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Sunday 8th December 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: One True Voice (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Annie Oakley(pic round)

CHEATS

And now, here’s the cheat item for tonight’s music round at the Persevere. It’s the boy band you’ve all conveniently forgotten about: One True Voice:

Like Suede but not as good

Rubbish, really.

The picture answer (for the Tolbooth) is more interesting ,

Annie Oakley was born in a log cabin in 1860 on the Ohio / Illinois border and became famous as a sharpshooter, making money at fairs, circuses and exhibitions.

Here fame grew to the extent that she toured Europe. One story says that she shot the ash off a fag held by the German Kaiser, at his request.

You see, kids: that’s how it used to be before health and safety took over. And it wasn’t on youtube or pay per view either. You had to BE there.

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Annie Oakley – you had to be there

It was success all the way for Oakley and husband Frank Butler. She made shit loads of money and distributed it all to family and charities.

When she died in 1926, her husband was so grieved that he stopped eating and he died 18 days later. You don’t get that kind of shit these days either. Nice one, Frank.

And of course, her life story was later turned into the Irving Berlin musical ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Great stuff.

I won’t be shooting fags out of people’ mouths at the quiz tonight. We’re not allowed to do that anymore.

So the entertainment is quiz questions for booze and money prizes.

Still: not bad!

See you tonight.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Winning is great. It feels like electricity.



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Sunday 10th November

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: Blue Pearl (music round)

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

There’s hefty English football on this afternoon (Liv v Man) which means if you want to see grown men becoming grumpy about a ball game you should come along to the Persevere when I will be switching the sound on the football over to my channel with about 20 minutes still to play.

It’s football’s own fault. The football and the quiz used to dovetail nicely when they started the games at 4pm, but sometime during last season they began trying 4.30 kickoffs and this must somehow make them more money, because they’ve stuck with it this season.

Quiz aint moving, cos I have another quiz later and I’m habitually slightly too late to get that one started anyway. So no moving.

And if the Premier League has a problem with this then I will fight the Premier League boss of scheduling at boxing for the right to choose match times, and also to raise my social media profile and make a million pounds. The challenge is here, now.

CHEATS

Anyway, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Persevere:

Blue Pearl

This still sounds great after all these years. And I’ve just discovered that the singer’s name is Durga McBroom.

Durga McBroom. Can anyone beat that for a name?

She’s the vocalist but the guy who did the music is interesting. His real name is Martin Glover but he goes by the name “Youth” although he is now 58 years old.

A quick wiki reveals he was involved with all sorts of different music : Killing Joke, The Orb, U2, Paul McCartney, The Cult, The Verve, The Sugarcubes and even Alien Sex Fiend.

Any, Sunday is the day of the Lord, day of family, day of Remembrance (today only – official), and the day of pub quiz.

See you tonight

Love,

Dr Paul

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Champions at the Tolbooth
Champions at the Tolbooth



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Sunday 15th Sep 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Indianapolis 500 (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: France Gall (pic round)

Both pubs offer a rollover Jackpot tonight. Choose your boozer, don’t be a snoozer. Come out for Sunday fun.

CHEATS

By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Tolbooth:

It’s France Gall who was hot stuff in France in the sixties, even winning Eurovision in 1965.

This song, like some of her others, was written by Serge Gainsbourg who is now smoking the big Gauloise in the sky

Despite being a France-only hit of the sixties, the tune may be familiar.

It was used in Quentin Tarantino’s 2007 film ‘Death Proof‘ – an English-language re-recording by a singer named April March. Like this:

Anyway – that’s all great but (and I need to see that film again) but the main thing is: COME TO THE QUIZ TONIGHT

See ya

Love,

Dr Paul

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Team work makes the dream work

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Sunday 18th August 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £120. Cheat: The Black Crowes (music round)

OMG – the jackpot at the Tolbooth has soared to over a hundred quid.

That doesn’t happen very often.

Get your Sunday on

CHEATS

By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Tolbooth:

It’s the Black Crowes! And I’ve nothing to say about them.

Anyway – that’s all I’ve got time for today – not feeling the best and I need to rest now to get ready for tonight’s quizzes.

See you later.

Oooh yeah.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Sunday 11th August 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Luther Vandross (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Cabaret (pic round)

The football season is back on but we won’t be fully impacted at the Persevere for a few weeks yet. There’s a Sunday coming up when it’s Hibs/Hearts on a Sunday afternoon and we’ve agreed to just drop the quiz that night.

Tonight, however, is perfectly normal and we even have rollover jackpots at both tonight’s quizzes.

MUSIC ROUND CHEATS

By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Persevere:

Luther Vandross: Totally Smoth

It’s Luther Vandross who’s smoother than Castrol GTX.

Luther’s so smooth that physics teachers play his music in class when they’re doing experiments to reduce friction.

He’s smoother than a velvet yoghurt that can speed-skate.

In fact, scientists at CERN test Luther Vandross thoroughly in 1989 and concluded that the atoms that make up the singer move with a smoother frequency compared to normal humans

Come to the quiz and everything will be as smooth as Luther.

Oooh yeah.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Sunday 21st July 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Marvin Gaye (music round)

Not so much big sport this Sunday compared to last week which had the world cup cricket and Wimbledon.

Still, there will be someone who wants to watch the golf. Watching golf on TV is one thing I’ll probably never quite understand. I don’t get it.

Anyway, that’s not my job. My job is to deliver quality quiz questions to you at an affordable price and that’s what we’re going to do tonight.

By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Tolbooth Tavern:

Gaye not gay

It’s Marvin Gaye who, believe it or not, was straighte.

Well he had a couple of marriages and some kids and he was a drummer. That might not tell the whole story. According to the 10 Surprising Facts about Marvin Gaye page he added the “e” onto his name to deflect rumours of homosexuality.

Really? Then why not change his surname to something more straight and macho… like ‘Smith’ or ‘Colt’ or ‘Glock’?

And why does it matter? Why do people speculate so much on the sexuality and private lives of singers?

For it to be something of interest it must, in some way, matter.

But why does it matter? Where does Katy Perry share her love? Where does Zayn Malik place his penis in his spare time? Perhaps if it’s an answer we like then the music sounds better.

I don’t know. Call the scientists.

In any case, it’s Sunday and I’ll see you all at the quiz later. x

Yo!

Dr Paul

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Dr Paul, recently

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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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Sunday 6th Jan 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Living In A Box (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Vauxhall Astra (pic round)

Life is back to normal. Praise Jesus.No more Christmas, no more torchlight bloody processions. It was like Nuremberg 1934 down the High Street last Sunday. Without the overtones.

Now, my voice was a bit ropey yesterday so hopefully it’ll be smooth enough to work the quiz later. Think I’m gonna lie in bed and eat honey all day.

Here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Percy quiz at 6pm:

It’s an eighties thing and the guy is doing that eighties thing where he’s walking around some foreign gaff, wearing loads of white and murmuring about love.

One of the youtube comments says this is the greatest song of the 1980s, but the comment is wrong. To be honest, it might struggle to get in my top 500 of the 80s.

Opinions.

Anyway, get yourself to the quiz and we’ll have some trivia-related and prize-based fun when you do.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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French Revolutionary Time - the ten hour clock
French Revolutionary Time – the ten hour clock

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Sunday 30th Dec 2018

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Princess Superstar (music round)

I know you don’t know what day of the week it is but I’ll tell you: it’s Sunday. Normal order will be resumed shortly. Enjoy the galactic swirl.

Both quizzes are on tonight in real life. Hopefully either see you down Leith or up the old town,

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

It’s one of those gym-dance videos from the 2000s, that strays as close as it can manage to the porn zone without getting banned. See also Eric Prydz, and Alex Gaudino (although the latter is marching military band rather than gym, but still…)

Anyway – never mind the dodgy videos, just get yourself to the quiz and we’ll have some trivia-related and prize-based fun when you do.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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The UK and the Democratic Republic of Congo at the same scale.
The UK and the Democratic Republic of Congo at the same scale.

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Sun 23rd Dec 2018 – Quiz Tonight

Only one  quiz tonight:

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Lady Gaga (music round)

Here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer:

Ach, you probably would have got it anyway.

This is the last Dr Paul quiz before Christmas. Hopefully see you in Leith tonight.

Dr Paul

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Happy Falkirk Christmas
Happy Falkirk Christmas

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