2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

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Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

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morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:19 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:24 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:07 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am
triviawayne wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:46 am


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.
Do we really need this, now or ever?
What, the reunion itself, or someone telling you that it was gonna be this way?
This thread's a joke.
I'm dead serious. Did we really need a Friends reunion special?
I'm broke. My humor's DOA.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:08 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:19 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:24 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:07 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am

Do we really need this, now or ever?
What, the reunion itself, or someone telling you that it was gonna be this way?
This thread's a joke.
I'm dead serious. Did we really need a Friends reunion special?
I'm broke. My humor's DOA.
Sorry, my brain is stuck in second gear.

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This is going to be a fun thread.

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Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:08 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:19 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:24 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:07 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am

Do we really need this, now or ever?
What, the reunion itself, or someone telling you that it was gonna be this way?
This thread's a joke.
I'm dead serious. Did we really need a Friends reunion special?
I'm broke. My humor's DOA.
Is that what you are giving up for Lent? Will we have to wait 40 days for a pithy reply?
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twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:28 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:08 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:19 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:24 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:07 pm


What, the reunion itself, or someone telling you that it was gonna be this way?
This thread's a joke.
I'm dead serious. Did we really need a Friends reunion special?
I'm broke. My humor's DOA.
Is that what you are giving up for Lent? Will we have to wait 40 days for a pithy reply?
I did say I was going to give up sarcasm for Lent. We'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out if I'm serious.

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Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:42 pm
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:28 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:08 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:19 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:24 pm


This thread's a joke.
I'm dead serious. Did we really need a Friends reunion special?
I'm broke. My humor's DOA.
Is that what you are giving up for Lent? Will we have to wait 40 days for a pithy reply?
I did say I was going to give up sarcasm for Lent. We'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out if I'm serious.

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davey wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Anyway, we won't get it unless we subscribe to HBO Max. It's not even clear that we who get regular HBO will get it. As of now, only AT&T mobile and cable subscribers will get it for free...I think.
So they won’t be there for me?

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morbeedo wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:52 am
davey wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Anyway, we won't get it unless we subscribe to HBO Max. It's not even clear that we who get regular HBO will get it. As of now, only AT&T mobile and cable subscribers will get it for free...I think.
So they won’t be there for me?
Relax, they're just on a break.

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morbeedo wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:52 am
davey wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Anyway, we won't get it unless we subscribe to HBO Max. It's not even clear that we who get regular HBO will get it. As of now, only AT&T mobile and cable subscribers will get it for free...I think.
So they won’t be there for me?
Only the Rembrants every really promised that
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davey wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Anyway, we won't get it unless we subscribe to HBO Max. It's not even clear that we who get regular HBO will get it. As of now, only AT&T mobile and cable subscribers will get it for free...I think.
"With HBO Go and HBO Now, the library of content is largely focused on HBO's originally produced TV shows and movies. But with HBO Max, you'll get all that content plus a ton of new stuff from a variety of WarnerMedia brands."

It's getting hard to keep up with all these streaming platforms. The HBO Max branding is terrible IMO
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morbeedo wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:29 am
"With HBO Go and HBO Now, the library of content is largely focused on HBO's originally produced TV shows and movies. But with HBO Max, you'll get all that content plus a ton of new stuff from a variety of WarnerMedia brands."

It's getting hard to keep up with all these streaming platforms.
For years people would tell me they couldn't wait for ala carte cable because of all the stuff they're paying for and not watching. I warned them they would pay the same if not more on an ala carte package...guess what's happening...
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davey wrote:
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Volante wrote:
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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]
Just for the record, if you watch the video, there were men walking out too.
Well, that's on the BBC, not me. I just blockquoted them.

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Whenever I read a new post in the Current Events thread, I ask myself, is there any chance they ask this on Jeopardy? Will Jeopardy ever ask that production of a TV show was postponed due to the Coronavirus? I don't think they'll ask about any event that was postponed or cancelled due to the virus. But I've been wrong before.

I guess I'm curious to hear if others feel the same way about some of the items mentioned in the thread.

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Golf wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:19 pm
Whenever I read a new post in the Current Events thread, I ask myself, is there any chance they ask this on Jeopardy? Will Jeopardy ever ask that production of a TV show was postponed due to the Coronavirus? I don't think they'll ask about any event that was postponed or cancelled due to the virus. But I've been wrong before.

I guess I'm curious to hear if others feel the same way about some of the items mentioned in the thread.
Even at this late date, I think people should read newspapers.

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Golf wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:19 pm
Whenever I read a new post in the Current Events thread, I ask myself, is there any chance they ask this on Jeopardy? Will Jeopardy ever ask that production of a TV show was postponed due to the Coronavirus? I don't think they'll ask about any event that was postponed or cancelled due to the virus. But I've been wrong before.

I guess I'm curious to hear if others feel the same way about some of the items mentioned in the thread.
Of course there’s plenty in the thread that won’t be asked, but we have a big story in this virus, this is the first American show to shut down, Jeopardy seems to have had more TV categories than usual lately.

I don’t think we’ll need to document everything that gets halted, but this is the first American thing to be halted that I know of.
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Shouldn't the emphasis in the thread be not-so-big stories? Does anyone need to be told about the coronavirus?
I'm glad the show doesn't have the obsession with death the thread seems to...

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davey wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:52 am
Shouldn't the emphasis in the thread be not-so-big stories? Does anyone need to be told about the coronavirus?
I'm glad the show doesn't have the obsession with death the thread seems to...
Those that have died in the past year tend to come up on the tests the next year.
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Golf wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:19 pm
Whenever I read a new post in the Current Events thread, I ask myself, is there any chance they ask this on Jeopardy? Will Jeopardy ever ask that production of a TV show was postponed due to the Coronavirus? I don't think they'll ask about any event that was postponed or cancelled due to the virus. But I've been wrong before.

I guess I'm curious to hear if others feel the same way about some of the items mentioned in the thread.
Fair point. If they Olympics gets cancelled because of it, sure. Otherwise, yeah, I don't think we need a blow-by-blow of the events.

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Interesting side-effect of the virus:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51691967

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Since it looks like Bernie Sanders may have singlehandedly broke up Public Enemy, maybe we should call him Bernie Ono :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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