OK, I want 50 grand for naming Grant and Lee.
James' kryptonite may be very recent music but it will be a rare contestant that could come up with that 21 Pilots (or whatever) response. He must have a world atlas seared into his brain, he gets geography clues from any angle, but especially physical location (x is NNE of Y, etc..).
One sad side effect - me and twelvefootgirl aren't trying to imprint the challengers' names at the beginning of the show ;(. They are grist for the mill, fodder for the cannon, redshirts for the landing party. I was inspired that redshirt #1 went to the $1000 clues before they were vacuumed up.
James seems to be making nice with the also-rans (nobody who makes the show is a loser!) after their whuppin'. It seems like I met someone in Vegas once that bet sports and was insulted to be called a gambler. He fancied his craft to be an intellectual pursuit and was a little self important. Kind of like poker players, lol..
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