A little rain must fall

     I feel so bad about not blogging as soon as I could, I want to apologize. That said I didn’t watch the show first to track my Coryat. I couldn’t have anyway – I’m not the least bit surprised my recording was chopped up due to severe weather warnings. (Both the kind that stop the recording and the kind where a weatherman cuts in.) Really, I saw few Double Jeopardy clues. If the game was archived at this moment I’d link to it. But I will give you what I can. And look at this picture I took on a little road trip I had. This is near Bassett, Nebraska.

     Yesterday, of course, Brian Loughnane defeated Julia Collins. Is it just me or did Julia’s run not seem near as long as Arthur Chu‘s? I really really hope Brian wins again today.

     I was told Peter Dyakowski plays pro football in Canada, but he was introduced that way anyway!
     At the first break:
Brian 4800 (7 right and one wrong)
Sarah Fremgen 1600 (5 right)
Peter 600 (One right)
     Oh sure, I had to get a triple-stumper right that includes me getting up and taking a picture. In Alaska’s Glaciers: “Wildlife flocks to the Glacier Bay inlet named for this Scottish-born naturalist, founder of the Sierra Club.”

     There were 7 clues left when Mr. Trebek gave the one-minute warning.
     I also got this triple-stumper in Nice “Rug”: “Lester Flatt & this banjo virtuoso performed the theme song for ‘The Beverly Hillbillies.'”
     Sarah found the Daily Double of the round in Founders Day.
Brian 7600 (6 right)
Sarah 2400 (3 right and 2 wrong)
Peter -1400 (2 wrong)
     She wagered 1000 on this clue: “He didn’t have the nicest things to say about Bill Gates in ‘Idea Man: A Memoir by the cofounder of Microsoft.'” She was wrong, and it was the last clue of the round.
     Since I knew I lost clues in Double Jeopardy due to those weather warnings, I didn’t track who got how many right and wrong. I did manage to catch this clue in Grab Bag, a shocking triple-stumper: “Barry & Garry (Goldwater & Shandling, respectively) are alums of the University of this state.” Then I guessed right on this one in the same category, but I doubt I’d have rung in: “In 1926 artist Walter Sickert won a Carnegie Prize (yay); in 2002 Patricia Cornwell said Walt was this serial killer (boo).” Same story with this one in Sun of a Book: “In the short story ‘Nightfall,’ by this prolific sci-fi writer, a planet with 6 suns goes dark.”
     At the end of the round:
Brian 13200
Sarah 11000
Peter 1200
     The Final Jeopardy category was Colleges & Universities. Would you believe I don’t have the whole clue for you? This is what I was able to make out on my screen, and the rest was covered by a weather graphic. I think this is a first. “Team nicknames of the 8 Ivy League schools include 4 animals, 3 colors &….” Peter was wrong and lost nothing. Sarah was right and added 10000. Brian was wrong and lost 9000. “We have a new champion,” Mr. Trebek said!

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