Final Jeopardy: 19th Century British Literature

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17 Responses

  1. VJ says:

    That Stephen Austin clue. LOL. Can’t believe it was a triple stumper. As Trebek said, “if it’s not Houston, it’s Austin.”

    Wonder if we’ll find out what H.B. stands for on Monday. I predict that the H doesn’t stand for Hieronymus.

    • Cece says:

      Oh man — it’s a good thing Kathy would have lost anyway due to her wager. It would really have been a bummer if she lost because she didn’t complete the word.
      I think it was a good game today by all 3 players, and Kathy had a shot at winning again.

      Yeah, that Austin thing was weird. Even I got it.

  2. Dalton Higbee says:

    Well, I didn’t expect H.B. to win. Before the game, Rob and Kathy were most likely my two favorites to win the game.

  3. jacob ska says:

    No correct predictions today.

    Congrats to H. B. the new champ. Kathy did great today. She held her own.

    • Eric S says:

      Hey, I said Milton (maybe too late for you to see), but yeah, I almost got there (amended). Of course, I really thought all would get there.

      • Cece says:

        I just read the CotD page and Eric said 1 wrong. So that’s 2 correct. I think for this board it should count — even though Kathy didn’t finish writing it , she gave the correct answer.

        • Eric S says:

          Awww. Thanks Cece! That credit, though, would have more asterisks than Barry Bonds.

        • VJ says:

          But Kathy’s answer was unacceptable so it was 2 wrong and besides, Eric’s “prediction” was 3 right.

          Lots of times I have had second thoughts about my prediction but I think if you want to add stuff after your prediction, then it becomes speculation. The players only get 30 seconds to answer. That’s what I try to give myself to make a prediction. I’m not exactly timing myself though so I wouldn’t say it’s a perfect 30 seconds but about that.

        • Cece says:

          I don’t get the reference, but I just looked him up and now know he was a baseball player. :)

        • Cece says:

          OK, Eric, stop posting right after you wake up!
          Lol.

        • Eric S says:

          Cece: sorry, I often write to amuse Mark, but I don’t even know if he reads these. I have to go man-crush since you dropped the boyfriend bomb, VJ is immune to my charms and Jacob is taken.

        • Eric S says:

          VJ: I am confused by your application of the 30 seconds. I don’t credit my guess at the correct response unless it’s under 22seconds (I assume 7 seconds to write the response and I don’t start until after I have seen the category), but I fail to understand the correlation to the prediction (although I usually go in about 5 seconds).
          I completely concur that the streak is dead, though. I was happy that I nailed the Milton, as I hadn’t made a best alternative speculation.
          hahaha: all in fun I hope!

        • VJ says:

          idk, Eric. I guess there is no correlation between 30 seconds to answer and making the prediction in 30 seconds, that’s just what I try to do myself. As I said, it doesn’t always work out anyhow.

          I don’t understand your 22 seconds myself. The players know the category title before they make their bets. Then Alex reads them the clue, then gives them 30 seconds. Some players start writing immediately.

        • Eric S says:

          VJ, I think my explanation was muddled: I look at the category (while weighing its subjective probability) and think about it for about a minute, then give myself 22 seconds to read the clue and solve. I figure the answer would take about 7 seconds total whether started at the beginning or end.
          I think we are a quirky bunch.

      • Cece says:

        Eric, LMAO and SMH at the same time! You’re a riot!

  4. Carson Guy Sowers says:

    Kathy did better! I like improvement.