2018 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Wed May 23, 2018 12:40 am

Now people who are listening late to the newest episode of Complete the List will be wondering why there wasn't a reference to Philip Roth's recent passing.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Wpwells » Wed May 23, 2018 9:46 am

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 12:40 am
Now people who are listening late to the newest episode of Complete the List will be wondering why there wasn't a reference to Philip Roth's recent passing.
Probably not. Most people understand that episodes are taped in advance.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Blue Lion » Wed May 23, 2018 10:15 am

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 12:04 am
Key literary figures of the 1960s and beyond, both Philip Roth and Tom Wolfe died within the past seven days.
Roth grew up in Newark, NJ. NJ.com (website for the Newark Star-Ledger and other Jersey papers) ran this story about Roth, who won almost every literary honor except the Nobel Prize: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2018/0 ... etime.html

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Bamaman » Wed May 23, 2018 12:27 pm

Wpwells wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:46 am
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 12:40 am
Now people who are listening late to the newest episode of Complete the List will be wondering why there wasn't a reference to Philip Roth's recent passing.
Probably not. Most people understand that episodes are taped in advance.
People think Jeopardy is aired the same day they play the game. But I think most who listen to CTL know it isn’t live. However, based on my experience, I was impressed with how it transitioned from the tape session to listening to it on the podcast.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Blue Lion » Wed May 23, 2018 4:12 pm

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is this year's winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/23/entertai ... index.html. Earlier this month Bill Cosby, the 2009 winner, had his Mark Twain Prize revoked by the Kennedy Center after he was convicted of sexual assault: http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/bill-co ... 202801777/

President Trump posthumously pardoned Jack Johnson, the first African American to hold the world heavyweight boxing title. Johnson was convicted of violating the Mann Act; his prosecution has been condemned as racially motivated. Johnson TKOed champion Tommy Burns in 1908, and held the title until 1915, when he was TKOed by Jess Willard. In 1910, Johnson TKOed Jack Jeffries, nicknamed "The Great White Hope" (later, the title of a biopic based on Johnson's life):
http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/2 ... y-pardoned
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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu May 24, 2018 2:06 am

For the first time in ____ , it ended with ____ at the ____ and the ____ was ____. ___ will be ____.

Filling in the blanks:
SpoilerShow
Survivor history
Last chance as here's the rest:
SpoilerShow
a tie, final tribal council, tiebreaker, the person who came in 3rd with no votes, Season 37, David & Goliath

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu May 24, 2018 9:48 pm

Michelle Obama memoir in November: Becoming

Movie with Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen & Candice Bergen: Book Club

CBS reboot of Magnum P.I. will star Jay Hernandez

ABC show The Rookie will star Nathan Fillion (he's really 47) as 40-year-old rookie cop

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by IronNeck » Thu May 24, 2018 10:41 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 9:48 pm
Michelle Obama memoir in November: Becoming

Movie with Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen & Candice Bergen: Book Club

CBS reboot of Magnum P.I. will star Jay Hernandez

ABC show The Rookie will star Nathan Fillion (he's really 47) as 40-year-old rookie cop
If I had to guess, I think the first factoid maybe makes a Jeopardy clue, the second and third definitely won't, and the fourth only if the show is successful, which is a major long-shot.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Fri May 25, 2018 2:03 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 9:48 pm
Movie with Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen & Candice Bergen: Book Club
The book they read is Fifty Shade of Grey.

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Post by ouachiouat » Fri May 25, 2018 7:28 am

I have a feeling this might show up on LL. New England Confectionary Company, which makes NECCO wafers (note the acronym) and the Valentine's Day conversation hearts, was bought by Spangler Candy Company (maker of Dum Dums).

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Post by Volante » Fri May 25, 2018 8:37 pm

This one'll be a clue, whether you like celeb gossip or consider it trivia worthy or not.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-peop ... SKCN1IQ37Y
Hugh Grant...has married for the first time, British media reported on Friday.
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Grant, 57, who has played a string of commitment-phobic characters, married Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein, 39, at a low-key civil ceremony in London’s Chelsea district, photos of the pair printed in British newspapers showed.

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Post by Volante » Sat May 26, 2018 4:10 pm

Alan Bean, 4th Moonwalker, Apollo 12, artist, SCE to AUX, has died.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/05 ... -has-died/

Also relevant:
https://xkcd.com/893/
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https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index. ... :_65_Years

Four left. :cry:

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Post by Bamaman » Sat May 26, 2018 7:15 pm

IronNeck wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 10:41 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 9:48 pm
Michelle Obama memoir in November: Becoming

Movie with Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen & Candice Bergen: Book Club

CBS reboot of Magnum P.I. will star Jay Hernandez

ABC show The Rookie will star Nathan Fillion (he's really 47) as 40-year-old rookie cop
If I had to guess, I think the first factoid maybe makes a Jeopardy clue, the second and third definitely won't, and the fourth only if the show is successful, which is a major long-shot.
I could see #3 getting in, but there would be a Selleck TOM.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat May 26, 2018 7:47 pm

More opportunities for IronNeck to use his red ink pen. ;)

Hulu anthology series based on works of Stephen King: Castle Rock

HBO show based on Gillian Flynn novel: Sharp Objects

John Krasinski will play Jack Ryan in an Amazon show to make enough actors for a category of previous actors taking on the Tom Clancy character.  The others:
Alec Baldwin
Harrison Ford
Ben Affleck
Chris Pine

Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV) show with Kevin Costner: Yellowstone

Christina Aguilera album: Liberation

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by triviawayne » Sat May 26, 2018 9:21 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 7:47 pm


John Krasinski will play Jack Ryan in an Amazon show to make enough actors for a category of previous actors taking on the Tom Clancy character.  The others:
Alec Baldwin
Harrison Ford
Ben Affleck
Chris Pine
Need one more because they always have an extra clue
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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by opusthepenguin » Sat May 26, 2018 10:42 pm

triviawayne wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 9:21 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 7:47 pm


John Krasinski will play Jack Ryan in an Amazon show to make enough actors for a category of previous actors taking on the Tom Clancy character.  The others:
Alec Baldwin
Harrison Ford
Ben Affleck
Chris Pine
Need one more because they always have an extra clue
The extra clue could be about Kevin Costner being offered the part in Hunt for Red October and turning it down. It's not as tidy as having one clue per actor who actually played the role, but it works in a pinch.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Sun May 27, 2018 4:40 pm

Australian Will Power (yes, for real) wins the 2018 Indy 500
https://jalopnik.com/will-power-wins-th ... 1826358192

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by triviawayne » Sun May 27, 2018 8:37 pm

Volante wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 4:40 pm
Australian Will Power (yes, for real) wins the 2018 Indy 500
https://jalopnik.com/will-power-wins-th ... 1826358192
He is the only one to win on both the road course and oval at IMS
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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by econgator » Sun May 27, 2018 10:40 pm

Volante wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 4:40 pm
Australian Will Power (yes, for real) wins the 2018 Indy 500
https://jalopnik.com/will-power-wins-th ... 1826358192
And Aussie Daniel Ricciardo wins the Monaco Grand Prix, so not a bad day to be from Down Under.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by 9021amyers » Mon May 28, 2018 6:05 pm

econgator wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 10:40 pm
Volante wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 4:40 pm
Australian Will Power (yes, for real) wins the 2018 Indy 500
https://jalopnik.com/will-power-wins-th ... 1826358192
And Aussie Daniel Ricciardo wins the Monaco Grand Prix, so not a bad day to be from Down Under.
Nor a bad day to drink champagne out of a sweaty boot.

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