FJs for the 12/9/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 12/9/19 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:49 pm

George H.W. Bush in 1988 was the first sitting vice president to be elected to the top job since this man 152 years before
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55%
The first words spoken in this 1970 Best Picture Oscar winner are "Ten-hut!" "Be seated"
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78%
Established in 2015, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park has sites in Hanford, Washington; Los Alamos, N.M. & this Tennessee city
66
63%
In 1947 she testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee on how the film "Song of Russia" was communist propaganda
58
56%
It's the last name of the man who said, "Our whole concept was based on speed, lower prices & volume...my God, the carhops were slow"  
71
68%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five boxes above.
17
16%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
2
2%
AWARDS & HONORS $1200: In 1992 architect Alvaro Siza won this, often called the Nobel Prize of architecture
70
67%
A CINDERELLA STORY $2000: The best-known versions of the rags-to-royalty story are based on the one by this French fairy tale author in the 1600s
35
34%
COUNTRY OF THE OPERA $2000: "Turandot"
28
27%
Andrew Jackson was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
10
10%
"1970 Best Picture Oscar winner" was all I needed to solve the Tuesday FJ! clue.
33
32%
If the Wednesday FJ! clue had wanted the New Mexico site of Los Alamos I could have named it.
73
70%
If the Wednesday FJ! clue had wanted the Washington site of Hanford I could have named it.
17
16%
Pearl Buck was my guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
12
12%
Ray Kroc was my guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
21
20%
 
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FJs for the 12/9/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:49 pm

12/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
VICE PRESIDENTS

12/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
George H.W. Bush in 1988 was the first sitting vice president to be elected to the top job since this man 152 years before

12/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
OSCAR-WINNING FILMS

12/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The first words spoken in this 1970 Best Picture Oscar winner are "Ten-hut!" "Be seated"

12/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARKS

12/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Established in 2015, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park has sites in Hanford, Washington; Los Alamos, N.M. & this Tennessee city

12/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WOMEN AUTHORS

12/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1947 she testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee on how the film "Song of Russia" was communist propaganda

12/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BUSINESS NAMESAKES

12/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
It's the last name of the man who said, "Our whole concept was based on speed, lower prices & volume...my God, the carhops were slow"

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Martin van Buren
Patton
Oak Ridge
Ayn Rand
McDonald
The players were 8/15 (53.33%) with a 1-2-1-1-3 success pattern.

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

AWARDS & HONORS $1200: In 1992 architect Alvaro Siza won this, often called the Nobel Prize of architecture

A CINDERELLA STORY $2000: The best-known versions of the rags-to-royalty story are based on the one by this French fairy tale author in the 1600s

COUNTRY OF THE OPERA $2000: "Turandot"

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Pritzker Prize
Charles Perrault
China

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Re: FJs for the 12/9/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:50 pm

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

Did not need the Patton lines to solve it
Los Alamos yes and Hanford no
Ray Kroc
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I have not seen Patton
I have eaten McDonald's food and been inside their establishment.
I knew there were McDonald brothers and still missed the FJ! clue.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:51 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by Ironhorse » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:20 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
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Post by seaborgium » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:27 pm

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

I said Japan for Turandot and second-guessed myself too late. I probably confused it with Madame Butterfly. I guessed Rostand for the French author.

I didn't need to do the math to get Martin Van Buren, Ayn Rand was the only guess I had, I had to think hard for several seconds to pull up Oak Ridge, and the others were WECIB.

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Post by Volante » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:55 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :| :|

Thu - Margaret Mitchell

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Post by mas3cf » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:57 pm

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

Didn't need the Patton lines. Yes on Los Alamos.

Not polled: NHO Perrault, NHO carhops.

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Post by Leander » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:22 pm

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

19th century presidents outside the ones around Lincoln a weak spot for me
Needed the dialogue to get Patton
Would have gotten Los Alamos, not Hanford

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Post by Plactus » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:56 pm

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

Ugh. Cool Hand Luke and Knoxville Tuesday and Wednesday, no guesses the other days. Friday I was trying to think of a restaurant with carhops.

I probably would have gotten Los Alamos.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:05 pm

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

Kroc Friday, no guess on the rest.

Los Alamos, NM is familiar, Hanford, WA is not.
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Re: FJs for the 12/9/19 week

Post by davey » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:05 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Haven't done that in a while... :D

These FJs all went smoothly except I did have to cross out Kroc when I realized there was a reason the clue specified last name (not by rechecking the category name.. :oops:)...
I probably would have gotten Patton but not for sure, since no, I don't have that list memorized...
Not sure why anyone would associate Pearl Buck with Russia...Lillian Hellman might have been a good guess if you didn't know she was a Stalinist who excoriated HUAC in front of the committee...and she wrote a picture, The North Star, that also was called propaganda before HUAC. But at least she knew something about the topic.

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Post by True North » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:38 pm

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

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Post by ElendilPickle » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:43 am

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

I knew all three nuclear sites (living not far from Los Alamos helps), and I am somewhat familiar with Turandot's plot. Most of you have probably heard its famous aria "Nessun Dorma," which gets used a lot in skating competitions and on shows like America's Got Talent.

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Post by cthulhu » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:49 pm

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

Yet another reminder that I need to do better on memorizing presidents and vice-presidents.
Needed the quoted dialog to get Patton.
Could have gotten pretty much anything related to the Manhattan Project; I’ve read Richard Rhodes’ histories of the atomic bomb and the hydrogen bomb multiple times - fabulous books, fascinating story.
Ayn Rand and McDonald - WECIB?

Pritzker an instaget; no idea about the French fairy tale author. “Opera - why did it have to be opera?”

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Re: FJs for the 12/9/19 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:53 pm

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(
Worst week in a long time. Had a brain hiccup and said Tyler for VP and felt really silly at the reveal. Couldn't pull Patton in time, went with Apocalypse Now even though I knew it was wrong just to avoid a blank.

The only thing I know about Turandot is that it is an opera. And that it is often mispronounced "Turan-doe."
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:54 pm

AFRET CMS wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:53 pm
The only thing I know about Turandot is that it is an opera. And that it is often mispronounced "Turan-doe."
You don't even know Nessun Dorma?
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Re: FJs for the 12/9/19 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:36 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:54 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:53 pm
The only thing I know about Turandot is that it is an opera. And that it is often mispronounced "Turan-doe."
You don't even know Nessun Dorma?
Can hum the aria and even know the basics of why "nobody sleeps" -- but if I ever knew it came from Turandot, I had forgotten long ago.
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Re: FJs for the 12/9/19 week

Post by econgator » Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:13 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:54 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:53 pm
The only thing I know about Turandot is that it is an opera. And that it is often mispronounced "Turan-doe."
You don't even know Nessun Dorma?
Gotta admit, I just listened to it and it doesn't sound the slightest bit familiar.

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Re: FJs for the 12/9/19 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:01 pm

econgator wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:13 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:54 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:53 pm
The only thing I know about Turandot is that it is an opera. And that it is often mispronounced "Turan-doe."
You don't even know Nessun Dorma?
Gotta admit, I just listened to it and it doesn't sound the slightest bit familiar.
It's a pretty popular selection on "America's Got Talent" for operatic style singers. The most memorable for me is 11-year-old Jackie Evancho's performance as an invited guest artist the year after she competed.

The part where the melody is more familiar to most people starts at about 1:55

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jarJ8JcP7Zo
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Re: FJs for the 12/9/19 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:16 pm

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

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