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Thursday Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

Thursday is two entirely different quizzes.

One in a saucy Marchmont basement full of middle-class slum-glamour and Danish postgrads,

The other is an uptown Ikea Wonderland with a bronzed mix of professions and attitudes.

The cheat music for tonight is for the Argyle. This was a hit in 2005. The video features the director’s idea of a viral marketing campaign and the hollowness echoes around the finished piece like an stone age blowhorn from one million years BC.

It’s not just me is it? Like Bon Jovi are shite, eh? (Apart from ‘Livin On A Prayer’ – obvs)

This song, however, is a pure brooner.

Chef’s recommendation: don’t listen to it.

Meanwhile: I don’t back HS2 and I just want to make that clear now so that, in years to come, everyone will link back to this blogpost and say – Hey…. the Doc knew.

It’s a waste of money and by the time it’s built it will all be hyperloops and maglevs. Total nonsense likes.

Anyway, come to the quiz. I’ll see you there.

Love,

Dr Paul

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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.

Dr Paul

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Thursday Is Like An Epidemic

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £180. Cheat answer: John Lennon (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Snow Patrol (pic round)

Thursday just keeps coming. It’s like a dragon on a moped. Unstoppable.

The return to downstairs at the Argyle last week was matched with a good turnout and the big jackpot tonight will probably mean it’ll be busy again. If you can get in before half six, you’ll more than likely get your choice of seating.

The cheat music for tonight is for the Argyle and it’s John Lennon with this:

Great song – it was his first one after the Beatles and set some kind of record in that it was written, recorded and released all in the space of ten days.

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Thursday Quiz Entitlement

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £120. Cheat answer: The Ring (pic round)

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

It’s Thursday. So you are entitled to TWO pub quizzes.

And the extra good news is that we’re downstairs again at the Argyle, back in our lovely cosy basement now that all the festival noggins have nogged off.

Give us our city back, you flakey-bakey, semi-talented, wanna-has-beens. Go back to London.

Meanwhile, here’s the music round cheat. It’s a modern singer from Norway called Sigrid.

She’s charismatic and all, but the record sounds like something that would finish twelfth or thirteenth at Eurovision.

Which isn’t terrible.

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Yeah. Also, remember to stop me and buy a packet of Cunto Cards  if you’re looking for that special gift for the foul-mouthed fiend in your life.

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Last Thursday Of The Fringe. Begone, Performers

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £120. Cheat answer: France Gall (music round)

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

NOTE: We are UPSTAIRS tonight at the Argyle Bar (i.e. the ground floor instead of the cellar)

Ooooh. It’s nearly over. One more week upstairs at the ARgyle for me. A couple of more days of total idiots clogging up the town, then we can all relax as they run back off to London to check whether they’re famous yet and whether someone’s offered them a slot on8 out of 10 cats or some such shit.

Good luck performers. See you next year.

Anyway – one or two more nights left of their company. Come to the quiz. Give yourself some breathing space.

£50 at the Newsy and £120 at the Argyle.

By the way, here’s tonight’s music round cheat which is for the Argyle: The song is a personal favourite – France Gall’s winning Eurovision entry from 1965. It’s a belter:

I mean, not as good as Marti Pellow, but still excellent.

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Yeah. Also, remember to stop me and buy a packet of Cunto Cards  if you’re looking for that special gift for the foul-mouthed fiend in your life.

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Thursday In The Middle of August

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

NOTE: We are UPSTAIRS tonight at the Argyle Bar (i.e. the ground floor instead of the cellar)

Classic Festival Thursday: a bit rainy, sweaty and hundreds and million of festival wankers everywhere.

Avoid the swinging laminates and come and get a wee sit down at the quiz. Ninety bucks up at the Argyle? That’s nice.

Fifty down at the Newsroom? Quality. Come on then, what are you waiting for. Remember it’s the festival so you’ll need to get on a bus NOW (0958 at time of writing) to get to the quiz on time.

By the way, here’s tonight’s music round cheat which is for the Newsroom: The song is a cracker – its about literally getting away with murder.

I mean, not as good as Marti Pellow, but still excellent.

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Yeah. Also, remember to stop me and buy a packet of Cunto Cards  if you’re looking for that special gift for the foul-mouthed fiend in your life.

Cunto Cards 2018
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Thursday Pub Quiz – Edinburgh

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

NOTE: We are UPSTAIRS tonight at the Argyle Bar (i.e. the ground floor instead of the cellar)

The festival roars on with its collection of wannabes, superstars, locals, tourists and wankers.

Remember, if you’re going to drink with all kinds of people you deep-down hate, its best to win a bit of quiz cash first.

Come to the quizzes tonight and fill your drinking wallet with some folding…

By the way, here’s tonight’s music round cheat which is for the Argyle at 7pm:

That’s got twang. Generally I can’t be bothered with Van Morrison but this is a tune.

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Yeah. Also, remember to stop me and buy a packet of Cunto Cards  if you’re looking for that special gift for the foul-mouthed fiend in your life.

Cunto Cards 2018
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Thursday Celebration – Quizzes Are Go

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £180. Cheat answer: Iran (pic round)

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

Massive win for the RUBBER GUN SQUAD last week at the Newsroom when they won £300 so we’re back to £50 there tonight.

This means the jackpot of the week now switches to the Argyle Bar where £180 is on offer.

Dead Pool for August is live. I took the first entries last night and there were at least a couple of entries for Zimbabwe’s favourite bawbag, Robert Mugabe.

Could the tyrant’s time be up?

Meanwhile, here’s a look at the Newsroom music round cheat clip for tonight. It’s everyone’s favourite singer, Alvin Stardust, who ruled the seventies like a benign leather dictator.

The video features Alvin Stardust and his trademark glove, a glove which brought terror to children watching the telly in the seventies. Alvin often had this schtick where he was “mean” and didn’t smile. It scared some people.

Sometimes he dropped it and was the nice guy. If you have nine minutes on your hands, you should check out his appearance on the Wheeltappers and Shunters.

This is Peak UK Seventies. Includes a section where Stardust mercilessly teases one helpless woman with THE GLOVE and is then chased off stage by another, more forward, woman in her quest for the OTHER GLOVE.

They literally don’t make them like that anymore.

Yeah. Also, remember to stop me and buy a packet of Cunto Cards  if you’re looking for that special gift for the foul-mouthed fiend in your life.

 

 

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Thursday Pub Quiz – Intense £300 Jackpot Available Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: Depeche Mode (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £300. Cheat answer: Sin City (pic round)

Tonight’s quiz jackpot at The Newsroom is the biggest cash jackpot of all time*. Yeah: THREE HUNDRED QUID!

Whoa!

Here’s the music round cheat for the Argyle Bar:

It’s Depeche Mode being all perky. Before the heroin.

Can you feel the rumble? That’s cos I just dropped THREE HUNDRED POUNDS IN CASH.

I’ve picked it up again and I’m bringing it with me to the Newsroom tonight. Come with me and win it.

Yeah. Also, remember to stop me and buy a packet of Cunto Cards  if you’re looking for that special gift for the foul-mouthed fiend in your life.

 

 

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Thursday – Biggest Jackpot for Ages

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £120. Cheat answer: Iggy Pop (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £250. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round)

Tonight’s quiz at The Newsroom provides the biggest jackpot I’ve had for a while. £250.

It’s a quarter of a grand!

Here’s the music round cheat for the Newsroom:

The drum machine sound is awesome. The whole thing is so French. I think this is a sign that France are going to win the world cup.

How the hell is me posting a video of a 40-year old synth piece a “sign”? I don’t know either but it makes as much sense as some of the other cleromancy that goes on. One immediately thinks of Paul the Octopus in 2010, David Hasselhoff’s dogs at the last world cup and now Bill Bailey has his ducks of destiny…

What a load of shite.

What’s NOT a load of shite is that you can win a big bucket of money tonight. Come to the quiz!

 

 

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