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Monday Night Bangers – Huge Jackpot Monday

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: 250. Cheat: Mickey Rourke (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £240. Cheat news: DJ Sammy (music round)

Even bigger jackpots. Monday offers you the chance to get your sticky mitts on nearly five hundred quid which is nearly the amount of miles that the Proclaimers walk every week.

 

Here’s the video for a clip from tonight’s music round at the Safari. It is so pop trance perfect. This is how the heart beats, for real, forever.

By the way, my side project is CUNTO. It’s amazing and you can buy a pack now.

Cunto
Cunto

 

Who’s in the deck? Nigel Farage and 41 other utter Cuntos. That’s who.

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Sensational Jackpot Monday Night Edinburgh Pub Quiz Action

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: 200. Cheat: Chocolate Puma (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £210. Cheat news: Othello (pic round)

Absolutely loads of money on offer at the quizzes tonight. The kind of money that gets Warren Buffet greased and Elon Musk hard.

Be part of it. Say you were there and be ready to tell the story about the time you went to both Monday night Dr Paul quizzes, won both jackpots and cleared more than £400 in Great British Pounds.

Here’s the video for a clip from tonight’s music round at the Brass LEith. It’s from 2001 and sounds EXACTLY like 2001. I think it perhaps THE most typical track of 2001. Even more so.

Except may Rui Da Silva, DJ Pied Piper and Roger Sanchez

The first of those three links is particularly 2001 because it’s introduced by Gail Porter and she references Jamie Theakston.

I think the sample in the Rui Da Silva song is Spandau Ballet, but I can’t quite place it.

If I wasn’t a quizmaster I think I’d produce electronic dance music, mainly built around samples of Spandau Ballet, Simple Minds, and Duran Duran songs of the early 1980s. It sounds like a decent way to make money.

It also sounds like an easy way to make fuck all money. I think there are quite a few procuders of electronic dance music based on old pop. I think it’s a buyers’ market.

So I’ll probably stick to quizzes just now. And of course, Cunto.

What is Cunto? Cunto is like Top Trumps but the deck is stacked with utter cunts. It’s my new invention and you can buy a pack now.

Cunto
Cunto

 

Who’s in the deck? Donald Trump and 43 other prime cunts. That’s who

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CANCELLED: Thursday Night Quiz Action In The Great Town of Edinburgh

UPDATE: TONIGHT’S QUIZZES NOW CANCELLED DUE TO STUPID WEATHER.

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Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

Phwooar. £100 at the Newsroom. Easy money! Don’t forget – Newsroom is the THICKEST PUB OF THE WEEK, due to the higher proportion of blow-ins and randoms rather than proper quiz teams. Come and take them on – take their money!

Meanwhile, here’s The Editors who look like they’ve just completed their course in reading gas meters and offering replacement ‘smart’ meters rather than a rock band. Just my opinion.

And they are very tiny, they live inside a lightbulb. This inspires no one. According to Wikipedia, NME labelled their sound as “dark disco“. Disco? Not much of a disco.

This is how white boys do real disco:

 

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We Love Wednesday It’s So Great

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Renault Clio (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £150 Cheat: Martin Solveig (music round)

 

Two rollovers last midweek sets up a cheeky Wednesday for your pocket. One-fifty at the Monkey. That’s like.. great.

How about the music round cheat? Here it is:

 

This is a modern song but I like it. I thought it was much more produced, but it’s pretty bare. The video is good as well. Nothing really happens except a lift gets faster and people become more extreme versions of themselves as the lift speeds up.

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The Weekend Has Opened Its Landing Gear…

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

Thursday is a great day to come to the quiz. Take it from me. I do all the nights and I know that people on Thursdays are among the most sane. Maybe its just the bars I do on Thursdays.

The Argyle has sane young students with bright futures. The Newsroom has sane office people, holding lives together including full-on adult shit like jobs and relationships and parenting and making enough cash to afford cocktails and wine.

Meanwhile, here’s Die Antwoord who pretty much make the best pop videos. This one is in the music round at the Newsroom tonight:

 

Cannae beat Die Antwoord. Best band since Tatu and/or S club 7

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Wednesday Is Satisfaction

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Poli Genova (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £120 Cheat: Saint Mirren (pic round)

Sloppy thirty early on, rigid one twenty on late shift… but loads more students. Choose a pub.

Quizzers are advised to stock up on fish with cheese sauce before the fray. That is thar BRAIN FOODZ/

How about the music round cheat? Here it is:

This was my favourite song from the only Eurovision I’ve ever actually attended which was a few years ago in Stockholm. What you don’t get when you watch it on TV is the sense of how mental the room went for this song. It was totally great.

My family and I are sad that we are (currently) not planning on going to Lisbon for this year’s contest. If I had the money I’d be there every single year.

I’m delighted, meanwhile that various members of Quiz Team And The Queens (who usually quiz at the Brass Monkey) are headed for Lisbon. Delighted for them, jealous too

Meanwhile, you do get the occasional thick cunt at the quiz.

This wasn’t the case other night at the Tolbooth I asked for the five largest cities by population in the Republic of Ireland. They weren’t thick cunts, they just got the wrong Ireland:

wrong ireland
Wrong Ireland

 

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This Is Monday – The Day Your Life Turns Around

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Feeder (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £150. Cheat news: Ulysses (pic round)

So, another great jackpot at the Safari and, as usual the crowd will be thin. Monday night in Abbeyhill is not exactly Saturday afternoon in Shanghai, if you know what I mean.

The odds are ever in your favour.

MEanwhile, here’s the cheat clip, giving you one of the answers in tonight’s Brass Monkey Leith music round. It’s Feeder…

People sometimes talk about trivia and quizzing in terms of “useless knowledge”. I ususally disagree, usually I think that getting into the world of trivia opens up routes of curiosity that leads towards better understanding of the world and ultimately more wisdom.

However, there are counter-examples. Check this sentence I found on the Wikipedia page devoted to this single by Feeder:

Despite reaching the top 5 and equaling "Buck Rogers" chart placing, it would become the smallest selling top 5 single of the 2000s, with sales of 19,400.[citation needed]

Great stuff. Thank, Wiki.

By the way, £150 tonight at the Safari. That’s tasty.

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Thursday Barely Matters. It’s YOU Who Counts

Quizzes Tonight:

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

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: A French Philosopher (pic round)

Roles reversed from last week. Big jackpot at the Newsroom now. LARGE.

Meanwhile, here’s the Orange Juice tune from tonight’s music round at the Argyle:

Orange Juice. Wow. Remember them? Almost all of you WON’T, as you’re under 40. They, along with Altered Images and maybe Aztec Camera were branded ‘The sound of Young Scotland’.

This was the early 80s, a wee Scottish paradise time when there were still jobs in big places that made things and everyone lived like the people in ‘Gregory’s Girl’. It was usually summer and even in Scotland there were warm nights.

At the time, all the middle class boys who were SLIGHTLY older than based their look on Edwyn Collins, singer of the Orange Juice. They continued to base their look on Collins then, and forever since.

These men are now about 50 years old. Some of them might be at the quiz tonight.

 

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Wednesday Is The End Of the World

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £90. Cheat: Pulp (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Mister Messy (pic round)

The Rnd of The World looms like a ghost wolf. Will you survive? Will The Queen survive? In a lifeboat, last gasp, gunnel-threatening situation: who would you cast off first: The Queen or Prince Harry?

Imagine their royal glubs as the sea enveloped their future, brought death to their faces and finally, as it became clear that their time was all but gone, made them the same status level as other humans.

Meanwhile, away from the burning hatred of royalty-as-a-concept, Pulp provide one of the moments in the Joker music round tonight. Good song.

Pulp are always a favourite but I’ve been listening to the Fall this week.

It was on the way home from Wednesday quizzes last week that I found out old bawjaws had carked it.

Turned out me and my pal David were at the last ever Fall gig at the QM in Glasgow.

Here’s Mark E Smith’s final stage entrance, and it’s a better view than we got…

All the quizzes for the rest of the year are dedicated to the memory of Mark E Smith.

My favourite Fall record isn’t even by the Fall, it’s by Mike Reid:

Mike Reid Sings The Fall
Mike Reid Sings The Fall

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Monday Pub Quiz Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £50. Cheat: Ellie Goulding (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £60. Cheat news: Nigeria (pic round)

The song in the Brass Monkey Leith music round is by the Ellie goulding. Here is the:

God, it’s so straight.

Here’s something I found earlier today which is NOT STRAIGHT: some bloke from Turkey messing about with frets. He could just leave them alone and play the guitar, but it’s not his style. Microtonal, that’s the name for this weirdness.

This has got nowt to do with the quiz by the way, I just thought it appropriate to provide at least one ever so slightly different way of looking at the world after the sledgehammer normality of that Ellie Goulding tune. I felt my brain turning to ceramic while listneing to it.

Don’t let the same thing happen to you.

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