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Monday, January 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:55 pm

Game Recap for Show #7671, 2018-01-08

CONTESTANTS
Dave Daniel, a retired security manager from Shelley, Idaho
Jamie Rosler, an event host from Brooklyn, New York
Brandon Brooks, an HR manager from Chicago, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,801)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Hello, everyone, and welcome to our show. I think I'm pretty safe in saying that on Friday last, at the end of the program, the person who was most surprised to see Brandon win the game was Brandon himself.

Brandon: Yeah.

Alex: He had resigned himself to coming in second, but lo and behold, he was the champ. And he's defending today against Jamie and Dave. I'll wish all three of you good luck and put you to work now in the Jeopardy! Round. And here are the categories you have to deal with...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
NOT CLOSE ENOUGH FOR JAZZ (5/5)
LET THERE BE LIGHTING! (5/5)
HANDY ADVICE (3/5)
WORDS MADE UP OF ROMAN NUMERALS (5/5)
THE SPANISH INQUISITION (1/3, including 1 missed Daily Double)
2.0 (3/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Dave: 10 R (including 2 rebounds), 1 W
Brandon: 6 R, 3 W
Jamie: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 3 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 5
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,000



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Dave: $3,800
Jamie: $1,000
Brandon: $800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Dave Daniel is from Shelley, Idaho. Dave, I have some friends in central California whose home has suffered because of raccoons. You seem to look at raccoons in a more positive light. Tell me about that.

Dave: My wife was very successful as a veterinary assistant with neonatal animals--kittens and puppies. When the veterinarian started to get calls with orphaned raccoons, she got the call. And we've raised, over the years, several dozen of them. We teach them to forage and how to feed themselves and take care and release them very deep into the Idaho woods. So the raccoons in your friends' or your garbage cans are not our raccoons.

Alex: Okay.

[Laughter]

Dave: Ours are being responsible.

Alex: Thank you very much for that.




Alex: Jamie Rosler, you're an event host. My daughter did some of that also, but you are also a nondenominational minister, and you've officiated at some weddings.

Jamie: I have. I've officiated two weddings. I was ordained to marry my brother and sister-in-law in June 2014, and I married my friends, Nicole and Rob, a couple of Octobers ago. And it's a lot of fun. It makes the ceremony really personalized, and I like to inject some humor into it. It doesn't have to be all, you know, sappy stuff.

Alex: Terrific.




Alex: Brandon Brooks from Chicago, Illinois, is our champion. A big fan of the color purple.

Brandon: Yes, I am.

Alex: How big a fan?

Brandon: So, a very big fan. My mom died around 20 years ago, and her favorite color was the color purple, so I watched the movie, like, at least 20 times. Loved The Color Purple. I went to Northwestern--

Alex: Uh-huh.

Brandon: --which is the color purple. And I'm wearing purple today, Alex.

Alex: Good.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jamie found the Daily Double on the 28th clue. Brandon had $1,800, Jamie had $1,200, and Dave was at $5,800. Jamie wagered $600.

THE SPANISH INQUISITION $600: When people fled the Inquisition, sometimes they were found guilty in absentia & burned this way
(Jamie: What is... at the stake?)
...
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
HANDY ADVICE $400: In 1914 Popular Mechanics suggested affixing a V-shaped guide to the door to find this when coming home at night
(Brandon: What is the garage?)

HANDY ADVICE $800: Paraffin wax on the hinges

2.0 $600: This 1987 rollout was the first bundled with Word & Excel, making it tough on competing apps
(Jamie: What is Microsoft Office?)
(Dave: What is Microsoft XP?)

2.0 $1000: In 2017 this Uber CEO took a leave of absence so he could work on "Travis 2.0"

THE SPANISH INQUISITION $200: The Inquisition was formed in Spain to combat this 6-letter type of thought at odds with orthodox doctrine

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Dave: $5,800
Brandon: $1,800
Jamie: $600
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Post by Archivists » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:55 pm

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
NATIONAL COATS OF ARMS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
THERMODYNAMICS (4/5)
WOMEN'S FIRSTS (4/5)
BROADWAY MUSICALS BY SONGS (3/5)
BRITISH AUTHORS (3/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
THAT'S OXYMORONIC (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jamie: 10 R (including 2 rebounds and 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Brandon: 7 R, 1 W
Dave: 5 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 7
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $12,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jamie snagged the next Daily Double on the 20th clue. Brandon had $6,200, Jamie had $2,600, and Dave was at $9,800. Jamie wagered $1,000.

BRITISH AUTHORS $800: Following World War II, he built an estate in Jamaica called Goldeneye

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Jamie who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 29th clue. Brandon had $7,800, Jamie had $8,000, and Dave was at $9,800. Jamie wagered $2,000.

NATIONAL COATS OF ARMS $1200: This animal adorns the coat of arms of the Ivory Coast
(Jamie: What is the zebra?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
BROADWAY MUSICALS BY SONGS $1600: "It Only Takes A Moment" & "Before The Parade Passes By"

BROADWAY MUSICALS BY SONGS $2000: "What's Inside" & "What Baking Can Do"

THERMODYNAMICS $1600: There's a law that comes before the First Law of Thermodynamics; physicist Ralph Fowler gave it this 6-letter name

WOMEN'S FIRSTS $2000: It was the field of Maria Mitchell, the first woman member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

BRITISH AUTHORS $1600: His first literary success, "Eye of the Needle" was originally published as "Storm Island"

BRITISH AUTHORS $2000: Banned upon publication, this author's "The Rainbow" was described by one magistrate as "utter filth"
(Jamie: Who is Oscar Wilde?)
...
(Jamie: Oh! The other one.)

NATIONAL COATS OF ARMS $1600: The double white cross on its coat of arms represents Stephen I, the country's first king

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Dave: $9,800
Brandon: $8,600
Jamie: $6,000

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. PRESIDENTS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place.
Dave: Wager $7,401 to cover Brandon.
Brandon: You're faced with a legitimate choice in strategy. You can either choose to cover Jamie, hoping that you give the correct response and Dave doesn't, in which case you'll want to wager $3,401 to cover Jamie's doubled score, but no more than $6,200 if you want to top Dave on a Triple Stumper; or bet up to $2,599 and win if both Dave and Jamie miss Final.
Jamie: If you think Brandon is going to wager to cover you, try wagering less than $800 to beat Dave and Brandon on the Triple Stumper; or, if you think Brandon is going to wager small in hopes of a Triple Stumper, wager between $2,601 (venusian, to top a $0 wager by Brandon) and $6,000 (martian, which may win in some cases but may also risk dropping you from second to third place if you get Final wrong).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He became an ex-president while flying over a point 13 miles southwest of Jefferson City, Missouri

FINAL SCORES
Jamie: $6,000 + $4,001 = $10,001 (Who is Nixon?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Brandon: $8,600 + $8,000 = $16,600 (Who is Nixon) (2-day champion: $27,401)
Dave: $9,800 - $7,799 = $2,001 (Who was Truman?) (3rd place: $1,000)
(Alex: [To Jamie] Gerald Ford was taking the Oath of Office.)
...
(Alex: [To Dave] Sidetracked with the mention of Missouri, I guess.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $15,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Dave: $9,800, 15 R, 2 W
Brandon: $8,600, 13 R, 4 W
Jamie: $8,400, 16 R (including 1 DD), 5 W (including 2 DDs)
Combined Coryat: $26,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Jamie: 17/61 = .279
Dave: 15/58 = .259
Brandon: 14/58 = .241
Team: 46/63 = .730

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
WORDS MADE UP OF ROMAN NUMERALS $1000: Absolutely furious!
(Brandon: Oh, goodness. What is mad?)

LET THERE BE LIGHTING! $400: Far out, man! It's the groovy name for the special ultraviolet lamp in use here

LET THERE BE LIGHTING! $800: The first electric street lights were Yablochkov candles, a type of this 3-letter lamp
(Jamie: What is gas lamp?)

2.0 $400: In 2016, its new president, Gianni Infantino unveiled a plan called this troubled sporting organization 2.0

NOT CLOSE ENOUGH FOR JAZZ $200: Not quite--this pianist's name isn't Felonious Funk

NOT CLOSE ENOUGH FOR JAZZ $400: Brother of Branford, this trumpet legend doesn't go by Clinton, but by this name
(Brandon: Who is Winston Marsalis?)
(Alex: Say it again.)
(Brandon: Winston Marsalis?)

NOT CLOSE ENOUGH FOR JAZZ $600: It's not Stan Lee or Stan Musial, it's this cool school sax man

NOT CLOSE ENOUGH FOR JAZZ $800: Close, but despite the sweetness of his guitar, this Belgian-born Gypsy wasn't known as Mango Seinfeld
(Alex: With less than a minute now.)

NOT CLOSE ENOUGH FOR JAZZ $1000: So close--Benny Goodman's percussive prince wasn't Dean Cooper but rather this

WOMEN'S FIRSTS $400: In the 1930s, Regina Jonas became the first woman officially ordained this & was a chaplain in Berlin's Jewish hospital

WOMEN'S FIRSTS $1600: In 2014, she began her tenure as the first female chair of the Federal Reserve system

NATIONAL COATS OF ARMS $400: South Africa's coat of arms has a club called a knobkierie & this pointed weapon, shown peacefully lying down
(Brandon: What is a sword?)

NATIONAL COATS OF ARMS $2000: The shield on Zambia's coat of arms features black & white stripes representing this natural wonder
(Dave: What is a zebra?)

NATIONAL COATS OF ARMS $800: (Alex presents the clue from the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C.) Adopted in 1921, Canada's coat of arms bears the symbols of four of its founding nations--three lions for England, one lion for Scotland, the fleur-de-lis for France & the harp of Tara for this country

CORRECT RESPONSES
burned in effigy
the keyhole
how do you fix a squeaky door
Microsoft Windows 2.0
Travis Kalanick
heresy
Ian Fleming
elephant
Hello, Dolly!
Waitress
zeroth
astronomy
Ken Follett
D.H. Lawrence
Hungary
Richard Nixon
livid
a blacklight
an arc lamp
FIFA
Thelonious Monk
Wynton Marsalis
Stan Getz
Django Reinhardt
Gene Krupa
a rabbi
Janet Yellen
a spear
Victoria Falls
Ireland
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Re: Monday, January 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by theFJguy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:02 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. PRESIDENTS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He became an ex-president while flying over a point 13 miles southwest of Jefferson City, Missouri

Brandon Brooks: 8600+8000=16600 (2x = $27,401)
Jamie Rosler: 6000+4001=10001
Dave Daniel: 9800-7799=2001

Correct response:
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Richard Nixon (Dave – Truman)

Daily Doubles
Jamie: 1200-600
Jamie: 2600+1000
Jamie: 8000-2000

Coryats
Brandon: 8600
Jamie: 8400
Dave: 9800

Combined: 26,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:
Brandon: 1800
Jamie: 600
Dave: 5800

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Re: Monday, January 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:05 pm

There was some audible clicky buzzer stuff going on the first segment that thankfully disappeared after the break.

Dave was wearing a different outfit in the game than what was shown on the J! page. I got fooled into thinking he was going to win.

Two clues remained hidden in the J! round, but the DJ! round being completed was an improvement from last week.

The weekly poll will have Dave’s incorrect response and I’ll be checking it. All I can do is shake my head as I had the right logic to consider the correct response and I allowed myself to still take the bait to go the wrong way. What slowed down my thinking was also having Clinton in the mix in that MO is a state away from AR.

Taking time to think whether the Clintons were still in D.C. when W. took over wasted time.

Congrats to Brandon for finally putting the brakes on the merry-go-round that had been on an extended ride of non-repeating champs.

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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:45 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:05 pm
Dave was wearing a different outfit in the game than what was shown on the J! page. I got fooled into thinking he was going to win.
According to Lindsay (on tomorrow, also carrying over from last week), Dave was the other carryover player.
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Post by squarekara » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:31 pm

Here's another one who answered FJ the same as Dave. As a kid, I was dragged down to
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San Clemente
to witness a certain someone's helicopter touching down that evening. And my mom still serves in the docent guild of
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The Nixon Presidential Library.
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Post by Peter the accountant » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:23 pm

R: 24, W: 4, costing 4400
Coryat: 11800
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: heresy, (in effigy), Hello, Dolly!, squeaky door, (elephant)

Had to slow down just a bit on the Hello, Dolly response since "It Only Takes A Moment" is recycled in Wall-E, which was an important movie for my son when it came out.

My immediate reaction to FJ was the right one, then I had to spend a bunch of time convincing myself that the current President attends the inauguration of his successor. To become an ex-President while flying would have to be an unusual event, like, say, a resignation. It helps that the event happened during my formative years, so I remember the whole resignation quite distinctly. I even remember that the plane itself changed call signs during the flight, from Air Force One to SAM 26000 (or maybe 27000 - I don't recall which aircraft was used for that particular flight).

It was good to finally see both a board cleared and a repeat champion. I will say that this string of one day champs is a good reminder of how tenuous that champ status can be. A couple of bad categories and a strong opponent or two and it's gone.

FJ wagering was unusual today. Dave's standard wager would be 7401. Brandon could wager 6199 to stay above Dave if they both missed and to stay ahead of Jamie if they both were right. Jamie risked falling below 2400 - the standard amount Dave would have if wrong. So by my cipherin', all three wagers were too big.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:29 pm

For some reason, half of my channels aren't showing closed captioning. I think Spectrum has the hiccups.

"Heresy" was also extremely tough for $200. Can we poll that?

I didn't have a single bit of recognition in the Musicals category. Evita was a musical?!

England had a civil war?!? How was I supposed to figure that one out?!

"Pointed weapon" was massive negbait for sword. After it was negged, I had no idea what to guess.

Lach trash: squeaky door

No guess on FJ! The wording to me suggested a plane crash, and I'm pretty sure no presidents to date have died in one. Missouri led me nowhere, since I couldn't recall if any presidents were from Missouri.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:41 pm

Instaget FJ, then immediately doubted myself, wondering if Missouri was the bigger hint,
Peter the accountant wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:23 pm
then I had to spend a bunch of time convincing myself that the current President attends the inauguration of his successor. To become an ex-President while flying would have to be an unusual event, like, say, a resignation.
Switching to the wrong answer would've annoyed me for weeks.

Jamie could've won had she slowed down and thought her DD answers through. In absentia -> not there to be burned -> effigy. Ivory -> elephant. I hate to quibble with the wagers of someone who missed 2/3 DDs anyway, but that 600 bet at the end of the J! round was awful, and betting 1000 on a DD in the 800 box while down 7k wasn't much better.

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Post by heppm01 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:53 pm

Instaget FJ. My only niggling doubt was due to my ignorance of how the power of an acting president is returned to the president once he is able to resume his duties (thinking specifically of when Reagan underwent colon surgery and GHW Bush ascended, and then Reagan resumed later that same day).

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Post by Cyric29 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:05 pm

Instaget on FJ, but then I started pondering who else could the clue possibly be referencing. Only thing I could think of was the macabre, JFK becoming an ex-president while LBJ took the Oath of Office on Air Force One...

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Post by Bartleby » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:07 pm

First thought for final was: "Nixon" (since outgoing presidents ceremonially leave after the inauguration and he departed under decidedly different circumstances). Second thought: "this clue is massive negbait for Truman" and I wouldn't have been surprised if all three contestants went with him.
I would prefer not to.

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Post by Ironhorse » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:09 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:29 pm
"Heresy" was also extremely tough for $200.
No it really wasn't.
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Post by Bartleby » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:20 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:09 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:29 pm
"Heresy" was also extremely tough for $200.
No it really wasn't.
I was thrown off by the wording, immediately thinking "heretical" thought but wasn't able to backtrack to "heresy" for the required six-letter word in time.
I would prefer not to.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:23 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:09 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:29 pm
"Heresy" was also extremely tough for $200.
No it really wasn't.
Then why was it a stand and stare?
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Post by Category 13 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:24 pm

Cyric29 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:05 pm
Instaget on FJ, but then I started pondering who else could the clue possibly be referencing. Only thing I could think of was the macabre, JFK becoming an ex-president while LBJ took the Oath of Office on Air Force One...
Bartleby wrote: Second thought: "this clue is massive negbait for Truman" and I wouldn't have been surprised if all three contestants went with him.
That clue couldn't have been any more obvious if it were asking who took office on board Air Force One.
I wouldn't even qualify it as neg-bait, as you don't put limburger cheese in a mouse trap.
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Post by Bartleby » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:25 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:23 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:09 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:29 pm
"Heresy" was also extremely tough for $200.
No it really wasn't.
Then why was it a stand and stare?
See my post above ^^^
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Post by Bartleby » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:32 pm

Category 13 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Cyric29 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:05 pm
Instaget on FJ, but then I started pondering who else could the clue possibly be referencing. Only thing I could think of was the macabre, JFK becoming an ex-president while LBJ took the Oath of Office on Air Force One...
Bartleby wrote: Second thought: "this clue is massive negbait for Truman" and I wouldn't have been surprised if all three contestants went with him.
That clue couldn't have been any more obvious if it were asking who took office on board Air Force One.
I wouldn't even qualify it as neg-bait, as you don't put limburger cheese in a mouse trap.
Um, what you talkin' 'bout, Category 13?!
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Post by DBear » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:44 pm

Disappointed that the contestants ran away from Spanish Inquisition and left it unfinished.
Pointed weapon + Africa = spear, every time.
6600 trash: How to fix a squeaky door, Windows 2.0, heresy (easy peasy), in effigy DD (WECIB), zeroth (another WECIB), Hungary, elephant DD (Ivory Coast, c'mon!). Got FJ by the same reasoning as Peter the Accountant. :D
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Post by nlw44 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:45 pm

The thing about this FJ is that I'm not sure if it is technically correct. Yes, the plane Nixon was on became a different designation at the moment Ford took the oath of office, based on the pilot's recollection (as noted at thejeopardyfan.com), but my understanding is that Ford really became the president and Nixon became an ex-president the moment Nixon's letter of resignation was accepted by Kissinger. The timing of the oath of office should be immaterial.

This logic also follows from the idea that a new president becomes official at noon on Jan 20th, regardless of the actual timing of the oath of office. This was discussed a good deal when President Obama's first oath was somewhat mangled by the justice giving it. Obama was president in any case, although his non-fans wanted to believe otherwise.
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