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Thursday Night – Time For Quizzing

Quizzes Tonight in Edinburgh and Musselburgh:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Art Nouveau (pic round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Archibsihop of Canterbury (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Lewis Capaldi (music round).

It’s Thursday, and you are free.

If you don’t go out to the quiz your will regret it tomorrow when all you have to remember is another night on the Flix.

Ditch that shit and get yourself to the pub.

Here’s the music round cheat answer for tonight’s quiz at the Newsroom: it’s local favourite and current flavour: Lewis Capaldi

Warning: The video contains feels and acting.

Did you see the video of Lewis Capaldi accepting an award for having the number one album? Quite good.

Sooo, whether you’re in Marchmont, Musselburgh or even the city centre – we have a quiz for you. See you tonight.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Quiz prize: Roger Moore autograph framed
This geezer won a signed Roger Moore photo. His face of delight says it all.



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Thursday 23rd May 2019

Quizzes Tonight in Edinburgh and Musselburgh:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Supergrass (music round)

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Quireboys (music round)

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

It’s Thursday, the night that makes you want to cry (with joy)

Hare the music round cheat answers for tonight: First at the Argyle where this Supergrass number is in the music round:

An absolute cracker.

Then, for the Ship Inn in Musselburgh there’s this catchy pop rock number from the Quireboys:

It’s a pop song. But the guys have long hair so you have to say “pop-rock”

They spelled choir like quire. Geddit?

SO whether you’re in Marchmont, Musselburgh or even the city centre – we have a quiz for you. See you tonight.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Winning Quiz + Friends = Happy



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Thursday 28th March – Thursday Quizzes in Edinburgh & Musselburgh

Quizzes Tonight:

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

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Lewis Carroll (pic round)

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

So! A brand new DP Quiz started last Thursday in the attractive fishing community town of Musselburgh.

The debut was great but the jackpot wasn’t won so we have a rollover: get yourself down to the Ship Inn at half past 7 for a crack at the cash. The quiz host is Kerry and she’ll be delighted to see you.

Here is the music cheat answers for tonight:

At the Argyle the music round includes a Commodores number from the 1980s, which is after Lionel Richie had left:

I’m sure that when he heard the song, Lionel would have thought: “Goddam rats cocks, shit a brick mofo! That song is good.”

“GODDAMED RATS COCKS, THAT SONG IS GOOD.;” – Lionel Richie, 1986

But any regret at leaving the group would have waned as he quickly remembered that he’d already had massive solo hits with ‘Hello‘, ‘Endless Love’, ‘Stuck On You’, ‘All Night Long (All Night)’ and all those other good grooves.

In fact, although “Nightshift” reached #3 in the US and UK charts, the song proved to be the last big hit for the Commodores.

There were no more.

The five members of the band now work various jobs including looking after the crazy golf at Pasadena and looking after a car park in Tuscaloosa.

All while Lionel Richie (who went on to have literally MILLIONS of hits) now lives in the Elysee Palace in Paris and has fresh fruit and cream served to him whenever he likes by a fleet of naked concubines, all from different and wildly exotic countries.

When the singer goes solo, it doesn’t always work but it’s fair to say old Lionel is the winner here.

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Lionel RIchie meditating in the bushes

Anyway, enjoy the quizzes tonight. Go and support Kerry in Musselburgh. Check it out!

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Da Money



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Thursday Night Quizzes

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

The cheat answers for tonight include this song by Train: I can’t stand it. It came out in 2012 and feels like every template ever written for bland-as-possible radio playlists which are calculated to offend no-one and inspire no-one.

It’s the same shit as Maroon 5 and all that type of bollocks.

It’s classified by Google as “Adult Contemporary” which is a long phrase for “Dull”.

And if the song is bad, the video is worse.

What a load of shit.

Anyway, from crap videos to the greatest film of all time. As you know, I’ve been counting down the list of my ten favourite films of all time.

Here is the chart so far:

10 .Flash Gordon (1980)

9. Jesus Christ Superstar (1979)

8. The Good The Bad & The Ugly (1966)

7. Zardoz (1974)

6. Das Boot (1981)

5. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

4. Hair (1979)

3. Mary Poppins (1964)

2. They Live (1988)

This week:

1. Aguirre: the Wrath of God (1972)

I had often heard about this film but never watched it until a couple of years ago. It is satisfyingly brilliant and I watched it again straight away.

It’s a Werner Herzog joint so it’s already almost automatically going to be interesting but the action and the crazy adventure draws you in completely until you too are dying on the Amazon, merely by watching.

Basically it the 16th century, its South America and the lunatic Spanish conquistadores are determined to find El Dorado, the city of Gold.

Instead they find madness and murder and a whole lot of Mother Nature, spurning their goliath ambitions of riches and conquest in the same way an elephant would disregard a used bus ticket.

Kalus Kinski is the madman Aguirre, a warrior hungry for power, gold and perhaps immortality.

The crazy in his performance is aided by the fact that he was obviously an actual madman.

Much has been written on the making of the film, and the difficulties and impossibilities thereof, including the epic fights between director and star.

Like a lot of films in my top ten, music is important. The soundtrack to this is just great. I was recorded by some crafty German band named Popol Vuh and it’s got just the right balance of strangeness, beauty and menace, perfectly in sync with the action.

I could talk about this film all day but, to be honest, the internet has been up and down this morning like a Dundonian who keeps thinking he’s seen a five pence piece on the ground, so I’m going to publish it and get the fuck on with Thursday.

Here’s some key pictures:

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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This Is Thursday. Don’t Be A Fool. Come To The Quiz.

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: The Tick (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Kool & The Gang (music round).

The cheat answers for tonight include this song by Kool & The Gang:

The song is probably about sex but it might just be about disco. Nobody knows.

Anyway, as you do know: Thursday is currently MOVIE Thursday: I’m counting down the list of my ten favourite films of all time.

I’ve been at this for two months now and here is the chart so far:

10 .Flash Gordon (1980)

9. Jesus Christ Superstar (1979)

8. The Good The Bad & The Ugly (1966)

7. Zardoz (1974)

6. Das Boot (1981)

5. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

4. Hair (1979)

This week:

3. Mary Poppins (1964)

This week’s greatest film ever made is a straightforward crowd-pleaser, (although not in the profanisaurus sense).

Basically, if you don’t like Mary Poppins you must be dead. Your soul escaped and your body is a rotting shell. You are a virtual corpse.

How the HELL can you not love this?

The songs are great. The emotions are simple and everlasting. And while the children might be wee dicks, they mainly stay out of the way of Dick Van Dyke who is busy being really really entertaining.

Are you trying to say you don’t like dancing penguins?

Are you trying to say that the word Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious doesn’t delight you in some small way, every single time, no matter how old and cynical you have become?

You must be dead.

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Look, there goes your soul, flying over the chimney tops like a shit cloud. Because you’re dead.

But never mind. Here’s a wee bird.

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And if you think it’s just fluff, remember that the beating heart of the Mary Poppins story is universal suffrage:

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And we respect the politics of this. Excellent.

Next week: we enter the crazy world of Dr Paul’s favourite films ever – The Top 2.

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Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Thu 31st Jan 2019 – Thursday Quizzes, Last Chance For Feb Dead Pool

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £180. Cheat answer: Anteater (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Gary Barlow (music round).

Whoa! One-eighty at the Argyle! That’s strying into official BIG MONEY territory. Come and win every last tenner of it tonight…

Meanwhile here’s the cheat clip for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom: which is a  mind-bending work of trance psychedelia* by guaranteed fat madman Gary Barlow.

FUN FACT: Take That’s former doughnut and songwriter took his made-up surname because he sets the bar low.

Total Pish.

Anyway, Thursday now MOVIE Thursday where I use this blog to detail my ten favourite films of all time.

The chart so far:

10 .Flash Gordon (1980)

9. Jesus Christ Superstar (1979)

8. The Good The Bad & The Ugly (1966)

This week:

7. Zardoz (1974)

Literally the greatest film ever made. Did I say that last week? I’m sure I did but seriously, this is better.

Now, it’s tax deadline day and I’m busy so I’m keeping this one brief.

Zardoz is completely mental. It has:

  1. A Giant flying stone head.
  2. Sean Connery wearing a red nappy but somehow being menacing.
  3. Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.
  4. Totally made-up plot.
  5. Futuristic God-complex bollocks.

If none of that is good enough for you then, seriously, have a tequila and reconsider.

I got round to watching this for the first time about five years ago and ever since then it’s haunted my dreams like a massive otter.

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The HMRC deadline is approaching fast so just go and watch the film. Don’t expect anything to make sense.

If films like this work better for you accompanied by medication, then go for that. When I watched it I was drinking beer.

Here’s the trailer – it’ll give you an idea of how nuts the film is

 

How is this film only number seven on my list?

Well, I have one week to think of something better.

Come to the quiz tonight to tell me why you think the film is actually shite. Go on. You could win £230.

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Thu 27th Dec 2018 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Malaysia  (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Iron Maiden (music round).

Last Thursday of the year. I hope you enjoyed Christmas but now it’s quiz time again. Bring your loved ones if they are visiting.Should be good for a couple of answers.

Anyway, here’s the cheat clip for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom:

The full version of the song is elsewhere, but this is the bit of the song that everyone my age remembers: the Daley Thompson bit, the Lucozade bit.

Advertising was a powerful influence of the early-1980s mind of a child. We genuinely thought the drink would make us run very quickly.

But for some reason, we only ever got to drink it if we were off school with the chicken pox or whatever.

What a waste!

POLITICS THURSDAY

By the way- Thursday is the day when I express my opinion on the crazy world of politics

This week’s point: PLANET IS DOOMED (UNDER CAPITALISM).

Capitalism is the dominant life-form on the planet. Capitalism requires MORE. Profit can only come from expanding markets and more sales.

Therefore, any idea of consuming LESS is not tolerated.

But it is only consuming LESS (on a grand scale) that will reverse climate change.

Therefore the only consumer messages with a environmental impact which are given their head are “RECYCLE” and “REUSE”, while “REDUCE” is ignored as cranky.

The thing with RECYCLE is that you can make a new thing and sell it. Capitalism is aroused by this.  REUSE means a something new in the first place and Capitalism is still interested in this.

But REDUCE has no interest for any entrepreneur. Buy less? What is the point of that?

So it gets ignored. Even though it’s the only action that will fix anything. You can fill your car with green fuel or you can walk. Know what I mean?

Disagree? Come and argue with me at the quiz.

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See you tonight

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Harambe – never forget.

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Thu Nov 8 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: “Bombay Bicycle Club” (music round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: Ferrari (pic round).

So, Halloween’s just out the way but just when you think there’s a bit of clear water and a bit of blue sky, there’s Hugo in the Monkey

Hugo only appears in Edinburgh when there’s big events work to be done, we saw him a few months ago when it was the festival.

“All right Hugo – to what do we owe the pleasure? Why are you in town?”

“Christmas.”

Aaaaaaaagggggh. Bastards. Can someone organise a movement to cancel Christmas? I’ll sign the petition.

Anyway, here’s the music round cheat for tonight which is for the Argyle Bar:

Bombay Bicycle Club? Not my cup of tea. A bit Lib-Dem, a bit of a bed-wetter tendency.

POLITICS THURSDAY

Incidentally – Thursday is now the day when I express my political opinion on this blog.

This week’s point: POLARITY DISTRACTS US FROM IMPROVING ANYTHING BY SPLITTING US INTO OPPOSING CAMPS. AND NOTHING GETS DONE.

Are you Leave or Remain?

Poppy or No Poppy?

Cybernat or Onionist?

Liberal or Racist?

These simplistic 50/50s seem to be everywhere these days and while people expend their political energy working out what camp their in and then shouting at the other camp, any ideas to actually fix things get forgotten and dusty.

As the population rips itself to bits with thrashing right/wrong arguments in the simplest possible terms (which go nowhere), the elites continue to stockpile money, power, and the means to survive when the flood comes.

The rest of us will drown and will still be arguing the meaning of Brexit as Britain itself disappears beneath narwhals.

Maybe we should accept whatever poppy someone is wearing or not wearing and get back to destroying the privilege of the wealthy.

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thu Nov 1 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: “Gotcha” (pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £100. Cheat answer: Storm Queen (music round).

I’m double double-checking tonight’s music rounds – I screwed up last night and had Rihanna for Cristina Aguilera. I can’t believe either of them would be happy with the confusion.

To be honest, I was happy to get home in one piece last night. Halloween plus Hearts and Hibs. What a mess. Hope you’re OK.

Anyway, here’s the music round cheat for tonight which is for the Newsroom. 

It’s a ladies’ lion. Nasty.

POLITICS THURSDAY

Incidentally – Thursday is now the day when I express my political opinion on this blog.

This week’s point: Remembrance is one thing but the officially endorsed style Remembrance stinks.

The official style of sad-but-well-dressed parades are so solemn and so dignified.

This dress code bestows dignity upon what was actually the brutal slaughter of one class by another.

Real war is dirtier than Demi Lovato and Donald Trump on a Tequila bender in Berlin. Official remembrance is clean like a toilet than has been readied for the Queen.

The only dirty thing in modern remembrance is the sneaky language: They always talk about men who “made the ultimate sacrifice“. No they didn’t. They were sacrificed.

There is all the difference.

 

Love,

Dr Paul

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Thursday Pub Quiz Edinburgh

Quizzes Tonight:

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

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: The Commodores (music round)

Come to the quiz. You will find it mildly exhilarating at points. Also, satisfying and nice.

The cheat music for tonight is for the Newsroom and it is everyone’s favourite band with Lionel Richie in it: The Commodores.

Although, of course, Lionel Richie had already left the band by this point to become the world’s greatest singer.

This is the first Commodores song I ever remember hearing. It was the mid-80s and I wasn’t a fan of what was branded “soul” at that time but I liked this straight away. It’s got plenty.

It’s about dead pop stars. Fun fact: original keyboard player Milan Williams is now dead too. What goes around comes around.

So come to the quiz. See you later x

 

 

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