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Wednesday 27th Nov 2019

QUIZZES TONIGHT

7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: Faith No More (music round)

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

CHEAT TIPS

If you read the website or get the email, you’ll always be one answer ahead.

This is because I publish a free answer for each quiz on the morning of the quiz. (see tonight’s clues above)

Here’s the video to go with the music round clue which is from Faith No More, who used to be famous rockers from the USA:

Watch out for the Coda

The song is called “Epic” and comes from 1989 when mixing up rap and rock was still pretty novel.

I quite like the very end of the video where he gets out of the way of the piano just in time.

Anyway – coming to the quiz is for winners and the opposite of coming to the quiz (not coming to the quiz) is for losers.

Make your choice.

Even winning thirty quid is pretty decent.

Oh yes

Love,

Dr P

See you later,

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Wednesday 30th October

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

8pm – The Raging Bull, Lothian Road. Jackpot £150 Cheat: Argentina (pic round)

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

RAGING BULL TIME CHANGE

Another reminder: The Raging Bull quiz changed it’s start time a couple of weeks back. It now starts at 8pm. Don’t miss out on the big jackpot there tonight.

CHEAT TIPS

Here’s tonight’s music round cheat tip.

It’s for the music round at the Joker and it’s Aussie double-act The Veronicas:

A shot of the sixties

Fun fact: neither of The Veronicas is named Veronica. Their names are Lisa and Jessica and they are twin sisters.

True enough – they do look kinda similar.

Here are some sister and brother acts, together with their real – or-not-real status:

  • The Pointer Sisters – real sisters
  • Sister Sledge – real sisters originally
  • Brother Beyond – shite 80s boy band – 4-piece lineup included a pair of real brothers
  • Everly Brothers – real brothers
  • Walker Brothers – NOT real brothers
  • Bellamy Brothers – real brothers
  • Isley Brothers – real brothers originally
  • Righteous Brothers – NOT real brothers
  • Jonas Brothers – real brothers
  • Thomson Twins – More than two of them, and NOT not twins, in fact: totally unrelated

There are loads more. I think I’ll write some questions on the subject. Look out for them in future weeks.

Won’t be any tonight though – quizzes are written a month ahead of time.

See you tonight. x

Love,

Dr P

See you later,

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Wednesday 11th Sep 2019

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: K7 (music round)

9pm – The Raging Bull, Lothian Road. Jackpot £60 Cheat: Marmoset (pic round)

NEW QUIZ!

Michael is now up and running on Wednesday nights at the Raging Bull on Lothian Road. It’s a nice boozer and if you’re anywhere near Tollcross you should check it tonight.Quiz is at 9pm.

CHEAT TIPS

Here’s the detail for the music round cheat tips: First of all it’s worth pointing out that the music round at the Joker and the Thief tonight is all about Eurovision and all the answers are countries (all the songs are WINNING songs). This 2011 winner is from Azerbaijan:

Like I say, all the tracks in the Joker/Thief music round tonight are Eurovision winners so it might be worth nine minutes of your time watching this video

The other music round clue for tonight refers to the music round at Brass Monkey and is this ultra-90s song by hip-hop collective K7:

Blimey.

This may have been what street life was like in Los Angeles in the 1990s, but it didn’t look like that in Glasgow, I can tell you.

I looked more like this:

Dr Paul flyering for Boudoir, 1992
Flyering in ’92

That’s me pasting up flyers for the first night of our club ‘Boudoir‘ which ran from approximately ’92-’97 in Glasgow.

Streetlife, baby. The Nineties.

It’s amazing that we are all still alive. Celebrate longevity – come to the quiz tonight. See you later at my quiz or go and see Michael at the Raging Bull.

Love,

Dr P

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The Raging Bull

See you later,

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Wednesday 4th September 2019 – Three Quizzes to Choose From in Edinburgh Tonight

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £120 Cheat: Pangolin (pic round)

9pm – The Raging Bull, Lothian Road. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Tori Amos (music round)

NEW QUIZ!

Michael was scheduled to start the Wednesday quiz at the Raging Bull last week, but circumstances prevented this so the first quiz will be tonight.

The Raging Bull is towards Tollcross – it’s on the left as you’re heading up Lothian Road and it used to be Moriarty’s but it feels a lot nicer now. They have lots of delicious booze including speciality cocktails and they also do snacks. Quiz is at 9pm.

Cheat Tip

Here’s the cheat tip: Tori Amos is in tonight’s music round at the Raging Bull on Lothian Road:

It’s a 1997 mega-banger and it was a number one hit. Here’s the video:

Although it topped the chart as a Tori Amos song, this version was created by Armand Van Helden. It bears virtually no resemblance to the originalwhich is great in its own way and kind of sounds like PJ Harvey.

The youtube comments on the dance track (the number 1 version) are full of people saying how they mis-heard the lyric.

Interpretations include:

“I wanna bring you a toast of mine, I wanna bring you a toast of mine … Saturday fish, Saturday fish, Saturday fish, Saturday fish”.

“Honey, bring me toast and my elixir”

” Ah honey bring you close to my, Ah honey bring you close to my hips hips yeah…..Ah honey bring you close to my, Ah honey bring you close to my hips hips yeah. Scatter baby, scatter baby, horsey”

” scabby fish scabby fish scabby fish “

” Are you bringing toast tonight?”

The real lyric is ” Now honey bring it close to my lips, yeah. Got to be big”, but people are hearing toast and fish.

If we had time, we could analyse this and draw a weighty conclusion about the human condition. But, it’s nearly 10 am -so I’m just going to get on with posting this.

And if you win the jackpot tonight you could buy some really nice toasting bread and some LOVELY fish and have a real good fish toastie.

And have enough money left over for a wee trip to the seaside.

And that’s because dreams come true at the quiz.

Come on!

So anyway – if you’re anywhere near Tollcross tonight, please go and visit the Raging Bull and give young Michael a boost at his first quiz.

Other than that I’ll see you at the Joker or the Monkey

Love,

Dr P

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The Raging Bull

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Wednesday 21th August 2019

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

(Brass Monkey Drummond Street quiz is off during the festival)

Cheat Tip

Here’s the cheat tip: The Coral are in tonight’s music round at the Joker:

Tune’s a banger. Here’s the video:

The Coral were, I believe, from Liverpool and had a few hits. They were the next big thing. As were The Thrills, The Zutons, The Electric Six and even Starsailor.

They are all now working in A&R. That’s the way rock and roll goes.

Some of them are probably doing tech at the Fringe.

Some of them probably have highly lucrative careers writing the hits but not fronting them.

It’s the best way innit?

Write the genius once and then sit at home harvesting the moolah wile some other dope handles the touring and the adulation.

One day I hope to organise my quizzes this way.

But for now, you can witness my nose to the grindstone four nights a week, including tonight at the Joker.

Don’t miss it.

quiz winner badges
Badges are back

See you later,

Love,

Dr P

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Why so serious?

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Wednesday 26th June 2019

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: Basketball (pic round)

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

Cheat tip: Here is the Arctic Monkeys song which features at the Joker (7pm):

San Francisco? Yeah mate. Been there in ’78. For the riots.

Typical Arctic Monkeys. I always want to hate them because they seem contrived but, to be honest, the tunes are decent. Fair play.

Someone who really does get on my tits is Taylor Swift. One of her ouvres turns up tonight at the Brass:

Ach, this song is actually decent. Maybe she’s all right.

Goddam? Why am I in such a nice mood today?

Maybe cos Shawn’s back at the Damm 27 tonight after some hiccup last week.

Oh yeah.

Slam you opponents to the canvas. Tonight.

Love,

Dr P

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Scotland wins again

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Wednesday 19th June

It’s nearly midsummer. Feel the light.

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: Pan’s Labyrinth(pic round)

(DAMM 27 closed temporarily – no quiz tonight)

9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Soft Cell (music round)

Cheat tip: Here is the Soft Cell song which features at the Brass Monkey (9pm):

It’s all about sex and BDSM. As Hatari point out, consent is key.

Anyway, make sure your team consents to showeing up to the quiz tonight. Don’t drag them to the pub on a long black lead. Not unless they like it that way.

bad monkey
bad monkey

By the way – Damm 27 is shut tonight for “structural reasons” – Damm 27 hosted by Shawn will return next Wednesday.

Love,

Dr P

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Ally, winning with strength.

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Wednesday 29th May 2019

Quizzes tonight:

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

9pm – Damm 27. Jackpot £40. Cheat: The Human League (music round)

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

Three quizzes tonight, each with the different flavour.

The Joker is one of the week’s most relaxed quizzes. Enter Roddy’s realm and order a pizza. It’s very satisfying.

Damm 27 is the stomp of new young quizmaster-of-tomorrow, Shawn. Regulars who have been to Shawn’s quiz describe him as very likeable.

The Monkey is just full of students and pissheads.

You choose.

Doesn’t matter which boozer you’re in when you’re winning.

So, here’s tonight’s free answer for the music round at Damm 27:

Nice bonus John Peel at the start of that video.

Meanwhile, here is the free answer for the music round at tonight’s quiz at the Joker:

It’s Beverley Knight who is one of those artists I get mixed up with Gabrielle or Alicia Keys or Tasmin Archer if they’re a question on Popmaster

I wonder why bands like this exist?

Speaking of Popmaster, I now supply dinky wee Popmaster notepads with which to take notes while playing the world’s greatest 10.30am-based radio music quiz.

Popmaster scorepad from dpquiz.co.uk

See you at the quiz tonight.

Tha bar at Damm 27

So, everything’s cool and we’ll see you tonight at one of the quizzes. Remember: WHO advice is to get out at least once a week. Midweek is a good time for this cos the weekend is just full of fannies and pricks.

Love,

Dr P

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Students and/or pissheads



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Wednesday Night Pub Quizzes In Edinburgh

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

Here is the free answer for tonight’s music round at the Joker . It’s the ELO who properly be proclaimed only as the “The Mighty ELO“, and preferably in an Alan Partridge voice or a Smashy/Nicey voice.

Flamingos and Speedboats

Remember: Wednesday is for winners.

See you tonight.

Love,

Dr P

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Joker Style

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Wednesday Night. Two Weeks Until Ash Wednesday

Quizzes tonight:

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

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

Wednesday night was made for quizzing. Get your fill tonight on glamorous Elm Row or bohemian Drummond Street.

The thing about reading this is you get a wee boost: a free answer. The free answer for tonight’s music round at the Joker is Deacon Blue. Here’s their song:

I think this is filmed in Maryhill, Glasgow. That’s where it looks like to me. I lived in Glasgow for 17 years and loved it all. I used to like cycling along the canal.

I know there’s a canal here. But it’s not the same. The towpath is too narrow.

Anyway. Canals. Crazy eh? What am I like.

All you need to know is that it’s two week till Ash Wednesday and that means LESS than two weeks till Pancake Tuesday,

Well, we call it Pancake Tuesday. In Brazil, it’s Fat Tueday, aka Mardi Gras.

Brazil:

Image result for rio carnival outrageous costume

Scotland:

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See? Life can be different to itself.

Love,

Dr P

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