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CBS Los Angeles: LeVar Burton Named Grand Marshal Of 2022 Rose Parade.
https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/10 ... se-parade/
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Nobel Week, Day 3 - Chemistry

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58814418
Two scientists have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on building molecules that are mirror images of one another.

German-born Benjamin List and Scotland-born David MacMillan were announced as the winners at an event in Stockholm.

The technique, called asymmetric organocatalysis, has made it much easier to produce asymmetric molecules - chemicals that exist in two versions, where one is a mirror image of the other.
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Nobel Week - day 4, Literature

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58828947
Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has he was "surprised and humbled" to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature.
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Gurnah, 73, is the author of 10 novels, including Paradise and Desertion.
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Paradise, published in 1994, told the story of a boy growing up in Tanzania in the early 20th Century and was nominated for the Booker Prize, marking his breakthrough as a novelist.
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Final Nobel - Peace

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-58841973
Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov have won the Nobel Peace Prize for their fights to defend freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia.
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Ms Ressa, who co-founded the news site Rappler, was commended for using freedom of expression to "expose abuse of power, use of violence and growing authoritarianism in her native country, the Philippines".
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The Nobel committee said Mr Muratov, the co-founder and editor of independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, had for decades defended freedom of speech in Russia under increasingly challenging conditions.
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Fake Nobel - Economics

Oh look, Americans win it again...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58870395
David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens have been awarded this year's Nobel prize for economics for work that "challenged conventional wisdom".

The trio shared the prize for pioneering work in the use of "natural experiments".
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Prof Card is best known for his study of the impact of minimum wage increases on employment in US states.

His findings prompted researchers to review their opinion that such increases always lead to falls in employment.
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Netflix series: Squid Game from South Korea with players playing kid games for big money or death

Louise Penny & Hillary Clinton book: State of Terror

Adele album: 30 - written when she was 30 although she is 33 now

12th film in Halloween series (first in 1978): Halloween Kills
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Just in case J! wants to use it in a clue:

This actress won $1 Million for her charity Youth Villages on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.

M _ L _ S S_ / J_ _ _ / H_ _ T

The writers would of course add hints of Sabrina and/or Joey.
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Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died at 84 due to complications of COVID.
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James Michael Tyler, Gunther on Friends, has died of prostate cancer at 59:

https://www.tmz.com/2021/10/24/friends- ... te-cancer/
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Hulu miniseries about opiate addiction: Dopesick (Michael Keaton)

Kristen Stewart play Diana in movie: Spencer

Sequel to 1984 original: Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Will Smith play Richard Williams (father of Venus & Serena) in movie: King Richard

Movie: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Wes Anderson direct movie: The French Dispatch

4th movie in The Matrix series: The Matrix Resurrections [That's plural]

Lin-Manuel Miranda musical drama film: Tick, Tick... BOOM!

Coldplay album: Music of the Spheres [Once again, that's plural]

Duran Duran album: Future Past

Elizabeth Strout book: Oh William!
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I was going to post this. I had no idea that he was still alive.
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The RRS (Royal Research Ship) Sir David Attenborough has completed trials and is ready to make its first voyage to Antarctica. This name -- which came in 4th in a 2016 online poll -- was chosen over Boaty McBoatface, the poll winner. The polar icebreaker will have a submersible called Boaty McBoatface, however.
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Mark Zueckerberg announces that the parent company of Facebook (formerly known as Facebook, Inc.) has renamed itself to Meta, Inc.
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MSCHF, the team behind the Lil Nas X satan shoes, has sold an Andy Warhol original, Fairies, for $250. Along with 999 forgeries.

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Each of the (now sold out) sketches went for $250 while the original “Fairies” piece is currently worth an estimated $20,000. Museum Of Forgeries created in its own “Possibly Real Copy Of ‘Fairies’ By Andy Warhol,” an exact forgery of the real sketch, and promises that “any record of which piece within the set is the original has been destroyed.”
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teapot37 wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:12 pm Mark Zueckerberg announces that the parent company of Facebook (formerly known as Facebook, Inc.) has renamed itself to Meta, Inc.
Stock symbol: MVRS
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MarkBarrett wrote: Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:31 pm
teapot37 wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:12 pm Mark Zueckerberg announces that the parent company of Facebook (formerly known as Facebook, Inc.) has renamed itself to Meta, Inc.
Stock symbol: MVRS
It's a reference to Facebook's (do we call it "Meta" now?) upcoming VR world "the metaverse."
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Malala ties the knot:
The Washington Post: Malala Yousafzai, Nobel laureate, announces marriage to Asser Malik.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/20 ... -marriage/
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Actor Dean Stockwell, best known for Quantum Leap, has died.

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The last apartheid leader of South Africa, F.W. de Klerk, has died at 85.
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