FJs for the 7/27/15 week

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Which FJs did you solve correctly for the 7/27/15 week?

Poll ended at Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:55 pm

The first movement of the 1888 suite named for her is titled "The Sea and Sindbad's Ship"
75
62%
Blanco is the last name of the main character in "Metastasis", a Colombia-set version of this show
101
83%
This woman who passed away in 2015 wrote what is billed as Australia's "Gone with the Wind"
33
27%
This major league team's official colors are sedona red, sonoran sand & black
111
92%
In a song, Weird Al says, "I know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows" him
85
70%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
15
12%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ clues.
0
No votes
STATE OF THE ESTATE $1000: The Vanderbilts' summer "cottage", The Breakers
52
43%
BOND, JAMES BOND $1000: In 1967 not Sean Connery but this British gentleman played Bond in "Casino Royale"
64
53%
WORLD OF BOOKS $800: 4 Nobel Prize winners were born on the Emerald Isle: Yeats, Beckett, Heaney & this playwright
58
48%
I interpreted the Monday FJ! clue to be asking for the name of a musical work.
11
9%
I interpreted the Monday FJ! clue to be asking for the name of the character for whom the musical work was named.
89
74%
I knew the Wednesday FJ! clue wanted the author of "The Thorn Birds", but I did not know her name.
14
12%
SAME FIRST & LAST LETTER $2000: A magnesium silicate tobacco pipe - I knew this was "meerschaum" because of the movie "National Treasure."
3
2%
SAME FIRST & LAST LETTER $2000: A magnesium silicate tobacco pipe - I knew this was "meerschaum" because of the TV show "Leave it to Beaver" and the episode "The Pipe."
2
2%
Yes, I would like OrangeSAM to post my seasonal totals for the Final Jeopardy! clues.
82
68%
 
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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

Yikes. I was in the right state on Thursday, but I only thought of the Cardinals in the time I had, and I knew the baseball Cardinals were elsewhere. I don't know if I'd have made it to the D-backs if I'd had more than ~6 seconds to think here in Ducttapeless Hills, New England.

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I can't help but notice that far more people were sure that Monday was asking for the character rather than the piece than got it right (and all those who beleived they wanted the piece got it correct).

Perhaps if they had read the question properly.... :D

Yeah, yeah, I know I'm gonna lose on this poll, too; but the Zulus (I believe) had an expression, "Strike a blow and die." If you know you're right, it doesn't matter how many guns the English have. :lol:
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:( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

Until next season!

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OrangeSAM wrote:Feedback question: Those of you who said "post my seasonal totals", does that include relative ranking with the J!Board or only raw data?
Alphabetically. That's the closest I'll get to the top of the list.

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TomKBaltimoreBoy wrote:I can't help but notice that far more people were sure that Monday was asking for the character rather than the piece than got it right (and all those who beleived they wanted the piece got it correct).

Perhaps if they had read the question properly.... :D

Yeah, yeah, I know I'm gonna lose on this poll, too; but the Zulus (I believe) had an expression, "Strike a blow and die." If you know you're right, it doesn't matter how many guns the English have. :lol:
I checked both boxes... I don't see why the interpretation of what they were looking for in the question ever mattered, since both answers are the same; therefore, it was asking for both.

Btw, this was an instaget for me because of the knowledge of the music. My interest in mythology/fantasy/whatever is VERY near zero, so I would have had no clue had no well-known music had been written about it.

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I initially checked the "character" box, because that was my final answer. Then I thought back to how the discussion started. MinnesotaMyron pointed out that "Shahrazad" was a common variant. Spaceman Spiff and I both smacked him down by saying the clue wanted the name of a musical piece, which limited the acceptable spelling variants. MinnesotaMyron replied by pointing out the wording of the clue: "The first movement of the 1888 suite named for her...." I immediately realized he was right and Spaceman Spiff was wrong. :D

So I switched my vote. If the poll questions were in the present tense--"I interpret the Monday FJ! clue..."--I'd stick with "character". Since they say "I interpreted," I'm going with my first interpretation. I don't know that I thought about the issue one way or the other when I first saw the clue. But when I thought back on it, admittedly without the benefit of the text, I remembered it as asking for the musical work.

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I suspect I'm in a minority, maybe even unique among boardies on the Australian writer FJ. I totally know Thorn Birds = Colleen McCullough. Backwards and forwards. Spot me one and I'll tell you the other. I just didn't remember/know McCullough was Australian. So it never occurred to me to consult that part of my brain.

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I'd say Friday confirms even more that Monday was asking for a name; it lacks the traditional 'this' as well and relies on the pronoun to target the answer.

Admittedly it does trash my theory that 'her' was used over 'this woman' to steer away from possible real life inspirations. Guess it's just a space saving device.
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Volante wrote:I'd say Friday confirms even more that Monday was asking for a name; it lacks the traditional 'this' as well and relies on the pronoun to target the answer.

Admittedly it does trash my theory that 'her' was used over 'this woman' to steer away from possible real life inspirations. Guess it's just a space saving device.
To me it boils down to this. If "her" doesn't refer to a person named in the clue, then it must refer to someone named in the correct response. As far as I can tell, there's no one in the clue that "her" can refer to. Syllogizing that enthymeme is left as an exercise for the reader.

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Rackme32 wrote:I checked both boxes... I don't see why the interpretation of what they were looking for in the question ever mattered, since both answers are the same; therefore, it was asking for both.

Btw, this was an instaget for me because of the knowledge of the music. My interest in mythology/fantasy/whatever is VERY near zero, so I would have had no clue had no well-known music had been written about it.
I checked both boxes as well. Since I was unaware of spelling variations for that name, I considered them equivalent.
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opusthepenguin wrote:I suspect I'm in a minority, maybe even unique among boardies on the Australian writer FJ. I totally know Thorn Birds = Colleen McCullough. Backwards and forwards. Spot me one and I'll tell you the other. I just didn't remember/know McCullough was Australian. So it never occurred to me to consult that part of my brain.
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:oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops:
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Love Weird Al, not familiar with the song, but got it by means of WAG.
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econgator wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:I suspect I'm in a minority, maybe even unique among boardies on the Australian writer FJ. I totally know Thorn Birds = Colleen McCullough. Backwards and forwards. Spot me one and I'll tell you the other. I just didn't remember/know McCullough was Australian. So it never occurred to me to consult that part of my brain.
That's me, too, exactly.
Cool. I remembered you were the boardie who expressed surprise at the Australian angle. It's fun to find out we're in complete agreement regarding what was and wasn't easy about this FJ.

This was one of our more difficult FJs. It's polling at 24%. I wonder if it would have been happier in a TOC. Either way, this FJ's a keeper. It has that quality we look for in the final clue. It's likely to require a thought process rather than just straight-up knowledge. You start by thinking about a book or TV miniseries that you haven't thought of in years. What was it called? Oh yeah, the Thorn Birds. So who wrote that book? Come on, brain. Think. Think, brain. Think. Think brain, think brain, think brain, think. Crap. I'm doing that to the Think Music tune. "Think" is a funny word. It's lost all meaning now.... Or if you happened to read and remember the right obit a few months prior, you could short circuit the whole process and have your response written in seconds.

So... tough but fair FJ. I admire it even though I didn't get it.

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I just got an e-mail advertising the 2015-16 season of the Bach Society of St. Louis. One of the soloists for the May 15, 2016 performance of the Mass in B Minor is Sherezade Panthaki.

By the way, Opus, you can syllogize my enthymeme any time.

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Linear Gnome wrote:By the way, Opus, you can syllogize my enthymeme any time.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :oops: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops:

Almost missed Breaking Bad because it seemed too obvious and too recently used. But I had a vestigial memory of reading about the Colombian series, so I wrote it at the last second.
On another day I would have remembered McCullough - on this day the best I could pull up was...O'Connell...
A bad brain fart on Thurs. had me unable to locate Sedona or Senora...I ended up saying the Rockies...
Fri was obvious though I've never heard or care to hear the song...
Can't believe I forgot Shaw was a Nobelist - I said Sean O'Casey instead...
Since Wikipedia says a meerschaum pipe is mentioned in Poe's "The Purloined Letter," I'm going to assume that's where I know it from.
I'm thinking brain rest is called for till mid-Sept.!

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davey wrote: I'm thinking brain rest is called for till mid-Sept.!
There are still new episodes of Boom!, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?, Idiotest, The Chase and Hollywood Game Night to keep the brain active before S32 begins. If the brain really does need a rest then watch CBS's Zoo tomorrow night.

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

I thought it was pretty clear the Scheherazade clue was asking for the character.
I've never heard of a meerschaum.
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