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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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Midweek Wonderful

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Jack Black (pic round)

Can you believe it’s Wednesday already? Can you believe it’s February already? The seventh, for goodness sake.

The only way to deal with this is to hit the streets and start drinking.

If you’re anywhere near Leith Walk there are only three real options: The Spey Lounge, The Brass Monkey Leith and The Joker & The Thief.

The quiz isn’t on at the Monkey tonight and the Spey is for another day. Get yourself to the Joker tonight at 7pm for raw quiz mega action.

Oh, that’s the video for the song in the music round at the Joker. Classic Europop. In fact it came out in 2008 but sounds older. Could easily be the late 90s. Nice sound. Super cheap video.

Here’s me, brandishing more money than is actually available tonight. Nice shiny shirt, but.

dr paul quizmaster edinburgh
Take My Money

 

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Hey. Finish the Weekend With A Quiz

Tonight – last Sunday quizzes of 2017:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Gymnastics (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Whitney Houston (music round – see below…)

Witness Whitney’s groove in the vid below: she rhymes “World War Three” with “poverty“. It’s a shame she’s dead cos the world NEEDS MORE RHYMES LIKE THESE.

Meanwhile, here’s the guy (on the left) who won the money at the Tolbooth last Sunday: ooh la la

Cash winner Richard (or was it Robert ?- I cannae mind)

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Eight Right Answers. That’s All It Takes.

All eight correct = WIN

This was the winning entry from the Brass Monkey Leith last Monday. Matthew won the £150 for these right answers .

Ally also had 8/8 so it went to the tiebreak. Matthew’s answer was closer.

The Question was: What percentage of 30-34 in the UK live at the parents house.

Matthew guesses 32%

Ally guessed 40%

So Matthew was closer to the true answer which was only 8%

Result: CASH!

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Tonight’s Edinburgh Pub Quizzes With Your Old Pal Dr Paul

I am a friend to you. I can help you. I can solve all of your problems. I am THE DOC. Come to my quizzes tonight.

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: P.I.L. are in the music round – see vid below.

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat: One of the answers for the pic round is Liberal Democrats

P.I.L. was John Lydon’s vehicle after he had finished being Johnny Rotten out of the Sex Pistols.

I only knew the singles, never got an album and I remember thinking at the time that I was never very sure if I liked the songs or not.

I still feel that way. I get his voice. But he never topped the Pistols. Pistols were ace.

By the way, anyone can win that lovely cash that lurks at the end of every Dr Paul quiz. Last week at the Brass Leith £50 in single-crispy form went the way of Andy. Look how happy it made him:

Andy is so happy
Andy is so happy

 

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So Damn Close

This is what a team looks like when they were so damn close to the money.

so close to the money
so close…

They were probably one question out. Looks to me like it was for about £200.

But the right answer eluded them and now they have nothing except sullen regret.

Apart from the guy in the middle. He’s not playing along, he’s giving it the “not bothered”. Who knows. Maybe he isn’t bothered.

I’ve no way of telling.

I’m a quizmaster, not a mindreader.

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Tiebreaker for £300

These were the Jackpot entries from Monday night at Brass Monkey Leith when £300 was at stake.
pub quiz tiebreaker
Winning £300 on the Tiebreaker.
£300 was at stake
 
Both entries nailed 8/8 in the multi choice, so it went to the tiebreaker.
 
The tiebreak question was to guess how many team members were included in the Chinese team for the Olympics in London 2012.
 
Can you guess who won?
Here’s a clue:
Somewhat more than 68 people
Bad luck, Gordon!

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Sunday Pub Quizzes, Edinburgh

Well, we’ve had a couple of rollovers recently so Sunday looks a wee bit tasty.

The Persevere, 6pm

Jackpot: £120

Cheat: The picture round includes Lady Gaga

Tolbooth Tavern, 8pm

Jackpot: Up to £90 which is fairly rare at the Tolbooth. See if you can grab it tonight.

Cheat: The music round includes a song by Mark Ronson, see vid:

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Become A Millionaire At The Pub Tonight.

Well, not a millionaire but it’s goingto feel a bit like that if you win £350 cash in the pub on Leith Walk tonight. Blazin’.

Brass Monkey Leith, 7pm

Jackpot: A barely-precedented £350

Cheat: One of the answers in the picture round tonight is Istanbul

Safari Lounge, 9pm

Jackpot: We had a winner last Monday so we are back to £30

Cheat: I’ll tell you this: One of the music round hits is by Inner City. Have a look at the vid to hear the (fucking massive) song:

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Monday Makes Men Mad And Women Wonder. But At Least You Can Win Three Hundred Quid Tonight

All of this is true:

Brass Monkey Leith, 7pm

Jackpot tonight: A rather ripe £300

Cheat: One of the answers tonight is Kelly Holmes

Safari Lounge, 9pm

Jackpot: £60 cash

Cheat: One of the answer in the music round is The Cardigans. It’s a remix. See vid:

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