Lighter Side of News (Oct. 21, 2016) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Quiz Description

Looks like last week's quiz got a pretty good response. Thanks to all who played. So again, here's a quiz on this week's news with regard to sports, entertainment and other "trash" subjects.

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1 Kloefkorn 457 98 15
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2 KelsoT 440 96 15
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Questions:

OK, to start off. What woman made news this week three times: 1) announcing that she is pregnant at the age of 50; 2) getting nominated for the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame; and 3) being connected to a meme related to an insult that Donald Trump used during the last presidential debate?

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Janet Jackson

On Wednesday, the Cleveland Indians defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS to advance to the World Series. What was the final score of this game?

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Indians 3 - Blue Jays 0

"The Simpsons" made history once again, by airing an episode this past Sunday which reached what episode number milestone, just 35 behind all-time leader "Gunsmoke"?

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600

This past week saw the first real tests for Bob Bradley, the first American to attain what particular position, the idea of which had previously been spoofed by the Jason Sudekis character Ted Lasso?

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Manager of an English Premier League club

A woman named Sara Darius was quoted on a Swedish radio program this week to have said, "I have called and sent e-mails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies...for now, that is certainly enough." What man was the subject of this attempted contact?

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Bob Dylan

In what U.S. state was this photo taken in?

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North Dakota

The most recent episode of "Family Guy" aired a bit where Peter Griffin is heard riding on the bus during the infamous Donald Trump Access Hollywood video. However, given the language and nature of that video, what other "Family Guy" character did many fans on web believe would have made a more appropriate riding companion?

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Glenn Quagmire

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. was seen this past week on bended knee making a proposal. To whom or what was the object of this proposal?

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Kicking Net

The men's basketball team for what university has been named the #1 team in the coaches pre-season poll?

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Duke

Last week's meme for questions #10 & #11 was "flashy blondes". This weeks meme is: Corporate Mascots. Here we go. A major corporation just announced that it was cutting back on public appearances of what well-known mascot due to parental concerns related to a particular type of recent sightings?

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Ronald McDonald

Sticking with corporate mascots. On Thursday, what company announced that it was terminating it's 31 year long use of a well known pop culture mascot due to a change in business strategy and marketing?

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MetLife Insurance

Finally, this one I've been waiting all week to put up. What person from the right side of this image just had inked on their body the tattoo on the left side of the photo? Note: Use the letters marked over the images.

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G (Candace Payne aka "Chewbacca Mom")