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Friday, June 28, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6640, 2013-06-28

CONTESTANTS
Sonrisa Cooper, a project assistant from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Nishant Menon, an economist from Hyattsville, Maryland
Laura Amundson, a former criminal defense attorney from Des Moines, Iowa (whose 1-day cash winnings total $8,195)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.
I'm hoping we can get through all of the categories and clues on the board today.
So, Nishant and Sonrisa, welcome aboard. Laura, good to see you again.
And good luck. Here we go. Jeopardy! Round is where we start.
And today we have these categories to deal with.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE ENVIRONMENT (4/5)
ROCK GROUP NAMES (4/5)
POTPOURRI (5/5)
AN OGDEN NASH MENAGERIE (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
HELLO! (4/5)
GOOD "BI" (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Sonrisa: 11 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Nishant: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Laura: 8 R, 4 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,800



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Sonrisa: $2,400
Nishant: $1,800
Laura: -$600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Sonrisa Cooper is from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and this young lady recently started tutoring.
Sonrisa: Mm-hmm.
Alex: Young kids, I suppose. And where is this?
Sonrisa: It's at an organization that was started by Dave Eggers. They have branches all over the United States.
Alex: Are you paid for this, or is this pro bono?
Sonrisa: No. It's pro bono. It's a volunteer thing.
Alex: Good for you. That's great.




Alex: Nishant Menon from Hyattsville, Maryland. In a few months, you are going to go to the Grand Canyon to do what?
Nishant: To hike it rim to rim, me and my wife.
Alex: Wait a minute. Hike it rim to rim?
Nishant: Exactly.
Alex: Is there a path from the north rim down to the base?
Nishant: There is, actually. We're actually starting from the south rim and going up to the north rim, and are actually going to get to the north rim right on the day that it opens. So very exciting stuff. It'll be very quiet, serene.
Alex: And very fatiguing. Are you in shape?
Nishant: Kind of.
Alex: Going downhill isn't such a big problem, you know? Going up the other rim --that's where the problem occurs.
Nishant: The next few months are gonna be a challenge.
Alex: Okay, good. Work out a lot.




Alex: Laura Amundson from Des Moines, Iowa. Distant cousin to some famous people. Who?
Laura: Yes. Celine Dion, Madonna, and Beyonce.
Alex: Really?
Laura: Yes.
Alex: How?
Laura: Well, apparently, the French Canadians were very prolific and had a lot of descendants, and a lot of them are good singers.
Alex: But Amundson --or Ahmanson --is Norwegian, isn't it?
Laura: I'm a Heinz 57, so I am also Norwegian.
Alex: Okay. Good for you. Let's get back into this.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Laura found the Daily Double on the 20th clue. Laura had $600, Nishant had $1,800, and Sonrisa was at $2,400. Laura wagered $1,000.

AN OGDEN NASH MENAGERIE $800: About this insect Nash wrote, "would you be calm and placid if you were full of formic acid?"
(Laura: What is a mosquito?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
THE ENVIRONMENT $800: In 1973, 3 years after it was founded, the EPA was successful in banning the use of sprayed this for fireproofing

ROCK GROUP NAMES $1000: This British synth rock band took its name from a French fashion magazine
(Laura: What is Vogue?)
(Sonrisa: What is New Order?)

HELLO! $1000: This noted manufacturer first showed his gums (not yet his teeth) on Sept. 30, 1861

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Nishant: $4,800
Sonrisa: $4,400
Laura: $1,200

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
LAB TEST (3/5)
_____ OF THE _____ (3/5)
PARLEZ-VOUS FRANÇAIS? (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
RIVERS ON THE BORDER (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
WORLD HISTORY (4/5)
MOVIE NARRATORS (5/5) (Alex: You have to identify the actor who narrates the film.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Laura: 11 R (including 1 DD), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Nishant: 10 R, 0 W
Sonrisa: 3 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Laura snagged the next Daily Double on the 15th clue. Laura had $5,600, Nishant had $11,600, and Sonrisa was at $7,200. Laura wagered $4,000.

RIVERS ON THE BORDER $1600: The Usumacinta River forms the border between Mexico & this country
(Alex: You picked the right one in Central America. Good for you!)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Laura who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 20th clue. Laura had $15,200, Nishant had $11,600, and Sonrisa was at $7,200. Laura wagered $3,000.

PARLEZ-VOUS FRANÇAIS? $2000: Meaning uninterested, it's the past participle of a French word meaning "to become boring"
(Alex: Anything coming to mind?)
(Lora: No.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
WORLD HISTORY $800: Enduring into the 20th Century, this last Chinese Imperial Dynasty is also called the Qing
(Alex: And that was [*].)

LAB TEST $400: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew reads the clue.) The Florence variety
of this lab container
Takes its alliterative name
from earlier ones
Used to bottle
certain Italian wines

_____ OF THE _____ $1600: Neville Chamberlain & Winston Churchill both served as this Senior Finance Minister
(Alex: Great Britain--that's [*].)

_____ OF THE _____ $2000: This Catholic sacrament was long known as extreme unction

LAB TEST $2000: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew reads the clue.) Essential to distillation,
This lab device
removes heat from a vapor,
Reducing it to a liquid
(Alex: produces condensation, and hence it's [*].)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Laura: $15,000
Nishant: $14,800
Sonrisa: $7,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
1950s FICTION

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place. Shore's Conjecture.
Laura: Wager $14,601 to cover Nishant. If you feel like using Shoretegy, try wagering $201.
Nishant: Try wagering $399, which is as much as you can put up against Laura without being usurped by a doubled score on the part of Sonrisa.
Sonrisa: There's no way you can cover a rational wager by Nishant, but if Nishant decides for some reason to wager everything, you can eke out a win on a Triple Stumper if you wager no more than $6,800.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
John Updike wrote "Rabbit, Run" partly in reaction to this more carefree novel that was published 3 years earlier

FINAL SCORES
Sonrisa: $7,200 - $2,800 = $4,400 (What is on the) (New champion: $4,400)
Nishant: $14,800 - $14,399 = $401 (What is Rabbit At Rest?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Laura: $15,000 - $11,000 = $4,000 (What is Rabbit Run?) (2nd place: $2,000)
(Alex: [revealing Sonrisa's repsonse] Looks like you were going for something. On the...Waterfront?)
(Sonrisa: On the road.)
(Alex: On the road. Well, you didn't complete it, and that'll cost you, unfortunately.
[revealing Nishant's response]
No, that was another author's work.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $9,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Laura: $16,600, 19 R (including 1 DD), 5 W (including 2 DDs)
Nishant: $14,800, 17 R, 0 W
Sonrisa: $7,200, 14 R, 1 W
Combined Coryat: $38,600

BATTING AVERAGES
Laura: 19/61 = .311
Nishant: 17/58 = .293
Sonrisa: 14/58 = .241
Team: 50/63 = .794

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
POTPOURRI $200: The line highlighted here Is at this number of degrees longitude.

HELLO! $800: This grandmaster made his opening move on March 9, 1943 in Chicago
(Laura: Who is Spassky?)

GOOD "BI" $200: Occurring twice a year
(Laura: What is biennial?)
(Alex: Say it again.)
(Laura: Biennial?)
(Alex: No.)

LAB TEST $1200: (Sarah of the Clue Crew reads the clue.) Arthur miller might know
That the specialized lab tongs
I'm using
Are named for these
potentially hot objects
They are designed to hold.

CORRECT RESPONSES
an ant
asbestos
Depeche Mode
William Wrigley
Guatemala
blasé
the Manchu Dynasty
a Florence flask
the Chancellor of the Exchequer
the annointing of the sick
a condensor
On The Road
zero
Bobby Fischer
biannual
crucible

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Post by jeff6286 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:13 pm

1950s Novels
John Updike wrote Rabbit, Run partly in reaction to this more carefree novel that was published 3 years earlier.

SpoilerShow
What is On the Road? Sonrisa said "on the"; Nishant said Rabbit at Rest; Laura said Rabbit Run.

Laura Amundson: $15,000-$11,000=$4,000
Nishant Menon: $14,800-$14,399=$401
Sonrisa Cooper: $7,200-$2,800=$4,400...now a 1-day champion with $4,400
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Post by Bamaman » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:03 pm

Obviously, I've heard of that book, but no way was I going to get that FJ. I kept trying to think of some book that had rabbit or some similar word in the title.

Bad bets all around. I smell the one day carousel of champions cranking up.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:30 pm

Why do contestants in second place hardly ever recognize when they have 3rd locked out?

Why do contestants in second place insist on mindlessly making the all-in suicide wager?

WTF is up with leaders not betting enough to cover second!?

Why, after all these years, do I bother mentioning any of this, or expecting anything different?

*sigh*

ETA: So, unless my math is off...contestants went 2/15 on FJ this week? Yikes. All-time worst? Or have they been skunked before?
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Post by Leander » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:31 pm

I would never have gotten that FJ in a million years. For me, it came down to name a random cheery 1950's novel. I don't see how you could reason your way into this without knowledge of the specific piece of trivia.

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Post by legendneverdies » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:36 pm

Alan Myers, drummer for Devo in the days of Whip It(mentioned in Rock Band Names $800 in the first round), died on MOnday.

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Post by mightyquinn01 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:42 pm

Is it just me or did the defending champ answer "bi-annual" correctly?
Sounded like she said it right the 1st time...and then she loses by $400 to the contestant who answered it and was awarded the $200 ($400 diff?)

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Post by lisa0012 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:49 pm

It seems like it was gettable if you knew the plot of Rabbit, Run. The exact quote from Updike is-

"Jack Kerouac’s On the Road came out in 1957 and, without reading it, I resented its apparent instruction to cut loose; Rabbit, Run was meant to be a realistic demonstration of what happens when a young American family man goes on the road – the people left behind get hurt."

Unfortunately, I knew nothing about the books so I didn't have a chance.

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Post by Austin Powers » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:50 pm

Well this week had some pretty great boards. I enjoyed all of this except the Environment category, which reeked of "stuff we took off the web." Come to think of it, I hated the "Clue Crew does science," too. I hate that stupid "Science!" backdrop they use.

Wagers were terrible but you knew that. Glad the middle guy didn't bet it all because lol someone else might bet all but $112. Answering with another Updike book was priceless.

FJ sucked, right? I am allowed to say it because I got it. I've read Rabbit, Run and it's not obviously a reaction to anything. I thought of books about small owns, basketball, and Pennsylvania but nothing seemed right. I settled on On the Road because there may be four canonical 50s novels and it seemed the most carefree and its title implied vector-like directionality just as running does.

Man a stinker question. I don't fault the contestants.

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Post by legendneverdies » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:57 pm

I precalled On the Road when the category was revealed then said Watership DOwn when the clue was revealed. ALex didn't mention the champ has a week off because of Military Week starting Monday.

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Post by NoName84 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:58 pm

mightyquinn01 wrote:Is it just me or did the defending champ answer "bi-annual" correctly?
Sounded like she said it right the 1st time...and then she loses by $400 to the contestant who answered it and was awarded the $200 ($400 diff?)
I heard "Biennial."

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Post by StevenH » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:02 pm

I liked this board, except for the FJ.

The champion struggled early but recovered nicely. It still wasn't enough, unfortunately.

My precalls for FJ were The Catcher in the Rye and On the Road. When I saw the clue I figured that it had to be one of those two. I went with The Catcher in the Rye largely because it was my first instinct and because I knew that it was published in 1951, and On the Road was 1957. That made me think that On the Road being the correct response may not have made the "1950s" part accurate. I agree that it was an awful clue, but not so much because of the years/decades thing.

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Post by dhkendall » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:03 pm

mightyquinn01 wrote:Is it just me or did the defending champ answer "bi-annual" correctly?
Sounded like she said it right the 1st time...and then she loses by $400 to the contestant who answered it and was awarded the $200 ($400 diff?)
Nope, they answered two similar sounding words which mean different things. The defending champ incorrectly said "biennial", which means taking place every other year. The clue was asking for something that takes place twice a year, which is "biannual".

(To demonstrate, "I can watch an Olympics or a senate election on TV biennially, but our vacations are biannual, we go to my parents in the summer and the Bahamas at Christmas.")

ETA: Looks like someone at the Sony boards is confused on the two words as well.
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Post by Atalsyter » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:14 pm

The only way I'd imagine one getting the FJ (aside from being, to a reasonable extent, familiar with the novels), would be to the math in terms of publishing and think of "big" novels published in such year. Doubt most people would know but for the 1% that do (I'm guessing lol), that would have been relatively approachable

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Post by Paucle » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:22 pm

Had to take a phone call. Has Laura selected yet?

Nice to see Sonrisa win on the sole "get." Not sure I've ever seen that before!
Watership Down was mine, even though I knew the Rabbit in the title was not a rabbit. Not sure I understand Laura's FJ reply, though.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:25 pm

Paucle wrote:Had to take a phone call. Has Laura selected yet?

Nice to see Sonrisa win on the sole "get." Not sure I've ever seen that before!
Watership Down was mine, even though I knew the Rabbit in the title was not a rabbit. Not sure I understand Laura's FJ reply, though.
Well, I knew the rabbit was a person. I just thought Updike named his character to allude to some other book. Unfortunately, it didn't lead me on the right road to the book they were looking for.

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Post by bpmod » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:28 pm

Bamaman wrote:Unfortunately, it didn't lead me On The right Road to the book they were looking for.
There. That's better.

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Post by marpocky » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:29 pm

Got FJ just from "carefree novel" + 50s. Wasn't previously aware Updike wrote his Rabbit series directly as a response.

What was up with the wrong FJ guesses? Did I see write that the former champ guessed the exact same book? And the other guy guessed a later book in the same series?

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Post by ElendilPickle » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:32 pm

Paucle wrote:Had to take a phone call. Has Laura selected yet?

Nice to see Sonrisa win on the sole "get." Not sure I've ever seen that before!
Watership Down was mine, even though I knew the Rabbit in the title was not a rabbit. Not sure I understand Laura's FJ reply, though.
I wondered about that too.

No clue on FJ; I put "Rabbit" just to have written something down.

Otherwise, it was a pretty easy game for me.

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