Fowls and fouls

     Here is last night’s ToC Week 2 Hangout, in case you missed it.
     Starting tomorrow, I’m gonna give this publish-in-the-morning thing a try. Now for figuring out how we should title these posts. (Suggestions welcome.)
     I didn’t watch yesterday’s show, but Andy sure did. Doug Perez is our returning champion. Andy really wants him in a panel, so if you know him, give him or us a shout. (I actually want Mariusz and Eugene too.)

Eugene Britton
Mariusz Galczysnki

     That Mariusz is instantly an appealing fellow.
     I liked the sound of most every category in this round except, of course, Opera. And like Eugene, I negged on this triple-stumper worth 200: “In ‘Il Trovatore,’ Leonora kills herself with poison concealed in this piece of jewelry.” I just guessed “locket.” Did you guys know it? I was especially happy about Expressions from Baseball…but I only got one: “Your figures are pretty close, definitely in this place.” How’d you guys do? And I had absolutely never heard that this was a baseball term: “Dinner with your aunt? I can’t do it until her next visit, so I’ve got to take this.” If anyone can explain this, I’m all ears. Doug’s response of “walk” makes more sense to me. And I’ve never even heard of this: “Most of the world doesn’t care how we pick Daily Doubles; that’s real this 2-word phrase.” It was a triple-stumper. Those Brad Pitt Film Roles clues were hard, too. I didn’t know he was in this: “2013: Samuel Bass, a Canadian abolitionist & carpenter.” Mariusz did. I knew I liked him! Strange but I like all three of these guys.
     Mariusz found the Daily Double, a video, in Traditional Foods as National Flags. We hadn’t seen one yet in the category.
Doug 0
Mariusz 1400 (2 right)
Eugene 400 (2 right and one wrong)
     Mariusz wagered it all on this clue: “The recipe for this country’s flag, chorizo and arroz.”

     Mariusz knew it.
     I said what Eugene did on this one in Chick Lit: “It’s the ‘fowl’ moral of a fable about a milkmaid who spills her pail before she can sell it & realize her dreams.” I ruled out the correct response. Can anyone explain why it is correct? This was the last clue before the first break.
Doug 800 (2 right and one wrong)
Mariusz 3800 (2 right)
Eugene 600 (One right and one wrong)
     Doug actually admitted he thinks he’s very funny!
     At the end of the round:
Doug 1800 (4 right)
Mariusz 8400 (6 right)
Eugene 3400 (4 right)
     Mariusz found the first Daily Double of Double Jeopardy in She’s a Goddess!
Doug 4600 (3 right)
Mariusz 10400 (One right)
Eugene 4600 (One right)
     Mariusz wagered on this clue: “A crater deep inside Kilauea volcano is said to be the home of this goddess responsible for many eruptions.” Mariusz and I didn’t know. Too bad! Eugene said he was glad when the category was over.
     Did anyone else say “Hubba Bubba” on this one in Rhyming Brands?: “It appeared in 1928 to challenge boring old Wrigley’s, which you could only sit there and chew.”
     This weekend I was telling my sister about the time a contestant spelled her response of “gyro.” Strangely, that happened a year ago tonight. Today, Eugene spelled “eau” after he pronounced it “ewe”! And he’s from Louisiana!
     Anyone else say “waterfall” on this one in Puerto Rico?: “Sail over the rainforest on ‘The Beast,’ one of the world’s highest of these at 853 feet.”
     Like Trebek, I noticed Eugene skipped the 1600 clue in Reign of Terror, which may have been a Daily Double. The clue at 2000 was a triple-stumper, making that Daily Double his. This was the last clue of the round.
Doug 11000 (7 right)
Mariusz 10200 (3 right)
Eugene 13000 (7 right)
      Eugene wagered 5. Maybe he was avoiding the Daily Double! This was the clue: “In 1794 her first husband Alexandre de Beauharnais was executed & she was imprisoned.” I considered the correct response but said what Eugene did.
     The Final Jeopardy category was People in the Arts. Cool! This is the clue: “He once said, ‘It is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things.'” Mariusz was right! He added 10150! Doug? Was wrong. He lost 10990. Eugene was wrong and lost 9100. Okay, Mariusz!!
     My Coryat today was 15400 (18600 without negs).

One year ago: Blame it on the Rani
Two years ago: Spin. Click. Phew.
Three years ago: [untitled]
Four years ago: Anyone from Tennessee know these responses?