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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 10:19 pm
by CasketRomance
joey chestnut sets a new world record in pepperoni roll eating by finishing off 43

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 11:44 am
by Bamaman
Bart Starr has died at 85. MVP of the first two Super Bowls.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 4:36 pm
by triviawayne
At today's Indy 500, Simon Pagenaud became the first French driver since Gaston Chevrolet in 1920 to win the race. Simon Pagenaud was driving a car powered by a Chevrolet motor.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 7:45 pm
by econgator
triviawayne wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 4:36 pm
At today's Indy 500, Simon Pagenaud became the first French driver since Gaston Chevrolet in 1920 to win the race. Simon Pagenaud was driving a car powered by a Chevrolet motor.
Chevrolet, however, did not win in a Chevrolet-powered car. :)

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 10:55 pm
by floridagator
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With the recent passing of Doris Day, only four persons mentioned by name in the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire" are still living. Do you know who?

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 11:23 pm
by MinnesotaMyron
floridagator wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:55 pm
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With the recent passing of Doris Day, only four persons mentioned by name in the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire" are still living. Do you know who?
I assume Bernie Goetz is still around, and I think on Facebook we figured out that (Brigitte) Bardot was the earliest person mentioned by name still alive. "England's got a new queen", and she's still living too, although you did specify "by name", so she doesn't count.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 11:32 pm
by cinemaniax7
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 11:23 pm
floridagator wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:55 pm
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With the recent passing of Doris Day, only four persons mentioned by name in the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire" are still living. Do you know who?
I assume Bernie Goetz is still around, and I think on Facebook we figured out that (Brigitte) Bardot was the earliest person mentioned by name still alive. "England's got a new queen", and she's still living too, although you did specify "by name", so she doesn't count.
Chubby Checker is still with us. As is Bob Dylan.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 11:42 pm
by floridagator
You got 'em all!

The following were already deceased when "We Didn't Start the Fire" was released on September 27, 1989:
Harry Truman
Walter Winchell
Joe McCarthy
Marilyn Monroe
Rosenbergs
Sugar Ray
Eisenhower
Marciano
Liberace
Santayana
Joseph Stalin
Malenkov
Nasser
Prokofiev
Rockefeller
Roy Cohn
Juan Peron
Toscanini
Einstein
James Dean
Elvis Presley
Khrushchev
Princess Grace
Pasternak
Kerouac
Chou En-Lai
Charles de Gaulle
Starkweather
Buddy Holly
Syngman Rhee
Kennedy
Hemingway
Eichmann
Liston
Pope Paul
Malcolm X
Ho Chi Minh

The following have died since the song was released:
Doris Day
Johnnie Ray
Joe DiMaggio
Richard Nixon
Brando
Campanella
Mickey Mantle
Castro
John Glenn
Patterson
Begin
Reagan
Sally Ride

The following are still living (along with England's new queen, who wasn't mentioned by name):
Bardot
Chubby Checker
Dylan
Bernie Goetz


*Interesting question about whether the line "ayatollahs in Iran" refers to a specific person. If it is rendered as I just typed it, it would not; but some web sites transcribe it as "ayatollah's in Iran" or "Ayatollah's in Iran," which could be construed to refer to a specific person. I don't have the sheet music in front of me and don't feel like downloading it only to resolve this question. And I can't make out the word well enough on this image of the album liner to say for certain.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:36 am
by Cat Hammarskjold
So this isn't a current event that would come up on J!, but Beavercreek High School became the first team from the Buckeye State to win NAQT's HSNCT.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:39 am
by BaneWilliams
Chinese tech company Hauwei is the first company to be hit by the recent Executive Order by the current US President. Allegedly due to the breach of Iran Sanctions, American companies now have to seek governmental permission to trade with the company and its over 70 Affiliates.

After a week of being hit by this Order, Huawei was removed from multiple technology memberships, even when chaired by non US companies. This prevents the company from utilising ARM Architecture in their chips, SD Card technology, Android OS, and also makes them unable to contribute to global Wi-fi standards as set by the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 2:45 pm
by cinemaniax7
Baseball legend Bill Buckner has died at the age of 69. Buckner had 2,715 hits and 174 home runs with the Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox, Angels and Royals from 1969 to 1990, but he secured his place in sports history in the 10th inning of game 6 the 1986 World Series between the Red Sox and the Mets. The Sox were one out away from winning their first title since 1918, but after a wild pitch allowed the tying run to score, Mets outfielder Mookie Wilson tapped a slow grounder to first base, which should have ended the inning. However, Buckner misplayed the ball and it rolled between his legs into right field, allowing Ray Knight to score the winning run from second base. The Mets would go on to win the World Series in Game 7, and the Red Sox’s championship drought continued until 2004.

Charlie Sheen purchased the "Buckner Ball" in 1992 for $93,000 and later sold the ball to singer/songwriter/author/collector Seth Swirsky. Swirsky sold the ball at auction in 2012 for more than $400,000.

A few more thoughts on Buckner: He had a reliable bat, showed some power, and didn't strike out often. Buckner won the 1980 batting title and received MVP votes in five different seasons.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 3:11 pm
by MarkBarrett
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Baseball legend Bill Buckner has died at the age of 69. Buckner had 2,715 hits and 174 home runs with the Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox, Angels and Royals from 1969 to 1990, but he secured his place in sports history in the 10th inning of game 6 the 1986 World Series between the Red Sox and the Mets. The Sox were one out away from winning their first title since 1918, but after a wild pitch allowed the tying run to score, Mets outfielder Mookie Wilson tapped a slow grounder to first base, which should have ended the inning. However, Buckner misplayed the ball and it rolled between his legs into right field, allowing Ray Knight to score the winning run from second base. The Mets would go on to win the World Series in Game 7, and the Red Sox’s championship drought continued until 2004.
If I had success or a serious blunder in either the Stanley Cup finals or NBA Finals I would be nervous tomorrow after Starr's passing yesterday and Buckner today. Or it could be Pele that has to watch out for the grim reaper.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 3:55 pm
by cinemaniax7
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:11 pm
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Baseball legend Bill Buckner has died at the age of 69. Buckner had 2,715 hits and 174 home runs with the Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox, Angels and Royals from 1969 to 1990, but he secured his place in sports history in the 10th inning of game 6 the 1986 World Series between the Red Sox and the Mets. The Sox were one out away from winning their first title since 1918, but after a wild pitch allowed the tying run to score, Mets outfielder Mookie Wilson tapped a slow grounder to first base, which should have ended the inning. However, Buckner misplayed the ball and it rolled between his legs into right field, allowing Ray Knight to score the winning run from second base. The Mets would go on to win the World Series in Game 7, and the Red Sox’s championship drought continued until 2004.
If I had success or a serious blunder in either the Stanley Cup finals or NBA Finals I would be nervous tomorrow after Starr's passing yesterday and Buckner today. Or it could be Pele that has to watch out for the grim reaper.
Chris Webber is in good health . . . right?

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 8:25 am
by 9021amyers
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:55 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:11 pm
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Baseball legend Bill Buckner has died at the age of 69. Buckner had 2,715 hits and 174 home runs with the Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox, Angels and Royals from 1969 to 1990, but he secured his place in sports history in the 10th inning of game 6 the 1986 World Series between the Red Sox and the Mets. The Sox were one out away from winning their first title since 1918, but after a wild pitch allowed the tying run to score, Mets outfielder Mookie Wilson tapped a slow grounder to first base, which should have ended the inning. However, Buckner misplayed the ball and it rolled between his legs into right field, allowing Ray Knight to score the winning run from second base. The Mets would go on to win the World Series in Game 7, and the Red Sox’s championship drought continued until 2004.
If I had success or a serious blunder in either the Stanley Cup finals or NBA Finals I would be nervous tomorrow after Starr's passing yesterday and Buckner today. Or it could be Pele that has to watch out for the grim reaper.
Chris Webber is in good health . . . right?
He looked more spry than Marv Albert during the Eastern Conference Finals, at least.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 10:37 am
by squarekara

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 11:47 am
by opusthepenguin
squarekara wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 10:37 am
:lol: That's awesome.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:21 am
by badgerfellow
Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4...you get the picture:


Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:34 am
by CasketRomance
badgerfellow wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:21 am
Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4...you get the picture:

pretty lame imo...they should have kept them going...if there is a game 7 of the stanley cup playoffs it continues until the tie is broken...regardless of how long it takes...same should have been done with this event

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:01 am
by badgerfellow
CasketRomance wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:34 am
badgerfellow wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:21 am
Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4...you get the picture:

pretty lame imo...they should have kept them going...if there is a game 7 of the stanley cup playoffs it continues until the tie is broken...regardless of how long it takes...same should have been done with this event
When does it become a stamina bee instead of a spelling bee, though? You also just can't pull random words out of nowhere and get the same level of difficulty, given that the Bee basically ran out of words.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:11 am
by OrangeSAM
CasketRomance wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:34 am
badgerfellow wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:21 am
Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4...you get the picture:

pretty lame imo...they should have kept them going...if there is a game 7 of the stanley cup playoffs it continues until the tie is broken...regardless of how long it takes...same should have been done with this event
Overtime is used in all NHL playoff games tied after regulation.