FJs for the 3/12/18 week

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, trainman, econgator, dhkendall

Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 3/12/18 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:50 pm

In 1982, when Bess Truman died, she had been enrolled in this government program for about 17 years, longer than anyone else
80
67%
The New York Times called this 1,000-page novel by a woman "one of the most influential business books ever written"
67
56%
Each state has as many electors as its total of senators & representatives; D.C. has this many, the minimum for any state
107
90%
Of the 10 countries the Danube touches, this one is alphabetically last & is the only one that doesn’t end in “Y” or “A”
33
28%
Hesiod said it fawns on all who enter “with actions of…tail & both ears”, but when people try to exit it “eats them up”
24
20%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
4
3%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
3
3%
THE LAKE SHOW $1600: Every little breeze seems to whisper this Alberta lake, so named to honor the daughter of Queen Victoria
59
50%
STRAIT AWAY $2000: It's the strait dividing Sicily from Italy's toe, or a city on the strait
47
39%
'80s MUSIC $2000: “Paid in Full” was the 1987 platinum debut album of Eric B. and this MC seen here
23
19%
Social Security was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
25
21%
"The Fountainhead" was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
16
13%
Switzerland was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
40
34%
The Minotaur was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
43
36%
The Sphinx was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
18
15%
The airing of NCAA basketball games affected J! airing at the normal time in my market.
21
18%
 
Total votes: 119

User avatar
MarkBarrett
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 11836
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:37 am
Location: San Francisco

FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett »

3/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FIRST LADY FACTS

3/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1982, when Bess Truman died, she had been enrolled in this government program for about 17 years, longer than anyone else

3/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
1950s FICTION

3/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The New York Times called this 1,000-page novel by a woman "one of the most influential business books ever written"

3/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE

3/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Each state has as many electors as its total of senators & representatives; D.C. has this many, the minimum for any state

3/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EUROPEAN RIVERS

3/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Of the 10 countries the Danube touches, this one is alphabetically last & is the only one that doesn’t end in “Y” or “A”

3/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MYTHOLOGICAL BEASTS

3/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Hesiod said it fawns on all who enter “with actions of…tail & both ears”, but when people try to exit it “eats them up”

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Medicare
Atlas Shrugged
3
Ukraine
Cerberus
The players were 7/15 (46.67%) with a 2-2-2-1-0 success pattern.

The extra clues have one correct by a player, a triple stumper and a requested clue correct by a player.

THE LAKE SHOW $1600: Every little breeze seems to whisper this Alberta lake, so named to honor the daughter of Queen Victoria

STRAIT AWAY $2000: It's the strait dividing Sicily from Italy's toe, or a city on the strait

'80s MUSIC $2000: “Paid in Full” was the 1987 platinum debut album of Eric B. and this MC seen here:

Image

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Louise
Messina
Rakim

User avatar
MarkBarrett
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 11836
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:37 am
Location: San Francisco

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett »

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( 
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
The Fountainhead
No run of '80s Music because of no clue on Rakim
No guess on Thursday
Sphinx
Normal airings in San Francisco (And Montgomery)

User avatar
LucarioSnooperVixey
Darling Sillyclaws
Posts: 1733
Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Location: New Jersey

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey »

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:oops: :mrgreen: :(
Douglas Squasoni
QuizUp Player(2014-2021): 133k games
Sporcle: LucSnoVix
Alpaca Farm: DouglasLovesVixey
#1 in Alpaca Farm Quizzes participated(1651 Quizzes).

User avatar
TenPoundHammer
Otters are meant to swim
Posts: 8640
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:59 pm
Location: Michigan
Contact:

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by TenPoundHammer »

You know damn well which boxes I checked.
Ten Pound Hammer

This space for rent

User avatar
BobF
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 2123
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:03 pm
Location: Westmonster, MD
Contact:

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by BobF »

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:07 pm
You know damn well which boxes I checked.
Crap, if you don't get one in the next two weeks I lose a $20 bet.
Was once hugged by Maggie Speak!

User avatar
This Is Kirk!
Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 5307
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:35 am
Location: Seattle

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by This Is Kirk! »

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

Seemed like a tough week overall for FJs.

seaborgium
Undefeated in Reruns
Posts: 7302
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:31 am

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by seaborgium »

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

Ruled out Social Security but didn't have a backup on Monday, blank on where the eastern end of the Danube went on Thursday, Minotaur on Friday.

Plactus
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 671
Joined: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:33 pm

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by Plactus »

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

Switzerland, minotaur (winning the doomed coin flip over sphinx).

No preemptions here; the show airs when CBS hands things over to local stations for news, etc. in the afternoon here.
Oh, what has science wrought? I sought only to turn a man into a metal-encased juggernaut of destruction powered by the unknown properties of a mysterious living crystal. How could this have all gone wrong?

User avatar
Volante
Harbinger of the Doomed Lemur
Posts: 7530
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:42 pm
Contact:

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by Volante »

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

Fri - Minotaur
The best thing that Neil Armstrong ever did, was to let us all imagine we were him.
Latest movies (1-10): Suicide Squad (5), Green Room (8), Showgirls (6)

Saturnalia
Loyal Jeopardista
Posts: 218
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:16 pm

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by Saturnalia »

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:( :( :(
Invented a new country (Urmenia) on Thursday just to write something down; had Chimera on Friday. Should have gotten the lake clue right; it'll stick now, I think.

User avatar
DBear
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1586
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:57 pm

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by DBear »

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :roll: seriously, a rap question?

User avatar
dinghammer
No Relation
Posts: 1063
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:10 pm

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by dinghammer »

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

Switzotaur/Minoland.

I think I ran '80s Music.

User avatar
MarkBarrett
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 11836
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:37 am
Location: San Francisco

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett »

DBear wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:51 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :roll: seriously, a rap question?
Usually I would not do that kind of pop culture question for an extra. In this case it was requested, the contestant got it, my not knowing it cost me a run in a favorable category and Kirk said Rakim was one of the greatest rappers of all time. That made me curious myself to see how it would poll. In the teens seems right to me.

davey
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 4225
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:55 pm

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by davey »

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
In good company with Switzerland on Thurs...no clue on the MC.

User avatar
zakharov
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1017
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 7:27 pm
Location: NYC

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by zakharov »

DBear wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:51 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :roll: seriously, a rap question?
Why is a rap question worth an eye roll? The album is considered a classic.
4-time pool swimmer - last audition June 2019
Follow me on Twitter @JakeMHS

User avatar
twelvefootboy
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1851
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:18 pm
Location: Tornado Alley / Southwest Missouri

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by twelvefootboy »

Watched the taping of the whole week. My vow of chastity silence is over!!!

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

Mon: Picked Secret Service protection, and felt good about it because I remember the kerfuffle of making it lifetime.
Tue: Pavlov'd to the infamous book of the Tea Party.
Wed: 3 electors no problem. Just waiting on Trump's Voter Fraud commission to see if one voted illegally.
Thur: Pretty sure I guessed Switzerland
Fri: No clue at the time or the replay. The descriptions here ring a bell. Too bad some 2000 year old dude's prose was repurposed into negbait for some smart boardies.

It's probably fine that boardies don't want to bother with Rap 101. It is sad that a contestant answered MLK in a clue involving Islam. Excusable mistake under time pressure to just pick the Pavlov for an assassinated black man. Not excusable that the other two didn't rebound to Malcolm X, or even Louis Farrakhan (sp?).
Disclaimer - repeated exposure to author's musings may cause befuddlement.

Johnblue
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1470
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:55 am

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by Johnblue »

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

:mrgreen: :shock: :mrgreen:


There were 6 FJs??? Anyway, I had all the FJs this week. I’m not too strong in mythology but I think that first Harry Potter movie had a dog guarding some nonsense macguffin thing & it was referred to as Cerberus. Or maybe it was compared to that in a review. I’ve heard of the Minotaur but I’m not sure what it is.

User avatar
BigDaddyMatty
Save Me, Maggie!
Posts: 3056
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:05 am
Location: Wherever I May Roam
Contact:

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by BigDaddyMatty »

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

Only the Minotaur kept me from being Paid In Full
Sprinkles are for winners.

User avatar
Lefty
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1160
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:49 pm

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by Lefty »

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

Switzerland Thursday, and Sphinx to Friday's dumb clue. I admit Minotaur makes more sense.
I'm smart and I want respect.

Leander
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1741
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:18 am

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

Post by Leander »

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

No guess Tuesday, Rand didn’t occur to me as I am pretty unfamiliar with her novels. Switzerland as a desperate guess, and a confident Minotaur Friday.

Post Reply