NTN Encore Question of March 5th, 2011.
Played at The Squire & Firkin in Etobicoke, Ontario.

Headliner:...BLACK EYED PEAS over Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga

Encore Question:...On which Black Eyed Peas album will you find the song 'Request Line'?

Tonight I'm playing as ROCKET and LITBOX with Rob COSMO, Sean METLCA and Phil PLBAAB.

Here's how my game went and my comments:

Tune Up...ROCKET...5000/5000...1st/9...our five win the round.     
.............LITBOX...5000/5000...1st/9...no guessing required this week.
The LineUp...ROCKET...12000/15000...1st/9...my two and COSMO and METLCA are in the lead.  
...........LITBOX...12000/15000...1st/9. 
I go 7 for 10 for an OK score.      
Triviaoke...ROCKET...19520/25000...1st/9...ROCKET wins round.   
..........LITBOX...19430/25000...2nd/9...I take two -250 this week...Rob got me one.
Opening Act...ROCKET...24520/35000...2nd/9...COSMO wins round and is in the lead. 
................LITBOX...24430/35000...3rd/9.
The Pound key round.  I must have got 5 right for 1000, 2 for +250, 2 for -250, and 1 I didn't answer.
I called out a correct answer for 1000 and didn't look down at my boards to see I'd answered a split second too late and didn't notice
until they'd cycled through a second time so turned that answer into -250. Rob got me to change one for a +250. 
Headliner...ROCKET...40270/56250...1st/9.   
............LITBOX...40180/56250...2nd/9.
BLACK EYED PEAS:...1. Which of these people is *NOT a member of Black Eyed Peas?--Sisqo...2. The Black Eyed Peas song 'Hey Mama' was used in
an ad for:--Apple I-Pod...3. What is the given name of Black Eyed Peas member Fergie?--Stacy Ferguson...4. In 2005 the Black Eyed Peas
released the album '_______ Business':--Monkey...5. The Black Eyed Peas debut album is titled 'Behind The ________':...Front...6. The Black
Eyed Peas won a Grammy Award in 2007 for which single?--My Humps...7. Who is featured on the Black Eyed Peas 2003 song 'Where Is
The Love?'--Justin Timberlake...8. The Black Eyed Peas sing "___________ blast your stereo right now" in their #1 hit 'Pump It':--Turn up the
radio...9. In the video for their 2005 hit 'Don't Funk With My Heart' the Black Eyed Peas are on:--a dating game show...10. The Black Eyed
Peas album 'The Beginning' includes their version of the theme song to:--Dirty Dancing   

I went 9 for 10 in this round. Q1 was once an Encore question except the non-BEP member listed was T-Boz from TLC. Sean gets us Q2. Q5 and Q7 I didn't know until I read about them on Wikipedia earlier today. Q6 was on their 2005 album so I almost switched to something else. Q8 was a guess that at least rhymed, Q9 was a guess too but I had seen a video just in glittery costumes but that was in more recent years...I chose 'a space shuttle'. That was the only one I got wrong. Q10 "I've Had The Time of My Life (Dirty Bit). I must have gotten one more right than my friends because there's a gap between our scores.

Now the Encore betting comes up. Well 50% as usual.

Answers:

  1. Behind The Front
  2. Bridging The Gap
  3. Elephunk
  4. Monkey Business
  5. The End

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Nice the group's only had six albums. I think I've messed it up as I don't recognize that song. I don't have their first two albums. Wait! There it is, a pre-Fergie song with Macy Gray featured. I said it didn't make the charts but I wrote a red 63 beside it so it rose that high on the Hot 100. The song was actually named 'Request + Line' but I suppose it was listed like that to make it 30 seconds-Google proof. I spread the word to my friends.

Correct Answer:....2. Bridging The Gap

[NTN Extra Fact:...The song reached #2 on the Rap Singles chart in 2001.]

I'm right and win as ROCKET at 60405 points. I earn 3000+ points for meeting the standard of 18000. I finish 5th on the Top 20 board in North America. The bar is 4th in North America with a 53660 average. I finish 8th on this bar's Hall of Fame. (NTN kept our bar as 4th out of 1953 bars).

My friends every week joke around about what to bet and go for 50% but Rob did mix things up and press '1' for only 10%. I figured we would have advanced one more place up if he'd maxed his bet. The best bar had enough players to split their answer and have enough boards to win.

I made notes on the three possible Headliners this week. It will be one of the last times before I get too busy with the soccer season starting up in a few weeks. Just simple albums matched with singles and what place they ended up on the charts. For BEP I also wrote down their real names and where they were born.

Here's how the rest of the bar did:   
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank	ntn.com rank
ROCKET	40270  2	60405	   5	  13
LITBOX	40180  2	60270	   6	  14 
PLBAAB	36460  2	54690	   7	  23
METLCA	36380  2	54570	   7	  24
COSMO	34880  2	38368	  35	  73
BUHWEE	16380  -	16380	 445	 708
LOMU	16330  -	16330	 447	 714
FISCH    7560  -	 7560	2949	3221
BELLA	 7000  -	 7000	3296	3485
(ntn.com listed 8466 players with 7704 having a positive score)

Other games:
7:30pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...984/10000...8th/9...300+ points...I'm 5566th in NA...CLARAB wins.
...............LITBOX...770/10000...9th/9...300+ points...I'm 5781st? in NA...I get my boards with a few questions to go...the bar finishes 18th in NA with a 6938 average.
7:45pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...6740/10000...2nd/9...900+ points...I'm 320th in NA...JEBAS wins.
...............LITBOX...6710/10000...3rd/9...900+ points...I'm 329th in NA.
8:00pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...6951/10000...4th/10...900+ points...I'm 536th in NA...LOMU wins.
...............LITBOX...6945/10000...5th/10...900+ points...I'm 538th in NA.
8:15pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...7792/10000...2nd/9...900+ points...I'm 69th in NA...METLCA wins.
...............LITBOX...7762/10000...3rd/9...900+ points...I'm 71st in NA...our bar is 9th in NA with a 7772 aveage.
8:30pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...7409/10000...1st/9...900+ points...I'm 265th in NA.
..............LITBOX...7372/10000...2nd/9...900+ points...I'm 273rd in NA.
8:45pm...Tuned-In TV...ROCKET...7513/10000...2nd/9...1000+ points...I'm 356th in NA...COSMO wins.
..............LITBOX...7506/10000...3rd/9...1000+ points...I'm 358th in NA.
I got help in each game which helped me meet the bonus point standard.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).

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