FJs for the 1/6/20 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 1/6/20 week?

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

This book defines its own title as "concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers... was the process of a rational mind"
55
56%
Now with over 185 million followers, he surpassed Selena Gomez in 2018 to become the most followed person on Instagram
55
56%
It took the French Army until 1995 to declare him innocent, 101 years after he was convicted of treason
77
79%
In 1892 Francisca Rojas became the world’s first person convicted on the basis of this kind of evidence
83
85%
This country’s 1979 constitution forbids amendments altering its official ideology or religion  
81
83%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
23
23%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
1%
FILL THE M-T SPACE $1600 box DD: The name of a French soldier with a rigorous system of training gave us this word for a strict disciplinarian
41
42%
1885 $1000: In March 1995 Russian troops captured this Chechnyan capital
29
30%
FROM THE GREEK $1000: The science of determining a tree's age by looking at its growth rings
40
41%
I have read Catch-22 or seen the movie version or seen at least one episode of the 2019 Hulu series.
47
48%
Lionel Messi was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
12
12%
For the Wednesday FJ! clue I only made it as far as Zola.
2
2%
"F"OUR-LETTER WORDS $800: A stodgy older gentleman - I was correct with fogy.
35
36%
"F"OUR-LETTER WORDS $800: A stodgy older gentleman - I thought about guessing or did guess fart.
11
11%
"F"OUR-LETTER WORDS $800: A stodgy older gentleman - Thinking the word was "fogey" or "fogie" messed me up on the clue.
36
37%
 
Total votes: 98

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Re: FJs for the 1/6/20 week

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

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

However you spell it, it’s a “f”ive-letter word.

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Odd coincidence that Buck Henry, who wrote the script for the film version of Catch-22, died two days after it was the Final J! answer.

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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops:
:mrgreen: :( :(
I think I had read about Ronaldo's social media following, and if I followed soccer at all I would have remembered his name... :roll:
I guess I was trying to think of a new country in 1979, and overlooked the one that had a revolution... :roll: :roll:
I read Catch-22 years ago and saw the movie almost as many years ago, and have watched exactly one episode of the Hulu series, but I'm not sure I'll watch any more...I kind of like Castle Rock, tho...

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

Have read Catch-22 multiple times; it and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Crying of Lot 49 define ‘60s literature for me. I find the original movie adaptation of Catch-22 quite good overall and much better than I expected it to be, but the book is just brilliant; I am a big fan. (I seriously considered using “ex-PFC Wintergreen” as my handle here when I registered.)

Couldn’t pull “Ronaldo” on Tuesday; knew it was a soccer player, knew it was Ro-something, but the best I could do was “Rodolfo” :oops:

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

First full week of the new decade, I'll take 4-for-5 and call it a good start on the year.

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cthulhu wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:18 pm
Have read Catch-22 multiple times; it and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Crying of Lot 49 define ‘60s literature for me. I find the original movie adaptation of Catch-22 quite good overall and much better than I expected it to be, but the book is just brilliant; I am a big fan. (I seriously considered using “ex-PFC Wintergreen” as my handle here when I registered.)
If I went with a Catch-22 moniker, I think it would be Popinjay. Then I'd sit and wait for some savvy person such as yourself to make the correct response. But I'd also be very tempted by Milo Minderbinder.

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Re: FJs for the 1/6/20 week

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:08 pm
cthulhu wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:18 pm
Have read Catch-22 multiple times; it and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Crying of Lot 49 define ‘60s literature for me. I find the original movie adaptation of Catch-22 quite good overall and much better than I expected it to be, but the book is just brilliant; I am a big fan. (I seriously considered using “ex-PFC Wintergreen” as my handle here when I registered.)
If I went with a Catch-22 moniker, I think it would be Popinjay. Then I'd sit and wait for some savvy person such as yourself to make the correct response. But I'd also be very tempted by Milo Minderbinder.
Major — de Coverley was my other idea. But Popinjay is very good.

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

I know I'm late to the party, but I thought I'd give myself a public pat on the back for finally getting a 5/5 week this season. I guess technically, it's also my first of the year. ;)

I've read Catch-22 a few years ago. I liked what I remember from it, but I'll need to reread it as a refresher someday.

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