FJs for the 4/16/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 4/16/18 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:48 pm

In one version Thetis killed 6 of her children in her attempts to make them immortal; this warrior was her seventh
93
77%
This work was over 50 years old & excerpts had been popularized when it had its first full U.S. performance on Christmas Eve 1944
108
89%
 In Latin Jesus says, I am “via et veritas et vita”--in English, these 3 words
91
75%
Its official seal includes the year 1864 for when it was established, a folded flag & a scroll inscribed “our most sacred shrine”
52
43%
He declares that one of the people he is trying to emulate is a medieval knight known as Amadís of Gaul
94
78%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
22
18%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
1%
DEBATE TOPICS $1600: Are GMOs, which stand for these, dangerous to the diet?
105
87%
UNBEATABLE WORDS: $600: If you laze around at work, you may hear the old line that starts “If you’ve got time to” do this
27
22%
FICTIONAL STUDENTS $400: The “Me” of this novel title is “a senior at Benson High School in lovely inner-city Pittsburgh”
6
5%
I had "way" for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
81
67%
I had "truth" for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
99
82%
I had "life" for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
97
80%
I had "road" for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
2
2%
At home and/or at work I have heard the directive or given the directive about time to lean/clean.
20
17%
Gettysburg was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue
21
17%
 
Total votes: 121

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FJs for the 4/16/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:48 pm

4/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
GREEK MYTHOLOGY
 
4/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In one version Thetis killed 6 of her children in her attempts to make them immortal; this warrior was her seventh
 
4/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
RUSSIAN CULTURE
 
4/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This work was over 50 years old & excerpts had been popularized when it had its first full U.S. performance on Christmas Eve 1944
 
4/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE LATIN VULGATE BIBLE

4/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In Latin Jesus says, I am “via et veritas et vita”--in English, these 3 words
 
4/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. HISTORIC SITES

4/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Its official seal includes the year 1864 for when it was established, a folded flag & a scroll inscribed “our most sacred shrine”
 
4/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CLASSIC LITERARY CHARACTERS

4/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He declares that one of the people he is trying to emulate is a medieval knight known as Amadís of Gaul
 
Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Achilles
The Nutcracker
way, truth, life
Arlington National Cemetery
Don Quixote
 
The players were 9/15 (60.00%) with a 3-3-1-0-2 success pattern.
 
The extra clues have one correct by the players followed by two requested triple stumpers.
 
DEBATE TOPICS $1600: Are GMOs, which stand for these, dangerous to the diet?
 
UNBEATABLE WORDS: $600: If you laze around at work, you may hear the old line that starts “If you’ve got time to” do this
 
FICTIONAL STUDENTS $400: The “Me” of this novel title is “a senior at Benson High School in lovely inner-city Pittsburgh”

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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genetically modified organisms
lean (then you've got time to clean)
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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Re: FJs for the 4/16/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:49 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :(
Did not get the lean/clean clue and it is not part of my personal experience other than thinking I may have heard it on Undercover Boss, though not certain.
Gettysburg

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Re: FJs for the 4/16/18 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:52 pm

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

First 5/5 week ever.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:58 pm

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

I've heard the lean/clean expression a lot at work.

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Re: FJs for the 4/16/18 week

Post by davey » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:58 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(
Went with Gettysburg...maybe another 30 seconds would have turned me around on that one... :roll:
Never heard lean/clean...I've heard of the book - or rather the movie - and I figured the clue was referring to it, but couldn't get to the title in time...

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Re: FJs for the 4/16/18 week

Post by Volante » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:00 pm

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

Wed - truth, life. Probably needed another 3-4 minutes for way, even if the clue was correctly rephrased.

I'm Watson-level confident I've heard the 'If you have time to lean...' line in real life, but much too long ago to make a difference when it ran.

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Re: FJs for the 4/16/18 week

Post by 9021amyers » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:12 pm

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

Ajax on Monday
Had “truth” and “life” on Wednesday
Sir Gawain on Friday

My first job was at a pizza place, and the assistant manager was very fond of the “time to lean, time to clean” line. He was also a massive coke fiend who murdered a bunch of people. I will never use that phrase.

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Re: FJs for the 4/16/18 week

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:24 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :oops:
:mrgreen: :( :(
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Post by seaborgium » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:38 pm

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

I've definitely heard of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (and wish you'd have asked that rather than whether we got it; I frequently wish that when you take poll requests from TPH). I'm not positive that I've heard of "If you've got time to lean, you've got time to clean."

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Thursday, but the moment Arlington was said I thought that was better (albeit too big for a "shrine" in my mind).

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:28 pm

6% get on a top box? That has to be a record low.
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Re: FJs for the 4/16/18 week

Post by dinghammer » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:45 pm

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

This was the week I learned The Nutcracker and The Nutcracker Suite aren't the same thing.

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Re: FJs for the 4/16/18 week

Post by Leander » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:06 pm

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

Never heard the “lean/clean” phrase

Have heard of “Me and Earl...” but know nothing about it and was not getting it from this clue.

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Post by Plactus » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:11 pm

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

Went overly specific with Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Tried to make a three word phrase out of "truth" and "life" until via > way > "the way, the truth, and the life" clicked.
I remember "if you have time to lean, you have time to clean" from working at McDonald's.

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Post by IronNeck » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:10 am

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

Also, WOW, a jaw-dropping 6% for a top-row clue on College Jeopardy. As clear a sign as any that the writers erred very, very badly on that one. I recall that when I asked for a poll on a bottom row TS clue on regular Jeopardy about Riverworld even THAT polled at 14% or so.

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Re: FJs for the 4/16/18 week

Post by xxaaaxx » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:49 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :?: :shock:

Lean/clean is another in a long line of "common" phrases that pop up on J! that I've never heard before in my life, and make me wonder if I grew up in the same country as these writers. We clearly don't read the same books :lol:

15 in a row; 10/10 college plus those pitiful FJs during the last regular week. It would be 23 if I could've removed my head from my ass and gotten Colorado in time.

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I wonder what the all-time low is for one of Mark's bonus clues.

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Re: FJs for the 4/16/18 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:33 am

So who did get Me And Earl and the Dying Girl?

I heard about it when the movie was out but never read nor watched it.
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Re: FJs for the 4/16/18 week

Post by davey » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:35 am

It's been mentioned in this thread and the daily thread that "lean/clean" is associated with McDonald's. Eric Schlosser
in Fast Food Nation says that 1 in 8 American workers has worked for McDonald's. Maybe including a Jeopardy! writer or two?

https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes ... -fast.html

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Re: FJs for the 4/16/18 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:13 pm

:cry: :mrgreen: :cry: :cry: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :cry: :cry:
My guess before reveal is 5-1-3-4-2 for the M-F pentfecta (1 is easiest).
Currently: 2tie - 1 - 4 - 5 - 2T. Damn, boardies are good at mythology!

Mon -I went with Hercules because I just learned the night before that he is a Greek figure, always thought he was Roman (turns out to be complicated)
Tues - Almost went Nutcracker Suite, but lucked out
Wed - Easy get from childhood memory. Turned out to be a game of telephone - It's always been "the way, the truth, and the LIGHT". Oops. (actually Light is much more poetic imho).
Th- Gettysburg only. Knew the battle year at 1863, but not the year of the speech.
Fr- WECIB?


Thanks, MB for the "lean/clean" query. It makes more sense for the writers to use it now that boardies have explained it's provenance. I guess I won't pass it on at work 'ere I become a crackhead and murderer. :twisted: As I posted, I am an aficionado of workplace jargon. For the curious, here's the three rules of sewerline plumbing:
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1. The boss is a (expletive deleted)
2. Shit runs downhill
3. Don't chew your nails
But wow, the "Me and Earl" is a real gobstopper. Tough job, that being a clue writer.
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Re: FJs for the 4/16/18 week

Post by Elijah Baley » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:21 pm

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

Almost went with Gettysburg but the date being a year off pointed to the other site.

Heard of "Me and Earl" but didn't know anything about it. I don't know if we're really the target audience so I don't know if the low recognition rate here says much. I suspect the writers go out of their way to come up with pop culture clues that will likely go over the heads of anyone born after 1990. That said, maybe it was just a tad undervalued. ;)

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Re: FJs for the 4/16/18 week

Post by clprez » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:52 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:52 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

First 5/5 week ever.
Me too

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