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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.

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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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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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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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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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