Making a not-so-surprise appearance…

      …it’s Jeanie!
     I know I told you Andy’d be blogging today. But as happens to the best of us, his recording failed. I’m up early today, and here we are. Let’s do this.
     David Brown won his second game in the last post.

David
Kim Carver
Jared Hall

     Mr. Trebek told Kim and Jared they had their work cut out for them, and Jared nodded in understanding.
     Jared found the Daily Double on the early side in U.S. City Nicknames, but he already had a lead.
David 800 (2 right)
Jared 2600 (4 right)
Kim 200 (One right)
     Jared wisely wagered everything on this easy clue: “New Mexico: ‘The alien capital of the world.” Piece of cake for Jared!
     At the first break:
David 800
Jared 6000 (3 right and one wrong)
Kim 2400 (3 right)
     I got this triple-stumper in the silly Actual Police Blotter Reports: “‘An Edgewood man reported recently that’ this family member ‘had gone missing some 18 months ago.'” Mr. Trebek thought that was so funny. It occurs to me that the missing person may have already been reported, and this report was about something else!
     At the end of the round:
David -400 (2 wrong)
Jared 7800 (4 right)
Kim 7600 (3 right)
     How unlike David! “He has a lot of catching up to do,” says Mr. Trebek.
     Jared found the next Daily Double too, in Ancient Civilizations. “You’re on a roll,” said Mr. Trebek.
David 0 (One right)
Jared 14200 (7 right)
Kim 7600
     Jared wagered 4000 on this clue: “At its peak in the 14th century, this West African empire that bears the name of a present-day country, covered almost half a million square miles.”

Can you tell I’m in a bit of a hurry? I wouldn’t have gotten this right though if not for the image.

     Jared got this right too. Actually they accepted “Malian” from him.
     I got this triple-stumper in Working Overtime for the Company: “I’d go home from this company, but I’ve eaten 10 our 100 Grand bars & 5 boxes of our Goobers…OMG, I’m totally wired!” Mr. Trebek surprised me by putting an “s” at the end of the word! I love it, by the way, when Mr. Trebek gets a chance to read out “OMG.” Jared found the last Daily Double too in the same category, unfortunately for Kim and David. It was the second-to-last clue on the board.
David 6000 (6 right and one wrong)
Jared 26200 (6 right)
Kim 14000 (5 right)
     Jared had extra time to wager because a neg on David was overturned at this time. (It had been a neg for me too, so I was okay with it!) Jared wagered 3000 on this clue: “I’m not leaving my office at this company until I finish putting together a set of our Klubbo nesting tables.” I didn’t know this, but Jared did. He got the last clue right too.
David 6000
Jared 31200
Kim 14000
     The Final category was French History, and this was the clue: “Starting in 1349, this marine mammal was on the coat of arms of the heir apparent to the French throne.” After the clue, Mr. Trebek said, “David, it was your misfortune today to play against 2 very talented and very quick challengers.”
     I didn’t get this clue right. Neither did David. He lost 4000. Kim got this one and added 1000. Jared got it right and didn’t wager anything. He wins, obviously, and we’ll see him in…uh…about half an hour now.
     My Coryat was 25000 (26600 without one neg).

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