2017 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:46 am

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
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.
I'll allow it. The core idea behind these threads is to highlight events J! would cover. The anniversary itself is a current event, it's been covered well by the media and J! loves its Beatles. It's not like we're digging into arcane Wikipedia pages for stuff to post with this one.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:15 am

Volante wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:46 am
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
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.
I'll allow it. The core idea behind these threads is to highlight events J! would cover. The anniversary itself is a current event, it's been covered well by the media and J! loves its Beatles. It's not like we're digging into arcane Wikipedia pages for stuff to post with this one.
I'll defer to the threadmaster. :)

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:54 am

While they already had the record for most consecutive sellouts by any sports team that could be verified, the Dayton Dragons (low A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) have now sold out 1,200 consecutive home games. The last non-sellout was before the team moved to Dayton from Rockford, IL.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by BobF » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:01 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:46 am
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
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.
I'll allow it. The core idea behind these threads is to highlight events J! would cover. The anniversary itself is a current event, it's been covered well by the media and J! loves its Beatles. It's not like we're digging into arcane Wikipedia pages for stuff to post with this one.
It kind of overshadowed another big release. David Bowie released his eponymous solo album on the same day.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:31 am

If J! asks about this, it'll likely boil down to "nm stands for this" but it's still cool (and not sad)
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/06/ibm-5nm-chip/
IBM, working with Samsung and GlobalFoundries, has unveiled the world's first 5nm silicon chip.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:37 pm

More likely J! material:

ESPN looks like they're bringing back Hank "Are You Ready For Some Football?!" Williams, Jr., for MNF
https://deadspin.com/espn-is-bringing-b ... 1795813155

He was canned back in 2011 for being, in short, non-PC.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by alietr » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:25 pm

Maybe not J! canon but still important to me, Peter Sallis, the voice of Wallace in Wallace and Gromit passed away at 96.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by John Boy » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:45 pm

BobF wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 12:45 pm
Anthony Weiner just pled guilty to sexting a 15 year old girl. Agrees not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months.

Will he appeal an 18 month sentence claiming it's too short? And what kind of idiot trusts a 15 year old girl not to tell about something like that, especially if you are somewhat famous?
In Weiner's case the answer is simple: a HUUUUUUGGGEEE idiot, which he has proven over and over.

And I know, there are many sex addicts out there, but usually their "exploits" don't cause nearly the ruckus his have, by virtue of his (former) position and his proximity to many other high-ranking people. As they say, people in glass houses.....

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by xxaaaxx » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:59 pm

So glad that jackass wasn't from my stat...my boroug....my distric....$#*!.

There was a documentary about his failed, idiotic run for mayor. I probably wasn't meant to laugh at his misfortunes, or the "I'm going to kill you" looks from Huma, but I found it hilarious.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:10 pm

Scooter Gennett
Cincinnati Reds
4 home runs
10 RBIs
17th in MLB history to hit 4 HRs in same game and first for the Reds

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by alietr » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:35 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:10 pm
Scooter Gennett
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He just missed what I call a Home Run Cycle -- a one-run HR, two-run HR, three-run HR and grand slam (there was one on twice, and none of them were with two on). I don't think that's ever been done.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:15 am

Teresa May's snap election backfired, resulting in a hung Parliament where the Tories no longer hold a majority of seats.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-40209087

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:08 pm

Well, someone has to do it. George & Amal Clooney became parents to twins, Alexander & Ella.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:21 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Well, someone has to do it. George & Amal Clooney became parents to twins, Alexander & Ella.
Named after the couple's favorite airline.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by 9021amyers » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:30 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:21 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Well, someone has to do it. George & Amal Clooney became parents to twins, Alexander & Ella.
Named after the couple's favorite airline.
There are very obvious reasons why this isn't the case.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:36 pm

9021amyers wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:30 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:21 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Well, someone has to do it. George & Amal Clooney became parents to twins, Alexander & Ella.
Named after the couple's favorite airline.
There are very obvious reasons why this isn't the case.
First and foremost being, that was a joke.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:58 pm

Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb. RIP Batman.

Adam West passes away at 88.

Also worth knowing, if you don't already, his other major role as the mayor of Quahog on Family Guy.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Johnblue » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:17 pm

Jelena Ostapenko, an unseeded Latvian, won the women's title at Roland Garros today.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:54 pm

2017 Preakness Trifecta:
Cloud Computing, Classic Empire, and Senior Investment

2017 Belmont Trifecta:
Tapwrit, Irish War Cry, and Patch (You may remember Patch as the one-eyed horse from the Kentucky Derby, when he placed 14th)

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Carpe Diem » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:15 pm

Volante wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:54 pm
2017 Belmont Trifecta:
Tapwrit, Irish War Cry, and Patch (You may remember Patch as the one-eyed horse from the Kentucky Derby, when he placed 14th)
Patch even showed up on the WQC this year so perhaps he will show up on J! as well.

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