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Thursday, June 6, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6624, 2013-06-06

CONTESTANTS
Lauren Hopkins Karcz, a language test developer from Atlanta, Georgia
Greg Draves, an MBA student from New York, New York
Jonathan Van Balen, an international marketing specialist from Lexington, Kentucky (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,201)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. And welcome to all of you. We started the week on a high note. Our first champion this week won $33,300. Now Jonathan, who won yesterday, has won considerably less. The material, it seems, has gotten more difficult. I know some of those finals were very tough. Let's see what today brings, though. Lauren and Greg, welcome aboard. Jonathan, good to see you again. Good luck to all three of you. Here comes the Jeopardy! round. One daily double in one of these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
GEORGE WASHINGTON (5/5)
CLIPS (5/5)
LISTED ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE (5/5)
BODY QUOTES (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
WATCH THOSE RATS & MICE (5/5)
THEY'RE AFTER THE "CHEE"s (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jonathan: 14 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Lauren: 8 R, 0 W
Greg: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 0
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $0



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Jonathan: $4,600
Lauren: $2,000
Greg: $1,200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: I have a bit of information on this card in front of me that makes me wonder about the first player we introduced on the show today, Lauren Hopkins Karcz, from Atlanta, Georgia. It says here you met your husband on a street corner?

Lauren: It's true. He was a blind date on my 21st birthday, and when we met, it was actually before we got to the bar that we were meeting at. So my husband, Adam, he said, "Oh, it's you. It's your birthday. Here's a birthday card." And he handed it to me
and said, "Happy birthday from the guy you just met."

Alex: Hey, that's great.

Lauren: I still have it.

Alex: Hey, that's a wonderful move right off the bat.

Lauren: That's right.

Alex: The man's on his toes. Good. You're still together.




Alex: Greg Draves is an MBA student from New York who spent some time in China working on what kind of film?

Greg: I worked on a documentary on tea farming. I was part of
one of the first western crews to film at a state-owned tea farm in China, and I went to a lot of the rural areas that most American tourists never see.

Alex: Well, why China? Because they grow tea throughout the far east.

Greg: Yeah, but the sponsor of the documentary, the producers, were a tea shop in Berkeley, California, that specialized in Chinese tea, especially green tea.

Alex: I see. Okay. And green tea's good for you.




Alex: Jonathan Van Balen is from Lexington, Kentucky. He did a three-month internship in South America. Where?

Jonathan: Yes, Alex. I was fortunate enough, the summer between my second and third year of law school, to do an internship in Santiago, Chile, for almost three months.

Alex: And you're fluent in Spanish?

Jonathan: Yes, thanks to my mother and grandmother, I am.

Alex: And what kind of work were you doing there?

Jonathan: At the time, the Commonwealth of Kentucky had a trade office located in Santiago, and I did work for that office
and I also did kind of like some part-time stuff for a local law firm.

Alex: Okay.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jonathan found the Daily Double on the 20th clue. Jonathan had $6,800, Greg had $1,200, and Lauren was at $3,000. Jonathan wagered $1,200.

BODY QUOTES $1000: This 1897 work includes the line "a great nose indicates a great man"
(Jonathan: What is The Wizard of Oz?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Jonathan: $7,200
Lauren: $4,800
Greg: $3,200

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
BODIES OF WATER (5/5)
SCIENCE IN SPORTS (5/5)
POLITICAL JARGON (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
POP HIT MISSING LINKS (5/5)
AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHORS (2/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
"GR"8 WORDS (5/5) (Alex: Each correct response will begin with a "G-R", and the word itself will be of 8 letters only.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Greg: 11 R (including 4 rebounds), 0 W
Lauren: 10 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Jonathan: 6 R, 5 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Lauren snagged the next Daily Double on the 22nd clue. Jonathan had $8,800, Greg had $12,800, and Lauren was at $10,800. Lauren wagered $3,000.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHORS $1200: Kristin Hunter took the title for her novel "God Bless the Child" from this singer
(Lauren: Who is Ella Fitzgerald?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Lauren who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 25th clue. Jonathan had $7,200, Greg had $12,800, and Lauren was at $9,400. Lauren wagered $2,000.

POLITICAL JARGON $2000: A state like Texas whose composition is less than 50% Caucasian is said to be this alliterative oxymoronic term

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHORS $400: In 2010 this city gave landmark status to the homes of Lorraine Hansberry, Gwendolyn Brooks & Richard Wright
(Jonathan: What is New York City?)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHORS $2000: (Professor Henry Louis Gates delivers the clue.) This prolific social critic & author of "Race Matters" was my co-author on the 1996 book "The Future of the Race"

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Greg: $17,600
Lauren: $11,400
Jonathan: $6,800

PREFINAL REMARKS
Alex: Just before we get into Final Jeopardy!we have a change in scoring to announce, and it affects Greg Draves. We have decided, our judges have, to accept his response of wind resistance in that category a few minutes ago. So his total is now correct at $17,600. Those scores are all right. And they have to deal with Americana now and this clue.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICANA

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Greg: Wager $5,201 to cover Lauren.
Lauren: You have the hope of surpassing Greg if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $6,201 to force Greg to wager to win while also protecting your position from being usurped by Jonathan.
Jonathan: Your only hope of a win is that you're the only one to give a correct response, so bet $6,798 or so, leaving a few bucks behind in case someone wagers it all.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A bo'sun whistle was once a prize in boxes of this alliterative product introduced in 1963

FINAL SCORES
Jonathan: $6,800 + $5,783 = $12,583 (What is Cracker Jack? Cap'n Crunch) (2nd place: $2,000)
Lauren: $11,400 - $7,000 = $4,400 (What is Cracker Jack?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Greg: $17,600 + $5,200 = $22,800 (What is Cap'n Crunch?) (New champion: $22,800)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $2,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Greg: $17,600, 18 R, 0 W
Lauren: $14,400, 18 R (including 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Jonathan: $8,000, 20 R, 7 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $40,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Jonathan: 21/59 = .356
Greg: 19/58 = .328
Lauren: 18/60 = .300
Team: 58/63 = .921

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
CLIPS $200: If you encounter opposition you can't overcome, you've run into this seven-letter item

CLIPS $1000: During the 2010
State of the Union address, lip-readers caught
this Supreme Court justice saying, "simply not true"

CLIPS $800: Borrowed from the theater, it's the term for the type of stunt-flying exhibition seen here

CLIPS $600: Graceful bird seen here once hunted by sailors
(Jonathan: What is a seagull?)

CLIPS $400: Yep, China's got the bomb; check out this cloud that could go in a food category

"GR"8 WORDS $1600: Magnificence, or nobility & greatness of character
(Lauren: What is grandiose?)

"GR"8 WORDS $2000: We use this Latin word to mean appropriate seriousness or solemnity
(Jonathan: What is gravity?)

BODIES OF WATER $400: Look out below; they're the group seen here in a satellite photo

BODIES OF WATER $1200: Until it made the news in 1961, most Americans were unfamiliar
with this body of water

BODIES OF WATER $1600: The Cyclades Islands lie in this sea
(Jonathan: What is the Tyrrhenian?)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHORS $1600: Set in Georgia, her first novel was 1970's "The Third Life of Grange Copeland"
(Jonathan: Who is Toni Morrison?)

SCIENCE IN SPORTS $400: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) The force required for a 220-pound running back to stop and turn upfield is about 450 pounds, per this man's third law of motion

SCIENCE IN SPORTS $1600: A curveball curves because this is unequal on different sides where the ball's surface meets the air
(Jonathan: What is centripetal force?)
[Greg's response of wind resistance was originally ruled incorrect, but was reversed just before Final Jeopardy!]

CORRECT RESPONSES
Cyrano de Bergerac
Billie Holiday
majority minority
Chicago
Cornel West
Cap'n Crunch
buzzsaw
(Samuel) Alito
barnstorming
albatross
mushroom
grandeur
gravitas
The Great Lakes
Bay of Pigs
Aegean Sea
Alice Walker
Newton
pressure (or wind resistance)

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Re: Thursday, June 6, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:30 am

Americana
A bo'sun whistle was once a prize in boxes of this alliterative product introduced in 1963.

SpoilerShow
What is Cap'n Crunch? Lauren said Cracker Jack. Jonathan had Cracker Jack crossed out.


Greg Draves: $17,600+$5,200=$22,800...now a 1-day champion with $22,800
Lauren Hopkins Karcz: $11,400-$7,000=$4,400
Jonathan Van Balen: $6,800+$5,783=$12,583
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Re: Thursday, June 6, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:15 pm

Wish Alex had not mentioned it because was most curious to see how many were going to scream "Cracker Jack neg bait" on FJ when it's not alliterative. But of course it's a better answer than nothing.

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Post by corvo » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:40 pm

Glanced at the question of the day.

Wouldn't have gotten that in a million year, having no idea what a bo'sun whistle was.

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Post by Bamaman » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:10 pm

I had never heard of a bo'sun whistle. Apparently its a shortened form of boatswain. I had Frosted Flakes.

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Post by Mud Slide Slim » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:27 pm

It'll be interesting to see if Jonathan adjusts his playing style. He knows stuff, didn't really get any gaping knowledge holes exposed, isn't afraid to go in, and really appeared to get the buzzer timing down during DJ last night. (That last one could really help him, even if he runs into an opponent with a better knowledge base to work with.)

But the discretion just was not there at all. He got a second game because neither of his foes were unable to take advantage of his misses and the defending champ whiffed on what should've been a gimme FJ. I imagine adjusting on the fly like would have to be tough assuming it was, as it usually is, taped the same day.

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Post by lieph82 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:28 pm

Better game than yesterday. Not a fan of how Jeopardy! uses the word "alliteration." I got Final, but I would not refer to Cap'n Crunch as alliterative.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:31 pm

Bombed the George Washington category. Only one I knew was Mount Vernon at $1000, but couldn't get Valley Forge out of my head in time.

McAfee was my only miss in NYSE. I've never used antivirus or firewall products, nor had a reason to.

3/5 in Body Quotes. Clammed on Cyrano out of uncertainty, and said wash feet instead of hands.

Ben was my only miss in Rats & Mice. I knew about the MJ song, but was flustered because the previous four had all been animated. Still no love for my favorite Kelsey Grammer-voiced animated character? :D

Cheever was my only miss in "Chee".

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Ran "Gr"8, but I don't think I'd have gotten "gravitas" if not for the rebound after "gravity".

I think Bodies of Water for $400 is the fastest I've ever gotten a clue.

African American Authors for $400 seemed undervalued, and I'm not saying that just because I went 0/5 there.

3/5 in Pop. Never heard of either song at $1200, clammed on $2000.

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Alliterative product that you find a prize in. Cracker Jack? No. Some kind of cereal? Maybe, but what cereal is alliterative? …Frosted Flakes. Sounds good. Cue the "oh, @#!$*&" when the champ's screen came up.

I don't get it. Americana has long been a favorite topic of mine, and I could provide lots of info on many given Americana subjects. But every time it comes up in FJ!, it totally bites me on the ass.

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There was a point near the end of the credits where the jib camera seemed really wobbly. Odd.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:35 pm

Bamaman wrote:I had never heard of a bo'sun whistle. Apparently its a shortened form of boatswain. I had Frosted Flakes.
Glad I'm not the only one.

I swear it felt like time slowed down while Jimmy was reading that first science clue, then sped up when he finally got to the point. b--l--a--b--l-a--wtf-does-this-football-graphic-have-to-do-with-science-b--l--a......lawofmotion I almost didn't snap out of it in time to say Newton :oops:

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Post by skullturf » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:44 pm

I did exactly what the defending champ did, and I'm sure I wasn't alone. I wrote down "Cracker Jack" at first, but thought it was wrong for two reasons: (1) it's older than 1963, and (2) it's not "alliterative" in the strictest sense. I felt mildly panicky for a few seconds, but tried to think: sailors... nautical... Captain... got it.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:49 pm

Oh wow, "bo'sun" was a TOM? Funny how good I am at ignoring TOMs that are staring me right in the face.
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Post by billy pilgrim » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:14 pm

The Cap'n Crunch whistle was actually pretty famous in some circles. Nerds of the day learned that it emitted a tone of exactly 2600 Hz. Just the tone that AT&T used in itsa long distance routing. Et voila- free long distance.
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Post by Paucle » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:19 pm

Wonder why the champ offered a tie? Maybe he liked her. ;)
Yeah, as billy mentioned, that whistle was used for phreaking.

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Post by Frank Hardy » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:19 pm

I got Cap'n Crunch. I wonder whether they would have accepted Captain Crunch. Judges?

I can't reproduce the clue word-for-word, but there was a video clue to which the correct response was barnstorming. I said wingwalking because that's what they were doing in the video. Judges?

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Post by Jasoni22 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:25 pm

billy pilgrim wrote:The Cap'n Crunch whistle was actually pretty famous in some circles. Nerds of the day learned that it emitted a tone of exactly 2600 Hz. Just the tone that AT&T used in itsa long distance routing. Et voila- free long distance.
Aww, I was gonna say that, but you beat me to it.

And how is Cap'n Crunch not alliterative? Both words start with the same sound, [k].
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Post by Plactus » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:25 pm

Prize + sailor = Cracker Jack. But wait, not alliterative. (I misread the clue as saying whistles were a prize in 1963, so knowing Cracker Jack was older wouldn't have helped.) Hmm. Cap'n Crunch?

For the majority-minority DD, I flipped between that and minority-majority, which I settled on. Wikipedia lists both in the introduction to its article, so I'm counting it.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:29 pm

Oh yeah, 17 and 14 right is what I call a great day. Surprised that was so, since I feel like pound sign, question mark, star, exclamation point right now. You'd think by now, my body would learn that sleeping for 14 hours straight is not normal.

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Post by StrangerCoug » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:29 pm

Golf wrote:Wish Alex had not mentioned it because was most curious to see how many were going to scream "Cracker Jack neg bait" on FJ when it's not alliterative. But of course it's a better answer than nothing.
I was able to avoid that trap for that reason. Cap'n Crunch didn't come to mind, unfortunately.

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