NTN Encore Question of November 5th, 2005.
Played at Joe Mercury's Bar & Grill in Toronto, Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with one board as ROCKET with Rob COSMO, Sean METLCA, and Phil PLBAAB. I've never been to this bar before. My friends told me before I got here they only have ten Playmakers.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...4500/5000...3rd/8...METLCA, and TCB co-win round. OnBeat...ROCKET...11500/14000...5th/8...PLBAAB, HEVY D, and TCB win round. 7 right and 2 wrong is just fine. I haven't had internet access for three days as my provider is trying to convert my dial-up service to high-speed but something has gone wrong. The questions that I did get are those that have been in the mainstream press. JukeBox...ROCKET...15141/20000...6th/9...TCB wins round and has lead with 18045. I found this a difficult round this week although we got the categories we wanted. Triviaoke...ROCKET...22133/28000...1st/9...I win this round. Amazing! The round I usually do worst in but I take no -250s and take the lead.
Now the Encore answers come up. Pre-rock lady singers? This should be tough as I don't know much detail about any of them.
Encore Question:...In 2005, Bette Midler released an album covering the songs of which legendary artist?
I don't even have time to think of this before Rob says it's Rosemary Clooney. OK we're all in. With 10 seconds to go though, he says he's now not sure! Ack now I don't have time to play through who it may be instead. Well I don't change.
Correct Answer:....5. Peggy Lee
[NTN Extra Fact:...I missed it although Rob says it was something about Bette Midler covering Rosemary Clooney songs in 2003.]
I'm wrong and fall to 4th place. I finish 257th in North America. The bar is 178th. TADA wins and is 24th in North America. I earn only 1500+ points for missing this week's standard of 18000. [ntn.com knocks me down to 823rd out of 6235 players]
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank ROCKET 22133 x 11067 257 TCB 20122 x 10061 297 PLBAAB 19339 x 9670 316 COSMO 19289 x 9645 317 HEVY D 18978 x 17081 113 METLCA 18742 x 11246 251 TADA 17808 26712 24 DRUID 4562 x 2281 7284 STAR 1623 x 811 9034 [ntn.com raises us to 36th out of 1559 bars]
I should have had this Encore. I remember reading about Midler's album a few months ago and thinking at the time this would be asked as an OnBeat question because they'd asked the Encore "Kiss My Brass" earlier in the year as the name of her 2004 tour. I'd have liked to have set my brain to work instead of leaving it to Rob. Rob was right about Midler covering Rosemary Clooney songs in 2003.
I'd never been to this bar before. It was right outside the Dundas West station which means two subways to get there. It didn't take much longer in time than when I walk to the Frog & Firkin. I like my regular place better because I can listen to my walkman coming and going. On the subway it does give me a chance to read whatever I've brought with me...this week reading a Billboard magazine from two weeks ago.
This place had Karaoke start up just after the end of the Playback game so it was not a distraction. Most of the talent was the same three guys who my friends have nicknames for---like Mumbles for his singing style. Other characters to watch out while the games were on was TCB who my friends don't like but I didn't hear anything from him all night. The bar kindly turned on a second monitor so we could all sit around our table like we were playing cards rather than squashed together like a TV sitcom.
Other games:...I'm visiting so I don't see my P+ points.
8:00pm...Countdown...11146/15000...1st/8...1000+ points...I'm 11th in Canada on the Network Top 20...bar is 3rd in Canada.
8:30pm...Tuned In Countdown...10585/15000...1st/8...1000+ points...I'm 83rd in NA...bar is 18th in NA with a 9759 average.
Two Simpson's questions this week which I couldn't get. 9:00pm...Playback (see above).
10:00pm...RetroTV...12173/15000...2nd/10...1000+ points...I'm 111th in NA...bar is 17th in NA.
Next week since my friends plan on going back to The Frog & Firkin, I'll go back too and hopefully find at least one monitor not tuned to Video Poker so we can play NTN Trivia.
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