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by hbomb1947
Thu May 23, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 509
Views: 79959

Re: J! in the Media

James made some remarks to Robin that made her feel bullied. The ones she has said publicly are: "Why'd you even try out if you didn't want to play?" when he overheard her saying she didn't want to play first the day of taping. "How's that MATH coming?" 15 minutes after her telling them that her hu...
by hbomb1947
Thu May 23, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 509
Views: 79959

Re: J! in the Media

For all his prep and focus, James absolutely deserves every dollar he's earning. But gameplay aside, Robin's overall experience was clearly marred by behavior backstage that affected not only her, but other contestants, and even staff. That's a shame. If there was improper behavior that affected he...
by hbomb1947
Mon May 20, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 2285

Re: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Holy crap, the simulator on TJF now predicts that James wins an average of 73.6 games. Which rounds up to 74.
by hbomb1947
Sat May 18, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 822
Views: 41934

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:07 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Welp, that's the end:

https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/who-wa ... 203217602/
American Idol did not stay away for long.
Under what scenario could someone else pick up Millionaire? Would GSN be a possibility?
by hbomb1947
Sun May 12, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 13718

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

This excellent NPR podcast by James's brother-in-law features interviews with not only James but also Ken Jennings, Roger Craig, and Monica Thieu. We also meet a nice and nephew whom James made shout-outs to with some of his wagers. https://www.npr.org/2019/05/10/722198188/episode-912-how-uncle-jami...
by hbomb1947
Wed May 08, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 13718

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

Another clown: https://www.wiscnews.com/baraboonewsrepublic/opinion/columnists/bromley-column-math-puts-favorite-games-in-jeopardy/article_076aa35c-d85b-59f0-9554-864f172739ff.html. Unfortunately you can only have two links per signature so I have to find a way to consolidate all these amusing link...
by hbomb1947
Wed May 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1652

Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

+ 1 for good grief. IMO, this was harder than any FJ that James has faced so far. I'd be interested to know if he knew it.

I do see an obvious connection between the term "security blanket" and a metaphorical cloak of secrecy.
by hbomb1947
Wed May 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 13718

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

After some introspection, I have realized that I might not dislike James so much if his run wasn't coinciding with the absolute worst of times for me. I'd still find his mannerisms irksome, but I'd like to think I could at least be congratulatory. The other strong runs and top money earners all cam...
by hbomb1947
Wed May 08, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1409

Re: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bellagio a lucky and educated guess. It seemed the most artsy to me. What was even with that clue? It was so ridiculously random. In addition to its glass ceiling sculpture by Chihuly, the Bellagio is known for having art exhibitions. https://bellagio.mgmresorts.com/en/entertainment/gallery-of-fine...
by hbomb1947
Wed May 08, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 13718

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

James's combination of fame and strong ties to the Las Vegas community have led to this . . . unique offer. https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/kats/las-vegas-strip-club-offers-to-host-james-holzhauer-victory-party-1658627/?fbclid=IwAR0V4bTX6olIXPuvWqAGfaSkjQR-sKHbT97wo...
by hbomb1947
Mon May 06, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek wins Emmy
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Alex Trebek wins Emmy

Alex has won his sixth Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host, and first since 2008.

https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/te ... 821381.php
by hbomb1947
Sun May 05, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3180

Re: Friday, May 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It kind of drives me crazy that the one time James has gotten FJ wrong was in the game where he was forced to wager the smallest, whereas my only FJ miss among my wins happened the one time I had anything close to a James-sized lock and tried to take advantage of it. That was an insane FJ. Had to h...
by hbomb1947
Sun May 05, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 13718

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

I wonder what it is about him that rubs people the wrong way? Holzhauer Tweet.jpg They’ve had a playful back-and-forth. Keep in mind Jennings KNOWS his fate since he was at the season finale. Yeah, anyone who's been following the twitter exchange between Ken - who's on record as being a big admirer...
by hbomb1947
Sat May 04, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 278
Views: 14318

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

For an opinion on the Kentucky Derby, Deadspin! https://deadspin.com/the-kentucky-derby-was-decided-by-some-video-replay-bul-1834530029 After nearly 20 minutes of deliberation, they determined that barely interfering with horses that didn’t come anywhere close to winning during a tight curve was eg...
by hbomb1947
Sat May 04, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/29/19 week
Replies: 23
Views: 720

Re: FJs for the 4/29/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry: :cry: :mrgreen: :cry: "Kickstarting" was the best I could come up with for what looks to have played as the toughest FJ in James's first 22 games. I leave Friday night for a vacation, so I'll have a backlog of J! episodes, including the last 6 Teachers T...
by hbomb1947
Sat May 04, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 278
Views: 14318

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

In the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby today, Maximum Security, after initially being declared the winner, became the first winner in history to be disqualified due to an infraction on the course. Country House, a huge underdog before the race at 65-1 odds, was declared the victor. Country House...
by hbomb1947
Sat May 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 509
Views: 79959

Re: J! in the Media

For a much more intelligent CNN interview, here's our very own Vermonter discussing James.

by hbomb1947
Sat May 04, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3180

Re: Friday, May 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 12:38 pm
I said "crowdsourcing." Pretty sure that wouldn't have cut it.
Not specific enough. Plus, the clue was pinned to the Time article.
by hbomb1947
Fri May 03, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 822
Views: 41934

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Very well played, alietr! I had no Idea on your $100K question. From Wikipedia: "The first animals sent into space were fruit flies aboard a U.S.-launched V-2 rocket on 20 February 1947 from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.The purpose of the experiment was to explore the effects of radiation e...
by hbomb1947
Fri May 03, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3180

Re: Friday, May 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In yesterday's game thread I wrote the following: How many times during his run have we been in a position to say something similar to the following: barely more than 3 weeks ago, the score he racked up today would have set an all-time record. But because it happened today, it's only the 10th-highes...