FJs for the 3/13/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 3/13/17 week?

Poll runs till Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:50 pm

Among the places he visited on his second missionary journey were Galatia & Corinth
117
88%
This is the most populous city on the world’s most populous island; both begin with the same letter
93
70%
This city’s international airport is named for Antonio Carlos Jobim, who co-wrote a 1964 song
87
65%
The name of this popular beer brand founded in 1897 is a reference to the 20th century
62
47%
William Goldman asked his daughters what he should write about; they said these 2 things, which he combined
55
41%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
19
14%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
2
2%
COUNTRIES' POLITICAL PARTIES $2000: The Unified Lumumbist Party
31
23%
STATE HOLIDAYS $800: Arbor Day was first celebrated in 1872 in this state; other states soon followed
38
29%
'TIS IRISH LITERATURE $800: In the satiric 1729 "A Modest Proposal", this author suggested dining on poor Irish children to control poverty
100
75%
John the Baptist was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
5
4%
Airport + Antonio Carlos Jobim was the more important part of the Wednesday FJ! clue that helped me solve it.
19
14%
Antonio Carlos Jobim + 1964 song was the more important part of the Wednesday FJ! clue that helped me solve it.
56
42%
I have tasted Dos Equis beer.
58
44%
Confusing William Goldman for William Golding came into play (whether right or wrong with your response) for the Friday FJ! clue.
40
30%
NCAA basketball tourney games caused J! to not air at the usual time in my market at least once this week.
24
18%
 
Total votes: 133

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FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:50 pm

3/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BIBLICAL WHO'S WHO

3/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Among the places he visited on his second missionary journey were Galatia & Corinth

3/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CAPITAL CITIES

3/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This is the most populous city on the world’s most populous island; both begin with the same letter

3/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD AIRPORTS

3/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This city’s international airport is named for Antonio Carlos Jobim, who co-wrote a 1964 song

3/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
INTERNATIONAL BEVERAGE BRANDS

3/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The name of this popular beer brand founded in 1897 is a reference to the 20th century

3/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY BOOKS

3/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
William Goldman asked his daughters what he should write about; they said these 2 things, which he combined

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Paul (Saul)
Jakarta
Rio de Janeiro
Dos Equis
princesses & brides
The players were 10/15 (66.67%) with a 3-3-2-1-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have a requested clue correct by the players, followed by a triple stumper and one the players had correct.

COUNTRIES' POLITICAL PARTIES $2000: The Unified Lumumbist Party

STATE HOLIDAYS $800: Arbor Day was first celebrated in 1872 in this state; other states soon followed

'TIS IRISH LITERATURE $800: In the satiric 1729 "A Modest Proposal", this author suggested dining on poor Irish children to control poverty

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nebraska
Jonathan Swift

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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:51 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Johannesburg
No guess on beer and no taste as far as I know.*
horses & ponies
Knew it was not the LotF guy, yet still did not help me get the Goldman names.
J! airs on an ABC affiliate locally, so no preemption.
I also can testify that the CBS affiliate in Montgomery, AL aired J! at 9:30 CT each morning this week.

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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by Volante » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:07 pm

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

Fri - princesses and brides

No chance on DRC
Nebraska would've been a DD get, but wasn't confident enough to ring in.

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:36 pm

Said "Ipanema" instead of "Rio", which was silly of me.

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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by seaborgium » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:42 pm

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

I got that the Lumumbist Party was referencing Patrice Lumumba, but I forgot which country he was associated with.

My mom was in the room during Friday's FJ, and stepped on my thought process by asking whether Goldman wrote The Princess Bride, just as I was starting to remember who Goldman was (after I had to remind myself that Goldman was not Golding). I'm counting a get because I'm sure I would have gotten there not long after that had I not been interrupted.

I didn't check the "tasted Dos Equis" box because although I think I'm more likely to have done than not, I don't know for sure.

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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by Leander » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:50 pm

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

Semi wild guess at Dos Equis, as the only brand I could think of with a number in its name. I have drunk it more than once.

Not able to narrow down Lumumba to the right country

Jeopardy airs on ABC in my market, so no pre-emption



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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:04 pm

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

No guess Wednesday. Nothing about the clue clicked.
I may or may not have tasted Dos Equis. Not sure.
Golding didn't come to mind, but I have made that mistake before.
And Jeopardy! airs here during the afternoon break in the tournament they have, so no interruptions.

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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:10 pm

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

I have heard the Goldman-Princess Bride connection come up on J! before, but I couldn't pull it
I knew that Lumumba was a name from African history, but that was as far as my knowledge went
I don't ever drink beer, so when I fill out the weekly survey, I do not check the box about having tasted Dos Equis. Stay sober, my friends.
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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by cthulhu » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:31 pm

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

One of my better weeks.

Portuguese-sounding name + 1964 led me to Girl from Ipanema and Rio. I'm atheist, but Paul's (aka Saul of Tarsus) epistles to the Galatians are well known. Jonathan Swift was instaget for author of "A Modest Proposal", which is one of the most bitterly satirical works ever written - that didn't really come across in the clue. Patrice Lumumba and the Congo was a fairly straightforward TOM. I have had Dos Equis; I don't drink beer a lot but it's pretty good (if no Guinness). Had no clue on Arbor Day.

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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:41 pm

I forgot to explain the * on my beer response for tasting.

The last time I had a taste of beer was in 2000 when my hockey team won the championship and we celebrated at the rink's refreshment area. I have no idea what the brand was, so I did not check the box, figuring the odds were very unlikely I've ever had Dos Equis.

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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by MDaunt » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:42 pm

Ipanema here, too. I've been to Brazil, but not to Rio.

Got Dos Equis with about enough time to write XX, but gave myself credit for that.

Is there a problem with the vote count? The new software seems to be treating it differently than (from?) the old.

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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by davey » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:04 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
No clue on Arbor Day....I have no strong memory of drinking Dos Equis, but I've had enough Mexican food that it's more likely than not... ;)

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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by nlw44 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:22 pm

Just earlier that day, driving home from the Y and listening to the radio playing a song I cannot now remember by an artist named Patrice something or other, I was reminded of the name Patrice Lumumba and planned to look it up online when I got home. I knew he had been important in African politics, but I didn't have the country mentally locked down. Of course, by the time I got home, it had slipped my aging mind, so I never researched it. Seeing it on Jeopardy! that night was most definitely an AAARGH! moment for me. Perhaps NOW I will remember DRC for Lumumba/Lumumbist/anything Lumumb-ish.

As for Arbor Day - I might have guessed Nebraska on a DD, with more time to think about it, simply because in 1872, Nebraska was the most recent state to have attained statehood. But that would have been pure WAG on my part, and since that's not exactly an obvious reason for Arbor Day to have begun there, even that much didn't really occur to me in the time frame of a regular clue.

ETA: I've worked in bookstores and shelved lots of fiction, and I just knew that there would be lots of confusion with the Goldman/Golding issue.
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Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by 9021amyers » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:40 pm

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

No guess for the Arbor Day state
Jobim sounded Portuguese > "The Girl from Ipanema" > Rio
I have a Dos Equis pint glass in my collection of promotional drinkware, so I must have had it at some point
No confusing Goldman with Golding
Jeopardy! airs locally on an NBC affiliate, so no scheduling issues

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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by dinghammer » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:05 am

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

I know Jonathan Swift wrote A Modest Proposal, but my stupid brain just kept going, "Thomas Swift. No, that's not it. Thomas Swift? No, that's still wrong..." :roll:

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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by This Is Kirk! » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:40 am

MDaunt wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:42 pm
Is there a problem with the vote count? The new software seems to be treating it differently than (from?) the old.
Yes, looks like it's calculating the percentages based on the total number of votes rather than the total number of unique voters.

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Post by Lefty » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:13 am

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

Hardly ever watch live, but was way too slow with Dos Equis to count it. Btw, Jeopardy, "foreign" isn't a dirty word. Some of my best Buds have been foreign.

Lumumba was fresh in the mind because I just finished reading a collection of Malcolm X speeches when he was fresh from an African trip.

I had to sort out Goldman and Golding, but once both were in my head I had no doubt as to who wrote what. Also, Lords and flies don't seem very girly.

Potentially Portuguese name plus 1964 made Ipanema-->Rio sound good.
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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by alietr » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:42 am

MDaunt wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:42 pm
Is there a problem with the vote count? The new software seems to be treating it differently than (from?) the old.
The old (and proper, for us) way of calculating percentages was courtesy of some programming that Todd did for us. The new software version is incompatible with it. If someone is good with programming and wants to take a whack at it, please let me know. Otherwise, we will try to get it figure out eventually.

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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by IronNeck » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:41 am

alietr wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:42 am
MDaunt wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:42 pm
Is there a problem with the vote count? The new software seems to be treating it differently than (from?) the old.
The old (and proper, for us) way of calculating percentages was courtesy of some programming that Todd did for us. The new software version is incompatible with it. If someone is good with programming and wants to take a whack at it, please let me know. Otherwise, we will try to get it figure out eventually.
It's calculating percentage by dividing by the total number of registered members. And when it's lower than 0.5%, it displays "No Votes". I might be able to fix it, but what language is the programming in?

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Re: FJs for the 3/13/17 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:18 pm

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