Final Jeopardy 2-12-2018

February 12, 2018

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

American Business

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

A 2007 headline said after being ridiculed since the 1950s, it “takes its victory lap” & noted the auction of one for $184,000

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

The Edsel

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The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (2014) Becky Chambers

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (2014)

Becky Chambers

Long_way

I lucked into this great book at my local library.   Rosemary Harper is a rich girl trying to escape from a family scandal. She ends up part of the crew of the Wayfayer.   The ship creates “Tunnels” wormholes in space. Their pilot is a sexy reptile Sissix, their engineers are two crazy humans – Jenks and Kizzy. Their doctor is also the chef (Doctor Chef). He is also one of 300 remaining examples of his soon to be extinct species. Corbin takes care of their algae supply. Lovey is their AI that keeps them out of trouble. Their navigator is a pair of Ohan who have their abilities thanks to an infection that shortens their lives. Captain Ashby holds it all together.

I love this book and can’t wait to grab the next one in this series. Becky Chambers develops the characters and their friends (Kizzy’s friend Bear and the captains alien girlfriend Pei) so that you want to see them in their next adventure. I don’t rate books numerically as I think it is stupid. A one for me might be a five for you.   This IS one of my top books in the past few years.

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Final Jeopardy 9, 2018

February 9, 2018

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

20th Century Novels

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

An “ineffable quality”, this 3-word title represents “the ability to go up in a hurtling piece of machinery” day after day

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

The Right Stuff

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Final Jeopardy 2-8-2018

February 8, 2018

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Universities

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

Famed for its health care system & medical school, it also sold 15 acres for $10 in 1947 to build CDC headquarters

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Emory University

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Final Jeopardy 2-7-2018

February 7, 2018

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Flag Colors

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

They’re the 3 colors of New York City’s flag & of the Knicks & Mets teams; 2 are on the Dutch flag & 1 used to be

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Blue, white, and orange

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Final Jeopardy 2-6-2018

February 6, 2018

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Philosophy

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

Despite the title, in this Plato work, Socrates says, “I shall never alter my ways, not even if I have to die many times”

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Apology

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Final Jeopardy 2-5-2018

February 5, 2018

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Cable TV History

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

“You need us…for everything you do” was a slogan used by this channel, one of the first to customize content by location

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

The Weather Channel

Hurricane Nate

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