FJs for the 10/29/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 10/29/18 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:51 pm

Aptly, Shakespeare used "moon" & "moonlight" more times in this play than in any other
92
80%
The Ballbarrow was an early invention by this British man who's had greater success with sophisticated household devices
63
55%
Chocolate syrup, casaba melon & Playboy model Marli Renfro were enlisted to create an iconic scene in this film
80
70%
A northern limit of the Roman Empire was a fortified road in Germany stretching 350 miles between these 2 rivers
53
46%
Evoking speed & luxury, this one of the 10 most common Italian surnames goes back to the Latin word for iron
109
95%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
19
17%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
JOUST $2000: In one part of this Malory work, Galahad "defouled" many jousters, but not Lancelot
62
54%
THE CARDINAL RULES $1600: This cardinal AKA "The Red Eminence" dominated French politics in the 1630s
88
77%
WORLD CAPITAL PUNISHMENT $2000: This capital city’s name means “stone village” in Uzbek
47
41%
"Twelfth Night" was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
8
7%
I had the wrong vacuum cleaner name for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
6
5%
I missed the Wednesday FJ! clue with either "Goldfinger" or a movie not from the 1960s.
8
7%
I had the Danube though not the Rhine for the Thursday FJ! clue.
4
3%
I had the Rhine though not the Danube for the Thursday FJ! clue.
52
45%
Oops, I had the Rhone and/or Main as part of my guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
33
29%
 
Total votes: 115

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Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

Post by seaborgium » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:01 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:38 am
:( :( :( :( :mrgreen:

Monday: A Midsummer's Night's Dream
Tuesday - Richard Branson
Wednesday - Goldfinger
Thursday - Rhine and Tiber
Your Monday response is correct.

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Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:02 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:01 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:38 am
:( :( :( :( :mrgreen:

Monday: A Midsummer's Night's Dream
Tuesday - Richard Branson
Wednesday - Goldfinger
Thursday - Rhine and Tiber
Your Monday response is correct.
Nope, I added an extra possessive to Midsummer.
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Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

Post by seaborgium » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:19 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:02 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:01 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:38 am
:( :( :( :( :mrgreen:

Monday: A Midsummer's Night's Dream
Tuesday - Richard Branson
Wednesday - Goldfinger
Thursday - Rhine and Tiber
Your Monday response is correct.
Nope, I added an extra possessive to Midsummer.
Ha, I didn't even notice. Good on you for going hard on yourself.

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Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

Post by JayK33 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:03 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:19 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:02 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:01 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:38 am
:( :( :( :( :mrgreen:

Monday: A Midsummer's Night's Dream
Tuesday - Richard Branson
Wednesday - Goldfinger
Thursday - Rhine and Tiber
Your Monday response is correct.
Nope, I added an extra possessive to Midsummer.
Ha, I didn't even notice. Good on you for going hard on yourself.
That error has ruled the response incorrect on J! before, I'm pretty sure. I thought I remembered an FJ where one or two of the contestants were negged because of it.

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Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:18 am

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


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Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

Post by ElendilPickle » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:14 am

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

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Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

Post by Saturnalia » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:27 am

JayK33 wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:03 pm

That error has ruled the response incorrect on J! before, I'm pretty sure. I thought I remembered an FJ where one or two of the contestants were negged because of it.
Plenty of times, most recently here, though I can't immediately find an FJ...

http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... +will+blow
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Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:56 am

:| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen:
:| :mrgreen: :|
Three good weeks in a row, followed by one that makes me glad I'm not prone to cockiness.

At least I matched the defending champ with "Rhine and Elbe."
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Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:54 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

Post by Linear Gnome » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:52 pm

:mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(
I checked "wrong vacuum cleaner name". I was actually thinking of the right vacuum cleaner guy, but I blanked on his name. No traction on Wednesday. Rhine and Elbe on Thursday.

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Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:10 pm

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

Seriously considered Romeo and Juliet for Monday's FJ. Most of the metaphors and imagery in the play revolve around light and darkness. But I decided that was more knowledge than Jeopardy! expects me to have. Plus, there's nothing "apt" in the Jeopardy! sense about R&J having moon and moonlight. So Moon = night = the play with Night in the title. That works on a Jeopardy! level.

Needed the picture to make the Dyson connection.
Should've gotten Psycho but didn't. I've even read that factoid before.
Guessed the two German rivers I knew. Didn't have enough knowledge to tempt myself with alternatives. (Wait, I also know the Main. Not even slightly tempting.)
Don't know if I'd have gotten Friday's FJ without the iron TOM. Maybe. Not a lot of Italian car makers to choose among.

Malory work = Morte d'Arthur. Every time. And not just on Jeopardy! In real life too. That's all we have from the man. Even the cognoscenti can't come up with a different correct response when asked for a Malory work. How was this a $2000 clue?

Name a cardinal = Richelieu. Every time, maybe (except when the clues says the cardinal went on to become Pope or break a Major League home run record)? I don't feel like going through all the archive hits for cardinal to check. Can anyone falsify the assertion?

NOTE TO MARK: This poll runs till Wed Apr 03, 2019. All the other Season 35 polls run till Sun Oct 20, 2019. I'm guessing the discrepancy is accidental. (If there's a reason, I'd love to hear it. I bet it's a doozy. :lol: )

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Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:26 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:10 pm
...

NOTE TO MARK: This poll runs till Wed Apr 03, 2019. All the other Season 35 polls run till Sun Oct 20, 2019. I'm guessing the discrepancy is accidental. (If there's a reason, I'd love to hear it. I bet it's a doozy. :lol: )
I have changed the 151 to 351. For the running of the polls there is the option to never have them close by not selecting how many days to run it. My preference is to choose a closing date to lock in the numbers at some point. On the first week of this season I picked 400 days for a starting point.

Even if a new viewer/voter is catching the rerun game that person can still vote. The following week I subtract 7 from my starting number. Throughout the season I have to remember which week and work on multiples of 7. Sometimes I get it right and others times I may miscalculate or have a typo.

400- (7x7) = 151 looks more like a typo. Thanks for the catch.

For more inside baseball I keep a full 12 month calendar on an 8x11 paper above my monitor on the wall behind it. For Saturday January 5th I wrote 288 as the number at that point of the year for days to run the poll. For this past week ending on Feb. 16th I counted weeks (Jan. 12, 19, 26 & Feb. 2, 9 & 16) to get 6. 6x7 = 42 and I subtracted 42 from 288 to set it at 246.

When all goes well it stays consistent to have the poll end on the same date.

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Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:06 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:26 pm
For more inside baseball I keep a full 12 month calendar on an 8x11 paper above my monitor on the wall behind it.
Do you buy it that size special? Or do you use regular notebook paper and slice off the holes?

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Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

Post by Volante » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:19 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:06 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:26 pm
For more inside baseball I keep a full 12 month calendar on an 8x11 paper above my monitor on the wall behind it.
Do you buy it that size special? Or do you use regular notebook paper and slice off the holes?
That's not the regular paper, it's the fancy kind with the holes on the top.

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Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

Post by cheezguyty » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:37 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Name a cardinal = Richelieu. Every time, maybe (except when the clues says the cardinal went on to become Pope or break a Major League home run record)? I don't feel like going through all the archive hits for cardinal to check. Can anyone falsify the assertion?
French cardinal, sure (Mazarin has seven hits on the Archive, but none as a response). But there also have been multiple clues about the English cardinal Thomas Wolsey (almost always with a mention of Henry VIII), Francis Spellman & John O'Connor (Archbishops of New York from 1939–1967 and 1984–2000, respectively), and even the punnily named Cardinal Sin from Manila.

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