FJs for the 2/22/21 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 2/22/21 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:49 pm

Just 24 notes, this piece is nicknamed "Butterfield's Lullaby" for the U.S. Army general who arranged it
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81%
Along with his writing partner, this director is the only person to win screenwriting Oscars for both a film & its sequel
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77%
David McConnell's cosmetics & perfume co. was rebranded in 1939 with this name, honoring the home of his favorite playwright
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64%
Losing its ocean access in 1993, this African Union member is the most populous landlocked nation, with 110 million people
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68%
Elbridge Gerry, Charles Pinckney & John Marshall were the diplomats in this 1797 incident that led to a quasi-war with France  
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78%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
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27%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
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No votes
MUSEUM MUST-SEES $2000: At this art museum in Florence: Raphael's "Madonna of the Goldfinch"
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63%
HORSE & WRITER $2000: He wrote about "Riders of the Purple Sage" & owned 2 horses called Black Star & Night
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63%
ANTARCTICA $400: As with tree rings, glaciologists examine long cylinders of ice called these to explore layers of Antarctica's history
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51%
Mario Puzo was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
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1%
I solved the Wednesday FJ! clue first from the "cosmetics & perfume co." angle than "playwright".
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24%
I solved the Wednesday FJ! clue first from the "playwright" angle than "cosmetics & perfume co.".
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32%
I have bought and/or sold an Avon product.
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16%
Sudan was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
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8%
South Sudan was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
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2%
Eritrea was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
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1%
Nigeria was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
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7%
I got XYZ for the Friday FJ! clue but called it something other than "Affair".
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1%
I am pretty sure to very confident I have seen Michael Colton on TV prior to his J! appearances: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1685000/#self
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9%
 
Total votes: 91

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FJs for the 2/22/21 week

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2/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MUSIC

2/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Just 24 notes, this piece is nicknamed "Butterfield's Lullaby" for the U.S. Army general who arranged it

2/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MOVIE DIRECTORS

2/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Along with his writing partner, this director is the only person to win screenwriting Oscars for both a film & its sequel

2/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BUSINESS HISTORY

2/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
David McConnell's cosmetics & perfume co. was rebranded in 1939 with this name, honoring the home of his favorite playwright

2/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES

2/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Losing its ocean access in 1993, this African Union member is the most populous landlocked nation, with 110 million people

2/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EARLY U.S. HISTORY

2/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Elbridge Gerry, Charles Pinckney & John Marshall were the diplomats in this 1797 incident that led to a quasi-war with France

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
"Taps"
Francis Ford Coppola
Avon
Ethiopia
the XYZ Affair
The players were 5/15 (33.33%) with a 2-1-2-0-0 success pattern.

The extra clues have one correct by the players, a triple stumper and a requested triple stumper.

MUSEUM MUST-SEES $2000: At this art museum in Florence: Raphael's "Madonna of the Goldfinch"

HORSE & WRITER $2000: He wrote about "Riders of the Purple Sage" & owned 2 horses called Black Star & Night

ANTARCTICA $400: As with tree rings, glaciologists examine long cylinders of ice called these to explore layers of Antarctica's history

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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the Uffizi
Zane Grey
ice cores
  

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

Playwright angle did not work for me; cosmetics did
No Avon for me though my mom did work for Fuller Brush some time when Nixon was in office.
Definitely saw Michael Colton on “I Love the…” series.

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

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:mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen:
:| :mrgreen: :|

Got Avon through the playwright angle. My wife has bought Avon and her mother used to sell it.

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

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

I needed the home of a playwright bit for Avon.
I thought of Zane Grey first, then thought, "It's a $2,000 clue; it can't be that easy" and switched to Louis L'Amour. :/

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

Geebus, finally...

Cosmetics company > playwright
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I don't know what's meant by "saw Michael Colton on TV" but I saw A Futile and Stupid Gesture on Netflix so I guess I saw him

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

Sudan – I didn't like it, was pretty sure it was wrong, but not sure enough to not say it.
Cosmetics got me to Avon, playwright confirmed it.
Pretty sure I haven't seen Michael before.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Two weeks ago I checked the 0/5 box.

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

Totally forgot about Eritrean independence, said DRC, thinking it might have lost its access to the Atlantic.

Needed the playwright to get Avon

Have not seen Michael before

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

Opposite in numbers to how I did last week...
I used to watch Best Week Ever so I may have seen him but he made no impression. A lot of funny people on that show.

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

No guess on the rest as usual.

I have bought Avon before. I used to use Skin So Soft for my eczema.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :shock: :mrgreen:

I couldn’t pull up Zane Grey in time. I’m sure I’ve seen Colton on those awful VH1 shows but he wasn’t memorable. I got all 5 again.

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

I wanted the director of the Godfather, and knew has a daughter named Sofia that is a director, but could not pull the name.
Picked South Sudan, knowing it was recent and wrong. Partly because of misreading clue and looking for a small country, but I could not have gotten Ethiopia and only learned about Eritrea on the show (and here).

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Most of Michael Cotton's credits are writing credits -- the only thing he's actually been on-camera in is a movie about "National Lampoon" magazine, "A Futile and Stupid Gesture."

But I have seen that.

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trainman wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:34 am
Most of Michael Cotton's credits are writing credits -- the only thing he's actually been on-camera in is a movie about "National Lampoon" magazine, "A Futile and Stupid Gesture."

But I have seen that.
I wanted the link to go directly to the appearances as self, but it did not work. It's the VH1 shows when he was a commentator as himself that got him noticeable screen time.

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Even on my 5/5 weeks, Mark usually trips me up on one of the extras. Not this week, though. Nice try, Mark!

And there should have been a box, "I'm pretty sure I've never seen any of Michael Colton's shows". Would have made me 9/9.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
----:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(----

I went to playwrights first on Wednesday and Shakespeare seemed more likely than Elmer Rice or Clifford Odets. But if I hadn't heard of Avon products, I'd more likely have guessed "Stratford".
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I've purchased Avon "Skin So Soft" lotions in the past because they were reputed to function as bug repellants, but then I realized I didn't care for the scent either!

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