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I guess Alex's "preclue" ("sounds like we're going back in time") threw me, because I assumed "1719" took care of that and that the correct response had to be more recent. "19th C. novel" would have helped, though so would remembering "Robinson Crusoe" (I too was stuck on Gulliver), or that Mr. Robinson was a pastor... :roll:

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MattKnowles wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:45 pm
Halfway joking, but also half serious - poll request on whether or not cheese and geese rhyme.
John Cleese would say no.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:55 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:45 pm
Halfway joking, but also half serious - poll request on whether or not cheese and geese rhyme.
John Cleese would say no.
Cochise might disagree... ;)

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The year 1719 meant absolutely nothing to me in FJ! - I honestly wouldn't have been able to place Robinson Crusoe or Swiss Family Robinson in the proper half-century with any confidence. Nor did the fact that Swiss Family Robinson had four children and a pastor. For "adventure novels", I was stranded on Treasure Island thanks to a free viewing of a play version of it on NT Live at Home a couple of weeks ago. Wasn't gonna happen for me. I put "The Sun Also Rises", just to have something for y'all to laugh at.

And, just for more yucks, I knew the J! writers had to have a clue like this, and lo and behold, I found it in the database:

#7659, aired 2017-12-21 LITERARY TITLE BEFORE & AFTER $400: A shipwrecked clan from a neutral country meets up with a shipwrecked 18th century character

Judges: "Raptor" for "Velociraptor"? BMS, perhaps? There's a 50/50 that I freeze when asked for more info. Probably more in studio, even without an audience. But given that Alex is Canadian, he might give me credit accidentally because of Canada's favourite NBA team.

My viewing of the first season of J! helped out with keeping Thanks for the Memory fresh in my brain...it appeared in October. I also learned that "Memory" is singular in the title - dunno how I always misheard it. Of course, if you do pluralize it, you get a completely different song, and you have to spell it differently.

I felt for Tiffany when she had difficulty getting out the full response "crown of thorns". I almost said "thorn of crowns".

I just don't get the premise of The Unicorn. A certain Joe Jackson song comes to mind.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:55 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:45 pm
Halfway joking, but also half serious - poll request on whether or not cheese and geese rhyme.
John Cleese would say no.
John Cleese visits a cheese shop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz1JWzyvv8A. Sorry about the background music I couldn't find a version without it.
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Loved that DD in "American Songbook"... That's one of the few categories where I'd be going "Holzhauer-plus-one" ("All In" after putting my wallet and keys on the podium).

And... TPH, you've really never heard of this song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ur3YLhceAE

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talkingaway wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:11 pm
Judges: "Raptor" for "Velociraptor"? BMS, perhaps? There's a 50/50 that I freeze when asked for more info. Probably more in studio, even without an audience. But given that Alex is Canadian, he might give me credit accidentally because of Canada's favourite NBA team.
I'm gonna say BMS, especially with the 'fast' TOM in there.

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Volante wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 12:24 am
talkingaway wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:11 pm
Judges: "Raptor" for "Velociraptor"? BMS, perhaps? There's a 50/50 that I freeze when asked for more info. Probably more in studio, even without an audience. But given that Alex is Canadian, he might give me credit accidentally because of Canada's favourite NBA team.
I'm gonna say BMS, especially with the 'fast' TOM in there.
BMS is how I ruled for myself, after I said "raptor" and it didn't sound complete... :geek:

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This game was a bit of a reality check for me

19 R, 10 W (inc. 3DDs) for $5,800 coryat.

FJ: :( Headslap upon reveal.

Went 4/5 in DINO-TOPIA, and surprisingly 3/5 in THE WRITER'S CREATION.

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"The Swiss Family Robinson" is what popped into my head immediately and I never really thought of anything else, but for some reason I was having trouble parsing the clue and I couldn't figure out what the 1719 book was. Can't believe I forgot about "Robinson Crusoe." In any event I won't be checking this one on the weekly poll because I never wrote it down. :oops:

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It was good to get back to a new game, though I did enjoy seeing the first-ever Zerg-cam shot :mrgreen: Lots is Lach trash, especially in Songbook and Bible, neither noted strong points of mine. Instaget FJ — inn pretty sure that the SFR-Crusoe connection was used in a LL question a few seasons ago, albeit more obliquely. My wife, no trivia person, was outraged that SFR was a TS: “Adventure novel... about a FAMILY???”

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cinemaniax7 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 7:55 pm
Alex said something to the effect that if you didn't come up with the 1719 novel first, you were going to struggle on FJ. However, I didn't read the 1719 portion of the clue until after I had gotten SFR based on the pastor, wife, and four sons.
I also went in the reverse of Alex's reasoning. "Family? Adventure? Swiss Family Robinson, of course. But what's a connection to another novel? Hmmm. OH!"
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Have to admit to a momentary detour before landing on kidney beans. "Beans? Organ? Surely they're not talking about fava beans going well with liver, are they?"
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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:55 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:45 pm
Halfway joking, but also half serious - poll request on whether or not cheese and geese rhyme.
John Cleese would say no.
I read Cleese's autobiography last year and learned his family name actually was Cheese! His father changed it when he joined the army, believing Cheese to be embarrassing. Mentioned in his Wiki entry, too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cleese#Early_life

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:04 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:55 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:45 pm
Halfway joking, but also half serious - poll request on whether or not cheese and geese rhyme.
John Cleese would say no.
I read Cleese's autobiography last year and learned his family name actually was Cheese! His father changed it when he joined the army, believing Cheese to be embarrassing. Mentioned in his Wiki entry, too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cleese#Early_life
Yep, I remember seeing an interview with him where he expressed some disappointment over the change. He felt that a last name like "Cheese" was perfect for a comic actor. Gotta agree with him there, although I bet everyone would have assumed it was a stage name.

Anyway, no matter how many times I encounter this fact and its relevance to the correct pronunciation of Cleese, I keep going back to rhyming it with geese. I've been saying it that way for so long now that I don't know if I'll ever successfully change. He doesn't seem to mind the mispronunciation, so that's good.

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 12:45 pm
"The Swiss Family Robinson" is what popped into my head immediately and I never really thought of anything else, but for some reason I was having trouble parsing the clue and I couldn't figure out what the 1719 book was. Can't believe I forgot about "Robinson Crusoe." In any event I won't be checking this one on the weekly poll because I never wrote it down. :oops:
But would you have left it blank onstage in a real game? You know you wouldn't have. You're too cool for that. Come on, check the box. (I'm tired or I'd cobble together a pic--ideally an animated GIF--of Brad Pitt whine-yelling "Check the boxxxxxx!!!")

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:19 pm
Anyway, no matter how many times I encounter this fact and its relevance to the correct pronunciation of Cleese, I keep going back to rhyming it with geese. I've been saying it that way for so long now that I don't know if I'll ever successfully change. He doesn't seem to mind the mispronunciation, so that's good.
Same here.
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AFRET CMS wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:08 pm
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 7:55 pm
Alex said something to the effect that if you didn't come up with the 1719 novel first, you were going to struggle on FJ. However, I didn't read the 1719 portion of the clue until after I had gotten SFR based on the pastor, wife, and four sons.
I also went in the reverse of Alex's reasoning. "Family? Adventure? Swiss Family Robinson, of course. But what's a connection to another novel? Hmmm. OH!"
This does seem to be one of those clues where the TOMs don't really click until after you arrive at the correct response. They function more as a confirmation that you picked the right response, less as a way of getting you to that response in the first place. In my case, I didn't really make anything of "surname ... is not given in the text" while trying to solve this FJ. Once I got it, I thought, huh, so their last name wasn't Robinson? I guess I always assumed it was and the allusion to Crusoe was right there in the novel, not just in the title.

I'll be really curious to see how many boardies went from RC to SFR, as the clue and Alex seemed to expect, and how many got to SFR and only later (perhaps not even until they were told) realized what the 1719 novel was. This is going to be a set of poll questions, right Mark?

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:41 am
Throw in being a fan of (the original) Lost in Space and I better get it.
Came here to read this and was not disappointed

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Robert K S wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:49 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:41 am
Throw in being a fan of (the original) Lost in Space and I better get it.
Came here to read this and was not disappointed
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No love for Joel Robinson? (4x removed from the 1719 novel)

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