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Wednesday 10th April

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £120. Cheat: 2 Unlimited (music round)

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

Here is the free answer for tonight’s music round at the Joker. It’s 1990s mega rave-pop Dutch People: 2 Unlimited.

This was when Rave had come out of the fields and into the charts and having it large had become the new normal:

Fred, Cindy, Kate, Keith and Ricky

Includes the line: “Don’t just stand there, let’s get loose. I am Ray, I’ve got the juice.

Probably not 2 Unlimited’s finest moment.

But for a wee while there in the 1990s it was smileys, bandanas, tie-dye and ravey gloves. Literally everyone. Even cops, financial advisers and primary school teachers.

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The old days

See you tonight.

Love,

Dr P

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Dr Paul with a booze prize for you



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Pub Quiz Action – Wednesday 27th March 2019

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Bruce Almighty (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: B-52s (music round)

Here is the free answer for tonight’s music round at the Brass. It’s the B-52s who are right up there along Slade with claims to being the greatest band of all time.

Fred, Cindy, Kate, Keith and Ricky

The B-52s always looked great. In fact, ‘Rock Lobster’ was the first record I bought, back in the 1980s.

Rock Lobster is the song with weird whale and fish noises. There’s a great youtube video of Fred Schneider talking about it.

Anyway, the main thing to remember is that quiz loves you and you love the quiz.

See you tonight.

Love,

Dr P

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scratchcard fail

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Wed 6th MArch – Get Involved

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £60. Cheat: Tweet (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Gone With The Wind (pic round)

Midweek is here – the summit, not only of the work-cycle but of human greatness too.

If you don’t dig Wednesdays – its cos you have the big L.

Anyway, here is the free answer for tonight’s music round at the Joker and The Thief which is officially the Greatest pub on Elm Row.

Flamingos and Speedboats

It’s “Tweet” and I don’t know whatever happened to her. Did she get hashtagged? This song was a hit in 2002 and is apparently about masturbation.

None of her other songs were big hits in the UK. Maybe we just like songs about wanking.

Anyway – be sure to get your fabulous arse to the quiz tonight. There will be booze, merriment, winning and despair. There will be success, food, insults and ultimate triumph.

Quiz Team feeling

Come on. Let’s go out and do the quiz.

Love,

Dr P

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Dead Pool picks for March 2019



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Wednesday 27th Feb

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Jan Hammer (pic round)

Wednesday night. You feel it? Yeah. Me too.

The thing about reading this is you get a wee boost: a free answer. The free answer for tonight’s music round at the Brass is Jan Hammer who impressed us in the 1980s with his large keyboards.

Flamingos and Speedboats

Before looking up Wikipedia, I’m going to predict whether Jan Hammer is still alive or whether he is now dead. I’m going to go for ALIVE.

Yass. He’s alive and he is 70 years old. He’ll be 71 if he makes it mid-April. Wiki tells me that Hammer also did the music for two series of ‘Chancer’, a British TV series starring Clive Owen as a conman which I simply have no memory of whatsoever.

To be honest, the theme tune is a bit shit:

So that’s Jan Hammer. Underwhelming.

One thing that is NOT underwhelming is the thrill and pleasure you get from winning the quiz. It’s a feeling like no other feeling. Just look at these people:

Winning At The Joker

Come on. Let’s go out and do the quiz.

Love,

Dr P

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World's greatest team - team spirit
World’s greatest team – team spirit

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Wednesday Night – Valentine’s Eve

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: The Chi-Lites (music round)

It’s half-term. Kids are everywhere. There’s only one way to escape them and that’s to come to the pub, get wasted on booze and do the quiz.

Here’s tonight’s music round cheat-o which is for the Brass Monkey at 9 o clock:

This is the best of all possible hair and the sweetest of sad soul.

This is the 1970s, a time and a place which is barred to us. Time travel is not real – youtube is as close as we can get.

There are a set of break-up records from the mid-seventies where you really feel for the guy singing.

As a child, these sad-story soul songs are some of the first pop records I can remember hearing and I believed that every word was true and related personally to the singer.

I used to feel so sorry for them, until I realised pop was poetic license and only quizzes were the truth.

I’m talking about records like Sylvia’s Mother and There Goes My First Love.

Pure weep.

Anyway – you’ll be weeping tonight if you miss the quiz. Also, with one day to Valentine’s – maybe tonight is the night you will meet the human of your dreams. All you have to do is be bright and witty at the quiz. It’s like a magnet.

Love,

Dr P

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George Best, when he played for Hibs
George Best, when he played for Hibs

 

 

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Wed 30th Jan – Come And Have A Shot At The Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

Last Wednesday of the month. Last week of the month and that means I’m doing Dead Pool for February. You only have tonight and tomorrow to get your names in for the month.

So far this month we’ve had submissions for Prince Philip, Nigel Farage and – gratifyingly – Bono.

I still need to sort out the George HW Bush situation. Didn’t work out a winner yet but I’ve been busy and now its tax return time so… stay tuned

Anyhow, here is the music round cheat answer for the music round at the Joker tonight: it’s a song by Ash:

Aye, fairly noisy. Pretty good. Band actually playing live. Maybe not the whole three and a half minutes but I would certainly recommend watching a minute and a half of this. Decent.

So come along to the quiz, bring your friends and leave your enemies at home.

See you later.

Dr P

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Wed 2nd January 2019 – Only One Quiz Tonight

Quizzes tonight:

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £150 Cheat: Badly Drawn Boy (music round)

The Joker is still closed for festivity or lack thereof so just the one quiz tonight and then as from tomorrow (Jan 3rd – the most wonderful time of the year) – everything is BACK TO NORMAL and I can return to an excellent mood. Plus, New Year is a reminder that it’s only 5 months to Eurovision, the true Christmas.

Anyway, there is a cracking £150 jackpot tonight at the Brass Monkey so come along and win.

Here’s tonight’s music round cheat clue:

I’ve never seen this but just watched it now. The video includes a young couple (with braces) who get locked together in a kiss and have to be driven to A&E by Badly Drawn Boy.

The video includes a caption at the end claiming the story is based on a true story from Mexico in 1994 where real teenagers really did get locked together in a kiss in their car and “caused a 10-mile tailback”

However, one or two minutes of Googling has found no evidence of this. Did it ever happen? I don’t know.

Anyway – Happy New Year – I hope you nineteen is legendary. See you tonight.

Yo,

Dr P

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£150 Tony Stark Brass Monkey
TRue fact

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Wed 19th Dec 2018 – Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £90. Cheat: Twista (music round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £90 Cheat: The Shamen (pic round)

Quizzes are on tonight.

Here’s tonight’s music round cheat clue which is for the Joker:

I have absolutely no idea what Twista is talking about in this song. This could be because, according to WIki: ” He is best known for his chopper style of rapping and for once holding the title of fastest rapper in the world according to Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to pronounce 598 syllables in 55 seconds.”

Aye, very good Twista but what do you mean? It’s sounds like its something to do with making money but how exactly, I don’t know.

The video gives some clues: Twista is walking about the hood and has a massive roll of bills. There are dice involved and everybody appears to have a day off and are keen to gamble their money. Maybe Twista’s running the game? I don’t know. Slow down, fella.

Anyway, Bis are great but come to the quiz and we’ll all live happily ever after.

Yo,

Dr P

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Wed 28th Nov – Edinburgh Quizzes Tonight

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Fiona Apple (music round)

So the artist for tonight’s free answer in the music round at the Monkey is called Fiona Apple.

This DOESN’T mean that the bonus round is going to be famous people with fruits in their name. Not necessarily anyway. At time of writing I have 12 hours to think of something better…

Anyway, here’s the song:

I thought this tune was newer, but I’ve just realised its late 90s.

The video won an award at the MTV awards that year for “best cinematography”. It’s basically Apple taking her kit off and looking thin and sulky.

They had a term for this aesthetic at the time: they called it “heroin chic.” This was when THE FACE had Kate Moss every month, photographed in tasteful black and white, with most of the black being round her eyes.

This was a London move: appropriating ‘Trainspotting‘, giving it metropolitan gloss and making it somehow cool to be on “H”.

That was the late 1990s, kids, a world away from the dayglo rave alarm LSD fun of the early 1990s.

A world where suddenly all the bands on Top of The Pops stopped being KLF and N-Trance and started being Travis and the fucking so-called Verve.

I blame Tony Blair, as I do for most things.

Justice was served though. A few years after these bad moves, Top of The Pops and The Face magazine were both dead.

The Face, Jan 1990
The Face, 1990, when it was still good

Anyway – none of this is relevant. The only thing that matters is COME TO THE QUIZ.

Yo,

Dr P

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Speckies

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