Thursday, February 07, 2013

"Jeopardy!" 2/7

TONIGHT'S SEMIFINALISTS: Kelton, Joe & Tori

Base Board:
PIZZA-PALOOZA
RELIGIONS
MAJOR LEAGUE SPORTS CITIES
ACADEMIC ANAGRAMS
YOUR FRIENDS, THE POLICE
"A" "P" HISTORY

Kelton was on his way to a sweep in Religions to start the night, but a TS on the $800 clue leaves him w/ $400 & Joe at -$800 as Kelton closes that category out w/ the DD. To put him back at $1,400:

Members of this Indian religion are expected to join the Khalsa order & are NOT allowed to cut their hair.

"What is Sikhism?"...correct Kelton is. He currently has $3,800 while in LGT at the recess; Tori has $1,200 & Joe's $1K on the plus side.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $800 (Religions)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $1K (Academic Anagrams)
TOTAL LT: $1,800

Post-J! R Totals:
Kelton: $3,400
Joe: $7,200 (who SWEPT Major League Sports Cities)
Tori: $2,800

The Offerings in DJ!:
ENGLISH LITERATURE
THE VOICE...
SKIP IT
BIOLOGY
COUNTRY FACTS
CROSSWORD CLUES "E"

Tori's going DDH instantaneously in the center of English Lit...she eventually finds one under its last remaining clue for $800 w/ $2,400; Joe's now leading Kelton $7,200-$5,800. She's going big or going home:

In this futuristic but NOT Orwellian novel, Mustapha Mond was called "the resident controller for Western Europe".

"What is A Clockwork Orange?"...SORRY, it was Brave New World. The third & final DD...is found by Kelton w/ the remaining Biology answer in the $800 box while having $12,200; he leads Joe by $3,800 & Tori has gotten $2,800 back. The leader tries to make it back into the driver's seat by gambling five biggies- here comes the clue:

Normally, when the glucose level in the blood's high, the pancreas secretes this hormone to lower it.

"What is insulin?"...GOT IT!

ATTEMPTED LT: $6,800
UNATTEMPTED LT: $3,200
TOTAL DJ! LT: $10K

Pre-FJ! Score Counts:
Kelton: $16,400
Joe: $12K
Tori: $1,600- MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED (& she had to get the last $800 Skip It answer just to make it to Final w/ twice its face value)

CORYAT SCORES:
Kelton: $12,200
Joe: $12K
Tori: $4K

FJ! TOPIC: Capital Cities.

It's criss-crossed by dozens of "peace walls" that separate its Catholic & Protestant neighborhoods.

TORI: "What is Dublin" (ALL-IN) = BUSTED
JOE: EXACT SAME FATE AS TORI
KELTON: SAME Q (Correct: What is Belfast?") = BUSTS OUT TOO!!!!!!

FIRST TOTAL WIPEOUT IN ANY "J!" GAME SINCE JUN. 12, 1998!!!!!!!!!!

THIS IS ALSO THE SECOND TIME THAT'S HAPPENED IN A NON-TOURNEY FINALE GAME THAT I KNOW OF. I don't believe it. Because of that, there will be a Wild Card berth for the finals available to those who didn't finish w/ $0 or less last night & tomorrow.

VB: FJ! TOTAL EPIC FAIL

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