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by cinemaniax7
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48401

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

FWIW, TMZ is reporting that Jay-Z will soon acquire a “significant ownership interest” in an NFL team, which would make him the first black team owner in league history. Earlier in the week, Jay-Z’s company, Roc Nation, struck a deal with the NFL encompassing entertainment and social justice. Jay-Z ...
by cinemaniax7
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48401

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Peter Fonda died this week at the age of 79. He became something of a counterculture icon when he co-wrote, produced, and starred in the 1969 road movie Easy Rider . Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern were Oscar nominated for their Easy Rider screenplay. He was also nominated for an Academy Aw...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48401

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees will play a 2020 regular season game at the site where the movie Field of Dreams was filmed. It will be the first Major League Baseball game ever played in Iowa. MLB will build a temporary 8,000-seat ballpark at the Dyersville, Iowa, site for the game. The ...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36
Replies: 20
Views: 2972

Re: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36

I'd love it they never did another Kids Week, Celeb, or "Power Players" Week ever again. The latter two are utterly unwatchable garbage 97% of the time, and Kids Week....just isn't enjoyable trivia (the Teen Tournament teeters right on the edge sometimes). If there's popular demand for them, eh wha...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48401

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti has died at the age of 78. Buoniconti was a leader of the famed "No-Name Defense" that helped the Miami Dolphins win Super Bowl VII, capping off the NFL's first and only undefeated season (1973). A six-time AFL All-Star and two-time Pro Bowler, Buonicon...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48401

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Broadway director and producer Hal Prince, whose work changed the course of musical theater in the twentieth century, has died at the age of 91. Prince directed such landmark musicals as Cabaret , The Phantom of the Opera , Evita , Sweeney Todd , and Company . As a producer, he brought to the stage ...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The End of the SHC?
Replies: 16
Views: 2350

Re: The End of the SHC?

I would be on board to write a few categories if it would help. A truncated version actually sounds good.
by cinemaniax7
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek
Replies: 39
Views: 2628

Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Our prayers are with you!
by cinemaniax7
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48401

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has died at the age of 75. Hauer is probably best known for playing outlaw replicant Roy Batty in 1982's Blade Runner . He won a Golden Globe for his work in the 1987 TV movie Escape from Sobibor . he was so much more than blade runner...not sure why every news outlet uses ...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48401

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has died at the age of 75. Hauer is probably best known for playing outlaw replicant Roy Batty in 1982's Blade Runner. He won a Golden Globe for his work in the 1987 TV movie Escape from Sobibor.
by cinemaniax7
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 36 Changes & Predictions
Replies: 113
Views: 11009

Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

I'm not interested in another tournament full of people we've already seen. I won't be for several years. Meanwhile, if they want to have an exhibition match for charity with Rutter, Jennings, and Holzhauer, ok fine. That's the most I'm up for right now. I agree with my feathered friend. It's much ...
by cinemaniax7
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48401

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Former London mayor Boris Johnson will become the new prime minister of the United Kingdom after winning the Conservative party leadership race. Johnson replaces Theresa May, who will step down on Wednesday. In a 2012 interview with David Letterman, Johnson was asked if he might one day become prime...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48401

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, Sesame Street, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, and R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire have been selected as the 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees. The award for Sesame Street marks the first time the honor has been bestowed on a TV series.
by cinemaniax7
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48401

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

I'm not certain this will come up during a J! game, but it's just weird enough to be worth noting: Last week, the Atlantic League installed robot umpires as part of a three-year agreement with Major League Baseball. The Atlantic League is an independent, professional baseball league that is not affi...
by cinemaniax7
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/1/19 week
Replies: 19
Views: 1124

Re: FJs for the 7/1/19 week

I'm surprised that the Polynesia get-rate is coming in around 20%. I thought we might see a single digit on this one.
by cinemaniax7
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48401

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

The last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line in Mexico today. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler first formulated the concept for the Beetle as a “people’s car” (in German, Volkswagen ), a simple, cheap mass-produced mode of transportation for the nation. But it was VW’s engineering lead, Ferdinand...
by cinemaniax7
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48401

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

The Walking Dead comic book, the source of one of the most successful franchises in cable television history, has come to an abrupt end. Without forewarning, comic creator Robert Kirkman makes it clear at the end of issue #193 that this is the final issue in the series.
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 36 Changes & Predictions
Replies: 113
Views: 11009

Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

When I prepared for J!, playing along at home, I targeted 2 wrong answers per game. If I'm making 4 or more errors, I'm being reckless and losing money; but if I make no errors, I'm being too timid and probably losing too many buzzer battles. Thank you, gnash. This is excellent food for thought sho...
by cinemaniax7
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48401

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

When Donald Trump met Kim Jong Un at the DMZ this weekend, he stepped over the border, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to enter North Korea.
by cinemaniax7
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48401

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Disney’s 2019 live-action remake of Aladdin has surpassed Independence Day (1996) as the highest-grossing movie of Will Smith’s career.