Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OrangeSAM » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:22 am

It Borders Both for $400 has two correct responses, but only one was given on the show.
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Post by Volante » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:31 am

OrangeSAM wrote:It Borders Both for $400 has two correct responses, but only one was given on the show.
They asked for a US state.

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Post by bpmod » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:43 am

Volante wrote:
OrangeSAM wrote:It Borders Both for $400 has two correct responses, but only one was given on the show.
They asked for a US state.
Yes, indeed they did. As Sam said, there are two correct responses.

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Post by goatman » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:56 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:I was disappointed that Lara Croft the contestant was not an archaeologist.

WLT Persia at $400?

"Ruled at times by Persians--" Yeah, no way am I getting this one.
Lara Antipova was a tragic character, not sure I'd be naming my children for a homebreaking fallen woman, but Lara's Theme was a hauntingly beautiful melody, hear it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yd2PzoF1y8

Pavlov for Zhivago: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Boris Pasternak. Mom drove my Dad nuts, she played it all day long in the 70's there was a 'replay' feature on the old turntable... over, & over...

Kings of Persia frequently occurring are Darius & his boy Xerxes (300 > Thermopylae), and Cyrus the Great started the country. So a very short step from Xerxes to Arta-Xerxes i + ii and his boy also named Cyrus, such a gimme, it literally falls into the category 'stupid answers'!

So many Persians in tonight's game...did you never watch "The World is not Enough" Bond with Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau (Elektra King) & Denise Richards (Christmas Jones)?
They drove a Bimmer thru Baku... great view of the Caspian! I'm pretty sure you saw it!

In spite of bringing only 37R + insta-FJ, Goats took a lotta trash home including: Antiques Roadshow, Anna Pavlova, Copperhead, Murder at Manassas (DNA: Bull Run, does not fit clue asking for name of town!), Andersonville prison, "North & South." Ran Civil War of course, yay Hx buffs! :D

TPH, after you see 300 you will never miss another Persia clue again! This guy was a brutal tyro but check out his perfect eyebrows and all the accessories:
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Post by Bamaman » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:45 am

bpmod wrote:
Volante wrote:
OrangeSAM wrote:It Borders Both for $400 has two correct responses, but only one was given on the show.
They asked for a US state.
Yes, indeed they did. As Sam said, there are two correct responses.

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What are they? The clue said Maine and Vermont. Does another state border Maine?

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Post by xxaaaxx » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:51 am

Bamaman wrote:What are they? The clue said Maine and Vermont. Does another state border Maine?
That was the $200 clue. $400 was "California & Utah". Tomb Raider said NV. I -think- I might've said AZ here at home.

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Post by rpg » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:13 am

Pleased to see the ballet category, since I was just looking at this yesterday morning. The world of J! ballet knowledge is extremely small, and you can learn it all relatively quickly; the LT here was all stuff that comes up time and time again. Russian ballerina => Pavlova and Sergei Diaghilev <=> Ballets Russes are both Pavlovs and Giselle comes up regularly too (often with the Adolphe Adam Pavlov).

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Post by OSXpert » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:21 am

I felt like they treated the palmistry category as if it had some basis in reality, which I would rather they not do.

Would "Making of a Murderer" get negged per Jeopardy rules for "Making a Murderer"?

I said the Red Sea for FJ, a bad way to end the week.

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Post by svoyager11 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:23 pm

JayK33 wrote:Congrats to Tim for running the week and becoming a superchamp. Big comeback for someone who was in third place heading into FJ in his second game (if I remember correctly). How long do we predict he'll go? You can never tell for sure.
Will be very honest and say "I haven't a clue". My original (and still fairly solid) take was that his run is due to a succession of weak/timid opponents (who bet oddly) and just plain luck....but you can't argue with the results......

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Post by davey » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:23 pm

OSXpert wrote:
Would "Making of a Murderer" get negged per Jeopardy rules for "Making a Murderer"?
There's no question Making of...is wrong. I negged myself.

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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Jurimetrician » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:22 pm

svoyager11 wrote:
JayK33 wrote:Congrats to Tim for running the week and becoming a superchamp. Big comeback for someone who was in third place heading into FJ in his second game (if I remember correctly). How long do we predict he'll go? You can never tell for sure.
Will be very honest and say "I haven't a clue". My original (and still fairly solid) take was that his run is due to a succession of weak/timid opponents (who bet oddly) and just plain luck....but you can't argue with the results......
In the Magic: The Gathering community, there's a saying for tournaments: "You can win only one round at a time, and only against the opponents you're given." Tim's taken care of business against everyone J!'s thrown at him so far, and I'd argue there's no such thing as a truly weak superchamp. They can get lucky, they can have weaknesses, but anyone who knocks off a defending champ + fellow challenger and then sends ten consecutive online-test-passing challengers back home with Aleve money has the trivia goods and usually some distinctive strength (like Tim's FJ wagering mastery).

That said, and to use another M:TG saying, Tim can't keep finding the perfect card on the top of his deck. Eventually, even Ken Jennings got Zerged and Brad Rutter met his Watson. But for now, I'm enjoying Tim's ride.

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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by cthulhu » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:04 pm

Was this a bad DVR week for anybody else? My local Jeopardy station is an NBC affiliate, and Wednesday night got pre-empted for the "Hairspray Live" preview, on Thursday night the football game ran long and my local station ran its news program instead of Jeopardy, and Friday night simply didn't record.

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Post by thenextofken » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:30 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:Lara had a good time and the host liked her. Alex was wise to ask her on her only appearance about her having a famous name. Lara from Dr. Zhivago it is. It must be strange to go years with a regular name that draws no more attention than any other one and then to wake up one day and have it be widely known. Ordering a pizza suddenly becomes more difficult?
From what I hear, that's exactly what happened to the lady "My Sharona" was named after.

When was the last time a game started with three triple stumpers?

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Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:23 am

Coryat: $34,200
46 R/2 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Amish, Making a Murderer, Andersonville, Manassas, North and South, John Wilkes Booth

World capitals memorization pays off again. My mnemonic for Baku is a baseball-esque "Bak, Bak, Bak...Jan!"

Lara Croft, aquatic veterinarian? Suuuuuure. How 'bout you don't put people in the witness protection program on the show, huh?
TenPoundHammer wrote:That Civil War category may have been a little on the tough side. While I've seen an entire category triple-stumped before, I think this is only the third one I've ever seen where no one even rang in with a guess, after Central American Capitals back in April and Broadway Lyrics in January 2013.
Nah. I don't consider myself a Civil War buff, but Andersonville and Manassas are both standard J! Pavlovs, as is John Wilkes Booth for famous murderer of the era. North and South may not be as well-known these days, but it was a gigantic hit miniseries back in the mid-'80s, helping to launch the career of Patrick Swayze.
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dinghammer wrote:It's a good thing Christopher Hitchens didn't have a brother, or Alex might have BMSed. It's not like he's Kit Carson or anything.

I think I need to keep my ears plugged until the music stops. Someone said Caspian, so I went with the Black Sea. I knew it was one of them...
Christopher Hitchens did/does have a brother, Peter, who is well-known in his own right, although for radically different reasons.
That's the joke. The clue referenced one brother making a comment about the other, but the contestant was not required to distinguish between the two in his response.
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