FJs for the 1/8/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 1/8/18 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:52 pm

He became an ex-president while flying over a point 13 miles southwest of Jefferson City, Missouri
86
68%
Letters written by this Roman recount the events of a natural disaster, like the death of his uncle, a famous scholar
74
58%
The last names of these 2 current senators, one from Virginia & one from Massachusetts, are anagrams of each other
72
57%
 It’s the first Oscar nominee for Best Picture to be produced by an Internet streaming service
18
14%
With more than 90 million people it’s Africa’s third most populous country, though it’s more than 90% desert
84
66%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
2
2%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
2
2%
BRITISH AUTHORS $1200: "About a Boy" & "Fever Pitch" are among his books that have been made into movies
36
28%
A CLUE OF GAME $800: Total number of colored wedges you need to collect to win a game of Trivial Pursuit
117
92%
STATE SEALS $400: This bird feeds its young on Louisiana's seal
112
88%
Truman was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
28
22%
During think time for the Monday FJ! clue I considered (whether right or wrong at the end) Bill Clinton.
7
6%
I had the full Pliny the Younger for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
60
47%
Of the two names needed for the Wednesday FJ! clue (whether right or wrong overall for both names) I had Warren first.
81
64%
Of the two names needed for the Wednesday FJ! clue (whether right or wrong overall for both names) I had Warner first.
14
11%
I have seen the movie "Manchester by the Sea."
22
17%
 
Total votes: 127

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FJs for the 1/8/18 week

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1/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. PRESIDENTS
 
1/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He became an ex-president while flying over a point 13 miles southwest of Jefferson City, Missouri
 
1/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE FIRST CENTURY A.D.
 
1/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Letters written by this Roman recount the events of a natural disaster, like the death of his uncle, a famous scholar
 
1/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SENATORS
 
1/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The last names of these 2 current senators, one from Virginia & one from Massachusetts, are anagrams of each other
 
1/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE MOVIES

1/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
It’s the first Oscar nominee for Best Picture to be produced by an Internet streaming service
 
1/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AFRICAN COUNTRIES

1/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
With more than 90 million people it’s Africa’s third most populous country, though it’s more than 90% desert

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Richard Nixon
Pliny the Younger
Elizabeth Warren and Mark Warner
Manchester by the Sea
Egypt
 
The players were 7/15 (46.67%) with a 2-2-0-1-2 success pattern.
 
The players were correct on each of the extra clues.

BRITISH AUTHORS $1200: "About a Boy" & "Fever Pitch" are among his books that have been made into movies
 
A CLUE OF GAME $800: Total number of colored wedges you need to collect to win a game of Trivial Pursuit
 
STATE SEALS $400: This bird feeds its young on Louisiana's seal
 
Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Nick Hornby
six
pelican

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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Truman though I did consider Clinton
Full Pliny the Younger
Warren then Warner
Never seen the movie
Nigeria

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

Truman, Augustus Caesar (desperation guess), no guess.

The only other one I considered Monday was Nixon, but I dismissed him because he would have resigned in Washington and that's when I would have thought he became an ex-President.
Warren first; Warner was a guess.
Have not seen Manchester by the Sea.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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

Said "Who is Pliny the Younger?" on Tuesday.
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

:( :( :mrgreen:

Josephus on Tuesday and The Social Network on Thursday.
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As the first one posting to have seen it : Manchester by the sea is an excellent movie - a great study of grief. It is sad, but not depressing.

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

No guess Tuesday, Moonlight on Thursday.

Warren before Warner

Have not seen Manchester by the Sea

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

I said Truman on Monday and had the presence of mind Thursday to name a Best Picture nominee from last year's awards—unfortunately I could only think of the infamous two, and I knew the winner wouldn't be the correct one, so I said La La Land.

edit: I came up with Warren as the only one of the four implied senators I could name (I'm glad Tim Kaine didn't pop into my mind), and just anagrammed her last name to another plausible last name. It was similar to how I would have solved this FJ
Spoiler
if I had been able to remember Brat in time.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Had the full Pliny the Younger and got Fauxcahontas first. :twisted:

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Tue - the Younger
Wed - Warren first
Thu - (wait, what? produced?...)
Fri - Ethiopia Algeria
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:mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:cry: :cry: :mrgreen:

M - instaget on Nixon - familiar with the call sign story
Tu - I knew it was about Pompeii and named the only Roman scholar type name I know, but said Pliny the Elder; NHO the younger.
W - epic fail on pulling the Warren name in spite of knowing exactly who it was. Even after pausing to get it, couldn't solve the anagram b/c it was too easy.
Th - ha ha. Actually did guess "An Inconvenient Truth" just for an answer.
F - Only was worried it might be Iran

Clammed on Trivia pursuit but knew the answer. After realizing the mother didn't murder seals (or walruses), easily went to Pelican. RTFC, tfb... :oops:
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:mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

Nixon was an instaget. Egypt was a good/lucky guess.

A pelican made sense after the fact, and I've probably seen it. Heard of both Pliny's, but had no idea who they were. Guessed Cicero.
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(

Another "Warner is a name that exists, so I'll guess that" here.

I knew the author was a Nicholas, but I could only think of Hoult, and I knew that was wrong. I've even read one of his novels.

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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :(
:( , clam-but-knew, :mrgreen:

i "blame" the Russia investigation and his frequent CNN/MSNBC appearances for my thinking of Warner first.
Crossed off Egypt and wrote Algeria on Friday.

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

Put Warren first. There's a reason (which I can't disclose under penalty of death) that I will now always associate Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Massachusetts. Sen. Mark Warner is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC as a result of the Russia investigation.

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

Bad week all around.

Recently learned about the plane call sign change (could have sworn it was here on JBoard) so that was fresh in my mind.

Wasted precious time going from Socrates to Plato before remembering that - duh - they were greek, not roman. Settled on Cicero. I've heard of the Pliny's but it is unlikely that I would have pulled them out. Had I, I would have wrote the full "the Younger".

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twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:22 pm
Tu - I knew it was about Pompeii and named the only Roman scholar type name I know, but said Pliny the Elder; NHO the younger.
Then why bother specifying the Elder?

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

The movie clue was difficult; even friends of mine "in the business" didn't know that Manchester had been distributed by Amazon. It probably should have been bigger news along those lines but combined with the fact that it made less than $50 million - that was a rough FJ.

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