Wrong of the South

     I’ve resisted revealing this pic long enough:

     There is much more where that came from, but I want to do that night justice with a post all its own (though I did refer to it in a comment on yesterday’s post). Wait for it….
     Remember Preston Nicholson? Like me, he was at the Battle of the Decades this week and in fact we happened to be on the same flight from Denver to Los Angeles. I remembered he was going to be on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire at some point in the future and intended to ask him, but before I could he told me his episode airs Monday. So don’t miss it like I will have to (because it doesn’t air in my area). Preston tells me it doesn’t air where he lives now either (Des Moines).
     Now, you see my poll about who will be the alternate at the Battle of the Decades? When I posted the poll, I thought there was only one. It turns out there was one from each decade. I’ll tell you who they were next week, once the poll is closed. 😉
     My Coryat for this weekend’s rerun, which originally aired 1-15-13, was 25400 (27400 without negs). The first time I played, my score was 25800 (29800 without negs).
     Yesterday, Frederique Delapree won her first episode, defeating Sandie Baker! Anybody else think Sandie was gonna go a little further?

E.A. Srere
Frederique Delapree

Jake Bryant

     Since Mr. Trebek said no one got yesterday’s final, I went back and looked at it. I wouldn’t have gotten it either.
     Didn’t it sound like E.A. was saying “autocrats” when she asked for Pulitzer for Fiction Autocorrects?
     At the first break:
Frederique 800 (2 right and one wrong)
Jake 0 (2 right and one wrong)
E.A. 4800 (10 right)
     Was anyone else thrown by the two-word correct response to this first one after the break, in Anagrams?: “Unwanted facial feature: chub on deli.” I wonder if the contestants were. But then this next one was two words and no one got it (I did): “Any temperamental diva: pin on drama.”
     Doesn’t it sound like Jake left the “t” off the correct response to this one in Home Sweet Home?: “You get a blue ribbon if you know the name of this family whose mansion sits at 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee.” E.A. found the Daily Double of the round at the bottom of the category.
Frederique 4400 (4 right)
Jake 400 (2 right and one wrong)
E.A. 6000 (2 right)
     E.A. wagered 1000 on this clue: “From 1903 to 1957, Beauvoir, his former home in Biloxi, was a home for Confederate veterans & their widows.” I was not on the right track here, but E.A. got it.
     At the end of the round:
Frederique 4800
Jake 600
E.A. 7800
     I said “lightning bolts” for this one in World Myths & Legends: “Like Zeus, Shango, an African god of storms, dispenses justice by hurling these at the offending party.”
     Frederique found the first Daily Double of Double Jeopardy in FedEx Doesn’t Go There.
Frederique 9200 (4 right)
Jake 4200 (5 right and one wrong)
E.A. 16200 (4 right)
     Frederique wagered 2200 on this clue: “Though this country has ‘Central’ in its name, it’s too far off the beaten path for FedEx.” She and I got this right.
      The last clue of the round was the other Daily Double, in The Duke of Wellington. E.A. found it.
Frederique 12600 (2 right)
Jake 7000 (2 right)
E.A. 20600 (3 right)
     How I wish E.A. would’ve tried to put it out of reach here. But she wagered 2000 on this clue: “This contemporary nickname was a tribute to Wellington’s toughness; Punch put ‘wrought’ in front of it.” She and I got it wrong.
     The Final Jeopardy category was Characters in Novels. This was the clue: “One of this man’s ‘most priceless memories’ is of ‘a delicately nurtured southern belle with her Irish up.” This was a no-brainer for me, because it’s my favorite novel so far. Jake was right and adds 5600. Good for him! Frederique was right too and added 2000. E.A. was wrong! She lost 6600. Too bad for her, after the good game she played. Frederique will be back Monday!
     My Coryat today was only 16600 (16800 without a neg).
One year ago: I got the “beat”
Two years ago: Shark Tale
Three years ago: D.C., Day 3
Four years ago: [untitled]