2019 Current Events Study Guide

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:46 pm

With 10 clues about her and her works already in the Archive:

The Mister by Erika Leonard (It's a book.)

Wait, what? Who's that? She is known as E.L. James, the author of the Fifty Shades books.

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Post by Robert K S » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:51 pm

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Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:31 pm
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April 15, 2019, Notre-Dame de Paris is ablaze and it doesn't look good. If it's not going to be a total loss of the cathedral, it's going to be very close to it. :cry:
Looks like 2/3rds of the roof and the spire (which was itself a restoration put in place back in the 1800s) are gone, but most of the vault made it through okay. The towers are at least mostly fine and while the north rose window is confirmed okay, another is likely destroyed. (If it's the south rose window, that'd make it the second time fire took it out as it's also a restoration having gone through a previous fire).
All three rose windows survived, a big portion of the vault collapsed, and I suspect that once they do their final assessments it's going to be determined that the vault stone was sufficiently damaged from the temperatures above that it won't be safe to leave most of the vault in place. (We'll see.) Even while mourning what the fire took, which was considerable, we can all be thankful that the fire did not result in total loss. For my part, I hope some smart decisions will be made in the rebuild, not to try to replicate 12th century construction but to make the cathedral much more disaster-proof than ever before.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:12 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:51 pm
For my part, I hope some smart decisions will be made in the rebuild, not to try to replicate 12th century construction but to make the cathedral much more disaster-proof than ever before.
Amen to this! Let them marvel at our quaint Titanium alloys and carbon fiber in the 30th century when they rebuild with anti-gravity trebekium alloys!

So glad I've been there twice.
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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:12 pm

So this particular event likely won't become a clue, but the overarching scandal might now get large enough to warrant a country name drop.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-47965867
Former Peruvian President Alan García has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations.
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Mr García was accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht - claims he denied.
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Mr García served as president from 1985 to 1990 and again from 2006 to 2011.

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Post by Volante » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:39 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:20 pm
University of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray wins the 2018 Heisman Trophy. He's the second OU QB in a row to win, after Baker Mayfield last year.

Murray was selected 9th overall by the Oakland Athletics in last summer's MLB draft, and has said all along that he fully intends to quit football and play baseball. I wonder if he'll stick with that if his NFL draft stock rises and some desperate team is willing to take him top 10. That's an extra $10-20M guaranteed, as opposed to the $5M the A's would give him.
And now Kyler Murray becomes the first person to be a first round pick in both the NFL and MLB drafts, going first overall to the Arizona Cardinals.
This is FJ levels of unique.

https://deadspin.com/cardinals-pick-kyl ... 1834316042

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Post by CasketRomance » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:45 pm

Former Boston Celtics great John Havlicek dies at the age 79

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Music super group LSD with Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LSD_(group)

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:08 pm

The Oklahoma Sooners become the first college football team to have their quarterback go #1 overall in the NFL draft in consecutive years. The players in question are, of course, Baker Mayfield (2018) and Kyler Murray (2019).

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Post by CasketRomance » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:23 pm

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:08 pm
The Oklahoma Sooners become the first college football team to have their quarterback go #1 overall in the NFL draft in consecutive years. The players in question are, of course, Baker Mayfield (2018) and Kyler Murray (2019).
can also go this route with the draft

oklahoma has become the 1st school since usc (68-69) to have players selected number 1 overall in consecutive years

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Post by econgator » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:13 pm

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:08 pm
The Oklahoma Sooners become the first college football team to have their quarterback go #1 overall in the NFL draft in consecutive years. The players in question are, of course, Baker Mayfield (2018) and Kyler Murray (2019).
Granted, neither of them actually started with Oklahoma. And now that they have got Jalen Hurts from Alabama, they could possibly go 3-for-3.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:17 pm

John Singleton died at age 51. Damn, so young.

For anyone in the never heard of that dude crowd:

#6825, aired 2014-04-25 BEST DIRECTOR OSCAR NOMINEES $2000: The youngest Best Director nominee was this 24-year-old who directed 1991's "Boyz N the Hood"
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#3690, aired 2000-09-22 THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR $400: "Shaft", "Poetic Justice", "Boyz n the Hood"

I had to cut out the search results that turned up painter John Singleton Copley.

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Post by BlueberryPlainsNever » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:42 am

Naruhito is now officially the Emperor of Japan, following the abdication of his father, Akihito.

His succession to the Chrysanthemum throne marks the end of the Heisei era and the beginning of the Reiwa era.

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Post by morbeedo » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:45 am

Tony Award Nominations 2019: ‘Hadestown’ Leads the Pack

• The new musical “Hadestown” led the Tony nominations Tuesday morning, getting nods in 14 categories
• The nominees for best musical are “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations,” “Beetlejuice,” “Hadestown,” “The Prom” and “Tootsie”
• Best play nominees are “Choir Boy,” “The Ferryman,” “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus,” “Ink” and “What the Constitution Means to Me.” Read the full list of nominees
• Among the boldfaced names nominated were Annette Bening, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Adam Driver, Elaine May and Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf will be up for her third Tony in three years for her fierce-yet-fragile performance as Hillary Clinton in “Hillary and Clinton.” Also noteworthy: Elaine May, 86, the beloved comedian and director, was nominated for portraying a woman losing her memory in “The Waverly Gallery” — her first time appearing on Broadway in 50 years.

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Post by alietr » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:35 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:45 am
Tony Award Nominations 2019: ‘Hadestown’ Leads the Pack

• The new musical “Hadestown” led the Tony nominations Tuesday morning, getting nods in 14 categories
• The nominees for best musical are “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations,” “Beetlejuice,” “Hadestown,” “The Prom” and “Tootsie”
• Best play nominees are “Choir Boy,” “The Ferryman,” “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus,” “Ink” and “What the Constitution Means to Me.” Read the full list of nominees
• Among the boldfaced names nominated were Annette Bening, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Adam Driver, Elaine May and Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf will be up for her third Tony in three years for her fierce-yet-fragile performance as Hillary Clinton in “Hillary and Clinton.” Also noteworthy: Elaine May, 86, the beloved comedian and director, was nominated for portraying a woman losing her memory in “The Waverly Gallery” — her first time appearing on Broadway in 50 years.
Yay! Jules and Peggy are up for another one!

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Post by davey » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:44 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:45 am
Tony Award Nominations 2019: ‘Hadestown’ Leads the Pack

• The new musical “Hadestown” led the Tony nominations Tuesday morning, getting nods in 14 categories
• The nominees for best musical are “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations,” “Beetlejuice,” “Hadestown,” “The Prom” and “Tootsie”
• Best play nominees are “Choir Boy,” “The Ferryman,” “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus,” “Ink” and “What the Constitution Means to Me.” Read the full list of nominees
• Among the boldfaced names nominated were Annette Bening, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Adam Driver, Elaine May and Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf will be up for her third Tony in three years for her fierce-yet-fragile performance as Hillary Clinton in “Hillary and Clinton.” Also noteworthy: Elaine May, 86, the beloved comedian and director, was nominated for portraying a woman losing her memory in “The Waverly Gallery” — her first time appearing on Broadway in 50 years.
Prominently missing among those appearing on Broadway this season: Glenda Jackson for her King Lear and Nathan Lane for the title role of Gary.
Also...and I could see this making it on to Jeopardy! in some form - the sold-out smash To Kill a Mockingbird was not nominated for Best Play.

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morbeedo wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:45 am
Tony Award Nominations 2019: ‘Hadestown’ Leads the Pack

• The new musical “Hadestown” led the Tony nominations Tuesday morning, getting nods in 14 categories
• The nominees for best musical are “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations,” “Beetlejuice,” “Hadestown,” “The Prom” and “Tootsie”
• Best play nominees are “Choir Boy,” “The Ferryman,” “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus,” “Ink” and “What the Constitution Means to Me.” Read the full list of nominees
• Among the boldfaced names nominated were Annette Bening, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Adam Driver, Elaine May and Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf will be up for her third Tony in three years for her fierce-yet-fragile performance as Hillary Clinton in “Hillary and Clinton.” Also noteworthy: Elaine May, 86, the beloved comedian and director, was nominated for portraying a woman losing her memory in “The Waverly Gallery” — her first time appearing on Broadway in 50 years.
never heard of her

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu May 02, 2019 3:31 pm

Joe Jonas married Sophie Turner.

Who and who? He is the middle brother of The Jonas Brothers. She plays Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones.

Last year younger brother, Nick Jonas, married Priyanka Chopra (played Alex Parrish on the ABC show Quantico).

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Post by econgator » Thu May 02, 2019 8:36 pm

Peter Mayhew dies at 74.

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Post by teapot37 » Fri May 03, 2019 11:26 pm

econgator wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:36 pm
Peter Mayhew dies at 74.
He played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, made a cameo in Revenge of the Sith (Episode III), and filmed some scenes for The Force Awakens (Episode VII). The Finnish actor (and former basketball player) Joonas Suotamo filled in for Mayhew in Episode VII where Chewie needed to be mobile (Mayhew had mobility issues in his later years) and has played him in all subsequent films where Chewie has appeared (Solo: A Star Wars Story and both Episodes VIII and IX).
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