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     Do you remember when I told you about the new “Sports Jeopardy” app? The guy who told me about it is giving me 5 free downloads of the Jeopardy! app for iPhone/iPod Touch, and 5 for iPad. Since you guys have responded so overwhelmingly when I’ve asked you to post your Coryats (not), all I ask is: leave a comment on any post saying you want one, and it’s yours. The first 10 people, then.
     Speaking of comments, don’t forget that Robin Carroll is answering your questions here. Please leave a comment with them.
     These are my Crackle Coryats this time: Pam Mueller (10-23-01): 23200 (24800 without negs). Eddie Timanus (10-26-99): 27400 (28800 without negs).

Bob Harris
Robin Carroll
Shane Whitlock

   

     That was nice of Shane to mouth the words “Thank you” when Johnny said the fans voted him into the tournament.
     Mr. Trebek noted that 2 women have advanced in the tournament so far.
     The Daily Double was just the second clue of the round, in the 400 spot of Holidays! Bob had gotten the first clue right (worth 200), so the Daily Double was his. He wagered 1000. This is the clue: “In 2011 the 250th edition of a real oldie hit parade marched up New York’s 5th Avenue on this date.” Bob missed it, but he made the audience laugh when he said “I’ve been there before” after Mr. Trebek said he was at -800. He was soon to be joined by Robin and Shane, in the red!
     Shane is from Arkansas, but he didn’t get any of the Bill Clinton clues. In fact he negged on the last clue in the category. That was the least clue before the first break.
Robin 3200 (8 right and one wrong)
Bob -800 (One right and one wrong)
Shane -400 (2 right and 2 wrong)
     Mr. Trebek asked Bob about his latest book. You can buy it here: The International Bank of Bob: Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan at a Time, or by clicking on the widget on the right side of the page. I just finally bought one for myself a minute ago! When Bob was in the audience for regular episodes in December, Mr. Trebek acted like Bob had only written one book, but in fact he has written several (and I hope many more). I was glad Mr. Trebek got it right this time. Bob autographed a couple of them for me when I met him at the National History Bowl a couple of years ago! In fact Bob spoke about the International Bank book at that event! Were you surprised Bob gave a URL and it was allowed to stay in his interview? Maybe because it’s a charity!
     At the end of the round:
Robin 2000 (2 right and 4 wrong!)
Bob 1200 (5 right and one wrong)
Shane 400 (3 right)
     During the commercial break in the studio, Mr. Trebek said he wanted to reread the triple-stumper where Eddie Murphy was quoted – He said he wanted to do it in Murphy’s voice!
     Shane found the first Daily Double of Double Jeopardy in Nature. Do you expect these scores from these champions at this point in the game?
Robin 800 (One wrong)
Bob 1200 (2 right and one wrong)
Shane 2800 (2 right)
     Shane wagered it all on this clue: “A type of warship, or a soaring bird with a nearly 8-foot wingspan that might follow it.” He missed it. 🙁
     Robin soon found the next Daily Double, in British Authors.
Robin 2800 (2 right)
Bob 1200
Shane 400 (One right)
     Robin wagered 2000 on this clue: “In an 1890 letter, he called himself ‘a Polish nobleman, cased in British tar.” She got it right!
     At the end of the round:
Robin 5600 (One right)
Bob 6000 (5 right)
Shane 10000 (8 right)
     The Final Jeopardy category was 4-Letter Words. This was the clue: “New research says this word that has become ubiquitous dates back to young men also called ‘macaronis.'” I’m dying to know what you guys think of this clue. Robin wagered everything and had it right! Bob got it wrong and lost it all. Shane had no response and he lost 2001. Robin advances!
     I am really looking forward to seeing Dave Abbott, Mark Dawson and Claudia Perry play tomorrow.
One year ago: 39 Minutes of Boredom…1 Minute of Thought-Provoking Stuff!
Two years ago: Know and tell
Three years ago: What is Frye?
Four years ago: Just in time for the Oscars…

   

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