How’s ya diddlin? Quizzes tonight with the lion’s share being ready for jackpot snack attack in the back of Marchmont, the real deal, the ARGYLE.
Meanwhile here’s the cheat clip for tonight’s music round at the Argyle:
Holy hell. What a belter. This is soft rock from the past but, somehow, the future.
I cannae be bothered talking about politics any more. Thursday is now MOVIE Thursday where I use this blog to detail my ten favourite films of all time.
10. Flash Gordon (1980)
Literally the greatest film ever made.
So why have I put it at number ten? Cos it’s the first film I thought of and despite being the greatest film ever made I’m sure to think of something better next week, so I’ll stick it in at number ten and hope for the best.
There’s no point in choosing a film that I genuinely think isn’t the greatest film in the world. Every film on the list has to be that.
Anyway: Flash Gordon has got Vultan and his Hawk Men, Ming The Merciless, Dr Zarkov, Klytus, Prince Barin and a soundtrack by Queen.
It’s got the bit where Flash Gordon defeats the intergalactic imperial guard by the power of American Football
It’s got Peter Duncan out of Blue Peter being defeated by the wood beast and begging to be killed quickly.
It’s got the bit where Flash wrestles with Prince Barin on the spiky, tilty platform thing for which Brian Blessed has the remote control and they could fall off into space at any moment.
It’s got the bit where the Hawk Men recklessly attack war rocket Ajax to the heavy rock music sound of Brian May.
It’s got the bit where Flash crashes through the lightning field to destroy Ming’s wedding and finishes off the evil ruler of the Galaxy by impaling him right on the end of his rocket.
There is only one quiz tonight – and please note the EARLIER TIME of 5pm.
Here’s the music round free answer for tonight: it’s the Chemical Brothers:
Not sure about the story in this vid. It look like France. There are three scheme boys with clown make up and they sneak into some kind of hyper-aggressive uptown dance-off. Then they get chucked out… and arrested? Not sure what’s going on at all.
Anyway, Happy New Year and hopefully see you at the Monkey Leith for one last blast of the triv for 18.
The free answer for the music round at the Newsy tonight is Major Lazer I had to look them up but apparently they are a dance music trio from the USA. Fine. The song “features” Justin Bieber, so presumably that’s him doing the singing?
They sound like this:
Well, I just skipped through that and it is possibly one of the most meaningless videos I’ve ever viewed. But it includes Greek Islands, so it’s all right by me.
By the way- Thursday is now the day when I express my opinion on the crazy world of politics
This week’s point: FEMALE LEADERS ARE A GOOD THING.
All politics is a lie, but at least when the leader is female, my daughter (who is nearly 9 years old) can see that women can be at the top.
So, actual politics aside, I’d rather have a female country-boss and I wasn’t too dismayed to see Theresa May survive yesterday.
Even if she is a sneaky scrote and a savage Tory bastard of the first rank.
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.
The USA and the Philippines may be struggling with the aftermath of cyclones and hurricanes and all that business but because we live in ultra-reasonable Scotland, this is not an issue and should NOT prevent anyone coming to the quiz tonight.
If there are any weather or flooding or transport issues which DO prevent you from making it to the two entertainment centres tonight (the Monkey and the Safari) then let me know on Twitter.
Meanwhile, here is a cheat clue for tonight’s quiz at the Safari, it’s the The B-52s:
The song doesn’t start until 8.35 but I’ve linked to this video so you can see a couple of their other songs. They really are the greatest band in pop history.
But never mind the B-52s. You need to choose what you’re going to wear to the quiz tonight. Something shiny? Something checked? Make it work.
Remember: tonight’s pub quizzes are located less than a mile apart. You could, feasibly, do the double (and people do).