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Sunday 22nd September 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Indianapolis 500 (pic round)


8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (music round)

Both pubs offer a rollover Jackpot tonight. Choose your boozer, don’t be a snoozer. Come out for Sunday fun.


By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Tolbooth:

It’s The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band who was are proper all-American boys. This was one of their biggest hits. I’m not a huge country fan, but I love this song.

Warning: song contains alcoholism, jail and dead dogs.

Anyway – if I’m going to see you tonight it’ll be at the Tolbooth.

We’ve done the Persevere quiz before when Hibs have played Hearts at Easter Road on a Sunday but the usual kick-off time is earlier. Today they’re starting at 15:00 so the pub will be absolutely useless for quizzing.

When I am king, all football will be 3pm on Saturday. And there’ll be no more nonsense.

I’m annoyed – but it’s just the way it is – I’ll see you at the Percy next Sunday as usual.


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Here’s me and my owl, attempting to defeat football with the use of mind rays

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Wednesday Quizzes

Quizzes tonight:

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

8pm – Harmonium. Jackpot £90. Cheat: Electrolux (pic round)

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

If you’re coming to the joker tonight – best to BOOK A TABLE. This is just in case there’s football people taking up the berths. (Hibs are at home but kickoff is 7.45pm so any fans that do come in will disappear by half seven –  we won’t let them spoil the quiz).

The Bananarama song at the Joker is this:


80s classic. Most of you won’t be old enough to remember Bananarama but they were bigger than the Spice Girls to the power of Little Mix.

My favourite was Keren, she was the one with the dark hair, the one in the middle of this photo:

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Don’t Go To Easter Road Tonight



There’s football at Easter Road tonight but we anticipate no problems whatsoever as I hear ticket sales are slack.

No surprise when you consider the offering is a poor Scotland team seeking to eke out a thin win in a godforsaken “friendly” match against a flimsy Canadian side who literally don’t know how to play the game, seeing as how all their energy is taken up with maple syrup and ice hockey and mooses.

Obviously, the usual die-hard no-matter-what nationalists* with red beards and kilts and all that will attend and they may be joined by some of the Canadian students who live in the city, out of curiosity.

But the time the match is over on this freezing March night, these students will be cursing their curiosity, wondering where their money went, and questioning why anyone would ever make a fuss about “soccer”.

They’ll never attend live football again. Why? Because friendlies are rubbish. So don’t go to Easter Road. Come to the quiz instead.

Good jackpots tonight by the way: £150 in both boozers. Win big and feel it.

The cheat clue for the Joker is Monie Love. It’s in the music round and the song in question is this:

*I voted Yes last time before you get all mental about that sentence. I might not this time though. Genuine don’t know.

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£80 at monkey tonight. Del Amitri stain the Music Round

£80 jackpot tonight at Brass Monkey on Drummond Street

All Scottish music round at the quiz tonight and includes Del Amitri performing the official Scotland song from the last time Scotland qualified for a world cup, which was 1998

Some of the youtube comments for this are excellent:

“Ally’s Army is a drinking song! Don’t Come Home Too Soon is a song I’d want to make myself an alcoholic over.”

“the majority of people here don’t seem to get its an insult to scotland”

“You are aware that it wasn’t meant for the World Cup, it was meant for ambiguous purposes, right? Del Amitri was asked by the Scottish team to use the song for their anthem. Technically, the team insulted themselves.”

“Before the postcards was a little bit too soon.”

“Del amitri said after the he wrote the song not long after an old man spoke to him in a pub and asked aren’t you the guy who wrote don’t come home too soon? Del says yes I am and the old man just shakes his head and says you should be ashamed of yourself”

“losers song”

“Now they don’t even bother going. Out of churlishness.”

“Love the kilt, nice legs…Great song, what else is there to wish for??”

“HAHAHA this cracks me up.  I like it because it’s a nice slow rock ballad, but it’s in stark contrast to the song of 20 years ago, about how the Scots were going to win the cup.”

“one of the best footie songs ever”

“Possibly the worst football song ever, but as a song, its not bad.”

“like the video of colin hendry in the background, trying to do keepie uppies. if anything should have shown we were guaranteed to come home too soon, it was that!”

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