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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7328, 2016-06-22

CONTESTANTS
Cary Finklestein, an attorney from Los Angeles, California
Megan Mills, a teacher from Farifax, Virginia
Laurie MacDougall, a cancer registrar originally from Medford, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $26,700)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thanks, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. A broad knowledge of Beatles songs paid off handsomely for Laurie on yesterday's program, and that's why she won over $26,000. Megan and Cary, you know something? It could happen to you, as well. Good luck. Here we go. Now let's find out what the categories in the Jeopardy! Round are...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ART TERMS (3/5)
A MAJOR LEAGUER IN THE SONG (4/5) (Alex: You have to fill in a single team player for us.)
ENGLISH USAGE (3/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
-OLOGIES (4/5)
MILAN (3/5)
OUT OF FASHION WEEK (5/5) (Alex: Not in fashion.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Laurie: 10 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Megan: 8 R, 2 W
Cary: 4 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 8
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $5,400



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Laurie found the Daily Double on the 8th clue. Laurie had $3,000, Megan was in the red with -$1,000, and Cary had nothing in the bank. Laurie made it a True Daily Double, wagering $3,000.

ENGLISH USAGE $600: Around 2008 this negative word that had been doing fine as a verb was popular as a noun, often preceded by "epic"

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Laurie: $6,000
Cary: $400
Megan: $0

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Cary Finkelstein is a young attorney, and I would love to be invited to your house because I hear you make your own ice cream.

Cary: I do. All kinds of flavors. Sweet, savory, everything in between.

Alex: How did you get started in that?

Cary: I just picked it up from a couple of websites and cookbooks I had been reading and started exploring it. It's a fun way to play around.

Alex: What's your favorite flavor?

Cary: I think it's the oatmeal chocolate chip, 'cause you got the texture of the oatmeal and chocolate.

Alex: Can't go wrong with chocolate.

Cary: Yeah.

Alex: Doesn't matter what you make out of chocolate. A steak tastes good with chocolate.




Alex: Megan Mills is a teacher from Fairfax, Virginia. And you're into games, I understand, and that was kind of featured at your wedding, wasn't it?

Megan: Yeah, it was. We, um--we had a whole bunch of board games. We had a vintage Super Nintendo set, as well. And our centerpieces were Jenga sets, which I have to say was my husband Dave's idea and it was a good one. I didn't think it was going to be very good, though.

Alex: And you guys were tossing Frisbees at the wedding, too?

Megan: Yes, we were. I've got a great photo of me jumping for a disc in my wedding dress.

Alex: I hope your grandmother or grandparents or elderly people at the wedding weren't tossing Frisbees.

Megan: Nope. Just some young people.

Alex: Okay, good.




Alex: Laurie MacDougall is our champion. She's a cancer registrar, and she performed onstage with a very famous entertainer.

Laurie: Yes, Vanessa Williams.

Alex: What was the occasion?

Laurie: Back in high school, our schools used to do annual exchanges, and I played violin at the time, she played viola, and so I realized much later when she became Vanessa Williams that I had performed onstage with her.

Alex: Okay, lots of good claim to fame. And now you have another--you're a Jeopardy! champion.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
-OLOGIES $400: Before global warming was a thing, Marvin Gaye put this -ology into the subtitle of his song "Mercy Mercy Me"

ENGLISH USAGE $200: This verb can mean to swing gently, to play electric guitar or to wear a certain item with great style

ENGLISH USAGE $800: This adjective meaning "having the most victories" is a fairly recent sports page creation

ART TERMS $600: (Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a sketch on the monitor.) To give the illusion of shade or texture in a drawing, artists create a mesh-like pattern of lines in a technique called this
(Cary: What is contouring?)
(Megan: What is chiaroscuro?)

ART TERMS $800: This blue-green oxidation of bronze & copper is sometimes induced artificially

MILAN $600: Milan was devastated in 452 by this barbarian king known as "The Scourge of God"

MILAN $1000: You may never "tire" of seeing this company's building in Milan, or visiting its flagship PZero store there

A MAJOR LEAGUER IN THE SONG $1000: Andrews Sisters:
"Drinkin' rum & Coca-Cola... both mother & daughter, workin' for the ____ dollar"

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Laurie: $7,800
Megan: $2,800
Cary: $2,200

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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
PREQUELS & SEQUELS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
EMMY TIME (5/5)
OPERA (5/5)
DO YOUR "OB" (5/5)
AMERICANA (1/5)
START UP YOUR CARLOS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Laurie: 14 R (including 2 DDs), 0 W
Cary: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Megan: 5 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $7,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Laurie snagged the next Daily Double on the 6th clue. Laurie had $10,600, Megan had $3,600, and Cary was at $2,200. Laurie wagered $2,600.

PREQUELS & SEQUELS $1200: In a follow-up to an earlier novel, "Closing Time" by this author revisits Yossarian & Milo Minderbinder in NYC in the 1990s

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Laurie who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 26th clue. Laurie had $24,800, Megan had $4,800, and Cary was at $7,400. Laurie wagered $2,800.

START UP YOUR CARLOS $1200: In 2000 this legendary musician won 8 Grammys, including Album of the Year

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
PREQUELS & SEQUELS $1600: Published 2 years later, it was A.A. Milne's sequel to "Winnie-the-Pooh"

AMERICANA $800: Mount Spurr & Mount Shishaldin are these, of which Alaska has more than any other state
(Cary: What are glaciers?)

AMERICANA $1200: A Spanish galleon & one of these later transports adorn Florida's state quarter

AMERICANA $2000: An old burial ground in Rhode Island contains the grave of Elizabeth Pabodie, daughter of this Pilgrim couple

AMERICANA $1600: Rockaway inlet is the only outlet of this NYC bay on which JFK airport is located

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Laurie: $29,200 (lock game)
Cary: $7,400
Megan: $6,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; three-quarters for second place.
Laurie: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $14,399 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Cary: Wager $6,201 to cover Megan.
Megan: Risk between $601 and $5,600, covering Cary's $0 bet.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Excluding Russia, it has the longest mainland coastline of any European country, 15,626 miles

FINAL SCORES
Megan: $6,800 - $5,599 = $1,201 (What is Sweden?) (3rd place)
Cary: $7,400 + $0 = $7,400 (What is Norway?) (2nd place)
Laurie: $29,200 - $4,200 = $25,000 (What is Italy?) (26701-day champion: $25,000)
(Alex: [To Cary] He picked the correct country. That's the one, all those inlets, those fjords.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $12,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Laurie: $23,800, 24 R (including 3 DDs), 0 W
Cary: $7,400, 10 R, 2 W
Megan: $6,800, 13 R, 3 W
Combined Coryat: $38,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Laurie: 24/61 = .393
Megan: 13/58 = .224
Cary: 11/58 = .190
Team: 48/63 = .762

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
-OLOGIES $1000: Dendrochronology counts, measures & analyzes these to date & interpret past events
(Megan: What are plants?)
[Applause for Laurie, even though she did not run the category]

ART TERMS $200: The west side of the Berlin Wall was a fine place for this type of art that gets its name from the Latin for "wall"

OUT OF FASHION WEEK $200: Monday: You went way into the back of the closet for the jacket with these oversized inserts, big in the 1980s

MILAN $200: Many Italian cities feature this type of building, but only Milan's had D.H. Lawrence call it "an imitation hedgehog"

OUT OF FASHION WEEK $400: Tuesday: This bag, named because it was meant to be worn in the back

OPERA $1200: (Alex reads from the Metropolitan Opera.) Although he was Hungarian, Franz Lehée set his operetta, "The Merry Widow", in this city in 1905; one of the settings is the Art-Nouveau restaurant Maxim's

OPERA $2000: (Alex reads from the Metropolitan Opera.) American composer John Adams broke new ground by using a recent event as the subject for an opera, this title man's historic 1972 visit to China

START UP YOUR CARLOS $400: It's the better-known first name used by Carlos Ray Norris, a "Texas Ranger" on TV
(Megan: Who is Walker?)

CORRECT RESPONSES
fail
ecology
rock
winningest
crosshatching
patina
Attila the Hun
Pirelli
Yankee
(Joseph) Heller
Carlos Santana
The House at Pooh Corner
volcanoes
a Space Shuttle
John & Priscilla Alden
Jamaica Bay
Norway
tree rings
a mural
shoulder pads
a cathedral
a fanny pack
Paris
Nixon
Chuck

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Excluding Russia, it has the longest mainland coastline of any European country, 15,626 miles

Laurie MacDougall: 29200-4200=25000 (2x = $51,700)
Megan Mills: 6800-5599=1201
Cary Finkelstein: 7400+0=7400

Correct response:
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Norway (Laurie - Italy) (Megan - Sweden)
Daily Doubles
Laurie: 3000+3000
Laurie:10600+2600
Laurie: 24800+2800

Coryats
Laurie: 23800
Megan: 6800
Cary: 7400

Combined: 38,000
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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:26 pm

Why the applause for Laurie when she didn't run the ologies?

Intransitive was my only miss in English.

Totally lost on mural and diptych, but I got the next two under it.

I didn't even see shoulder pads in that pic at all because I was so focused on the front.

WLT "Cathedral" at $200?

3/5 in Lyrics, not terrible.

Bruce Willis was on Friends?! Smothers Brothers was my only get in that category.

Throb was the only term I recognized in the "Ob" category.

How was "volcano" a TS?

Best get of the night for me: William Carlos Williams. Something something plums icebox wheelbarrow chickens.

No guess on FJ! I saw no way to narrow this down at all.
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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:28 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Why the applause for Laurie when she didn't run the ologies?
Probably because someone accidentally turned on the light.
TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT "Cathedral" at $200?
The giant cathedral.

For FJ, I considered Italy, but as Alex said, Norway just was way too many inlets.

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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OSXpert » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:30 pm

Thank you, Slartibartfast.

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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Abraxas » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:35 pm

Congrats to Laurie on her second win. I had 50 correct responses including a bunch of triple stumpers: ecology, rock, winningest, cross-hatching, patina, Attila the Hun, Pirelli, Yankee, The House at Pooh Corner, volcanoes, space shuttle, John & Priscilla Alden, and Jamaica Bay. I also got FJ.

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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by pretzelgreg » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:43 pm

So I answered "verdigris"... any idea if i would have been awarded a correct answer instead of "patina"?

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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:48 pm

pretzelgreg wrote:So I answered "verdigris"... any idea if i would have been awarded a correct answer instead of "patina"?
I went with verdigris, too. I think they're roughly equivalent.

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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mfc248 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:49 pm

pretzelgreg wrote:So I answered "verdigris"... any idea if i would have been awarded a correct answer instead of "patina"?
From a look at the Wikipedia entries for patina and verdigris, the clue mentioning bronze and copper - and only those two metals - makes verdigris an acceptable response in my book.

On Final, went initially to Norway, and stuck with it after weighing the UK (and thus forgetting the existence of the word "mainland" in the clue). Never thought of Italy.

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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:52 pm

mfc248 wrote:
pretzelgreg wrote:So I answered "verdigris"... any idea if i would have been awarded a correct answer instead of "patina"?
From a look at the Wikipedia entries for patina and verdigris, the clue mentioning bronze and copper - and only those two metals - makes verdigris an acceptable response in my book.
The only reason I could see for not is that the clue specifies "blue-green", while verdigris is just green (or maybe grey-green as the name implies).

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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:03 pm

econgator wrote:
mfc248 wrote:
pretzelgreg wrote:So I answered "verdigris"... any idea if i would have been awarded a correct answer instead of "patina"?
From a look at the Wikipedia entries for patina and verdigris, the clue mentioning bronze and copper - and only those two metals - makes verdigris an acceptable response in my book.
The only reason I could see for not is that the clue specifies "blue-green", while verdigris is just green (or maybe grey-green as the name implies).
I also said verdigris and think that it works too.
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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:44 pm

Yes, that was an odd bit of applause that interrupted the game's momentum after five clues.

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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by boson » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:05 pm

All coastline length questions are garbage.

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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CailinGaoilge » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:16 pm

mfc248 wrote:
pretzelgreg wrote:So I answered "verdigris"... any idea if i would have been awarded a correct answer instead of "patina"?
From a look at the Wikipedia entries for patina and verdigris, the clue mentioning bronze and copper - and only those two metals - makes verdigris an acceptable response in my book.

On Final, went initially to Norway, and stuck with it after weighing the UK (and thus forgetting the existence of the word "mainland" in the clue). Never thought of Italy.
But "mainland" would apply to the UK as well; the UK includes Northern Ireland (not part of the mainland) and the islands off Scotland. The Scottish coastline also has many inlets. According to the Ordnance Survey, the length of the mainland's coastline is 11,073 miles. According to resources quoted on Wiki, this would make it the second-longest coastline in Europe, with Italy in third place. Sweden is well below these three - Spain has a longer coastline, in fact.

My answer was the UK, after reminding myself that Greenland is considered part of the continent of North America.

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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:23 pm

CailinGaoilge wrote:
mfc248 wrote:
pretzelgreg wrote:So I answered "verdigris"... any idea if i would have been awarded a correct answer instead of "patina"?
From a look at the Wikipedia entries for patina and verdigris, the clue mentioning bronze and copper - and only those two metals - makes verdigris an acceptable response in my book.

On Final, went initially to Norway, and stuck with it after weighing the UK (and thus forgetting the existence of the word "mainland" in the clue). Never thought of Italy.
But "mainland" would apply to the UK as well; the UK includes Northern Ireland (not part of the mainland) and the islands off Scotland. The Scottish coastline also has many inlets. According to the Ordnance Survey, the length of the mainland's coastline is 11,073 miles. According to resources quoted on Wiki, this would make it the second-longest coastline in Europe, with Italy in third place. Sweden is well below these three - Spain has a longer coastline, in fact.

My answer was the UK, after reminding myself that Greenland is considered part of the continent of North America.
The U.K. Is to mainland Europe as Hawaii is to mainland North America.

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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:10 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote: WLT "Cathedral" at $200?
The picture of a cathedral
TenPoundHammer wrote: How was "volcano" a TS?
I dunno, maybe because there wasn't a picture of a volcano?

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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:31 pm

Nowhere near as good of a game as yesterday, but on the bright side, got a geography FJ instantly, a subject I'm weak in;

28R/2W
Coryat-$19,800
LT-winningest, Attila the Hun
DD-3/3
FJ-Instaget

Props to the champion Laurie. She exhibited a high level of play throughout.

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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OrangeSAM » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:48 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:I didn't even see shoulder pads in that pic at all because I was so focused on the front.
This might explain why you don't recognize the faces of famous actresses. ;)
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Re: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CailinGaoilge » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:49 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
CailinGaoilge wrote:
mfc248 wrote:
pretzelgreg wrote:So I answered "verdigris"... any idea if i would have been awarded a correct answer instead of "patina"?
From a look at the Wikipedia entries for patina and verdigris, the clue mentioning bronze and copper - and only those two metals - makes verdigris an acceptable response in my book.

On Final, went initially to Norway, and stuck with it after weighing the UK (and thus forgetting the existence of the word "mainland" in the clue). Never thought of Italy.
But "mainland" would apply to the UK as well; the UK includes Northern Ireland (not part of the mainland) and the islands off Scotland. The Scottish coastline also has many inlets. According to the Ordnance Survey, the length of the mainland's coastline is 11,073 miles. According to resources quoted on Wiki, this would make it the second-longest coastline in Europe, with Italy in third place. Sweden is well below these three - Spain has a longer coastline, in fact.

My answer was the UK, after reminding myself that Greenland is considered part of the continent of North America.
The U.K. Is to mainland Europe as Hawaii is to mainland North America.
But the clue did not state "mainland Europe". So, other than the specific length being incorrect, ;) the UK is not excluded.

Wording of clue - thanks, FJ guy!
Excluding Russia, it has the longest mainland coastline of any European country, 15,626 miles

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