FJs for the 11/19/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 11/19/18 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:49 pm

In a twist of irony, he accidentally set fire to some 300 acres of woods at Fair Haven Pond near the Concord River in 1844
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79%
It's the official fruit of the District of Columbia
77
73%
1 of the 2 Presidents who offered Daniel Webster the VP slot; he declined both, thinking the job went nowhere
56
53%
Ebert: This film “works as science fiction, it’s sometimes as scary as a monster movie & at the end…not a dry eye in the house”
89
85%
Of the 4 “M” cities that consecutively hosted Summer Olympics in the 20th century, these 2 aren’t national capitals
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75%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
34
32%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
1%
SHAKESPEARE GUYS $1000: Valentine & Proteus are the title Italian friends in this comedy
76
72%
THE LAST $800: Amendment to the Constitution, numerically
60
57%
SUCH NOVEL CHARACTERS $1200: Title of a classic Max Brand novel of the Old West--this wronged man "Rides Again"
51
49%
I had William Henry Harrison for my correct response on the Wednesday FJ! clue.
41
39%
I had Zachary Taylor for my correct response on the Wednesday FJ! clue.
15
14%
For the Friday FJ! clue I had Munich but not Montreal.
10
10%
For the Friday FJ! clue I had Montreal but not Munich.
12
11%
Melbourne was part of my incorrect response for the Friday FJ! clue.
10
10%
AMERICAN LITERATURE $2000: Originally published anonymously, his essay on "Nature" helped launch Transcendentalism - I had Emerson correct on this clue as well Thoreau for the Monday FJ! clue.
64
61%
 
Total votes: 105

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FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:49 pm

11/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN WRITERS

11/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In a twist of irony, he accidentally set fire to some 300 acres of woods at Fair Haven Pond near the Concord River in 1844

11/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICANA

11/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
It's the official fruit of the District of Columbia

11/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PRESIDENTIAL IRONY

11/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
1 of the 2 Presidents who offered Daniel Webster the VP slot; he declined both, thinking the job went nowhere

11/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
1980s MOVIES

11/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Ebert: This film “works as science fiction, it’s sometimes as scary as a monster movie & at the end…not a dry eye in the house”

11/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
OLYMPIC CITIES

11/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Of the 4 “M” cities that consecutively hosted Summer Olympics in the 20th century, these 2 aren’t national capitals

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Henry David Thoreau
cherry
William Henry Harrison or Zachary Taylor
E.T. (the Extra-Terrestrial)
Munich & Montreal
The players were 5/15 (33.33%) with a 2-0-1-1-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have two correct by the players sandwiching a triple stumper.

SHAKESPEARE GUYS $1000: Valentine & Proteus are the title Italian friends in this comedy

THE LAST $800: Amendment to the Constitution, numerically

SUCH NOVEL CHARACTERS $1200: Title of a classic Max Brand novel of the Old West--this wronged man "Rides Again"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Two Gentlemen of Verona
27th
Destry

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:49 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
William Henry Harrison
Emerson & Thoreau correctly

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:51 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops:
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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:53 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:51 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops:
He does not come up a lot. You're forgiven.


#7868, aired 2018-11-21 SUCH NOVEL CHARACTERS $1200: Title of a classic Max Brand novel of the Old West--this wronged man "Rides Again"
#3679, aired 2000-09-07 TO THE MAX $400: Using his pen name, Frederick Faust wrote over 500 novels including "Destry Rides Again"
#1161, aired 1989-09-25 AMERICAN LITERATURE $1000: Frederick Faust wrote "Destry Rides Again" & the "Dr. Kildare" series of books under this pseudonym

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by davey » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:55 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
I'm usually keen on irony, but this one passed me right by...
One short on the amendments...
But I did get Emerson.

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Post by Saturnalia » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:15 pm

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Usual caveat about not watching the Teen Tournament applies, but I feel pretty comfortable that I'd have come up with Two Gentlemen and 27th Amendment.

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Post by Leander » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:37 pm

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

19th century presidents other than Lincoln a real weakness for me.

Got Emerson.

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:57 pm

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

Wednesday - Andrew Jackson
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:02 pm

Bupkis.
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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:39 pm

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

I got spoiled on Wed clue but "probably" would have gotten it by paying attention to the "irony" TOM in the category. From the "died in office" list, I only have Harrison in that era, TIL that Tyler died in office.
So, almost Box of Glory - we can look forward to some Oscar and pop culture categories now.

I read the last two here, since I'm behind on viewing and probably won't watch the eps. It easy to name the 4 cities for me, and Mexico City is a given, as well as Montreal is not Ottawa and Munich is not Berlin. ET was the only guess I had, but pretty much WECIB.
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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by seaborgium » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:54 pm

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

I'm not sure I'd have gotten Emerson right without having Thoreau as the correct FJ response in the previous game, but I got him and that's what counts.
I'm not wringing my hands over missing Destry.
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:39 pm
I got spoiled on Wed clue but "probably" would have gotten it by paying attention to the "irony" TOM in the category. From the "died in office" list, I only have Harrison in that era, TIL that Tyler died in office.
Tyler completed Harrison's term and fathered seven (more) children after leaving office; Taylor's the one who died in office after Harrison.

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:13 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:54 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:39 pm
TIL that Tyler died in office.
Tyler completed Harrison's term and fathered seven (more) children after leaving office; Taylor's the one who died in office after Harrison.
TIF (today I forgot) Tyler died in office.
TIL Taylor died in office. Sigh.
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Post by Plactus » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:20 pm

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

Blade Runner with about 0 confidence. I wish I'd thought of The Terminator, at least. ET never crossed my mind either.
Harrison; wanted to come up with Taylor's name because it was likely going to be Taylor AND (Harrison OR Lincoln) but couldn't.
Had Munich immediately, and had to work to come up with Montreal. "Munich ('72), Moscow ('80), Mexico City (one of the others), and..."
Did not come up with Emerson.

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by boson » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:21 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:49 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
William Henry Harrison
Emerson & Thoreau correctly
Ditto. Thanks for the extra questions to pad my stats!

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by JayK33 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:35 pm

1/5 on FJs, and what do you know, I got Gentlemen of Verona right, too. It's not often at all that I check one of those bonus three.

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by DBear » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:22 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Transcendentalism should be Pavlovian for Emerson.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:49 pm

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

Ended up 2 for 5 in a week where I could have gotten them all.

Should've thought of the Washington/cherry (tree) connection but somehow didn't.

Paid no attention to the category-- PRESIDENTIAL IRONY--or to the heavy-handed TOM of "thinking the job went nowhere." If I'd paused to think that through, I'd have been able to name both presidents with confidence. As it was, all I knew was that Daniel Webster was a contemporary of Henry Clay. And I knew that Clay had been a contender in the presidential election where J. Q. Adams won despite not getting the most electoral votes. As I recall, Jackson got a plurality but not a majority of electoral votes which threw the contest to the House courtesy of the 12th amendment. The House, influenced by Clay, chose Adams over Jackson. Adams then made Clay Secretary of State. Jackson accused Adams and Clay of a "corrupt bargain." Anyway, since I knew Webster was Clay's contemporary (and of the same political persuasion) I guessed JQA as the president.

Had Munich and didn't think of Montreal even though I was alive and aware for the '76 Olympics.
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Post by cthulhu » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:35 am

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

Friday almost ruined FJ perfection, but finally worked backwards from Moscow and immediately got Montreal and Munich.

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Post by Bartleby » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:42 am

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

Still scratching my head at why the District considers those pea-sized pebbles their trees produce fruit. They were chosen for the production of flowers and are purely ornamental.

As much as I enjoyed most of the many iterations of At The Movies (Siskel & Ebert, Ebert & Roeper, Scott & Phillips, Lemire & Vishnevetsky, but definitely not Lyons & Mankiewicz), Ebert consistently baffles me whenever I pick up one of his old film guides. One star for Blue Velvet, four for Last Tango In Paris, two for Die Hard, three and a half for Die Hard 2! Where's my Dramamine...

Two for two on transcendentalists.
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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by Lefty » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:00 am

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

RIP Roger, but I'm surprised you didn't go of a heart attack years before if you were frightened by ET. Unless you meant the long distance charges.
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