NTN Encore Question of October 27th, 2012.
Played at The Squire & Firkin in Etobicoke, Ontario.

Headliner:...NEW YORK PUNK over LA Rap and Serious Funk

Encore Question:...'Acid Eaters' is an album of favorite 1960s covers by the _____________:

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

I drove here from the soccer game that was in the west end of the city anyway so I was glad that this was the week they decided to come here. I had to stick to diet colas for the evening but that didn't bother me.

Here's how my game went and my comments:
Tune Up...ROCKET...4000/5000..4th/9.     
.............LITBOX...4000/5000...4th/9...I call out that 'Nickelback started as a cover band' question but got caught up in the negative
true/false 1/2 choices and was the only one who got it wrong.
The Line Up...ROCKET...10000/15000...4th/9...LOLIFE wins round. 
...........LITBOX...10000/15000...4th/9...my boards go 6 right and 4 wrong which wasn't good.  
Triviaoke...ROCKET...14800/25000...3rd/9...BINKY wins round. 
............LITBOX...14780/25000...4th/9.  I took four -250s this round.        
Opening Act...ROCKET...20800/35000...2nd/9.
...........LITBOX...20780/35000...3rd/9...PLBAAB wins round and takes lead.
The Pound key round.  I figured I must have gone 6 right for 1000, 1 for +250, 1 for -250, and 2 I didn't answer.   
............LITBOX...31030/56250...3rd/9...my two boards go 8 for 10 missing out on Q3 and Q9.  CREW wins round.
NEW YORK PUNK:  1.  The title of a punk band's album 'Q. Are We Not Men, A. We Are ________'.--Space Junk, Euro Trash, Nerfs, Mr Roboto, DEVO
2.  Where was the famous 1970s CBGBs punk rock club located?--Queens, Tin Pan Alley, Madison Avenue, THE BOWERY, Broadway 
3.  The punk rock band Pere Ubu named themselves after Alfred Jerry's surrealistic play: Ubu Unchained, UBU ROYAL, Ubu Cuckolded, The Chairs, Rhinocerous
4.  Which Blondie punk rock album includes the megahit 'Heart of Glass'?--Autoamerica, Blondie, Eat To The Beat, Plastic Letters, PARALLEL LINES
5.  What was 'Ghost Rider' in the 1977 single by New York punk band Suicide?--MOTORCYCLE HERO, Death Personified, Andy Warhol, Slam Dancer, Spirit of Youth
6.  Patti Smith is known as the pioneer of the early 1970s NYC scene with her rock album:--Peace and Noise, Dream of Life, HORSES, The Coral Sea, 
Gung Ho   
7.  New York punk band Talking Heads had a 1970s hit single with 'Burning Down The _______'.--School, Block, Studio, Highway, HOUSE 
8.  Who was the front man for the band Mink DeVille, regulars at CBGBs in the 1970s?--WILLY DEVILLE, Louis X Erlanger, David Byrne, 
Bobby Leonards, Reuben Secanza  
9.  What instument did Johnny Thunders play for the New York punk band 'The Heartbreakers'?--trumpet, drums, GUITAR, bass, saxophone
10.  Which band featured David Byrne on lead vocals and guitar?--The Replacements, Madness, The Clash, The Romantics, TALKING HEADS

Q1 easy enough for me but they were from Akron Ohio. And punk? I did see a picture book years ago where they posed with the members of Blondie. Q2 didn't know this but Sean said he'd seen the club on a trip to NYC. I can't remember if he said it was open at the time. Q3 no idea, I said Rhinocerous when they asked me. [the first three were plays by this guy]. Q4 own all these albums. Q5 guess by me and the others guessed this too. Q6 only album I knew for sure that she did of the choices. Q7 and Q10 easy enough hmm in the same game? maybe left over from a Headliner game they never ran. Q8 I knew this one [knowing a bit more about them would have meant separating him from Erlanger, a guy who guested on their albums]. Q9 I didn't know this, friends thought before answers came up that it was drums in that they make noise. Q10 see Q7.

Phil gets Q9 to pull even further ahead of us.

Now the Encore betting comes up. Well 50% as usual. I'll need this right to get the full P+ points.

I think Phil pointed out that what kind of 'New York Punk' game would it be without a question about The Ramones? Yeah OK so we were thinking about them. I didn't make any notes during the week as the categories were too broad and I still had the CSL Final to attend and catch up on my website. I did spend a total of 30 minutes during the week looking on Wikipedia mostly memorizing the members of NWA.


  1. Icemen
  2. Ramones
  3. Dead Boys
  4. Beastie Boys
  5. Government





OK oh. There they are! I didn't know that album. The friends are in for it right away and I follow. I could only rule out the Beastie Boys and had never head of '1' and '5'. Dead Boys I'd seen in my brief read on Wikipedia. [If I'd read my old notes on a past possible Headliner I would have been more sure of the answer].

Correct Answer:....2. Ramones

[NTN Extra Fact:...'Ramones' was their 1976 debut album. It began their punk band status.]

The album made the Albums Chart for one week in 1994 so hard to know it. Nope I like the friends' logic before the question came up.

The other table had control of the juke box and switched their playlist choices to songs by groups like Talking Heads during the Headliner round. Just happened to have a Talking Heads song playing as they asked a question.

I'm right and stay in 2nd place as ROCKET with 46575. I earn 3000+ points for meeting the standard of 18000. I finish 28th overall in the Playback East district. The bar finishes 7th on the Network Top 20 with an average of 47811. Phil wins and is 14th on the Network Top 20. He places 8th on this bar's Hall of Fame.
(ntn.com kept us in 7th place out of 838 bars.)

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player	preEncore       Final           Rank   ntn.com rank
PLBAAB   36090    2    54135             14         29
ROCKET   31050    2    46575             28         68     
LITBOX   31030    2    46545             29         69
COSMO    30950    2    46425             29         71
METLCA   30250    2    45375             32         78
LOLIFE   25570    2    38355             54        122
CREW     25470    2    38205             55        123 
BINKY    23060    2    34590             66        145
RAIDER    8000    X     8000           1328        833
(ntn.com listed 1747 Players Plus players with 1615 having a positive score in the Playback East district).  

Other games:
7:00pm...NFL The Season...ROCKET...14497...I'm 687th of 1937 in NA...I earn 1500+ points.
...............LITBOX...14616...I'm 680th of 1937 in NA...I earn 1500+ points.
I got here from a soccer game in time for the 7th question. I was actually was trying to get here later but the Tim Horton's within walking distance was closed. I would have been lucky to get 5000 but there was a loud group near me yelling the answers to each other. I had 19xxx before the last question and would have bet '0' if I'd met the 20000 standard. Next time I will ensure I come much later so I don't waste my time.
8:00pm...Playback...(see above)
9:00pm...Tuned In...We didn't get to play as there were 15 minutes of commercials.
9:15pm...Speedfreaks...ROCKET...0/28000...7th/9...300+ points...I'm 4207th in NA.
........LITBOX...1000/28000...5th/9...300+ points...I'm 3797th in NA...COSMO wins with 12000.
Rob wants to win to hear the other table complain so we let him answer all the questions feeding him answers. I only answer one that he got wrong to prevent the other table from getting it.
9:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...10413/15000...4th/9...1000+ points...I'm 231st in NA...BINKY wins.
..........LITBOX...10405/15000...5th/9...1000+ points...I'm 232nd in NA...the bar is 19th in NA with a 10790 average.

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