Meet the Hosts: Scott Thompson
Name Scott Thompson
From Chinchilla, Australia
Nicknames Scotty, Scotto, since moving to Scotland I’ve been getting “Bloody Drongo” a fair bit.
When did you start? I wanna say March? Maybe April?
What is your favourite aspect of the job? Having weekly meet-ups with a variety of friends/regulars, while I get paid to drink beer and make terrible jokes over a microphone. It’s all good.
Favourite question? Do hippopotamuses give birth in the water or on land? Who comes up with that stuff? Also love me some cryptic questions.
Best moment? Got a whole bar to chant “Phone Girl! Phone Girl!” Until she finally put her phone away. Nice to have people on my side, I despise mobile phones.
Favourite band? All-time: Queen, Freddie was a true angel. More recently: Ball Park Music, fantastic Australian band, I sneak in a few songs in my quizzes, no complaints yet.
Favourite film? That’s tough, probably the Intouchables, I know it’s French but damn that is a great film. Special mention to The Boat that Rocked and Guardians of the Galaxy, some great soundtracks to those.
What sportsball do you enjoy? I would say Rugby is my preferred form of sportsball. I’m still struggling with trying to adapt to Soccer/Football (I don’t want to offend anyone)
Other jobs? I work as a CSR at Hertz car rental, great fun. Mostly just chat with strangers all day.
Favourite place to be? Best place on the planet is Fraser Island which is off the coast of Queensland. Many memories of 4WD fishing trips with my dad. Majestic and beautiful, much like the island itself.
Favourite book? I really should read more… I would have to say I loved the HP series as a kid.
Favourite TV show? That’s got to be between The Office (US) and M*A*S*H, I love them both for very different reasons.
Favourite TV/Movie quote? 'Why are you the way that you are? Honestly, everytime I try to do something fun or exciting, you make it not that way. I hate so much about the things you choose to be.'
Favourite food? Beef mince, so versatile.
Would you rather fight a horse-sized-duck or 100 duck-sized-horses? I’m a lover not a fighter, but that would be illegal so I’ll go with the duck sized horses. If anything takes me out I would rather it to be described as a swarm of something.
Hidden talents? I can make many weird noises with my mouth, including 7 different ways of whistling.
Most famous person you’ve met? Dr. Harry Cooper. Australian Icon.
Favourite video game? Rocket League. Great fun, salty playerbase though
Favourite sport team? Gotta back them Wallabies!
Drink of choice? I’m a rum guy, favourite mix is a Krapple. Kracken and apple juice, super tasty, super smooth, waaay too much sugar.
Best gig? Saw Wolfmother open for AC/DC way back when. Started pouring down rain for Thunderstruck. Magical moment.
Right or left handed? That’s getting pretty personal now, but sure I’m right handed
Favourite team name? Not sure how G-rated this should be but my favourite was Masturbation - Because no-one does it better than you.
Favourite word? Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia: It means the fear of long words. (not even kidding)
Favourite place in Edinburgh? Meadows I reckon, when the weather permits.