Lighter Side of News (Oct. 28, 2016) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

Rhea428


Quiz Description

With Halloween just around the corner here is another weekly quiz.

Full Results:

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1 Kloefkorn 507 98 15
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2 Rhea428 409 96 15
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3 gregariouschinchilla 368 94 15
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4 EverettJ 363 92 15
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5 CoenM 357 89 15
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6 PruettC 348 87 00
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7 MyrowitzJ 344 85 00
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8 RautY 342 82 15
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9 BarthR 328 80 15
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10 helitzur 327 78 15
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11 akambour 325 76 15
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12 ElendilPickle 324 73 15
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13 Vendy12 321 71 15
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14 DoyleE 310 69 00
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15 jveditz 307 65 15
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15 Tarn 307 65 15
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17 GoodmanDL 294 62 15
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18 HoH 286 60 15
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19 MartaMJackson 282 57 15
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20 DangerussW 278 55 15
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21 jrwofuga 270 53 00
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22 JacobyJ 262 50 15
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22 KonkelT 262 50 15
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24 Vintsanity 258 46 15
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25 quarterrican 255 44 15
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26 OBrienJ 252 42 15
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27 MoyseyC 245 39 00
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28 Bup 243 37 15
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29 Nicole 240 35 15
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30 LackC 237 32 15
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31 HightB 235 30 15
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32 bGellman-Chomsky 234 28 00
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33 Warek 228 26 00
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34 KleinJ 219 23 15
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35 Steve 216 21 00
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36 VenguswamyK 194 19 00
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37 AmmermanA 165 17 15
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38 AllardM 158 14 00
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39 lorijane 155 12 00
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40 BeningoS 140 10 15
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41 BregantJessie 121 7 15
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42 Timm 101 5 00
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43 FrostL 95 3 00
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44 WatsonG 84 1 00
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Questions:

The Chicago Cubs have reached their first World Series since 1945. So in honor of the Cubs, who were the Cubs' two starting pitchers for Games 1 & 2 of the World Series?

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Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta

Speaking of the Cubs, well known Cubs fan Bill Murray made news this week for crashing a press conference and receiving the Mark Twain Prize for humor while he was visiting what city?

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Washington, D.C.

The people seen here are protesting against what fictional character?

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Wonder Woman

What popular rock band scored their first #1 album on the U.S. Billboard chart this week with the release of "Walls"?

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Kings of Leon

What anti-Catholic fundamentalist Christian graphic artist passed away this week at the age of 92? He better hope that his hereafter experience is nothing like his comics.

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Jack Chick

Spoiler Alert: What popular television series had it's season 7 premiere this week, which saw the deaths of two long running characters?

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The Walking Dead

These selfie takers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of what film?

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The English Patient

With a defeat over Oregon State last Saturday, what Pac-12 college football team remained undefeated and moved up to #4 in the polls?

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Washington Huskies

Comedian Amy Schumer has stirred up criticism again with her parody video of what Beyoncé song?

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Formation

Well, we've had flashy blondes and corporate mascots so far. This week's mini-theme for questions #10 & #11 is Austin, Texas. Here we go: What artist performed a special concert in Austin, Texas this past week, which surprisingly has been this performer's only concert of 2016?

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Taylor Swift

The concert referenced in question #10 was held in conjunction with what specific sporting event, viewed by major international television audience, held just outside of Austin, Texas?

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United States Grand Prix (Formula 1 accepted) (edited at 12:07 pm, October 28, 2016 (EDT))

Finally, I always wanted to write a question that could appeal to both millennials and senior citizens. Lets see if this one does the trick: Give either the name of the social media influencer seen here, or the television program he was featured on this past week.

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Logan Paul; 60 Minutes