NTN Encore Question of January 28th, 2006.
Played at the Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with two boards as ROCKET and LITBOX with Rob COSMO, Sean METLCA and Phil PLBAAB.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...4500/5000...1st/5...our five boards win this round. ..........LITBOX...4500/5000...1st/5. I went 1 for 2 in guessing...My fault for thinking Billy Shears was not a real person. I knew about the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) crest (my province) on Sgt Pepper and that was where the contest winner was from. OnBeat...ROCKET...9500/14000...2nd/5...METLCA wins round with 6 right and 3 wrong. ..........LITBOX...9500/14000...2nd/5. 5 right and 4 wrong was a big disappointment. Dreadful! I didn't see the Guess Who (Canadian group) as a choice for an answer so got that wrong. Looks like I won't get to 20000 this week! JukeBox...ROCKET...14729/20000...3rd/5...PLBAAB wins round. METLCA in lead. ...........LITBOX...14736/20000...3rd/5. A good round but 1998 to know which lady won an AMA for best vocalist was too specific for the way I think. Ooh it was Shania Twain so another Canadian answer I get wrong. Triviaoke...ROCKET...19095/28000...2nd/5...METLCA wins round. .........LITBOX...19082/28000...3rd/5. I took two -250s this round. I get the Canadian answer right away. Forget Tesla, to me it was Five Man Electrical Band from Ottawa who had "Signs" first.
Now the Encore answers come up. I should be able to get this. Some groups I know better than others. None of us have really great scores with just Sean reaching 20000.
Encore Question:...Gerald Casale was one of the founding members of this pop band from the 1980's:
I usually start dictating the question but only read two words and I know the answer. Jerry V! This was the first concert I ever paid to see. I blurt it out to the rest of them. At least I don't admit that I was a member of their fan club and when I ordered something, my money order was sent back because their merchandise outlet went out of business. No more fan clubs for me...until I joined the Kylie Minogue fan club in 1988. I think my first concert was in a tent at Northtown Shopping Centre to see a few songs by local band Edward Bear ("The Last Song", "You Me And Mexico") but I was shopping with my parents and left with them.
I had read a few articles by Casale in the last few months as his group continued to make the news.
Correct Answer:....3. Devo
[NTN Extra Fact:...The band is coming out with a CD/DVD collection in March 2006.]
I'm right and stay in 2nd with ROCKET at 28642. I finish 30th in all North America. The bar is 4th in North America with a 28750 average. I earn 3000+ points for making this week's standard of 21000. [NTN.com kept us in 4th place out of 1998 bars].
I was stunned that we were so highly ranked with such a modest score. I'd just read about Casale this week on Billboard.com with his formation of Devo 2.0 (a group of children who he's taught to sing and play Devo songs in concert). The group has done soundtracks for television shows and video games. There's been a fair amount of headlines during the last year.
Actually seeing how poorly most bars did, I saw that we could have done so much better if I'd have been more 'on' this week for maybe two or three more correct answers.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank METLCA 20455 30682 11 23 ROCKET 19095 28642 30 51 LITBOX 19082 28623 31 52 COSMO 18987 28480 32 56 PLBAAB 18217 27325 43 93 [NTN.com listed 8672 players]
Other games:...I start the evening with ROCKET at 3,355,000 P+ points and LITBOX at 1,135,500.
8:00pm...Countdown...ROCKET...11557/15000...2nd/5...1000+ points...I'm 143rd.
............LITBOX...11511/15000...3rd/5...1000+ points...I'm 147th...bar is 343rd...COSMO wins.
8:30pm...Tuned In TV Countdown...ROCKET...11791/15000...2nd/5...1000+ points...I'm 385th in NA.
..............LITBOX...11148/15000...3rd/5...1000+ points...I'm 395th in NA...bar is 170th in NA...COSMO wins.
One Simpsons question this week which we couldn't get. There was a Matt Groening=Life In Hell question in another game which I easily got. That cartoon used to be funny but not for the last ten years.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
I didn't notice any Dodge Truck game this week but I missed looking down on our boards to see if it was offered even through we don't get the graphics on our monitor.
10:00pm...RetroTV Countdown...ROCKET...13970/15000...3rd/7...1000+ points...I'm 102nd in NA.
.............LITBOX...13983/15000...2nd/7...1000+ points...I'm 100th in NA...bar is 52nd in NA...METLCA wins.
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