FJs for the 5/21/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 5/21/18 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:49 pm

In 1794 George Washington selected this spot, where today 3 states meet, for the site of a new armory
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36%
In November 1836 this writer got a letter naming him to the Most Serene Order of Cuckolds; in February 1837 he was dead
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25%
This pair who accompanied their father into battle were called Timor & Formido, "Fear" & "Terror", by the Romans
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52%
For a link between oceans, the U.S. signed an 1859 treaty with Mexico giving us rights to this 2-syllable strip of land "of Tehuantepec"
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71%
He was nominated twice for playing Oscar winners--a real one in a 1992 biopic & a fictional one in a 2008 combat comedy
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61%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
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5%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
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7%
HISTORICAL FICTION $1600: The king in "To Defy a King" is this lizard-hearted brother of King Richard the Lionheart
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49%
WORLD CAPITAL ATTRACTIONS $800: Dong Xuan Market & the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
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31%
SLEEP $2000: Though proverbially to be "in the arms of" this deity means to be asleep, he's actually the god of dreams
62
49%
West Point was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
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10%
Tolstoy was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
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29%
Doetoevsky or Chekhov was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
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17%
I missed the Thursday FJ! clue in thinking I needed some kind of proper noun.
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17%
I missed the Thursday FJ! clue in thinking "2-word" and not "2-syllable."
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6%
I have seen the Robert Downey Jr. movie "Chaplin" and/or "Tropic Thunder.
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46%
 
Total votes: 127

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by clprez » Sun May 27, 2018 7:18 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 3:42 pm
I can't believe Harpers Ferry is at 33%. I thought that would easily poll at least 75.
I could point to the spot on the map, and I've heard of Harper's Ferry, but I didn't connect the two.

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by ElendilPickle » Sun May 27, 2018 11:31 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by heppm01 » Mon May 28, 2018 11:06 am

Ugh, completely skunked FJ this week! First time that has happened in what, forever? I attribute it to spending about 98% of my brain cycles trying to buy a house.

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by Rackme32 » Mon May 28, 2018 1:32 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 3:42 pm
I can't believe Harpers Ferry is at 33%. I thought that would easily poll at least 75.
I remember Harper's Ferry from school history books, but I don't remember it ever being discussed in any depth. I thought it was a boat. Pun not intended, but I'll take credit (or blame).

I also checked the Box Of Shame, even though I wasn't buying a house. :)

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by opusthepenguin » Mon May 28, 2018 3:27 pm

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

Did not understand that Harpers Ferry was an armory. No real chance there. Got Pushkin on a lucky (if educated) guess. Got Phobos and Deimos off the moons of Mars angle.

Took too long on the Dong clue. Realized that had to be Vietnam right before the buzzer. I'm always a little unsure whether Vietnam's capital is Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. It's weird that the city they renamed after glorious leader isn't the capital city.

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by davey » Mon May 28, 2018 4:39 pm

:( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
;) :mrgreen: ;)
Yikes! Guessed Valley Forge, Tolstoy, and couldn't remember Deimos. I knew Tolstoy was too late, but Pushkin wasn't coming to me...
If I'd remembered King John, it more likely would have been from history, not Robin Hood
Should have gotten Morpheus too, another memory lapse... :roll:
Saw both movies when they came out, last year's related FJ was far more important in getting it right. Something I did remember!... :)

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by IronNeck » Mon May 28, 2018 6:22 pm

AFRET CMS wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 1:02 pm

Hypnos for the sleep god after dithering about Lethe. Correctly rejected Lethe, incorrectly landed on Hypnos.
I knew it wasn't Hypnos, but thinking about the possibility caused me to come up with no answer on that one. Mostly because of my love of HP Lovecraft's story of the same name.

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by Ironhorse » Mon May 28, 2018 6:24 pm

Rackme32 wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 1:32 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 3:42 pm
I can't believe Harpers Ferry is at 33%. I thought that would easily poll at least 75.
I remember Harper's Ferry from school history books, but I don't remember it ever being discussed in any depth. I thought it was a boat. Pun not intended, but I'll take credit (or blame).
The national historical site is truly beautiful. My in-laws live in Maryland and last time I visited, we took a day trip out there. The Appalachian Trail also passes through there.
Never been on J!, but once won a knockoff version that aired on local access TV.

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by alietr » Tue May 29, 2018 8:44 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 3:27 pm
Did not understand that Harpers Ferry was an armory. No real chance there. Got Pushkin on a lucky (if educated) guess.
I'm not sure whether it was just inelegant phrasing on your part, but Harpers Ferry is the town in which the armory was located. The armory was called the United States Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry.

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by Wpwells » Wed May 30, 2018 9:44 am

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

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by Linear Gnome » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:39 pm

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :mrgreen:
No traction Monday or Tuesday. I watched many of these episodes while very tired, including Friday's, when I got the "hard" part of the clue and identified the movies and the actor but couldn't pull his name.

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