Fourth Podium Poll for 10/7/2020

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Which of these missed clues did you get?

$800 IN ORDER: Chalcocite is one
45
63%
$1000 IN ORDER: A canal links this river with the Vistula
38
53%
$1000 HISTORY: In 1559 Protestant reformer John Calvin founded the university of this Swiss city
45
63%
$1000 MISCELLANY: In the Bible, one of these units equaled 21.8 inches
68
94%
$1000 THE STATE WAS IN PLAY: 1,000 votes in Nevada separated Samuel Tilden & this man in 1876 (Holly: Who is Abraham Lincoln?)
46
64%
$1000 MAGAZINES' FIRST ISSUES: This notable female photographer took the picture of the construction of Fort Peck Dam on "Life" magazine's first cover (Sheldon: Who is Leibovitz?)
22
31%
$400 "WAT"s IN A NAME: William E. Miller was this Republican's 1964 running mate
55
76%
$2000 "WAT"s IN A NAME: His followers captured the Tower of London on June 14, 1381, but he really lost his head the next day
21
29%
$2000 LATIN LOVER NEEDED: Meaning "holy of holies", this 2-word term refers to a very sacred place
31
43%
$400 EUROPE: This country is located at the mouths of 3 major European rivers: the Rhine, the Maas & the Schelde
38
53%
$800 EUROPE: Picasso has his own musée in Paris & his own museu in this Spanish seaport
44
61%
$2000 THE LIBRARIAN INVASIONS: Lucien becomes chief librarian of the Dreaming in this Neil Gaiman comic book series with a one-word title (Garrett: What is Cryptonomicon?)
27
38%
$1600 ALLITERATIVE BUSINESS: This company, recently combined with Norton, also offers data breach response services
20
28%
$1600 WORDSWORTH AT 250: Wordsworth was a young radical & wrote of this event on the continent, "Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive"
36
50%
DD3 ALLITERATIVE BUSINESS: In 1987 founders Leonard Feinstein & Warren Eisenberg added the third element to the name of this home goods superstore
48
67%
FJ WHO SAID IT IN THE BIBLE?: He tells his son not to worry about the lamb for the burnt offering--God will provide it
59
82%
 
Total votes: 72

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Fourth Podium Poll for 10/7/2020

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SCORES GOING INTO THE TRIPLE STUMPER FJ

Garrett Marcotte: 23500
Sheldon Beverly: 1600
Holly McQuillan: 5200
CORRECT RESPONSES
JEOPARDY ROUND

$800 IN ORDER: ore
$1000 IN ORDER: Oder
$1000 HISTORY: Geneva
$1000 MISCELLANY: cubit
$1000 THE STATE WAS IN PLAY: Rutherford B. Hayes
$1000 MAGAZINES' FIRST ISSUES: Margaret Bourke-White

DOUBLE JEOPARDY ROUND

$400 "WAT"s IN A NAME: Barry Goldwater
$2000 "WAT"s IN A NAME: Wat Tyler
$2000 LATIN LOVER NEEDED: sanctum sanctorum
$400 EUROPE: The Netherlands
$800 EUROPE: Barcelona
$2000 THE LIBRARIAN INVASIONS: Sandman
$1600 ALLITERATIVE BUSINESS: LifeLock
$1600 WORDSWORTH AT 250: The French Revolution
DD3 ALLITERATIVE BUSINESS: Bed Bath & Beyond

FINAL JEOPARDY

WHO SAID IT IN THE BIBLE?: Abraham (acc. Abram)
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$11,200 + DD + FJ

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Bleh, only $8000

Did get the DD and Final though
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Only $6400. Could've had another $2600, but clammed on Bourke-White since I also thought of Dorothea Lange and didn't want to risk a possible coin flip; also clammed on French Revolution for not remembering if Wordsworth was alive that far back.

If I had a deep runaway and a Bible FJ comes up, I'm risking next to nothing and writing a joke answer. Missed this one by saying Job.

Got ore and Oder from years of doing crosswords. Those things help a surprising amount sometimes.
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Lach Trash: ore, Oder, Geneva, cubit, Barry Goldwater, sanctum sanctorum, Barcelona, Bed Bath & Beyond, Abraham
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$9800 + FJ

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$11K + DD + FJ

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$13,000 + FJ! but not DD3

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ERRATUM for Mark: DJ13 has "museu" rather than "museum".
(EDIT: ERRATUM ERRATO - that's because "museu" is what the clue had, dummy.)

$9000 for me plus the DD and FJ.

Tough one to win from the fourth podium, but it does show plenty of weakness Garrett's game. For a lot of us, all we'd have to do is win five or so buzzer races to put us within striking distance. (Or if you got the LifeLock clue, then you also get a crack at the next clue--that sweet BB&B DD3 which came after every TS except the $1600 French Revolution. Big chance to double up there.) Add to that a dead easy FJ that our champ (and Sheldon and possibly Holly) didn't know and there's a quite plausible path to victory here. Garrett's going to need to up his game or catch some more hefty breaks if he wants to keep going.

A lot of these misses surprised me since they seem like Jeopardy! 101--or 102 at most. John Calvin + city = Geneva. Add "Swiss" to make it easier. Biblical unit of length. 1876 opponent of Samuel Tilden. (As a bonus, the over 11-years-dead Lincoln is guessed, giving extra time to think.) 1964 presidential candidate with WAT in his name. Latin for Holy of Holies. And Biblical man who might need to explain to his son why they don't, just at the moment, have a lamb for the offering. If you don't know that one (or cubit), this FJ category calls for a conservative bet, which they all made. But it's hard to tell whether that was just a recognition of the double lockout (if that's the right term). It would be interesting to see what they would have done in a close game.

My only gets that strayed outside basic knowledge were the Neil Gaiman book and Wordsworth writing about the French Revolution. For the latter, it just seemed obvious, especially when "the continent" ruled out the American version. For the book, like Garrett I went to Cryptonomicon first. I get Neil Gaiman and Neal Stephenson confused sometimes. But I shook that off even before Garrett rang in and went to Necronomicon, the fictional H. P. Lovecraft book that does have a Neil GAIMAN connection. But "dreaming" + "comic book series" had me shaking that off as well and landing on the correct response. Probably fast enough to ring in. Definitely fast enough to rebound off Garrett.
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$6800 (Geneva, cubit, Barry Goldwater, sanctum sanctorum, Barcelona, The Sandman, French Revolution, negging Grant for Hayes (if I lose the buzzer race, I probably correct myself in time, but I'm counting it wrong)). Enough for second place with a Final get, not in contention to win.
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$10,600 --> get on LifeLock would have given me DD2 so at least $2,000 more --> + FJ = 4th podium win.

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8600+FJ

Not a fourth podium win though very likely a win from position 1-3 as even if forced to bet big on DD2 there would be no reason to get locked after the miss.

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:D :D :D :D :D :| :D :D :D :( :D :D :| :| :D :mrgreen:

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$12,000 plus DD and FJ.

Missed the Tilden, Gaiman and Norton questions.

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LifeLock and The Sandman were the only ones I missed. Negging with Coraline on the latter leaves me with $11,000 and costs me the fourth-podium win. My only hypothetical hope is that Garrett, leading me $16,300 to $9,400 on the last DD, bets $2,500 or less (out of resting on his laurels or an abundance of caution). But he bet $4,000 on a DJ DD in yesterday's game while $2,200 below double second place's score, so my presence as a scrap-eater probably wouldn't have changed his performance.

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Surprised that LifeLock polled very low. All of the computers at my house have Norton LifeLock.

My Wat Tyler comment from a poll in fall 2017: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4444&p=266771#p266771

Wordsworth quote in one of my AlpacaFarm quizzes: http://alpacafarmtrivia.herokuapp.com/quizzes/3696

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I should pay closer attention, whiffed on both LifeLock and Bed Bath & Beyond due to not catching that the category was Alliterative Business.

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my second ever fourth podium victory :)

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$13,600 + FJ. As a seminarian I'd have gone full Clavin on FJ.
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$10,000 + FJ

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