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Sunday 4th August 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

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

Sunday inspires priests and gardeners. But don’t be left out. Come to the quiz and find a different kind of inspiration: the pub quiz.

MUSIC ROUND CHEATS

By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Tolbooth:

Furtado: not similar to a seagull

Nelly Furtado reckons she’s like a bird because she’ll “only fly away”. If she was like the birds round here she’d nick your chips, shit on your head and steal your dog.

I heard the Seagulls are now getting gallus enough to attack classical music (Tynecastle the other night).

Presumably this is because the Seagulls wanted to hear rock and roll. Is this enough to let them off ir is it time for a war with the seagulls.

One shat on my head last month. I know what side I’m on.

I know they’re just protecting their nests or whatever but they can actually just fuck off.

In fact: NEW QUIZ RULE: Nae seagulls at the quiz.

Right, that’s off my chest and I feel better. See you at the quiz tonight.

!x!

Dr Paul

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Morocco Land Marauders – victorious

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Sunday 21st July 2019

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Marvin Gaye (music round)

Not so much big sport this Sunday compared to last week which had the world cup cricket and Wimbledon.

Still, there will be someone who wants to watch the golf. Watching golf on TV is one thing I’ll probably never quite understand. I don’t get it.

Anyway, that’s not my job. My job is to deliver quality quiz questions to you at an affordable price and that’s what we’re going to do tonight.

By the way, here’s the audio cheat for tonight which refers to the music round at the Tolbooth Tavern:

Gaye not gay

It’s Marvin Gaye who, believe it or not, was straighte.

Well he had a couple of marriages and some kids and he was a drummer. That might not tell the whole story. According to the 10 Surprising Facts about Marvin Gaye page he added the “e” onto his name to deflect rumours of homosexuality.

Really? Then why not change his surname to something more straight and macho… like ‘Smith’ or ‘Colt’ or ‘Glock’?

And why does it matter? Why do people speculate so much on the sexuality and private lives of singers?

For it to be something of interest it must, in some way, matter.

But why does it matter? Where does Katy Perry share her love? Where does Zayn Malik place his penis in his spare time? Perhaps if it’s an answer we like then the music sounds better.

I don’t know. Call the scientists.

In any case, it’s Sunday and I’ll see you all at the quiz later. x

Yo!

Dr Paul

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Dr Paul, recently

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Sunday 30th June

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

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

It’s the last day of June. Let’s go to the moon.

Or, failing that, the pub.

So, here is the music round cheat info which relates to the quiz at the Percy tonight:

Gala, famed for its joblessness, alcoholism and 90s club pop bangers

It’s Gala, one of the few chart acts to be named after a Borders town.

In fact I can’t think of any others. I’ve tried searching Selkirk, Kelso, Peebles and a few others but have drawn a blank. There’s Anne Peebles who did ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain‘ but it was only a hit in the US.

Best I can do is Clive Duns. A ha ha ha ha ha.

Anyway, see you at the quiz tonight.

Be cool.

Yo!

Dr Paul

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Leith, from above

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Sunday 17th March

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Tanita Tikaram (music round)

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

Sunday: like a cake full of sawdust heralding the empty week.

The best thing you can do to oppose this sawdust paradigm is go to the quiz where it is possible to win money, booze and the respect of your friends in a friendly knowledge-based contest which rewards a sneaky combination of smarts and luck.

I love it when you come to the quiz. I could kiss every one of you. Anyway. Here’s the music round cheat for tonight’s quiz at the Persevere:

This is jaunty tune but also strangely depressing. I remember when it came out and I couldn’t decide whether I quite liked it or totally hated it.

I’m still torn.

So there you have it: in thirty years I have learned nothing. Well nothing in terms of Tanita Tikaram anyway.

Although, having said that I was looking her up the other day on Wikipedia and discovered she was born in Germany. That’s proper trivial, in the sense that it’s information that can be of no proper use.

Another item which is not really a fact came from one of the youtube comments which pointed out that she looks like Elvis.

This is another type of learning: something that I always knew but never really thought of until someone pointed it out.

But also useless in terms of knowledge. What do we know and why do we remember it? This is PhD stuff. I’d better leave it there. It’s Sunday.

Anyway – come to the quiz.

x

See you later.

Ooh la la.

Dr Paul

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Held on the voucher for years? Put it through the wash? It still counts.

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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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Sunday 13th Jan 2019 – Sunday Quizzes

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Peter Howson (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: “Jane” (music round)

Sunday Sunday. So good to me.

Voice is better this week. Don’t be afraid of a croaky QM. Come quiz.

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

Obviously it’s Rod Stewart but the info you need is “Jane”. The round is looking for girls names that are in the song title.

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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The time there was a Lionel Richie Bag

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Sunday Night Quiz Action In Edinburgh

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

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

Is there supposed to be a named storm today? Maybe aye, maybe no but there will be a whirlwind of questions and a tornado of answers plus a monsoon of prizes. At the quiz. Ooh yeah.

Here’s the music round cheat which pertains to the Persevere tonight. It’s INXS who were Australians who did not own crocodiles:

You’re probably too young to remember, but INXS were a big deal back in late 80s / early 90s. They stopped having hits when everyone realised the songs were all the same but for a while they tranced the public and all the girls fancied the singer.

But the singer ended up killing himself in 1997. It was only a couple of months after Lady Princess Diana The Queen of Hearts got smashed up in Paris, so the British public, steeled against tragedy, dealt with the story easily, with a shrug.

That’s the thing about celebrity deaths: you either care or you don’t and there’s loads of them these days so its even harder to care.

However the news that Chas out of Chas and Dave died yesterday is a bigger one than most, in my book.

Chas and Dave were funny but they weren’t comedians. Chas was a musical genius and they rocked hard. The maestro is dead. Luckily, however, the recordings and the youtube remain so you can keep Chazzing and Daveing forever:

 

 

Yeah.

Yo!

Dr Paul

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Sunday Roast Quiz With A Side of Potatoes

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Sofia Loren (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £90. Cheat: Tricky Disco (music round)

There haven’t been a lot of Sunday rollovers recently but both venues have a rollover this week. Good.

Here’s the cheat info for the music round at tonight’s Tolbooth quiz. It’s an instrumental rave=chart crossover from before you were born (1990).

Great stuff. The Good Old Days. G.O.D,

One day, in the future, today will be the good old days. Make sure you remember it was the time you won the quiz. Hot.

Anyway – See you at the quiz tonight!

Yo!

Dr Paul

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Sunday Night Pleasure? See Quiz.

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Man Ray (pic round)

Sunday is often a challenge for humans. Especially if there’s work the next day.

Scientists have been working on the problem and their findings are clear: IF YOU WANT PLEASURE ON A SUNDAY YOU MUST ATTEND A PUB QUIZ.

This is science. Best believe it.

Meanwhile here’s the wee cheaty bonus for reading my bullshit: an answer for tonight’s music round at the Percy:

Whoa. Sixty eight million views. Hardcore.

I have never had any interest in Air Supply beyond their occasional appearance as an answer on Popmaster. I’ve just looked them up on Wikipedia and I’m not really any more inspired. They’re mainly Australian. I didn’t know that.

Anyway – See you at the quiz tonight!

Yo!

Dr Paul

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Sunday Night Pub Quiz. Come to Leith. Come to the Canongate.

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

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

Hey – it’s raining again and a bit colder. What happened to that summer? It’s only been away for a week. I miss it already.

Anyway – one thing that is NOT affected is the quiz. Sunday night provides two excellent experiences. Try one. Try both.

Again, it’s late in the day, so I’m just going to cut straight into the free music round answer which relates to the Tolbooth Tavern quiz tonight:

I was watching one of the “Story Of…” Top of The Pops documentaries the other night (one year per episode) and the 1981 episode was saying that this performance of the Birdie Dance (by The Tweets) was the very last appearance of Legs & Co. on Top of The Pops.

They had been the house dancers for years and, judging from their contribution to the docco, they are still pissed off that The Birdie Song was their swan song.

The song gets a bad press. It was also voted “Most annoying song ever” in a poll by dotmusic in 2000.

It was also voted as “Least Metal Moment of All Time” by VH1, specifically the time that Vince Neil out of Motley Crue led the annual Chicken Dance at the annual Oktoberfest in Cincinnati.

See you at the quiz tonight!

Yo!

Dr Paul

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