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Sunday 9th June 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Tin Whistle (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: The Pixies (music round)

Tonight, the quiz at the Persevere is competing with Scotland v England in the Women’s World Cup (kick-off 5pm).

And I’ll tell you: I have no idea how this is going to work out.

If this was the men’s world cup, the pub would be fairly busy.

If this was the men’s world cup and it was Scotland, the place would be stowed.

If this was the men’s world cup and it was Scotland v England, the Percy would be inaccessible due to bedlam and heavy drinking would have commenced more than two days ago. Some people would be in hospital. Pub security staff would be getting about fifty quid an hour. The chances of the quiz happening would be less than a fly’s chance of surviving being shagged by Gary Lineker.

But it’s the women’s world cup so this far less predictable. The Women’s World Cup ha a history of low interest from the public.

But then it is the first time Scotland have qualified for the women’s tournament, and it’s the first time Scotland have qualified for any World Cup tournament for over 20 years.

And there has been a bit more hype this time. And there’s a chance we could get it right up England who, as the BBC keep telling us, are far better than everyone else.

So you never know.

Anyway – my prediction is that the quiz WILL go ahead. Come and play.

Meanwhile, here’s the music round cheat answer for the Tolbooth Tavern tonight which is The Pixies:

Pixies Fan Art Vid

Love the Pixies. They never really made a lot of videos. This is by a fan and it’s what you would call impressionistic. Good though.

Anyway, enjoy the World Cup, enjoy the quizzes. I hope you win the quiz and I hope Scotland get it right up the so-called Lionesses.

England are favourites but sometimes you have to dare to dream, as we say in Eurovision.

Sometimes

Scotland in pink

Scotland aint so bad.

See you at the quiz tonight.

Yo!

Dr Paul

Team names of the month last month

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Sunday 26th May

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Elizabeth Taylor (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Kanye West (music round)

It’s Sunday and I’m late out of bed. So this post is necessarily short and business-like. Pay attention:

First: here is the music round cheat answer for the Tolbooth Tavern tonight which is Kanye West:

Ol’ Kanye

I’ve never really liked Kanye West. I don’t get it. Change my mind, if you think otherwise.

Anyway, not much more from me except to say that can everyone please say a prayer for a continuation of dry throughout today as my washing got wet again last night after it was NEARLY dry.

you know what. I should have just taken it in anyway.

Yo!

See you at the quiz tonight.

Dr Paul

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Sunday 17th March

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Tanita Tikaram (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Horse Racing (pic round)

Sunday: like a cake full of sawdust heralding the empty week.

The best thing you can do to oppose this sawdust paradigm is go to the quiz where it is possible to win money, booze and the respect of your friends in a friendly knowledge-based contest which rewards a sneaky combination of smarts and luck.

I love it when you come to the quiz. I could kiss every one of you. Anyway. Here’s the music round cheat for tonight’s quiz at the Persevere:

This is jaunty tune but also strangely depressing. I remember when it came out and I couldn’t decide whether I quite liked it or totally hated it.

I’m still torn.

So there you have it: in thirty years I have learned nothing. Well nothing in terms of Tanita Tikaram anyway.

Although, having said that I was looking her up the other day on Wikipedia and discovered she was born in Germany. That’s proper trivial, in the sense that it’s information that can be of no proper use.

Another item which is not really a fact came from one of the youtube comments which pointed out that she looks like Elvis.

This is another type of learning: something that I always knew but never really thought of until someone pointed it out.

But also useless in terms of knowledge. What do we know and why do we remember it? This is PhD stuff. I’d better leave it there. It’s Sunday.

Anyway – come to the quiz.

x

See you later.

Ooh la la.

Dr Paul

crumpled 2 point voucher
Held on the voucher for years? Put it through the wash? It still counts.

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Sun 17th Feb. Valentine’s Day Is Over

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Armani (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Charlie XCX (music round)

Sunday night doesn’t get better than this: a wee walk to the pub. A thrilling Dr Paul quiz, perhaps with a win, perhaps not. Then a few more pints of wine, a daunder home via the chippy and then watch Das Boot on Netflix.

Such perfection could be yours… tonight!

For the quiz at the Tolbooth, here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer:

This is one of those pop videos that’s intercut with scenes from a film in which the song was used. The film is ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ in which young Americans with terminal cancer visit Amsterdam, fall in love and die.

I just read the Wikipedia summary, I haven’t seen the film and probably won’t because I usually watch films for entertainment and terminal cancer just doesn’t cut it for me as a leisure activity.

For exampe I watched ‘Rio‘ with my daughter the other day which is an animated film about parrots and monkeys with loads of songs and jokes. That was more like it.

Having said that, The Fault In Our Stars did well and has good ratings. If it’s your kind of gig then it looks like a good film.

Anyway – no one is going to die at the quiz tonight. That’s my prediction anyway.

x

See you later.

Ooh hah.

Dr Paul

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Sun 10th Feb – Sunday Night Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £180. Cheat: Vanessa Carlton (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Lady Jane Grey (pic round)

All the jackpots got won this week. It’s been a week of no rollovers.Will this continue at the Percy tonight where £210 is available? You tell me. It’s up to you.

Here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Persevere quiz at 6pm:

I’m liking the whole travelling-piano thing. I have dreams like that.

See you later.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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£210 persevere ps
£210 jackpot tonight at the Persevere

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Sunday 13th Jan 2019 – Sunday Quizzes

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Peter Howson (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: “Jane” (music round)

Sunday Sunday. So good to me.

Voice is better this week. Don’t be afraid of a croaky QM. Come quiz.

Here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Tolbooth quiz at 8pm:

Obviously it’s Rod Stewart but the info you need is “Jane”. The round is looking for girls names that are in the song title.

Anyway, get yourself to the quiz and we’ll have some trivia-related and prize-based fun when you do.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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lionel richie prize bag
The time there was a Lionel Richie Bag

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Sunday 6th Jan 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Living In A Box (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Vauxhall Astra (pic round)

Life is back to normal. Praise Jesus.No more Christmas, no more torchlight bloody processions. It was like Nuremberg 1934 down the High Street last Sunday. Without the overtones.

Now, my voice was a bit ropey yesterday so hopefully it’ll be smooth enough to work the quiz later. Think I’m gonna lie in bed and eat honey all day.

Here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Percy quiz at 6pm:

It’s an eighties thing and the guy is doing that eighties thing where he’s walking around some foreign gaff, wearing loads of white and murmuring about love.

One of the youtube comments says this is the greatest song of the 1980s, but the comment is wrong. To be honest, it might struggle to get in my top 500 of the 80s.

Opinions.

Anyway, get yourself to the quiz and we’ll have some trivia-related and prize-based fun when you do.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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French Revolutionary Time - the ten hour clock
French Revolutionary Time – the ten hour clock

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Sunday 30th Dec 2018

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Malaysia (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Princess Superstar (music round)

I know you don’t know what day of the week it is but I’ll tell you: it’s Sunday. Normal order will be resumed shortly. Enjoy the galactic swirl.

Both quizzes are on tonight in real life. Hopefully either see you down Leith or up the old town,

Here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Tolbooth Tavern quiz at 8pm:

It’s one of those gym-dance videos from the 2000s, that strays as close as it can manage to the porn zone without getting banned. See also Eric Prydz, and Alex Gaudino (although the latter is marching military band rather than gym, but still…)

Anyway – never mind the dodgy videos, just get yourself to the quiz and we’ll have some trivia-related and prize-based fun when you do.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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The UK and the Democratic Republic of Congo at the same scale.
The UK and the Democratic Republic of Congo at the same scale.

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Sunday 9th December – Quizzes Tonight

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Shakespeare’s Sister (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Honda Civic (pic round)

Internet problems today, hence the late post and email. Apologies.

Keeping it brief in case it goes down again, so here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Persevere quiz at 6pm:

This was a monster hit back in the day. Couldn’t move for it. People were seemingly amazed that someone out of Bananarama could do something “dark”.

Still a good song, and a memorable video. The woman who isn’t the Bananarama woman was called Marcella Detroit. I like her hair.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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Best top - pink jumper at Dr Paul Quiz Safari Lounge
An obvious winner

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Sun 2nd Dec – Sunday Night Quizzing In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Seal (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Ingrid Michaelson (music round)

Sunday is here. December is here.  In between decorating the turkey and sending telegrams to the Queen, you should fit in  a visit to the pub quiz. The quiz, unlike your ex, is always here for you.

Meanwhile, here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Tolbooth Tavern quiz at 8pm:

I don’t know much about Ingrid Michaelson but I like the tune and the video is entertaining too: a back-to-front tribute to an old Robert Palmer vid from the eighties.

Palmer used to get stick for his videos being “sexist”. Thirty years later this vid turns it round. Nice work.

Anyway, see you at the quiz tonight and don’t forget: just cos its December, I aint going to be wearing tinsel or any of that hoo-hah. Calm down. It’s only Dec 2nd.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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Alvin Stardust and his ring
Alvin Stardust and his ring

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