FJs for the 10/28/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 10/28/19 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:49 pm

Before its official opening on May 24, 1883 Emily Roebling became the first person to cross it in a carriage
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83%
Objects of attention in this suspenseful film include a digging dog, a scantily clad dancer & a possible murderer
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58%
In 1865 this city named for an early 19th century British hero became a British colonial capital
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74%
In a 1952 novel, he wrote, "But there were dry years too, & they put a terror on the valley. The water came in a thirty-year cycle"
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84%
This denomination takes its name from the day, as told in the New Testament, when the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles  
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53%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
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19%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
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1%
EXERCISE $400: Many consider cast iron to be the original type of this gym weight that has an attached handle; now "ring" in!
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39%
COLLEGE TOWNS $600: This city that's home to Brigham Young University was originally known as Fort Utah
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73%
MOUNTAIN STATES $600: Mount Lassen, at the southern end of the Cascades
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43%
 A Celtic tradition of using hollowed-out turnips with candles inside led to these distinctive & larger Halloween gourds - I expected the decision on the incorrect "pumpkin" to be reversed.  
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41%
I got Steinbeck on Thursday even though I thought the novel being referenced was The Grapes of Wrath.
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33%
I got Steinbeck and knew the novel was not The Grapes of Wrath.
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39%
I knew or could have guessed the Steinbeck novel was East of Eden.
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26%
I am familiar with both terms of Pentecost & Pentecostals.
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82%
7th-Day Adventists (or similar) was my incorrect response for the Friday FJ! clue.
41
38%
 
Total votes: 107

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Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:41 pm

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

Made the connection to East of Eden first, went to Steinbeck from there. Darn Pentecostal clue terminated my FJ streak at 16; probably the longest I've had. Doubt if I'll start a new streak next week with TOC clues.

Gave myself credit for kettlebell, but that's only because I dithered long enough for dumbbell to be negged. Had I been in the game, I would have initially had a no-ring but would have gotten it on the rebound.

Haven't been anywhere in NYC except to change planes at JFK, so not only have not been across the Brooklyn Bridge, I haven't even seen it from the air. Have seen two versions of Rear Window -- the Jimmy Stewart version (several times) and one Christopher Reeve did as a paraplegic. Okay production, but very moving because you knew he wasn't getting out of the chair between takes.
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Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

Post by goongas » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:03 pm

I live in Manhattan and have only been on the Brooklyn Bridge once for a walking tour of Brooklyn. I have seen it many times. My trips into Brooklyn occur on the neighboring Manhattan Bridge, which the subway uses. Also, I know what kettlebells are, but did not read the clue properly to come up with the correct answer.

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Post by hbomb1947 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:43 pm

Oh, I've walked across the Brooklyn Bridge a few times. It's a fun experience.
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Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

Post by Charis » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:13 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: (my first time to get a whole week!)
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Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

Post by True North » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:21 am

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

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Brooklyn Bridge used to be a fun experience. Last couple of times, though, it’s been so full of people trying to capture that fun experience that it’s been nearly suffocating.

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Post by SenseiCAY » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:09 am

Funny story about this week - apparently, on Thursday or Friday, I was asleep and the wife was awake next to me reading, and I started talking in my sleep, and we had a brief conversation along the lines of

Me: Don't forget the rear window.
Wife: Wha??
Me: Nevermind it's fine. Rear window.

I'm not sure what I was going for, but there was definitely a connection between that and having watched the DVR recording of Tuesday's episode that night.

At the time, I expected "pumpkin" to get reversed, but now that I think about it, it doesn't completely fit the clue - the tradition didn't lead to pumpkins, as far as I know...it led to the carving of pumpkins.

Just missed a goose egg this week - Steinbeck was a somewhat lucky guess. The wife got Brooklyn Bridge while I said Golden Gate, haven't seen Rear Window, couldn't pull Wellington in time (definitely know the capital of New Zealand but I got stuck in Africa), never would've gotten Pentecost.

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Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

Post by Bigdogstalfos » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:14 pm

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

I was really close to saying dumbbell, but caught myself with “wait, those don’t have handles” and getting to kettlebell. I probably have to thank my high school classmate who devoted his entire FB feed to CrossFit and lifting updates for that one.

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Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

Post by mahatma » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:54 pm

Bigdogstalfos wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:14 pm
I was really close to saying dumbbell, but caught myself with “wait, those don’t have handles” and getting to kettlebell.
They don't? I guess there are dumbbells that are like mini barbells, where you add weights to a bar, but most of the dumbbells I see are fixed weight, and what is that thing between the weights, if not a handle?

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Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

Post by Bigdogstalfos » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:30 pm

mahatma wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:54 pm
Bigdogstalfos wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:14 pm
I was really close to saying dumbbell, but caught myself with “wait, those don’t have handles” and getting to kettlebell.
They don't? I guess there are dumbbells that are like mini barbells, where you add weights to a bar, but most of the dumbbells I see are fixed weight, and what is that thing between the weights, if not a handle?
I guess I never thought of it as a handle, but more like a grip on a pen. Maybe because it doesn’t stick out of the weight?

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Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:29 pm

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

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:32 am

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

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Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

Post by SavoyGirl » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:12 am

I live in NYC and have driven across the Brooklyn Bridge a few times (don't often ride in cars). Today was the anniversary of the one time I ever walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, on Fri. Nov. 4, 2005. I had just started a new job at the New York State Supreme Courthouse at Foley Square (pictured on Law & Order and countless other films and TV shows), which is a couple of blocks from the entrance to the bridge. It's a long walk and once started, you have to keep going. Gorgeous views, but haven't attempted it since.

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Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

Post by xabe » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:50 am

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