Encore Question of December 21st, 2002.
Played at The Bull & Firkin in Toronto Ontario.
Tonight, after earlier finding out that Rob and Sean weren't going to be at Frog & Firkin, I took the subway to midtown Toronto to play at the Bull & Firkin expecting to find the same Regulars as two weeks ago but instead I saw Richard BERGIE/GENRAL who I hadn't seen in months and Kimmo KAV, old time regulars from the Frog. Richard and I played two boards each to try to get a Network ranking.
Here's how my game had gone so far: TuneUp...ROCKET...5000/5000...1st/7...my two boards win. ...........LITBOX...5000/5000. OnBeat...ROCKET...13000/14000...1st/7...ROCKET wins...8 right, 1 wrong with a few educated guesses. ..........LITBOX...12000/14000...2nd/7...two wrong here as I decided to split an answer instead of sticking to my first idea. JukeBox...ROCKET...17390/20000...1st/7...KAV wins round. .........LITBOX...16387/20000...3rd/7. Triviaoke...ROCKET...23775/28000...1st/7...LITBOX wins round. .........LITBOX...22773/28000...2nd/7...only one -250 this week!
The answers come up and I feel I should get this one right with any question about these bands. I'd mentioned earlier that a lot of answers in this game were '5' and Richard said that means the Encore answer will be '1'. If we get this right we should have a >30000 point average and rank this bar with none of their Regulars here. OK bring it on!.
Encore Question:..."Heroes And Villains" is a 60's hit from:
I see the title and blurt out the answer before the answers come back on then start singing the chorus. I'd resolved to let everyone have a chance to think of an answer and just say something like "I know it" and say it with maybe 10 seconds to go but I'm such a fan of this band that all that was forgotten. Richard thanked me later because he said he didn't know.
Correct Answer:...3. The Beach Boys
[NTN Extra Fact:...The song co-written by Brian Wilson is similar in style to "Good Vibrations".]
I win and finish with a score of 35663 as ROCKET. That's 6th on on the Network Top 20 board. The bar also finishes 6th on the Network Top 20 with 32201 average. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points for meeting this week's standard of 20000 points.
I continued to get little jolts on the way home. I found a newspaper box had been filled with the new issue of computer, then in the subway I read that the computer I want is available for sale (now I'll wait a few months for the price to come down). Then at home to look up the Beach Boy CD that I have the song on and I find out that the song I've been humming all week "Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring" was on the same "Smiley Smile/Wild Honey" 'two-fer'! If I'd have bothered to look that up before I went out tonight, I'm sure I would have fallen off my bar stool.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank NTN Top 100 ROCKET 23775 35663 6 19 LITBOX 22773 34159 9 27 KAV 21449 32173 19 43 BERGIE 19656 29526 742 86 GENRAL 19656 29484 755 87 GORD 10106 x 5053 8415 ANI 7898 11847 6285
Other games:...I'm visiting a bar so I'm so sure what my P+ points are. While I may have been the 'General' in the music game, I got a lot of help from Richard for good scores in these games.
7:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...2685/15000...6th/6...500+ points...I'm 7789th in NA...bar is 19th in North America...BERGIE wins. I'm here in time for the last five questions.
8:00pm...Countdown...ROCKET...11877/15000...2nd/8...1000+ points...I'm 1077th in NA...bar is 99th...BERGIE wins.
8:30pm...RetroTV Countdown !! (new time for Toronto bars)...ROCKET...10851/15000...2nd/8...1000+ points...I'm 1135th in NA...bar is 581st.
.........LITBOX...4620/15000...8th/8...500+ points...I'm 6225th in NA...I get signed on for the last five questions.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
10:00pm...Countdown...ROCKET...12836/15000...1st/6...1000+ points...I'm 15th in NA...bar is 13th in NA with an 11350 average.
.......LITBOX...12801/15000...2nd/6...1000+ points...I'm 16th in NA.
Richard complained about the service at this bar and vowed he wouldn't come here again. I didn't discourage that feeling as I'd like to have him back at The Frog & Firkin!
The Playback message board had encouraged everyone to use a handle like FATVIC or VICTUB to 'salute' a boor of a player in the US but I thought it would be a longshot from the story that the guy would even show up so I ignored them. Hey, I've got my own ego and I want to see my name lit up on the Network Top 20!
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