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CURRENT EVENTS

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
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FIRSTS

Q: In 2007, Moira Cameron became the first female member of this organization, which was started 522 years earlier
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Yeomen Warders (sometimes known as Beefeaters)

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NATIONAL ANTHEMS

The title and lyrics of this song changed in 1837, 1901, and most recently in 1953.
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OSCAR-WINNING FILMS

It's the only ordinal direction to have appeared in the title of a Best Picture Oscar winner
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What is West?

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jlgarfield wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 12:46 am
OSCAR-WINNING FILMS

It's the only ordinal direction to have appeared in the title of a Best Picture Oscar winner
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What is West?
Almost got it right, but....
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Named a wrong movie, not the direction. Actually, when I saw the correct response, I tried looking up the movie West - perhaps the prequel to 1994's flop "North"? Oops, it was a misread.

Would have gotten it right had I read the clue carefully, though, because I was thinking of "How the West Was Won", and not "West Side Story" or "All Quiet on the West(ern) Front".

Actually, it's a pretty good clue, since they did it back in 1987:

#715, aired 1987-10-16 ACADEMY AWARDS: 1 of the 2 "Best Picture" Oscar winners to contain North, South, East or West in its title

Everyone negged, including a guess of the first movie I thought of when I thought about directions - North by Northwest. And I was about to make and save a North by Northwest clue, but they already did it:

#3882, aired 2001-06-19 HITCHCOCK FILMS: The action of this 1959 film moves from New York to South Dakota

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jlgarfield wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 12:46 am
OSCAR-WINNING FILMS

It's the only ordinal direction to have appeared in the title of a Best Picture Oscar winner
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What is West?
That's a cardinal direction, not ordinal.

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econgator wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 1:31 am
jlgarfield wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 12:46 am
OSCAR-WINNING FILMS

It's the only ordinal direction to have appeared in the title of a Best Picture Oscar winner
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What is West?
That's a cardinal direction, not ordinal.
Board member Alan Bailey is a writer for the the celebrity edition of Millionaire and the 4/30 ep. had the the question for $250,000. Cardinal was in the wording. The celeb walked with $125K. East of Eden was the distracting option that caused him distress.

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econgator wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 1:31 am
jlgarfield wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 12:46 am
OSCAR-WINNING FILMS

It's the only ordinal direction to have appeared in the title of a Best Picture Oscar winner
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What is West?
That's a cardinal direction, not ordinal.
What he said. I wasn't sure what an "ordinal" direction might be. So my guess was "western" from All Quiet on the Western Front.

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18TH CENTURY LITERATURE

One of the two authors of this work said about it, "The majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments"
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mas3cf wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 9:39 pm
18TH CENTURY LITERATURE

One of the two authors of this work said about it, "The majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments"
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This is on my flashcards that I've let myself get behind on, so I couldn't pull it. But at least I recognized it was a thing, which is a small something. Before last year I hadn't heard of it.
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TELEVISION

A working title for this classic episode was "A Fuzzy Thing Happened to Me ..."

and if you need a bit more of a hint
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BILLBOARD #1 SONGS

This 1980 song features the singer running long acrylic fingernails across each other to simulate the sound of a typewriter.
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talkingaway wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 11:48 pm
BILLBOARD #1 SONGS

This 1980 song features the singer running long acrylic fingernails across each other to simulate the sound of a typewriter.
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Great clue! Dolly is amazing. I wonder how millennials will fare with it. It was an interesting WECIB clue for me. It seems perfect for the run of the mill FJ, maybe too easy for TOC level. Amusing and amazing.
Disclaimer - repeated exposure to author's musings may cause befuddlement.

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MUSICAL STUPID ANSWERS

In 1965 he released an album called "Best of the Beatles"
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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 12:27 am
MUSICAL STUPID ANSWERS

In 1965 he released an album called "Best of the Beatles"
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I like it! Might work as a DD as well. I did have to think about it, but I think I got there in time.

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US GEOGRAPHY

It was the 2nd most populous municipality in Indiana on May 26, 2019 and the 55th most populous the next day.
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What is Speedway?
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mas3cf wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 12:24 am
US GEOGRAPHY

It was the 2nd most populous city in Indiana on May 26, 2019 and the 55th most populous the next day.
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What is Speedway?
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I came frustratingly close. Wikipedia calls Speedway a "town", but I don't really have the time to research it further, and I assume you have it sourced as a city. And I'll be honest: I'm not 100% solid about the difference between a town and a city, other than perhaps that one uses a town council form of government?

I went for "Indianapolis", guessing correctly that the reason for the population shift was the Indy 500. I had no idea that Speedway itself was an enclave. I assume that was sort of the point of this FJ...so, I learned something! Yay!

The demographic shift probably invalidates my answer - Indianapolis is probably large enough that its population size isn't subject to the vagaries of the NASCAR schedule.

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talkingaway wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 12:40 am
mas3cf wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 12:24 am
US GEOGRAPHY

It was the 2nd most populous city in Indiana on May 26, 2019 and the 55th most populous the next day.
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What is Speedway?
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I came frustratingly close. Wikipedia calls Speedway a "town", but I don't really have the time to research it further, and I assume you have it sourced as a city. And I'll be honest: I'm not 100% solid about the difference between a town and a city, other than perhaps that one uses a town council form of government?

I went for "Indianapolis", guessing correctly that the reason for the population shift was the Indy 500. I had no idea that Speedway itself was an enclave. I assume that was sort of the point of this FJ...so, I learned something! Yay!

The demographic shift probably invalidates my answer - Indianapolis is probably large enough that its population size isn't subject to the vagaries of the NASCAR schedule.
It's within Wayne Township, so if Indiana is like most states, then it has to be a town. Cities are separate from townships.

At least, that's how I learned it when I lived in NJ. :)

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talkingaway wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 12:40 am
mas3cf wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 12:24 am
US GEOGRAPHY

It was the 2nd most populous city in Indiana on May 26, 2019 and the 55th most populous the next day.
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What is Speedway?
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I came frustratingly close. Wikipedia calls Speedway a "town", but I don't really have the time to research it further, and I assume you have it sourced as a city. And I'll be honest: I'm not 100% solid about the difference between a town and a city, other than perhaps that one uses a town council form of government?

I went for "Indianapolis", guessing correctly that the reason for the population shift was the Indy 500. I had no idea that Speedway itself was an enclave. I assume that was sort of the point of this FJ...so, I learned something! Yay!

The demographic shift probably invalidates my answer - Indianapolis is probably large enough that its population size isn't subject to the vagaries of the NASCAR schedule.
Updated wording to remove city/town confusion...

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