FJs for the 2/4/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 2/4/19 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:48 pm

A 1890 resolution by Senator Aldrich was killed by this, the very technique it sought to limit; a 1917 rule set some boundaries on it
108
93%
In his autobiography, Buffalo Bill Cody remembered this venture as "a relay race against time"
85
73%
Germany has land borders with 9 countries & only maritime boundaries with 2 countries, the U.K. & this one across the Baltic
71
61%
3 presidential films, all directed by Oliver Stone, have a total of only 9 letters in their titles--"Nixon" & these 2
95
82%
At the end of this play: "Why are our bodies soft & weak...but that our...hearts should well agree with our external parts?"
16
14%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
8
7%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
GOOD FELLOWS $800 box DD: Politicians draw us in with "my fellow Americans" to open a speech, like this 1952 one in which Nixon rejected talk of corruption
88
76%
SORROW $2000: It's Spanish for "sorrows", so the name of Mexican actress Del Rio means "sorrows of the river"
63
54%
STARGAZERS $2000: In 1983 this Cornell astronomer introduced the concept of nuclear winter
69
59%
Norway was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
10
9%
Denmark was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
4
3%
I have seen the movie, JFK.
32
28%
I have seen the movie, W..
6
5%
I missed the Friday FJ! clue with a play that starts with the letter "A".
32
28%
I missed the Friday FJ! clue with Twelfth Night.
4
3%
 
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FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:48 pm

2/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE U.S. SENATE

2/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A 1890 resolution by Senator Aldrich was killed by this, the very technique it sought to limit; a 1917 rule set some boundaries on it

2/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE 19th CENTURY

2/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In his autobiography, Buffalo Bill Cody remembered this venture as "a relay race against time"

2/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
INTERNATIONAL BORDERS

2/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Germany has land borders with 9 countries & only maritime boundaries with 2 countries, the U.K. & this one across the Baltic

2/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PRESIDENTS & THE MOVIES

2/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
3 presidential films, all directed by Oliver Stone, have a total of only 9 letters in their titles--"Nixon" & these 2

2/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SHAKESPEARE COMEDIES

2/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
At the end of this play: "Why are our bodies soft & weak...but that our...hearts should well agree with our external parts?"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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filibuster
Pony Express
Sweden
W. and JFK
The Taming of the Shrew
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The extra clues have a requested missed Daily Double followed by two triple stumpers.

GOOD FELLOWS $800 box DD: Politicians draw us in with "my fellow Americans" to open a speech, like this 1952 one in which Nixon rejected talk of corruption

SORROW $2000: It's Spanish for "sorrows", so the name of Mexican actress Del Rio means "sorrows of the river"

STARGAZERS $2000: In 1983 this Cornell astronomer introduced the concept of nuclear winter

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Checkers
Dolores
Carl Sagan

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:49 pm

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

Norway
Seen JFK, not W.
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:50 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by Volante » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:50 pm

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

Have seen both JFK and W (and Nixon)

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:11 pm

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:mrgreen: :( :(
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Post by seaborgium » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:32 pm

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

On Thursday I had JFK right away and didn't figure out W. until after the music ended, but I'm giving it to myself because I was dealing with the distraction of my dad and brother thinking aloud. Twelfth Night on Friday.

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by DBear » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:49 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Guessed "A Comedy of Errors", so does that count? :?:

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Post by Plactus » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:57 pm

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

Norway; if I'd considered more I would probably figured Denmark is between Germany and Norway but there might be a water border in the east with Sweden.
Bouncing around all the comedies I could name quickly, I nearly settled on the correct answer but switched over to The Merchant of Venice at the last second. Oops.

I've seen bits of JFK in my high school government class, but not enough to say I've seen the whole movie. Haven't seen any of W.
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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by Volante » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:05 pm

DBear wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:49 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Guessed "A Comedy of Errors", so does that count? :?:
Well...no...because it was Taming of the Shrew.

But if they asked for the Shakespeare comedy about two pairs of twins, yes, it would.

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by DBear » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:13 pm

Volante wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:05 pm
DBear wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:49 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Guessed "A Comedy of Errors", so does that count? :?:
Well...no...because it was Taming of the Shrew.

But if they asked for the Shakespeare comedy about two pairs of twins, yes, it would.
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Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:17 pm

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

Wow. Third week for checking the box of glory. I'm on a 17 FJ streak. Wow. For those who were on this ride with me, I fear some of them got bucked off by the Shrew.

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Post by Lefty » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:29 pm

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

I thought the movie question was neat. I hope we don't have to study nautical borders now, but I did remember that Denmark juts above Germany, and that you can almost walk to Sweden from it.

Looking for a point of entry into the Shakespeare question, the "inside/outside" bit suggested Much Ado about Nothing, à la that song from "Kiss Me Kate" referring to clothing. That's as close as I got to Taming of the Shrew. My other main thought was Midsummer Night's Dream, because I thought I remembered a lot of people therefore many possibilities for "we", also that some of them were turning into animals and such, but then I remembered the movie's ending with Puck talking about Robin making amends and nothing about hearts and parts, so I went back to Much Ado.
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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:25 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:mrgreen: ;) :mrgreen:

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Never seen JFK, know about the magic loogie scene from Seinfeld. NHO a movie named "W". Was it a sequel to "My Pet Goat"?
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(ETA - google gives "sorrows" as third translation of "dolores", after "pains" and "grief". But it indicates "dolores" as first choice for "como se dice "sorrows"? FWIW, I learned the anglo version of Cielito Lindo as "canta y no llores" translated as "sing, have no sorrows". Now we are all dumber in two languages ;))
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Post by nserven » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:39 pm

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

Transcontinental Railroad. Taming of the Shrew was a guess.

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Post by harrumph » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:02 pm

I think if we had had a box for "I got all the FJs this week except for Friday's" it would poll high.

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by JayK33 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:17 am

1.5/5

Got "W" but not "JFK" somehow.

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:05 am

:D :D :D :D :(
:D :D :(

Much Ado About Nothing

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Post by Leander » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:32 am

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

Seen JFK, have not seen, and had forgotten about W.. Pick a Shakespeare comedy at random on Friday, think I would have put down A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:42 pm

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

Missed with "Much Ado About Nothing," another play where what was displayed outside didn't seem to match the feelings inside.

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Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

Post by Foretopman » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:45 pm

So Taming of the Shrew is polling at 19% right now. I imagine that's not a record low; can anyone tell me which clues have scored lower? Or, I suppose, more usefully, can anyone tell me how I can find out for myself which clues have scored lower?

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