Final Jeopardy: Authors

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  1. john blahuta says:

    @ vj and everybody else:

    let’s be tolerant , civil and also enjoy a long weekend (for most anyway). take the positive side again: IF you have to work on thanksgiving day, then either your next paycheck should be higher or you get other days off when everybody else is grinding his/her nose- as compensation. after this, i will be on my way to a remote part of another island , where i have no phone or internet and will enjoy a few peaceful days. i wish everybody to enjoy the weekend as well in any way possible. i will be back monday and catch up what happened.
    as a p.s.:just recently i read something that said:” when you read this, then it is because HE gave you another day of (your) life”. this should be enough reason to give thanks and to be grateful. so in that spirit…..

  2. vj says:

    In my personal opinion, it is always unnecessary to bring someone’s kids into it and I would take offense myself.

    It is certainly not unheard of for a third place contestant to make a last ditch effort to catch up, and when they aren’t sure of the answer, it usually turns out badly.

  3. john blahuta says:

    @ Just Saying’

    just an afterthought: you criticize the shortening of words. yet your “screen name” is shortened….. did somebody step on floridian pride? i have to side with brian- at least in part – since not just being on j but also finishing on the plus side takes a LOT. maybe nerves played a role? who knows? i do think however that you reacted a little, just a little, too strong. sometimes making it to j is just not good enough, no matter HOW smart you are. finally: before you criticize the fact that i do not use capital letters: it is becoming more and more common, saves time and in 15 to 20 years at the VERY latest everybody will do it anyway (with the exception of proper names etc of course).

  4. vj says:

    @aaaa and @john – yeah, he bet $9,010 — here’s what happened. Alex said he bet $9,000. I didn’t get a good night’s sleep and was so tired, I wasn’t looking at the screen by then and just took that down. Then I went to sleep for a while. Sorry ’bout that. It’s fixed now.

    • Keith Williams says:

      Alex is having a rough week. First “Joh[a]nna”, now this.

    • john blahuta says:

      @ vj
      as i said, i had not seen the show yet and you are forgiven…:):):)
      but my point still stands: you have seen yourself that the winner plays for a tie and then the runner up bites him/herself…..

      HAPPY THANKSGIVING , EVERYBODY!!!!! i won’t be around today, so i say it early. although it’s already 11.35 cst on wednesday.

    • john blahuta says:

      @ vj yes, after i saw the show i realized how you just took down what alex SAID. he really seems to slip lately. well, we all do not get any younger…. i still like him.

  5. brian pelletier says:

    If Janel couldn’t even make it to Final Jeopardy maybe she’s not smart enough to home school her kids. Just sayin’…

    • Just Sayin' says:

      Brian, as someone who happens to know Janel through her service in our church, I can say that she is one of the most intelligent and humble people I have ever met. I can also guarantee that she would destroy you in almost any form of trivia, since you seem to be so caught up in the importance of “rote memorization of random facts.” Do you even know what it takes to end up on Jeopardy? Any parent with some common sense would be proud to have someone like Janel teach their children.

      Regardless, I can promise you one thing. Janel can certainly teach her children the basic rules of grammar, such as proper comma usage (after “Jeopardy” in your sentence), correct word choice (it is “homeschool”), and over use of the apostrophe in writing (you are one of those people who cannot seem to write out their words, so they decide they’re goin’ to short’n ev’rythin’ – it’s like you think you’re Francis Scott Key or something).

      At the very least, Janel definitely teaches her kids some respect for other people.

      You, ignorant sir, are the one I would not want my kids within earshot of.

      Just Sayin’

      • john blahuta says:

        @ Just Sayin’ the contractions brian used are perfectly acceptable and used more often than not, by writing words like “couldn’t” out. in a different post i am pointing out some grammar you used that imho is not quite correct. but then, maybe i am wrong???

  6. aaaa says:

    MIke won $29200, not $29210. 14600-20200 is a 2/3 game, as they’ll talk about on Jboard. Rani should have wagered 3400 or less, if she did she’d win on the double stumper assuming Mike does the shutout bet (20200-shutout bet of 9001)=11199

    • aaaa says:

      Actually Mike didn’t bet for the tie, he did bet to finish $10 ahead of her no matter what Rani wagered. No offering a tie as the other poster said.

    • Keith Williams says:

      In a 2/3 game in particular, there’s a possibility to get into some mind games.

      If Mike anticipates Rani will wager 3,400 or less, he could stay small, guaranteeing a win if he’s right. And if Rani thinks Mike might do that, and is at all confident in the category, she should go for broke.

      I put together a summary here if you’re interested.

  7. john blahuta says:

    see: mike played for a tie. had rani wagered all and been right she would have been co-champion. it did not matter since she was wrong, but i pointed out the bad habit of wagering all minus 1 dollar several times already. i am glad i have an example to show. bravo,mike! although, compared to yesterday’s fj it was kind of a no brainer….