FJs for the 6/4/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 6/4/18 week?

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

In a 1789 letter, Benjamin Franklin relates the durability of the new Constitution to these 2 things
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37%
He got a real N.Y. Times obit in 1975; it said he wore "false mustaches to mask signs of age that offended his vanity"
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26%
Names used in other languages for this chess piece include malka, rainha & rouva
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76%
13th c. emperor Frederick II’s “De Arte Venandi cum Avibus” was the first work written about this -ology
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46%
Ashdown Forest in Sussex inspired this fictional setting for a 1926 collection of stories for children
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70%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
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8%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
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6%
17th CENTURY SCIENCE $2000: With his telescope in 1610, Galileo focused in on this moon, the largest of Jupiter & of our solar system
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52%
WORLD HISTORY $2000: In the 400s B.C. Greek cities like Thebes & Megara had not a monarchy but this form of rule by a small group
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70%
DICKENS BOOK BY CHARACTERS $1600: Mr. & Mrs. Micawber
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38%
Checks & balances was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
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10%
I knew the Tuesday category PORTUGAL, THE MAN was a play on the rock group "Portugal. The Man."
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50%
I did not know the Tuesday category PORTUGAL, THE MAN was a play on the rock group "Portugal. The Man."
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42%
I was one out of two correct on the FJ! clues after Tuesday's game.
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22%
Zoology was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
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6%
I knew the Friday FJ! clue wanted the home of Winnie the Pooh and friends, but I did not know the name of the place.
15
12%
 
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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by CasketRomance » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:39 am

figured it was winnie the pooh, but no idea on the place's name...i said pooh corner

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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by The Talking Mime » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:25 pm

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

Winnie the Pooh saved me from clicking the box of shame this week.

I knew the "Portugal, The Man" category was referencing something, but I didn't know what exactly.
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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:39 pm

Portugal. The Man was an answer in a $600 clue during this year's College Tournament:

http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5961
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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:57 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:52 pm
Should I just give up at this point? This is the fourth week in a row that I've checked the box of shame and nothing else.
If the show is causing you that much anxiety, maybe it would be better to either put it aside for a little bit or just enjoy watching without tracking/worrying about your FJs. The show is supposed to be about entertainment, not about causing personal stress.
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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by cthulhu » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:50 pm

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

One of my worst FJ weeks ever :oops:
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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by ElendilPickle » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:56 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by opusthepenguin » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:34 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:52 pm
Should I just give up at this point? This is the fourth week in a row that I've checked the box of shame and nothing else.
Give it till the end of July, then take a break.

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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:02 pm

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

Portugal is a man? A band? Both?
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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by opusthepenguin » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:25 pm

AFRET CMS wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:02 pm
Portugal is a man? A band? Both?
A man, a plan, a band. Portugal!

Hmmm. Needs work.

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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by DBear » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:35 pm

:( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
So there's some band called Portugal the Man that we're supposed to have heard of? Whatever...

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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by Quantum » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:45 pm

I am pretty sure I translated De Arte Venandi cum Avibus correctly without help, but then I was thinking, "Birds, birds, what is the term for the study of birds?" when time ran out.

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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by Bartleby » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:55 pm

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

Monday came quick just thinking of famous Franklin quotes and D&T seemed to fit the durability requirement.
Tuesday took about half the think music to work through well-known mustachioed characters and when I landed on Poirot, I quickly recalled Christie famously killed him off and 1975 seemed like the right time.
Didn't think through Wednesday and went too quickly with rook sounding like a rouva/malka combo. Probably would have got this on another day.
Noticed "avibus" as indicating birds on Thursday but wasn't sure what "venandi" meant and went with zoology. Still unsure of how this is considered the first work on ornithology over earlier treatises on birds.
Friday was an instaget.
Ganymede = largest moon is very basic trivia and seemed way over valued at $2000 but is polling less than oligarchy, which I guessed triumvirate on, so what do I know.
Thought the Micawbers were from David Copperfield but clammed.
I've been aware of Portugal. The Man since at least the late Aughts but their music has never really grabbed my attention. I will say "Feel It Still" is about the best one can expect from a top 10 song.
I would prefer not to.

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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by Bartleby » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:06 pm

davey wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:09 am
I've still barely heard of Portugal. The Man. So fun that rock groups are exploring punctuation these days...More colons!
Their debut was titled Waiter: "You Vultures!"
I would prefer not to.

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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:36 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:25 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:02 pm
Portugal is a man? A band? Both?
A man, a plan, a band. Portugal!

Hmmm. Needs work.
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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by squarekara » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:43 pm

davey wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:09 am
I've still barely heard of Portugal. The Man. So fun that rock groups are exploring punctuation these days...More colons!
Lets make that "fun."

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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by davey » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:06 pm

squarekara wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:43 pm
davey wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:09 am
I've still barely heard of Portugal. The Man. So fun that rock groups are exploring punctuation these days...More colons!
Lets make that "fun."
:D :D
Of course, thanks...I can't believe I missed that opportunity! (At least I've heard of them.)

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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:43 pm

Some nights I stay up deciding whether or not I should make a rock band whose name is just a left parenthesis.

I could be the opening act, and ) would be the closing act.
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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by alietr » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:26 pm

When I was on the radio, I always wanted to call an album "Of the Same Name" and have a song on it called "The Title Cut" so I could play The Title Cut from the Album of the Same Name.

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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:47 pm

alietr wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:26 pm
When I was on the radio, I always wanted to call an album "Of the Same Name" and have a song on it called "The Title Cut" so I could play The Title Cut from the Album of the Same Name.
Would your group be The Band of the Same Name?

Bonus: Name a group that has released an album of the same name which features a song of the same name.
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Bad Company is the one I can think of. Any others?

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Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:11 pm

DBear wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:35 pm
:( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
So there's some band called Portugal the Man that we're supposed to have heard of? Whatever...
if name a band from alaska ever comes up, you will now know one...kind of like tv show set in alaska...men in trees is the pavlovian response

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