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June 12, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

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On Friday evening, I gave the commencement speech at my high school. It was quite a humbling experience – nothing like speaking into a camera, I’ll tell you that much.

Here’s a recap if you’re interested. Here’s another.

And now, on to the “real” recap.

Lucky for me, I didn’t miss much tonight. Dark Lord has win #3 in the bag.

Dark Lord

Harris-Fain

Mike

Luca

Daniel

Lee

17,600 3,200 5,200

Daniel made a bold True Daily Double, putting up $9,000 on a $1,600 geography clue when Dark Lord had just over twice that.

I liked the wager a lot – even though, all things the same, he could have made up that ground in other ways. I’ll return later with some analysis.

What actually happened

Dark Lord Mike Daniel
17,600 3,200 5,200
2,400 1,974 1,400
15,200 1,226 3,800
min max min max min max
7,199 2,001 1,200 2,000
801

Dark Lord has now won 3 games and $63,000, and gets the weekend to rest. As do I.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

SHIPS IN THE NEWS
IN 2012 NATURE MAGAZINE RAN AN OBITUARY FOR THIS SHIP WHICH “DIED AFTER A LONG STRUGGLE WITH BAD PUBLICITY”
Correct response: Show
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2 Comments
  1. jdgalt permalink

    That puts Dark Lord at 11th on the ToC list, doesn’t it?

    • Aaron Fisher permalink

      The horrible thing is that after he finally loses a game, there’s no way I’ll remember Dark Lord’s actual name.

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