FJs for the 9/23/19 week

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, trainman, econgator, dhkendall

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
45
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

Peter the accountant
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 521
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:13 am

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by Peter the accountant » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:50 pm

This week clearly played pretty tough. The highest get rate from boardies is less than 70%. And the players didn't do very well, either.

My first box of shame in a long time.
--Peter

User avatar
The Talking Mime
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 423
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:27 pm

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by The Talking Mime » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:42 pm

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

Community colleges on Tuesday. Knew Pele = Hawaii, but went with Mauna Kea.

Never seen Fiddler on the Roof, and since the furthest west I've ever been is Ottawa, that's a no on the Sydney Opera House.

10/20 during Jason's run. Haven't had a week better than 3/5 in regular play in the week of 4/8/19 (though I got 3/5 + tiebreaker clue the week of 7/15/19).
"There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge."
-Bertrand Russell

xabe
Contributor
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:53 am
Location: Toronto, ON

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by xabe » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:51 pm

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

I knew it was flint-something, but the wording of the clue made me think it was more than just -y, so I also went with flinthearted.

User avatar
BigDaddyMatty
Save Me, Maggie!
Posts: 2849
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:05 am
Location: Wherever I May Roam
Contact:

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:00 pm

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

Sears Tower Thursday, Yeats Friday
I have not yet played Jason's games from last season, but I was 12/14 on his games from this season
Sprinkles are for winners.

Foretopman
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 293
Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:22 pm
Location: Chicago area

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by Foretopman » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:17 pm

I have performed in a production of Fiddler on the Roof. Still missed the question. :oops:

User avatar
twelvefootboy
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1372
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:18 pm
Location: Tornado Alley / Southwest Missouri

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:20 am

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

I haven't seen that silly building but I did go to Austria last year :lol: .

I was on Old Faithful and remembered the lava in Hawaii recently. Could only say Kilamangero and hoped I was mixed up with the African volcano.

I chose the Astrodome just because it was promoted as the eighth wonder, although I know well that it was ca 1966 and Jimmy Wynn was the first player to hit the roof.
Disclaimer - repeated exposure to author's musings may cause befuddlement.

User avatar
CasketRomance
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 2124
Joined: Fri May 22, 2015 2:40 pm

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:59 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:20 am
:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

I haven't seen that silly building but I did go to Austria last year :lol: .

I was on Old Faithful and remembered the lava in Hawaii recently. Could only say Kilamangero and hoped I was mixed up with the African volcano.

I chose the Astrodome just because it was promoted as the eighth wonder, although I know well that it was ca 1966 and Jimmy Wynn was the first player to hit the roof.
mike schmidt was the first in 1974

John Boy
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 2455
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:11 am

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by John Boy » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:11 pm

Re Thursday's clue: I hate when they ask you to know the year some building opened, or a movie debuted, etc. From the date involved, I thought there were any number of excellent guesses, including World Trade Towers and CNN tower (which was my guess). And God knows how many structures have been labelled the "8th Wonder," including the Houston Astrodome (which I knew was opened in the 1960s).

User avatar
LucarioSnooperVixey
Sharp As A Tack
Posts: 1071
Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Location: New Jersey

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:22 pm

John Boy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:11 pm
CNN tower
You mean CN Tower?
Douglas Squasoni
QuizUp: 128.9k games
Alpaca Farm: 1298 quizzes

User avatar
twelvefootboy
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1372
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:18 pm
Location: Tornado Alley / Southwest Missouri

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:33 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:59 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:20 am
:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

I haven't seen that silly building but I did go to Austria last year :lol: .

I was on Old Faithful and remembered the lava in Hawaii recently. Could only say Kilamangero and hoped I was mixed up with the African volcano.

I chose the Astrodome just because it was promoted as the eighth wonder, although I know well that it was ca 1966 and Jimmy Wynn was the first player to hit the roof.
mike schmidt was the first in 1974
I can't find the date of the event, or even if it was a fair ball (roof was in play per the ground rules), but - From a SI article June 09, 1969:

Nevertheless Wynn (the Astros all call him the Toy Cannon) is the only player ever to hit three home runs in one game under the Dome and he also is the only player to hit the Dome ceiling with a batted ball during a game. "It went straight up over home plate—just like one of my golf shots," he says.

We are even now - this one's for Nurse Nancy 8-) .
Disclaimer - repeated exposure to author's musings may cause befuddlement.

User avatar
hbomb1947
Still hoping to get on Jeopardy! while my age is in double digits
Posts: 2334
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:31 am

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:04 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:33 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:59 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:20 am
:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

I haven't seen that silly building but I did go to Austria last year :lol: .

I was on Old Faithful and remembered the lava in Hawaii recently. Could only say Kilamangero and hoped I was mixed up with the African volcano.

I chose the Astrodome just because it was promoted as the eighth wonder, although I know well that it was ca 1966 and Jimmy Wynn was the first player to hit the roof.
mike schmidt was the first in 1974
I can't find the date of the event, or even if it was a fair ball (roof was in play per the ground rules), but - From a SI article June 09, 1969:

Nevertheless Wynn (the Astros all call him the Toy Cannon) is the only player ever to hit three home runs in one game under the Dome and he also is the only player to hit the Dome ceiling with a batted ball during a game. "It went straight up over home plate—just like one of my golf shots," he says.

We are even now - this one's for Nurse Nancy 8-) .
And Schmidt's ball didn't hit the ceiling, it hit a speaker hanging from the ceiling.
Follow me on twitter, even though I rarely tweet! https://twitter.com/hbomb_worldwide

User avatar
CasketRomance
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 2124
Joined: Fri May 22, 2015 2:40 pm

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by CasketRomance » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:16 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:33 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:59 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:20 am
:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

I haven't seen that silly building but I did go to Austria last year :lol: .

I was on Old Faithful and remembered the lava in Hawaii recently. Could only say Kilamangero and hoped I was mixed up with the African volcano.

I chose the Astrodome just because it was promoted as the eighth wonder, although I know well that it was ca 1966 and Jimmy Wynn was the first player to hit the roof.
mike schmidt was the first in 1974
I can't find the date of the event, or even if it was a fair ball (roof was in play per the ground rules), but - From a SI article June 09, 1969:

Nevertheless Wynn (the Astros all call him the Toy Cannon) is the only player ever to hit three home runs in one game under the Dome and he also is the only player to hit the Dome ceiling with a batted ball during a game. "It went straight up over home plate—just like one of my golf shots," he says.

We are even now - this one's for Nurse Nancy 8-) .
no idea, because he doesn't show up in any of the astrodome history sites for that feat

User avatar
CasketRomance
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 2124
Joined: Fri May 22, 2015 2:40 pm

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by CasketRomance » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:18 am

hbomb1947 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:04 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:33 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:59 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:20 am
:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

I haven't seen that silly building but I did go to Austria last year :lol: .

I was on Old Faithful and remembered the lava in Hawaii recently. Could only say Kilamangero and hoped I was mixed up with the African volcano.

I chose the Astrodome just because it was promoted as the eighth wonder, although I know well that it was ca 1966 and Jimmy Wynn was the first player to hit the roof.
mike schmidt was the first in 1974
I can't find the date of the event, or even if it was a fair ball (roof was in play per the ground rules), but - From a SI article June 09, 1969:

Nevertheless Wynn (the Astros all call him the Toy Cannon) is the only player ever to hit three home runs in one game under the Dome and he also is the only player to hit the Dome ceiling with a batted ball during a game. "It went straight up over home plate—just like one of my golf shots," he says.

We are even now - this one's for Nurse Nancy 8-) .
And Schmidt's ball didn't hit the ceiling, it hit a speaker hanging from the ceiling.
which is part of the ceiling...if a ball can graze the jersey of a player and that player is said to have been hit by a pitch then the jersey is part of the person, then a speaker that was hit while being attached to a ceiling can be seen as being part of that ceiling

User avatar
CasketRomance
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 2124
Joined: Fri May 22, 2015 2:40 pm

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by CasketRomance » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:29 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:33 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:59 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:20 am
:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

I haven't seen that silly building but I did go to Austria last year :lol: .

I was on Old Faithful and remembered the lava in Hawaii recently. Could only say Kilamangero and hoped I was mixed up with the African volcano.

I chose the Astrodome just because it was promoted as the eighth wonder, although I know well that it was ca 1966 and Jimmy Wynn was the first player to hit the roof.
mike schmidt was the first in 1974
I can't find the date of the event, or even if it was a fair ball (roof was in play per the ground rules), but - From a SI article June 09, 1969:

Nevertheless Wynn (the Astros all call him the Toy Cannon) is the only player ever to hit three home runs in one game under the Dome and he also is the only player to hit the Dome ceiling with a batted ball during a game. "It went straight up over home plate—just like one of my golf shots," he says.

We are even now - this one's for Nurse Nancy 8-) .
going to say it was a foul ball..so schmidt stands as first to do it when it comes to being put into fair territory

"It went straight up over home plate"

the above suggests it was a foul ball

User avatar
CasketRomance
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 2124
Joined: Fri May 22, 2015 2:40 pm

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by CasketRomance » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:47 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:33 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:59 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:20 am
:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

I haven't seen that silly building but I did go to Austria last year :lol: .

I was on Old Faithful and remembered the lava in Hawaii recently. Could only say Kilamangero and hoped I was mixed up with the African volcano.

I chose the Astrodome just because it was promoted as the eighth wonder, although I know well that it was ca 1966 and Jimmy Wynn was the first player to hit the roof.
mike schmidt was the first in 1974
I can't find the date of the event, or even if it was a fair ball (roof was in play per the ground rules), but - From a SI article June 09, 1969:

Nevertheless Wynn (the Astros all call him the Toy Cannon) is the only player ever to hit three home runs in one game under the Dome and he also is the only player to hit the Dome ceiling with a batted ball during a game. "It went straight up over home plate—just like one of my golf shots," he says.

We are even now - this one's for Nurse Nancy 8-) .
btw...i am glad you retained nurse nancy...that is one of the best trivia tidbits in all of trivia

User avatar
plasticene
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 390
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:32 pm

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by plasticene » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:08 pm

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

I didn't get to see last week's episodes until Tuesday this week, but the first post in my Facebook feed on Friday morning lamented Jason's loss and cursed the Sydney Opera House. I don't mind getting spoiled on Jason's loss, but it would have been nice to have the chance to try to puzzle out a difficult FJ that ended a super-champ's reign.

We went to the Sydney Opera House several times during our trip in January 2001 It was the 100th anniversary of Verdi's death, so they were doing a lot of his works that season. We got to see Rigoletto and Il Trovatore in the Opera Theatre, but we just missed a performance of the Verdi Requiem in the Concert Hall, which happened on the day we left. We also saw the hilarious Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) in a small theater downstairs.

User avatar
Robert K S
Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 1518
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:26 pm
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Contact:

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by Robert K S » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:00 am

The opera I saw at Sydney is Pavlovian for Mussorgsky + opera.

User avatar
MinnesotaMyron
Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 1738
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:53 pm

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:22 am

Robert K S wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:00 am
The opera I saw at Sydney is Pavlovian for Mussorgsky + opera.
I'd post the answer, but modesty forbids.

User avatar
opusthepenguin
The Best Darn Penguin on the Whole JBoard
Posts: 6661
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:33 pm
Location: Shawnee, KS
Contact:

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:52 am

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:22 am
Robert K S wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:00 am
The opera I saw at Sydney is Pavlovian for Mussorgsky + opera.
I'd post the answer, but modesty forbids.
Or maybe you're just not good enuv.

Peter the accountant
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 521
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:13 am

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Post by Peter the accountant » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:45 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:52 am
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:22 am
Robert K S wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:00 am
The opera I saw at Sydney is Pavlovian for Mussorgsky + opera.
I'd post the answer, but modesty forbids.
Or maybe you're just not good enuv.
Ok. Fine. You made me learn things again.

Still doesn't make your puns funny, though. :lol:
--Peter

Post Reply