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Wed 12th Feb 2020

QUIZZES TONIGHT

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Frank Turner (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £90. Cheat: Thompson Twins (music round)

Did everyone survive the storm? I’m so happy for you.

Now get to the pub.

CHEAT TIPS

Here is the cheat for tonight’s Brass Monkey music round: it’s a piece of music by an 80s band that you are way too young to have heard of.

Three of them, none called Thompson. a ha ha ha

Obviously I’m incredibly old, so I remember the Thompson Twins and I remember hem being a big deal at the time. Not on the same level as Wham! and Duran Duran, but not too far behind. Maybe as big as Five Star, and certainly bigger than Matt Bianco

Nup, ye’ve not heard of these bands-for-comparison either have you?

The only thing you need to know about Matt Bianco is that someone once phoned up whatever Saturday Morning TV show the BBC had at the time (I tihnk it was ‘Saturday Superstore’) and called them “wankers” live on TV.

This was before Twitter or anything like that. Calling famous people wankers is completely normal these days. I’ve even made a side-business out of calling people worse.

But back then it was groundbreaking.

In fact, come to think of it, surely this moment is on youtube?

Ah, of course it is:

Anyway – that’s nothing to do with Thompson Twins. The only hilarity about them was the often-repeated amazement that none of them were called Thompson and they weren’t twins either (there were three of them).

And that was thought of as funny at the time. You know, we all suffer from nostalgia but sometimes when you look back you think “Maybe the 80s were shite”.

I guess we’ll never know.

See you later,

Dr P

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Kate Bush, trying not to vomit.

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Wednesday 15th Jan 2020

QUIZZES TONIGHT

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Grace Jones (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Liberal Democrats (pic round)

January sorts the men from the toasters and the sheep from the women and the girls from the triangles and the spoons from the boys.

Basically: if you got out in January, you’re cool.

One of your best opportunities to do this is at the quizzes tonight:

CHEAT TIPS

Tonight’s music round at the Joker includes the greatest singer of all time, Grace Jones. This is her song:

Seventies and smooth

I haven’t watched the full video, I dare say it won’t do the song justice cos its only 3 minutes long.

I used to have the album this song was on and I swear the full version is more like six or seven minutes long unless that was the weed. I don’t smoke weed these days.

Anyway – choose a pub for tonight: the cosy and delightful Joker or the piquant sub-mayhem of the Monkey.

Whoever loses, we all win.

And by the way, I know there’s things like cancer and Ebola nad people starving but I’m still annoyed that my new washing machine has buttons which lack a satisfying clunk or press-action.

The whole action is just too shallow and you’re never quite a hundred per cent certain if you’ve pressed it or not and you have to wait a few seconds to hear the water start coming through, and THEN you know you’ve pressed it.

The Iran situation and the Brexit situation will sort themselves out but if you’re a designer for BEKO washing machines, then you can fuck off.

There, I feel better.

See you at the quiz tonight

See you later,

Dr P

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