FJs for the 12/18/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 12/18/17 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:51 pm

Perhaps bought from a Sears catalog, a window for an 1880s farmhouse inspired the name of this 1930 painting
118
94%
The book “From the Volcano to the Gorge” tells the story of this World War II battle
66
53%
This country’s last 3 queens abdicated in favor of their children
97
78%
This brand was looking for a Hemingway type when it hired Jonathan Goldsmith for its commercials
91
73%
This label, home to U2 & Bob Marley, was created, fittingly, in Jamaica with an investment of 1,000 pounds sterling
54
43%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
17
14%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
STATE FLAGS $1200:  The Maryland flag displays the symbols of 2 families: the Crosslands & this one
62
50%
THE CITY OF NICKNAMES $2000: Guangzhou, China, which is also known by this English name, is “The city of five goats”
45
36%
AUTHORS' BIOGRAPHIES $2000: A Rather Haunted Life” is the subtitle of a book about this “Hill House” novelist
26
21%
Okinawa or Guadalcanal was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
13
10%
I am 2/2 on the Dos Equis FJ! clues in 2017.
52
42%
I am 1/2 on the Dos Equis FJ! clue in 2017.
31
25%
I am 0/2 on the Dos Equis FJ! clues in 2017.
19
15%
When I played the Friday FJ! clue I recalled the question about the record label from Learned League earlier this year.
20
16%
SILVER & GOLD $200: Gymnast Viktor Lisitsky won 5 silver medals for this country, but no gold or bronze - My response was USSR or Russia.
73
58%
 
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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:48 am

Lefty wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:25 am
I didn't watch, but I guess that if I saw "Viktor Lisitsky" in the $200 box, I'd have said Russia. Since it comes up as a question here, I'm guessing the answer was not Russia. Poland, then? I'm guessing it's a country that has never won gymnastic gold, so that would rule out Ukraine.

ETA-- Ok, I see Russia was right after all. Wondering now what was interesting about the clue.
Alex gave USSR and the judges here are taking Russia as well. The Olympic years were 1964 & 1968 for the gymnast. What set it off was the felony by the contestants to not get a top box clue and if you read the Hammer education thread you can see how it became a federal case by the end of the week.

Yes, not the typical thing for one of the normal three extra clues, so I tacked it onto the poll in a different way.

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by Leander » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:33 am

MattKnowles wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:27 am
cf1140 wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:06 pm
Hemingway = Gorton's fishermen.

Second most negbaity FJ this season after the Cayce, Kentucky one.
I'm in the SoCal area and the Dos Equis commercials are everywhere. I'm probably exposed to the ads 5 times a day. Commercials, billboards, radio spots, etc... The Gorton's fisherman is not present at all unless I go to the frozen section of a grocery store.

How much of a disparity is there in other advertising markets? From where I'm sitting the clue isn't negbait at all but if you're in a market where they show Gorton's as much as Dos Equis it would be a lot harder.
I’ve lived in the Chicago and NY areas and can’t remember the last time I saw a Gorton’s commercial, and I mean over the past decade. We see a fair number of Dos Equis ads, but not five times a day.

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by heppm01 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:02 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
? ? ? (if someone could clue me in on the meaning of this row of three emojis I would appreciate it)

Haven't had a 4/5 week in a while so I'm pretty pleased.

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:06 am

heppm01 wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:02 am
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
? ? ? (if someone could clue me in on the meaning of this row of three emojis I would appreciate it)

Haven't had a 4/5 week in a while so I'm pretty pleased.
The second row of smilies or frownies are for the three extra clues that are in each week's poll. Those clues appear with $ signs in the poll and you can see them in my first post as well.

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by davey » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:09 pm

MattKnowles wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:27 am
cf1140 wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:06 pm
Hemingway = Gorton's fishermen.

Second most negbaity FJ this season after the Cayce, Kentucky one.
I'm in the SoCal area and the Dos Equis commercials are everywhere. I'm probably exposed to the ads 5 times a day. Commercials, billboards, radio spots, etc... The Gorton's fisherman is not present at all unless I go to the frozen section of a grocery store.

How much of a disparity is there in other advertising markets? From where I'm sitting the clue isn't negbait at all but if you're in a market where they show Gorton's as much as Dos Equis it would be a lot harder.
I'll believe Gorton's is negbait when someone posts a picture of Hemingway in a yellow slicker... :lol:

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by Ironhorse » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:58 am

When did the other Dos Equis clue air?
Never been on J!, but once won a knockoff version that aired on local access TV.

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:28 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:58 am
When did the other Dos Equis clue air?
To paraphrase my spouse - "I already told you". Actually, I think that's auto-text for every question I ask her :roll: But, to re-gift Dinghammer's post:
dinghammer wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:15 pm

For anyone else wondering, the other Dos Equis FJ was in this game. I don't remember whether I got it. Probably not.
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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:30 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by John Boy » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:23 pm

I still don't know a THING about popular music and NHO Island Records. At least I was gratified that my WAG of Kingston was a good enough guess for one of the contestants to use as well.

Maybe some day they'll have a clue asking about Deutsche Gramaphon Gesellschaft (and pardon me in advance if I've misspelled it).

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by trainman » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:11 pm

John Boy wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:23 pm
Maybe some day they'll have a clue asking about Deutsche Gramaphon Gesellschaft (and pardon me in advance if I've misspelled it).
In a way, they did -- Deutsche Grammophon and Island Records are now both part of the same parent company (Universal Music Group).

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by ClosingTime » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:43 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by Linear Gnome » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:05 am

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

Guangzhou/Canton came up in my game (it was a triple stumper, last clue in DJ!) so I'm unlikely to forget it.

I looked up the other Dos Equis clue--I don't specifically remember it, but I'm pretty sure I would have gotten it from that clue. Did not get it this time.

I only remembered the LL question about Island Records after hearing the correct response.

I think I said Russia for the gymnast. I need to be prompter with these polls so I don't forget as many details.

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