2019 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by triviawayne » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:18 pm

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Martin Scorsese direct: The Irishman - Hoffa + organized crime - De Niro, Pesci, Pacino
Based on the book "I Heard You Paint Houses", about Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran. (Author was Charles Brandt.)
That's a weird title. How loud a painter is the guy anyway?
That little Wagner machine can be quite disruptive.
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duke's 150 game non-conference home winning streak ends as stephen f austin becomes the first non-acc team since 2000 (st john's) to win at cameron indoor

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:24 pm

The Arena Football League has filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and has ceased operations.

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Post by CasketRomance » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:44 am

singapore men's water polo team loses for the first time ever in the 54 year history of SEA (southeast asian) games...they go down 7-5 to indonesia

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Post by Volante » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:32 pm

https://www.theroot.com/11-year-old-bal ... 1840128043
Charlotte Nebres is starring as Marie, the young heroine of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, which opened Friday at New York City Ballet. She’s the first black ballerina to be cast in the lead role for the prestigious company.

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Post by Volante » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:17 pm

Well, this does, technically, count but...the turnover...oy...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN1Y62E6
The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dan Brouillette, a former top lobbyist for Ford Motor Co (F.N) ... as President Donald Trump’s second energy secretary.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by gnash » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:54 pm

Volante wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:17 pm
Well, this does, technically, count but...the turnover...oy...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN1Y62E6
The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dan Brouillette, a former top lobbyist for Ford Motor Co (F.N) ... as President Donald Trump’s second energy secretary.
He will sooner or later be known as Russian Brouillette.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by econgator » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:28 pm

Star Trek writer/editor D.C. Fontana dies at 80.

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:05 pm

econgator wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Star Trek writer/editor D.C. Fontana dies at 80.
DC had her ups and downs in terms of quality, but she did write the original series episode "Journey to Babel," which introduced Spock's parents to the Trek universe. She was definitely a TV sci-fi pioneer.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by trainman » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:29 am

econgator wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Star Trek writer/editor D.C. Fontana dies at 80.
I wouldn't be surprised if a J! clue gives "D.C." and asks for her full first name (Dorothy -- D.C. stands for "Dorothy Catherine").

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Post by Volante » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:00 am

trainman wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:29 am
econgator wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Star Trek writer/editor D.C. Fontana dies at 80.
I wouldn't be surprised if a J! clue gives "D.C." and asks for her full first name (Dorothy -- D.C. stands for "Dorothy Catherine").
Oh heck no. That said, they DO like giving what initials stand for as a clue for the surname
e.g., http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3335

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by alietr » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:47 am

trainman wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:29 am
econgator wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Star Trek writer/editor D.C. Fontana dies at 80.
I wouldn't be surprised if a J! clue gives "D.C." and asks for her full first name (Dorothy -- D.C. stands for "Dorothy Catherine").
Wait, what? Not District Columbia?

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by triviawayne » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:48 pm

alietr wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:47 am
trainman wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:29 am
econgator wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Star Trek writer/editor D.C. Fontana dies at 80.
I wouldn't be surprised if a J! clue gives "D.C." and asks for her full first name (Dorothy -- D.C. stands for "Dorothy Catherine").
Wait, what? Not District Columbia?
those Darned Crustaceans? :roll:
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Post by Volante » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:54 am

Victoria Falls, under the effects of drought, becomes Victoria Trickle
https://news.sky.com/story/climate-chan ... g-11877819

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:27 am

Meh, I'm phrasing it more like an FJ thread clue but it belongs here more.

In 2019, Chief Fire Controlman Lauren Bruner became the last person interred here after having escaped it 78 years prior.
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On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment.
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This weekend, divers will place Bruner’s ashes inside the battleship’s wreckage, which sits in Pearl Harbor where it sank during the attack 78 years ago that thrust the United States into World War II. The Southern California man will be the 44th and last crew member to be interred in accordance with this rare Navy ritual. The last three living Arizona survivors plan to be laid to rest with their families.

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:05 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:27 am
In 2019, Chief Fire Controlman Lauren Bruner became the last person interred here after having escaped it 78 years prior.
This seems to be prime FJ material. Thanks!

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by cinemaniax7 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:46 pm

For the third year in a row, the average life expectancy in the United States has declined. The last time American life expectancy declined three years in a row was during the final stages of World War I and the ensuing Spanish Flu pandemic. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association cites as a major contributor "an increase in mortality from specific causes," including "drug overdoses, suicides, and organ system diseases" among "young and middle-aged adults of all racial groups."

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Post by alietr » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:46 pm

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:46 pm
For the third year in a row, the average life expectancy in the United States has declined. The last time American life expectancy declined three years in a row was during the final stages of World War I and the ensuing Spanish Flu pandemic. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association cites as a major contributor "an increase in mortality from specific causes," including "drug overdoses, suicides, and organ system diseases" among "young and middle-aged adults of all racial groups."
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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:26 pm

New apple type: Cosmic Crisp (Hi, bottom row of an alliteration category)

https://thetakeout.com/cosmic-crisp-app ... 1839227721
It is supposed to be as flavorful as a Honeycrisp, as disease-resistant as an Enterprise, and as easy to store as a Red Delicious. It has been in development since 1997

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:54 am

As if there wasn't enough evidence the Hollywood Walk of Fame is all about the money...
https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ ... 623751001/
Now the name of a car: the Chevrolet Suburban SUV, will be in the same company.

The Suburban is the first vehicle to get it an award of excellence in film and television. It was presented Thursday by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and unveiled at a ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard.

The award star is located on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland under the Dolby Arches, an area adjacent to the Walk of Fame. An award of excellence star differs from a Walk of Fame star because Chevrolet can use its logo on it, which is not permitted on Walk of Fame stars.
These are not a new thing apparently. Disneyland (the location), the Dodgers, Musso and Frank's Grill, and the Victoria Secret Angels, amongst others, also have these "awards of excellence."

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