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
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15%
This Brit is the only actor to get Oscar nominations for playing 2 real-life U.S. presidents, both for 1990s films
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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.
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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%
 
Total votes: 120

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FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:49 pm

7/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
COLLEGES

7/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
When this school opened in 1845, the curriculum for the class of 50 had math & navigation, chemistry & gunnery & steam

7/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EUROPE

7/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Once a feudal state, it has the highest capital city in Europe at an elevation of about 3,300 feet

7/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NOVELS

7/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
"A man can be destroyed but not defeated" is a line from this 1952 book, later a Spencer Tracy film

7/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE OSCARS

7/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This Brit is the only actor to get Oscar nominations for playing 2 real-life U.S. presidents, both for 1990s films

7/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
21st CENTURY THOUGHT

7/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The title subject of a 2007 bestseller, it was discovered in Australia where today it's a state emblem

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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U.S. Naval Academy
Andorra
The Old Man and the Sea
Anthony Hopkins
black swan
The players were 2/15 (13.33%) with a 2-0-0-0-0 success pattern.

The extra clues have a request the players had right followed by two triple stumpers.

FIRST FAMILY FUN & FOLLIES $200: Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti, who goes by this last name, once lived with Eagles guitarist Bernie Leadon

LYRICS FROM BROADWAY $1600: "Kiss today goodbye, the sweetness & the sorrow"

WORDS OF WISDOM $2000: In math this adjective describes a number expressible as a quotient of 2 integers

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Davis
A Chorus Line
rational

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:50 pm

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

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
50/50/90 miss with Rent for A Chorus Line
Clam on rational
Never seen Tracy in TOMATS

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by xxaaaxx » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:10 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :roll:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Inherit the Wind
didn't even know there was an OMatS Spencer Tracy movie
another animal (kangaroo)

...not with a bang, but a 'meh'.

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:12 pm

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

Switzerland, no guess, Higgs boson.

Annoyed at myself for saying composite instead of rational.
Have not seen any Spencer Tracy movie, AFAIK. Didn't know there was a movie of The Old Man and the Sea.

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by seaborgium » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:13 pm

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

Purdue, Liechtenstein, not a clue, thornbird.

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by Woof » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:17 pm

As a member of the Purdue faculty, I would be interested in knowing why those of you who chose it did so. I realize that it's not widely known to be a Land Grant school (most people think it's a private school) but what about the clue led you to Purdue?

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by flutist319 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:24 pm

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

I think this was my worst FJ week ever.

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:10 pm

Woof wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:17 pm
As a member of the Purdue faculty, I would be interested in knowing why those of you who chose it did so. I realize that it's not widely known to be a Land Grant school (most people think it's a private school) but what about the clue led you to Purdue?
Probably the boilermaker nickname/logo, which might have been clued by "steam".

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by Linear Gnome » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:14 pm

:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Either something about me or something about the clues has resulted in my not having a guess for most of the FJ!'s I've missed lately. Not sure what that means, if anything.

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by Leander » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:21 pm

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

Disappointing end to the season.

Liechtenstein in a coin flip over Andorra
No guess Wednesday or Friday.

Never saw The Old Man and the Sea.


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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by InigoMontoya » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:14 pm

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

If my geography was better, I'd have guessed Lichtenstein but I had no idea it was in the Alps so I guessed the only little European country that I knew was in the mountains.

I guessed Hopkins on Thursday because I knew he was a Brit, I knew he played Nixon once, and I had nobody better.

I had platypus on Friday just to say something Australian. One of the worst FJs ever IMHO. Bad category name, awkwardly written clue. It's a shame to end the season like that.

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by dinghammer » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:22 pm

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

I know the song, but I just couldn't remember what it was from in time. Maybe in 30 seconds...

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:27 pm

:( :( :( :( :(
:( :( :(
Ten Pound Hammer

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by StevenH » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:29 pm

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

I actually wrote a clue one time that mentioned the OMatS Spencer Tracy film...and I still couldn't pull it!

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Post by ElendilPickle » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:51 pm

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

Yikes.

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by JayK33 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:08 am

0/5
0/3

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by Johnblue » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:12 am

I was hoping to end the season with a 5/5 week but I had not even a guess yesterday. We have black swans where I live so they're not too unusual but when I was Down Under, I did see quite a few.

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by The Talking Mime » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:02 am

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

Said Bern on Tuesday (misread the clue), Inherit the Wind on Thursday, and the Tree of Life on Friday (a WAG). Also clammed on rational.

If anybody checks in with 5/5, I'll be very impressed since it looks like a 4/5 week will be rarefied air, which leads me to this question: how many times were there where nobody went 5/5 in a week? I know there was at least one from the week with the infamous flight simulator clue.
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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by cheezguyty » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:01 am

The Talking Mime wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:02 am
If anybody checks in with 5/5, I'll be very impressed since it looks like a 4/5 week will be rarefied air, which leads me to this question: how many times were there where nobody went 5/5 in a week? I know there was at least one from the week with the infamous flight simulator clue.
It also happened a few months ago: https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4110

ETA: I found two more: https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=392, https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=471

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Re: FJs for the 7/24/17 week

Post by RichmondJ » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:58 pm

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

I would have had both A Chorus Line and rational in 30 seconds, but couldn't come up with them in five.

I am one of the few who did see The Old Man and the Sea once upon a time (in school, after we read the book), but it didn't help me.

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