FJs for the 7/24/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 7/24/17 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:49 pm

When this school opened in 1845, the curriculum for the class of 50 had math & navigation, chemistry & gunnery & steam
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87%
Once a feudal state, it has the highest capital city in Europe at an elevation of about 3,300 feet
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35%
"A man can be destroyed but not defeated" is a line from this 1952 book, later a Spencer Tracy film
18
15%
This Brit is the only actor to get Oscar nominations for playing 2 real-life U.S. presidents, both for 1990s films
68
57%
The title subject of a 2007 bestseller, it was discovered in Australia where today it's a state emblem
8
7%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
0
No votes
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
6
5%
FIRST FAMILY FUN & FOLLIES $200: Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti, who goes by this last name, once lived with Eagles guitarist Bernie Leadon
69
58%
LYRICS FROM BROADWAY $1600: "Kiss today goodbye, the sweetness & the sorrow"
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23%
WORDS OF WISDOM $2000: In math this adjective describes a number expressible as a quotient of 2 integers
48
40%
Vassar, VMI, Vanderbilt, Purdue, MIT or the Coast Guard Academy was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
8
7%
Liechtenstein was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
32
27%
"Inherit the Wind" was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
21
18%
I have seen the Spencer Tracy movie, "The Old Man and the Sea."
11
9%
Daniel Day-Lewis was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
17
14%
I guessed an animal other than the black swan for the Friday FJ! clue.
16
13%
 
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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by KellyLasiter » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:43 pm

1/5. Ack! :o

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by plasticene » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:24 pm

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

I never read Black Swan, but some speaker somewhere mentioned where the name of the book came from, so luckily that was enough to solve Friday's FJ.

For the Spencer Tracy movie, I never would have thought of The Old Man and the Sea. Best I could come up with was Captains Courageous, though it seemed unlikely. Turns out he played a Latin-named fisherman in that, too!

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by Kenny » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:54 pm

I'm surprised "platypus" wasn't given as an alternate in the poll for Friday's FJ response. That's what I said just to have something, since I know they're associated with Australia.

Apart from Monday, that was a brutal week on FJ. I guess the writers wanted to end the season with a flurry of triple stumpers. Never even knew Spencer Tracey was a Brit.

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by cthulhu » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:20 pm

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

Naval Academy was instaget. Guesses Switzerland for the European highest capital country but knew it had to be wrong. Said "Inherit the Wind" on the Tracy movie; knew it wasn't "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" :lol: but didn't even think of a Hemingway adaptation. I've read "The Black Swan" but no chance at that FJ. Blah week for me.

But instaget for rational numbers.

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by opusthepenguin » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:17 pm

Kenny wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:54 pm
Never even knew Spencer Tracey was a Brit.
That's ok. Even his own mother didn't know, what with him being born in Milwaukee and all. He must've converted on the sly.

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:12 pm

flutist319 wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:24 pm
:mrgreen: :( :( :( :(
:( :( :mrgreen:

I think this was my worst FJ week ever.
I have the exact score so I will quote this victim. I'm a newbie and singletons are new to me. Glad to see the "rational" clue quoted, I Pavloved right to "composite" and didn't analyze the question, mostly thinking that was difficult enough to merit the clue (i forget the box value). This is a reverse definition to me, and kudos to the writers for making us stumble.

I went with a Swiss kangaroo reading Death of a Salesman and couldn't even WAG ONE british actor for all the turd guesses.
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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by ClosingTime » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:29 am

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

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by earendel » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:59 pm

This goes down in my personal history as the worst week for FJ!s ever. :cry: Only 1 of 5.
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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:17 pm

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

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4/5: 12
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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by hbomb1947 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:44 pm

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

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

After getting 14 FJ's in a row correct, I miss the last 3 of the season -- although there's no shame in missing Friday's hot mess of a clue.

I've never seen the film The Old Man and the Sea (nor read the novella, for that matter).

As of now, the black swan clue is polling at 7% (which is actually higher than I expected), and the Old Man and the Sea clue is polling at 14%. Board historians: when is the last time 2 FJ's during the same week polled at 15% or less?

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by mfc248 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:23 pm

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

Instaget on USNA; Liechtenstein on Tuesday; got Wednesday primarily on the year; WAG'd Hopkins; nothing on Friday.

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by cheezguyty » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:11 am

hbomb1947 wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:44 pm
As of now, the black swan clue is polling at 7% (which is actually higher than I expected), and the Old Man and the Sea clue is polling at 14%. Board historians: when is the last time 2 FJ's during the same week polled at 15% or less?
That's never happened before in the history of JBoard (the closest being the 18% get on Henry James in the same week as the flight simulator goose egg). MarkBarrett has posted previously that the week of 9/25/06 contained two of the all-time toughest FJs:
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:55 pm
9/27/06 - Famous Painters: Renoir 8/66 = 12.12%

9/29/06 - National Capitals: Nicosia 6/66 = 9.09%

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by davey » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:41 am

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
At least I got one of the 2 hardest... :roll:
I saw at least part of TOMATS (too bad it's not The Old Man and The Ocean!) on TV when I was a child. Never had a wish to revisit it as an adult, though I like Spencer Tracy. Still, I don't get the low polling on this one...
On Fri I went with Uluru...only I wrote Uhuru, so it was a busted way to end the season all around!!
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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by alietr » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:56 am

From Wednesday's thread:
alietr wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:25 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:03 pm
How in the name of all that is holy was that a TS?
I'm guessing this isn't going to poll more than 30% given what I've been hearing people saying so you may be a bit off base with your declaration. I'm not sure how you got it, but I wasn't surprised at all that it was a TS. I would have answered Inherit the Wind as others did. If I could remember the title in 30 seconds. Was totally blanking on the title though. Hey, it was late, I was tired ...
Seeing as how it's polling 15%, I stand by comment. And that is how it was a TS.

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Post by The Word Picture » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:05 pm

:mrgreen: :( :( :( :(

:( :( :(

Flipped Andorra inthe pyrennes for San Marino, I guess that too is a feudal state on the side of a hill, lol

Otherwise no idea thought about the African Queen wirh spencer tracy :?

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Post by Volante » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:13 pm

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

Tue - Liechtenstein
Wed - Inherit the Wind (to have something)
Thu - Day-Lewis; realized it was Hopkins shortly after time ran out.
Fri - *blank*

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by Elijah Baley » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:28 pm

alietr wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:56 am
From Wednesday's thread:
alietr wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:25 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:03 pm
How in the name of all that is holy was that a TS?
I'm guessing this isn't going to poll more than 30% given what I've been hearing people saying so you may be a bit off base with your declaration. I'm not sure how you got it, but I wasn't surprised at all that it was a TS. I would have answered Inherit the Wind as others did. If I could remember the title in 30 seconds. Was totally blanking on the title though. Hey, it was late, I was tired ...
Seeing as how it's polling 15%, I stand by comment. And that is how it was a TS.
Point taken! But it still surprises me. I mean, it shouldn't because I've commented that folks around here have a lot of knowledge in a wealth of subjects, but the collective Achilles Heel seems to be movies. It's one of the easiest categories in which to become readily conversant, thanks to TCM, but resistance is strong here. :geek:

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by Volante » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:17 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:28 pm
alietr wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:56 am
From Wednesday's thread:
alietr wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:25 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:03 pm
How in the name of all that is holy was that a TS?
I'm guessing this isn't going to poll more than 30% given what I've been hearing people saying so you may be a bit off base with your declaration. I'm not sure how you got it, but I wasn't surprised at all that it was a TS. I would have answered Inherit the Wind as others did. If I could remember the title in 30 seconds. Was totally blanking on the title though. Hey, it was late, I was tired ...
Seeing as how it's polling 15%, I stand by comment. And that is how it was a TS.
Point taken! But it still surprises me. I mean, it shouldn't because I've commented that folks around here have a lot of knowledge in a wealth of subjects, but the collective Achilles Heel seems to be movies. It's one of the easiest categories in which to become readily conversant, thanks to TCM, but resistance is strong here. :geek:
Yes...but no. I mean, I've had a 400+ disc Netflix queue since I first signed up with them over a decade ago (and this is on top of the streaming one). Heck, I didn't even realize they made a film adaptation of that and film is not one of my weaker subjects. There's just SO MANY.

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:58 am

Volante wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:17 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:28 pm
alietr wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:56 am
From Wednesday's thread:
alietr wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:25 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:03 pm
How in the name of all that is holy was that a TS?
I'm guessing this isn't going to poll more than 30% given what I've been hearing people saying so you may be a bit off base with your declaration. I'm not sure how you got it, but I wasn't surprised at all that it was a TS. I would have answered Inherit the Wind as others did. If I could remember the title in 30 seconds. Was totally blanking on the title though. Hey, it was late, I was tired ...
Seeing as how it's polling 15%, I stand by comment. And that is how it was a TS.
Point taken! But it still surprises me. I mean, it shouldn't because I've commented that folks around here have a lot of knowledge in a wealth of subjects, but the collective Achilles Heel seems to be movies. It's one of the easiest categories in which to become readily conversant, thanks to TCM, but resistance is strong here. :geek:
Yes...but no. I mean, I've had a 400+ disc Netflix queue since I first signed up with them over a decade ago (and this is on top of the streaming one). Heck, I didn't even realize they made a film adaptation of that and film is not one of my weaker subjects. There's just SO MANY.
Except that it really depends on what you have in your 400 movie queue at Netflix. The beauty of TCM - in my opinion - is that you're getting a pretty wide breadth of movies. And I'm not saying that you have to quit your job, stay home and watch TCM, but keeping in mind that Alex is a huge movie buff - and appeared at a TCM celebration of Robert Osborne's life - it's a an easy way to study a fun category that is going to keep showing up.

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