FJs for the 1/16/23 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 1/16/23 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 22, 2023 8:48 pm

These were first sold in 1908, at a price equivalent to about $27,000 today
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65%
MIMAL, sometimes said to be the silhouette of a chef or elf, stands for Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, these 2 states
76
94%
In 1692 Increase Mather wrote, "It were better that ten suspected" these "escape, than that one innocent person... be condemned"
58
72%
Like Sir Thomas More, 3 16th century English queens are buried at this location
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48%
Mike Post combined the sound of a slamming jail door, an anvil & 100 men stomping on a floor for this series that debuted in 1990  
62
77%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
19
23%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
SMALL TOWN AMERICA & CANADA $800: Seymour in this state was the place John Mellencamp was talking about when he sang, "I was born in a small town"
49
60%
LONG-SERVING POLITICIANS $1200: Always colorful, he began the first of 2 terms as California governor in 1975 & would be elected to 2 more starting in 2011
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86%
AS THE FRENCH SAY $1600: This French phrase, literally "like this, like that", is used to mean "so-so"
59
73%
1908 in the Monday FJ! clue steered me towards Model T.
38
47%
I missed the Monday FJ! clue with something in the world of finances & investing.
6
7%
Model A was my incorrect response for the Monday FJ! clue.
0
No votes
At some point I considered Alabama for the Tuesday FJ! clue, but it was not part of my final response.
15
19%
Alabama was part of my incorrect response for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
5
6%
As far as I can recall I was not familiar with the MIMAL acronym prior to the Tuesday FJ! clue.
68
84%
Prior to the Tuesday FJ! clue I had seen the MIMAL meme with the state outlines making a chef or elf head to foot.
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35%
Canterbury was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! cue.
8
10%
Westminster (Abbey) was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
15
19%
I have set foot in the Tower of London.
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26%
I have toured the Tower of London with a Beefeater.
7
9%
I have never seen an episode of the 1990-present series Law & Order.
21
26%
ALL IN THE FAMILY $2000: Following their birth in 1934, these Canadian quintuplets became a media sensation - I was correct with Dionne.
56
69%
Whether in person or online I have had some kind of trivia interaction with Yogesh and/or Troy.
25
31%
 
Total votes: 81

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FJs for the 1/16/23 week

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1/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BUSINESS MILESTONES

1/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
These were first sold in 1908, at a price equivalent to about $27,000 today

1/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
GEOGRAPHY MNEMONICS

1/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
MIMAL, sometimes said to be the silhouette of a chef or elf, stands for Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, these 2 states

1/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY

1/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1692 Increase Mather wrote, "It were better that ten suspected" these "escape, than that one innocent person... be condemned"

1/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BRITISH LANDMARKS

1/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Like Sir Thomas More, 3 16th century English queens are buried at this location

1/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
TELEVISION

1/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Mike Post combined the sound of a slamming jail door, an anvil & 100 men stomping on a floor for this series that debuted in 1990

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Ford Model T
Arkansas & Louisiana
witches
the Tower of London
Law & Order
The players were 5/14 (35.71%) with a 0-0-2-1-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have one triple stumper that Yogesh did not get, one that Erin did not get and one that Troy did not get.

SMALL TOWN AMERICA & CANADA $800: Seymour in this state was the place John Mellencamp was talking about when he sang, "I was born in a small town"

LONG-SERVING POLITICIANS $1200: Always colorful, he began the first of 2 terms as California governor in 1975 & would be elected to 2 more starting in 2011

AS THE FRENCH SAY $1600: This French phrase, literally "like this, like that", is used to mean "so-so"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Indiana
Jerry Brown
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:( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Coca Cola shares
Considered and quickly dismissed Alabama
9 Guilty instead of witches
Canterbury
I have seen more than one, though nowhere near all, episodes of L&O.

As far as I can recall it was not until this week I came across MIMAL or the meme.
Got Dionne as perhaps one of the first 1000 trivia nuggets I learned decades ago from watching game shows.
Online trivia things with Troy more than a decade ago and he was always amazing.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

No direct interaction, but Yogesh did play a few of my Alpaca Farm quizzes. I have also been an active member in the Only Connect questions Facebook group(of which Yogesh is an admin) and has acknowledged a couple of my posts. Also competed against Troy in a Summer Hiatus Challenge on this board.
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I learned about the FJ clue on Friday about L&O! :mrgreen:
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:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
airplanes, murderers, NYPD Blue for the misses
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

NHO MIMAL. Originally from that part of the country anyway.
:mrgreen: on Dionne quints.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:| :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Mon - ...well, the year helped me go with Model T. I started thinking Berkshire Hathaway / expensive stock before realizing that's way off
Tue - I have seen the meme, but not familiar with 'MIMAL', so I checked both.
Thu - Westminster Abbey

Never been to Europe
Never seen an ep of Law & Order

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

I've seen the chef thing before, but couldn't picture it. But there's only one L state, and only one A state is in the right part of the country, so that was an easy one.
I've toured the Tower of London, but I don't remember if the guide was a Beefeater.
I've never sat down and watched an episode of Law & Order, but I've been around when they were playing. One time I remember it caught my attention because "Was that Jill Hennessy's voice? Oh, yeah, of course it was."

No on the quintuplets.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

1908 helped
Never heard of MIMAL. Considered Alabama before figuring it out
Knew the burial site was not going to be something obvious like Westminster Abbey. Got hung up on Hampton Court Palace before realizing no way was More buried there.
Visited the Tower a long time ago
Seen a lot of L&O, but not in recent years
Got the Dionnes
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:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Couldn't come up with anything on Monday.
Convicts on Wed.

Did a self-tour of the Tower of London, although I did ask a Beefeater a few questions.
Never needed a mnemonic for those states, so I wasn't aware there was one.
Got the Dionnes.
Have been destroyed by Troy several times back when VJ was a thing.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Dionne :mrgreen:
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Slight bummer to miss out on 5/5, but I can legitimately claim that I did at least as well on FJ this week as Troy did.

Seen the chef, never heard of MIMAL; been to the Tower of London, but I believe it was a self-guided tour I took; got the Dionne quintuplets, and am even distantly related to them (something like ninth cousins once removed).

I've played against teams containing Troy or Yogesh on OQL (Zoom trivia), and that's the closest I've been to direct competition with either (though Troy did proctor a one-on-one match between me and Genevieve shortly after her J! appearance—it was a narrow victory for me).
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: on Dionne.
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Cars was my response for Mondays's FJ
I briefly considered Alabama on Tuesday, but quickly discarded it. I had never heard of the MIMAL acronym
I have been to the Tower of London twice, and did the Beefeater Tour each time.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
My FJ record is not so good this season, a lot of sub-50% weeks, so this makes me inordinately happy... :) The geography clue was the only one that gave me any pause...
I should have known where Mellencamp is from... :twisted:
Dionnes is an old staple...I'm sorry to say I bus-toured past the Tower of London but never went in...
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Seeing that nearly everyone on the board knew the correct response to Tuesday's FJ "MIMAL" clue, I have to wonder, is this a record? i.e., has the board ever had a higher correct response rate to a Final J that was a triple stumper to the contestants?
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: Dionne :D
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The "trivia interaction" choice is polling lower than I would have expected. These guys have been around for what at this point seems like forever.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Got it Dionne
I would prefer not to.
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Said "Cops" for some dumb reason, which kept me from the sea of green. I have half-watched many episodes of L&O. Tower of London was one of 5 or 6 things I was ready for. Let's add Nebraska and Illinois and call it "minimal".

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