NTN Encore Question of September 1st, 2012.
Played at The Unicorn in Toronto, Ontario.
Headliner:...SNOOP DOGG (LION) over Usher and 50 Cent
Encore Question:...Snoop Dogg's 2010 music video 'Oh Sookie' is about his favorite TV show based on:
Tonight phoned Rob who said the friends were going out to a karaoke bar with other friends. Rob and Phil don't sing. I figured I'd be playing on my own so was going to walk to my closest NTN bar about 30 minutes away. Then Rob called back and said they'd meet up at The Unicorn and play until the other friends arrived. Now I had to rush to catch a subway and bus although it was only 5 stops instead of the 26 when I play at the Squire. I'm there for most of the 7:30pm game and order five boards. Sign on as my two regular names and another one because Rob never had a P+ for his second board. 8:00pm and they're still not here! They were coming by bicycle. 8:02pm and the prelim is just reading through the 'how to play' and they come in just in time to sign on and get the first question. Ok so let's play.
Here's how my game went and my comments: Tune Up...ROCKET...4000/5000..4th/5...COSMO/ASTROS and PLBAAB win. .............LITBOX...4000/5000...4th/5...the double negatives about Johnny Cash serving prison time got me to answer wrong even though I called the right answer to my friends. The Line Up...ROCKET...12000/15000...2nd/5. ...........LITBOX...12000/15000...2nd/5...8 right and 2 wrong. Better than last week. These questions are more difficult than months ago. Triviaoke...ROCKET...19480/25000...1st/5...ROCKET wins round. ............LITBOX...19470/25000...2nd/5. I take only one -250s this round. Opening Act...ROCKET...26230/35000...2nd/5. ...........LITBOX...26220/35000...1st/5...my two boards win round. The Pound key round. I figured I must have gone 7 right for 1000, 1 for +250, 2 for -250, and 0 I didn't answer. Headliner...ROCKET...35730/56250...1st/5. ............LITBOX...35720/56250...2nd/5...I go 8 for 10 despite my complaining. (see below) SNOOP DOGG (LION): 1. During his 2012 trip to Jamaica, Snoop Dogg was reincarnated into:--Snoop Lion...2. Which song about drinks was released by Snoop Dogg?--Gin & Juice...3. The 1993 debut album for Snoop Dogg was titled:--Doggystyle...4. In the 2005 animated movie 'Racing Stripes' Snoop Dogg voiced Lightning the _____________:--bloodhound...5. Snoop Dogg paid tribute to which superhero in a 2002 song featuring The Lady of Rage?--Batman...6. What role does Snoop Dogg play in the 2009 movie 'Down For Life'?--Mr Hightower... 7. Snoop Dogg sings "Greetings loved ones, let's take a journey" on what Katy Perry song?--California Gurls...8. What character was played by Snoop Dogg in the 2004 comedy movie 'Soul Plane'?--pilot...9. Which Country music star performed a song called 'Superman' with Snoop Dogg?--Willie Nelson...10. What role did Snoop Dogg play in the 2004 comedy 'Starsky and Hutch'?--Huggy Bear
I felt ripped off with all the movie questions I perceived to be in this round. It would be like being told the Headliner was about Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra and then getting half movie questions--and not even musical questions. My latest Billboard singles book that runs up to 2010 shows he's charted 28 singles and been featured on 18 others. He's sang on 3 #1s and 11 Top 10s. 12 albums on this own too. Couldn't they find enough music questions to ask? Alright let's see what I answered: Q1 Now I see why they didn't show which artist they chose as the Headliner--their first question was the same teaser they used to promote tonight's game of Usher, 50 Cent or Snoop Dogg (Lion). Q2 and Q3 easy both from first album. Q4. Never heard of the movie. I went with 'bloodhound' as the only 'dog' answer thinking of the irony/ typecasting although for irony they had the choice of 'snail'. I don't think my friends chose this in time when they asked me. Q5 didn't get this one. I went with Green Arrow I think rather than Spiderman of my friends. Q6 another movie question but I guessed right because we could pitch out most of the other answers as charactors from other movies--Hulk, James Bond, Jack Sparrow. Q7 Wow. I thought of this earlier in the week when someone on the Skatarings message board said they always sneak in Katy Perry songs but this waa obvious. It was also the only Katy Perry song listed as a choice. Q8 another movie question! This one I felt bad about because I remember a television commercial and I thought Snoop was wearing a pilot's hat--that's comedy as he'd probably be stoned yet a position of responsibility. Phil had suggested 'baggage handler' earlier and I stayed with that. Q9 I knew he'd worked with Willie Nelson and it made sense with the list of Country stars they offered. I'm sure there was a lot of pot smoked in those sessions. Q10 finish with another movie question. Actually this one I've seen when it came out to the multiplex years ago. I had a free voucher for buying something and was mailed this coupon. When I went to the cinema they wouldn't let me exchange it as they said I could only see a movie that had been out at least three weeks. I was ready to come home but realized how far I'd driven and went back in and bought a ticket to some Ashley Judd movie that was about 20% full. I ducked into the Starsky and Hutch that was about 40% full and enjoyed the movie. Of course years later they NOW they actually print that message on these kind of coupons. I was surprised that when I recounted the story in the weeks that followed everyone I knew backed me, even my mother. Having said that, I think I would have got the answer right anyway because I used to watch the show in it's television run.
Now the Encore betting comes up. Well 50% as usual.
I don't know this. Another movie question? Can't we stick to music? I have no idea. Snooky is a charactor on Jersey Shore which might be considered as a cast of beach bums but the spelling is definitely Sookie rhyming with Cookie. Rob knows the answer and let's us know. Wow I'm glad I met up with them! He said he saw a few episodes and remembered there was lots of nudity.
Correct Answer:....3. vampires
[NTN Extra Fact:...Snookie Stackhouse played by Anna Paquin is the heroine of the show 'True Blood'.]
I'm right and win as ROCKET with 53595. I earn 3000+ points for meeting the standard of 18000. I finish 5th on the Playback
East district Top 20. The bar is ranked 4th on the Network Top 20 for the Playback East district. This rather moderate
score ranked Number 1 on this bar's Hall of Fame.
(ntn.com listed the bar finishing 4th out of 930 bars with a 49872 average.)
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank ROCKET 35730 3 53595 5 10 LITBOX 35720 3 53580 6 11 COSMO 32730 3 49095 13 29 ASTROS 31840 3 47760 14 35 PLBAAB 30220 3 45330 19 45 (ntn.com listed 1995 Players Plus players with 1894 having a positive score in the Playback East district).
7:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...12378/15000...1st/3...1000+ points...I'm 464th in NA.
...............LITBOX...12329/15000...2nd/3...1000+ points...I'm 473rd in NA...I've got both boards signed on by the 2nd question.
...............ASTROS...3093/15000...3rd/3...500+ points...I'm 4473rd in NA (just testing to see if it worked). 8:00pm...Playback...(see above)
9:00pm...Tuned In...ROCKET...7000/10000...2nd/5...I earn 1000+ points...I'm 175th in Playback East.
.........LITBOX...7000/10000...2nd/5...I earn 1000+ points...I'm 175th in Playback East...COSMO wins.
9:15pm...Speed Freaks...ROCKET...1250/27000...5th/5...300+ points...I'm 3422nd in NA.
...........LITBOX...2500/27000...3rd/5...900+ points...I'm 2719th in NA...COSMO wins with 10500 and is 133rd in NA.
I have somewhere between minus 1 and 2 thousand on both boards at the halfway mark.
9:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...13227/15000...1st/5...1000+ points...I'm 64th in NA.
.........LITBOX...13121/15000...2nd/5...I'm 66th in NA.
10:00pm...Late Shift...ROCKET...9829/10000...1st/5...900+ points...I'm 19th on the Network Top 20 in NA.
..........LITBOX...9824/10000...2nd/5...900+ points...I'm 20th on the Network Top 20 in NA....the bar doesn't rank as Phil has stopped playing to talk to the guests and Rob stops playing a second board but helps me with some answers. The three other friends have shown up and I leave.
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