NTN Encore Question of December 9th, 2006.
Played at 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. We're here a second week in a row as Phil wanted to line up The Frog & Firkin for next week as his staff Christmas party is there in the afternoon so it's easier for him to just stay an extra few hours.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...4000/5000...6th/8...HEVY D wins with 5000. ..........LITBOX...4000/5000...6th/8. I went 0 for 2 on guesses which was worse than my friends. OnBeat...ROCKET...11000/14000...3rd/9...my two boards and COSMO, and METLCA co-win this round. ..........LITBOX...11000/14000...3rd/9. 7 right and 2 wrong was alright but I should have got the Mary J Blige question because earlier today I actually wrote down she'd won 9 Billboard awards. JukeBox...ROCKET...16077/20000...2nd/9...METLCA wins round and is in lead. ...........LITBOX...16063/20000...3rd/9. Triviaoke...ROCKET...19175/28000...3rd/9...COSMO wins round. .........LITBOX...19152/28000...4th/9. I took three -250s this round and change another one for about 150 points so don't reach 20000 points.
Now the Encore answers come up. I don't know any of these songs.
Encore Question:...This 1997 CD was the first album released by Five For Fighting:
I don't know this. I say '4' before the answers come back up. Then I start to doubt that maybe all the titles were released by this group. I got my friends not to split the answer. I just knew this band wasn't really popular until 2001.
Correct Answer:....3. Message For Albert
[NTN Extra Fact:...Five For Fighting consists primarily of one person--John Ondrasik.]
I'm wrong and drop to 4th place as ROCKET with 9588. I finish 4528th overall in all North America. The bar is 18th in North America with a 10462 average. I earn 1500+ points for missing this week's standard of which I think was 21000 points. Everyone in the bar was wrong but HEVY D won because he only risk 10%. [ntn.com knocked our bar down to 131st out of 1891 with a 10462 average].
Wow that was a low score for all North America. I convinced our group to go with an album by The Verve released in 1997! Oops. My music book reveals that "America Town" was released in 2001 and "The Battle For Everything" came out in 2004. "Two Lights" was released in 2006 (found on the internet). "Message For Albert" wasn't in my book which means it couldn't have sold more than 6000 copies in any one week. That would make it pretty obscure. Strange I felt I should know this although it wasn't in my book because I'd glanced over an interview with Ondrasik within the last few months and that may have been some background info. Also earlier today driving my father home from grocery shopping we'd passed on our street "Albert's house" who we'd only known as "Lilac Man" over the years because of his garden but his name was Uncle Albert when I finally ask his nephew hauling away furniture that he'd fallen and had to be put in a nursing home. Haa. It's always the Paul McCartney song that I think of though.
I still felt bad because Sean said before the Encore he'd go for '3' if we didn't know. I'd thought about the quizwriters running the table this late in the year because they chose '1' and then '2' the last two weeks. Well first try next week I'll think all I can about '4' before the question comes up.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank COSMO 22135 x 11068 3683 1027 METLCA 20269 x 10135 4216 1286 ROCKET 19175 x 9588 4528 1479 LITBOX 19152 x 9576 4535 1481 TCB 17938 x 8969 4881 1701 PLBAAB 17453 x 8727 5019 1803 HEVY D 13274 x 11947 3182 805 JEBUS 12048 x 6024 6562 3375 [ntn.com listed 8148 players]
Other games:...I'm visiting so can't check my P+ points.
Every game except the first and Playback I forget to check my ROCKET board which brings up a menu of games to play so I miss out the first question. 7:30pm...Triviaoke...ROCKET...4160/15000...7th/8...500+ points...TCB wins...I'm 6515th in NA...bar is 17th in NA with an 8650 average...I'm here in time for the last five question.
8:00pm...Jukebox...ROCKET...12251/14000...4th/9...1000+ points... I'm 35th in NA...METLCA wins...bar is 4th in NA with a 12917 average.
.............LITBOX...12826/15000...2nd/9...1000+ points...I'm 25th in NA.
8:30pm...Tuned-in TV...ROCKET...8861/15000...3rd/12...1000+ points...I'm 1915th in NA...bar is 9th in NA with a 9122 average.
...............LITBOX...9206/15000...2nd/12...1000+ points...I'm 1600th in NA.
No Simpson's questions this week. Great.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
10:00pm...RetroTV Countdown...ROCKET...13274/15000...4th/9...1000+ points...I'm 190th in NA.
..............LITBOX...13606/15000...3rd/9...1000+ points...I'm 62nd in NA...bar is 10th in NA with a 13481 average.
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