Encore Question of August 13th, 2005.
Played at the Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with two boards as ROCKET and LITBOX with Rob COSMO/CYCLE2 and Phil PLBAAB. I'm surprised they're here again three weeks in a row.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...4500/5000...2nd/7...LITBOX wins round. ..........LITBOX...5000/5000...1st/7. I split on one and was right on 2 of 2 guesses and the guys gave me one. OnBeat...ROCKET...8500/14000...5th/7...PLBAAB, CYCLE2, COSMO win with 6 of 9. ..........LITBOX...9000/14000...4th/7. 4 right and 5 wrong was dreadful. I should have known more instead of relying on their guesses and miscommunication ("I thought you knew") led me to change to the wrong answers a few times. Looks like I won't make 20000 before the Encore round. I didn't spend enough time studying. I actually wasted some of the afternoon searching through boxes of tapes to play the Kate Bush video from last week's Encore. Actually not how I remembered it but the song was what I must have remembered. JukeBox...ROCKET...14431/20000...5th/7...COSMO wins round. ...........LITBOX...14940/20000...4th/7. We got the categories we wanted. I ran the answers except for one of those "all of these except" where I started at the bottom and missed the full 1000 reading through the choices upward to '1'. Triviaoke...ROCKET...18026/28000...5th/7...PLBAAB wins round. .........LITBOX...18514/28000...4th/7. I took three -250s again with some miscommunication swinging me off answers.
Now the Encore answers come up. Male singers. These guys don't have too much in common.
Encore Question:...He honed his skills in a bluegrass band called "Mother McRee's Uptown Jug Champions":
I read the words 'Jug Band' and think "How 1960s is that?". That should narrow it down. I know I've read something about so I pick Jerry Garcia. I tell the others. Phil's in OK but Rob was splitting between two other answers. Phil gets him to change but he only has time for one and has a board marooned on Bruce Hornsby. [actually I later read he was a member of Grateful Dead in later years].
Correct Answer:....3. Jerry Garcia
[NTN Extra Fact:...The group also featured his future Grateful Dead bandmates Pigpen and Bob Weir.]
I could have been more positive and forced everyone to switch earlier but I had to think about it because I wasn't sure. The fact isn't mentioned in my book at home which gives a brief bio of each group so I must have read that somewhere else or it might have even been a question in an ntn game.
I'm right and advance one place as LITBOX with 27771. I finish 112th on the Network Top 20 in all North America. The bar finishes at 277th thanks to the splitting. If we'd moved every box to the correct answer, we'd have just made the Top 20. I earn 3000+ points for meeting this week's standard of 20000 points. [ntn.com moved our bar up to 29th out of 1883 with a 25239 average].
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank PLBAAB 20700 31050 65 143 COSMO 20252 30378 75 168 CYCLE2 19914 x 9957 1880 2084 LITBOX 18514 27771 112 273 ROCKET 18026 27039 122 318 FLO 5304 x 2652 7837 6356 ART 5197 5716 5338 4419 [ntn.com listed 8438 players]
I got beaten up this game. Could I see this coming? I came in tonight to sit down at the table and caught my knee on one of the iron table legs that are in the middle of the table as support. When my friends left after the game, I switched sides to face the monitor and hit the same knee on the other side of the table.
Other games:...I start the evening with ROCKET at 3,262,000 P+ points and LITBOX at 1,062,500.
8:00pm...Countdown...ROCKET...11038/15000...4th/5...1000+ points...I'm 121st in NA.
.........LITBOX...11059/15000...3rd/5...1000+ points...I'm 120th in NA...bar is 186th...COSMO wins?
8:30pm...Tuned In Countdown...ROCKET...12270/15000...2nd/5...1000+ points...I'm 207th in NA.
..............LITBOX...12362/15000...1st/5...1000+ points...I'm 226th in NA...bar is 206th.
Three Simpson's questions but the guys know two of them. I received lots of help this game. 9:00pm...Playback (see above).
10:00pm...RetroTV...ROCKET...13423/15000...2nd/4...1000+ points...I'm 113th in NA
..............LITBOX...13447/15000...1st/4...1000+ points...I'm 110th in NA...bar is 1342nd in NA with a 13801 average.
My friends leave to see a late movie. There's one Simpsons question in this game but it was about the Tracey Ullman Show.
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