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Sunday Evening Pub Quiz Action, Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £180. Cheat: Daft Punk (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Vauxhall (pic round)

The music round cheat for the Persevere is daft Punk but doesn’t necessarily sound like Daft Punk. Not least because the bloke doing the singing is Paul Williams, better known as the guy that did the music for Bugsy Malone back in the 1970s

The whole song is over eight minutes long. That’s longer than Bohemian Rhapsody, although it has not attainend the same cultural impact.

There’s no way Ken Bruce would play this at the end of Popmaster. It’s too obscure. Not Steely Dan enough. Not Dire Straits.

Thanks for coming to the quiz tonight if you’re coming and, if you are coming, don’t be the ones that take the hump.

Great jackpots tonight!

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Ryan and his famous hair

 

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Taking The Hump

I asked a picture question which was:

Q. Which city do you have to visit to see guardsmen dressed like this?

Swiss Guard at the Vatican
Swiss Guard at the Vatican

Well these are the Swiss Guard and they look after the Pope and all his dodgy crew, so the answer is the Vatican.

Seeing as how the Vatican is entirely contained within the city of Rome, I also accepted “Rome” as a correct answer. After all, you have to visit Rome to get to the Vatican.

But one team were sore aggrieved. They had originally written “Vatican” on their answer sheet but then scored it out and put “Venice” instead.

The woman came up to complain.

Her line of reasoning was thus: “We originally thought Vatican – but you asked for a a city and the Vatican is a country“.

I explained that the Vatican, whilst being a country, is also a city, the clue being that it’s called “Vatican City State”.

She wasn’t having this and re-iterated her initial point: that I asked for a city and the Vatican is a country.

I tried to say, in different words, what I’d said before.

She put her point of view for a third time. We were getting nowhere. It was like having a Brexit meeting in the middle of Heathrow’s third runway.

So I asked her if she was asking me to give her the points for putting down the wrong answer?

She re-stated the fact that they’d written down the right answer before scoring it out.

I said I can’t really go giving people points for everything they score out.

And that was that. She went off back to her table, clearly pissed off.

Except that, by the end of the following round, the team had left the pub and I don’t know for sure, but I kind of suspect they took the hump at my strict stance of not awarding points for incorrect answers…

… which is rich, considering I gave them the points for “Olympic Rugby” when the answer should have been “Wheelchair Rugby” in another picture question.

Sake.

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Sunday Quiz – Top Jackpot Tonight is £120

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: Dinosaur Jr. (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Depeche Mode (music round)

The music round cheat for the Persevere is a fairly obscure one. Unless you’re my age. And into the kind of stuff I was into then, specifically, at that time. So it’s probably quite a good one to give you as a cheat.

Video is home made:

Next week’s Sunday quiz at the Percy may be slightly affected by the World Cup Final but hopefully not.

Kick off is 4pm so if it runs to 90mins then we’ll be OK. If there’s extra time we might start slightly late.

Tolbooth will be unaffected.

So let’s hope Belgium pump Croatia in normal time.

Speaking of football, did you know that the Hibs season starts today? Outrageous. Some kind of testimonial apparently.

Of course, the real season doesn’t quite start yet. The first tie in the Scottish League Cup is not until Wednesday night.

Come to the quiz.

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Sunday, March, Protest, Quiz, Win

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Mah Jong (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Julian Cope (music round)

Sunday. You can march along Princes Street for women’s rights in the afternoon then come to the quiz afterwards and win the money, blow those MEN out of the water.

Which men? The men that make up BLUE FOX TUESDAY, who are threatening to win another seasonal championship at the Persevere.

Blue Fox Tuesday Pub Quiz Champs
Blue Fox Tuesday – Sometimes Invulnerable

Tonight’s cheat music is Julian Cope (for the Tolbooth Tavern) with an interesting take on suicide bombers. It’s titled: ‘All The Blowing-Themselves-Up Motherfuckers (Will Realise The Minute They Die That They Were Suckers)‘.

No official video as Cope in a not a bankrolled mega-artist, but someone has put the song to some footage from Afghanistan. Here’s a non-reality version if you would like to hear the song but avoid the gore:

If you ARE actually a suicide bomber, then don’t. All you do is kill people and make a mess. Everyone is sad and nothing gets fixed.

Come to the quiz instead and win booze and money! Everyone is happy and all problems are solved.

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The Rolling Stones Laad Stinker
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Punday Night Quiz Team Name

 

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Winning is happiness

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This Is Sunday, What A Sensation

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Duran Duran (pic round)

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

Sunday Sunday. I’m up early but I can’t hang around here – I have to get ready for my legal battle with the trademarks people on Tuesday so I’m going to keep this brief.

Tonight’s cheat music is ONE OF THOSE BLOODY AMERICAN BANDS THAT SOUNDS ALL THE SAME

Apparently there was no official video for this. Someone’s made a lyric video on youtube. It’s all you really need.

Come to the quiz. You will find it delightful.

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Sunday Edinburgh Pub Quizzes

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Ashford & Simpson (music round)

Here is the music round cheat for the Tolbooth. I used to like this song when I was a kid:

The guy’s got loads of soul glow and swaggering soul-knits. And leather trousers. He looks a bit like Barry White but less fat.

I don’t know whatever happened to Ashford and Simpson. But They look like emotional people. I bet they were as deeply affected by the death of Harambe as any of us.

I think my voice is nearly back to normal. Wednesday and Thursday were horrible. Sorry if you chose to sit through that.

Thanks for the various wishes of recovery, but If you really are worried about my health, the quickest way to get me back to fitness is to buy a deck of Cunto cards.

Thanks for that!

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Christopher Walken Is Thirty-Six-Ish

Pulled Pork spent ages trying to work out the age of this face in the picture round the other night at the Persevere.

Christopher Walken in Dogs of War
About 36 or 37, probz

Of course, all I was asking was the identity of the actor which, as you probably know, is Christopher Walken.

After a bit of searching, I found the picture is from the 1980 film ‘Dogs of War’.

The film was released in December 1980 so they were probably filming it earlier that year. Walken was born in March 1943, so in March 1980 he owuld have turned 37.

So in the picture he’s 36 or 37.

That’s as much research on this highly trivial topic that I prepared to make.

I can’t be arsed to go into any more detail.

I’m already questioning the point of this blog post.

God only knows what you’re thinking if you’re reading it.

Maybe it’s sunny outside as you read this.

No such problems here.

It’s absolutely pishing down, and has been all day.

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