Lighter Side of News (Dec. 9, 2016) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

McClintockJ


Quiz Description

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1 Kloefkorn 426 98 15
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2 McClintockJ 389 96 15
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7 Commodore 336 86 15
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8 alamble 328 84 15
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9 heystephen 322 82 15
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Questions:

So, Disney's "Moana" is still a big hit in theaters. What multi-talented individual composed the music for "Moana"?

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Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Washington Huskies are the 2016 Pac-12 champions in football. What school/team did they defeat last Friday in the conference championship game?

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Colorado Buffaloes

What singer scored 9 Grammy Award nominations this week, including "Lemonade" for album of the year?

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Beyonce

Seen here is the seal for what town, which serves as the setting and title of a film currently in release?

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Manchester-By-The-Sea

What television special that aired on NBC this Wednesday saw an appearance by Ariana Grande playing Penny Lou Pingleton?

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Hairspray Live!

A man named Hideki Matsuyama won big over the weekend. However, another competitor garnered much more media attention despite coming no where close to catching Matsuyama. What sport does Matsuyama play?

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Golf

OK, I understand that this one isn't exactly "lighter side" since it deals with a somber topic, but hey we're talking about old pro wrestlers here. Which of the following sentences is NOT true: 1) Doctors recently announced that pro wrestling legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has stomach cancer. 2) That the cancer is terminal and Snuka has six months to live. 3) Snuka had been awaiting trial for the murder of his former girlfriend during the 1980s. 4) Snuka had been declared mentally incompetent to stand trial. 5) Wrestling writer David Shoemaker said, "In my opinion, Snuka was one of the greatest ever to lace up boots and grace the squared circle". You can just give the number as your answer.

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5 (Snuka went barefoot, no boots)

Seen here is the album cover for the December 11 Billboard 200 Number #1 album by what band?

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Metallica

Last week, Showtime announced that it was cancelling what television series about a research duo after four seasons on the air?

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Masters of Sex

Our mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is: Teddy Bears. Yes, that's right. Seen here is the aftermath of the 22nd annual Teddy Bear Toss (+20,000 stuffed animals) that was held last week in what city?

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Calgary

This past week, the question of the value of celebrity involvement in politics made news. In an interview on the Task & Purpose website, a very famous man stated that he believes celebrities are "out of touch" and should keep quiet about politics. On the opposite side of the matter, another person who is a multi-talented man of many hats, sent out a series of tweets defending celebrity involvement in politics. Name BOTH of these men.

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Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane (I sure hope that Ted 3 is not about this)

In the spirit of the season let's try something different. According to "The Christmas Song" (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), why would the phrase "Merry Christmas to you" NOT be offered to Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis' son Dmitri Portwood Kutcher, nor to actress Betty White?

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They are outside the age range (kids 1 to 92)