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Monday 28th October

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £200. Cheat: Sixpence None The Richer (music round)

7pm – Portobello Tap. Jackpot: £210. Cheat: ZZ Top (music round)

9pm – Argyle Bar Jackpot £30. Cheat news: The X-Factor (pic round)

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

Big Jackpots

Big £210 at Portobello Tap tonight. I understand the pub is now NOT taking bookings for tables as they were all booked last week. Best bet is probably to get there as early as you can.

Dead Pool

Hey – the next few days are your chance to play Dead Pool for November. Did anyone have Abu Bakr Al-Bagdhadi for October? I’ll check the list and let you know.


Here are the music round cheats for tonight

The first is for the Brass Monkey Leith:

A classic one-hit wonder

The American band Sixpence None The Richer are still on the go despite having just the one big hit, and that being more than 20 years ago.

But you don’t care about that. what you want to know is: “what is that band name all about”?

According to Wikipedia the origin of the band’s name is as follows:

“It comes from a book by C. S. Lewis called Mere Christianity. A little boy asks his father if he can get a sixpence—a very small amount of English currency—to go and get a gift for his father. The father gladly accepts the gift and he’s really happy with it, but he also realizes that he’s not any richer for the transaction. C.S. Lewis was comparing that to his belief that God has given him, and us, the gifts that we possess, and to serve him the way we should, we should do it humbly—realizing how we got the gifts in the first place. “

Which sounds like a right old pile of wank, but you can’t have everything, can you?

Meanwhile the Portobello Tap music round will contain this song by ZZ Top:

Classic video move – get the girls in.

The ZZ Top thesis in this oeuvre point to the fact that “Every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man“.

Basically – if you want laid, get your suit on.

I’m not sure if the theory has been accepted, proven or disproven by mainstream science but dressing in suits remain popular, so maybe it’s true.

See you tonight.

Dr Pauloski

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£210 tonight at the Portobello Tap

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Thursday Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

Come to the quiz. You will love it.

The cheat music for tonight is for the Newsroom. This was a mega summer pop sensation hit in 2002.

They are called Las Ketchup and they are the daughters of a flamenco guitarist known as” El Tomate” – the tomato.

So he is the tomato and they are the sauce of the tomato. Right, OK.

The song was their only hit. After it went away they went back to their lives. Now that pop music is over sixty years old, this has happened quite a lot. In fact there are ex pop-stars everywhere.

Have you been on the bus today? You probably shared the ride with someone who was number one in 1974.

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


Dr Paul



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