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

Champion(s):

GelinasT
Motto? We don't need no stinkin' motto!


Runner(s)-Up:

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


Quiz Description

The "So many award shows so little time" edition.

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1 GelinasT 476 98 15
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2 MyrowitzJ 467 96 15
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3 Kloefkorn 462 93 15
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4 Rhea428 451 90 00
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5 VenguswamyK 416 88 00
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7 DoyleE 358 82 00
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8 demian 342 80 00
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9 LackC 337 77 00
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10 BringMoreLegos 328 75 00
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12 felsenheldd 314 69 15
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Questions:

Let's start with a plain straight forward question. The 59th running of the Daytona 500 was held last Sunday. What driver won the race?

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Kurt Busch

Brian Cullinan made a little news this week. What company does he work for?

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PricewaterhouseCoopers

What very NSFW website, that was once featured in the film "Knocked Up," held it's 18th annual "Anatomy Awards" this past week?

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Mr. Skin

Who is seen here celebrating her Independent Spirit Award win Saturday night in the pose of her most well known creation?

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Molly Shannon

This past week there was a rather serious story that involved a man who is the son and namesake of a very famous man who competed in a particular sport. The mother of this man has a hyphenated last name which includes her son's father's surname as well as the same surname of another famous competitor in this particular sport during the 1980s. Also, the lawyer who represents the man at the center of the story shares the surname of yet a different competitor in this particular sport who was popular during the 1980s as well. In sum, three different surnames that are associated with what sport?

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Boxing (Ali, Camacho, Mancini)

Yes, the Golden Raspberry Awards ("Razzies") were held last Saturday, but let's try to stay positive. What actor/director won the 2017 "Razzie Redeemer Award" for a recent career comeback?

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Mel Gibson

What name fills in the blanks in the following sentence. Former "Daily Show" producer Dan Taberski created a new "Serial" like podcast that investigates a subject that is a suspected victim of elder abuse, the podcast is titled: "Missing _______ _______".

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Richard Simmons

OK, this is a question requires two answers. (1) Who is the woman wearing glasses in this photo? She had recently been injured in an ATV accident and has a more famous sibling. And (2) On what day of the week was this photo taken?

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Jamie Lynn Spears, Wednesday

The use of the singular noun in singer Meghan Trainor's new song "I'm a Lady" may be appropriate, because the song appears in the latest film installment of what entertainment franchise in which males outnumber females by a 100 to 1 ratio?

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Smurfs

The mini-theme for this week is titled: "People with Complaints". Here we go. What specific segment of Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony did Australian film producer Jan Chapman find most objectionable?

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In Memorium (Her photo appeared, but she is still alive)

Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee has finally had enough of what television commentator's relentless mocking criticism of him, which has led McGee's mother to complain that the commentator was "bullying" her son?

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Shaquille O'Neal

Let's end this quiz how we started it with a straight forward question. What film won the Academy Award on Sunday night in the category of Best Visual Effects?

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The Jungle Book