Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. Dec 3, 2020 #2701 of 2976
    Regina

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    Very tough-I would have said, "Count of Monte Cristo"-but I have never read Moby Dick (or the Count of Monte Cristo) so there you go. I didn't think the woman in the middle should have risked anything since 1st and 2nd place were so close. She won despite risking a bit. You never know when a triple stumper will come along!

    And I agree about 2nd place-I always say, "Bet to win or don't bet at all" - 2nd place should have bet everything. Ridiculous! Good for 3rd place-happy for her! Although I will miss TJ and his hair-nice to have a champ with some personality!
     
  2. Dec 3, 2020 #2702 of 2976
    pdhenry

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    Isn't the intelligent 1st place player going to wager enough to end up with 2x+1, where x is the 2nd place player's score going into final?

    The only way #2 wins is if #1 gets it wrong. Recognizing that, there are sensible wagers other than all-in.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2020 #2703 of 2976
    astrohip

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    Yes, I think @Regina misunderstood my post.

    1st: 14,000
    2nd: 12,600
    3rd: not a factor (yeah, right:p)

    All 2nd had to do was wager 1401 for the win, if it's either a triple stumper, or if 1st misses it and 2nd gets it. If they both get it, he has little chance to win, unless 1st wagers poorly. Which rarely happens. Certainly far less than what happened in this case.
     
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    Regina

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    They could do that, or just risk it all - go big or go home! But yes, I did misunderstand your post :rolleyes:
     
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    astrohip

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    That's what he did! :) (with a FYP).
     
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    Thinking I would have to do a book report every month I read the condensed "Count of Monte Cristo". The full-size version would have been too long. I got the general idea. I never had to do the report. This is what I guessed.

    I knew it wasn't "Frankenstein" because of the date but I saw the Robert DeNiro movie several months ago and immediately thought of how he behaved. Although he was a nice man for the most part, he wanted nothing more than to get revenge on his creator and so he changed completely whenever he got an opportunity to do that.
     
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    astrohip

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    Yesterday's champ was a different person today. She came out much stronger, and acquitted herself nicely.

    The new champ did not bet enough to win if 2nd place had also gotten FJ. As @Regina says, go big or go home!

    I thought it was a fairly easy FJ. It was too early to be military in nature, and the year made it likely it was political. Bingo... famous debates.
     
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    Mabes

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    Frankenstein was my guess because I didn't realize it was written in 1918. I thought Moby Dick was written about 1870 so I didn't even consider it
     
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    pdhenry

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    Huh? Typo?

    1817
     
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    Mabes

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    I read 1818 somewhere but yeah
     
  11. Dec 5, 2020 #2711 of 2976
    Howie

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    I got Honest Abe immediately, but I couldn't remember who he was running against, if I ever did know in the first place.
     
  12. Dec 5, 2020 #2712 of 2976
    pdhenry

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    Hint: the debates in 1858 weren't for the Presidential race.
     
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    astrohip

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    The Lincoln-Douglas debates were a series of formal political debates between the challenger, Abraham Lincoln, and the incumbent, Stephen A. Douglas, in a campaign for one of Illinois' two United States Senate seats.
     
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    Howie

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    High school American History was a looooong time ago for me. I do seem to recall that someone might have shot Abe while he was at the local cineplex watching Gone With the Wind a few years later.
     
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    astrohip

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    That was way before cineplexes. It was at a Drive-In.
     
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    Howie

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    Oh. So he was shot while making out in the backseat.
     
  17. Dec 6, 2020 #2717 of 2976
    pdhenry

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    Makes sense. Lincolns have big back seats.
     
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    mattack

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    woah, so Obama wasn't the first to make a very very quick rise from senator to President...
     
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    pdhenry

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    Not even the first from Illinois.
     
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    trainman

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    Douglas is the one who was elected senator (by the Illinois state legislature - this was before U.S. senators were elected by popular vote), but media coverage of the debates got Lincoln considerable national attention.
     
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