FJs for the 2/27/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 2/27/17 week?

Poll ended at Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:01 pm

In 1942 a Maryland area was named for the Tibetan paradise in "Lost Horizon" but in 1953 was renamed this, for a young boy
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69%
Famous Catholics who've publicly answered this question include Susan Boyle (sweets) & Paul Ryan (beer)
106
85%
Jimmy Stewart starred in 3 of the 6 films for which this Italian immigrant was nominated for Best Director
83
67%
The name of this first Maryland signer is also on a national monument completed in 1803
42
34%
His tombstone in a Hampshire churchyard reads, "Knight, patriot, physician & man of letters" & "22 May 1859-7 July 1930"
48
39%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
14
11%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
5
4%
1980s BESTSELLERS $1600: His 1987 novel "Texasville" reintroduced the characters of "The Last Picture Show", all 30 years older
49
40%
THE POET WRITES $400: "Charge for the guns! he said. Into the valley of death rode the six hundred"
85
69%
COLOR THAT FLAG! $2000: Luxembourg, Chile & Cuba (3 colors)
92
74%
[Requested]I am under age 35 and I did not get Frank Capra for the Wednesday clue.
20
16%
[Requested]I am under age 35 and I did get Frank Capra for the Wednesday clue.
17
14%
I was 2/2 on Camp David & McHenry this week.
34
27%
I was 0/2 on Camp David & McHenry this week.
30
24%
I was 1/2 on Camp David & McHenry this week.
56
45%
HG Wells was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
1
1%
 
Total votes: 124

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FJs for the 2/27/17 week

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2/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. LANDMARKS

2/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1942 a Maryland area was named for the Tibetan paradise in "Lost Horizon" but in 1953 was renamed this, for a young boy

2/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
RELIGION

2/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Famous Catholics who've publicly answered this question include Susan Boyle (sweets) & Paul Ryan (beer)

3/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE OSCARS

3/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Jimmy Stewart starred in 3 of the 6 films for which this Italian immigrant was nominated for Best Director

3/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SIGNERS OF THE CONSTITUTION

3/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The name of this first Maryland signer is also on a national monument completed in 1803

3/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AUTHORS' EPITAPHS

3/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
His tombstone in a Hampshire churchyard reads, "Knight, patriot, physician & man of letters" & "22 May 1859-7 July 1930"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Camp David
What did you give up for Lent?
Frank Capra
James McHenry
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The players were 5/12 (41.67%) with a 0-2-2-0-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have one correct by the players followed by two triple stumpers.

1980s BESTSELLERS $1600: His 1987 novel "Texasville" reintroduced the characters of "The Last Picture Show", all 30 years older

THE POET WRITES $400: "Charge for the guns! he said. Into the valley of death rode the six hundred"

COLOR THAT FLAG! $2000: Luxembourg, Chile & Cuba (3 colors)

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Larry McMurtry
Tennyson
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Over 50 got Capra
1/2 on the Maryland clues

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

Fri - (blank) I finally ran out of brain power and couldn't even process the clue let alone come up with an answer. Just one of those days...
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:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :( :(
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

No guess, Lewis Carroll.
I'm exactly 35 (for the time being) and got the Capra clue, but I've never seen any of his movies.
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Plactus wrote::( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

No guess, Lewis Carroll.
I'm exactly 35 (for the time being) and got the Capra clue, but I've never seen any of his movies.
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:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :( :mrgreen:

W/F/CotLB: Was the FJ on any of the SNL Celebrity Jeopardy sketches ever just "Name a person. Any person."? Because some days I feel like I could miss that.

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

Blanked on Capra, for some reason.
Flipped a coin between Doyle and Thomas Hardy, and got it right.



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

Picked Doyle on Friday after considering and rejecting Richard Wagner, Laurence Olivier and Naomi Campbell*.












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

Wrote down "Carroll" on Thursday without a ton of confidence. I knew the Carrolls were a prominent Maryland family who might have things named after them, and I knew Charles Carroll had signed the Declaration of Independence. It turns out that he didn't sign the Constitution, but his cousin Daniel Carroll did.

I've certainly heard of Fort McHenry, but I never knew who McHenry was. In fact, during the 30 seconds of FJ, I briefly thought "Maybe it's something to do with the Star-Spangled Banner or Francis Scott Key", but then I decided Francis Scott Key was probably too young to have signed the Constitution.

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

I'm still saving Friday show to watch, but read the clue here. Then I had to go find the category trying to avoid spoilers because I didn't know if Hampshire was TOM'd in or out of England. (or in retrospect was it another damn Maryland clue!)
I got to Doyle pretty quickly by just saying, hmmm, Sir Blank Blank, or Sir Blank. After eliminating Humphrey Davies, I ran out of Sirs. I knew Doyle was a medico because Dr. Watson is somewhat modeled for him (even the limp I think).
2/5 which will possibly be my good week once i start paying attention to keeping score. The Maryland clues killed me and I blew the easy Oscar one.
I tried to prompt my father by saying "Elementary", but alas...
Also, in editing this after watching the show, I wanted to say Watson was a doppelganger, but someone else said "alter ego", which I believe to be the case.
Another fine clue from the J! writers. I wonder if they considered wordplay on "elementary" in their composition process.
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:( :( :( :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

I guess that not watching the show has made me rusty.

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

So shoot me, I don't know flags... :roll:
Got McHenry just from thinking of a Maryland monument that would have been around in 1803. Knew it wasn't Camp David!

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Both Camp David and McHenry were "DUH" headslap moments for me - knew them, should have been able to think of them in 30 seconds, but alas, failed.

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

Yeah, I suck at flags. Was kicking myself after the ACD miss on Friday.

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

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With 82 total votes at this time, 22 votes for people under 35 (Group A) and 60 votes for people 35 and over (Group B).

For Monday's Final Jeopardy "Camp David", 56/82=68% were correct in total, 11/22=50% for group A, 45/60=75% for group B.

For Tuesday's Final Jeopardy "Lent", 69/82=84% were correct in total, 18/22=82% for group A, 51/60=85% for group B.

For Wednesday's Final Jeopardy "Frank Capra", 57/82=70% were correct in total, 12/22=55% for group A, 45/60=75% for group B.

For Thursday's Final Jeopardy "McHenry", 28/62=34% were correct in total, 4/22=18% for group A, 24/60=40% for group B,

For Friday's Final Jeopardy "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle", 34/82=41% were correct in total, 6/22=27% for group A, 28/60=47% for group B.

group A (50, 82, 55, 18, 27)

group B (75, 85, 75, 40, 47)

(group B / group A) = (1.5, 1.03, 1.36, 2.22, 1.74), average(group B/group A) = 1.57

Summary: The older group outperformed the younger group on every clue this week. The younger group's relative performance on the "Frank Capra" clue was slightly better than the average relative performance and the classical movie selection did not favor the older group more than the other trivia questions.
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Plactus wrote:I'm exactly 35 (for the time being) and got the Capra clue, but I've never seen any of his movies.
You're in for a treat! There are several enduring classics in Capra's oeuvre.

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

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

Wed - Got Capra instantly, then let myself be dissuaded by "Italian immigrant"
Fri - So obvious in hindsight, but I couldn't think of an author who would be known as Sir Such-and-such
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