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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed May 08, 2013 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6603, 2013-05-08

2013 College Championship quarterfinal game 3.

CONTESTANTS
Trevor Walker, a sophomore at MIT from Miami Shores, Florida
Taylor Roth, a junior at Baylor University from Plano, Texas
Paige Radtke, a sophomore from the University of Colorado at Boulder from Fort Collins, Colorado

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our program. This is the third of our quarterfinal matches. I must admit that I really love the color combination on those hoodies. Colorado, Baylor, and MIT. Welcome aboard. Good luck. Here comes the Jeopardy! Round for you. And these are your categories.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
BAD JOB INTERVIEW RESPONSES (4/5)
WEB MUSIC PARODIES (5/5)
YES, THEY WILL (3/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
"SIN"ONYMS (3/5)
WHAT DEGREE ARE YOU GETTING? (3/5)
ECONOMICS (3/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Trevor: 7 R, 1 W
Taylor: 7 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Paige: 7 R, 3 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 9
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,200



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Trevor: $2,400
Paige: $1,800
Taylor: -$400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Trevor Walker, I suspect, has a good sense of humor because he did something on Facebook that I'd like you tell the folks about. You changed your Facebook picture?

Trevor: Yes, to a picture of President Obama when he was in college, and all my friends were like, "Trevor, this is such a great picture of you. You look so great." And I was like, "that's not me."

[Laughter]

Alex: And did they then ask you, "well, then, why did you do it?"

Trevor: Yeah, I've actually always been told that I look like Obama, and so I did that, and then they were all fooled.

Alex: Just for fun. Hey, that's great. All right.




Alex: Taylor Roth is from Plano, Texas, a major in psychology. She's a junior at Baylor University. And I would say your hair today is auburn, is that correct?

Taylor: Yes, it is.

Alex: It has not always been auburn.

Taylor: It definitely hasn't. In the past two years, I've gone through a phase where I change my hair color a lot. It's been pink, it's been purple, it's been blue, just kind of whatever my mood is.

Alex: So, it depends on your mood?

Taylor: It does.

Alex: Okay. And this indicates what?

Taylor: Calmness.

[Laughter]

Alex: Okay, you have to be a little--

Taylor: And competitiveness.

Alex: Competitive --that's good. Okay.




Alex: Paige Radtke is from Fort Collins, Colorado, and you got a pretty impressive fellowship recently. Tell us about that.

Paige: Yes, I did, Alex. This summer I'm gonna do a biomedical research internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Alex: And you're gonna be specializing or studying in what area?

Paige: Polycystic kidney disease.

Alex: Kidney disease?

Paige: Yeah. Correct.

Alex: Okay. Find a solution soon.

Paige: I hope so.

Alex: Some of us need you.

[Laughter]

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Taylor found the Daily Double on the 24th clue. Paige had $2,800, Taylor had $1,800, and Trevor was at $2,800. Taylor wagered $800.

YES, THEY WILL $800: His 1821 will, written on St. Helena, stipulated that his ashes be scattered "on the banks of the Seine"

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
"SIN"ONYMS $200: Synonym for unattached

"SIN"ONYMS $1000: Synonym for Sri Lankan

WHAT DEGREE ARE YOU GETTING? $400: (Kelly of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, point one arm at the North Star & the other at the horizon--the angle between the two will give you roughly where you are on the earth in degrees of this

WHAT DEGREE ARE YOU GETTING? $600: Under California law, killing someone while you're carjacking him is this crime
(Trevor: What is aggravated assault?)
(Taylor: What is manslaughter?)
(Paige: What is grand larceny?)

BAD JOB INTERVIEW RESPONSES $600: "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" Replacing Kirk Hammett as lead guitarist of this "Unforgiven" band

YES, THEY WILL $600: This actress who died in 1962 left her personal effects to her mentor Lee Strasberg
(Paige: Who is Grace Kelly?)

YES, THEY WILL $1000: This 19th c. British novelist asked to be buried on Mount Vaea in Samoa "under the wide and starry sky"
(Paige: Who is Kipling?)

ECONOMICS $800: Oddly, "The Economist" defines this, MFN for short, as at least equal treatment in trade

ECONOMICS $1000: George Akerlof won a Nobel for his theory of this "lopsided" type of info, meaning one party knows more than the other

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Taylor: $3,600
Trevor: $3,000
Paige: $1,800

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE FIRST MILLENNIUM (2/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
RECENT TITLE ROLE PLAYING (4/5)
TRANSPORTATIQN (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
THE BOOK BOOK (4/5)
ISLANDS (3/5)
THE J-5 (5/5) (Alex: Five-letter words that all begin with the letter "J.")

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Paige: 10 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Trevor: 7 R (including 2 rebounds and 1 DD), 2 W
Taylor: 5 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 8
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $12,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Paige snagged the next Daily Double on the 8th clue. Paige had $1,800, Taylor had $4,800, and Trevor was at $5,000. Paige wagered $800.

TRANSPORTATIQN $1200: You can see Mount Fuji in the background as one of these, with a ballistic name, speeds by

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Trevor who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 22nd clue. Paige had $1,400, Taylor had $5,600, and Trevor was at $9,000. Trevor wagered $2,000.

THE FIRST MILLENNIUM $800: Pliny the Younger wrote that fumes from its eruption probably killed his uncle "by blocking his windpipe"

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ISLANDS $400: In 1906 Britain transferred the territory of Papua on this island to the jurisdiction of Australia

ISLANDS $1600: Founded by Bounty mutineers, it's now encouraging immigration because its small population of about 50 is aging

TRANSPORTATIQN $1600: These have 3 types of brakes--wheel, track & emergency --so no fear of runaway carnage at Fisherman's Wharf
(Trevor: What are roller coasters?)

THE BOOK BOOK $2000: A hidden book by this ancient Greek is at the heart of the Umberto Eco thriller "The Name of the Rose"

RECENT TITLE ROLE PLAYING $1600: "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"
(Paige: Who is Ben Stiller?)

THE FIRST MILLENNIUM $1200: In 452 Pope Leo I met this warrior known as the "Scourge of God" & persuaded him not to sack Rome

THE FIRST MILLENNIUM $1600: In 759 this "diminutive" father of Charlemagne extended his rule to the Pyrenees

THE FIRST MILLENNIUM $2000: In 430 St. Augustine died in this North African port after 34 years as its bishop

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Trevor: $13,800 (lock game)
Taylor: $6,000
Paige: $3,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FAMOUS ENGLISHMEN

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; crush for second place.
Trevor: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $1,799 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Taylor: Wager $1,601 to cover Paige.
Paige: You have the hope of surpassing Taylor for second place if you come up with the correct response or if your opponent fails to. Bet between $600 and $3,798.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
On the eve of his 200th birthday in 2009, the Church of England offered him "an apology for misunderstanding you"

FINAL SCORES
Paige: $3,800 - $2,201 = $1,599 (Who is Newton?) (2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated)
Taylor: $6,000 - $5,999 = $1 (Who is Thomas More?) (3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated)
Trevor: $13,800 - $1,799 = $12,001 (Who Wilde) (Automatic semifinalist)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $18,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Trevor: $12,600, 14 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Taylor: $6,000, 12 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Paige: $4,200, 17 R (including 1 DD), 6 W
Combined Coryat: $22,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Paige: 17/59 = .288
Trevor: 14/59 = .237
Taylor: 12/59 = .203
Team: 43/63 = .683

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
BAD JOB INTERVIEW RESPONSES $1000: "What do you bring to the company?" My pet, a naked this... I have him with me today

ECONOMICS $400: In fiscal 2011 Uncle Sam paid $230 billion in this, quite a bit of it on loans from Asia
(Alex: [*] on the national debt -- you are right.)

ISLANDS $2000: Immortalized by Alexandre Dumas, this isle in the Tuscan archipelago has been infested with black rats in recent years
(Paige: What is Monte Carlo?)

THE BOOK BOOK $800: In a Robert Barnard mystery, Scotland Yard det. Trethowan seeks a lost book ms. by one of these sisters
[Alex reads "ms." as "manuscript".]

RECENT TITLE ROLE PLAYING $2000: "Snow White & the Huntsman" (both, please)
(Paige: Who is Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart?)
(Taylor: Who are Kristen Stewart and Helmsworth -- Chris Helmsworth?)

THE J-5 $400: Combat involving horses & blunted lances
(Trevor: What is jousting?)
...
(Alex: Five letters only.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
Napoléon (Bonaparte)
single
Sinhalese
latitude
first-degree murder
Metallica
Marilyn Monroe
Robert Louis Stevenson
most favored nation treatment
asymmetrical information
a bullet train
Mount Vesuvius
New Guinea
Pitcairn Island
cable cars
Aristotle
Steve Carell
Attila the Hun
Pepin the Short
Hippo
Charles Darwin
a mole rat
interest
Montecristo
the Brontë sisters
Kristen Stewart and (Chris) Hemsworth
joust

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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Wed May 08, 2013 12:05 pm

Famous Englishmen
On the eve of his 200th birthday in 2009, the Church of England offered him "An apology for misunderstanding you".

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Who is Charles Darwin? Paige said Isaac Newton; Taylor said Thomas More; Trevor said Oscar Wilde.


Trevor Walker (A Sophomore from MIT): $13,800-$1,799=$12,001...Automatic Semi-Finalist
Taylor Roth (A Junior from Baylor): $6,000-$5,999=$1
Paige Radtke (A Sophomore from Colorado): $3,800-$2,201=$1,599
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Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Wed May 08, 2013 7:22 pm

I'd say the real reason there's no worry about a cable car accident at Fisherman's Wharf is because there are no cable cars within 4 blocks of it...

All in all, that was just a painful game to watch.

Not so much as a guess for FJ.

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Post by DWS » Wed May 08, 2013 7:32 pm

Given all the triple stumpers and negs, I couldn't help but regard this trio of contestants as below-average, making it a lackluster game to watch.

FJ was an instaget. I was surprised none of them got it.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Wed May 08, 2013 7:33 pm

Two guesses off by several centuries, and an Irishman. Add in a lot of easy material resulting in TSes (New Guinea a TS when spotted Papua!?),...yeah this was kinda burtal, from start to finish. Oh well.

Not quite instaget, but close. I was expecting an author, but that apology reminded me of Galileo, which put me in the right mindset (sort of).

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Post by thenextofken » Wed May 08, 2013 7:51 pm

I was hoping Taylor would advance for a couple of reasons. One, she's from my neck of the woods. Two, this didn't come out in the show, but she has an inoperable brain tumor, according to an article in the Dallas Morning News. But that hasn't kept her from getting on with her life.

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Post by ACW » Wed May 08, 2013 7:52 pm

There are TWO Helmsworths.

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Post by ComingUpMilhouse » Wed May 08, 2013 8:01 pm

ACW wrote:There are TWO Helmsworths.
Do you mean two Hemsworths? Alex probably just wanted to award somebody the points.

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Post by BADuBois » Wed May 08, 2013 8:05 pm

Sort of a meh game, was stunned at the lack of answers to some of the clues.

But as a fan of his creepy works, was thrilled to see H.P. Lovecraft as an answer. Go Cthulu!

The FJ was a triple stumper? Really? You know he was born in 1809 and we get... Oscar Wilde? Sir Thomas More? Sir Isaac Newton? It was an Instaget on my end. Mmmmmm.....
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Post by econgator » Wed May 08, 2013 8:18 pm

BADuBois wrote:The FJ was a triple stumper? Really? You know he was born in 1809 and we get... Oscar Wilde? Sir Thomas More? It was an Instaget on my end. Mmmmmm.....
At least Wilde was around in the 1800's. Newton was about 200 years too early and More 400. I may not have had a guess, but I knew those last two weren't even close.

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Post by ElendilPickle » Wed May 08, 2013 8:27 pm

econgator wrote:I'd say the real reason there's no worry about a cable car accident at Fisherman's Wharf is because there are no cable cars within 4 blocks of it...

All in all, that was just a painful game to watch.

Not so much as a guess for FJ.
It was kind of painful.

I subtracted wrong for FJ and spent a few seconds trying to think of a famous Englishman born in 1709. Then I realized my error and immediately got the right response.

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Post by marpocky » Wed May 08, 2013 8:32 pm

ComingUpMilhouse wrote:
ACW wrote:There are TWO Helmsworths.
Do you mean two Hemsworths? Alex probably just wanted to award somebody the points.
Actually, I think there are 3. Chris and Liam are the famous ones here, but I swear I heard once that they have a 3rd brother who's only known in Australia.

EDIT: Luke! I was right! Good job, random useless memory.

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Post by marpocky » Wed May 08, 2013 8:34 pm

DWS wrote:FJ was an instaget. I was surprised none of them got it.
Instaget here too, but I expected a TS or sole get on this one.

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Post by StrangerCoug » Wed May 08, 2013 8:43 pm

Please tell me somebody in the studio other than Alex was paying attention to the category with the first degree murder. I got that immediately.

4/5 in J-5, missing only "jaded". As for junta: JUNE-ta, HOON-ta, to-MAY-to, to-MAH-to, it seems. As long as I remember a smidgen of Spanish, I will pronounce it HOON-ta.

Clammed on FJ!. Couldn't think of any Englishmen born in 1809.

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Post by Bamaman » Wed May 08, 2013 8:50 pm

If I'm ever in California and decide to carjack and kill someone, I want Trevor and Paige on my jury.

I got a chuckle from Paige for predating Grace Kelly's death by 20 ears and her adopted homeland by about a thousand miles.

I got FJ pretty quickly. Can you name another famous person born the same day as Darwin?

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He was mentioned on today;s show.
I agree a pretty lame game. Timid DD wagering, bad FJ bet by Paige and a lot of bad misses.

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Post by Leander » Wed May 08, 2013 8:57 pm

With some thought I came up with Darwin, but wasn't 100% sure. Couldn't understand how you could come up with Newton and More. A lot of surprising triple stumpers and way off answers today.

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Post by econgator » Wed May 08, 2013 8:59 pm

Bamaman wrote:If I'm ever in California and decide to carjack and kill someone, I want Trevor and Paige on my jury.
No joke. That was just bizarre.

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Post by ComingUpMilhouse » Wed May 08, 2013 9:00 pm

Bamaman wrote:If I'm ever in California and decide to carjack and kill someone, I want Trevor and Paige on my jury.

I got a chuckle from Paige for predating Grace Kelly's death by 20 ears and her adopted homeland by about a thousand miles.

I got FJ pretty quickly. Can you name another famous person born the same day as Darwin?
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Lincoln

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Post by Bamaman » Wed May 08, 2013 9:01 pm

ComingUpMilhouse wrote:
Bamaman wrote:If I'm ever in California and decide to carjack and kill someone, I want Trevor and Paige on my jury.

I got a chuckle from Paige for predating Grace Kelly's death by 20 ears and her adopted homeland by about a thousand miles.

I got FJ pretty quickly. Can you name another famous person born the same day as Darwin?
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Lincoln
We have a winner.

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