Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Post by theFJguy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:24 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SENATORS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The last names of these 2 current senators, one from Virginia & one from Massachusetts, are anagrams of each other

Lindsay Resnick: 4400-4399=1
Gilbert Collins: 11200-2801=8399 (New Champ)
Flora Leen: 7000-4300=2700

Correct response:
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Warren & Warner (Lindsay – Warren and) (Gilbert – Kerry Aiken & Kaine) (Flora – Warren)

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Lindsay: 1800-1800
Flora: 5200-3000
DD3: Not Found

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Lindsay: 6200
Gilbert: 11200
Flora: 10000

Combined: 27,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:
Lindsay: 1200
Gilbert: 4000
Flora: 1600

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Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:25 pm

DOUBLE TALK $1200: Polka-dot jacket, pants, shirt & tie? It’s this type of fashion folly

That was a never heard of it for me in letting the middle clue cost me a run of the category.

I’m with Alex in being in disbelief that no one could identify the picture one of the most famous actors of all time. It has to be one of those monitor distance things that handicap the players on stage or being thrown by the category and not knowing he appeared in the Serling series.

The powers could anticipate all of the screaming about The Twilight Zone category not finished and added a pop-up graphic too see it here: https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz/features/unused-clues

The FJ! Clue had me testing my weakness with anagrams. I wrote the last name of the MA senator and stared at it. VA senator? Got me. I mentally tried reworking the name I had and could not get anything with Raw- or Ren- It took more than half of the time for me to unjumble it to lock in a no doubt hit once I got there as I have heard of the VA guy.

The players all were left stranded with one name and no match. Gilbert was really in no man’s land as he did have a VA senator, but the wrong one. That would suck for anyone who got messed up the other way in trying to work with (Ed) Markey.

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Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by PanthersFan1 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:05 pm

The Carousel is back. :D

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Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:17 pm

Tricky FJ as Warner just isn't in the news very much. Unless you live in VA or the DC area, or are a political junkie - I'm guessing this polls fairly low and I'm not surprised none of the contestants got it. Gilbert did a good job to come up with an actual name to counter Kaine - pretty impressive for an incorrect response!

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Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by boson » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:43 pm

What depths of hell did this FJ come from?

Wordplay and current senators? yuck. I know there will be people on this board who will get it right, but on the show this FJ is a triple stumper nine times in ten.

I would have wagered zero to begin with and had a lovely doodle for the world to see had I been up there.

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Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Lefty » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:47 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:17 pm
Tricky FJ as Warner just isn't in the news very much. Unless you live in VA or the DC area, or are a political junkie - I'm guessing this polls fairly low and I'm not surprised none of the contestants got it. Gilbert did a good job to come up with an actual name to counter Kaine - pretty impressive for an incorrect response!
He is well known as Larry Fortensky's predecessor. Granted, that was a long time ago and I wasn't sure he was still alive, but once I thought of him, the anagram wasn't hard to figure.
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Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:26 pm

I wonder if this was a Final from an extra ToC board that got pushed into regular play because of the chance it goes stale before the next ToC.
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Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:13 pm

I had Warren...and then nothing for the other name.

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Post by OSXpert » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:31 pm

I had Warren and "Erwan".

As the contestant's answers were revealed, I was able to come up with Warner as a better guess... not that I have heard of the person.

I agree with Alex's Robert Redford surprise. Movies are usually my strongsuit but I did really bad in the marquee names category.

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Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by squarekara » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:45 pm

boson wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:43 pm
What depths of hell did this FJ come from?

Wordplay and current senators? yuck. I know there will be people on this board who will get it right, but on the show this FJ is a triple stumper nine times in ten.

I would have wagered zero to begin with and had a lovely doodle for the world to see had I been up there.
Anagrams and senators will haunt my dreams tonight. The horror! The horror!

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Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:46 pm

Never heard of Warner. But once I thought of Warren, that was the obvious anagram. I'm surprised we had not just one but two contestants who had no guess on the second name. Kudos to Gilbert for coming up with a plausible possibility.

Presidents who died in office is Jeopardy! 101. Don't come to the show without knowing them. It could cost you. They also serve as tent poles between which you can string trivia about presidents who came before and after with approximate dates. That's the advantage of having our presidents die in office at regular intervals. I'd make a joke here involving the word "overdue," but I don't want a visit from the Secret Service.

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Post by Ironhorse » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:00 pm

My initial thoughts for MA Senators were Kennedy and Kerry, neither of whom are currently there (of course, Kennedy is deceased). Fortunately, it didn't take me long to recover and come up with Warren then Warner.
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Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by tiwonge » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:08 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:46 pm
Never heard of Warner. But once I thought of Warren, that was the obvious anagram. I'm surprised we had not just one but two contestants who had no guess on the second name. Kudos to Gilbert for coming up with a plausible possibility.

Presidents who died in office is Jeopardy! 101. Don't come to the show without knowing them. It could cost you. They also serve as tent poles between which you can string trivia about presidents who came before and after with approximate dates. That's the advantage of having our presidents die in office at regular intervals. I'd make a joke here involving the word "overdue," but I don't want a visit from the Secret Service.
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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:11 pm

tiwonge wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:08 pm
Last semester, I mentioned Tecumseh's curse to our team. But it did end with Reagan.
Unless you subscribe to the Zombie Reagan theory.

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Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Peter the accountant » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:14 pm

I joined the players in having an awful game. I'd like to forget it, but it is what it is.

R: 20, W: 6, costing a whopping 7400
Coryat: 4800
FJ: :(
LT: mind. I'm not claiming Redford as I was asking myself if that was him just as Alex was revealing the name.
DD: 0/2

I did OK in the J! round. Ran "hand" and got one or two in all of the other categories.

But I rang in way too much on the DJ round with wrong answers. Soda jerk instead of dishwasher. Pocahontas instead of Sacajawea. India instead of Pakistan. Teddy instead of Harding. Soda jerk was a plain old bad guess. Pocahontas was answering too fast. India was not knowing enough (I thought the river flowed mainly through India. It does not. Not at all.) Roosevelt was an educated, but still wrong, guess. (I'm sure there was a bit of back room dealing to get him to accept the VP job.) I lost points in the DJ round, even though I got twice as many right as wrong. Plus I stared at three full categories.

FJ wasn't happening for me. Had I not given up so quickly, I might have thought of Warren as from MA. But I woudn't know who to anagram that into.

I did instaget the missing Twilight Zone clue!
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Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:16 pm

I guess that knowing the current list of senators isn't something that gets asked in trivia as much as it used to, but I still try to keep up with them anyway, so I got FJ right. I thought that Gilbert was going to win in a big runaway the way that he was playing early on, but Lindsay and Flora persisted.

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Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by nlw44 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:22 pm

Lefty wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:47 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:17 pm
Tricky FJ as Warner just isn't in the news very much. Unless you live in VA or the DC area, or are a political junkie - I'm guessing this polls fairly low and I'm not surprised none of the contestants got it. Gilbert did a good job to come up with an actual name to counter Kaine - pretty impressive for an incorrect response!
He is well known as Larry Fortensky's predecessor. Granted, that was a long time ago and I wasn't sure he was still alive, but once I thought of him, the anagram wasn't hard to figure.
Wrong Warner from Virginia. Elizabeth Taylor's husband was John Warner, who is no longer a senator. The relevant one here is Mark Warner. I don't think they are related.
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Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by spell4yr » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:57 pm

I'm surprised how difficult the FJ is seeming to be. Warren came to mind early on, and then it was very easy to move over to the other senator.

I'd be curious, of those who got the correct answer, how many started with Warren and how many with Warner.

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