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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.


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Winners at The Ship Inn
Winners at The Ship Inn

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Mon 5th August – NEW QUIZ TONIGHT

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Stegosaurus (pic round)

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

New Quiz

The Argyle Bar is an old quiz that’s a new quiz.

I’ve been doing the Argyle downstairs for years on a Thursday but it has now switched to Monday night at 9pm in the ground-floor bar – aka upstairs.

The host is Kerry who is already doing a great job at two other quizzes and she’s looking forward to meeting you all at 9pm tonight.

To be clear: it’s still the Dr Paul quiz format – still the quiz you love but with a fresh new face rather than my tawdry old chat.

If you still want my tawdry old chat – I’m available at the other two quizzes tonight.


Here is the music round cheat for tonight which applies to the Brass Monkey Leith:

Gareth Gates – pop star

Is Gareth Gates still a pop star? Do you reckon he has it on his business card?

Gareth Gates

Pop Star

0773 168 1450

Parties and Functions

Does he do weddings? Does he do summer season in Tenerife?

I’ll tell you who does do summer season in Tenerife is Frank who used to drink at (and work in) the Persevere. He’s away out there living the dream and having a great time. I enjoy his updates on Facebook.

As fro Gareth Gates, a quick Wiki finds this as his latest listed work:

” During spring 2017 Gates appeared in Robin Hood Easter Panto at various locations within the United Kingdom.”

So now you know.

See ya later – x

Dr P

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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.


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

Either way:


Dr P

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Damm 27 interior
Damm 27 interior

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Monday 4th March 2019 – Including NEW QUIZ!

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Cate Blanchett (pic round)

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Natalie Portman (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Steriogram(music round)

SO! there is a BRAND NEW QUIZ tonight, hosted by legend-in-the making, young Joshua, at Saint Andrews Brewing Company as from next Monday.

The St Andrews Brewing Co is at Potterrow, near the University and boasts food, drink and all the usual shite but with a brand new shiny host. Go and give him a hard time!

St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potter Row
St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potterrow

Joshua is a hip young quizmaster with many questions and answers ahead of him. you’ll like him!

Meanwhile, here is the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Safari. It’s a band from New Zealand called Steriogram.

The video must have cost a fortune to make and so much time to do the knitted stuff. It doesn’t look computer-generated.

And for such a humdrum song, it feels like a great waste of human effort.

A bit like the effort that goes into making domino runs that just get knocked over in the end. When it’s all over, what does humanity gain?

However, that’s only if you look at these endeavours from an ivory tower or some mountain of righteousness perspective.

Bottom line: maybe it’s just people doing people things and what does anything mean anyway when one day this Earth will be swept away by cosmic tides?

We are all trivia.

And this is why quiz remains relevant.

So whether you go to Joshua’s quiz or one of mine (or a combo) tonight, have a great time because this time doesn’t last forever.


Dr P

By the way – I made the list for March Dead Pool yesterday. Here is the latest Dead Cloud and some old ones too, for comparison:

So that’s the way the biscuit breaks this fine Monday morning. Get out there and be the best human you can be. Yes. Inspirational. Truly.


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pub quiz team names
Cumdog. Geddit?

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Mon 18th Feb – This Could Be YOUR Night For Quiz Success

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Hoover Dam (pic round)

“A-ha…”, as Alan Partridge once said. “It’s Monday!”

The significance of Monday as a generally understood cultural touchstone is diminishing.

This occurs as more people work flexibly or don’t work at a ll or have three or four jobs just to pay the bloody rent and council tax.

Does anyone still do Mon-Fri 9-5? I’m sure there are some of you.

But whether you’re drowning in the gig economy or kept honest by the nine five routine, the quiz will ALWAYS be there for you on Monday nights. That’s my Dr Paul promise.

Speaking of Mondays, there will be a new gig starting soon on Mondays which will feature a quizmaster who is NOT Dr Paul. More details later but if any of you would ALSO like to be a quizmaster, then let me know. Opportunities are becoming available.

Meanwhile, here is the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Brass Monkey. You’d probably get it anyway. It’s Avicii.

Fun fact about the song, straight from Wikipedia: The song is written in the key of G minor, at a tempo of 125 BPM.

This should be handy information if you intend to “jam” along to the “track”.

You’re so damn hip.

Speaking of hip, I don’t tihnk some of you realise just how damn hip the Safari Lounge is. What a boozer. It’s got everything you need to get pished in a hip way without resorting to being a hipster wank.

Seriously, if I was still in the market for getting as pished as possible, there’s every chance I’d be doing it midweek style in the Safari.

They have a crocodile head on the wall, for goodness sake.

Safari exterior
Safari exterior



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