FJs for the 10/8/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 10/8/18 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:49 pm

Of the 23 lawgivers depicted on marble portraits over doors in the U.S. House chamber, he's the only one in the Bible
98
83%
He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice & the Literature Prize 7 times, winning for the latter in 1953
86
73%
The second half of his service to Eurystheus took him to 6 different places, like Crete, Thrace & the Underworld
93
79%
The title of this 1947 Lerner & Loewe musical may come from the construction seen here [image shown above]
62
53%
Both “Barnaby Rudge” & this other famous Dickens novel begin in 1775 & deal with mob violence
88
75%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
37
31%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
TRAVEL BOOKS $800: He wrote about a bus trip & other kinds of trips in 1968's "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"
55
47%
BEFORE & AFTER AT THE MALL $1600: Colorful painter of boxing matches & 5 Olympiads who is also an upscale department store founded in Dallas, Texas
56
47%
AVIATION $1600: This Soviet-era design bureau that gave its name to the USSR's first jet fighter is still building planes
69
58%
Solomon was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
10
8%
I had Hercules for my correct response on the Wednesday FJ! clue.
72
61%
I had Heracles for my correct response on the Wednesday FJ! clue.
11
9%
"My Fair Lady" was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
5
4%
I have seen a stage version and/or performed in a production and/or seen the 1954 movie of "Brigadoon."
32
27%
"Oliver Twist" was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
16
14%
 
Total votes: 118

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FJs for the 10/8/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:49 pm

10/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. CAPITOL ART
 
10/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Of the 23 lawgivers depicted on marble portraits over doors in the U.S. House chamber, he's the only one in the Bible
 
10/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD LEADERS
 
10/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice & the Literature Prize 7 times, winning for the latter in 1953
 
10/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MYTHOLOGICAL HEROES
 
10/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The second half of his service to Eurystheus took him to 6 different places, like Crete, Thrace & the Underworld
 
10/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BROADWAY MUSICALS

10/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The title of this 1947 Lerner & Loewe musical may come from the construction seen here
 
Image
 
10/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CHARLES DICKENS

10/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Both “Barnaby Rudge” & this other famous Dickens novel begin in 1775 & deal with mob violence

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Moses
Winston Churchill
Hercules
Brigadoon
A Tale of Two Cities
 
The players were 10/15 (66.67%) with a 2-1-2-2-3 success pattern.
 
The extra clues have a semi-requested triple stumper sandwiched by two Alex had correct.
 
TRAVEL BOOKS $800: He wrote about a bus trip & other kinds of trips in 1968's "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"
 
BEFORE & AFTER AT THE MALL $1600: Colorful painter of boxing matches & 5 Olympiads who is also an upscale department store founded in Dallas, Texas
 
AVIATION $1600: This Soviet-era design bureau that gave its name to the USSR's first jet fighter is still building planes

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Tom Wolfe
LeRoy Neiman Marcus
MiG

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Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:49 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 
Hercules only
No for all things Brigadoon

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Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:55 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:11 pm

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

First solid FJ week in quite a while; couldn't pull a Wolfe out of my hat in time. Went with Ken Kesey just to have something to put down within the time limit. Unfortunately, the book was ABOUT Kesey and not BY him. At least I didn't blurt out Ginsburg.
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Post by Leander » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:11 pm

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

Have seen a couple of film clips from Brigadoon, but never the whole thing or any stage production.

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Post by seaborgium » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:17 pm

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

I'm not sure I would have gotten it anyway, but being able to connect My Fair Lady to a bridge was fatal to my chances of solving on Thursday.

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Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

Post by Volante » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:28 pm

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

Wed - Hercules
Thu - My Fair Lady

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Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

Post by davey » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:34 pm

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

:) :)
Haven't done that in a while...not a lot of rumination required for these clues....maybe a lean toward Orpheus because of the Underworld reference, but that listed only a second.
I have seen Brigadoon the movie and onstage...and yet for a moment I would have said that bridge was in Ireland... :oops:

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Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

Post by Rackme32 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:42 pm

:mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry:
:cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Picked the wrong beat-era author
Hercules
Haven't seen Brigadoon, have heard some of the music elsewhere (theater-organ concerts)
Guessed O. Twist simply cuz that was the only Dickens title I could come up with offhand. I loathe Dickens only slightly less than I do Shakescrap.

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Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

Post by davey » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:45 pm

Rackme32 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:42 pm
:mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry:
:cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Picked the wrong beat-era author
Tom Wolfe is neither beat-era nor, decidedly, a beat.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:52 pm

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

No guess on the missed ones. Wednesday was stupid-obvious but I just couldn't parse the clue.
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Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:01 pm

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

Thursday - My Fair Lady (I'd honestly never heard of Brigadoon)

Went with Heracles.
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Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

Post by Saturnalia » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:13 pm

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

:( :( :(

Geez, not my best week. Julius Caesar Monday -- as I said in the game thread, I was looking for someone not too Judeo-Christian -- and if I'd ever heard of Brigadoon before, it certainly never made a mark. Couldn't even come up with a good guess on that one. I kept wanting to write Carousel but knew that couldn't be right. The other three clues were not so tough.

As to the three extra clues, on the first I said Ken Kesey confidently and was surprised to neg, but I actually have seen this one come up in my J-archive training. It'll stick this time. I had the Neiman-Marcus but not the Leroy, and Mig was not on my radar (ha) at all. :oops:

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Post by JayK33 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:01 pm

I only got Hercules right for FJs this week.

Incorrect guesses for the others were as follows: Nothing for Monday, Lech Walesa for Tuesday (sigh), Bridge Over Troubled Water for Thursday, and Oliver Twist for Friday. It's nice to see Twist included in the poll. Makes me feel better about that one, at least.

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Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

Post by Plactus » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:19 am

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

I was five kinds of hopeless Thursday. Only title I associated with Lerner and Loewe was Camelot, only bridge title I could think of was Bridge on the River Kwai, and I was pretty sure both of those were wrong. As for Brigadoon, the title is familiar, but I couldn't have said there was a musical by that name, and if you'd asked me what it meant I would have guessed some sort of soldier. I went with Bridge on the River Kwai because I had nothing else but refused to give up a streak of 15 without a guess.

Heracles.

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Post by ElendilPickle » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:45 am

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

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Post by dinghammer » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:20 am

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

First 5/5 in a while. Also guessed Kesey. I've seen Brigadoon, ages ago.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:09 am

davey wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Rackme32 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:42 pm
:mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry:
:cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Picked the wrong beat-era author
Tom Wolfe is neither beat-era nor, decidedly, a beat.
He was talking about Winston Churchill, silly.

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Post by DBear » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:52 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Oliver Twist kept me from getting the 5/5.
:( :( :( Timothy Leary, no chance at all even given Nieman Marcus, Aeroflot.
I answered Hercules, and my high school put on a Brigadoon production while I was there.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:05 pm

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

Guessed Churchill with little confidence. Couldn't think of anyone better.

Said Hercules rather than Heracles. Also said Moses rather than Moshe(h), but you didn't ask. In both cases, I thought about going with the less common name/spelling but decided to be extra safe. Didn't notice the "second half" matching up with the 6 but I was pretty confident anyway.

Never seen Brigadoon. Never heard the soundtrack. The only song I know from it is "Almost Like Being in Love". They play Nat King Cole's version at the end of Groundhog Day as the credits start to roll. I got this one off accidentally fast-forwarding too far, seeing the words "Lerner & Lowe" and then a picture of a bridge flash by. I had my response ready by the time I'd rewound to Alex revealing the clue. I still did my due diligence and asked myself what else it could possibly be. I didn't know Brigadoon was Lerner & Lowe (My Fair Lady was the only one I knew was theirs) so I didn't have that extra confidence booster. The only other possibility I came up with was Finian's Rainbow (also released in 1947, but I didn't know that). Sure, the setting in the picture could be Irish. And maybe the bridge looks like a rainbow and has a pot of gold at one end? Nah. Stickin' with Brigadoon.

I toyed with Oliver Twist for a few seconds before coming up with AToTC. 1775 is too early for the French Revolution, but the book starts earlier than the revolution. And 1775 is WAY too early for Oliver Twist or any other Dickens novel I know a little about.

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I've never liked LeRoy Neiman's paintings. Used to see them all the time as I walked past various overpriced art galleries. They seemed obviously pitched to male non art-lovers who felt that having some "art" in their home or office sends a certain message about their socio-economic status. It's no coincidence that Nieman had a long association with Playboy magazine. He fits in perfectly with the Playboy lifestyle. Wikipedia labels his style as Expressionist, which is silly and pretentious. (I immediately checked to see if Thomas Kinkade is labeled as Impressionist, but even Wikipedia doesn't go that far. Yet.)

Couldn't pull MiG. Didn't realize that was a corporation name.

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