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With the mayor of Los Angeles declaring a state of emergency over the coronavirus, I was wondering if that means that this season of J! will either be cut short or if the remaining tapings will be delayed a while.

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Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:56 am
With the mayor of Los Angeles declaring a state of emergency over the coronavirus, I was wondering if that means that this season of J! will either be cut short or if the remaining tapings will be delayed a while.
The state of emergency declaration is probably just a trigger to release emergency funding. It seems like everything is business as usual and only travel to highly infected areas will be disrupted.
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Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:56 am
With the mayor of Los Angeles declaring a state of emergency over the coronavirus, I was wondering if that means that this season of J! will either be cut short or if the remaining tapings will be delayed a while.
The "Jeopardy!" studio is not in the city of Los Angeles -- Culver City is a separate municipality.

Although it's still in the county of Los Angeles, which is itself in "public health emergency" status.

But I can indeed attest to things being "business as usual" right now in the city and county of Los Angeles.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:52 pm
May Stephen King book with four novellas: If It Bleeds

July movie with Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt based on Disneyland attraction: Jungle Cruise

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_HvoipFcA8

"Raiders of the Lost Rock" or "Rockmancing the Stone?"
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Peachbox wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:22 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:52 pm
July movie with Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt based on Disneyland attraction: Jungle Cruise
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_HvoipFcA8
"Raiders of the Lost Rock" or "Rockmancing the Stone?"
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cinemaniax7 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:46 pm
The NCAA announced that the upcoming Men’s and Women's Basketball Tournaments, a.k.a. March Madness, will go spectator-free amid growing coronavirus concerns. The NCAA will hold the games in front of essential staff and family members only.
Grr...getting closer and closer to the end of April. Me no likey.

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Volante wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:01 pm
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:46 pm
The NCAA announced that the upcoming Men’s and Women's Basketball Tournaments, a.k.a. March Madness, will go spectator-free amid growing coronavirus concerns. The NCAA will hold the games in front of essential staff and family members only.
Grr...getting closer and closer to the end of April. Me no likey.
I had considering a trip to Honda Center (Anaheim] tomorrow for a couple of Big West Conference tournament games. Glad I hadn't bought that ticket yet.
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MarkBarrett wrote:July movie with Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt based on Disneyland attraction: Jungle Cruise
At this point, I wouldn't assume that any movie is going to open on its scheduled date, especially not four months out.

"No Time to Die" got all the attention, but at least two other movies that were being widely promoted have had their release dates pushed back, "My Spy" and "Peter Rabbit 2."

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trainman wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:52 am
MarkBarrett wrote:July movie with Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt based on Disneyland attraction: Jungle Cruise
At this point, I wouldn't assume that any movie is going to open on its scheduled date, especially not four months out.

"No Time to Die" got all the attention, but at least two other movies that were being widely promoted have had their release dates pushed back, "My Spy" and "Peter Rabbit 2."
So has F9, aka Fast and the Furious 9. Its release has been pushed back a year.

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OrangeSAM wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:32 pm
Volante wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:01 pm
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:46 pm
The NCAA announced that the upcoming Men’s and Women's Basketball Tournaments, a.k.a. March Madness, will go spectator-free amid growing coronavirus concerns. The NCAA will hold the games in front of essential staff and family members only.
Grr...getting closer and closer to the end of April. Me no likey.
I had considering a trip to Honda Center (Anaheim] tomorrow for a couple of Big West Conference tournament games. Glad I hadn't bought that ticket yet.
NHL is now suspended, spring training is suspended, and MLB opening day getting postponed two weeks.

-My- games are as yet unaffected but they're just three weeks after that.

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Dang, the whole tourney. Too bad there can't be one game with Kansas vs. Gonzaga.

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For those of you who are looking for info on COVID-19 and the expected life of the pandemic, check out Joe Rogan's interview with Michael Osterholm, an infectious disease expert who, in a book published in 2017, predicted this scenario would happen.

https://youtu.be/cZFhjMQrVts

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Volante wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:50 pm
OrangeSAM wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:32 pm
Volante wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:01 pm
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:46 pm
The NCAA announced that the upcoming Men’s and Women's Basketball Tournaments, a.k.a. March Madness, will go spectator-free amid growing coronavirus concerns. The NCAA will hold the games in front of essential staff and family members only.
Grr...getting closer and closer to the end of April. Me no likey.
I had considering a trip to Honda Center (Anaheim] tomorrow for a couple of Big West Conference tournament games. Glad I hadn't bought that ticket yet.
NHL is now suspended, spring training is suspended, and MLB opening day getting postponed two weeks.

-My- games are as yet unaffected but they're just three weeks after that.
You taking a trip to Culver City?

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Bamaman wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:04 pm
Volante wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:50 pm
OrangeSAM wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:32 pm
Volante wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:01 pm
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:46 pm
The NCAA announced that the upcoming Men’s and Women's Basketball Tournaments, a.k.a. March Madness, will go spectator-free amid growing coronavirus concerns. The NCAA will hold the games in front of essential staff and family members only.
Grr...getting closer and closer to the end of April. Me no likey.
I had considering a trip to Honda Center (Anaheim] tomorrow for a couple of Big West Conference tournament games. Glad I hadn't bought that ticket yet.
NHL is now suspended, spring training is suspended, and MLB opening day getting postponed two weeks.

-My- games are as yet unaffected but they're just three weeks after that.
You taking a trip to Culver City?
MLB games in Phoenix that I have tickets for.

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MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:11 am
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:56 am
With the mayor of Los Angeles declaring a state of emergency over the coronavirus, I was wondering if that means that this season of J! will either be cut short or if the remaining tapings will be delayed a while.
...It seems like everything is business as usual...
Disneyland has announced it will close and widespread panic has overtaken Southern California. Armageddon is upon us.
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MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:52 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:11 am
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:56 am
With the mayor of Los Angeles declaring a state of emergency over the coronavirus, I was wondering if that means that this season of J! will either be cut short or if the remaining tapings will be delayed a while.
...It seems like everything is business as usual...
Disneyland has announced it will close and widespread panic has overtaken Southern California. Armageddon is upon us.
At least Wally World will stay open, right? RIGHT??!

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Volante...bummer on the baseball and not getting the call.

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Bamaman wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:08 pm
Volante...bummer on the baseball and not getting the call.
Not a bummer on baseball yet...there's still all of April for this to clear up. But I am allowing myself a low level of anxiety about it.

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Volante wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:04 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:52 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:11 am
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:56 am
With the mayor of Los Angeles declaring a state of emergency over the coronavirus, I was wondering if that means that this season of J! will either be cut short or if the remaining tapings will be delayed a while.
...It seems like everything is business as usual...
Disneyland has announced it will close and widespread panic has overtaken Southern California. Armageddon is upon us.
At least Wally World will stay open, right? RIGHT??!
Closed for two weeks for cleaning and repair
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Volante wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:10 pm
MLB games in Phoenix that I have tickets for.
I was contemplating going to see my beloved Rays at Wrigley Field over Fourth of July weekend, but at this point, I'm waiting to see how MLB alters the schedule to account for the missing two weeks. I suspect they'll at least make sure teams play the full 18-19 games against each of their division opponents.

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