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Breid Quiz Tonight

No pub quiz in the pub – but you can still win dough!

The 7pm quiz on YouTube tonight is sponsored by Herbies West End and you can AMAZING bread – delivered to your door by James the Baker, provided you live in the Edinburgh area.

The quiz repeats at 9pm on YouTube. No sponsor for that – but there will be prizes anyway.

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Pub Quiz 7pm – on YouTube

Here’s tonight’s quiz. I hope you can round up a team and join me at 7pm

Huckle your team into place for 7p

Sponsor tonight is Herbie’s West End, offering FOUR loaves of high-quality bread for one winning team tonight.

Just play the quiz and upload your score to win.

Will it be you tonight? Over the last two weeks we have had winners Alfie and Davie:

Alfie

James even threw in a pizza last week. Blimey!

So if you want to see James The Baker heading up YOUR path with arms-full of the good stuff, play the quiz tonight.

And, apart from that, it’s just a really good quiz, so there’s the fun too.

Here comes the Baker

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Wednesday 29th Jan 2020


QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

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

Come on. Let’s go to the quiz.

Nae chat today – running late and trying to get the tax done in time, You know what it’s like.

Here’s the bare bones info:

CHEAT TIPS

Tonight’s music round at the Joker includes the world’s greatest ever band: Black Lace.

A Facebook friend of mind saw them live at some shitty club in Tenerife just last week. They’ll be doing it till they die and Black LAce will never die.

If you’re under 40 you probably don’t kknow who they are. It’s your loss.

Eighties culture UK

Remember – deadlines galore this week. Eurovision tomorrow. Tax on Friday. Jeezo.

See you later,

Dr P

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Happy as anything
Even £30 can bring great pleasure



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Wednesday 11th December 2019

QUIZZES TONIGHT

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

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

CHEAT TIPS

Ken Bruce favourites Steely Dan turn up in the Joker & Thief music round tonight. This is what it sounds like:

Seventies and smooth

I don’t know how many of you listen to Ken Bruce – he does the mid-mornings on BBC Radio 2. Ken Bruce has no actual age – he has been exactly the same entity since he began broadcasting nationally in the early 1980s.

He is the overseer of Popmaster which is the daily music quiz that’s on between 1030 and 1045.

Don’t ever phone me between those times because I won’t answer, I’m doing the quiz.

If my wife is studying in the kitchen (she’s doing a masters) then she has to get out at 1028 cos that’s the time that I breenge into the zone, whap the kettle on and get the tranny fired up.

And I can hear you saying: “Come on Doc, tell us about your tranny. Give us some hardware detail.”

All right.

The machine I listen on (you would probably call it a “device” these days) is a Grundig Yacht Boy which used to belong to my dad and is now mine.

Grundig Yacht Boy
Vintage contraption

It sounds great but it’s older than me: I was born in the 70s and Yacht Boy was born in the 60s.

I love it and I will never chuck it out. even though the missus doesn’t like it (it’s “ugly”).

It’s half nine now, so let’s get this communication sorted so I can get ready for Popmaster.

A few stretches, a coffee, you know.

By the way, if you do like Popmaster, I sell scorepads on my other website. They are great.

Dr P

See you later,

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THEY’RE BACK (Hollywood Style)



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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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Fashion statement



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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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Swear frames. Great prizes of the past.

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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

See you later,

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Swear frames. Great prizes of the past.

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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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