FJs for the 11/19/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 11/19/18 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:49 pm

In a twist of irony, he accidentally set fire to some 300 acres of woods at Fair Haven Pond near the Concord River in 1844
83
79%
It's the official fruit of the District of Columbia
77
73%
1 of the 2 Presidents who offered Daniel Webster the VP slot; he declined both, thinking the job went nowhere
56
53%
Ebert: This film “works as science fiction, it’s sometimes as scary as a monster movie & at the end…not a dry eye in the house”
89
85%
Of the 4 “M” cities that consecutively hosted Summer Olympics in the 20th century, these 2 aren’t national capitals
79
75%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
34
32%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
1%
SHAKESPEARE GUYS $1000: Valentine & Proteus are the title Italian friends in this comedy
76
72%
THE LAST $800: Amendment to the Constitution, numerically
60
57%
SUCH NOVEL CHARACTERS $1200: Title of a classic Max Brand novel of the Old West--this wronged man "Rides Again"
51
49%
I had William Henry Harrison for my correct response on the Wednesday FJ! clue.
41
39%
I had Zachary Taylor for my correct response on the Wednesday FJ! clue.
15
14%
For the Friday FJ! clue I had Munich but not Montreal.
10
10%
For the Friday FJ! clue I had Montreal but not Munich.
12
11%
Melbourne was part of my incorrect response for the Friday FJ! clue.
10
10%
AMERICAN LITERATURE $2000: Originally published anonymously, his essay on "Nature" helped launch Transcendentalism - I had Emerson correct on this clue as well Thoreau for the Monday FJ! clue.
64
61%
 
Total votes: 105

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by alietr » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:59 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:49 pm
:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Ended up 2 for 5 in a week where I could have gotten them all.
You might want to re-check your green guys then.

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by opusthepenguin » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:10 am

alietr wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:59 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:49 pm
:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Ended up 2 for 5 in a week where I could have gotten them all.
You might want to re-check your green guys then.
Whoops. Good catch.

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by Elijah Baley » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:52 am

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

I'm still not really sure how they expected the kids to know about DC and cherries since it's only been the "official fruit" since 2006 and as several others pointed out, there isn't any real fruit associated with the cherry trees donated by Japan. In past years, when the tournament was in DC, I could see where they probably gave them tours of the city and might have included facts (like the identity of the official fruit) that got incorporated into the game. Alex would say, "no harm, no foul" since they all missed it but still ...

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by davey » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:08 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:52 am
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

I'm still not really sure how they expected the kids to know about DC and cherries since it's only been the "official fruit" since 2006 and as several others pointed out, there isn't any real fruit associated with the cherry trees donated by Japan. In past years, when the tournament was in DC, I could see where they probably gave them tours of the city and might have included facts (like the identity of the official fruit) that got incorporated into the game. Alex would say, "no harm, no foul" since they all missed it but still ...
All I knew is that there are cherry trees in Washington, D.C., and a Cherry Blossom Festival. I've known that since I was a kid. It was enough. I'm glad I didn't know that the cherry trees don't bear fruit...
I think the idea it had anything to do with fake news involving G. Washington is a little screwy, but whatever works...

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by Volante » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:32 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:54 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

I'm not sure I'd have gotten Emerson right without having Thoreau as the correct FJ response in the previous game, but I got him and that's what counts.
I'm not wringing my hands over missing Destry.
Seconded on all counts. Even the score. :lol:

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by Elijah Baley » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:43 pm

davey wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:08 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:52 am
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

I'm still not really sure how they expected the kids to know about DC and cherries since it's only been the "official fruit" since 2006 and as several others pointed out, there isn't any real fruit associated with the cherry trees donated by Japan. In past years, when the tournament was in DC, I could see where they probably gave them tours of the city and might have included facts (like the identity of the official fruit) that got incorporated into the game. Alex would say, "no harm, no foul" since they all missed it but still ...
All I knew is that there are cherry trees in Washington, D.C., and a Cherry Blossom Festival. I've known that since I was a kid. It was enough. I'm glad I didn't know that the cherry trees don't bear fruit...
I think the idea it had anything to do with fake news involving G. Washington is a little screwy, but whatever works...
I admit that cherry trees didn't occur to me but even if they had, I would have wondered about how that could be the official fruit when there's really no fruit. It was the basis for a good guess, but I just think that a FJ question needs to be a little more concrete. So, we ended up with 9 ridiculously easy FJ clues and 1 questionable one. I guess I'm just saying the writers should try a little harder, particularly for a tournament with a $100,000 winner.

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:51 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:43 pm
davey wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:08 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:52 am
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

I'm still not really sure how they expected the kids to know about DC and cherries since it's only been the "official fruit" since 2006 and as several others pointed out, there isn't any real fruit associated with the cherry trees donated by Japan. In past years, when the tournament was in DC, I could see where they probably gave them tours of the city and might have included facts (like the identity of the official fruit) that got incorporated into the game. Alex would say, "no harm, no foul" since they all missed it but still ...
All I knew is that there are cherry trees in Washington, D.C., and a Cherry Blossom Festival. I've known that since I was a kid. It was enough. I'm glad I didn't know that the cherry trees don't bear fruit...
I think the idea it had anything to do with fake news involving G. Washington is a little screwy, but whatever works...
I admit that cherry trees didn't occur to me but even if they had, I would have wondered about how that could be the official fruit when there's really no fruit. It was the basis for a good guess, but I just think that a FJ question needs to be a little more concrete. So, we ended up with 9 ridiculously easy FJ clues and 1 questionable one. I guess I'm just saying the writers should try a little harder, particularly for a tournament with a $100,000 winner.
DEH went 44% in the poll and 33% were not even familiar with the title, so those on the wrong side of it may disagree with "ridiculously easy."

The cherry clue for F2 could have been something better. No argument on that one.

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:56 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Had Montreal, missed Munich -- got sucked into Melbourne.
Knew "Destry" from the Jimmy Stewart/Marlena Dietrich movie.
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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by Elijah Baley » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:40 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:51 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:43 pm
davey wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:08 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:52 am
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

I'm still not really sure how they expected the kids to know about DC and cherries since it's only been the "official fruit" since 2006 and as several others pointed out, there isn't any real fruit associated with the cherry trees donated by Japan. In past years, when the tournament was in DC, I could see where they probably gave them tours of the city and might have included facts (like the identity of the official fruit) that got incorporated into the game. Alex would say, "no harm, no foul" since they all missed it but still ...
All I knew is that there are cherry trees in Washington, D.C., and a Cherry Blossom Festival. I've known that since I was a kid. It was enough. I'm glad I didn't know that the cherry trees don't bear fruit...
I think the idea it had anything to do with fake news involving G. Washington is a little screwy, but whatever works...
I admit that cherry trees didn't occur to me but even if they had, I would have wondered about how that could be the official fruit when there's really no fruit. It was the basis for a good guess, but I just think that a FJ question needs to be a little more concrete. So, we ended up with 9 ridiculously easy FJ clues and 1 questionable one. I guess I'm just saying the writers should try a little harder, particularly for a tournament with a $100,000 winner.
DEH went 44% in the poll and 33% were not even familiar with the title, so those on the wrong side of it may disagree with "ridiculously easy."

The cherry clue for F2 could have been something better. No argument on that one.
I forgot about DEH, although two of the contestants got it, so it suggests that teens might have been more familiar with the material than their elders. And, honey badger was a little iffy, given the timing of the video that was probably the basis for the clue.

That's still 7 very easy clues (Darwin, Lord of the Flies, etc.).

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by heppm01 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:01 pm

4.5/5 on FJ this week (had Munich, couldn't come up with Montreal). First time I've been this close to a perfect week in a long time.

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Post by ElendilPickle » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:25 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by Wpwells » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:12 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Knew both but officially put Harrison
Both Emerson and Thoreau

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by John Boy » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:39 pm

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

:roll: :roll: :mrgreen:

I'm pleased to have a 5-for-5 week. Unfortunately I thought Valentine and Proteus were the two guys in "Dumb and Dumber." :roll:

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:26 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :?:*
*spoiled

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Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

Post by Linear Gnome » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:28 pm

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

Apple on Tuesday, Garfield on Wednesday. Got Emerson and Thoreau, respectively.

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