FJs for the 12/30/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 12/30/19 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:48 pm

In a New Yorker profile, he said, "Where I like it is out west in Wyoming, Montana, & Idaho, & I like Cuba & Paris"
80
86%
Stuck with 260 tons of unused turkey in late 1953, this company ordered aluminum trays & sold 10 million units of a new item in 1954
59
63%
The last single-named actress to win an Oscar was this woman who won for her supporting role in "Precious"
37
40%
About 100 years before Darwin, this naturalist put orangutans & humans in a group with the Latin name "Homo"
71
76%
Until a 1913 amendment allowed this, 1/3 of U.S. government revenue came from liquor  
82
88%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
12
13%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
1%
THE QUOTABLE RALPH WALDO EMERSON: "A foolish consistency is" one of these "of little minds"
56
60%
A LITERARY NEW YEAR $2000: New Year's Eve finds 4 people contemplating suicide in "A Long Way Down" by this man who also wrote "About a Boy"
26
28%
PLACES $2000: At the heart of a major industrial region, this 2nd-most populous U.K. city lies near the geographic center of England
45
48%
Charlie Puth and/or Rachel Platten were names unfamiliar to me prior to their appearances in Tuesday clues.
47
51%
Birds Eye (no matter the spelling) was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
11
12%
I feel fairly confident to very certain I have eaten a Swanson TV dinner in my lifetime.
66
71%
Mo'Nique was not a name familiar to me for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
12
13%
Linnaeus was not a name familiar to me for the Thursday FJ! clue.
4
4%
If the Friday FJ! clue had wanted 16th Amendment for income tax I feel reasonably confident I would have had that right.
28
30%
 
Total votes: 93

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Re: FJs for the 12/30/19 week

Post by ElendilPickle » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:13 am

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

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Re: FJs for the 12/30/19 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:33 am

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

Ate plenty of the "Hungry Man" chicken dinners, not because they were cheap, easy, or lowbrow, but because they were GOOD. You must use conventional oven, microwave version was crap.

The Box of Glory was not to be, if you give me a list of 3 female names I'd have a 33% 10% chance.

Could not number the amendment cold, but would have coin flipped 16 and 17. ONE THIRD of revenue from liquor tax? We couldn't have passed the 18th (prohibition) without this one, lol... Well done, writers.

Started in Sheffield on the population TOM, then moved to Birmingham from geographic knowledge, only worrying about Nottingham and York (Old York?) but easily dismissing it.

The Linnaeus clue might as well have been "He was the father of Taxonomy". Pure YEKIOYD.

(eta - corrected math to adjust to realistic odds)
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Re: FJs for the 12/30/19 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:17 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(
Ended 2019 on a nine-game FJ streak and immediately missed the Jan 1 clue. Recognized her after the fact but wouldn't have gotten it with 30 minutes instead of 30 seconds.

Another Manchester instead of Birmingham here. Very familiar with the fight song but barely familiar with Platten, and I don't think I've ever heard of Charlie Puth.

Got income tax, but it would have been a coin toss between 16th and 17 amendment.
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Re: FJs for the 12/30/19 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:31 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 12/30/19 week

Post by Shaquebanisa » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:07 am

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

Had no idea on Friday, guessed gambling.

Knew who Platten and Puth were.

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Re: FJs for the 12/30/19 week

Post by John Boy » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:56 am

260 tons of leftover turkey. Sounds like the last time my sister-in-law was in charge of Thanksgiving dinner. :shock:

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Re: FJs for the 12/30/19 week

Post by xabe » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:18 pm

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

Butterball on Tuesday, knowing it was probably wrong
Manchester instead of Birmingham
I don't believe I've ever had a Swanson dinner, but I have heard the name
Know of Puth, Mo'Nique and Linnaeus, but not Platten

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