How do you like them pineapples?

     Andy and I were interviewed for this article, as was Stephanie Jass and Keith from The Final Wager. I didn’t know til I saw this tweet of Keith’s that I wasn’t quoted!

     And I had pleaded with Andy to do the interview with me! Geez. I guess if we get some traffic I’ll call it good.
     My Coryat on the weekend rerun was 22200 (27600 without negs). The episode originally aired 3-29-13. The first time I played, my Coryat was 14200 (22800 without negs).
     Did Trebek seem strangely subdued today?
     Julia found the Daily Double of the round in On the Old Map.
Julia Collins 1200 (3 right)
Matt Weldy 1000 (2 right)
FeiFei Jiang -600 (2 wrong)
     Julia wagered everything but didn’t say the words “true Daily Double”! This was the clue: “In the 1939 Britannica Book of the Year, this entry says the king is Ananda Mahidol & a chief town in Bangkok.” I thought this was a dirty trick, and Julia fell for it too.
     How weird does this look at the end of the first segment?:
Julia 600 (2 right and one wrong)
Matt 4200 (5 right)
FeiFei -600
     Were you surprised too this was a triple-stumper in Ends in “SS”? And I don’t watch golf: “Golfers know it means to lay the club behind the ball in preparation to hit it, not mail it.”
     FeiFei made a bit of a comeback before the round ended:
Julia 4200 (6 right)
Matt 4400 (3 right and 2 wrong)
FeiFei 2200 (4 right)
     Time for a surprising triple-stumper, this time in Suffixes: “Meaning ‘pain,’ it can follow neur- as well as nost-.” And yes, of course I got it before FeiFei negged on it. I was a little surprised that neg wasn’t overturned later.
     Julia found the first Daily Double of Double Jeopardy in I Won That State in the Presidential Election.
Julia 11400 (7 right)
Matt 5200 (3 right)
FeiFei 2200 (One right and 2 wrong)
     Julia wagered 1400 on this clue: “Arkansas in 1968: This third party candidate.” She got it right! By the time she found the next Daily Double in Old British Coins, she was looking like her usual self.
Julia 18800 (5 right)
Matt 5600 (One right)
FeiFei 4600 (2 right)
     This time Julia wagered 1200. Mr. Trebek waited til after she wagered but before he read the clue to say there was less than a minute left! Why bother? This was the clue: “Floral emblem 1-pound coins feature a daffodil for Wales, a thistle for Scotland & this for England.” She got it right.
     So at the end of the round (and we did see all the clues):
Julia 23200 (2 right)
Matt 4000 (One wrong)
FeiFei 5000 (One wrong and one right)
     Matt and FeiFei had negged on the same clue, and Julia picked it up! Ouch!
     The Final Jeopardy category was Fruit. This was the clue: “It’s the only commercially important edible fruit of the bromeliad family.” Matt was right and added 3500 to his score! FeiFei was wrong and lost 3000. Julia was wrong! She lost 4800.
     I stopped tracking my Coryat today because there was a 1000 clue left on my app that I couldn’t account for. I didn’t want to go back and see what it was.

ToC update:

1. John Pearson (November 2013 Teacher’s Champion)
2. Jim Coury (May 2013 College Champion)
3. Terry O’Shea (February 2014 College Champion)
4. Julia Collins $410,000 (19 wins)
5. Arthur Chu $297,200 (11 wins)
6. Ben Ingram $176,534 (8 wins)
7. Drew Horwood $138,100 (8 wins)
8. Jared Hall $181,001 (6 wins)
9. Sandie Baker $140,200 (6 wins)
10. Andrew Moore $137,803 (6 wins)
11. Jerry Slowik $121,800 (5 wins)
12. Joshua Brakhage $103,205 (5 wins)
13. Rebecca Rider $101,600 (5 wins)
14. Sarah McNitt $89,398 (5 wins)
15. Rani Peffer $68,701 (5 wins)

16. Mark Japinga $112,600 (4 wins)
17. Mike Lewis $102,800 (4 wins)
18. Carlos Ross $89,774 (3 wins)
19. Adam Holquist $76,299 (3 wins)
20. Sara Garnett $75,403 (3 wins)
21. Salvo Candela $66,195 (3 wins)
22. Neal Pollack $60,798 (3 wins)
23. John Anneken $60,112 (3 wins)
24. Tim Anderson $56,001 (3 wins)
25. Stuart Anderson $51,601 (3 wins)
26. Bill Tolany $44,200 (3 wins)

One year ago: Let’s Recap Two!
Two years ago: One of these things is not like the other
Three years ago: [untitled]
Four years ago: “The Sound of Silence,” for real this time