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Friday, November 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:09 am

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Post by Archivists » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:09 am

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Post by theFJguy » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:17 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE OLD WEST

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
On October 27, 1881 this town’s local newspaper reported on “a day when blood flowed as water”

Adriana Ciccone: 5800-3201=2599
Elizabeth Goss: 13800-9001=4799 (new champ)
Ben Goldstein: 11400-10000=1400

Correct response:
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Tombstone (Adriana – What is?) (Elizabeth – Dodge City) (Ben – Dodge City)

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Adriana: 800+800
Elizabeth: 6200-3000
Elizabeth: 8000+3000

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Adriana: 5400
Elizabeth: 15000
Ben: 11400

Combined: 31,800

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Adriana: 3400
Elizabeth: 5000
Ben: 6600

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Re: Friday, November 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:29 am

The Jack Lord/Alex O'Loughlin TV character has a lot of combined years on TV and yet the clue went TS. I guess that explains why the TV DETECTIVES was the one not completed.

Another category with the news people getting their 15 seconds of fame in CITIES ACROSS AMERICA. For what? Just to mostly ask basic state capital trivia.

Elizabeth was the opposite of teen Autumn for calling categories and clues as instead of quick staccato selections it was drawn out picks with over-emoting as if trying out for a high school play. Thanks a lot Ben. Or Adriana.

The FJ! clue had me think shootout and immediately write the right place. For think time I never thought of the contestants' wrong place. Instead I thought a possible miss was Deadwood. For a laugh I thought if someone really went off base then Johnstown. :)

If Elizabeth made the cover bet and missed then she would be left at 4799. That's what happened. Did her opponents do anything to stay above that figure? Nope. It's not easy to go 1/3 on big clues in a close game on a TS FJ! clue and get to play again. Elizabeth pulled it off to make it to next week. Overall she was the best on material and buzzer, so fair is fair.

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:21 pm

I had "OK Corral" first, followed quickly by Dodge City. Remembered the movie with seconds to spare.

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Post by Euphonium » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:02 pm

I knew what they were going for, but I'm not terribly thrilled that they're calling an ultralight, which is powered, a type of glider (hang or otherwise), which by definition is not.
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Re: Friday, November 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:30 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:29 am
For a laugh I thought if someone really went off base then Johnstown. :)
I actually considered that for a split second. However, I visited Tombstone back in April, so the date was all I needed.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:35 pm

If I were the type to wager on FJ outcomes, I'd have lost my shirt. That category, with that date and description of events, a TS!? Maybe I just watched too many westerns as a kid. Instaget the second the date came on the screen.
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:29 am
If Elizabeth made the cover bet and missed then she would be left at 4799. That's what happened. Did her opponents do anything to stay above that figure? Nope.
I don't know why I even bother thinking about the wagers during the break.

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Post by Category 13 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:44 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:35 pm
If I were the type to wager on FJ outcomes, I'd have lost my shirt. That category, with that date and description of events, a TS!? Maybe I just watched too many westerns as a kid. Instaget the second the date came on the screen.
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:29 am
If Elizabeth made the cover bet and missed then she would be left at 4799. That's what happened. Did her opponents do anything to stay above that figure? Nope.
I don't know why I even bother thinking about the wagers during the break.
Another instaget on the date alone. I have the original Star Trek TV series reruns to thank. One of my favorite episodes: Spectre of the Gun

I was rooting for Elizabeth, so yay to those awful wagers. For once, the only player that knows how to wager isn't penalized for being the only player who knows how to wager.

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Post by Lefty » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:22 pm

Two players hurled into eternity in the duration of a moment (the "Gunfighters" volume of Time/Life books' "Old West" series featured a chapter on the shootout, including a repro of the front page of the following day's Tombstone Daily Epitaph).

Btw, I became a fan of Maria Wenglinsky when she got this game's FJ while
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Re: Friday, November 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:33 pm

Almost instaget Tombstone. Too bad I switched to Dodge City in another unforced error to give me my first box of shame on the poll. I hate those "first and last" categories but can see the appeal and entertainment value for people who like them.
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Post by davey » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:10 pm

Elizabeth may have over-emoted but at least she knew to pronounce cudgeling as 3 syllables. Alex's reading at the beginning of the game had me wondering what a little cudge is, and how it relates to the Electoral College... :oops:
I wasn't absolutely sure about Tombstone, but I wasn't going for Dodge City, since I almost think of it as a fictional place. We watched a lot of Gunsmoke in my house when I was growing up...

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Post by MattKnowles » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:18 pm

I guessed Wounded Knee. “Blood flowed like water” made me think of a bloodier conflict than O.K. Corral.
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Post by JayK33 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:36 pm

I had the right event in mind, but not the right town.

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Post by Ridiculogic » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:05 am

Umm, anybody else annoyed that the photo for the Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (aka the “Duomo”) DID NOT SHOW THE DUOMO? In fact, it shows the Medici Chapel, which has a similar dome but is an entirely a different color?

Compare Medici Chapel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medici_Chapel) with the actual duomo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Cathedral).

Attached is photo shown on Jeopardy!

It’s just my favorite building in the world, and I was flabbergasted that the writers would show that ugly brown Medici chapel in its stead.
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Re: Friday, November 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by DBear » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:18 am

Instaget FJ. How is this a TS?

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Post by floridagator » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:49 am

I got Tombstone right away.

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Post by seaborgium » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:51 am

I disliked the characterization of the 1820 election as Monroe cudgeling J.Q. Adams. Monroe ran for reelection unopposed, and one elector cast a vote for Adams.

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Re: Friday, November 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by danspartan » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:16 am


I was rooting for Elizabeth, so yay to those awful wagers. For once, the only player that knows how to wager isn't penalized for being the only player who knows how to wager.
Wagering from first correctly is very common. It’s from 2nd and 3rd where we can fully judge wagering ability.

A in 3rd had a dilemma. “Correct” is to bet it all, but with so many 2nd place players overbetting in this situation, id rather see 0 (or at least stay above Elizabeth’s Cover bet miss).

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Re: Friday, November 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:35 am

no idea how that was a triple stumper...and i hope this champion is a one and doner...hate people who say the full name of the category and also saying the category when there is only 1 left...time wasters

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