FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 1/1/18 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:50 pm

Pravda reported that Khrushchev, on his way to lunch, announced his decision to give this region to Ukraine
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81%
A 2015 BBC list of the 25 greatest British novels included 12 by women, 3 of them by this woman who died in 1941
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38%
This character's famed entrance aria actually introduces him as a handyman, repeats his name & adds "la-la-la-la-las"
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79%
When it was introduced in 1953, this car model's emblem had a checkered flag & a red flag with a fleur-de-lis
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44%
In 1946, MLJ Mags. changed its name to this "Comics", incorporating the first name of its popular teenage hero
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60%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
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14%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
2
2%
YOU SHALL FIND $2000: "Find a Way" is a memoir by this woman about her grueling 52-hour swim from Cuba to Florida
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49%
STATE OF THE COLLEGE $2000: Transylvania University, Murray State
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38%
FEAR FACTOR $800: Sometimes I accuse the writers of ergophobia, or fear of this--but it is a serious anxiety condition
50
38%
Agatha Christie was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
40
31%
A Bronte sister or Jane Austen was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
18
14%
The Barber of Seville was my response for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
10
8%
Peugeot, Citroen or Renault was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue. 
20
15%
Marvel was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
28
21%
I was 1/5 on FJ! clues this week.
11
8%
 
Total votes: 131

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Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by cthulhu » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:30 pm

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

Instaget for Crimea. Vacillated between Woolf and Christie but went with Woolf. I hate opera, no chance on this one. I hate Chevy in general and Corvettes in particular (Porsche FTW!) but instaget anyway. And to round out the trifecta, I hate comic books, but dismissed Marvel, thought for a few seconds and went with Archie.

Knew Diana Nyad but no hope on the other two. The state in which I was born has a Murray State, but no Transylvania.

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Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by teapot37 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:01 pm

5/5, 3/3. I have friends that went to both Transy and Murray State.
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Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by DBear » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:50 pm

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

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Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by Bartleby » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:47 pm

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

Starting the year off right with my third 5-for-5 of the season (the weeks of 10/2 and 10/23 were the other two).
Crimea, Figaro, and Archie were instagets.
Immediately got Virginia Woolf based on her date of death, but worried she might not have three works in a top 25 list.
Was pretty certain the Corvette has a checkered flag in its logo and that it was introduced in the early fifties. Fleur-de-lis plus a French name sealed the deal.
Couldn't pull Diana Nyad's very apt name in time.
Thought Murray St. and Transylvania U. might be in Kentucky but clammed.
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I would prefer not to.

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Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by Bartleby » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:09 pm

cthulhu wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:30 pm
I hate comic books
That's a pretty sweeping statement. Sure, like any other form of art/entertainment, the vast majority of comic books are mediocre to complete garbage. But there are lots of thoughtful, well done comic books made by cartoonists such as Jaime Hernandez, Eddie Campbell, and Tom Hart, to name just a few.
I would prefer not to.

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Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by ElendilPickle » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:16 pm

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

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Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:02 pm

threearruda wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:16 am

Got Murray State thanks to basketball and Kenneth Faried; those two were part of a Final Response in Sports Jeopardy (that I missed :oops: ) about a year and a half ago.
Faried went to Morehead St., not Murray.
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Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by BobF » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:50 pm

I'd be interested to see for those who got Kentucky whether they got it based on Murray State (as I did) or on Transylvania U.
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Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by cthulhu » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:06 pm

Bartleby wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:09 pm
cthulhu wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:30 pm
I hate comic books
That's a pretty sweeping statement. Sure, like any other form of art/entertainment, the vast majority of comic books are mediocre to complete garbage. But there are lots of thoughtful, well done comic books made by cartoonists such as Jaime Hernandez, Eddie Campbell, and Tom Hart, to name just a few.
Oh, I won't deny that for the last 15+ years, a big chunk of my comic book animus is from the obscene proliferation of superhero movies. But fundamentally, I really dislike getting any significant story from cramped illustrations and dinky dialog balloons. Just not my thing at all.

Illustrations that support a prose story...that can work for me through. Example - Animal Farm with illustrations by Ralph Steadman; absolutely brilliant.

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Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by threearruda » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:37 am

Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:02 pm
threearruda wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:16 am

Got Murray State thanks to basketball and Kenneth Faried; those two were part of a Final Response in Sports Jeopardy (that I missed :oops: ) about a year and a half ago.
Faried went to Morehead St., not Murray.
Oh geez :oops:... thanks for catching that. Not sure how I got that messed up!

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Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:44 pm

BobF wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:50 pm
I'd be interested to see for those who got Kentucky whether they got it based on Murray State (as I did) or on Transylvania U.
for me it was mainly murray state (following ncaa basketball allows for vast knowledge of lesser known schools)...i had heard of transylvania uni beforehand...had it just been transylvania by itself i might not have come up with kentucky

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Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:17 pm

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

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Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by Linear Gnome » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:16 am

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

I think I said Agatha Christie on Tuesday, Grand Prix on Thursday.

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