2018 Current Events Study Guide

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The Boston Red Sox are the 2018 World Series Champions, 1st baseman Steve Pearce is named Most Valuable Player.

:D :D :D

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BlueberryPlainsNever wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:23 am
The Boston Red Sox are the 2018 World Series Champions, 1st baseman Steve Pearce is named Most Valuable Player.

:D :D :D
I’m so old, I remember when the Red Sox didn’t win the World Series every couple of years.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

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Orson Welles: The Other Side of the Wind

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Other ... f_the_Wind

Stephen King novel: Elevation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elevation_(novel)

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

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9021amyers wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:25 am
BlueberryPlainsNever wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:23 am
The Boston Red Sox are the 2018 World Series Champions, 1st baseman Steve Pearce is named Most Valuable Player.

:D :D :D
I’m so old, I remember when the Red Sox didn’t win the World Series every couple of years.
.... and I'm old enough to remember when the Dodgers DID.
I'm not the defending Jeopardy! champion. But I have played one on TV.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

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... and I'm old enough to remember when ... wait a sec, what was it I was going to say?

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

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BlueberryPlainsNever wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:23 am
The Boston Red Sox are the 2018 World Series Champions, 1st baseman Steve Pearce is named Most Valuable Player.

:D :D :D
It's probably also worth mentioning that the Red Sox' first-year manager, Alex Cora, is the first MLB manager from Puerto Rico to win a World Series.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

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Texas Rangers

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Hey @Dodgers, the support group for back-to-back #WorldSeries losers meets on Tuesdays.

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I don't know how to do the proper showing for a tweet.

The back-to-back losses thing would be perfect if Sports J! was still around.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:07 pm

The Dodgers are only the 3rd team since 1964 to lose back to back World Series to different opponents. They can make even more history next year as it’s been nearly 100 years since a team lost two in a row but made it back a 3rd time.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:48 pm

I don't know how to do the proper showing for a tweet.

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:29 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
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I don't know how to do the proper showing for a tweet.
Thanks. I'll give it a try:


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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Peachbox » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:36 am

Willie McCovey, San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer, has died at age 80. Tied for 20th in all-time home runs with Ted Williams and Frank Thomas. Rest in peace, Stretch; I'm glad I got to see you play.
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Peachbox wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:36 am
Willie McCovey, San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer, has died at age 80. Tied for 20th in all-time home runs with Ted Williams and Frank Thomas. Rest in peace, Stretch; I'm glad I got to see you play.

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Willie McCovey, Charlie Brown, and the hit-that-wasn’t in the 1962 World Series. Neither could forget it.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:28 pm

Neil Young and Daryl Hannah are married apparently
https://news.avclub.com/neil-young-conf ... 1830156184
...but [Neil] casually confirmed that they’re now married in an otherwise unrelated post on his Neil Young Archives website.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-braz ... SKCN1N52Q3
Brazil elects Jair Bolsonaro its new President
The former army captain said on Twitter that Marcos Pontes, a Brazilian astronaut who was the country’s first person in space, would be his science and technology minister.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

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Idris "Stop Trying to Make Bond Happen" Elba named People's Sexiest Man Alive

https://jezebel.com/some-guy-named-idri ... 1830250077

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

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Volante wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:59 am
Idris "Stop Trying to Make Bond Happen" Elba named People's Sexiest Man Alive

https://jezebel.com/some-guy-named-idri ... 1830250077
I'm fairly certain that will never come up as a J! clue.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

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Kenny wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:48 am
Volante wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:59 am
Idris "Stop Trying to Make Bond Happen" Elba named People's Sexiest Man Alive

https://jezebel.com/some-guy-named-idri ... 1830250077
I'm fairly certain that will never come up as a J! clue.
The Elba/Bond connection or the People title?

For the magazine angle it's been a category at least four times. For the actor he's been in over a half dozen clues.

Like the Time Person of the year it's one of those yearly things that comes up. It's a silly pop culture thing while it never hurts to be aware who got the title since it can come up through various trivia avenues.

Whoever plays Bond next after Daniel Craig is definitely something for J!'s radar and not be ignored.

Sticking with that subject (From USA Today):

"Forever and a Day" by Anthony Horowitz (Harper, fiction, on sale Nov. 6)

What it’s about: Horowitz (“Magpie Murders”) continues the saga of James Bond in this prequel to Ian Fleming’s “Casino Royale,” an origin story that explains how the British secret agent became 007.

The buzz: This is Horowitz’s second Fleming estate-commissioned Bond novel; the first was 2015’s “Trigger Mortis.”

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

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Kenny wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:48 am
Volante wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:59 am
Idris "Stop Trying to Make Bond Happen" Elba named People's Sexiest Man Alive

https://jezebel.com/some-guy-named-idri ... 1830250077
I'm fairly certain that will never come up as a J! clue.
And someone also said Wrestlemania wouldn't come up as a clue and literally the next day... :lol:

Also, the Bond bit is more joke than clue material. Ask for a Luther movie if you want Idris Bond. Pretty close. Fewer gadgets, though.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:25 pm

2018 inductees into the Toy Hall of Fame: Magic 8 Ball, pinball, & Uno

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/all ... 930015002/

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:22 pm

I can quite get the wording of the joke right, but if Meg Ryan wasn't already considered a cougar, she will be soon, since she's engaged to John Mellencamp.

Let's hope he's finally found that lover who won't drive him crazy.

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