2022 Current Events Study Guide

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Drangvoor wrote: Mon Mar 14, 2022 8:59 am there is still sports
I would think that the big sports news of the last week, and the one most likely to see J! airtime, would be the MLB agreement, but even that would probably not be something that a clue would be designed around.
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MarkBarrett wrote: Sun Mar 13, 2022 7:25 pmTB12
How about adding some context in order to improve the study guide-ness of this thread (especially since I think this is probably the most likely sports news to specifically show up on J!):

Quarterback Tom Brady officially announced his retirement from the NFL on February 1 (as econgator posted in this thread while it was still in the rumor stage). Then, on March 13, he officially announced his un-retirement, saying he would be back for (at least) one more season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (He had led the Bucs to a victory in Super Bowl LV at the end of the 2020 season, but in the 2021 season, the Bucs lost to the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round of the playoffs.)

"TB12" is Tom Brady's nickname based on his initials and his uniform number -- it's a coincidence that he plays for a team that represents a region that has the same initials.
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trainman wrote: Tue Mar 15, 2022 1:56 am
MarkBarrett wrote: Sun Mar 13, 2022 7:25 pmTB12
Quarterback Tom Brady officially announced his retirement from the NFL on February 1 (as econgator posted in this thread while it was still in the rumor stage). Then, on March 13, he officially announced his un-retirement, saying he would be back for (at least) one more season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"TB12" is Tom Brady's nickname based on his initials and his uniform number -- it's a coincidence that he plays for a team that represents a region that has the same initials.
Our copy of The TB12 Method, Tom Brady's lifestyle guide, has been rescued from the bottom of a stack of disused books on the living room floor. In honor of The Un-Retirement and in pursuit of Bradian Pliability, I may try once again to limit my intake of nightshades and caffeine.
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Apple TV+ miniseries: The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey starring Samuel L. Jackson based on Walter Mosley novel

Premise from Wikipedia: A lonely 93-year-old man with dementia is temporarily able to remember his past and uses the time to investigate the death of his nephew.
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Definitely FJ! round material: The Eiffel Tower grew 6 metres (19.69 ft) on Tuesday after a new digital radio antenna was attached to the top of the Paris monument. The tower, built by Gustave Eiffel in the late 19th century, now measures 330 metres after the DAB+ (digital audio) antenna was airlifted onto its peak by helicopter under a leaden sky

(The above was copied from a Google search of "eiffel tower taller" after seeing a news flash on my TV's pause screen which cycles through information.)
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There's a new longest suspension bridge and it crosses the Dardanelles

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The 1915 Çanakkale Bridge crosses the Dardanelles roughly 135 miles southwest from the transcontinental city of Istanbul. It’s the fourth Turkish bridge connecting Asia and Europe, but it’s the first one built outside Istanbul. The bridge’s mainspan is 2,023 meters (1.25 miles) long, meaning that this is the new longest suspension bridge in the world by the margin of 105 feet. The entire project cost $2.8 billion, with the bridge taking five years and over 5,000 workers to build.
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econgator wrote: Sun Jan 30, 2022 10:42 am Ash Barty wins the Women's title in the Australian Open, her 3rd overall.
And she has now retired from tennis

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-60843870
World number one Ashleigh Barty has shocked the sporting world by announcing she will retire from professional tennis at just 25.

The Australian made the announcement on social media on Wednesday, saying she was leaving to "chase other dreams".
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Chris Rock vs. Will Smith = poor joke vs. battery on Oscars

If real then amazing moment for the books; if fake then well acted
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MarkBarrett wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 10:47 pm Chris Rock vs. Will Smith = poor joke vs. battery on Oscars

If real then amazing moment for the books; if fake then well acted
If fake then what in the world was the point?
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List of 2022 Oscar Winners

Best Picture
“CODA”

Best Director
Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog”

Best Actor
Will Smith, “King Richard”

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Best Supporting Actor
Troy Kotsur, “CODA”

Original Screenplay
“Belfast”

Adapted Screenplay
“CODA”

Animated Feature
“Encanto”

Production Design
“Dune”

Costume Design
“Cruella”

Cinematography
“Dune”

Makeup and Hairstyling
“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Visual Effects
“Dune”

Score
“Dune”

Song
“No Time to Die” (“No Time to Die”)

Documentary Feature
“Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”

International Feature
“Drive My Car,” Japan

Animated Short
“The Windshield Wiper”

Documentary Short
“The Queen of Basketball”

Live-Action Short
“The Long Goodbye”
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To flesh it out a little...
AntmanB wrote: Mon Mar 28, 2022 12:32 am Best Picture
“CODA”
or 'Child of a Deaf Adult'

Also omitted was the award most likely to become a Final Jeopardy:

Best Supporting Actress
Ariana DeBose, "West Side Story"

The third time someone has won an Oscar for playing the same character.
And -this- time, not only is it the same character but the exact same role, the same story and the exact same award
(Rita Moreno, 60 years ago)
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More on that from this clickbaity list
https://people.com/movies/oscars-actors ... character/
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R&B super-duo Silk Sonic won four Grammys, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Leave the Door Open.” Silk Sonic is composed of singer Bruno Mars and rapper Anderson .Paak.
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Ketanji Brown Jackson has been approved to sit on the Supreme Court by a vote of 53-47. Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins joined all 50 Democrats in voting to confirm.
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Alyssa Nakken, assistant coach for the SF Giants, became the first woman to work a baseline (as first base coach.) Admittedly, it's because the normal first base coach got himself ejected, but still.

https://defector.com/i-guess-making-his ... -punching/

Sadly, her historic moment was overshadowed by the just terrible creamsickle city-connect jerseys the Giants had to wear that day.
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Before it falls off page 1:

Showtime series: The First Lady
Viola Davis: Michelle Obama
Michelle Pfeiffer: Betty Ford
Gillian Anderson: Eleanor Roosevelt

Paramount+ series: The Offer about making The Godfather
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Starz series: Gaslit with Julia Roberts & Sean Penn as Martha & John (attorney general) Mitchell (Watergate era)

Showtime series: The Man Who Fell to Earth with Chiwetel Ejiofor in sequel to David Bowie 1976 film
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NFL first draft pick overall: Travon Walker, defensive end, Georgia for the London Jacksonville Jaguars
https://www.theringer.com/2022/4/28/230 ... le-jaguars
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Politico reports that the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a draft opinion.

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