FJs for the 9/17/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 9/17/18 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:49 pm

"I've killed my brother" is said near the end of this 1952 book with a Biblical title & a plot echoing a Biblical story
82
68%
Items bought by this predator: iron bird seed, an iron carrot, earthquake pills & dehydrated boulders
110
91%
In a famous 1775 speech, he said, "Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston!"
81
67%
In legend, he called all the animals together but only 12 came, including a rat & a dragon
28
23%
This word for a gem & a shade of blue derives from the name of a Eurasian country from which gems came to Western Europe
72
60%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
10
8%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
3
2%
STATE SONGS $1000: "Tell me of that Treasure State, story always new, tell of its beauties grand and its hearts so true"
44
36%
THE LETTERS OF THE LAW $2000: 1919 killjoy law enforcing Prohibition: VA
85
70%
HELP ME WITH THE TITLE $800: William S. Burroughs got this title from Jack Kerouac
60
50%
I have read and/or seen "East of Eden."
30
25%
I have seen at least one cartoon with Wile E. Coyote.
116
96%
Paul Revere was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
19
16%
I missed the Wednesday FJ! clue with a guess of someone else associated with Massachusetts.
15
12%
Confucius was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
56
46%
Sapphire was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
14
12%
 
Total votes: 121

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Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:08 pm

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Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:22 pm
It's amazing to me there could be an adult in the United States who has never seen a Coyote and Roadrunner cartoon.
I'm 20 years old and I have only seen one Wile E. Coyote cartoon. Had it not been for my 9th grade physics class, I would have been one of those people who apply.
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Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

Post by Bartleby » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:30 pm

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

Instagets Mon and Tues.

Paul Revere Wed. Would've had it if I'd stopped reading after "In a famous 1775 speech..."

Completely lost Thurs. Went with a total WAG of St. George.

Sapphire on Fri.

I used to live in Athens, Georgia and played trivia several times at a bar there called the Volstead.

Have never read nor seen East of Eden.

Have seen every Wile E. Coyote cartoon made before 1966 multiple times. Big fan of the shorts with him versing Bugs Bunny as well as the Road Runner ones.
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Said "Idaho" for Treasure State. Idaho is the Gem State, though it has the Treasure Valley.
I did the exact same thing. "Gem State" vs "Treasure State" has tripped me up several times in the past.
I would prefer not to.

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Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

Post by seaborgium » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:35 pm

Bartleby wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:30 pm
versing
"vs." is a preposition "versus," not a verb "verses."

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Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

Post by dinghammer » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:40 pm

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

John Adams, cerulean (Turkey was the first Eurasian country I thought of, but then I didn't think of turquoise. So I guessed a shade of blue I didn't know the origin of.)

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Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

Post by tiwonge » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:31 pm

(I'm counting the Jade Emperor as a correct answer to Thursday's FJ, and my answer in the survey reflects that.)

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Post by Carpe Diem » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:03 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

Post by skullturf » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:00 pm

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

Confucius on Thursday.

Correctly got Turquoise on Friday, but on another day, I almost might have put "azure", since it somewhat sounds like Azerbaijan!

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Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

Post by Bartleby » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:50 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:35 pm
Bartleby wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:30 pm
versing
"vs." is a preposition "versus," not a verb "verses."
Wow. Don't play video games much do we now? :roll:
I would prefer not to.

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Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

Post by seaborgium » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:03 pm

Bartleby wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:50 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:35 pm
Bartleby wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:30 pm
versing
"vs." is a preposition "versus," not a verb "verses."
Wow. Don't play video games much do we now? :roll:
Oh, sorry, I didn't realize you were talking about video games.

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Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

Post by Bartleby » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:39 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:03 pm
Bartleby wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:50 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:35 pm
Bartleby wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:30 pm
versing
"vs." is a preposition "versus," not a verb "verses."
Wow. Don't play video games much do we now? :roll:
Oh, sorry, I didn't realize you were talking about video games.
Well, it's a term used in gaming.
I would prefer not to.

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Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

Post by seaborgium » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:20 am

Bartleby wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:39 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:03 pm
Bartleby wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:50 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:35 pm
Bartleby wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:30 pm
versing
"vs." is a preposition "versus," not a verb "verses."
Wow. Don't play video games much do we now? :roll:
Oh, sorry, I didn't realize you were talking about video games.
Well, it's a term used in gaming.
By kids and former kids who never learned that "A versus B" is not a complete sentence.

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Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

Post by Bartleby » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:12 am

seaborgium wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:20 am
Bartleby wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:39 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:03 pm
Bartleby wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:50 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:35 pm


"vs." is a preposition "versus," not a verb "verses."
Wow. Don't play video games much do we now? :roll:
Oh, sorry, I didn't realize you were talking about video games.
Well, it's a term used in gaming.
By kids and former kids who never learned that "A versus B" is not a complete sentence.
Whoa, daddy-o! Hep to the jive or split the scene, tom-tom club. 8-)
I would prefer not to.

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Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

Post by Wpwells » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:34 am

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

Read and seen East of Eden.

Seen Wile E. Coyote.

Said Confucius on Thursday.

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Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:59 am

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

Chez Penguin is 5 for 5 this week. We both got Monday through Wednesday. She picked up Thursday but not Friday while I reversed that.

I see that Confucius is out-polling Buddha, Thursday's correct response, 42 to 22 -- so almost 2 to 1. I'm one of the 31 who didn't choose either. I didn't recognize the China connection and felt helpless on that one. My two guesses were Noah or the lion. The latter guess involved imagining that this was one of those Just So stories or beast fables that involves the king of the animals calling the others together and blah blah blah.

We didn't poll Absalom, Absalom!, the popular wrong guess for Monday's FJ. But the correct response is polling at 65%, so no chance of the incorrect response outpacing it.

"Eurasian" proved to be the key for me on Friday's FJ. I started by going through shades of blue--azure, sapphire, cerulean, etc. Turquoise wasn't on my radar any more than teal was. It just isn't blue enough. So I switched gears and started thinking of European countries, snubbing Asia completely. I remember thinking of Liechtenstein and Belarus for some reason before the light went on and I realized I only knew two countries with land on both continents. Turkey led to turquoise in plenty of time.

On the state song, I think Montana would have been one of my first 25 guesses. More than that, I'm not prepared to say.

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Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

Post by Linear Gnome » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:09 pm

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :( (would have gotten Volstead Act on a DD but clammed otherwise)

Have not read or seen East of Eden. I think I ended up at Of Mice and Men but not happy about it.
Have seen Wile E. Coyote.
Paul Revere on Wednesday.
Confucius on Thursday.
Considered Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli on Friday--for some reason, Turquoise didn't occur to me.

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