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
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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
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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”
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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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FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:51 pm

12/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ART
 
12/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Perhaps bought from a Sears catalog, a window for an 1880s farmhouse inspired the name of this 1930 painting
 
12/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD WAR II

12/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The book “From the Volcano to the Gorge” tells the story of this World War II battle
 
12/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

12/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This country’s last 3 queens abdicated in favor of their children
 
12/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ADVERTISING CHARACTERS

12/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This brand was looking for a Hemingway type when it hired Jonathan Goldsmith for its commercials
 
12/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
RECORD LABELS

12/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This label, home to U2 & Bob Marley, was created, fittingly, in Jamaica with an investment of 1,000 pounds sterling
 
Correct responses in spoiler box:
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American Gothic
Iwo Jima
the Netherlands
Dos Equis
Island Records
 
The players were 7/15 (46.67%) with a 2-2-1-1-1 success pattern.
 
The extra clues have a clue with a rebounded correct response followed by two triple stumpers.
 
STATE FLAGS $1200:  The Maryland flag displays the symbols of 2 families: the Crosslands & this one
 
THE CITY OF NICKNAMES $2000: Guangzhou, China, which is also known by this English name, is “The city of five goats”
 
AUTHORS' BIOGRAPHIES $2000: A Rather Haunted Life” is the subtitle of a book about this “Hill House” novelist
 
Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Calverts
Canton
Shirley Jackson

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:52 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Gallipoli
Hills Bros.
0/2 on Dos Equis clues.
Reggae - I played the Learned League question, but it did not help me on Friday as I did not recall it.
No guess for Canton
Russia

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by Volante » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:56 pm

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

I'm pretty sure I'm 2/2 on Dos Equis. Like, 98% sure.

I did not -actively- recall the LLq regarding Island Records, though that's probably where I learned it from. Nevertheless, no checkbox.

Five gymnastics gold medals? Name isn't obviously English or Chinese? Top row? Russia.

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:06 pm

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

Had to look up the other Dos Equis clue, which I did get. So I'm two for two.
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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:08 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by dinghammer » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:15 pm

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

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 LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:17 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:( :oops: :oops:

In recent times I only knew the Chinese city as Guangzhou, I could have gotten Canton at a different time, same goes with Shirley Jackson.
Monday FJ: Got American Gothic just by looking at 1930 painting.
Tuesday FJ: Assumed the volcano was mount Siribachi, and got Iwo Jima right.
Wednesday FJ: Immediately knew Wilhemina, Julianna, and Beatrix and got Netherlands right.
Thursday FJ: No clue. Said Goldfish knowing it was wrong.
Friday FJ: No clue. Assumed the clue was pound sterling and said Parlaphone.
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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by Bartleby » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:25 pm

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

Clammed on all the extra questions.
2/2 on Dos Equis.
Monday and Friday were all in categories for me.
Guessed Midway for Tuesday.
The Netherlands was an educated guess.
Read an article Goldsmith wrote about landing the role.
Not a member of Learned League (anyone want to give me a referral for Christmas?)
Clammed on the Russian gymnast question but should have got it based on my familiarity with the work of Russian constructivist artist El Lissitsky.
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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:31 pm

dinghammer wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:15 pm
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

For anyone else wondering, the other Dos Equis FJ was in this game. I don't remember whether I got it. Probably not.
Looks like you got it: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4058&p=242963#p242977

Good idea for linking the previous clue. Thanks.

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by seaborgium » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:47 pm

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

I might have guessed Iwo Jima on Tuesday, but I hadn't really settled on anything. Sometimes I give myself the benefit of the doubt, but I don't think my thought process at the time merits that.
On Thursday I got stuck thinking about manly men more than worldy, manly men, so I went with Brawny after some consideration of Mr. Clean.

I got Dos Equis (the FJ response, not the beer) earlier this year, guessed USSR, and had no clue on Shirley Jackson. I got Calvert just in time; I knew Baltimore wasn't the answer but really had to struggle to get away from it.

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:49 pm

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

Kingston to say something. Am not in LL. Ended a correct FJ streak at 11.
Got the other Dos Equis clue.
No guess on Lisitsky's country.

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by Leander » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:15 pm

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

Got both Dos Equis clues, I think.

Not a member of Learned League.

USSR for the gymnast.

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by This Is Kirk! » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:17 pm

I'm a fan of both U2 and Bob Marley so that question was easy for me both in LL and on Jeopardy! Bob Marley's Jamaican label is Tuff Gong, by the way, which was one of Bob's nicknames.

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by dinghammer » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:17 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:31 pm
Looks like you got it: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4058&p=242963#p242977

Good idea for linking the previous clue. Thanks.
Cool, thanks. I've updated my vote.

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by davey » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:45 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Missed the earlier Dos Equis clue...For the Olympics clue, said Russia with no knowledge and no hesitation.

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by DBear » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:47 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: total derp
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
1/2
Russia

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by cf1140 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:06 pm

Hemingway = Gorton's fishermen.

Second most negbaity FJ this season after the Cayce, Kentucky one.

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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by Lefty » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:25 am

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

On Thursday, I thought of Dos Equis and immediately knew it was right. Unfortunately, that was about a half hour after seeing the clue. My immediate reaction was Marlboro man, but come to think, he was mainly a print ad figure, at least in my memory. I guess "I don't always drink beer" is an acknowledgment of Hemingway's eclectic tastes (there is a book out there called "To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion"). I did get the previous Dos Equis FJ, but if I'd remembered at the time I might have thought it was too soon to come up again (but probably not, I have learned better).

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.

I answered "Canton" in a Transatlantic quiz question a couple of years ago and was not given credited (they wanted Guangzhou). I'm still bitter. Btw, if there is anyone out there who could forward me the 2017 quiz, I would be very grateful.

ETA-- Ok, I see Russia was right after all. Wondering now what was interesting about the clue.
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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by MattKnowles » 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.
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Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

Post by ElendilPickle » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:47 am

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

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