Oh Danny, boy

     Click here if you missed our Hangout tonight. We were honored by the presence of:
Terri Pous
Shawn Choe (who deserves a shout-out for seeking us out)
Ben Ingram
Alex DeFrank
David Kendall
     I’m having a hard time finding this week’s contestants for a Hangout. If you are one or know someone who is, I could use your help.
     Yesterday, Shane Curtis and Dan Tran tied for the former’s second win and the latter’s first. Today:

Candice Torres


     Candice did what I would have and went to Celebrity Marriages when she had a chance. I swept the category! I’d have gotten the clue about her anyway, but I saw this tweet while reading my timeline last night:

     And no, I don’t follow her! Someone I follow favorited this. My sweep of the category included this triple-stumper: “This British actress wore a short Chanel dress for her 2013 wedding to indie rocker James Righton.”
     At the first break:
Shane 3000 (5 right)
Dan 2200 (3 right)
Candice 2000 (5 right)
     Nice of Shane to say his wife is awesome!
     I didn’t like “2”-Square Crossword Clues much. But Candice found the Daily Double there.
Shane 4400 (3 right)
Dan 3200 (2 right)
Candice 2800 (2 right)
     She wagered 1000 on this clue: “Get above it all here, AKA Dapsang.” She got it right. I thought this at 1000 was the easiest in the category!: “A London arena, or something we literally can’t survive without.” I am a tennis fan though.
     At the end of the round:
Shane 5000 (One right)
Dan 5200 (2 right)
Candice 4200 (One right)
     Anybody heard of this, in 3 Straight Vowels?: “In this outdoor ring toss game, a ringer is usually worth 3 points.”
     All 3 contestants negged on this one in World Cities: “In 2014 this Spanish city honored El Greco on the 400th anniversary of his death with a series of exhibitions & concerts.” I said what Candice did! The next clue was the Daily Double, and Dan got it.
Shane 5000 (2 right and one wrong)
Dan 6000 (3 right and 2 wrong)
Candice 1400 (2 wrong)
     Dan wagered 3000 on this clue, still in World Cities: “Morocco was named for this city known for its centuries-old red clay buildings.” Dan was wrong. And once again, the clue at the bottom was the easiest: “On an evening lantern hike, you can see the ski slopes used in this Austrian city’s Olympics.”
     As you know, I read Steve Martin’s Born Standing Up recently, and now I’m working on Carole King’s A Natural Woman. (They’re both terrific, by the way.) Martin says the founder of the Eagles intended for their name to be just “Eagles,” and in her book King actually refers to Martin saying that! Weird. So Jeopardy!‘s got it wrong I guess in this clue, in “Dirty” Entertainment: “This song mocking the media was Don Henley’s first solo hit after splitting from the Eagles.”
     I wish I’d rung in on this one in 19th Century Americans (read by Sarah): “This is what it looks like now, but in 1875, Deadwood was just a mining camp that sprung up after this lieutenant colonel and his 7th cavalry found that the Black Hills were rich in gold.” She said “Calvary”!
     There were 6 clues left when Trebek gave the minute warning. Those Who Wrote It clues were hard! I did get this triple-stumper on a guess: “‘Where I want to start telling is the day I left Pencey Prep.'” The next clue was the Daily Double, still in the same category. It was Dan’s.
Shane 15000 (8 right)
Dan 5800 (4 right and 2 wrong)
Candice 1800 (One right)
     Dan wagered only 2000 on this clue. Never mind that it’s only worth 800!: “‘We asked you to speak about women and fiction — what has that got to do with a room of one’s own?'” Dan was wrong anyway. (I was right.) This was the last clue in the round.
     The Final Jeopardy category was Business. This was the clue: “Today this company markets more than 100 times the number of products found in a slogan it used in 1896.” Candice was wrong and lost 1799. Dan was wrong but didn’t lose anything. Shane was right! He adds 3000, and of course we’ll see him tomorrow.
     My Coryat today was 20000 (22000 without 2 negs).
     Now for a ToC list update:
Catherine Hardee $95,201 (4 wins)
Bill Cossen $50,602 (3 wins)
Shane Curtis $42,001 (3 wins)

One year ago: Q & A with Cori Wilhelm!
Two years ago: Andy talks Jeopardy!
Three years ago: Auk!
Four years ago: A princess and diva appear on Jeopardy!

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