2018 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:34 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44559261
Koko the gorilla, who is said to have been able to communicate by using more than 1,000 hand signs, has died in California at the age of 46.
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The gorilla...could understand 2,000 words of spoken English.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:53 am

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday, becoming the second elected world leader in modern times to have a child while in office.

The only other elected head of government known to have given birth while in office was Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto, who had a child while she was prime minister in 1990.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:11 pm

ABC has put in an order for 10 episodes of Roseanne Without Roseanne, "The Connors"
https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/rosean ... 202854210/

Meanwhile, Marvel's New Warriors is still being shopped for a home. Could've given it that timeslot, ABC.

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Post by 9021amyers » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:24 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:11 pm
ABC has put in an order for 10 episodes of Roseanne Without Roseanne, "The Connors"
https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/rosean ... 202854210/

Meanwhile, Marvel's New Warriors is still being shopped for a home. Could've given it that timeslot, ABC.
Roseanne Without Roseanne needs to take a cue from “Garfield Minus Garfield” comics, and have the cast act into the void as if she’s present the whole time.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:32 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:11 pm
ABC has put in an order for 10 episodes of Roseanne Without Roseanne, "The Connors"
https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/rosean ... 202854210/

Meanwhile, Marvel's New Warriors is still being shopped for a home. Could've given it that timeslot, ABC.
Will Sandy Duncan join the cast as Dan’s sister?

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Post by John Boy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:06 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:53 am
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday, becoming the second elected world leader in modern times to have a child while in office.

The only other elected head of government known to have given birth while in office was Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto, who had a child while she was prime minister in 1990.

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Hmmmmm. I thought it was because in all the previous movies all the dinosaurs stayed outdo.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by DBear » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:59 pm

Laura Ingalls Wilder award renamed to Children's Literature Legacy award
political correctness running amok. Mark Twain, you're next. :roll:

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Post by teapot37 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:00 pm

Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy to retire as of the end of July 2018.
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Post by Blue Lion » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:22 pm

DBear wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Laura Ingalls Wilder award renamed to Children's Literature Legacy award
political correctness running amok. Mark Twain, you're next. :roll:
Huckleberry Finn was number five on the American Library Association's list of most challenged books of the 1990s: https://www.thoughtco.com/why-adventure ... ned-740145

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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:29 pm

badgerfellow wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:23 pm
Joe Jackson has passed away: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/27/entertai ... index.html
Say it ain't so.

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:20 pm

teapot37 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:00 pm
Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy to retire as of the end of July 2018.
After that, Clarence Thomas will become the longest-serving justice on the Supreme Court.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:34 pm

This feels like a movie that deserves to slip under all our radars...except it's a weird pop culture nexus that's infested with possible clues.

Uncle Drew, starring Kyrie Irving (formerly of the Championship winning 2016 Cavaliers and the Championship losing 2017 Cavaliers, now on the Celtics) as the titular Drew. Uncle Drew the character was from PepsiMax commercials and Pepsi is co-producing the film.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by seaborgium » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:49 pm

Science fiction writer Harlan Ellison has died. (I got this from Christine Valada's Twitter feed; she is a friend of him and his wife.)

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Post by 9021amyers » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:30 pm

Volante wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:34 pm
This feels like a movie that deserves to slip under all our radars...except it's a weird pop culture nexus that's infested with possible clues.

Uncle Drew, starring Kyrie Irving (formerly of the Championship winning 2016 Cavaliers and the Championship losing 2017 Cavaliers, now on the Celtics) as the titular Drew. Uncle Drew the character was from PepsiMax commercials and Pepsi is co-producing the film.
Has a Mac and Me clue ever appeared on the board? I’m short on “movies that began as ad campaigns” precedents.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Ironhorse » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:36 pm

badgerfellow wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:23 pm
Joe Jackson has passed away: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/27/entertai ... index.html
A co-worker misheard this and started telling everybody that Bo Jackson had died.
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Post by AFRET CMS » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:49 pm

9021amyers wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:30 pm
I’m short on “movies that began as ad campaigns” precedents.
In Ironhorse's current TD 385 (reveal currently underway), Ernest P. Worrell was a singleton response. Ernest started as a character in ads before moving to the big screen.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:35 pm

Honda has ended development on Asimo, its humanoid robot, after 18 years.
https://gizmodo.com/rip-asimo-you-usele ... 1827213706

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Post by econgator » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:06 pm

LeBron says goodbye to Cleveland again, and hello to LA, as he joins the Lakers.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by trainman » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:14 pm

econgator wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:06 pm
LeBron says goodbye to Cleveland again, and hello to LA, as he joins the Lakers.
The personal injury lawyer's billboards worked!

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