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Tuesday night at the G & D

Quiz and supper for 50p

Will we win?  We’ll have to see

When the marking’s done.

The team’s the same usually

Comprised of friends and family

All G & D devotees

We don’t half have some fun.


Besides myself there’s Phil and Glen

(We knock on questions 1 to 10)

Glen knows them all though later when

He has us all in stitches.

See, it’s picture round to Question 10

All girly stuff, and just us men

Would do quite poorly.  Enter then –

My General Knowledge Bitches.


There’s Ginny Williams, Deborah Hill

Who usually mans the quill

The final place Val Brunyard fills

They join with the Coopeys.

“Which cartoon starred Ms de Vil?”

Blank looks from me and Glen and Phil

We’d be good and stumped until -

We consult my Groupies.


Sometimes we’re short if not all came

That’s when our fortunes start to wane

Maybe someone joins the game

Thomas, p’raps or Lucy.

Paul then asks us all to frame

“Question 11” begins the game

“What was Ghandi’s Christian name”

Says Glen “That’s Goosey Goosey”.


There are occasions I confess

We think we know (more or less)

Time’s running out we have to press

As on the fence we’re sat.

We all agree a combined guess

We got it wrong – we made a mess

The correct answer was “Black Bess”

Then Glen says “I said that”.


It’s very clear from this, you see,

That even teamed with Phil and me

Glen’s a liability

Paul’s questions soon would trap us

So we don’t struggle manfully

More team members is the key

We summon up auxiliaries-

My possee of old slappers.


“What would you purchase in G Plan?”

“Is Parma cheese or is it ham”

“Name the sons of Princess Anne?”

We blokes would blob our breeches.

“What flavour’s used in Marzipan?”

These aren’t questions for a man

On our own we’re Also-Rans

We need the 4 Wise Bitches.


For questions on celebrities

On music, or indeed Show Biz

We ask the ones who wear panties

And not us nincompoopies

You might think why they turn up is

Because they are a brainy wizz

But no, they simply cannot miss

                                    The quiz. – They’re Coopey’s Groupies.

◄ A Wonderful Opportunity



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John Coopey

Thu 28th Jan 2016 14:59

I was always on the look-out, Yvonne, for a girlfriend who was an expert on horse racing and the bible. It was a bit niche.
(Just for quiz purposes you understand. I had a different job description for other nights of the week).

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Yvonne Brunton

Wed 27th Jan 2016 19:05

seems you may already be acquainting them if they hold your quill Not dipping your ink too by any chance?

I might have had a chance in this quiz - I know one of the answers.

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John Coopey

Wed 27th Jan 2016 18:59

I need to acquaint them with their full range of duties, MC.

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 27th Jan 2016 17:45

Who'd have thought a poem about a quiz
Would turn out to be such a wiz?
That's 'cos JC knows his biz
Hurrah for Coopey's Groupies!

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John Coopey

Wed 27th Jan 2016 16:57

Yes, Yvonne, it's a bit of a puzzler. I thought "hold our quill" might convey a bit more than intended. And "quill" is not really a forced rhyme. Really. Honest.
Hello Vicki. I'm rather smug about winning last night's quiz with the lowest winning score ever.
It's not the ale which causes our loss of memory these days, Raypool; it's the age of our grey matter.

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Wed 27th Jan 2016 15:29

Excellent rollicking descriptions and spot on with theme and variations with a dash of sexism to spice it up, all in good humour!! I only went to one quiz in my life, and found it distressing on account of my minimal drinking habits and my colleague's gargantuan ones. He was so pissed he lost all memory.

Nice one. Ray

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Vicki Ayers

Wed 27th Jan 2016 09:31

Haha!! Love it! Although I'm always better at the general knowledge round than the show biz/celebrities - but in music I excel (being a musician an all that!!)

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Yvonne Brunton

Wed 27th Jan 2016 00:10

Your groupies put on quite a show
It seems there's not much they don't know
But ask them this please if you will
Can a woman really MAN a quill?
I know this query's quite a tester
But as someone from Personchester
I'd really like to know if there's
An anti-PC group that cares
Not one whit for the thought police antics
But finds their pleasure in semantics.

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