NTN Encore Question of December 10th, 2011.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York, Ontario.

Headliner:...DANCE PARTY FAVORITES over Apologies and Do-Overs

Encore Question:...In 'Last Friday Night (TGIF)' Katy Perry sings about all these things EXCEPT:

Tonight I'm playing with my two boards with Rob COSMO/ON J, and Phil PLBAAB.

Here's how my game went and my comments:
Tune Up...ROCKET...4000/5000...1st7.     
.............LITBOX...4000/5000...2st/7...we all tie this round.
I go 2 for 4 for guessing.  Rob says they missed three questions last week so this was an improvement.
My LITBOX board was fading and it dies at the end of the round.  
The LineUp...ROCKET...12000/15000...1st/7...I'm still in the lead. 
8 right and 2 wrong was good.  I guess one out of three right on the ones I didn't know.  Some of the questions were from today's news like
new Daughtry song.    
Triviaoke...ROCKET...??????/25000...not sure what position I'm in.
I take three -250s this round.
Opening Act...ROCKET...23820/35000...not sure what position I'm in. 
The Pound key round.  I think I went 5 right for 1000, 2 for +250, 2 for -250, and 1 I didn't answer.
I changed two answers once I'd seen all the choices and was glad I got them right for 250.
Headliner...ROCKET...36570/56250...3rd/7...CHATZ wins round and is in lead.   
DANCE PARTY FAVORITES:...1. Who sings about 'a party going on right here, a celebration to last through the years'?--Kool & The Gang...2. Make 
a toast and tell us the name of this top dance hit from Pink--Raise Your Glass (only Pink song listed)...3.  In the music video 'Thriller' Michael
Jackson dances around with:--Zombies...4. This singer's 'Sexyback' helped launch him to superstar status--Justin Timberlake...5. 'Party Rock Anthem' 
is a 2011 hit by a group called:--LMFAO (all choices were sets of initials)...6. 'Entertainment Weekly' rated 'Hot in Herre' by this artist 
as the #1 single of 2002--Nelly...7. No 90's party would be complete without dancing to this song by Los Del Rio:--Macarena...8. Which of these 
energetic club songs is by Taio Cruz?--Dynamite...9.  Which 'No Doubt' song keeps telling you to 'Keep on Dancing'?--Hella Good...10.  In the popular 
dance hit Earth Wind & Fire ask if 'you remember the ___ night of September:--21st (other choices were other days of the month)      

I knew what the headliner category would be when I saw the choices earlier in the week. The others were just apologies for giving us repeats of the Red Hot Chili Peppers game two weeks in a row last month.

I was going through this round well until I missed both questions 8 and 9. I went with 'Club Can't Handle Me' and 'Rock Steady'.

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


  1. Dancing on table tops
  2. Stealing a cop car
  3. Taking too many shots
  4. Streaking in the park
  5. Maxing her credit cards





I read through the question and answers once and realize it's not 5,4, nor 3. Then thinking 1 was the first thing she sings about, I say it should be '2'. Rob said he was thinking that too. [I remembered later that the song says that next week they'd 'do it all again']. Yep couldn't steal a police car every week!

This is one of the few videos I've ever looked up on YouTube. I had seen the music portion on television enough times but then read that Debbie Gibson and Corey Feldman played Katy's parents in the video but never saw them. I went looking for it and found there was a much longer version. The Buzztime quizmakers had already asked a question about this video a few months before in the TuneUp round when they asked the name of the Glee star who appeared in the video. I'd guessed wrong on that question.

I have heard the song enough times to go through the choices in the first ten seconds--no video required.

Correct Answer:....2. Stealing a cop car

[NTN Extra Fact:...Katy's breakthrough song was 'I Kissed A Girl' in 2008.]

I'm right and move up a spot as ROCKET with 54855. I earn 3000+ points for meeting the standard of 18000. I'm listed as 65th overall in North America. The bar is 15th in North America with a 48121 average. (NTN.com lists us 15th out of 1558 bars).

Here's how the rest of the bar did:   
Player	preEncore       Final           Rank   ntn.com rank
CHATZ	41190   5       20595            518      961					
COSMO	37070	2	55605		  50	   91
ROCKET	36570	2	54822		  54	   99		
PLBAAB	35020	2	52530		  65	  127
ON J	34910	2	52365		  66	  129
JEREMY	25250	-	25250		 402 	  723
LITBOX   4000	-	 4000		4626	 3492  	  
(ntn.com listed 5286 players and 4889 with a positive score)

Ron CHATZ comes over after the game to ask how I am. He said he swept through the headliner round except for the 10th question. I meant to go over and give him the answer to the Encore if I knew it but was held back by having go through the choices and then it slipped my mind. The bar was empty enough as this bar was NOT showing the mixed martial arts PPV which was taking place in downtown Toronto and there were other local bars showing it. We needed five boards for a good bar score and my LITBOX had conked out after the first round.

I took the subway to get here tonight even though at two stops I usually walk the distance. I'm in no condition to walk any more than two blocks at once. I had been out of the hospital for less than two weeks but wanted to make an appearance to thank my friends for their concern. I took the subway home too and picked up some milk and bread as that was the only food I was running short of so far. I have to get by without my driver's licence for six weeks after the operation. I can understand now--after the operation--as it hurts when I turn my neck side to side.

I had open heart surgery on November 23rd. It wasn't a complete success as I had to have a mechanical valve put in my heart. That means I will have to take blood thinners for the rest of my life. I am still in considerable pain. I think I feel right now how I would feel in ten years if I did NOT have the operation--that my heart would suddenly start racing even if I was just sitting around. I am looking back at how much worse I felt when I first got out of the hospital. Every day is a little bit better. I'm finally slowing up on the Tylenol.

As I am taking so many types of medication at the current time, I stayed with diet colas tonight rather than have Moosehead beer. It turns out to be the last time I will see barmaid Kirsten before she moves away from Toronto--so another reason I was glad I was here.

Now at home my PVR was recording Saturday Night Live with guest host Katy Perry. Earlier in the night there was some new awards show named the 'American Giving Awards' with one of the guest singers being Taio Cruz singing 'Dynamite'.

Other games:
7:30pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...6676/10000...4th/7...900+ points...I'm 469th. COSMO wins.
.................LITBOX...0/10000...7th/7...300+ points...I'm 5604th. I remember my password just after the last question.
7:45pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...6877/10000...1st/7...900+ points...I'm 247th in NA.
................LITBOX...6797/10000...2nd/7...900+ points...I'm 265th in NA.
8:00pm...Topix (On and Off Broadway with an 8000 point standard)...ROCKET...9857/15000...1st/9...I earn 1200+ points...I'm 129th in NA.
............LITBOX...9790/15000...2nd/9...I earn 1200+ points...I'm 136th in NA.
I got a few questions but needed help from Rob to meet this week's standard.
8:30pm...Speed Freaks...ROCKET...2500/28000...4th/7...900+ points...I'm 2698th in NA.
............LITBOX...0/28000...5th/7...300+ points...I'm 4496th in NA...COSMO wins.
It takes until the last question before I get ROCKET up to the 2000 point standard. I don't play my LITBOX board (but later it runs out of power anyway).
8:45pm...Tuned-In TV...ROCKET...7642/10000...2nd/7...1000+ points...I'm 218th in NA...PLBAAB wins.
..............LITBOX...7605/10000...3rd/7...1000+ points...I'm 227th in NA...the bar is 24th in NA with a 7017 average.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).

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