Encore Question of April 9th, 2005.
Played at the Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with Bill MADDOG and Richard BERGIE/TRASH and a guy playing as PAR.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...4500/5000...1st/7...ROCKET wins round. ..........LITBOX...3500/5000...1st/7. I split on two answers and ROCKET gets them both right. I tip everyone that Whitney Houston entered rehab voluntarily rather than court order but mixed her up with Billy Joel. Oops. OnBeat...ROCKET...13500/14000...1st/7...my two boards and MADDOG win round. ..........LITBOX...12500/14000...3rd/7. I go 9 for 9 for maybe the last time for six months because soccer starts next week and I've got a game to go to on Thursday night and Saturday afternoon and won't have the time to read on-line music news. JukeBox...ROCKET...17680/20000...1st/7...ROCKET wins round. ...........LITBOX...16663/20000...3rd/7. Our group got all the categories we wanted. Triviaoke...ROCKET...22983/28000...1st/7...LITBOX wins round. .........LITBOX...21974/28000...2nd/7. I took two -250s which always seem to include week after week the last question of the round. The Toni Braxton and Pearl Jam songs I even own but couldn't get the lyrics. Well I got the Beach Boys song for full marks. Hmm the Beach Boys Encore question was the last time I got the Encore right and that was over a month ago.
Now the Encore answers come up. R&B ladies.
Encore Question:...Her singles "I Love You" and "You Gets No Love" are found on her 2001 album:
I don't know this. Richard says he's going for '2' while I have '5'. I can get rid of the other three choices quite easily. I'm thinking about splitting because unless we all pick the same answer, we're not going to get a high bar score. We only have the minimum five boards. I stay with what I've got but I like his choice.
Correct Answer:....2. Faith Evans
[NTN Extra Fact:...Evans has managed to hold her own since the death of her husband Notorious BIG.]
I'm wrong and drop to third as ROCKET at 11492. I finish 278th in all North America. The bar finishes 579th in North America. I earn only 1500 Players Plus points for missing this week's standard of 17000. Richard wins as BERGIE at 23823. Good one Richard! When he first said hello tonight, he was surprized to see me because he didn't realize it was Saturday night! [ntn.com moves the bar up to 61st with a 15592 average out of 2012 bars].
I know what I should have been thinking. I noticed that second songs poor grammar and I remember reading the title once before. Actually last night after the game I remembered something more obvious and that's the quizmakers are more likely to ask a question of someone who has an album that's just come out in the last few weeks, especially if they've not asked anything about her in the OnBeat round (think back to Simple Plan earlier this year). I know saw I saw her new CD in the shop the week before. I should have read the song titles for grammar and maybe that would have been closer to the front of my mind. Yeah I know I had Brandy's Greatest Hits in my hand this week but I know all of her songs.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank ROCKET 22983 x 11492 278 1530 LITBOX 21974 x 10987 292 1686 MADDOG 20457 x 10229 314 1924 BERGIE 15882 23823 * 264 TRASH 14288 21432 * 356 PAR 8767 x 4383 5752 5738 QTS 5886 x 2943 7148 6818 KAREN 287 x 144 9860 5738 * one of Richard's board finished 85th but he was signing off during the rankings. [ntn.com lists 9403 players]
If I'd have got that Encore right, I would have just squeaked onto the Top 20. It will probably be the last time I get close until the soccer season is over because my OnBeat round will begin to suffer spending so much time going to games and writing up reports. I think I'll change my opinion about splitting for the final question. Most of the groups that play in the teams that write to the Playback message board use this practise. Getting the final question wrong messes up my week. Next time if in doubt, I'll try it. Most of the time, I can narrow the possibilities down to two anyway.
Other games:...I start the evening with ROCKET at 3,178,500 P+ points and LITBOX at 985,500.
8:00pm...Countdown...ROCKET...11013/15000...1st/8...1000+ points...I'm 100th in NA...bar is 116th.
..............LITBOX...10980/15000...2nd/8...1000+ points...I'm 102nd in NA.
I got a lot of help here. 8:30pm...Tuned In Countdown...ROCKET...10917/15000...1st/7...1000+ points...I'm 162nd.
..............LITBOX...10891/15000...2nd/7...1000+ points...I'm 167th...bar is 229th.
No Simpsons question this week. Yeah!
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
10:00pm...RetroTV Countdown...ROCKET...12189/15000...1st/4...1000+ points...I'm 149th in NA.
............LITBOX...12188/15000...2nd/4...1000+ points...I'm 150th in NA...bar is 845th in NA.
no friends stay behind for this game but I do better than usual.
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