FJs for the 7/25/11 week

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Which FJs did you solve correctly for the 7/25/11 week?

Poll ended at Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:00 pm

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97%
The 2003 bestseller "The Meaning of Everything" is subtitled "The Story of" this reference classic
40
63%
This miracle that happens in all 4 gospels, including Mark 6 & Luke 9, has elements that symbolically represent Jesus
38
59%
On the run following the siege of Oxford, he surrendered May 5, 1646 near Newark on Trent
41
64%
Surus was the last known one of these to survive a mountain crossing in the 3rd century B.C.
59
92%
A James Dean memorial can be found adjacent to this structure, located at one of the high spots in Los Angeles
24
38%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
5
8%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJs.
1
2%
OPERAS WITH CHARACTERS $1600: Daland, a captain of the high seas who meets a mysterious stranger
20
31%
THEIR DEBUT NOVELS $1600: 1940: "Native Son"
33
52%
LOCAL COLOR $1200: Mavi is Turkish for this, the color of a landmark mosque there
21
33%
 
Total votes: 64

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FJs for the 7/25/11 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:00 pm

7/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS

7/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The 2003 bestseller "The Meaning of Everything" is subtitled "The Story of" this reference classic

7/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE NEW TESTAMENT

7/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This miracle that happens in all 4 gospels, including Mark 6 & Luke 9, has elements that symbolically represent Jesus

7/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ROYALTY

7/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
On the run following the siege of Oxford, he surrendered May 5, 1646 near Newark on Trent

7/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD HISTORY

7/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Surus was the last known one of these to survive a mountain crossing in the 3rd century B.C.

7/29 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LOS ANGELES LANDMARKS

7/29 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A James Dean memorial can be found adjacent to this structure, located at one of the high spots in Los Angeles

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Oxford English Dictionary
Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes
Charles I
Elephant
Griffith Observatory
The players were 5/9 (60.00%) with a 2-2-1-3-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have a triple stumper followed by two the players had correct.

OPERAS WITH CHARACTERS $1600: Daland, a captain of the high seas who meets a mysterious stranger

THEIR DEBUT NOVELS $1600: 1940: "Native Son"

LOCAL COLOR $1200: Mavi is Turkish for this, the color of a landmark mosque there

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Flying Dutchman
Richard Wright
Blue

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Post by Volante » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:36 pm

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

Decent enough to go out on.

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:48 pm

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

Nice way to end the season. Bring on the SHC!

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Re: FJs for the 7/25/11 week

Post by seaborgium » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:07 pm

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

Wild guessed George I for Wednesday's, but now that I reflect on it, it's becoming clear to me that he didn't come that long before George III. Basically I was stuck knowing that there was a King James in 1607, and that George III reigned during the American Revolution, certain only of there having been two Georges in between. I'm not positive that I would have gotten Friday's without a cue from my dad (see the thread), but it seems likely enough that I counted it.

Blanked on Wright (whom I got in the ToC), clammed on Blue Mosque. Proud of myself for the Flying Dutchman get.

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Post by Paucle » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:08 pm

:?: :?: :?: :mrgreen: :?:
:?: :mrgreen: :?:

knew I hadn't done well this week, but YIKES!
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Post by dhkendall » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:56 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:?: :? :(

Wasn't sure if I clammed or incorrectly answered the first one, though I did clam the middle one and I know I answered incorrectly on the mosque (I think I said "purple", thinking "mavi" is close to "mauve")
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Re: FJs for the 7/25/11 week

Post by OrangeSAM » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:57 pm

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

Not a great way to end the season.
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Re: FJs for the 7/25/11 week

Post by hbomb1947 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:49 am

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Water into wine for the miracle.

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Re: FJs for the 7/25/11 week

Post by nserven » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:39 am

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

Got Monday because I'm familiar with the book. (The same author, Simon Winchester, also wrote The Professor and the Madman, also about the OED.)

Guessed on Charles I and elephants. Said water into wine and Hollywood sign. Purple for the mosque.

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Re: FJs for the 7/25/11 week

Post by Case » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:07 pm

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

I had no idea about the OED or Flying Dutchman clues, but I watched Rebel for the first time earlier this summer and Robert Wagner talked about the memorial at the observatory. Nice way to end the season!

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Post by heelsrule1988 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:21 pm

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

Solid week for me in FJ to end the season.

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Post by billiej » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:24 pm

:mrgreen: :twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen:

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Re: FJs for the 7/25/11 week

Post by cheezguyty » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:32 am

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

Well, it's not the 4/5 that I wanted, but that just wasn't going to happen this week, as I have never heard of Charles I nor the Griffith Observatory. That still leaves me with a respectable 63% for the season.

Operas With Character was a rough category for me, Debut Novels went much better, and I realized I should have said "blue" a moment after I blurted out "pearl" (which was stuck in my head after seeing it mentioned in a crossword clue for AGRA).

Thanks Mark for doing the polls again this season. I'm sure I'm not the only one who appreciates all of your hard work! :P

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Post by Peggles » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:41 am

:x :D :D :D :x
:D :D :x

I was torn between the Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign. Of course, I chose the sign. :evil:

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Re: FJs for the 7/25/11 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:55 am

cheezguyty wrote:
Thanks Mark for doing the polls again this season. I'm sure I'm not the only one who appreciates all of your hard work! :P
You're welcome and it's my pleasure to do it each season. This last section of the season was strange with work over three boards. I'm not the greatest with data back-up, so I don't have all the information to run a toughest poll for the final third or the toughest FJ for the season.

I am going to bow out of that one and pick things up when the new season starts. If someone else wants to track down the polls here and at the BAM Bored (I think it was about four weeks in that I started the polls there, so about three weeks with no poll anywhere?) then have at it.

One way to do it that I'm not interested in tackling is to pick up to 12 FJ clues for the final third and poll that. Even without the poll votes count a fair estimate of the tough clues should work well enough. That winner could then go against the high vote getters from the previous polls on the Sony board. That job is up for grabs and I'll go back on duty in September.

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Post by John Boy » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:01 pm

Got the elephant and the Dutchman.

All the rest is dreck. What a pathetic week.

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Post by barandall800 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:04 am

Extremely belated posting (for some reason I hadn't yet):

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

Interesting that my week was bookended with misses. Like most of the final weeks of this season, I was able to only watch one or two of the games live (or really, at all) this past week (thank you, dedicated FJ posters!), so a majority of these were played off the thread. I think I've had a pretty good past month or so on FJs, which is new for me, so that was a nice way to close out the season, though I'm still chasing that ever-elusive perfecto. :)

Went for Webster's on Monday. I had a small feeling about the OED, but didn't follow through on it whatsoever. Took the Hollywood Sign neg-bait on Friday...I've certainly heard of the Griffith Observatory (and seen it in films...or at least one film, "Bowfinger"), but there was no way in Helsinki I would have been able to place the name, or even come up with the location.

(As for the ones I got right...Tuesday I was darn near close to whiffing it, but finally decided to go with the fishes & loaves at the end of my artificial 30 seconds. For the record, I'm a Christian [LDS/Mormon to be more specific]. Wednesday...I know very, very little about English kings, but somehow, Charles I just stuck out to me, and I went with it pretty early. Thursday was instaget territory.)

As always, thanks, Mark, for your dedication to creating the polls each week. :)

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Post by mam418 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:30 pm

:mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops:
:oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Negged with the Hollywood Sign, and couldn't come up with the proper name of the miracle. And had not a clue on the opera - it was not one of the ones that I crammed the weekend before I taped.

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Post by reddpen » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:24 pm

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

Perfect week gone bad on Friday. NHO the Griffith and saw Rebel way too long ago--said Hollywood sign.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:36 pm

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

Bleh. Not the worst way to end the season, but missing Tuesday's FJ hurts.

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