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Friday, October 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6450, 2012-10-05

CONTESTANTS
Jeff Huong, a recent law-school graduate from Sandy Springs, Georgia
Mike Lonesky, a federal investigator from Clinton, New York
Brendan O'Connor, an Internet security engineer from San Francisco, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,201)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. And thank you, ladies and gentlemen. We have a really good time on Jeopardy! in those weeks when the contestants find a match in categories that they really enjoy because then they perform a lot better and they earn a lot more money. This week has been a pretty good example. Most of the shows have been like that. Will today match those shows? Mike and Jeff are the newcomers. Welcome aboard. Brendan, nice to see you again. Gentlemen, signaling buttons in your hands, and here come the categories. First off...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
50th ANNIVERSARIES IN MUSIC (4/5)
THE NAME OF THE WIND (1/3)
"C_N_N" (4/5) (Alex: Each correct response will begin with the letter "C", and there will be at least two N's in the rest of the word.)
A COLORFUL CATEGORY (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
MISSOURI LOVES COMPANIES (3/5)
LITERATURE QUOTES: ONE WORD OFF (3/5) (Alex: You have to give us the correct word.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Mike: 11 R, 1 W
Jeff: 5 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Brendan: 4 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 8
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,200



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Brendan: $1,400
Mike: $1,200
Jeff: -$200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Jeff Huong is from Sandy Springs, Georgia, and he's a big fan of a new show that I am not familiar with.

Jeff: [Chuckles] I'm a big fan of the My Little Pony show, which has been an Internet phenomenon recently. I started watching it 'cause some of my friends like to watch it, and it's kind of nice. It's sort like a sitcom, where everything ends up nice in the end.

Alex: Okay.




Alex: Mike Lonesky is from Clinton, New York. He's a federal investigator who also plays a rather unusual sport.

Mike: Yeah, I play men's roller derby for a team in Utica, New York, called the Quadfathers.

Alex: And what's your nickname? They all have nicknames.

Mike: Sure. Yeah. One of my favorite things in the world is the haunted mansion at Disney World. So, the ride vehicles in the haunted mansion are called Doom Buggies, and that's my name, is "Doom Buggy".

Alex: "Doom Buggy".

Mike: Correct.

Alex: You like putting your opponents over the rail?

Mike: Yes. Well, we don't play on a banked track, like it used to be. We play on a flat track 'cause it's easier to store. You just put tape down. So there's no rails, but, you know, I hit people into the crowd, so... [Chuckles] That's always good.

Alex: Okay. That's a good way to get rid of your...

Mike: Aggression.

Alex: ...Aggression, yes.




Alex: Brendan O'Connor, computer hacker.

Brendan: Yes.

Alex: So you're a dishonest person.

Brendan: Oh, I think I'm a very honest person.

Alex: Really?

Brendan: My company pays me to find security holes before the bad guys do.

Alex: Oh!

Brendan: So I need to be honest.

Alex: So, you're one of the guys we come to, to say, "How can I protect myself against having someone get into my stuff?"

Brendan: Absolutely. One of the good guys.

Alex: All right.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jeff found the Daily Double on the 15th clue. Brendan had $1,400, Mike had $1,200, and Jeff was at $800. Jeff wagered $1,000.

A COLORFUL CATEGORY $800: This patriot militia was established in 1770 in present-day Bennington, Vermont

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
MISSOURI LOVES COMPANIES $800: The brands of Brown Shoe Company, based in St. Louis, naturally include this little boy

MISSOURI LOVES COMPANIES $1000: The headquarters of this company, founded by two brothers, is in a Kansas City building the color of an eye shade.

50th ANNIVERSARIES IN MUSIC $1000: Paddy Moloney founded this Irish folk band 50 years ago & they're still going strong today

THE NAME OF THE WIND $200: It's the warm, dry wind that comes down the eastern slope of the Rockies; the term also can precede "salmon"
(Brendan: What is running?)
(Jeff: What is Pacific?)

"C_N_N" $1000: French word for a roll or twist of hair worn at the back of a woman's head

LITERATURE QUOTES: ONE WORD OFF $600: "And the answer came, in a shrill treble: 'Good-bye, Mr. Spock'"

LITERATURE QUOTES: ONE WORD OFF $1000: "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking Grandma"

THE NAME OF THE WIND $600: A story set in this city says Santa Ana winds make "wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks"

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Mike: $5,000
Jeff: $2,400
Brendan: $1,800

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Re: Friday, October 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
YOU HAD ME AT SHALOM (5/5)
FASHION (3/3)
A RIVER RUNS TO IT (2/5, including 1 missed Daily Double) (Alex: We're obviously inspired by a movie in [*]--not through it.)
PUTTING THE "POP" IN POP CULTURE (4/5)
HOMOPHONES (3/5)
AFRICAN-AMERICAN INVENTORS (3/3, including 1 correct Daily Double) I'm Kareem Abdul-Jabar with clues about the lost history of African-American inventors from my book "What Color Is Your World?"

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Mike: 11 R (including 1 DD), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Brendan: 5 R, 0 W
Jeff: 4 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 26
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Mike snagged the next Daily Double on the 13th clue. Brendan had $2,200, Mike had $12,200, and Jeff was at $2,800. Mike wagered $1,200.

A RIVER RUNS TO IT $2000: The Vistula:
this sea
(Mike: What is the Black Sea?)
(Alex: No, you're in the right part of the world, of course, but [*].)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Mike who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 22nd clue. Brendan had $5,800, Mike had $15,000, and Jeff was at $2,000. Mike wagered $400.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN INVENTORS $1200: (Kareem Abdul-Jabar delivers the clue.) Dr. Charles Drew saved the lives of soldiers & civilians in WWII when he improved blood banks by finding a long-term storage method for this blood liquid

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
PUTTING THE "POP" IN POP CULTURE $1600: Hendrix heard a Who & Lou Rawls, too, at this June 16-18, 1967 California event

A RIVER RUNS TO IT $400: The Yakima:
to this larger Pacific Northwest river
(Alex: It runs to the Ca--[*]--not California.)

A RIVER RUNS TO IT $1600: The Hudson:
"Upper" this Bay
(Alex: Upper [*] Bay.)

HOMOPHONES $800: Against, or a song's "paragraphs"
(Jeff: What is stanza?)

HOMOPHONES $2000: Extremely unpleasant, or what the Brits call variety meats

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Mike: $15,400 (lock game)
Brendan: $5,800
Jeff: $5,600

PREFINAL REMARKS
(Kareem Abdul-Jabar delivers a footnote before the commercial break before Final Jeopardy.) These inventors could not have achieved what they did without learning from those who came before them. As Isaac Newton put it, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." And so, these inventors have become the giants upon whose shoulders others have stood.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
POETRY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; three-quarters for second place.
Mike: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $3,799 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Brendan: Wager $5,401 to cover Jeff.
Jeff: Risk between $201 and $5,200, covering Brendan's $0 bet.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Her most famous poem was written for a December 1883 art & literary auction to benefit the Pedestal Fund

FINAL SCORES
Jeff: $5,600 - $5,000 = $600 (Who is E. B. Browning) (3rd place: $1,000)
Brendan: $5,800 - $1,337 = $4,463 (Who is Dickinson?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Mike: $15,400 - $999 = $14,401 (Who is Ezra Pound) (New champion: $14,401)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $12,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Mike: $17,400, 22 R (including 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Brendan: $5,800, 9 R, 1 W
Jeff: $5,400, 9 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Combined Coryat: $28,600

BATTING AVERAGES
Mike: 22/60 = .367
Brendan: 9/58 = .155
Jeff: 9/59 = .153
Team: 40/63 = .635

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
MISSOURI LOVES COMPANIES $600: Monsanto specializes in these, like corn, canola & cotton ones
(Mike: What are oils?)

YOU HAD ME AT SHALOM $400: A memorial outside Israel's Knesset honoring Israel's fallen soldiers was inspired by the burning bush story in this Bible book
(Alex: [*] is the book.)

PUTTING THE "POP" IN POP CULTURE $2000: We're thinking about going to the style of this VH1 show

A RIVER RUNS TO IT $1200: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a map on a monitor.) The Indus River rises in Tibet and flows 1800 miles through South Asia before emptying into this sea that shares its name with an adjacent peninsula

AFRICAN-AMERICAN INVENTORS $400: (Kareem Abdul-Jabar delivers the clue.) The son of slaves who taught himself to be a draftsman, Lewis Latimer drew the blueprints for this man's telephone patent, which won a patent race

AFRICAN-AMERICAN INVENTORS $800: (Kareem Abdul-Jabar delivers the clue.) Granville T. Woods enabled moving trains to communicate with each other & with railray stations, reducing collisions & saving lives via the electric induction telegraph, which used existing telegraph lines & a coil in the train to produce this field around the train

CORRECT RESPONSES
the Green Mountain Boys
Buster Brown
H&R Block
the Chieftains
chinook
a chignon
"Chips"
"thirteen"
Los Angeles
the Baltic Sea
plasma
Monterey Pop
the Columbia River
New York
versus / verses
awful / offal
Emma Lazarus
seeds
Exodus
Pop-up Video
the Arabian Sea
(Alexander Graham) Bell
electromagnetic

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Re: Friday, October 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jeff6286 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:20 pm

Poetry
Her most famous poem was written for a December 1883 art & literary auction to benefit the pedestal fund.

SpoilerShow
Who is Emma Lazarus? Jeff said E.B. (Elizabeth Barrett) Browning; Brendan said Emily Dickinson; Mike said Ezra Pound.

Mike Lonesky: $15,400-$999=$14,401...now a 1-day champion with $14,401
Brendan O'Connor: $5,800-$1,337=$4,463
Jeff Huong: $5,600-$5,000=$600
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Re: Friday, October 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Case » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:50 pm

Really? Pedastal + female poet = Emma Lazarus. Especially when "fundraiser" was thrown in there. I think one guy was on the right track with Ezra, although clearly wrong because of the whole "woman" thing. Sigh. So, two days in a row, two literature FJs, and instead of a triple get, we get a TS.

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Post by thenextofken » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:56 pm

Had Pop Up Videos, not Video. Judges?

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Post by TreehugginCowgirl » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:56 pm

Oooooh, this FJ made me crazy. I knew exactly where it was pointing, but I didn't have the name.

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Post by TreehugginCowgirl » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:00 pm

thenextofken wrote:Had Pop Up Videos, not Video. Judges?
They've been sticklers about that lately, so I'd say no.

I may have sung that answer. :)

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:02 pm

Was Alex talking to TPH when he pointed out all the TOMs in the answer?

Instaget for me. My first thought was Emily Lazarus, then just wrote down her last name so I didn't make any mistakes, though I did have her correct first name in time.

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Post by econgator » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:32 pm

What the hell does that fact that the building is the color of an eyeshade have to do with the H&R Block building?

Lazarus never occurred to me. I went with Browning.

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Post by BADuBois » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:40 pm

Damn... out of the five shows this week, I only missed one FJ... *mine!*

Lazarus came right to mind... thanks to the cluttered attic that's installed above my shoulders.

And since it's Friday night here in southeastern N.H., that can only mean one thing: the ever so-exciting Patriots All Access Pre-game show is broadcasted by the Boston CBS affiliate and pre-empts "Jeopardy!", which is then bumped to 2:07 a.m. on Saturday morning. This results in two things:

1. Most friends and family didn't see my appearance last week.

2. And since we don't have a DVR, I'm going to miss Brendan's appearance tonight, to see how the *other* Brendan does this season.

Well, I'll check in with the board later.
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Post by StevenH » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:57 pm

This wasn't a great board but there was some good Lach trash.

I totally blanked on the FJ clue. The "pedestal" TOM got me nowhere.

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Post by alietr » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:58 pm

That was a TS? Oy vey!

Doesn't it suck when that happens, Brendan?

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Post by billy pilgrim » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:59 pm

econgator wrote:What the hell does that fact that the building is the color of an eyeshade have to do with the H&R Block building?

Lazarus never occurred to me. I went with Browning.
Accountants used to wear them.
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Post by Bamaman » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:04 pm

econgator wrote:What the hell does that fact that the building is the color of an eyeshade have to do with the H&R Block building?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_eyeshade

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Post by bpmod » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:08 pm

Oh! That eyeshade.

Brian
...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:09 pm

bpmod wrote:Oh! That eyeshade.

Brian
Yeah, it made sense afterwards, but said Avon to begin with.

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Post by billy pilgrim » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:13 pm

Bamaman wrote:
bpmod wrote:Oh! That eyeshade.

Brian
Yeah, it made sense afterwards, but said Avon to begin with.
Maybe they could have sold some of that to Ezra Pound- that was one unattractive female.
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Post by Paucle » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:13 pm

Still haven't missed an FJ this season. I sense a Monday crash and burn.

I wish the J! writers would stop calling a DD a video DD simply because there's someone else besides Alex giving the clue on video.
Video DDs used to mean you need a pic or short film to identify the answer.

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Post by billy pilgrim » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:20 pm

In what language are "verses' and "versus' homophones?
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Post by marpocky » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:29 pm

billy pilgrim wrote:In what language are "verses' and "versus' homophones?
Native English speaker who grew up in the midwest here, and I've always pronounced them the exact same way.

At the risk of going all TPH on you guys, I've NHO Emma Lazarus. Poetry (and literature in general) is not a strong suit for me.

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