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Season 35 Final Jeopardy Contest

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Here's a new contest to keep track of how many FJs you get correct vs. don't know for this season. Prizes will be awarded for at least two categories, most correct and least correct, and maybe other categories to be decided as the season progresses, so keep playing. FJs will be posted so if you miss a day or two, you can still keep score by updating all at once instead of daily. Have fun, and good -- or bad! -- luck everyone.

Here are the FJs for week one:

1. To set a record for longest solo journey by kayak, 2,010 miles, Helen Skelton traveled through this nation for a month.

2. Switching the syllables in the German word for building of a home gave this design & architecture school its name.

3. In 1789 this doctor proposed 6 articles on penal reform to the French Assembly, including one on capital punishment.

4. On Oct. 4, 1940, for the premiere of what’s been called his most famous movie role, Ronald Reagan was in this city.

5. POSTHUMOUSLY, AXEL PAULSEN WAS AMONG THE FIRST GROUP OF INDUCTEES INTO THE WORLD HALL OF FAME FOR THIS IN 1976.

I will post each week of FJs so everyone can update their scores if they miss a day or two.

My score is 2/5. Come on, everyone can beat that on both ends!

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3/5

 

Contests (ahem) like this always remind me of this exchange from Seinfeld:

 

GEORGE: Alright, now, how are we gonna monitor this thing?

JERRY: Well, obviously, we all know each other very well, (Elaine slightly laughs) I'm sure that we'll all feel comfortable within the confines of the honor system.

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1 hour ago, saber5055 said:

.....and least correct.....

I got this!!

0-5

<takes a bow>

In my defense, it was a spectacularly shitty week all around.

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55 minutes ago, opus said:

GEORGE: Alright, now, how are we gonna monitor this thing?

JERRY: Well, obviously, we all know each other very well, (Elaine slightly laughs) I'm sure that we'll all feel comfortable within the confines of the honor system.

This made me LOL because of what I'm posting next. But with all due respect to Opus, no one is allowed to say "I'm OUT."

31 minutes ago, forumfish said:

I'm 1/5, unless you count "what is the home of Notre Dame?" as a correct answer.

We are all within the confines of The Honor System here. *snicker*

32 minutes ago, lb60 said:

In my defense, it was a spectacularly shitty week all around.

Your week just got better because one of those spectacular prize gifts is within your grasp.

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13 minutes ago, saber5055 said:

Your week just got better because one of those spectacular prize gifts is within your grasp.

<happy dance>

48 minutes ago, forumfish said:

I'm 1/5.....

Dammit!!

Looks like I got me some competition.

<shakes fist>

You're going down, forumfish!

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15 minutes ago, lb60 said:

You're going down, forumfish!

Never fear, lb60, I usually do much better! Not better enough to be a threat for best record, though …

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1 hour ago, Brookside said:

2/5 - one of my more pathetic weeks.

Hey, who you calling pathetic?! (lol, my score too, and one of my weaker weeks, I think - I haven't really kept track)

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I’m nipping the heels of the 1/5 crowd. 

(Full disclosure, I haven’t watched Friday's episode yet and I read the answer in the episode thread before I saw the question, so I’m counting it as a no... although with the current competition categories, I’m hoping no one sees this as cheating! Haha.)

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2 hours ago, JeezumCrow said:

I’m nipping the heels of the 1/5 crowd. 

(Full disclosure, I haven’t watched Friday's episode yet and I read the answer in the episode thread before I saw the question, so I’m counting it as a no... although with the current competition categories, I’m hoping no one sees this as cheating! Haha.)

@JeezumCrow, I like your sense of honor!

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3 hours ago, Clanstarling said:
4 hours ago, Brookside said:

2/5 - one of my more pathetic weeks.

Hey, who you calling pathetic?! (lol, my score too, and one of my weaker weeks, I think - I haven't really kept track)

This made me laugh because 2/5 is one of my best weeks ever. Last season I posted "0" after every FJ. When I finally got one, I about fainted, and then started to worry about the writers.

I'm already working on prizes and the season just started. Gah! Right now I think there will be four, categories to be announced at the end of the contest. FYI, I am not eligible to win anything. Not that I would.

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21 hours ago, GenerationX said:

I was 4/5, but the last two were sports-related.  I won't do as well in other weeks.

The sports related clues are always the ones that bring me down. (Except possibly in the rare cases when they're not related to baseball, basketball, or (American) football!)  Maybe we could team up?

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1 hour ago, Brookside said:

The sports related clues are always the ones that bring me down. (Except possibly in the rare cases when they're not related to baseball, basketball, or (American) football!)  Maybe we could team up?

I'll take your sports if you take my geography?

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10 minutes ago, opus said:

I'll take your sports if you take my geography?

Oh boy, yes please!

I'm not good at presidents, but can often manage literature.  Another collaboration?

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WEEK ONE contest update: There are 17 competitors so far. Others can join later since some of our regulars aren't here yet and new people are always welcome as the season progresses. FJs will be posted here weekly so new players can catch up. Just be sure to note which week your scores are for.

So far we have two leaders for two of the prizes. In the middle are three tied with 1/5, eight people are tied with 2/5, and four smarties have 3/5. Note that middle-of-the-pack people are also eligible for prizes so don't give up.

WEEK TWO starts today! Good (or bad) luck everyone.

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Excellent idea, Saber (aka dog-person ... that's how I think of you... I'm a dog person too... in fact, I've made it public that I like dogs more than people, with the exception of my grandkids... they're tied with dogs)

 

Does it matter/count if I've read the thread before watching the shows? I'm a bit behind. But I'm not a little behind. Just to be clear.

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Zoey, great score. Consider yourself in and presently tied for front runner to The Big Prize!

Bliss, we are on The Honor System here so score yourself and post accordingly. And yes, I am aka dog person. If you show dogs, you might know me IRL.

My updated score is now 2/6. Thank goodness I am not eligible to win anything in this contest. Like The Biggest Loser Prize.

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4 hours ago, saber5055 said:

My updated score is now 2/6. Thank goodness I am not eligible to win anything in this contest.

Since you started it, you win best host

 

 

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11 hours ago, opus said:

Since you started it, you win best host

Oh, my, I'm so honored. This is the best day of my life. Wait ... I have a speech here in my pocket, let me find it so I can read it, it's only two pages, wait ... okay, here it is: "First of all, I want to thank ..."

*music begins playing and Saber is escorted off the stage by security*

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Now I'm 1/6.  I can't believe only one person got Monday's FJ. Even if you hate John Steinbeck...James Dean!

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4 hours ago, Good Queen Jane said:

I'm 0/4 this week and looking at today's FJ in the New York Times leads me to believe that I will be 0/5. Can I just pretend this week didn't happen?

No! That puts you in contention for one of the prizes!

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