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Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:58 am

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Post by theFJguy » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:05 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN AUTHORS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Her 1896 New York Times obituary called her “the writer of probably the most widely read work of fiction ever penned”

Suzanne Koppelman: 7200-0=7200
Marilyn Maher: 8000+6401=14401 (New Champ)
Steve Spriensma: 9600-6401=3199

Correct response:
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Harriet Beecher Stowe (Suzanne – Who is Ja) (Steve – Agatha Christie)

Daily Doubles
Suzanne: 1600-1000
Suzanne: 10200-2000
Suzanne: 8200-1000 (Steve 9600 & Marilyn 7600 with only the $400 clue left)

Coryats
Suzanne: 11200
Marilyn: 8000
Steve: 9600

Combined: 28,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Suzanne: 2200
Marilyn: 2800
Steve: 2400

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:06 pm

The game was a little bit of a letdown after yesterday’s dazzler. The yell stumper of the day was in MOVIE SEQUEL SUBTITLES when no one knew what went with “2: Electric Boogaloo”

Tough for Suzanne to repeat going 0/4 on the big clues and yet she was only a harder FJ! clue away from doing it.

For me the FJ! clue was hard enough as is as I too often have a defective mental coin. I wrote Alcott (died 1888) for no great reason instead of going with the right author.

Alex’s pre-reveal remark, “Believe it or not if you’re good at math it may help you with our final today…” did nothing to help and only distracted me as I attempted to figure out what he meant. He was going for somehow I would know how many years to subtract from a death year to reach the publishing year? Birth year? Sometimes the host needs to say less and just show the clue.

If anyone cares a sample of Steve’s writing can be found here: https://thehumanist.com/contributor/steven-spriensma/

Or here: http://bayobserver.ca/profile/stevep/

Marilyn winning the game will be a good test for what a game’s worth of experience is worth. An 8000 Coryat is nothing special and The Jeopardy! Fan has her chances of repeating at 28.73% to leave plenty of room for improvement. We’ll see what earning a spot at the champ’s position can do for Marilyn to demonstrate another gear.

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:18 pm

I lost out on a coin flip between Stowe and Alcott on FJ. What a dumb clue.

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:27 pm

StevenH wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:18 pm
I lost out on a coin flip between Stowe and Alcott on FJ. What a dumb clue.
At least we missed with Americans. Steve clearly had a Brit and I wonder if Suzanne was heading towards Jane Austen? Hope it was not (Shirley) Jackson.

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by boson » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:43 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:27 pm
StevenH wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:18 pm
I lost out on a coin flip between Stowe and Alcott on FJ. What a dumb clue.
At least we missed with Americans. Steve clearly had a Brit and I wonder if Suzanne was heading towards Jane Austen? Hope it was not (Shirley) Jackson.
I had Stowe and changed it to Mary Shelley at the last second. I know "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was hugely read in the mid-century, but I figured Frankenstein was possibly more popular. The NY Times reference should have kept me with an American. Shelley died young- 40 years earlier, so I was quite a bit off there.

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:59 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:27 pm
StevenH wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:18 pm
I lost out on a coin flip between Stowe and Alcott on FJ. What a dumb clue.
At least we missed with Americans. Steve clearly had a Brit and I wonder if Suzanne was heading towards Jane Austen? Hope it was not (Shirley) Jackson.
Not to mention that Steve had a Brit who was born in 1890 and who didn't die until 1976. For a writer - well, that was pretty close to a Clavin FJ experience. Poor guy - he looked like he knew it as soon as time ran out. But, at least he wagered properly! :geek:

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:00 pm

boson wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:43 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:27 pm
StevenH wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:18 pm
I lost out on a coin flip between Stowe and Alcott on FJ. What a dumb clue.
At least we missed with Americans. Steve clearly had a Brit and I wonder if Suzanne was heading towards Jane Austen? Hope it was not (Shirley) Jackson.
I had Stowe and changed it to Mary Shelley at the last second. I know "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was hugely read in the mid-century, but I figured Frankenstein was possibly more popular. The NY Times reference should have kept me with an American. Shelley died young- 40 years earlier, so I was quite a bit off there.
Beside the category AMERICAN AUTHORS keeping someone with an American and not Mary Shelley the writers tried as well as the game had a prior Mary Shelley clue.

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Post by Wpwells » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:57 pm

I immediately latched onto Little Women and never left. Alcott broke my streak.

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bigblue999 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:26 pm

Instaget FJ! Stowe immediately went into my mind when the clue came up. Uncle Tom's Cabin was arguably the most read novel of the 19th century so it had to be her.

Also Agatha Christie was 5 years old when Stowe died.

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by boson » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:22 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:00 pm
boson wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:43 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:27 pm
StevenH wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:18 pm
I lost out on a coin flip between Stowe and Alcott on FJ. What a dumb clue.
At least we missed with Americans. Steve clearly had a Brit and I wonder if Suzanne was heading towards Jane Austen? Hope it was not (Shirley) Jackson.
I had Stowe and changed it to Mary Shelley at the last second. I know "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was hugely read in the mid-century, but I figured Frankenstein was possibly more popular. The NY Times reference should have kept me with an American. Shelley died young- 40 years earlier, so I was quite a bit off there.
Beside the category AMERICAN AUTHORS keeping someone with an American and not Mary Shelley the writers tried as well as the game had a prior Mary Shelley clue.
Oops! Serves me right for playing from this board casually during work. Get back to work boson...

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by xxaaaxx » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:33 pm

"Most widely read work of fiction" by a female American author? Probably Uncle Tom's Cabin. Let's go with Louis---WAIT NO, Harriet Beecher Stowe!! Wait, speaking of Alcott, was Little Women more widely read? ......nah, stick with Stowe. Whew, that would have been the most aggravating miss in ages.

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:44 pm

Alex’s comment had me ready for a clue that actually involved math. But I did use his hint a bit and decided a woman who died 31 years after the war might be the one who started it. Though I had no idea how old she was when she wrote the book.

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vowela » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:56 pm

Did my station start the show late, or did they let the DJ! round run long? I was shocked that they finished that round.

And while I'm here, Charlotte Bronte. Wrong country, and died young, but not the worst guess.

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Post by 9021amyers » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:18 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:33 pm
"Most widely read work of fiction" by a female American author? Probably Uncle Tom's Cabin. Let's go with Louis---WAIT NO, Harriet Beecher Stowe!! Wait, speaking of Alcott, was Little Women more widely read? ......nah, stick with Stowe. Whew, that would have been the most aggravating miss in ages.
I figured Little Women has probably been far more widely read up to now, but not in 1896.

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Post by DBear » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:31 pm

Glad I wasn't the only to try Alcott, which is at least in the right time period. :|
trash: Breakin', Dostoyevsky DD, Phiedippedes, and shoulda got that charlatan Rick Warren.

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CasketRomance » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:42 pm

i am not very versed in american women authors...i went with dickinson...at least she died around that time instead of agatha christie, who not only was born just 6 years prior to 1896, she was also fricking british

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Category 13 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:57 pm

MarkBarrett wrote: Tough for Suzanne to repeat going 0/4 on the big clues and yet she was only a harder FJ! clue away from doing it.
Another sub optimal wager going into FJ without the lead, but it worked out for her with the stump.
If she had only been as gun shy on her last two DDs as she was on her final wager, and bet a nominal $100 for each, she would have had the lead going into FJ.

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Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by 9021amyers » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:57 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:42 pm
i am not very versed in american women authors...i went with dickinson...at least she died around that time instead of agatha christie, who not only was born just 6 years prior to 1896, she was also fricking british
Dickinson wrote poetry, and her work was published posthumously. Given the clue, it’s not much better as a guess.

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