Whaleoil General Debate

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Face of the Day

Epic fail of Epic Fails…

Oscar hosts Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced La La Land was 2017’s Best Picture winner. Except it wasn’t.

The actual winner was Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, the story of a young black man coming to terms with his sexuality in gangland Miami.

La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz was the first to realise the mistake, but not before giving his thank you speech for his supposed win. Read more »

Word of the day

The word for today is…

patrimony (form) – 1. (a) An inheritance from a father or paternal ancestor.
(b) An inheritance or legacy; heritage.
2. An endowment or estate belonging to an institution, especially a church.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Mid-14th c3ntury, “property of the Church,” also “spiritual legacy of Christ,” from Old French patremoine “heritage, patrimony” (12th century) and directly from Latin patrimonium “a paternal estate, inheritance from a father,” also figurative, from pater (genitive patris) “father” + -monium, suffix signifying action, state, condition. Meaning “property inherited from a father or ancestors” is attested from late 14th century Figurative sense of “immaterial things handed down from the past” is from 1580s.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 28

7 Young people who obey the law are wise;
those with wild friends bring shame to their parents.

Monday nightCap

UCLA professor says students blocked from taking his class

Who am I?

Guess who the mystery person is using the 3 clues. Include in your comments how the clues relate to the mystery person

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Hunting oscillation

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