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by Blue Lion
Thu May 24, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 103

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Returning to A Horizon. Good luck to all of y'all!
by Blue Lion
Wed May 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 348
Views: 20634

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is this year's winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/23/entertainment/julia-louis-dreyfus-mark-twain-prize/index.html. Earlier this month Bill Cosby, the 2009 winner, had his Mark Twain Prize revoked by the Kennedy Center after he was conv...
by Blue Lion
Wed May 23, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 348
Views: 20634

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Key literary figures of the 1960s and beyond, both Philip Roth and Tom Wolfe died within the past seven days. Roth grew up in Newark, NJ. NJ.com (website for the Newark Star-Ledger and other Jersey papers) ran this story about Roth, who won almost every literary honor except the Nobel Prize: http:/...
by Blue Lion
Wed May 23, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Erin Zweiner in Time magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: Erin Zweiner in Time magazine

The runoff primary in HD-45 took place yesterday, and Erin won the nomination: https://elections.dallasnews.com/2018-r ... e/859e71f7
by Blue Lion
Sat May 19, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 348
Views: 20634

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Plenty of trivia surrounding today's wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Most likely to come up: They are now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/19/europe/r ... index.html
by Blue Lion
Tue May 15, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 348
Views: 20634

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 unconditional. The law, which placed a federal ban on sports betting in states where it was not already established (namely, Nevada), was challenged by the state of New Jersey. It, along with a...
by Blue Lion
Sun May 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 348
Views: 20634

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Heck with it...it almost feels like it keeps happening because of my volcano tags earlier and doesn't want to be left out Kilauea has been bubbling regularly on the big island of Hawaii. It might even classically erupt like a stratovolcano rather than the shield volcano it is (though not as disaste...
by Blue Lion
Mon May 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 348
Views: 20634

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Oliver North will become the new president of the National Rifle Association, succeeding Wayne LaPierre: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/07/politics/nra-oliver-north/index.html North is best known as the central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s. He was convicted of three felonies in connec...
by Blue Lion
Sat May 05, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 348
Views: 20634

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Does cheezguyty do sports? Albert Pujols (Angels) got his 3000th hit (off Mike Leake of Mariners) and the Dodgers (Buehler, Cingrani, Garcia and Liberatore) had a combined no-no against the Padres in Mexico. Have such fairly rare occurrences happened on the same day previously? The Dodger game was ...
by Blue Lion
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 348
Views: 20634

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

T-Mobile and Sprint have agreed to merge. If the Trump administration approves the transaction, the merged company will be worth about $26.5 billion; and it would have more than 100 million subscribers, which would put it in the same league as AT&T and Verizon: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/29/t-mobi...
by Blue Lion
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 348
Views: 20634

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

California police have arrested Joseph James DeAngelo, suspected of being the "Golden State Killer". The arrest comes a couple of months after the publication of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by journalist Michelle McNamara, the late wife of comedian Patton Oswalt. (McNamara coined the killer's nickname....
by Blue Lion
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 348
Views: 20634

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

As part of the country's festivities for the 50th anniversary of its independence from the UK, the king of Swaziland, Mswati III announced that the country would be changing its name to "eSwatini". I looked this up and read that he said one of the reasons he did this was because many people confuse...
by Blue Lion
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 348
Views: 20634

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Swedish-born Tim Bergling, known by his stage name, Avicii, died in Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28. Avicii, who was a DJ and a producer, was one of the leading figures in electronic dance music. His most-recognized song is "Wake Me Up", which came up on Jeopardy in Season 30. https://www.yahoo.com/e...
by Blue Lion
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 348
Views: 20634

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Willow, the last of the 30 or so corgis Queen Elizabeth owned during her reign, has died. It was reported in 2015 that the Queen had stopped breeding corgis because she did not want to leave any behind after she died. She still has two dogs, Vulcan and Candy, which are informally known as “dorgis”--...
by Blue Lion
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 348
Views: 20634

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

The Alliance of American Football announced its formation. From Wikipedia "The Alliance of American Football is a proposed professional football league set to play in February 2019, one week following the NFL's Super Bowl championship game. It is founded on March 20, 2018, by Charlie Ebersol, direc...
by Blue Lion
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 16458

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

I managed a 90th percentile on the border quiz. I went on an Alaskan cruise a few years ago. It featured a stop in Skagway. We took a shore excursion there of a train trip. The train goes up a mountain and stops a few hundred feet in Canada. We also stopped in Victoria, so I knew it was pretty far ...
by Blue Lion
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 16458

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Wow. I was not aware of that. For anyone who is curious, but not curious enough to actually go look it up, I was the 10th-unluckiest player in LL76. I was the 10th unluckiest player in LL73, though I likely would have been relegated to B Horizon even with average luck: I finished 2-19-4 that season.
by Blue Lion
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 348
Views: 20634

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Saw this tweeted in a review of last night's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert": The show was produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, and John Legend. If it wins the Emmy Award for Variety Special (Live), all three would win their EGOT at the same time.
by Blue Lion
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 16458

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Finished with a thud, with four consecutive losses (two of them by one point) to wind up 11-12-2. However, I flirted with an above-.500 finish, improved my defense (which still needs a lot of work), and tied for most 3-pointers; and most importantly, survived another season in A Horizon. There's ple...
by Blue Lion
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 16458

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

One of top local attractions, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, is going to open a display devoted to the works of Charles and Ray Eames: https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/the-world-of-charles-and-ray-eames So that question, at least, was an instaget. I was there in D...