Final Jeopardy: 20th Century Artists
The Final Jeopardy question (1/19/2017) in the category “20th Century Artists” was:
A 1910 magazine article asked this groundbreaking artist if he used models; he grinned & said, “Where would I get them?”
3x champ John Avila is now up to $40,600 in winnings. Today his challengers are: Neil Uspal, from Seattle, WA; and Rachel Bauman, from Bethesda, MD.
Round 1 Categories: It Doesn’t Grow on Trees – Adjectival Description – Body Works – Song of “Myself” – The New Testament – Straight Outta…
John found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The New Testament” under the $600 clue on the 3rd pick of the round. He was in the lead with $400, $200 more than Rachel in second place. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
He told his fellow disciples, “Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails… I will not believe” in the resurrection. show
John finished in the lead with $6,000. Rachel was second with $5,400 and Neil was last with $4,000.
Round 2 Categories: It Grows on Trees – Authors’ Other Jobs – If They Married – On the Laos – Silent “O” – A Date for the Inaugural Ball
Rachel found the first Daily Double in “On the Laos” under the $1,200 clue on the 9th pick. She was in second place with $6,600 at this point, $600 less than John’s lead. She bet $2,000 and guessed the Yellow River. That was WRONG.
Most of the navigable waterways of Laos are along this river. show
Neil found the last Daily Double in “Inaugural Ball” under the $1,600 clue, with 7 clues left after it. In the lead with $14,000, he had $5,800 more than Rachel in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
James Madison held the first official Inaugural Ball in this year; 3 years later came war with Great Britain. show
Neil finished in the lead with a runaway $18,400. Rachel was next with $8,200 and John was in third place with $7,600.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The quote comes from the 1910 “Architectural Record” article “The Wild Men of Paris” by Gelett Burgess, drawn from his interviews with Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, André Derain, Othon Friesz, Jean Metzinger, Auguste Herbin and Béla Czóbel. Burgess said that Picasso was the only one with a sense of humor. “You ask him if he uses models, and he turns to you a dancing eye. ‘Where would I get them?’ grins Picasso, as he winks at his ultramarine ogresses.”
Gelett Burgess is also known for his “Purple Cow” nonsense poem, sometimes misattributed to Ogden Nash. Check out his profile on AmIAnnoying.com
John bet $601. That brought him up to $8,201.
Rachel didn’t bet anything. She remained at $8,200.
Neil bet $1,000. He had Man Ray first but crossed him off for the right response. He bet $1,000 and won the match with $19,400. Neil will be back tomorrow as the new Jeopardy! champ. That ends the “leader curse” and the last time I can recall all 3 getting Final Jeopardy was on 12/21/2016.
A triple stumper from each round:
IT DOESN’T GROW ON TREES ($1000) The name of this type of cement comes from an English isle, not a Pacific Northwest city
ON THE LAOS ($2000) Gen. Vang Pao & his fellow soldiers of this ethnic group helped the U.S. fight a secret war in Laos
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Candy”
An early ad for this candy bar featured a fleur-de-lis flag and a song with the lyrics “fun for all” show