FJs for the 11/14/11 week

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Which FJs did you solve correctly for the 11/14/11 week?

Poll ended at Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:53 pm

7 women have been the secretary of this, the most for any department in the president's cabinet
42
47%
He wrote, "He looked upon the garish day With such a wistful eye; The man had killed the thing he loved, & so he had to die"
9
10%
Still in existence, it begin in 1688 in a British coffee shop popular with maritime folk; it soon got involved in their business
44
49%
It's the shorter, better-known name of the document "United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967"
56
63%
It's rare to get Oscar nominations for Best Director & Best Actor for the same film; he is 1 of the 2 who did it twice
56
63%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
0
No votes
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJs.
8
9%
NOVELS $2000: In this Dostoyevsky novel, Prince Myshkin, like the author, suffers from epilepsy
23
26%
NAME THE CITY $800: The Beat Museum in North Beach
34
38%
SWEET TALK $1600: Milton called this lover of Narcissus "sweetest nymph, that liv'st unseen within thy airy shell"
45
51%
 
Total votes: 89

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FJs for the 11/14/11 week

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11/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE PRESIDENTIAL CABINET

11/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
7 women have been the secretary of this, the most for any department in the president's cabinet

11/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY POETRY

11/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He wrote, "He looked upon the garish day With such a wistful eye; The man had killed the thing he loved, & so he had to die"

11/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

11/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Still in existence, it begin in 1688 in a British coffee shop popular with maritime folk; it soon got involved in their business

11/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
HISTORIC DOCUMENTS

11/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
It's the shorter, better-known name of the document "United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967"

11/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ACTOR-DIRECTORS

11/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
It's rare to get Oscar nominations for Best Director & Best Actor for the same film; he is 1 of the 2 who did it twice

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Labor
Oscar Wilde
Lloyd's of London
Pentagon Papers
[1 of] Clint Eastwood or Warren Beatty

The players were 6/15 (40.00%) with a 2-0-0-1-3 success pattern.

The players were correct on each of the extra clues.

NOVELS $2000: In this Dostoyevsky novel, Prince Myshkin, like the author, suffers from epilepsy

NAME THE CITY $800: The Beat Museum in North Beach

SWEET TALK $1600: Milton called this lover of Narcissus "sweetest nymph, that liv'st unseen within thy airy shell"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
The Idiot
San Francisco
Echo
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Re: FJs for the 11/14/11 week

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I bookended the FJ clues: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

3/3 on the extra clues is the easier feat for me.

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Re: FJs for the 11/14/11 week

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

Friday, after Mrs. OS said "Eastwood", I flipped a coin between Olivier and Beatty. Dang! Olivier had only one Directing Oscar nomination.
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Very bad week for me... 0/5
My only hope of maybe getting one FJ would have been the Lloyd one, if I hadn't spoiled myself by forwarding past the reveal. :oops:

And no idea on any of the other three either. :cry:

Ah well, maybe next week ;-/
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

M: Pulled Labor out of ...no idea. Really; totally lucky guess there.
T: Got stuck in the early 19th century (ended with Byron). I have a fleeting suspicion I considered Wilde, but I was too locked into the 1801-1830 period.
W: Instant. Maritime, 1600s, still around. All I needed there.
H: Instant. 1967. Vietnam. Documents. (The constant Wikileaks juxtaposition didn't hurt either, I bet.)
F: Instant. Got both, and could name all four movies. (Seen 3. Heaven Can Wait being the outlier, although I can't remember one frame of Million Dollar Baby.)

1: Well, it's not The Brothers Karamazov or Crime and Punishment...what's left?
2: Should've known this...perfect sense on the reveal.
3: Should know this, area of weakness still.

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:( :) :( :) :(
:( :) :(

Terrible, terrible week..
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Re: FJs for the 11/14/11 week

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

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Monday was an instaget, as I thought of Perkins, Dole, Solis and Chao off the top of my head and figured that 75 or so years was plenty of time to have also included 3 other women.

Tuesday -- wow, another strong candidate already for toughest FJ of the year (6% as I write this). I went with Coleridge, even though I didn't think the narrator would have loved the albatross. I never would have come up with Wilde, whom I hadn't thought of as a poet.

Wednesday was an instaget, as soon as I saw 1688, ships, and coffee house. I think the tidbit about Lloyd's starting in a coffee house is pretty well-known, on a par with the NY Stock Exchange having its genesis under a buttonwood tree.

Thursday I went with the Gulf of Tonkin resoluton even though I was pretty sure it was wrong (partly because "gulf of tonkin resolution" didn't seem like a much shorter title); but I couldn't come up with anything better. Until watching that episode this afternoon, I had never known the subject of the Pentagon Papers, although I could have pavlovianly linked them to Ellsberg.

Friday was an instaget with Eastwood. If I'd had to come up with both, I doubt I would have ever goten to Beatty.
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:mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:

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

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:mrgreen: (EAPoe) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:( :mrgreen: :(

Monday was "Well, Labor was first woman," and could think of 2 more immediately. All the rest rarely had women or were too new, so didn't want to think myself out of it and went with it.
Not sure why Lloyd's hit me so fast and stuck; British, still around,"got involved in their business" all clicked, I guess.
Pentagon Papers just made sense, for topic/ time.
And Friday , actually knew them both!

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I knew the "Sweet Talk" clue, but nimble fingered Ellen beat me to the punch on the buzzer. Trufax. :oops:

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

Thank you, Mr. Eastwood.

Couldn't drudge up Echo in time, but had no chance on the other two bonus clues.

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:( :( :mrgreen: :( :(
:( :( :mrgreen:
Lloyd's was pretty easy. I think I'd heard the vague outline of the story long ago. Never would have gotten labor or Oscar Wilde. Somehow thought the Pentagon papers were at the same time as Watergate (too late for the clue to fit), and didn't realize they were even related to Vietnam (I plead childhood as my excuse for that one).
The one that hurts is Friday's. My first instinct was Robert Redford, as he is certainly well-known and respected as both an actor and director. Then I thought for a few seconds and came up with Eastwood. Even named the right two films. Then convinced myself Redford was the more sure choice. :roll: (Did give myself some credit for getting the films, but gotta count it wrong as I even told DH out loud, "If I'm there I'm writing down Redford.") Never would've come up with Beatty on my own but in retrospect I've heard that tidbit. Probably even on J!. Recently. :sigh:

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

Am I the only one who guessed Lewis Carroll on Tuesday? Sounded vaguely reminiscent of The Walrus and the Carpenter to me...

British East India Co. on Wednesday, and Olivier on Friday, which is annoying since I'm usually pretty decent at Oscar stuff. Completely whiffed on remembering Eastwood...

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

Education for Labor, Coleridge for Wilde.

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

Sheesh. Born and raised near SF, that was an easy one for me. Otherwise, I had no chance at most of 'em.

For the actor/director one I thought of Redford and Welles, went with Welles. Both incorrect, again proving what a silly waste of time the Oscars (and other awards shows) are.

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Eastwood saved me from having an 0/5 week.

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:mrgreen: :twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen:

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

Well, it's not "Barney'd" anymore... so I'm not really sure what to call it. Whatever it is, a last-second switch on Friday's FJ prevented me from avoiding it.

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

I think that's my first ever 0/8. :cry:

I almost said "The Idiot", but it would have been a total guess. Absolutely no chance on any of the others.

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