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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7212, 2016-01-12

CONTESTANTS
Amelia Hershberger, a management analyst from Albany, New York
Lisa Cech, an information coordinator from Lakewood, Ohio
Adam Hoskins, an attorney from Columbia, Missouri (whose 2-day cash winnings total $42,402)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen. As was demonstrated once again on our program yesterday, a single clue can be the turning point in the game. And that was the case on the last clue in Double Jeopardy. The two challengers missed it. They narrowed the possibilities for Adam; he came up with the correct response. Everybody was right in Final Jeopardy, but he had enough money to remain champion. What is going to happen today as he faces Lisa and Amelia? Let's start finding out. Good luck. Here we go. Categories are as follows...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
WISCONSIN (4/5) (Alex: Good state!)
THAT'S THE SPIRIT (5/5)
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
WORDS OF DESIRE (5/5)
NONFICTION (4/5)
THE WEEKEND IN POP CULTURE (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Adam: 11 R, 0 W
Lisa: 8 R, 0 W
Amelia: 8 R (including 1 DD), 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,400



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Amelia found the Daily Double on the 12th clue. Adam had $1,800, Lisa had $2,400, and Amelia was at $2,000. Amelia made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,000.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS $600: The Wage and Hour Division & the Mine Safety and Health Administration are agencies of this cabinet department

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Amelia: $5,200
Lisa: $2,400
Adam: $1,800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: If you're a regular fan of our program, you know that many of our contestants are collectors, and I think it's appropriate that Amelia Hershberger is a collector of political memorabilia in this presidential election year.

Amelia: I am.

Alex: Now, are the memorabilia that are available now as interesting and as good as the ones say, from 30, 40, 50, 100 years ago?

Amelia: In my opinion, no.

Alex: Why?

Amelia: Mostly because there's more retrovalue to the ones that have--

Alex: Ah.

Amelia: You know, the reflective Goldwater button I have.

Alex: Yeah.

Amelia: It's pretty fun.

Alex: Ah. Okay. Good point.




Alex: Lisa Cech is from Lakewood, Ohio. Now we're talking about election year.

Lisa: Yes.

Alex: You are associated with a group that we don't hear all that much of these days--the League of Women Voters.

Lisa: Yes.

Alex: Who, about 10 or 15, 20 years ago, they were up there, and they were sponsoring these presidential debates all the time. But now, no longer. What's happened?

Lisa: Well, they stopped sponsoring the presidential debates because the candidates started making demands and putting parameters, and the League basically said, "We can't do that. We need to be autonomous."

Alex: Yeah. And completely non-partisan.

Lisa: Exactly.

Alex: Yeah.

Lisa: Exactly.

Alex: Good for you. Good for them.




Alex: Adam Hoskins is an attorney, and we're going to get away from politics for a moment--

Adam: All right.

Alex: And talk about something else that's very important to you. Soccer!

Adam: Yeah, I'm a big soccer fan.

Alex: Yeah?

Adam: I've traveled a lot to see some games, and would like to do that with some of my winnings, probably.

Alex: Well, traveling a lot here in America, or abroad?

Adam: Both domestically and I've seen a game in Italy before, and yeah.

Alex: Okay. Let's get back into this one. Amelia's on a roll. She picks our next clue.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS $1000: In 2014 he replaced Jay Carney as President Obama's press secretary

NONFICTION $800: "Dead Wake" chronicles the last crossing of this luxury liner, sunk en route to Liverpool from New York

WISCONSIN $600: Wisconsin has no seacoast, but has this 8-letter type of nautical museum, featuring the World War II sub Cobia

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Adam: $6,200
Amelia: $5,800
Lisa: $5,000

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Double Jeopardy! Round

Post by Archivists » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:30 am

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
HYMNS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Slave trader turned minister John Newton wrote this hymn that first appeared in 1779 as “Faith’s Review and Expectation”

Adam Hopkins: 13400-8201=5199
Lisa Cech: 10800+4500=15300
Amelia Hershberger: 10600+10600=21200

Correct response:
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"Amazing Grace" (Adam - "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot")
Coryats:
Adam: 13400
Lisa: 10600
Amelia: 9200

Combined: 33,200
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Re: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by JayK33 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:13 pm

I said the same answer Adam did on this one, but I had a feeling it wasn't right.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:29 pm

Ran "desire", all but cranberry in WI, nothing else at all in J!

Kevin McCarthy was mega undervalued at $200.

I had rum, Kevorkian, Teddy Roosevelt,SL, Nabokov, Jeff Bezos, Bay City Rollers, and three or four other clues on the tip of my tongue, but couldn't get to them in time.

NHO Jessica Lange. Nothing seemed even passingly familiar in that category.

I didn't expect 4/5 in Horse Health (all but colic), but I'll take it.

Hymns, huh? Will the church organist a.) solve this one at ludicrous speed, b.) get overconfident and choke, or c.) get stumped in a wheelhouse? Turns out a.) was right. I got this right so fast that my brain went to plaid.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:33 pm

I think that "Saving Grace" Holly Hunter clue planted the right idea in my head, otherwise I would've been lost.

So, you go TDD to get back into the game, then pick the small side of Stratton's in FJ...I'm not even criticizing, I'm just never going to figure these contestants out (and once again, the one time it wouldn't be suicide, no all-in wager).

Have we had a 4xer since the TOC??

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Post by Abraxas » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:36 pm

Congrats to Amelia on her win. I had 49 correct responses including these triple stumpers: Lusitania, maritime, The Atlantic, haboob, Spanish Civil War, and World War I. I also got the missed DD of Ms., and I got FJ.

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Re: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:44 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:Have we had a 4xer since the TOC??
3 3x, I think

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Post by JayK33 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:58 pm

econgator wrote:
xxaaaxx wrote:Have we had a 4xer since the TOC??
3 3x, I think
Yup. We haven't even had a 4xer since Matt Jackson.

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Re: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by DysonSphere » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:00 pm

Was anyone else disappointed in Jeopardy for legitimizing the pseudoscience of acupuncture tonight - on horses no less? Actual pain relief mechanisms of acupuncture involving "endorphins" are unproven and extremely speculative.

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Re: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Category 13 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:12 pm

DysonSphere wrote:Was anyone else disappointed in Jeopardy for legitimizing the pseudoscience of acupuncture tonight - on horses no less? Actual pain relief mechanisms of acupuncture involving "endorphins" are unproven and extremely speculative.
Well, they do the same thing with 'the warming of the planet' on a regular basis. So for one acupuncture clue, no big deal.

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Post by DysonSphere » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:29 pm

Category 13 wrote:
DysonSphere wrote:Was anyone else disappointed in Jeopardy for legitimizing the pseudoscience of acupuncture tonight - on horses no less? Actual pain relief mechanisms of acupuncture involving "endorphins" are unproven and extremely speculative.
Well, they do the same thing with 'the warming of the planet' on a regular basis. So for one acupuncture clue, no big deal.
Well, regardless of one's views on global warming, the overwhelming medical consensus is that acupuncture is pseudoscience (quackery). Was just surprising that they stated its purported healing properties as established fact.

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Re: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by LHamilton » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:37 pm

Category 13 wrote:
DysonSphere wrote:Was anyone else disappointed in Jeopardy for legitimizing the pseudoscience of acupuncture tonight - on horses no less? Actual pain relief mechanisms of acupuncture involving "endorphins" are unproven and extremely speculative.
Well, they do the same thing with 'the warming of the planet' on a regular basis. So for one acupuncture clue, no big deal.
lol, wut?

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Post by mxc_takeshi » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:04 pm

32 right.

Wisconsin (3), Spirit (4), Government (2), Desire (3), Non-Fiction (4), Weekend (2)
First (2), War (2), Rhyme (3), Oscar (2), "H" 2 "O" (2), Horse (3)

Lach Trash: "Ms."- DD, "Belize fees", "World War I"

I went with "We Shall Overcome" instead.

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Post by ElendilPickle » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:23 pm

Congratulations, Amelia, if you're lurking here!

Dh looked at me and said, "If that was your show, I hope you would have bet it all on FJ." Yup - great category for me and I instantly knew the correct response.

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Post by Bamaman » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:30 pm

Instaget FJ for me as I knew it was written by a former slave trader who had given up that lifestyle. Sweet Chariot was an old negro spiritual.

Not sure what Lisa was thinking with her bet. If Amelia bets to beat Adam if they both miss, she has $16,000 if she gets it right, so she still doesn't win if Amelia makes the safe bet.

Some of the rhymes were a bit of a stretch.

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Post by nserven » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:59 pm

I wonder if the Kevin McCarthy clue was a shout-out to the same-named director.

FJ for this non-churchgoer came down to name a hymn. My precalls were "Amazing Grace" and the one that's not "Amazing Grace."

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Post by thenextofken » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:04 pm

As a church songleader, this was the wheelhouse of wheelhouses, and the instaget of instagets. But I'm still not sure I would've gotten it if I hadn't heard the story of how it was written.

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Post by Bamaman » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:08 pm

thenextofken wrote:As a church songleader, this was the wheelhouse of wheelhouses, and the instaget of instagets. But I'm still not sure I would've gotten it if I hadn't heard the story of how it was written.
Yeah, I got it from the story of how it was written as well. I did not know the man's name and would have guessed it was written later than they year mentioned in the clue.

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:47 pm

Coryat: $38,200
49 R/1 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: Instaget
LT: Lusitania, maritime, Ms. (DD), Taiwan salon, Belize fees

Not knowing Josh Earnest's name was the only thing that kept me from a perfect J! round. Would have been my first, Kids Week and Celebrity J! excepted.
TenPoundHammer wrote:Kevin McCarthy was mega undervalued at $200.
Agreed. McCarthy (who is, incidentally, from my hometown) was in the news for a couple of weeks after Boehner stepped down but is otherwise a name I expect only wonks to know. Certainly not the easiest clue in the category.
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thenextofken wrote:As a church songleader, this was the wheelhouse of wheelhouses, and the instaget of instagets. But I'm still not sure I would've gotten it if I hadn't heard the story of how it was written.
Yeah, I got it from the story of how it was written as well. I did not know the man's name and would have guessed it was written later than they year mentioned in the clue.
I don't think I would have gotten it but for having heard Newton's story, which is fascinating. There is apparently a 2007 feature film on the subject. I haven't seen it, but it looks like it has a solid cast.
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