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Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:32 pm

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Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:33 pm

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Post by theFJguy » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:36 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
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FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In his 1958 essay “Essentials of Spontaneous Prose”, he compared a writing technique to a jazz musician’s style

Ryan Fenster: 11400+11399=22799 (4x = $90,198)
Sara Helmers: 6600-6500=100
Justin Earnshaw: 12200-11000=1200

Correct response:
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Jack Kerouac (Ryan – Keruac) (Sara – Fitzgerald) (Justin – Russell)

Daily Doubles
Ryan: 3400+2000
Sara: 9400-2000
Ryan: 15400-4000 (Justin 12200 & Sara 6600 at clue 29 with $2K remaining)

Coryats
Ryan: 14400
Sara: 8600
Justin: 12200

Combined: 35,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:
Ryan: 8200
Sara: 3000
Justin: 2600

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Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:37 pm

The game had its moments. Ryan pulled off the imitation of Mr. Burns with his catchword and the skunkegory in TALKIN’ FOOTBALL was funny and sad at the same time. The players kept up the no-go on sports when they could not identify the BLACK HISTORY NOTABLES woman in the photo who won the 1957 Wimbledon.

ADJECTIVES $2000 went from a neg across the board to just a +2K for Justin.
The clue: If you can’t pay certain fees, a court may declare you this synonym for needy
J: destitute
R: penniless
S: impoverished
A: indigent

Ryan took himself out of the lead on DD3 when even with $2K on the board at clue 30 he could have insured that he had the lead. It worked out fine for him with the sole solve of the FJ! clue and his misspelling of the name was close enough.

I copied Sara’s line of thinking in taking “jazz” in the clue to go too far back. Near the end of think time I was getting warmer as I thought of staying in the 1950s and that J! likes Ginsberg.

Ryan can claim the top spot on the TOC ladder with any kind of win tomorrow. A loss and he is still behind two players.

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Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Lefty » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:36 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:37 pm


I copied Sara’s line of thinking in taking “jazz” in the clue to go too far back. Near the end of think time I was getting warmer as I thought of staying in the 1950s and that J! likes Ginsberg.
It was Ginsberg who described Kerouac's style as "spontaneous bop prosody". The word "authors", though, in the category led me to favor Kerouac.
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Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by tiwonge » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:38 pm

Lefty wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:36 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:37 pm


I copied Sara’s line of thinking in taking “jazz” in the clue to go too far back. Near the end of think time I was getting warmer as I thought of staying in the 1950s and that J! likes Ginsberg.
It was Ginsberg who described Kerouac's style as "spontaneous bop prosody". The word "authors", though, in the category led me to favor Kerouac.
The word "prose" suggested to me Kerouac.

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Post by acthomas » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:27 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:37 pm
The game had its moments. Ryan pulled off the imitation of Mr. Burns with his catchword and the skunkegory in TALKIN’ FOOTBALL was funny and sad at the same time. The players kept up the no-go on sports when they could not identify the BLACK HISTORY NOTABLES woman in the photo who won the 1957 Wimbledon.
I felt a little vindicated when I managed to pull both the Wimbledon winner and the Peary co-explorer after coming across both of them during readings/study...

... and then embarrassed that even after 2 years living in MSP I couldn't conjure Purple People Eaters (which I thought was the general name for Viking fans, and not a historic part of the team).

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Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:34 pm

So Ryan continues with the bad DD betting - but still came out on top. Some folks have all the luck.

But, it will be interesting to see if he learned from a near disaster if the situation presents itself in future games.

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Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:32 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:37 pm
I copied Sara’s line of thinking in taking “jazz” in the clue to go too far back. Near the end of think time I was getting warmer as I thought of staying in the 1950s and that J! likes Ginsberg.
I knew Fitz was long dead in 58, but hadn't the slightest clue who else it could be. I said Williams, just to say something (yes, I know he isn't an author). Wouldn't have got to Kerouac with 50 guesses.

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Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by xxaaaxx » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:35 pm

I know I shouldn't laugh at the contestants but that football category had me rolling. 'Option' for 200 was kinda mean, but Landry -> Cowboys a stand-and-stare? I knew we were in for some comedy. I had Purple People Eaters 3 seconds into the $1000 clue, and I knew there was no way in hell they were going to get it, then Alex literally says what I was thinking and I was doubled over. I'm so glad we didn't run out of time in that round :lol:

I didn't recognize the essay, and couldn't think of a jazz term, but jazz -> music made me think of beat, and my default Beat author is Kerouac. That can't have been the right way to solve that clue (I'm sure the term prdates 1958), but I'll take it.
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Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by heppm01 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:36 pm

One of these times my go-to author when I don't have any better idea, J.D. Salinger, will pay off. Not tonight though. At least the time frame could work, but given his reclusiveness I wasn't convinced he was the type to write (and publish) essays. Vonnegut was my backup. Never would have guessed Kerouac, although he makes perfect sense in hindsight.

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Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by zakharov » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:40 pm

I was booing my TV by the time we got past the Landry clue in the football category. Come on, that's a gimme!

Sports-likers have such an amazing opportunity to clean up if they get a sports category. The questions are almost always easy and your fellow contestants probably wouldn't recognize a football.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:43 pm

BTW, when's the last time we had an entire stand-and-stare category? I feel like it was recent-ish.

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Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:14 pm

Coryat: $38,000
45 R/2 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :(
LT: the entire Talkin' Football category, Althea Gibson, Matthew Henson, atomic clock (DD), nonpartisan, Ugly Betty (DD), thirtysomething

It's always interesting to see a game like tonight's, where all three players look relatively strong but there is a lot of LT. Maybe it was just similar strengths and weaknesses among the contestants.

"Jazz" led to me to Fitzgerald, even though I was pretty sure he was dead long before 1958 (turns out he died in 1940). Kerouac crossed my mind very briefly, but I didn't make the jazz-beat connection strongly enough to make the switch.
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Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Category 13 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:21 pm

I'll be checking the box in this week's poll that says I collected $3,000 lach trash in Talkn' Football.
After the first stand and stare, I resorted to merely writing the answer down on my LT column as Alex read each clue, rather than waiting to see if any contestant got it.

Another (big) overbet from Ryan on Final. Wondering if he pulled a wheelhouse category or is just getting greedy as his game experience increases.


Was there a scoring glitch in Sara's display screen just before they went to break for FJ? When I wrote down the scores to tabulate wagering, I had her score as $8600 instead of $6600. It's always a challenge to get all three scores written down in the brief camera shot of the scores before Alex announces the Final Category.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:29 pm

"Amuse bouche" seemed nearly Liederkranz level obscure for the top box. I can't believe ANYone knew that, especially since it has zero other hits in the archive. and "hors d'oevures" seemed like a perfectly cromulent neg. Can we poll it?

Honestly, I didn't recognize anything in that Easy Course Load category at all. HOW DO YOU PEOPLE KNOW ALL THIS FANCY CRAP?!

The football category was a hoot. I thought "option play" was a very obscure start, so I can understand the performance there.

If you don't know the word "patronus", then that could be ANY title character.

None of the words in this FJ! meant anything to me. Could be anyone for all I know.
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Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dhkendall » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:39 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:29 pm
HOW DO YOU PEOPLE KNOW ALL THIS FANCY CRAP?!
Look at my .signature. The second quote in particular. (The first quote is my response about Ryan's performance)

Amazement at the football category response also. I at least knew that Landry was the Cowboys! (The rest were stand and stare from me as well, though.)
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Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:42 pm

I went with Ginsberg for FJ, then realized they seemed to have prose in mind rather than poetry, and switched to Kerouac in time.

The wagering vikings are going to have a heart attack over Ryan's bet on DD3 (vikings emphatically not being capitalized here).
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Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:45 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:39 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:29 pm
HOW DO YOU PEOPLE KNOW ALL THIS FANCY CRAP?!
Look at my .signature. The second quote in particular.
And where is knowing "amuse bouche" EVER going to help anyone in life?
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Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by eureka » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:45 pm

I like most sports, except football. If I had remembered a certain Simpsons episode, I would have gotten the Cowboys. If I had been on that show Alex would be dead because I did get the last one. I did not know FJ , so my answer would have to be Kebert Xela.

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