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Thursday 31st October 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Panorama (music round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in the middle of Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

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

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Strathie. It’s the theme to the BBC current affairs program Panorama:

Epic rolling strength

Heavy groove. Fact groove. Documentary groove.

It’s Halloween, of course, so who knows what the boozer will be like tonight? Freak show and busy or quiet and normal? I have no idea.

The Newsroom may well see quite a few people in costumes. You might get to see a sexy penguin costume, which I didn’t realize was a thing.

I’m pretty sure the The Strathie will be totally impervious to Halloween, just as it would not change for Christmas, Easter or Atomic War.

The Strathie represents tradition, solidness and dependability in a world that is increasingly fucked.

If you come to the quiz at the The Strathie you will be rewarded with nostalgic waves and happy security. And cheap booze.

This is literally true.

See you tonight!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Champions at the Tolbooth
Champions and Winners



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Thursday 17th October 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Sister Sledge (music round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in the middle of Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

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

EXPERIENCE PHENOMENALLY SENSIBLE BAR PRICES AT THE STRATHIE

Seriously.

The Strathie is so light on your pocket that expert drinkers always choose The Strathie to get wracked in, particularly if it’s daytime drinking you’re looking for.

Add the quiz on to this and you have THURSDAY FIRE.

Rollover tonight as well. Mmmm.

If you don’t know where or what the Strathie is, it’s a boozer on Iona Street, just off Leith Walk. Basically opposite the Brass Leith and one block off Leith Walk. Near the Tourmalet.

One of the main draws at the Strathie is the price of booze.

I’m the host and I’ll see you there in a few hours. You’ll love it.

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Strathie. It’s Sister Sledge:

Typical Kylie track

I always get Sister Sledge mixed up with the Pointer Sisters. Does my nut in when I’m playing along with Popmaster.

Other pairs (and trios) of pop that I sometimes find hard to distinguish under pop-quiz pressure:

  • Showaddywaddy / Darts
  • The Temptations / The Four Tops
  • Blue / 5ive / Another Level
  • James Blunt / James Arthur
  • Shed 7 / Dodgy
  • The O Jays / Iseley Brothers
  • Gerry & The Pacemakers / Freddie & The Dreamers

There must be loads of these pairs. In fact – such confusions and nearnesses often form the backbone of the DP Quiz music round.

See you tonight.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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so close to the money
so close…



Thursday 3rd October 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: One True Voice Moss (music round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently in the middle of Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

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

NEW PUB!

Last week saw the first quiz at The Strathie. It’s on Iona Street, just off Leith Walk and very close to the Brass Monkey Leith.

Going to the quiz at the Strathie offers some key advantages:

  1. Easier to Win. There are Less teams. The first quiz last week was FIVE teams. SO better chances to win than at Joker or Brass which are nearer to TWENTY teams
  2. Cheaper booze. The Strathie is old-style. It’s been recently refurb’d but it is proper old-style. Booze is CHEAPER in the past and the Strathie is an actual TIME MACHINE!

I’m the host and I’ll see you there in a few hours. You’ll love it.

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Strathie. It’s old boyband One True Voice who didn’t last long.

Decent song

So, OTV split up before they could even release an album. Their “years active” are given by Wiki as 2002-03 and they charted with exactly two singles.

The one here was their top hit – it got to number two and sold over a quarter of a million copies (this is before downloads) and it’s a perfectly decent song but then it was written by the Bee Gees, so that’ll explain it’s lack of shiteness.

Wikipedia has a handy where-are-they-now section on the OTV page. One of them is working as Dizzee Rascal’s backing singer. One of them works at the BBC doing PR for Doctor Who.

Showbiz is all about the thrills.

“THURSDAY IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT”

That’s the slogan that will be burned on your brain forever when you win the quiz tonight.

See you there.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Thu 26th Sep – NEW QUIZ Tonight

Quizzes Tonight:

7pm – The Strathie. Jackpot £50. Cheat answer: Kate Moss (pic round).

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Jean-Michel Jarre (music round) – Currently Closed for Refurb. (should be re-opened before Christmas)

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

NEW PUB!

Tonight we kick off quizzes at the Strathie. It’s on Iona, just off Leith Walk and very close to the Brass Monkey Leith.

I’m the host and I’m looking forward to it. It’s an old-school boozer which has being given a nice refurn to clean it up without fucking up the old-school vibe.

Come and feel it tonight. Also: good bar prices.

Cheat Clue

Here is the cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s Grace Jones, doing Grace Jones things. There’s only ONE Grace Jones.

A kind of perfect

“THURSDAY IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT”

COME ON – ROUND UP YOUR TEAM AND COME TO THE QUIZ. yOU WILL PROBABLY WIN AND IT WILL DEFINITELY BE GREAT

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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DR Paul mind control with owl
This is me, controlling your mind

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Thursday 1st August 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £30. Cheat answer: Bojack Horseman (pic round)

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

The Argyle

So my time at the Argyle is over. The quiz has been moved to Monday at 9pm to suit the pub better and will now be hosted by Kerry who has been hosting elsewhere and getting great reviews.

The quiz will still be the Dr Paul quiz (i.e. written by me) so the format is the same – just the time and host will change. And it will be upstairs from now on.

Cheat Clues

Here are the cheat clues for tonight’s music round at the Newsroom. It’s Tina Turner.

Tina Tuner singing about humping in cars

In this song, Tina Turner sings about having sex in cars. If a ned from Lochend did this it would be seen as crass. But because Tina Turner is an American pop star, the song got to number 13 in the UK charts.

Justice? As ever, there is none.

Additional Tina Turner Fact

Tina Turner became a Buddhist in the 1980s and used to chant for 3 hours a day while on tour. Other TT facts here.

See you at the quiz.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Winners at The Ship Inn
Winners at The Ship Inn

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Thursday 18th July 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

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

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £90. Cheat answer: Duran Duran(pic round)

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £200. Cheat answer: Tom Hanks (pic round).

Star jackpot of the week is at the Newsroom tonight with a big fat two hundred quid ON THE LINE.

Musselburgh’s famous Ship Inn also has a good jackpot: £90 and considering the bar prices of each establishment, this is roughly equivalent.

Meanwhile, here is tonight’s cheat tune which applies to the music round at the Ship Inn:

The eighties – better than all the rest

Yeah – The Duran soaking up the spray and dishing out the drama. Get a faceful of Le Bon – before it’s gone.

Short posts this week – so see ya later. If you have stuff to say, you can always say it on the Dr Paul Quiz Group on the FACEY.

See you at the quiz.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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£200 at the Newsroom tonight
£200 at the Newsroom tonight

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Thursday 10th July 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

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

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

9pm – The Newsroom. Jackpot £150. Cheat answer: A Tribe Called Quest(music round).

Kerry is back at the Ship tonight in Musselburgh. Set sail for Mussy!

Meanwhile here are the music round cheats. The first applies to the Argyle Bar and it’s The Quo with one of their 70s megahits:

The Quo, forever on an island, waiting, getting high

The second is for the Newsroom and it’s an old hip hop banger from A Tribe Called Quest with possibly the most 90s video you will ever see:

Windows three point one! Or something. ask a geek.

Anyway – Thursday in July is attractive. It’s pretty much your last chance to enjoy a nice night out in the city without all the festival assholes totally ruining it.

Word! Get out there.

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Ship Inn winners with vodka
Vodka and darts. No wonder they’re happy



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Thursday 4th July

Quizzes Tonight:

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

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Jefferson Airplane (music round) – no Ship In Quiz this week – Kerry is on holiday

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

No Ship Inn quiz tonight as Kerry is on holiday but my quizzes are on as usual.

Anyway: here’s the music round cheat. This applies to the Newsroom: It’s Aaliyah in the year 2000, which is before she died at the age of 22 the following year.

Actual hippies from back in the day

I’ve lived twice her lifetime and NEVER had a Top 40 hit. She had 14 Top 40 hits in the UK chart. And three more AFTER she died. Probably loads more in America and other territories.

Obviously life’s not fair, but sometimes it’s hard to tell which way round.

It must have seemed unfair for Team Spirit when I hadn’t heard of a song by Herman’s Hermits called ‘Sunshine Girl’ when we had a songs-with-weather-in-the-title bonus round last night.

But the rule is that we hadn’t heard of it so it didn’t count, even when research reveals that they were right all along.

These are the rules. I guess the rules are that some of us don’t have our own Top 40 Hits and some of us die when we’re 22.

Come to the quiz!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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An excellent seal
An excellent seal

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Thursday 27th June 2019

Quizzes Tonight:

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

7.30pm – Ship Inn, Musselburgh. Jackpot £60. Cheat answer: Jefferson Airplane (music round)

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

The heatwave is here so don’t sit there roasting like a roaster,

come to the boozer and win the quiz like a boaster.

And if you go to the Ship that’s where the jackpot’s the most-er,

as you can tell by the goddamed poster:

Anyway: here’s a couple of music round cheats. The first applies to the Ship. It’s sixties ultra-hippies Jefferson Airplane and you probably know this one already:

Actual hippies from back in the day

Obviously filmed on a potato but that was the sixties. Things were more basic. Especially the hippies.

Related image

The second music round cheat is for the Newsroom later tonight (9pm). It’s Duke Dumont and is far more modern so if you click the video you can not only hear the song but you will aslo see things sharper than blobs.

In fact you’ll see the only known segway v pogo sticks action chase scene in history. (the only one known to me anyway).

So that’s Thursday. Rising up like a challenge to our rivals.

Come to the quiz!

Cheers,

Dr Paul

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Team names at Dr Paul quiz during May 2017
Team names at Dr Paul quiz during May 2017



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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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