Pour him something tall and strong

     Yesterday, Campbell Warner was the sole champion when one of his opponents could’ve tied but didn’t wager for it. Campbell looked strong to me, and I won’t be surprised if he wins a few more. Let’s find out.

Nick Lasik
Sara Tess Neumann

     That Nick strikes me as one cool dude. Even his voice. By the way, contestant names for the week are still not available! 🙁
     Surprising triple-stumper time, in Arrested Development: “In May 1895 this author was sentenced to 2 years at hard labor, mostly served at Reading Gaol.”
     Campbell and Nick traded near-category-sweeps just before the first break (11-Letter Words and Spot the Mammal, respectively). Nick was smart enough not to try and ring in on a triple-stumper at the bottom of the category, just to get the sweep. It’s tempting, I know!
Campbell 3400 (6 right)
Sara Tess 0
Nick 2800 (7 right)
     Trebek talked about people watching Jeopardy! at bars, when interviewing Nick. Anyone know of a place in Chicago where people can watch Jeopardy!? Just asking.
     Campbell’s favorite movie is Ghostbusters. I haven’t seen it! The next clue Campbell selected was the last in 11-Letter Words. He pulled it out at the last second!
     I got this triple-stumper in Measuring Devices: “The name of this automobile instrument comes from the Greek for ‘measure’ & ‘way.'” Campbell and Nick negged on it! It was beginning to look like only 2 contestants were playing, but Sara Tess rang in on the next clue. Campbell soon found the Daily Double in Measuring Devices.
Campbell 4400 (2 right and 2 wrong)
Sara Tess 400 (One right)
Nick 3600 (2 right and one wrong)
     Campbell wagered 1000 on this clue: “An ebullioscope is used to determine this in liquids.” He and I got this wrong.
     Sara Tess had the last word before the end of the round.
Campbell 6200 (4 right)
Sara Tess 1400 (One right)
Nick 5200 (3 right)
     If you too would’ve driven through Gibbon, NE today, you’d guess – correctly – that your Jeopardy! recording would be interrupted by weather warnings. I should’ve stopped for a picture! I’m talking about flooding.
     Campbell found a Daily Double in “Y”: Me. Since I had to miss 4 clues, I won’t indicate here how many each contestant got right and wrong.
Campbell 10200
Sara Tess 2600
Nick 8400
     Campbell wagered 2200 before the applause died down. Here is the brainless clue: “I was a humble 19th century Japanese organ maker, yet today my name is on guitars, mp3 players & motorcycles.” He got it. Campbell didn’t look happy that Trebek showed him up by providing his first name!
     I got this triple-stumper in London Sprawling: “The British Museum is in this London neighborhood once home to a famous writers’ ‘group.'” Then I got this one in Synonyms: “‘To moo like a cow’ & ‘degraded’ are synonyms for 2 different definitions of this 3-letter word.” Then came the next Daily Double, still in Synonyms! Nick got it.
Campbell 19200 (5 right)
Sara Tess 2600 (2 right and one wrong)
Nick 9600 (3 right and 2 wrong)
     What to do, what to do…. There were 3 clues left on the board after this one. Nick wagered just 2000 on this clue: “‘Apex’ is from the Latin; this 4-letter synonym is from the Greek for ‘point.'” Nick got this easy one! Nick got one more right, but he negged on a triple-stumper. There was another triple-stumper besides.
Campbell 19200
Sara 2600
Nick 11600
     The Final Jeopardy category was Constitutional Monarchies. This was the clue: “The constitution of this country allows the monarch to abdicate, which has happened in 1948, 1980 & 2013.” Sara Tess was wrong and lost 2500. She looked awfully happy about it! Nick was wrong too and lost everything! 🙁 Campbell was wrong too and lost 4000. Hey, he wins again!
     Take into account that I missed 4 clues due to a weather warning. Three of them were in Nonfiction Books on the Big Screen, and I feel like it would’ve been one of my better categories. The fourth was in “Y”: Me, and I could’ve gotten that one too maybe. So my Coryat is 21400 (25800 without negs).

One year ago: All about the Benjamins
Two years ago: A new tangled web
Three years ago: Stand up and take notice
Four years ago: He’s no Jack Kennedy