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Gist Weekly Issue 30 - The End

Gist Weekly Issue 30 - The End

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In this issue: The End, International Info: Canada, Editorial: The End of Gist Weekly, By the Numbers: 30, This Week in History, Celebrity Birthdays, Historical Birthdays, Cectic comic strip, plus puzzles and games including crossword, trivia quiz, sudoku, and more!
In this issue: The End, International Info: Canada, Editorial: The End of Gist Weekly, By the Numbers: 30, This Week in History, Celebrity Birthdays, Historical Birthdays, Cectic comic strip, plus puzzles and games including crossword, trivia quiz, sudoku, and more!

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Take One
Locally owned and operated by 
Gist Media, 1306 E 3
rd
RdLostant, IL 61334For ad information, visit
www.gistweekly.com/ads
or call (815) 488-3698
 
JUNE 24, 2009
 
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#30
 A Free Paper of Trivia, Humor, Puzzles, and More 
 
So long from
Gist Weekly 
 editor Kane Casolari
Editorial . . . . . . . . .
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Where was the first indoorhockey game played?
International Info . . . . .
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Which event thathappened 35 years agothis week forever changedthe way we buy things?
 This Week in History . . . . .
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Which famous magicianwould be 75 this week?
Birthdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Which president was bornon the Fourth of July?
By the Numbers. . . . . . . . .
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 And more including:
Crossword— 
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  Trivia Quiz— 
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Cectic 
comic strip— 
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Sudoku— 
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By Kane Casolari
 This is the final issue of 
Gist Weekly 
. This week,take a look at somemore-famous endingsfrom television, mov-ies, and other media..
Let It Be 
was thefinal studio albumreleased by theBeatles. It was re-corded before their second-to-lastalbum,
 Abbey Road 
, but its release was pushed back due to variousreasons, including changing from what was once intended to be alive album to a studio album, re-mixing and polishing perform-ances, and timing it to come outaround the time of the documen-tary film
Let It Be 
. The album wasalso renamed from its working title
Get Back
and the final coverart was changed from an imagemirroring that of the Beatles’ firstalbum,
Please Please Me 
, to fourseparate images, one of eachBeatle.
 The 2 ½ hour 1983 series finaleof the television show 
 M*A*S*H 
,titled “Goodbye, Farewell And Amen,” is—as of this writing— the most-watched episode of any  American TV series ever. It fa-mously ends with Captain Hawk-eye Pierce leaving in a helicopterand seeing the message left by Captain B. J. Hunnicutt:“Goodbye” spelled out in rockson the ground.
Several television series haveaired what was meant to be a se-ries finale before being unexpect-edly renewed for one or moreseasons. Examples include
Cap- tain Kangaroo
,
Charmed 
,
King of the Hill 
, and
Roseanne 
. Other shows were cancelled once and thenbrought back years later due tofan demand, including 
Doctor Who
,
Family Guy 
, and
Futurama 
.
 The last of the original trilogy of 
Star Wars 
films,
Return of the Jedi 
,ends with a celebration by theteddy bear-like Ewoks singing asong titled “Ewok Celebration,”also known to fans as “YubNub.” The song was replaced by a different one (“Victory Celebra-tion”) in the 1997 re-release of the Star Wars films.
 The fairy tales that people tellchildren today often end with“...and they all lived happily everafter.” They weren’t always thatcheery. In fact, one version of thestory of Little Red Riding Hoodends with the title character being eaten by the Big Bad Wolf.
FinalIssue!
 
Like what you seein an ad but don’tknow where in theworld thatadvertiser is? Visit
GistWeekly.com/map
to see a map of allrecent localadvertisers.
 
This week,
Gist Weekly 
rides off into the sunset
P  h   o t   o  :  S  
Thank you for reading
Gist Weekly 
! I hope youhave enjoyed it.
Kane Casolari
Gist Weekly 
editor/publisher
 
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Gist Weekly
JUNE 24, 2009
The End
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CROSS
 
1. Former Argentine President andhusband of the country’s firstfemale president (first name)*5. Acquired pattern of behavior10. Humane org.14. Exile isle15. Alamogordo’s county 16. Seagoing: abbr.17. Jeanne ___ 18. Lecterns19. Height: Prefix20. Piled up22. Dollar24. Nocturnal bird25. Rough cabin26. Indeed30. Cloud of interstellar gas34. Inventor Whitney 35. Injured, in a way 37. Babbled38. Metal40. Toothed wheels42. Tiered shelves43. Unit of capacity 45. Draw off liquid gradually 47. Comrade48. Former French colony of North America50. Fortify 52. Fix firmly 54. Frozen water55. Eyelash cosmetic58. Shoddy 62. ___-Seltzer63. Mohawk River city 65. Highest point66. Buttonhole67. Last name of 1A*68. Buffalo’s lake69. Jekyll’s alter ego70. E. C. Bentley detective71. Bonanza brother
D
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1.
Return of the ___ 
*2. ___ Bator, Mongolia3. Magician’s opening 4. Cheesy snacks5. ___ 
Cassidy 
*6. On the top7. Used for resting 8. Inhabitants of Ireland9. Unanimously 10. Cineplex feature11. Bundle12. Remedy 13. Suffix with fabric21. Furry 
Star Wars 
creature*23. Super server25. Cut26. Guy 27. Kind of acid28. Calf catcher29. Prepared to drive, with “up”31. Not appropriate32. Pertaining to a particular place33. Slender part of the leg 36. Small drink of liquor39. Consecrate41. Hissing 44. Terza ___ (Italian verse form)46. Salt49. Sudden51. Fermented soybean cake53. Fast finisher?55. Hawkeye Pierce’s series*56. Supporter57. Slip58. Image59. Air (prefix)60. Raised platform61. Supplements64. Wrath
*Starred clues have answers that can befound elsewhere in this issueSolutions to all puzzles are on page 6
C
ROSSWORD
 
Word Search
While information in Gist Weekly is collected from sourcesjudged to be reliable, the accuracy of all information cannotbe guaranteed. Gist Media is not responsible for the contentor accuracy of advertisements. Advertisements are theproperty of their respective companies and/or creators. TheGist Weekly name and logo are property of Gist Media. Anyother trademarks used are the property of their respectiveowners. All images not otherwise indicated are in the publicdomain. For image credits, WC: Wikimedia Commons; MS:Microsoft Corp., used under license; PD: public domain; CC By#: Creative Commons Attribution License(creativecommons.org/licenses/by/#, where # is thenumber next to “CC By”).Any text and puzzles created by Gist Media and nototherwise indicated as being in the public domain orcreated/copyrighted by a third party were created by KaneCasolari and are released under the Creative CommonsAttribution 3.0 License. For more information, visitgistweekly.com/license orcreativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0.
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Find your way from the upper-left corner to the lower-right
All Is Said and DoneCall It a DayCeaseCessationClosedCompletedConclusionCurtainsDoneFat Lady SingsFinalFinaleFinishHistoryOverStopTerminatedThe EndThroughWrap Up
 
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Community Events
Oglesby Library to Hold Book Sale
 The Oglesby Public Library will be holding its annual book sale on Saturday, June 27 in front of the library from 9am to 3pm. The sale includes donatedpaperback and hardcover books as well as DVD and VHS movies. Prices arelow and the proceeds help support the library.
By
Gist Weekly 
editor Kane Casolari
If you are a regular reader of 
Gist Weekly 
, you probably already know by now that this is its last issue. Ratherthan rehash the reasons for going outof business (discussed in previouseditorials), I’d like to take this spaceto thank readers for their support while this publication lasted and to letyou know a few things you might nothave known about
Gist Weekly 
:
I thought that “gist”—as in “toget the gist of something”—was afairly common word, but judging by people’s pronunciation of it, Imust have been wrong. For therecord, the “G” is pronouncedlike the one in “giraffe,” not“goat,” and it rhymes with “list,”not “heist.” (Now that I writethat, I realize that “The Gist List” would have been a good name fora top-ten-style feature.)
Running this paper was my firstfulltime job and my first job aftergraduating from college just overa year ago (May of 2008).
I was
Gist Weekly 
’s only employee. Another company did the print-ing, but I wrote, edited, designed,and delivered each paper, sold(and often designed) ads, createdand maintained the website, anddesigned my business cards andthe shirts that I wore on ad salestrips and deliveries.
 The only content in the paper Ididn’t create were most of theimages (including some of theads, the majority of the publicservice announcements, and thecomic strip
Cectic 
 ), many of whichI got from free sources such asFlickr and the Wikimedia Com-mons under a Creative Commonslicense.
I originally planned to start
Gist Weekly 
in a bigger town. I evenconsidered moving out of state toMadison, Wisconsin. Then I real-ized that I could only afford tomove
or 
start the paper, not both.
“International Info” and “Fifty State Fun Facts” alternated, withthe former appearing in even-numbered issues and the latter inodd ones. The countries andstates were chosen randomly by computer except in a few in-stances, such as covering Mexicoin the Cinco de Mayo issue.
 The colored bar on page one(containing the date and issuenumber) rotated among three col-ors: blue, red, and green (in thatorder) to make it a little easier todistinguish one week’s issue fromthe previous week’s. Coinciden-tally, the St. Patrick’s Day andEarth Day issues both had greenbars without altering the rotation.
 The “miscellaneous” features— such as “Ask Kane,” editorials,and “Best of the ‘Net” did nothave a set rotation. I wrote moreor less whichever I felt like in agiven week.
Speaking of “Ask Kane,” appar-ently not many of you had ques-tions to be answered. Every ques-tion I got was from someone Iknew personally. A few times, Ieven thought up questions on my own that I wanted to answer andprinted the questions under pseu-donyms related to the topic. Forexample, in issue #28 there was aquestion about whether
Rolling Stone 
magazine, the Rolling Stones, or Bob Dylan’s “Like aRolling Stone” came first. (Forthose who missed it, it was theRolling Stones.) I had wonderedabout that question, so I put it in
Gist Weekly 
under the name“Robert Z.”—for Robert Zim-merman, Bob Dylan’s birth name.Each question below relates to thetopic of a feature in this issue of 
Gist Weekly 
, but is not answered init. Answers are on page 6.1.
 The End (Page 1)
: In Norsemythology, what is the name of the end of the world in a battlebetween rival factions of gods?2.
International Info: Canada(Page 4)
: In Canada, what doesRCMP stand for?3.
 This Week’s Celebrity Birth-days (Page 5)
: Which 2008-2009 ABC television series fea-tured multiple appearances by George Michael and had every episode of its first season namedafter one of his songs?4.
Historical Birthdays This Week (Page 5)
: The role of Major T. J. “King” Kong—SlimPickens’ role in
Dr. Strangelove 
 —  was originally planned to beplayed by what actor, who hadthree other roles in the film?5.
By the Numbers: 30 (Page 6)
: Which famous actor belongs toa band called 30 Odd Foot of Grunts?
Editorial: The End of
Gist Weekly 
 
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