NTN Encore Question of October 6th, 2012.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York, Ontario.

Headliner:...BIEBER FEVER over Beatlemania and Elvis The Pelvis

Encore Question:...Which Justin Bieber song says "I could be your Buzz Lightyear, fly across the globe."?:

Tonight I'm playing with Rob COSMO/ASTROS, and Phil PLBAAB.

Here's how my game went and my comments:
Tune Up...ROCKET...5000/5000..1st/5...my two boards and co-win round.     
.............LITBOX...5000/5000...1st/5...nothing too difficult this week.
The Line Up...ROCKET...13000/15000...2nd/5...PLBAAB wins with 9 right, 1 wrong takes lead at 13500. 
...........LITBOX...13000/15000...2nd/5...my boards go 8 right and 2 wrong.  
teamwork helps us here.
Triviaoke...ROCKET...20220/25000...2nd/7...COSMO wins round. 
............LITBOX...20250/25000...1st/7.  I took two -250s this round, one of them being 'Call Me Maybe' which I'm sure
I've heard as "change me" rather than "chase me".      
Opening Act...ROCKET...28720/35000...3rd/7.
...........LITBOX...28750/35000...1st/7...ASTROS wins round.
The Pound key round.  I figured I must have gone 8 right for 1000, 2 for +250, 0 for -250, and 0 I didn't answer.  I didn't notice at the
time but this was a great round for us this week.  
............LITBOX...34250/56250...3rd/7...my two boards go 6 for 10.  ASTROS wins round.
BIEBER FEVER:  1.  What factor played a huge role in the applicable infection known as Bieber Fever?--blue eyes, Canadian roots, TWITTER, large feet,
neat haircut
2.  Which of his hit singles did Canadian Justin Bieber cowrite?--One Time, My Favorite Girl, BABY, Love Me, One Less Lonely Girl
3.  What was the name of the 2012 hit album released by Justin Bieber?--BELIEVE, Army of One, What's Up, Fast Cars, Girlz
4.  Justin Bieber says "Believe in me like a fairytale the tooth under your pillow" in:--BIGGER, First Dance, One Time, Favorite Girl, Down To Earth       
5.  What is the name of the official fan club for Justin Bieber?--BIEBER FEVER, Lonely Girl Pure, Love The Biebs, Canadian Bacon, The Stratford Single
6.  Justin Bieber is the youngest soloist since _____________ in 1963 to top the Billboard chart?--Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, STEVIE WONDER, Fats
Domino, Roy Orbison
7.  "Say you love me as much as I love you baby" is the first line of Justin Bieber's hit:--DIE IN YOUR ARMS, Runaway Love, One Time, Boyfriend, Overboard
8.  What is the subtitle of the 2011 Justin Bieber documentaty concert film?--Who You Are, Nothing Like This, Make Me Proud, NEVER SAY NEVER, 
Talk That Talk
9.  Who does Justin Bieber exhort "Let's go go go and let's roll roll roll" in song?--Runaway, Rich Girl, Latin Girl, SHAWTY, Baby
10.  Where was the 2011 concert movie Justin Bieber--Never Say Never filmed?--Eddie's Attic, The Filmore, MADISON SQUARE GARDENS, Hollywood Bowl, 
Red Rocks

They'd already asked an Elvis question and two Beatles questions (words to Yellow Submarine was one).

Justin Bieber was the only artist I could 'study' for as the other Headliners have hundreds of singles and albums and most of their facts are engraved in me. They've asked The Beatles twice and Elvis Presley once since the new Headliner format. Most of his albums are named variations of My World in their combos. I just concentrated on the singles and pairings in duets or guest appearances.

Q1 I'm in with Twitter right away but Phil says am I sure it's not his haircut? Hmmm, he's been famous in Canada awhile before he broke around the world and the haircut was the first thing that media stories mentioned so I switched answers--Wrong. Q2 Rob suggested 'Baby' would be easy to write because the lyrics are so simple. Q3. I know that. Q4 song lyrics--nope don't know his songs well enough. Q5 I get that but then that's the name of this week's Headliner round. Q6 I get us this one. Q7 wrong see Q4. Q8 know I'd seen this somewhere so get us this one. Q9 I go for Baby as at least a song title but see Q4. Q10 think I know this one too but I remember seeing a television show where Michael Buble was going to play that venue so I'm entirely comfortable with my answer. Good, get it right.

So four wrong and three of them are lyrical answers. Is this an omen?

Now the Encore betting comes up. Well 50% as usual. I don't care that if I'm wrong I'll miss the full P+ points.


  1. All Around The World
  2. Never Say Never
  3. Boyfriend
  4. Down To Earth
  5. Raintime





More lyrics! I don't know this but should as that lyric would be memorable. I say I don't think it's '5' or '4' as I don't think he has those as songtitles. I'm in for '3' when Rob asks but Phil says it might be '1' so I change.

Correct Answer:....3. Boyfriend

[NTN Extra Fact:...Boyfriend goes on to say "If I was your boyfriend, never let you go".]

I should have known this (well I mean shouldn't have changed my answer). The only parts of that song I remember is he raps to start the song "If I was your boyfriend..." which lyrically is the same as Prince's song (as Camille) "If I was your girlfriend" and the part where he mentions making fondue after reading a review of the song before I ever heard it. The three lyrics in the Triviaoke round were not issued as official singles. That being said I jumped aboard early right from his first album and own all six of them. I remember filling in some background while a customer at Sunrise Records to help out the clerk sell the CD to some father.

I'm wrong and fall to 5th as LITBOX with 17125. I earn only 1500+ points for NOT meeting the standard of 18000. I finish 358th in the Playback East district. Phil wins with PLBAAB as he didn't have time to change his answer and so ended up getting it right. He places 8th on this bar's Hall of Fame and 6th on the Network Top 20 for the Playback East district. Two other players far behind us don't risk anything on the Encore and move up the standings although they do guess the Encore right.
(ntn.com showed our bar as 25th out of 870 with a 25168 average.)

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player	preEncore       Final           Rank   ntn.com rank
ASTROS    38000    1    19000           308        472
COSMO     34750    1    17375           352        540
LITBOX    34250    1    17125           358        548
ROCKET    34220    1    17110           359        551
PLBAAB    33230    3    49845             6         10
SPIKE     19960    3    19960           280        416
TIINKZ    19660    3    19660           289        424
(ntn.com listed 1939 Players Plus players with 1811 having a positive score in the Playback East district).  

At the beginning of the week I didn't expect to be here tonight but by Wednesday I'd found out that the MLS Reserves League game had been cancelled so there was only one game to go to in the early afternoon and then I could visit my father and still get to a bar. Lucky that my friends would be at one right on the way home. Only thing wrong with the day was I forgot to pack my Billboard magazine so had nothing to read and my MP3 player battery had died the night before so I couldn't bring it with me...I would have finished off Pete Townshend--Gold (a 2CD greatest hits collection). Although I come by transit to the stadium the parking lot was almost full so early in the day. It turned out it was a concert by The Wiggles--a group of kid's entertainers from Australia.

Other games:
7:00pm...NFL The Season...ROCKET...2943...1687th of 2138.
...............LITBOX...3000...1678th of 2138.
I didn't get here until 7:30pm and then guessed everything. I also ran the ASTROS and PLBAAB board so could always cover 4 of 5 answers. Buffalo Bills are 0-4.
8:00pm...Playback...(see above)
9:00pm...Tuned In...ROCKET...7782/10000...3rd/7...1000+ P+ points...I'm 59th in the PB East.
........LITBOX...7800/10000...2nd/7...1000+ P+ points...I'm 58th in the PB East...the bar is 11th with a 7244 average on the Network Top 20 for the Playback East district....ASTROS wins.
I needed help or I wouldn't have made it to 6000+ for full P+ points. The 'new' television shows on the multi US networks of today I just don't know at all. 9:15pm...Speedfreaks...ROCKET...2500/28000...3rd/7...900+ points...I'm 3256th in NA.
........LITBOX...2500/28000...5th/7...900+ points...I'm 3492nd in NA...COSMO wins with 10000.
It takes more than half the questions to earn the P+ points on both boards and then I helped Rob.
9:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...11639/15000...3rd/6...1000+ points...I'm 150th in NA.
..........LITBOX...11682/15000...2nd/6...1000+ points...I'm 146th in NA...COSMO wins.

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