FJs for the 2/25/13 week

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Which FJs did you solve correctly for the 2/25/13 week?

Poll ended at Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:53 pm

In 1925 she visited a floating theater docked in North Carolina to research her next novel
29
24%
One of the 2 years in which 3 men served as president of the United States
87
72%
To the question "Did you write the best-known line in JFK's inaugural?", Ted Sorensen would smile & say these 2 words
86
71%
In 2006 it was moved to a new list that includes Ceres & Eris
119
98%
In 1938 his company began installing instruments in U.S. homes to record the frequencies to which a radio was tuned
100
83%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
21
17%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJs.
1
1%
WORLD UNIVERSITIES $1600: Also known as the University of Dublin, it's Ireland's oldest university
60
50%
TRAINS $1600: Chartered in 1859, the railroad we know by the names of these 3 places didn't get to the New Mexico capital until 1880
81
67%
PLACES IN TEXAS, PLUS $200: It's the seat of Ector county & in a novel the name of an organization for ex-Nazis with a "File" on it
41
34%
I figured out the Monday FJ novel was "Show Boat", but I did not know the author's name.
20
17%
I knew both correct years for the Tuesday FJ clue.
62
51%
 
Total votes : 121

FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:53 pm

2/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN AUTHORS

2/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1925 she visited a floating theater docked in North Carolina to research her next novel

2/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY AMERICA

2/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
One of the 2 years in which 3 men served as president of the United States

2/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SPEECHWRITERS

2/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
To the question "Did you write the best-known line in JFK's inaugural?", Ted Sorensen would smile & say these 2 words

2/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE UNIVERSE

2/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 2006 it was moved to a new list that includes Ceres & Eris

3/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BUSINESS HISTORY

3/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1938 his company began installing instruments in U.S. homes to record the frequencies to which a radio was tuned

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler: show
Edna Ferber
1881 or 1841
Ask not
Pluto
Nielsen


The players were 9/15 (60.00%) with a 1-2-1-3-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have have one correct by the players, a requested missed DD, and a requested triple stumper.

WORLD UNIVERSITIES $1600: Also known as the University of Dublin, it's Ireland's oldest university

TRAINS $1600: Chartered in 1859, the railroad we know by the names of these 3 places didn't get to the New Mexico capital until 1880

PLACES IN TEXAS, PLUS $200: It's the seat of Ector county & in a novel the name of an organization for ex-Nazis with a "File" on it

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler: show
Trinity
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
Odessa
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby Paucle » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:55 pm

:?: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
All but the first in each list!
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:56 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( (It was indeed tempting to pass on Hammer's request.)
1841 and 1881
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby skullturf » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:59 pm

Playing along at home, I just barely managed to spit out the three place names associated with that railroad.

I had the most difficulty with the first, but once I had that, the second and third came to me.
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby billiej » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:05 pm

:evil: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

A strange symmetry.
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby StevenH » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:05 pm

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :(
no
not in 30 seconds


This was a very bad week for me.

I have no idea where I pulled Trinity College out of.

I had 1881 immediately and didn't really try to get the other year, but if I had tried I would have gotten it but it might have taken more than 30 seconds.
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby TenPoundHammer » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:08 pm

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

Monday: No guess. Never knew that Show Boat was a novel.
Tuesday: I had William Henry Harrison, but couldn't pin him to a year. As I've said, I keep thinking Garfield was the one who served #22 and #24 for some reason.
Wednesday: Total headslap after the fact. JFK + Speech was registering absolutely nothing in my head.
Thursday: Again, total headslap. I must've confused Ceres with Sirius or something, as I never got past stars, and was thinking it'd be some obscure star that became a red dwarf or something.
Friday: Had Nielsen, but backed off, figuring he never would've done anything with radio.

Never heard of the university.

Atchison/Topeka/Santa Fe always stuck out to me in history class, since I found it odd that a railroad would contain the name of two towns only an hour apart, then another 12 hours away.

And you already know what I said about the Odessa clue.
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby cinemaniax7 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:09 pm

:( :D :D :D :D
:( :D :D

I didn't make the connection to Show Boat until Alex said whatever it is he said when the think music ended. Then, of course, I knew it was Edna Ferber. I had gone with Carson McCullers because of the Southern connection, even though I was pretty certain 1925 was too early for her work.
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby Bamaman » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:10 pm

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

For the season:
FJ: 65-55
Extras: 30-42
Teacher's 6-4
Teen 8-2
TOC: 3-7
Longest FJ winning streak: 7 (active 4)
Longest FJ losing streak: 6
5/5:1
4/5:5
3/5:8
2/5:6
1/5:4
0/5:0

I knew both of the years. I thought the book was Ship of Fools, though I had the wrong author.

I struck out on the extras. No chance on the college. I've heard of the railroad, but couldn't get all the pieces together. I have heard of the Odessa File, but couldn't pull it out and honestly did not know what it was about.



I did not realize until Friday I had a good week going on FJ. Not a good mark for the TOC, but that's why its the TOC.
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby bpmod » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:11 pm

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

Only 2/5 this week, but I got to check more boxes than in the past three weeks combined!

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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby goforthetie » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:26 pm

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

Just the opposite: Show Boat didn't come to mind, but I got Monday's FJ anyhow by guessing a female author.

Both years, yes. Much too trivial to be a TOC finals FJ.
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby econgator » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:27 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Know of The Odessa File, but it wasn't coming to me.
Wouldn't have come up with Showboat or Ferber given any amount of time
Had both years.
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby skullturf » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:31 pm

Playing along at home, I wrote down 1881 for my "official" answer. Dates of presidential assassinations are more firmly engraved in my brain than dates of other presidential deaths. (I can easily tell you the exact year of Lincoln's or McKinley's or Kennedy's death; not positive I could do that with Z. Taylor or W. Harding.)

I was pretty darn sure W.H. Harrison was 1841, and made a note of it off on the side, but would have stayed with 1881 if I had been on the show.
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby Bamaman » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:41 pm

skullturf wrote:Playing along at home, I wrote down 1881 for my "official" answer. Dates of presidential assassinations are more firmly engraved in my brain than dates of other presidential deaths. (I can easily tell you the exact year of Lincoln's or McKinley's or Kennedy's death; not positive I could do that with Z. Taylor or W. Harding.)

I was pretty darn sure W.H. Harrison was 1841, and made a note of it off on the side, but would have stayed with 1881 if I had been on the show.


Taylor died in 1850. Here's a way to remember it. I'm sure you've heard of the Year Zero curse, where every president elected in a year ending in zero from 1840-1860 died in office. The only president who died in office not elected in a zero year was Taylor, who died in 1850.

FDR died in 1945, the year WWII ended.

Harding died in 1923, can't help you there.
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby TomKBaltimoreBoy » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:05 pm

Don't know if this helps, but the "Curse of Zero" has an interesting corollary:

Harrison, Garfield, McKinley all died in a "1" year -- the year of their inaugural. (McKinley's 2nd)

Harding and Kennedy -- both regarded as winning in part due to their personal attractiveness -- died in years ending in "3".

Lincoln and FDR died in years ending in "5" -- meaning they won another election between their "cursed" years and their deaths.

None of the "cursed" died in office in an even-numbered year. Odd, isn't it?
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby jeff6286 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:21 pm

TomKBaltimoreBoy wrote:Harding and Kennedy -- both regarded as winning in part due to their personal attractiveness -- died in years ending in "3".


You've been holding out on us TomK. I had no idea Warren G. Harding was such a looker!

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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby Spaceman Spiff » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:31 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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:mrgreen:
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby Spaceman Spiff » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:33 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
TomKBaltimoreBoy wrote:Harding and Kennedy -- both regarded as winning in part due to their personal attractiveness -- died in years ending in "3".


You've been holding out on us TomK. I had no idea Warren G. Harding was such a looker!

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He reminds me of a young Sam Waterston.

There are those who said that he was elected on his good looks, since this was the first Presidential election that women nationwide were allowed to vote in.
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby OKlibrarian » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:38 pm

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

I have GOT to work on my 19th century presidents.
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Re: FJs for the 2/25/13 week

Postby Linear Gnome » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:05 pm

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

I'm old enough to remember The Odessa File, and I know enough about Texas to know it has an Odessa, but I just didn't put it together.
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