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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:25 pm
by NoWhammies10
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:58 pm
Also worth knowing, if you don't already, his other major role as the mayor of Quahog on Family Guy.
Nobody forgets Adam We.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:04 pm
by Bamaman
The Pittsburgh Penguins have won the 2017 Stanley Cup with a 2-0 win over Nashville in Game 6.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:33 am
by Johnblue
Johnblue wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:17 pm
Jelena Ostapenko, an unseeded Latvian, won the women's title at Roland Garros today.
Incredibly, Rafa Nadal won his 10th French Open on Sunday. La decima.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:19 pm
by Volante
71st Tony Awards, abridged:

Best Play: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oslo_(play) (About the Israel and PLO peace accords)
Best Musical: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_Evan_Hansen (beating out Groundhog Day)
Best Performance, Leading Actress, Musical: Bette Midler (Hello, Dolly (revival))
Also this: https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9 ... 80#p250137

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:27 pm
by hbomb1947
Jeff Immelt is stepping down as CEO of General Electric, effective Aug. 1, after 16 years at the helm. His successor will be John Flannery. Immelt was the successor to the legendary Jack Welch in 2001.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:10 pm
by Volante
Mt. Everest's Hillary Step is most likely gone, although snow is preventing absolute certainty. (Nepal is denying the claim)
https://deadspin.com/everests-most-icon ... 1796099719

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:56 pm
by morbeedo
A. R. Gurney, American playwright (Sylvia, Love Letters, The Cocktail Hour*), has died at age 86


*Not to be confused with the The Children's Hour (Lillian Hellman) or The Cocktail Party (T.S. Eliot)

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:38 am
by 9021amyers

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:55 pm
by BigDaddyMatty
9021amyers wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:38 am
Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor have announced that on August 26, they will attempt to set a world record for how many rubes will pay $100 to watch two men prance around a boxing ring for 36 minutes without either one throwing a punch.
Conor will throw plenty of punches. Whether any of them will land is another matter.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:44 pm
by xxaaaxx
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:55 pm
9021amyers wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:38 am
Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor have announced that on August 26, they will attempt to set a world record for how many rubes will pay $100 to watch two men prance around a boxing ring for 36 minutes without either one throwing a punch.
Conor will throw plenty of punches. Whether any of them will land is another matter.
As fun as it would be if he won, I'm guessing he gets his ass kicked. They are two different sports, with different skill sets, and diving in headfirst against an undefeated former champ is a dumb, ego-driven move. It probably won't be all that entertaining either, but yeah, plenty of people will light a hundred bucks on fire to watch it.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:05 pm
by econgator
xxaaaxx wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:44 pm
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:55 pm
9021amyers wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:38 am
Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor have announced that on August 26, they will attempt to set a world record for how many rubes will pay $100 to watch two men prance around a boxing ring for 36 minutes without either one throwing a punch.
Conor will throw plenty of punches. Whether any of them will land is another matter.
As fun as it would be if he won, I'm guessing he gets his ass kicked. They are two different sports, with different skill sets, and diving in headfirst against an undefeated former champ is a dumb, ego-driven move. It probably won't be all that entertaining either, but yeah, plenty of people will light a hundred bucks on fire to watch it.
At least with a midnight starting time here on the East Coast, it should be over no later than 12:06 AM . :)

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:44 pm
by MarkBarrett
It has to go better than the Ali/Inoki match: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_ ... onio_Inoki

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:31 am
by 9021amyers
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:44 pm
It has to go better than the Ali/Inoki match: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_ ... onio_Inoki
That would be a better outcome than the time the WWF "rewarded" the wrestler who won its attempt of a toughman-style competition with a fight against Butterbean.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:15 am
by morbeedo
Director Ava DuVernay, (Selma*, 13th) has become the first woman of color to direct a live-action film with a production budget over $100 million, Disney’s upcoming “A Wrinkle in Time” (based on the book my Madeleine L'Engle, starring Oprah Winfrey and due out in 2017)

*Selma was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, though DuVernay did not receive a nod for Best Director (other directors of recent films similarly passed over: Denzel Washington, Fences; Ben Affleck, Argo)

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:48 am
by Volante
McDonalds has pulled out of its advertizing contract with the Olympics. 2018 will be the last one they'll be a sponsor for.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40304895

Helmut Kohl, co-star of the June 9th episode, has died
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40307918

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:11 pm
by Volante
Heck, I'll drop this in too, with the caveat that it has not yet been approved (which I think is a technicality in this case, but still)

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion
https://arstechnica.com/business/2017/0 ... -purchase/

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:46 pm
by hbomb1947
Daniel Day-Lewis, the only man to win three Best Actor Oscars, has announced that he is retiring from acting.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:25 am
by Peachbox
The original Disneyland concept map, which Walt Disney drew in 1953, sold at auction for more than $700,000.

Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear, has died at age 91. The movie Paddington 2 is due out in November 2017.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:43 am
by BobF
Peachbox wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:25 am
The original Disneyland concept map, which Walt Disney drew in 1953, sold at auction for more than $700,000.
I heard it was actually drawn by some fellow named M.T. Lott.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:08 pm
by MarkBarrett
#6639, aired 2013-06-27 SUMMER FUN $600: "Fun" being a relative term, in 2012 Joey Chestnut downed 68 of these to win a contest held at Coney Island every July 4

2017 update: "Fun" being a relative term, in 2017 Joey "Jaws" Chestnut downed 72 Nathan's hot dogs to win a contest held at Coney Island every July 4