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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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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.

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The old days

See you tonight.

Love,

Dr P

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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:

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See? Life can be different to itself.

Love,

Dr P

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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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Wed 9th Jan 2019 – Wednesday Quizzes

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £180 Cheat: Senor Coconut (music round)

Note the large jackpot at the Brass.

Yeah – The first Joker & The Thief quiz of the year finally marks a return to full normality. Let’s enjoy the straightness, the orthodoxy and the sheer normality all the way up to the Festival. First half of the year is the best half of the year.

And, in football, it’s an odd year so there’s not even a European Championships or World Cup this year to wreck everything in June/July… no… NO.. WAIT – The Women’s World Cup is on this summer in France and Scotland have qualified.

It’s the first time a Scotland team have qualified for the World Cup since 1998 which is pretty much since you lot have been born.

But it is women’s football, so will the occasion be marginalized, ignored and swept under the carpet?

Or will the paucity of Scottish football success manifest itself in a big fuss and a big buzz for the women’s team?

I have no idea which way this will go. I suspect the former and kinda hope for the latter. Me and the missus and the kid were even thinking of going over to France for one of the games. Quite fancy Scotland v Japan in Rennes – 14th June.

Anyway, sidetracked. Here is tonight’s music round cheat clue which is for the Brass Monkey:

This is one of Senor Coconut’s terrific techno-merengue-style covers of the songs of Kraftwerk.

Now, Kraftwerk has always been great but just sometimes you listen and think “this is all a bit exact, a bit teutonic – it needs some loose Latin“. And, happily, Senor Coconut fills this need.

I was reading about him the other day. His real name is Uwe Schmidt and he’s a German bloke who was so into Latin techno that he moved to Chile. The video was filmed in Santiago, Chile and is worth a watch.

Disappointingly. the fat bloke with the maracas who stars in the video is not the actual Senor Coconut. But you can’t have everything.

Anyway, come to the quiz and we’ll all have a good time.

Yo,

Dr P

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Wednesday Quizzes – 17th Oct 2018

Quizzes tonight: Come out and feel what others feel.

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

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

Pots got won last week, so minimum payout tonight but it’s nights like these that have the cosy atmosphere because there’s not a jackpot large enough to cause a fight or a barney.

Here’s the music round cheat for tonight at the Monkey, it is, perhaps, the funniest rock video of the 80s:

I still think of Twisted Sister and singer Dee Snider whenever I see women in the pub with hair like that.

And the most likely Dr Paul to see hair of this style? The Newsroom on Thursday night. Usually teachers on the piss.

Hey hey hey!

Dr P

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Chillin at the Joker

 

 

 

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Wednesday Pub Quiz Action With Your Old Pal Dr Paul

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: 5ive (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Blink 182 (pic round)

Here’s the music round cheat for the Joker:

Not their best song, likes.

I’m behind schedule today so no more chat, except a reminder to buy Cunto cards if you haven’t already. I usually have a couple of packs with me at the quiz or you can order them online:

http://cunto.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/cunto-cards-april-4-4.jpg

Get in quick cos I have an advert going in Viz in a few days and I only have a few packs left of the original run…

Hope to see you at the quiz tonight

Dr P

 

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Wednesday Quiz Wonder

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: City of God (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £150 Cheat: KT Tunstall (music round)

Here’s the music round cheat for the Monkey:

It’s KT Tunstall fae Scotland doing a song about being on the other side of the world.

Would the UK win Eurovision if they entered ‘proper’ artists like Tunstall?

Maybe not. Who knows. We tried Engelbert Humperdinck but he was so old-skool and old-hat that he could only come second-last.

I know most of you don’t care, but I’m still excited by this year’s Eurovision, even though it’s over for another year.

I am jealous of the Quiz Vanjie team who were in Lisbon for the week. Brilliant.

The one I like never wins, this year I liked France but they finished 13th. Shame. Quality song.

Anyway, I’m rambling and its nearly time for pop master, so let me finish with my favourite missing cat poster from last year…

A cat named Alan
“I ran away because you named me Alan”

 

Hope to see you at the quiz tonight

Dr P

 

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Wednesday Pub Quiz Edinburgh

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £90 Cheat: Architects (music round)

Big jackpot got won last week at the Joker by the SPECKIES, so well done to them and it means that our biggest jackpot tonight is at the Monkey. Ninety pounds on offer.

Here’s the cheat tip for the Monkey, it’s some rotten old pop garage thing from 2000. You don’t hear stuff like this very much these days except in Dr Paul Quiz music rounds

Meanwhile, I listed the May dead pool entries this morning. Have a look at the post for more detail, but basically all the smart money has moved onto George Bush Sr. (the older, less dippit of the Bush prez duo)

Hope to see you at the quiz tonight

Dr P

 

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