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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:01 am
by Volante
Nobel day #4.

Remains of the Day author Kazuo Ishiguro has won in Literature.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nobe ... SKBN1CA15R

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:34 am
by Volante
And on the last day for real Nobels (come at me, Krugman!), the Peace prize goes to ICAN - International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41524583

Bit on the nose there, huh, Nobel committee?

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:43 pm
by jeff6286
Volante wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:34 am
And on the last day for real Nobels (come at me, Krugman!), the Peace prize goes to ICAN - International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41524583

Bit on the nose there, huh, Nobel committee?
They'll never stop me!!



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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:14 am
by Volante
https://deadspin.com/morgan-hurd-keeps- ... 1819236715

Morgan Hurd wins Individual All Around gold at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championship in Montreal.
She didn't have a single 'Career Highlight' on her official USA Gymnastics page until the win.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:56 pm
by MarkBarrett
Origin by Dan Brown
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehesi Coates
Those are books.

Album by Demi Lovato: Tell Me You Love Me with songs "Sorry Not Sorry" and "Daddy Issues"

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:43 pm
by MinnesotaMyron
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:56 pm
Origin by Dan Brown
This is the 5th Robert Langdon book. The other four are

Angels & Demons
The Da Vinci Code
The Lost Symbol
Inferno

The first 3 have all been made into movies with Tom Hanks as Langdon.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:56 pm
by Volante
This has officially become so much of a thing that it's bound to show up in a top-two row box now.

Thanks to a Rick & Morty joke, McDonald's brought back their Szechuan sauce from 1998 originally used for a Mulan promotion.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41543636
McDonald's underestimated the obsessiveness of fandoms so severely, even the BBC felt it was worth writing an article about.
McDonald's has stated they will be revisiting the re-revival of Szechuan sauce later this year.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:43 am
by dhkendall
Volante wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:56 pm
This has officially become so much of a thing that it's bound to show up in a top-two row box now.

Thanks to a Rick & Morty joke, McDonald's brought back their Szechuan sauce from 1998 originally used for a Mulan promotion.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41543636
McDonald's underestimated the obsessiveness of fandoms so severely, even the BBC felt it was worth writing an article about.
McDonald's has stated they will be revisiting the re-revival of Szechuan sauce later this year.
Was wondering why a pair of local radio personalities were dressed as Rick and Morty to drive three hours to Grand Forks to get Szechuan sauce at McDonald’s. (To clairify: the only part that was odd to me was the dressing as Rick and Morty part. The rest I didn’t question because 2017.)

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:12 am
by Bamaman
I had never heard of this sauce or Rick and Morty before. And I haven't eaten in McDonald's in years.

But I really got a laugh at people who drove several hours to get a packet of sauce and didn't get any.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:14 am
by Volante
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41549753

And because every category needs a 6th, the Economics "Nobel" went to Richard Thaler for 'nudging'
In particular, his work looked at how to "nudge" people into doing more long-term planning, such as saving for a pension.
...
Prof Thaler's central insight is that we are not the rational beings beloved of more traditional economic theory.

Given two options, we are likely to pick the wrong one even if that means making ourselves less well off.
It is unknown if 'winking' is also utilized in his work.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:47 am
by Woof
Volante wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:14 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41549753

And because every category needs a 6th, the Economics "Nobel" went to Richard Thaler for 'nudging'
In particular, his work looked at how to "nudge" people into doing more long-term planning, such as saving for a pension.
...
Prof Thaler's central insight is that we are not the rational beings beloved of more traditional economic theory.

Given two options, we are likely to pick the wrong one even if that means making ourselves less well off.
It is unknown if 'winking' is also utilized in his work.
Say no more.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:14 pm
by Bamaman
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2096 ... ies-age-90

Yelberton Abraham Tittle dies at the age of 90. He was the subject of one of sports' best photos that I can't post because I don't know how to do that on here.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:16 pm
by triviawayne
Bamaman wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:14 pm
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2096 ... ies-age-90

Yelberton Abraham Tittle dies at the age of 90. He was the subject of one of sports' best photos that I can't post because I don't know how to do that on here.
could you describe it?

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:28 pm
by opusthepenguin
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:16 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:14 pm
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2096 ... ies-age-90

Yelberton Abraham Tittle dies at the age of 90. He was the subject of one of sports' best photos that I can't post because I don't know how to do that on here.
could you describe it?
I'd describe it as looking like this:

Image

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:21 pm
by triviawayne
opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:28 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:16 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:14 pm
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2096 ... ies-age-90

Yelberton Abraham Tittle dies at the age of 90. He was the subject of one of sports' best photos that I can't post because I don't know how to do that on here.
could you describe it?
I'd describe it as looking like this:
Could you be more specific? :D
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:34 pm
by Johnblue
Will all the awful Harvey Weinstein allegations end up on J? Pretty sordid stuff.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:02 pm
by MarkBarrett
USA soccer - :o

First time missing the World Cup since 1986

Fox TV executives - :evil:

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:37 pm
by Volante
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:02 pm
USA soccer - :o

First time missing the World Cup since 1986

Fox TV executives - :evil:
Everyone else - :?:

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:38 pm
by Johnblue
Really, it's soccer; who cares.

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:58 am
by OrangeSAM
Johnblue wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:34 pm
Will all the awful Harvey Weinstein allegations end up on J? Pretty sordid stuff.
But at least I know now how to keep Harvey Fierstein and Harvey Weinstein straight.