Encore Question of February 3rd, 2001.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing at the end of the bar with the others further away and all of us squinting at a little monitor. The bar installed a giant screen tv broadcasting sports in time for last week's Super Bowl (tonight it was the Raptors basketball game then the sports news and then the same sports news again). They promise to have a second monitor that we can all see hopefully by next week. This was awkward for me leaning around a pillar and a set of beer taps. Beside me were Kimmo KAV, Richard BERGIE, Paul ZUKEE, Bill MADDOG, and Doug CRANKY.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp....5000/5000...1st/16...I'm the only one with a perfect score. OnBeat...10250/14000...2nd/16...BERGIE wins round and holds lead...6 right, 3 wrong with my friends feeding me one of those right answers. I better get reading up on music news. JukeBox...15544/20000...2nd/19...HOMER wins round, BERGIE in lead. Triviaoke...22575/28000...2nd/19...I win the round.
The answers are something about rock groups but I don't think of any connection as I bookmark Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, and Led Zeppelin.
Encore Question:...Randy Newman's "Little Creatures" featured guest appearances by members of:
Well I pull my fingers out of my book and look up Randy Newman. Now I have my answer! The question is actually wrong! I tell my friends although they may have guessed it anyway.
Correct Answer:...4 The Eagles
[NTN Extra Fact:...It was Newman's first gold album and included the controversial satire "Short People".]
My book actually has the album title as "Little Criminals". Now we have to read through the questions to make the corrections. Since this is the marquis question of the whole game, I'd expect NTN could proofread their material more carefully.
I'm right and stay in 2nd place with 33863 points. That's good for 48th overall in North America. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points for meeting this week's standard of 15000. The bar is 12th in North America with a 31156 average. Bergie wins with 34597 points.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank BERGIE 23065 34597 37 13th on Network Top 20 ROCKET 22575 33863 48 METLCA 20613 x 10307 COSMO 20596 30894 95 CAPER 19001 28501 400 KAV 18619 27929 593 MADDOG 18176 27264 817 ZUKEE 17686 26529 1064? CRANKY 16004 24006 SMUTZ 14292 x 7146 7593 TGHGI 12417 x 11175 HOMER 11611 17417 KNGFSH 11264 x 7685 HEPCAT 11181 x 5591 8116 GRIT 9081 12713 BBEAR 8976 x 7191 D -220 x -440 10000 MAS -498 x -996 10001 PRAV? -1334 x -2668 10002
Other games:...I started the evening with 1348800 Players Plus points.
8:00pm...Countdown...8468/15000...10th/13...1000+ points...2916th in NA...bar is 186th...BBEAR wins...I was here for the last 10 questions.
8:30pm...Countdown...10201/15000...1st/16...2000+ points...73rd in NA...bar is 14th in NA with 9499 average.
9:00pm...Wipeout...8928/15000...1st/20...1000+ points...1183rd in NA...bar is 406th.
9:30pm...SunSportsCountdown...9696/15000...1st/17...1000+ points...83rd in SOnt...bar is 17th in Southern Ontario with an 8290 average...one player with a 0 score finished 391st which shows what a small target area this game takes in...one soccer question this week for the first time since I've been back playing 'WEST HAM was the team that defeated Manchester United in the English FA Cup'.
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