FJs for the 7/22/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 7/22/19 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:47 pm

David Livingstone wrote of this discovery of his, "Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight"
75
73%
The prototype for this game that was introduced in 1948 was called Lexico
93
90%
This author & illustrator who won the 1964 Caldecott Medal was dubbed the "Picasso of children's books"
52
50%
Rolling Stone said this 1976 album had “the best & worst tendencies of L.A.-situated rock” & was an “unflattering portrait of the milieu”
63
61%
215 passengers were rescued when it sank in July 1918, about 500 fewer than it had rescued 6 years earlier
58
56%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
21
20%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
SEAS $400 [DD]: The ruins of Qumran, including some notable caves, overlook its northwest shore
49
48%
"P" IS FOR SCIENCE $2000: It's the astronomic term for the point in the Moon's orbit when it's nearest the Earth
75
73%
INFAMOUS WOMEN $1600: Splish, splash, this French Revolution leader was taking a bath when Charlotte Corday stabbed him to death in 1793
67
65%
Lake Victoria was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
7
7%
Eric Carle was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
12
12%
Shel Silverstein was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
9
9%
I missed the Friday FJ! clue with Carpathian or may have written it incorrectly.
6
6%
I am certain I saw, or will have seen prior to Sept. 9th, all 230 games of Season 35.
40
39%
I am in the pool to be selected as a contestant for Season 36, waiting for my phone to ring.
17
17%
 
Total votes: 103

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:46 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: :( :mrgreen:
:?: :mrgreen: :(

Couldn't pull Sendak's name but knew the answer they wanted.

Still waiting to find out if that review was positive or negative with it's ridiculous tony language. (Still would never get the answer)

99% positive I said "Carpathia" correctly, but then Munchausen's syndrome from the board had me wondering if I put the "n" on it (Thanks, John Boy :))

Probably would pick the right sea, but wasn't paying attention.

Never ever used the adjective "astronomic" in my life, but know the right one vs. apogee, even without the P category. Now to figure out what "astronomical" means :lol:.

Don't know the bathtub story, will check it out sometime.

Probably missed 10-15 games due to travel, etc..

We already have 8 boardies in the pool? AWESOME! Let's make it 18 (or 80!).

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by cthulhu » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:35 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:46 am
Still waiting to find out if that review was positive or negative with it's ridiculous tony language. (Still would never get the answer)
A Rolling Stone review of the Eagles in 1976? Going to be largely negative; RS was one of the biggest Eagles-hating music mags of the '70s.

(As I said in the day's thread: I consider HC the album to be the typical Eagles mixed bag, plenty of whiny crap mixed with some gems. The title track has definitely held up as a true rock classic though.)

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by cthulhu » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:36 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by davey » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:32 pm

cthulhu wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:35 pm
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:46 am
Still waiting to find out if that review was positive or negative with it's ridiculous tony language. (Still would never get the answer)
A Rolling Stone review of the Eagles in 1976? Going to be largely negative; RS was one of the biggest Eagles-hating music mags of the '70s.

(As I said in the day's thread: I consider HC the album to be the typical Eagles mixed bag, plenty of whiny crap mixed with some gems. The title track has definitely held up as a true rock classic though.)
A link to (what appears to be) the complete original review was posted by teapot37 in the daily thread-
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... ia-199158/
I'd call it mixed but tending positive. I doubt that the writer wanted to record a thumbs up/thumbs down.

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by econgator » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:46 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:46 am
with it's ridiculous
its

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by Robert K S » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:52 pm

Just want to thank Mark for running the polls this season and everything else he does for the community. Three cheers!

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:56 pm

econgator wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:46 pm
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:46 am
with it's ridiculous
its

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:57 pm

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

Dr. Seuss Wednesday, no guess on the rest.

Didn't miss a game of S35.

Pre-emptively voting "in the pool" even though it's not official yet, because I believe my audition went well.
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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:14 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:57 pm
:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

Dr. Seuss Wednesday, no guess on the rest.

Didn't miss a game of S35.

Pre-emptively voting "in the pool" even though it's not official yet, because I believe my audition went well.
Anyone who went to a live audition is considered "in the pool" in my book.

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by threearruda » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:31 pm

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

Saw all games this season... finally getting DVR (and Reddit guy, to a lesser extent) has helped me watch the show a lot more frequently over the past two years.

Not in the adult pool, but am planning on taking the next college test (I assume it will be late September/early October).

Thanks a ton for all your work on the board and in the archive, MB!
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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:30 pm

Thank you for all the kind remarks and it is my pleasure to help out with The FJ! Guy early posts, my game comments, and the weekly poll. Oh yeah, the archiving of 20th c. J! games also. Glad to do it.

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:27 pm

econgator wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:46 pm
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:46 am
with it's ridiculous
its
I used to blame autocorrect for these but now I blame the teleprompter. I'm pretty sure the Minutemen knocked out the grid so they could seize the airports. :roll:
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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:17 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by AlpacaRoom » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:58 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by seaborgium » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:16 pm

I just got it in my head to attempt to see how I did on FJ this season. I've been thwarted in the past by the board's software deeming certain words unsearchable. (I'm not trying to find all instances of "week" on the board, phpBB; just the posts I've made with "week" in the title!) But I got the idea this time to search for "mrgreen" (the text code of the smiley I use to denote my correct responses), and that search shows all my weekly FJ results posts (with only a few other posts in the way). I haven't counted with full precision, but I seem to have missed more than 40, but less than 46, FJs this season, giving me a greater than 80% get rate.

edit: I realize this search method would not work to find weeks in which I got no FJs or extra clues right. But it is my privilege to assume that's not an issue for me.

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by alietr » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:21 am

seaborgium wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:16 pm
I just got it in my head to attempt to see how I did on FJ this season. I've been thwarted in the past by the board's software deeming certain words unsearchable. (I'm not trying to find all instances of "week" on the board, phpBB; just the posts I've made with "week" in the title!) But I got the idea this time to search for "mrgreen" (the text code of the smiley I use to denote my correct responses), and that search shows all my weekly FJ results posts (with only a few other posts in the way). I haven't counted with full precision, but I seem to have missed more than 40, but less than 46, FJs this season, giving me a greater than 80% get rate.

edit: I realize this search method would not work to find weeks in which I got no FJs or extra clues right. But it is my privilege to assume that's not an issue for me.
I've found that 'common word' thing to be annoying as well. So I went and looked to see if there was a control for it, and sure enough there was. I have therefore turned that feature off. We'll see how well it works with it off.

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by seaborgium » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:51 pm

alietr wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:21 am
seaborgium wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:16 pm
I just got it in my head to attempt to see how I did on FJ this season. I've been thwarted in the past by the board's software deeming certain words unsearchable. (I'm not trying to find all instances of "week" on the board, phpBB; just the posts I've made with "week" in the title!) But I got the idea this time to search for "mrgreen" (the text code of the smiley I use to denote my correct responses), and that search shows all my weekly FJ results posts (with only a few other posts in the way). I haven't counted with full precision, but I seem to have missed more than 40, but less than 46, FJs this season, giving me a greater than 80% get rate.

edit: I realize this search method would not work to find weeks in which I got no FJs or extra clues right. But it is my privilege to assume that's not an issue for me.
I've found that 'common word' thing to be annoying as well. So I went and looked to see if there was a control for it, and sure enough there was. I have therefore turned that feature off. We'll see how well it works with it off.
I ran a search for my posts with "week" in the subject line and still got a "the following words were ignored because they are too common" message.

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by Robert K S » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:09 pm

One thing alietr could try would be to go to Maintenance > Search Index and delete and recreate the phpBB Native Fulltext index. I'd try it myself, but I don't want the blame when it blows up the board.

It's not quite as helpful an option, but there's always site:jboard.tv seaborgium week as a Google search.

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by alietr » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:18 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:09 pm
One thing alietr could try would be to go to Maintenance > Search Index and delete and recreate the phpBB Native Fulltext index. I'd try it myself, but I don't want the blame when it blows up the board.

It's not quite as helpful an option, but there's always site:jboard.tv seaborgium week as a Google search.
Well, I'm not about to blow it up, either! And if I were going to spend time on something, it would be updating the PHPBB version like it keeps badgering me to do.

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Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Post by Robert K S » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:21 pm

Well, this is two clicks, much easier than an upgrade. (Until you blow up the board along with your weekend.) C'mon, do it!

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