Wednesday 27 August 2008

US date format: 8/27/2008, UK date format: 27/8/2008

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 27, 2008). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Disturbia by Rihanna. The Express, directed by Gary Fleder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Host by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Raising the Bar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Calvin Tucker's Redneck Jamboree or Biology Battle.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Express

Directed by: Gary Fleder

Starring: Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown, Darrin Dewitt Henson

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The Brothers Bloom

Directed by: Rian Johnson

Starring: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi

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Easy Virtue

Directed by: Stephan Elliott

Starring: Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth

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Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Starring: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Gerry Bednob

Country: United States of America

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Righteous Kill

Directed by: Jon Avnet

Starring: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Carla Gugino, 50 Cent

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TV Series

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

Raising the Bar

Directed by: Clay Glen

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Destroyed in Seconds

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Spooks: Code 9

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Under One Roof

Directed by: Todd Wilson

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 August 2008 ?

  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
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  • The earthquake with a magnitude 9.0 occurred off the southern coast of Lake Baikal. It was felt strongly in Baykalsk and Slyudyanka, two towns in Slyudyansky District, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia. (Information agency The city of News; in Russian language)
  • Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Qin Gang, said on August 27 Beijing was "concerned of the latest development in South Ossetia and Abkhazia." (Civil)
  • The United States condemns the decision by the Russian President to recognize as independent states the Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. (Rustavi 2)
  • Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has condemned Russia's 'unacceptable' decision to recognise the Georgian rebel regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. (RTE)
  • Russia will be looking for unambiguous support from Asian nations, including China, in its standoff with the West over South Ossetia and Abkhazia when the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meets Thursday in Dushanbe. (Moscow Times)

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2008 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Rihanna - Take A Bow
  2. Heaven Sent - Keyshia Cole
  3. Lil Wayne - A Milli
  4. Jazmine Sullivan - Need U Bad
  5. Put On - Young Jeezy Featuring Kanye West
  6. Robin Thicke - Magic
  7. Get Like Me - David Banner Featuring Chris Brown
  8. Take You Down - Chris Brown
  9. The Business - Yung Berg Featuring Casha
  10. Here I Am - Rick Ross Featuring Nelly & Avery Storm
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Flex - Te Quiero
  2. No Me Doy Por Vencido - Luis Fonsi
  3. Vicente Fernandez - Para Siempre
  4. Si No Te Hubieras Ido - Mana
  5. Hasta El Dia De Hoy - Dareyes de La Sierra
  6. Donde Estan Corazon - Enrique Iglesias
  7. Los Temerarios - Si Tu Te Vas
  8. Na De Na - Angel & Khriz
  9. Pose - Daddy Yankee
  10. Siguelo - Wisin & Yandel


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

The Host

By: Stephenie Meyer

The phenomenal #1 bestseller is now a major motion picture: "Startling and addictive. . . . An epic story of love, family, and loyalty." -USA TodayMelanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

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The Dark Side

By: Jane Mayer

One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year National BestsellerWith a New AfterwordNational Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A Best Book of the Year: Salon, Slate,

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The Limits Of Power

By: Andrew Bacevich

From an acclaimed conservative historian and former military officer, a bracing call for a pragmatic confrontation with the nation's problemsThe Limits of Power identifies a profound triple crisis facing America: the

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Calvin Tucker's Redneck Jamboree

Calvin Tucker's Redneck Jamboree

Platform: Wii

Genre: Minigame compilation

Publisher: Zoo Games

Biology Battle

Biology Battle

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLIG), PC

Genre: Dual stick shooter

All Star Cheer Squad

All Star Cheer Squad

Platform: Wii Nintendo DS

Genre: Rhythm game

Publisher: THQ

Baja: Edge of Control

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Arcade Off Road Racing

Publisher: THQ

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Armored Core: For Answer

Armored Core: For Answer

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Vehicular combat game

Publisher: JP FromSoftware

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles
Agency’s Head Expects Banking’s Crisis to Worsen

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation warned that the nation’s ailing banking industry was likely to weaken further and raised the number of “problem” lenders. [..]

At Disney, Blu-ray Sales Team Is a Cast of Characters

Disney has put together a marketing campaign using Pinocchio and Snow White to accelerate consumer adoption of next-generation DVD technology and boost sales. [..]

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $53.93
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $81.40
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $64.86
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $46.65
Exchange Rates
  • 1 CAD = 1.0479 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.9413 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.898 CAD
  • 1 GBP = 2.0132 CHF

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?


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Burn After Reading

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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