FJs for the 4/8/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 4/8/19 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:50 pm

On June 6, 2018 the Chinese Theatre dimmed its lights to honor Jerry Maren, who lived to the greatest age of any of this 1939 group
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68%
Ironically, it's a metaphor meaning a huge step forward, but this 2-word process only occurs on a subatomic scale
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79%
In 2000 the Russian Orthodox church canonized 7 members of this family, 82 years after their deaths
102
92%
This inductee into the Video Hall of Fame sold 17 million copies of a videocassette she released in 1982
73
66%
The director of the 2018 TV version of this 1953 classic said, yes, books were harmed in the making of this motion picture
104
94%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
43
39%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
2
2%
THEATRE $1600: In the title of a Tony-winning play from the '60s, "The Subject Was" these
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38%
EMPIRES & DYNASTIES $2000: The Carolingian dynasty in France was followed by this one named for the son of Hugh the Great
41
37%
LOGGER $1000: The labor union IWW, known as these, actually was quite firm representing lumberjacks in the Pacific northwest
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58%
A request inspired by a Monday clue: I have eaten at a Howard Johnson's restaurant.
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42%
The Rat Pack was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
6
5%
Our Gang or Little Rascals was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
5
5%
I failed to process that the Monday FJ! clue was hinting towards a specific movie.
25
23%
I would have known Jerry Maren was from The Wizard of Oz even if "1939" had not been included on the Monday FJ! clue's wording.
14
13%
Madonna was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
18
16%
 
Total votes: 111

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FJs for the 4/8/19 week

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4/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
HOLLYWOOD HISTORY

4/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
On June 6, 2018 the Chinese Theatre dimmed its lights to honor Jerry Maren, who lived to the greatest age of any of this 1939 group

4/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PHYSICS TERMS

4/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Ironically, it's a metaphor meaning a huge step forward, but this 2-word process only occurs on a subatomic scale

4/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EUROPEAN HISTORY

4/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 2000 the Russian Orthodox church canonized 7 members of this family, 82 years after their deaths

4/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CELEBRITIES

4/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This inductee into the Video Hall of Fame sold 17 million copies of a videocassette she released in 1982

4/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LITERARY ADAPTATIONS

4/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The director of the 2018 TV version of this 1953 classic said, yes, books were harmed in the making of this motion picture

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Munchkins
quantum leap
Romanovs
Jane Fonda
Fahrenheit 451

The players were 10/14 (71.43%) with a 2-3-2-1-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have three that James had correct.

THEATRE $1600: In the title of a Tony-winning play from the '60s, "The Subject Was" these

EMPIRES & DYNASTIES $2000: The Carolingian dynasty in France was followed by this one named for the son of Hugh the Great

LOGGER $1000: The labor union IWW, known as these, actually was quite firm representing lumberjacks in the Pacific northwest

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Roses
Capetian
Wobblies

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Re: FJs for the 4/8/19 week

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

No Howard Johnson experience for me other than watching the player for the Mets.
Jerry Maren was enough for me on Monday.
Atom split was as close as I got on Tuesday.

Read and/or seen Fahrenheit 451 was 47% in 2016, so I did not bother polling it again just because of the 2018 version.

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

Rat Pack, Madonna
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Roses would've been a DD get

If '1939' was omitted from Monday and the rest of the clue remained, I would've gotten it. "Jerry Maren" alone would not have been enough, though.

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

No guess (was trying to thing of a real-world group, and probably wouldn't have guessed Munchkins spotted Wizard of Oz); Madonna (low confidence)

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

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:
I believe there's only one Howard Johnson's left, and it's not in Rock Ridge. Here's an article about the next-to-last one to close:
https://newengland.com/today/living/new ... estaurant/
Hoping for a third lap

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Howard Johnson's had the world's slowest service. You could never be in a rush eating there.

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

I thought of Madonna first but didn't stop thinking and made it to Jane Fonda. Everything else was an instaget.

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

No guess Tuesday.

Needed 1939 to get the munchkin answer.

Ate at HoJo’s many times as a kid.

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I knew The Subject Was Roses from my theatre days. Impressed that James got it. Then again, it's a Pulitzer winner and I'm sure he has his lists memorized

The Jane Fonda clue was so blindingly obvious in retrospect, but I stared dumbly for 28 seconds before scribbling Madonna. I'm really not great at Final Jeopardy. I think I need to work on this very specifically and rigorously as I'm expecting to make the show in Season 36! ;)

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We used to go to Howard Johnson's for the ice cream. I always got peppermint stick.

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

Possibly my first ever box of Glory. I will be relegated soon.

Jerry Maren's name did not help.
It's a Quantum Jump in physics (or transition). Someone else bastardized it to "Leap".
Dead Russians in 1918? Hope it's the only name I can pull :).
Jane deserves credit for a new outlet for VHS sales and popularizing new tech. The porn industry couldn't hold it up forever.
Why does the term "motion picture" still exist?

I never heard of any of those events in the extra clues, might as well have been Lorem Ipsum text for the clues (and responses).

I checked the box for the choke and puke, but I'm not certain. I was too broke to eat out when we had one in town.
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

I’m an engineer and amateur physicist (obviously, engineers take a fair amount of physics, but I’ve been working my way through the Susskind The Theoretical Minimum series to pick up some stuff I missed in college), and I invariably miss questions like “quantum leap”, a term which, despite the clue, is not used in quantum physics at all! It’s a lousy question :twisted:

But I’m glad that I purged all memories of the Jane Fonda workout videos from my memory, even if it cost me a FJ 8-)

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

Went with the cast of Gone with the Wind for Monday. Still couldn't get my first 5/5.

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

345353435433554555445132*3*435425
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I sat at the counter once at the Howard Johnson's in Times Square (perhaps nursing coffee before a Broadway matinee, I don't recall) and many times as a child ate at the ones that dotted the interstates...And between those occasions, I worked at one in my town one summer, making baked potatoes as far as I can remember...All have been gone for decades.

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Goose egg again.

I have eaten at a Howard Johnson's (Bay City, MI, which closed abruptly in spring 2005).

Did not guess that Monday was hinting at a specific movie.
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