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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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Sunday Night Pub Quiz Action In The Burger

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

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

Here’s a cheat-preview of one of the songs in the Tolbooth Music Round tonight:

 

In truth, this is the kind of music that makes me want to physically attack people, such is the misery, the beige and the lack of anything. Don’t listen to the tune. Don’t click the video unless you really really need to hear the tune to secure those two points in tonight’s quiz. It’s terrible.

It’s like the worst parts of Radiohead, Coldplay and Elbow all squeezed into a single three-minute poo.

Are there people cluttering up your front room who you hate? Play them some Snow Patrol. Although maybe not. Because if they’re cunts anyway then they might stay if you play Snow Patrol because they’re a cunt’s band. And also, if you did play Snow Patrol just to get the cunts to leave your front room, then you’d have to listen to Snow Patrol too.

Easier just to ask them to leave.

 

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Thursday Night Pub Quiz Action in Edinburgh

Tonight:

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

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

The music round cheat answer is by Janet Jackson. Her brother is dead but you don’t care… he was just a pop star.

They’re all just pop stars and they all go. Even the bloke out of The Fall.

Mind you, I liked The Fall and it might just improve your life ever so slightly (if you’ve never heard of them) if I were to share one of two of their works.

You could well hate them, but you never know…

1. Kicker Conspiracy

(Flair is punished)

2. Eat Yourself Fitter

(Like many of their songs, I have no real idea what’s going on in the song – just like it)

3. Lost In Music

Disco cover. This one has a cunt talking for the first 45 secs. Best to fast forward

4. Edinburgh Man

Local tour:

 

 

 

 

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Thursday Night Quiz Night In Edinburgh Town

Tonight:

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

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

The music round cheat answer guys at the Argyle are Lindisfarne. The song is from the 70s and so is the hair. I haven’t read the comments on the youtube video yet but I bet at least half of them are old bastards saying “they don’t make songs like this any more, this is proper music” and young bastards saying “I was born in the right decade”

They can all shut up. To the old bastards: why moan? You don’t have to listen to modern music thanks to RECORDED MUSIC TECHNOLOGY. And you’re wrong anyway, there’s plenty of songwriters kicking about – in fact probably more than ever.

To the old bastards: why moan? Thanks to RECORDING TECHNOLOGY you can still live in the 70s if you like. Plus you get to live to see the year five thousand, probably. So fuck up.

There, your old uncle Dr Paul has spoken. x

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