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Thursday 8th August

Quizzes Tonight:

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round)

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

The Ship

Tonight is the last quiz fo a few weeks at The Ship Inn. The pub is getting a big refurb. Kerry says it’s no bad thing as the place kinda needs it. Luckily for Kerry fans on that side of the city, she is starting a new early quiz on Monday at the newly opened Portobello Tap. More details on that to follow – but basically Monday 7pm – starting this coming week.

Cheat Clue

Here are the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Ship Inn. It’s your old pal fae France: Jean-Michel Jarre:

Tina Tuner singing about humping in cars

I love Jean-Michel Jarre and his futuristic French music of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

This is from a time when everything was about Star Wars and the Space Shuttle and you got excited when the space correspondent (I think he was called Reg Turnhill – something like that) was on John Craven’s Newsround because it meant SPACE NEWS.

Perhaps Skylab was crashing in Australia, perhaps the Shuttle was launching a telescope, perhaps Pioneer had reached Jupiter. Cool shit like that.

Frenchman Jarre reflected the zeitgeist, creating music which conjured up stars, galaxies and space stations.

Consequently his music was frequently used on television as the musical backdrop for tech and space.

There were imitators everywhere and by the end of the 80s, all British TV theme tunes for science shows and quiz shows sounded like a cheap Jean-Michel Jarre.

All things of great beauty.

See you at the quiz.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Winners at The Ship Inn
Winners at The Ship Inn



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Thursday 10th July 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

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

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Gettysburg (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: A Tribe Called Quest(music round).

Kerry is back at the Ship tonight in Musselburgh. Set sail for Mussy!

Meanwhile here are the music round cheats. The first applies to the Argyle Bar and it’s The Quo with one of their 70s megahits:

The Quo, forever on an island, waiting, getting high

The second is for the Newsroom and it’s an old hip hop banger from A Tribe Called Quest with possibly the most 90s video you will ever see:

Windows three point one! Or something. ask a geek.

Anyway – Thursday in July is attractive. It’s pretty much your last chance to enjoy a nice night out in the city without all the festival assholes totally ruining it.

Word! Get out there.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Ship Inn winners with vodka
Vodka and darts. No wonder they’re happy



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Thursday 6th June 2019

Quizzes Tonight in the great villages of Edinburgh and Musselburgh:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Divine (music round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Juggernaut (pic round)

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

Donald Trump has invaded France. You could invade France too if you won the money at just two quizzes tonight. Skyscanner says you can get to France tomorrow for £125.

Just a thought.

Anyway: here’s the music round cheat answer for tonight’s quiz at the Argyle which is the greatest singer of all time: Divine…

Effectively the best singer of all time.

I remember being young enough to be totally bewildered by what on earth Divine was or was supposed to be when s/he hit the charts in the 80s.

I get it now, but back then it took a wee while to understand what was going on. Ah. Youth.

Just a note: Musselburgh has cheaper housing and presumably cheaper booze than Edinburgh so if you’re working on a strictly cost-to-winnings ratio, The Ship Inn might be the choice tonight. Kerry’s running the show there and doing a great job. Go and see!

Ship Champs

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Newsroom cash winners
Newsroom cash winners

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Thursday 2nd May 2019 – Three Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight in Edinburgh and Musselburgh:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Shanghai (pic round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £120. Cheat answer: The Ring (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Emile Sande (music round).

Best jackpot tonight is out in Musselburgh where Kerry offers you a win of £120. Come on!

Ship Inn Crew

By the way, we had a team name last night called “Damp Tampon”. Hopefully you can beat that.

Meanwhile, here’s a little help with the music round at the Newsroom which tonight includes this song performed by Scottish Singer Emile Sande:

This is the kind of music that leaves me wondering what time the buses begin in the morning.

I can’t hate it but it holds my attention in the way that disasters in far away countries do: that is briefly and in a way that is less-than-complete.

But if this is your jam then who am I to criticize? Good luck to you.

Which ever quiz you go to tonight – remember to bring a team and I wish you GOOD LUCK!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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£120 at the Ship Inn Tonight

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Thursday 18th April – Three Quizzes Tonight

Thursday gives you a choice of three quizzes: one in Musselburgh and two in Edinburgh.

Quizzes Tonight:

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

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Egypt (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Boomtown Rats (music round).

It’s still the Easter holidays and I’m still doing the childcare so today’s post is, once again, brief and functional.

If you demand more chat and banter and all that business, then simply come to the quiz tonight – a safe zone for adults, where no children may interfere.

So here are the music round cheat answers for tonight:

It’s the Boomtown Rats, fronted by Bob Geldof who vies with Morrissey for the Throne of Twats.

In this video he reminds me of BA Robertson who had the same schtick at around the same time, and that’s not a good thing.

Great song though.

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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meme - winners live forever
Immortality



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Thursday 11th April

Tonight could be the last quizzes before we exit the EU forever. But probably not.

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Pulp (music round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Niall Horan (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: Sofia Loren (pic round).

It’s Easter holidays and I’m doing the childcare so today’s post is brief and functional, like when you nip into WH Smith as fast as you possibly can to buy a bottle of water before you get on the train.

So here are the music round cheat answers for tonight:

First for The Ship Inn at Musselburgh where Kerry will be playing this bollocks by Niall Horan who used to be one of the directions out of One Direction:

And secondly at the Argyle Bar where I will be playing this by Pulp which feels epic at first but, upon repeated listens, becomes rather turgid:

Both these tunes are not the greatest but maybe Niall Horan wins because he is available in life-size cardboard cutout format:

If you buy that, remember to make sure you do it ironically

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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What it feels like when the list round is about something of which you you know nothing

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Thursday Edinburgh Pub Quizzes – Including New Gig in Musselburgh

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Gola (pic round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Drake (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot 50. Cheat answer: Demi Lovato (music round).

So! There’s a brand new DP Quiz starting tonight in the fair town of Musselburgh. Get yourself down to the Ship Inn for a crack at this new quiz, hosted by Kerry.

Here are the music cheat answers for tonight:

At the Ship the music round includes a Drake song:

Nae idea what’s going on in the video and I also have no idea why Drake is such a big deal.

I mean, the tune It’s OK but seems a little uninspiring. Like crushed-up aspirin on white bread.

Meanwhile, the Newsroom music round includes Demi Lovato:

By the way, if you click the vid to listen to the song, you’ll need to forward to about three minutes which is where the actual song starts. Prior to that it’s some kind of film or soap opera.

Anyway, enjoy the quizzes tonight. Go and support Kerry in Musselburgh. Check it out!

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Da Money

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