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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6928, 2014-10-29

CONTESTANTS
Ryan Alley, a patent attorney from Alexandria, Virginia
Jenica Jessen, a student and writer from Riverton, Utah (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,200)
Bill Albertini, a professor of English from Toledo, Ohio (whose 2-day cash winnings total $38,750)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Ladies and gentleman, welcome aboard. This is the third time this season when we have welcomed only one challenger--today, Ryan--and two returning co-champions--Jenica and Bill. Should be an exciting half-hour. Here we go. Here are the categories. Starting off with...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW SCHOOL (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
BEVERAGES (4/5)
ON A BILLBOARD CHART IN 2014 (4/5)
HOME DESPOT (3/5) (Alex: ...and you have to identify the country.)
YOU "BONE" HEAD! (5/5)
AFFAIRS OF THE HEART (3/4)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ryan: 10 R (including 2 rebounds and 1 DD), 0 W
Jenica: 10 R, 1 W
Bill: 3 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 6
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,400



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Ryan found the Daily Double on the 8th clue. Bill had $200, Jenica had $200, and Ryan was at $1,600. Ryan made it a True Daily Double, wagering $1,600.

THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW SCHOOL $800: White House counsels John Dean & Kathryn Ruemmler went to this law school not far from Pennsylvania Ave.

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Jenica: $3,600
Ryan: $3,400
Bill: $800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Ryan Alley is a patent attorney from Virginia. I bet you've seen some weird creations. Which is the weirdest invention that received a patent?

Ryan: I sure have. Um, I get clients of all sizes through my door, so I see some good ideas and bad ones. Um, I don't think the weird one is safe to discuss. But a close runner-up is probably, um, an invention that uses operating nuclear reactors to actually create cancer therapies. So nuclear power's not all bad.

Alex: Wow. All right.




Alex: Jenica Jessen is a student and writer from Utah. Her major is poli-science--political science. And why did you pick that? Didn't a TV show have something to do with it?

Jenica: Um, yes. I--in high school, I was trying to decide what to major in, and about that time, I discovered the show The West Wing, which I absolutely loved.

Alex: Great show.

Jenica: And I discovered I was interested, not only in the plot and characters, but also in the technical aspects of what they were doing in the government. So I'm now pursuing a political science degree.

Alex: Good. And the political system in our country is exactly as it was on The West Wing.

Jenica: Totally.

Alex: Right? Right.

Jenica: Right.




Alex: Bill Albertini is our champion. He's a professor of English whose great-grandfather was into liquor?

Bill: Yes. My great-grandfather owned a liquor company in a small coal town in Pennsylvania, so around the family house, we have old, uh, jugs that say "Albertini Liquor Company" on them--

Alex: When was this, approximately?

Bill: --and even some that still have stuff in them. This is before Prohibition, and then moved into a car dealership when the first job became no longer legal.

Alex: Okay.

Bill: At least as far as we know.

Alex: All right. Thank you for that explanation.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW SCHOOL $600: Tulane was the USA's first law school to require this Latin-named work as a condition of graduation
(Jenica: What is a dissertation?)

BEVERAGES $1000: This soft drink once used the slogan "It'll tickle yore innards"

HOME DESPOT $200: Idi Amin

ON A BILLBOARD CHART IN 2014 $600: This down-under "Idol" country star duetted with Miranda Lambert on "We Were Us"

HOME DESPOT $1000: In Africa:
Omar al-Bashir

AFFAIRS OF THE HEART $1000: Spoiler alert! Jane Austen had George become the Knightley in shining armor for this woman
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Ryan: $6,000
Jenica: $6,000
Bill: -$400

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Re: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:46 am

American-Born Authors
In 1915 his reasons for naturalization included "having lived and worked in England for the best part of forty years".

SpoilerShow
Who is Henry James? Jenica and Ryan both said T.S. Eliot.

Ryan Alley: $19,800-$200=$19,600...now a 1-day champion with $19,800
Jenica Jessen: $8,800-$4,000=$4,800
Bill Albertini: $6,400+$6,398=$12,798
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Post by floridagator » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:39 pm

Another hot game! But for the second time this week, the champion's performance was muted and the contestant in the third spot screamed. Then the champ came to life just in time to keep Jenica from catching 50% of the leader. Was it just my imagination, or did the leader stretch out his calls on that last "heart" category? "Let's ... have ... affairs of the heart ... for ... 800."

Plenty of TSs to which I knew the answer. Apparently none of the contestants have studied the Wikipedia page for Mtn Dew, which has the slogan pictured in an old ad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Dew

When the first contestant was negged on Barbaras, there was something in the way that Alex negged it that signaled to me that it was an error in pronunciation. So I knew Jenica would be negged on Bartholomew.

Too bad we won't see Jenica go from third podium to second podium to first podium! :(
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Post by jpr281 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:27 pm

I'm a bit ticked at the Chimborazo clue, notably with it being called the "furthest" point from the center of the Earth. When discussing physical distance "farthest" should be used.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:29 pm

Lach Trash: Mountain Dew, Keith Urban.

Three runs in J!: Beverages, Billboard, and Bone. I didn't even need the audio clue to get Macklemore.

I thought Idi Amin was undervalued at $200.

Ecuador was a stupid miss. I was panicking, thinking "oh shoot, South American country. Which ones are near the top? Colombia, Peru… damn it, what am I missing?" Overvalued clues tend to do that!

I still can't keep atrium/ventricle straight. Suggestions?

No guess on FJ! Can't say I recognize the name Henry James or the titles of any of his works.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:31 pm

So they show you a country on a map, even tell you a carefully worded fact about the eq...ahem center of the earth, and you guessed what??

You're down 10k+, LTaM...and you head for the top of the category!??!

I can't anymore. I just can't.

Once again we see the folly of offering a tie, needlessly running the risk of being destroyed by the new challenger the next day.

:mrgreen:

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Post by econgator » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:36 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:I still can't keep atrium/ventricle straight. Suggestions?
As far as in and out? Simple. A vent is used to let something out, so in through the atrium and out through the ventricle.

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Post by lieph82 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:38 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:So they show you a country on a map, even tell you a carefully worded fact about the eq...ahem center of the earth, and you guessed what??

You're down 10k+, LTaM...and you head for the top of the category!??!

I can't anymore. I just can't.

Once again we see the folly of offering a tie, needlessly running the risk of being destroyed by the new challenger the next day.

:mrgreen:
I was going to say that it might have shown an added benefit of wagering for the tie, because Jenica wagered to tie Bill today, but it's a safe assumption that she knew that there are no ties for 2nd place and so the gesture was meaningless. It would be interesting to see if she would have returned the favor if she had been leading Bill in a non-lock game today.

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Post by jpr281 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:45 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:I still can't keep atrium/ventricle straight. Suggestions?
Arteries carry blood Away from the heart. Veins carry blood to the heart.

Well the chambers of the heart have the opposite mnemonic.

Ventricles carry blood away from the heart into the arteries. The atria receives the blood from the veins.

That's how I remember it. ;)

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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:58 pm

Another T. S. Eliot here. I knew he wasn't old enough but couldn't think of a better response. I instantly knew Bill's response was correct when it was revealed.

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Post by whatisbishkek » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:58 pm

I liked how when Alex used his standard "no harm, no foul" line on a clue all three players missed Bill reacted noticeably to the obvious wrongness of Alex's statement.

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Post by NoName84 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:59 pm

I also had TS Eliot for the final.

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Post by StevenH » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:00 pm

I guessed D.H. Lawrence on FJ, even though I knew that it couldn't be him.

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Post by goforthetie » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:06 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:Once again we see the folly of offering a tie, needlessly running the risk of being destroyed by the new challenger the next day.
Good thing there weren't 2 such challengers!

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:07 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:So they show you a country on a map, even tell you a carefully worded fact about the eq...ahem center of the earth, and you guessed what??
Yet another blatantly obvious TOM slips past me. Durrr, I wonder what country in South America would be near the CENTER of the freakin' earth??!
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Post by Ryno » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:22 pm

I don't remember how that clue was worded, but Milosevic served as the President of Serbia from 91 to 97.

Well played game overall. The "Anna Karenina" response sounded as if she had only seen the title in print, but had never heard it pronounced. Tough game for pronunciations. I had "Barnabus" instead of "Barabas".

As for FJ, I was stuck on Eliot for a while, knowing the timeline was not right, until Henry James popped in my head one second before time ran out.
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Post by Ryno » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:32 pm

Just an observation, I think why Ryan took a little extra time on his "Georgetown" DD during the J! Round is because George Washington U. Law School is also located near Pennsylvania Ave., but a few miles away. He is a lawyer & the patent office is located in the DC area (Arlington, VA), so I assume that he was giving the clue full and careful consideration.
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Post by nlw44 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:47 pm

I can't believe that I actually pre-called Henry James. I actually try not to get any potentials stuck in my head before the reveal - they generally refuse to move aside for correct responses when the time comes. But in this case, I just happened to think of Henry James during the commercials, and then amazingly they have a clue about an author originally American but spending most of his life in England, from the late 19th to early 20th century. I have read a comment somewhere about him being "more British than the British," or something to that effect, and of course his books generally involve English society. Probably didn't hurt that I checked in and out of "The Innocents" on TV just recently.
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O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
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Post by jjwaymee » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:51 pm

nlw44 wrote:I can't believe that I actually pre-called Henry James. I actually try not to get any potentials stuck in my head before the reveal - they generally refuse to move aside for correct responses when the time comes. But in this case, I just happened to think of Henry James during the commercials, and then amazingly they have a clue about an author originally American but spending most of his life in England, from the late 19th to early 20th century. I have read a comment somewhere about him being "more British than the British," or something to that effect, and of course his books generally involve English society. Probably didn't hurt that I checked in and out of "The Innocents" on TV just recently.
I too was thinking about Henry James (and T.S. Eliot) after the category was revealed because I thought the wording (American-Born Authors) was significant.

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