Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

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Which of these TS* clues did you get right for Monday, Nov 27, 2018?

$800 TV TITLE CHARACTERS: Morningstar is the last name of this devilishly handsome title guy whose series moved from FOX to Netflix
26
50%
$800 RECENT NONFICTION: "The Soul of America" by Jon Meacham has the Lincoln-inspired subtitle "The Battle for our Better" these
21
40%
$1000 RECENT NONFICTION: This humorist's book "Calypso" is partly about his beach house "The Sea Section", which just edged out "Canker Shores"
3
6%
$800 THE GERMAN UMLAUT: We need both opposites: come früh (this), stay spät (this)
13
25%
$1200 EARTH SCIENCE: The drift of 60,000 Nikes lost from a container ship helped establish that the California one flows into the N. equatorial one (note: Give yourself extra time on this one as J guessed "tide" and Dylan guessed "gulf")
27
52%
$2000 EARTH SCIENCE: It's the quality of earth's axis that gives us seasons & in geometry it means neither parallel nor perpendicular (note: Once again you get extra time as J guessed "skew" and Bridget guessed "tilt")
8
15%
$1600 SAFE SPACES: Samuel Johnson said, "patriotism is the last" one of these "of a scoundrel"
32
62%
$800 MAJORS: A 1917 issue of the Arab bulletin reported on this then-major & 3 others sharing an ostrich egg for breakfast
32
62%
$1600 MAJORS: This major who conspired with Benedict Arnold asked to be shot, but George Washington had him hanged as a spy
34
65%
$2000 MAJORS: Promoted to major in 1915, he'd go on to World War II fame as a field marshal (note: Bridget guessed Rommel) Image
21
40%
$1600 CAREER OPTIONS: You could try your hand being this 4-letter type of "manager" dealing with liability & insurance (note: J guessed case manager)
32
62%
$2000 BIBLE BOOKS BY CHARACTER: Naomi, Boaz
19
37%
$1600 BIBLE BOOKS BY CHARACTER: The Rose of Sharon & her beloved
11
21%
$1200 BIBLE BOOKS BY CHARACTER: Apollyon; the mother of harlots & abominations
16
31%
DD $1200 MAJORS: (Bridget bets $3000) Sergeant Major John Berryman won the Victoria Cross for this 1854 engagement in which his horse was shot under him
31
60%
FJ AMERICAN AUTHORS: (*not actually trash since Bridget got it right) The 1877 novel “Garth”, about a New Hampshire family cursed by an ancestor’s crime, is by Julian, son of this novelist
38
73%
 
Total votes: 52

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Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:26 pm

Correct ResponsesShow
SINGLE JEOPARDY ROUND

$800 TV TITLE CHARACTERS: Lucifer
$800 RECENT NONFICTION: angels
$1000 RECENT NONFICTION: David Sedaris
$800 THE GERMAN UMLAUT: early and late

DOUBLE JEOPARDY ROUND

$1200 EARTH SCIENCE: current
$2000 EARTH SCIENCE: oblique
$1600 SAFE SPACES: refuge
$800 MAJORS: (T. E.) Lawrence (of Arabia)
$1600 MAJORS: Major John André
$2000 MAJORS: Field Marshal Montgomery
$1600 CAREER OPTIONS: risk
$2000 BIBLE BOOKS BY CHARACTER: Ruth
$1600 BIBLE BOOKS BY CHARACTER: Song of Solomon
$1200 BIBLE BOOKS BY CHARACTER: Revelation

BRIDGET'S DAILY DOUBLE

$1200 MAJORS: (Bridget bets $3000) The Charge of the Light Brigade (Bridget guessed The Crimean War and was not BMS'ed)

FINAL JEOPARDY

(Nathaniel) Hawthorne
Could you have won this game from the fourth podium just picking up the trash? Add up the value of the clues you got right, subtract the ones you would have rung in on and responded incorrectly, but DON'T include Bridget's DD because that money isn't available to your hypothetical self. The total is how much you would have had going into FJ. That's the money you have to bet against these positions:

J Cheema: 6200
Dylan Hamilton: 10800
Bridget Sullivan: 1200

How much would you bet? Given that only Bridget got this FJ, would you have won the game? Did you need to get FJ right to do it?

Here are the actual bets they made; but remember, they might have bet differently if you'd been at a fourth podium. Feel free to speculate.

J Cheema: 6200-6200=0
Dylan Hamilton: 10800-1601=9199
Bridget Sullivan: 1200+42=1242
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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:35 pm

My results:

$12400 right minus $1600 for misremembering the Sam Johnson quote and thinking patriotism was the last RESORT of a scoundrel. So...

Total going into FJ: $10800
My bet in that situation: All in since I've got exactly the same score as Dylan in 1st
Got FJ right so I definitely would have won. Would have lost otherwise.
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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:07 pm

Okay, who bet money on me having $0 in this situation?

I honestly have no recollection of the ostrich egg clue even being revealed. Just like I've seen the name "Bastille Day" about ten billion times yet never retained it.
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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:08 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:26 pm
Correct ResponsesShow
SINGLE JEOPARDY ROUND

$800 TV TITLE CHARACTERS: Lucifer
$800 RECENT NONFICTION: angels
$1000 RECENT NONFICTION: David Sedaris
$800 THE GERMAN UMLAUT: early and late

DOUBLE JEOPARDY ROUND

$1200 EARTH SCIENCE: current
$2000 EARTH SCIENCE: oblique
$1600 SAFE SPACES: refuge
$800 MAJORS: (T. E.) Lawrence (of Arabia)
$2000 MAJORS: Field Marshal Montgomery
$1600 CAREER OPTIONS: risk
$2000 BIBLE BOOKS BY CHARACTER: Ruth
$1600 BIBLE BOOKS BY CHARACTER: Song of Solomon
$1200 BIBLE BOOKS BY CHARACTER: Revelation

BRIDGET'S DAILY DOUBLE

$1600 MAJORS: (Bridget bets $3000) Major John André

FINAL JEOPARDY

(Nathaniel) Hawthorne
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John André was LT, but Bridget's DD was about the Charge of the Light Brigade.

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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:15 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:08 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:26 pm
Correct ResponsesShow
SINGLE JEOPARDY ROUND

$800 TV TITLE CHARACTERS: Lucifer
$800 RECENT NONFICTION: angels
$1000 RECENT NONFICTION: David Sedaris
$800 THE GERMAN UMLAUT: early and late

DOUBLE JEOPARDY ROUND

$1200 EARTH SCIENCE: current
$2000 EARTH SCIENCE: oblique
$1600 SAFE SPACES: refuge
$800 MAJORS: (T. E.) Lawrence (of Arabia)
$2000 MAJORS: Field Marshal Montgomery
$1600 CAREER OPTIONS: risk
$2000 BIBLE BOOKS BY CHARACTER: Ruth
$1600 BIBLE BOOKS BY CHARACTER: Song of Solomon
$1200 BIBLE BOOKS BY CHARACTER: Revelation

BRIDGET'S DAILY DOUBLE

$1600 MAJORS: (Bridget bets $3000) Major John André

FINAL JEOPARDY

(Nathaniel) Hawthorne
correctionShow
John André was LT, but Bridget's DD was about the Charge of the Light Brigade.
Thank you! I've made the corrections (or at least made new and different errors). That means there's an extra $1600 to pick up for those who took the previous version.

IF YOU ALREADY TOOK THE POLL, YOU'LL HAVE TO TAKE IT AGAIN IF YOU WANT YOUR VOTES RECORDED. VERY SORRY.
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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by Saturnalia » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:16 pm

Love this poll. 9,600 (assuming that Benedict Arnold associate clue counts) minus 2,000 (for "skew") = 7,600. I need to work on wagering strategy but betting 4,801 to shut J out sounds right, and I got FJ. So yes, I'm winning from 4th podium.

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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:28 pm

Saturnalia wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:16 pm
Love this poll. 9,600 (assuming that Benedict Arnold associate clue counts) minus 2,000 (for "skew") = 7,600. I need to work on wagering strategy but betting 4,801 to shut J out sounds right, and I got FJ. So yes, I'm winning from 4th podium.
That "oblique" clue was miserable. I don't blame anyone for not reading the writers' minds on that one.

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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:29 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:15 pm
IF YOU ALREADY TOOK THE POLL, YOU'LL HAVE TO TAKE IT AGAIN IF YOU WANT YOUR VOTES RECORDED. VERY SORRY.
Nope, still $0 for me.
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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:45 pm

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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by alietr » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:05 pm

Winning!

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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by alietr » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:08 pm

Your $1200 Majors has the wrong text.

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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:24 pm

alietr wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:08 pm
Your $1200 Majors has the wrong text.
I hate my job. Ok, at least changing that text didn't reset the counter to zero and force everyone to re-vote. It just means the 12 people who have already voted may not have known what they were voting for.

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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:26 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:29 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:15 pm
IF YOU ALREADY TOOK THE POLL, YOU'LL HAVE TO TAKE IT AGAIN IF YOU WANT YOUR VOTES RECORDED. VERY SORRY.
Nope, still $0 for me.
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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by AFRET CMS » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:58 am

$9200 worth of trash going into FJ, would have wagered 3201 to cover a potential double from J. Got FJ right with Hawthorne and would have finished with $12,401.

Bridget was out of contention, so that strategy assumes I was in second place with leader Dylan betting to cover my double instead of J's.
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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by harrumph » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:24 am

The poll should have included whether you would have won the game from the fourth podium. (I would have won).

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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:51 am

harrumph wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:24 am
The poll should have included whether you would have won the game from the fourth podium. (I would have won).
Polls are limited to 16 questions. I suppose I could have left out the DD or the FJ. But I figured people could self-report in the comments.

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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:04 am

I had $14,000 in LT, plenty to take the lead into final. Blew the 4th-podium win, however, by blowing FJ. *deep sigh*

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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:20 pm

I would have only picked up $3,800 in LT assuming I would have negged by guessing Dave Barry for the Sedaris one. Not sure I would have in an actual game situation.

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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by Elijah Baley » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:34 pm

$14,800 if my math is correct. Plus FJ.

Which - I'll take it.

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Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Post by DBear » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:07 pm

15200 but would've been negged the DD (and I would've protested vigorously). Got FJ.

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