Encore Question of August 26, 2000.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.


  1. Pretender
  2. Nighthawks Of The Diner
  3. Running On Empty
  4. Lawyers In Love
  5. I'm Alive

Tonight I'm well behind The Regulars who brought six people out but had problems getting enough boards before this game started. I lost this game in the OnBeat round when I was 4 right, 5 wrong. I had read about three of the answers I got wrong but not enough detail and couldn't remember them. I'm in super sulk mode after that but recover for the rest of the game to get an average score. The coin operated trivia/poker machine had been moved away to it's out of the way table but only Kimmo KAV seemed to be listening to me during this game.

My game so far had gone like this:
TuneUp....5000/5000...1st/18...7 way tie for 1st with the others being on The Regulars.
OnBeat...7750/14000...7th/18...4 right/5 wrong...PLBAAB wins round and has 14000.
JukeBox...12931/20000...7th/19...ELVIS wins round.
Triviaoke...19518/28000...7th/17...ROCKET wins round.

So the Encore answers come up. I recognize Running On Empty and Lawyers In Love and know this should be something about Jackson Browne so that's where I flip open my book.

Question:...All of these are Jackson Browne albums except:

I pick off the other answers and have put in my choice and tell KAV, the Regulars have it too in their book as all the choices made the Top 40. (the non Jackson Browne album only made position 164 in the charts for 5 weeks in 1975).

I'd bought the CD 'Running On Empty' earlier this year from the clearance bin. I'm still laughing at the record review I read in my school newspaper twenty years ago about the song 'The Load Out/Stay' with the critic quoting the lyrics "Now the seats are all empty, let the roadies take the stage, pack it up and tear it down. They're the first to come and the last to go, working for that minimum wage." So he comments. "Gee Jackson, maybe you should pay them more!"

Correct Answer:...2 Nighthawks Of The Diner

[NTN Extra Fact:...Nighthawks is the work of another singer/songwriter Tom Waits.]

I'm right and finish with 29277 points. I stay in 7th place and earn 3000+ Players Plus points for meeting the standard although I didn't catch what score I needed. The individual rankings are not given but probably I was in the top 1000. The bar was 8th in North America with a 35519 average.

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank
PLBAAB	24727		37091	27	7th on the Network Top 20
ELVIS	24214		36321	38	
KELLY	23522		35283	52
MOLSON	23492		35238	53
TIGER	22443		33665	84	
JARVIS	22300		33450	88
ROCKET	19518		29277
KAV	15370		23055
FCUK	14430		21645
ESTI	14288	x	 7744
C	13499		20249
MADDOG	12893	x	 6447
BARNAK	11186	x	 5593
KLISS	 9806	x	 4903
CRANKY	 8049	x	 4025
PIERRE	 7803	x	 3901
KILLK	 4814	x	 3370
LYNN ?	 1500	x	  750
LIZ	  500	x	  250
CMPSEI	   0	x	   0

Other games:...I start the evening with 1120800 Players Plus points.
8:00pm...Countdown...8372/15000...3rd/18...500+ points...I'm 59th in North America...bar is 6th in North America with an 8560 average...BOBME wins...I should have had a better score if I'd arrived before the 3rd question.
8:30pm...Countdown...10120/15000...7th/19...2000+ points...I'm 880th in NA...bar is 54th...KELLY wins.
9:00pm...Wipeout...5072/15000...9th/15...500+ points (only two in our bar get the 8000 standard)...I'm 3458th in NA...bar is 4th in NA with a 7690 average...TIGER wins.
9:30pm...Wipeout...10369/15000...4th/20...1000+ points...I'm 46th in NA...bar is 4th in NA with a 10570 average.

More low network scores tonight for the early evening games. Some of the messages on the Playback board from the USA complain that patrons in the bar get the management to turn on the football games and they can't play.

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