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Wednesday 2nd October

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

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

9pm – The Raging Bull, Lothian Road. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Rollerball (pic round)

BULLY FOR YOU

Michael has been up and running for a few weeks now. Go and experience the Raging Bull on Lothian Road to interface with this bright young quizmaster of the future

Also – it’s the only one of tonight’s quizzes with a rollover.

CHEAT TIPS

Here’s tonight’s cheat tip. It’s Another Level who will appear in the Joker & The Thief music round with this song:

Blimey. What a pile of muck.

I have nothing else to say today because the kid is sick and off school so I have extra duties looking after her.

Perhaps she’ll get her shit together and tomorrow’s post/email will be jam-packed with quality chat of an acceptable Dr Paul standard.

You’ll have to tune in to find out whether it’s a banger packed with anecodtes and uncompromising views and hilarity or whether it’s a looking-after-business type of post with a cheat clue and the jackpots.

What will it be?

The suspense must be killing you.

What a life.

The quiz life.

Love,

Dr P

See you later,

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Where The Wild Things Are at Raging Bull
Wall art at the Raging Bull

 

 

 



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Wed 28th August 2019 – Monkey Back and NEW QUIZ starting Tonight

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

9pm – The Raging Bull, Lothian Road. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Alvin Stardust (pic round)

NEW QUIZ!

Lothian Road has never had a DP Quiz but that changes tonight when Michael starts quizzing at the Raging Bull.

The Raging Bull is towards Tollcross – it’s on the left as you’re heading up Lothian Road and it used to be Moriarty’s but it feels a lot nicer now. They have lots of delicious booze including speciality cocktails and they also do snacks. Quiz is at 9pm.

Monkey Back

And the other good news is that the Brass Monkey is operational once again after the annual pain in the arse known as the Festival layoff.

Maybe see you up there tonight.

Cheat Tip

Here’s the cheat tip: The All Saints are in tonight’s music round at the Brass Monkey on Drummond Street:

It’s pure 1990s, all the way through. Here’s the video:

Fun All Saints fact: When she was around 10 years old, Melanie Blatt was diagnosed with scoliosis and has three metal rods in her back.

It sounds sore.

But not as sore as when you answer all the questions in the jackpot round correctly and then decide to not enter the round.

This is what it looks like when that happens:

Tragedy at the Safari Lounge the other night as this woman got them all right but declined to hand in her answers.

Don’t be a non-winning winner. Get your entries in!

So anyway – if you’re anywhere near Tollcross tonight, please go and visit the Raging Bull and give young Michael a boost at his first quiz.

Other than that I’ll see you at the Joker or the Monkey

Love,

Dr P

See you later,

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Not nearly as much cash as you could win tonight



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Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £90 Cheat: Repo Man (pic round)

Cheat tip: Here is the Lee Dorsey song which features at the Joker (7pm):

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

Sadly, the video features an unnecessary and unwelcome slice of Jools Holland.

I’ve never really understood the appeal of Holland. He just gets up my nose like dust and pollen.

There’s no doubting he’s a popular TV presenter but I can’t imagine who the people are who trust his “hootenanny

Perhaps the same people who trust Jeremy Hunt or the same people who only go out drinking once a year.

IF that describes you, please stay away from the quizzes tonight so that you don’t spoil it for everyone.

For everyone else, Shawn (Damm 27) and myself (Joker, Monkey) will see you tonight.

Oh yeah.

Top jackpot tonight is £90 at the Monkey

Love,

Dr P

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A flash of the cash catches the eye
A flash of the cash catches the eye



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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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Students and/or pissheads



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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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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 28th Nov – Edinburgh Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

So the artist for tonight’s free answer in the music round at the Monkey is called Fiona Apple.

This DOESN’T mean that the bonus round is going to be famous people with fruits in their name. Not necessarily anyway. At time of writing I have 12 hours to think of something better…

Anyway, here’s the song:

I thought this tune was newer, but I’ve just realised its late 90s.

The video won an award at the MTV awards that year for “best cinematography”. It’s basically Apple taking her kit off and looking thin and sulky.

They had a term for this aesthetic at the time: they called it “heroin chic.” This was when THE FACE had Kate Moss every month, photographed in tasteful black and white, with most of the black being round her eyes.

This was a London move: appropriating ‘Trainspotting‘, giving it metropolitan gloss and making it somehow cool to be on “H”.

That was the late 1990s, kids, a world away from the dayglo rave alarm LSD fun of the early 1990s.

A world where suddenly all the bands on Top of The Pops stopped being KLF and N-Trance and started being Travis and the fucking so-called Verve.

I blame Tony Blair, as I do for most things.

Justice was served though. A few years after these bad moves, Top of The Pops and The Face magazine were both dead.

The Face, Jan 1990
The Face, 1990, when it was still good

Anyway – none of this is relevant. The only thing that matters is COME TO THE QUIZ.

Yo,

Dr P

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Speckies

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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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Dr Paul pub quiz action
Chillin at the Joker

 

 

 

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Thursday Is Coming. Prepare.

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Genesis (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Leo (pic round)

The music cheat for the Newsroom tonight is Genesis, led by evil centre-forward and all-time BEAST, Phil “the widowmaker” Collins.

The song, as Phil Collins revealed in his 1992 autobiography ‘I Am The Beast‘ is a prediction of what will happen when the rapture finally engulfs the Earthly plane and the dark lord, Satan himself (who is currently abating his dark majesty to inhabit the body of a drummer) will once again grow to his full size and begin the final destruction of humanity.

Collins’s evil acts such as famines, tsunamis and terrorism are just placemarkers, time-wasters, minor acts of cruelty, amusements until Satan returns in full.

Note the lyric “slowly tears you apart“.

The final showdown of humanity versus the Devil aint gonna be quick. It’s gonna be nasty.

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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:

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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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