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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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Wednesday Quizzes in Edinburgh – Nov 14th 2018

Quizzes tonight: both jackpots are smoking. Come put the fire in your pocket!

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £150. Cheat: Archimedes (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £150 Cheat: Timbuk3 (music round)

Wednesdays in late November are probably cooler than The Fonz. We’re talking real cool. Like a camel on skis.

Here’s the song which is in tonight’s music round at the Brass Monkey. This inside knowledge is the wee bonus you get for looking at the website or reading the email.

The video explains that this song was about the threat of nuclear war but the public ignored that and adopted the song as a high-school graduation anthem. It was a one-hit wonder.

And now, some Quiz Wisdom from the Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama Quiz Wisdom Anagram
Very wise

Thanks Mr Lama, ya mad old religionist.

Yo,

Dr P

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Susan Boyle I Feel Your Joy
Feel the rush. Boyle the kettle.

 

 

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Wednesday Wisdom: Go To The Pub Quiz

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £150 Cheat: Bojack Horseman (pic round)

September is the golden month. Go out and enjoy the city for it is yours.

Wednesdays are back up and running normally, autumn leaves are just beginning to turn but summer still holds sway.

Celebrate nature. Celebrate Edinburgh. Come and drink six vodkas and have a fag. Do the quiz. WIN the quiz.

By the way, here is a cheat clue for tonight’s music round at the Joker. Once again it’s Queen:

Jesus Christ. This is not only peak Queen, but also a clip from the Greatest Film Ever Made which is, of course, Flash Gordon (1980).

If you have never seen this film you must watch it immediately. If you do so, not only will you be massively entertained, you will also understand me, Dr Paul, the quizmaster… as a whole person.

I’ve spent more or less the last thirty-five years playing this film on a loop inside my head. I think about it all the time. It is amazing. It’s better than Jesus Christ Superstar, and that’s saying something.

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I sell my utterly hilarious Cunto Cards in case you didn’t know.

You can always buy a deck from me tonight at the quiz and they are also available online.

If you want to try before you buy, the Joker and The Thief AND Brass Monkey on Drummond Street both have packs behind the bar you can borrow.

You can also follow Cunto Twitter for daily anti-cunto action.

Yo!

Dr P

 

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This Wednesday We Have Together Won’t Last Forever

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Quiz is off during the festival – Jackpot will be £120 when we start back in September

Today never lasts forever. In fact- it’s already after #popmaster (but still before lunch).

Mind you, that’s at the time of writing. The moment you read this could be completely different. It could be October the sixth in the year five thousand. Can anything exist then?

Anyway – the future of civilization isn’t one of the topics at the quiz tonight, so you can relax about that.

Let me tell you though, there is a hit super duper song in the music round by Roddy’s favourite band ever, Dire Straits. It sounds like this:

It is believed to be the only pop video in history to feature synchronised swimming and a copy of the Financial Times in the same swimming pool.

Have you seen anything good at the festival? No. That’s cos it’s all a bag of shite. Make sure you come to the quiz instead.

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Also, if you’re still lacking, Cunto cards ,, you can get a deck off of me tonight. I usually have two or three packets with me at the quiz.

You can also get them online

You can also follow Cunto on youtube. This is the first of many Cunto videos:

Yo!

Dr P

 

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Wednesday Quiz Action In The Great City of Edinburgh

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

Here’s the music round cheat for the Joker:

This is one of the great Europop-rave crossover tracks, from the end of the golden age 1991-96

By ’95, rave and dance were mainstream. The subculture element was on the wane and the singles chart was full of copyists.

I don’t know who the people were behind Alex Party but the vibe on the record has enough classic rave in it to earn that slice of integrity which started to go missing in the pop scene from 1997 onwards.

Incidentally Cunto Cards are back in stock and I will have a few decks with me tonight if you’re looking for a pack.

Yo!

Dr P

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Wednesday Quiz Wonder

Quizzes tonight:

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: City of God (pic round)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £150 Cheat: KT Tunstall (music round)

Here’s the music round cheat for the Monkey:

It’s KT Tunstall fae Scotland doing a song about being on the other side of the world.

Would the UK win Eurovision if they entered ‘proper’ artists like Tunstall?

Maybe not. Who knows. We tried Engelbert Humperdinck but he was so old-skool and old-hat that he could only come second-last.

I know most of you don’t care, but I’m still excited by this year’s Eurovision, even though it’s over for another year.

I am jealous of the Quiz Vanjie team who were in Lisbon for the week. Brilliant.

The one I like never wins, this year I liked France but they finished 13th. Shame. Quality song.

Anyway, I’m rambling and its nearly time for pop master, so let me finish with my favourite missing cat poster from last year…

A cat named Alan
“I ran away because you named me Alan”

 

Hope to see you at the quiz tonight

Dr P

 

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Wednesday Night Quizzes in Edinburgh

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

Heyyy. Wednesdays are sexy like a salmon sandwich, but on really good bread.

The Joker is  a smooth midweek lounge lizard snake pit. The Monkey on Drummond Street is a filthy hive of fuck knows what.

There’s something for everyone.

Here’s the music round cheat for the 7pm quiz at the Joker. It’s Blur being a bit awkward. I like the song though.

 

Meanwhile, do you doodle on your jackpot sheet? It makes it more difficult to read the answers, but it can be visually stimulating.

different strokes

 

Yo!

Dr P

 

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