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2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby Volante » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:04 am

I was aiming to post this in an hour, but that's gonna be a nope.

Don't forget, 2016 events are still fair game, so if you need a refresher, here's the '16 thread: 2016 Current Events Study Guide

Can't just leave it at that though, so while I doubt they'll ask about this (even given the recent category)...
The 2017 Rose Parade Grand Marshals are three former Olympians: Allyson Felix, Greg Louganis and Janet Evans
http://abc7.com/society/3-olympians-cho ... s/1587607/

The parade itself will be on Monday, 02 Jan.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby Volante » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:27 pm

2016 decided to stick around another day...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38487509
ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Istanbul (Turkey) nightclub attack that left 39 dead.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby MarkBarrett » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:22 am

Arnold Schwarzenegger is now hosting Celebrity Apprentice. When Donald Trump dismissed someone he said, "You're fired!" and that person was shown leaving in a cab.

Governor, as he wants to be called, and made that clear earlier in the show to Jon Lovitz who called him Arnold, uses a different line for the firing.

Spoiler: show
You're terminated! Get to the chopper. The celeb was shown flying away in a helicopter.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby dhkendall » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:37 am

MarkBarrett wrote:Arnold Schwarzenegger is now hosting Celebrity Apprentice. When Donald Trump dismissed someone he said, "You're fired!" and that person was shown leaving in a cab.

Governor, as he wants to be called, and made that clear earlier in the show to Jon Lovitz who called him Arnold, uses a different line for the firing.

Spoiler: show
You're terminated! Get to the chopper. The celeb was shown flying away in a helicopter.



See, I find the replacement with Schwarzenegger odd. I completely understand why they can't use Trump (if he lost I hope they'd still not use him but that's neither here nor there) but Schwarzenegger was known as an actor and politician (and body builder), not a businessman (although I wouldn't be surprised if he ran a business or two sometime in his life). Trump is (or was, now) best known for being a businessman, kind of the Pavlov of businessmen for a time - deserved or not, he was one of the few people famous for running a business, and probably the top of that. The Apprentice is about business acumen, so I would think replacing Trump with someone who is known for running businesses would have been better (although the list is very short of people in that Venn intersection of "famous business heads" and "enough of a pop culture celebrity to do reality TV unironically")
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby Volante » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:55 pm

Megyn Kelly is leaving FOX for NBC later this year once her FOX contract is up (end of summer).
http://press.nbcnews.com/2017/01/03/meg ... -nbc-news/
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby Kenny » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:49 pm

I wouldn't be surprised to see this one show up as a FJ clue in a year or two:

ACTRESSES:

Her last words, according to her son, were, "I want to be with Carrie."

Spoiler: show
Who is Debbie Reynolds?
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby seaborgium » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:46 pm

Kenny wrote:I wouldn't be surprised to see this one show up as a FJ clue in a year or two:

ACTRESSES:

Her last words, according to her son, were, "I want to be with Carrie."

Spoiler: show
Who is Debbie Reynolds?

But that was in 2016.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby Blue Lion » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:43 pm

At age 50, Janet Jackson gave birth to a son, Aissa Al Mana.

She might come up because of her "wardrobe malfunction" at Super Bowl XXXVIII; having a #1 album in four different decades (the latest was Unbreakable (2015), only Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand have done that); and myriad other accomplishments in her musical career.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby MarkBarrett » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:56 pm

The Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years of selling cookies. 2017 will introduce two new versions of a S'mores flavor.

http://time.com/4617635/girl-scout-cookies-smores-2017/
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby Blue Lion » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:04 am

MarkBarrett wrote:The Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years of selling cookies. 2017 will introduce two new versions of a S'mores flavor.

http://time.com/4617635/girl-scout-cookies-smores-2017/


Good chance this will come up. Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of GSA, has come up multiple times in Jeopardy. So have Thin Mints, the #1-selling variety of Girl Scout Cookies.

A Detroit morning radio host used to say that Girl Scout Cookies deserved to be a separate food group.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby Kenny » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:23 am

seaborgium wrote:
Kenny wrote:I wouldn't be surprised to see this one show up as a FJ clue in a year or two:

ACTRESSES:

Her last words, according to her son, were, "I want to be with Carrie."

Spoiler: show
Who is Debbie Reynolds?

But that was in 2016.

The OP said "2016 events are still fair game." Am I missing something?
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby earendel » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:28 am

Kenny wrote:
seaborgium wrote:
Kenny wrote:I wouldn't be surprised to see this one show up as a FJ clue in a year or two:

ACTRESSES:

Her last words, according to her son, were, "I want to be with Carrie."

Spoiler: show
Who is Debbie Reynolds?

But that was in 2016.

The OP said "2016 events are still fair game." Am I missing something?

That this should go in the 2016 current events guide, not the 2017.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby Volante » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:15 am

Kenny wrote:
seaborgium wrote:
Kenny wrote:I wouldn't be surprised to see this one show up as a FJ clue in a year or two:

ACTRESSES:

Her last words, according to her son, were, "I want to be with Carrie."

Spoiler: show
Who is Debbie Reynolds?

But that was in 2016.

The OP said "2016 events are still fair game." Am I missing something?

As in they can still appear on Jeopardy!
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby MarkBarrett » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:22 am

Movies
Blade Runner 2049 (Ryan Gosling & Harrison Ford)
CHiPs (Dax Shepard & Michael Peña)
Our Souls at Night (Robert Redford & Jane Fonda - also did Barefoot in the Park in 1967 & The Electric Horseman in 1979)
War for the Planet of the Apes (Andy Serkis as Caesar)
The Lego Batman Movie (Will Arnett)
Baywatch (Dwayne Johnson & Zac Efron) (Alexandra Daddario & Priyanka Chopra)

TV
Class (spin-off of Doctor Who aired in 2016 across the pond - 2017 on BBCA)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (on HBO starring Oprah based on book by Rebecca Skloot)
The Good Fight (spin-off of The Good Wife)

Books
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Music
The Breaker (album by Little Big Town)

Yes, I have read EW's "The First Look" issue. :) There is a lot more covered in it and I tried to pick some likelys that J! might use.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby mfc248 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:16 pm

The adage of "Know Your Canada" may take on more importance this year, as it's the sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation. Without a game on Canada Day itself, I imagine either the June 30 or July 3 games will feature some themed content.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby Volante » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:10 pm

May be too dark, though it could make a good FJ clue...

Carrie Fisher's urn was modeled off of a Prozac pill
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/c ... ill-961625
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby Volante » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:07 pm

Sears sells Craftsman to Stanley (formerly Black and Decker) for $750 million (but could result in over $1 billion for Sears) in a desperate attempt to stay afloat/relevant.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby Volante » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:15 pm

Old LL 1D spoiler:

David Blaine almost added himself to the list of such luminaries as "Madame Delinsky (d.1820), Arnold Buck (d.1840), Dr./Prof. Epstein (d.1869), The Black Wizard of the West (d.1922) and most famously Chung Ling Soo (d.1918)" when his bullet catch didn't quite go as planned.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/2554945 ... let-stunt/
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby Blue Lion » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:22 pm

Blue Lion wrote:
Volante wrote:Sears sells Craftsman to Stanley (formerly Black and Decker) for $750 million (but could result in over $1 billion for Sears) in a desperate attempt to stay afloat/relevant.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html


Sears also owns Kmart, a chain that is in its death throes.

Let's not forget Macy's, which announced that it will close 100 stores this year. The closures will also result in the loss of 10,000 jobs.

And this just in: The Limited announced that it has closed all of its bricks-and-mortar stores nationwide.

Makes me wonder about the future of malls.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Postby Volante » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:15 pm

For the 2017 Golden Globes:

Best TV Drama - The Crown. Netflix. Also Claire Foy for Best Actress (D)
Best TV Musical/Comedy - Atlanta. Also Donald Glover for Best Actor (M/C)

Best Drama - Moonlight
Best Musical/Comedy - La La Land. NOT Ryan Gosling's best 2016 work (The Nice Guys) or the real best musical/comedy (Deadpool). La La Land. Seriously. And they gave SEVEN BLOODY AWARDS to that piece of hack. Nope. I'm done. Rest are here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/74th_Golden_Globe_Awards

La La Land. Geeze....
Someone else is gonna have to do the Oscars, cause I swear, if that or Manchester by the Sea wins... :evil:
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