FJs for the 11/18/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 11/18/19 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:49 pm

Celebrating electricity & technology, an exposition in this U.S. "City of Light" in 1901 was overshadowed by another major event
47
46%
Peaking at 9,000 locations in 2004, this chain of stores was down to one in 2019, located in Bend, Oregon
93
91%
This title of a 1962 novel & 1975 film refers to the direction the last of 3 geese took in an old nursery rhyme
69
68%
One a Civil War hero & one a U.S. Senator, brothers with this last name were both considered for the 1884 Republican presidential nomination
46
45%
In 1847 eccentric horticulturalist Sir Charles Isham popularized these when he imported terra cotta ones from Nuremberg
62
61%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
12
12%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
BIOPICS $800: "La Vie en Rose" took a look at the not always rosy life of this French chanteuse
69
68%
ISLAND NATION CAPITAL CITIES $1600: With room for 7,000 worshippers, Al Fateh Mosque in Manama, capital of this island kingdom, is the nation's largest
41
40%
NEW TO THE OED $1600: This 2-word term for the spot from which conspiracy theorists think an unknown second gunman fired on JFK
93
91%
San Francisco was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
14
14%
I have set foot inside a Blockbuster video store.
91
89%
I have read and/or seen One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
61
60%
I did not know that Lot's wife was not named in the Bible.
19
19%
It was knowledge and not a guess to correctly solve the Thursday DD that wanted Lot's wife.
56
55%
Flowerpot was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
20
20%
 
Total votes: 102

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FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:49 pm

11/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. CITIES

11/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Celebrating electricity & technology, an exposition in this U.S. "City of Light" in 1901 was overshadowed by another major event

11/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

11/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Peaking at 9,000 locations in 2004, this chain of stores was down to one in 2019, located in Bend, Oregon

11/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MOVIE & BOOK TITLES

11/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This title of a 1962 novel & 1975 film refers to the direction the last of 3 geese took in an old nursery rhyme

11/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN HISTORY

11/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
One a Civil War hero & one a U.S. Senator, brothers with this last name were both considered for the 1884 Republican presidential nomination

11/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
HOME & GARDEN

11/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1847 eccentric horticulturalist Sir Charles Isham popularized these when he imported terra cotta ones from Nuremberg

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Buffalo
Blockbuster
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Sherman
garden gnomes
The players were 7/15 (46.67%) with a 1-2-2-0-2 success pattern.

BIOPICS $800: "La Vie en Rose" took a look at the not always rosy life of this French chanteuse

ISLAND NATION CAPITAL CITIES $1600: With room for 7,000 worshippers, Al Fateh Mosque in Manama, capital of this island kingdom, is the nation's largest

NEW TO THE OED $1600: This 2-word term for the spot from which conspiracy theorists think an unknown second gunman fired on JFK

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Édith Piaf  
Bahrain
grassy knoll

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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:49 pm

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Yes, been in a Blockbuster (though fewer than five times)
Only seen OFOTCN
Knew Lot's wife was the name

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:49 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by hbomb1947 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:52 pm

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I used to rent from Blockbuster all the time back in the day.

I was pretty sure that Lot's wife is never named.

I've seen the film version of OFOTCN.
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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:52 pm

Someone of first four voters missed the 5/5 brag box.

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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by hbomb1947 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:53 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Someone of first four voters missed the 5/5 brag box.
Fixed.
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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:57 pm

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

I went to Blockbuster fairly frequently, although I preferred Hollywood Video (and later, Netflix).
Both read and seen One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
I knew it was Mrs. Lot, but didn't know she didn't have a name so I guessed Salome.

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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:01 pm

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

No guess on the rest.

I never got to set foot in a Blockbuster since there were none near me.

Knew that she was just "Lot's Wife".
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Post by harrumph » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:14 pm

I checked the box for "I saw the off Broadway play of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1972 that had Danny DeVito in the cast".

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Post by Leander » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:28 pm

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

Frequent visitor to Blockbuster, although not as often as some closer smaller video stores

Have not read or seen Cuckoo’s Nest

Knew the Lot’s Wife clue

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Post by True North » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:42 pm

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

I said SF for Monday as a Hail Mary.

I’ve been to Blockbuster, but not many times. I stopped being a regular at the video store long before Blockbuster came to Canada.

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Post by mas3cf » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:54 pm

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

All in all, I had a pretty solid week, except 1/3 DDs on Friday. Used to go to Blockbuster all the time, I could probably still find my Blockbuster card if I had to. I said "uhhh... Lot's wife?" and that turned out okay for me.

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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by clprez » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:02 pm

During the TOC I had multiple times where I knew who they were looking for, but just couldn't pull the name. (Who's the tiger in Jungle Book and Who's the woman that sang at Lincoln Memorial, for example.) So when I said to myself "Who is Lot's wife." I just assumed it was more of the same and I don't know if I would have put it down as an answer, although I always put down something for FJ.

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Post by davey » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:19 pm

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

1901 should have triggered me Monday...
I've seen the movie of OFOTCN. Would have loved to have seen Kirk Douglas, but I have to settle for the Broadway-Steppenwolf revival with Gary Sinise...
My sister gave me a Blockbuster gift card one Christmas and said Use it fast, in case they go bankrupt. I thought she was paranoid, but she was prescient...by at least 10 years... :)

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Post by xxaaaxx » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:20 pm

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

Yes Blockbuster
Knew it was "Lot's wife", though the way the clue was phrased did give me a bit of pause

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is in the queue of "movies I should've watched ages ago" (like The Shining, Taxi Driver, Casablanca etc), but haven't gotten around to it yet.

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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:37 pm

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

San Francisco. Didn't know about Buffalo as an early version of Dallas.
I've heard about a surviving BB video store in some story lately. A franchise finally came to our town in time to go under.
Saw the Cuckoo movie on TV but clueless on the geese.
Was trying to remember McClellan, but knew he wasn't anybody's hero.
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I "think" I knew Lot's wife was anonymous. So I didn't mentally ring in based on the clue phrasing.
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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by Lefty » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:09 am

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

I think I heard of Lot's wife from Linus but it may have been Schroeder.

The Northwest location in Tuesday's clue made me think of Starbucks challengers (New World?), but the Blockbuster thing must have been well publicized. Our local video store was independent and small but enough for my minimal needs.

Have read Cuckoo's Nest and probably half-watched the movie. I remember the MAD spoof pretty well.
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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by Volante » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:12 am

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

Wed - (nada, kept trying to think of an actual direction that might work)
Thu - McClellan, would have been a long day before I got to Sherman
Fri - Flowerpot

Couldn't knock Cotillard out of my head long enough to let Piaf in...
All but certain I've been in a Blockbuster, though neither I, nor my parents, had an account.
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Post by ElendilPickle » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:48 am

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

Not the best J! week for me.

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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by seaborgium » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:07 am

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

I blanked on Civil War heroes (at least among the winners) besides Grant, who was ruled out for obvious reasons.

I tagged along with my mom (and three siblings) to Blockbuster enough times in my childhood that I can't put a number on the amount, plus my friend and I (read: my friend's mom or aunt) would sometimes rent a Super Nintendo or PlayStation game on weekends when I stayed over. I've seen all of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (though not all at once—I watched it in chunks in a high school class and was absent one of the days, and I watched it on a plane home from Europe in 2015 and was interrupted during the final scene by the end of the flight) and read the book. I knew Lot's wife was correct, and I knew she was not further named.
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