Lighter Side of News (Apr. 21, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

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


Quiz Description

Let's spring into quizzing.

Full Results:

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1 Kloefkorn 496 98 15
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2 MyrowitzJ 414 96 15
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3 heystephen 411 94 00
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4 HoH 393 92 15
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5 helene 369 90 15
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6 Commodore 354 88 00
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7 quarterrican 338 86 15
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8 FeitelD 330 84 15
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9 Rhea428 321 82 15
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10 akambour 320 80 00
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11 Erica 313 78 15
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12 IvixorB 298 76 00
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13 MoyseyC 294 74 15
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14 FrostM 293 72 15
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15 RautY 288 69 15
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15 casketromance 288 69 00
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17 HightB 286 66 15
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18 petkunm 276 64 15
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19 AmmermanA 274 62 15
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20 CoenM 272 60 15
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21 HumbabaORiley 270 58 00
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22 AdelmanM 268 56 15
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23 RalliP 266 54 00
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24 ElendilPickle 239 52 15
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25 KitchenB 234 50 00
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26 Nicole 233 47 00
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27 garrybl 231 45 00
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28 jveditz 230 43 00
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29 DoyleE 228 41 00
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30 BringMoreLegos 224 38 15
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30 rouquinne 224 38 00
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32 GingerNinja 223 35 00
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33 KleinJ 219 33 00
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34 Troydozzy 213 31 00
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35 RuizJ 211 29 00
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36 BarthR 210 27 00
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38 KPope 206 21 00
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38 ChrisRosenberg 206 21 00
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38 McClintockJ 206 21 00
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41 Crow-T-Robot 195 17 00
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43 JudyD 174 13 00
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44 DFisher 162 11 00
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45 NatashaBB 155 9 00
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46 Vendy12 149 7 00
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47 PipkeR 122 5 00
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49 DouglasLovesVixey 32 1 00
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Questions:

Let's start with a question that veteran trivia community inside-baseball controversy followers may have an advantage over newbies. With the release of the film "The Fate of the Furious" there have been several stories featuring star Vin Diesel. These stories sometimes mention what 2009 short film directed by Diesel?

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Los Bandoleros

What person is expected to make a much anticipated return, after 15 months, at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart Germany this Wednesday (April 26)? This person is expressly prohibited from appearing at this location before the above-mentioned date.

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Maria Sharapova

"Deliverance" and five other songs are part of previously unreleased tracks that were expected to make their debut this week, though later blocked for legal reasons, by what musician who was very much in the news exactly one year ago?

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Prince

What title has been extracted from the image seen here?

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The Circle

Let's see how closely you guys are following the NBA playoffs. What team is playing the Toronto Raptors during the first round of the NBA playoffs?

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Milwaukee Bucks

Here's a question that really does deserve the description: "you thought it was political, but really it's only just entertainment." What purveyor of wild and controversial political opinions was described as a "performance artist" who is "playing a character" by his lawyer during a child custody dispute with his ex-wife?

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Alex Jones

What word fills in the blank from this Washington Post headline: "_____ series finale surprise: Motherhood doesn't magically change who you are"?

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Girls

A new documentary film slated to be released next month titled "Elian" centers around events that occurred 18 years ago in what U.S. state?

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Florida

Who sent the text message seen here?

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Tom Brady

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Swinging drumsticks and other methods of 'laying wood'". Here we go. What rock band from Tennessee released "Hard Times" this week, their first single in four years, also marking the return of drummer Zac Farro to the band?

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Paramore

What name fills in the blanks of this headline posted on Mediate.com: "Easter Bunny Absolutely Lays the Wood on ____ _________ During Violent Mascot Race"?

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Teddy Roosevelt

Let's finish with a 50/50 coin toss question. Robert Irwin, the son of the late Steve Irwin (AKA "Crocodile Hunter") appeared Thursday night as a wild animal presenting guest on the program of what late night talk show host whose first name is "Jimmy"? (last name required of course)

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Jimmy Fallon