Encore Question of December 27, 1997.
Tonight at 21997 points I have a small lead but in second place is MADDOG who I'm feeding answers to so I'm pretty sure we'll both get this one. Although there are 11 people in the game, eight of them started after the first round so weren't really a factor. This was the last Saturday ever for Joe Grinder's bar so I risked the 50% maximum.
Question:...Which unlikely has-been released a 1997 album of metal covers titled "In A Metal Mood"?
Well no problem for me as I remember the star walking out on stage at some awards show earlier this year with a biker jacket and tattoos and rocker Alice Cooper. I never saw this album on the Billboard charts and he lost his gospel tv show because of the image change but of course I knew the answer and tipped MADDOG off.
Correct Answer:...4. Pat Boone
I'm right and finish with the win at 32995 points. Five of our bar were right. This is my best score on the reset board but I was warned a few minutes earlier that last week when I wasn't here HUMMER had a great score (33503) and I saw how good when my score makes only 2nd on the Hall Of Fame board at the bar. Yep. I hold positions 2 through 10. Can't miss a week around here! HUMMER was here this week but didn't pick up a playmaker until the next game.
I forgot to write down my last North American placement but it was in the top 1000. The bar was 1151st. I earn 2000 Players Plus points in this game.
There was no band tonight. 'Skip Tracer' will be the band on New Year's Eve and will get the bar's last ever gig. I bought a ticket but expect to mingle--not play this game on Wednesday.
This is a great night for the bar playing this game and for individuals. This was the last Saturday night ever as the building that the bar is in will be demolished soon to build an office complex/commercial shopping centre. It was great to see us get Number 1 bar in North America for one of the games. I get a nice shock when after I win a game I hear my nickname called out and turn around to see about a dozen people with lighters flicked on to mimic my usual victory celebration.
9:30pm...Wipeout...9058/15000...2nd/3...1000+ Players Plus points...2514th in North America...bar is 1872nd...MJMW wins.
11:00pm...RetroTV...14233/15000...1st/13...1000+ points...61st in NA...bar is 9th in North America with a 13746 point average for our top five players!!! I take over MADDOGs board keeping him in 2nd (two boards I feel like DAVETV). I seem to recognize an awful lot of questions in this recycled game! I earn 233 on first question then run a perfect game.
11:30pm...Countdown...9408/15000...7th/15...1000+ points...963rd in NA...bar is 15th in NA with a 10966 average!...MJMW wins...
12:00am...Countdown...12333/15000...3rd/13...1000+ points...18th in NA...bar is 1st in NA (not sure of the average)...HUMMER wins and is 2nd in NA and OLDUDE is 3rd!!
12:30am...Countdown...13616/15000...1st/7...1000+ points...10th in NA...OLDUDE just behind me...bar is 148th in NA...
1:00am...Countdown...10060/15000...4th/5...1000+ points...128th in NA...bar is tied for 11th in NA...OLDUDE wins as 2nd in NA.
1:30am...Countdown...8222/15000...3rd/5...1000+ points...739th in NA...bar is 560th in NA...OLDUDE wins.
2:00am...Countdown...11742/15000...3rd/5...1000+ points...138th in NA...bar is 41st in NA...OLDUDE wins and is 20th in NA...
I finish the night at 429500 points (Red Star). Well after this week will I wonder the world as a Yellow Star nomad or transfer my points to another bar? Stay tuned.
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