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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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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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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!

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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!

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Sunday Quiz

Tonight’s quizzes :

6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: Jesus Christ Superstar (pic round)

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: Fine Young Cannibals (music round)

The music round cheat for the Persevere is a big hit from the 80s. No one had a voice like Roland Gift.

It still bangs.

World Cup

I’m personally pleased that England are NOT in the final. Not from a petty shit-hate point of view, but more for the fact that the pub (the Persevere) will largely be neutral this afternoon, which is usually a better atmosphere.

My only wish for the final this afternoon is that it concludes in normal time. If so then the quiz will go ahead as usual at 6pm.

If it goes to extra time we may have to start a little later, but either way there WILL be a quiz.

The quiz at the Tolbooth is unaffected.

Yo!

Dr Paul

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This Is Sunday, What A Sensation

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

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

Sunday Sunday. I’m up early but I can’t hang around here – I have to get ready for my legal battle with the trademarks people on Tuesday so I’m going to keep this brief.

Tonight’s cheat music is ONE OF THOSE BLOODY AMERICAN BANDS THAT SOUNDS ALL THE SAME

Apparently there was no official video for this. Someone’s made a lyric video on youtube. It’s all you really need.

Come to the quiz. You will find it delightful.

Yo!

Dr Paul

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Sunday Edinburgh Pub Quizzes

Tonight’s quizzes :

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

8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Ashford & Simpson (music round)

Here is the music round cheat for the Tolbooth. I used to like this song when I was a kid:

The guy’s got loads of soul glow and swaggering soul-knits. And leather trousers. He looks a bit like Barry White but less fat.

I don’t know whatever happened to Ashford and Simpson. But They look like emotional people. I bet they were as deeply affected by the death of Harambe as any of us.

I think my voice is nearly back to normal. Wednesday and Thursday were horrible. Sorry if you chose to sit through that.

Thanks for the various wishes of recovery, but If you really are worried about my health, the quickest way to get me back to fitness is to buy a deck of Cunto cards.

Thanks for that!

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