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by harrumph
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 45
Views: 2596

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

We've learned that it is most unlikely that he will ever be a contestant on American Idol or The Voice.
by harrumph
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2558

Re: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

No one seems to know how he does it. I mean, we all "get" that it's a combination of insane buzzer skills, astonishing knowledge base, and ice-in-the-veins wagering bravado. But having said that, I don't think anyone "gets' how all of that can co-exist inside one player and in none of the thousands...
by harrumph
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2558

Re: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As I said the other day, if you are an opponent, you want him to hit the DD right away so you at least take away the possibility of $20K after the J! round. Part of his strategy in what I have called the Holzhauer Horizontal is that he goes to the highest values clues first and the DD is less likel...
by harrumph
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2558

Re: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

New vocabulary term: the Holzhauer Horizontal is picking the highest valued clues across the board first to build up a large cash total before landing on a DD and then going all in in the J! round or very large in the DJ! round.
by harrumph
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/8/19 week
Replies: 21
Views: 440

Re: FJs for the 4/8/19 week

We used to go to Howard Johnson's for the ice cream. I always got peppermint stick.
by harrumph
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2504

Re: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ I first thought Michael Jackson for the Thriller video but then there was the "she" part of the clue.
by harrumph
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP Charles Van Doren
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: RIP Charles Van Doren

I knew only three of the vice presidents from the 1920s.
by harrumph
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 112
Views: 3825

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If it is determined that Holzhauer did indeed create the site his status for the TOC will come into serious doubt. I think this is very doubtful. James is going to be a popular champ who may be one of the greatest players ever. It's going to take something a whole lot more egregious than that to ke...
by harrumph
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 112
Views: 3825

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"My facebook page is the only web site about me that I made" is the J! -world equivalent of the president saying "the Mueller Report completely exonerates me". Somebody made the page after obtaining inside information, most likely second- or third-hand, since the initial draft of the page had the d...
by harrumph
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 2785

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

never heard of her before The two great underappreciated backing bassists of the '60s are Carol Kaye and James Jamerson. Kaye did play on a lot of hits but I'd argue that the late Joe Osborn was a greater figure. Kaye has claimed that she played on a lot of the great Motown singles and not Jamerson...
by harrumph
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 2785

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Regarding the Carol Kaye category: Kaye did play bass on a large number of 1960s pop hits, but she is also notorious for claiming credit for songs that she did not perform on. However she has never claimed to have been the bass player on Good Vibrations. I think the clue writers got lazy and assumed...
by harrumph
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2764

Re: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

threearruda: Thank you for the insight about Marshall's sibling, Ramona Shelburne even though I have to play the CasketRomance card of never heard of her. Put her on HQ with Papi & Dan and then she can hit my radar. HQ is one of my all time favorite shows. ETA: It was not until reading comments els...
by harrumph
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 93
Views: 4191

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Why are people saying a comedian wouldn't work for a host? I will propose that at least some of Trebek's "gravitas" has been earned from how earnest he is, to the point sometimes of being po-faced. A comedian would have to work extra hard not to let quips quell the mo' (to use Maggie Speak's famous...
by harrumph
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1715

Re: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another click in the Elvis-Prince column here.
by harrumph
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I got the call!
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: I got the call!

NHO the call.
by harrumph
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 20
Views: 1139

Re: Thursday, March 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got FJ from the "high as a cloud" phrase and not cloud 9.
by harrumph
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1631

Re: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For the $1000 clue not played in BLUE MAN GROUP: Moody Blues were J!6 The ones I could find that should be within the J! scope of regular play for $1000 clue: Climax Blues Band Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Shocking Blue Blue Swede Some not familiar to me: (so sue me if any are popular and well-kn...
by harrumph
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'd be happy to see Lindsey in the TOC.

It might be an interesting weekly poll question to have "I knew that Bianca needed to go all in on the last DD".