Lighter Side of News (Feb. 24, 2016) by HallR

Champion(s):

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!


Runner(s)-Up:

HowellT3


Quiz Description

Let's finish off February with a bang.

Full Results:

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1 gregariouschinchilla 404 99 15
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2 HowellT3 403 97 15
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3 MyrowitzJ 395 95 15
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4 Mark 384 93 15
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5 AKRichards 379 92 00
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6 quarterrican 377 90 15
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7 HoH 375 88 15
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8 KashyapN 354 87 15
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9 Kloefkorn 348 85 15
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10 MorrisK 338 83 15
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11 Commodore 328 81 15
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12 felsenheldd 326 80 00
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13 Vendy12 325 78 15
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14 RautY 316 75 15
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14 LackC 316 75 15
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16 jveditz 311 73 15
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17 demian 309 71 00
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18 ElendilPickle 308 69 15
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19 JobN 300 67 15
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19 ChrisRosenberg 300 67 15
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21 MatherV 295 64 15
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22 HolstJ 293 62 15
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22 mellyjo 293 62 15
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24 BringMoreLegos 289 59 00
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25 CoenM 287 57 15
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26 akambour 281 55 00
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26 LanceJ 281 55 15
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30 AdamKing 271 48 15
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Questions:

The Oscars is this Sunday! And it will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. What longtime nemesis of Kimmel, sure to be mentioned by Kimmel, recently stated: "I’m just sad Chris Rock isn’t hosting the show -- someone who’s actually funny.”

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Matt Damon

According to Deadline.com, actor Donald Glover has agreed to star in the live action remake of what animated film?

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The Lion King

The image seen here alludes to recent comments by what athlete?

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Kyrie Irving

The actresses who voice Poison Ivy and Clayface in "The Lego Batman Movie" perform together as what comedy-musical duo?

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Garfunkle and Oates

A CBS television series subtitled "Discovery", set to debut this May, is the latest installment in what iconic entertainment franchise?

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Star Trek

This week Burnley made "shocking" news in England. What type of entity is Burnley?

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Football (Soccer) Club

Seen here is an actual official U.S. Army memo recently sent to soldiers at a command post. Certain information has been redacted for privacy reasons. More information has been redacted in red ink specifically for this quiz. Name one of the names that has been redacted in red. Note: That means bullet points a, c, d or e. Bullet point "b" has been revealed because it was just too obvious;)

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Korn, Slipknot, Smashmouth, Creed

Actor Oscar Isaac has agreed to play what titular Shakespearean character in a Public Theater production in New York City this Summer?

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Hamlet

Tampa Bay Devil Rays second baseman Nick Franklin revealed this week that he made extra money doing what job during the baseball offseason?

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Uber driver

The mini-theme for this week is: "Heads or Tails", meaning questions you have a 50% chance to get right even with a guess. Here we go. The new horror film "Get Out" premieres this week. Who is the film's director: Keegan-Michael Key or Jordan Peele?

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Jordan Peele

As you know, this quiz tries to steer clear of politics, despite how often it has been intersecting with entertainment news lately. Since Milo Yiannapoulos has been so much in the news this week, here's a rather benign question related to him. What prestigious centuries old English University, one at which writer C.S. Lewis had taught for years, one at which competes annually in "The Boat Race" held on the River Thames, and one at which has a constituent college named "Trinity College," did Milo Yiannopoulos attend for two years before dropping out?

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Cambridge University

Let's finish with a question about Beyoncé. What major event scheduled for this April did Beyoncé have to cancel her performance at due to pregnancy concerns?

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Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival ("Coachella")