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Wed 23rd Jan – Pub Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Robin Thicke (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Simple Minds (music round)

So well done to the Speckies for picking up the big jackpot at the Monkey last Wednesday. Phenomenal £210 win! Now we are back to normal. Normality is back to us. Come to the quiz. Normal or mental, it’s always great.

For reading the daily quiz post, you earn a free answer fpr tpmoght’s quiz, so let it be known that the music round at the Brass Monkey tonight includes this song by Scottish pop legends Simple Minds:

Back in the day, I never used to get Simple Minds.

I mean, I thought they were all right but didn’t really understand why they were so popular.

The only thing I ever heard of theirs in the 80s that I really really liked was ‘I Travel‘, which still sounds phenomenal and has Jim Kerr rabbiting on about monarchies and art galleries. Brilliant.

But recently I discovered some belters that I missed at the time, that I only discovered 35 years later: New Gold Dream, Up On The Catwalk, Chelsea Girl, all that stuff. I love youtube.

Anyway, the great thing about coming to the quiz is that when you meet me in person I don’t witter on about the 1980s. I’m too busy asking questions and giving out prizes.

See you later.

Dr P

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Wednesday Quiz Time

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Chaka Demus & Pliers (music round)

Hey. Midweek is the stuff. No one knows you’re out. Ready to have a good time. Oh yeah.

Anyway: here’s the music clue for tonight’s quiz at the Joker & The Thief. It is a terrific reggae pop thing which held Britain captivated in its thrall during the summer of ’93.

The song only got to number 3 in the UK Singles Chart despite being far superior to their only no.1 which was a slightly pish cover of ‘Twist & Shout’ by the Beatles.

Who were Chaka Demus and Pliers? They came from Jamaica and I know you’re all dying to know their real names.

Chaka Demus was the DJ and his real name was John Taylor. Pretty standard.

Pliers was the singer and real name was Everton Bonner. Pretty cool.

Yo!

Dr P

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Wednesday Was Built For You

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Wellington (music round)

Here’s the music round cheat for the Monkey:

 

It’s the greatest song ever written and the greatest video ever made. It’s the moment when Rod Stewart single-handedly broke the seventies into small pieces and created what we still call “the eighties.”

The youtube comments on the video seem to be an awful lot to do with Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.

One bloke says

"GTA on PS2... best time of my life"

– that’s the entire comment and it has 1400 likes.

Is it me or is that hugely sad? All these people? And playing a computer game was the BEST time of their LIFE?

It’s a cliche, but they NEED TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE.

You can get out the house tonight. At the q uiz. And maybe even out of your mind. If you do, that’s fine. I’m not your dad although, increasingly, I’m old enough to be so.

By the way, I had a bit of downtime but Cunto cards are back in stock and I will have a few decks with me tonight if you’re looking for a pack.

Dr P

 

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