Lighter Side of News (Nov. 25, 2016) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

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


Quiz Description

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are having a not too stressful Black Friday. Here is this week's quiz.

Full Results:

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1 Kloefkorn 445 99 15
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2 MyrowitzJ 412 97 15
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3 DoyleE 393 95 15
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4 twarner50 364 93 15
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5 KreitzerJ 361 92 15
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6 Rhea428 353 90 15
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7 ChloeDenmark 327 88 15
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8 quarterrican 325 86 15
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9 alamble 309 85 15
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10 PrestonC 308 83 15
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11 VenguswamyK 306 81 15
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12 MoyseyC 301 79 15
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13 Jeffurry 300 78 15
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14 EverettJ 295 76 15
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15 KingJA 293 74 15
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16 GoodmanDL 287 72 15
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17 akambour 286 71 15
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18 OBrienJ 279 68 15
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18 jveditz 279 68 15
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20 MattK 276 64 15
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20 HightB 276 64 15
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22 Vicun-YAH 273 62 15
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23 AdelmanM 272 60 15
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24 RautY 266 58 15
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25 CoenM 265 57 15
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26 Tarn 264 55 15
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27 RobinJRichards 256 53 15
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28 VaughnF 253 51 15
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29 PruettC 245 50 15
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30 AdamKing 240 48 15
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31 ChrisRosenberg 237 46 15
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32 McClintockJ 232 44 15
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33 Erica 231 42 15
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34 Jon 229 41 15
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35 HomerS 228 39 15
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36 ElendilPickle 227 36 15
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36 MartaMJackson 227 36 15
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38 Vendy12 224 34 15
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39 HoH 215 32 15
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40 moralesc 213 30 15
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41 KleinJ 209 28 15
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41 felsenheldd 209 28 15
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43 Vintsanity 202 25 15
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44 casketromance 200 23 15
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45 AmmermanA 197 21 15
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46 KulkarniM 194 20 15
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47 MatherV 185 18 15
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48 AllardM 182 16 15
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49 GrahamJ 179 14 15
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49 MorrisK 179 14 15
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51 BringMoreLegos 171 11 15
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52 BeningoS 162 9 15
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53 Adamlowemartin 161 7 15
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54 mellyjo 160 6 15
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55 PolinskyL 146 4 15
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56 KitchenB 131 2 15
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Questions:

Let's just get this one out right off the bat. The image seen here alludes to what news story?

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Death of Florence Henderson

Finally, a hockey question. What will be the nickname for the new NHL hockey team in Las Vegas?

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Golden Knights

The currently in release film "Nocturnal Animals" features what TWO red-headed actresses, both in their early 40s, who are often mistaken for one another?

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Amy Adams, Isla Fisher

This past Sunday, Drake and Justin Bieber each won four awards at the awards ceremony known by what name, the 44th annual one held?

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American Music Awards

The image here depicts what viral internet meme that has really taken off over the past few days?

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Mannequin Challenge

YouTube videos that regard the meme mentioned in Question #5 often use what song in the background, a current #1 hit by the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd?

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Black Beatles

OK, I asked you about hockey (a first), now lets do NASCAR (another first). This may be gettable for non-fans. NASCAR just concluded it's 2016 Sprint Cup series season last weekend with it's last race in Homestead, Florida. The season championship was won by Jimmie Johnson. What Busch brother was in contention for the season championship during this final race? (first name needed)

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Kyle Busch

This past week a Twitter feud re-erupted between two well known actresses with regard to politics. One of the actresses is set to play Bette Davis in a new television series (Jessica Lange will play Joan Crawford). Name either of one these actresses.

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Susan Sarandon, Debra Messing

What rock band, originally from Chicago and known for past hits such as, "Here It Goes Again", just released a music video which was shot in just 4.2 seconds at 6,000 frames per second?

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OK Go

The mini-theme for this week is the television series "Cheers". Here we go. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair magazine, actress Jennifer Lawrence revealed that she has been good friends with actress Emma Stone ever since what former "Cheers" actor, who has worked with both, introduced Lawrence and Stone?

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Woody Harrelson

In a recent interview, NPR television critic David Bianculli admitted that as a young critic he had attempted an unusual stunt. Back in the early 1980s when the TV series "Cheers" was in danger of cancellation, "Cheers" fan Bianculli, in a newspaper column, invited a particular select group of television owning families over to his house to watch "Cheers". What company threatened to sue Bianculli over this ploy?

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Nielsen Company

At last, Thanksgiving is known for NFL football. Three NFL games were held on Thanksgiving Day. Name one of the three teams that won their game on Thanksgiving.

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Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers