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Thursday Night Edinburgh Pub Quizzes – Thu 15th Nov, 2018

Quizzes Tonight:

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

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £200. Cheat answer: PJ & Duncan (music round).

Anyone 35-45 reading that PJ & Duncan are in the music round may just have experienced a wave of hot nostalgia.

Innocent times when Dec was Duncan and Ant was PJ, in the auld days before PJ stood for “Pished on the Juice”.

Anyway, as Winston Churchill probably used to say “Nostalgia is for the weak. Bite me.”

Here’s the music round cheat for tonight which is for the music round at the Newsroom:

Awful isn’t it?

POLITICS THURSDAY

By the way- Thursday is now the day when I express my opinion on the crazy world of politics

This week’s point: RECYCLING IS RUBBISH and RICH PEOPLE NEED TO STOP LECTURING THE REST OF US ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT

Someone’s making money out of recycling and the world’s not getting fixed because even recycling still means making more stuff.

So, until X-boxes can be made out of lentils, the only true environmental fix is to stop consuming things.

But good luck trying to sell that idea to the filthy-minded public who, generally, just want to buy MORE STUFF and go MORE PLACES.

If some middle-class hippy is giving you shit about recycling, ask them if they’ve been on a plane this year.

In terms of carbon footprint: ONE passenger on a return flight to New York = total average UK household carbon footprint for three months.

So if you live with someone and you both go to New York for a long weekend, you’ll need to turn your house off for half a year when you get back if you want to “offset” the damage. Which you would never do.

And isn’t always the rich people barking on about what “we” must do to combat climate change?

Isn’t it always some Bono, Branson or Paltrow?

And how many flights do those chancers take per year?

And did you know that a toff travelling on first class flights creates a carbon footprint NINE times that of a passenger in economy.

They could turn ALL their houses off and they would never make up for it.

But we can stick our environment up our arse, can’t we? After all, they don’t want to sit in the same room as the plebs.

What a crew of utter wankers.

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Anyway – come to the quiz. I love you all.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thu Nov 8 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: “Bombay Bicycle Club” (music round)

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

So, Halloween’s just out the way but just when you think there’s a bit of clear water and a bit of blue sky, there’s Hugo in the Monkey

Hugo only appears in Edinburgh when there’s big events work to be done, we saw him a few months ago when it was the festival.

“All right Hugo – to what do we owe the pleasure? Why are you in town?”

“Christmas.”

Aaaaaaaagggggh. Bastards. Can someone organise a movement to cancel Christmas? I’ll sign the petition.

Anyway, here’s the music round cheat for tonight which is for the Argyle Bar:

Bombay Bicycle Club? Not my cup of tea. A bit Lib-Dem, a bit of a bed-wetter tendency.

POLITICS THURSDAY

Incidentally – Thursday is now the day when I express my political opinion on this blog.

This week’s point: POLARITY DISTRACTS US FROM IMPROVING ANYTHING BY SPLITTING US INTO OPPOSING CAMPS. AND NOTHING GETS DONE.

Are you Leave or Remain?

Poppy or No Poppy?

Cybernat or Onionist?

Liberal or Racist?

These simplistic 50/50s seem to be everywhere these days and while people expend their political energy working out what camp their in and then shouting at the other camp, any ideas to actually fix things get forgotten and dusty.

As the population rips itself to bits with thrashing right/wrong arguments in the simplest possible terms (which go nowhere), the elites continue to stockpile money, power, and the means to survive when the flood comes.

The rest of us will drown and will still be arguing the meaning of Brexit as Britain itself disappears beneath narwhals.

Maybe we should accept whatever poppy someone is wearing or not wearing and get back to destroying the privilege of the wealthy.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thu Nov 1 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

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

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Storm Queen (music round).

I’m double double-checking tonight’s music rounds – I screwed up last night and had Rihanna for Cristina Aguilera. I can’t believe either of them would be happy with the confusion.

To be honest, I was happy to get home in one piece last night. Halloween plus Hearts and Hibs. What a mess. Hope you’re OK.

Anyway, here’s the music round cheat for tonight which is for the Newsroom. 

It’s a ladies’ lion. Nasty.

POLITICS THURSDAY

Incidentally – Thursday is now the day when I express my political opinion on this blog.

This week’s point: Remembrance is one thing but the officially endorsed style Remembrance stinks.

The official style of sad-but-well-dressed parades are so solemn and so dignified.

This dress code bestows dignity upon what was actually the brutal slaughter of one class by another.

Real war is dirtier than Demi Lovato and Donald Trump on a Tequila bender in Berlin. Official remembrance is clean like a toilet than has been readied for the Queen.

The only dirty thing in modern remembrance is the sneaky language: They always talk about men who “made the ultimate sacrifice“. No they didn’t. They were sacrificed.

There is all the difference.

 

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 25th October 2018 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

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

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Carry On Up The Khyber (music round)

Here are tonight’s quizzes. They is great.

The Argyle – So nice.

Newsroom – So glamour.

The cheat music for tonight is for the Argyle. This is early 80s Stranglers – a a spooky number from the start of their ‘Men In Black’ concept album which is about space travellers, many years before Will Smith was even cool.

The video is a fan-made interpretation. Kinda Halloweeny.

One of the reasons you may recognise the song (if you’re a bit older) is that it was used for many years as the introduction music to Keith Floyd’s cookery shows. He was the one who liked to get pissed on wine while he was cooking. A hero to millions.

Anyway – I’ll see you at the quiz. I’ll be the one with the great hair.

POLITICS THURSDAY

Incidentally – Thursday is now the day when I express my political opinion on this blog.

This week’s point: Never trust any politician who spreads his hands forwards and to the sides when s/he is talking, like a clumsy Jesus. That shit is all training and it kicks in when they’re not being 100% truthful.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Tonight’s Quizzes – Thu 18th Oct 2018

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

Come to the pub. Only FOOLS stay indoors when Thursday offers itself like an easy platter, like a buffet breakfast in a decent European hotel, full of dark breads and mysterious cheeses and cereal and brioche and cold meats and all of that.

Here are your Thursday choices:

Argyle – Middle class Marchmont Bohemia in a basement.

Newsroom – Uptown glamour, but not the exclusive sort.

The cheat music for tonight is for the Newsroom. This is early Human League – Phil being Phil, which is to say: terrific…

One of the youtube comments remarks that listening to this song on headphones in the dark is like being trapped inside a computer.

Nice.

Anyway – I’ll see you at the quiz. I’ll be the specky one with the suit jacket and the quiz questions. I don’t just have to be the asker though, you can ask me anything.

POLITICS THURSDAY

Incidentally – Thursday is now the day when I express my political opinion on this blog.

This week’s point: elections are fucking stupid.

Love,

Dr Paul

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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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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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