Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Oct. 4 – Let’s meet today’s contestants:
– Sara, a communications manager from North Carolina, was in an R-rated musical parody of “Silence of the Lambs”;
– Kian, a high school history teacher from New Jersey, runs “twisty puzzle” competitions; and
– Doug, a classical singer from Massachusetts, is “tragically single”. Doug is a three-day champ with winnings of $52,799.
Sara bet confidently on both DDs she found and was correct, helping her build a solid lead going into FJ with $19,600 vs. $13,600 for Kian and $12,600 for Doug.
DD1 – GRAMMAR A-Z – S: The set of rules for the proper arrangement of a sentence from the Greek for “orderly arrangement” (Sara won $2,600 on a true DD.)
DD2 – ELECTION 1968 – The problems of this Democratic nominee included struggling to break from LBJ’s Vietnam policy… & that his “Happy Warrior” image seemed out of place in a not-so-happy time (Kian won $3,000)
DD3 – “PER”SPECTIVE ON SCIENCE – 500 years ago Leonardo da Vinci knew this machine was impossible, telling its would-be builders to go join the alchemists (Sara won $5,000)
FJ – INTERNATIONAL CRIME – Italy’s Agromafia enriches itself through counterfeit versions of this “liquid gold” mentioned by Homer & Plato
Everyone was correct on FJ and Sara made another strong bet of $13,100 to win with $32,700.
That’s before our time: No one knew “The Long Goodbye” and “The Big Sleep” author Raymond Chandler, or could provide the body part in the title of Steve Martin’s “The Man With Two Brains”.
DD1 – What is syntax?
DD2 – Who was Humphrey?
DD3 – What is a perpetual motion machine?
FJ – What is olive oil?