Week 7, Day 2 #SHC2012

     First, I’ve seen an update from Vince Gatton about his aunt and aunt’s son. (Here’s where I first mentioned it.) They still need a little help, so come on, troops!
     Second, O’Brien’s Pub pointed out to me that one of their regulars, Vamsi Adusumilli, is appearing on the first day of the new Jeopardy! season (Monday!). I know you’re watching anyway, but keep it in mind when you do. 🙂 Andy’s scheduled to blog on this one. Hey, maybe I’ll be able to track down Vamsi for an interview…? 😉
     Now, as expected, here are some Coryats from recent weekend reruns. For some reason the recordings started late enough each time to miss a handful of clues. It’s a pain in the butt but I guess I’ll have to try to fix it. It’s hard because one can’t operate the VCR and see what’s happening on the screen at the same time. I’ll need a partner for this little task.
originally 2-11-11: 17600 but with the first 8 clues lost (22400 without negs). Remarkably, the first time I played, my score was 17600.
originally 3-21-2011: 21000 but with the first 6 clues lost (26200 without negs). Somehow, the score the first time I played was 10800.
originally 4-1-11: 32600 but with the first 6 clues lost (34400 without negs). The first time I played, my score was 24200.
originally 4-5-11: 26000 (28800 without negs) with the first 5 clues lost. The first time I played, my score was 13200.
     I started to keep score on this one, even though I knew I wouldn’t have it all. (A football game caused it to start late.) Let’s just say it’s for the best I wasn’t able to complete it. 😛
And a GSN rerun, originally 12-24-08: 21800 (25400 without negs)
     Now for an update on the Summer Hiatus Challenge. Dad of Twins has broken this week up into two parts, so the last three days of Week 7 will be played next week. What do you guys think about next year: Do you like these updates? Would you rather see something else? I suppose the blog could go on hiatus too during next year’s Jeopardy! hiatus, but I’d miss it. 🙁
     Here’s how people did, in order from highest to lowest scores. There were 8 perfect scores, including that of Vito!:
Vito Cortese
Joon Pahk and Ryan Chaffee (tied!)
Stefan Goodreau
Robert
Alison Stone Roberg
Jeanie

     As for the clues:
Fictional Sports & Games
2: On several occasions in the book series named for him, this character’s Quidditch skills help him accomplish key tasks. Alison, Vito, Ryan, Joon, Stefan, Jeanie, Robert
4: This game, played with a volleyball, hobby horse, and “time fracture wickets” had in one of its playings a score reported by Hobbes of “Q to 12.” Alison, Vito, Ryan, Joon, Stefan, Jeanie, Robert
6: Sports played in this Aldous Huxley novel include centrifugal bumblepuppy, electro-magnetic golf, & escalator squash. Alison, Vito, Ryan, Joon, Stefan, Jeanie, Robert
8: This ship’s operations officer, Ensign Harry Kim, was a three-time Parrises Squares champion at Starfleet Academy. Alison, Vito, Ryan, Joon, Stefan, Jeanie, Robert
10: In the climactic scene of this 1975 movie, James Caan’s Jonathan character scores the only point of the game, giving Houston a 1-0 victory over New York. Alison, Vito, Ryan, Joon, Stefan, Jeanie, Robert

Films of the 60s
3: Last name shared by the characters played by Anne Bancroft and Katherine Ross in The Graduate. Alison, Vito, Ryan, Joon, Stefan, Jeanie, Robert
6: Thomas More, Thomas Cranmer, and Thomas Cromwell are all characters in this 1966 movie based on a play by Robert Bolt. Alison, Vito, Ryan, Joon, Stefan, Jeanie, Robert
9: Before he is hanged, the last words of this 1962 title character played by Terrance Stamp are “God bless Captain Vere.” Alison, Vito, Ryan, Joon, Stefan, Jeanie, Robert
12: In this 1962 movie, the Queen of Diamonds playing card is the trigger that causes the brainwashed soldiers to obey post-hypnotic suggestions. Alison, Vito, Ryan, Joon, Stefan, Jeanie, Robert
15: Charles Bronson portrays a harmonica-playing gunfighter who kills Henry Fonda in defense of a widowed landowner in this 1969 western “fairy tale.” Alison, Vito, Ryan, Joon, Stefan, Jeanie, Robert

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