Wednesday 21st February, 2024

Things I’ve already learned at the quiz this week.

Prison Break

Prison escapes happen fairly regularly. Our prison officer insider told me the other the night that the last one he can remember was in December.

The story went that the Police got him back by going to the guy’s drug dealer mates and saying “tell us where he is, or we’ll just stand outside your flat and you won’t be doing any business today…” so the dealers snitched on their pal and the cops got their man and took him back to chokey. Everyone has their price.

Under the Counter baccy

You know most of the price of the baccy is tax. Apparently there’s a shop in Fountainbridge that dodges this and apparently you can get 50 grams of baccy for £11. It’s under the counter and you have to ask for “tea”.

Frontal Cavalry charges

Dan was schooling me on military tactics last night at the Safari. He told me that a cavalry charge scene in one of the Lord of The Rings films is directly based on the French cavalry charge at waterloo. same number, same terrain. He went on to tell me about the ineffectiveness of a frontal cavalry charge, especially compared to the wheeling and spiralling tactics of the Mongolians.

There’s some random stuff for you and there’s still two more quiz nights to go until my days off. What will I learn tonight?

Tonight’s quizzes:

Oz Bar – 6 pm (with Stuart F)

Jackpot – £30
Free answer: MUSIC round: “KAISER CHIEFS
Book at Oz Bar by sending them a message on FB.

The Joker & The Thief – 6 pm (with me)

Jackpot – £60
Free answer: PICTURE round: “PANDA
Book at Joker by sending them a message on FB.

Ship Inn – 7 pm (with Mister E)

Jackpot – £60
Free answer: PICTURE round: “VENICE
Book at the Ship by sending them a message on FB/Messenger or calling 0131 665 2642

West Port Oracle – 8 pm (with Stuart F)

Jackpot – £120
Free answer: PICTURE round: “BILL GATES

Book on FB.or 0131 283 1960

Brass Monkey Shore  – 8.30pm (with me)

Jackpot – £50
Free answer: PICTURE round: “FAMILY FORTUNES
Book: Phone 0131 555 7306 or Facebook/Messenger or online booking system:

So we’ll see you tonight.,

Dr Paul
Your Quizmaster

Music Round Clue for Oz Bar:

This is THE KAISER CHIEFS and who had a few years where they mastered the skill of catchy chorusues. This one is from 2006 and it’s in the music round at Oz Bar tonight



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