Encore Question of January 29th, 2005.
Played at the Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with Rob COSMO and Phil PLBAAB for the first time in a few years. I've using two boards ROCKET and LITBOX but we never got around to getting a fifth board so our bar score suffered. I'm at a booth with them and I get a waitress to change one of the closer monitors to NTN about 45 minutes before Playback starts because I have to squint to see one in the distance. Ok that's better.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...5000/5000...1st/8...my two boards win round. ..........LITBOX...5000/5000...1st/8. I guessed one for one in this round. The only one I didn't know was an unfinished symphony which I guessed really was unfinished! OnBeat...ROCKET...14000/14000...1st/8...my two win round. ..........LITBOX...14000/14000...1st/8. I go 9 for 9 in this round. I was calling out all the answers, most of them before they were displayed however I only got a perfect score because Rob knew Counting Crows were nominated for an Oscar. JukeBox...ROCKET...18369/20000...1st/8...my two win round. ...........LITBOX...18369/20000...1st/8. I got outvoted on a few of the categories although I ended up getting the answers fast on those toughies like Contemporary Jazz. Rob and Phil must have been playing around. A future album by Queens of The Stone Age was an answer but Rob was were sure one of the clues threw out the Stones answer then it came back. Triviaoke...ROCKET...24419/28000...1st/8...ROCKET wins round. .........LITBOX...24380/28000...2nd/8. I took one -250 for this round. A Debbie Gibson song "Shake Your Love" with the lyric 'in your eyes' but it wasn't "Lost In Your Eyes". I'm sure I was wrong when they asked this question a few years ago too.
Now the Encore answers come up. Oh oh Rappers.
Encore Question:...What rap artist appeared on the silver screen in "S.W.A.T." and "Any Given Sunday"?
Well Ice Cube is in a movie now in "Are We There Yet" which is Number One at the box office. I'm thinking of Ice T because I thought they may ask about his side group Body Count so I jump in with my answer as I know he's been in quite a few movies. I'd know enough about Will Smith to know it's not him nor Ice Cube and Puff Daddy hasn't been in any/enough movies. Rob offers LL Cool J, then Phil offers the same answer. I won't split and I have no good reason to stay with mine. Ok I switch with plenty of time to spare.
Correct Answer:....2. LL Cool J
[NTN Extra Fact:...He also starred in the TV show "In The House".]
I'm right and win as ROCKET with 36628. I finish 9th in North America. The bar finishes 16th in North America with a 30603 average (too bad we didn't have a fifth board). I earn 3000 Players Plus points for meeting this week's standard which I didn't notice what it was. I finish 4th on the bar's Hall of Fame scores. [NTN.com listed 2185 bars].
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank ROCKET 24419 36628 9 16 LITBOX 24380 36570 11 19 PLBAAB 19978 29967 117 242 COSMO 19736 29604 127 264 ELMO 18406 20246 301 1671 MARLOW 14287 x 7144 6435 5951 ART 10798 x 5399 7306 7063 FLO 9117 x 4559 7725 7664 [NTN.com listed 11555 players]
Other games:...I start the evening with ROCKET at 3,131,500 P+ points and LITBOX at 939,000.
8:00pm...Countdown...ROCKET...9556/5000...2nd/8...1000+ points...I'm 233rd in NA...bar is 442nd.
..............LITBOX...9517/15000...3rd/8...1000+ points...I'm 237th in NA...COSMO wins.
8:30pm...Tuned In Countdown...ROCKET...11560/15000...2nd/8...1000+ points...I'm 132nd in NA.
..............LITBOX...11553/15000...3rd/8...1000+ points...I'm 133rd in NA...bar is 24th.
I was helped by Rob in this game. Back to this week making about half the questions 1990s and current television shows including two Simpson's questions.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
10:00pm...RetroTV Countdown...ROCKET...12221/15000...1st/7...1000+ points...I'm 52nd in NA.
............LITBOX...12190/15000...2nd/7...1000+ points...I'm 53rd in NA...bar is 168th...help from Rob and Phil.
Half hour later I was asking Phil what he did for a living. One of his jobs is at a video store. Ahh if I'd known that I would have bowed to him a lot sooner on the Encore question! A movie expert and Rob knowing Country artists. If we could team up week after week, we could chase down those super teams that have eight brains, fourteen boards that win week after week! Well we don't take attendance but I tell them I'll be here every Saturday, all going well, until at least May when the soccer season starts.
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