2018 Current Events Study Guide

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Post by JayK33 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:54 am

Director Bernardo Bertolucci has died.

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The InSight lander has touched down successfully on Mars
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Post by earendel » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:52 pm

Stephen Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, has died at age 57, from ALS.
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Post by Volante » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:36 pm

Our long national nightmare continues as Magnus Carlsen (Norway) picks up his fourth chess title against Fabiano Caruana (USA) in blitz tiebreakers after the first 12 classic matches all ended in draws (including an "unsportsmanlike" draw in the 12th drawing a ?? from everyone watching. CHESS BEEF!)

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Post by davey » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:43 am

Margaret Atwood Will Write a Sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

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Post by teapot37 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:05 am

Former president George HW Bush dies at age 94.
https://www.apnews.com/2435119a81f4491c839408cccc39c79d

Every president to die since Nixon (81) in 1994 has lived to be at least 93.
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Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:08 am

teapot37 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:05 am
Former president George HW Bush dies at age 94.
https://www.apnews.com/2435119a81f4491c839408cccc39c79d

Every president to die since Nixon (81) in 1994 has lived to be at least 93.
Bush currently holds the all-time presidential record by living to 94 and (almost) a half. Jimmy Carter turned 94 in October. If he hangs on for another 3 1/2 months, he'll take the record away from Bush. Wouldn't be surprised to see a clue around one or both those facts.

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Post by alietr » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:31 am

teapot37 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:05 am
Former president George HW Bush dies at age 94.
https://www.apnews.com/2435119a81f4491c839408cccc39c79d

Every president to die since Nixon (81) in 1994 has lived to be at least 93.
And they just repaved Waterside Drive this week*.

* I use Waterside Drive on my commute home. Because of the way the road was built, it deteriorates rather quickly and badly each time they repave it. It is also on the route used by presidential funerals. In the past, when a president dies, Waterside Drive gets repaved very quickly. This time, they repaved it beforehand.

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Post by 9021amyers » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:43 pm

alietr wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:31 am
teapot37 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:05 am
Former president George HW Bush dies at age 94.
https://www.apnews.com/2435119a81f4491c839408cccc39c79d

Every president to die since Nixon (81) in 1994 has lived to be at least 93.
And they just repaved Waterside Drive this week*.

* I use Waterside Drive on my commute home. Because of the way the road was built, it deteriorates rather quickly and badly each time they repave it. It is also on the route used by presidential funerals. In the past, when a president dies, Waterside Drive gets repaved very quickly. This time, they repaved it beforehand.
If recent trends hold, the street can expect to be paved again sometime around 2040.

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Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:17 pm

9021amyers wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:43 pm
alietr wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:31 am
teapot37 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:05 am
Former president George HW Bush dies at age 94.
https://www.apnews.com/2435119a81f4491c839408cccc39c79d

Every president to die since Nixon (81) in 1994 has lived to be at least 93.
And they just repaved Waterside Drive this week*.

* I use Waterside Drive on my commute home. Because of the way the road was built, it deteriorates rather quickly and badly each time they repave it. It is also on the route used by presidential funerals. In the past, when a president dies, Waterside Drive gets repaved very quickly. This time, they repaved it beforehand.
If recent trends hold, the street can expect to be paved again sometime around 2040.
Yeah, if Jimmy can beat pancreatic cancer, he'll probably make it until a house falls on him. He is a tough ex-POTUS act to follow.

GHWB and Ike are the only two Republican presidents since Teddy that are worth a warm bucket of spit. I'm sorry he let Lee Atwater contaminate his character with that race baiting Willie Horton ad, and pretty much gave the permission slip and playbook for the GOP from then on. The dog whistles used to be much quieter.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:21 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:17 pm
Yeah, if Jimmy can beat pancreatic cancer, he'll probably make it until a house falls on him. He is a tough ex-POTUS act to follow.
He doesn't have to beat it so much as outrun it for a quarter year. I'm betting he'll do that. And if a house falls on him, it won't be one of his own. It was noted after Hurricane [I don't remember] back in [year] that Jimmy's cheap Habitat for Humanity houses withstood the storm much better than those put together by local real estate crooks. When asked for his theory as to why, Carter replied, "We use nails in ours."

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Post by morbeedo » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:54 am

I highly recommend The Favourite, a black comedy about 2 women fighting for her majesty's favour in the court of Queen Anne. Wild stuff. Who knew Anne was such a hot mess? (I'm sure you all did, but I didn't)

Stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz. Costumes by Sandy Powell. And bunnies!!! Lots of bunnies

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)

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Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:43 pm

Ken Berry died at age 85:

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Yes, he's more famous for F Troop, Mayberry R.F.D. and Mama's Family.

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Post by Blue Lion » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:05 pm

Urban Meyer will retire as coach of the Ohio State University football team. Meyer won the national championship at Ohio State and earlier won the national championship at Florida. The only other coach to win national championships at multiple schools is Nick Saban (LSU, Alabama).

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:35 pm

Host of the Oscars on February 24, 2019 (That means for movies released in 2018): Kevin Hart

The producers promise the ceremony will not go over three hours.

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:56 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Host of the Oscars on February 24, 2019 (That means for movies released in 2018): Kevin Hart

The producers promise the ceremony will not go over three hours.
And the host will not be over three feet.

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:56 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Host of the Oscars on February 24, 2019 (That means for movies released in 2018): Kevin Hart

The producers promise the ceremony will not go over three hours.
And the host will not be over three feet.
that is true, he only has two feet on which to stand
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Post by BlueberryPlainsNever » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:09 pm

I don't know if Jeopardy cares about the Golden Globes, but the nominees were announced today.

"Vice", the Dick Cheney biopic starring Christian Bale, lead the film nominations with six.

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Post by The Talking Mime » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:49 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Host of the Oscars on February 24, 2019 (That means for movies released in 2018): Kevin Hart
Comedian George Wallace posted a thread on Twitter on how he'd host the Oscars, and I gotta say, I wish it were him instead.

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:54 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Host of the Oscars on February 24, 2019 (That means for movies released in 2018): Kevin Hart
Don't say horrible things on Twitter.

George Wallace just might get his wish.

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