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RIP Max Thomson

I did not know Max Thomson very well at all, I know his quiz team-mate Brian Pendreigh far better, but Max came to  the quiz quite a few times with THE DUDE ABIDES team and not only was he good at trivia, it was always a pleasure to be in his company.

So it was a shock to hear that Max took his own life last Wednesday in Leith, just two days after the broadcast of his victorious appearance (above) together with Brian and his team ‘Tram Lines’ on the BBC quiz program Eggheads.

As with so many suicides, it appears that no one expected this or had any indication that he might do such a thing. It’s a complicated and tragic business. What can you say?

RIP Max, and here’s a few photos of him at the Dr Paul quiz over the last few years:

Also

Thanks to Brian for Eggheads snap.

 

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Brian on Mastermind

Brian Pendreigh sometimes comes to the Dr Paul quiz and sometimes wins but often gets beaten by drunken louts. Such is the democracy at my quiz.

But he is good at Mastermind. Watch here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00v8r3n/Mastermind_2010_2011_Episode_8/ – although only for another day cos the BBC take it off again.

Brian Pendreigh on Mastermind, 2010
Brian concentrates

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Jamie Defects, Dusty Suffers

Jamie works behind the bar at Jenny Ha’s and is noted for her styles de la fashion.

Also, she’s pretty handy with the music round and usually helps Dusty defy the odds and come through to be a leading force by the time we get to round 4.

However, Jamie wasn’t behind the bar on Monday and took the chance to slip over to table in booth number one and join NICKS BIRDS, who proceeded to teach the rest of the pub a lesson.

Nice victory, especially considering that THE DUDE ABIDES were back in town and they’ve been on Eggheads, Mastermind, Postcode Challenge, the lot.

So Dusty was left high and dry and was consequently shite at the quiz, but you’ll be glad to know that apart from that, he’s all right.

Wine for the folks above but no cash winner by the way – £80 next week.

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