NTN Encore Question of February 18th, 2006.
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. One Playmaker each is the limit here. Some of the patrons were setting up for a birthday party and I had to shift over one chair so I could see around some helium balloons that had been tied to a railing and floating in front of the monitor I was watching during this game and a group of guests just arriving in time to walk across before the Encore but otherwise no problems.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...5000/5000...1st/8...ROCKET, METCLA, PLBAAB, and SLEDOG co-win round. I guess correctly 2 for 2. OnBeat...ROCKET...12000/14000...2nd/8...METLCA wins round. I get 7 right and 2 wrong with an answer from Rob helping out. Olympic ceremonies and Grammy winners were some of the questions asked this week. That score is alright but there's one more about this year's Oscar Best Song nods I should have got. JukeBox...ROCKET...17118/20000...3rd/8...PLBAAB wins round...METLCA has lead with 18389. Triviaoke...24332/28000...4th/8...METLCA wins round...I'm pleased as with some help I avoid any -250s in this round. There's Metallica lyrics here which Sean knows for full marks. Not quite an Encore question so not the same as what Rob and I faced for favourite artists appearing as the final question with-in the last month.
Now the Encore answers come up. Singers from the 1960s? I know two of them but this could be tough.
Encore Question:...Which 1960's singer recorded the hits "Tell A Stranger" and "Baby I'm Yours"?
I've heard "Baby I'm Yours" before and thought I owned it on a compilation disc [nope]. So that voice hmm. It's not the two I know well. I know the voice of Doris Troy (Just One Look and backup singing on the Pink Floyd album Dark Side Of The Moon) and Martha Reeves (& The Vandellas hits) so I tell that to the guys. Rob thinks it's Barbara Lewis and feels stronger now that I got rid of those two. OK we're all in for '3' which has become the new default/most popular choice in the last long while.
Correct Answer:....3. Barbara Lewis
[NTN Extra Fact:...missed it as my micro recorder battery died.]
I'm right and stay at 4th place with 36498. I finish 15th overall in all North America. The bar is 11th with a 31821 average. Too bad we can't have a fifth board to improve the bar average. I earn 3000+ points for meeting this week's 15000 standard. METLCA wins with 39411 and makes 2nd in this bar's Hall Of Fame. [ntn.com kept us in 11th out of 1927 bars].
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank METLCA 26274 39411 5 20 COSMO 24466 36699 12 34 PLBAAB 24458 36687 13 36 ROCKET 24332 36498 14 40 SLEDOG 19625 x 9812 10000 2478 TCB 18615 x 9307 10001 2672 PINA 16696 x 8348 10002 3096 BTTYBP 14058 x 7029 10003 3750 [ntn.com listed 8364 players]
Other games:...I'm visiting so I don't see my P+ points.
7:30pm...Countdown...2340/15000...7th/7...500+ points...I'm 10002nd...bar is 286th...TCB wins.
8:00pm...Countdown...9949/15000...1st/7...1000+ points...I'm 290th...bar is 422nd.
8:30pm...Tuned In Countdown...10732/15000...4th/7...1000+ points...I'm 170th in NA...bar is 11th in NA with a 10853 average....TCB wins.
No Simpson's questions this week. Great!...lot's of help this game.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
10:00pm...Dodge trailer pull ad...I back 1. White but earn 0+ points because 2. Red wins. Sean and Phil have that choice covered. We have no graphics again during this mini-game.
10:00pm...RetroTV...13311/15000...3rd/8...1000+ points...I'm 68th in NA...bar is 172nd...COSMO wins...lots of help again this game.
Next week it's back to The Frog & Firkin.
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