NTN Encore Question of March 11th, 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. Getting a second board was tough to do but I saw that a player using WOLF M had signed off at the end of the last game so I asked at the bar if the board had been turned in yet. Yep. I missed the Players Plus Standard this week but we always bet 50% anyway. Getting a first board was tough too because I had to ask a friend who had a board but was ignoring the On-Line Poker to let me have it. It appears obvious the bar gave up their second group of ten boards and will get by with only ten and save the extra rental fee.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...5000/5000...1st/5...our five boards all co-win round. ..........LITBOX...5000/5000...1st/5. I went 1 for 1 in guessing...Everything else at least one of us was sure about. OnBeat...ROCKET...14000/14000...1st/5...the five of us go 9 for 9 to co-win round. ..........LITBOX...14000/14000...1st/5. All 9 right and 0 wrong was great. Thanks to Rob for one of these answers. JukeBox...ROCKET...18275/20000...3rd/5...PLBAAB wins round and has lead. ...........LITBOX...18255/20000...4th/5. Categories weren't obvious Cat/Dogs, Girls/Boys, Men/Women but turned out to be mostly song titles with these words. I had to change answers on the third clue on two of them. Triviaoke...ROCKET...23768/28000...1st/5...my two boards co-win round. .........LITBOX...23748/28000...3rd/5. I took only one -250 this round and one change for about 150 points.
Now the Encore answers come up. They're all movie titles. Make sure Rob bets 50% this week!
Encore Question:...Which of these films failed to receive an Oscar nomination in any music category?:
Before the answers came back up, Rob says "It's not Grease". From his knowledge of Olivia Newton-John I'll believe that. That may be all I need. I know from watching the Oscars that before they introduced the performance of "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp" they gave some other funny titles that had won Oscars as Best Song and I recognized a song from Mary Poppins. Hmm now Fame had that song that won [the title song of course] although I'm thinking "What A Feeling" which is an Irene Cara song from a different movie [Flashdance]. The Sound Of Music won everything in its year so it probably won at least for musical score. That leaves Saturday Night Fever which I've answered when the titles first come up. I'm not intimidated by all the Number 1 songs or that it is the best selling soundtrack album of all time which I mentioned before the question even came up. Great we all agree then.
Correct Answer:....3. Saturday Night Fever
[NTN Extra Fact:...The film's only nomination was for John Travolta's Best Actor In A Leading Role.]
I'm right and win with ROCKET at 35652. I finish 3rd in on the Network Top 20 in all North America. The bar is 2nd in North America with a 34957 average. I earn 3000+ points for making this week's standard which I didn't notice hunting for a second board. I'm 1st on this bar's Hall of Fame after some of our great scores had expired after the one year mark. [ntn.com kept us in 2nd place out of 1926 bars].
I knew we had a good game but it must have been a hard Encore because a Top 20 bar finished only needed 17356 average and Top 20 individual needed only 30327.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank ROCKET 23768 35652 3 7 COSMO 23758 35637 4 8 LITBOX 23748 35622 5 9 METLCA 23144 34716 6 15 PLBAAB 22075 33122 8 21 [ntn.com listed 9347 players]
Other games:...I start the evening with ROCKET at 3,392,500 P+ points and LITBOX at 1,148,000.
7:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...3142/15000...5th/5...500+ points...I'm 6356th in NA...bar is 888th...METLCA wins.
I've got a board in time for the last five questions. 8:00pm...Countdown...ROCKET...11081/15000...1st/5...1000+ points...I'm 61st...bar is 467th.
8:30pm...Tuned In TV Countdown...ROCKET...9962/15000...2nd/5...1000+ points...I'm 467th in NA...bar is 834th or maybe I've mixed that up with individual rank...METLCA wins.
One Simpsons question this week and we had to wait until the third clue.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
There was no Dodge Truck pull mini-game tonight.
10:00pm...RetroTV Countdown...ROCKET...11009/15000...2nd/5...1000+ points...I'm 181st in NA.
.............LITBOX...11009/15000...2nd/5...1000+ points...I'm 181st in NA...bar is 303rd in NA...COSMO wins.
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