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Monday, March 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7021, 2015-03-09

CONTESTANTS
Jen Jabaily Blackburn, an academic assistant from Northampton, Massachusetts
Mike Ewing, an attorney from Austin, Texas
Rachael Sims, a law school graduate from Sullivan, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,500)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thanks, Johnny. Hi, folks. Welcome. $21,500 for Rachael. That'll pay off, oh, one semester at law school.

Rachel: [Nods, smiles] Not even.

Alex: Jen and Mike, I don't know what your financial requirements are, but let's see how well you do in this half-hour. Good luck to all of you as we get the board ready to go in the Jeopardy! Round today with these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
MARCH MADNESS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
FILL OUT YOUR BRACKET (5/5)
THE SWEET 16 (2/3) (Alex: Sweet, because each correct response will be made up of a 16-letter word.)
THE ELITE ATE (5/5)
THE FINAL 4 (5/5) (Alex: ...in which you have to name the poet who wrote the last 4 words of the famous poem given.)
NCAA CHAMPS (4/4)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Rachael: 9 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Mike: 10 R, 3 W
Jen: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W

Clues revealed: 27
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,200



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Rachael found the Daily Double on the 3rd clue. Rachael had $600, Mike was scoreless, and Jen had nothing in the bank. Rachael made it a True Daily Double, wagering $600.

MARCH MADNESS $600: In March 2001 this space station was intentionally deorbited and crashed into the Pacific Ocean

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Rachael: $2,200
Jen: $1,800
Mike: $600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Jen Jabaily Blackburn--academic assistant who is a poet, also, and, in fact, a noteworthy poet. Tell us about that.

Jen: Uh, my poem "For Gene Kelly" was selected for the 2014 edition of Best New Poets, so it's a, uh... it's an anthology of previously unpublished poets who don't have a full collection yet, so...

Alex: Uh-huh, can you make a career--and I'm talking about financially, now--out of poetry?

Jen: You can make a dream career of poetry.

[Laughter]

Alex: Okay. Good answer. Thank you.




Alex: Mike Ewing is an attorney from Austin, Texas, who started a TV club with his friends.

Mike: Yes, that's right.

Alex: What are we talking about here?

Mike: Well, it was sort of like a book club. We had an idea that maybe we could sit down and instead of reading a novel and discussing it, we would watch a season of TV and follow it along, have discussions, and see where that took us.

Alex: In other words, a bunch of lazy people--

Mike: Well--!

Alex: --who just wanted to veg out and watch television all day.

Mike: There was a lot of that, too.

Alex: Yeah?

Mike: Yeah.

Alex: Good for you.




Alex: Rachael Sims is a law-school graduate from Illinois who went to Barbados to study for a while?

Rachael: Well, I went to Barbados for a law school class. Um...

Alex: One class?

Rachael: One class. It was--I did a year abroad at the university of Ottawa, which I understand you're familiar with.

Alex: That's my alma mater.

Rachael: And, um, and our January term course was, um, I could take a pass/fail course in Barbados to [makes air quotes] "study trade law". I did a lot of studying on the beach.

Alex: I was just gonna say--how much time did you spend on the beach?

Rachael: Um, lots.

Alex: A lot.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
MARCH MADNESS $1000: In March 37 Tiberius lay dying as this successor waited; when Tiberius sat up & asked for food, he had to be smothered
(Rachael: Who is Nero?)
(Mike: Who is Julius Caesar?)

THE SWEET 16 $200: Moving from high noon to 11:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. is going this way
(Mike: What is west?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Rachael: $4,600
Mike: $4,600
Jen: $3,600

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
PHILOSOPHY (2/3)
TOP 5 HITMAKERS (2/5)
DINOSAURS (4/5)
WHAT A COUNTRY! (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
THERE B 3 "B"s (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
THE SCIENCE OF SECURITY (4/5) (Jimmy: From Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where technology that makes Americans safer also improves our daily lives.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jen: 8 R (including 2 rebounds and 1 DD), 0 W
Mike: 10 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Rachael: 4 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 6
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $8,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jen snagged the next Daily Double on the 2nd clue. Rachael had $4,600, Mike had $4,600, and Jen was at $4,000. Jen wagered $1,200.

THERE B 3 "B"s $800: Deeply religious area of the South & Midwest

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Mike who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 14th clue. Rachael had $5,800, Mike had $8,200, and Jen was at $7,200. Mike wagered $2,200.

WHAT A COUNTRY! $1600: This city-state's entire military consists of Swiss soldiers

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
TOP 5 HITMAKERS $400: 1958:
"Sweet Little Sixteen"

TOP 5 HITMAKERS $1200: 2012:
"Lights"

TOP 5 HITMAKERS $2000: 1984:
"Miss Me Blind"

THE SCIENCE OF SECURITY $2000: (Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Laboratory in Livermore, CA.) The lab's high performance computing with the capacity of 20 quadrillion operations per second is not just helping to build weapons systems, but to model this, which Sec. of State Kerry in 2014 called directly related to the potential of greater conflict
(Alex: Less than a minute to go, now, Mike.)

PHILOSOPHY $800: It's not just subtraction; it's also a method showing that a conclusion flows from premises assumed to be true

DINOSAURS $1600: The 2-legged Struthiomimus was built for speed; its name means "mimic" of this large bird

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Mike: $14,400
Jen: $11,200
Rachael: $9,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LITERARY CHARACTERS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Three-quarters for first place. Stratton's Dilemma.
Mike: Wager $8,001 to cover Jen.
Jen: You ought to wager to cover Rachael, but since you cannot win on a Triple Stumper if you do so, you should choose between wagering $0 and maximizing your winnings with a wager of all $11,200. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $8,400 (to shut out Rachael) or less than $4,800 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Rachael). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Mike.
Rachael: Consider risking between $1,401 and $3,400. This will top a $0 wager by Jen while still beating Mike on the Triple Stumper (should Mike wager to cover Jen's doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The first story in which he appeared began "The scent and sweat of a casino are nauseating at 3 in the morning"

FINAL SCORES
Rachael: $9,800 - $9,800 = $0 (Who is Don Corleone) (3rd place)
Jen: $11,200 + $8,500 = $19,700 (Who is James Bond) (New champion: $19,700)
Mike: $14,400 - $6,400 = $8,000 (Who is P. Marlowe) (2nd place)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $9,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Mike: $13,800, 20 R (including 1 DD), 5 W
Jen: $10,800, 14 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Rachael: $9,800, 13 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Combined Coryat: $34,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Mike: 20/59 = .339
Jen: 15/59 = .254
Rachael: 13/59 = .220
Team: 48/63 = .762

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
MARCH MADNESS $200: His jubilant letter of March 10th, 1876 says, "Articulate speech was transmitted intelligibly this afternoon"

FILL OUT YOUR BRACKET $200: IKEA's Ekby Hensvik product is a bracket for supporting these
(Mike: What is a television?)

THE FINAL 4 $400: "Made all the difference"
(Alex: Yes. "The Road Not Taken".)

THE FINAL 4 $800: "Death, thou shalt die"
(Alex: "Death Be Not Proud".)

FILL OUT YOUR BRACKET $800: IRS tax brackets are lower if you file as "head of" this than as "married filing jointly"
(Alex: [*}, with less than a minute to go now)

THE SWEET 16 $600: Judicial review refers to a court's power to declare laws this
(end-of-round signal sounds)

THERE B 3 "B"s $1200: Trying to talk while crying
(Mike: What is babbling?)

TOP 5 HITMAKERS $800: 2006:
"Crazy"
(Rachael: Who is Cee Lo Green?)
(Mike: Who is Beyoncé?)

THE SCIENCE OF SECURITY $400: (Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Laboratory in Livermore, CA.) National security along with national wealth would be enhanced with safe boundless process that powers the Sun; one approach involves a powerful laser working like a spark plug

THE SCIENCE OF SECURITY $800: (Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Laboratory in Livermore, CA.) A new military uniform material under development protects personnel from chemical and biological weapons using CNTs or these nanotubes which close up like tiny pores during an attack

THE SCIENCE OF SECURITY $1200: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Laboratory in Livermore, CA.) Keeping satellites safe is the goal of the STARE project, which can predict the orbit of thousands of pieces of space junk to within 100 meters using tiny satellites positioned in "L.E.O.", short for this

THE SCIENCE OF SECURITY $1600: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California) A device to radio activity at ports of entry is called GeMini--"Mini" for its size & "Ge" for this element, whose semiconducting properties & high atomic number make it a great detector material

DINOSAURS $2000: This "V"-named dinosaur reached a length of 6 feet & weighed about 100 pounds but was a swift predator
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
Mir
Caligula
counterclockwise
the Bible Belt
Vatican City
Chuck Berry
Ellie Goulding
Culture Club
climate change
deduction
the ostrich
James Bond
(Alexander Graham) Bell
bookshelf (or shelf)
Frost
(John) Donne
household
unconstituional
blubbering
Gnarls Barkley
fusion
carbon
low Earth orbit
Germanium
a velociraptor

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Re: Monday, March 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OrangeSAM » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:59 am

Arrgh! It looks like I'll miss this telecast. My electric utility has scheduled a maintenance blackout in my neighborhood today from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (times approximate, of course).
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Post by alan tiger » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:51 pm

folks, some news about paucle begins about halfway down on page 5 (3/8/15) in the thread about him.

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Post by Bamaman » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:34 pm

Another game with all three having good scores going into FJ, just $200 from all the players being in quintuple figures.

A correct instaguess for me on FJ. I'm not a Bond fan, but being in a casino in the middle of the night seemed to fit him.

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Post by jeff6286 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:47 pm

Literary Characters
The first story in which he appeared began, "The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at 3 in the morning."


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Who is James Bond? Rachael said Don Corleone; Mike said Philip Marlowe.


Mike Ewing: $14,400-$6,400=$8,000
Jen Jabaily Blackburn: $11,200+$8,500=$19,700 now a 1-day champion with $19,700
Rachael Sims: $9,800-$9,800=$0
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Post by Golf » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:30 pm

2nd row DD in obviously your favorite category on the board and you wager $1200 of $4k? Tee hee, so cutesy.

Too bad we couldn't have had the Velociraptor clue a couple of weeks ago. Although I'm sure people here are going to scream overvalued, although I do tend to chuckle at those who are constantly claiming one or the other.

Without question, the key word in the FJ clue was casino.

With all these more horrid than usual FJ wagers lately, am thinking the Wagering Vikings should institute their own Hunger Games. :D :twisted:
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:31 pm

Second 0-fer in a row. Not lying. The categories just weren't there for me, and I was blanking or clamming on stuff I should've known cold. I probably would've even gotten everything but thermidor in that hoity-toity food category, but it just wasn't coming.

What led to "shelf" on Bracket for $200?

I interpreted "speech" too literally on March for $200 and wondered who gave a famous speech in 1876.

"Sic" means "he really said that"? I thought it meant "lol, typo".

"Bobble" means something outside bobbleheads?!

You'd think that security category would have at least something click for me since I'm gaining an interest in technology. However, when I don't even understand something like "fusion" (what led to it there, anyway?), I think my interest far outpaces my knowledge.

Velociraptor was crazy-overvalued at $2,000.

No guess on FJ!

I don't know why my performance has plummeted here. These last two boards haven't had anything overly complex, and I was about average on the boards Monday-Thursday even if my brain crapped out on FJ! there. But things have just totally gone south for me and I don't know why.
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Post by econgator » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:33 pm

Bamaman wrote:A correct instaguess for me on FJ. I'm not a Bond fan, but being in a casino in the middle of the night seemed to fit him.
I am a Bond fan, but I've never read the book. However "1st book + casino = Bond", done.

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Post by danspartan » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:34 pm

Golf wrote:2nd row DD in obviously your favorite category on the board and you wager $1200 of $4k? Tee hee, so cutesy.

Too bad we couldn't have had the Velociraptor clue a couple of weeks ago. Although I'm sure people here are going to scream overvalued, although I do tend to chuckle at those who are constantly claiming one or the other.

With all these more horrid than usual FJ wagers lately, am thinking the Wagering Vikings should institute their own Hunger Games. :D :twisted:
+1. Watching at gym-leaders bet did not cover?

And I no longer give Rachel the benefit of the doubt from Friday's 2000 wager. Can't shore bet one day and then bet that way from 3rd the next. She was in a classic bet 0 position and bet it all. Also going for a truly daily double when you have 600 in the games 3rd clue seems odd.

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Post by Abraxas » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:36 pm

This was another well-played game although winner Jen was the only one to get FJ. I had 33 correct responses including six triple stumpers: counterclockwise, Chuck Berry, Culture Club, climate change, deduction, and ostrich. I didn't get FJ; guessed Marlowe instead.

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Post by mxc_takeshi » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:57 pm

28 right.

March (3), Bracket (4), Sixteen (2), Elite (3), Four (2), NCAA (4) (shoe-in for right answer if revealed, IMO :x )
Philo (0), Top 5 (2), Dino (2), Country (4), "B" (2), Security (0)

Lach Trash: "counterclockwise", "Culture Club", "ostrich"

Instaget FJ.

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Post by goforthetie » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:01 pm

If you wanted to be cheeky you could have answered Felix Leiter or Le Chiffre for FJ.

I'm surprised Kristen Schaal has time to appear on game shows these days.

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Post by BADuBois » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:21 pm

Fun, fast moving game.

But being a non-sports fan, would have crashed and burned in the NCAA category. Ouch!

FJ was about as Instaget as it gets. :-)
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Post by KazooJ!fan » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:26 pm

Instaget FJ.

Did they have to remind us that March Madness is coming soon? That means I will be missing J! for a few days while my TV station (I see J! on a CBS station) runs the NCAA tourney. I think they should run the shows on their CW station during the tourney.

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Post by Category 13 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:45 pm

danspartan wrote: And I no longer give Rachel the benefit of the doubt from Friday's 2000 wager. Can't shore bet one day and then bet that way from 3rd the next. She was in a classic bet 0 position and bet it all. Also going for a truly daily double when you have 600 in the games 3rd clue seems odd.
As soon as she made that DD wager, I had no doubt that her (lack of) wagering skills would not allow her to repeat as champion. She would have to do it on her own. I was taken by suprise at the all-in FJ wager though. I thought it would be something on the order of 2200.

And I don't know what Mike was thinking with his FJ wager.
Jen evidently sought to cover Rachael's doubled score plus $100. She shorted herself a couple grand but that's not too bad because she gets to play again. It'll be interesting to see how she wagers in the next game.
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Post by ElendilPickle » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:47 pm

Bamaman wrote:Another game with all three having good scores going into FJ, just $200 from all the players being in quintuple figures.

A correct instaguess for me on FJ. I'm not a Bond fan, but being in a casino in the middle of the night seemed to fit him.
It wasn't an instaget, but I figured it out about halfway through the think music.

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Post by cosmos » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:08 pm

I said geranium and that's supposed to be wheelhouse for me. Very humiliating.

First place seemed to assume third would try to double and second place would try to lock out third by a small margin, because (if I'm figuring this right) that would keep second over third on a double get, double miss, or sole get by third.

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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:24 pm

Bamaman wrote:Another game with all three having good scores going into FJ, just $200 from all the players being in quintuple figures.

A correct instaguess for me on FJ. I'm not a Bond fan, but being in a casino in the middle of the night seemed to fit him.
Definitely an instaget for me; I've read all of the Fleming novels twice, and CR is one of the best of the lot. When Alex referenced 1953, I knew I had the right one.

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Post by Volante » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:32 pm

econgator wrote:I am a Bond fan, but I've never read the book. However "1st book + casino = Bond", done.
You're missing out. With the biggest exception of The Spy Who Loved Me (and maybe You Only Live Twice) they're great, fast, pulpish reads.

I don't always root for players, and even less so make it known, but when Jen kept going back to the Dino category... JEN! JEN!! JEN!!!

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