remember them? Almost all of you WON’T, as you’re under 40. They, along with Altered Images and maybe Aztec Camera were branded ‘The sound of Young Scotland’.

This was the early 80s, a wee Scottish paradise time when there were still jobs in big places that made things and everyone lived like the people in ‘Gregory’s Girl’. It was usually summer and even in Scotland there were warm nights.

At the time, all the middle class boys who were SLIGHTLY older than based their look on Edwyn Collins, singer of the Orange Juice. They continued to base their look on Collins then, and forever since.

These men are now about 50 years old. Some of them might be at the quiz tonight.

 

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.

So Terrific – Monday Is The Place, The Time

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: Auckland, (New Zealand) (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat news: T Spoon (music round)

Check it out. That’s decent money at the Safari. There’s usually not a huge turnout at the Safari, so this increases your chances of a win. x

That’s a clip from tonight’s music round. What a song, what a groove, what a hit – what a slight surprise that it’s not Aswad.

Come to the quiz. You can win things and be happy. See:

Still reading? Follow me on TWITTER, mofo.

For cheats and hints to win Dr Paul quizzes in Edinburgh, get the weekly email.