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Sunday 9th June 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Tin Whistle (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: The Pixies (music round)

Tonight, the quiz at the Persevere is competing with Scotland v England in the Women’s World Cup (kick-off 5pm).

And I’ll tell you: I have no idea how this is going to work out.

If this was the men’s world cup, the pub would be fairly busy.

If this was the men’s world cup and it was Scotland, the place would be stowed.

If this was the men’s world cup and it was Scotland v England, the Percy would be inaccessible due to bedlam and heavy drinking would have commenced more than two days ago. Some people would be in hospital. Pub security staff would be getting about fifty quid an hour. The chances of the quiz happening would be less than a fly’s chance of surviving being shagged by Gary Lineker.

But it’s the women’s world cup so this far less predictable. The Women’s World Cup ha a history of low interest from the public.

But then it is the first time Scotland have qualified for the women’s tournament, and it’s the first time Scotland have qualified for any World Cup tournament for over 20 years.

And there has been a bit more hype this time. And there’s a chance we could get it right up England who, as the BBC keep telling us, are far better than everyone else.

So you never know.

Anyway – my prediction is that the quiz WILL go ahead. Come and play.

Meanwhile, here’s the music round cheat answer for the Tolbooth Tavern tonight which is The Pixies:

Pixies Fan Art Vid

Love the Pixies. They never really made a lot of videos. This is by a fan and it’s what you would call impressionistic. Good though.

Anyway, enjoy the World Cup, enjoy the quizzes. I hope you win the quiz and I hope Scotland get it right up the so-called Lionesses.

England are favourites but sometimes you have to dare to dream, as we say in Eurovision.

Sometimes

Scotland in pink

Scotland aint so bad.

See you at the quiz tonight.

Yo!

Dr Paul

Team names of the month last month

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Sunday 12th May 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Whitney Houston (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Wasp (pic round)

The weekend flies away like a dandelion on the breeze. Make sure you at least catch a wee Sunday night out before the grind returns tomorrow.

Here is the music round cheat answer for tonight’s quiz at the Tolbooth:

Crushing pop in 1987

It’s One Direction. You know, it’s been nine years since One Direction were put together for X-Factor.

That means they’re long enough in the tooth to have grizzled expressions while sucking vodka and recalling their long decade “in the game”.

I looked up one of them and it turns out he is 27 years old and worth £42 million.

Seriously. Wee prick.

Mind you, I guess it’s the people who buy all the products who are the pricks. Did you know you can get One Direction Twister?

One Direction Twister
Blimey

Anyway, with that kind of cash floating around, it’s unlikely that any of One Direction themselves will be at the quizzes tonight.

But there’s every chance that you might bump into one of ? Del Amitri or maybe someone who used to play for East Fife. Celeb spotting is still possible at the Dr Paul Quiz.

See you at the quiz tonight.

Dr Paul

Altered Images. Maybe they’ll be at the quiz tonight?

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Sunday 21st April 2019 Pub Quizzes in Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Billy Bragg (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Humber Bridge (pic round)

Sunday night. Also Easter. I can imagine that it might be a wee bit messy around the edges tonight.

Trust in yourself, but keep a grip. That’s my advice.

Anyway, if you are coming tonight (to the quiz) you’ll need the free answers – here’s the music round cheat for tonight’s quiz at the Persevere:

A Bit Harsh

It’s Billy Bragg in 1988. I saw him at Barrowland a couple of years later and it was the same schtick – just Bragg and a guitar, no backing band, no support act.

Somehow he made that last for an hour and a half. Decent, likes although I don’t listen to him much these days. I think his voice finally did my head in and I had to quit.

Anyway if you are one of the “normals” then you odn’t have work tomorrow. Come to the quiz tonight.

See you at the quiz tonight.

Dr Paul

Genius insult

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Sunday 7th April – Pub Quizzes Tonight

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Sting (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: JMW Turner (pic round)

Sunday. This post is very late because I slept in. No more drama than that. I’ll keep it short.

If you are coming tonight (to the quiz) you’ll need these free answer – here’s the music round cheat for tonight’s quiz at the Persevere:

It’s old fields-of-mould himself, The Sting.

If Sting was a superhero (The Sting), what would his superpower be?

Probably having sex for eight hours at a time. Saving the rainforest?

Both at the same time?

What a guy.

Remember: Sunday is not just for environmentally-friendly sexual superstars. It’s for you too. (Not U2)

See you later.

Dr Paul

The importance of the tiebreaker

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Sun 17th Feb. Valentine’s Day Is Over

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Armani (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Charlie XCX (music round)

Sunday night doesn’t get better than this: a wee walk to the pub. A thrilling Dr Paul quiz, perhaps with a win, perhaps not. Then a few more pints of wine, a daunder home via the chippy and then watch Das Boot on Netflix.

Such perfection could be yours… tonight!

For the quiz at the Tolbooth, here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer:

This is one of those pop videos that’s intercut with scenes from a film in which the song was used. The film is ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ in which young Americans with terminal cancer visit Amsterdam, fall in love and die.

I just read the Wikipedia summary, I haven’t seen the film and probably won’t because I usually watch films for entertainment and terminal cancer just doesn’t cut it for me as a leisure activity.

For exampe I watched ‘Rio‘ with my daughter the other day which is an animated film about parrots and monkeys with loads of songs and jokes. That was more like it.

Having said that, The Fault In Our Stars did well and has good ratings. If it’s your kind of gig then it looks like a good film.

Anyway – no one is going to die at the quiz tonight. That’s my prediction anyway.

x

See you later.

Ooh hah.

Dr Paul

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Sun 10th Feb – Sunday Night Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £180. Cheat: Vanessa Carlton (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Lady Jane Grey (pic round)

All the jackpots got won this week. It’s been a week of no rollovers.Will this continue at the Percy tonight where £210 is available? You tell me. It’s up to you.

Here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Persevere quiz at 6pm:

I’m liking the whole travelling-piano thing. I have dreams like that.

See you later.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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£210 persevere ps
£210 jackpot tonight at the Persevere

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Sunday 6th Jan 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Living In A Box (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Vauxhall Astra (pic round)

Life is back to normal. Praise Jesus.No more Christmas, no more torchlight bloody processions. It was like Nuremberg 1934 down the High Street last Sunday. Without the overtones.

Now, my voice was a bit ropey yesterday so hopefully it’ll be smooth enough to work the quiz later. Think I’m gonna lie in bed and eat honey all day.

Here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Percy quiz at 6pm:

It’s an eighties thing and the guy is doing that eighties thing where he’s walking around some foreign gaff, wearing loads of white and murmuring about love.

One of the youtube comments says this is the greatest song of the 1980s, but the comment is wrong. To be honest, it might struggle to get in my top 500 of the 80s.

Opinions.

Anyway, get yourself to the quiz and we’ll have some trivia-related and prize-based fun when you do.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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French Revolutionary Time - the ten hour clock
French Revolutionary Time – the ten hour clock

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Sunday 9th December – Quizzes Tonight

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Shakespeare’s Sister (music round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Honda Civic (pic round)

Internet problems today, hence the late post and email. Apologies.

Keeping it brief in case it goes down again, so here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Persevere quiz at 6pm:

This was a monster hit back in the day. Couldn’t move for it. People were seemingly amazed that someone out of Bananarama could do something “dark”.

Still a good song, and a memorable video. The woman who isn’t the Bananarama woman was called Marcella Detroit. I like her hair.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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Best top - pink jumper at Dr Paul Quiz Safari Lounge
An obvious winner

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Sun 2nd Dec – Sunday Night Quizzing In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Seal (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Ingrid Michaelson (music round)

Sunday is here. December is here.  In between decorating the turkey and sending telegrams to the Queen, you should fit in  a visit to the pub quiz. The quiz, unlike your ex, is always here for you.

Meanwhile, here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Tolbooth Tavern quiz at 8pm:

I don’t know much about Ingrid Michaelson but I like the tune and the video is entertaining too: a back-to-front tribute to an old Robert Palmer vid from the eighties.

Palmer used to get stick for his videos being “sexist”. Thirty years later this vid turns it round. Nice work.

Anyway, see you at the quiz tonight and don’t forget: just cos its December, I aint going to be wearing tinsel or any of that hoo-hah. Calm down. It’s only Dec 2nd.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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Alvin Stardust and his ring
Alvin Stardust and his ring

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Sun 25 Nov – Quizzes Tonight

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Foghorn Leghorn (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Bastille (music round)

Sunday night’s quizzes are always cool. There’s a friendly breeze blows through both Sunday boozers. Come and feel it tickle your nadgers* tonight.

*(pan-gender variety)

Meanwhile, here is the video for tonight’s music round free answer which relates to the Tolbooth Tavern quiz at 8pm:

I have nothing to say about this song except that I don’t like the guy’s voice (it’s another instance of “the crying voice” which is so prevalent in modern pop) and it sounds too close to C*ldplay to be allowed.

Luckily the clip for the music round is less than twenty seconds long, so it’ll be over quickly like a small spoon of bad medicine.

Anyway, see you at the quiz tonight and don’t forget your coat, cos it’s November and you wouldny want to be cutting about with nae coat.

Yeah.

Dr Paul

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Dr Paul Drambuie
Here is some booze for you

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