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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7027, 2015-03-17

Kristin Sausville game 5.

CONTESTANTS
Colin Gleeson, a retail manager from Chicago, Illinois
Irene Brockman, a graduate student in chemical engineering from Cambridge, Massachusetts
Kristin Sausville, a stay-at-home mom from Newark, Delaware (whose 4-day cash winnings total $81,002)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Hello, my friends. The Ides of March have come and gone, with no negative effect on Kristin. Over $80,000 in just four games. Irene and Colin, welcome aboard. Let's go to work! In the Jeopardy! Round, which today has these categories for the three of you.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
VENERABLE BRANDS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
TRAVEL & TOURISM (5/5)
COMPOUND WORDS (4/5)
THE ELEMENTS (5/5)
I WANT TO ROCK & ROLL ALL NIGHT (5/5)
& PARTY EV-ER-Y DAY (5/5) (Alex: And we want you to name the political party that each person is associated with.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Kristin: 14 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Colin: 14 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Irene: 1 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 1
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $400



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Kristin: $4,600
Colin: $3,000
Irene: $600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Meeting famous people can often lead to embarrassing moments, as we try to impress these people. Colin Gleason, that happened to you, didn't it.

Colin: Yeah. I was in a flight from London to Chicago, and I was sitting next to a girl who was wearing Team Britain gear, and I asked her, uh, what she was participating in, and she said she was an equestrian. And trying to impress her, I rifled through my brain for pertinent facts, and I said, "Oh, like dressage [rhymes with message]?" not knowing it was pronounced--

Alex: Dressage [rhymes with massage].

Colin: Yeah. So she, uh, corrected me and didn't talk to me for the rest of the flight.

[laughter]

Alex: Aha. Oh. You lose it in that moment, it's gone for the rest of that 11-hour flight.




Alex: Irene Brockman, graduate student in chemical engineering. This seems to be the position for musicians. The lady who was standing here yesterday played the bells. You are musically inclined also. You play a lot of instruments, I hear!

Irene: Yeah, I can actually play seven different instruments. And one of the most unusual ones also involves the bells. It's called the carillon, and it's actually a bell tower, where you --up in the tower, you play the tower bells.

Alex: Uh-huh. You don't usually draw a big audience for that, do you, 'cause they're in the church down below.

Irene: Yeah, but everyone in the neighborhood can hear you.

[Laughter]

Alex: Oh, hello! Okay. So you do make an impression.




Alex: Kristin Sausville is our champion, and this young lady, although we keep introducing her as a stay-at-home mom, hosts a podcast, from your home--

Kristin: Yes.

Alex: And what is this podcast about?

Kristin: It's about the TV show Survivor. My co-host and I, uh, we discuss our picks for the legends of the people who were on the first eight seasons of Survivor. We have our choices; we have one episode where we talk about the winners, and then we get to delve into our choices for the challenge beasts, the strategists, the social players, the big characters, and then one last one for the forgotten people we wanted to talk about but didn't really fit into other categories easily.

Alex: Who's your all-time favorite?

Kristin: Sandra.

Alex: Yeah?

Kristin: She's won twice; can't beat that.

Alex: Oh, okay. You've won four times, can't beat that either!
[Laughter]
Let's get back into this. Colin has command of the board. He's going first.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Colin found the Daily Double on the 20th clue. Kristin had $4,600, Irene had $600, and Colin was at $6,000. Colin made it a True Daily Double, wagering $6,000.

VENERABLE BRANDS $800: This company traces its history to the founding of the New York Gas Light Company in 1823, before Thomas was born

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
COMPOUND WORDS $400: As a verb, it means to accost & detain a person in conversation; as a noun, it's a small slit in a garment
(Irene: What is a sideline?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Colin: $14,400
Kristin: $7,200
Irene: $600

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS (3/4, including 1 missed Daily Double)
STAR-CHITECTS (4/5)
NORTHERN WATERS (5/5)
ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS (4/5)
SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDIES (2/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
"QUAD"-RUPLE JEOPARDY! (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Colin: 8 R (including 2 rebounds), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Kristin: 10 R, 3 W
Irene: 4 R (including 1 DD), 2 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 6
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $10,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Irene snagged the next Daily Double on the 13th clue. Kristin had $12,000, Irene had $1,800, and Colin was at $17,600. Irene wagered $2,000.

SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDIES $800: All the words start with the same letter in the title of this play from around 1595

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Colin who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 18th clue. Kristin had $10,800, Irene had $2,200, and Colin was at $21,200. Colin wagered $5,800.

THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS $1200: 5-year-old Dorcas Goode confessed to being a witch & keeping one of these spirits in animal form, in her case a black snake
(Colin: What is a--)
[Time signal sounds]
(Colin: --demon?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
STAR-CHITECTS $2000: Say hello to Dali in Paris' Pompidou Center, co-designed by this Italian whose name is music to your ears

ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS $1200: Ty Burrell & this TV wife on "Modern Family" both won Best Supporting Comedy Emmys in 2011
(Kristin: Who is...uh, sorry.)

SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDIES $1200: Shakespeare introduced the English name Jessica for a character in this play

"QUAD"-RUPLE JEOPARDY! $2000: Like Munchkin, it's one of the fictional lands of Oz

SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDIES $1600: Christopher Sly has the first line of this comedy

SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDIES $2000: Act I, scene i of this play is set before Master Page's house; the title tells you where the house is
(Irene: What is Two Gentlemen of Verona?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Colin: $19,000
Kristin: $12,800
Irene: $1,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NUMBERS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Two-thirds for first place. Shore's Conjecture.
Colin: Wager $6,601 to cover Kristin, but no more than $15,399 so as not to fall behind Irene's doubled score. If you're a fan of shoretegic wagering, you might risk $3,001.
Kristin: You'll want to wager between $0 (venusian) and $400 (martian), and you'll win the game if Colin wagers enough and gets it wrong.
Irene: Unfortunately, your score is less than the difference between the scores of the first and second place players, so unless they both blunder, you're competing for second place and have no hopes of first. Wager as much as you desire, but remember, you'll have better chances of advancing to second place if you have a larger sum left over on a Triple Stumper.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This 2-digit number is the smallest prime number whose digits are both themselves prime numbers

FINAL SCORES
Irene: $1,800 + $1,800 = $3,600 (What is 23?) (3rd place)
Kristin: $12,800 + $399 = $13,199 (What is 11 23?) (81003-day champion: $13,199)
Colin: $19,000 - $6,601 = $12,399 (What is 11 (eleven)?) (2nd place)
(Alex: [To Irene] You are correct. 1 is not a prime number.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $10,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Colin: $19,600, 22 R (including 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Kristin: $12,800, 24 R, 3 W
Irene: $600, 5 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Combined Coryat: $33,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Kristin: 25/58 = .431
Colin: 22/60 = .367
Irene: 6/59 = .102
Team: 53/63 = .841

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
VENERABLE BRANDS $1000: (Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a painting on the screen.) Manet's painting of "A Bar at the Folies-Bergère" has some excellent details; one bottle has the artist's signature and date, while others are this ale brand identifiable from the red triangle on its label

& PARTY EV-ER-Y DAY $200: Ex-Representative Eric Cantor
(Colin: Um, what is Democratic?)

& PARTY EV-ER-Y DAY $400: Senator Dick Durbin
(Alex: Yes, with less than a minute.)

& PARTY EV-ER-Y DAY $600: The former governor seen here
(Alex: Yes, Jesse Ventura.)

STAR-CHITECTS $1600: My architect has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R; he also has this last name, and designed Brazil's Congress building

NORTHERN WATERS $1600: A 72-pound lake trout has been caught in this "great" lake, the largest entirely within Canada
(Kristin: What is the Great Slave Lake?)
(Irene: What is Lake Superior?)

THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS $2000: In 1976 Science Magazine blamed the strange behavior of some on ergot, this type of organism that grows on grains
(Kristin: What is a blight?)

"QUAD"-RUPLE JEOPARDY! $1600: A French square dance for 4 couples, with or without lobsters
(Alex: That is it, with less than a minute to go now.)

STAR-CHITECTS $400: In 2007 this Down Under landmark designed by Jorn Utzon became a UNESCO World Heritage Site
[End-of-round signal sounds]

CORRECT RESPONSES
Consolidated Edison
buttonhole
Love's Labour's Lost
a familiar
Renzo Piano
Julie Bowen
The Merchant of Venice
Quadling
The Taming of the Shrew
The Merry Wives of Windsor
23
Bass (Ale)
Republican
Democratic
the Reform Party
Niemeyer
the Great Bear Lake
a fungus
a quadrille
the Sydney Opera House

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Post by alan tiger » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:45 am

i have posted one more note about paucle in the thread about him.

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Post by jeff6286 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:23 pm

Numbers
This 2-digit number is the smallest prime number whose digits are both themselves prime numbers.

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What is 23? Colin said 11.

Colin Gleeson: $19,000-$6,601=$12,399
Kristin Sausville: $12,800+$399=$13,199...now a 5-day champion with $94,201
Irene Brockman: $1,800+$1,800=$3,600
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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:29 pm

I remembered just in time that we have a tv in the break room. Yay Kristin!

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Post by dhkendall » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:09 pm

I wonder if Alex's tie (and Kristin's top) colour was deliberate today ...

Way to go Kristin! I was convinced we'd be saying goodbye to you today (especially when I thought the wager was low imho - but since I don't understand wagering as well as others I'll leave them to dissect it (in a respectful manner), but then I also thought 1 was a prime number so what do I know?
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Post by whoisalexjacob » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:42 pm

What a heartbreaker for Colin. Math terms... not high on most people's lists of study topics. Big congrats to Kristin for (probably) securing a tournament spot!

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Post by Bamaman » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:44 pm

Now Justin and Kristen can both say they are married to a TOC player. Congratulations!!!!

I really thought she was doomed in this game. Colin took the big lead on the TDD and held on the rest of the game. The big bet in the witch trials category cost him a good bit, but even a $5 bet would not have saved his lock.

I thought FJ was pretty easy. I can never remember if one is prime or not, but since the FJ said both digits were prime, it led me to believe the digits were different.

I assume "Con Ed" would have been acceptable for the DD clue? That is all I have veer heard it called.

And why isn't one a prime number other than mathematicians say it isn't? It meets the definition.

I wonder if the producers told Alex someone had written down 11 when he made his comment about one not being prime.

Ten straight FJ gets for me in a row. I'm sure others have much longer streaks, but I don't think I've ever hit double digits since I started keeping track a few years ago.

David....She chose her bet in order to stay above Colin's MSBIW. Look at his final score and compute what she would have had if she had gotten it wrong.

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Post by JayK33 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:58 pm

Yes! Congrats Kristin! 5 wins like I had envisioned. Maybe even more! Also, I'm thrilled to find out that you are a big Survivor fan. So am I. I love Sandra, too.

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Post by StevenH » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:03 pm

I won't get to see today's game, but since I now know the outcome I want to say big congrats to Kristin on earning win #5!

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Post by MiloTheMayor » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:28 pm

Bamaman wrote: And why isn't one a prime number other than mathematicians say it isn't? It meets the definition.
Wait, there was a judge's ruling against this? 1 is absolutely a prime number. Man, now I gotta get home for this.

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Post by PlayerWM86 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:29 pm

For the automobile racing fan I am, I got Melbourne in the J! round. (On an unrelated note, congrats to Lewis Hamilton for winning the Australian GP race there last weekend!) The rest of the game (except for me easily getting Katy Perry in DJ!) was just dreadful for me due to sinus problems that have been affecting me since this morning, rendering me unable to focus. (I could only think of 12 for FJ!)

(On a side note: I didn't know Kristin was a fan of Survivor - I didn't start watching a full season until 2010 with Heroes vs. Villains - but I got a glimpse of one season in late 2000, but didn't get to see most of it due to a strict household (I was living with my mom, who remarried at the time).)

Keep up the good work, Kristin (despite the fact that that was a really-close FJ!)! I look forward to seeing our first superchamp of 2015! :)
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Post by UniquePerspective » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:29 pm

dhkendall wrote:I wonder if Alex's tie (and Kristin's top) colour was deliberate today ...

Way to go Kristin! I was convinced we'd be saying goodbye to you today (especially when I thought the wager was low imho - but since I don't understand wagering as well as others I'll leave them to dissect it (in a respectful manner), but then I also thought 1 was a prime number so what do I know?
Now that I saw the game I can comment. Kristin's wager is totally fine. If the leader (Colin? I forget) and her both got it wrong, she wins by $2. She was kind of in an unofficial Stratton's Dilemna if she felt Colin(?) was capable of a wager to counter Kristin's small ranger.

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Post by Abraxas » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:32 pm

Congratulations, Kristin, on your fifth win! Colin played really well, and betting it all on that DD in the first round gave him a big lead, but you hung in there. I had 30 correct responses, but no triple stumpers. I got FJ after briefly considering 11, but then thought that 1 is not a prime number, so I went with 23.

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Post by alan tiger » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:32 pm

wow! tonight's episode will certainly rank in the top ten of the all-time most exciting games! wtg!

and thanks to all of you who have contributed to the paucle thread.

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Post by OSXpert » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:33 pm

High school math teacher here, so this was instaget, of course.

Prime numbers have exactly two factors: 1 and themselves. One is definitely not prime.

Additionally, if 11 had been the answer they would have just said "this is the smallest two digit prime number."

A few theorems wouldn't work if 1 was prime, so we don't call it prime.

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Post by lieph82 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:34 pm

MiloTheMayor wrote:
Bamaman wrote: And why isn't one a prime number other than mathematicians say it isn't? It meets the definition.
Wait, there was a judge's ruling against this? 1 is absolutely a prime number. Man, now I gotta get home for this.
To both of you: part of the definition of a prime number is that for a number to be prime, it needs to be greater than one.

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Post by MiloTheMayor » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:36 pm

OSXpert wrote:High school math teacher here, so this was instaget, of course.

Prime numbers have exactly two factors: 1 and themselves. One is definitely not prime.

Additionally, if 11 had been the answer they would have just said "this is the smallest two digit prime number."

A few theorems wouldn't work if 1 was prime, so we don't call it prime.
I never knew this. I always assumed that 1 would qualify because the "themselves" part also happened to be 1. Thanks for the explanation.

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Post by OSXpert » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:45 pm

One big reason why the distinction was made was so that every number can have a unique prime factorization.

Consider the number 12:

If 1 is prime, we can write 12 = 2 x 2 x 3 or we can write 12 = 1 x 2 x 2 x 3 or we can write 12 = 1 x 1 x 2 x 2 x 3 or we can write 12 = 1 x 1 x 1 x 2 x 2 x 3 and these are all different ways of writing 12 as a product of primes.

But if the definition of prime excludes 1, the only way to write 12 as a product of primes is 12 = 2 x 2 x 3.

But, yeah, it is one of those "its true because we say its true" things.

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Post by MiloTheMayor » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:49 pm

OSXpert wrote:One big reason why the distinction was made was so that every number can have a unique prime factorization.

Consider the number 12:

If 1 is prime, we can write 12 = 2 x 2 x 3 or we can write 12 = 1 x 2 x 2 x 3 or we can write 12 = 1 x 1 x 2 x 2 x 3 or we can write 12 = 1 x 1 x 1 x 2 x 3 and these are all different ways of writing 12 as a product of primes.

But if the definition of prime excludes 1, the only way to write 12 as a product of primes is 12 = 2 x 2 x 3.

But, yeah, it is one of those "its true because we say its true" things.
Appreciate the extended explanation...you can add an infinite number of 1s if it is were defined as a prime, so it shouldn't be a prime. Got it. Totally understand now. Thanks.

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