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by cinemaniax7
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3652
Views: 377563

Re: Reretaken Down

This item is probably not newsworthy enough for the Current Events thread, so I'm posting it here: Journeyman QB Josh McCown, who played for 10 different teams in his 17-year NFL career, has retired. The last active player from the 2002 draft, McCown has been playing for so long that he was the one ...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18486

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

A road-gray Yankees jersey that was worn by Babe Ruth sold for $5.64 million at an auction at Yankee Stadium, making it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2019/06/17/babe-ruth-jersey-breaks-record-most-expensive-sports-memorabilia/1466...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18486

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

A few notable achievements involving last night's Tony Awards: At age 87, comedy writer/performer/director Elaine May won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for The Waverly Gallery , becoming the second-oldest actress to win a Tony. The record is held by Cicely Tyson who won for A Trip to Bount...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Why Is Wheel's Season Shorter than J's?
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: Why Is Wheel's Season Shorter than J's?

I forget in which book or interview he took credit for it, but the answer is Alex Trebek himself, who complained that reruns were no fun for televised competitions and that they should be minimized as much as practicable. Hence, the switch from the standard 39 weeks to 46 weeks for the third season...
by cinemaniax7
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18486

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

As davey pointed out in the midst of the spelling bee hullabaloo, Danish-born socialite Claus von Bülow has died at the age of 92. The subject of two "celebrity" trials in the 1980s, von Bülow was convicted in 1982 of trying to kill his wealthy wife, Sunny, who had fallen into an irreversible coma. ...
by cinemaniax7
Mon May 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18486

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Baseball legend Bill Buckner has died at the age of 69. Buckner had 2,715 hits and 174 home runs with the Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox, Angels and Royals from 1969 to 1990, but he secured his place in sports history in the 10th inning of game 6 the 1986 World Series between the Red Sox and the Mets. The ...
by cinemaniax7
Mon May 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18486

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Baseball legend Bill Buckner has died at the age of 69. Buckner had 2,715 hits and 174 home runs with the Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox, Angels and Royals from 1969 to 1990, but he secured his place in sports history in the 10th inning of game 6 the 1986 World Series between the Red Sox and the Mets. The S...
by cinemaniax7
Sun May 26, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18486

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

https://deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/brotherfromthesameplanet12.png With the recent passing of Doris Day, only four persons mentioned by name in the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire" are still living. Do you know who? I assume Bernie Goetz is still around, and I think on Fa...
by cinemaniax7
Sat May 25, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 4636

Re: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't see any weaknesses in James that he should find particularly worrying. I didn't know the Manet response (and I have a poster of one of his paintings on my wall) so I didn't find the triple-s particularly surprising. I've noticed he's let 2 theater clues go by in recent days, one classic and...
by cinemaniax7
Sat May 25, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 4636

Re: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The temptation as a regular J! watcher and reasonably competent J-board member is to think, Okay, James is good, but I could compete with him . After all, most of the material that he's plowed through is standard J! knowledge. Indeed, in most of his games, there are a couple of clues that seem obvio...
by cinemaniax7
Tue May 21, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18486

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

New Coke will make a brief comeback under a partnership with the Netflix drama Stranger Things . Season 3 of the show takes place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke is considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time, and the revised product was ...
by cinemaniax7
Tue May 21, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18486

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

For the first time since 1977, a football player is wearing #32 for the Buffalo Bills. O.J. Simpson wore #32 for nine seasons with the team. Though the Bills hadn’t retired the number, given Simpson's legal troubles, it had been unofficially out of circulation, as former owner Ralph Wilson reportedl...
by cinemaniax7
Mon May 20, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2018

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The "Not the Mama!" category was a nice shout-out from the writers to the early-'90s sitcom Dinosaurs . For all you young 'uns on the board, Dinosaurs was a live-action (puppet) show about a family of anthropomorphic dinosaurs — dad, mom, teenage son, teen daughter, and baby — who live, work, and go...
by cinemaniax7
Sat May 18, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18486

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

After 12 seasons and 279 episodes, The Big Bang Theory has ended its run. Since its premiere on Sept. 24, 2007, the show has garnered 52 Emmy Award nominations and 10 wins and generated a spinoff prequel, Young Sheldon.

SPOILER ALERT: The elevator was finally repaired.
by cinemaniax7
Tue May 14, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18486

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Six-time Emmy winner Tim Conway has passed away at the age of 85. Best known for his work on the 1970s sketch comedy The Carol Burnett Show , Conway also earned plaudits for guest appearances on the sitcoms Coach and 30 Rock . He was also the voice of Barnacle Boy in more than a dozen episodes of Sp...
by cinemaniax7
Sat May 11, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18486

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Peggy Lipton, who played Julie on the iconic 1960s TV series Mod Squad, has died at age 72. She was also a regular on the original Twin Peaks series. Comic actress/writer/producer Rashida Jones is the daughter of Peggy Lipton and music producer Quincy Jones.
by cinemaniax7
Thu May 09, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18486

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Jim Fowler, wildlife expert and longtime co-host of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” with Marlin Perkins, has passed away at the age of 89. Fowler appeared on more than 100 episodes of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”
by cinemaniax7
Tue May 07, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18486

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

News that may affect J! music categories and the phrasing of future clues: Rolling Stone magazine will begin publishing its own music charts in a challenge to Billboard magazine. The new “Rolling Stone Charts” will encompass the top 100 singles and the top 200 albums in the U.S., with the singles ch...
by cinemaniax7
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 568
Views: 86084

Re: J! in the Media

James's latest victim is Judge Judy:

https://www.thewrap.com/james-holzhauer ... in-streak/
by cinemaniax7
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18486

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

The Oklahoma Sooners become the first college football team to have their quarterback go #1 overall in the NFL draft in consecutive years. The players in question are, of course, Baker Mayfield (2018) and Kyler Murray (2019).