FJs for the 2/4/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 2/4/19 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:48 pm

A 1890 resolution by Senator Aldrich was killed by this, the very technique it sought to limit; a 1917 rule set some boundaries on it
107
93%
In his autobiography, Buffalo Bill Cody remembered this venture as "a relay race against time"
84
73%
Germany has land borders with 9 countries & only maritime boundaries with 2 countries, the U.K. & this one across the Baltic
71
62%
3 presidential films, all directed by Oliver Stone, have a total of only 9 letters in their titles--"Nixon" & these 2
94
82%
At the end of this play: "Why are our bodies soft & weak...but that our...hearts should well agree with our external parts?"
16
14%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
8
7%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
GOOD FELLOWS $800 box DD: Politicians draw us in with "my fellow Americans" to open a speech, like this 1952 one in which Nixon rejected talk of corruption
88
77%
SORROW $2000: It's Spanish for "sorrows", so the name of Mexican actress Del Rio means "sorrows of the river"
62
54%
STARGAZERS $2000: In 1983 this Cornell astronomer introduced the concept of nuclear winter
68
59%
Norway was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
9
8%
Denmark was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
4
3%
I have seen the movie, JFK.
31
27%
I have seen the movie, W..
6
5%
I missed the Friday FJ! clue with a play that starts with the letter "A".
32
28%
I missed the Friday FJ! clue with Twelfth Night.
4
3%
 
Total votes: 115

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:54 pm

Foretopman wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:45 pm
So Taming of the Shrew is polling at 19% right now. I imagine that's not a record low; can anyone tell me which clues have scored lower? Or, I suppose, more usefully, can anyone tell me how I can find out for myself which clues have scored lower?
I did a search of my name and liederkranz to find some I shared previously. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4110&p=245618&hilit ... nz#p245618

For more recently there is the notorious flight simulator.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4256&p=253934&hilit ... or#p253934

also check on Black Swan if that is not in the above.

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by Foretopman » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:13 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:54 pm
Foretopman wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:45 pm
So Taming of the Shrew is polling at 19% right now. I imagine that's not a record low; can anyone tell me which clues have scored lower? Or, I suppose, more usefully, can anyone tell me how I can find out for myself which clues have scored lower?
I did a search of my name and liederkranz to find some I shared previously. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4110&p=245618&hilit ... nz#p245618

For more recently there is the notorious flight simulator.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4256&p=253934&hilit ... or#p253934

also check on Black Swan if that is not in the above.
Mark, thanks so much for the reply. Yes, those links led me to the black swan.

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by Johnblue » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:41 pm

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


The only tough one for me was Taming of the Shrew. My sister’s middle name is Dolores so that helped. First time in a while that I’ve gotten all 8!

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by alietr » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:07 pm

Have we not been doing toughest FJ polls lately? I don't see such a thread for a few years.

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Post by davey » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:36 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :oops:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I was surprised no one got Dolores. There's the word dolorous in English...
I saw JFK.

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:48 pm

So how did everyone get filibuster?
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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by Volante » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:31 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:48 pm
So how did everyone get filibuster?
By paying attention to political news for the past decade.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:55 pm

Volante wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:31 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:48 pm
So how did everyone get filibuster?
By paying attention to political news for the past decade.
Yes, something that happened in 1917 was in the news last week. Did you hear about that big ship that sank?
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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:49 pm

alietr wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:07 pm
Have we not been doing toughest FJ polls lately? I don't see such a thread for a few years.
Quietly with no announcement I stopped doing it several years ago. I kept no notes or poll results week by week and after 15 or 16 weeks had to round up the polls one by one to get the information. The toughest FJ polls rarely proved anything other than confirming whatever the obvious choice was for each third of the season.

I did understand how revisiting the clues three times a season was a good review of the clues while often it only brought back bad memories for me for all the ones I missed. Remind me in early July and perhaps I can do one for the entire season. By then there would a solid 16 or so that were under 20%.

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:29 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:55 pm
Volante wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:31 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:48 pm
So how did everyone get filibuster?
By paying attention to political news for the past decade.
Yes, something that happened in 1917 was in the news last week. Did you hear about that big ship that sank?
didn't the big ship sink in 1912? not aware of a major ship sinking from 1917

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by John Boy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:14 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Stupid Taming of the Shrew cost me a superfecto.

Dang

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by John Boy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:15 pm

Foretopman wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:45 pm
So Taming of the Shrew is polling at 19% right now. I imagine that's not a record low; can anyone tell me which clues have scored lower? Or, I suppose, more usefully, can anyone tell me how I can find out for myself which clues have scored lower?
That takes SOME of the sting out of losing a 5-for-5 week, but still.....

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Post by ElendilPickle » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:29 am

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

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by John Boy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:36 am

I'm so glad to see the Friday Shakespeare FJ is polling so low. Makes it a bit easier for me to swallow missing it and missing the 5-for-5 week.

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Post by Carpe Diem » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:55 pm

:( :( :( :mrgreen: :(

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by Bartleby » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:57 am

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

Love's Labour's Lost me the 5/5.

Have not seen either JFK or W.
I would prefer not to.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:40 am

DBear wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:49 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Guessed "A Comedy of Errors", so does that count? :?:
Too meta. The judges wouldn't get the joke.

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:01 pm

Foretopman wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:45 pm
So Taming of the Shrew is polling at 19% right now. I imagine that's not a record low; can anyone tell me which clues have scored lower? Or, I suppose, more usefully, can anyone tell me how I can find out for myself which clues have scored lower?
You'll almost certainly see it in the Season 35 Toughest FJs poll at the end of the season. I mean, unless it picks up at least 9 more yes votes. Could happen, I suppose.

Given how the clue is polling, it's slightly surprising this wasn't a TS for the contestants. Rebecca can be proud of her sole get. It's just too bad she didn't bet enough to make it count. Not, as I made clear elsewhere, that I'm faulting her wager. It just would have been fun to see her bask in a victory that was both lucky (because she was in a distant third) and well-earned (because Shrew).

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