Encore Question of June 23rd, 2001.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight we weren't having a good game thanks to my knowledge of current events drying up which hurt us in the OnBeat round. I'm playing with Doug CRANKY, Richard BERGIE, Dave COITIS, Bill MADDOG, and Paul ZUKEE.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp....4000/5000...1st/12...6 way tie for 1st. OnBeat...7250/14000...1st/9...ROCKET and MADDOG win round. 4 right, 3 wrong, 2 not answered. JukeBox...10730/20000...5th/12...COITIS wins round...METLCA has lead with 11267. Triviaoke...15361/28000...4th/10...METLCA wins round. I fizzled at the end.
So down to the Encore question. Paul had left his board idle so I'd play that for the final question. I had my book open at Van Morrison before the answer came up as I was finally looking for the name of Van Morrison's first album they asked during the last Wipeout game. They had also asked a Bon Jovi question in the OnBeat round. I now bookmarked kd lang.
Encore Question:...The film "In The Name Of The Father" features original music by this artist.
Maybe I can find this under the Soundtrack section of my book. Great there's the movie but it's really too dark to read the fine print. I was one block from home before realizing I forgot my mag light but I didn't want to turn back or I'd miss the start of the 8:00pm game and the chance to squeeze 500 Player Plus points from the 7:30pm game for answering one question. Richard said that David Byrne sounded like a good choice so I was in with that and didn't change.
Correct Answer:...1 Bono
[NTN Extra Fact:...Bono's "You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart" is sung by fellow Dubliner Sinead O'Connor].
I'm wrong and drop to 5th place with 7681 points. That's good for only 1500+ Players Plus points as I didn't meet this week's 19000 standard. I'm 7454th in North America. The bar is 838th in North America. METLCA wins.
I should have got this question as I'd read this years ago and have forgotten it. The next listing in my book under movies was "In The Heat Of The Night" and although Carol O'Connor/Archie Bunker who died earlier in the week wasn't in the movie, he was on the television series by that name and it wouldn't surprize me if the question writers came across that page.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank METLCA 16169 24253 1961 COSMO 15765 23647 2162 BERGIE 15428 x 7714 7443 ROCKET 15361 x 7681 7454 COITIS 15088 x 7544 7499 CRANKY 14831 22247 2626 MADDOG 14359 x 7179 7620 ZUKEE 14183 x 7091 7649 CAPER 11699 x 5849 8061 HIRED ? 4281 x 2569 9148
I earned 6000 Players Plus points on Tuesday night when I met up with Bill MEGUMI, a player from Long Island New York who was in Toronto on a convention. I knew of him from a message board of Playback players and we watch him usually finish in the Top 10 every week of this music game. Most of our regular players were here. Even Kim MOLSON/VIKING of our old rivals was here to remind Bill that he was bringing all the superstar players like DAVETV to the Bull&Firkin the next night. Strange games on Tuesday that I hadn't played before. I thought the questions were difficult and not one about Canada the three hours I was there. MEGUMI was back in the Top 20 this week so I said "Well that proves he got home safely".
Other games:...I start the evening with 1442300+ Players Plus points.
7:30pm...Countdown...150/15000...10th/10...500+ points...I'm 9872nd in NA...didn't catch the bar's score or who won.
8:00pm...Countdown...10405/15000...5th/11...1000+ points...I'm 2061st in NA...bar is 30th...BERGIE wins.
8:30pm...Countdown...13323/15000...1st/11...2000+ points...I'm 121st in NA...bar is 201st...didn't mark down who won.
9:00pm...Wipeout...12595/15000...1st/14...1000+ points...I'm 621st in NA...bar is 218th.
9:30pm...Wipeout...10942/15000...2nd/11...1000+ points...I'm 591st in NA...bar is 19th in North America with a 10201 average...COITIS wins.
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