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 8:52 pm

Between 1920 & 1939 its presidents included Leon Bourgeois, Tevfik Aras & Carlos Saavedra Lamas
99
78%
Named for a saint & built in 1348, Vaclavske Namesti is the main square & center of cultural life in this capital city
73
57%
A letter to the director that said, “Dear Sir, I am fat & wear spectacles” got a young actor a role in this 1963 film
43
34%
Him vs. him: "The Life-Long Feud that Electrified the World" is a book about these 2 men
105
83%
"Modern bourgeois society…is like the sorcerer who is no longer able to control the powers…called up by his spells"
70
55%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
14
11%
:( :( :( :( :( 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
64
50%
MARIE $800: Marie Laveau was a famous 19th century Voodoo practitioner in this city
102
80%
CANADIAN LAKES $800: The northern tip of this Vermont-New York lake juts into Quebec just south of Montreal
99
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.
97
76%
I had Tesla for the Thursday FJ! clue.
85
67%
I had Westinghouse for the Thursday FJ! clue.
5
4%
"Das Kapital" was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
32
25%
 
Total votes: 127

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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Post by BobF » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:56 am

Wow! Surprised nearly 30% of my fellow boardies also went with Das Kapital.
Just finished my second swim in the Jeopardy! contestant pool. :-(

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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Post by seaborgium » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:37 am

I like how the poll results have fewer people getting Edison or Tesla than getting the Edison/Tesla FJ right.

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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Post by BobF » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:14 am

seaborgium wrote:I like how the poll results have fewer people getting Edison or Tesla than getting the Edison/Tesla FJ right.
I checked them even though I wasn't sure if I should. It was unclear if that was intended for only people who got it wrong or for everybody.
Just finished my second swim in the Jeopardy! contestant pool. :-(

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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Post by davey » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:34 am

BobF wrote:Wow! Surprised nearly 30% of my fellow boardies also went with Das Kapital.
I thought I made an indefensible decision in choosing DK over TCM. Now I'm not so sure...

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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:34 am

BobF wrote:
seaborgium wrote:I like how the poll results have fewer people getting Edison or Tesla than getting the Edison/Tesla FJ right.
I checked them even though I wasn't sure if I should. It was unclear if that was intended for only people who got it wrong or for everybody.
Yeah I intepreted those options as "I had one or the other, but not both". Hm.

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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:52 am

xxaaaxx wrote:
BobF wrote:
seaborgium wrote:I like how the poll results have fewer people getting Edison or Tesla than getting the Edison/Tesla FJ right.
I checked them even though I wasn't sure if I should. It was unclear if that was intended for only people who got it wrong or for everybody.
Yeah I intepreted those options as "I had one or the other, but not both". Hm.
I had both Edison & Tesla, so I checked each. Others who had the FJ! clue correct did not, so that is why some numbers may not add up.

Yes, I could explain my intentions behind the poll choices more although I think it works well enough for voters to make their own decisions when checking boxes.

One way to look at it it to check all boxes that apply or aim to check as many boxes as possible each week. No matter what happens the results tell the story. More of use got Edison than got Tesla. If someone missed the clue it's more likely that Tesla was the problem than Edison.

As always the option is there to re-vote, so anyone can adjust their choices.

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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Post by earendel » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:57 am

Got Tesla and Edison thanks to a board game my son got for Christmas and a question on WWTBAM:

November 16, 2016
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Unveiled in 2016, the arcade game “War of Currents” pits what 2 inventors against each other, delivering players actual electric shocks when they take damage?
A: Bill Gates and Steve Jobs B: Alfred Nobel and Johannes Gutenberg
C: Archimedes and Leonardo da Vinci D: Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison

Flipped a coin for Das Kapital vs. Communist Manifesto and got the right answer.
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Post by This Is Kirk! » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:26 pm

What's wrong with this picture? As of right now 81% got Thursday's FJ correct, but only 76% got Edison and only 63% got Tesla. Apparently some interpreted those secondary questions as "I got Edison Thursday, but not Tesla" or vice versa?

edit: oops. Should have read the thread first. I guess I'm not the first one scratching their head about this! :)

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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Post by davey » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:13 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:What's wrong with this picture? As of right now 81% got Thursday's FJ correct, but only 76% got Edison and only 63% got Tesla. Apparently some interpreted those secondary questions as "I got Edison Thursday, but not Tesla" or vice versa?

edit: oops. Should have read the thread first. I guess I'm not the first one scratching their head about this! :)
I just answered the questions as written. No interpreting required. Since I clicked both you can tell I got the clue right.

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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Post by Kenny » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:10 pm

davey wrote:
This Is Kirk! wrote:What's wrong with this picture? As of right now 81% got Thursday's FJ correct, but only 76% got Edison and only 63% got Tesla. Apparently some interpreted those secondary questions as "I got Edison Thursday, but not Tesla" or vice versa?

edit: oops. Should have read the thread first. I guess I'm not the first one scratching their head about this! :)
I just answered the questions as written. No interpreting required. Since I clicked both you can tell I got the clue right.
I'm fairly new here, but I always interpret those secondary questions as intended for people who got half the answer correct. Otherwise, what's the point of asking someone who got both Edison/Tesla if they got each one right as well?

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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:48 pm

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

Tuesday: Thanks to Havel.
Wednesday: ?
Thursday: Thanks to The Prestige.
Friday: Das Kapital

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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Post by davey » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:21 pm

Kenny wrote:
davey wrote:
This Is Kirk! wrote:What's wrong with this picture? As of right now 81% got Thursday's FJ correct, but only 76% got Edison and only 63% got Tesla. Apparently some interpreted those secondary questions as "I got Edison Thursday, but not Tesla" or vice versa?

edit: oops. Should have read the thread first. I guess I'm not the first one scratching their head about this! :)
I just answered the questions as written. No interpreting required. Since I clicked both you can tell I got the clue right.
I'm fairly new here, but I always interpret those secondary questions as intended for people who got half the answer correct. Otherwise, what's the point of asking someone who got both Edison/Tesla if they got each one right as well?
You should read the creator's post above. I'm a simple man. I trust Mark to say what he means.

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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Post by beatlesfan317 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:29 pm

If it's a history/current events/politics FJ I know I have a 90% chance of nailing it. If it is European Literature, I don't even try!
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Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

Post by ClosingTime » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:40 pm

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