FJs for the 4/22/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 4/22/19 week?

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

In a poem Lord Byron, a lover of Greece, calls this diplomat & fellow lord a "plunderer"
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42%
On May 1, 1869 these 2 men met at the White House, 4 years & 3 weeks after a more historic meeting between them
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89%
This term for an area of the Atlantic originated in 1964 in Argosy, a pulp magazine
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90%
Oddly, mining of this rare earth element with a geographic name, atomic no. 63, is mostly in Asia & with some in South America & Australia
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54%
The title character of this 1841 novel says he got his name because he kills bucks & does, but not people
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67%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
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21%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
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No votes
MERCURY $1000: Queen's frontman Freddie Mercury was born on this island of Tanzania
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62%
POSSESSIVE BOOK TITLES $2000: This work by Norman Mailer tells of convicted killer Gary Gilmore, who chose death by firing squad
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54%
ICONIC PAINTINGS $2000: Salvador Dali portrayed the real cliffs of Catalonia with the dreamlike image of melting watches in this 1931 painting
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68%
For the Tuesday FJ! clue I had one of Grant or Lee though not both.
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6%
If the Thursday FJ! clue had been in its entirety, “Atomic no. 63” I could have solved it correctly.
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5%
Americium was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
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14%
I missed the Thursday FJ! with californium or a place/person associated with California.
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11%
I missed the Friday FJ! with the wrong Deer-something such as “Hunter”, “Stalker”, etc.
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20%
Jeopardy! did not air at the usual time in my market on Thursday and/or Friday due to coverage of the NFL Draft.
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31%
 
Total votes: 108

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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:07 pm

Yeah, I'm not complaining. This is like the last FJ I can remember NHOI - Dear Evan Hansen. I should have known it; there's no excuse. It just happened to be a gap.
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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by hbomb1947 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:48 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:02 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:55 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:54 pm
I'm surprised Lord Elgin is polling 44% and not, say, 4%. His name has only come up a couple other times before, and the last hit for him is 2006.
If it makes you feel better, I had literally never heard of him before Monday.
2006 is not fully accurate:

#7604, aired 2017-10-05 ARTS & SCIENCES $600: AKA the Parthenon sculptures in the British Museum, this collection of ancient Greek sculptures can't be "shot" for fun
#7174, aired 2015-11-19 MUSEUMS $400: The new museum named for this Athens hill was built in part to house the Elgin marbles, if they're ever returned
#7092, aired 2015-06-16 BRITISH HISTORY $800: Thomas Bruce, earl of this, went east to Greece to get some marbles; his son James went west & was gov.-gen. of Canada
#6638, aired 2013-06-26 STUPID ANSWERS $1000: Among the holdings of this British museum are the Elgin Marbles & the Rosetta Stone
#6327, aired 2012-03-06 MAJOR TOM $400: Thomas Bruce, Earl of this, got Turkish permission to remove Greek sculptures, or "marbles"
#6160, aired 2011-05-27 EUROPEAN NATIONALITIES $2000: The Elgin marbles helped establish this architectural style, based on 5th century B.C. works
#5166, aired 2007-02-12 BODIES OF BRONZE & MARBLE $1600: Included in the Elgin marbles are statues that once stood in the pediments of this temple in Athens

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To me 44% seems about right for the clue as it's no gimme, but Elgin is not as obscure as the NHOI side may want to believe. J! has had enough repetition over the years to have helped me in 2019.
Plus, how often something has come up on J! is hardly the last word on how well-known it is, particularly in the trivia community.
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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by KevinBohannon » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:38 pm

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

I though Natty Bumpo or his rifle were called "killdeer." Even though I know Natty isn't the title character of "The Last of the Mohicans," that's what I would've written down on national television.

And yes, I'm now aware Natty has his own novel, which was the correct answer.
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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by seaborgium » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:41 pm

I think the Elgin Marbles first entered my ken when they were in a J! test and I didn't know them (maybe ten years ago).

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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by opusthepenguin » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:46 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:54 pm
I'm surprised Lord Elgin is polling 44% and not, say, 4%. His name has only come up a couple other times before, and the last hit for him is 2006.
I think I mentioned in the game thread that the Elgin marbles were in the news again recently. That may have refreshed some people's memories. But that at most added a few percentage points to how this FJ polled. I doubt it would have polled below 40% even without the slight news boost. I'd say that puts this FJ in the tough-but-fair category. From the comments it's clear that you're not alone in never having heard (that you recall) of Elgin. This FJ probably has a higher proportion of shrugs to forehead slaps than average.

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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by cthulhu » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:53 pm

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

Kicked myself after missing the Elgin marbles; they are mentioned prominently in a book I just read.
Wasn’t actually sure europium was an element, but knew it could not be either americium or californium because of (a) America in the clue, and (b) they are transuranics anyway. Dismissed polonium because its half-life is so short it doesn’t really occur in nature except in extremely trace amounts and therefore isn’t mined. So I guessed europium.

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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by DBear » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:54 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
One of my favorite paintings, and one of the first bits of trivia a rock fan learns about Queen.

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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by alietr » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:15 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:39 pm
Tanzania has an island?
It helps to remember that Tanzania is a portmanteau of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by alietr » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:15 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:39 pm
Tanzania has an island?
It helps to remember that Tanzania is a portmanteau of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by CasketRomance » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:21 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:39 pm


Tanzania has an island?
indeed...almost went to zanzibar to study swahili

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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by Peter the accountant » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:10 pm

Not a great week for me. Missed the box of shame by one nickname in the Atlantic.

NHO of Elgin. Don't know enough geography to place Tanzania on a map (can do a bunch of other places, but not that one). I think I might have maybe sorta herd of Deerslayer, but that answer wasn't going to happen. I was in the Hunter camp on that one, hoping the movie that I am aware of but never saw was based on a book that I never heard of but hope existed. Also went with Americium, figuring that it was wrong since South America was already in the clue, but at least it existed. Europium wasn't happening. Chemistry is one of those topics I know enough to ring in, get it wrong, then slap my head at the right answer. Gotta keep working at it.
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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by opusthepenguin » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:46 pm

Peter the accountant wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:10 pm
NHO of Elgin. Don't know enough geography to place Tanzania on a map (can do a bunch of other places, but not that one).
How hard can it be? It's right there off the southeast coast of Australia.

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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by alietr » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:46 pm

We recently put down a deposit on a safari to Kenya and Tanzania.

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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by Wpwells » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:43 am

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

Didn't know it from just atomic number, though it got me close.

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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:51 pm

Peter the accountant wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:10 pm
Not a great week for me. Missed the box of shame by one nickname in the Atlantic.
Remember you're talking to the guy who just went "durrrrrrr, I dunno" when asked for a feature of the Atlantic that has a specific name.
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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:08 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:51 pm
Peter the accountant wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:10 pm
Not a great week for me. Missed the box of shame by one nickname in the Atlantic.
Remember you're talking to the guy who just went "durrrrrrr, I dunno" when asked for a feature of the Atlantic that has a specific name.
who is that? tom dwan?

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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:44 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Post by ElendilPickle » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:39 pm

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

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