Encore Question of June 9th, 2001.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York, Ontario.
Tonight I have a slight lead for the Encore question thanks to us playing as a team. Paul ZUKEE on my left and on my right, Richard BERGIE, Doug CRANKY, Ray MAC, Kimmo KAV, and Bill MADDOG. I had about four OnBeat questions I knew despite not reading anything except the mainline press last week and Richard could fill in the gaps.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp....3500/5000...3rd/11 in four way tie...MAC and KAV win round with 4500. OnBeat...10250/14000...2nd/11...KAV and ROCKET win round, KAV in lead with 11250...7 right, 1 wrong, 1 not answered. Thanks Richard. JukeBox...14299/20000...2nd/11...KAV wins round and has lead with 14690. Triviaoke...20457/28000...1st/10...ZUKEE wins round.
I met my 20000 point goal but looking at these answers looked tough. My book fell open at Alison Moyet and Mtume but I shut it then flipped open to the Soundtrack section.
Encore Question:..."The Windmills Of Your Mind" was an Oscar winning song from the 1968 movie ____________
I don't think I would have had time to look up all the answers but before I could flip to even one, Ray called out the answer. Wow. All I could do was answer and find the listing. "He's right".
Correct Answer:...4. The Thomas Crown Affair
[NTN Extra Fact:...The music for the song was written by Michel LeGrand.]
I see that it was a Steve McQueen movie and Ray added that it was a movie about an art thief.
The soundtrack made the Billboard Album charts for 6 weeks in 1968 and peaked at 182. I've never heard of this tune. Now if we were talking Glen Campbell's 'Gentle On My Mind'...
I'm right and win with 30685 points. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points for meeting this week's 18000 point standard. I finish 9th on the Network Top 20 rankings for North America. The bar finishes 7th in North America (later dropped to 12th) with a 29119 average. No individual ranks are given which was a problem for most of the tonight.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ROCKET 20457 30685 51 9th on Network Top 20 MADDOG 19815 29723 62 KAV 19759 29639 63 MAC 18772 28158 79 BERGIE 18262 27393 93 ZUKIE 17189 25783 CRANKY 16206 24309 COSMET 16025 24037 COSMO 13720 20580 CAPER 12631 18947 The other group/players were right as well.
I stay an extra ten minutes to watch the end of the Stanley Cup Finals. The sound was turned up but the canned music wasn't turned off so we were getting stereo of different noise throughout the evening.
Other games:...I started the evening with 1424300 Players Plus points.
8:00pm...Countdown...9614/15000...8th/13...1000+ points...no individual ranks are given...the bar is 3rd in North America with an 11255 average...MAC wins...I switch my broken board between games.
8:30pm...Countdown...9860/15000...2nd/13...2000+ points...no rankings...BERGIE wins.
9:00pm...Wipeout...8754/15000...6th/11...1000+ points...no rankings...bar is 6th in NA with a 10454 average...MAC wins.
9:30pm...Countdown...10xxx/15000...3rd/12...1000+ points...no rankings...MAC wins.
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