Lighter Side of News (Nov. 11, 2016) by HallR

Champion(s):

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


Runner(s)-Up:

Kloefkorn


Quiz Description

Here is another "trash" news quiz.

Full Results:

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1 MyrowitzJ 422 99 15
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2 Kloefkorn 401 97 15
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3 jveditz 387 95 15
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3 bGellman-Chomsky 387 95 15
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5 ElendilPickle 385 93 00
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6 Commodore 382 91 15
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7 Ekherndon 378 90 00
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8 quarterrican 372 88 15
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8 SchroederS 372 88 15
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10 cummingsj 366 85 00
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11 EverettJ 365 84 15
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12 helitzur 357 82 15
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12 NelsonE 357 82 15
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15 BatchelderD 344 78 15
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16 SlickRick87 330 76 00
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17 DangerussW 318 75 15
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18 casketromance 308 73 15
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18 Kaya 308 73 15
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20 OBrienJ 306 69 15
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20 Nicole 306 69 15
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20 HoH 306 69 15
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23 GambinoG 300 66 15
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24 LackC 298 64 00
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25 HolstJ 292 63 00
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26 SingerJ2 274 61 15
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27 MatherV 270 59 15
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30 RichmondJ 263 55 15
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31 MartaMJackson 259 54 15
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32 KitchenB 250 52 15
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33 ReinholdH 241 51 00
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34 Gmoney 240 50 15
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Questions:

Of course, lets start with election day. On Tuesday voters in what city overwhelmingly rejected Measure C to publically finance the construction of a new "convadium" which would be the home for the city's NFL team?

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San Diego

This week the first trailer for what standalone Star Wars Anthology film, to premiere in December, was released on-line?

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Rogue One (A Star Wars Story)

What hugely influential Canadian singer/songwriter, known for such songs as "Suzanne" and "Bird on a Wire", whose death at the age of 82 was announced on Thursday? (edited at 8:02 am, November 11, 2016 (PST))

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Leonard Cohen

Steve Goodman was a country/folk singer/songwriter who was not that widely known before he passed away from leukemia in 1984. However, a song he recorded just before he died saw a sudden resurgence in popularity, breaking into the iTunes Top 15 and being heard during the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live. What is the title of this song?

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Go! Cubs! Go!

The photo still seen here is from what new HBO TV series?

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Westworld

What boxer defeated Jessie Vargas this week to capture the WBO welterweight title?

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Manny Pacquiao

What film director announced this week that he will make two more films and will then retire?

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Quentin Tarantino

What Marvel Comics superhero film had a big box office debut this past weekend pulling in over $85 million in North America?

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Doctor Strange

This 23 year old 1993 yearbook photo of an ordinary high school student (not a celebrity) made news this week. What message has been whited out in the quote? Note: Need not be verbatim, but there are two points of key information required.

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Chicago Cubs. 2016 World Champions. (must have "Cubs" & "2016")

The mini-theme for this week is: Born Again Christians & Gay Advocates. OK, what Evangelical Christian lifestyle writer and blogger with an arts & crafts-like surname recently ran into controversy with Christian booksellers due to her support of LGBT causes?

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Jen Hatmaker

Something people say to become saved as Born Again Christians, as well as the name of a legendary actor are titles to songs on Lady Gaga's new album "Joanne" which hit #1 on the Billboard chart this week. Other than the title track, name a song from this album.

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(10 different titles, including "Sinner's Prayer" and "John Wayne")

Yes, there are people that do not even care about the election and have other things going on in their lives. What highly accomplished college football coach confessed this week that he did not even know that Tuesday was Election Day , because "we're focused on other things here"?

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Nick Saban