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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:16 pm
by RJRouge
At least 33 employees have been confirmed dead after an arson at Kyoto Animation studio, making it the largest human-inflicted death toll of any event in post-war Japan.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:08 am
by MarkBarrett
Entertainment Weekly will now be a monthly magazine. :(

My subscription expiration has gone from April 2022 to March 2025.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:24 am
by teapot37
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:08 am
Entertainment Weekly will now be a monthly magazine. :(

My subscription expiration has gone from April 2022 to March 2025.
And yet, it will retain 'Weekly" in its name. (The first monthly issue was actually the previous one, but it came so soon on the heels of the final weekly issue that it seemed like another weekly one.)

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:36 am
by Robert K S
In a news cycle that is pretty much "Secondly" at this point, any mention of a publishing timespan in a periodical name seems somewhat anachronistic... as does paper publishing itself. I give them about another two years until they go the way of... wait, I'm thinking of a good category theme for the SHC that isn't going to happen.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:53 am
by MinnesotaMyron
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:08 am
Entertainment Weekly will now be a monthly magazine. :(

My subscription expiration has gone from April 2022 to March 2025.
I'm surprised they're not just recategorizing the monthly magazines as special "quadruple issues".

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:58 am
by davey
Robert K S wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:36 am
In a news cycle that is pretty much "Secondly" at this point, any mention of a publishing timespan in a periodical name seems somewhat anachronistic... as does paper publishing itself. I give them about another two years until they go the way of... wait, I'm thinking of a good category theme for the SHC that isn't going to happen.
I'm sure i'm not the only one who assumed Entertainment Weekly went out of business long ago, maybe around the same time as Movieline...

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:40 pm
by Cat Hammarskjold
The Ukraine just had an election, where a party based on the TV show Servant of the people, led by the actor who played the prime minister on the show, Volodymyr Zelensky, won a majority of the seats in their parliament. No word yet on whether or not a West Wing party is being created in the US.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:08 am
by RobW
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:40 pm
The Ukraine just had an election, where a party based on the TV show Servant of the people, led by the actor who played the prime minister president on the show, Volodymeyr Zelensky, won a majority of the seats in their parliament. No word yet on whether or not a West Wing party is being created in the US.
I think you buried the lede:

Zelensky - a comedian who portrayed the President of Ukraine in a popular sitcom...was elected President of Ukraine back in May.

While those more recent election results are certainly noteworthy (Zelensky's party is gaining parliamentary influence) IMO it is that May election result that will absolutely show up in a clue sooner or later.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:20 pm
by cinemaniax7
Former London mayor Boris Johnson will become the new prime minister of the United Kingdom after winning the Conservative party leadership race. Johnson replaces Theresa May, who will step down on Wednesday.

In a 2012 interview with David Letterman, Johnson was asked if he might one day become prime minister. Johnson quipped, “I’ve about as much chance of being reincarnated as an olive.”

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:59 pm
by CasketRomance
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:40 pm
The Ukraine just had an election, where a party based on the TV show Servant of the people, led by the actor who played the prime minister on the show, Volodymyr Zelensky, won a majority of the seats in their parliament. No word yet on whether or not a West Wing party is being created in the US.
i don't know of a country called "the ukraine"...never understood why the article is used for ukraine, much like with sudan and philippines....the gambia and the bahamas are the only 2 countries with "the" in their official names

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:00 pm
by CasketRomance
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:20 pm
Former London mayor Boris Johnson will become the new prime minister of the United Kingdom after winning the Conservative party leadership race. Johnson replaces Theresa May, who will step down on Wednesday.

In a 2012 interview with David Letterman, Johnson was asked if he might one day become prime minister. Johnson quipped, “I’ve about as much chance of being reincarnated as an olive.”
don't forget "finding elvis on mars"

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:44 pm
by MinnesotaMyron
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:20 pm
Former London mayor Boris Johnson will become the new prime minister of the United Kingdom after winning the Conservative party leadership race. Johnson replaces Theresa May, who will step down on Wednesday.

In a 2012 interview with David Letterman, Johnson was asked if he might one day become prime minister. Johnson quipped, “I’ve about as much chance of being reincarnated as an olive.”
Wilson is no long the only surname shared by a UK PM and a US Pres. (Harold and Andrew/Lyndon.)

Andrew Bonar Law is no longer the only UK PM born outside the UK. (ABL was born in Canada, BJ was born in New York.)

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:01 pm
by cinemaniax7
Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has died at the age of 75. Hauer is probably best known for playing outlaw replicant Roy Batty in 1982's Blade Runner. He won a Golden Globe for his work in the 1987 TV movie Escape from Sobibor.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:07 pm
by CasketRomance
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has died at the age of 75. Hauer is probably best known for playing outlaw replicant Roy Batty in 1982's Blade Runner. He won a Golden Globe for his work in the 1987 TV movie Escape from Sobibor.
he was so much more than blade runner...not sure why every news outlet uses that film in the title...his best role was in "the hitcher"

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:47 pm
by cinemaniax7
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:07 pm
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has died at the age of 75. Hauer is probably best known for playing outlaw replicant Roy Batty in 1982's Blade Runner. He won a Golden Globe for his work in the 1987 TV movie Escape from Sobibor.
he was so much more than blade runner...not sure why every news outlet uses that film in the title...his best role was in "the hitcher"
I was never a big fan of Blade Runner, though it does have a strong following despite underperforming at the box office on its initial release. And Hauer's performance is certainly one of the most memorable elements of the movie.

Hauer was also excellent in the 1977 Paul Verhoeven film Soldier of Orange, and I've always had a soft spot for the admittedly goofy Ladyhawke (1985).

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:36 pm
by DBear
For me it's Nighthawks, co-starring Sylvester Stallone, and soundtrack by Keith Emerson.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:10 am
by CasketRomance
DBear wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:36 pm
For me it's Nighthawks, co-starring Sylvester Stallone, and soundtrack by Keith Emerson.
good movie as well...was the first movie of his i saw...saw it on cinemax or hbo when i was like 8 or 9

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:07 am
by Cat Hammarskjold
While the opening ceremony isn't until Friday and medals don't start getting handed out until Saturday, the Pan American Games started on Wednesday in LIma, Peru. The first game to happen was a women's team handball game where Puerto Rico defeated Canada 23-9. Games that the United States were involved in were losing in women's team handball to Argentina, beating El Salvador in men's beach volleyball, and beating Trinidad and Tobago in women's beach volleyball.

Also, in the World Aquatics Championships, Katie Ledecky withdrew from many of her races from an unspecified viral illness.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:23 pm
by Volante
https://news.avclub.com/old-town-road-b ... 1836800601

"Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) has now topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 17 weeks straight, a new record passing "One Sweet Day," Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men and "Despacito," Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, each with 16 weeks.

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:48 pm
by xxaaaxx
Volante wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:23 pm
https://news.avclub.com/old-town-road-b ... 1836800601

"Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) has now topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 17 weeks straight, a new record passing "One Sweet Day," Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men and "Despacito," Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, each with 16 weeks.
Such a !#$@ing terrible song...but at least I'll be ready when the inevitable clue shows up. Over/under Oct. 1?