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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Post by theFJguy » Wed May 02, 2018 3:12 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY AMERICANS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
On July 10, 1804 he wrote a letter of goodbye, just in case, to “My Dearest Theodosia”; he lived until 1836

Geoff Brousseau: 15800-15000=800
Josh Hill: 29600-6000=23600 (New Champ)
Laura Buermann: 11400-9000=2400

Correct response:
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Aaron Burr (Geoff – Lewis) (Josh – Lewis) Laura – Who is)

Daily Doubles
Geoff: 1200+1200
Josh: 14200+7000
Geoff: 9400+6000

Coryats
Geoff: 11000
Josh: 24600
Laura: 11400

Combined: 47,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Geoff: 7000
Josh: 7000
Laura: 2600

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Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed May 02, 2018 3:13 pm

The first segment had all of the categories sampled for a taste of everything.

I missed the run in YOUR HUDDLED MASSES with a double miss. Not only did I have the wrong idea, but I had the wrong thing as well when I said red letter when I was thinking red shirt. Plus I had the advantage of him all over the news last week. My bad. And time will tell if it’s the Browns bad also.

If Geoff had farmed DD3 he would have had 19200 for the FJ! round. Doubled that is 38400. Josh had 29600. To cover 38400 that’s 8801. Take away 8801 from 29600 and that’s 20799. Josh still wins.

That’s the scenario I would go with if I was Geoff. On the other hand Josh bet a pretty 6000 to possibly go to 35600, well above the needed 31600. That could make Geoff play the “what if” game for his wager on the last DD.

I solved the FJ! clue off the year without the L & C detour the gentlemen had. The musical Hamilton did not help the players and had no part in my getting it. Theodosia was slightly familiar after I was done writing, but not enough to aid me. Josh was in a nice position for a triple miss.

The Archive has these previous hits for Theodosia:
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#7624, aired 2017-11-02 WHERE'D YOU DISAPPEAR TO? $2000: Theodosia, daughter of this ex-vice president, was on a ship that disappeared off the coast of Cape Hatteras in 1813

#5256, aired 2007-06-18 YOU'VE NEVER LOOKED LOVELIER $1000: Theodosia, the daughter of this third U.S. vice president, was a beautiful child prodigy who spoke 4 languages

#3662, aired 2000-07-04 HISTORICAL NOVELS $200: "My Theodosia" is the story of this man's daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston, believed to be lost at sea in 1813

#3265, aired 1998-11-13 WASHINGTON IRVING & FRIENDS $800: During this duelist's 1807 trial for treason, Irving struck up a friendship with his daughter, Theodosia

Final Jeopardy! Round clues (1 result returned)
#4544, aired 2004-05-13 AMERICANA: Beginning an American tradition, in 1801 Aaron Burr's daughter Theodosia & her new husband honeymooned here
I hope no one got to the right 1804 event and then picked the wrong guy.

J! can go like that with a high 47,000 combined Coryat, 3/3 on the DDs and then a thud in the FJ! round.

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Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Wpwells » Wed May 02, 2018 4:07 pm

Dear Theodosia, what to say to you? You have my eyes, you have your mother's name...

Yes, this was an instaget :mrgreen:

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Post by Bamaman » Wed May 02, 2018 5:05 pm

Had it written down before the music started. I was surprised it was a TS.

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Post by Linear Gnome » Wed May 02, 2018 6:05 pm

Wpwells wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 4:07 pm
Dear Theodosia, what to say to you? You have my eyes, you have your mother's name...

Yes, this was an instaget :mrgreen:
Yes, who are three people who have never listened to the Hamilton cast recording? For people who didn't know the specific reference but figured out that the clue was talking about the duel, the "lived until 1836* part should have told them which participant was being referenced.

Still, impressive game by Josh. It would have been interesting to see Osman and Josh square off.

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Post by Leander » Wed May 02, 2018 6:12 pm

Many years ago, I read Gore Vidal’s book on Burr, and the name Theodosia stuck in my mind for some reason, which made this an instaget even without the rest of the clue (and I have never heard the Hamilton soundtrack).

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Post by Elijah Baley » Wed May 02, 2018 6:30 pm

Linear Gnome wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 6:05 pm
Wpwells wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 4:07 pm
Dear Theodosia, what to say to you? You have my eyes, you have your mother's name...

Yes, this was an instaget :mrgreen:
Yes, who are three people who have never listened to the Hamilton cast recording? For people who didn't know the specific reference but figured out that the clue was talking about the duel, the "lived until 1836* part should have told them which participant was being referenced.

Still, impressive game by Josh. It would have been interesting to see Osman and Josh square off.
I'm one of the three - along with the contestants, apparently. So, I was flailing around for anyone from the early 1800s. 1804 didn't ring any bells either and it didn't occur to me to think about that duel - but I'm not sure if I could have pinned it down within 10 years anyway.

Tickets in hand for Hamilton later this year, however.

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Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Saturnalia » Wed May 02, 2018 7:23 pm

A good amount of easy cash to be had in the bottom row of each round, I thought. I didn't much care for the DJ categories and I still had my best game in a while.

I had a brief detour to John Quincy Adams (setting sail to go to Europe) but came around to the right FJ answer eventually.

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Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Wed May 02, 2018 7:25 pm

I'd never heard of Theodosia, but 1804 pointed pretty clearly to the duel in question, and 1836 clarified which participant.
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Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Linear Gnome » Wed May 02, 2018 7:32 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 6:30 pm
Linear Gnome wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 6:05 pm
Yes, who are three people who have never listened to the Hamilton cast recording?
I'm one of the three - along with the contestants, apparently. So, I was flailing around for anyone from the early 1800s. 1804 didn't ring any bells either and it didn't occur to me to think about that duel - but I'm not sure if I could have pinned it down within 10 years anyway.

Tickets in hand for Hamilton later this year, however.
Enjoy--it's really good!

Just to clarify: my assertion is that anyone who missed this response hasn't listened to Hamilton. This is logically equivalent to saying that anyone who has listened to Hamilton would get it right. It doesn't take a position on whether someone who hasn't listened would get it right or how many people haven't listened to it (other than the number being at least three, namely today's contestants).

There are other paths to the correct response, but Hamilton is the most likely in 2018, and other ways of connecting Theodosia to Burr are the next most direct. Even for people who didn't know Theodosia->Burr, guessing that the duel was the topic was a possibility.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed May 02, 2018 7:33 pm

Josh and I have several mutual friends in the furry fandom. Congrats on being, by my count, at least the fifth furry game show champ.
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I hope no one got to the right 1804 event and then picked the wrong guy.
Oh, just me, the one guy ALWAYS cursed to pick the wrong one out of only two choices...
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Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BobF » Wed May 02, 2018 7:34 pm

I went with Meriweather Lewis. My first thought wasn't the duel, but the Lewis and Clark expedition.
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Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Wed May 02, 2018 7:42 pm

I have never seen or listened to Hamilton. But I did know what year the duel took place. Mrs. Burr’s name rings a bell, but I wouldn’t have gotten FJ right if it had said “This person had a wife named Theodosia”.

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Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Wed May 02, 2018 8:01 pm

This was an excellent board and a good game.

I would have bet all but a few bucks on the Islamabad DD. And Geoff should have done the same on the Oedipus DD.

I got FJ because I knew that 1804 was the year of the duel, but I was wondering how the heck you were supposed to get the clue otherwise. I should have known.

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Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by 9021amyers » Wed May 02, 2018 8:01 pm

A key generational bellwether is whether you connect to Aaron Burr through Hamilton, or whether you talk as though you have peanut butter on the roof of your mouth every time you hear his name.


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Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed May 02, 2018 8:06 pm

9021amyers wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 8:01 pm
A key generational bellwether is whether you connect to Aaron Burr through Hamilton, or whether you talk as though you have peanut butter on the roof of your mouth every time you hear his name.
I'll go with C.) Neither.

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Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by DBear » Wed May 02, 2018 8:48 pm

Went with Meriwether Lewis. Farewell letter to his wife, not knowing if he was coming back, in 1804? I'll go with Lewis and Clark expedition every time.

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Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Wed May 02, 2018 8:50 pm

DBear wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 8:48 pm
Went with Meriwether Lewis. Farewell letter to his wife, not knowing if he was coming back, in 1804? I'll go with Lewis and Clark expedition every time.
I'm curious why everybody seems to be going with Lewis and not Clark. (The one thing I do know about Lewis is that he would die in a hotel room several years later which would rule him out.)
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