Final Jeopardy: Technology

The Final Jeopardy question (10/31/2016) in the category “Technology” was:

In 2005 Steve Jobs used “It’s sort of like TiVo for radio” to describe this new form.

New champ Julia Lee won $6,599 last Friday. In her second game, she is up against these two players: Thea Lawton, from Anchorage, AK; and Jon Frank, from Washington, DC.

Happy Halloween! Here’s a little Halloween riddle for everyone: Why didn’t the Mummy have any friends? The answer is at the very bottom of the recap.

Round 1 Categories: Where Am I? – Pilot Wear – Like A Rock – Abbreviated Reality Shows – My Cabinet Department – The ’50s

Thea found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Like a Rock” under the $400 clue on the 4th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $600, $400 more than Julia in second place. She was going to bet $600 but Alex reminded her that she could bet up to $1,000 so she went with that. Alas, the right response eluded her so she was WRONG.

The object of a pursuit such as a hunted animal. show

Julia finished in the lead with $5,000. Thea was second with $2,800 and Jon was last with $800.

Round 2 Categories: Halloween Entertainment – Brit Bits – Plants with Animal Names – “Bing” – How Novel – The 50s

Thea found the first Daily Double in “Plants with Animal Names” under the $800 clue on the 10th pick. She was in second place with $6,000 at this point, $1,000 less than Julia’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

This flower shares its name with a character in Peter Pan.
$2000 Daily Double: Plants with Animals Names (10-31-16)

3 clues later, Thea found the last Daily Double in “Brit Bits” under the $1,600 clue. In the lead with $9,200, she now had $2,200 more than Julia in second place. She bet $4,000 and took a guess with John. That was WRONG.

The II king of this name quarreled with Thomas a Becket & fathered 2 kings. show

Thea finished in the lead with $13,200. Julia was next with $11,000 and Jon was in the red for $400 so he was out of the game at this point.

Only ONE of the contestants left got Final Jeopardy! right.


Apple CEO Steve Jobs fully explained podcasting in his 2005 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote. This is the part pertinent to today’s clue: “Podcasting of course is a concatenation of iPod and broadcasting. And what is podcasting? It’s been described a lot of different ways. One way has been a TiVo for radio–you can download radio shows and listen to them on your computer or put them on your iPod anytime you want.”

Julia wrote down iTunes. She lost her $6,601 bet and had $4,399 left.

Thea got it right. She bet a big $11,200 and won the match with $24,400. Nice going, Thea. We will be starting November with a new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (10/31/2016) Julia Lee, Jon Frank, Thea Lawton

These triple stumpers were both in the HOW NOVEL category:

HOW NOVEL ($1600) “Anne of the Island” from 1915 was the third novel by this author to feature young Anne Shirley

($2000) In addition to Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote about dinosaurs in the pulp novel “The Land that” this happened to

HOW STRANGE: That $800 clue in Where Am I? was the $1000 clue in the same category in the June 30, 2016 match. It was a triple stumper then too. Evidently I didn’t feel like typing the “if you’re not from here in Philadelphia, we’ll give you some leeway in your pronunciation” part, but J-Archive has it.

2 years ago: NEITHER players left got this FJ in “Scientists”

Accepting his 1922 Nobel prize in Stockholm, he spoke of the “intellectual solidarity” in the Scandinavian countries. show

Halloween Riddle Answer: He was too wrapped up in himself.

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5 Responses

  1. William Weyser says:

    The last time someone was in the negative, and is not around for Final Jeopardy!, mostly because they had a bad day, and resulted in a 2 person race is the exact opposite of today. Last time, it was a 2 man race, although the race is already sealed because 1st place had the game locked up, and 2nd place got to enjoy the 2nd place prize of $2,000 no matter what he did. Both of them got Final Jeopardy! right, and that was Seth Wilson’s 12th and last win. Today, it’s a 2 woman race and both ladies are in contention.

  2. VJ says:

    More clues from this game: LINK

  3. jacob ska says:

    VJ, fantastic video. Thanks so much. You educate us so much.

    Steve Jobs death took away, imo, one of our true innovators and motivators. When he appeared on stage to introduce a new product what a feeling! You just had to have the product.

    Apple’s fantastic marketing technique under his leadership is hard to follow today.

    I still remember the 1984 Macintosh Super Bowl commercial.

  4. VJ says:

    I got a kick out of Thea’s chat story today about the urban moose in Alaska. It reminded me of this funny youtube I saw a few years ago with a little Jack Russell Terrier running around barking at a moose in Anchorage, where Thea is from. It’s long and the dog doesn’t even show up until about 2.5 minutes in the video. Here’s a link with the video starting near the end when a car pulls up, someone gets out and the little dog goes running after the moose.