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Friday 23 May 2008

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Take A Bow by Rihanna. Sex and the City, directed by Michael Patrick King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Block Breaker Deluxe or Brain Quest Grades 3 & 4.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?

Starring: Ashly Burch, Anthony Burch, David Burch

Country: United States

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Great Performances

Written by: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban

Starring: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Country: United States

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Blue World

Starring: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen

Country: United States

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NOFX Backstage Passport

Country: United States

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Dorm Life

Starring: Jim Brandon, Jack De Sena, Pancho Morris, Jordan Riggs

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Sex and the City

Directed by: Michael Patrick King

Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon

Country: United States

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf

Country: United States

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What Happens in Vegas

Directed by: Tom Vaughan

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry

Country: United States

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Iron Man

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard

Country: United States

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Let the Right One In

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Starring: Kre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 May 2008 ?

Holidays:
  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
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Facts:
  • The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute between the two countries.
  • At least 17 civilians including a child are killed in a claymore mine explosion in Kilinochchi, North of Sri Lanka. (''Daily Mirror'')
  • The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon states that Myanmar's State Peace and Development Council has decided to grant access to areas worst hit by Cyclone Nargis to international aid workers regardless of nationality. (Bloomberg)
  • Around 20,000 passengers are affected by unofficial industrial action by Iarnród Éireann, Ireland's national rail operator. (RTÉ)
  • Hu Jintao, the President of China, and the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev condemn the United States' National missile defense system. (AP via Google News)

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 2008?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.992
  • Time: *Really, we're pretty sure this time. Photograph for TIME by Callie Shell/Aurora
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10954

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Post-American World

By: Fareed Zakaria

“Zakaria . . . may have more intellectual range and insights than any other public thinker in the West.” ―Boston Sunday Globe In this international bestseller, Fareed Zakaria describes "the rise

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Beautiful Boy

By: David Sheff

What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff’s journey through his son

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Phantom Prey

By: John Sandford

Abridged CDs • 5 CDs, 6 hours Lucas Davenport has had disturbing cases before—but never one quite like this, in the shocking new Prey novel from the #1 New York Times–bestselling

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The Whole Truth

By: David Baldacci

"Dick, I need a war." Nicolas Creel is a man on a mission. He heads up the world's largest defense contractor, The Ares Corporation. Dick Pender is the man Creel retains to "perception manage" his company to even more riches ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Block Breaker Deluxe

Block Breaker Deluxe

Platform: Mobile phone, iPod, N-Gage, Windows, Wii (WiiWare)

Genre: Breakout clone

Azada: Ancient Magic

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Adventure, Puzzle

Publisher: Big Fish Games

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Battlefield: Bad Company

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: First-person shooter, action, tactical shooter

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Brain Quest Grades 3 & 4

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Educational game Puzzle game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Age of Heroes

Genre: Historical/Adventure

Publisher: Ras Games

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