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NATIONAL MEMORIALS

98-year-old Nick Clifford, the last carver to have worked on this, died in November 2019
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What is Mount Rushmore?

(Figured a "landmarks" category would have made it easier; his age eliminates Lincoln Memorial)

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50705508
US puppeteer Caroll Spinney, famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on children's TV show Sesame Street, has died at the age of 85.

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Volante wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:15 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50705508
US puppeteer Caroll Spinney, famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on children's TV show Sesame Street, has died at the age of 85.
Sadly, the Muppets are being honored at the Kennedy Center Awards tonight.

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René Auberjonois of Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (I loved him in Boston Legal, too) fame has died at 79.

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econgator wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:30 pm
René Auberjonois of Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (I loved him in Boston Legal, too) fame has died at 79.
Enjoyed him in both Benson and DS9, but perhaps my favorite role of his was as the chef in "The Little Mermaid." He could be delightfully arrogant and supercilious even in a voice-only part.
I'm not the defending Jeopardy! champion. But I have played one on TV.

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Wheel of Fortune will air episodes with Vanna White hosting (15 shows?) as she subbed while Pat Sajak dealt with a blocked intestine. This week I think it's Disney characters (Mickey only?) turning the letters.

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AFRET CMS wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:27 pm
econgator wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:30 pm
René Auberjonois of Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (I loved him in Boston Legal, too) fame has died at 79.
Enjoyed him in both Benson and DS9, but perhaps my favorite role of his was as the chef in "The Little Mermaid." He could be delightfully arrogant and supercilious even in a voice-only part.
Among other roles, he was Father Mulcahy in the movie M*A*S*H.

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Sports Illustrated's 2019 Sportsperson of the Year is Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. Women's soccer team. She is only the 4th individual woman so honored, following Chris Evert (1976), Mary Decker (1983), and Serena Williams (2015).

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alietr wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:56 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:27 pm
econgator wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:30 pm
René Auberjonois of Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (I loved him in Boston Legal, too) fame has died at 79.
Enjoyed him in both Benson and DS9, but perhaps my favorite role of his was as the chef in "The Little Mermaid." He could be delightfully arrogant and supercilious even in a voice-only part.
Among other roles, he was Father Mulcahy in the movie M*A*S*H.
He also had a great theater career. I remember him vividly as the movie studio head in the "film noir" Broadway musical City of Angels

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davey wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:11 pm
alietr wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:56 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:27 pm
econgator wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:30 pm
René Auberjonois of Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (I loved him in Boston Legal, too) fame has died at 79.
Enjoyed him in both Benson and DS9, but perhaps my favorite role of his was as the chef in "The Little Mermaid." He could be delightfully arrogant and supercilious even in a voice-only part.
Among other roles, he was Father Mulcahy in the movie M*A*S*H.
He also had a great theater career. I remember him vividly as the movie studio head in the "film noir" Broadway musical City of Angels
Great performance as The Duke in Big River. RIP.

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Philip McKeon, former child actor in the tv show Alice and brother of actress Nancy McKeon, died at the age of 55

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Greta Thunberg, teenage Swedish climate activist, is named TIME's Person of the Year.

https://time.com/person-of-the-year-201 ... -thunberg/

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kerryoakie wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:33 am
Greta Thunberg, teenage Swedish climate activist, is named TIME's Person of the Year.

https://time.com/person-of-the-year-201 ... -thunberg/
and the next time she comes up in a jeaopardy clue the hammer dude will probably still say he has never heard of her

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CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:03 am
kerryoakie wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:33 am
Greta Thunberg, teenage Swedish climate activist, is named TIME's Person of the Year.

https://time.com/person-of-the-year-201 ... -thunberg/
and the next time she comes up in a jeaopardy clue the hammer dude will probably still say he has never heard of her
I should mail him my copy of the issue after I'm done with it.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:06 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:03 am
kerryoakie wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:33 am
Greta Thunberg, teenage Swedish climate activist, is named TIME's Person of the Year.

https://time.com/person-of-the-year-201 ... -thunberg/
and the next time she comes up in a jeaopardy clue the hammer dude will probably still say he has never heard of her
I should mail him my copy of the issue after I'm done with it.
that would be great...doubt it does him any good for retention though

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NHO mail. What's that? It could be literally anything.

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kerryoakie wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:33 am
Greta Thunberg, teenage Swedish climate activist, is named TIME's Person of the Year.

https://time.com/person-of-the-year-201 ... -thunberg/
Hell yeah.

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Not my typical areas for posting.

Andy Beshear (D) became governor of Kentucky. His father Steve was also governor, making them the first father-son duo of governors in KY history. Outgoing governor is Matt Bevin (R).

Sanna Marin (Social Democrat) is prime minister of Finland. At age 34 she is youngest sitting head of government in the world. Finland's Parliament is Eduskunta. If J! wants to use it the previous prime minister, Antti Rinne, has that Finnish looking/sounding name. :lol:

Peloton has appeared twice in clues previously:

#7924, aired 2019-02-07 "P"LACES AT THE MALL $800: Visit a showroom of this indoor bike brand for a test ride; if you by, a pro like George Hincapie could be your instructor
#7545, aired 2017-06-02 GET SOME EXERCISE! $200: Here's the logo of Peloton, an indoor one of these that lets you take live studio classes from home

and thanks to all the recent hoopla I expect them to show up again.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:56 pm
Not my typical areas for posting.

Andy Beshear (D) became governor of Kentucky. His father Steve was also governor, making them the first father-son duo of governors in KY history. Outgoing governor is Matt Bevin (R).

Sanna Marin (Social Democrat) is prime minister of Finland. At age 34 she is youngest sitting head of government in the world. Finland's Parliament is Eduskunta. If J! wants to use it the previous prime minister, Antti Rinne, has that Finnish looking/sounding name. :lol:

Peloton has appeared twice in clues previously:

#7924, aired 2019-02-07 "P"LACES AT THE MALL $800: Visit a showroom of this indoor bike brand for a test ride; if you by, a pro like George Hincapie could be your instructor
#7545, aired 2017-06-02 GET SOME EXERCISE! $200: Here's the logo of Peloton, an indoor one of these that lets you take live studio classes from home

and thanks to all the recent hoopla I expect them to show up again.
no mention of monica ruiz (peloton woman) being cast in 2 commercials for actor ryan reynolds' gin brand "aviation"?

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:56 pm
#7924, aired 2019-02-07 "P"LACES AT THE MALL $800: Visit a showroom of this indoor bike brand for a test ride; if you by, a pro like George Hincapie could be your instructor
Now you're just setting me up. By should be buy. Yes, I checked, and it's that way in the Archive.

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