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Transcript 01/24/13 - Chris Jacobs

#1 Post by BBTranscriptTeam » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:12 pm

Chris Jacobs
Washington, DC

Chris is a policy analyst on Capitol Hill. He's refused to tell a soul that he's here, today.

Topic Tree (Unrandomized)
10: Dancing Snakes
9: Don't Forget the Lyrics
8: www.surprise
7: Medal Firsts
6: Name That Island
5: College
4: Late Bloomer
3: Size Matters
2: Top Exports
1: Pronoun Trouble

Topic Tree (Randomized)
5: College
6: Name That Island
9: Don't Forget the Lyrics
8: www.surprise
2: Top Exports
10: Dancing Snakes
7: Medal Firsts
4: Late Bloomer
1: Pronoun Trouble
3: Size Matters

All this week, contestants get an extra lifeline, the Crystal Ball.


Question #1 - Level 3: Size Matters
The number 102ZZZ means a lot to Norma Stitz, owner of the world's largest natural what?

A: Mushrooms B: Breasts
C: Crystals D: Dachshunds
Answer/Value/Bank
B: Breasts
Question Value: $15,000
Bank: $15,000

Question #2 - Level 1: Pronoun Trouble
In English, which of these pronouns is always capitalized, no matter where it appears in a sentence?

A: I B: You
C: We D: They
Answer/Value/Bank
A: I
Question Value: $500
Bank: $15,500

Question #3 - Level 4: Late Bloomer
Previously a farmer and loan officer, what author was 65 when she saw her first novel, "Little House in the Big Woods," get published?

A: Louisa May Alcott B: Laura Ingalls Wilder
C: Frances Hodgson Burnett D: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Chris isn't sure; he has two choices on this. He asks to use his Crystal Ball.
Crystal Ball
$2,000
Chris: No guts, no glory!
Spoiler
B,
final answer.
Answer/Value/Bank
B: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Question Value: $2,000
Bank: $17,500

Question #4 - Level 7: Medal Firsts
On June 11, 1927, President Coolidge presented the first Distinguished Flying Cross medal to what famous American?

A: Clarence Darrow B: Charles Lindbergh
C: Jim Thorpe D: Ernest Hemingway
Answer/Value/Bank
B: Charles Lindbergh
Question Value: $3,000
Bank: $20,500

Question #5 - Level 10: Dancing Snakes
What term is used to describe both "a folk dance in duple time" and "a group of rattlesnakes"?

A: Cha Cha B: Lambada
C: Rhumba D: Tango

Chris asks the audience.
ATA
A: 22% B: 30% C: 25% D: 23%
Chris jumps the question.
Answer/Value/Bank
C: Rhumba
Question Value: $100
Bank: $20,500

-- Commercial Break --


Question #6 - Level 2: Top Exports
According to the Irish Times, what domestic product uses ten percent of Ireland's annual cream production?

A: Jameson B: Guinness
C: Magners cider D: Baileys
Answer/Value/Bank
D: Baileys
Question Value: $5,000
Bank: $25,500

Question #7 - Level 8: www.surprise
After an NFL team reportedly refused to pay $275,000 for the URL, which of these websites was turned into an online gay dating forum?

A: Cowboys.com B: Dolphins.com
C: Redskins.com D: Giants.com
Answer/Value/Bank
A: Cowboys.com
Question Value: $1,000
Bank: $26,500

Question #8 - Level 9: Don't Forget the Lyrics
A popular ad for Kia depicts hamsters rapping "You can get with this or you can get with that," a lyric by what rap group?

A: Brand Nubian B: De La Soul
C: Black Sheep D: The Pharcyde

Chris wishes he could ask the audience about this question, but he can't. He jumps the question.
Answer/Value/Bank
C: Black Sheep
Question Value: $25,000
Bank: $26,500

Question #9 - Level 6: Name That Island
What tiny Caribbean nation was named by Christopher Columbus after the day of the week he discovered it?

A: Barbados B: Dominica
C: Grenada D: Haiti
Answer/Value/Bank
B: Dominica
Question Value: $7,000
Bank: $33,500

Question #10 - Level 5: College
Utilizing a "psychomanteum," Virginia's Radford University is offering an independent study course in which students try to communicate with what?

A: Ryan Reynolds B: The dead
C: Dolphins D: Their plants
Answer/Value/Bank
B: The dead
Question Value: $10,000
Bank: $43,500

It's time to play Classic Millionaire!


$100,000
According to the most recent census, what's the median age of the U.S. population?

A: 37 B: 33
C: 24 D: 48

Chris thinks it's between
Spoiler
A and D
.

Meredith explains what he'll win if he gets it right, wrong, or walks away, summing it up by saying he's gambling about $18,500.


Chris: I'm gambling 18.5 on a 50/50 bet, to win 57.

Meredith gets flustered: You could just--

Chris: I told you I'm an analyst!

Meredith: Yeah, you are! You're an analyst, alright!

Chris likes those odds and takes the chance.

Answer
A: 37

-- Commercial Break --


Chris want to use some of the money to travel, to give some back to his alma mater, American University, and to give some back to the friends and causes that have meant so much to him over the years.


$250,000
Confusingly, the edible bird we call "turkey" is known in the country Turkey by what other culturally-based name?

A: Urdu B: Hindi
C: Slovak D: Malay

Chris doesn't have a clue. He walks away with $100,000.
Answer
B: Hindi

-- Commercial Break --

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Re: Transcript 01/24/13 - Chris Jacobs

#2 Post by MarleysGh0st » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:19 pm

Chris had a promo article for his appearance, back in November.

As Zach mentioned in this thread, he was in the 1995 J! Teen Tournament.

http://wwtbambored.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=42266

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Re: Transcript 01/24/13 - Chris Jacobs

#3 Post by jarnon » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:17 pm

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:Question #1 - Level 3: Size Matters
The number 102ZZZ means a lot to Norma Stitz, owner of the world's largest natural what?

A: Mushrooms B: Breasts
C: Crystals D: Dachshunds
Answer/Value/Bank
B: Breasts
Question Value: $15,000
Bank: $15,000
Norma Stitz? Give me a break. Her boobs may be natural, but her name sure isn't. Or maybe she goes by her middle name (like W. Mitt Romney), and her full name is E. Norma Stitz. :mrgreen:
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:$250,000
Confusingly, the edible bird we call "turkey" is known in the country Turkey by what other culturally-based name?

A: Urdu B: Hindi
C: Slovak D: Malay

Chris doesn't have a clue. He walks away with $100,000.
Answer
B: Hindi
It's indik in Yiddish, tarnigolet hodu (Indian chicken) in Hebrew, probably because it originated with the American Indians.

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Re: Transcript 01/24/13 - Chris Jacobs

#4 Post by SportsFan68 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:10 pm

Question #8 - Level 9: Don't Forget the Lyrics
A popular ad for Kia depicts hamsters rapping "You can get with this or you can get with that," a lyric by what rap group?

A: Brand Nubian B: De La Soul
C: Black Sheep D: The Pharcyde

Chris wishes he could ask the audience about this question, but he can't. He jumps the question.
Answer/Value/Bank
C: Black Sheep
Question Value: $25,000
Bank: $26,500
JTQ 1
$100,000
According to the most recent census, what's the median age of the U.S. population?

A: 37 B: 33
C: 24 D: 48

Chris thinks it's between
Spoiler
A and D
.

Meredith explains what he'll win if he gets it right, wrong, or walks away, summing it up by saying he's gambling about $18,500.


Chris: I'm gambling 18.5 on a 50/50 bet, to win 57.

Meredith gets flustered: You could just--

Chris: I told you I'm an analyst!

Meredith: Yeah, you are! You're an analyst, alright!

Chris likes those odds and takes the chance.

Answer
A: 37
JTQ 2
$250,000
Confusingly, the edible bird we call "turkey" is known in the country Turkey by what other culturally-based name?

A: Urdu B: Hindi
C: Slovak D: Malay

Chris doesn't have a clue. He walks away with $100,000.
Answer
B: Hindi
Dunno how that came about. Sayonara.
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Re: Transcript 01/24/13 - Chris Jacobs

#5 Post by hanzz » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:59 am

Wow, DREAM $250,000 question. I've had that little turkey nugget tucked away for a while.
In this town, don't we love it now, everbody's waiting for the next surprise!

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Re: Transcript 01/24/13 - Chris Jacobs

#6 Post by littlebeast13 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:07 am

jarnon wrote:
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:Question #1 - Level 3: Size Matters
The number 102ZZZ means a lot to Norma Stitz, owner of the world's largest natural what?

A: Mushrooms B: Breasts
C: Crystals D: Dachshunds
Answer/Value/Bank
B: Breasts
Question Value: $15,000
Bank: $15,000
Norma Stitz? Give me a break. Her boobs may be natural, but her name sure isn't. Or maybe she goes by her middle name (like W. Mitt Romney), and her full name is E. Norma Stitz. :mrgreen:

So I guess Dolly Parton no longer has the greatest hits....

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Re: Transcript 01/24/13 - Chris Jacobs

#7 Post by MarleysGh0st » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:30 pm

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:$100,000
According to the most recent census, what's the median age of the U.S. population?

A: 37 B: 33
C: 24 D: 48

Chris thinks it's between
Spoiler
A and D
.

Meredith explains what he'll win if he gets it right, wrong, or walks away, summing it up by saying he's gambling about $18,500.


Chris: I'm gambling 18.5 on a 50/50 bet, to win 57.

Meredith gets flustered: You could just--

Chris: I told you I'm an analyst!

Meredith: Yeah, you are! You're an analyst, alright!

Chris likes those odds and takes the chance.

Answer
A: 37
This exchange had me rooting for Chris. Imagine a contestant who can actually quantify the risk/reward and identify a good bet when he sees it!

And all Meredith can do is go ohhhhh, wow! :lol:

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Re: Transcript 01/24/13 - Chris Jacobs

#8 Post by littlebeast13 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:33 pm

MarleysGh0st wrote:
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:$100,000
According to the most recent census, what's the median age of the U.S. population?

A: 37 B: 33
C: 24 D: 48

Chris thinks it's between
Spoiler
A and D
.

Meredith explains what he'll win if he gets it right, wrong, or walks away, summing it up by saying he's gambling about $18,500.


Chris: I'm gambling 18.5 on a 50/50 bet, to win 57.

Meredith gets flustered: You could just--

Chris: I told you I'm an analyst!

Meredith: Yeah, you are! You're an analyst, alright!

Chris likes those odds and takes the chance.

Answer
A: 37
This exchange had me rooting for Chris. Imagine a contestant who can actually quantify the risk/reward and identify a good bet when he sees it!

And all Meredith can do is go ohhhhh, wow! :lol:

Had he recalled MBFFB®'s patented theory, it wouldn't even have been a gamble.

For any question asking for a number, if Regis is sitting across from you, the answer will be one of the extremes. If Meredith is sitting across from you, the answer will be in the middle.

Not sure how true it still is, but it was 99.999% accurate during the days when MBFFB® was doing his thang....

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Re: Transcript 01/24/13 - Chris Jacobs

#9 Post by earendel » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:00 am

BBTranscriptTeam wrote: Chris Jacobs
Washington, DC

Chris is a policy analyst on Capitol Hill. He's refused to tell a soul that he's here, today.
I thought his reasoning was interesting - if he bombed out on the first question, no one would know he had been on the show, and if he won big he could surprise them by flying them to a viewing party.
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:Question #3 - Level 4: Late Bloomer
Previously a farmer and loan officer, what author was 65 when she saw her first novel, "Little House in the Big Woods," get published?

A: Louisa May Alcott B: Laura Ingalls Wilder
C: Frances Hodgson Burnett D: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Chris isn't sure; he has two choices on this. He asks to use his Crystal Ball.
Crystal Ball
$2,000
Chris: No guts, no glory!
Spoiler
B,
final answer.
Answer/Value/Bank
B: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Question Value: $2,000
Bank: $17,500
I'll bet Alcott was his other choice.
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:Question #5 - Level 10: Dancing Snakes
What term is used to describe both "a folk dance in duple time" and "a group of rattlesnakes"?

A: Cha Cha B: Lambada
C: Rhumba D: Tango

Chris asks the audience.
ATA
A: 22% B: 30% C: 25% D: 23%
Chris jumps the question.
Answer/Value/Bank
C: Rhumba
Question Value: $100
Bank: $20,500
I'd go straight to JTQ.
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:Question #8 - Level 9: Don't Forget the Lyrics
A popular ad for Kia depicts hamsters rapping "You can get with this or you can get with that," a lyric by what rap group?

A: Brand Nubian B: De La Soul
C: Black Sheep D: The Pharcyde

Chris wishes he could ask the audience about this question, but he can't. He jumps the question.
Answer/Value/Bank
C: Black Sheep
Question Value: $25,000
Bank: $26,500
I'd try the ATA.
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:$100,000
According to the most recent census, what's the median age of the U.S. population?

A: 37 B: 33
C: 24 D: 48

Chris thinks it's between
Spoiler
A and D
.

Meredith explains what he'll win if he gets it right, wrong, or walks away, summing it up by saying he's gambling about $18,500.


Chris: I'm gambling 18.5 on a 50/50 bet, to win 57.

Meredith gets flustered: You could just--

Chris: I told you I'm an analyst!

Meredith: Yeah, you are! You're an analyst, alright!

Chris likes those odds and takes the chance.
Answer
A: 37
Good for Chris doing the analysis of his situation. I would have used my 2nd JTQ on this one even though I guessed correctly.
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:$250,000
Confusingly, the edible bird we call "turkey" is known in the country Turkey by what other culturally-based name?

A: Urdu B: Hindi
C: Slovak D: Malay

Chris doesn't have a clue. He walks away with $100,000.
Answer
B: Hindi
I knew this one and I think I learned it here.

ETA: Or maybe not. The only reference I could find was a post by andrewjackson back in 2009.

http://wwtbambored.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... lit=+hindi
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Re: Transcript 01/24/13 - Chris Jacobs

#10 Post by MarleysGh0st » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:50 pm

Here's an article about Chris's appearance.

http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/b ... 6319.story
Jacobs, a policy analyst in the Senate, most recently worked for conservative U.S. Jim DeMint (who resigned this year to head up a conservative think tank) as a senior policy analyst and author of a blog on health care policy. When he was hired in April 2012, DeMint called him, "one of Congress' most knowledgeable experts on health care."

Jacobs interned for Pat Toomey more than a decade ago while a college student at American University when Toomey was a U.S. congressman representing the Lehigh Valley. Jacobs said he received a hand-written congratulations from Toomey, now a U.S. senator, on his game show performance.

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