Encore Question of January 19th, 2002.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight I'm working on two boards and playing with Marlo ZIGGY, Bill MADDOG, Richard BERGIE/FOK U and Bill OH YA. We turn out to be the only ones playing by the end of the game. I have a big lead although I'm trying to give answers to the whole group. I've given out prints of our New Year's Eve party held here and answer sharing has helped our scores in earlier games.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp....ROCKET...5000/5000...1st/9 in three way tie...my two boards and OH YA win the round. ..........LITBOX...5000/5000. OnBeat...ROCKET...11500/14000...1st/7...my two boards win round. .........LITBOX...11500/14000...7 right, 2 wrong was ok with me as this was the first week back from a month of year in reviews. JukeBox...ROCKET...16169/20000...2nd/7...LITBOX wins round. ..........LITBOX...16181/20000...using my left hand. Triviaoke...ROCKET...21646/28000...2nd/7...LITBOX wins round. ............LITBOX...21658/28000...1st/7...only one -250 but I only got 53 points on the Beach Boys lyric despite owning all their CDs.
The answers come up and with the new edition of my Top Albums book that just arrived during the week and a Garrity light I just bought earlier today to replace the Maglite I broke a few weeks ago. Let's start bookmarking! John Lee Hooker, Perry Como and Chet Atkins before the question comes up:
Encore Question:...This music legend recorded the 1998 album "The Best Of Friends".
I don't know the answer. Richard says twice during the 30 seconds "I think it's John Lee Hooker" and I can't find it under Chet Atkins nor John Lee Hooker neither. Not Perry Como. Bill says it might be Chuck Berry and I press in '3' to get in some answer but don't have time to look that up.
Correct Answer:...5. John Lee Hooker
[NTN Extra Fact:...The blues legend teamed with the likes of Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, and ????????].
I'm wrong and fall to 10829 for LITBOX and 10823 for ROCKET. That lands me 6462nd and 6464th in North America. The bar finishes 20th in North America with a 20691 average. ZIGGY wins. I was thinking before the Encore wouldn't make the Top 20 because the others in our group had too low a score but it was me who goofed it up. I could have been on the Top 20 ranking individually for either of my own scores if I had hit one of them. I earn only 1500+ Players Plus points for not reaching this week's 20000 point standard.
Good thing I didn't offer any alternative answer so the others listened to Richard. My book lists John Lee Hooker's last charted album as 1997 for "Don't Look Back" which made #163 in the charts during a three week run. This newest album would have sold less than 5000 or 6000 albums during any one week to not make the Top 200 and be in my book. If this book hadn't arrived this last week I'd have brought my outdated 1996 edition and listened to Richard! I bought the book firstly to keep on top of my own music collection and sometimes it will give me answers like John Tesh yet not obscure early Jimmy Buffet albums. Next week I'll bring the protective bubble packaging for Marlo to pop.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank LITBOX 21658 x 10829 6462 ROCKET 21646 x 10823 6464 ZIGGY 16058 24087 2132 BERGIE 14937 20912 3169 MADDOG 13774 20661 3251 OH YA 13001 19501 3630 FOK U 12197 18295 4024
Other games:...I start the evening with 1620300 Players Plus points for ROCKET.
7:30pm...Countdown...7873/15000...6th/16...I earn 1000+ points...I'm 4198th in NA...bar is 391st...BERGIE wins...I'm here in time for the last nine questions.
8:00pm...Countdown...11392/15000...1st/14...1000+ points...I'm 15th in NA...bar is 9th in North America with an 11299 average.
8:30pm...Countdown...12892/15000...1st/13...2000+ points...I'm 89th in NA...bar is 129th.
9:00pm...Countdown...7870/15000...9th/13...1000+ points...I'm 3840th...bar is 188th...BERGIE wins. This game wasn't a Wipeout as NTN spent the first five minutes on a survey for how important lighting systems and music are at discos.
9:30pm...Wipeout...9130/15000...6th/9...1000+ points...I'm 3120th...bar is 394th...BERGIE wins.
I pick up a second board during the game and end up with 6539 earning LITBOX 500+ points. LITBOX starts the evening with 101500+ points.
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