Lighter Side of News (Feb. 3, 2016) by HallR

Champion(s):

EverettJ
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.

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


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Questions:

Thursday, February 2nd was Groundhog Day. So, did Punxsutawney Phil predict an "Early spring" or a "Long winter" this year?

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Long winter

It was just announced that Oprah Winfrey is to be a special correspondent for what television program?

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60 Minutes

Well, experimenting with the use of a gif. Hope this works. Couldn't resist this. Who swallows the slice of pizza in this gif? (name required)

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David Harbour

What actress appeared in the recent Hollywood edition of Vanity Fair magazine with a photo that has been deemed an homage to Demi Moore?

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Natalie Portman

Oh boy, at the risk of inspiring scads of smart aleck BWA attempts, what specific activity did Justin Bieber engage in last Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles?

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Playing hockey (NHL Celebrity All Star Game)

The 2017 Miss Universe pageant was this week. The winner represented what nation?

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France

What singer recently experienced a "wardrobe malfunction" while performing at the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas?

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Britney Spears

The image seen here alludes to what event that occurred this past Saturday?

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Australian Open Women's Singles Final

So, last week's quiz asked a question that started off like it was going to be political, but turned out to be about a tabloid figure ("Octomom"). Here's a similar one for this week. It has been reported that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch attends St. John's Episcopal Church in Boulder, Colorado. Coincidently, the family of what tragic tabloid figure had attended the same church?

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JonBenet Ramsey

Yes, of course I have to ask about the Super Bowl. So why not make it the mini-theme for this week. OK, according to most book makers, what team was favored by 3 points during the week leading to the big game?

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New England Patriots

According to Advertising Age magazine how much (U.S. dollars) does a 30 second television ad spot cost during this year's Super Bowl. Note: Answer is a round number in the millions.

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5 Million dollars

Finally, of the three men in this photo, which one has recently entered into a political leadership election? Note: First name alone is an acceptable answer for this question.

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Kevin "Mr. Wonderful" O'Leary