Encore Question of December 30th, 2000.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.


  1. Do You Believe In Magic
  2. Daydream
  3. Rain On The Roof
  4. River Deep Mountain High
  5. Summer In The City

Tonight I'm playing with Richard BERGIE, Bill MADDOG, Doug CRANKY and Paul ZUKEE. For the first part of this Playback game Dave COITUS and Bill OH YA were also at the bar but they moved over to a table. I made my target of 20000 points before the Encore question but could have done a lot better with a good Triviaoke round. The group helped me in the other games but this game was a bit 'too many cooks' but I can't remember screwing them up; well let's hope not, (great selective memory!).

My game so far had gone like this:
TuneUp....5000/5000...1st/12 in four way tie with COSMO, ZUKEE, and OH YA although signals 
were crossed with BERGIE's and OH YA's board.
OnBeat...10250/14000...5th/12 with six right and three wrong...CRANKY and METLCA win. METLCA
has lead with 12250. I felt good in that the six I got right, I called before the answers 
came up.  This week they ask the Robert Buck/10000 Maniacs question.
JukeBox...16249/20000...3rd/13...I win round...COSMO in lead with 16994.
Triviaoke...20786/28000...1st/17...SOB wins round.

So the Encore answers come up. Hmm song titles. Well I don't open my book but think I'll know this. I know who sang 1 and 4 but the betting portion round starts. I spend my time dictating the scores so far (good thing as the recap only counts up from positions 17 to 11 before timing out).

Encore Question:...All of these songs are by The Lovin' Spoonful except:



Well ok now I know 1,2 and 5 but wait, since I was thinking 'River Deep Mountain High' was Ike and Tina Turner before the question came up, I don't really have to think I don't know 3. That song was playing in my head before the risking started as there was a Tina Turner "Behind The Music" special on the night before and she made the headlines this week as the highest tour gross of the year 2000 over all the young groups. It didn't really matter as others in my group knew it too. I also had time to find it wasn't in my book under Lovin' Spoonful and get over to signal to our spin off group although later they said they couldn't see me.

Correct Answer:...4. River Deep Mountain High

I'm right and win with 31179 points. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points for meeting this week's 16000 or 18000 point standard. No individual rankings were given again this week but I sure wasnt' near the Top 20. Our bar is 20th in North America with a 28859 point average.

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank (not given)
ROCKET	20786		31179
COSMO	19893		29839
BERGIE	18874		28311
ZUKEE	18428		27642
CRANKY	18217		27305
METLCA	18008		27012
MADDOG	17985		26977
OH YA	16084	x	 8042
COITUS	16063		24095
WOTUS	13416		20124
SOB	 8922	x	 4461
MAP	 5511	x	 2755
CLVHND	 4095	x	 2047
PERV	 2818	x	 1409
BLITZ	  111		  167
HYPER	 -250	x	 -500
MOEE	 -270	x	 -540

Other games:...I start the evening with 1249800 points.
8:00pm...Countdown...9489/15000...3rd/10...1000+ points...I'm 603rd in NA...bar is 20th in North America with a 9649 average...COSMO wins.
8:30pm...Countdown...11854/15000...1st/12...2000+ points...I'm 9th in NA (looked like there may have been only 150 players from our 12th player's rank)...bar is 5th in NA with a 10064 average.
9:00pm...Wipeout...12806/15000...1st/11...1000+ points...I'm 40th in NA...bar is 9th in NA with an 11814th average.
9:30pm...Wipeout...7659/15000...3rd/12...1000+ points...no rankings given as this game had to be rebooted, same time as last week but they did get all 15 questions in...CLVHND wins.

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