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by cinemaniax7
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4129
Views: 556147

Re: Reretaken Down

Ronald L. Schwary passed away a few days ago. Although he won an Academy Award as producer of Ordinary People , few people will recall his name. But they might remember his face. Early in his movie career, Schwary served as an associate producer and production manager for the Sydney Pollack-directed...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 234
Views: 72018

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and girlfriend Kasi Bennett have welcomed a daughter and given her one of the best (or worst) celebrity child names ever: ⚡️ Olympia Lightning Bolt ⚡️ Normally, I would post a celebrity baby name in a different thread, but the J! writers seem to love Usain...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 234
Views: 72018

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Country singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Charlie Daniels has died of a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83. Daniels found success by blending a traditional country sound with Southern rock to produce such hits as "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," "Uneasy Rider," and "Long-Haired Country Boy." The m...
by cinemaniax7
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Notable Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 20
Views: 3668

Re: Notable Coronavirus Deaths

Nick Cordero, Broadway stage actor, has died from COVID-19 complications at the age of 41. He had been hospitalized since March. In 2014, Cordero was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance as mob enforcer Cheech in the comedy Bullets Over Broadway . He also appeared in Waitress, Rock of Ages...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 234
Views: 72018

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

The NFL has announced that "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," a song also known as the Black national anthem, will be performed live or played prior to "The Star Spangled Banner" at each of the league's Week 1 games in 2020. "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" was a poem written by school principal James Weldon J...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 234
Views: 72018

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Popular Twitch streamer and professional gamer Byron Bernstein, a.k.a. "Reckful," has died at the age of 31. The cause of death is being reported as a suicide. According to his Twitter bio, Reckful was one of the top World of Warcraft players in the world and regularly streamed on Twitch, where he h...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 139
Views: 34630

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

Aside from noting that Hugh Downs co-hosted both the Today show and 20/20 with Barbara Walters, I point simply to Downs's humility, as he was known for having said, "I am not a talent; I am a personality."
by cinemaniax7
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 139
Views: 34630

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

This is not really a poll. It's more of an informal query, but I welcome any feedback, private or public. Although as a freelancer I'm busier than ever during the pandemic, I have somehow also managed to be in a position to catch more news as it happens and post appropriate items to the Current Eve...
by cinemaniax7
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 139
Views: 34630

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

This is not really a poll. It's more of an informal query, but I welcome any feedback, private or public. Although as a freelancer I'm busier than ever during the pandemic, I have somehow also managed to be in a position to catch more news as it happens and post appropriate items to the Current Even...
by cinemaniax7
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 234
Views: 72018

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning songwriter of “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “Emily,” and the theme from “MASH,” has died. He was 94. Mandel scored more than 30 films during his Hollywood career, including the 1960s films The Americanization of Emily, The Sandpiper, Harper, An American Dre...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! archive glossary question
Replies: 9
Views: 5776

Re: J! archive glossary question

So is it just me, or is the glossary more than a bit out of date? To wit: * The "STAY CLAM" entry has links to posts on the old, pre-2011, long-since-defunct Sony board. Should those be removed (or possibly archived if someone has them)? * Were "Bridges's Rule", "Falk's Law", "fearful wager", "Jeek...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 234
Views: 72018

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

The Mississippi state legislature has voted to replace its state flag. Mississippi is the last remaining state to include the Confederate battle emblem in the design of its official state flag. The governor has announced he will sign the change into law. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mississippi-stat...
by cinemaniax7
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 234
Views: 72018

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

After a brief stint in entertainment, I'm back on the obits desk: Milton Glaser, the graphic designer who created the “I ❤ NY” logo and co-founded New York magazine, has died on his 91st birthday. Glaser was one of the most influential designers of the late 20th century, creating everything from mag...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 234
Views: 72018

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

As reported in Variety : Musical group The Dixie Chicks have officially changed their name to “the Chicks,” after public discussions arose over the appropriateness of the Civil War-era “Dixie” as part of their moniker. The group had always been unofficially referred to as simply the Chicks by fans a...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 234
Views: 72018

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Film director Joel Shumacher has died at the age of 80. Schumacher began his career as a costume designer on such films as Woody Allen's Bananas and Interiors . He then tried his hand at screenwriting, garnering writing credits on films like Car Wash and The Wiz before moving into the director's cha...
by cinemaniax7
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 234
Views: 72018

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

British actor Ian Holm has died at the age of 88 from a Parkinson's-related illness. Holm earned an Oscar nomination for playing Olympic running trainer Sam Mussabini in 1981’s Best Picture winner, Chariots of Fire . He also played science officer Ash in 1979’s Alien , Father Vito Cornelius in 1997’...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 234
Views: 72018

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

British singer Dame Vera Lynn has died at the age of 103. Lynn was best known for her songs “We’ll Meet Again” and “The White Cliffs of Dover,” which were recorded during World War II and became popular with the Allied forces. She was widely known as "the Forces' Sweetheart" and gave a number of con...
by cinemaniax7
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1894

Re: Friday, June 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I hope and pray to see Alex hosting whenever Jeopardy! finally returns. My immediate response of Toni Morrison in FJ was nearly Pavlovian. The connection between Oprah and TM has been a strong one in my mind since Morrison's Song of Solomon was announced as the second-ever selection of Oprah's Book ...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Retro Jeopardy! Idea
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: A Retro Jeopardy! Idea

Hey, guys. I'd love to see either a video game or post from Jeopardy's social networking sites that explore the show's past seasons, whether it be through moments or clues. What should it be called? I have three ideas: 1) JEOPARDY! Rewind 2) Throwback JEOPARDY! 3) Retro JEOPARDY! Any other ideas, R...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 234
Views: 72018

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Bonnie Pointer, a founding member of the musical group The Pointer Sisters, has died at the age of 69. The real-life sisters made frequent appearances on the Billboard charts in the 1970s and '80s with hits like “I’m So Excited,” “Jump,” “Fire,” “He’s So Shy,” “Neutron Dance,” and “Slow Hand.” The P...