2019 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Euphonium » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:12 pm

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A new moon for Neptune has been discovered, named Hippocamp :geek:
"This one time, at Hippocamp..."
In any dispute between labor and management, the workers are always right.

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Post by Volante » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:28 pm

Israel's first moonshot was launched off a SpaceX rocket named, called "Beresheet," or "In the beginning" in Hebrew. If successful, it will make Israel the fourth country to land a probe on the moon.

https://www.space.com/spacex-israeli-mo ... ccess.html

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Post by econgator » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:34 pm

Volante wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:28 pm
Israel's first moonshot was launched off a SpaceX rocket named, called "Beresheet," or "In the beginning" in Hebrew. If successful, it will make Israel the fourth country to land a probe on the moon.

https://www.space.com/spacex-israeli-mo ... ccess.html
I watched it go up. It was quite beautiful.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:14 am

Volante wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:28 pm
Israel's first moonshot was launched off a SpaceX rocket named, called "Beresheet," or "In the beginning" in Hebrew.
It's also the Hebrew name for the book of Genesis.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:53 pm

Avril Lavigne album (+ title track): Head Above Water

She's 34 now so "teen" will probably no longer be used in clues. Canadian is the standard description. Songs J! likes from the past: "Sk8er Boi" & "Complicated"

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Post by teapot37 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:46 am

Top-line Oscar results:

Green Book wins for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), and Best Original Screenplay. The film is about African-American pianist Don Shirley (Ali) being driven on a 1961 tour of the deep South by an Italian man from the Bronx (Tony Vallelonga aka Tony Lip, played by Viggo Mortensen). Vallelonga's son Nick won as both screenwriter and producer.
The Favourite's Olivia Colman wins Best Actress in a stunner (most pundits had predicted Glenn Close from The Wife).
Rami Malek won Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. The film was the most honored on the night, also picking up Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Film Editing.
Alfonso Cuarón walked away with 3 Oscars, for Director, Cinematography, and Foreign Film (although technically, the Foreign Film Oscar is given to the country [Mexico] and not the director or producers).
Spike Lee won his first competitive Oscar (he had previously been awarded a Governor's Award, an honorary Oscar) in the Adapted Screenplay as part of the team behind BlacKkKlansman.
The song "Shallow" from A Star is Born picked up the Best Original Song Oscar.
Black Panther picked up three awards, for Costuming, Production Design, and Original Score. Ruth Carter (costumes) and Hannah Beachler (production designer) become the first African-American women to win in those categories.
Not many people can say they've lost four times on Jeopardy!.

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Post by 9021amyers » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:37 am

Another Oscar highlight: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won for Best Animated Feature, which marks...
  • the first time Disney and Pixar (who have combined for 12 wins in the category’s 18 years of existence) have been shut out when both studios had a film nominated,
  • the first victory in the category for Sony Pictures Animation, whose lone previous nomination was for 2007’s Surf’s Up,
  • and the first win for producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, whose previous animated films Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The Lego Movie were not nominated, despite widespread acclaim.

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Post by alietr » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:02 pm

Charlotte Silverman, a freshman at Brown University, won an Oscar for co-producing "Period. End of Sentence." as Best Documentary Short.

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Post by Volante » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:33 am

The Green Book: Guide to Freedom came out Monday on the Smithsonian Channel, a documentary about the real Green Book,

J! won't ask about that, per se, but it -is- a current event which lets me goose this thread. Knowing the source of the title will likely come in handy in some future FJ. What the Green Book was: https://www.theroot.com/how-did-blacks- ... 1790892293

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:48 pm

Four-time Oscar-winning composer and conductor Andre Previn has died.

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Post by 9021amyers » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:12 pm

Six-time All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper will sign with the Philadelphia Phillies in a $330 million deal, the most lucrative contract in MLB history. (Manny Machado, who signed with the San Diego Padres a couple of weeks ago, will earn more per season of his deal, though.)

Harper’s most famous quote has been repurposed as a Jeopardy! category on multiple occasions, as recently as last week.


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Post by alietr » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:08 pm

I will miss Harp (I've been watching him since he was a rookie), but there's no way the Nats should have spent that much. Yeah, the Phillies threw him stupid money alright.

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Post by econgator » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:39 pm

alietr wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:08 pm
I will miss Harp (I've been watching him since he was a rookie), but there's no way the Nats should have spent that much. Yeah, the Phillies threw him stupid money alright.
and stupid length.

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Post by 9021amyers » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:46 pm

econgator wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:39 pm
alietr wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:08 pm
I will miss Harp (I've been watching him since he was a rookie), but there's no way the Nats should have spent that much. Yeah, the Phillies threw him stupid money alright.
and stupid length.
https://twitter.com/JasonSchwartz/statu ... 3149585409

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:54 pm

Harper was the second biggest sports story of the day next to Kyler Murray's 5' 10" & 1/8"

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Post by alietr » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:45 am

9021amyers wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:46 pm
econgator wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:39 pm
alietr wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:08 pm
I will miss Harp (I've been watching him since he was a rookie), but there's no way the Nats should have spent that much. Yeah, the Phillies threw him stupid money alright.
and stupid length.
https://twitter.com/JasonSchwartz/statu ... 3149585409
That's a good one.

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Post by Volante » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:08 am

Alright, alright, Retaken Down is over yonder somewhere... (and the Padres should've gone for both :lol: )

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:11 pm

Nathaniel Taylor, who played Rollo on "Sanford and Son", has died at the age of 80.

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Post by triviawayne » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:10 pm

Sideshow Luke Perry has died at age 52 after a massive stroke.

Dylan McKay on the original Beverly Hills 90210, and on Riverdale as Fred Andrews
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Post by Volante » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:09 am

Amazon has scrapped the Dash Button
https://gizmodo.com/rip-amazon-dash-but ... 1832985084

It was a Wifi equipped button that would order product for you, because apparently buying stuff online isn't easy enough.

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