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Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:30 am

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Double Jeopardy! Round

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Postby theFJguy » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD CAPITALS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Ruled at times by Persians, Mongols & Russians, Baku is the only capital that borders this body of water

Tim Aten: 17600+5000=22600 (6x = $101,899)
Jim Yulman: 4600+400=5000
Lara Croft: 5600-3610=1990

Correct response:
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Caspian Sea (Lara – Lake Baikal)


Daily Doubles
Jim: 1800+1800
Tim: 12000+2000
Tim: 14800+1200

Coryats
Tim: 16800
Jim: 3800
Lara: 5600

Combined: 26,200
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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MarkBarrett » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:47 pm

Lara had a good time and the host liked her. Alex was wise to ask her on her only appearance about her having a famous name. Lara from Dr. Zhivago it is. It must be strange to go years with a regular name that draws no more attention than any other one and then to wake up one day and have it be widely known. Ordering a pizza suddenly becomes more difficult?

Yes, Alex you will accept donkey for ass.

I think I detected a bit of an edit around Lara giving Newfie for the Newfoundland dog.

If Tim has taken the time to memorize "Without Me" by Eminem then that explains why things like Andersonville have failed to hit his radar. That song has a lot of quick lyrics.

The FJ! clue was a 2/2 for me getting both parts. Baku = Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan borders the Caspian Sea. Was I sure? Of course not. I wrote "Black Se" before changing to the correct response.

Lara's logic sounds good to me doing Baku = Baikal as I could easily see myself doing something like that on another capital/body of water pairing. She was only off by about 2800 miles.

Jeopardy! needs to do the green room video reaction shot of the new pool of players introduced to Tim on the next taping day. And our 6-time champ with $101,899... :o :shock: :? :cry:
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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:27 pm

I was disappointed that Lara Croft the contestant was not an archaeologist.

Collage can be "to a loved one"?

Got Hasty Pudding because of a prior clue (guess it does past my Hawley-Smoot test!), and ended up running H.P.

Overthought "Wisconsin and Ohio" -- wait, can't be Illinois or Minnesota, they're too far apart! -- which caused me to lose bearings on the next two.

NHO Haman, my only miss in Bible.

Couldn't think of an "N" breed of dog, ended up with an "everything but the first box" moment in a wheelhouse category. Derp.

WLT Persia at $400?

Negged with Quaker for Amish. PA and Ohio was misleading since there are plenty of Amish here in Michigan too.

That Civil War category may have been a little on the tough side. While I've seen an entire category triple-stumped before, I think this is only the third one I've ever seen where no one even rang in with a guess, after Central American Capitals back in April and Broadway Lyrics in January 2013.

I can see the chickening out on $400 though. It could've been North and South, The North and the South, Northern and Southern, or any of those three reversed. Because screw Occam's Razor.

"Ruled at times by Persians--" Yeah, no way am I getting this one.
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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby opusthepenguin » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:31 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:Lara had a good time and the host liked her. Alex was wise to ask her on her only appearance about her having a famous name. Lara from Dr. Zhivago it is. It must be strange to go years with a regular name that draws no more attention than any other one and then to wake up one day and have it be widely known. Ordering a pizza suddenly becomes more difficult?

29 years ago, when I was teaching SAT prep courses, I had a student named Frederick Krueger. He went by Fritz.
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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby opusthepenguin » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:34 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Overthought "Wisconsin and Ohio" -- wait, can't be Illinois or Minnesota, they're too far apart! -- which caused me to lose bearings on the next two.

Remind us where you live again?
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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby xxaaaxx » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:36 pm

I wonder how many 6+ day champs have been in MBs bronze category come TOC time. The stand and stares in Tim's games have been stunning. His reign has been an interesting mix of easy locks, terrible opponent wagering, and Houdini-like escapes, but whatever. He has 101k and I don't. Welcome to the ranks of the superchampions, Tim. Please study the Civil War before the TOC ;)

'Black Sea' was halfway out of my mouth before realizing my mistake and switching to Caspian with plenty of time to spare.
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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:37 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Overthought "Wisconsin and Ohio" -- wait, can't be Illinois or Minnesota, they're too far apart! -- which caused me to lose bearings on the next two.

Remind us where you live again?


Well, I do live in a very wooded part of the state, so clearly I can't see the forest for the trees.

Seriously, no idea what kind of brain glitch made me not consider the state I'm actually in. I think because I went down from Wisconsin, then realized neither Illinois nor Indiana was correct, it short-circuited my brain.
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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby opusthepenguin » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:40 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Overthought "Wisconsin and Ohio" -- wait, can't be Illinois or Minnesota, they're too far apart! -- which caused me to lose bearings on the next two.

Remind us where you live again?


Well, I do live in a very wooded part of the state, so clearly I can't see the forest for the trees.

Seriously, no idea what kind of brain glitch made me not consider the state I'm actually in. I think because I went down from Wisconsin, then realized neither Illinois nor Indiana was correct, it short-circuited my brain.


You're the anti-Sarah Palin. You can't see Wisconsin OR Ohio from your house! :lol:

Seriously, any American who takes sporcle quizzes knows how easy it is to forget the stupid state you're actually taking the quiz in.
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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby opusthepenguin » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:41 pm

So Jeopardy! automatically assumes your valentine is human, or at least a mammal or a penguin or something. What if you're in love with an iguana? Then your anatomically correct heart will have THREE chambers.
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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:43 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:So Jeopardy! automatically assumes your valentine is human, or at least a mammal or a penguin or something. What if you're in love with an iguana? Then your anatomically correct heart will have THREE chambers.


Being the forum's token furry, I'm surprised I didn't think to make this joke first.
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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby econgator » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:58 pm

Needed the instaget FJ and got it. F1 ran its first race in Baku this year and they kept mentioning/showing the Caspian.
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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby dinghammer » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:21 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:So Jeopardy! automatically assumes your valentine is human, or at least a mammal or a penguin or something. What if you're in love with an iguana? Then your anatomically correct heart will have THREE chambers.

I said a similar thing!

It's a good thing Christopher Hitchens didn't have a brother, or Alex might have BMSed. It's not like he's Kit Carson or anything.

I think I need to keep my ears plugged until the music stops. Someone said Caspian, so I went with the Black Sea. I knew it was one of them...
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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby bpmod » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:51 pm

dinghammer wrote:I think I need to keep my ears plugged until the music stops. Someone said Caspian, so I went with the Black Sea. I knew it was one of them...

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

Duct Tape.

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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:56 pm

bpmod wrote:I've said it before and I'll say it again:

Duct Tape.

Brian


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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MDaunt » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:37 pm

dinghammer wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:So Jeopardy! automatically assumes your valentine is human, or at least a mammal or a penguin or something. What if you're in love with an iguana? Then your anatomically correct heart will have THREE chambers.

I said a similar thing!

It's a good thing Christopher Hitchens didn't have a brother, or Alex might have BMSed. It's not like he's Kit Carson or anything.

I think I need to keep my ears plugged until the music stops. Someone said Caspian, so I went with the Black Sea. I knew it was one of them...

Christopher Hitchens did/does have a brother, Peter, who is well-known in his own right, although for radically different reasons.
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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby morbeedo » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:09 pm

Visible buzzer frustration from both Jim and Lara, especially from Lara on the "N" animal category, given her profession.

The collage clue made zero sense to me. I immediately thought collage from the photo but went with vision board. Wonder if that would have been accepted.

Thought "ballet up to the barre" would be about ballet terminology. Giselle seemed too easy as the bottom clue. Two swans = Anna Pavlova? NHO her. Mad that I missed ballets russes.

Ran "borders both" which is huge for me because I've been looking at maps and trying to get my head around everything between NY and California.

FJ: Had Red Sea then crossed it out and put Caspian. 2/5 for the week :/
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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby teapot37 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:28 pm

morbeedo wrote:Two swans = Anna Pavlova? NHO her.

One of the more famous ballerinas in history. Most famous for a dance called the "Dying Swan". The dessert called the pavlova (meringue topped with fruit and whipped cream) is named for her.
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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby JayK33 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:06 pm

Congrats to Tim for running the week and becoming a superchamp. Big comeback for someone who was in third place heading into FJ in his second game (if I remember correctly). How long do we predict he'll go? You can never tell for sure.
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