Jeopardy! imitates life

     Yesterday, Molly LaLonde won for the first time.

     As someone who’s experienced it (and is still suffering the consequences), this was a no-brainer in Romantic Cliches: “‘Would you believe in’ this sudden event? ‘Yes, I’m certain that it happens all the time.'” I’m curious whether you “believe” in it, but I know it’s real! This clue stumped 2 contestants! I don’t get how this next one in the same category stumped all 3 contestants!: “Olden knights wore mementoes of their ladies pinned to their sleeves, not actual these as in the cliche.” I was pleased that the next clue was the Daily Double, still in the same category.
Molly 1000 (4 right and 2 wrong)
Kathy Haas -600 (3 right and 3 wrong)
Vince Balzano -400 (4 right and 3 wrong)
     Vince found it, and he wagered on this clue: “A 17th C. Frenchman wrote, ‘Absence is to love as’ this ‘is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it kindles the great.” I love this quote, and I’m experiencing this right now too. Vince got it right, and it was the last clue before the first break. I was sorry to see this category end, and I didn’t realize til later we still had He’s So Man-“ley”! I love it, but the show’s fueling my addiction!
     The contestants turned there puny scores around by the end of the round.
Molly 2400 (4 right and one wrong)
Kathy 3400 (6 right)
Vince 2600 (4 right)
     Ooh, Political Terms!! And heck, Pop Music! Why did Kathy leave the category for Science Stuff? Vince stayed with it too. Molly went back to it. Kathy sound found a Daily Double in Political Terms.
Molly 10400 (8 right and 2 wrong)
Kathy 9800 (7 right)
Vince 4600 (2 right)
     Kathy wagered 3000 on this clue: “Term for anyone nominated for office by delegates from his or her own state as a sentimental gesture.” She got it right!
     The last clue of the round was the Daily Double, in Uncivil Wars. Vince got it.
Molly 13600 (2 right)
Kathy 11600 (2 right and 2 wrong)
Vince 7400 (4 right and one wrong)
     Vince wagered 3000 on this clue: “At the Battle of Lake Trasimene during the second of these wars, Hannibal’s forces slaughtered 15,000 Romans.” Vince and I were right!
     Trebek wanted to thank the contestants for a good game, and I want to thank the writers!
     The Final Jeopardy category was 20th Century Americans. This is the clue: “In 1911 Glenn Curtis received this document number 1.” Vince was wrong and lost 8000. Kathy was wrong and lost 9200. Molly was wrong too and lost 10000, but she still had the most money!
     I hope you don’t mind but I didn’t feel like tracking my Coryat today.
     Now speaking of romance, I’m gonna try a Janette Oke novel I got today at Goodwill. Don’t judge me: I’ve never read them and I don’t know what to expect!
One year ago: Negs over easy
Two years ago: Daily Doubles are but a few of the villains…
Three years ago: [untitled]
Four years ago: Lanky Lind-y