Mar 04

GJ’s Jeopardy (the Home Version)

This is Jeopardy!

Recently a number of my FB and RL friends have mentioned the TV game Jeopardy;
perhaps because of its recent show where humans faced off an IBM computer.
Someone even made an implication as to what it would be like to be a jeopardy category.

Which got me wondering… and this is how the scenario played out in my head…

I think I’ll make my son, Mr. Jones, the host- he’d be the best at reading the questions.

That leaves the contestants:
Mandolin- how much does the hub really know?
SaveTheWorld- my youngest, still at home and quite observant.
And Mrs. Jones-Ninja – has known me longer than her sister, but has been married now for over a year.

So let the play begin-

Mrs. Jones-Ninja: GJ for $25
And the answer is ‘Hazel Green’

::Buzzz… Buzzz… Buzzz…::
Okay we hear you, Mrs. Jones-Ninja
‘The color of my eyes, I mean Mom’s eyes’
Please be sure your response is in the form of a question.
Oh, Okay- ‘What is the color of Mom’s (GJ’s eyes)’

That is correct, please choose.
Do I get the $25?
Not yet, the game’s not over yet.
Oh, Ok. GJ for $50

And the answer is ‘New Bud Green’
SaveTheWorld ::Buzz:: ‘What is the color of the new baseboard trim in the kitchen?’
That is correct.

baseboards ready to be installed

Mandolin: How did you know that?
SaveTheWorld: How did you NOT know that?

GJ for $75
The Daily Double. Oooooohhh!
This is a visual Daily Double (ooohhhh)

janet's tomatoes

And the answer is ‘The emotion elicited by this photo’
hmmm…I’ll say… ‘What is Green with Envy?’
That is correct.
Mandolin: Now, come on; what's up with that?

GJ for $150
And the answer is ‘GJ’s Cabbage seedlings’
Mandolin ::Buzz:: ‘what are blue and green?’
Judges? (the kids- in-law consider)
Acceptable. Usually considered red and green cabbage, but blue is acceptable by the judges.

purple and green cabbage seedlings

Mandolin: Now we’re talking. I’m kicking your butts. I’m going to win this thing.
SaveTheWorld:You’re gonna lose Dad, face it.
Mrs. Jones-Ninga: Hahaha, yeah Dad, you’re gonna get a smackdown.

Okay then, let’s return to the game please.

The last question, GJ for $250
And the answer is ‘Green and purple’
Mrs. Jones-Ninja ::Buzz:: Oh I know I know! ‘What is the color of the really big cow down the road?’

(Everyone laughs.)

That is -inexplicably and unexplainably- correct.

Mandolin: What? How did she know that?
SaveTheWorld: How did WE not know that?

Mrs. Jones-Ninja : Hahaha I win! …it is a cow, right?

purple cow

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    • Mrs Jones-Ninja on March 4, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Mom, this is amazinlgy accurate. I could hear STW’s responses in my head as I read them!! Also, OBVIOUSLY I would win!

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    • gj on March 5, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Hahaha- yeah I thought so too. You’d probably also see the purple and green cow that they both missed 😉

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    • Maureen on March 5, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Hah! You my sista of the dirt, have chosen what should be called, cotylden green, as your trim paint! What a cheerful kitchen!

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    • gj on March 5, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Thanks Maureen- I gotta have some pretty green in the house to make the winters more bearable.

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