FJs for the 6/3 - 6/7/13 week

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Which FJ clues did you solve correctly for the 6/3/13 week

Poll ended at Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:58 pm

This 17th century king named his throne room the Apollo Chamber
84
82%
In August 2012 the Telegraph of London ran the headline "Paralympics 2012:" he "opens ceremony with a 'Big Bang'"
64
63%
An old name for this Olympic sporting event is the quinquertium
91
89%
A bo'sun whistle was once a prize in boxes of this alliterative product introduced in 1963
72
71%
Contemporary reviews called this writer "A Yankee Diogenes" & the "Concord Diogenes"
36
35%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
17
17%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJs.
0
No votes
DOG-GONE IT $1600: In this playwright's "Come Back, Little Sheba", Sheba is the missing dog
20
20%
1880s AMERICA $2000: "The ball struck him just behind the ear" isn't from the sports page but from this man telling how he shot Jesse James
63
62%
EUROPEAN HOLIDAYS $1000: October 23 in this country is National Day, the day in 1956 when it rose up against Soviet rule
59
58%
 
Total votes: 102

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FJs for the 6/3 - 6/7/13 week

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6/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EUROPEAN HISTORY

6/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This 17th century king named his throne room the Apollo Chamber

6/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NOTABLE NAMES

6/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In August 2012 the Telegraph of London ran the headline "Paralympics 2012:" he "opens ceremony with a 'Big Bang'"

6/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SPORTING EVENTS

6/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
An old name for this Olympic sporting event is the quinquertium

6/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICANA

6/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A bo'sun whistle was once a prize in boxes of this alliterative product introduced in 1963

6/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN WRITERS

6/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Contemporary reviews called this writer "A Yankee Diogenes" & the "Concord Diogenes"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Louis XIV
Stephen Hawking
Pentathlon
Cap'n Crunch
Thoreau
The players were 8/15 (53.33%) with a 2-1-2-2-1 success pattern.

The extra clues are all triple stumpers.

DOG-GONE IT $1600: In this playwright's "Come Back, Little Sheba", Sheba is the missing dog

1880s AMERICA $2000: "The ball struck him just behind the ear" isn't from the sports page but from this man telling how he shot Jesse James

EUROPEAN HOLIDAYS $1000: October 23 in this country is National Day, the day in 1956 when it rose up against Soviet rule

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
William Inge
Robert Ford
Hungary

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Re: FJs for the 6/3 - 6/7/13 week

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

Concord can be in Massachusetts also.
Concord can be in Massachusetts also.
Concord can be in Massachusetts also.
Concord can be in Massachusetts also.
Concord can be in Massachusetts also.
Concord can be in Massachusetts also.
Concord can be in Massachusetts also.
Concord can be in Massachusetts also.

If I write it enough times I may remember it the next time it comes up.

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Sorry Paucle. It's a skill. ;)

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

:?: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

NHIH on Come Back Little Sheba. Couldn't have picked the answer out of a multiple choice, unless the options were like "Inge, Roseanne, Prince, Honey Boo-Boo."

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

I couldn't get past the "looking for an honest man" aspect of Diogenes.

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

Was desperately trying to remember the name of the recent movie which has Jesse James' killer in the title, but it never came to me.

Otherwise, a pretty good week.

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

This almost makes up for last week.

The 'others' were mostly meh. I got one only because of a particular Elton John song. Seems to be a pattern this week.

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

I didn't care for this set of FJ clues, but they were pretty easy. I was never going to get to Hawking from Tuesday's clue, though.

The extras were all very good clues and I have no excuse for being shut out by them.

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:mrgreen: :oops: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Utterly missed the point on Tuesday. Wed, I thought "I know it ends with a -thon!" Even without the l, I might have gotten it if I remembered the right prefix, but was drawing a blank. On Friday, I had trouble choosing Thoreau or Emerson - "looking for an honest man" is all Diogenes means to me - but luckily came down on the right side.
I'm counting Captain as an acceptable spelling mistake on the Singing in the Rain precedent...Or even pentathalon, come to think of it!

As someone else said, I tried to remember the recent Brad Pitt movie on Jesse James, but couldn't come up with it fast enough. 1956 is practically pavlovian for Hungary to me.

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

Just when I was feeling so good about this week's FJs, the extra clues jump up and bite me. Ah, well . . .

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

No guess Monday, Tuesday, or Friday. Went with Frosted Flakes on Thursday.
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The Inge work has enough hits in the 21st century that I thought it was a good one to use: http://www.j-archive.com/search.php?sea ... mit=Search

I'm surprised at the low polling number and didn't realize I was choosing something so tough.

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

Hit the popular neg-baits of Pistorius and Emerson.

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

Not a bad week overall.

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

Monday's guess was Charles I, Tuesday's was Pistorius.

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

The only thing I knew about Diogenes was the lantern thing. That didn't help. So I focused on Yankee and that got me Twain.

No clue on Little Sheba.

Unfortunately for the James clue, I got "Robert Redford" stuck in my head. I knew he wasn't quite old enough, knew the correct answer was something like that, but couldn't get away from it.
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:( :( :( :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :(

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Paucle wrote: NHIH on Come Back Little Sheba. Couldn't have picked the answer out of a multiple choice, unless the options were like "Inge, Roseanne, Prince, Honey Boo-Boo."
Prince's birthday was yesterday (in my time zone, still) (as was mine).

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

Quinquertium was yet another "Dad is correct out loud too soon" moment. I was busy trying to apply numbers to Olympic events (a distance of fifty somethings? or what?), and am confident I would have gotten there in the course of the three quarters of the Think music remaining.

Friday saw me coming up with Thoreau based on the New England connection Concord offered me (I didn't even have to have the right state!). Diogenes helped somehow, but not in the way Alex described in pre-reveal comments. And I never solidly said Thoreau, but he was the first to come to mind and I never solidly switched away. I think I'd have written down Thoreau and stuck with him.

So this doesn't completely feel like a 5/5 week, but it's close enough for my taste.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Friday's was almost a miss. I originally went with Hawthorne (figuring the New England references), but the Double Diogenes references nagged at me. At the 22d second, Walden and Thoreau kicked in.

The only thing I remember about Come Back Little Sheba was that Shirley Booth (Hazel) was in the movie version.
I always remember Robert Ford thanks to Elton John.
And the "Hungary" response I remember thanks to Chess the Musical's "Nobody's Side". ("1956, Budapest is rising / 1956, Budapest is fighting / 1956, Budapest is falling / 1956, Budapest is dying")

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :(
Went with Emerson on Friday. Probably would have gotten Hungary some days.

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