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Wednesday 7th August

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Princess Superstar (music round) (

(Brass Monkey Drummond Street quiz is off during the festival)

Cheat Tip

Here is the Simply Red song that’s in tonight’s music round at the Joker:

Sex Symbol of the 1980s (somehow) – Mick Hucknall

Mick Hucknall, the singer of Simly Red was a major sex symbol of the 1980s.

I’ll just leave that there.

Remember – town is full of wanks. Come to the Joker. It’s a safe space.

Thirty quid. All right.

See you later,

Love,

Dr P

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Winning with friends

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Wednesday 26th June 2019

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: The Arctic Monkeys (music round)

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: Basketball (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Taylor Swift (music round)

Cheat tip: Here is the Arctic Monkeys song which features at the Joker (7pm):

San Francisco? Yeah mate. Been there in ’78. For the riots.

Typical Arctic Monkeys. I always want to hate them because they seem contrived but, to be honest, the tunes are decent. Fair play.

Someone who really does get on my tits is Taylor Swift. One of her ouvres turns up tonight at the Brass:

Ach, this song is actually decent. Maybe she’s all right.

Goddam? Why am I in such a nice mood today?

Maybe cos Shawn’s back at the Damm 27 tonight after some hiccup last week.

Oh yeah.

Slam you opponents to the canvas. Tonight.

Love,

Dr P

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Scotland wins again

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Wednesday 5th June – Quiz Action of The Streets of Edinburgh – Tonight!

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: Discobitch (music round)

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

Wednesday is the night that makes winners out of wimps, heroes out of the humdrum and omnipotent out of the ordinary.

By becoming a quiz winner you will become immediately popular and brilliant. You will be sought-after, serene and succesful.

You won’t know yourself.

The best places to achieve all this is at the Joker, Damm 27 and The Monkey. On a Wednesday night – tonight.

As a wee boost, here’s tonight’s free answer for the music round at Damm 27:

This was the ONLY single released by Discobitch. It was number two in France and Belgium.

The singer is called Pauline Sampeur and I can’t find too much more about her in a cursory search.

Maybe she works in accounts now. Nae idea.

Anyway, bring a team and see you at the quiz. It’s always better with a team.

A nice team of winners at the Joker
A nice team of winners at the Joker

Love,

Dr P

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Dr Paul with booze prize
Dr Paul with a booze prize

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Wednesday 29th May 2019

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Beverley Knight (music round)

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: The Human League (music round)

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

Three quizzes tonight, each with the different flavour.

The Joker is one of the week’s most relaxed quizzes. Enter Roddy’s realm and order a pizza. It’s very satisfying.

Damm 27 is the stomp of new young quizmaster-of-tomorrow, Shawn. Regulars who have been to Shawn’s quiz describe him as very likeable.

The Monkey is just full of students and pissheads.

You choose.

Doesn’t matter which boozer you’re in when you’re winning.

So, here’s tonight’s free answer for the music round at Damm 27:

Nice bonus John Peel at the start of that video.

Meanwhile, here is the free answer for the music round at tonight’s quiz at the Joker:

It’s Beverley Knight who is one of those artists I get mixed up with Gabrielle or Alicia Keys or Tasmin Archer if they’re a question on Popmaster

I wonder why bands like this exist?

Speaking of Popmaster, I now supply dinky wee Popmaster notepads with which to take notes while playing the world’s greatest 10.30am-based radio music quiz.

Popmaster scorepad from dpquiz.co.uk

See you at the quiz tonight.

Tha bar at Damm 27

So, everything’s cool and we’ll see you tonight at one of the quizzes. Remember: WHO advice is to get out at least once a week. Midweek is a good time for this cos the weekend is just full of fannies and pricks.

Love,

Dr P

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om - big team of students
Students and/or pissheads



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Wednesday Night – New Quiz on the Southside

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: Kool & The Gang(music round)

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

So we welcome South African quizmaster Shawn tonight, he debuts at a swanky new venue on the Southside called Damm 27.

Damm 27 describes itself as a bistro but if you squint your eyes a bit and buy a pint, it’s just a very nice boozer.

The quiz will ignite the passions and you might even find yourself in the company of well-off Edinburghers who like to splash the cash on bonnie cocktails. You never know.

Anyway – the place looks genuinely nice and Shawn would love to see you tonight from 9pm. Give him a chance and give the place a go.

Meanwhile, here are the free answers for tonight’s quizzes:

First is a music round answer for the Joker earlier on (7pm). It’s Calum Scott who I presume is some kind of X-Factor bloke…

Bloody awful stuff

Sure enough, his WIki bio has revealed that his breakthrough came on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ which could be renamed ‘Britain Must Be Stopped

There’s a gratifyingly disappointing detail in Mister Scott’s bio which is that he used to sing in a Maroon 5 tribute act called Maroon 4.

Can anyone think of any more debilitating showbiz gig than being in a Maroon 5 tribute?

And that’s fair comment but the bottom line is that this unknown-to-me mega-bastard has more than 350 million views on his video and likely DOING ALL RIGHT.

Does it matter that it’s nothing more than the act of slowing down a dance number and adding meaningful twitches on sad faces? Does it matter that this cheap template is what people accept as art?

Of course not. It’s the bottom line that matters. This is capitalism.

Meanwhile, here is the music round answer for Shawn’s quiz at Damm 27.

Something a lot more groovy: it’s Kool And The Gang:

By the way – if you try to watch that video and you feel all funny, it’s OK – it’s the video. It’s not you.

Swooooop!

Go and meet Shawn or I’ll see you tonight myself.

Either way:

Love,

Dr P

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Damm 27 interior
Damm 27 interior

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Wednesday 24th April – Two quizzes Tonight

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Whitesnake (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £120 Cheat: Tomb Raider (pic round)

Here is the free answer for tonight’s music round at the Joker. It’s 1980s megahit by big hairy soft-rockers Whitesnake.

When boy bands used to be good

Just the ninety four million view on youtube. Super epic.

Which are you: monkey or Aguirre?

See you tonight.

Love,

Dr P

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Safari lounge victors with quiz badge
These people are not cyan in real life



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Wednesday 10th April

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £120. Cheat: 2 Unlimited (music round)

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

Here is the free answer for tonight’s music round at the Joker. It’s 1990s mega rave-pop Dutch People: 2 Unlimited.

This was when Rave had come out of the fields and into the charts and having it large had become the new normal:

Fred, Cindy, Kate, Keith and Ricky

Includes the line: “Don’t just stand there, let’s get loose. I am Ray, I’ve got the juice.

Probably not 2 Unlimited’s finest moment.

But for a wee while there in the 1990s it was smileys, bandanas, tie-dye and ravey gloves. Literally everyone. Even cops, financial advisers and primary school teachers.

Related image
The old days

See you tonight.

Love,

Dr P

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Dr Paul with booze prize
Dr Paul with a booze prize for you



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Wednesday Night Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

Here is the free answer for tonight’s music round at the Joker . It’s the ELO who properly be proclaimed only as the “The Mighty ELO“, and preferably in an Alan Partridge voice or a Smashy/Nicey voice.

Flamingos and Speedboats

Remember: Wednesday is for winners.

See you tonight.

Love,

Dr P

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Joker Style

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Wednesday Night. Two Weeks Until Ash Wednesday

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

Wednesday night was made for quizzing. Get your fill tonight on glamorous Elm Row or bohemian Drummond Street.

The thing about reading this is you get a wee boost: a free answer. The free answer for tonight’s music round at the Joker is Deacon Blue. Here’s their song:

I think this is filmed in Maryhill, Glasgow. That’s where it looks like to me. I lived in Glasgow for 17 years and loved it all. I used to like cycling along the canal.

I know there’s a canal here. But it’s not the same. The towpath is too narrow.

Anyway. Canals. Crazy eh? What am I like.

All you need to know is that it’s two week till Ash Wednesday and that means LESS than two weeks till Pancake Tuesday,

Well, we call it Pancake Tuesday. In Brazil, it’s Fat Tueday, aka Mardi Gras.

Brazil:

Image result for rio carnival outrageous costume

Scotland:

Image result for scottish pancake

See? Life can be different to itself.

Love,

Dr P

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joker and thief logo

 

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Wednesday Night – Valentine’s Eve

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: The Chi-Lites (music round)

It’s half-term. Kids are everywhere. There’s only one way to escape them and that’s to come to the pub, get wasted on booze and do the quiz.

Here’s tonight’s music round cheat-o which is for the Brass Monkey at 9 o clock:

This is the best of all possible hair and the sweetest of sad soul.

This is the 1970s, a time and a place which is barred to us. Time travel is not real – youtube is as close as we can get.

There are a set of break-up records from the mid-seventies where you really feel for the guy singing.

As a child, these sad-story soul songs are some of the first pop records I can remember hearing and I believed that every word was true and related personally to the singer.

I used to feel so sorry for them, until I realised pop was poetic license and only quizzes were the truth.

I’m talking about records like Sylvia’s Mother and There Goes My First Love.

Pure weep.

Anyway – you’ll be weeping tonight if you miss the quiz. Also, with one day to Valentine’s – maybe tonight is the night you will meet the human of your dreams. All you have to do is be bright and witty at the quiz. It’s like a magnet.

Love,

Dr P

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George Best, when he played for Hibs
George Best, when he played for Hibs

 

 

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