TJF boasts five years

     Yes, five years ago today I posted here for the first time. This is pretty cool: I was reminded about something else that happened five years ago today.

     I should’ve celebrated by buying a new mouse, but nothing will slow me down today. I did get a donut and a Pope John Paul II medal.
     By the way, our next Hangout will be Sunday at 5:30 Central. Don’t forget to watch King of the Nerds on TBS tonight and Sports Jeopardy on Crackle.
     Also, Andy wants me to let you know about this:

     So I found out that Jose Garriga won yesterday. (Spoilers in these photos!)

Richmond Curtiss
Natalie Kistner

     Trebek said Jose was off to a great start when he found the Daily Double in U.N. International Years.
Jose 2200 (5 right)
Natalie 600 (One right)
Richmond 0
     Jose wagered just 500 on this clue: “2004: Commemorating the struggle against
this & its abolition, which sadly still hasn’t happened.” Jose was right.
     By the first break Trebek said all 3 were off to a good start.
Jose 2900 (One right)
Natalie 1800 (2 right)
Richmond 2600 (4 right)
     At the end of the round:
Jose 7700 (8 right)
Natalie 4600 (4 right)
Richmond 3000 (2 right and one wrong)
     Jose found the first Daily Double of Double Jeopardy in Historical Fiction.
Jose 12900 (5 right and one wrong)
Natalie 9400 (5 right)
Richmond 4200 (2 right)
     This time Jose wagered 2100 on this clue: “‘That Fateful Lightning’ is ‘a novel of’
this Civil War general looking back on his life while he’s dying of cancer.” He was right!
     Whoa, now Richmond found a Daily Double, in Geographic Nicknames.
Jose 17800 (4 right and one wrong)
Natalie 9400
Richmond 7000 (5 right and one wrong)
     Richmond wagered 5000 (!) on this clue: ”
Mountain range that forms ‘the backbone of Italy.'” Trebek started to rule Richmond right, but determined he left out a consonant! Jose and Natalie each got one more right before the end of the round.
Jose 19800
Natalie 11000
Richmond 2000
     The Final Jeopardy category was Authors & Filmmakers. This was the clue: ”
This author had a bitter feud with Michael Moore over the title of a 2004 documentary.” Richmond looked dazed at his close-up during the think music. He didn’t have an answer and he lost everything. Natalie was wrong and lost 6601. Jose was right and added 2201.
     Very impressive, Jose. On to Monday!

One year ago: Happy 4th Anniversary!
Two years ago: The Cheese stands alone
Three years ago: Another Oracle of Omaha?
Four years ago: Sit a spell
Five years ago: Welcome to The Jeopardy! Fan…