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Friday, September 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7135, 2015-09-25

CONTESTANTS
Matt Jackson, a paralegal from Washington, D.C.
Laura Varriale, a government attorney from Madison, Wisconsin
Dylan Parson, a student from Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania (whose 3-day cash winnings total $29,799)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Hi, folks, and welcome as we wrap up our second week of this current season. Dylan's total is not all that great. He's had three wins, one of them a big win, and then two small wins. He'd like to get another big win under his belt, but Laura and Matt have the same ambition today, I'm sure. So I'll wish all three of you good luck and put you to work right now in the Jeopardy! Round. Today, you deal with these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ALSO A CABINET DEPARTMENT (4/5)
HAIKU ABOUT THE POET (5/5)
NICKNAMES (5/5)
SOUTH AMERICAN CAPITALS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
THE "MAR" THE MERRIER (4/5)
THAT'S A WRAP! (4/5) (Alex: ...in which you have to name the movie with the described ending that we will provide as the clue.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Matt: 12 R, 0 W
Laura: 7 R, 0 W
Dylan: 6 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,800



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Dylan found the Daily Double on the 2nd clue. Dylan was in the hole with -$1,000, Laura was scoreless, and Matt had nothing in the bank. Dylan wagered $1,000.

SOUTH AMERICAN CAPITALS $800: The universidad catolica in Paraguay's capital is called Nuestra Senora de la, or Our Lady of, this
(Dylan: What is... Cuzco?)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Laura: $2,800
Matt: $1,400
Dylan: $400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Matt Jackson is a paralegal from Washington D.C., and this man once played a severed head on stage?

Matt: Yeah, it was one of my favorite stage roles, Alex. So it was my senior year of high school. And in order to do this, after, it was a big war scene, a bunch of people died onstage, I had to run offstage, run all the way around backstage, get on my knees, crawl through a tunnel that they built for me, so I could poke my head up through a grate in the stage. And tilt it sideways so it looked like I was dead.

Alex: I hope you got a good round of applause at the end.

Matt: Oh, yeah, I got to talk to the main character.

[Laughter]

Alex: Oh, hello, good for you.




Alex: Laura Varriale from Madison, Wisconsin. We introduced you as a government attorney. Are we talking about the federal government or state government?

Laura: State of Wisconsin.

Alex: Yeah?

Laura: Yes.

Alex: Fun living there?

Laura: I love living there. Love everything about Madison.

Alex: Don't mind the winters?

Laura: No, not really.

Alex: We did a College Championship in Madison a few years ago and had a really good time. The people are very friendly and welcoming.

Laura: You did. I couldn't get tickets, so...

[Laughter]

Alex: Oh, boo, hiss. Well, you're here today, and that's good.




Alex: All right, Dylan Parson is our champion, folks. He is a student and he's a very mild-mannered man, but he almost got into a big fight over a donkey?

Dylan: Yes, that was the most terrifying moment of my life, I think. Um, I was on a medical mission trip in Guatemala, and whenever we got out of the truck, whenever you need to go to the bathroom there, you just run off into the woods a little bit. So I'd run off into the woods, and whenever I got there, this man started running at me and yelling at me in Spanish. And at the time, I knew no Spanish at all. So I was just panicking, put my hands up, and ran out of the woods. And then I realized that I seemed to be standing in a parking lot for donkeys and horses.

[Alex chuckles.]

Dylan: And I'm pretty sure he thought I was about to steal his.

Alex: Okay.

[Laughter]

Alex: All's well that ends well.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
SOUTH AMERICAN CAPITALS $1000: It's roughly 300 miles from Panama, 200 miles from the Pacific & a mile & a half high
(Dylan: What is La Paz?)

ALSO A CABINET DEPARTMENT $1000: Its synonyms include vigor, force & potency

THAT'S A WRAP! $800: 2013:
A hand reaches down to save sailor Robert Redford; or, the sailor has a vision of a rescuing hand as he drowns

THE "MAR" THE MERRIER $1000: From the name of a French military officer, it's anyone who demands strict adherence to rules

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Matt: $5,600
Laura: $3,800
Dylan: $2,000

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Re: Friday, September 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE BOOK OF NORMAN (4/5)
FICTIONAL TV TOWNS (3/5)
THE VIKINGS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
LET'S STOP AT THE GAS STATION (5/5)
SHELL (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
X ON (4/5) (Alex: ...each correct response will be two words.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Matt: 12 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Dylan: 6 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 2 W
Laura: 7 R, 3 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $7,600



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

THE VIKINGS $1600: Under the terms of a 911 treaty, Norse leader Rollo received this region at the mouth of the Seine River

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Dylan who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 19th clue. Dylan had $6,400, Laura had $7,400, and Matt was at $17,400. Dylan wagered $3,000.

SHELL $1600: This mottled material used for jewelry & eyeglasses once came from the hawksbill turtle; it's now illegal most places

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
FICTIONAL TV TOWNS $1200: Starling City

FICTIONAL TV TOWNS $2000: Collinsport, Maine

THE BOOK OF NORMAN $2000: Norman Cousins wrote books about this German humanitarian who won the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize
(Dylan: Who is Schindler?)

SHELL $1200: The band Squeeze had a song called "Pulling" these "(From The Shell)"
(Laura: What are oysters?)
(Dylan: What are snails?)

X ON $1200: X on a word for size or extent gives you a brand that limits the size or extent of your waist

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Matt: $20,600 (lock game)
Dylan: $8,600
Laura: $7,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EUROPEAN CITIES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; three-quarters for second place.
Matt: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $3,399 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Dylan: Wager $7,001 to cover Laura.
Laura: Risk between $801 and $6,200, covering Dylan's $0 bet.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
National Geographic says the site of this city is "the largest wetland in the Mediterranean"

FINAL SCORES
Laura: $7,800 - $7,388 = $412 (What is Amsterdam?) (3rd place)
Dylan: $8,600 + $8,598 = $17,198 (What is Venice?) (2nd place)
Matt: $20,600 + $600 = $21,200 (What is Venice) (New champion: $21,200)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $11,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Matt: $17,200, 24 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Dylan: $8,200, 12 R (including 1 DD), 4 W (including 1 DD)
Laura: $7,800, 14 R, 3 W
Combined Coryat: $33,200

BATTING AVERAGES
Matt: 25/59 = .424
Laura: 14/58 = .241
Dylan: 13/60 = .217
Team: 52/63 = .825

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
SOUTH AMERICAN CAPITALS $400: Stand back--it's the capital seen here

LET'S STOP AT THE GAS STATION $2000: (Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a photo on the monitor.) The first long distance automobile trip was in 1888 & included a stop at a pharmacy in Wiesloch, Germany; Bertha of this last name bought petroleum detergent to fuel the car invented by her husband Karl
(Laura: Who is Daimler?)

LET'S STOP AT THE GAS STATION $1200: Here comes this Northeast-based company, the official fuel of NASCAR, & I say it's all right
(Laura: What is Pennzoil?)

SHELL $800: Prized by collectors, this spiral shell can be used as a trumpet

CORRECT RESPONSES
Asunción
Bogotá
Energy
All Is Lost
martinet
Normandy
tortoise shell
Arrow
Dark Shadows
Albert Schweitzer
Mussels
span & Spanx
Venice, Italy
Buenos Aires
Benz
Sunoco
a conch

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Re: Friday, September 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BRD-98 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:20 pm

Isn't Matt Jackson one of the college quiz bowl circuit's best ever players? Or is that another Matt Jackson?

http://www.qbwiki.com/wiki/view/Matt_Jackson

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Re: Friday, September 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by David Madden » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:48 pm

It is that Matt Jackson. And yes, he's a far better quiz bowl player than I ever was. Or Ken Jennings or Brad Rutter for that matter.

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Post by BRD-98 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:52 pm

David Madden wrote:It is that Matt Jackson. And yes, he's a far better quiz bowl player than I ever was. Or Ken Jennings or Brad Rutter for that matter.
This will be interesting. Some quiz bowl veterans have underperformed on J! before but I think Matt will do extraordinarily well this evening.

And hello, David!! :D

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:17 pm

Well, he certainly did well today.

I was surprised both boards were finished. Starting at the bottom seemed to slow the game down. Dylan cost himself a chance to win by leaving a bunch of money on the table on the last DD.

Not a good game for me, but I did get FJ. I just put it down to have something. I know they have tge canals, I just think of a wetland as being more like a swamp than a city.

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Post by McJagger » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:20 pm

Why wouldn't the Nile Delta count? It is far larger than Venice and actually is on the Mediterranean (and not Adriatic) Sea?

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Post by Elijah Baley » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:52 pm

McJagger wrote:Why wouldn't the Nile Delta count? It is far larger than Venice and actually is on the Mediterranean (and not Adriatic) Sea?
Wrong continent. (Check the category again).

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Re: Friday, September 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:31 pm

Matt's enthusiasm is fun to see.

Dylan threw away any chance to win on a useless late DD wager. Not that it mattered after the FJ clue.

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Post by Abraxas » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:34 pm

Matt played an excellent game; congrats to him on his win. I had 39 correct responses including two triple stumpers: Bogotá and martinet. Instaget FJ.

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Post by mxc_takeshi » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:57 pm

29 right.

Cabinet (2), Haiku (3), Nick (3), South (5), "Mar" (1), Wrap (4)
Norman (3), TV (1), Viking (3), Gas (3), Shell (0), X (1)

Lach Trash: "Bogota", "energy"

I thought of Athens for awhile, but then remembered Venice. I might have stuck with Amsterdam if I had thought of it.

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Post by Stanislaus Jacob » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:02 pm

Probably I am just tired and not thinking on my feet after a long day, but did it seem to anyone else that we had a number of awkwardly worded clues today? One that stuck out was the Benz clue - because of the focus on Mrs. Benz and not on the also-mentioned Karl, I somehow thought that they wanted her maiden name and that it might be Daimler. I wonder if Laura had the same thought process.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:04 pm

European Cities

National Geographic says the site of this city is "the largest wetland in the Mediterranean".
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What is Venice? Laura had Amsterdam.
Laura Varriale: $7,800-$7,388=$412

Dylan Parson: $8,600+$8,598-$17,198

Matt Jackson: $20,600+$600=$21,200; now a 1-day champion with $21,200
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:05 pm

I'm surprised we cleared both boards without an LTAM, as long as it took Laura to pick another clue.

WLT Dante on Poets for $200?

There's a Percy Shelley too? Didn't know that. Guessing Mary Shelley there and swapping Ironsides/Hickory got me two negs.

Got the middle 3 in Norman, all but code/codex in X On (NHO codex).

I agree with Stanislaus that the Benz clue was very circuitous and I lost track of what they were asking for. Also didn't risk the WAG on Pemex, but I got the other 3.

Venice? Well, could it be anything else? Why not.
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Re: Friday, September 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:08 pm

I thought that this was a lackluster board. I especially didn't care for the "Also a Cabinet Department" category. The FJ clue was also dumb, but easy.

Congrats to Matt! I always like seeing quiz bowlers do well on the show.
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Post by Bamaman » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:08 pm

I got the categories mixed up one time. When they said "An exchange of goods" (or however it was worded), I thought we were in the "mar" category and thus created the cabinet office of the Department of Market.

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Post by BRD-98 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:39 pm

Just finished watching. Matt did quite well, although he seemed to be getting outbuzzed a bit by Laura and it was visibly frustrating. Kind of awkward board and I feel Matt was a bit strained up there at first but kind of got into the groove and was really fun to watch towards the end. If he makes it into the ToC (which I don't doubt; look at his quiz bowl stats), it would be hilarious to see him play against Alex Jacob.

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Post by Category 13 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:53 pm

Golf wrote: Dylan threw away any chance to win on a useless late DD wager. Not that it mattered after the FJ clue.
Combine the shortegy wager with his -$2400 to start the game and it appears he was pretty much destined to lose.
I had him pegged to go out with a wimper when his reign came to an end.

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Post by sarisson » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:14 pm

Stanislaus Jacob wrote:Probably I am just tired and not thinking on my feet after a long day, but did it seem to anyone else that we had a number of awkwardly worded clues today?
This.
Combined with the "Drake Strategy" (possible glossary addition?) this episode was very hard to score from the fourth podium lectern chair. I had my third-worst showing since I started keeping score in April. Got Final for a grand total of 27 right. That was a real WECIB if you know that Amsterdam is not in the Mediterranean.
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Post by Bamaman » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:19 pm

I'm guessing this is the first time someone has been -$2,000 after two clues.

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