2017 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by boyjenius » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:12 am

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Aaron Judge, Yankees, won the Home Run Derby. They won't ask about -that- but unless he does something silly like slide into a base thumb first, he's a shoe in for AL Rookie of the Year, MVP, AND he has a very TOMable name.
First of all it's "shoo-in" not "shoe in", 2nd of all if you think Judge is a shoo-in for MVP, you haven't been watching, it will be a close race between him and the little guy, my guess is the David beats Goliath....deservedly so
I actually don't think it'll even be that close. That post-ASB slump killed his chances for MVP.
Luckily J! runs on pronunciation rules...

Still a lock for RotY, but I'd say striking out, what was it, 38 times in a row? counts as doing something silly.
He didn't strike out 38 times in a row but had a strikeout in 37 games in a row. Also FYI the most commonly used acronym is ROY for rookie of the year, and yes I agree with the rest of your statement.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Bamaman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:56 am

Fats Domino is dead at 89.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

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Fats Domino is dead at 89.
Robert Guillaume also dead at 89

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

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boyjenius wrote:
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Fats Domino is dead at 89.
Robert Guillaume also dead at 89
Before Donald Glover won the Best Actor in a Comedy Emmy this year, Guillaume had been the last African-American to win that award, for Benson in 1985.
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this thread is too informative. I need to get some work done!

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Post by Volante » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:28 pm

Houston Astros beat the LA Dodgers to win the 2017 World Series, making a 3 year old Sports Illustrated cover prediction come true.

https://twitter.com/SInow/status/925935366967881730

George Springer named MVP.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:05 pm

Playing Queen Elizabeth in Seasons 3 & 4 of Netflix's The Crown: Olivia Colman

Spin-off of MTV's Jersey Shore: Floribama Shore

Sam Smith's 2nd album: The Thrill of It All

Maroon 5's 6th album: Red Pill Blues [Name is a reference from The Matrix]

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Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:24 pm

Aston Martin is making a Tom Brady Signature Edition car limited to just 12 and it will have a TB12 logo. The article mentions it will be a Vanquish S Volante model so a board member shout out in there.

For a guesstimania predict the price before seeing the article.

Article on ESPN.com by Darren Rovell:
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Luxury brand Aston Martin has begun selling a special Tom Brady Signature Edition car, promising a delivery for early next year.
The convertible, which features Brady's touches on the company's Vanquish S Volante model, is limited to just 12 total cars and will cost $359,950 each.

"We started with a blank canvas and finished with a beautiful car," the New England Patriots quarterback said in a statement. "It's been great to see it all come to fruition."
The Tom Brady Signature Edition Car by Aston Martin will sell for $359,950 and will be limited to just 12 convertibles.
The car has an ultramarine black exterior with dark leather inside and paddle shift tips made out of California poppy leather.

Brady's signature is on the doorsill plates, and his "TB12" logo can be seen throughout the vehicle, including on the fender and embossed on the headrests.

The five-time Super Bowl champion signed a deal with Aston Martin in May after more than a year of talking to the company.
With the guidance of the company's chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, Brady personalized his car.

"When he does something on the field, he sees the result immediately," Reichman told ESPN. "His world is very short in terms of timing. So one thing he made clear to us was that he wanted to be able to make a move and feel the immediacy of performance."

Despite the high price tag and the fact that Aston Martin is only making 12 cars, executives at the British company feel that signing Brady was a good move.

"This car touches people through a voice in Tom that they understand," Reichman said. "He speaks English in an American's English, and he's telling the world why he loves our product. It's as simple as that."

Brady's deal does not include a car, so he'd have to buy one himself.

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Post by econgator » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:12 pm

Well ...
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The Vanquish S runs about $325K, so as this is an extremely limited run, let's double it and add a smidge to get to $725K
ETA: Oops.

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Post by Volante » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:21 pm

econgator wrote:
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Well ...
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The Vanquish S runs about $325K, so as this is an extremely limited run, let's double it and add a smidge to get to $725K
ETA: Oops.
I don't come cheap! 8-)
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It's not me. Volante just means convertible in Aston Martinsh.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:54 pm

NYC Marathon winners:
Shalane Flanagan 1st American woman to win in 40 years.
Men: Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor

Sean Combs/Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/Puffy/Diddy Combs has a new name: LOVE aka Brother Love

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:27 pm

Louvre Abu Dhabi by architect Jean Nouvel opens November 11 (good article to read - pick your preferred news source)

Elected governor of NJ: Phil Murphy (D)
Elected governor of VA: Ralph Northam (D)

Heather, the Totality book by Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner

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Post by Volante » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:40 pm

Former Major League pitcher Roy Halladay, one of six to have won the Cy Young Award in both leagues, dies in single seater plane crash. https://deadspin.com/roy-halladay-kille ... 1820229860

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:27 pm
Louvre Abu Dhabi by architect Jean Nouvel opens November 11 (good article to read - pick your preferred news source)

Elected governor of NJ: Phil Murphy (D)
Elected governor of VA: Ralph Northam (D)

Heather, the Totality book by Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/mad-men ... 202611447/

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:48 pm

National Toy Hall of Fame Class of 2017: Wiffle Ball, board game Clue & paper airplanes

Finalists still not in: board game Risk, Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, PEZ candy dispenser, play food, sand, Transformers and Uno.

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https://www.avclub.com/today-in-actual- ... 1820438512
Kinder Eggs are legal* in the US!
AV Club wrote:The new American Kinder Joy eggs will differ from their global Kinder Surprise counterparts in that they won’t consist of a chocolate-and-cream shell surrounding a plastic egg, but snap in half to reveal a toy on one (separately sealed) side and a chocolate-and-cream concoction with two chocolate wafers on the other. (The separately sealed halves are what make them FDA-compliant.) You’re supposed to dig out the wafers with an enclosed little plastic spoon, which seems like more of a choking hazard than a toy safely enclosed inside a plastic egg, but whatever. Classic Kinder Surprise eggs, meanwhile, will still have to be smuggled in from Canada.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:59 pm

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USA soccer - :o

First time missing the World Cup since 1986

Fox TV executives - :evil:
Italy will not be in the World Cup and they have not missed one since 1958. It must be no joy in Mudville for that country.

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Post by 9021amyers » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:29 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:59 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:02 pm
USA soccer - :o

First time missing the World Cup since 1986

Fox TV executives - :evil:
Italy will not be in the World Cup and they have not missed one since 1958. It must be no joy in Mudville for that country.
Well, the U.S. Soccer Federation is thinking about inviting Italy, the Netherlands, Chile, and Ghana for a consolation tournament before the World Cup begins next year.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by dinghammer » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:35 am

Perhaps the most important event of 2017, sure to be taught in future history classes, is the devastating plague that snuffed out the lives of millions upon millions of sexy men.

Which is to say: People's "Sexiest Man Alive" this year is Blake Shelton, for some reason.

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