FJs for the 12/30/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 12/30/19 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:48 pm

In a New Yorker profile, he said, "Where I like it is out west in Wyoming, Montana, & Idaho, & I like Cuba & Paris"
80
86%
Stuck with 260 tons of unused turkey in late 1953, this company ordered aluminum trays & sold 10 million units of a new item in 1954
59
63%
The last single-named actress to win an Oscar was this woman who won for her supporting role in "Precious"
37
40%
About 100 years before Darwin, this naturalist put orangutans & humans in a group with the Latin name "Homo"
71
76%
Until a 1913 amendment allowed this, 1/3 of U.S. government revenue came from liquor  
82
88%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
12
13%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
1%
THE QUOTABLE RALPH WALDO EMERSON: "A foolish consistency is" one of these "of little minds"
56
60%
A LITERARY NEW YEAR $2000: New Year's Eve finds 4 people contemplating suicide in "A Long Way Down" by this man who also wrote "About a Boy"
26
28%
PLACES $2000: At the heart of a major industrial region, this 2nd-most populous U.K. city lies near the geographic center of England
45
48%
Charlie Puth and/or Rachel Platten were names unfamiliar to me prior to their appearances in Tuesday clues.
47
51%
Birds Eye (no matter the spelling) was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
11
12%
I feel fairly confident to very certain I have eaten a Swanson TV dinner in my lifetime.
66
71%
Mo'Nique was not a name familiar to me for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
12
13%
Linnaeus was not a name familiar to me for the Thursday FJ! clue.
4
4%
If the Friday FJ! clue had wanted 16th Amendment for income tax I feel reasonably confident I would have had that right.
28
30%
 
Total votes: 93

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FJs for the 12/30/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:48 pm

12/30 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
1950s PEOPLE

12/30 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In a New Yorker profile, he said, "Where I like it is out west in Wyoming, Montana, & Idaho, & I like Cuba & Paris"

12/31 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BUSINESS & INNOVATION

12/31 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Stuck with 260 tons of unused turkey in late 1953, this company ordered aluminum trays & sold 10 million units of a new item in 1954

1/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SINGLE-NAMED PERFORMERS

1/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The last single-named actress to win an Oscar was this woman who won for her supporting role in "Precious"

1/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SCIENTISTS

1/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
About 100 years before Darwin, this naturalist put orangutans & humans in a group with the Latin name "Homo"

1/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

1/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Until a 1913 amendment allowed this, 1/3 of U.S. government revenue came from liquor

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Ernest Hemingway
Swanson
Mo'Nique
(Carolus) Linnaeus
income tax
The players were 8/15 (53.33%) with a 1-2-2-1-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have a requested triple stumper followed by two more triple stumpers.

THE QUOTABLE RALPH WALDO EMERSON $2000: "A foolish consistency is" one of these "of little minds"

A LITERARY NEW YEAR $2000: New Year's Eve finds 4 people contemplating suicide in "A Long Way Down" by this man who also wrote "About a Boy"

PLACES $2000: At the heart of a major industrial region, this 2nd-most populous U.K. city lies near the geographic center of England

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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the hobgoblin
Nick Hornby
Birmingham
 

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Re: FJs for the 12/30/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:49 pm

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

not up on my Emerson quotes

No guess on Birmingham clue

Got Puth and botched Platten with Patten - definitely knew of them prior to Tuesday

Definitely ate (metal pan in conventional oven) Swanson TV dinner

16th or 17th Amendment would have been mental coin toss

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:50 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by True North » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:54 pm

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

I’m sure I’ve heard of Linnaeus at some point in my life, but the name was totally unfamiliar to me on Thursday.

Couldn’t have told you the number of the amendment.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:56 pm

Nick Hornby had a 28% hit rate on the 1/8/18 week poll. How will he fare this week?
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Post by This Is Kirk! » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:01 pm

I've read most of Nick Hornby's books, and still was unable to pull his name. :oops:

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:07 pm

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Re: FJs for the 12/30/19 week

Post by DBear » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:18 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I had heard of Mo'Nique but couldn't pull it in 30.
:mrgreen: :? :mrgreen: NHO Nick Hornby.

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Post by Leander » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:23 pm

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

Manchester instead of Birmingham
Knew Platten but not Puth
Have had more than one Swanson dinner in my childhood
Vaguely heard of Mo’Nique, never would have guessed her
Did not know the number of the amendment

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Post by seaborgium » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:44 pm

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

Rachel Platten was an unfamiliar name. At least the picture dissuaded me from following my prior assumptions about who'd done the song. I did get Charlie Puth, though, but only because he was the only current/recent pop musician named Charlie I knew of.

I believe I had some Swanson brand microwaveable meal at some point in the '90s. I'm counting it.

I'd have probably missed the mark on numbering the income tax amendment.

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Post by Volante » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:45 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:| :| :mrgreen:

Tue - Birds Eye

Gonna have to say no to a Swanson brand TV dinner. Pot pie, probably, but I'm not counting it.

Amendment number was spoiled before I considered independently thinking which it was, but I'm moderately confident I could get there. It has to be between reconstruction and prohibition, which leaves 16 and 17. Income tax was under Taft, women's suffrage under Wilson. Logically I could get there.

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Re: FJs for the 12/30/19 week

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:48 pm

I said HornSby. One more thing I've forgotten since my Barnes and Noble days.

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Post by Lefty » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:03 pm

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

Somehow I had formed the idea that 'Birdseye' is the answer whenever frozen/TV dinners arise in a trivia context.

Had heard of neither Puth nor Platten.

I'd have got Saginaw with a Simon and Garfunkel reference (rather than Madonna).

I know Manhattan is in Kansas because Damon Runyon was from there.

I had given myself credit for Hornby, but I'm going now to uncheck it. I might have got it, but I might also have said "Hornsby", or called him "Bruce" (though certainly not Rogers or Lesley).
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:15 pm

DBear wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:18 pm
NHO Nick Hornby.
Yes you have, you just didn't remember him. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4514
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Post by davey » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:19 pm

:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Birdseye instead of Swanson; I would have had less trouble remembering Gabourey Sidibe than Mo'Nique...
I quote Ralph W. Emerson on hobgoblins as often as possible... :); Hornby is one of those names I blank on...
Puth not Platten; no confidence on the amendment no.

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Post by squarekara » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:30 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:48 pm
I said HornSby. One more thing I've forgotten since my Barnes and Noble days.
+1
Maybe I was thinking about the hard cider.

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Re: FJs for the 12/30/19 week

Post by DBear » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:44 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:15 pm
DBear wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:18 pm
NHO Nick Hornby.
Yes you have, you just didn't remember him. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4514
Didn't get him then either. So what's the big effing deal about this guy distinguishing him from the thousand other randos in pop culture?

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Post by Plactus » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:55 pm

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

Hormel, Cher.

Can't say I'm familiar with either Platten or Puth.
Unsure about Swanson dinners.
The name Mo'nique is familiar, but never heard of Precious.
I would have said 17th because 1913 is closer to Prohibition than the Civil War.
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Post by cthulhu » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:56 pm

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

Did not get Mo’Nique, got stuck on a jewel-sounding name (obviously thinking of the writer). Instagets on the other FJs, and knew the income tax amendment was the 16th.

Instaget on “the hobgoblin”, one of my favorite quotes. Took me a few seconds to come up with Birmingham. Know of Nick Hornby but have never read his stuff, and my brain hasn’t associated either of those book titles with his name (maybe now...). NHO Platten or Puth. Have definitely eaten a Swanson TV dinner (and I enjoy the ZZ Top song too, even though it’s nowhere near their classics; hey writers, let’s have a La Grange clue in there sometime, even if it might piss off Jennifer Quail ;) ).

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Post by ElendilPickle » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:13 am

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

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