NTN Encore Question of August 2nd, 2008.
Played at The Squire & Firkin in Etobicoke, Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with two boards as ROCKET and LITBOX with Rob COSMO/CARIBA and Sean METLCA. I actually start the game with CARIBA (named from where I was earlier today...The Caribana Parade) and Rob worked two boards untel Sean arrived to take his board. He'd only missed the Tune Up round.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...5000/5000...1st/7...our five boards win and LYNN too. ...........LITBOX...5000/5000...1st/7...no guessing needed this week and many I knew before the answers came up. OnBeat...ROCKET...13000/14000...1st/7...I go 8 for 9 with my two boards as does METLCA. ..........LITBOX...13000/14000...1st/7...thanks to Rob for knowing that the Jonas Brothers parents had to sign for them to buy a house in Texas. I didn't know where they were from! We all miss the Pearl Jam charity gigs at the Beacon Theatre. Jukebox...ROCKET...19000/20000...1st/7...my two win round with a 6000 point sweep. ...........LITBOX...19000/20000...1st/7. Triviaoke...ROCKET...23052/28000...1st/7...LYNN rounds. ...........LITBOX...23052/28000...1st/7...I take three -250 scores this round which makes me think we won't get a good score. Rob gets me two or I'd have done worse.
Now the Encore answers come up. Male singers. Rick Springfield the only non-English guy. What would this be about?
Encore Question:...Which musician wrote and starred in the 1984 movie "Give My Regards To Broad Street"?
Rob and I know this right away. I say I know it but we don't say it out loud as the other two players have been listening us the whole game from the next booth over. I sit across the aisle so I'm closer to the television and can read the small letters. Sort of mean. This is one of the few albums by this artist that I don't own. I've never seen the movie either.
Correct Answer:....2. Paul McCartney
[NTN Extra Fact:...Ringo was also in the film and he even had a few lines.]
Paul McCartney was in the news recently for playing a huge concert to mark the 400th anniversary of Quebec City. Also he guested at the Shea Stadium concert of Billy Joel.
I'm right and win as LITBOX and ROCKET at 34578. I finish 7th in North America. The bar is 10th in NA at 33118. I earn 3000+ points for making this week's standard of 20000.
(ntn.com left our bar at 10th out of 1859 bars)
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank LITBOX 23052 34578 7 22 ROCKET 23052 34578 7 22 METLCA 22284 33426 17 57 COSMO 21112 31668 44 132 TJ 20895 31342 49 140 LYNN 20276 31089 52 152 CARIBA 20565 30847 56 161 (ntn.com listed 8113 players)
I got here pretty late as I wanted to make sure I saw the end of the Caribana Parade this year. I sunburned again although it rained twice. Don't I ever learn?
Other games:...I'm visiting so I don't know what my Players Plus points are.
8:30pm...Buzztime 15 minute game out of 10000. I don't know what my score was as the Playmaker board score disappeared right after the game ended. 8:45pm...Tuned-In 15 minute game out of 10000. I have 6771 and 7769 and finished 799th and 85th but no bar rankings below the Top 20. 9:00pm...Playback (see above).
10:00pm...Know Your Server...complete waste of time. Don't know if anyone earns points on this game. How are we to know the personal habits and likes of waitresses thousands of miles away? I'll be turning my boards in earlier from now on.
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