Lighter Side of News (Oct. 16, 2016) by HallR

Champion(s):

MyrowitzJ
The smartest part of me will always be my ass.


Runner(s)-Up:

Kloefkorn


Quiz Description

This is a quiz on this week's news with regard to sports, entertainment and other "trash" subjects. Right now this is a sort of trial balloon. I'll see what kind of response it gets. If it does well, it could become a weekly thing.

Full Results:

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1 MyrowitzJ 528 99 15
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Questions:

OK, lets start with basic sports news. What four teams are still alive in the Major League Baseball playoffs (ALCS, NLCS)? I need all four.

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Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians

Of course you guys all know that Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature this week, so let me try to ask a more challenging question. What two words fill in the blanks of this quote by novelist Norman Mailer, which has been cited in news stories discussing Dylan's literary status: "If Bob Dylan is a poet then I'm a ________ ________"?

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Basketball Player

The name of what television program has been deleted from the image seen here?

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Saturday Night Live

This week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made an apology for having made "harsh and dismissive" criticism. To what person was this apology directed towards?

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Colin Kaepernick

What song is currently the #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?

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Closer (by the Chainsmokers feat. Halsey)

In a recent interview, director Rob Reiner claimed that what fictional character "would definitely be voting for Trump" if the character was real and alive today?

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Archie Bunker

The face of what internationally famous celebrity has been whited out in this selfie that went viral this week?

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Mel Gibson

What Australian "bad boy of tennis" was recently fined thousands of dollars for intentionally tanking a match at the ATP Shanghai Masters this week?

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Nick Kyrgios

Deborah Lipstadt is currently the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, and is also the main protagonist of what film that can currently be seen in theaters?

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Denial

What flashy blonde haired personality recently delivered a vegan lunch to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuador Embassy in London, England?

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Pamela Anderson

What flashy blonde haired personality made a surprise appearance on ESPN's College GameDay this Saturday, after recently making spurious claims with regard to actress Halle Berry?

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"Nature Boy" Ric Flair

Finally, what legendary television special will celebrate it's 50th anniversary this week by, once again, being aired on ABC this Wednesday at 8/7c? Note: I'm going to be a stickler here. Need the proper title.

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It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown