2019 Current Events Study Guide

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2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:11 am

I don't like these growing too large, plus at some point the old year's list becomes too outdated.

Past lists, as always, are linked at the start and this year they all line up and are secure!
2018: https://www.jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4492
2017: https://www.jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3951
2016: https://www.jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3355

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:32 am

Fox TV vampire drama show based on Justin Cronin books: The Passage
NBC comedy relocated from Fox: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
New season of HBO's True Detective starring Mahershala Ali

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Post by 9021amyers » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:23 pm

These two champions, with 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them, met on the tennis court for the first time in a Switzerland-U.S. mixed doubles match at the 2019 Hopman Cup.
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Roger Federer and Serena Williams (Federer’s pair won in straight sets)

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Post by Volante » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:55 pm

Probably should have filed this under 2018, but whatevs.

Black Mirror released a standalone choose-your-own-adventure episode on NetFlix called Bandersnatch.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mir ... ndersnatch

Bandersnatch, the word, comes from the works of J! favorite Lewis Carroll, notably J! favorite Jabberwocky.

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Post by JayK33 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:13 am

Mean Gene Okerlund, of WWF/WWE fame, has passed away.

http://www.tmz.com/2019/01/02/wwe-legen ... ead-at-76/

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Post by Volante » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:25 pm

Bob Einstein, brother to Albert "Scorpio" Brooks (who's birth name is Einstein) and creator/actor of Super Dave Osborne, has died.

https://news.avclub.com/r-i-p-bob-einst ... 1831438967

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Post by JayK33 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:41 pm

Daryl Dragon of Captain & Tennille has also died today.

https://www.nbcmiami.com/entertainment/ ... 13061.html

And on an interesting note, Daryl Dragon, Gene Okerlund, and Bob Einstein all died at 76.

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Post by econgator » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:21 pm

JayK33 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:41 pm
Daryl Dragon of Captain & Tennille has also died today.

https://www.nbcmiami.com/entertainment/ ... 13061.html

And on an interesting note, Daryl Dragon, Gene Okerlund, and Bob Einstein all died at 76.
So did Albert Einstein.

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Post by trainman » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:26 am

econgator wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:21 pm
So did Albert Einstein.
Mods, please move this to the 1955 Current Events Study Guide thread.

Seriously, this is a potentially confusing response because Bob Einstein's brother is named Albert Einstein, although he's known professionally as Albert Brooks. (He's also only 71, and alive and well, as of January 2, 2019.)

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Post by morbeedo » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:41 pm

Nancy Pelosi became the first person since Representative Sam Rayburn of Texas, more than 60 years ago, to reclaim the position of House speaker.

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Post by OrangeSAM » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:47 am

JayK33 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:41 pm
Daryl Dragon of Captain & Tennille has also died today.

https://www.nbcmiami.com/entertainment/ ... 13061.html

And on an interesting note, Daryl Dragon, Gene Okerlund, and Bob Einstein all died at 76.
Today, I was surprised to learn that Toni was senior to the Captain. By about two years.
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Post by Blue Lion » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:43 am

Netflix has appealed to people not to engage in the "Bird Box Challenge", in which they perform various physical tasks while blindfolded--just as Malorie Hayes (Sandra Bullock) and two child characters named "Boy" and "Girl" had to do in the Netflix film Bird Box.

I expect this come up, just as the Ice Bucket Challenge did in 2014-15.

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Post by davey » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:04 am

Blue Lion wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:43 am
Netflix has appealed to people not to engage in the "Bird Box Challenge", in which they perform various physical tasks while blindfolded--just as Malorie Hayes (Sandra Bullock) and two child characters named "Boy" and "Girl" had to do in the Netflix film Bird Box.

I expect this come up, just as the Ice Bucket Challenge did in 2014-15.
As some outlets have pointed out, Netflix is disclaiming responsibility, not quite telling people to stop...
From Variety-
“Can’t believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE,” Netflix tweeted from its primary account Wednesday. “We don’t know how this started, and we appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl” — a reference to two unnamed children of Bullock’s character — “have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes.”
Note that Netflix didn’t try to discourage people from engaging in the #BirdBoxChallenge — only to be careful....


The movie is apparently the most watched in its first week, in the history of Netflix.

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Post by Volante » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:40 am

davey wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:04 am
As some outlets have pointed out, Netflix is disclaiming responsibility, not quite telling people to stop...
Internet gonna Internet...

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:46 am

There is something there although I don't know which source to cite or works to list. Anyway, works from 1923 are now in the public domain.

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Post by davey » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:23 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:46 am
There is something there although I don't know which source to cite or works to list. Anyway, works from 1923 are now in the public domain.
Here's an article about it-
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/29/book ... 5420541230

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:23 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:46 am
There is something there although I don't know which source to cite or works to list. Anyway, works from 1923 are now in the public domain.
Try this article in The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/29/book ... omain.html

Or this one in Fortune: http://fortune.com/2019/01/02/public-domain-1923/

And this one at lifehacker.com has a pretty good list of well-known works entering the public domain:
https://lifehacker.com/these-1923-copyr ... 1825241296

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:30 pm

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:23 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:46 am
There is something there although I don't know which source to cite or works to list. Anyway, works from 1923 are now in the public domain.
Try this article in The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/29/book ... omain.html

Or this one in Fortune: http://fortune.com/2019/01/02/public-domain-1923/

And this one at lifehacker.com has a pretty good list of well-known works entering the public domain:
https://lifehacker.com/these-1923-copyr ... 1825241296
Heck of an illustration on that Lifehacker article. I approve.

I had a clue about one of these works when I was on the show, but I had barely heard of The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran at that time, so Jake got it instead.

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Post by davey » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:38 pm

There's some controversy over at least one of the titles on the lifehacker list, Felix Salten's Bambi. A US Circuit Court ruled in the 1990s that though Bambi was published in Germany in '23 its US copyright was first recognized in 1926, so doesn't run out until 2022. The ruling is considered shaky among IP lawyers, but I don't know if anyone's planning to test it by publishing an unauthorized version...

http://williampatry.blogspot.com/2006/1 ... rnf3BR2KR7

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:39 pm

In late 2018 news (didn't feel like bumping the old thread), Burundi has moved its political capital city from the easily-remembered Bujumbura to the less-stickily-named Gitega. Bujumbura remains the economic capital.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -to-gitega

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