2017 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by earendel » Tue May 23, 2017 10:31 am

Roger Moore, who played James Bond in 7 movies, passed away at age 89 from cancer.
Also Dina Merrill, age 93, died - she starred in a number of movies in the 60s and her family owned the Mar-a-Lago estate before selling it to Donald Trump.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue May 23, 2017 10:37 am

earendel wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 10:31 am
Also Dina Merrill, age 93, died - she starred in a number of movies in the 60s and her family owned the Mar-a-Lago estate before selling it to Donald Trump.
I wondered if the name "Merrill" had anything to do with the resort's name, but, per Wikipedia, "The company identifies the name Mar-a-Lago as Spanish for Sea-to-Lake." I'd say that's worth knowing, if perhaps slightly off-topic in this thread.

Very sad to hear about Roger Moore. I do wish they could have made a James Bonds reunion happen at some point (Did they try during a recent Oscars? Or maybe the London Olympics, I don't remember.) Anyway, RIP.
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Post by BobF » Tue May 23, 2017 11:27 am

earendel wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 10:31 am
Roger Moore, who played James Bond in 7 movies, passed away at age 89 from cancer.
Also Dina Merrill, age 93, died - she starred in a number of movies in the 60s and her family owned the Mar-a-Lago estate before selling it to Donald Trump.
Even more sad was the death of 22 young people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK.
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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue May 23, 2017 1:49 pm

TELEVISION

In 2017, the Season 3 premiere episode of this series was dedicated to Frank Silva and Catherine E Coulson
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What is Twin Peaks? Silva played Bob, and Coulson was the Log Lady.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by alietr » Thu May 25, 2017 9:09 am

Volante wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 10:28 am
Sir Roger "Not Sean Connery" Moore has died at 89
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40018422
A truly heartwarming story about Moore:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... ed_comment

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu May 25, 2017 5:28 pm

Fox is debuting two shows tonight:

Beat Shazam hosted by Jamie Foxx (contestants try to name songs before the app can)

Love Connection hosted by Andy Cohen (revival of the show hosted by Chuck Woolery)

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Finishing its season tomorrow:

First Dates on NBC narrated by Drew Barrymore with blind dates meeting and recorded in a restaurant

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Post by Blue Lion » Sat May 27, 2017 3:53 pm

Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Bunning died at age 85. Bunning, a pitcher, spent 17 seasons in the major leagues; on Father's Day 1964, while with the Phillies, he threw a perfect game against the Mets. After retiring from baseball, Bunning returned to Kentucky and served 24 years in Congress, 12 in the House and 12 in the Senate.

And a side note to Roger Moore: He also played Simon Templar in the British TV series The Saint. Simon Templar has come up on Jeopardy at least once.

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Post by clprez » Sat May 27, 2017 4:02 pm

Gregg Allman, co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band, died today at age 69.

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Post by Troydozzy » Sun May 28, 2017 3:56 pm

This film won the 2017 Palm d'Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

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Post by triviawayne » Sun May 28, 2017 5:35 pm

Takuma Sato becomes first Japanese driver to win Indy 500.

I would expect if this is asked at all, they would ask for what country he is from. He's the first from Asia as well. No Australians yet (unless New Zealand counts) no Africans yet.
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Post by Bamaman » Tue May 30, 2017 6:55 am

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has died at 83.

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Post by BobF » Wed May 31, 2017 8:54 pm

Volante wrote:
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:07 pm
Sears sells Craftsman to Stanley (formerly Black and Decker) for $750 million (but could result in over $1 billion for Sears) in a desperate attempt to stay afloat/relevant.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html
Actually, Stanley bought Black and Decker and they are now officially called Stanley Black and Decker. Used to work for B&D in the late 90's early 2000's and met the son of the founder. He was working part time there into his 90's. He used to tell the story about how when the depression his, he was the first person laid off by his dad because he didn't want to put anyone else with a family to support out of a job.
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Post by triviawayne » Wed May 31, 2017 9:37 pm

Kathy Griffin fired from CNN New Year's Eve show for bloody head of Trump
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Wed May 31, 2017 11:37 pm

BobF wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 8:54 pm
Volante wrote:
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:07 pm
Sears sells Craftsman to Stanley (formerly Black and Decker) for $750 million (but could result in over $1 billion for Sears) in a desperate attempt to stay afloat/relevant.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html
Actually, Stanley bought Black and Decker and they are now officially called Stanley Black and Decker. Used to work for B&D in the late 90's early 2000's and met the son of the founder. He was working part time there into his 90's. He used to tell the story about how when the depression his, he was the first person laid off by his dad because he didn't want to put anyone else with a family to support out of a job.
I stuck with "Stanley (formerly...)" because before my work moved we were near a B&D office and when it got bought out the logo was changed to 'Stanley' and B&D was scrubbed from the building. I will accept, grudgingly, that the letterhead may be different.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Kenny » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:11 pm

Today is the 50th anniversary of the release (or drop, as they say in the music biz) of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," June 1, 1967. Not sure how that would come up in a question.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:24 pm

Kenny wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:11 pm
Today is the 50th anniversary of the release (or drop, as they say in the music biz) of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," June 1, 1967. Not sure how that would come up in a question.
"This Day in History" is not current events.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:25 pm

Covfefe

That is all.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Blue Lion » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:35 pm

Kenny wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:11 pm
Today is the 50th anniversary of the release (or drop, as they say in the music biz) of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," June 1, 1967. Not sure how that would come up in a question.
I think you're going to see an entire Jeopardy category devoted to this album.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:14 am

Volante wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:25 pm
Covfefe

That is all.
Tonight it's marocain.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by badgerfellow » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:24 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:14 am
Volante wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:25 pm
Covfefe

That is all.
Tonight it's marocain.
That was quite the Bee. Sad to see one of them lose, but also OK that it didn't end in a tie. Rules prior to 2016 would have called that off about 9 rounds earlier.

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