Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. May 16, 2015 #561 of 3360
    astrohip

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    Since I do really well at Jeopardy, it's clearly a sign of above average, almost supernatural intelligence.

    However, according to my wife... it's just the last word of your post.
     
  2. May 16, 2015 #562 of 3360
    trainman

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    Winning on "Jeopardy!" is a sign that you know a ton of random esoteric crap, that you can make connections between various types of random esoteric crap (because there's often a "tease-out" clue within each answer), and that you have fast reflexes on the buzzer.
     
  3. May 16, 2015 #563 of 3360
    BluesFools

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    ...and that you have a grasp of basic wagering strategy. Without that, you can take a gimme win and turn it into a loss with a bad FJ wager, and we've all seen that happen.
     
  4. May 16, 2015 #564 of 3360
    Ozzie72

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    I'll just leave this here...teeheehee...
     
  5. May 16, 2015 #565 of 3360
    waynomo

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    It's nice to revisit the fifth grade every now and then. :D
     
  6. May 16, 2015 #566 of 3360
    Regina

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    OT, but has Penn Jillette lost weight? He looks so skinny-almost unhealthily so....:thumbsdown::thumbsdown:

    He made a pretty impressive comeback in double jeopardy...he was in the negative after the jeopardy round and ended up winning...good for him! Although, boy, is he full of himself! :rolleyes:
     
  7. May 16, 2015 #567 of 3360
    busyba

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    Watching the episode with Mo Rocca, I discovered something new and surprising. He got an answer wrong, and then the CNN guy buzzed in and also got it wrong, then Mo Rocca buzzed in again and Alex had to tell him that he couldn't do that.

    I had no idea that the buzzer would even work for a contestant in such an instance. I would have thought the contestant would be locked out for the duration of that clue. I had never seen that before, I guess because non-celebrity contestants are smart enough to know not to even try. :)
     
  8. May 17, 2015 #568 of 3360
    waynomo

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    He had a health scare. He lost 105 pounds and with just diet in only 4 or 5 months.
     
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    Regina

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    Oh, my - such rapid weight loss can be unhealthy in itself. I hope he is ok! :eek:
     
  10. May 17, 2015 #570 of 3360
    trainman

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    He posted on Twitter the night before his episode aired to reassure people...

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  11. May 17, 2015 #571 of 3360
    Ozzie72

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    How Penn Jillette Lost 100 Pounds in 100 Days

     
  12. May 17, 2015 #572 of 3360
    waynomo

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    That was my thought also, but it all was supervised, etc.
     
  13. May 17, 2015 #573 of 3360
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    Good to know-thanks, all! :D:up::up:
     
  14. May 18, 2015 #574 of 3360
    mattack

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    (I'm still way behind on episodes..)

    I am almost positive I've seen real contestants try to do that.

    Also, I think you're expecting much more of the show is automated/enforced technologically than really is. IIRC, there's a person who listens to each clue and turns on the light when Alex finishes reading.
     
  15. May 29, 2015 #575 of 3360
    astrohip

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    Some horrid FJ wagering lately. While this new three-day champ is a fun player to watch, and his breadth of knowledge is impressive, his wagering leaves much to be desired.

    Had yesterday's FJ been a triple stumper, he would have lost for no reason other than poor wagering.

    TS would leave them at $1, $999 and $0. Worst case scenario has the leader betting enough to cover an all-in from #2 ($31,400), so he bets $11,401, and ends up with $8,599 if he misses.

    Just terrible strategy on all their parts.
     
  16. May 29, 2015 #576 of 3360
    Turtleboy

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    It's enough to drive the final wager guy to drink.

     
  17. May 29, 2015 #577 of 3360
    markp99

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    I don't watch Jeopardy very much any more, but I did happen to catch this one! :)

    I also noticed a Daily Double on $1000, the woman had a pretty good bank but only wagered $300. She did give the correct answer, but that seemed pretty conservative.
     
  18. Jun 1, 2015 #578 of 3360
    astrohip

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    I can't take it. The only possible worse FJ wager would be a Clavin. I don't care how good he is, or what his wheelhouse is, that was just stupid. Stupid!

    ETA: Referring to Monday June 1 game.
     
  19. Jun 1, 2015 #579 of 3360
    spartanstew

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    Yes, watched todays airing (I don't watch very often) and couldn't believe his wager. Didn't realize he had a habit of doing it.
     
  20. Jun 1, 2015 #580 of 3360
    busyba

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    Speaking of... has anybody ever pulled an actual Clavin in a real match before (whether successfully or not)?


    (For the purposes of this question, I'll accept any instance of a person going into FJ with more than 2x the second place contestant, and then betting enough that with a wrong answer they would dip below 2x the second place contestant)
     

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