Final Jeopardy: U.S. City Firsts

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  1. john blahuta says:

    sorry, the “stupid bet” was my mistake. i took the 500.00 from yesterday…. but bye bye and good riddance, you are so right tom!! (i thought you would not watch today????}

    the clue was worded in a strange way. should it not have been “..are AN underwater auto tunnel & a corp…….”???
    do they outsource the writing to people whose native language is not english and also have not mastered it well enough????
    just curious. in europe one would say: “this sounds BEHMISCH”, meaning it sounds like a foreigner (mostly from boehmen=czech rep.) speaks german……

    • VJ says:

      it wouldn’t seem like the article was left out if there was a colon after “among its firsts are”. J! abbreviates a lot of stuff, always using the ampersand instead of “and” unless it’s in a quote. They saved a little space by leaving out the articles before underwater and corp. By the way, the NY Times clue of the day had corp. abbreviated but on the show it was spelled out.

  2. Tom Clark says:

    Sorry if I offend anyone, but that’s life, and here goes:

    Many, many years ago someone told me that people who aren’t very bright but want a college degree major in art.

    Elisa Korb has done nothing to disprove this contention.

    Truman — Anchorage — ROFLMAO. ‘Bye, Elisa.

  3. john blahuta says:

    another stupid bet and another inane guess by elisa in fj. first truman, now missing the obvious- detroit!!! math also seems not to be her forte…. how in the he.. did she wind up in first place, just to blow it??

    • VJ says:

      well, she went all in on the first DD when she had $10K, giving her a big lead over the other 2 fairly early in the second round. And I thought that was pretty smart of her myself. She knew what she was weak in and capitalized on her strong categories – she’s an art history professor and dove in there with the “Painters” and “Anthropology” categories.

      Congrats, of course, to the other two players for not giving up.

      • john blahuta says:

        exactly. they might have had a clue that elisa was not that well versed in “americana” in general, (truman, detroit). that truman answer still gets me…….BIG time!!!

        • john blahuta says:

          AND she lucked out on that dd as well. the chrysanthemum IS synonymous with japan like the tulip with the netherlands or the edelweiss with austria…… (had to mention the old country….who hasn’t seen “sound of music” or at least heard the song “edelweiss”??) :):)