Lighter Side of News (May 19, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

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

quarterrican


Quiz Description

Don't worry no boxing questions this week.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 28 58 37 61 43 79 79 34 25 61 49 43
1 Kloefkorn 485 98 15
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61
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43
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79
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79
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15
15
15
15
43
2 MyrowitzJ 404 93 15
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37
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79
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79
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00
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61
00
15
2 quarterrican 404 93 15
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58
15
00
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00
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79
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25
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49
15
43
4 RautY 398 89 15
00
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37
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61
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43
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79
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00
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15
43
5 VenguswamyK 374 86 15
28
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43
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79
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79
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25
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15
15
6 Nicole 368 83 15
28
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37
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79
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61
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43
7 GoodmanDL 362 78 15
28
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37
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43
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61
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43
7 DoyleE 362 78 15
28
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43
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79
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79
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43
9 akambour 338 74 15
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58
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37
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79
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25
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49
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10 Vintsanity 332 71 15
28
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58
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43
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43
11 Crow-T-Robot 326 68 15
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58
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49
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12 MoyseyC 323 65 15
28
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58
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79
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13 gregariouschinchilla 320 60 15
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37
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61
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49
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13 BringMoreLegos 320 60 15
28
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58
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43
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61
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15 CoenM 317 56 15
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37
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61
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16 AdamKing 284 53 15
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17 casketromance 277 50 15
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18 RobinJRichards 271 46 15
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19 CarterBurke 244 43 15
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20 ChengB 235 40 00
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21 Tarn 226 36 15
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61
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34
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43
21 KPope 226 36 00
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23 helene 223 31 15
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24 HoH 219 28 00
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25 Vendy12 208 25 15
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26 AmmermanA 198 22 00
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27 ADSanchez 180 19 00
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28 PolinskyL 177 16 15
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29 Matto 170 13 15
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30 MatherV 162 10 00
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31 ElendilPickle 140 7 00
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32 DouglasLovesVixey 76 4 00
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33 EggCzar 0 1 00
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Questions:

The NPR program "On Point" with Tom Ashbrook aired a program last Friday, featuring the music of Quincy Jones, Strawberry Alarm Clock and Beyoncé, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the start of what highly quotable comedy film franchise?

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Austin Powers

The 2017 All-NBA Team was announced this week. Which player of the following list did NOT get voted in to the FIRST team this season: Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, James Harden or LeBron James?

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Stephen Curry

What first year NBC science fiction drama series, after three days, was resurrected back to life this week? The series had been cancelled on May 10th, but was renewed on May 13th after a major fan outcry over the cancellation.

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Timeless

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera kicked off this week. In what year was the first annual Cannes Film Festival held? (will accept within 8 years)

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1946 (accept 1938 to 1954)

Pop star Katy Perry released her new single "Swish Swish" this week which many listeners believe is a "clapback" to what earlier song by Taylor Swift which many fans believe was a "diss track" on Perry?

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Bad Blood

The diverse images seen here allude to what entertainment news related announcement made this Tuesday?

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David Letterman to receive the Mark Twain Prize for Humor from the Kennedy Center

What film, based on a short story by E.L. Doctorow and set for limited release this Friday, stars Bryan Cranston as a man who hides in an attic above his garage while his family believes that he has gone missing?

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Wakefield

The topic of actress Amber Tamblyn and breast milk has been in the news this week. On the television program "Watch What Happens Live!" Tamblyn admitted to drinking the breast milk from what other woman: Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera or Blake Lively?

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Blake Lively

What number has been extracted from the image seen here?

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2

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "No death or politics just "light" news, I swear!" Here we go. What grunge rock pioneer who got his big musical break in Seattle made news this week...because his band released a new single "The Sky Is a Neighborhood", and his mother Virginia wrote a book about mothers who raise rock stars? (edited at 1:53 pm, May 19, 2017 (HST))

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Dave Grohl

A man with the surname Muller now holds a very important position...3rd Captain of a top level European soccer club. His first name is Thomas and his last name does not include an extra "e". What club, which has won it's respective league for the last four seasons, does he play for?

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Bayern Munich

Finally, what long running ABC family sitcom aired its season finale on Tuesday night, which saw Sue hit a parked SUV, Axl announce that he is taking a trip to Europe, and Brick suffer from backaches?

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The Middle