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Tuesday 12th Nov 2019

Tonight’s Quiz:

9pm – O’Connors. Jackpot: £120. Cheat clue: The Rolling Stones (music round)

OK – the quiz last week was cancelled due to a double-booking at O’Connor’s but I believe Josh is back in action tonight.

So get along to the #1 pub in Canonmills for Josh’s quiz at 9pm –O’Connor’s.

Cheat News

You’ll have heard of Tonight’s music round contains a small clip of an epic opus my seventies rock-lords Deep Purple.

If you like throwing washing machines down staircases or leaping off wardrobes and all that kind of energetic business then it’s likely that you are both of these things:

  • in your twenties
  • a Deep Purple fan

That’s how I remember the experience anyway.

Get serious and listen to this whole track if you have a spare nine minutes.

It’s so heavy and completely live. The singing is outrageous:

Song not really about horses at all

Fun fact, Ian Gillan who is the Deep Purple singer at this point was also the original Jesus on the first iteration of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece: Jesus Christ Superstar.

Before it was a stage show, JCS was a record and Gillan was the actual Son of God on that recording.

Totally appropriate choice.

Anyway, enough about how brilliant the SEVENTIESwere and just remember that it’s now nearly the TWENTIES (approx 50 days to go).

You wouldn’t want to let this decade slip through your fingers without one more pub quiz, so get to O’Connor’s tonight and grtab that cash.

Woot!

£120 it will feel good, I guarantee it.

Lots of love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday 22 Aug 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently Closed for Refurb. (see below)

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

The Ship (Refurb)

The Ship is closed for a a big refurb, so no Musselburgh quiz for a few weeks (or possibly months).

Kerry will return but if you’re over that way, remember that she has a new quiz at on Monday at the newly opened Portobello Tap. Monday 7pm.

Cheat Clue

Here are the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s three-man wanking-triangle, Busted.

“You’re putting on an awesome show”

The video includes a stunt in which Busted chase a Concorde which is belting down the runway, about to take off.

The scruffy post-pop urchins of music jump from the truck onto the undercarriage just as the plane is rising and successfully board the plane.

Then James Charlie and Matt (that’s their names) somehow make their way up into the cabin where they proceed to make female air steward staff members want to have sex with them by using charm tactics (including throwing peanuts around, like a monkey).

I’m no charm or aviation expert, but surely this is all bollocks?

According to this article on stowing away, the chance of dying while stowing away are placed at around 76 per cent.

The true figure is probably higher, given that stowaways often fall unconscious and can easily fall to their deaths when the undercarriage opens, something which can be undetected.

As far as I can tell, there is no door from the wheels to the seats.

The motive is also bollocks. The article notes that most aeroplane stowaways are attempting to escape hostile living conditions and that most recorded stowaways board flights from war-torn regions towards Western Europe and the USA.

The article doesn’t mention any real historical incidents of anyone from a pop band gaining sex with a stewardess by stowing away in the undercarriage.

Pop stars usually gain sex by standing in discos and being recognised.

So the Busted video is pure bollocks but it’s OK because so is 94% of pop culture. And it’s also OK cos the Fringe is nearly over. September is so nice!

See you at the quiz tonight.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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This was a while ago but Jack was the best, a true champion.

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Sunday 21st April 2019 Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Billy Bragg (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Humber Bridge (pic round)

Sunday night. Also Easter. I can imagine that it might be a wee bit messy around the edges tonight.

Trust in yourself, but keep a grip. That’s my advice.

Anyway, if you are coming tonight (to the quiz) you’ll need the free answers – here’s the music round cheat for tonight’s quiz at the Persevere:

A Bit Harsh

It’s Billy Bragg in 1988. I saw him at Barrowland a couple of years later and it was the same schtick – just Bragg and a guitar, no backing band, no support act.

Somehow he made that last for an hour and a half. Decent, likes although I don’t listen to him much these days. I think his voice finally did my head in and I had to quit.

Anyway if you are one of the “normals” then you odn’t have work tomorrow. Come to the quiz tonight.

See you at the quiz tonight.

Dr Paul

Genius insult

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Sunday Quizzes – 27th Jan 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Birmingham City (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Shawn Mendes (music round)

Both rollovers tonight! Nice one.

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

I don’t really know who or what Shawn Mendes is. I am not ashamed.

Anyway, get yourself to the quiz and we’ll have some quiz-fact-charged and prize-driven fun when you do.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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JK Rowling Childrens Feet Boast
An idle boast

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Thursday 10th Jan – Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Roxette (music round)

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

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)

Image result for flash gordon queen video

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.

Image result for flash gordon hawkman rocket cycle

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.

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It’s got the bit where Flash Gordon defeats the intergalactic imperial guard by the power of American Football

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It’s got Peter Duncan out of Blue Peter being defeated by the wood beast and begging to be killed quickly.

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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.

Image result for flash barin flash fight

It’s got the bit where the Hawk Men recklessly attack war rocket Ajax to the heavy rock music sound of Brian May.

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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.

Image result for ming flash gordon dead rocket

Jesus Christ. It is amazing.

I have one week to think of something better.

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Mon 31st Dec – Last Quiz of The Year

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

5pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Chemical Brothers (music round)

(Safari Lounge will resume next Monday)

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.

Yo

Dr Paul

 

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Thu 13th Dec, Pub Quiz Action in Edinburgh

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Gone With The Wind  (pic round)

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

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.

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: 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.

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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Sunday Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Hazell Dean (music round)

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.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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Thursday Pub Quiz Edinburgh

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Serbia (pic round)

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

Come to the quiz. You will find it mildly exhilarating at points. Also, satisfying and nice.

The cheat music for tonight is for the Newsroom and it is everyone’s favourite band with Lionel Richie in it: The Commodores.

Although, of course, Lionel Richie had already left the band by this point to become the world’s greatest singer.

This is the first Commodores song I ever remember hearing. It was the mid-80s and I wasn’t a fan of what was branded “soul” at that time but I liked this straight away. It’s got plenty.

It’s about dead pop stars. Fun fact: original keyboard player Milan Williams is now dead too. What goes around comes around.

So come to the quiz. See you later x

 

 

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It’s Monday. Come On In.

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: The Departed (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £120. Cheat news: B-52s (music round)

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.

#fashionchoices

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Remember: tonight’s pub quizzes are located less than a mile apart. You could, feasibly, do the double (and people do).

 

First one at the Brass Leith finishes at 8.30pm and the second one at the Safari Lounge begins at 9pm (although I don’t usually hit the first question until about 10 past or quarter past)

I might be on the bike tonight but if I’m getting a taxi  I’m always happy to give you a lift between the two places. Free of charge!

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Yo

Dr P

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