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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Wed May 08, 2019 8:49 am

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Post by theFJguy » Wed May 08, 2019 11:05 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORDS FROM THE COMICS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Used to describe secrecy during WWII, this 2-word term had its psychological meaning popularized by Charles Schulz

Francois Barcomb: 20600-0=20600 (Semi-Finalist)
Alexandra Bicks: 7400-2201=5199
Vicki Leibeck-Owsley: 4800-3800=1000

Correct response:
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security blanket (Francois – warm puppy) (Alexandra – secret agent) (Vicki – brain wash)

Daily Doubles
Alexandra: 400+1000
Francois: 10600-3000
Francois: 17600-3000

Coryats
Francois: 26600
Alexandra: 7000
Vicki: 4800

Combined: 38,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Francois: 7400
Alexandra: 3400
Vicki: 3200

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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed May 08, 2019 11:16 am

Many players over the years have been dinged for failing to use proper phrasing. Forgetting to spell the word and not picking up on Alex's silence is not as common. Alexandra lost $1000 and Vicki rebounded it for a scoreboard swing that likely will be meaningless overall.

Mavis Beacon a TS is one I will have to poll as I'm curious to see the percentage for picking up the trash. If you have come across the software then the unusual name sticks. If not it's a lot tougher.

Nice wake-up call by Alexandra to go from $0 after 9 clues to $3600 after finishing the segment with 5/6 right.

Francois did quite well other than 0/3 on the big clues he played.

I'm keeping the FJ! clue at 0% as the best I had was "good grief." Even with my early start on the clue (I precalled something from Peanuts) I could not solve it as this type is often troublesome. Nothing against the clue although I would have liked that one in the All-Stars in place of one of the ridiculous gimmes that event offered.

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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Wed May 08, 2019 2:30 pm

I'm not sure where "secrecy" fits in, but I guessed "security blanket" with little confidence.

9 times out of 10 I call her Mavis Bacon. I wonder what I'd have done here. Clammed up, I bet.

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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed May 08, 2019 2:40 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 2:30 pm
I'm not sure where "secrecy" fits in, but I guessed "security blanket" with little confidence.

9 times out of 10 I call her Mavis Bacon. I wonder what I'd have done here. Clammed up, I bet.
She is in the clue's wording and all that is needed is "this life skill." Does that make it easier? Well, at least for us.

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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Wed May 08, 2019 5:15 pm

Another "Good grief" here and I also don't quite get the secrecy bit.

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Post by hbomb1947 » Wed May 08, 2019 5:29 pm

+ 1 for good grief. IMO, this was harder than any FJ that James has faced so far. I'd be interested to know if he knew it.

I do see an obvious connection between the term "security blanket" and a metaphorical cloak of secrecy.

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Post by immaf » Wed May 08, 2019 5:38 pm

Another "ggod grief" here. It was the only thing I could think of.
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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by gnash » Wed May 08, 2019 8:06 pm

Based on the FJ category, I predicted that my streak (which then stood at 13) would come to an end. And it looked so until about 20 seconds in, when, going from character to character I finally got to Linus and everything fell into place.

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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by threearruda » Wed May 08, 2019 8:15 pm

Not sure how, but I got this FJ about halfway through. Locked in on psychological and somehow made the leap to security blanket from there. Good enough for me. I did not get Mavis Beacon, though. Part of my middle school technology class was devoted to typing exercises, but I can't recall if that was the program used (probably not).

Francois was fantastic; only did a very quick scan of the Archive, but 26,600 appears to be the highest Coryat ever recorded in a Teacher Tourney game, yes? (And by a fair margin, at that. Colby, Larry and Jason, notably, topped out around 20-21k. Next best appear to be in the 22-23k range.)
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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Ironhorse » Wed May 08, 2019 8:17 pm

I wish I had even thought of "good grief". I didn't get further than "Charlie Brown" which I knew was obviously not it.

I knew Mavis Beacon, but I learned typing more from Mario Teaches Typing.
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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Wed May 08, 2019 8:25 pm

went with the oxymoron of good grief

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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed May 08, 2019 8:32 pm

Congrats to Francois for losing $6000 on a couple of bad DD breaks and still having a runaway. If I'd remembered the category was "C" WHO SALUTES, I think I'd have gotten Champlain on his second DD. As it was, I negged with Joliet. His first DD was easier (to me). I didn't need to recall the category to know we were talking about The Golden Rule. For Francois, the Physics teacher, a reference to Newton's Third Law might have helped (or utterly confused) him.

I kept yelling for them to get back to the last clue in opera/ballet so I could finish running the category. When they did, I couldn't pull Ballets Russes. The Russian names had me thinking of Bolshoi and Moscow, neither of which made sense with the Monte Carlo angle. The correct response was obvious in retrospect. But I don't think even taking a night to sleep on it would have got me there. Ballets Russes is a name I recognize if it gets a mention but not one I'm likely to come up with on my own. Tough clue in what's ordinarily a wheelhouse category for me.

I got Mavis Beacon. This might be a good poll choice.

Good grief on this FJ. It didn't make sense but it was two words long and, like a lot of you, I couldn't pull anything better. Mrs P had nothing either but her thinking process had her focused on Lucy's psychiatric help stand. That didn't get her to the correct response, but at least she was spinning her wheels at a higher level than I was.

So this is the FJ that skews tough for the tournament. Fortunately it didn't sabotage the dreams of an otherwise top notch contestant. But it might make the difference for Alexandra and/or for Vicki. We'll see.
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Well, in Vicki's case we already know she's eliminated. Whereas if she'd gotten this FJ she'd still be in the hunt.
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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Wed May 08, 2019 8:35 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:17 pm
I knew Mavis Beacon, but I learned typing more from Mario Teaches Typing.
So did-a I! That's-a why I type-a like-a this!

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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by DBear » Wed May 08, 2019 8:36 pm

Was I the only one who instagot FJ? :geek:
Looks like they don't hang out with any typing teachers. :P
Appropriate that one of the DJ categories was " Angry Words", because I was ready to exchange some with the writers on the Bismuth clue. :evil:

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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Wed May 08, 2019 8:39 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:17 pm
I wish I had even thought of "good grief". I didn't get further than "Charlie Brown" which I knew was obviously not it.

I knew Mavis Beacon, but I learned typing more from Mario Teaches Typing.
learned typing for the most part on my own from instant messaging...did have typing class when i was in alternative school after being booted out of my high school for the 2nd time, but never really learned anything from that teacher

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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Wed May 08, 2019 8:44 pm

Not the slightest clue on FJ. I just guessed 'tight-lipped'.

I guess they'll never BMS anything again. There were 2 Clinton's who were Governor of NY (I think that's what it asked for).

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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by sarisson » Wed May 08, 2019 9:00 pm

threearruda wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Francois was fantastic; only did a very quick scan of the Archive, but 26,600 appears to be the highest Coryat ever recorded in a Teacher Tourney game, yes? (And by a fair margin, at that. Colby, Larry and Jason, notably, topped out around 20-21k. Next best appear to be in the 22-23k range.)
Not quite. http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3636
Surprisingly, he didn't make it to the finals!
Count me as another one who got FJ, but it came to me after I eliminated "Good grief!" Only diehard Peanuts fans are going to get this one.
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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Wed May 08, 2019 9:29 pm

Good grief, a lot of people said that! The only phrase associated with World War 2 secrecy that I could come up with was loose lips, (as in ...sink ships), which seemed neither psychological nor something likely to be said by a Peanuts character...unless Charlie Brown was dreaming about the little red-haired girl... :roll:
If you've never heard the term used in the secrecy context being the biggest Schulz fan ever was not going to help. As Mrs. Opus (mrsopus??) did, I looked for a phrase Lucy might have used in her (semi-)professional role. You blockhead didn't qualify...I never got around to her brother...

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-a ... ty-blanket

I found this a tough game all around...harder than some we've had lately...

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