Kansas City, here I come

     While reviewing the blogs I follow before blogging myself tonight, I noticed that Ken Jennings will be on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on November 14th…and 17th?!
     Yesterday on Jeopardy!, Jenica Jessen and Bill Albertini tied for the win. Trebek said that the third time this season. He mentioned ties again between the Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!


     I took pictures but they haven’t uploaded properly, and I’m eager to publish so I can watch baseball. If they come in later I’ll edit the post.
     Did you too do a double-take when Ryan was introduced? Who does he look exactly like? He started fast, answering the first 3 in Beverages correctly.
     Jenica’s from Utah and you could see her ringing in on this one in The Long Arm of the Law School, but Ryan got there first: “Its law school is named for Utah native J. Reuben Clark, who rose to high posts in the state & justice departments.” Ryan found the Daily Double in the category.
Bill 200 (One right)
Jenica 200 (One right and one wrong)
Ryan 1600 (4 right)
     Ryan wagered it all on this clue: “White House counsels John Dean & Kathryn Ruemmler went to this law school not far from Pennsylvania Ave.” Ryan and I were right.  
     Jenica, and the other contestants for that matter, missed their chance to call Mr. Trebek a name when selecting from You “Bone”head! That was a tough category. I only got this one right at 200: “Paired with ‘skull,’ in a symbol of danger or death.”
     At the first break:
Bill 800 (One right)
Jenica 3600 (5 right)
Ryan 3400 (One right)
     Surprising triple-stumper of the day, in On a Billboard Chart in 2014: “This down-under ‘Idol’ country star duetted with Miranda Lambert on ‘We Were Us.'”
     There were 6 clues left when Mr. Trebek gave the less-than-a-minute warning. There was one clue we didn’t see.
Bill -400 (One right and 2 wrong)
Jenica 6000 (4 right)
Ryan 6000 (4 right)
     I got this triple-stumper in The Bible from B to Z, before all 3 contestants negged on it: “B: Matthew calls him ‘a notable prisoner.'” Ryan and Bill said the same thing!
     Ryan found the first Daily Double of the round in Mountains.
Bill -2000 (One wrong)
Jenica 5200 (2 right and one wrong)
Ryan 9600 (5 right and one wrong)
     Ryan wagered on this easy clue: “German words for ‘meadow’ & ‘peak’ combined to form the name we use for this Alpine mountain.” Naturally, he got it. Didn’t it sound to you like he mispronounced his otherwise correct response on this one in Long Word, Short Definition?: “19th century pic using silver & iodine.”
     Bill was lucky Trebek gave him another chance on this first one in Initially Yours, considering he’d warned when introducing the category that contestants have to give initials: “In 1881 the Cooper & Bailey circus merged with his ‘greatest show on Earth.'” Soon Bill found the Daily Double in the category.
Bill 2400 (6 right and one wrong)
Jenica 6800 (One right)
Ryan 17400 (4 right)
     Bill wagered 2000 on this clue: “This Dutch artist created more than 2000 drawings and sketches, like the one seen here.”

     I thought this was too easy til I realized I forgot the category when Bill gave his correct response. I didn’t give myself credit because I don’t know that I’d have gotten his initials.
     Trebek gave the less-than-a-minute warning when there were 6 clues left. I was hoping this Affairs of the Heart would save my Coryat, but it really didn’t. I negged on one clue: “Fish generally have a single one of these chambers that pump blood out of the heart; mammals, 2.” And we didn’t see two of them. I did get the easy 2000 clue, though: “This chest pain, sometimes a heart attack precursor, occurs when blood flow to the heart is limited.”
Bill 6400 (One right)
Jenica 8800 (2 right)
Ryan 19800 (One right)
     Trebek seemed to think that Ryan’s getting the last clue, worth 2000, made the difference in the runaway. But no, right? Maybe he meant that is was good for him that Jenica didn’t get it. But what if Ryan had been negged on “daguerrotype”?
     The Final Jeopardy category was American-Born Authors. Hmm…. This is the clue: “In 1915, his reasons for naturalization included ‘having lived and worked in England for the best part of forty years.” Bill was right and added 6398. He is an English teacher, right? Jenica was wrong and lost 4000. Ryan said what Jenica did (but misspelled it) and lost 200. And I don’t change the ToC list.
     My Coryat today was a sad 12200 (17600 without negs). I’ll be eager to see how other scores compare!

One year ago: All quiet at the front
Two years ago: Frowns all arownd
Three years ago: Stand and deliver
Four years ago: It was a graveyard smash