FJs for the 9/23/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 9/23/19 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:50 pm

The title of this musical that opened on Broadway in 1964 was inspired by a Marc Chagall painting
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46%
The 1862 Morrill Act gave states federal acreage to sell for school funds, leading to the creation of 69 of these
64
65%
Timely for 2018, in 1866 Mark Twain wrote of this landmark's "sputtering jets of fire" & "heat from Pele's furnaces"
30
31%
"The Eighth Wonder", by composer Alan John & librettist Dennis Watkins, is about this building that opened in 1973
49
50%
From his own 1898 poem, the epitaph of this Irish-born man ends, "his mourners will be outcast men, & outcasts always mourn"  
56
57%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
6
6%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
5
5%
BOATS & SHIPS $2000: A September 1779 battle featured the British frigate Serapis & this American warship
26
27%
YOU DID IT! $1000: This renowned architect designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain & the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles
60
61%
SOME STERN WORDS $400: A rock that makes a spark begins this adjective for someone of stern demeanor
55
56%
I have seen a stage production and/or movie version of Fiddler on the Roof.
48
49%
Old Faithful was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
16
16%
I guessed an incorrect volcano for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
46
47%
I have been inside the Sydney Opera House. (You can post if you saw an opera there.)
9
9%
Yeats was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
19
19%
I exceeded the 11 correct Jason Zuffranieri had on his 20 FJ! clues.
39
40%
 
Total votes: 98

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FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:50 pm

9/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MUSICAL THEATRE INSPIRATIONS

9/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The title of this musical that opened on Broadway in 1964 was inspired by a Marc Chagall painting

9/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

9/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The 1862 Morrill Act gave states federal acreage to sell for school funds, leading to the creation of 69 of these

9/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NATURAL GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES

9/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Timely for 2018, in 1866 Mark Twain wrote of this landmark's "sputtering jets of fire" & "heat from Pele's furnaces"

9/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD LANDMARKS

9/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
"The Eighth Wonder", by composer Alan John & librettist Dennis Watkins, is about this building that opened in 1973

9/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EPITAPHS

9/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
From his own 1898 poem, the epitaph of this Irish-born man ends, "his mourners will be outcast men, & outcasts always mourn"

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Fiddler on the Roof
land-grant universities (land-grant colleges)
(Mount) Kilauea
Sydney Opera House
Oscar Wilde
The players were 5/15 (33.33%) with a 1-2-0-1-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have two correct by the players followed by a requested triple stumper.

BOATS & SHIPS $2000: A September 1779 battle featured the British frigate Serapis & this American warship

YOU DID IT! $1000: This renowned architect designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain & the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles

SOME STERN WORDS $400: A rock that makes a spark begins this adjective for someone of stern demeanor

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Bonhomme Richard
Frank Gehry
flinty

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Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:50 pm

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

national parks
Old Faithful
no guess on flinty
No experience with Fiddler other than listening to soundtrack
The closest I've been to Sydney Opera House is seeing it pictured for trips to Australia on TPIR.
14/20 on the Zuffranieri 20.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:51 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by hbomb1947 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:59 pm

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

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I've seen the film version of Fiddler; not sure if I've seen a stage production of it.

Been inside the Sydney Opera House but haven't seen an opera in it.

Had more than 11 correct FJ's during Jason's run (15/20).
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Post by econgator » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:08 pm

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

Never seen Fiddler

Guessed Mauna Loa

Too lazy to count how many I had correct, but I think it was less than 11.

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Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:23 pm

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

Hello Dolly!, state colleges, Old Faithful (I knew Pele = Hawaii, but couldn't come up with a proper guess), Sears/Willis Tower
And I was kicking myself for not being able to pull up Bon Homme Richard.

Haven't seen Fiddler on the Roof, never been to the Sydney Opera House, and definitely never seen Fiddler on the Roof at the Sydney Opera House.

By my count, I was 8/20 on FJ!s during Jason's run.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:25 pm

Goose egg but it shouldn't have been.
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Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:27 pm

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

My Fair Lady (I know, I know, not a play, but at least I had the year right?), Old Faithful
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Post by seaborgium » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:52 pm

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

I knew it was a Hawaiian volcano, couldn't name the right one. I kept trying to turn "skinflint" into an adjective starting with "flint."

13/20 on Jason's FJs. Fie on you for making me research previous FJ threads.

Edit: I also have a winning record against him in LL, but league realignments took us away from each other three years ago.
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Post by Leander » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:53 pm

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

State colleges Tuesday
Old Faithful Wednesday. Could not make a connection from Twain to Hawaii. Probably would have picked a a different volcano anyway.

Have seen the Fiddler movie long ago

Never been to Australia.

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Post by Lefty » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:55 pm

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

I kicked Wednesday's around for a while, but the Hawaiian pantheon is rather a weakness of mine. Also, I was unaware of Kilauea's recent activities. I thought the description a bit overblown for Old Faithful, but figured Twain was just trying to be a writer.
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Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by Volante » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:31 pm

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

Mon - Sound of Music, thinking it was something abstract

Took a tour of the Sydney Opera House the day I landed in Oz. Had to; it was closing to the public for APEC the following day and I don't think it reopened before I left.

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Post by davey » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:41 pm

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

Knew the landmark was in Hawaii, had no idea which volcano. Went with Diamond Head since it's the easiest to spell... :roll:
Totally missed the libretto hint...
Flinty didn't sound right, but it was the best i had...
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Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by Shaquebanisa » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:04 am

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

Also said Yeats for the last FJ. NHO Bonhomme Richard or flinty.

I remembered how panicked people were about Kilauea. It was on the news almost every day for a month in my area.

14/20 for Jason's finals. Only missed Victoria Falls, Gath, 2016, Tolstoy, O Canada, and Andrew Jackson.

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Post by ElendilPickle » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:53 am

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

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Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by MSTieScott » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:38 am

0 for 5 because I didn't figure out Sydney Opera House until there were only about three seconds left in the think music.

After looking up definitions, I'll assume that my response of "flint-hearted" would have been deemed incorrect.

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Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by Bigdogstalfos » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:50 am

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

Ended up being a strong week for me. I have not been inside the Sydney Opera House, but my wife has (and has seen an opera there), so I can get family credit or something.

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Post by Carpe Diem » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:51 pm

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

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Post by cthulhu » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:52 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by Johnblue » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:39 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :shock: :shock: :mrgreen:

:shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I’ve been to the Sydney Opera House on a tour and then I saw a modern rendition of Henry V there. It wasn’t very good but when I was there, no operas were performed.

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