Thursday, 31 March 2016

QUIZ: Looking Back At Look In 3

And so as the internet lights four candles for the passing of A Ronnie, we'd best have a nice gentle lunchtime quiz here at the blog. So we return to the heyday of the Rons, the imperial seventies and another run of four Look-In cover stars that could be anyone from Barbara Lott to Barbapapa, as I ask "Who the f**k Look-In?" 

And whilst you think on them, lets all listen to our new national anthem....

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

QUIZ: On First Name Terms

Cool Hand Alan. There's Something About Wossname. Thingy and Douffer's Excellent Etc.

Just some of the film title names that have become synonymous with movies. And cinema. And films. But what if you strip away those famous first names and just leave the less uttered surnames, would you still know what film you were watching?

Lets find out with today's lunchtime quiz! Here are ten surnames of famous characters whose names appear in the title of the movies they are known for. Obviously, I've not put the full film title if there's more than one word because a). some characters have appeared in more than one film and b). writing "There's Something About Jensen" would be a bit of a giveaway. I have given the year of that character's first appearance though as a hint because I'm basically the new Jesus.

TL;DR - What are the first names of these movie characters?

1. Rockatansky (1979)

2. Poulain (2001)

3. Riley (2004)

4. Callahan (1971)

5. Sagdiyev (2006)

6. Burbank (1998)

7. MacGuff (2007)

8. White (1976)

9. Freeman (2012)

10. Burns and Albright (1989)

Answers below.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

QUIZ: Egg Like A Bird's Egg

Hey there! Welcome back! Did you have a lovely Easter? Probably sick of the sight of chocolate! With even the slightest mention of "eggs" making you feel bilious to the gills!! Well, not to worry as today's lunchtime quiz here on the blog is devoted, Easter Eggs. Thankfully these are the sort that are hidden in various media, be it some easily missed prop in the background of a film or TV show, a bonus found only via inputting a secret code or any variation on the two.

Got it? So, for today's quiz, I want to know: where are the following deliberately vague easter eggs to be found? Answers soon.

1. When the main character enters the shed, Freddy Krueger's glove is visible above the door. 

2. The arrow points from A to Z indicating the huge range of products available online. 

3. While playing as Bernard, go to Weird Ed's room and "use" his computer to play the previous game in the series. 

4. All of this company's films feature the number "A113" hidden somewhere. 

5. The deluxe set has a hidden 'ultimate' card in the lining of the box which ensures a instant win. 

6. It's believed there is at least one alien hidden in every episode of this series (although the creators have lost track.) 

7. On IMDb, the listing for this film has a rating that goes up to 11.

8. If you shoot the final boss in the face and clip through the wall behind him, you'll encounter the backwards message shouting head of the game's creator on a pike. 

9. Rapunzel and Flynn Rider appear as guests at a coronation taking place in the film that followed their own.  

10. Search for "do a barrel roll" or "askew" or "anagram" or "bletchley park" or...etc etc... 

You'll find the answers under Histor's Eye...

Friday, 25 March 2016

QUIZ: The Good Friday Acquiesce

It's Good Friday! Can you complete the titles of these apparently "Good...." records? Because you know Easter and that...

Answers below after a nice mass. Happy Jesus Eggsday! 

Thursday, 24 March 2016

QUIZ: Turn On Toon In And Switch Off

Happy birthday Joseph Barbera! Off of Hanna-Barbera! Even though you technically died in 2006! We all know and love the H/B cartoons of old - or do we? Our collective selective memory will always remember characters such as The Flintstones, Huckleberry Hound, Boss Top, Whatever The Frig Snagglepuss Was and Boring Yogi Bear whilst filtering out the very real and existing likes of Mighty Mightor, Cattanooga Cats, Devlin, The Roman Holidays, CB Bears and Where's Huddles? 

Can you pick out the five real Hanna Barbera cartoons from this list of ten possibilities? 

1. Chappy, Chompy and Chippy
2. Punkin' Puss & Mushmouse
3. Determined Duck
4. Sir Knightsly Knight And His Kookoo Kourt
5. Breezly and Sneezly

6. The Brown Bunny 
7. Squiddly Diddly
8. Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
9. The Discolites
10. The Gary Coleman Show

Answers after these prayers.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

QUIZ: Looking Back At Look In 2

Time for four more "famous" "faces" as featured on the front cover of the once-mighty Look-In magazine in the seventies and early eighties. On first peep, I declare the answers to be "Randy Grandad", Glynis Barber off Blakes 7, Tarbuck (Experiment Failed) and the stars of "The All New Already Vetoed Monkey Sex Pals Show". I could be wrong though...what do you reckon? Who the f**k is in Look-In?

Answers below. 

Of Etiquette And Marketing

Whilst it's true that the right good, excellent and very reasonably priced in the current market Punk Rock Punk Quiz book is primarily a book full of quizzes (over one hundred original ones) I've also filled it with my own tips on creating a great trivia night and more comic items like this... if that tickled your funny bone, quizzing tendons or trivia fanny, you'll love my book. And at the moment, not only is it on offer but using the baffling code "GLOSHIP75" at the checkout will get you free postage, an amount that often creeps up on you in self-publishing. And if you have read it and enjoyed it, maybe use the below link to rate and / or review.

I'm also on Goodreads, although I didn't write the dreadful looking 'Pork Brains' book, or the one about Jesus. The joys of being a one man marketing team, eh? Oh god, there's one about prison there now too. Fairly sure I'm not a Reverend anyway....

Monday, 21 March 2016

QUIZ: Happy Birthday Twitter

As you may have seen in various news stories around the web, today marks the tenth anniversary of the first tweet ever sent back when Ian Twitter first sent the message "I am leaving Twitter #blessed" on 21st March, 2006. No, really its true. Mostly.

But what if Twitter had been around much longer than that? And was already much in use in the worlds of fictional characters? That rather slight but intriguing premise is the crux for today's PRPQ lunchtime quiz. All you have to do is work out which characters from TV, film, literature and pop culture could've sent the following tweets...


Answers can be found below...

Sunday, 20 March 2016

QUIZ: Musical Maths 2

A bit of an easy one for a Sunday here but how does the following record sleeve-related picture puzzle work? Answers below. 



Click for the answer....

Friday, 18 March 2016

QUIZ: Eight Word TV Tango 1

Can you work out these popular TV programmes, both past and present, from these eight word descriptions? 

1. Five strangers insult each other's homes and food.

2. Visual clues to known tropes; Mr Chips assists.

3. No floor cleaner although he'd clean right quick.

4. Where getting the least can win the most.

5. Barr her large brood, she is quite rude.

6. Soft and septuagenarian soil securers bumble for Britain.

7. Has any review not mentioned 'rubber faced ribaldry'?

8. Not Garry Shandling's Show. Bye bye. Bye bye.

9. Hear a good sound? Then you spin around! 

10. Children's dreams made reality with Radio One's Jim.

Answers below in that sexy little reveal box. Change it.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Happy St Patrick's Day! 2/2

More St Patrick's Day shillelagh-anigans with some more live clips, this time from 2015's "Salute To Irish Ireland", starting with one of the Irish musical big guns, The Irish Rover. Or at least the lyrics are. But as for the five artists and songs they're being performed in the style of, that's anybody's guess...

A regular appearance at our quiz nights is the singing superstar Steven Patrick Overcoat Morrissey who provides Smiths-esque medleys of various acts or styles. Being the most Irish man of all time (as evidenced by his 2004 hit "Irish Blood, English Bum") it was inevitable he would turn up to do a megamix of Irish hits both Eire and Northern based. See how many you can pick out.

Bizarrely that Morrissey round was featured on the front page of Audioboom once and got us a thousand plays in a day. Wonder how many of the buggers bought a book....

Final round for now (you can see the full quiz in said just mentioned book) and its time for a jolly sing-a-long with that other staple of pissed toothless arseholes sloshing Guinness around everywhere The Wild Rover. And he sure has roved - all over the world! So much so he's picked up five different languages for the choruses. Can you work out which?

That's all the dubious stereotyping for this Paddy's Day! Have a safe one! Don't drink too many lovely pints! Also: buy a book! Thanks. Here's the answers...

Happy St Patrick's Day! 1/2

In advance of celebrating St Patrick Nuffy not going to the Spin Doctors gig at the Civic Hall, here's another picture round from my old pub quiz night. More not at all stereotypical Irish quiz fun later today...

Answers in that nice box below. To be, sorry.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

QUIZ: Looking Back At Look In 1

For those of a certain age, Look-In magazine was the go to place to learn about the latest trends in pop, film and television, specifically ITV programmes on the myriad of now-long dissolved telly regions. One of the key features that made it stand out from its pop mag brethren was its eschewing of photographs in favour of especially commissioned painted covers, invariably done by respected Italian film poster artist Arnaldo Putzu.

Sometimes this resulted in a wonderful, unique rendering of a current favourite, such as this wonderful "Monster" mash-up...

But sometimes under tight deadlines and less than reliable source material, it could go a bit wrong and you'd end up with something like...I do not know what this is...

And so, a regular feature here on the blog will be "Who The Look-In?" devoted to four not necessarily obvious cover stars of the past. Here's the first...

Answers below....

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

VIDEO: PRPQ The Early Years

After our first two live shows, Punk Rock Pub Quiz the band were invited to submit for a place on a festival bill. The only catch being that we needed a promotional live video for our entry. We figured no harm in trying and made the following amalgam of those two shows ("Christmas" and "The Movies") for a specially invited audience of friends and people who couldn't make the earlier gigs.

Looking back, we were alright but still had a long way to go in terms of tightness and how we interact on stage (Josh decided it would be really funny to pretend to stick his bass up my arse several times thus undermining anything I say which he never did at the proper gigs and genuinely pissed me off), along with my own confidence fronting the band. Hoping to get some new video recordings of our favourite rounds done in the near future but for now let's go back to the dusty recesses of February 2015 for some quality racy (but never overstepping the mark) rock quiz...

Postscript: We didn't get on the festival bill but we had a lot of fun anyway. And now we're loads better, not to mention hairier. If you'd like to book Punk Rock Pub Quiz for an event, email and we'll work something out. Mostly about how many times I can say the word "penis".

Our next show is Sunday 3rd April at 7:30pm, Click here for more details.

Monday, 14 March 2016

QUIZ: The Master Race

For today's lunchtime quiz I thought I'd go back to the very first picture round I ever ran in The Red Pig, home of my longest stint as quizmaster and first really as a proper grown adult with my own teeth and penises. That I chose to base said handout on a recent Doctor Who episode in which everyone could take on the appearance of John Simm's The Master (to the extent that Doctor Who Magazine printed a free mask, which I wore throughout the answer section of the evening) may however suggest I wasn't quite ready to grow up any time soon.

Using that same mask I decided to crudely shove ten famous faces into John Simm's bleached bonce to the bemusement of...well, most punters. But strangely, they came back. The question now is, will you???? See you tomorrow...

Right click and open in new window to see the image larger. Answers below. 

Friday, 11 March 2016

QUIZ: Ten Years Ago In A Cinema Near You

"Hooray for Hollywood / something something something Hollywood / where the trams go up / and the knickers come down / You can see the stars / like Ted Ray / and Paul Bown / Oh that's / bastard Hollywooooooood"...

Yes! Today we're off to the movies...specifically the movies this week ten years ago. And what a strange time it was with some really low rent titles battling for space with Oscar bait, not to mention Josh Hartnett not only being allowed to be in films but headline over Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis! But what film did he do that in? And why was it allowed?

Well, I can't help with the latter but today's quiz features those top ten UK Box Office films from exactly ten years ago, minus their titles. Photoshop skills is tight.

Answers below. 

Thursday, 10 March 2016

AUDIO: Listen With Mother

This previous Sunday, the Punk Rock Pub Quiz band performed a show loosely based around the concept of 'mothers' due to it being their day and everything. We played "Tie Your Mother Down" and "Stacy's Mom" along with rounds inspired by "Yo Momma" jokes, Mother Goose stories reimagined as Sky News headlines and "Mama Told Me Not To Come" in which new 'character' Tom Jones made an appearance to talk about places he's been and shagged the audiences' fat mothers in.

The plan was to put the audio recording of this entire show up as the first PRPQ podcast on The Benatical, my sister podcast site. Sadly for a number of reasons, the entire show failed to record in good enough quality to share and I had to scrap all but the ten minutes you're about to encounter here...

This segment features most of the between round banter, including my favourite part of the show - the "Does Your Mother Know?" sketch along with a few beats borrowed from Reeves and Mortimer, some Python Pepperpot screeching and Josh's joke, which is his genuine favourite gag of all time that we trailed throughout the hour long show. You won't have to wait that long thankfully!

I've got recordings of other shows in full that I will start putting up but we're in the process of working out better ways to film and record video and audio for future promotion, as well as the potential idea of trying Patreon. But that's all in the future, for now step a few days into the past and wish all your mothers a lovely day from me. Smashing blouses etc.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

QUIZ: Musical Maths 1

How do these songs lead into the other songs? The song titles have been removed from the covers to make things slightly trickier...




Answer under the 'reveal' button below...

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

QUIZ: Late Mother's Day Special!

Here's the picture round from Sunday's Punk Rock Pub Quiz live show, which I took great delight in covering in the worst clip art I could find. And not one person found fault with any of it. See if you can...

If you're interested in our next event "Wrestling and Owls" please click the following link:

Answers are available when you press that there button...

Saturday, 5 March 2016

LIVE SHOW! This Sunday!

If you're in the Yorkshire region or fancy a trip, our next live show is this Sunday night as we present the all new show "The Punk Rock Quiz Incredibly Late Mother's Day Present". Entry is free! Don't tell your mum that and reckon on you're exceptionally generous on us!

My own mum isn't in the country so expect the use of words such as "bum" and "piss". Then again, I'd say that if she was there anyway because I am 35 years old and could probably take her. If you can't make it, the show will be recorded and put online very soon. 

You can find the event page here. Our next show is "Wrestling and Owls" taking place on Sunday 3rd March in the same venue. If you wish to book the Punk Rock Pub Quiz band, please contact us via my Twitter feed here. Thank you.

Friday, 4 March 2016

QUIZ: And That's The End Of That Chapter 1

Can you guess the films featured here from three of their DVD chapter titles? 

1. Chapters 19 to 21: Like a Virgin / Satine Is Dying / Come What May (2001)

2. Chapters 17 to 19: Doin' the Mess Around / Stuck Behind the Wheel / Going the Wrong Way (1987)

3. Chapters 24 to 27: "Where Did I Go Right?" / A Very Sour Kraut / Bombing On Broadway (1967)

4. Chapters 15 to 17: Nick Rivers in Concert / Pigeon Park / The Swedish Bookstore (1984)

5. Chapters 7 to 9:  Napoleon's New Army / Pansy and Vincent Part One / "I'm Hood!" (1981)

6. Chapters 13 to 15: "You Think I'm Weird?" / All-Time Train Dodge / Gordie's Pie Story (1986)

7. Chapters 18 to 20: The Crown's Price / A Queens Plea for Mercy / Freedom! (1995)

8. Chapters 10 to 12: "So Much for the Sea Shells" / Violence in the Hall / Blast From the Past (1993)

9. Chapters 12 to 14: Trouble With Tannen / The Course of the Future / Late for a Train (1990)

10. Chapters 25 to 27: Final Chapter / Final Chapter Part II / Final Chapter: The Final Chapter (2007)

Answers can be found by clicking that button there, fillum fans!

Thursday, 3 March 2016

AUDIO: Introducing The Band

So, as well as being a book and a blog, Punk Rock Pub Quiz is also a band and the name of the club night we run featuring said trivia-based rock 'n' pop combo. We performed our first show in December 2014 and have done entirely new theme nights most months ever since.

From left to right: Sam Drury on guitar, Patch Kelly on drums, myself on vocals, Josh Tildesley on bass and Oscar Manthorp on guitar, trumpet and anything else we put in his hands* (*not penis.)

The first round we ever came up with was this tribute to Christmas No.1s in which I thought it'd be funny to run the lyrics to five festive hit singles through Google Translate from English to Japanese and back again. The words that followed were like strange tone poems so in true "So I Married An Axe Murderer" style, the band came up with something suitably "beat". Enjoy...


And you can see the answers by clicking that button there...

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

QUIZ: The Power Of Love Need Not Apply

Which matching but completely different song titles connect the following groups of popular pop artists? 

1. Lionel Richie, Adele, The Beloved

2. Del Shannon, The Corrs, Kanye West

3. Van Halen, Kris Kross, Madonna

4. Genesis, Spice Girls, Dave Berry

5. Rihanna, Jimmy Eat World, Kelly Rowland

6. The Beatles, Spiritualized, Primal Scream

7. Chumbawamba, Kylie Minogue, Rancid

8. David Bowie, Chris Rea, Five

9. The Damned, Sara Bareilles, Simple Minds

10. Ed Sheeran, Travis, My Chemical Romance

Answers below....