NTN Encore Question of October 28th, 2006.
Played at Joe Mercury's Bar & Grill in Toronto Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with two boards as ROCKET and LITBOX with Rob COSMO, Sean METLCA, and Phil PLBAAB.
I arrived tonight, said 'Hello' to everybody, sat down, started to clean my glasses and snapped the frames right at the bridge! Now I was in trouble as I can't see without them. I can't rest them on my nose like the rare times I've broken an arm. Suggestions from the table--get Krazy Glue or tape. Better than just watching blurs all night. Well the variety store is still open a few doors over so I go there and have to have the owner pick them off the shelf for me. Back into the bar and now to try to glue them together. Phil takes the lead and Sean holds a penlight flashlight which really helps see what we're doing. Well they hold together well enough for me to put them on and me to play the night. I have a spare pair of glasses at home (one hour away) in my car bag in case I ever get marooned miles from home.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...5000/5000...1st/10...ROCKET and PLBAAB win win round. ..........LITBOX...4500/5000...3rd/10...three way tie. I guessed a few but split on the first question.. OnBeat...ROCKET...13000/14000...3rd/10...METLCA and COSMO win round. ..........LITBOX...12500/14000...5th/10. 8 right and 1 wrong was great but I guess the last question wrong although I've told the others I could narrow it down to two. Help on about two questions. JukeBox...ROCKET...18813/20000...1st/10...my two win round. ...........LITBOX...18313/20000...3rd/10. These were all a Halloween category themes like 'Blood', 'Scream', and 'Monster' although the questions weren't all gruesome. Triviaoke...ROCKET...25983/28000...1st/9...METLCA wins round. .........LITBOX...25413/28000...3rd/9. I didn't take any -250 but I had one for +200. The lyrics to 'Monster Mash' and The Cranberries 'Zombie' to keep the Halloween theme going. I was fine with a round like this. Wow this is a high score.
Now the Encore answers come up. Quite a mix here. This could be anything.
Encore Question:...This artist's albums included 1986's "Eye Of The Zombie" and 1997's "Blue Moon Swamp":
This sounds familiar but I don't know this one right off but was just ready to start picking out who it wasn't when Rob said '2'. Yeah I say and remember the song 'Centerfield' which I was thinking of earlier this week when the baseball World Series was on. [Actually that song wasn't on either of these albums.] They've been able to keep the Halloween theme going.
Correct Answer:....2. John Fogerty
[NTN Extra Fact:...Fogerty is in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as part of Creedance Clearwater Revival.]
I'm right and win as ROCKET with 38839. I finish 4th overall on the Network Top 20 in all North America. The bar is 2nd in North America with a 38142 average. I earn 3000+ points for making this week's standard of 19000 points. I finish 2nd on this bar's Hall of Fame board for best Playback score in the last twelve months. [ntn.com kept us in 2nd place out of 1550 bars with our 38839 average].
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank ROCKET 25893 38839 4 11 COSMO 25865 38797 5 12 LITBOX 25413 38119 6 17 METLCA 25361 38056 7 18 PLBAAB 24602 36903 8 24 TCB 15933 23899 2086 523 HEVY D 14127 21190 2983 737 RUDE 8199 x 4099 8642 3881 JEBUS 7395 x 3698 8775 4082 [ntn.com listed 6041 players].
Other games:...I'm visiting so I can't check my P+ points.
8:00pm...Jukebox...ROCKET...8863/14000...3rd/8...1000+ points...I'm 102nd in NA...bar is 439th in NA.
I don't start off because we're still fixing my glasses...HEVY D wins.
8:30pm...Tuned-in TV...ROCKET...8478/15000...4th/10...1000+ points...I'm 2773rd in NA...bar is 381st in NA.
...............LITBOX...8457/15000...5th/10...1000+ points...I'm 2791st in NA...COSMO wins.
One Simpson's question which I didn't know...Lots of 'new' TV questions which I need a lot of help with to get this low score.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
10:00pm...RetroTV Countdown...ROCKET...14325/15000...1st/9...1000+ points...I'm 81st in NA.
..............LITBOX...14325/15000...1st/9...1000+ points...I'm 81st in NA...bar is 124th in NA.
15 perfect scores at other bars. I was having to turn around to see the board after Phil turned my closest monitor to the in-house channel to watch the Karoake singers. An angel-costumed looking and acting like Courtney Love + 50 pounds singing "Wild Thing" and some guy singing/playing air-keyboards (!) during the breaks in "Take On Me" were the highlights.
My glasses did break apart again when I took them off in the subway to read a newspaper but I was able to get home alright. Tonight was a real team effort and I mean not just answering questions. My friends saved me from a miserable night.
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