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Friday 29 August 2008

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Disturbia by Rihanna. Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Body in Numbers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing AMF Bowling World Lanes or Bananagrams.
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TV Series

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

Body in Numbers

Starring: Karl Jenkinson

Country: United States

Mummy Forensics

Starring: Duncan Lees

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Call 911

Starring: J.V. Martin, Adam Sapin, Kieron Elliott, Toni Johnson

Country: United States

Yogscast

Starring: Simon Lane, Hannah Rutherford

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Earth: The Power of the Planet

Starring: Iain Stewart

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Slumdog Millionaire

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla

Country: United States

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Death Race

Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson

Country: United States

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem

Country: United States

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Tropic Thunder

Directed by: Ben Stiller

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.

Country: United States

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Pineapple Express

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 August 2008 ?

Holidays:
  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
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Facts:
  • The US Mint officially launches the 2008 Alaska State quarter dollar coin at the Alaska State Fair.
  • In Dayton, Ohio, Senator John McCain announces Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate for election as US President.
  • Protestors from the People's Alliance for Democracy seeking the overthrow of the Government of Thailand force the closure of Phuket Airport, Krabi Airport and Hat Yai Airport. (''Melbourne Age'')
  • Hurricane Gustav reaches hurricane strength en route to the Cayman Islands, Cuba and the Gulf of Mexico. (CNN)
  • Georgia cuts diplomatic ties with Russia following Russian recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. (AFP via ABC News Australia)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11005
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11006
  • Time: B&W photo of a Russian soldier. Photo-Illustration based on photograph by Umit Bektas/Reuters. Inset

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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Eclipse

By: Stephenie Meyer

Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour the paperback edition Eclipse, the third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her ...

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Breaking Dawn

By: Stephenie Meyer

When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how ...

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Twilight

By: Stephenie Meyer

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

12Riven: The Psi-Climinal of Integral

Platform: PlayStation 2 Microsoft Windows PlayStation Portable Android iOS

Genre: Visual novel

Publisher: Cyberfront

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American McGee's Grimm

American McGee's Grimm

Platform: Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Turner Broadcasting System

Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Play THQ

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Baja: Edge of Control

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Arcade Off Road Racing

Publisher: THQ

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Coffeetime Crosswords

Coffeetime Crosswords

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA)

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Konami


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