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Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Post by cinemaniax7 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:38 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:13 pm
Charles Portis, author of "True Grit", passes away at 86.

He has one hit in the Archive

#7747, aired 2018-04-24 LITERATURE ON THE MAP $1600: Rooster Cogburn is a deputy marshal in Fort Smith, Arkansas in this Charles Portis novel

"Rooster Cogburn" being the more important clue there, of course.
As Yoda might say, "No, there is another":

#5503, aired 2008-07-09 FICTIONAL CHARACTERS $2000: Created by Charles Portis, this U.S. Marshal helps 14-year-old Mattie Ross track her father's killer

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Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:26 pm

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:38 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:13 pm
Charles Portis, author of "True Grit", passes away at 86.

He has one hit in the Archive

#7747, aired 2018-04-24 LITERATURE ON THE MAP $1600: Rooster Cogburn is a deputy marshal in Fort Smith, Arkansas in this Charles Portis novel

"Rooster Cogburn" being the more important clue there, of course.
As Yoda might say, "No, there is another":

#5503, aired 2008-07-09 FICTIONAL CHARACTERS $2000: Created by Charles Portis, this U.S. Marshal helps 14-year-old Mattie Ross track her father's killer
Good catch! My search was Portis + Grit. That 2008 clue is quite a bit harder.

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Post by Bamaman » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:09 pm

Kellye Nakahara, who played Nurse Kellye on MASH, has died at age 72.

Her name/character could be in a Stupid Answer category.

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Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:54 pm

In the longest Daytona 500 ever, which ended up being 522.5 miles, Denny Hamlin ended up winning by the second-smallest margin ever.

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Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:48 am

Deontay Wilder & Tyson Fury sport: boxing
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Deontay Wilder's ear? :oops:

Deontay Wilder's 0 losses? :o

TKO for Fury in the 7th.

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Post by boson » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:30 am

After injuries to both their starting goalie and their backup, the Carolina Hurricanes had almost half the game left against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto. Emergency Backup Goalie David Ayres- a 42-year-old zamboni driver and practice goalie for the Leafs was brought in. It was 3-1 for the visiting Hurricanes when he came in, and he started slowly, letting in two goals on the first 2 shots. The team, and Ayres, tightened up in the third period and the Hurricanes won 6-3.

https://twitter.com/Canes/status/123142 ... 96354?s=19

The anti-leafs schadenfreude is delicious.

Edit:name is spelled Ayres (edit by mod: he gave up two goals on the first 2 shots)
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Post by econgator » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:06 am

Don't bother making extraneous comments on the current events; they'll just get deleted. If you need to comment, copy it over to Re-retaken down and do it there.

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:01 pm

I learned this from PETA on Twitter, but it feels worth noting that "coronavirus" is an anagram of "carnivorous". I'd call that "Current Events-adjacent".

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Post by morbeedo » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:48 am

Katherine Johnson, the NASA scientist portrayed by Taraji P. Henson in the film Hidden Figures, has died at the age of 101

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“Friends” Reunion Confirmed For HBO Max

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Post by alietr » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:37 am

Hosni Mubarak, former president of Egypt, has died at the age of 91. He took power following the assassination of Anwar Sadat, and was swept out of power in the Arab Spring.

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Post by triviawayne » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:46 am

ldsilver wrote:
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“Friends” Reunion Confirmed For HBO Max
This is not a new episode, series, or one-and-done movie reunion; it is an untitled unscripted special, meaning a documentary or they just sit around and talk about it for however long the run time is.
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Post by Volante » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:49 am

The doomsday vault in Svalbard, Norway, is up to one million seed varieties
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A vault in the Arctic built to preserve seeds for rice, wheat and other food staples contains one million varieties with the addition on Tuesday of specimens grown by Cherokee Indians and the estate of Britain’s Prince Charles.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:33 pm

Warning: Dry facts ahead

Streaming service: Quibi (quick bites - 10 minute chunks of video)

Hulu series: Mrs. America with Cate Blanchett (Phyllis Schlafly) & Rose Byrne (Gloria Steinem) about Equal Rights Amendment

Fargo (Season 4) with Chris Rock playing head of a 1950s crime family in Kansas City

Netflix movie: Spenser Confidential with Mark Wahlberg as Detective Spenser based on Robert B. Parker character

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Post by triviawayne » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:08 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:33 pm


Netflix movie: Spenser Confidential with Mark Wahlberg as Detective Spenser based on Robert B. Parker character
Makes sense for Waglberg s he’s from Boston... as is the character previously played on ABC by Robert Urich.

Any word on who will play Hawk, if anyone?
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Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:18 pm

triviawayne wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:08 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:33 pm


Netflix movie: Spenser Confidential with Mark Wahlberg as Detective Spenser based on Robert B. Parker character
Makes sense for Waglberg s he’s from Boston... as is the character previously played on ABC by Robert Urich.

Any word on who will play Hawk, if anyone?
This should be okay: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spenser_Confidential#Cast

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Post by Volante » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:03 am

Clive Cussler, author of the best selling Dirk Pitt books (e.g., Sahara), has died at 88. He turned his fictional National Underwater and Marine Agency into a real organization that set about finding wrecks IRL, including the Carpathia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/26/book ... -dead.html

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Post by Volante » Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:14 pm

Freeman Dyson, of eponymous sphere fame, not ball, has died.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/02 ... ied-at-96/

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Post by triviawayne » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:30 pm

Production of The Amazing Race is halted due to the coronavirus
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Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:19 pm

Might be a bit hot for J!, but maybe a good LL film clue.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51684494
Several actresses have walked out of the César awards ceremony in Paris after Roman Polanski ... won best director [for An Officer and a Spy, or J'accuse in French]

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