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Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri May 11, 2018 1:02 pm

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DJ! Round

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Post by theFJguy » Fri May 11, 2018 1:04 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. POLITICAL HISTORY

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
President Madison is credited with the 1st of these 2-word actions; he didn’t sign an 1812 bill after Congress had adjourned

Jake Allen: 18200-2000=16200 (Wildcard)
Steve Mond: 10600+6000=16600 (Semi-Finalist)
Ranjani Sheshadri: 12000-8000=4000

Correct response:
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pocket veto (Jake – executi presidential veto) (Ranjani – executive privilege)

Daily Doubles
Steve: 800+1000
Ranjani: 4000+2000
Ranjani: 13600+2000

Coryats
Jake: 18200
Steve: 10000
Ranjani: 10800

Combined: 39,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Jake: 6600
Steve: 5000
Ranjani: 2800

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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri May 11, 2018 1:06 pm

I had zero expectation the players would get the J.K. Simmons show on Starz. It’s worth seeing the magic of the star doing both meek & macho.

Ranjani opened the DJ! round with 2800 and after the five clues in SHAKESPEARE’S PEOPLE she was up to 9600 thanks to the run.

The FJ! clue was not for me. All I managed to write was lame duck to avoid a blank page. With Learned League think time I’m sure I would have got to it eventually. Political terms in only 30 seconds is more often than not going to be trouble.

The game produced two semi-finalists although just as easily it could have been a sweep. Ranjani was at 15600 after DD3 but managed to drop to 12000 for the FJ! round. She of course had no way of knowing staying pat at 12K would have done the trick.

Others with the possibility of betting zero (or not quite as much as they did) and moving on:
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Bob Julian: 8200-5800
Mary Alice Korth: 12000-10000
Beth Binder: 6800-4000
That had to be a tough 3 games for Erika to sit through waiting to find her fate.

Winners & Wildcards:
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Larry Martin: 18100
Steve Mond: 16600
Judy Tymkiw: 15200
Rachel Niegelberg: 14400
Katherine Saxby: 13601

Jake Allen: 16200
Scott Montanaro: 14400
Claire Bishop: 13800
Erika Eason: 5600

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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Wpwells » Fri May 11, 2018 2:17 pm

Better clue today: the final gave the very situation for a pocket veto. I'll take 3/5 in a tough week.

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Post by Saturnalia » Fri May 11, 2018 3:56 pm

I reasoned my way through the clue and came up with "silent veto." I'm sure I have heard the correct phrase somewhere but there was no way I was pulling it. Probably unusual to have a FJ answer be a phrase only asked for four times in the Archive. (And each of those times, contestants were spotted one of the two words.)

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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Fri May 11, 2018 4:02 pm

Tough break for Ranjani on that FJ wager. She couldn't know that no one hit $20,000 all week, so a modest wager would have kept her around for next week.

A little surprised that it was a sole get, however. (And at least it wasn't another movie related clue!).

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Post by Bamaman » Fri May 11, 2018 4:40 pm

I avoid the box of shame tomorrow by getting this one. It isn't a term you hear very often, so it was a little tough.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri May 11, 2018 7:27 pm

Of all categories, I ran the Old School one. Also the Words one. Would've run the Music category too, but I was a hair slow on Losing My Religion = REM.

Lach Trash: ditto, quack

No way was I getting this. Absolute NHOI on the final response.
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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vowela » Fri May 11, 2018 7:38 pm

Almost nothing is more frustrating than when you know the answer, you know you know the answer, but for whatever reason, you're unable to come up with it. I don't know why pocket veto refused to come to me here.

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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Fri May 11, 2018 7:57 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Of all categories, I ran the Old School one. Also the Words one. Would've run the Music category too, but I was a hair slow on Losing My Religion = REM.
Garth Brooks kept me from running it. "The River" made me initially think Bruce Springsteen, but wrong genre, and wrong decade.

FJ: :mrgreen:
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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Fri May 11, 2018 7:59 pm

I was proud to go 5/5 in the '90s music hits category, but I was worried that it would not be finished. I was also happy to get the Lach trash on Antares.

I got FJ after about 5 seconds.

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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Fri May 11, 2018 8:00 pm

StevenH wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:59 pm
I was proud to go 5/5 in the '90s music hits category, but I was worried that it would not be finished.
It's the quarterfinals. It has to be finished.

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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Fri May 11, 2018 8:20 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:00 pm
StevenH wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:59 pm
I was proud to go 5/5 in the '90s music hits category, but I was worried that it would not be finished.
It's the quarterfinals. It has to be finished.
Yep, I totally forgot. My bad!

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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by DBear » Fri May 11, 2018 8:39 pm

Now THIS is the kind of FJ I expect in a Teachers' Tournament. Too bad about Ranjani, I was hoping she'd pull out the win after running Shakespeare and coming up with "syzygy".

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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by davey » Fri May 11, 2018 9:27 pm

Well, people asked for academic subjects...I think I learned this in junior high...back when they used to teach government...back when we had one... ;)

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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Fri May 11, 2018 10:00 pm

DBear wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:39 pm
Now THIS is the kind of FJ I expect in a Teachers' Tournament. Too bad about Ranjani, I was hoping she'd pull out the win after running Shakespeare and coming up with "syzygy".
I'm not a huge fan of it; it's almost pure YEKIOYD. I did get it, but I prefer to have to think about it.
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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Fri May 11, 2018 10:11 pm

https://www.senate.gov/CRSpubs/090a8d2a ... 5a11d9.pdf

According to this from August 2016, the last time the pocket veto happened was under Bill Clinton, who did it once in eight years.

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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Fri May 11, 2018 10:35 pm

Ugg. That's what I get for watching when I'm not 100% focused. Locked in executive order and kicked back. Closer reading of the clue alone would've told me I was wrong (plus I KNOW Washington is credited with the first one).

Chris Gaines for Garth Brooks? :D

Edit: There always seems to be a clue related to where I vacation shortly after I have one. I would've gotten Jacobs anyway, but the attached made it more amusing than it should've been.
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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri May 11, 2018 11:59 pm

I'll join Bamaman and avoid the box of shame with this one. I was a little worried that the expression sounded too cute to have been coined in the early 1800's - did they even have pockets in those shiny tight pants and lace-festooned coats? I know the idea is the POTUS "puts it in his pocket" and lets the clock run out but I don't think it's a real thing in the Constitution, or otherwise by that name. Why not a "codpiece veto"? It sounds like something made up by a journalist in this century.

Too bad about the situational overbet by Ranjani but a $2K or $4K safety bet would have normally been risky.

I loved the pronunciation of Pleiades. But then I say Illinoizzz, and ConneCt-icut, and Hawa-ya for those three states and flip-flop on Missourie-Missourah depending on usage.
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