Final Jeopardy: Inventions
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (11/16/2017) in the category “Inventions” was:
When Time Magazine named it Invention of the Year in 2007, it was described as too slow, too big, pretty & touchy-feely.
Each player’s score today will be carried forward and added to his score tomorrow to determine the $250,000 winner. Second place wins $100,000. Third place: $50,000 (minimums). Alex thanked Consumer Cellular for their financial assistance with the prizes.
Round 1 Categories: The Joy of Slugs – You Know What They Say – Current Events – Celebrity Memoirs – Card Games – Cheesy Name Origins
Buzzy found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Card Games” under the $800 clue on the 2nd pick of the round. He was in hole for $600 after a miss on the first clue. No one else had any money. Buzzy said: “It’s Thursday so let’s bet $1,000” and he was RIGHT.
Chapter 9 of Ian Fleming’s “Casino Royale” is called “The Game is” this. show
Austin finished in the lead with $4,800. Buzzy was second with $3,000 and Alan was last with $2,400.
Round 2 Categories: Love Songs, Nothing but ’80s Love Songs – Triple Rhyme Time – Gulp Fiction – Place “Mat”s – Pick a Pope – First-Time Responses
Austin found the first Daily Double in “Triple Rhyme Time” under the $800 clue on the 7th pick. He was in the lead with $6,800, $2,800 more than Alan in second place. He wasn’t too thrilled about it after everyone blanked on the category’s first clue. He bet $2,800 and he was RIGHT.
A happy 10K for women in habits. show
Austin found the last Daily Double in “Place “Mat”s” under the $1,600 clue, with 11 clues still to go after it. In the lead with $12,800, he had $8,800 more than Alan in second place. He bet $4,800 and said “Marco Polo. I have no idea. That, of course, was WRONG.
Olive of you should know that the capital of the Greek department of Messania is a major fruit market. show
Alan finished in the lead with $14,400. Austin was next with $10,000 and Buzzy was in third place with $4,200.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
As you can see in Time’s 11/1/2007 article, “Invention of the Year: iPhone,” the negatives in the clue came from elsewhere. In Time’s own opinion, pretty and touchy-feely were Nos. 1 and 2, followed by 3) It will make other phones better; 4) It’s not a phone, it’s a platform; and last but hardly least: 5) It is but the ghost of iPhones yet to come.
If you click on “View All,” they show you a whole list of other 2007 inventions from various fields. Maybe I need to get out more. I never heard of most of them.
Buzzy came up with “the Tesla Model S.” That cost him everything!
Austin had the iPhone but crossed it off for the iPad. He lost his $3,500 bet, retaining $6,500.
Alan went with the iPad, too. He lost $5,600 and was left with $8,800.
FACEBOOK DATE TOMORROW: Hope everyone saw the little box at the end of the show that said Buzzy, Alan and Austin will be on Facebook Live: 11/17/2017 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.
Reversal: Triple Rhyme Time ($1600) A russet harlequin has collapsed – Austin added an “s” when he said “brown clown’s down.” This was announced right after Buzzy got dinged for adding an “s” to “weevil” on the $2000 clue.
A triple stumper from each round:
CARD GAMES ($200) This game similar to Go Fish was originally played with special cards featuring pictures of famous writers
PLACE “MAT”S ($1200) John Sayles titled a movie about a violent labor dispute after this coal-mining town
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “French Novel Title Heroes”
He “looked as if he had been shut up for a long time in a tomb and… been unable to recover the… complexion of the living.” show