NTN Encore Question of January 28th, 2012.
Played at The Squire & Firkin in Etobicoke, Ontario.
Headliner:...LADY GAGA over Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift
Encore Question:...The video for this Lady Gaga video is over 13 minutes long:
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...5000/5000...1st/5. .............LITBOX...5000/5000...1st/5...our five co-win round. No guessing required this week. The Line Up...ROCKET...15000/15000...1st/5. ...........LITBOX...15000/15000...1st/5...my two win round. I get 10 right and 0 wrong for an excellent round. I got the only guess I needed right on a question about a song called 'Joltin' Joe Dimaggio' when Simon & Garfunkel was not an option. Les Brown worked with Frank Sinatra in the 1950s so the era was believable as opposed to Paul Whiteman = Bing Crosby = 1930s. Triviaoke...ROCKET...21540/25000...1st/6..my two boards win round. ............LITBOX...21540/25000...1st/6...I take two -250s this week. Opening Act...ROCKET...30540/35000...1st/6. ...........LITBOX...30540/35000...1st/6...I think my two win round. The Pound key round. I went 9 right for 1000, 0 for +250, 0 for -250, and 1 I didn't answer for an excellent round. Headliner...ROCKET...51790/56250...1st/6. ............LITBOX...51790/56250...1st/6...we go for 10 for 10 for an excellent round. LADY GAGA:...1. Lady Gaga's hit 2008 debut album is titled 'The ______'.--Fame...2. What was Lady Gaga's given name when she was born in 1986? --Stefani...3. Pop rock singer Lady Gaga took her stage name from a recording by:--Queen...4. In a 2011 single Lady Gaga sings about being "on the edge of _______".--Glory...5. Lady Gaga won a 'Best Dance Recording' Grammy for this hit:--Poker Face...6. In one of her hit songs Lady Gaga sings "Don't call my name __________".--Alejandro...7. At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards Lady Gaga drew attention for her dress made of:--Meat...8. Which Lady Gaga song featured a rap sequence by Beyonce?--Video Phone...9. All of these songs are found on Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' EXCEPT:--Bad Romance...10. In her song 'Paparazzi' Lady Gaga sings "I'm your biggest fan, I'll follow you _________":--until you love me.
Started the round with very simple questions. I knew Lady Gaga had taken her name from the Queen song 'Radio Ga-Ga'. Q5. I had this one in my notes as she was nominated in 2008 for 'Just Dance' and WON the next year for 'Poker Face'. Q8 was easy as 'Telephone' was not an option. That was Lady Gaga's song where 'Video Phone' was on Beyonce's album. The extra fact said Britney Spears turned this song down! My round was saved by the guys getting me Q9 by tipping me that 'Bad Romance' was an older song. They were right. If this was the Encore I would have had a full 30 seconds to go through my notes. I could back them on this one song.
Now the Encore betting comes up. Well 50% as usual. I reminded my friends to bet 50%.
I don't know this. I say that artists aren't given lots of money to make videos when they first start out so that would rule out '1' and (mistakenly '3'). That leaves '2', '4', '5'. This would be a guess. I don't realize using this logic that '5' is an older song after ths last round's Q9. Rob is asking about '3'. I say I'm going with '2'. I have this answer in the back of my mind**(see below for possible reasoning).
Although I decided I was going with '2', I couldn't sell Rob on my answer so he split so one of us would be right. I guess Phil was convinced. Our bar would have been 2nd instead of 6th if we'd all guessed right.
Correct Answer:....2. Marry The Night
[NTN Extra Fact:...The video opens with Gaga in a hospital dreaming of one day being a star.]
I'm right and win as ROCKET with 77685. I earn 3000+ points for meeting the standard of 18000. I finish 2nd on the Network Top 20 in North America. The bar was 6th in North America with a 54165 average out of 1825 bars...I finish 2nd on this bar's Hall of Fame board behind only the time I won in the Red Hot Chili Peppers repeat game in November.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank ROCKET 51790 2 77685 2 7 LITBOX 51790 2 77685 2 7 ON J 48120 1 24060 311 487 COSMO 47760 3 23880 316 499 PLBAAB 45010 2 67515 7 26 POO 14030 1 12627 1608 2231 (ntn.com listed 7101 players with 6540 having a positive score)
Why were we at this bar if Sean METLCA wasn't here? This is a 2 train/26 station subway ride for me. Rob got a late message that Sean wouldn't be here. There were some other friends that may have come after I left. The roads were supposed to be extra slippery but I didn't have any trouble on the way here...mostly underground of course. A long subway ride let's me read over my notes. The Lady Gaga notes I'd written a few week's early as a choice when they went with Katy Perry.
**Why did I have this answer in the back of my mind? I haven't seen this or any video longer than five minutes on the limited amount of video shows I can watch on television. I had to see the 'Last Friday Night' video clip by Katy Perry on YouTube as I'd never seen Debbie Gibson and Corey Feldman playing the parents as the non-music parts were edited out. POMAN from the Skaratings message board had posted that he had not been able to bypass the 'Marry The Night' video because it had started and ran 14 minutes! Maybe that is what got me to think that but I wasn't reading too closely.
7:45pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...516/10000...3rd/4...300+ points...I'm 5987th in North America.
..............LITBOX...516/10000...3rd/4...300+ points...I'm 5987th in NA...I'm not sure who won.
I'm here for the last question. My friends haven't signed in yet.
8:00pm...Topix (Fight Movies...5000 point standard)...ROCKET...12559/15000...2nd/5...I earn 1200+ points...I'm 36th in NA.
............LITBOX...12553/15000...3rd/5...I earn 1200+ points...I'm 37th in NA...COSMO wins and is 20th on the Network Top 20 board.
That's pretty good as we only controlled four boards in this game. I wouldn't have made the 5000 point standard without Rob giving almost every answer. There weren't many boxing movies but everything from 'Gunfight at the OK Corral' to 'Transformers' robot fights.
8:30pm...Speed Freaks...ROCKET...3000/2x000...2nd/5...900+ points...I'm 2920th in NA...PLBAAB wins.
..............LITBOX...2750/2x000...3rd/5...900+ points...I'm 3085th in NA...COSMO wins.
I played ROCKET until I got to 2000 then switched to LITBOX and eventually back...Just get me the bonus points then not risk losing them.
8:45pm...Tuned-In TV...ROCKET...8035/10000...1st/5...1000+ points...I'm 127th in NA.
..............LITBOX...8035/10000...1st/5...1000+ points...I'm 127th in NA...the bar is 14th in NA with a 7886 average...I start playing the ON J board halfway through so we can get a fifth board for our average.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
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