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Sunday Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Hazell Dean (music round)

The new bus schedule for the 35 is playing havoc with my ability to transfer smoothly between the Sunday quizzes. I know you couldn’t care less. I’m just saying.

Anyway, here’s the music round cheat for tonight’s quiz at the Tolbooth – it’s a fantastic 1984 song. You’ve no idea how club and hard this sounded in 1984 when you were used to straight pop on Radio 1.

I was too young to go to clubs and this was my first exposure to proper Hi-NRG sounds. Totally great.

If you like all that old TOTP stuff, make sure and watch the documentaries on youtube. The BBC made a series: each episode is a single year, viewed through the lens of Britain’s favourite pop show.

They cancelled TOTP in 2006 which, oddly enough, is where everything in the world started to go wrong. Causation? Correlation? Who knows

Anyway, however it works, I’ll se you at the quiz later.

Yeah.

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Sunday Night Pleasure? See Quiz.

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Air Supply (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Man Ray (pic round)

Sunday is often a challenge for humans. Especially if there’s work the next day.

Scientists have been working on the problem and their findings are clear: IF YOU WANT PLEASURE ON A SUNDAY YOU MUST ATTEND A PUB QUIZ.

This is science. Best believe it.

Meanwhile here’s the wee cheaty bonus for reading my bullshit: an answer for tonight’s music round at the Percy:

Whoa. Sixty eight million views. Hardcore.

I have never had any interest in Air Supply beyond their occasional appearance as an answer on Popmaster. I’ve just looked them up on Wikipedia and I’m not really any more inspired. They’re mainly Australian. I didn’t know that.

Anyway – See you at the quiz tonight!

Yo!

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Sunday, A Thrilling Chance To Beat Everyone Else

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Joss Stone (music round)

The quiz had lots of jackpot winners over the last seven days. so pots are down this week but happiness is high.

The only thing that could spoil the vibe is finding out what’s lurking in the music round at the Tolbooth Tavern tonight.

Yes, it’s Joss Stone:

I don’t like this song. Not my cup of tea, but I didn’t realise it was a cover of a White Stripes number.

I knew both songs but never noticed they were the same song until I read the youtube comments on the Joss Stone version.

We keep learning.

Tonight is your last Sunday chance to enter a Dead Pool. I took entries on Wednesday and Sunday and as well as the usual strong showing from Prince Philip, The Queen and Justin Bieber there was also a rush of “smart money” onto Demi Lovato.

Personally, I wouldn’t recognise Demi Lovato if she came to the front door selling mops. The news about her overdosing left me shrugging but I’ve looked her up and it seems she used to be on Barney and Friends and Disney Channel and then she was a pop singer and did all sort of telly. Her biggest hit in the UK charts was called ‘Heart Attack’ and, to be fair, isn’t great.

Just in case she DOES come to your door selling mops, Lovato looks like this:

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See you at the quiz tonight!

Yo!

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Sunday Evening Pub Quiz Action, Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £180. Cheat: Daft Punk (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Vauxhall (pic round)

The music round cheat for the Persevere is daft Punk but doesn’t necessarily sound like Daft Punk. Not least because the bloke doing the singing is Paul Williams, better known as the guy that did the music for Bugsy Malone back in the 1970s

The whole song is over eight minutes long. That’s longer than Bohemian Rhapsody, although it has not attainend the same cultural impact.

There’s no way Ken Bruce would play this at the end of Popmaster. It’s too obscure. Not Steely Dan enough. Not Dire Straits.

Thanks for coming to the quiz tonight if you’re coming and, if you are coming, don’t be the ones that take the hump.

Great jackpots tonight!

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Monday Super Duper Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Poli Genova (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Chicago (pic round)

The music round tune tonight is my favourite Eurovision from the last three years. It’s Bulgaria’s Poli Genova and we saw it live in Stockholm at the ESC in 2016. The place went mad – it’s a dance banger:

 

Monday night is the first night after the terror of the World Cup has lifted like a fog.

Celebrate by leaving the house and meeting real people in a real pub and playing the real quiz for real money.

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Sunday Quiz

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Jesus Christ Superstar (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Fine Young Cannibals (music round)

The music round cheat for the Persevere is a big hit from the 80s. No one had a voice like Roland Gift.

It still bangs.

World Cup

I’m personally pleased that England are NOT in the final. Not from a petty shit-hate point of view, but more for the fact that the pub (the Persevere) will largely be neutral this afternoon, which is usually a better atmosphere.

My only wish for the final this afternoon is that it concludes in normal time. If so then the quiz will go ahead as usual at 6pm.

If it goes to extra time we may have to start a little later, but either way there WILL be a quiz.

The quiz at the Tolbooth is unaffected.

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Nick wins a packet of Wagon Wheels

 

 

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Tonight – Come and Win The Quiz

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Bullet For My Valentine (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Israel (pic round)

Here is the preview of one of the answers in the music round at tonight’s Brass Monkey Leith quiz:

Oh – it’s a wee bit thrashy.

I thought from their name that Bullet For My Valentine would be an Emo band. Well, there you go. Isn’t life just full of surprises?

It’s like when you go to Berlin and you realise you can still smoke inside the pub. Crazy.

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Sunday Offers Peace Not Violence. Come To The Quiz

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Radiohead (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Portugal (pic round)

Sunday. Both quizzes were jackpots last week so we are down to the basics tonight: £30 available in each joint.

The world cup has started but, as ever, the tournament only really gets interesting in the knockout phases, so you can comfortably ignore shite like Slovakia versus Paraguay.

Tonight’s cheat music is misery-makers supreme Radiohead. To hear their individual brand of woe, click on the vid below.

If you’d like to extend the pain, someone has put the osng on youtube at 800% slower. Naturally, it’s been viewed over half a million times:

Listening to Radiohead at one eighth of the speed is very Sunday. It’s like the old days when I used to go to church (as a child) and then you’d come home and it was still the morning and you felt like life was going to last forever, not in a good way.

This is the eighties of course, way before instant entertainment. If you did dare to switch the telly on the very best it would get would be Little House on The Prairie but after that it would just be endless Harry Secombe, Landward, Judith Chalmers, Songs Of Praise, Cliff MIchelmore, Ski Sunday, Horse of the Year Show, Michael Aspel.

SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDDAY

Also, BBC 2 in those days would, like a used-up uncle, take several hours nap in the afternoon. It would sometimes look like this:

Image result for bbc tv sunday afternoon 1983

Nothing ever happened. If you went outside, all the shops would be shut and all that you had to fill your head were thoughts of imminent nuclear destruction by the Soviets (another early-eighties slice of fun)

Dial forward to the era of the super-information highway and you can now have high-def porn, followed by World Cup, followed by buying shite off of ebay. Then get La Favorita to deliver a pizza of your choice.

I guess Radiohead are just trying to recapture the days of nothingness.

Having considered this now for a few minutes, I am more sympathetic to their cause. Especially with the 800% slower thing. Nice.

Oh, I nearly forgot to say: come to the quiz.

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This Is Sunday, What A Sensation

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Duran Duran (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Orson (music round)

Sunday Sunday. I’m up early but I can’t hang around here – I have to get ready for my legal battle with the trademarks people on Tuesday so I’m going to keep this brief.

Tonight’s cheat music is ONE OF THOSE BLOODY AMERICAN BANDS THAT SOUNDS ALL THE SAME

Apparently there was no official video for this. Someone’s made a lyric video on youtube. It’s all you really need.

Come to the quiz. You will find it delightful.

Yo!

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Sunday Pub Quizzes On Tonight In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Mars Bar (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Eddy Grant (music round)

Sorry if you were at the Persevere last Sunday when we were unable to go ahead with the quiz due to the large number of Hibees in the bar.

It was disappointing for me too but that’s just one of those things that comes with the territory but maybe we could crowd-fund a campaign to only have football played on Saturdays ONLY.

The good thing is that the pub agreed to make the jackpot a rollover, so we are up to £90 tonight. That’s cool.

Anyway, here’s tonight’s cheat item which relates to the music round at the Tolbooth Tavern

It’s Eddy Grant, the one where he’s got a raft rather than the one where he’s got a motorbike.

I like both. I might even play both tonight. Come to the quiz to win money and find out the happy or sad ending to this Eddy Grant whirlpool.

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