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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6747, 2014-01-07

CONTESTANTS
Andrew Nelson, an antiquarian book seller from New Bedford, Massachusetts
Carolyn Gawlik, a workforce development manager from Dearborn, Michigan
Mary Manhardt, a documentary-film editor from New York, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,401)

OPENING REMARKS
Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our show. It's not how you start, it's how you finish. Perfect example of that -- yesterday's program with Mary, our returning champion --in the red for much of the first round of play, but then came alive in Double Jeopardy! and wound up winning $14,000

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
LORD OF THE RINKS (5/5)
THE PRESIDENT'S ALMA MATER (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
POKER HANDS (3/5)
WHEN PIGS FRY (4/5)
THE "CLASS" STRUGGLE (4/5)
HEARING-IMPAIRED PEOPLE (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Mary: 10 R, 0 W
Carolyn: 7 R, 0 W
Andrew: 8 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,000



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Andrew found the Daily Double on the 10th clue. Mary had $400, Carolyn had $1,600, and Andrew was at $3,000. Andrew wagered $1,400.

THE PRESIDENT'S ALMA MATER $1000: He graduated from the University of Cincinnati Law School, where he was later dean
(Andrew: Who is Harrison?)
(Alex: No, Cincinnati and Ohio - who is [*] - a name that is associated with Ohio.)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Carolyn: $2,400
Andrew: $1,600
Mary: $1,200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Today with our challengers we're gonna talk about places they have lived. Andrew Nelson, you lived in an unusual home, right?

Andrew: I did. I lived in America's oldest continuously run jail, built in 1828.

Alex: In the jail itself or a house?

Andrew: It's actually a house connected to the jail, and my father was the county sheriff, and so by tradition, every sheriff and his family lived there since the mid-1800s.

Alex: Any weird stories or experiences?

Andrew: Lizzie Borden was a guest of the jail.

Alex: Not when you were living there.

Andrew: No, not when I was there. [laughs, along with audience]




Alex: Carolyn Gawlik from Dearborn, Michigan.

Carolyn: Yes.

Alex: That's a community that was built by Henry Ford, correct?

Carolyn: Absolutely.

Alex: Anything unusual about it?

Carolyn: Well, I live in the historic district in Dearborn, in a neighborhood built in 1920 by Henry Ford for executives at his tractor plant. And when it was
originally built, Ford had residents sign a morality clause to live there.

Alex: Really?

Carolyn: Yes, and only one person was ever kicked out for violating that.

Alex: Oh, gosh. Tell me, what did he do?

Carolyn: Well, he actually was the original owner of my home. He had a still in his basement.

[ laughter ]

Alex: Well, that's not so bad.

Carolyn: Well, I agree, but Henry Ford did not.

Alex: Okay.




Alex: Mary Manhardt is our champion. She is an editor. And you won an Emmy, I know, for which film?

Mary: For a film from around 1997, 1998, which is called "The Farm."

Alex: And you also were working on a film that was nominated for an Oscar.

Mary: Twice, actually.

Alex: Really?

Mary: Yes, yes, yes. So I got to go to the Academy Awards twice. You don't see the documentary editors on the red carpet, though, because they're documentary editors.

Alex: How far from the front row were your seats?

Mary: So far, we were almost not in the theater.

Alex: Okay.

[ laughter ]

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
POKER HANDS $200: In Texas hold 'em these 2 cards are a "Woolworth"
(Alex: What is [*] - five and dime, [*]?)

WHEN PIGS FRY $1000: They're fried bits of pork, often used as a taco filling

THE "CLASS" STRUGGLE $800: U.S. Army rank just below specialist

POKER HANDS $1000: If you end up with a straight from the 10 to the ace, it's called this, like a NYC street

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Mary: $5,600
Carolyn: $3,800
Andrew: $3,200

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Re: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
AFRODISNEYAC (4/5)
PLAY THAT FIDDLE (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
MY WORKDAY WAS TORTURE (5/5)
BREAKAWAY NATIONS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
BESTSELLERS OF THE 13th CENTURY (4/5)
M TO M (4/5) (Each correct response will begin and end with the letter "M".)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Mary: 11 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W
Andrew: 8 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Carolyn: 5 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $8,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Carolyn snagged the next Daily Double on the 24th clue. Mary had $13,200, Carolyn had $9,400, and Andrew was at $7,200. Carolyn wagered $3,000.

PLAY THAT FIDDLE $1600: This 19th century virtuoso may have had Marfan syndrome, accounting for his elongated fingers
(Carolyn: Who is I don't know?)
(Alex: Who is [*], [*] known for his long fingers.)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Andrew who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 26th clue. Mary had $13,200, Carolyn had $6,400, and Andrew was at $9,200. Andrew wagered $4,000.

BREAKAWAY NATIONS $800: With Argentina's help, this country broke away from Brazil in 1825

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
M TO M $1600: From the Dutch for "grind stream", it's a powerful whirlpool

BESTSELLERS OF THE 13th CENTURY $1600: The "Prose Edda" is partly set in this realm of the Norse gods, which has sections including Valhalla

AFRODISNEYAC $2000: Kevin Bacon went to Africa hoping to recruit a tall tribesman to play basketball in this 1994 movie

PLAY THAT FIDDLE $1200: Dubbed "king of the one-liners", this comedian began his career as a violinist & used the instrument in his stand-up act
(Mary: Who is Jack Benny?)

BREAKAWAY NATIONS $2000: In 1990 South Africa reluctantly gave independence to this nation that had once been a German colony
(Mary: What is Zimbabwe?)
(Andrew: What is Lesotho?)
[Mary & Carolyn look at each other and laugh when Alex reveals the answer]

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Mary: $12,800
Andrew: $12,400
Carolyn: $6,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE TITANIC

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
First equals twice third with second crushing third.
Mary: Wager $12,000--wagering any more risks falling behind Carolyn's wager of $5,600.
Andrew: While a wager of all $12,400 may be a rational possibility (since it has the potential to tie Mary if you both get Final right), your more optimal choice is to wager $400. Don't fall into the trap of making the Four-fifths Rule wager of $801, because if Carolyn wagers $5,600, you may fall behind, and in this case it's more important to stay ahead of Carolyn than to reap the small benefit your 4/5ths position offers.
Carolyn: Wager all $6,400 if you have confidence in your Final-solving abilities or Andrew's wagering abilities. If neither, a wager of $5,600 is good for at least the extra prize potential of a second-place finish (if Mary misses Final) and can possibly score the win if Andrew goofs in wagering. Importantly, this latter wager ties Mary should Mary wager $12,000 but give the incorrect response.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A member of parliament said, "those who have been saved have been saved through one man", this Italian

FINAL SCORES
Carolyn: $6,400 - $0 = $6,400 (Who is Galil) (2nd place: $2,000)
Andrew: $12,400 - $400 = $12,000 (Who is Galileo?) (New champion: $12,000)
Mary: $12,800 - $12,400 = $400 (Who is Fermi?) (3rd place: $1,000)
(Alex [after Carolyn's reveal]: You were going, it looks like for Galileo and that would've been wrong anyway/)
...
(Alex: Who is [*]? Think of the wireless.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $11,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Mary: $12,800, 21 R, 2 W
Andrew: $10,600, 16 R (including 1 DD), 4 W (including 1 DD)
Carolyn: $9,400, 12 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $32,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Mary: 21/58 = .362
Andrew: 16/60 = .267
Carolyn: 12/59 = .203
Team: 49/63 = .778

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
M TO M $400: A design composed of one or more initials. Mine is seen here.

M TO M $2000: Seen here is an example of this 16th century art "ism" whose name is from the Italian for style

AFRODISNEYAC $1600: Look out for that tree in the made-up African nation of Bukuvu, this title guy!
(Andrew: What is The Lion King?)

BREAKAWAY NATIONS $400: East Timor gained its independence from this nation in 1999
(Andrew: What is Malaysia?)

CORRECT RESPONSES
William Howard Taft
a five and a ten
carnitas
private first class
a Broadway
Paganini
Uruguay
maelstrom
Asgard
The Air up There
Henny "Take my wife, please" Youngman
Namibia
Marconi
monogram
mannerism
George of the Jungle
Indonesia

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Re: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:13 pm

The TItanic
A member of Parliament said, "Those who have been saved have been saved through one man", this Italian.

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Who is Marconi? Carolyn was writing Galileo; Andrew said Galileo; Mary said Fermi.

Mary Manhardt: $12,800-$12,400=$400
Andrew Nelson: $12,400-$400=$12,000...now a 1-day champion with $12,000
Carolyn Gawlik: $6,400-$0=$6,400
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:28 pm

Woolworth = 5 + 10 being a TS was bizarre.

Wow, major brain fart for me on Poker for $400. "Three… three of something?… Nah, I can't think of any hands with 'three of' in them."

I've heard of redeye gravy, but had no idea what it's served with (I WAGged sausage).

As much Mexican food as I eat, I can't believe that I've NHO carnitas. Also I've never bothered to learn what schnitzel actually is, other than a big rock guy who only says "radda radda." (My props to anyone who gets that.)

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I love how "bacon" was an answer in both rounds.

Mannerism was my only miss in M to M, and "Zero" my only get in 13th Century.

Work Day for $1200 made me smile, since I recently watched that movie at a friend's insistence and enjoyed it.

I had no idea on the etymology of "ergonomic", and I have never used a spreadsheet in my life, so I got only 3/5 in the category.

The Air Up There struck me as a very obscure choice in Disney. Given its extremely short Wikipedia article, I'd say it's not a particularly well known film. Can we poll it?

Oddly, $2000 was my only get in Fiddle. I saw no way to get "jazz" at $400 and almost WAGged zydeco.

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Even "rescue efforts" led me nowhere. Was there some Italian guy who rescued them? Columbus because people still thought he discovered America? I got nothing.
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Re: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mypolopony » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:38 pm

An very interesting page of relevance to today's Final Jeopardy (if you like antiquated telecommunications history, that is). I only knew the answer because I had read this some months ago.

http://www.hf.ro

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Post by esrever » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:41 pm

Carolyn pronounced Gallaudet incorrectly, as though she'd seen it in print but never heard it pronounced.

Picked up Lach trash on "5 and 10", "Private First Class", and "Henny Youngman"

Got FJ. I was surprised that it was a TS. I was thinking that someone would know about the Titanic's distress signal being sent out via radio telegraph, which was developed by Marconi.

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Post by DHicton » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:59 pm

Really… I mean... :o

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Re: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dnbguy » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:00 pm

Thought process during FJ: "Morse? He's not Italian though... must be Marconi."

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Post by silverscreentest » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:02 pm

How many people got Georgia Tech from the Ramblin' Wreck FJ last March?
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Re: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:02 pm

This was a pretty enjoyable board.

I never would have gotten to William Howard Taft, on the J! round DD. That is one that I would have gotten if I had time to go through the entire list of Presidents, but there were too many Presidents who were from Ohio to narrow it down that quickly.

I picked up the Lach trash on "carnitas." I eat too much Mexican food.

I am glad that the "Breakaway Countries" category was played. I hadn't done too well in DJ, but that was an easy 5/5. The male contestant should have wagered almost everything on the DD that was in that category, although I did think that the "Uruguay" clue that was there was a little tough for the second row.

I totally muffed FJ and guessed "Carpathia." Yeah, if I had approached that one from the right angle then it would have been super easy.

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Post by Dr. J » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:10 pm

Good game tonight; got Marconi right away, even though he was nowhere in my precalls. I was a bit surprised that they accepted "Snowman" for poker hands when it was a pair of 8s, making it Snowmen. One snowman gets you bupkus.

Someone smarter than me explain Andrew's wager: was he playing for the tie, seeing as how Mary made a crafty wager last night, and hoping she'd stay pat at $12,800? And why didn't Andrew clam on the last clue (not that it matters...)?

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Post by lisa0012 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:34 pm

I'm hoping those incorrect FJ! responses were "I'm stuck so I'll name an Italian". Unless they think the Titanic passengers were helped by knowledge that the world is round so they weren't going to fall off?

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Post by Alyssa » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:35 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Woolworth = 5 + 10 being a TS was bizarre.
I got it correct because my great-grandmother Rose told me she worked at a Woolworth store in the 1940s - and she called it a "5 and 10."

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Post by EndlessEntropy » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:44 pm

No one on the titanic is really well known for physically saving people (as far as I know) so, hmmm, distress signals, radio, oh Marconi.
What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet.

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Post by ElendilPickle » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:49 pm

StevenH wrote:I picked up the Lach trash on "carnitas." I eat too much Mexican food.
I went with chicharrones, even though I had a carnitas torta for dinner just before the show. :oops:

FJ was an instaget, and this was a really good game for me overall.

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Post by Kid Charlemagne » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:08 pm

ElendilPickle wrote:
StevenH wrote:I picked up the Lach trash on "carnitas." I eat too much Mexican food.
I went with chicharrones, even though I had a carnitas torta for dinner just before the show. :oops:

FJ was an instaget, and this was a really good game for me overall.
Man, a game like this is fun but, as a guy in the pool, it's a bit frustrating for me personally. I was picking up Lach Trash left and right, was able to figure out FJ when the contestants weren't....man, I could kicked some tail on this board.

I noticed Mary's $400 overwager. That's evidence that she may not be as savvy as her wager the previous game may have suggested.
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Post by Andromus » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:17 pm

silverscreentest wrote:How many people got Georgia Tech from the Ramblin' Wreck FJ last March?

(raises hand) Probably wouldn't have gotten it otherwise.

And FJ was an instaget. Really surprised at all three players missing it.

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Post by soxfan99 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:26 pm

I was disappointed that they didn't have my favorite named poker hand, because it would work perfectly in the context of Jeopardy:

Answer: A Flat Tire

Question:
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"What's a jack four?"

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Post by immaf » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:31 pm

For FJ, I would have written down "Who was the captain of the Carpathia? That was was my first thought (along with "Was he an Italian?) and that's where my brain stuck. I didn't think of Marconi until something Alex said made it click. Way too late.
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Post by nserven » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:46 pm

For my own edification, since I cannot keep them straight:

Julia Ward Howe wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of America.

Not the first time I've confused them.

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