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
32
26%
This pair who accompanied their father into battle were called Timor & Formido, "Fear" & "Terror", by the Romans
66
53%
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"
90
72%
He was nominated twice for playing Oscar winners--a real one in a 1992 biopic & a fictional one in a 2008 combat comedy
75
60%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
6
5%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
9
7%
HISTORICAL FICTION $1600: The king in "To Defy a King" is this lizard-hearted brother of King Richard the Lionheart
62
50%
WORLD CAPITAL ATTRACTIONS $800: Dong Xuan Market & the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
39
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
50%
West Point was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
13
10%
Tolstoy was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
36
29%
Doetoevsky or Chekhov was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
22
18%
I missed the Thursday FJ! clue in thinking I needed some kind of proper noun.
21
17%
I missed the Thursday FJ! clue in thinking "2-word" and not "2-syllable."
7
6%
I have seen the Robert Downey Jr. movie "Chaplin" and/or "Tropic Thunder.
58
46%
 
Total votes: 125

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FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat May 26, 2018 7:49 pm

5/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. GEOGRAPHIC HISTORY

5/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1794 George Washington selected this spot, where today 3 states meet, for the site of a new armory

5/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FAMOUS RUSSIANS

5/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In November 1836 this writer got a letter naming him to the Most Serene Order of Cuckolds; in February 1837 he was dead

5/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
GREEK MYTHOLOGY

5/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This pair who accompanied their father into battle were called Timor & Formido, "Fear" & "Terror", by the Romans

5/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
GEOGRAPHIC TERMS

5/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
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"

5/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
OSCAR-NOMINATED ACTORS

5/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He was nominated twice for playing Oscar winners--a real one in a 1992 biopic & a fictional one in a 2008 combat comedy

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Harpers Ferry
Alexander Pushkin
Phobos and Deimos
isthmus
Robert Downey Jr.
The players were 6/15 (40.00%) with a 1-0-1-2-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have a requested triple stumper followed by a triple stumper and one the players had correct.

HISTORICAL FICTION $1600: The king in "To Defy a King" is this lizard-hearted brother of King Richard the Lionheart

WORLD CAPITAL ATTRACTIONS $800: Dong Xuan Market & the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

SLEEP $2000: Though proverbially to be "in the arms of" this deity means to be asleep, he's actually the god of dreams

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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King John
Hanoi
Morpheus
Last edited by MarkBarrett on Sat May 26, 2018 9:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat May 26, 2018 7:49 pm

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

Tolstoy
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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by Plactus » Sat May 26, 2018 7:54 pm

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

Fort Knox, Tolstoy.

Have seen neither movie.

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sat May 26, 2018 7:57 pm

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

No guess on either miss (I was searching for a proper noun on Thursday, and on Tuesday, I considered Chekhov, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy but knew they were all too late by decades).
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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by Lefty » Sat May 26, 2018 8:00 pm

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

I was spoiled on Thailand, but I doubt much I'd have rung in unless a couple of mines were first cleared.

I am very far behind in movie viewing, but I actually did sit through Tropic Thunder during a brief period of catchup. I did not remember the name, though, who was in it, or that it was a comedy. I didn't see Chaplin, but I was more aware of movies that I wasn't watching at that time. I agree it's not very helpful to describe Charlie Chaplin as "an Oscar winner", even though he was, sort of.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat May 26, 2018 8:01 pm

Bupkis again.
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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by Volante » Sat May 26, 2018 8:23 pm

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

Mon - West Point
Thu - Gadsden

Seen Tropic Thunder. Somehow Chaplin wasn't even in the queue...is now, though it's in the 400s... :lol:

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by DBear » Sat May 26, 2018 8:26 pm

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :? You could've just given me the movies and I still wouldn't have come up with Robert Downey Jr.
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: This was gettable.
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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by Leander » Sat May 26, 2018 8:34 pm

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

Chekhov, for lack of a better guess.

Have seen Tropic Thunder, have not seen Chaplin.

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by seaborgium » Sat May 26, 2018 8:39 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 7:49 pm
5/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. GEOGRAPHIC HISTORY

5/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1794 George Washington selected this spot, where today 3 states meet, for the site of a new armory

5/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FAMOUS RUSSIANS

5/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In November 1836 this writer got a letter naming him to the Most Serene Order of Cuckolds; in February 1837 he was dead

5/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
GREEK MYTHOLOGY

5/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This pair who accompanied their father into battle were called Timor & Formido, "Fear" & "Terror", by the Romans

5/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
GEOGRAPHIC TERMS

5/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
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"

5/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
OSCAR-NOMINATED ACTORS

5/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He was nominated twice for playing Oscar winners--a real one in a 1992 biopic & a fictional one in a 2008 combat comedy

Correct responses in spoiler box:
SpoilerShow
Harpers Ferry
Alexander Pushkin
Phobos and Deimos
isthmus
Robert Downey Jr.
The players were 6/15 (40.00%) with a 1-0-1-2-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have a requested triple stumper followed by a triple stumper and one the players had correct.

HISTORICAL FICTION $1600: The king in "To Defy a King" is this lizard-hearted brother of King Richard the Lionheart

WORLD CAPITAL ATTRACTIONS $800: Dong Xuan Market & the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

SLEEP $2000: Though proverbially to be "in the arms of" this deity means to be asleep, he's actually the god of dreams

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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King John
Bangkok
Morpheus
You've got the Hanoi clue but Bangkok in the spoiler.

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by seaborgium » Sat May 26, 2018 8:46 pm

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

Delmarva was the best I had on Monday. I figured out that those were Vietnamese names in the clue, but forgot about the category by then. Same with the Bangkok clue, except I didn't waste time figuring out what country it was.

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat May 26, 2018 9:02 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 8:39 pm

You've got the Hanoi clue but Bangkok in the spoiler.
Fixed, thanks. I had trouble deciding which one to use and messed it up when I put in the correct response.

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Sat May 26, 2018 10:07 pm

For me, it was a toss-up between Pushkin and Dostoevsky. I chose poorly.

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat May 26, 2018 11:01 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by dinghammer » Sun May 27, 2018 12:53 am

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

I guessed Tolstoy, but I didn't think it was right. I've definitely seen Tropic Thunder and may have seen Chaplin.

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by IronNeck » Sun May 27, 2018 2:09 am

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

Went with Valley Forge and blanked on the two incorrect FJs. I was actually considering a number of different gods of sleep/dreams, which caused me to freeze up on the last clue.

Have seen both Tropic Thunder (excellent movie) and Chaplin (an ultimately disappointing and inaccurate biopic, although it has some good points, like Downey Jr's performance and the slew of young actors who would go on to be huge stars).

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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun May 27, 2018 1:02 pm

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

Tolstoy though I knew he was too recent; haven't seen either movie.
Hypnos for the sleep god after dithering about Lethe. Correctly rejected Lethe, incorrectly landed on Hypnos.
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Post by jkbrat » Sun May 27, 2018 1:18 pm

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

Harpers Ferry: "Armory" was a pretty good clue, but I couldn't piece it together. Said Washington, DC.

Phobos & Deimos: I knew that I knew this one, but I just couldn't pull it. Hit the pause button, and the two names came to me almost immediately. I don't really think it was the extra time that I needed, it was just the absence of the Think Music. (It's normally not a problem, but when memory links are more tenuous, the distraction of the music can definitely interfere with my ability to access them. Would have been a very frustrating miss had it happened onstage.)

Hanoi: Dong led me to Vietnam, but the detour that I took through Saigon and Ho Chi Minh City didn't leave enough time for me to get to Hanoi.
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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by Ironhorse » 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.
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Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Sun May 27, 2018 5:30 pm

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

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