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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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

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

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

“Terra-cotta” and “garden gnome” together was just not gonna happen in my head Friday. Guessed flowerpot just to have something.
Rest of the week’s FJs were reasonably straightforward.

I have read OFOtCN (originally for my own edification, later for a college class) and seen the movie, but I much prefer the book, unreliable narrator and all. Sometime I would like to see a theatrical production based on the original stage adaptation that keeps Chief’s central role.

Instaget on the Lot’s wife DD and yes it was knowledge. For an atheist, I do pretty well on Bible clues :lol:

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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:20 am

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

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Spoiled on Wednesday's but I suspect I likely would have missed it.
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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by DBear » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:45 am

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Had San Francisco, Radio Shack, & planter.
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by alietr » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:10 am

Been to Buffalo.
Been to a Blockbuster more than a few times (they were never my favored rental place, though -- small local ones were a lot better).
Didn't think Lot's wife had a name.
Read and seen OFOTCN.

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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by xabe » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:43 am

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

Went to Blockbuster semi-regularly, have seen the OFOTCN film, and knew she was just "Lot's wife".

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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:07 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Missed with McClellan for the Civil War candidate, and should have known Bahrain for the mosque but went with Brunei. It's on an island, but I'm not sure it's considered an island nation.

Found an old Blockbuster card in a drawer when we cleaned out the house last year prepping for a move. During the same clean out process, sold an Edith Piaf vinyl album (along with another four shelf-feet of vinyl LPs). Saw the movie "La Vie en Rose" referenced in the clue and thought Cotillard did a TERRIFIC job with the role.
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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by mas3cf » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:12 pm

Next level: has anyone been to a Blockbuster in Buffalo?

I might have, I'm not 100% sure.

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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:17 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by ilcap » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:18 pm

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

"City of Light" totally threw me -- Buffalo just isn't a city I associate with technology. Should've thought about it more from the "1901 event" angle.

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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by Shaquebanisa » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:44 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

Post by cinemaniax7 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:39 pm

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

A couple of thoughts:

• I am surprised by the 40+ percentages on Buffalo and Sherman. Given how these clues were worded, I was expecting much lower numbers. I felt like a friggin' genius for coming up with the correct responses in 30 seconds.

• As for Lot's wife, it seemed to me the writers were looking for her name, even though I was pretty sure she isn't named in the Bible.

• I used to patronize that Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon, which was a 30-minute drive from my home. Then I moved to Nashville, where Blockbuster was practically next door. Then the company went belly-up just a couple of years later.

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