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Game Recap for Show #7780, 2018-06-08

CONTESTANTS
John Fassola, an attorney from Homer Glen, Illinois
David Kleinman, a student from Sharon, Massachusetts
Mirza Gluhic, a transcriber from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (whose 1-day cash winnings total $28,200)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. You heard how much money Mirza has won here in California. That's about $35,000 in Canadian money, which is not taxable in Canada. Now that is not a suggestion, that if you are considering becoming a Jeopardy! contestant, you move across the border right now to establish...

[Laughter]

Alex: John and David, welcome aboard. Good luck, players. Here we go. Let's have some fun. And hopefully, we'll do it with these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ITALY BEFORE THE ROMANS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
POP CULTURE SQUIRRELS (5/5)
THIS CATEGORY WILL BLOW YOU AWAY (5/5)
STATE OF THE NEWSPAPER (2/5)
SAILING LIT (4/5)
TONGUE-TWISTER PROTAGONISTS (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Mirza: 12 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
David: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W
John: 6 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,000



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Mirza found the Daily Double on the 5th clue. Mirza had $600, David had $200, and John was at $600. Mirza wagered $1,000.

ITALY BEFORE THE ROMANS $600: Around 600 B.C. the Insubres, a tribe in northern Italy, founded Mediolanum, today this city

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Mirza: $2,400
John: $1,400
David: $200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: John Fassola is an attorney from Homer Glen, Illinois, who did some narration for a documentary film, I understand.

John: I did. I have a friend who has done some film production work, and she had done a documentary and was looking for someone to do the voice-over narration. A mutual friend suggested that I might be able to do it, and so I have done the voice-over narration for a film about the art of Mongolian contortionism.

Alex: Mongolian contortionism?

John: Yes, it's a very respected art there. Children start very young training, and the film was about the process of becoming a contortionist in Mongolia.

Alex: Okay. Thank you.




Alex: David Kleinman, student from Sharon, Massachusetts. You are informally licensed to do what?

David: To drill bones.

Alex: What kind of bones?

David: Well, last time I did it, I believe they were plastic.

Alex: Oh.

David: But--no. My mother's a doctor, and so when I was younger, she would take me all around to these medical conferences, and at one of them, this guy was debuting this new bone drill. And so he said, "Who wants to give it a shot?" And I stepped right up and I learned to drill, and he gave me a little card that says David is licensed to drill. I doubt it would hold up in court, but uh...

Alex: You're right. It won't hold up in court.




Alex: Mirza Gluhic from Toronto is our champion. The movie Die Hard.

Mirza: Yes.

Alex: Starring Bruce Willis figured in getting your relationship with your new wife started. Tell us.

Mirza: That's true. When we started dating, I said that I had watched Die Hard to seem cool, despite the fact that I didn't. We've watched it since.

Alex: And she's a big fan of Bruce Willis?

Mirza: The film in particular, yes.

Alex: John McClane, right?

Mirza: Yes.

Alex: Okay. The character.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
STATE OF THE NEWSPAPER $600: The Rapid City Journal
(Mirza: What is Iowa?)
(John: What is Michigan?)

STATE OF THE NEWSPAPER $800: The Bainbridge Island Review

STATE OF THE NEWSPAPER $1000: The Brattleboro Reformer
(David: What is Rhode Island?)

SAILING LIT $600: "My purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset", he says in a Tennyson poem that bears his name, set after a Homer epic
(David: Who is Aeneas?)
(Mirza: Who is Odysseus?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Mirza: $5,400
David: $4,000
John: $2,200
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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
O YE OF LITTLE FAITH (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
SCRAMBLED WORLD CAPITALS (5/5)
GOLFER IN CHIEF (4/5)
SONG TIME (4/5)
PSYCHOLOGY (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
"U" KNOW IT! (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
David: 9 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
John: 9 R, 1 W
Mirza: 9 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,600



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Mirza snagged the next Daily Double on the 3rd clue. Mirza had $6,200, David had $4,000, and John was at $2,600. Mirza wagered $2,000.

O YE OF LITTLE FAITH $1200: In Nietzsche's "The Parable of the Madman", "and we have killed him" follows this famous 3-word sentence
(Mirza: What is "Thus spake Zarathustra?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was David who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 21st clue. Mirza had $13,400, David had $9,200, and John was at $6,600. David wagered $2,400.

PSYCHOLOGY $1200: It's genetics or upbringing in this classic debate of 2 words with the same second syllable

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
SONG TIME $1600: The title of this 1970 Chicago hit is a little snappier than "3:35 or 3:34"
(John: What is "5 or 6 to 4"?)

GOLFER IN CHIEF $2000: That's avid golfer Ike practicing on this area of the White House grounds called "the president's backyard"

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
David: $16,800
Mirza: $13,000
John: $8,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LITERARY SETTINGS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Three-quarters for first place.
David: Wager $9,201 to cover Mirza.
Mirza: You need to wager $4,201 to cover John's doubled score, but no more than $5,400 if you want to top David on a Triple Stumper.
John: Think about risking $1,000, thereby beating David on the Triple Stumper (should David wager to cover Mirza's doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Ashdown Forest in Sussex inspired this fictional setting for a 1926 collection of stories for children

FINAL SCORES
John: $8,600 - $8,300 = $300 (What is Pooh Forest?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Mirza: $13,000 + $12,000 = $25,000 (What is 100 Acre Wood?) (2nd place: $2,000)
David: $16,800 + $14,800 = $31,600 (What is the Hundred-Acre Wood?) (New champion: $31,600)
(Alex: If you remembered some of that literature from your younger days--Winnie-the-Pooh.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $6,600

GAME DYNAMICS
Image

CORYAT SCORES
David: $15,600, 17 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Mirza: $14,600, 21 R (including 1 DD), 5 W (including 1 DD)
John: $8,600, 15 R, 2 W
Combined Coryat: $38,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Mirza: 22/60 = .367
David: 18/59 = .305
John: 15/58 = .259
Team: 55/63 = .873

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
ITALY BEFORE THE ROMANS $200: Prehistoric Villanovans in the 700s B.C. cremated their dead, created geometric art & made use of this alloy

THIS CATEGORY WILL BLOW YOU AWAY $200: Don't try it at home, but it's the art form being practiced here

THIS CATEGORY WILL BLOW YOU AWAY $400: In this play Oberon tells Puck, "I know a bank where the wild thyme blows"
(Mirza: What is A Midsummer's Night Dream?)

THIS CATEGORY WILL BLOW YOU AWAY $600: Usually made from a ram's horn, it's traditionally blown during the Jewish high holiday of Rosh Hashanah

TONGUE-TWISTER PROTAGONISTS $1000: This husband of Zipporah in the Old Testament
(Alex: [*] supposes his toeses are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously. Now Moses, he knowses--oh, gosh.)

PSYCHOLOGY $2000: 1908s M.I.T. researchers found that carbs must be consumed for this mood-elevating neurotransmitter to be released
(Mirza: What is an endorphin?)

PSYCHOLOGY $800: Ten images, like the one seen here, are used in this psychological test, first introduced in 1921

CORRECT RESPONSES
Milan
South Dakota
Washington
Vermont
Ulysses
"God is dead"
nature versus nurture
"25 or 6 to 4"
the South Lawn
the Hundred Acre Wood
bronze
glassblowing
A Midsummer Night's Dream
a shofar
Moses
serotonin
a Rorschach
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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LITERARY SETTINGS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Ashdown Forest in Sussex inspired this fictional setting for a 1926 collection of stories for children

Mirza Gluhic; 13000+12000=25000
David Kleinman: 16800+14800=31600 (New Champ)
John Fassola: 8600-8300=300

Correct response:
Spoiler
Hundred Acre Wood [Sorry, “Woods” in plural is wrong and a neg.] (Mirza – 100 Acre Wood) (David - Hundred-Acre Wood) (John – Pooh Forest)

Daily Doubles
Mirza: 600+1000
Mirza: 6200-2000
David: 9200+2400

Coryats
Mirza: 14600
David: 15600
John: 8600

Combined: 38,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Mirza: 5400
David: 4000
John: 2200

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If actor Jeffrey Donovan needs a double then John could fit the bill.

It did not cost Mirza the game, but botching the Shakespeare Puck play is losing bucks and serving up a rebound to double the price of the miss. Mirza had an even bigger miss on DD2 and that may have cost him the match depending on how David would have wagered on DD3.

So much for prognostications about adding five wins to Mirza’s total after one win.

POP CULTURE SQUIRRELS had me waiting and waiting and I had to wait some more until the J!6 for this guy:
Spoiler
The FJ! clue was an insta-neg as I had the pluralizing error on my paper. I spent think time saying it both ways to myself and both sounded wrong and both sounded right. My bad and I deserve the miss for that error.

There are a lot of ways to make $5000+ and David padding his total worked well. On a TS clue he still would have won $2000 to $1000 to $300.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:45 pm
So much for prognostications about adding five wins to Mirza’s total after one win.
Though I'd say this result was a mild surprise, even my model wasn't that bullish on Mirza.
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1926 British stories that take place in a forest. Winnie-the-Pooh in Hundred Acre Wood. That's 4/5 for the week.

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cheezguyty: Is this a first?
The middle spot was 5/5 and not only that the prize winnings were higher each day.
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28200
31600

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My kids' precall:
Spoiler
They know full well this character is my spirit animal.

We loved David's unabashed enjoyment of the game. What a great attitude!

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:45 pm
It did not cost Mirza the game, but botching the Shakespeare Puck play is losing bucks and serving up a rebound to double the price of the miss.
I enjoyed the collective murmur-gasp from the audience on that one.
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Irony time: today instead of work my company had a “fun day” social event (which I term “Mandatory Fun”) here. (I most likely would have got it even if that name wasn’t in my mind today)
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How was I supposed to know that was bronze?

I ran the Squirrels category, although I was tempted to clam on $1,000 to keep my pride.

"Utopia" was the only one of those "U" words I recognized.

Ran the Song Time category. I like the songs named in $400, $1,200, and $2,000.

Lach Trash: South Dakota, Vermont, "25 or 6 to 4"

No guess on FJ! Everything I tried was a dead end.
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Coryat: 30,000
41 R/3 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: South Dakota, God is dead (DD), "25 or 6 to 4"

Early 20th Century kids' stories that take place in an English forest? The Hundred Acre Wood it is.

Mirza has to be kicking himself for missing that very easy DD. All else being equal, that lost him the game.

Anyone else lose the Odysseus/Ulysses coin flip?

NHO "Moses supposes..."

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:04 pm
cheezguyty: Is this a first?
The middle spot was 5/5 and not only that the prize winnings were higher each day.
599
9384
18401
28200
31600
The middle contestant won all five games during the weeks of 10/28/13 and 6/16/14. Neither one had a pattern of progressively larger wins.

ETA: I guess I should also include the week of 1/5/09, in which there was a tie between a returning champ and the challenger in the middle spot.

EATA: The quarterfinals of both the 1990 Teen Tournament and the 1999 College Championship also saw the middle podium go 5 for 5.
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I ran Anagrammed World Capitals and Song Time. However, my FJ answer was Pooh Corner.
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BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:46 pm
NHO "Moses supposes..."
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Alex was having a lot of fun with the tongue-twister category.

Pop Culture Squirrels shows up, I'm thinking "Sandy from Spongebob is going to be an answer" and sure enough I was right. I was 3/5, including Animaniacs (miss that show, damn you Jamie Kellner).

Mirza really shot himself in the foot today, missing easy clues like God is dead and mistitling A Midsummer Nights Dream.

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"Moses Supposes" and "How much wood" are the OPPOSITE of tongue twisters. They're designed to be easy and fun to say.

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As a practicing Christian, I wasn't sure whether to yell "God is dead" at the screen when it came up.
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God is not dead nor doth he sleep. -- Longfellow

I said submarine for U-boat. Judges?
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floridagator wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:07 am
I said submarine for U-boat. Judges?
Do you really need to ask?

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