Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Post by theFJguy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:31 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. CABINET DEPARTMENTS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This Cabinet department traces its roots back to the Manhattan Project & efforts to develop the atomic bomb

Thatcher Chonka: 10800+10799=21599
Dhruv Gaur: 22800+512=23312 (Semi-Finalist)
Jordan Goodson: 6200+6199=12399

Correct response:
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Department of Energy

Daily Doubles
Dhruv: 5000+3000
Dhruv: 12400+2800
Dhruv: 20400+1200

Coryats
Thatcher: 10800
Dhruv: 19000
Jordan: 6200

Combined: 36,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Thatcher: 3600
Dhruv: 10400
Jordan: 2200

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Re: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:32 pm

ENTERTAINING ERAS $2000: A golden era of teen movies is sometimes named for this “Breakfast Club” director

The writers knew this would play as bottom box. It stings for viewers like me to see Alex have to give the correct response. The parents of these students can dish out appropriate shocked reactions to it.

That same category also had the stumper for number of bits in the “Street Figher II” console and that is my kind of trash and I understand why the young folks in 2018 were only guessing on that one.

The FJ! clue was another one of those that lets me ruin the 100% early. I knew I did not like the category and my playing of the clue backed it up. My thought was Atomic Energy Commission was not a cabinet department. From there I used Dept. of Energy started in 1977 under Carter to rule that out.

Needing a response I wrote Dept. of Defense in thinking it could go with the change from War to Defense. My problem was the years did not work since it happened after WWII. I never get 10/10 in the CC and I took care of that on Day 2.

Nice work by the players to go 3/3 and set themselves up to play next week. If Jordan makes it she could have an easier game in avoiding the tough combo of Thatcher and Dhruv.

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Post by Bamaman » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:17 pm

I bet Thatcher wishes he could have been on yesterday with the baseball category. But I think he is in good shape for a wild card.

Instaget FJ here. Keep up the US History FJs and I just might go 10/10.
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Post by econgator » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:30 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:32 pm
That same category also had the stumper for number of bits in the “Street Figher II” console and that is my kind of trash and I understand why the young folks in 2018 were only guessing on that one.
At least 8-bit is a valid guess.

Had FJ before Alex got out the word "traces".

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Post by Ironhorse » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:09 pm

8-Bit Pale Ale is a tasty offering from Tallgrass Brewing Co. in Manhattan, Kansas, so I had to get 8 out of my head, but I did come up with 16.

http://tallgrassbeer.com/8bit/
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Post by teapot37 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:54 pm

I remembered hearing that Rick Perry thought he would mostly be dealing with oil and gas interests as Secretary of Energy, only to discover that it's more about overseeing with the US's nuclear arsenal and nuclear reactors.
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Post by clprez » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:57 pm

teapot37 wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:54 pm
I remembered hearing that Rick Perry thought he would mostly be dealing with oil and gas interests as Secretary of Energy, only to discover that it's more about overseeing with the US's nuclear arsenal and nuclear reactors.
That's how I got FJ, too.

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:58 pm

Coryat: 45,000
50 R/1 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Colby, radiator, Arizona, 16, John Hughes

Dhruv had one of the two best performances of the week by a Gainesville, Georgia native. Hopefully neither Thatcher nor Jordan did this to Dhruv after the game:
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The Department of Energy was one of the few cabinet departments I didn't think of during my pre-FJ! run-through, but atomic bomb --> atomic energy --> DOE was a fairly easy trip.

After last night's
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"name the capital of Ecuador"
in the bottom row, tonight we get "give the other name for Myanmar." Come on, TPTB. These are elite college students.

16-bit is a pretty tough clue for folks who didn't grow up in that era. There's a lot of talk nowadays about 8-bit gaming, given the immense popularity of the NES Classic console and the proliferation of 8-bit art. 16-bit gaming and its flagship console, the Sega Genesis, don't get nearly as much attention nowadays.
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:08 pm

42 R
DD: 2/3 (Rosenkrantz & Gildenstern, Herodotus)
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Horatio, Elsinore, Radiator, John Hughes
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Post by floridagator » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:10 pm

I said Lora Croft. Judges?
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Post by Ironhorse » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:25 pm

floridagator wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:10 pm
I said Lora Croft. Judges?
It's a plausible enough regional pronunciation if you ask me.
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Post by bigblue999 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:30 pm

I'm disappointed that the players didn't know about John Hughes or early 90's gaming.

I lol'd at the moment Thatcher buzzed in on the Brown University answer first over Dhrav (he goes to Brown).

But congrats to Dhrav for an outstanding game.

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Post by DBear » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:31 pm

I bit on 8-bit as well, but would've got the rebound to 16. Lulz as all three went around it. Easy FJ.

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Re: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:36 pm

Two more moments of movie serendipity: Saturday I finally saw Batman V Superman (which has a Jason Momoa cameo), Sunday,Three Billboards. Wasn't required for me to get the clues, but amusing nonetheless.

Going to go out on a limb, though, and say while they might have a Coco clue over the next three days, there will not (nor ever will) be a Cosmopolis clue.

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Re: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by trainman » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:01 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:32 pm
ENTERTAINING ERAS $2000: A golden era of teen movies is sometimes named for this “Breakfast Club” director

The writers knew this would play as bottom box. It stings for viewers like me to see Alex have to give the correct response. The parents of these students can dish out appropriate shocked reactions to it.
It's not acknowledged within the film, but the new teenage sex comedy "Blockers" takes place in Hughes-land, the upper-middle-class northern suburbs of Chicago -- although it was filmed in Georgia, as are all movies these days.

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Post by MattKnowles » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:29 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:58 pm
16-bit gaming and its flagship console, the Sega Genesis, don't get nearly as much attention nowadays.
Or Super Nintendo.

Dhruv played really well and went 4/4 on all the big clues. If he had decided to make every wager a true daily double he would have smashed the previous one day record with a score of $138,400. Thanks for archiving it so fast.
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Re: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:11 am

In general, I would rather they select only juniors and seniors for this tournament, since they won't get another chance. However, Dhruv, who is a freshman, played by far the best of any of the 6 players we've seen thus far.

Surprised at the LTs in Hamlet. It's been a solid 16 years since I read it in high school, and I remember Horatio and Elsinore Castle with ease.

And yeah, it's funny; I'm 31, and virtually everyone who played games my age would get 16-bits. Interesting how quickly that becomes obscure information, thanks to the tremendous progress in computer processing power in general and video games in particular.
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:58 pm
16-bit is a pretty tough clue for folks who didn't grow up in that era. There's a lot of talk nowadays about 8-bit gaming, given the immense popularity of the NES Classic console and the proliferation of 8-bit art. 16-bit gaming and its flagship console, the Sega Genesis
The flagship console was easily the Super Nintendo, which massively outsold the Genesis, and had more good games.

And keep in mind that I love the Genesis and think it gets unfairly overlooked, as it did have certain advantages over the later 16-bit console.

Incidentally, the Street Fighter 2 conversions, which were mentioned in the clue, were massively better on the Super Nintendo than on the Genesis. Arcade ports, and fighting games in general (I'm looking at you, TMNT Tournament Fighter) sucked on the Genesis.

Which also makes it weird that the Genesis, thanks to the Streets of Rage series, arguably had the better side-scrolling beat em' ups.

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Re: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:54 am

Way to go, Dhruv! Let's go Bruno! (What can I say, the football and basketball teams aren't much nowadays; might as well root for Jeopardy!)

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