Tuesday 7th May, 2024

One of my little pleasures is getting to overhear quiz teams arguing about questions where I know the answers and I can witness their car-crash decision-making in real time.

I got a close-up view of this in action last night at the Brass Monkey on Drummond St.

The team right in front of me at the bar were considering a lovely atmospheric image Bristol Temple Meads railway station in the picture round.

I gave multiple choice with stations that look pretty different:

Bristol / Birmingham / Liverpool

Straight away. the girl thought it was Bristol but the guy insisted it could not POSSIBLY be Bristol because HE WAS THERE last year and it DIDN’T LOOK LIKE THAT.

He repeated this and said it more loudly than his team-mate. The third team member was swayed by this and so they didn’t write Bristol., and they didn’t get the points.

“I f***ing told you”, she said.

And she did, but she was trumped by confidence, insistence, and loudness. I see this happen all the time. The loudest wins, not necessarily the most correct. It explains most of modern politics.

Top team tip: listen with bigger ears to your quietest person. Loud does not equal correct. Bonus tip: The loud/wrong character is usually a bloke.

Anyway, here are the quizzes tonight:

6.30 pm – Porty Tap (with Isla)

Jackpot – £30

Free answer – PICTURE round: “MUSE

Book: 0131 629 6266 or Facebook

8 pm – Waverley Bar (with Stuart for Bonni)

Jackpot – £30

Free answer – MUSIC round: “ANDREW GOLDI

Book: 0131 557 9855 or Facebook

9 pm – Safari Lounge (with me)

Jackpot – £60

Free answer: PICTURE round: “LIVERPOOL

Book:  0131 661 4741 or Facebook

With quiz and love,

Dr Paul

Music Round Clue for the Waverley:

This is ANDREW GOLD and their his mega monster smash hit from 1978 which appears in the music round tonight at the Waverley Bar. I like the line “I love her – I’m hoping that I never recover”. He’s old enough to know that you can “recover” from falling in love and overall the song sounds so sweet and light but this line contains the all darkness and I like it.

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