FJs for the 10/31/11 week

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Which FJs did you solve correctly for the 10/31/11 week?

Poll ended at Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:54 pm

"In this sense, the theory of" this group "may be summed up in the single sentence: abolition of private property"
77
82%
This classic book begins, "The pretty little Swiss town of Mayenfeld lies at the foot of a mountain range"
84
89%
A member of the Hanseatic League, this city with a 4-letter name was once known as the "Paris of the Baltic"
63
67%
These 2 nations, one an island, have highest peaks with the same name; they also share a common European culture
13
14%
Harpo Marx was among this group when it met in NYC's Rose Room for its final time, in 1943, & found there was nothing left to say
57
61%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
6
6%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJs.
1
1%
DYNASTY $1600: England's Henry VII & Edward VI
69
73%
THEIR ROMAN EQUIVALENTS $1200: Artemis
59
63%
19TH CENTURY PRESIDENTS $1200: The time of his administration was known as "the Era of Good Feelings"
28
30%
 
Total votes: 94

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FJs for the 10/31/11 week

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10/31 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY QUOTATIONS

10/31 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
"In this sense, the theory of" this group "may be summed up in the single sentence: abolition of private property"

11/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CHILDREN'S LIT

11/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This classic book begins, "The pretty little Swiss town of Mayenfeld lies at the foot of a mountain range"

11/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD CITIES

11/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A member of the Hanseatic League, this city with a 4-letter name was once known as the "Paris of the Baltic"

11/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
COUNTRIES' HIGHEST PEAKS

11/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
These 2 nations, one an island, have highest peaks with the same name; they also share a common European culture

11/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NOTABLE GROUPS

11/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Harpo Marx was among this group when it met in NYC's Rose Room for its final time, in 1943, & found there was nothing left to say

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Communists
Heidi
Riga
Greece and Cyprus
Algonquin Round Table

The players were 7/15 (46.67%) with a 2-1-2-1-1 success pattern.

The players were correct on each of the extra clues.

DYNASTY $1600: England's Henry VII & Edward VI

THEIR ROMAN EQUIVALENTS $1200: Artemis

19TH CENTURY PRESIDENTS $1200: The time of his administration was known as "the Era of Good Feelings"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Tudor
Diana
James Monroe
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I took a pass on including the love triangle/threesome clue since I figured we had covered it enough.

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

Artemis / Diana I would've gotten after the fact, but it just went too rapid fire for me to collect my thoughts during the game.
Monroe I stayed quiet on; knew the general time, but not close enough to be confident. (I had my doubts on QAdams and I couldn't rule out Madison).
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MarkBarrett wrote: The players were 6/15 (40.00%) with a 2-1-2-1-0 success pattern.
Shouldn't that be 7/15 (46.67%) 2-1-2-1-1? Joon got Algonquin.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :evil: :?:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Thursday's was just nasty; had "Algonquin Table" on Friday (didn't count it on the poll). I feel I would have gotten Monroe given 30 seconds but didn't get it amidst the rapid-fire game play.

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Volante wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote: The players were 6/15 (40.00%) with a 2-1-2-1-0 success pattern.
Shouldn't that be 7/15 (46.67%) 2-1-2-1-1? Joon got Algonquin.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Had Kiel instead of Riga (my German geography is better than my German history), iceland & Norway, & nothing for Harpo. In retrospect I knew the Algonquin Round Table but just didn't get my brain there. Not sure if I ever knew the Era of Good Feelings...

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:( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:roll: :mrgreen: :oops:

Forgot about Heidi gimmie- so, Friday's LSWAG didn't save my oh-fer.
For some reason my brain heard "Baltic" as "Balkan," and the first 4-letter major city I thought of in that vicinity was Baku. Wasn't sure if it was considered Balkan or not. Of course, it didn't matter.
Got only Diana in the extree, though Monroe was a head slap. Didn't pull the trigger on Tudor.
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:D :D :D :( :D
:D :( :(

Communists was a complete guess for me; I wasn't sure if the term was even around back then. Heidi and Riga were both instagets. I really should have gotten Thursday's but somehow Cyprus was the only European island nation I didn't think of. I got stuck thinking about mimes on Friday and decided to put Algonquin R.T. as a joke; I was completely shocked to hear that it was actually right! (That's the fifth time in the last 16 games that I wrote down a response that I thought was wrong only to learn otherwise.)

I'm not quite sure how I got Tudor. Ditto what Volante said re: the other two.

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

Mon: Only trouble was choosing between Communists and Marxists. Chose wisely.
Tue: All I could think of was that Raiders/Jets game in 1968, and the worst-timed screen crawl in broadcast history.
Thu: "...common European culture" sent me to Australia/New Zealand, figured Mt. Cook was common enough (Kosciuszko less so), went back to Europe to pick a cohort and landed on another island (England). No chance at Greece/Cyprus; props to all who got 'em.
Fri: In my haste I scribbled Algonquian Round Table, muddling the tribe with the hotel, but for the poll I'm counting it. TPTB can neg me after putting me on the Show...
Paucle wrote:Got only Diana in the extree, though Monroe was a head slap. Didn't pull the trigger on Tudor.
What he said, minus the headslap. Didn't know that was Monroe, and too timid to try Tudor.
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:mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Swiss Family Robinson for Heidi; I took too long to get to Riga so I'm not counting myself right on it; and no chance on the "highest peaks" FJ that cost Roger the single-game high score record for a TOC (I said Spain and Cuba). That one is a leading contender for toughest FJ of the quarter (and from where I sit, it's neck and neck with "United Nations" for that dubious honor).

For the rest, I should have gotten Monroe but I had a brain cramp and the contestant answered it before I could pull it.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

I thought Monday and Tuesday were easy (though almost second guessed myself with Marxists on Monday), and the ToC FJ's... well... they're ToC level, for sure. Should have had Riga, but got stuck in Kiev. No chance on Thursday, and slapped head upon reveal Friday. Doh!

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

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

For the season:
FJ: 24-11
Extras: 11-10
TOC: 2-1
Longest FJ winning streak: 8 (active 1)
Longest FJ losing streak: 3
5/5:1
4/5:2
3/5:3
2/5:1
1/5:0
0/5:0

Communists was an instaget. started in Kiev but then Baltic clicked in and got me to Riga. The Round Table group was an instaget.

Had Tuesday's FJ been a regular clue, I'd have gotten it. But I started with Heidi and after thinking about it, changed to the Swiss Family Robinson. The bit about sharing an European culture led me to explore the New world for two colonies and wound up in Cuba and Panama.

Tudors and Monroe were simple. I usually don't do well on the gods and who their counterparts are and this was no exception.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

Occasionally I'll give myself an FJ where someone watching with me says the correct response while I'm still thinking. Monday's is one of those. (I do deny myself the benefit of the doubt when I think it's necessary.)

Wednesday's, I went to northern Europe and got stuck in Oslo. No excuse; I know the Baltic states and their capitals.
Thursday's, I came up with Cyprus/Greece within the last 10 seconds, and crediting myself with a get is another benefit of the doubt decision.

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

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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Someone please explain to me how on earth the Algonquin Round Table is polling 58% and Greece/Cyprus only 17%. :?
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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

Algonquin Club instead of Round Table. Poop.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

No idea on the countries, or Monroe.

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Did not know of Cyprus's Olympus and went with Spain and Cuba. Got the others.
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