Encore Question of February 28, 1998.
Played at The Keg-Sheppard Centre in North York.

  1. Irish
  2. Australian
  3. South African
  4. Canadian
  5. English

Tonight I'm playing with Bill (IMEMEI) and we are well ahead of the other two players. I didn't see the Grammys on Wednesday but I'll play the tape back this week. Thanks to Bill for giving me an answer or two. It made up for my Playmaker cutting off for an OnBeat question. I have 17769 points which isn't so hot and I don't know if it will get me Top 3 on the Hall of Fame board but I risk 50% of my points. I know this will be a question of where somebody's from. This is a part of music that I like. The hometown of bands really interests me.

Question:...Bruce Cockburn is a veteran ____________ singer and songwriter.

Well the whole bar is right on this one. It's a real advantage for us as Toronto is his hometown although I believe he was originally from Ottawa.

Correct Answer:...4. Canadian

Well I win with 26653 points. That's good for 154th in North America. Yikes I guess Americans don't know this or just don't know Bruce Cockburn. The bar is 1113rd in North America with it's four players. I earn 2000+ Players Plus points (only needed 12000 points) and finish 4th on the bar's Playback Hall of Fame. Great! In my three games here I'm 1st, 3rd and 4th.

I wanted to cross the street to see how things were at the Frog & Firkin. I noticed GUNNER had posted a top 20 score. She was a Joe Grinders regular. The people are friendly enough but tonight AGAIN they were playing repeat games. I'm not going to highlight their great scores for this week. I asked them "Why doesn't every other bar get a perfect game then?" Later when I was about to leave anyway, I volunteered to run back across the street to The Keg and write down two questions from the 1:00am game and come back and tell them. Well the result of that was to find out that they were playing a different game then the rest of the continent. I didn't stay after that. I didn't really enjoy the Frog & Firkin games--the patrons are nice and they didn't like the repetition either. My scores were inflated by listening in on some of the answers. I went back out into the rain and treated myself to a subway ride home instead of walking.

Other Games:
9:30pm...Wipeout...9316/15000...1st/4...1000+ points...2833rd in North America...bar is 1798th in NA.
10:00pm...Playback...(see above).
11:00pm...Wipeout RetroTV!...11273/15000...1st/7...1000+ points...154th in NA (wow two games in a row that I finished 154th!)...bar is 1331st in NA...(this is tougher than the Countdown version).
11:30pm...9876/15000...9th/18...O wins...1000+ points (although I may have messed up getting networked for this game)...2966th in NA...Frog & Firkin bar is 151st....Crossing the street to get to this bar cost me to miss the first three questions.
12:00am...9428/15800...9th?/16?...PHREDD wins and is 3rd and KELLY is 9th in Canada. 1000+ points...I'm ??? in Canada...Frog & Firkin bar is 2nd in Canada.
12:30am...12886/16000...7th/13...O wins with 16000 points (2 way tie for 1st)...1000+ points...69th in NA...Frog & Firkin bar is 2nd in North America with 14943rd average.

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