Lighter Side of News (Mar. 17, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

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


Quiz Description

The March Madness Edition

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 87 14 71 57 89 44 60 28 14 91 96 35
1 Kloefkorn 447 98 00
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96
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2 MyrowitzJ 432 96 15
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91
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35
3 Rhea428 413 94 00
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71
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57
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60
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14
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91
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4 quarterrican 365 92 00
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71
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44
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5 ElendilPickle 344 89 00
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71
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44
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60
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35
6 AllardM 339 87 00
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91
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7 ADSanchez 332 85 00
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60
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91
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35
8 Vendy12 329 82 00
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71
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44
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60
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35
9 BringMoreLegos 311 80 15
87
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57
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28
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14
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35
10 CarterBurke 294 78 15
87
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14
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11 ChengB 291 76 00
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12 mellyjo 280 73 00
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35
13 PruettC 279 71 00
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89
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14 BeningoS 277 69 15
87
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15 MoyseyC 276 67 00
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16 gregariouschinchilla 272 64 15
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17 Tarn 271 62 00
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18 casketromance 267 60 00
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19 FeitelD 263 57 00
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20 garrybl 249 55 00
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21 Vintsanity 247 52 15
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21 Nicole 247 52 00
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23 GoodmanDL 241 48 00
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24 CoenM 236 45 00
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24 RautY 236 45 00
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26 DoyleE 234 42 00
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27 Crow-T-Robot 223 39 00
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28 felsenheldd 219 37 00
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29 MurphyCD 218 34 00
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29 lorijane 218 34 00
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31 GrahamJ 205 30 00
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32 twarner50 198 28 00
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33 helene 195 26 00
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34 JCEurovision 190 23 00
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35 VenguswamyK 183 21 00
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36 KPope 182 19 00
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37 morbeedo 167 15 00
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37 DFisher 167 15 00
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39 JJA 160 12 00
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40 HoH 116 10 00
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41 BartholowJ 104 7 00
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42 PeterB 65 5 00
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43 AdamKing 0 2 00
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43 DouglasLovesVixey 0 2 00
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Questions:

Traditional Christian theology deems the concept of partialism to be a heresy. What timely object is often referenced to commit this heresy through a bad analogy?

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Shamrock (Happy St. Patrick's Day!)

March Madness is here! Name one of the four teams that are #1 seeds in this year's men's NCAA Basketball Tournament?

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Villanova, Kansas, Gonzaga, North Carolina

The 21st season of ABC's "The Bachelor" concluded this week. Give the first name of the Bachelor himself or the woman who received the final rose.

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Nick, Vanessa

Time for a GIF. The adult man in this GIF (shoulder visible) is discussing affairs related to what nation, of which he is an expert on?

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South Korea

Last week's quiz mentioned actress Heather Matarazzo's podcast "Shut Up & Listen," What similarly named podcast is the sports focused podcast on Slate.com featuring Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin and Mike Pesca?

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Hang Up and Listen

Who are these two people seen this week standing so close to one another...you want know what comes between them...nothing?

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Brooke Shields, Calvin Klein

This week it was announced that singer Ed Sheeran will be joining the cast of "Game of Thrones". Also, for the past 7 weeks Sheeran has had the Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit song in the nation. What is the title of this song?

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Shape of You

Long stewing marital tensions between Jack and Rebecca finally came to a boil in the season finale, aired Tuesday night, of what hit NBC series?

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This is Us

This is really not a political question. In what city was this photo taken in?

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Austin, Texas

The mini-theme for #10, #11 & #12 this week is titled: "The answer is NOT Alice Cooper." Here we go. What rock singer who was popular during the 1970s and known for his charismatic stage presence, had to apologize last week for airing a video at a concert that depicted a particularly frightening mock beheading which many observers found to be shocking, horrific and ghoulish?

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Rod Stewart

What man appeared as the guest on the season premiere of the television interview program "Feherty"? This man appeared clad all in black, wore a leather jacket, and discussed among other topics: a routine that one writer has described as "head spinning," his belief of an intervention by a dead spirit (his grandfather), his tendency to thrill spectators by taking risky chances which he insists are not for shock value, and of course his love of the game of golf.

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Phil Mickelson (FYI context: https://www.amazon.com/Alice-Cooper-Golf-Monster-Becoming/dp/0307382656)

What entertainer; known for his theatricality and flair for the dramatic; who has cultivated a dark and edgy persona; and who sometimes wears makeup while performing on stage; was hospitalized after a stunt in which he hangs upside down in a straightjacket went awry during a performance last Friday night in Las Vegas?

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Criss Angel