Girl on Fire

     No, not me. My mom! I’m not keeping my Coryat score anymore. I found out that’s made the difference in her performance, after I remarked I’ve never seen her do so well. Today, she still never answered until Trebek was done reading the clue. Aww. It’s funny because after the Double Jeopardy categories were revealed, I said if that were my episode I’d walk off the stage. But my mom was awesome. I told her she should’ve been keeping her score today.
     I thought my parents might say something about Trebek having a mustache now, but they didn’t. They might not have gotten a good look.
     Yesterday, Bill Cossen won his third episode.

Stephanie Bilyeu
Matthew Price

     Remember my friend that’s into Ghostbusters? He’s way into ice cream, too. He didn’t make it home in time to watch the show, so for his sake here are the categories: Rocky Road, 31 Flavors, Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry and Date Nut.
     At the first break:
Bill -1000 (4 right and 3 wrong)
Matthew 4200 (7 right)
Stephanie 1600 (3 right)
     Matthew had an entertaining story (actually, several) about being a bat boy for the Pawtucket Red Sox!
     Bill found the Daily Double of the round in Date Nut. There was one clue left on the board after this.
Bill 600 (2 right)
Matthew 5400 (4 right and one wrong)
Stephanie 2800 (3 right)
     Bill wagered 1000 on this clue: “Its opening on July 27, 2012 was watched by an estimated 500 million people.” He got it right! Bill got the next one right too, for 1000 more.
     My mom got this triple-stumper in You Got the Mine, I Got the Shaft: “Despite protests, a uranium mine is planned for near the south rim of this in the Colorado plateau.” She might’ve swept the category, actually.
     Matthew found the first Daily Double of the round in Music Terms.
Bill 8600 (8 right and 2 wrong)
Matthew 10600 (6 right)
Stephanie 3600 (One right)
     Matthew wagered 1400 on this clue: “Also called chimes, it’s a set of tuned bells, usually mounted in a tower.” Matthew didn’t know how close he was, it looked like. He got the first two of the three syllables.
     Stephanie actually found the last Daily Double, in Fill in the Shakespeare Quote. There were two clues left on the board after this.
Bill 11400 (2 right)
Matthew 11200 (2 right)
Stephanie 4400 (One right)
     Stephanie wagered it all ! on this clue that was, lucky for her, easy: “‘Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair ______, where we lay our scene.” So she got it. And this wound up being the last clue of the round.
     The Final Jeopardy category was Movies about Movies. This was the clue: “The title character of this 2013 film was played by David Tomlinson, who was actually seen only in clips from a 1964 film.” This stumped my parents and me, but we had good discussion about it in the 30 seconds. Really, there’s no excuse for any of us though. On top of it all, “Mary Poppins” is playing at the Lincoln Community Playhouse this weekend. Even though I don’t live there, I knew because I was looking at things to do in the area for the aforementioned friend and me to do together. But tickets are $25 apiece! In any case, Stephanie got this right and added 8000 to her score. Matthew too got it right. He doubled his score! Bill had nothing but a question mark, and he lost 11001. I love love loved Matthew’s reaction. Go, Matthew! We’ll see you Monday! Maybe I’ll try to track him down for a Hangout…?
     And the ToC list doesn’t change.
One year ago: You don’t say, Mr. Trebek
Two years ago: 2 down, 228 to go
Three years ago: Just Stopping By for a Little While…
Four years ago: Not quite a pokerface and Clues Remaining on the Board? Arrggh!

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