Encore Question of November 24th, 2001.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with a small group of Marla ZIGGY, Bill MADDOG and Doug CRANKY. Just before the game started, Ray MAC and Dave COITIS left after the six of us had won three games finishing first or second on the Network Top 20 for individual scores. I'm glad I grabbed a second board.
With this smaller group, we couldn't win in our own bar because the METLCA/COSMO/COSMET table had the top three places.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...4500/5000...1st/11...four way tie with CRANKY and BUMTOY. .........LITBOX...4500/5000...1st/11. OnBeat...ROCKET...9750/14000...3rd/11...BUMTOY wins round and has 11000. .........LITBOX...9750/14000...3rd/11...6 right, 3 wrong, and I was away at a computer show and retiling a kitchen floor in my freetime instead of reading details about this week's music. JukeBox...ROCKET...14973/20000...5/11...CRANKY wins round and is 3rd. ..........LITBOX...14992/20000...4th/11...Bill starts singing 'In My Room' when the Beach Boys category wins out, the question quotes the lyrics from that song! We'd been outvoted on the first JukeBox Beach Boys question but got a gimme about Jefferson Airplane. Triviaoke...ROCKET...18562/28000...4th/10...BUMJAM wins round and has lead with 20813. ...........LITBOX...18560/28000...5th/10...disappointed in this round that I couldn't get my 20000 before Encore.
So this question would be about rappers for the second week in a row? I know enough about these groups I think although I mixed De La Soul with Deee-Lite in my mind. I bookmark 1 and 5.
Encore Question:...Their song "Fight The Power" was featured in Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing".
I'm dictating the fourth word into my microrecorder before I stop and tell my friends the answer. Didn't need a book for this one. I'd seen the video clip of this song many times over the last decade on MuchMusic.
Correct Answer:...5. Public Enemy
[NTN Extra Fact:...Public Enemy was once dubbed the 'Black Panthers of Rap' due to aggressive lyrics].
No one changes their position on this question. I finish 4th and 5th with 27843 and 27840 points. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points for meeting this week's standard that I didn't notice when it came on before the game started. I finish 1438th and 1439th in the individual ranks but my microrecorder wasn't rewound properly and ran out of tape without me knowing it. I think our top ranking was 399th. The bar finishes 17th in North America with a 29337 average.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank BUMJAM 20813 31219 399(?) Rob COSMO BUMTOY 20761 31141 Rob COSMO METLCA 19076 28644 Sean ROCKET 18562 27843 1438 LITBOX 18560 27840 1439 CRANKY 17642 26463 MADDOG 16944 25416 ZIGGY 16326 24489 KIRK 9445 x 4723 SCRAWL 2611 x 1305
I say goodnight to Rob and Sean on my way out and they say I'll be number 1 next week in Playback because the old scores from one year ago disappear so The Regulars records will disappear.
Other games:...I start the evening with 1542800+ Players Plus points...LITBOX with 78000.
7:30pm...Countdown...3581/15000...7th/8...I earn 500+ points...I finish 7279th in North America...no bar rank was givin...COSMET wins...I'm here in time for the last five questions.
8:00pm...Countdown...14575/15000...2nd/11...I earn 1000+ points...I finish 7th overall in NA...bar is 13426th in NA with a 13426 average...Ray MAC wins with a perfect game in a five way tie in NA...I'd don't ever remember seeing a perfect game in a non-repeat game.
8:30pm...Countdown...14981/15000...1st/9...I earn 2000+ points...I finish 2nd on the Network Top 20 in all North America for my best placing ever...the bar is 3rd in NA with an average of 13029...[The North American winner was DALLAS at Pegasus in Toronto who was the young guy I met here last month on October 20th].
9:00pm...Wipeout...5865/15000...7th/11...I earn only 500+ points because I can't meet the 9000 point standard, I'm wiped out by having five -250s in the first ten questions, actually finish with seven -250s. (gotta be my worst score that wasn't a special theme game like auto racing Wipeout)...No individual rankings were given for out top 10 players...the bar is 9th in NA with an 11122 average...Marla ZIGGY wins and is the number 1 player in NA with a 14038 score.
9:30pm...Wipeout...ROCKET...10515/15000...6th/11...1000+ points...I'm 2479th in NA...MAC wins with 12304.
...........LITBOX...10515/15000...6th/11...1000+ points...also 2479th although I didn't have my two boards tied until the last question....bar is 312th.
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