Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Dec. 5 – Please welcome today’s contestants:
– Brian, a software engineer from Oregon, did a workshop with stapled pants;
– Amy, a professor of management from Indiana, is “Scar of David” in roller derby; and
– Dave, a retired police officer from Pennsylvania, has been off the force for seven years after serving for nearly 30 years. Dave is a two-day champ with winnings of $33,801.
Brian missed his chance to take the lead from Dave on DD3 with an incorrect response, but bounced back well to stay alive into FJ with $13,800 vs. $21,500 for Dave and $2,600 for Amy.
DD1 – DANCER – Praise be to Rudolf Nureyev & more recently Michael Flatley, who both had this noble nickname (Dave won $500)
DD2 – 3-LETTER BIZ – In 1924 the computing-tabulating recording company got this name (Dave won $3,200)
DD3 – FERRY TALES – This author’s “The Sea-Wolf” opens with a ferry accident in San Francisco Bay (Brian lost $7,000)
FJ – NAMES IN AMERICAN HISTORY – In 1999 the U.S. Government was ordered to pay his family $16 million for less than 30 seconds of film
Dave and Brian were correct on FJ, with Dave adding $6,101 to win with $27,601 for a three-day total of $81,202.
Triple Stumper of the day: The players couldn’t guess the island referenced in Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” is Manhattan.
DD1 – What is Lord of the Dance?
DD2 – What is IBM?
DD3 – Who was London?
FJ – Who was Zapruder?