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Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6361, 2012-04-23

CONTESTANTS
Cindy Vanderbur, a health insurance contract specialist from Madison, Indiana
Mike Garrett, a magazine editor from Kamloops, British Columbia
Dan Adkison, a copy editor from Brooklyn, New York (whose 3-day cash winnings total $37,400)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you very much. Thank you, Johnny. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen. Dan has had the weekend to think about and enjoy his three victories to this point and to worry about who he would have to defend against, and that's why we introduce Cindy and Mike. Welcome aboard. Good luck to all three of you. Here comes the Jeopardy! Round. We'll put you to work right now with these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
GREG-CELLENT! (5/5)
BOOK LEARNIN' (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
BIG (& NOT-SO-BIG) BIRD (5/5)
FIVE FINGER EXERCISE (2/4)
I LOVE PARIS (4/5)
IN THE "SPRING" TIME (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Cindy: 15 R, 0 W
Dan: 9 R (including 2 rebounds and 1 DD), 1 W
Mike: 2 R, 3 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,800



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Dan found the Daily Double on the 5th clue. Dan had $1,000, Mike was in the red with -$200, and Cindy was at $600. Dan made it a True Daily Double, wagering $1,000.

BOOK LEARNIN' $800: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew flips through a book.) Technically, a page is only one side of each sheet of paper; the 2-sided sheet is called this

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Dan: $5,200
Cindy: $3,000
Mike: -$1,400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Cindy Vanderbur is from Indiana, and under the heading of "strange experiences", let's talk about the day you were driving to work...

[Cindy chuckles.]

Alex: And you heard a noise in the backseat of the car, and you turned around and...

Cindy: I--I was quite surprised, as was the raccoon that was in the backseat of the car... [chuckles] but we were in a really busy highway, and there wasn't much I could do except sort of, like, tu--go around a block and drive five blocks back to home and let it out... [chuckles] so while I did that, the raccoon climbed into the front seat, and then he got up on the dash, and I was really worried that he was coming to get on me, but, luckily for me, he just stayed up on the dash and just kinda looked around while I drove down the road, you know?

Alex: Made no aggressive move toward you, didn't frighten you?

Cindy: Well, I won't say he didn't frighten me... [laughing]

Alex: Oh. Okay. I und--

Cindy: But we made it through that.

Alex: All right.




Alex: Mike Garrett is a magazine editor from British Columbia who auditioned for Jeopardy! in Seattle and had a nice surprise waiting for him in his hotel room.

Mike: Yeah, it was, uh, a bucket of, uh, s--beer. It was a bucket of beer on ice, uh, waiting for me there, and a little note saying, uh, you know, "Knock 'em dead. Ken Jennings."

Cindy: Wow.

Mike: And I'm like, wow. Ken Jennings knows who I am. He knows that I'm in Seattle, and he found me out in this hotel, and then I turned it around. It was the name of a coworker on the back.

[Laughter]

Alex: Oh. Okay.




Alex: Dan Adkison is a copy editor from New York who found a mistake in Webster's.

Dan: I did. I was working for a newspaper, and we were running a story about the president of Brazil. The 11th edition of Webster's Dictionary had just come out, and we were looking up, and it had the name as "L-U-I-S"--"Luis Inacio Lula da Silva", and I said, "That's not right", and I started looking it up online, and I determined it was a "z", so I wrote in to Webster's on their web site, and I got an e-mail back saying, "Yes, you found a mistake in the new edition of Webster's."

Alex: And did they change it?

Dan: They did. They did. If you look in the latest edition, it's a "z".

Alex: Boy, how does it feel to have this much power?

[Laughter]

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
I LOVE PARIS $1000: The site of heavy fighting during World War I, this river joins the Seine at the Paris suburb of Charenton
(Mike: What is Ypres?)

FIVE FINGER EXERCISE $800: A Pac-Man ghost; use your "brain"
(Dan: What is Thinky?)
(Alex: [*]. Yes. No. And I gave the correct response. I thought he said, [*]. What did you say?)
(Dan: I said, "Thinky".)
(Alex: "Thinky"?)
[Dan laughs.]
(Alex: Oh. I've never even heard of that one.)

FIVE FINGER EXERCISE $1000: This unit used to measure the diameter of cigars is equal to 1/64 of an inch
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Cindy: $8,400
Dan: $4,400
Mike: $200
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
WATERFALLS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
COMPLETE THE COMPANY NAME (5/5)
IN THE DICTIONARY (3/4)
APRIL 23: BAD DAY FOR WRITERS (3/4)
"HOW TO" ENTERTAIN (3/5)
TIME PIECES (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Cindy: 9 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Mike: 9 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Dan: 4 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $8,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Mike snagged the next Daily Double on the 7th clue. Dan had $4,000, Mike had $1,400, and Cindy was at $8,800. Mike wagered $2,000.

TIME PIECES $1600: "The ghostly, white-clad figure descended the ladder" was the lead for a cover story in July of this year
(Mike: What is 2001?)
(Alex: No. The reference was to Neil Armstrong going down the ladder in July of [*], landing on the Moon.)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Cindy who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 16th clue. Dan had $6,000, Mike had $4,200, and Cindy was at $11,600. Cindy wagered $4,000.

WATERFALLS $1600: Add "S" to a Frank Lloyd Wright house & you get this, Florida's tallest cataract

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
TIME PIECES $1200: In 1956 Time said he had "a high, unpleasant quaver" & a "rich basso" marred by a "spasmodic delivery"
(Mike: Who was Caruso?)
(Dan: Who is Castro?)

"HOW TO" ENTERTAIN $1600: Kate Hudson is writing the titular column on a dating don't in this romantic comedy

"HOW TO" ENTERTAIN $2000: Brooklyn friends Ben & Cam hustle to try to make a buck without selling out in this comedic HBO series

APRIL 23: BAD DAY FOR WRITERS $2000: Before his April 23, 1915 death abroad, he wrote, "There's some corner of a foreign field / That is for ever England"
(Cindy: Who is Joyce Kilmer?)

IN THE DICTIONARY $2000: Often concrete, this mass at each end of a bridge bears the weight of an arch
(Dan: What is a piling?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Cindy: $17,200 (lock game)
Mike: $8,200
Dan: $6,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN HISTORY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; three-quarters for second place.
Cindy: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $799 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Mike: Wager $4,601 to cover Dan.
Dan: Risk between $1,801 and $2,800, covering Mike's $0 bet.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This state is known as the "Cockpit of the Revolution" for all the battles there, including a pivotal one in December 1776

FINAL SCORES
Dan: $6,400 - $6,399 = $1 (What is North Carolina) (3rd place: $1,000)
Mike: $8,200 + $4,601 = $12,801 (What Is New Jersey?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Cindy: $17,200 + $799 = $17,999 (What is New Jersey?) (New champion: $17,999)
(Alex: [Revealing Mike's response] He thought of the Battle of Trenton there in 1776.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $11,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Cindy: $14,800, 24 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Mike: $10,200, 11 R, 5 W (including 1 DD)
Dan: $6,200, 13 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Combined Coryat: $31,200

BATTING AVERAGES
Cindy: 25/59 = .424
Dan: 13/59 = .220
Mike: 12/59 = .203
Team: 50/63 = .794

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
BOOK LEARNIN' $200: Usually at the end of a book, it's a list of source materials & related readings
(Mike: What's an appendix?)
(Alex: Appendix? Be more specific.)
(Mike: Uh, what's source appendix?)

I LOVE PARIS $200: Commanding the 2nd armored French division, Gen. Philippe LeClerc liberated Paris from the Nazis in this year
(Mike: What is 1941?)

IN THE "SPRING" TIME $800: Seen here is the English type of this hunter & loyal companion

WATERFALLS $2000: Kentucky's Cumberland Falls often feature this; a rainbow with light from a satellite, not a star

APRIL 23: BAD DAY FOR WRITERS $1600: This English poet laureate died April 23, 1850 at Rydal Mount in his beloved Lake District
(Alex: Correct, with less than a minute to go.)

IN THE DICTIONARY $800: A singultus is simply one of these involuntary contractions of the diaphragm causing a sudden intake of air
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
a folio (or a leaf)
the Marne
Pinky
the ring guage
1969
Falling Waters
Elvis Presley
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
How to Make it in America
Rupert Brooke
an abutment
New Jersey
a bibliography
1944
a springer spaniel
a moonbow
Wordsworth
a hiccup
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Turd Ferguson » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:10 am

Retro good luck to heisman65

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmDAoEuaK3U
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby jeff6286 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:46 am

American History
This state is known as the "Cockpit of the Revolution" for all the battles there, in cluding a pivotal one in December 1776.

Spoiler: show
What is New Jersey? Dan said North Carolina.


Cindy Vanderbur: $17,200+$799=$17,999...now a 1-day champion with $17,999
Mike Garrett: $8,200+$4,601=$12,801
Dan Adkison: $6,400-$6,399=$1
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby TenPoundHammer » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:27 pm

Ran Spring. Clammed on bibliography after "appendix" was BMSed, because as usual the BMS had me thinking it'd be a subset of "appendix" — I don't think of "bibliography" as that.

Paris was totally foreign to me. Nothing sounded remotely familiar. I didn't know Luxor was a thing outside Vegas, for one.

I live about two hours from Ocqueoc Falls but have never been there.

Precalled How to Train Your Dragon on "How To", which was also my only get there. I wonder if placing it next to the Hiccup clue in Dictionary was intentional.

FJ! — eh, 1 in 13 shot, but no matter what I pick it'll be the wrong one. Never would've thought NJ was pivotal at all due to its lack of size.
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby lisa0012 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:29 pm

Good game Mark, but tough break against a strong competitor. Not that it ended up mattering, but of course you made the right wager to ensure the extra grand.

Instaget FJ!- though I wonder how many people thought it was Delaware :D
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby econgator » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:30 pm

North Carolina? Really?

I've never heard it call the "Cockpit of the Revolution", but was fairly sure when the Battle of Trenton was.
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Austin Powers » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:32 pm

Given his profession, the returning champ miscalculated when he went after the book category first. If he saves the DD he goes all in late in the first round and has at least a couple thousand more. In the end it didn't matter.

Tough board. Sorry about this heisman65. Your tone last week made me think that it didn't work out for you.

I'll quibble and point out that the Wright house is Fallingwater, one word, while the Florida park is two words. I actually think this makes it a bad clue.

FJ has me thinking NJ before the last clause gave it away.

I thought the champ had some very nice gets and I suspect she can hang around a bit.

Nice trashy questions today but legit stuff, too. I rather liked this board.
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby xxaaaxx » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:37 pm

econgator wrote:I've never heard it call the "Cockpit of the Revolution", but was fairly sure when the Battle of Trenton was.

Same here, except that it took almost the full 30 seconds to remember that ("OK, December of '76, that was the battle of...err...yknow, crossing the Delaware...oh come on, you know this one..."). Me and the ol' grey matter need to have a talk.
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby TenPoundHammer » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:41 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
econgator wrote:I've never heard it call the "Cockpit of the Revolution", but was fairly sure when the Battle of Trenton was.

Same here, except that it took almost the full 30 seconds to remember that ("OK, December of '76, that was the battle of...err...yknow, crossing the Delaware...oh come on, you know this one..."). Me and the ol' grey matter need to have a talk.


I didn't realize what the Delaware crossing was associated with, and was only the most vaguely aware that a Battle of Trenton exists.
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby SkoolRN » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:01 pm

Spoiler alert: Nice to see the state of my birth being recognized for something other than Snookie, the Real Housewives or Tony Soprano.
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby alamble » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:02 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Paris was totally foreign to me. Nothing sounded remotely familiar. I didn't know Luxor was a thing outside Vegas, for one.

It's a rather major city in Egypt. The obelisk that stands in Paris originally marked the entrance to the Luxor temple.
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby StevenH » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:02 pm

I thought that this board was well-written.

I should buy a lottery ticket...I won on the 50 50 90 guess between New York and New Jersey. I got one FJ correct last week that was a 50/50 guess (LBJ), one that was essentially a 50/50 guess (Monaco), and another one that was a lucky guess with not much to go on (the Air and Space Museum). I am never this lucky.

The FJ clue might have been a tad too on the trivial side for my tastes, but it was better than some of the ones that we have seen lately.
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Snaxx » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:04 pm

Turd Ferguson wrote:Retro good luck to heisman65

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmDAoEuaK3U


Too late now for any kind of retro-luck, but hope you enjoyed the experience.

Quick get based on the Battle of Trenton, even though no memory of "Cockpit of the Revolution" and the phrase had me puzzled for a couple of seconds.
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Bamaman » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:12 pm

Sorry it didn't work out, mike. But at least you got second place and a bucket of beer out of the deal.

I never heard of the cockpit of the Revolution. But I knew Washington crossed the Delaware into Trenton on Christmas 1776, so I went with that. I didn't think they did that much during the war, but just remembered the Battle of Monmouth.

If you want to read more about it.........

http://www.amazon.com/Cockpit-Of-The-Re ... 1406759236
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby econgator » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:16 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
econgator wrote:I've never heard it call the "Cockpit of the Revolution", but was fairly sure when the Battle of Trenton was.

Same here, except that it took almost the full 30 seconds to remember that ("OK, December of '76, that was the battle of...err...yknow, crossing the Delaware...oh come on, you know this one..."). Me and the ol' grey matter need to have a talk.


The Jersey state quarter has that scene on the reverse, right below it is the caption "Crossroads of the Revolution". Maybe that's what they really meant?
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby alietr » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:22 pm

I'll add my sympathy as well, Mike. It's never really as much fun when it comes to an end like that, but I hope you did have fun. Good to see you up there.

Me? I whiffed. Never heard of that phrase, so I went uh ... December ... it's cold ... Valley Forge ... let's go with Pennsylvania. Rats.
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Woof » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:27 pm

alietr wrote:I'll add my sympathy as well, Mike. It's never really as much fun when it comes to an end like that, but I hope you did have fun. Good to see you up there.

Me? I whiffed. Never heard of that phrase, so I went uh ... December ... it's cold ... Valley Forge ... let's go with Pennsylvania. Rats.


I went there myself at first before noting the year and realizing that Valley Forge was later in the war. Tough neg bait, though.
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby marpocky » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:31 pm

Wow, very dramatic finish. Sorry it didn't work out for you Mike. At least Cindy got FJ too so you can't be too upset about how that last clue in DJ went down.

By any chance was your audition in August? I don't remember you for sure, but I know there were a few BCers there.
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Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Johnblue » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:41 pm

Nobody got Elvis?!? Or Rupert Brooke? Anyway, good questions and I was glad to Cindy win it. She looked a bit out of her league but she's actually quite good. The returning champ was annoying with his buzzing. Did he do that in the prior games?
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