FJs for the 4/30/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 4/30/18 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:50 pm

Whitman said this man's poetry has "a propensity toward nocturnal themes, a demoniac undertone behind every page"
113
88%
Translated from Roman numerals, "55" appears in luggage & watch product names from a company founded by this man
108
84%
On July 10, 1804 he wrote a letter of goodbye, just in case, to “My Dearest Theodosia”; he lived until 1836
63
49%
The New York premiere of this film was on Thanksgiving, 15 days after the liberation of its title place
44
34%
Passepartout, whose name means “go everywhere”, is the fittingly named aide in an 1873 tale by this author
110
85%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
18
14%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
2
2%
NAME THE MOVIE SPORT $200: "Cool Runnings"
117
91%
THE LOOK OF CULTURE $400: To emulate the gods, Mayans sought to make their babies’ eyes do this by dangling toys in front of their faces
50
39%
THANKS FOR THE MEMOIRS $1200: Peter Falk’s memoir takes this title from the 4-word phrase with which Columbo would annoy the guilty
78
60%
Versace was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
6
5%
Lewis or Clark was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
21
16%
Theodosia helped me solve the Wednesday FJ! clue.
29
22%
Theodosia did not help me solve the Wednesday FJ! clue.
67
52%
"Dunkirk" was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
22
17%
I was 3/3 on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday FJ! clues that went 0/9 for the show contestants.
22
17%
 
Total votes: 129

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FJs for the 4/30/18 week

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4/30 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AUTHORS ON AUTHORS
 
4/30 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Whitman said this man's poetry has "a propensity toward nocturnal themes, a demoniac undertone behind every page"
 
5/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FASHION BRANDS
 
5/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Translated from Roman numerals, "55" appears in luggage & watch product names from a company founded by this man
 
5/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY AMERICANS
 
5/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
On July 10, 1804 he wrote a letter of goodbye, just in case, to “My Dearest Theodosia”; he lived until 1836
 
5/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FILM & WAR
 
5/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The New York premiere of this film was on Thanksgiving, 15 days after the liberation of its title place
 
5/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LITERARY HELPERS
 
5/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Passepartout, whose name means “go everywhere”, is the fittingly named aide in an 1873 tale by this author
 
Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Edgar Allan Poe
Louis Vuitton
Aaron Burr
Casablanca
Jules Verne
 
The players were 5/15 (33.33%) with a 2-0-0-0-3 success pattern.
 
The extra clues have three requests with two triple stumpers following one the players had correct.
 
NAME THE MOVIE SPORT $200: "Cool Runnings"
 
THE LOOK OF CULTURE $400: To emulate the gods, Mayans sought to make their babies’ eyes do this by dangling toys in front of their faces
 
THANKS FOR THE MEMOIRS $1200: Peter Falk’s memoir takes this title from the 4-word phrase with which Columbo would annoy the guilty

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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bobsledding
go cross-eyed
Just One More Thing

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Theodosia did not help me get Wednesday right.
Dunkirk
I've seen Columbo enough times to get the clue off the TV portion and not the book knowledge. Ruth Gordon is great in the "Try and Catch Me" episode. I would have responded to the clue with a Falk impression better than the one Alex did.

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

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

I've seen Columbo a lot, but I couldn't quite turn it into four words in time.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 7:54 pm
:( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

I've seen Columbo a lot, but I couldn't quite turn it into four words in time.
You ruined the perfecto for Cool Runnings and dropped it below 85%. :)

Looks like you did sniff out a good one for the crossed-eyes so far.

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

Tuesday - I couldn't remember which Roman numeral was 50. Once my wife told me L, I came up with Vuitton, but I'm counting it wrong.

Thursday - No guess in time (considered Dunkirk but eliminated it as it was recently the answer to another FJ)

I remember looking up Columbo after it came up on LL recently (I had literally never heard of it) but still didn't know the phrase.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
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:mrgreen: :evil: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :oops:

Vuitton just didn't come to mind, it probably should have...
Not sure I would have been able to go from bobsled movie to the title - I've never seen it - but the other way around was easy....
I said "look up." I think cross-eyes came to mind, but it seemed ridiculous...
I was actually a huge Columbo fan...I just wavered over the exact wording, so I clammed. I shouldn't have...

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

Guessed Melville for Friday, seemed rather YEKIOYD to me.
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:( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Shoulda got Poe, 50/50 for Vuitton/Versace, went with Lewis
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: no idea for the Mayans.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :? :mrgreen:


I guessed "Just One More Thing" over "Oh, One More Thing" because "Oh" seemed too insignificant a word to appear in the title, plus the comma is inelegant, but I think "One More Thing" would have made for a better title and a better Jeopardy clue. "Just one more thing" seems more the type of thing you'd say before you let somebody go in the first place, to assure them that this is the last question, and so make them likelier to answer. Once you've said ok, thanks, that's all, though, I think "oh, one more thing" is clearly more natural, admitting that you simply forgot to ask something, because if you did not actually forget, then you are being plainly obnoxious. Also, the assurance implied by "just..." is then false, because you'd have already told them that this was the last, it wasn't the last, so who do you think you are kidding now?

Now, did the lieutenant actually say "just..." most of the time? I am not sure but if that youtube guy would resume loading full episodes I'd be willing to start keeping score.
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:mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:


Versace, Letters From Iwo Jima

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

Got Aaron Burr from Theodosia

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

Wasn't sure on the wording for Falk's title. I said "And One More Thing" and would have clammed if it counted (especially if someone could have rebounded to the right title off my miss).

Not sure where I pulled the name Louis Vuitton from.

Theodosia meant nothing to me. Got it from 1804.

Edit: Oh, and I had Byron Monday.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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

Theodosia was no help whatsoever
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

Casablanca snapped a streak of 8 consecutive gets on FJ for me.

Theodosia did not help me. I only got Burr from the year of the duel.

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

I'm cursed to only get FJ right if it's a dude with a V name.

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

Thanks for the requested poll, Mark. Cool to see more fellow Columbo fans than I expected!

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

Not a bad week, but Burr blew me out of the water. Theodosia was not helpful at all. I knew it was a hugely significant part of the clue, but drew a complete blank.
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