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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7192, 2015-12-15

CONTESTANTS
Rami Fakhouri, an attorney originally from Harleysville, Maryland
Tiombi Prince, an advocation support specialist from East Point, Georgia
Sam McLinn, a retiree from Independence, Ohio (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,500)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Hi, everyone. Hope you were watching yesterday. Sam, our new champion, I guess exercised his seniority rights in defeating two young ladies to become the champion. Tiombi and Rami, welcome aboard and good luck to you. Here we go. Let's take a look at the categories now.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM (4/4)
IT WAS THE '60s (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
FIRST LINES (5/5)
IT'S A LIE (4/5) (Alex: You have to identify the item that doesn't belong.)
CAROLS (5/5)
"S_N_L" (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Rami: 10 R (including 3 rebounds and 1 DD), 0 W
Tiombi: 13 R (including 3 rebounds), 3 W
Sam: 5 R (including 1 rebound), 5 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 1
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $600



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Rami found the Daily Double on the 4th clue. Sam had $400, Tiombi was in the red with -$600, and Rami was at $800. Rami wagered $1,000.

IT WAS THE '60s $800: An Oct. 13, 1960 New York Times headline read that this world leader "bangs his shoe on desk"

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Rami: $4,800
Tiombi: $1,400
Sam: $800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Rami Fakhouri is an attorney who has been focusing his attention in recent months on a problem that has been in the news a great deal in the past couple of years. It has to do with college campuses. Tell us about it.

Rami: That's right. Well, when I was coming out of college, I spent my first year out working for a non-profit that does sexual assault awareness and prevention education, and I traveled the country visiting campuses. The caveat was that we had to do it in an RV with 3 guys. So we lived out of that for a few while--a little while.

Alex: Okay, good.




Alex: Tiombi Prince is from East Point, Georgia. I love your first name.

Tiombi: Thank you.

Alex: What does it mean, and in what language?

Tiombi: It means "shy one" in Swahili.

Alex: "Shy one" in Swahili. Ah. Do you speak Swahili?

Tiombi: No.

[Laughter]

Alex: But it's a good name to have, isn't it?

Tiombi: Yes.

Alex: Does it get a lot of talk? A lot of people questioning you about it?

Tiombi: Yes, I think it's butchered a lot.

Alex: It's butchered a lot?

Tiombi: Yes.

Alex: Oh well.

Tiombi: But I don't mind. I enjoy it. It's fine.

Alex: Oh, okay. I hope I don't butcher it today.

Tiombi: Oh, no, you haven't.




Alex: Sam McLinn is a retiree from Independence, Ohio, who was engaged for how long a period of time before getting married?

Sam: I was engaged for 15 years, Alex.

Alex: Whoa! And what put you over the edge and got you to finally get married?

Sam: I retired and took a job in Uzbekistan. And at that point, I had been the one who was willing to get married. My fiancée, Lupa, said, "Okay, you're leaving in three weeks, we're getting married" and she put together a wedding within three weeks, and we were married. I was home for approximately four days and left for a year and a half. And she's sitting out in the audience, watching this, making sure that I--we're still married.

Alex: With a woman like that, I can't believe that you waited--that she let you wait fifteen years--

Sam: Her option. Wasn't me.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
IT'S A LIE $600: French cheeses include Haricot, Tarentais & Le Vachard
(Sam: What is Tarentais?)
...
(Alex: The French word for bean is [*]. We have less than a minute now, Tiombi.)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Rami: $7,000
Tiombi: $5,200
Sam: $1,200

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE DEWAR'S DECIMAL SYSTEM (3/5)
MED. ABBREV. (3/3)
4-LETTER WORDS WITH 3 VOWELS (5/5)
DIARIES & JOURNALS (2/4, including 1 missed Daily Double)
THE SEA "B"s (1/3, including 1 missed Daily Double)
BAD GRAMMER (4/5) (Alex: Pay attention to the spelling there.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Tiombi: 8 R (including 2 rebounds), 0 W
Sam: 5 R, 3 W (including 2 DDs)
Rami: 5 R, 4 W

Clues revealed: 25
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $7,600



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Sam snagged the next Daily Double on the 18th clue. Sam had $3,600, Tiombi had $15,600, and Rami was at $4,200. Sam made it a True Daily Double, wagering $3,600.

DIARIES & JOURNALS $1600: A 1666 entry in his diary read, "The churches, houses and all on fire and flaming at once"
(Sam: Who is Daniel Defoe?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Sam who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 20th clue. Sam was in the hole with -$2,000, Tiombi had $15,600, and Rami was at $4,200. Sam wagered $2,000.

THE SEA "B"s $1600: From the mid-1880s to 1914, this sea east of New Guinea was under German control
(Sam: What is the Tasman Sea?)
...
(Alex: A minute left. Keep going.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
BAD GRAMMER $1200: Kelsey sends hired help after Mark Wahlberg's daughter in the "Age of Extinction" installment of this series

THE DEWAR'S DECIMAL SYSTEM $800: 1.5 ounces of Dewar's product plus .5 ounces Schweppes product over ice makes this alliterative cocktail

THE DEWAR'S DECIMAL SYSTEM $1600: A fifth of Dewar's is .2 gallons, so this much of a quart
(Rami: What is a third?)

DIARIES & JOURNALS $2000: Some erasures & calculations in his 1926 notebook have cast doubt on whether he was the first to fly over the North Pole
(Sam: Who is Peary?)

THE SEA "B"s $2000: It's not easy to "scale" this Arctic sea named for a British admiral; it's under ice most of the year
(Rami: What is the Bering Sea?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Tiombi: $15,600 (lock game)
Rami: $4,200
Sam: $800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
DYSTOPIAN AUTHORS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; lock for second place.
Tiombi: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $7,199 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Rami: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $2,599 (martian), and enjoy 2nd place.
Sam: You've no hope of catching up... unless Rami does something stupid. So risk $799.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The author of his own dystopian classic in 1932, this man taught a young George Orwell at Eton

FINAL SCORES
Sam: $800 - $800 = $0 (Who is Sm) (3rd place)
Rami: $4,200 + $2,400 = $6,600 (Who is Aldous Huxley) (2nd place)
Tiombi: $15,600 - $1,400 = $14,200 (Who is H.G. Wells) (New champion: $14,200)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Tiombi: $15,600, 21 R, 3 W
Sam: $6,400, 10 R, 8 W (including 2 DDs)
Rami: $4,000, 15 R (including 1 DD), 4 W
Combined Coryat: $26,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Tiombi: 21/58 = .362
Rami: 16/59 = .271
Sam: 10/60 = .167
Team: 47/63 = .746

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
IT WAS THE '60s $200: Tired of delays on the 1961 launch of this program, Alan Shepard snapped, "Why don't you fix your... problem & light this candle?"
(Tiombi: What is Gemini?)

IT WAS THE '60s $400: In 1969 Alain Poher stepped in for this French president, who said au revoir after a referendum didn't go his way
(Tiombi: Who is Mitterand?)

FIRST LINES $400: A kids' classic: "Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot"
(Sam: What is The Grinch That Stole Christmas?)

FIRST LINES $600: A Rand-om novel: "Who is John Galt?"
(Sam: What is The World According to Garp?)

CAROLS $600: This tune takes us back 2,000 years

CAROLS $800: "On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me" these musicians-- we need to re-examine our relationship
(Sam: What are 12 pipers?)

CAROLS $1000: This song title precedes "bearing gifts we traverse afar"
(Sam: What are "We Three Kings?") [Originally ruled incorrect, ruled correct before Double Jeopardy]

IT'S A LIE $200: Ethelred, Ethelfred & Edred were all kings of England
(Sam: Who is Edred?)

IT'S A LIE $800: European capital cities include Vaduz, Bucharest & Zurich
(Tiombi: What is Vaduz?)
...
(Alex: Bern is the capital.)

THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM $600: 200-299: these, including Baha'i
[End-of-round signal sounds.]

BAD GRAMMER $1600: "No hand-me-down cowboy doll is going to mess things up" for this stinky prospector in "Toy Story 2"
(Rami: Who is Woody?)
...
(Alex: Yes, we're going to accept that, because we said "stinky" in the clue.)

MED. ABBREV. $1600: FBS is this type of test down after a patient hasn't eaten for at least 8 hours
(Rami: What is a fasting blood, uh, scan?)

4-LETTER WORDS WITH 3 VOWELS $800: Arborescens & vera are just two of the hundreds of species in this plant genus

4-LETTER WORDS WITH 3 VOWELS $1600: (Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clue from Easter Island.) Their lips pursed in silence on Easter Island, the statues that the locals refer to by this four-letter term shed little light on their mysterious origins

MED. ABBREV. $2000: AAA is not the auto club but an abdominal aortic this event
[End-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
Khrushchev
haricot
Samuel Pepys
the Bismarck Sea
Transformers
scotch and soda
4/5
Richard Byrd
the Beaufort Sea
Aldous Huxley
Mercury
(Charles) de Gaulle
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Atlas Shrugged
"The First Noel"
12 drummers
"We Three Kings (Of Orient Are)" or "We Three Kings From Orient Are"
Ethelfred
Zurich
religion
Prospector Pete
fasting blood sugar
aloe
Moai
aneurysm

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:31 am

Dystopian Authors

The author of his own dystopian classic in 1932, this man taught a young George Orwell at Eton.
Spoiler
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Who is Aldous Huxley? Tiombi had H.G. Wells; Sam had no response.
Sam McLinn: $800-$800=$0

Rami Fakhouri: $4,200+$2,400=$6,600

Tiombi Prince: $15,600-$1,400=now a 1-day champion with $14,200
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Re: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:00 pm

Read FJ clue.

Knew exactly who they were talking about.

Name decides to flee my brain.

Panic for 20 seconds.

FInally get it.

Hope that "Huxley" would be enough, seeing as there's 2 famous writers with that name.

Get "A. Huxley" at the last second.

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Post by ACW » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:15 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:Read FJ clue.

Knew exactly who they were talking about.

Name decides to flee my brain.

Panic for 20 seconds.

FInally get it.

Hope that "Huxley" would be enough, seeing as there's 2 famous writers with that name.

Get "A. Huxley" at the last second.
There's another famous Huxley?

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Re: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:29 pm

I hate thoose "pick the one that doesn't belong" categories, because I NEVER know, and all three seem equally valid. Like those cheeses in particular. How should I know any of those words?

Ran Carols and S_N_L.

Why was "We Three Kings" negged and not BMS'd, even if they did overturn later? I'm guessing he said "from Orient" and they edited it out, given what AT said on the overturn.

WLT "43%"?

Got only 3 right in DJ!

I have actually heard of Aldous Huxley and Brave New World, but either surfaced in 30 seconds, leaving me blank.
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Post by OSXpert » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:30 pm

Pre-called "Orwell, Huxley, Bradbury, Suzanne Collins, or Phillip K. Dick." and was 90% sure it would be one of these. How many more FJ-worthy options are there? Pretty easy.

Social Science vs. Social Studies?

Glad they gave back the money on "We Three Kings"

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Re: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:31 pm

ACW wrote:There's another famous Huxley?
Thomas, maybe? He certainly wasn't dystopian, though.

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Post by econgator » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:32 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT "43%"?
Math

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Post by Bamaman » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:33 pm

I was glad the We Three Kings neg was reversed and also had the pipers on the 12th day.

Impressive win for the new champ, we'll see how she does against a stronger draw.

I really wasn't sure what dystopian meant, went with H.G. Wells as well.

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Post by Abraxas » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:33 pm

Congrats to Tiombi on her excellent game and win. I had 40 correct responses including three triple stumpers: 4/5 of a quart, Byrd, and Beaufort Sea. I also got the missed DD of Pepys. Instaget FJ.

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Post by OSXpert » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:36 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Like those cheeses in particular. How should I know any of those words?
Like Alex said, haricot means bean, as in haricot vert (green bean), so anyone who has some french should have sussed it out.
TenPoundHammer wrote: WLT "43%"?
An alcohol's proof is its alcoholic percentage times 2, so 86 / 2 = 43%

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:53 pm

OSXpert wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Like those cheeses in particular. How should I know any of those words?
Like Alex said, haricot means bean, as in haricot vert (green bean), so anyone who has some french should have sussed it out.
Ah, I thought he said "Beam" (which IIRC the captioners did too), and so I figured it was too obscure a word to pin the clue on.
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Re: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by grindcore » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:02 pm

There's always the danger of overthinking it, but to me this FJ! was just "name the one that's not Orwell".

Was hoping there would be some love for sections 400-419 of the DDS, they're my go-to at the library.

Props to Sam for escaping the -4000 hole there, I didn't think he would be able to.

Even more props to Tiombi for a great performance after two silly misses to start the game.

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Re: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BennyBXB » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:07 pm

Sometimes you get your board, and sometimes the board gets you. Tiombi got her board today, that's for sure. Glad Sam got to stick around for Final, it would really hurt to see the champ bow out early. Also glad he got the We Three Kings reversal in his favor; I had never heard of the rest of the title myself.

Amateur judges: For the Dewey clue that mentioned alliteration/economics/anthropology, would "social sciences" be acceptable in place of "social studies?"

I insta-guessed Huxley. Didn't know the answer but couldn't come up with anything that sounded better.
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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:14 pm

econgator wrote:
ACW wrote:There's another famous Huxley?
Thomas, maybe? He certainly wasn't dystopian, though.
Not really an author either I see, but that's who I was thinking of.

Actually, he did write some books. What the hell do I know? ;)

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Re: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by hbomb1947 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:00 pm

Congrats to Tiombi on the win, although once again we see a lock game due to a crazy amount of negging by the eventual winner's opponents. I can't even begin to count how many negs Sam had, even taking into account the predictable reversal on "We Three Kings" (what is this, the third game in a row where the defending champ had a boatload of negs?), not to mention his missing two DD's including the one about the Pavlovian London diarist. So we get another game where Keith wasn't given much to talk about in his video. :) Anyway, Rami's negs easily cost him a chance to have more than half of Timobi's score, so if he had just been able to stay clam he would have won the game (since he got FJ right and Tiombi missed it).

"Social sciences" is absolutely acceptable for 300-399 in the Dewey decimal system, and in fact may be the preferred characterization.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_D ... al_classes

I foresee a weekly poll question on this one. :)

Instaget FJ. As was mentioned above, "Dystopian authors" is a pretty limited universe. My precalls were A. Huxley, Orwell, P.K. Dick, and S. Collins. By specifying England in 1932, the clue made the correct response pretty obvious.

In the Dewars category, "angels' share" was way, way overvalued at $2,000, spotted "heavenly beings." What other type of heavenly beings could it have been? Martians' share?
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Post by BobF » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:24 pm

econgator wrote:
ACW wrote:There's another famous Huxley?
Thomas, maybe? He certainly wasn't dystopian, though.
If you were black in the US in the early 1800's you would consider it dystopian.
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Post by MDaunt » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:39 pm

There is also Julian Huxley - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Huxley

But he never taught Orwell.

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Re: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:46 pm

I precalled Huxley for FJ, but the clue also made me consider Anthony Burgess. I stuck with my precall.

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