2018 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:10 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:20 pm
California official state sport: surfing

Governor Brown signed the bill this week and the writers could easily make a fair FJ! clue with the material here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_sports
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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by alietr » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:09 pm

I did OK on this one:

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by econgator » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:14 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:09 pm
I did OK on this one:

I missed 3 of them.

I love the scoreboard of the people with 600 (max score), 599, 598. Clearly they cheated, but I guess that doesn't bother them.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by triviawayne » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:18 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:09 pm
I did OK on this one:


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I'm glad to see someone I can trust with a score like that, it amazes me that someone can read the question, find the correct answer and click on it so fast for 12 straight questions.
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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by alietr » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:31 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:14 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:09 pm
I did OK on this one:

I missed 3 of them.

I love the scoreboard of the people with 600 (max score), 599, 598. Clearly they cheated, but I guess that doesn't bother them.
I have no idea to what end they do that.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by RJRouge » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:40 am

econgator wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:14 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:09 pm
I did OK on this one:

I missed 3 of them.

I love the scoreboard of the people with 600 (max score), 599, 598. Clearly they cheated, but I guess that doesn't bother them.
I missed 4. I didn't even know Nabisco made those.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:06 pm

RJRouge wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:40 am
econgator wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:14 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:09 pm
I did OK on this one:

I missed 3 of them.

I love the scoreboard of the people with 600 (max score), 599, 598. Clearly they cheated, but I guess that doesn't bother them.
I missed 4. I didn't even know Nabisco made those.
I made 4 Wags and hit on the actor and was pretty confident about the cookie. I wound up with 450-something with two misses on the garment and the beverage having no clue.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by seaborgium » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:23 pm

John McCain died today, at the age of 81.

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Post by Blue Lion » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:53 pm

Another notable passing: playwright Neil Simon, age 91.

His Lost in Yonkers won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. Simon won three other Tonys: Best Author for The Odd Couple (multiple TV adaptations, most famously the 1970s sitcom starring Tony Randall as Felix Ungar and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison); Best Play for Biloxi Blues; and an honorary Tony for overall contributions to theater. He won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2006. From 1983 to his death, Simon was the only living playwright with a Broadway theater named for him.

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Post by earendel » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:25 am

Also added to the list of deaths - Robin Leach, former host of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"; he also made an appearance on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" last season.
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Post by Bamaman » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:34 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:23 pm
John McCain died today, at the age of 81.
RIP to a former Jeopardy champion.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Peachbox » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:54 pm

In 2019, tennis champion Althea Gibson will be honored with a statue at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, site of the U.S. Open.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Blue Lion » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:00 am

The Village Voice's 63-year run has come to an end. Norman Mailer was one of the three co-founders of the independent NYC publication. Colson Whitehead, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, wrote for the Voice. The Voice was the original presenter of the Obie Awards for off-Broadway productions--which I think has come up in Jeopardy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/busi ... loses.html

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by badgerfellow » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:25 am

Blue Lion wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:00 am
The Village Voice's 63-year run has come to an end. Norman Mailer was one of the three co-founders of the independent NYC publication. Colson Whitehead, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, wrote for the Voice. The Voice was the original presenter of the Obie Awards for off-Broadway productions--which I think has come up in Jeopardy.

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by 9021amyers » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:31 pm

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Burt Reynolds has passed away.
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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Bamaman » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:33 pm

A minor league baseball team in Madison, Alabama, is set to begin play in 2020. They had an internet poll to name the team and the winning name was the Rocket City Trash Pandas.

https://articles.al.com/news/index.ssf/ ... ang_wo.amp

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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by OrangeSAM » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:32 am

Bamaman wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:33 pm
A minor league baseball team in Madison, Alabama, is set to begin play in 2020. They had an internet poll to name the team and the winning name was the Rocket City Trash Pandas.

https://articles.al.com/news/index.ssf/ ... ang_wo.amp
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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Peachbox » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:21 pm

FJ-style current events clue

On September 18, the Baltimore Orioles will be the first MLB team to wear jerseys with names written in this alphabet
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Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Post by triviawayne » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:33 am

Peachbox wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:21 pm
FJ-style current events clue

On September 18, the Baltimore Orioles will be the first MLB team to wear jerseys with names written in this alphabet
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the browns should do it in the nfl, at least it would explain why they can't find the end zone...
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