Fourth Podium Poll for 9/16/2020

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Which of these missed clues did you get?

$800 EUROPEAN HISTORY: Meaning "hammer", it was the byname of Frankish king Charles, who hammered a Muslim army at the 732 Battle of Tours
33
46%
$1000 TV SHOWS BASED ON BOOKS BY WOMEN: Based on novels by Deborah Harkness, "A Discovery of" these beings centers on historian Diana Bishop, who has magical abilities
26
36%
$800 THESE UNITED STATES: Cobblestones are part of the charm of Wharf Street in this Maine city with a name that suggests it's water-adjacent
40
56%
$1000 THESE UNITED STATES: Fargo, N.D. lies in the valley of this "colorful" river "of the North", one of the USA's great agricultural areas
50
69%
$1000 NUMBER, PLEASE: The word myriad can refer to any large number of things, or specifically to this big number (Kelly: What is a million? Alex: No. Kelly: Aww!)
16
22%
$1600 SUMMARIZING THE NOVEL: Here comes the Barnes; where there's a will, there's a Hemingway; Romero the torero (David: What is Death in the Afternoon?)
45
63%
$2000 SUMMARIZING THE NOVEL: Utopia (not!); I ain't goin' nowhere; the Butler did it (in 1872)
27
38%
$800 ACM Awards: The son of country singer Rhett Akins, he was the 2018 winner for Male Artist of the Year
8
11%
$1600 ACM Awards: A nickname for the state of Virginia, this band won Group of the Year in 2019 & Vocal Group of the Year in 2018 (Kelly: Who are Lady Antebellum?)
37
51%
$2000 ACM Awards: New Female Vocalist of the Year for 2015, she literally sparkled at the awards in 2017 when she sang "Yeah Boy"
4
6%
$1200 THE NAVAJO: The Navajo capital shares its name with this rock, a nearby sandstone ridge with a see-through portal
13
18%
$2000 THE NAVAJO: The doors in these traditional dome-shaped Navajo dwellings always face to the east (Cory: What are adobe? Kelly: What are pueblos?)
24
33%
$800 SAND PAINTING: This New Englander known for his stormy seas painted a calmer 1869 "Beach Scene"
41
57%
DD1 EUROPEAN HISTORY: Helped by Lord Byron, in 1830 it became the first of the Ottoman Empire's subject nations to achieve independence
46
64%
DD2 6-LETTER WORDS: Used to indicate whether a substance is acidic or basic, this compound is obtained from lichens
60
83%
DD3 THE NAVAJO: The unique complexities of the Navajo language made it perfect for Native Americans working as these during World War II
60
83%
 
Total votes: 72

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Fourth Podium Poll for 9/16/2020

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13 triple stumpers left me with 3 extra slots. (Polls max out at 16 questions.) I decided the three DDs--all missed!--would round it out. Remember, those don't count toward your fourth podium score.

If there'd been space for another question, I'd have included FJ. You'll just have to self-report in the comments on whether you got it and whether that contributed to your fourth podium win.

If space for another question after that, I'd have put a box for "I got all three missed DDs". Again, self-report in the comments if you did or didn't.

SCORES GOING INTO FJ:

David Ferrara: $9800
CORRECT RESPONSES
SJ ROUND

$800 EUROPEAN HISTORY: Martel
$1000 TV SHOWS BASED ON BOOKS BY WOMEN: Witches
$800 THESE UNITED STATES: Portland
$1000 THESE UNITED STATES: the Red River of the North
$1000 NUMBER, PLEASE: 10,000

DJ ROUND

$1600 SUMMARIZING THE NOVEL: The Sun Also Rises
$2000 SUMMARIZING THE NOVEL: Erewhon
$800 ACM Awards: Thomas Rhett
$1600 ACM Awards: Old Dominion
$2000 ACM Awards: Kelsea Ballerini
$1200 THE NAVAJO: Window Rock
$2000 THE NAVAJO: hogans
$800 SAND PAINTING: Winslow Homer

DAILY DOUBLES (not counted for fourth podium score)

DD1 EUROPEAN HISTORY: Greece
DD2 6-LETTER WORDS: litmus
DD3 THE NAVAJO: code talkers

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$6800 (+DD2) when taking into account my neg on the country singer $2000. Correct on the FJ! clue. Based on David's wager I would have to think he covers me, so 4th podium win. $2000 in chicken stumpers not going for the river or myriad number.

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:mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :| :| :| :| :|
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

$6400 trash. Just shy of 2/3 Richard's score and I missed FJ. Assuming he makes the standard shutout bet, I'm hosed. Just another $200 would have put me in prime position to win from second place. Total coulda woulda shoulda game. Got caught napping on the Portland, ME clue. Should've been an easy $800. Blanked on Winslow Homer for another $800 down the drain. Thought of Daniel Boone for FJ but 1820 seemed too early for his death. So I kept thinking rather than writing down Boone while continuing to think. Change just one of those stupid moves and I'm a winner.

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:mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :| :| :| :| :mrgreen: :|
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

$6200 in trash + FJ! get = 4th podium victory :mrgreen: probably my first one

edit: yes I stayed clam on the LT, had 4 W overall but all of them were in the top 2 rows
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Philliesfan02 wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:55 am
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( :( :( :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

$6200 in trash + FJ! get = 4th podium victory :mrgreen: probably my first one
Congratulations! Assuming you clammed, your sad faces should be neutral faces (like this :| ). Otherwise, you have to subtract $10,600 for all your wrong responses and you end up with $-4400 in trash. :lol:

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:mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :| :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Just short of David at $9000 because I clammed on guessing "witches" for the Deborah Harkness novels. Would have been a pure guess, and not worth risking $1000 to me.

So long as "wind talkers" is acceptable for DD3, that's 3/3 on those.

Correct FJ and the win :D

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:mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

9800 + FJ = 4th podium victory

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:mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

$10,800 in Lach trash + FJ

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I joined David in negging with Death in the Afternoon; because the "fourth podium" concept is a hypothetical where you're on stage and the three players always beat you on the buzzer, David negs first and I clam (I probably could have rebounded with the correct response, but I'll leave that alone because I failed to do so while watching). Everything else I didn't get (Witches, Portland, Rhett, Ballerini, Window Rock) was a clam. (I guessed Witches but didn't pull the trigger; I got as far as "Port" on the Maine clue but was just trying to think of east coast cities, and Portsmouth, which I was pretty sure wasn't Maine, was the only one I came up with, but Portland was totally gettable.) That adds up to $9,200, $7,200 if I duplicate David's neg; either way, against his $9,800, I win in FJ when he misses. (I got FJ right, but my score means I didn't need to.)

I was also 3/3 on DDs. Assuming I politely move down the board after every get (besides bottom-row clues), I get the first DD after getting Charles Martel, and add $1,000 to my score. I can't decide whether David would have bet differently on the last DD if I were there with $7,400 to his $12,800, but if he still bet $3,000, my extra thousand would make it possible to take the lead with my final two correct responses.

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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( ($7800)
DDs: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
FJ: :mrgreen:

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$8200 + all 3DDs. Portland had me shaking my head.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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alietr wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:05 pm
$8200 + both DD. Portland had me shaking my head.
I very nearly said Watervillle and stopped myself because why would Waterville, ME come up on Jeopardy!? Portland.... forehead slap

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I had $9,000 plus DD2 and DD3.

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I got The Sun Also Rises, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, Kelsea Ballerini, and litmus.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :|
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$6200 from TSs, correct on DD2 and DD3. Would have probably still lost when I matched David's answer of Davy Crockett (though I spell it without the "E").
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My ability to get 50-50 guesses wrong is unparalleled. Newport or Portland? Davy or Daniel? Wrong and wrong.

And yes, I even started singing "Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee" before making my selection. But how can you be the "first" to settle an area if your parents already live there? And they're right next to each other - perfect for a short migration to a new home.
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Peter the accountant wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:38 pm
My ability to get 50-50 guesses wrong is unparalleled.
I'm sure I could give you a run for your money there. Crazy Horse or Sitting Bull? Wrong every time. Davy Crockett or Daniel Boone? Literally flipping an actual coin is my best bet.

What I've done is everytime I run into a coinflip situation, I go to the Archive and figure out how to tell the difference, then I make flashcards:

Hunkpapa/Buffalo Bill/anything that happened in the 1880s = Sitting Bull
Oglala/died 1877/massive mountain monument = Crazy Horse

Kentucky/18th century/Wilderness Road = Daniel Boone
Tennessee/Alamo = Davy Crockett

With persistence and enough of those, I've gotten to where coinflips are rare. But man, I hear ya. Loud and clear.

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$9400 for me + FJ gets me the victory.
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