FJs for the 2/18/13 week

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Which FJs did you solve correctly for the 2/18/13 week?

Poll ended at Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:58 pm

Alphabetically, Zagreb is the last world capital; this capital of a former Soviet republic is second to last
56
50%
On the new list chosen in 2007, this wonder designed by Heitor da Silva Costa is the only statue
75
66%
The title of this 1959 instrumental is a synonym for "Time Out", the album on which it first appeared
88
78%
Launched October 1, 1928, it was brought to a premature end in 1932 amid growing hunger
47
42%
The Italian word for "shadow" is used as a local variation on the name of this region midway between Rome & Florence
50
44%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
12
11%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJs.
5
4%
NONFICTION $1600: Her "Unbroken" was hailed by Time magazine as the best nonfiction book of 2010
20
18%
G.I. JOES $2000: Nicknamed "Vinegar Joe", he was commanding general of U.S. forces in China, Burma & India during WWII
18
16%
TRIOS $1600: Daniel 3 says Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego "were cast into the midst of the burning" this alliterative place
64
57%
"B" NICE $1000: Officially, it's the "B" in B.P.O.E.
51
45%
 
Total votes : 113

FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:58 pm

2/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD CAPITALS

2/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Alphabetically, Zagreb is the last world capital; this capital of a former Soviet republic is second to last

2/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE NEW 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD

2/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
On the new list chosen in 2007, this wonder designed by Heitor da Silva Costa is the only statue

2/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CLASSIC JAZZ SONGS

2/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The title of this 1959 instrumental is a synonym for "Time Out", the album on which it first appeared

2/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
RUSSIAN HISTORY

2/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Launched October 1, 1928, it was brought to a premature end in 1932 amid growing hunger

2/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ITALY

2/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The Italian word for "shadow" is used as a local variation on the name of this region midway between Rome & Florence

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler: show
Yerevan
Christ the Redeemer
Take Five
5-year plan
Umbria


The players were 9/15 (60.00%) with a 3-1-3-1-1 success pattern.

It's the TOC, so it's nothing but triple stumpers this week to see if you knew something the champs didn't get.

NONFICTION $1600: Her "Unbroken" was hailed by Time magazine as the best nonfiction book of 2010

G.I. JOES $2000: Nicknamed "Vinegar Joe", he was commanding general of U.S. forces in China, Burma & India during WWII

TRIOS $1600: Daniel 3 says Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego "were cast into the midst of the burning" this alliterative place

"B" NICE $1000: Officially, it's the "B" in B.P.O.E.

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler: show
Laura Hillenbrand
Joe Stillwell
Fiery Furnace
Benevolent
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:00 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(

I was slightly off on B.P.O.E. guessing British in trying to do some kind of petroleum oil exporter.
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby StevenH » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:02 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:( :( :mrgreen: :(
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby goforthetie » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:08 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen: :(

Couldn't remember the right number and ended up with 20-year plan.

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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby econgator » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:16 pm

:( :( :( :( :(
:( :( :( :(

I don't think I've ever had an equally bad week.

Mon-Vilnius
Tues- Right statue, wrong name
Wed-no guess
Thur-no guess
Fri-no guess (working on chiaroscuro)

Never heard of Unbroken or Vinegar Joe, fiery furnace wasn't coming to me, and said "Brotherhood" even though I know it is "Benevolent"
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby Paucle » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:25 pm

:( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

:( :( :( :mrgreen:

ouch.
I knew I was going to get at least one of the extras wrong- thanks, Mark, for adding a fourth this week, else I'd've been shut out on those.

3 for 9 overall though- :oops:
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby TenPoundHammer » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:27 pm

Wow, I actually did better than Econgator?!

:( :( :( :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

One instaget, four where I didn't even have a guess.

NHO the book or the vinegar guy.

I got "fiery furnace" from VeggieTales, and surprisingly got "benevolent" even though I couldn't remember what the P or O stood for.
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby jfrumkin » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:42 pm

I thought the Unbroken one was pretty easy, considering the author also wrote Seabiscuit.

The Daniel one was a breeze for me. One of the DDs in my first game was "name the book where three friends are cast into a [answer to the clue above]" and that was only a couple of months ago.
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby seaborgium » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:31 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:( :( :mrgreen: :(

I instantly said "Cristo el Redentor" for Wednesday's game. That "el" is a deal-breaker, but I'm giving myself the benefit of the doubt that if I'd written it, I would have crossed out the "el" or translated it to English.

I had to be careful not to pluralize the fiery furnace and make it into a band (which I was introduced to at pretty much the same time as The Magnetic Fields, whom Jason mentioned in his interview).
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby jeff6286 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:47 pm

econgator wrote: :( :( :( :( :(
:( :( :( :(


I'll join you in the Hall of Shame for the week. I didn't even have a decent guess at any of the 5 FJ clues. I wrote down Vilnius, same as you, but pretty much knew that there was no chance of it being right. Nasty, nasty week for me. I haven't really been obliterated by any of the TOC boards thus far, getting at least 15/30 in nearly every round, but I tend to struggle on the clues in the lower two rows, such as those that MarkBarrett chose the 4 extras from this week, and the last 4 FJs have been focused on subjects that I am pretty much clueless on.
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby OKlibrarian » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:46 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

My pathetic geography chops kept me from going 5/5 on a ToC FJ week. Grr. Must needs do something about this. I should really pay more attention to the bestseller lists too, I have absolutely no excuse there. McCarthur stuck in my head and would neither die nor fade away, even though i knew full well his first name was Douglas. Too much MASH, I guess. ;)
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby Zee2 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:50 pm

My best week in ages - Seems to me the TOC's FJ's were easier than regular ones, and I still don't know how to get the smilies to post. I have asked before but no one has responded to my plea, not that it matters that much.
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby econgator » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:52 pm

Zee2 wrote:My best week in ages - Seems to me the TOC's FJ's were easier than regular ones, and I still don't know how to get the smilies to post. I have asked before but no one has responded to my plea, not that it matters that much.


Either click the smilies to the right of the post box or just "type it" -- (colon+SHIFT-0) for :).

Also, make sure the "Disable Smilies" box below the post box is unchecked.
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby Linear Gnome » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:19 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I was kind of tired when I watched Friday's J!--I had the feeling I should have gotten the Latin "hook", and I think I would have thought of penumbra/umbra on a better day. What I'm not sure is whether I would have gotten Umbria from that.
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby Leander » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:34 pm

Knew they were looking for the Rio statue, just didn't come up with the official name before the clock ran out. Similarly, just couldn't pull up Hillenbrand in time.
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby billy pilgrim » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:41 pm

Did anyone else think the Umbria clue was oddly worded? The 'local variation' language led me to thinking about something like the locals calling New Oreleans the big easy. I eventually got it , but the name of the place is Umbria local or no.
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby Johnblue » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:43 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen:

I hope I did this right. I missed the fiery furnace but got everything else.
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby billiej » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:56 am

:twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen:
:twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Not as good as last week, but not horrendous for a TOC, I suppose.
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby Volante » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:49 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :( :(

Now that feels a bit more like a ToC...especially the Semis.

Wedn - Not a chance.
Fri - Knew 'Umbra' but couldn't go any further with it. (Umbran Fields?...Well, whatever...)
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Re: FJs for the 2/18/13 week

Postby ElendilPickle » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:44 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I made the mistake of starting to read Thursday's game thread before I watched the show. I think I would have gotten FJ right from the numbers of years given in the clue, but since I'm not sure I didn't count it.

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