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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
HISTORIC AMERICANS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
His collection of books suffered disastrous fires at the home called Shadwell in 1770 & at the Library of Congress in 1851

Dave Belote: 17200+8799=25999
Jove Graham: 17800+16601=34401 (New Champ)
Sarah Weinschenk: 4200-4000=200

Correct response:
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Thomas Jefferson (Sarah – Ben Franklin)

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Dave: 5000+5000
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Here it is: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3242

The next three reruns already have game threads, so it will be bumps and not new threads for those ones.

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From the Archive as usual:
runs: Spanish Civil War, Animal Songs, Missouri, Roman Numeral Math :)
Daily Doubles: :D :D :D
trash: Republicans, silver, St. Joseph, Rodney Dangerfield (no respect!),
FJ: books + 1770 x Library of Congress = Thomas Jefferson. :mrgreen:
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Man, these FJ!s just aren't twigging with me at all. What connection did I miss this time?
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I almost switched to Bejamin Franklin since I didn't recognize Shadwell. I worried that for TJ the home should be Monticello. But I knew Jefferson sold a ton of books to the Library of Congress, so I figured I was safer sticking with him. When the first guess was revealed, it was Franklin and was ruled incorrect. So I knew I hadn't lost anything by by not switching to him, even if Jefferson turned out to be wrong. And of course he turned out to be right so I'm 2/2 this week.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:50 pm
I almost switched to Bejamin Franklin since I didn't recognize Shadwell. I worried that for TJ the home should be Monticello. But I knew Jefferson sold a ton of books to the Library of Congress, so I figured I was safer sticking with him. When the first guess was revealed, it was Franklin and was ruled incorrect. So I knew I hadn't lost anything by by not switching to him, even if Jefferson turned out to be wrong. And of course he turned out to be right so I'm 2/2 this week.
You had little to gain in any case by switching to Bejamin Franklin, except for the chance to be told "I have bad news for you. You forgot an "N" in Mr. Franklin's first name and that means we can't accept that as a correct response because it affects the pronunciation, and it costs you everything you have."

I took "the home called Shadwell" to mean "this wasn't his most famous home; if it had happened there, we'd have used this clue on Po'er Players week".
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I took the "home called Shadwell" clue the wrong way, figured well Washington and Jefferson both have famous homes with other names, so we're probably looking for some other big name, let's go with Franklin. The Jefferson+books connection was not familiar to me but I'll remember it now!

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Benjamin Franklin for me.

I really love the roman numeral math category. I imagine it would be tough to deal with some of those under the lights. I was only able to get two of them in the same reaction time as the contestants. It felt like I needed an extra 5 seconds on the others.

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Lefty wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:34 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:50 pm
I almost switched to Bejamin Franklin since I didn't recognize Shadwell. I worried that for TJ the home should be Monticello. But I knew Jefferson sold a ton of books to the Library of Congress, so I figured I was safer sticking with him. When the first guess was revealed, it was Franklin and was ruled incorrect. So I knew I hadn't lost anything by by not switching to him, even if Jefferson turned out to be wrong. And of course he turned out to be right so I'm 2/2 this week.
You had little to gain in any case by switching to Bejamin Franklin, except for the chance to be told "I have bad news for you. You forgot an "N" in Mr. Franklin's first name and that means we can't accept that as a correct response because it affects the pronunciation, and it costs you everything you have."
They're not going to hassle me over a missing n in Franklin's first name. Don't be silly.

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The Library of Congress consists of three buildings across the street from the Capitol: the Jefferson Building (the main building, it has a very classical look and is shown below), the Madison Building, and the Adams Building.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:00 am

They're not going to hassle me over a missing n in Franklin's first name. Don't be silly.
I did a little research because I wanted to make a joke about Bejamin being a different name, but lo and behold, it is actually a different name!

https://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-b ... 508075.htm

That's what happens when the parents have a cold when they tell the maternity nurse the name....

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mas3cf wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:52 pm

I did a little research because I wanted to make a joke about Bejamin being a different name, but lo and behold, it is actually a different name!

https://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-b ... 508075.htm
I've also done a bit of research, and the following information has been culled from various sites:

The name "Bejamin" is most popular in China and Nigeria, and was first recorded in the USA in 1871. Its peak popularity here was between 1981 and 1988, when it was consistently among the top 3000 boys' names, but it has not cracked this milestone since. However, "Bejamin is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #2,250 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,250." The name spelled backwards is Nimajeb, and a random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give "Jbenaim".

Although the name is of unknown origin or meaning, "your name of Bejamin has created a most expressive nature, idealistic and inspirational, driven with a strong inner urge to be of service in some way that would uplift humanity as a whole". Alas, though, "There is 0 personality with the first name Bejamin" and on a scale of 1-5, it is rated 0.
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Lefty wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:58 pm
and a random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give "Jbenaim".
That reminds me of when a local five-and-dime called Ben Franklin closed, and their sign was changed to "Rib Nflannke".
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Lefty wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:58 pm
The name "Bejamin" is most popular in China
I... don't understand this in the slightest.

My wife and I had a real hard time coming up with a baby name for our son, born two years ago. If I had even thought of "Bejamin" it would have made it onto the list.

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Robert K S wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:05 am
Lefty wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:58 pm
The name "Bejamin" is most popular in China
I... don't understand this in the slightest.

My wife and I had a real hard time coming up with a baby name for our son, born two years ago. If I had even thought of "Bejamin" it would have made it onto the list.
Because in China, everyone be jammin'.

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Never met a Bejamin. For that matter, never met anyone who went by Benjamin, just Ben.

The problem on the Roman numerals is that I couldn’t see the clue after Alex read it. Had it been a DD, I could stop the tape and easily figure it out. But after the Canadian province anagram the other day I guess it was too much to ask.

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Lefty wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:58 pm
The name spelled backwards is Nimajeb
. . . and “Franklin” spelled backwards is Nilknarf.
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