FJs for the 3/18/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 3/18/19 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:48 pm

These 2 films, recent back-to-back winners, both have 9 letter titles that end with the same 5 letters
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62%
Because its overseas empire was dwindling, Spain declared war on this much closer country across the water on October 22, 1859
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77%
Family name of Bonnie Prince Charlie's brother Henry, whom his supporters called Henry IX of England
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53%
Alfred Hitchcock wrote, "It's because I liked" his "stories so much that I began to make suspense films"
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95%
This day created in the U.S. in 1872 is observed in Florida & Louisiana in January, but Maine & Alaska hold it in May
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51%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
20
19%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
INSIDE THE "OC" $200: This kind of door slides in & out of a wall
38
37%
U.S. CITIES $1000: P.T. Barnum was once the mayor of this most populous Connecticut city
36
35%
MYTH-POURRI $2000: Actaeon pays a "deer" price for spying on this twin sister of Apollo while she's bathing
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58%
I had Moonlight though not Spotlight for the Monday FJ! clue.
11
11%
I had Spotlight though not Moonlight for the Monday FJ! clue.
0
No votes
I have seen the Best Picture winner Spotlight.
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27%
I have seen the Best Picture winner Moonlight.
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19%
Tudor was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
26
25%
Prior to the Friday FJ! clue I was not aware (or did not recall) that Arbor Day is celebrated in different months depending on the state.
84
82%
 
Total votes: 103

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FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:48 pm

3/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BEST PICTURE OSCAR WINNERS

3/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
These 2 films, recent back-to-back winners, both have 9 letter titles that end with the same 5 letters

3/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

3/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Because its overseas empire was dwindling, Spain declared war on this much closer country across the water on October 22, 1859

3/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ROYAL HOUSES

3/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Family name of Bonnie Prince Charlie's brother Henry, whom his supporters called Henry IX of England

3/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN AUTHORS

3/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Alfred Hitchcock wrote, "It's because I liked" his "stories so much that I began to make suspense films"

3/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES

3/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This day created in the U.S. in 1872 is observed in Florida & Louisiana in January, but Maine & Alaska hold it in May

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Show
Moonlight & Spotlight
Morocco
Stuart
Edgar Allan Poe
Arbor Day
The players were 6/14 (42.86%) with a 1-2-1-2-0 success pattern.

The extra clues have a requested clue the players had correct, a triple stumper and another one the players had correct.

INSIDE THE "OC" $200: This kind of door slides in & out of a wall

U.S. CITIES $1000: P.T. Barnum was once the mayor of this most populous Connecticut city

MYTH-POURRI $2000: Actaeon pays a "deer" price for spying on this twin sister of Apollo while she's bathing

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Show
pocket door
Bridgeport
Artemis
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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:48 pm

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

I cheated myself on pocket door as the previous clue finished a category. In totaling my score for the completed category I did not get a full look at the next clue. The home owners I house sit for have some pocket doors, so I am familiar with the things.

Since the 1-block-away video store closed a few years ago I do not keep up with movies as well as I used to (of course I could do so with at home viewing options) and am 0/2 for having seen those Monday recent Best Picture winners.

The Archive shows it's completely my bad to not know Barnum/Bridgeport by now.

Labor Day to have something as with no "April" in the wording I was steered away from Arbor Day in not recalling/being aware of the different months in different states.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:49 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by seaborgium » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:16 pm

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

I thought of both the correct FJ responses that I missed, but ended up not going with them. I had Morocco, but psyched myself out over what "across the water" meant and decided it was too close despite "much closer" in the clue; I rejected Stuart because I was thinking of the time they lost and regained the throne in the 17th century: "I know there was no actual Henry IX, so these must not be the same house!"

I didn't know/remember pocket doors, I was smart enough to clam on my Hartford instinct in the bottom row, and I accidentally went for the Roman equivalent Diana instead of Artemis (hey, naiad is Greek, and that's an anagram of Diana!).

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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by Volante » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:19 pm

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

Fri - Arbor Day was a 25th second get. Didn't know it was celebrated on different days

Seen both Spotlight and Moonlight. (Currently, only Best Picture I haven't seen is Green Book.)

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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by davey » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:39 pm

:( :( :( :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :(
7 of 8 last week, and 7 of 8 this week. Different color, though...This game's a heartbreaker... :roll: I had some close ones, from being seconds away from remembering Spot____ (I've seen both films) to veering away from Stuart and about to switch back...Thank goodness for an easy perennial...
Regional Arbor Day and pocket doors are both new concepts for me...I should have had Bridgeport since I've read a lot about Barnum... :oops:
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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:39 pm

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

La La Land Moonlight and ??? – I don't think I'd even heard of Spotlight before, which goes to show how out of touch with the Oscars I've become in the last ten or so years. Seen neither movie.
Had Algeria Tuesday.

Didn't know Arbor Day was celebrated on different days, but it makes sense to wait longer to plant trees way up north.
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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by Leander » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:40 pm

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

Have seen Spotlight, but not Moonlight

Have a set of pocket doors in my house and live in Connecticut, which helped on those two questions. Even so, I needed Barnum to confirm the city.

Did not know Arbor Day was celebrated on different dates, but it was the only holiday I could think of that fit the rest of the clue.

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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:54 pm

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

NHO either two films mentioned on Monday.
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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by CasketRomance » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:07 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:54 pm
:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :(

NHO either two films mentioned on Monday.
you must not be versed in academy award trivia

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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:30 pm

:cry: :mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen: :cry:
:mrgreen: :( :(
Not a shot at the movie clue. NHO either one.

Morocco was a WAG, just didn't think England had a minor war with Spain that we didn't hear about.

Tudor and Windsor are all that's in my Royal database, and I'm not sure the latter is even a valid reply.

I don't know the difference between horror and suspense genres, but Poe seemed to fit.

I thought about Emancipitation day but why would Alaska set a date beyond the Jan 1 date of the Emancipitation Proclamation? The inclusion of Alaska in an 1872 holiday was confusing. (PSA - acquired 1867, statehood 1959 of course) Did not know the date for arbor day varied. I don't know why southern states would change the Nebraska date for Arbor day - they can plant year around.

I thought the pocket door poll request was lame. I stand corrected since it's polling in the mid 30's. Y'all must not have lived in houses that come on wheels. :lol:

Clammed on PT Barnum, but know Bridgeport as the home of ESPN (ETA - fake news alert, it is Bristol as noted by Econgator. Senility, I guess). Not a prayer on the mythology.
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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by econgator » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:36 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:30 pm
but know Bridgeport as the home of ESPN.
You misspelled Bristol ...

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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:28 am

econgator wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:36 pm
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:30 pm
but know Bridgeport as the home of ESPN.
You misspelled Bristol ...
:oops: I wondered why nobody else had brought that up in the game thread full of NHO's :lol: ignorance is bliss except when it isn't. editing in progress.. tks.

ETA - for the non-mechanical boardies out there, Bridgeport was synonymous with machine tools during the mid-century industrial boom, particularly with vertical end mills. These were marvelous huge cast iron machines that resemble a drill press and you could buy a used beater and a lathe and start your own machine shop. The good old days of American iron (Cincinnati, Brown and Sharpe, South Bend - now everything comes from Taiwan, Japan, and of course China...). Just some nostalgia, probably never appear as a clue or in LL.
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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:48 am

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

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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by cthulhu » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:19 pm

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

Need to get better on recent Oscar trivia; just because I dislike most of what passes for movies nowadays doesn’t mean TPTB will stop writing clues based on them :roll:
Love pocket doors, they’re very Arts & Crafts/ California Bungalow style!

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Post by DBear » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:30 pm

:roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :shock:
:( :x :mrgreen:

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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by CasketRomance » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:21 pm

cthulhu wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:19 pm
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Need to get better on recent Oscar trivia; just because I dislike most of what passes for movies nowadays doesn’t mean TPTB will stop writing clues based on them :roll:
Love pocket doors, they’re very Arts & Crafts/ California Bungalow style!
yeah the movies these days do pretty much suck, but i still stay pay attention to the movies that win oscars each year for trivia purposes...hell...i haven't seen a movie that won picture since titanic...though i have seen 7 others that were up for best picture since that time (traffic, the blind side, black swan, the social network, true grit, winter's bone, moneyball)

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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by DBear » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:45 pm

cthulhu wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:19 pm


Need to get better on recent Oscar trivia; just because I dislike most of what passes for movies nowadays doesn’t mean TPTB will stop writing clues based on them :roll:
Love pocket doors, they’re very Arts & Crafts/ California Bungalow style!
I disagree. Remember the epic fail that was the Talkin' Football category? Quite a while before the next football clue came up.
If TPTB could get it through their skulls that no one outside Hollywood gives a shit about Hollywood, the game would be better off.
I live for the day when an Oscars category is a stand-and-stare.

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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by CasketRomance » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:46 pm

DBear wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:45 pm
cthulhu wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:19 pm


Need to get better on recent Oscar trivia; just because I dislike most of what passes for movies nowadays doesn’t mean TPTB will stop writing clues based on them :roll:
Love pocket doors, they’re very Arts & Crafts/ California Bungalow style!
I disagree. Remember the epic fail that was the Talkin' Football category? Quite a while before the next football clue came up.
If TPTB could get it through their skulls that no one outside Hollywood gives a shit about Hollywood, the game would be better off.
I live for the day when an Oscars category is a stand-and-stare.
more oscar clues, and less opera, billy shake, and british royalty clues

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Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

Post by Wpwells » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:55 am

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

Seen Spotlight
Never seen Moonlight
Was not aware of Arbor Day being celebrated in different months in different states

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