FJs for the 1/2/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 1/2/17 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:52 pm

Between 1920 & 1939 its presidents included Leon Bourgeois, Tevfik Aras & Carlos Saavedra Lamas
98
78%
Named for a saint & built in 1348, Vaclavske Namesti is the main square & center of cultural life in this capital city
72
58%
A letter to the director that said, “Dear Sir, I am fat & wear spectacles” got a young actor a role in this 1963 film
42
34%
Him vs. him: "The Life-Long Feud that Electrified the World" is a book about these 2 men
103
82%
"Modern bourgeois society…is like the sorcerer who is no longer able to control the powers…called up by his spells"
69
55%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
13
10%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! cues.
3
2%
LITERATURE IN ACTION $600: Like Michael Crichton, Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a thriller with this title about a land inhabited by dinosaurs
63
50%
MARIE $800: Marie Laveau was a famous 19th century Voodoo practitioner in this city
100
80%
CANADIAN LAKES $800: The northern tip of this Vermont-New York lake juts into Quebec just south of Montreal
97
78%
Warsaw was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
18
14%
Piggy's use in a recent FJ! clue or not feeling that "Lord of the Flies" produced CLASSIC MOVIE ROLES impacted my solving process for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
33
26%
I had Edison for the Thursday FJ! clue.
96
77%
I had Tesla for the Thursday FJ! clue.
84
67%
I had Westinghouse for the Thursday FJ! clue.
5
4%
"Das Kapital" was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
32
26%
 
Total votes : 125

FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:52 pm

1/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

1/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Between 1920 & 1939 its presidents included Leon Bourgeois, Tevfik Aras & Carlos Saavedra Lamas

1/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD CITIES

1/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Named for a saint & built in 1348, Vaclavske Namesti is the main square & center of cultural life in this capital city

1/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CLASSIC MOVIE ROLES

1/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A letter to the director that said, “Dear Sir, I am fat & wear spectacles” got a young actor a role in this 1963 film

1/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MEN OF SCIENCE

1/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Him vs. him: "The Life-Long Feud that Electrified the World" is a book about these 2 men

1/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NAME THE 19th CENTURY WORK

1/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
"Modern bourgeois society…is like the sorcerer who is no longer able to control the powers…called up by his spells"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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League of Nations
Prague
Lord of the Flies
Tesla & Edison
The Communist Manifesto


The players were 4/15 (26.67%) with a 1-0-0-1-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have a triple stumper followed by two the players had correct.

LITERATURE IN ACTION $600: Like Michael Crichton, Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a thriller with this title about a land inhabited by dinosaurs

MARIE $800: Marie Laveau was a famous 19th century Voodoo practitioner in this city

CANADIAN LAKES $800: The northern tip of this Vermont-New York lake juts into Quebec just south of Montreal

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler: show
The Lost World
New Orleans
Lake Champlain
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:53 pm

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby TenPoundHammer » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:11 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby davey » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:21 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :twisted:
:( :mrgreen: :(
DK for TCM, of course...missing a 5/5 on what was probably the easiest clue of the week...another 30 seconds I would have changed my mind... :roll:
Less success on these extras. Just failed on both I missed, another night I would have had them...Actually, The Land that Time Forgot went through my head. Turns out that's Edgar Rice Burroughs's dinosaur tale... :oops:
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby BigDaddyMatty » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:35 pm

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

Talked myself out of switching from Sofia to Prague on Tuesday, mostly because of the "named for a saint" misread
Talked myself into switching from Lord of the Flies to Citizen Kane on Wednesday, in part because of the recent Piggy FJ!
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby skullturf » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:35 pm

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

Piggy in "Lord of the Flies" popped into my head on Wednesday, but I dismissed it as not a "classic movie role". (I wrote down "The Sound of Music" with very little confidence, since it was a movie from around that time period that featured children.)

I might have gotten it if the category name had been something like "FROM PAGE TO SCREEN" or "FILM ADAPTATIONS". "Lord of the Flies" is a classic novel, but not a classic movie.

I guess the lesson here is to try to remember that the category names can occasionally be slightly "off" and sometimes you need to set them aside.
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby Plactus » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:47 pm

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

The recent Lord of the Flies FJ didn't occur to me until after the reveal. I was more concerned with, "Was there a 1963 adaptation of the book?"
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby Volante » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:48 pm

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

Tue - Warsaw
Fri - Das Kapital
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby rpg » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:52 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :evil: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:cry: :cry: :cry:

$15,920 Coryat average this week, worse than the previous two. Hopefully next week is better.
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby Leander » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:11 pm

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

No guess Wednesday. Never considered the movie or the role a classic. Briefly considered the Sound of Music and Dustin Hoffman but knew they were wrong.

Insta-locked on Das Kapital, thought of the CM as a possibility too late.


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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby Linear Gnome » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:04 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Got Prague because I think of Vaclav as a Czech name. I guessed Piggy correctly when it came up previously but that didn't help me here--I don't think it's a Classic Movie Role but I don't think I would have gotten it anyway. I somehow slept through the feud between Edison and Tesla. I'm glad Das Kapital didn't occur to me, but I think I still would have gotten the right one. I worked in Burlington, VT one summer so I wasn't going to miss the Lake Champlain clue. Should have had The Lost World.

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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby goatman » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:54 pm

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

Gosh another banner week to kick off the New Year after the blowout perfecta finish to last year's games, I feel almost ready for prime time! :!:

Seeing the 'Piggy' clue in teen tournament def made it fresh in mind when the bespectacled clue popped up again in FJ, in re: above survey. :)
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby ElendilPickle » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:53 am

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby Lefty » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:53 am

All but Friday's. I knew that "Communist Manifesto" historically has been much more favored than Das Kapital as FJ material , but this quote seemed to be all about capitalism.
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby JayK33 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:36 am

The only one I got was Lord of the Flies, plus one half of the Edison/Tesla duo. Of the three extra clues, I only got The Lost World correct.

I don't watch the new episodes and haven't for a while, but catch up on the results and the winners daily online. Lucky for me, I suppose, I wasn't actively taking part at guessing FJs during the Teen Tournament, so I didn't remember the Lord of the Flies one that was included there.
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby xxaaaxx » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:19 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :evil: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Meh.

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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby The Word Picture » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:44 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :?: :?: :oops:

:?: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Das Kapital Friday
Otherwise no idea on the rest.
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby seaborgium » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:22 pm

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

Nice change after three 2/5 weeks before this.
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby cthulhu » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:45 am

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

Yuck.

I guess I really should read Lord of the Flies since the writers love it so much; somehow I never had to read it in school. So no clue on Piggy. Instaget on Prague but not sure why; probably the similarity to Vaclav Havel. And I picked TCM over DK because I felt the language quoted sounded more like a manifesto.

But I'm not happy about Tesla instead of Westinghouse. I knew all three instantly, but didn't know the specific book the clue referenced. So I picked Westinghouse because historically I thought that's more correct: Tesla was working for Westinghouse at the time on AC and was opposed to Edison's DC proposal, but the real conflict for the contracts to electrify the country was between Edison and Westinghouse. Maybe I'll have to check out the book and see what story it tells. Also, I thought that maybe Tesla was being used as negbait in the clue. Silly me!
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Postby Kenny » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:26 am

:( :mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen: :(

I was 95% certain Das Kapital was correct.
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