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Saturday 24 May 2008

It was Saturday, 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. Young People Fucking, directed by Martin Gero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Age of Empires: Mythologies or Baja: Edge of Control.
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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 ?

Young People Fucking

Directed by: Martin Gero

Starring: Aaron Abrams, Carly Pope, Kristin Booth

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 2008 ?

Holidays:
  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 24 May
Famous Deaths:
  • Dick Martin: American comedian and gag-writer who, along with Dan Rowan, created the wacky, zany and hilarious TV series "Laugh In," which ran from 1968-1972.
  • Rob Knox: British actor (Born 1989).
Facts:
  • Three people are killed and another three injured in a helicopter crash on Santa Catalina Island, California near Two Harbors, California. (AP via Google News)
  • Munster win the Heineken European Rugby Cup against Toulouse, 16 to 13. (RTÉ)
  • Colombia:
  • According to the Colombian Minister of Defense, Juan Manuel Santos, FARC founder and commander Tirofijo died on March 26. Noticias24
  • A 5.9 earthquake with its epicentre in the Department of Meta strikes the Central and West areas of the country at least 11 people are killed with over 4000 injuries reported. (USGS)

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Sport Games on 24 May 2008

La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Castellon - Albacete : 0 - 2
  • Granada 74 - Celta : 1 - 1
  • Sevilla B - Malaga : 0 - 1
  • Tenerife - Sociedad : 1 - 2
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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 Last Lecture

By: Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them.

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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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A New Earth

By: Eckhart Tolle

“A wake-up call for the entire planet . . . [A New Earth] helps us to stop creating our own suffering and obsessing over the past and what the future might be, and to put ourselves in the now.”

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Are You There

By: Chelsea Handler

When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power—vodka. Seems reasonable, when considering that she discovered her boyfriend was having an affair

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Boom Blox

Platform: Wii, Mobile

Genre: Puzzle, Party game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Age of Empires: Mythologies

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: THQ

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Armand and the Foppish Hat

Armand and the Foppish Hat

Platform: Macintosh and Windows

Genre: Adventure Game

Baja: Edge of Control

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Arcade Off Road Racing

Publisher: THQ

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Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Ubisoft

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