Big thanks to the Edinburgh Anti-Fascist Association who turned up in decent numbers to celebrate the non-nazi status of Jenny Ha’s, the Canongate’s friendliest and most inclusive boozer!
After making the news the other week, Jenny’s was keen to emphasise that the presence of the SDL/EDL was a completely random situation and nothing to do with the pub, so we held an Anti-Fascist quiz last night.
The RED CHUMPOS ended up in first place and took the wine, with Ross capitalising on some schoolboy errors by the undisputed king of Scissor-Paper-Stone (me) to get at the Beast for the Ultimate Question.
When it came, The Beast offered what I thought was a tricky little number about Robert Burns but Ross knew it before he even heard the options and so did a few others.
Consequence? EIGHTY QUID JACKPOT!
Would you have got this one right for £80?
Q. In 1956, which country became the first in the world to commemorate Robert Burns on a postage stamp?
Dom ended up in the spotlight on Monday after his team TIGER WOODS SLEPT WITH MY MUM did enough to earn 2nd place in the quiz behind THE DUDE ABIDES who completed the double after winning at Jenny Ha’s.
Dom lucked his way through the cards challenge and opted for the Ironing question for the £40 jackpot.
He faced this question for the forty quid:
Q. What is the world record for continuous ironing?
A. 33 hours
B. 44 hours
C. 55 hours
D. 66 hours
On the face of it, it’s a genuine bastard of a question. How are you meant to know that? But Dominic rationalized thus:
“It was probably 55 hours, cos the previous record was probably about two days and whoever did this just wanted to break that and then do a wee bit more…”
What? Seven hours more?
Apparently so. C is the right answer and Dominic wins £40!
Next week at Reverie: The Golden Putt makes its debut at Reverie where we will be putting for cash. If I were you, I’d practice.
When the MIND CRUSHERS first appeared, they built a fearsome Reverie reputation for being totally one hundred per cent awesome
But that was in December 2009 and the team have been quiet since then, finishing fifth and eighth, performances like that.
However, they were back with a bit of style last night, finishing second and ultimately winning the £40 jackpot money on an osbcure culinary question about oysters.
Actual winners of the main quiz were ALI CAMPBELL’S CROCODILE TEARS who played it cool in the final round and won the wine by a single point. Isn’t Ali Campbell the bloke out of UB40? Why does he have crocodile tears? We need to be told.
Not only did these dudes win the wine but they also won a discount for this Sunday’s Reverie Love Dinner which is a tremendous bargain anyway – 4 courses for £18.
Ali Campbell’s Crocodile Tears may face a dilemma with this: three blokes but only a 2-for-1 prize. I wonder who will be left out in the cold on the night of love?
Here’s the very-difficult oyster question which Leigh-Anne answered correctly to win the Mind Crushers £40. Would you have got this?
Q. How many calories are there in a dozen raw oysters?
A. 110 calories
B. 210 calories
C. 310 calories
D. 410 calories
I don’t think I would have got that, so well done Leigh-Anne.
The team name QUIZ TEAM AGUILERA is the NORFOLK AND CHANCE of the 21st century and is now woefully old and hackneyed. Please do not use it.
A much better celebrity pub quiz team name turned up on Monday at Reverie when we were joined by QUIZTOPHER BIGWINS (as in Safari – So Goody)
This team was obviosuly manned (or ladied, in fact) with original and talented thinkers because whereas a bog-standard Quiz Team Aguilera had turned up and unsurprisingly finished about tenth, Quiztopher Bigwins absolutely SLAUGHTERED the opposition and finished a record 11-points clear at the end of the quiz.
Man, they were like a steamroller.
Unluckily for them it was only good enough for the wine as Anna missed out on the new mystery vegetable challenge and this gave NOT KNOWN (Neil and Andy) the chance to steam in and grab the cash on the following question on Great Scots. Would you have answered it correctly for £20?
Q. In 2009, STV ran a poll to find the Greatest Scot of all time. Robert Burns topped the list but who came second?
FDGT star Pierce and block-rockin pal Pete were the champs at the Reverie last night, going by the name of BENJI OVER.
It was a proper ding-dong battle as BENGT INC and THE MIND CRUSHERS and THE TEAM WITH NO NAME all swapped the lead but in the last round it was BENJI OVER’s bravery and a frankly lily-livered show from MIND CRUSHERS that settled it, the Mind Crushers only choosing to answer one question in the minefield.
So, wine for Pete and Pierce but then it was challenge-tastic Pierce who blew the horn for over 20 seconds (never mind 10) and correctly answered the ultimate £60 question.
Would you have got this right?
Q. What year did Wham! split up
Pierce knew this one – even before the options were given and it was sixty quid all the way.
Back to basics for next week – £20 but remember: next Monday is also Burns Night so there will be a full-on Burns-Night quiz and you can get a rather good dinner for £8.95.
Stuart recovered well from last week’s incident in which he deemed the trivia challenge “unfair” when he was forced to give an answer within half an hour.
This week, he got all the leeway he needed:
Question: What was Cartier the first to make in 1904…?
Stuart answered “watch” and I think it was fair enoguh to offer him the chance to be more specific, which he duly did and got the answer on the card.
Anyway, that cleared the way for the ultimate question about leprechauns. Stuart got this right for £100: would you have done the same?
Question: Leprechauns only started wearing green in the 20th century. What was the traditional colour of their clothes before then?
Would you have got it right? Stuart did and celebrated in booze with team-mate Chad who looked good for a man who was unable to get home to Canada for Christmas because his taxi on the way to the airport CRASHED!
Glad you’re OK Chad and hopefully a share of £100 will erase the memory of a Christmas without family!
As well as being top dogs at the Reverie, EASY DRAW are also top tof the league after three December quizzes.
Meanwhile, credit goes to loveable science-geeks QUIZZIE RASCAL who stunned the bar into silence with a joke about something to do with ice and bunsen burners falling in love, but it only being a phase. Phase needed to be underlined to identify the punch-word.