FJs for the 2/20/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 2/20/17 week?

Poll runs till Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:52 pm

The first recorded use of this word in print was when Nathan Hope posted an image of his busted lip online in 2002
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47%
In August 2015 3 retired Marines helped raise the U.S. flag in this city where they'd hauled it down 54 years earlier
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64%
Year the New York World lamented, “The age of statesmen is gone…the age of rail-splitters and tailors…has succeeded”
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24%
About himself he says, "Since the heavens have shap'd my body so, let hell make crook'd my mind to answer it"
57
46%
Astronomer who began his epitaph, "I used to measure the heavens, now I shall measure the shadows of Earth"
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76%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
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9%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
5
4%
ALL IN A DAY'S WORK $1000: An 8-hour day & I made 40 buttons, so divide output by input to get this measure, 5 per hour
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49%
UNCHARTED $2000: In the 500s B.C. Scylax sailed the length of this longest river of Pakistan to the Arabian Sea and beyond
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50%
I'M A FOOD "E" $800: The hole truth is it's another name for Swiss cheese
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42%
Okay, I'll admit that I have posted a selfie online.
53
43%
Saigon, Berlin or Seoul was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
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17%
1860 was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
57
46%
Andrew Johnson being a tailor was not familiar to me.
79
64%
I knew Lincoln was "rail-splitter" and Johnson was "tailor", yet I still had the wrong year.
8
7%
[Requested] I had no idea what Lilly's FJ response "spiciest memelord" meant.
77
63%
 
Total votes: 123

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FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:52 pm

2/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORD ORIGINS

2/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The first recorded use of this word in print was when Nathan Hope posted an image of his busted lip online in 2002

2/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD POLITICS

2/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In August 2015 3 retired Marines helped raise the U.S. flag in this city where they'd hauled it down 54 years earlier

2/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN YEARS

2/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Year the New York World lamented, “The age of statesmen is gone…the age of rail-splitters and tailors…has succeeded”

2/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SHAKESPEARE CHARACTERS

2/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
About himself he says, "Since the heavens have shap'd my body so, let hell make crook'd my mind to answer it"

2/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
17th CENTURY GERMANS

2/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Astronomer who began his epitaph, "I used to measure the heavens, now I shall measure the shadows of Earth"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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selfie
Havana
1864
Richard III
Johannes Kepler
The players were 4/15 (26.67%) with a 1-0-0-2-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have a requested triple stumper, one correct, and another triple stumper.

ALL IN A DAY'S WORK $1000: An 8-hour day & I made 40 buttons, so divide output by input to get this measure, 5 per hour

UNCHARTED $2000: In the 500s B.C. Scylax sailed the length of this longest river of Pakistan to the Arabian Sea and beyond

I'M A FOOD "E" $800: The hole truth is it's another name for Swiss cheese

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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productivity
Indus
Emmentaler

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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:53 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Yes, selfie on Facebook. (and J! Board)
Guessed viral.
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Yeah, spiciest memelord is not the kind of thing on my radar.

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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by Volante » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:06 pm

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

Since "spiciest memelord" sounds like an inside joke, unless there are friends of Lilly's (or Lilly herself!) around here, that should hit 100%

https://www.boston.com/news/tv/2017/02/ ... ampionship
"Chin told host Alex Trebek the answer was a shoutout to her friends at home who watch meme videos all the time."

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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:07 pm

:( :( :( :( :(
:( :( :(
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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by skullturf » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:12 pm

As others mentioned doing in Friday's game thread, I precalled Friday's correct response based just on the category. (With J.S. Bach as my second choice, and Leibniz as my third, but I thought Leibniz was pretty unlikely.)

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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by cthulhu » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:27 pm

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

Not a fan of Swiss cheese; prefer Munster, Gouda, Provolone, and Monterey Jack.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:39 pm

I have heard of Swiss and Emmentaler, but never knew they were the same thing.
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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:58 pm

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

Neither "rail-splitter" nor "tailor" meant anything to me so I went with the first year I thought of: 1968. Feh.

I don't think I've ever posted a picture of myself online, selfie or otherwise.
And "spiciest memelord" meant nothing to me.

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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by Lefty » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:10 am

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

Selfie. What's that, a type of terrier? Precalled Kepler with confidence. Not that it makes up for a miss but nonetheless.
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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:58 am

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

Wed - 1860; had read that Andrew Johnson was once a tailor, but didn't make the connection
Thurs - Lost coin flip between Richard III and Henry V
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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by davey » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:16 am

:( :oops: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Clueless, Saigon and 1860
Clammed on Indus, not sure enough.
I assume a profile picture is not a selfie.... :?:

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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by dinghammer » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:06 am

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

Saved from 0/5 at the last minute. Well, half-minute.

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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by Leander » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:43 am

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

No answer Monday
Recognized the Lincoln reference but not Johnson. Went with 1860 thinking that editorial was more likely to be written for his first election.

Never heard of spiciest memelord.


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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by IronNeck » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:54 am

dinghammer wrote: :( :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Saved from 0/5 at the last minute. Well, half-minute.
Those were my exact results, too. Tough set of FJs; much harder than the second week of the last College Championships, and considerably more challenging than the average week of regular Jeopardy.

I knew what spiciest memelord referred to. Unfortunately.

And I've taken a great many selfies. Usually for girlfriends or other female friends.

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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by ouachiouat » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:16 am

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

Lucked into Wednesday's. Misread the clue, thought it said 'has been succeeded' instead of 'has succeeded,' then brain-farted on when Lincoln was shot and thought it was 1863, thus the next election was 1864. Had I read the clue correctly, I would've said 1860 for Lincoln's first election. Had I not rushed through the dates as I'm prone to do when I'm playing along on my phone, but still misread the clue, I would've said 1868. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.

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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by JayK33 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:27 am

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Same goes with the three extra clues.

Andrew Johnson being a tailor is one of those things that I have probably heard before, but didn't stick in mind for long.

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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by nightreign » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:10 pm

It deeply saddens me that 58% of you have never experienced the joy of posting a selfie online.

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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by Robert K S » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:01 pm

I was apparently posting selfies before there was a name for them. I have photo albums showing that my dad was taking selfies in the '70s, before there was an online.

I checked "no idea" even though I knew what memes were, so I could divine that a memelord was someone who excelled at created memes within a community of such authors. As for "spicy memes", I've since come to understand that they're essentially memes that are not just bitingly humorous but also politically incorrect or risqué.

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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:19 pm

Robert K S wrote:I was apparently posting selfies before there was a name for them. I have photo albums showing that my dad was taking selfies in the '70s, before there was an online.
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This may be picking a nit, but in 2002, to take a selfie, you had to hold the phone away from you, finger hopefully on the button, and hope you framed your image. I guess mirror shots kind of count, but it's kind of implied that you are taking them the hard way. I'm apologetically too lazy to google when the first self-facing cameras were put on phones.

I would not consider a film camera shot from a tripod and timer to be a "selfie". And of course your own picture taken by a third party is not a selfie. I'm sure plenty of people took their chances holding a film cameras (then waiting for the result) and a simple point and shoot would probably work out OK. There's plenty of Polaroid selfies since their invention, but of course they are NSFW, lol..

I posted that I have not put a selfie on line, but take them regularly and email/text them. I have no Facebook account because I don't let the Dark Lord Zuckerberg into my cyber space, although I know the digital big brothers already know my every move.

Anyhow, Robert's creative dad notwithstanding, IMHO any proto-selfies before 2002 are de-limited from the definition. I'm sure there is a judiciary body that has decided this.
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Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

Post by JayK33 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:28 pm

Technically speaking though, this is the first ever selfie, from 1839.
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