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Thu 27th Dec 2018 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

Last Thursday of the year. I hope you enjoyed Christmas but now it’s quiz time again. Bring your loved ones if they are visiting.Should be good for a couple of answers.

Anyway, here’s the cheat clip for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom:

The full version of the song is elsewhere, but this is the bit of the song that everyone my age remembers: the Daley Thompson bit, the Lucozade bit.

Advertising was a powerful influence of the early-1980s mind of a child. We genuinely thought the drink would make us run very quickly.

But for some reason, we only ever got to drink it if we were off school with the chicken pox or whatever.

What a waste!

POLITICS THURSDAY

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

This week’s point: PLANET IS DOOMED (UNDER CAPITALISM).

Capitalism is the dominant life-form on the planet. Capitalism requires MORE. Profit can only come from expanding markets and more sales.

Therefore, any idea of consuming LESS is not tolerated.

But it is only consuming LESS (on a grand scale) that will reverse climate change.

Therefore the only consumer messages with a environmental impact which are given their head are “RECYCLE” and “REUSE”, while “REDUCE” is ignored as cranky.

The thing with RECYCLE is that you can make a new thing and sell it. Capitalism is aroused by this.  REUSE means a something new in the first place and Capitalism is still interested in this.

But REDUCE has no interest for any entrepreneur. Buy less? What is the point of that?

So it gets ignored. Even though it’s the only action that will fix anything. You can fill your car with green fuel or you can walk. Know what I mean?

Disagree? Come and argue with me at the quiz.

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Harambe – never forget.

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Thu 20th Dec – Quizzes Tonight in Edinburgh

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

Here we go. Last Thursday before Christmas. Newsroom will be busy. Argyle should be nice. But there’s £100 at the Newsy. Hmmm…

Anyway, here’s the cheat clip for tonight’s music round at the Argyle.

That’s Big Country who were a gifted team of 1980s scientists from Fife.

In their Dunfermline laboratory, they pioneered and invented the guitar-that-sounds-like-a-set-of-bagpipes. The world has never been the same since.

All your Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee and Mister Dyson can get tae France. This is real science for the people.

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: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL DESTROY US ALL.

While the national debate revolves around which flag we wish to exist under, Artificial Intelligence improves apace.

Reports you can find online make various predictions that everyone will either be out of a job by 2025 or 2035.

This strikes me as being more crisis-like than Brexit or Scotland/UK, so why are they never talking about it in Westminster or Holyrood?

I suspect its mainly because no one has any answers to it and no one knows what to do. Fair enough, but people should start talking and then maybe we could work something out…

… before a robot replaces YOU.

Disagree? Come and argue with me at the quiz.

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Harambe – never forget.

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Quizzes Tonight – Thu 22 Nov

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

So who is Syd Barrett? you might ask, having just read the music cheat clue for the Argyle Bar.

Syd Barrett was a scout troop leader from Cambridge who went on to be the original front man and guitarist for Pink Floyd before he went mental in 1968 and got kicked out of the band for being useless to the Pink Floyd world-domination project.

After leaving the Floyd, Barrett did a couple of solo albums and they are bonkers/brilliant. The one that’s in the Argyle music round tonight is one of my favourites:

After Syd Barrett, the Floyd became a lot more serious and continued to be so, forever. Ho hum.

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: INDEPENDENCE? I DON’T REALLY CARE ANY MORE.

I voted YES in 2014 but I’m not so sure now.

Thing is, whether we are UK or Scotland or EU, the same rules apply: the rules of market capitalism.

Where you draw the line on the map matters less than how you set up the rules of the game.

If the rules allow individuals and corporations to become immensely rich, the you can draw the border wherever you like and it will make no difference.

As long as you allow one person to own more than one house, then you have landlordism and a continuing rich/poor division.

Scottish independence offers a new line on the map but no new line on property rights and no new vision on the bigger questions.

So right now, I ain’t buying it. I can’t be arsed with all that palaver again for the trivial goal of a line on a map.

Disagree? Come and argue with me at the quiz.

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

Love,

Dr Paul

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doodle of a sad pig
A pig who is sad because we do not allow pigs at the quiz

 

 

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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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Nigel Farage in a Garage

I had a drawing contest on Wednesday at The Joker & The Thief.

The challenge was to draw Nigel Farage in a Garage. There are at least four different ways of pronouncing that sentence.

Anyway: Here are six of the best:

1. Infographic

This one goes for reductive simplicity:

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2. Pipe Swap

Farage has a pipe up his pipe. Wisely, he is not smoking in this one.

 

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3. Massive Dog

 

This one renders the UKIP mastermind as a very massive creature that looks a bit like a dog. I like this one and I can’t think why.drawing contest nigel farage in a garage (4)

4. Think of The Children

Nigel Farage has a solution for orphaned emigrants/travellers/refugees/migrants/incomers (etc). Put them in a garage and make them watch kinky stuff.drawing contest nigel farage in a garage (5)

 

5. Plain Evil

The malevolence of Nigel’s racism shines through in this catchy number:drawing contest nigel farage in a garage (6)

6. The Winner

And the winner was this one which has got just enough sex-stuff in it but not too much.

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Unity Mug

Last September’s Scottish Independence referendum didn’t go the way I wanted it but to help the healing process I have created this mug:

_prize mugIts a Yes wristband round a Union J mug. This is the kind of thing that will bring families back together. Peace for all.

I say all this as if I’m about to sell you one but I gave this away at the quiz at the Percy on Sunday and I have no plans to make any more. I can’t honestly see the market for this.

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