NTN Encore Question of March 25th, 2006.
Played at the Joe Mercury's in Toronto Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with two boards as ROCKET and LITBOX with Rob COSMO, Sean METLCA, and Phil PLBAAB. I got a board when I arrived which was the last one in the rack of ten at the bar but when we noticed later there were more than ten boards playing, I went to the other counter down a staircase and got one from there. Now we had five boards, enough to rank the bar without relying on others. I never thought that this place has become easier to get boards than The Frog & Firkin which has downgraded to one rack of ten boards.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...5000/5000...1st/12...my two boards and COSMO co-win round. ..........LITBOX...5000/5000...1st/12. I went 2 for 2 in guessing. OnBeat...ROCKET...13000/14000...1st/12...our five boards go 8 for 9 to co-win round. ..........LITBOX...13000/14000...1st/12. 8 right and 1 wrong was great as I'd never heard of the answer we missed. JukeBox...ROCKET...17869/20000...2nd/12...METLCA wins round. COSMO has lead at 17940. ...........LITBOX...17822/20000...3rd/12. Triviaoke...ROCKET...22817/28000...3rd/12...METLCA wins round. .........LITBOX...22765/28000...4th/12. I took two -250 this round. Rob got me one I didn't know but Sean pulled me off it. Sean has made a comeback after starting last when someone tried to log onto his frequency before the game costing him the first question.
Now the Encore answers come up. It's hard to think with the karaoke starting half hour early because of a birthday party. Let's make sure everybody risks 50%. My LITBOX board has faded so much as the game's gone on that I can't read the screen anymore.
Encore Question:...Paul Weller was the leader of this popular UK band from the 1970s and 1980s:
I knew it after the first two words! I didn't give the others the time to read the question before I was shouting it out over the volume of the karaoke noise. I wanted that one as Rob was calling out many answers a split second before me in previous rounds. Paul Weller is a solo act now and was in town earlier this year. No decisions about splitting the final answer although I've changed my mind and will do that if needed from now on.
My thoughts go from thinking of their song "A Town Called Malice" to their song "Down In The Tube Station At Midnight" as earlier tonight I avoided a fight with some tough guy smoking on the subway platform.
Correct Answer:....1. The Jam
[NTN Extra Fact:...The Jam's first Polydor single "In The City" was released in 1977.]
I'm right and stay in 3rd place as ROCKET. I finish 8th in North America with 34225. The bar is 4th in North America with a 33995 average. I earn 3000+ points for making this week's standard of 19000 points. [ntn.com left the bar in 4th with a 33995 average out of 1927 bars].
Sean was a good sport and admitted later he didn't know the answer. I celebrate the next day on a trek downtown to replace a defective Rick James CD by buying a larger collection of greatest hits by The Jam than the one I owned from years ago on cassette tape.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank METLCA 23295 34943 6 21 COSMO 22966 34449 7 28 ROCKET 22817 34225 8 31 LITBOX 22765 34147 9 32 PLBAAB 21467 32214 13 47 RINGS 18922 28383 901 117 HEVY D 15920 23880 2344 232 TCB 15193 x 7597 ---- 2461 BTTYBP 14791 22186 ---- 292 JAB 14763 x 7368 79xx 2621 PINA 12810 19215 3840 409 D R 11631 x 5816 ---- 3717 [ntn.com listed 9452 players]
Other games:...I'm visiting so don't know what my P+ points are.
7:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...2234/15000...10th/10...500+ points...I'm 7798th in NA...bar is 15th in NA with a 9664 average...TCB wins and is 15th in NA with 11919.
I've got a board in time for the last five questions.
I get lots of help for all these games.
8:00pm...Countdown...ROCKET...13580/15000...1st/10...1000+ points...I'm 19th on the Network Top 20 in NA...bar is 9th in NA with a 12959 average.
8:30pm...Tuned In TV Countdown...ROCKET...12307/15000...4th/10...1000+ points...I'm 150th in NA...bar is 6th in NA with a 12880 average...TCB wins and is 9th in NA.
No Simpsons question this week. Great.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
There was the Dodge Truck pull mini-game tonight...I split my boards and covered one of the right ones. "1. White" won and ROCKET got it and I earned 500+ points.
10:00pm...RetroTV Countdown...ROCKET...13218/15000...2nd/11...1000+ points...I'm 201st in NA...METLCA wins.
.............LITBOX...13196/15000...3rd/11...1000+ points...I'm 217th in NA...bar is 7th in NA with a 12691 average...I play as LITBOX unable to read the display screen but it didn't really make a difference.
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