Encore Question of April 20th, 2002.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.


  1. Tim McGraw
  2. Jewel
  3. Bono
  4. Melissa Etheridge
  5. Gloria Estefan

Tonight I'm playing with a group of four with Bill MADDOG and Marlo ZIGGY on my left and Richard BERGIE and Henry ROK on my right with noone in our way. I'm only playing one board as working Playmakers boards are at a premium tonight.

My game so far had gone like this:
TuneUp....5000/5000...1st/12...in five way tie with BERGIE, ROK, MADDOG and ZIGGY.
OnBeat...12750/14000...2nd/12...COSMO wins round with a perfect round and holds lead 
with 13000...I'm 8 right, 1 wrong and wasn't disappointed.
JukeBox...17998/20000...1st/12...MADDOG wins round but is in 5th while I take lead...our
group has control of the categories we want.
Triviaoke...24748/28000...1st/12...PEACHY wins round...not too difficult with most questions
only having two logical possiblities except that I stayed on one for -250.

The answers come up with quite a choice here. The question could be about anything. My book was already open at Jimmy Page as I checked an answer to a question from a game earlier tonight. I bookmark Tim McGraw and Gloria Estefan (Melissa Etheridge was on the next page).

Encore Question:..."The Truth Is" is an autobiography of this music star?



I don't know this but am thinking two possibilities. Jewel has written books but maybe it's poetry but the title of the book could be Melissa Etheridge and her life something like her album "Yes I Am". Our group thinks it's Melissa Etheridge. About Jewel, Henry says "Too young". OK we're all in. My book doesn't help for this question.

Correct Answer:...4. Melissa Etheridge

[NTN Extra Fact:...In it, she discusses her music and her alternate lifestyle].
The game makes a circle somewhat to the first question in TuneUp when the answer was NOT David Crosby who is the biological father of her partner's children.

I win and finishes 24th in North America missing the Network Top 20 by about 200 points. The bar finishes 9th in North America with a 36150 average. Of course if it's like last week we'll disappear by Monday. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points on both boards for meeting this week's 19000 point standard. I also displace two of my old scores on our Hall Of Fame placing both 3rd and 4th in the same game.

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player 	preEncore	Final	Rank	ntn Top 100 rank (restricted to 5 per bar)
ROCKET	24748		37122	  24	45
ZIGGY	24543		36815	  27	51
COSMO	24398	x	12199	6183	picked Jewel.
ROK	24235		36353	  33	58
MADDOG	23718		35577	  43	85
BERGIE	23256		34884	  52
PEACHY	20794	x	18715	4144
METLCA	19817		29725	 700
VULGAR	19470		29205	 862
DR MOM	14218	x	 7109	7775
LEEFZ	 9712	x	 4856	8480
N	 3414		 5121	8397

Other games:...I start the evening with 1946300 Players Plus points.
7:30pm...Countdown...2197/15000...8th/9...500+ points...I'm 8315th in NA...bar is 390th...CAPER wins...I'm in time for the last three questions.
8:00pm...Countdown...12234/15000...1st/8...1000+ points...I'm 690th in NA...bar is 13th in NA.
8:30pm...Countdown...7143/15000...7th/11...1500+ points...NTN saved their toughest questions for this game as I can't reach the 9000 point standard in fact being out before the 10th question...I'm 3698th in NA...bar is 291st...COSMO wins and is the only one to earn full points.
9:00pm...Wipeout...7705/15000...5th/11...1000+ points...I'm 4136st in NA...bar is 515th...ROK wins.
9:30pm...Wipeout...12000/15000...3rd/12...1000+ points...I'm 917th in NA...bar is 100th in NA...ROK wins. 10:00pm...Playback (see above).
11:00pm...RetroTV Countdown...10273/15000...6th/11...1000+ points...I'm 2465th in NA...bar is 191st...COSMO wins...I was off taking photos on Richard's camera so he could put in a new roll of film and take a few photos of Nadine our barmaid. There will be a party for her next week and I wasn't going to be here but hearing that, I immediately changed my plans. It will be upstairs in the party room so I may not play much NTN next week.

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