FJs for the 11/27/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 11/27/17 week?

Poll runs till Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:51 pm

Of Germany's 16 states, these 2 at opposite ends of the country begin with the same letter & are the largest & smallest
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24%
The desire in his childhood to catch every insect inspired Satoshi Tajiri to create this 1996 game
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73%
In the 1870s this phrase meant a hairdo, using a British word for bangs; now it's an extreme group on the edge of a cause
20
17%
The central image on the flag of this nation is a symbol of strength in Psalm 92 & a prized building material in I Kings 5
80
67%
Rome’s Colosseum may have gotten its name because of a colossal circa 65 A.D. statue of this emperor erected nearby
79
66%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
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No votes
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
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2%
KEEP IT DOWN $400: On "Seinfeld" Jerry is compelled to wear one of these after an encounter with a "low talker"
53
44%
LITERATURE $1600: This Allen Ginsberg poem begins, "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness"
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75%
BUILDING, ROMAN $1600: Victor Emmanuel II & Raphael are at rest in this Roman structure; Paris has its own
39
33%
I did not solve the "Seinfeld" puffy shirt clue even though I have seen that episode more than once.
13
11%
I got Bavaria, but not Bremen for the Monday FJ! clue.
77
64%
I got Bremen, but not Bavaria for the Monday FJ! clue.
0
No votes
The map of Germany shown for the Monday FJ! clue aided me in correctly solving the clue.
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16%
Whether video game, app, or cards etc. I have played some version of "Pokémon."
39
33%
The word "fringe" was part of my incorrect response for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
85
71%
 
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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:27 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by cinemaniax7 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:47 pm

I said "radical fringe." Thanks for nothing, Hillary!

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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by MattKnowles » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:51 pm

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:47 pm
I said "radical fringe." Thanks for nothing, Hillary!
Basket of deplorable fringes sounds like a 19th century hairdo to me.
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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by This Is Kirk! » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:09 pm

dinghammer wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:59 pm
I would have guessed the puffy shirt if it were a DD, but I clammed because I didn't know there was a (and still don't quite understand the) connection to the low talker.
My recollection is that the "low talker" was a fashion designer and asks Jerry to wear the shirt. Jerry doesn't understand her (because of the low talking), but agrees, then he's stuck wearing it.

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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by Peter the accountant » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:32 pm

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

Went with fringe group.

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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by seaborgium » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:44 pm

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

I got very lucky with Monday. I convinced myself the big one was Bavaria because my choir went from Munich to Austria and I could see the region on the map bordered Austria; then the only B places I could think of were Bayern (which I knew is just German for Bavaria) and Bremen. I had to settle for Bremen when I couldn't get my mind to recall Bayreuth in time.

I could have gotten Thursday. Almost no chance on Wednesday, although I did have "fringe." (I have heard "lunatic" preceding it, though.)

I've seen the low talker episode of "Seinfeld" at least once, and assume it's been more. The low talker gag and the puffy shirt gag occupied separate spaces in my mind; I had forgotten the former led to the latter.

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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by dinghammer » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:27 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:09 pm
dinghammer wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:59 pm
I would have guessed the puffy shirt if it were a DD, but I clammed because I didn't know there was a (and still don't quite understand the) connection to the low talker.
My recollection is that the "low talker" was a fashion designer and asks Jerry to wear the shirt. Jerry doesn't understand her (because of the low talking), but agrees, then he's stuck wearing it.
Thank you! I suppose I could have just looked up an episode synopsis, but... thank you.

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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by Johnblue » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:47 am

:shock: :shock: :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



Worst week for me in several months. In that "puffy shirt" episode Jerry wears the puffy shirt onto the Today show wherein the now-disgraced Matt Lauer needles him about the shirt.

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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by immaf » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:50 am

Box O'Shame for me this week.
I had "fringe" but nothing else, so I negged it.
And I negged "Pokemon Go".
Teems with quiet fun.

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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by Bartleby » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:02 pm

Johnblue wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:47 am
In that "puffy shirt" episode Jerry wears the puffy shirt onto the Today show wherein the now-disgraced Matt Lauer needles him about the shirt.
It’s actually Bryant Gumbel that interviews Jerry.
I would prefer not to.

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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:24 pm

Bartleby wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:02 pm
Johnblue wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:47 am
In that "puffy shirt" episode Jerry wears the puffy shirt onto the Today show wherein the now-disgraced Matt Lauer needles him about the shirt.
It’s actually Bryant Gumbel that interviews Jerry.
Better call him the not-yet-disgraced Bryant Gumbel, just to be safe.

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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by ElendilPickle » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:27 pm

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

I went with fringe element.

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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by Anachronism » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:42 pm

The Seinfeld clue was difficult. I've seen quite a few episodes, but not enough to connect their water-cooler moments like that. My problem with the show was that it was about a group of people who were relentlessly mean. The writing was terrific and it was clearly a quality show, but I just didn't find it funny most of the time. I did like the finale, though. To literally put a decade's worth of your characters on trial for being bad people... seemed like genius to me.

Maybe "fringe talker?" I had gone with fringe group, since there's no rule that non key words from the clue can't be repeated in the question, and there are occasionally really easy FJs.

Ticked off at myself for not getting Lebanon. I get intimidated by Bible questions because I've never read it, so I ignored that part of the clue when it should have led me to focus tightly on the area of the world where Christianity was born.

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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by mikebdoss » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:10 pm

One of the main issues of Seinfeld (and generally why it's so fun to watch) is that there are two or three divergent storylines that don't come together until the end. Because of that, popular Seinfeld tropes may co-exist in an episode with each other, but it's not always obvious.

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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:58 pm

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

I had just "Fringe" but nothing more.
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Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Post by ClosingTime » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:47 pm

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

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