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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:02 pm

alietr wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:42 pm
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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.
I'll go fix it now, but I'm innocent on that one as I was not the archivist for it. Of course that does not excuse me from looking over things I post or swipe directly from the Archive. Thank you.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:02 pm
alietr wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:42 pm
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.
I'll go fix it now, but I'm innocent on that one as I was not the archivist for it. Of course that does not excuse me from looking over things I post or swipe directly from the Archive. Thank you.
Let the record be clear that I wasn't criticizing you; you just happened to cite two different things from the Archive that had errors in them. There's a reason everybody in my office asks me to proof their documents.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by triviawayne » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:36 am

Book title to keep in mind: A Warning

currently credited to the author "Anonymous", but I saw something somewhere that this person will reveal themselves at some point in the near future; and depending on who it is and what happens when that information becomes known (could be 2020 Current Events Study Guide), would possibly be good to know for Jeopardy.
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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:22 pm

Hilary Mantel third book in trilogy: The Mirror & the Light about Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell
(Previous ones: Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies)

Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea.

Volante mentioned it last month: Oil company Saudi Aramco is good to know as it's in the news this week for first $2 trillion company.
While there it doesn't hurt to know: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Homework: Look over the nominations this week for Golden Globes and SAG Awards. Start matching stars to movies, stars to TV shows/limited series, directors to movies... Each time you see lists of nominees during award season read them over whether you plan to watch the ceremony or not. Even if you hate celeb news, the J! writers do not.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by econgator » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:26 am

Current events and a bit of a PSA, too:

988 given approval as new suicide prevention hotline number.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:51 am

econgator wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:26 am
Current events and a bit of a PSA, too:

988 given approval as new suicide prevention hotline number.
How cruel! Do you know how long it takes to dial that on a rotary phone?
Disclaimer - repeated exposure to author's musings may cause befuddlement.

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Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:54 am

Boris Johnson's Conservative Party now has a majority in the British Parliament with 365 out of the 650 seats. Only Connect champion Aaron Bell won a seat in parliament, and Only Connect finalist Sanjoy Sen just missed out losing his district by around 200 votes. University Challenge champion Kwasi Kwarteng kept his seat. University Challenge champion and long-time UK cabinet member David Lidington decided not to run for this election. I don't know of any Mastermind or Brain of Britain champions or finalists (other than Bell) who were running.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by cinemaniax7 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:07 pm

Oscar-nominated actor Danny Aiello has died at the age of 86. Aiello was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, in which he plays an Italian-American pizzeria owner whose business is at the center of rising racial tensions in a predominantly African=American neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Aiello started as a stage actor but found greater success on screen, appearing in such notable films as Moonstruck (1987), The Godfather Part II (1974), The Front (1976), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Léon: The Professional (1994), and Bang the Drum Slowly (1973). In the 1992 film Ruby, he played Jack Ruby, the Texas nightclub owner who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after Oswald was charged with killing JFK.

In 1986, Aiello played the father in Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" music video and later recorded an answer song, "Papa Wants the Best for You."

In 2014, he published a memoir titled I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else: My Life on the Street, on the Stage, and in the Movies.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by mas3cf » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:23 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:51 am
econgator wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:26 am
Current events and a bit of a PSA, too:

988 given approval as new suicide prevention hotline number.
How cruel! Do you know how long it takes to dial that on a rotary phone?
It's faster than 999, but the latter would have a much more dampening effect on the suicide rates of Germans.

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by triviawayne » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:45 pm

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Oscar-nominated actor Danny Aiello has died at the age of 86. Aiello was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, in which he plays an Italian-American pizzeria owner whose business is at the center of rising racial tensions in a predominantly African=American neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Aiello started as a stage actor but found greater success on screen, appearing in such notable films as Moonstruck (1987), The Godfather Part II (1974), The Front (1976), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Léon: The Professional (1994), and Bang the Drum Slowly (1973). In the 1992 film Ruby, he played Jack Ruby, the Texas nightclub owner who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after Oswald was charged with killing JFK.

In 1986, Aiello played the father in Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" music video and later recorded an answer song, "Papa Wants the Best for You."

In 2014, he published a memoir titled I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else: My Life on the Street, on the Stage, and in the Movies.
Since it wasn't mentioned, I'll just have to continue my belief that I am the only one who likes Hudson Hawk (hey, someone has to)
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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by The Talking Mime » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:47 pm

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Oscar-nominated actor Danny Aiello has died at the age of 86. Aiello was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, in which he plays an Italian-American pizzeria owner whose business is at the center of rising racial tensions in a predominantly African=American neighborhood in Brooklyn.
Haven't really seen him in anything else, but Do the Right Thing is one of my all-time favorites, so it's sad to hear he passed away.

Speaking of film, this year's list of 25 films inducted into the National Film Registry were announced earlier this week. Some notable inductees include:

-Amadeus (1984), the Mozart biopic that won the Academy Award for Best Picture
-Boys Don't Cry (1999), a film about a transgender teenager that won Hilary Swank a Best Actress Oscar
-Clerks (1994), Kevin Smith's directorial debut and cult film about two young slackers
-Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), a biopic about county music star Loretta Lynn that won Sissy Spacek a Best Actress Oscar
-Gaslight (1944), a film about a husband manipulating his wife's mental state that won Ingrid Bergman the Best Actress Oscar
-The Last Waltz (1978), a Scorcese-directed documentary revolving around a concert of The Band
-Old Yeller (1957), the Disney adaptation of the Fred Gipson novel
-Platoon (1986), Oliver Stone's Vietnam War film that won 1986's Best Picture
-Purple Rain (1984), the Prince-centric musical drama film
-She's Gotta Have It (1986), Spike Lee's directorial debut about a woman and her three suitors
-Sleeping Beauty (1959), the animated Disney film based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault
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Post by alietr » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:54 pm

The Talking Mime wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Speaking of film, this year's list of 25 films inducted into the National Film Registry were announced earlier this week. Some notable inductees include:

-Amadeus (1984), the Mozart biopic that won the Academy Award for Best Picture
-Boys Don't Cry (1999), a film about a transgender teenager that won Hilary Swank a Best Actress Oscar
-Clerks (1994), Kevin Smith's directorial debut and cult film about two young slackers
-Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), a biopic about county music star Loretta Lynn that won Sissy Spacek a Best Actress Oscar
-Gaslight (1944), a film about a husband manipulating his wife's mental state that won Ingrid Bergman the Best Actress Oscar
-Old Yeller (1957), the Disney adaptation of the Fred Gipson novel
-Platoon (1986), Oliver Stone's Vietnam War film that won 1986's Best Picture
-Purple Rain (1984), the Prince-centric musical drama film
-She's Gotta Have It (1986), Spike Lee's directorial debut about a woman and her three suitors
-Sleeping Beauty (1959), the animated Disney film based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault
The Last Waltz!

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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by The Talking Mime » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:05 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:54 pm
The Talking Mime wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Speaking of film, this year's list of 25 films inducted into the National Film Registry were announced earlier this week. Some notable inductees include:

-Amadeus (1984), the Mozart biopic that won the Academy Award for Best Picture
-Boys Don't Cry (1999), a film about a transgender teenager that won Hilary Swank a Best Actress Oscar
-Clerks (1994), Kevin Smith's directorial debut and cult film about two young slackers
-Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), a biopic about county music star Loretta Lynn that won Sissy Spacek a Best Actress Oscar
-Gaslight (1944), a film about a husband manipulating his wife's mental state that won Ingrid Bergman the Best Actress Oscar
-Old Yeller (1957), the Disney adaptation of the Fred Gipson novel
-Platoon (1986), Oliver Stone's Vietnam War film that won 1986's Best Picture
-Purple Rain (1984), the Prince-centric musical drama film
-She's Gotta Have It (1986), Spike Lee's directorial debut about a woman and her three suitors
-Sleeping Beauty (1959), the animated Disney film based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault
The Last Waltz!
I was trying to focus more on narrative features than other genres for my list, but that's probably worth knowing about too. I guess I'll add it in.

Since I forgot to in my initial post, here's a link to the list of films with brief descriptions for each one: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... ry-1261469
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Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Post by seaborgium » Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:24 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:26 am
Current events and a bit of a PSA, too:

988 given approval as new suicide prevention hotline number.
In a rut? Dial WUT!

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Post by morbeedo » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:05 am

From The NY Times:

Merriam-Webster named “they” as its word of the year on Tuesday, amid the growing use of the plural pronoun to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary.

The publisher said searches for the definition of “they” on its website and apps increased by more than 300 percent in 2019 over the previous year.

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Post by heppm01 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:10 am

morbeedo wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:05 am
From The NY Times:

Merriam-Webster named “they” as its word of the year on Tuesday, amid the growing use of the plural pronoun to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary.

The publisher said searches for the definition of “they” on its website and apps increased by more than 300 percent in 2019 over the previous year.
There is also that guy ostensibly in charge who keeps saying things like "They all love what I'm doing. They keep telling me to keep it up, they are behind me 100%. They even say I am the best president ever."

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Post by morbeedo » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:12 pm

heppm01 wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:10 am
morbeedo wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:05 am
From The NY Times:

Merriam-Webster named “they” as its word of the year on Tuesday, amid the growing use of the plural pronoun to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary.

The publisher said searches for the definition of “they” on its website and apps increased by more than 300 percent in 2019 over the previous year.
There is also that guy ostensibly in charge who keeps saying things like "They all love what I'm doing. They keep telling me to keep it up, they are behind me 100%. They even say I am the best president ever."
Well played

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Post by Volante » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:00 am

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-foot ... SKBN1YJ043
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the 85th Heisman Trophy in record-setting fashion on Saturday night.

The redshirt senior, who transferred from Ohio State following spring practice in 2018 after failing to win the starting job, has led the Tigers to a 13-0 record and the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff. He set a record for highest percentage of points in the balloting — 93.8
I hope he likes Miami...

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Post by triviawayne » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:57 am

Volante wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:00 am
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-foot ... SKBN1YJ043
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the 85th Heisman Trophy in record-setting fashion on Saturday night.

The redshirt senior, who transferred from Ohio State following spring practice in 2018 after failing to win the starting job, has led the Tigers to a 13-0 record and the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff. He set a record for highest percentage of points in the balloting — 93.8
I hope he likes Miami...
Why? Miami doesn’t draft good players, they don’t want to win.
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Post by CasketRomance » Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:58 pm

Volante wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:00 am
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-foot ... SKBN1YJ043
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the 85th Heisman Trophy in record-setting fashion on Saturday night.

The redshirt senior, who transferred from Ohio State following spring practice in 2018 after failing to win the starting job, has led the Tigers to a 13-0 record and the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff. He set a record for highest percentage of points in the balloting — 93.8
I hope he likes Miami...
why do you say that? the bengals are in line for the number 1 pick this year and they are in need of a quarterback since they probably don't want to continue with andy dalton

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