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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:01 pm

Billie Eilish's song "Bad Guy," after spending 9 weeks stuck at #2, has dethroned "Old Town Road" from the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

9 weeks is the record for a #1 to have languished at #2 before ascending to the top spot. Eilish is the first #1 haver (haver?) to be born in the 2000s.

Old Town Road hung in there at #1 for 19 weeks (thanks to Billboard's rules covering remixes); Despacito and One Sweet Day are tied for second place with 16 weeks each.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-a ... -town-road

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jenniferabidor ... lish-facts

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:14 pm

Oh, and speaking of chart records, something I forgot to post last week.

Along with some other less-interesting records, Tool's new single "Fear Inoculum", from the upcoming album of the same name, is the longest single ever to make the Billboard Hot 100, at 10 min, 21 sec. It looks like it's dropped off the chart after only 1 week, though.

The rest of the longest and shortest singles:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/busi ... ot-100-hit

More, re: Tool:

https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/tools- ... ks-top-10/

https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/tool-a ... billboard/

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Post by CasketRomance » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:04 am

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:14 pm
Oh, and speaking of chart records, something I forgot to post last week.

Along with some other less-interesting records, Tool's new single "Fear Inoculum", from the upcoming album of the same name, is the longest single ever to make the Billboard Hot 100, at 10 min, 21 sec. It looks like it's dropped off the chart after only 1 week, though.

The rest of the longest and shortest singles:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/busi ... ot-100-hit

More, re: Tool:

https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/tools- ... ks-top-10/

https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/tool-a ... billboard/
not shocking...the hype train may have been derailed...haven't seen anything about tool in my social media feeds in a while when that was pretty much all i saw for over a week...but i guess that will change when their highly anticipated album is released next week

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Post by seaborgium » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:17 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:01 pm
9 weeks is the record for a #1 to have languished at #2 before ascending to the top spot. Eilish is the first #1 haver (haver?) to be born in the 2000s.
Donna Lewis's "I Love You Always Forever" stayed at #2 for nine weeks also, but it never bumped "Macarena" out of its way.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by triviawayne » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:32 am

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Billie Eilish's song "Bad Guy," after spending 9 weeks stuck at #2, has dethroned "Old Town Road" from the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

9 weeks is the record for a #1 to have languished at #2 before ascending to the top spot. Eilish is the first #1 haver (haver?) to be born in the 2000s.

Old Town Road hung in there at #1 for 19 weeks (thanks to Billboard's rules covering remixes); Despacito and One Sweet Day are tied for second place with 16 weeks each.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-a ... -town-road

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jenniferabidor ... lish-facts

anyone have the over/under for Old Town Road getting back to #1, especially when Rambo: Last Blood hits the movies?
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Post by CasketRomance » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:16 pm

triviawayne wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:32 am
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Billie Eilish's song "Bad Guy," after spending 9 weeks stuck at #2, has dethroned "Old Town Road" from the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

9 weeks is the record for a #1 to have languished at #2 before ascending to the top spot. Eilish is the first #1 haver (haver?) to be born in the 2000s.

Old Town Road hung in there at #1 for 19 weeks (thanks to Billboard's rules covering remixes); Despacito and One Sweet Day are tied for second place with 16 weeks each.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-a ... -town-road

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jenniferabidor ... lish-facts

anyone have the over/under for Old Town Road getting back to #1, especially when Rambo: Last Blood hits the movies?
is it in the movie? i know it was used for the trailer, but don't see anything about it being part of the soundtrack

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Post by Volante » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:26 pm

Hasbro (of Transformers and Monopoly: Socialism fame) is buying Peppa Pig (and her owner, Entertainment One) for $4 billion
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Post by triviawayne » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:23 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:16 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:32 am
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Billie Eilish's song "Bad Guy," after spending 9 weeks stuck at #2, has dethroned "Old Town Road" from the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

9 weeks is the record for a #1 to have languished at #2 before ascending to the top spot. Eilish is the first #1 haver (haver?) to be born in the 2000s.

Old Town Road hung in there at #1 for 19 weeks (thanks to Billboard's rules covering remixes); Despacito and One Sweet Day are tied for second place with 16 weeks each.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-a ... -town-road

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jenniferabidor ... lish-facts

anyone have the over/under for Old Town Road getting back to #1, especially when Rambo: Last Blood hits the movies?
is it in the movie? i know it was used for the trailer, but don't see anything about it being part of the soundtrack
well that's just weird
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Post by Volante » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:03 am

triviawayne wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:23 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:16 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:32 am
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Billie Eilish's song "Bad Guy," after spending 9 weeks stuck at #2, has dethroned "Old Town Road" from the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

9 weeks is the record for a #1 to have languished at #2 before ascending to the top spot. Eilish is the first #1 haver (haver?) to be born in the 2000s.

Old Town Road hung in there at #1 for 19 weeks (thanks to Billboard's rules covering remixes); Despacito and One Sweet Day are tied for second place with 16 weeks each.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-a ... -town-road

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jenniferabidor ... lish-facts

anyone have the over/under for Old Town Road getting back to #1, especially when Rambo: Last Blood hits the movies?
is it in the movie? i know it was used for the trailer, but don't see anything about it being part of the soundtrack
well that's just weird
Not that weird. The Watchmen movie used a song in the trailer not used in the film proper or included on the soundtrack.

Kind of getting off topic here, too.

David Koch died.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49438682
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Post by econgator » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:44 pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck retires from the NFL.

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Post by hbomb1947 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:16 am

The Cherokee Nation announces that it plans to appoint a delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/25/politics ... index.html
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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:50 pm

The J!6 clues are new for the reruns and one yesterday seemed like a good one to post.

Toy Story 4 character voiced by Tony Hale: Forky (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forky)

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Dave Chappelle stand-up special: Sticks & Stones

Taylor Swift album: Lover

BBC Three/Amazon show: Fleabag with star & writer, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Starring:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Brad Pitt
Margot Robbie
(many others)
and a pitbull character: Brandy

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:26 am

The female characters in the comic strip B.C. are getting proper names. "Cute Chick" is now Grace, and "Fat Broad" is now Jane.

https://johnhartstudios.com/news/2019/0 ... -and-jane/

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Post by CasketRomance » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:54 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:50 pm
The J!6 clues are new for the reruns and one yesterday seemed like a good one to post.

Toy Story 4 character voiced by Tony Hale: Forky (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forky)

**************
Dave Chappelle stand-up special: Sticks & Stones

Taylor Swift album: Lover

BBC Three/Amazon show: Fleabag with star & writer, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Starring:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Brad Pitt
Margot Robbie
(many others)
and a pitbull character: Brandy
not to mention that is the last film for both burt reynolds and luke perry

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Post by Volante » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:26 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:54 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
not to mention that is the last film for both burt reynolds and luke perry
Reynolds died before he could shoot his scenes, though he did leave his mark...one of the lines in the film is his
https://www.cinemablend.com/news/247773 ... -his-death

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Post by CasketRomance » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:18 pm

Volante wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:26 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:54 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
not to mention that is the last film for both burt reynolds and luke perry
Reynolds died before he could shoot his scenes, though he did leave his mark...one of the lines in the film is his
https://www.cinemablend.com/news/247773 ... -his-death
didn't realise that...i thought i saw he had just returned to florida after shooting some scenes of the movie before dying...i guess i misread

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Post by morbeedo » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:25 am

The Testaments, Canadian author Margaret Atwood's sequel to The Handmaid's Tale (1986), has been shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize.

Also shortlisted is Quichotte, Salman Rushdie's reimagining of Don Quixote. His second novel, Midnight's Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981

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Post by teapot37 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:37 am

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:25 am
The Testaments, Canadian author Margaret Atwood's sequel to The Handmaid's Tale (1986), has been shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize.

Also shortlisted is Quichotte, Salman Rushdie's reimagining of Don Quixote. His second novel, Midnight's Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981
Rushdie would be the fifth repeat winner of the Booker Prize, after:
  • Hilary Mantel (Wolf Hall [2009] / Bring Up the Bodies [2012])
  • J.M. Coetzee (Life & Times of Michael K. [1983] / Disgrace [1999])
  • Peter Carey (Oscar and Lucinda [1988] / True History of the Kelly Gang [2001])
  • J.G. Farrell (Troubles* [1970] / The Siege of Krishnapur [1973]) *awarded retrospectively in 2010; through 1970, the prize was awarded for the previous year's books, but that was changed in 1971 to current year's books, so at the time, no book published in 1970 was ever eligible
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Post by cinemaniax7 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:58 pm

California has become the first U.S. state to outlaw fur trapping. The Wildlife Protection Act of 2019 prohibits commercial or recreational trapping on both public and private lands.

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:25 pm

Nicki Minaj has announced she’s retiring from music to be with family. With 104 hit singles, Minaj has made the most total appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart among female artists. Taylor Swift ranks just behind her with 95.

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