Philip’s big game yesterday is going to be the inspiration for a Throwback Thursday listicle tomorrrow!
Also: He’s won more in two games than Fred Vaughn in 4! Will Philip win tonight and make it onto our ToC list?
|Elene Gray-Blanc, an editor from Santa Barbara, CA
||Geoff Mitelman, a rabbi from Westchester County, NY
||Philip Tiu, an educator from Atlanta, GA (2-day total: $71,098)
I think the big question is “Did Philip make another massive Daily Double wager?” — the answer to that is, of course — yes, he did! He went for $11,000 and hit again! He’s playing the game the way it’s meant to be played, folks!
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
Final Jeopardy! clue: The last prisoner moved before the Bastille was stormed, this nobleman left behind the Ms. for his most infamous work
Who is the Marquis de Sade? (Geoff went for Voltaire)
Elena 1200 + 1199 = 2399
Geoff 11000 – 0 = 11000
Philip 23800 + 1700 = 25500 (3-day total: $96,598)
120 Days was first lost in 1789, when the revolutionary mob stormed the Bastille. A few nights earlier, Sade had been suddenly removed from his cell, “naked as a worm,” and transferred to another prison. (He had been using an improvised megaphone to harangue the crowds, declaring that the inmates were being slaughtered, and begging for rescue, a provocation that did not endear him to the warden.) “I have shed tears of blood,” Sade wrote, and he died believing that the manuscript was destroyed when the Bastille was sacked. Miraculously, he was wrong. Two days before the mob attacked, an eagle-eyed citizen found the roll hidden in the wall—historians know nothing more about him than his name, Arnoux de Saint-Maximin—and for unknown reasons, decided to save it. The manuscript fell into the possession of a wealthy French family, and finally re-emerged in 1904 in Berlin, where a German collector published the first edition of 180 copies, making it an instant legend among the world’s connoisseurs of erotica.
I don’t know about anyone else, but it seems to me like the good Marquis may have had a significant doing in the starting of the revolution!
(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)
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