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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Blue Lion » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:05 pm

dinghammer wrote:January 1: António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres of Portugal (where he was Prime Minister from 1995-2002) replaced Ban Ki-moon as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
He came up on Learned League on Tuesday.

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Blue Lion wrote:
dinghammer wrote:January 1: António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres of Portugal (where he was Prime Minister from 1995-2002) replaced Ban Ki-moon as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
He came up on Learned League on Tuesday.
You'll note the post was made nearly at midnight :D

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Post by alietr » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:05 am

That's a shame. I've been to Malta quite a few times, but only made it over to Gozo once, and for just a short time, so I never saw it. That was my first (and only) helicopter ride. It was in an big, old, Soviet-built helicopter. I can't say I had a lot of confidence in it.

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GOP healthcare plan clears committee hearing: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/08/politics/ ... re-markup/
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Post by 1stlvlthinker » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:11 pm

Blue Lion wrote:
dinghammer wrote:January 1: António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres of Portugal (where he was Prime Minister from 1995-2002) replaced Ban Ki-moon as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
He came up on Learned League on Tuesday.
Sigh... I need to actually read this thread.
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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:35 pm

CBS has greenlit a prequel to The Big Bang Theory called Young Sheldon. Jim Parsons will narrate the comedy with Iain Armitage playing Sheldon Cooper at age 9 and in high school.

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Sue Grafton's next alphabet book will be "Y" is for... and as far as I can determine that is the final title and not a placeholder for the rest to be filled in later. Is there nothing in that genre that would be fit for the letter Y? How are the J! writers supposed to make a clue out of that?

2019 (remind me in two years for the proper thread :) ) will have "Z" is for Zero.

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Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:37 pm

Ellipsis doesn't start with Y. That title makes no sense.
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Post by earendel » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:59 am

Mitch Seavey won the 2017 Iditarod sled race. It's his 3rd. He's also the oldest winner of the race.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:17 pm

The Internet has spoken and the shoe, the wheelbarrow and the thimble tokens of Monopoly are dead.
They have been replaced by a T-Rex, a rubber duck and a penguin.

The other tokens: dog, cat, battleship, racecar and top hat, survived even though the voting was (as best as I can tell) a free for all.

https://gizmodo.com/america-only-voted- ... 1793308344

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Post by Woof » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:44 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:17 pm
The Internet has spoken and the shoe, the wheelbarrow and the thimble tokens of Monopoly are dead.
They have been replaced by a T-Rex, a rubber duck and a penguin.

The other tokens: dog, cat, battleship, racecar and top hat, survived even though the voting was (as best as I can tell) a free for all.

https://gizmodo.com/america-only-voted- ... 1793308344
What, no Boaty McBoatface? I demand a recount! :lol:

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Post by Volante » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:45 pm

Woof wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:44 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:17 pm
The Internet has spoken and the shoe, the wheelbarrow and the thimble tokens of Monopoly are dead.
They have been replaced by a T-Rex, a rubber duck and a penguin.

The other tokens: dog, cat, battleship, racecar and top hat, survived even though the voting was (as best as I can tell) a free for all.

https://gizmodo.com/america-only-voted- ... 1793308344
What, no Boaty McBoatface? I demand a recount! :lol:
Oh, right, that's back in the news!

Boaty McBoatface (now a 3.5m long autonomous submarine) is en route to science in Antarctica
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39232970

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Post by dhkendall » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:15 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:45 pm
Woof wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:44 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:17 pm
The Internet has spoken and the shoe, the wheelbarrow and the thimble tokens of Monopoly are dead.
They have been replaced by a T-Rex, a rubber duck and a penguin.

The other tokens: dog, cat, battleship, racecar and top hat, survived even though the voting was (as best as I can tell) a free for all.

https://gizmodo.com/america-only-voted- ... 1793308344
What, no Boaty McBoatface? I demand a recount! :lol:
Oh, right, that's back in the news!

Boaty McBoatface (now a 3.5m long autonomous submarine) is en route to science in Antarctica
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39232970
And people were concerned about the dearth of seriousness in the wake of Boaty McBoatface but it looks like the opposite is true. I doubt people would be as interested in research submarines if it were called the HMS Solemnity
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Post by Blue Lion » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:10 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:45 pm
Boaty McBoatface (now a 3.5m long autonomous submarine) is en route to science in Antarctica
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39232970
You just KNOW that this is going to come up.

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Post by Volante » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:33 pm

Blue Lion wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:10 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:45 pm
Boaty McBoatface (now a 3.5m long autonomous submarine) is en route to science in Antarctica
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39232970
You just KNOW that this is going to come up.
That's why I posted it! I've a good track record for these things! :lol:

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Bamaman » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:14 pm

Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90.

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Post by IronNeck » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:42 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:14 pm
Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90.
Berry was a horrible human being, but also one of the greatest showmen, pioneers, and musicians of the 20th century. Way, way greater and more influential than Elvis, in my view. And his stuff stands up way better than absolutely any other rock n' roll of the 50s.

RIP indeed to a legend.

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Post by Blue Lion » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:07 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:14 pm
Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90.
There's lots of potential trivia material in Chuck Berry's career:

He was in the original class (1986) of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

His only Billboard #1 hit was the double-entendre-filled "My Ding-A-Ling" (1972). However, six Chuck Berry songs are on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 best rock songs of all time (2004 edition):
1. “Johnny B. Goode” (1958).
39. “Maybellene” (1955).
118. “Rock And Roll Music” (1957).
128. “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956).
286. "Sweet Little Sixteen” (1958).
323. "School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)" (1957).

In 1962-63, he served a year and a half in prison after being convicted of violating the Mann Act.

He was famous for his showmanship, notably his "duck walk" onstage.

Side note: One of the first concerts I went to was to see Chuck Berry, who opened for Blood Sweat and Tears in New Jersey in the fall of 1968.

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Post by Maven » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:19 am

Volante wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:17 pm
The Internet has spoken and the shoe, the wheelbarrow and the thimble tokens of Monopoly are dead.
They have been replaced by a T-Rex, a rubber duck and a penguin.

The other tokens: dog, cat, battleship, racecar and top hat, survived even though the voting was (as best as I can tell) a free for all.

https://gizmodo.com/america-only-voted- ... 1793308344
Yes, when they had the voting for the new tokens, they let you pick an entire set of eight as opposed to just three. My choices were the horse (an ode to my personal growing up favorite man on the horse token that was in at least the 60s/70s Monopoly sets...the set my family used was from my mom's childhood), the trumpet, the record player, the penguin, and to keep the cat, dog, battleship, and old school car (they had a more modern sportscar as one of the potential new tokens).

Personally, I wish they weren't so insistent on changing the tokens. As diehard as it may sound, for those who truly wish to play with different tokens, they can get two or three or more of the different theme* versions of Monopoly, and mix and match tokens from those if need be.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by IronNeck » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:07 am

Blue Lion wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:07 pm


In 1962-63, he served a year and a half in prison after being convicted of violating the Mann Act.
Berry had more jail stints than just that. He was convicted of armed robbery in high school and was in jail from 1944 to 1947. In 1962 he transported a 14 year-old across state lines to have sex with her (Berry was married from 1948 until his death, despite cheating on his wife hundreds, if not thousands of times), and was in jail again for 120 days for tax evasion in 1979.

I'm most impressed that he managed to avoid jail time in 1990 for installing a video camera in a woman's restroom and recording videos from it, especially since one was a minor. (He got a 6 month suspended sentence from that plus drug charges stemming from a raid on his house by police)

However, I imagine Jeopardy clues will focus more on Berry's musical accomplishments than his infamous personal life.

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Post by Blue Lion » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:41 pm

Journalist Jimmy Breslin has died at age 88. He won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary, and ran for deputy mayor of New York City on a ticket headed by Norman Mailer in 1969. He also wrote Can't Anyone Here Play This Game?, an account of the New York Mets' infamous 1962 season.

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