Encore Question of December 9th, 2000.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with Kimmo KAV, Paul ZUKEE, and Bill MADDOG. We're well behind The Regulars who have seven brains on nine boards. Even I'm into two boards tonight by using LITBOX as a second name. After a great start in TuneUp, I do worse in OnBeat then usual, 5 right, 3 wrong and 1 not answered. Going into the final round I do barely make my new 20000 point goal. I have the 9th and 10th place board.
Here's how I did in the game so far: TuneUp....5000/5000...1st/16 in big 11 way tie. OnBeat...9250/14000...9th/16...JARVIS wins and leads with 12750. JukeBox...15062/20000...9th/16...JARVIS wins round. Triviaoke...ROCKET...20497/28000...9th/15...KELLY wins round but JARVIS has 25058. ............LITBOX...20475/28000...10th/15...can't keep my fingers in synch!
So this Encore question is something about talk show hosts ? or dj's ? or newscasters ? I can't bookmark any of these people in my music book.
Encore Question:...Who was the original VJ on VH-1 when it premiered in 1985?
I don't know this and we don't get VH-1 in Canada unless we have a satellite dish. I've been burned on a VH-1 question in the OnBeat round as I thought they just played adult oriented/middle of the road tunes to be the opposite of MTV (we don't get that channel neither) but they gave their music award to rockers Creed. Maybe I can throw everyone else out as there's one guy I've never heard of.
OK, Larry King playing music? naah the CNN guy I can't imagine that. Conan O'Brien was a writer on Saturday Night Live. Tom Snyder was being parodied on Saturday Night Live back in the late 1970s by Dan Aykroyd. Wasn't Howard Stern always in radio? And I haven't even seen his autobiographic movie Private Parts. Pick the guy I've never heard of. Kim MOLSON/VIKING from The Regulars comes over to confirm. I've told my team what to pick, I'd have had time to answer for TASIA who was at the bar but she left about five minutes earlier and I didn't even think about it.
Correct Answer:....4 Don Imus
[NTN Extra Fact:...Imus has become a hugely popular radio personality since his hosting duties at VH-1.]
I'm right and hold my positions at 9th and 10th. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points by meeting this week's 17000 point standard. The bar is 1st in North America with a 36106 average! I'm stunned to find that me barely scraping over 30000 points puts me 66th and 67th in North America. I would have expected that many Americans would have gotten this and a top 1000 finish would have been all that I could expect. With some teams using multiple Playmakers (and I mean five or ten each, forget about us with two, a lot of groups would split and be right or have no trouble picking the right answer). Barry JARVIS from The Regulars wins with 37572. Later ELVIS told me a few things about Don Imus.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank JARVIS 25048 37572 3 (3rd on Network 20 board) KELLY 24057 36075 6 ALKIE 24012 36018 7 TIGER 23888 35832 8 VIKING 23358 35037 15 MOLSON 23225 34837 16 ELVIS 22559 33839 25 PLBAAB 20723 31085 62 ROCKET 20497 30475 66 LITBOX 20475 30713 67 KAV 19653 29479 83 WORD 19038 28557 94 MADDOG 16286 24429 850 ZUKEE 16030 x 8015 6998 TASIA 11846 x 5923 7781
Other games:...I start the night out with ROCKET at 1224300+ and LITBOX with 32500+.
8:00pm...Countdown...ROCKET...11148/15000...2nd/16...1000+ points...683rd in NA...bar is 211th.
.....................................LITBOX...4564/15000...11th/16...500+ points...6185th in NA...I grab an abandoned board with about 1000 points during the last group of questions...MAC wins.
8:30pm...Countdown...both...9525/15000...7th/16...2000+ points...2589th in NA for both names...bar is 20th in NA with a 12105 average...MAC wins.
9:00pm...Wipeout...ROCKET...9455/15000...6th/20...1000+ points...120rd in NA...KELLY wins.
............LITBOX...9167/15000...7th/20 points...1000+ points...363rd in NA...bar is 16th in NA with a 10293 average...tough 9000 point standard and I just scrape through with two 1000 point answers in the last two questions.
9:30pm...Countdown ! (Although it said Wipeout)...ROCKET...11537/15000...7th/17...1000+ points...847th in NA.
....LITBOX...11519/15000...8th/17...1000+ points...bar is 15th in NA with a 12304 average...MAC wins again (he was a Yellow star visitor).
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