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Monday 22nd April 2019

Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Basement Jaxx (music round)

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

Joshua’s jackpot hits a high tonight.

Get yourself to Saint Andrews Brewing Company at 7pm for a crack at this one.

And here are the cheat music round clues for tonight. First the Vibrators at the Brass Monkey Leith:

From so long ago, its not even really a video

This Top of The Pops performance was probably the precise moment at which mainstream Britain became bored of punk.

The singer looks like a tourist, a middle-class kid who thinks that taking his tap aff and singing about marital aids will give him Sid-Vicious-style notoriety.

It’s almost as predictable as the evening news.

By contrast, check this terrific video by Basement Jaxx for a song that appears at Saint Andrews Brewing Company:

The video has everything from a pirate with a tone-arm for a hand to a Mexican stand-off with luchadors and scissor-paper-stone. Tremendous.

Anyway – it’s bank holiday Monday so drink and drink and drink and drunk and remember to come to the quiz.

By the Power of Greyskull - Come to the quiz
By the Power of Greyskull – Come to the quiz

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Saint Andrews Brewing Company on Potterrow



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Monday 15th April 2019 – Three Premier Quizzes Tonight

Three Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Brunei (pic round)

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: Tracey Emin (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Spike Milligan (music round)

Joshua’s quiz at the Saint Andrews Brewing Co hits a high of £120 tonight.

Get yourself to Saint Andrews Brewing Company at 7pm for a crack at this one.

And here are the cheat music round clues for tonight. First the Spike Milligan song at the Safari Lounge quiz:

From so long ago, its not even really a video

Spike Milligan was your archetypal tortured comic genius, swinging wildly between depression and creating the kind of comedy which started everyone else that you like, years before they did.

Check this episode on youtube. It’s basically Monty Python but before Monty Python.

Anyway, the only true comedy is winning a big pocket of cash at one of tonight’s quizzes.

That’s always a laugh.

Daein it

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Saint Andrews Brewing Company on Potterrow

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Monday 8th April 2019

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Michael Buble (music round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Spain (pic round)

Joshua’s quiz at the Saint Andrews Brewing Co hits a high of £90 tonight.

As things have been going so far, it’s not the busiest quiz in the world so your chances of winning are good. Get along and try it out. 7pm at the Saint Andrews Brewing Company

Elsewhere we have my own two quizzes. Get involved.

Meanwhile, here are the cheat music round clues for tonight. First the Leo Sayer song at the Brass Monkey quiz:

From so long ago, its not even really a video

The song is packed with story-telling detail, including a blue Morris van which the guy in the story couldn’t drive last week because it was getting resprayed.

As every tedious comment on youtube will gleefully tell you: they don’t write ’em like that any more.

Nice work from the Sayer. Fun fact: he’s called that because he says things.

Meanwhile, here’s the Michael Buble song that turns up as a clip on Josh’s music round at the SABC:

It’s always annoyed me. It’s a song by a pop star about how you shouldn’t really want to be a pop star.

“Do as I say, not as I do”.

What a twat.

Anyway, the only true way to avoid being labelled a twat is to come to the quiz tonight.

Thelma and Louise winning at the Safari Lounge
Thelma and Louise winning at the Safari Lounge

See ya later – x

Dr P

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Monday 4th March 2019 – Including NEW QUIZ!

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Cate Blanchett (pic round)

7pm – St Andrews Brewing Co. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Natalie Portman (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Steriogram(music round)

SO! there is a BRAND NEW QUIZ tonight, hosted by legend-in-the making, young Joshua, at Saint Andrews Brewing Company as from next Monday.

The St Andrews Brewing Co is at Potterrow, near the University and boasts food, drink and all the usual shite but with a brand new shiny host. Go and give him a hard time!

St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potter Row
St. Andrews Brewing Co., Potterrow

Joshua is a hip young quizmaster with many questions and answers ahead of him. you’ll like him!

Meanwhile, here is the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Safari. It’s a band from New Zealand called Steriogram.

The video must have cost a fortune to make and so much time to do the knitted stuff. It doesn’t look computer-generated.

And for such a humdrum song, it feels like a great waste of human effort.

A bit like the effort that goes into making domino runs that just get knocked over in the end. When it’s all over, what does humanity gain?

However, that’s only if you look at these endeavours from an ivory tower or some mountain of righteousness perspective.

Bottom line: maybe it’s just people doing people things and what does anything mean anyway when one day this Earth will be swept away by cosmic tides?

We are all trivia.

And this is why quiz remains relevant.

So whether you go to Joshua’s quiz or one of mine (or a combo) tonight, have a great time because this time doesn’t last forever.

x

Dr P

By the way – I made the list for March Dead Pool yesterday. Here is the latest Dead Cloud and some old ones too, for comparison:

So that’s the way the biscuit breaks this fine Monday morning. Get out there and be the best human you can be. Yes. Inspirational. Truly.

Yo,

Dr Paul

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pub quiz team names
Cumdog. Geddit?

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Mon 18th Feb – This Could Be YOUR Night For Quiz Success

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Hoover Dam (pic round)

“A-ha…”, as Alan Partridge once said. “It’s Monday!”

The significance of Monday as a generally understood cultural touchstone is diminishing.

This occurs as more people work flexibly or don’t work at a ll or have three or four jobs just to pay the bloody rent and council tax.

Does anyone still do Mon-Fri 9-5? I’m sure there are some of you.

But whether you’re drowning in the gig economy or kept honest by the nine five routine, the quiz will ALWAYS be there for you on Monday nights. That’s my Dr Paul promise.

Speaking of Mondays, there will be a new gig starting soon on Mondays which will feature a quizmaster who is NOT Dr Paul. More details later but if any of you would ALSO like to be a quizmaster, then let me know. Opportunities are becoming available.

Meanwhile, here is the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Brass Monkey. You’d probably get it anyway. It’s Avicii.

Fun fact about the song, straight from Wikipedia: The song is written in the key of G minor, at a tempo of 125 BPM.

This should be handy information if you intend to “jam” along to the “track”.

You’re so damn hip.

Speaking of hip, I don’t tihnk some of you realise just how damn hip the Safari Lounge is. What a boozer. It’s got everything you need to get pished in a hip way without resorting to being a hipster wank.

Seriously, if I was still in the market for getting as pished as possible, there’s every chance I’d be doing it midweek style in the Safari.

They have a crocodile head on the wall, for goodness sake.

Safari exterior
Safari exterior

 

Yo,

Dr P

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Mon11th Feb – Monday Pub Quiz Action

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: The Pixies (pic round)

This is Monday. The start of something big. Or just bloody half-term, if you have kids.

Don’t have kids? See people looking frazzled? Wondering what the problem is? It’s half-term.

Anyway, that’ not important. What IS important is the quiz,

Here’s the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Safari. It’s one of my own favourite acts, The Pixies.

I couldn’t find a decent video, so it’s just music. Worth a listen though.

So it’s minimum jackpots at the quizzes tonight but come along anyway. Your knowledge, wit and good looks may be enough to snare a lover. It is, after all, Valentine‘s week – and in those few days leading up to the 14th, some single people get just a little more desperate.

But there are plenty of others who couldn’t care less, so don’t make assumptions. Just be yourself.

Yo,

Dr P

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Mon 4th Feb – Pub Quiz Action Tonite

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Rottweiler (pic round)

Monday looks you up and down and makes a snap judgement, based on your appearance.

Monday says “Go on. Have a drink

Will you be rude to Monday, the day that means you no harm and yet you curse its name?

Or will you be good and comply?

I’ll leave that with you but, in the meantime, the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Brass Monkey Leith. It’s King Crimson who are some proper old hippy shit. They used to knock out the prog and all the hairies would buy in, all the way in.

Some call it “over-indulgence” but, musically, I like the flute in it. And the bass and the drums and the singing. Far out man.

I couldn’t find any good footage of the band doing the song so here’s someone’s drippy fan video with lots of stop=motion and observatory and outer space stuff:

I talk to the wind? Fair enough. Actually I prefer the Demis Roussos song about being besties with the wind.

So it’s minimum jackpots at the quizzes tonight but come along anyway. Your knowledge, wit and good looks may be enough to snare a lover.

Yo,

Dr P

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Mon 21st Jan 2019 – Monday Night Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: UB40 (music round)

It’s Monday. Time to tie rockets to your feet and escape reality via a cylinder of truth in the fabric of Leith, awash with colour, light and liquids beyond your control.

What does this mean?

It means come to the quiz and win money. Bring your friends (the relatively smart ones) and prepare yourself for win.

Safari is up to £90 so maybe see you there or, just come to the Brass Monkey Leith. They’re both beautiful. It’s up to you.

Anyway, here’s the cheat music for tonight’s quiz at the Safari Lounge. It’s a fat old 80s pop banger from the Birmingham supergroup UB40:

The video is from 1986 when UB40 were huge in Britain and, apparently, big enough in Russia to go on tour to the Soviet Union. The video includes footage of the band behind the Iron Curtain, something not many bands did in those days.

Remember: I don’t do drugs, so most of the marking at my quizzes is sound. It’s the Dr Paul promise.

Yo,

Dr P

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Fair enough

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Monday 7th Jan 2019

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot:£50. Cheat: Pet Shop Boys (pic round)

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £30. Cheat news: Guns n Roses (music round)

Welcome back! Everything is normal. Everything is great. I love New Years.

Here is the bonus free answer you get for reading this. It’s old-time rockers Guns n Roses, who seemed so wild in the 80s and, looking back, seem so tame.

Watching bits of the video, it’s clear that Guns n Roses had a policy to keep moving on stage, running if possible. I’m guessing this is a calculated move, designed to make sure the show remains visually exciting at all times. It doesn’t look spontaneous. I ain’t saying this is a bad thing – just an observation.

Anyhow: I don’t have a lot else to say today except I hope you all had a great New Year and I hope to see you at the quiz tonight.

Everything is normal again. I’m happy.

Yo,

Dr P

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RGS

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Mon 17th Dec – Quizzes Tonight In Edinburgh

Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:

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

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: The Isle of Wight (pic round)

Tonight’s quizzes are the last Monday quizzes before Christmas. I’ll be off next Monday (Christmas Eve)

The Monday after that is Hogmanay and I will only be doing the Brass Monkey Leith and the quiz will be earlier. (5pm).

This is because at this time most of you will NOT be out of your boxes on booze; the quiz will still be possible.

Anyway, that’s next week. Now, here’s the reward for reading this post:  a free answer for tonight’s music round at the Brass Monkey Leith.

Ahh, it’s Blanche fae Belgium. A few commentators had her down as favourite for the Eurovision in 2017. The song is cool and modern. But the consensus was that her performance let the song down.

In the end it finished fourth. Fair play

Yo,

Dr P

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Neon

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