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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Game Recap for Show #7217, 2016-01-19

CONTESTANTS
Kyle Webb, a veterinary clinical psychologist originally from Boyertown, Pennsylvania
Matt Egbert, a marketing specialist from New York, New York
Hans Kamm, a supply chain analyst from Fayetteville, Arkansas

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to all of you. No returning champion on the program today. Three newcomers. That's happened only one other time in my recollection. Kyle, Matt, and Hans, I don't want to have to deal with that on today's program. I want somebody to go home with a lot of money. Do your best. Here comes the Jeopardy! Round, and here come the categories for you.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE BRIDGES OF OTHER COUNTIES (4/4)
LITERATURE (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
INTERNATIONAL ACRONYMS (2/4)
NFL NICKNAMES (4/5)
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPOST (3/5)
I NEED MY "SPACE" (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Kyle: 9 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Hans: 6 R (including 2 rebounds), 1 W
Matt: 6 R, 5 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 6
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,400



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Matt found the Daily Double on the 14th clue. Hans had $3,400, Matt was in the red with -$1,000, and Kyle had nothing in the bank. Matt wagered $1,000.

LITERATURE $1000: On the "fifth day", as recounted in this 14th century collection by Boccaccio, the storytellers must tell tales of love
(Matt: [sighs])
(Alex: Nothing?)
(Matt: No.)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Hans: $3,400
Kyle: $0
Matt: -$2,000

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Kyle Webb is a veterinary clinical psychologist who once had to give eye drops to a very scary creature.

Kyle: Uh, that's right. I had to give eye drops to an alligator. Um, so I was on the Zoo Med service at the University of Florida, and a Good Samaritan brought in an alligator who had been hit by a car.

Alex: Oh dear.

Kyle: So as you do, you get an ophthalmology consult for your hit-by-a-car alligator, and they determined the alligator needed eye drops three times a day, and so I did that for the two weeks I was on the service.

Alex: Okay. Well, who's holding the alligator down while you're doing this and who's clamping its jaws shut?

Kyle: We used a little bit of tape and a lot of prayer.

[Laughter]

Alex: Duct tape and prayer. The answer to any problem in our society.




Alex: Matt Egbert is from New York. He's a marketing specialist who plays hockey--

Matt: Yeah.

Alex: And is a big hockey fan, and got very excited when the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. That was quite some time ago.

Matt: Yeah, 2009 I was living in Pittsburgh, and that's when they won the cup, really dramatic Game 7. And the very next night, I got a tip as to where they were gonna be--

Alex: Oh.

Matt --partying with--

Alex: Uh-huh.
Matt: --the next day. Showed up, and about ten of the players there, and we got to just--

Alex: Did they have it?

Matt: Oh, they brought it with them, yeah. The Cup was there.

Alex: You got your picture taken with it?

Matt: I did. Yeah. And they popped a lot of bottles of champagne, and I ended up just soaked, head to toe, on the way out.

Alex: Good for you. Great moment to recall.




Alex: Hans Kamm is a supply chain analyst from Arkansas, and when he was a young boy, his parents did something that I think was terrific. They converted an old school bus into what?

Hans: Into an RV. So they added plumbing, they added beds. With the help of my uncles.

Alex: And then what did they do?

Hans: We drove around the country a year and a half, uh, going wherever they felt like going, and fighting crime. Not really fighting.

[Laughter]

Alex: I betcha that provides you with many, many great memories. I'm sure.

Hans: Very early memories. I was very young, but those are the first memories I have.

Alex: Okay, good. Family togetherness. Matt, you're still in the hole. Make a selection.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
NFL NICKNAMES $1000: And the award for least-intimidating nickname goes to: graceful Lance Alworth, AKA this animated movie orphan
(Matt: Who is Annie?)
(Kyle: Who is Little Orphan Annie?)

I NEED MY "SPACE" $400: It's the key to making text on your computer go away in one click

INTERNATIONAL ACRONYMS $200: CACM: Central American Common this

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPOST $800: After finishing a $15,000 bottle of 1985 Richebourg Grand Cru, you can put this in your heap, as long as it's natural

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPOST $1000: Big into discipline, Gen. Winfield Scott earned the nickname "Old Fuss &" these, which the general could then compost

INTERNATIONAL ACRONYMS $1000: OPCW: Organization for the Prohibition of these
(Matt: What are Concealed Weapons?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Hans: $3,600
Kyle: $2,600
Matt: -$1,200

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
EARLY START (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
MOVIE ROLE, TV ROLE (4/5)
CROSSWORD PUNS (3/5)
THE ANNALS OF FASHION (3/5)
JAPANESE HISTORY (0/1)
I NEED MY SPACE (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Kyle: 10 R, 1 W
Matt: 7 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Hans: 2 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 26
Triple Stumpers: 7
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $10,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Matt snagged the next Daily Double on the 22nd clue. Hans had $5,600, Matt had $5,200, and Kyle was at $8,600. Matt wagered $4,000.

EARLY START $1600: In 1895 at age 13 he had his first exhibition in a furniture store on Calle Real in the town of La Coruña
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
MOVIE ROLE, TV ROLE $2000: Nick, a young professor & guest in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"; Pops on "The Goldbergs"

CROSSWORD PUNS $800: A fun way to hold hands: P _ K _ _

THE ANNALS OF FASHION $1600: Geoffrey Beene designed the dress for her 1967 White House wedding
(Kyle: Who is Mamie Eisenhower?)

THE ANNALS OF FASHION $2000: 19th century crinolines were made of cotton & this animal's hair, which is what "crine" means in Italian

CROSSWORD PUNS $2000: A green activity: _ _ TT _ _ _

EARLY START $400: By age 8, future grandmaster Sammy Reshevsky was giving this kind of chess exhibition-- a word meaning "at the same time"

JAPANESE HISTORY $2000: Holding power for the majority of time since 1955, the dominant political party in Japan is this one, the LDP
[End-of-round signal sounds]

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Kyle: $11,400
Matt: $9,200
Hans: $5,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. STATES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place.
Kyle: Wager $7,001 to cover Matt.
Matt: You have to wager $2,001 to cover Hans's doubled score, but certainly no more than $3,599, so as to force Hans to be right to have a chance at winning.
Hans: Think about risking $1,200 or less, thereby beating Kyle on the Triple Stumper (should Kyle wager to cover Matt's doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1721 explorer Charlevoix called a point at the border of these 2 states "the finest confluence in the world"

FINAL SCORES
Hans: $5,600 - $1,401 = $4,199 (What is New York and New Jersey) (2nd place)
Matt: $9,200 - $9,200 = $0 (What are New York + New Jersey) (3rd place)
Kyle: $11,400 - $7,001 = $4,399 (What are Louisiana + Texas?) (New champion: $4,399)
(Alex: [To Kyle] No, it's where the Missouri and the Mississippi meet, just north of St. Louis, and the two states are [*].)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $15,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Kyle: $11,400, 19 R, 2 W
Matt: $7,800, 13 R (including 1 DD), 5 W (including 1 DD)
Hans: $5,600, 8 R, 2 W
Combined Coryat: $24,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Kyle: 19/58 = .328
Matt: 13/60 = .217
Hans: 8/58 = .138
Team: 40/63 = .635

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
NFL NICKNAMES $800: This other nickname for "Neon" Deion Sanders was especially appropriate when he played on "MNF"
(Matt: What is Showtime?)

I NEED MY "SPACE" $1000: In 1948 it was a novel about Matt Dodson's adventures on Venus; today it's someone out of touch with reality
(Matt: What is space case?)

THE BRIDGES OF OTHER COUNTIES $200: Part of this bridge, built in the 19th century, is in Kings County

INTERNATIONAL ACRONYMS $400: UNSC: this 15-member body
(Alex: We have a minute left now.)

THE BRIDGES OF OTHER COUNTIES $1000: Cook County, Illinois is where you find the first bridge designed by this architect in 2004; note the biomorphic curves

THE BRIDGES OF OTHER COUNTIES $800: Seen here being built, the Golden Gate Bridge links San Francisco to this county that includes cities like Mill Valley and Sausalito

THE BRIDGES OF OTHER COUNTIES $600: Take me home, Fayette County roads in this state, but not on Bridge Day, when New River Gorge closes and base jumpers have at it

INTERNATIONAL ACRONYMS $800: ASEAN: Association of these Nations
(Hans: What is East Asian?)
[End-of-round signal sounds.]

I NEED MY SPACE $400: The Eagle nebula is 56 trillion miles high, or 9.5 of these units-- that's about twice the distance of our sun to the nearest star

THE ANNALS OF FASHION $1200: A 20-teens trend is away from those boring identical earrings & toward this alliterative way of choosing a pair
(Hans: What is mis matched?)
[Originally ruled incorrect; ruled correct before the first Daily Double because "in the world of fashion, mis match" is "two words"]

I NEED MY SPACE $800: (Sarah of the Clue Crew shows an animation on the monitor.) nasa.gov has a running chart that shows the distance from Earth of both this 1 and this 2; as of January 2016, 1 was 12,500 million miles from us, and 2 was 10,300 million miles
(Hans: What is Pioneer?)

I NEED MY SPACE $1200: It's the constellation represented here-- take a look

EARLY START $1200: (Hi, I'm John Berman, co-anchor of CNN's Early Start.) In 1762 at the age of 5, this early starter performed at the Bavarian court

CORRECT RESPONSES
The Decameron
Bambi
backspace
Market
cork
feathers
Chemical Weapons
Picasso
George Segal
poker
Lynda Bird Johnson
horse
putting
simultaneous
the Liberal Democratic Party
Missouri & Illinois
Prime Time
a space cadet
the Brooklyn Bridge
the United Nations Security Council
(Frank) Gehry
Marin
West Virginia
Southeast Asian
lightyears
mix and match (or mis match)
Voyager
Libra
Mozart

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U.S. States

In 1721 explorer Charlevoix called a point at the border of these 2 states "the finest confluence in the world".
Spoiler
What are Missouri and Illinois? Hans and Matt had New York and New Jersey; Kyle had Louisiana and Texas.
Hans Kamm: $5,600-$1,401=$4,199

Matt Egbert: $9,200-$9,200=$0

Kyle Webb: $11,400-$7,001=now a 1-day champion with $4,399
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Re: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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What the hell was that FJ clue?

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After yesterday's excitement, it's nice to get back to the boring, run-of-the-mill terrible wagers.

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FJ thought process was:

"Obviously somewhere on the Mississippi" --> BLANK --> BLANK --> Mississippi and Louisiana I guess.

I like crosswords and puns, so I liked that category but I'm not sure how popular that will be.

No one knows LBJ on sight?!

I am crediting "simul" as a correct response, since in all of my years of chess I have never heard anyone use the full phrase "simultaneous exhibition"
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A better game than yesterday's -- but virtually all of them are! I had 41 correct responses including these triple stumpers: backspace, Market, Chemical Weapons, George Segal, Lynda Bird Johnson, simultaneous, and Liberal Democratic Party. I got FJ after thinking about it for about 15 seconds.

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Abraxas wrote:I got FJ after thinking about it for about 15 seconds.
I'm not doubting you, but what exactly did you think about? Fine confluences?

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OSXpert wrote:FJ thought process was:

"Obviously somewhere on the Mississippi" --> BLANK --> BLANK --> Mississippi and Louisiana I guess.

I like crosswords and puns, so I liked that category but I'm not sure how popular that will be.

No one knows LBJ on sight?!
I knew it was LBJ but had no idea which daughter it was, how the heck should I know when they got married?

I did guess they were going for the Mississippi River but also had LA and Mississippi. I agree with econgator it was a major WTF FJ.

I liked the crossword category. I think all crossword categories should give you random letters in the word instead of just the first one. I mean, isn't that what you deal with when solving real crosswords?

LOL at F. Murray Abraham being in the same game as Mozart. Nice job, writers. It doesn't make up for heat crappy FJ, but still nice.

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econgator wrote:
Abraxas wrote:I got FJ after thinking about it for about 15 seconds.
I'm not doubting you, but what exactly did you think about? Fine confluences?
Speaking for myself, I knew there was a Charlevoix, Michigan. The date and French explorer also pointed to Center of the country (too early for the West unless Spanish, too late for the East). Midwest confluence seemed to be Missouri and Mississippi-I just needed to remember the two states.

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I had Vermont/New Hampshire for FJ, but knew
Spoiler
Little Rock
cold yesterday.
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This FJ seemed easy enough to come up with an educated guess: what confluence of two rivers would have been remarkable enough for comment in 1721 and where that confluence would be at the border between two states. The Mississippi seemed like the most likely for one, and the Missouri is a pretty big river that meets up with it - at a border between Missouri and Illinois. And the area was probably relatively unknown/unexplored in 1721.

Pleasant surprise that this was correct.

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Elijah Baley wrote:This FJ seemed easy enough to come up with an educated guess: what confluence of two rivers would have been remarkable enough for comment in 1721 and where that confluence would be at the border between two states. The Mississippi seemed like the most likely for one, and the Missouri is a pretty big river that meets up with it - at a border between Missouri and Illinois. And the area was probably relatively unknown/unexplored in 1721.

Pleasant surprise that this was correct.
This was my thought. Ended up being an insta-guess.

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I didn't previously know that the word "confluence" meant the joining of two rivers. (I mean, if you had asked me directly, I might have been able to say that it had to do with two things coming together, but during the 30 seconds, I just didn't pay much attention to the word "confluence".) And even if I had, I'm not positive I would have been able to correctly identify the two present-day states located where the Missouri meets the Mississippi. (I would have guessed the state of Missouri and some other state, but might not have picked Illinois.)

I wrote down Louisiana and Mississippi as my best guess, thinking about the mouth of the Mississippi River. I'm sure I'll have some good company on these boards.

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Judges: Would "lottery" be accepted for "A green activity: _ _ tt _ _ _"? ("Green" for this response referring to money rather than part of a golf course.)

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OSXpert wrote:No one knows LBJ on sight?!
I definitely know LBJ on sight, but my problem was I thought, "Oh, crud. What was his daughter's name again? Not Lady Bird (that's his wife), but something similar..."

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I thought DJ round was hard.

For fj I was on the right track, but didn't know where the rivers meet.

Did the writers just go through a geography trivia book?
Good enough to lose on Jeopardy!

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I thought "Space" for $1,000 was huge negbait on "space case", which far better fits the "out of touch with reality" TOM in my eyes.

NFL for $1,000 tripped me up good. I kept getting stuck in a "famous orphan = Annie" loop that not even "Animated" could free me from.

Really? Not even a guess on "backspace"?

CACM was waaaaaaaaaay undervalued at $200.

I predicted the reversal on "mismatch", but... *sunglasses* not in that fashion.

Ran the Crossword category, all but "horse" in Fashion. Yes, this means I recognized LBJ's face, but 1967 was also a big hint. Wait, wait, that said daughter? Where?!

Good to know that I'm not the only one completely lost on this FJ! I had literally no idea which way to tackle it.
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skullturf wrote:I wrote down Louisiana and Mississippi as my best guess, thinking about the mouth of the Mississippi River. I'm sure I'll have some good company on these boards.
And me!

I'm just glad I got the Decameron DD. Thanks, Da Vinci's Demons.

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Can I nominate STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPOST for best category name of the month? And on the suspect of wordplay, that CROSSWORD category was my kind of party. 4/5 for me, everything but putting. And speaking of putting...
whatisbishkek wrote:Judges: Would "lottery" be accepted for "A green activity: _ _ tt _ _ _"? ("Green" for this response referring to money rather than part of a golf course.)
I can guarantee you they didn't think of it, but you'd probably get it on review.
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