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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

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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.

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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.

 

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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:

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Half-Term Quiz Machine

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: The War On Drugs (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Washington DC (pic round)

It’s half-term. That will mean nothing to many of you, but for those of use with kids it means a different kind of week.

Like everything in the world, it’s almost impossible to classify this as either fully “good” or “bad”.

Plus side: No hauling out of bed in what feels like the middle-of-the-night, just to fulfill the school’s totally arbitrary “start time”, and all the pain that involves.

Plus side: No homework, and all the pain that involves.

Minus side:

Why are you still here?

Why can’t I get on with any of my stuff?

Why do you need everything done for you?

Sure, it feels like bad parenting but yes you can watch Netflix for the next three hours if it means I can get anything done at all.

When are you back at school?

Monday?

Excellent.

Obviously, this has got little to do with the quiz except to say I might be slightly more disorganized than usual for the coming week’s super quiz events.

Why am I telling you? Maybe I’m trying to pre-secure some forgiveness.

Anyway:

The War On Drugs is a good name for a band. I like it. It could mean the conventional meaning: a war AGAINST drug proliferation. You could read it like you’re AT war and ON drugs.

Who knows?

By the way, I love all the people that come to the quiz. Here are a few teams from the Tolbooth Tavern:

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Wednesday Is The End Of the World

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

The Rnd of The World looms like a ghost wolf. Will you survive? Will The Queen survive? In a lifeboat, last gasp, gunnel-threatening situation: who would you cast off first: The Queen or Prince Harry?

Imagine their royal glubs as the sea enveloped their future, brought death to their faces and finally, as it became clear that their time was all but gone, made them the same status level as other humans.

Meanwhile, away from the burning hatred of royalty-as-a-concept, Pulp provide one of the moments in the Joker music round tonight. Good song.

Pulp are always a favourite but I’ve been listening to the Fall this week.

It was on the way home from Wednesday quizzes last week that I found out old bawjaws had carked it.

Turned out me and my pal David were at the last ever Fall gig at the QM in Glasgow.

Here’s Mark E Smith’s final stage entrance, and it’s a better view than we got…

All the quizzes for the rest of the year are dedicated to the memory of Mark E Smith.

My favourite Fall record isn’t even by the Fall, it’s by Mike Reid:

Mike Reid Sings The Fall
Mike Reid Sings The Fall

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Monday Pub Quiz Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

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

The song in the Brass Monkey Leith music round is by the Ellie goulding. Here is the:

God, it’s so straight.

Here’s something I found earlier today which is NOT STRAIGHT: some bloke from Turkey messing about with frets. He could just leave them alone and play the guitar, but it’s not his style. Microtonal, that’s the name for this weirdness.

This has got nowt to do with the quiz by the way, I just thought it appropriate to provide at least one ever so slightly different way of looking at the world after the sledgehammer normality of that Ellie Goulding tune. I felt my brain turning to ceramic while listneing to it.

Don’t let the same thing happen to you.

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Sunday Night Pub Quiz Action In The Burger

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Qantas (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Snow Patrol (music round)

Here’s a cheat-preview of one of the songs in the Tolbooth Music Round tonight:

 

In truth, this is the kind of music that makes me want to physically attack people, such is the misery, the beige and the lack of anything. Don’t listen to the tune. Don’t click the video unless you really really need to hear the tune to secure those two points in tonight’s quiz. It’s terrible.

It’s like the worst parts of Radiohead, Coldplay and Elbow all squeezed into a single three-minute poo.

Are there people cluttering up your front room who you hate? Play them some Snow Patrol. Although maybe not. Because if they’re cunts anyway then they might stay if you play Snow Patrol because they’re a cunt’s band. And also, if you did play Snow Patrol just to get the cunts to leave your front room, then you’d have to listen to Snow Patrol too.

Easier just to ask them to leave.

 

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Thursday Night Pub Quiz Action in Edinburgh

Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Chicago (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Janet Jackson (pic round)

The music round cheat answer is by Janet Jackson. Her brother is dead but you don’t care… he was just a pop star.

They’re all just pop stars and they all go. Even the bloke out of The Fall.

Mind you, I liked The Fall and it might just improve your life ever so slightly (if you’ve never heard of them) if I were to share one of two of their works.

You could well hate them, but you never know…

1. Kicker Conspiracy

(Flair is punished)

2. Eat Yourself Fitter

(Like many of their songs, I have no real idea what’s going on in the song – just like it)

3. Lost In Music

Disco cover. This one has a cunt talking for the first 45 secs. Best to fast forward

4. Edinburgh Man

Local tour:

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday Night Pub Quiz Action

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Happy Feet (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: East 17 (music round)

Wednesday poos all over the faces of the other days. It’s like day of the week- PLUS. It’s better than Saturday, and that’s saying tsomething. Wednesday is always excellent.

If Wednesday were a biscuit it would be dark chocolate digestives. If Wednesday were a pop band it would be Queen/E.L.O./Human League supergroup. If Wednesday were stained glass, it would be stained glass penis. If Wednesday were a Christmas, it would be Christmas 1985

Did you know about the time Brian Harvey out of East 17 ate too many baked potatoes and , as a result, ended up running himself over with his own Mercedes? It sounds hilarious but the true story is hardcore. He says it WASN’T a suicide attempt.

Anyway, their limp-as-old-celery cover of an already-limp Pet Shop Boys song is in the music round at the monkey tonight. Be prepared!

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