Lighter Side of News (May 26, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

SlickRick87
Audere est Facere


Quiz Description

Memorial Day Weekend quiz.

Full Results:

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5 MoyseyC 386 88 00
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7 RautY 352 83 15
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9 ElendilPickle 346 78 00
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10 heystephen 341 76 00
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11 GoodmanDL 339 73 00
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12 ChengB 324 71 00
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16 AdamKing 294 61 00
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Questions:

It would only be appropriate to honor Memorial Day with the first question. This weekend PBS will air the 28th annual National Memorial Day Concert. This year's concert will feature a tribute to Colonel Richard Cole who is the last surviving member of what specific World War II event that occurred 75 years ago, and has been immortalized in multiple Hollywood films?

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Doolittle Raid

Actress Katherine Waterson portrays the character Daniels "Dany" Branson in her currently released film. In interviews Waterson has stated that she is well aware that she will be compared to whom? (Name of character or actress accepted)

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Ellen Ripley, Sigourney Weaver

The Pittsburgh Penguins advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals with a thrilling 3-2 Game 7 double overtime victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Where was this game played: Pittsburgh or Ottawa?

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Pittsburgh

The image seen here is an "atmosphere" shot from the after party of the Los Angeles premiere of what new Showtime television series, a continuation of an earlier ABC series?

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Twin Peaks

As tennis fans know by now, tennis star Roger Federer is skipping the French Open this year. However, Federer is not keeping a low profile. Roger along with wife Mirka were seen at what event last Saturday afternoon, certainly no place to escape photographers?

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Wedding of Pippa Middleton to James Matthews

Arabic singer Rabeh Saqer played his first concert in over a decade last weekend. What musician co-headlined this concert with Saqer?

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Toby Keith

A movie in current release subtitled "The Long Haul" is the fourth installment in what film series?

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Fill in the blank of the following sentence. This week Robert Yates, Ray Evernham and Ron Hornaday Jr. were announced as part of the 2018 ________ Hall of Fame class.

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NASCAR

What 26 year old actress is seen here taking cover under the sweatshirt of director Donald Petrie on the set of the film "Little Italy" this week? It has been speculated that this actress' choice of apparel is not a coincidence given a previous film made by Petrie as well as a certain family relative of this actress.

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Emma Roberts

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is: "G.K. Chesterton". Here we go. Actor and avid obstacle course runner Kaiser Johnson recently expressed admiration for the writing of British author G.K. Chesterton. Johnson competed in last season's edition of the NBC competition series "Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge". What similar program by the same producers did Johnson also almost get cast in?

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American Ninja Warrior

G.K. Chesterton's book "Orthodoxy" references a certain neighborhood in London that had fallen on hard times during Chesterton's lifetime. What sporting venue that hosted its major annual event last Saturday shares the same name as this neighborhood?

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Pimlico (Race Track)

Let's finish how we started, with the National Memorial Day Concert. This year's concert will be co-hosted by actors Laurence Fishburne and Joe Mantegna. In addition to Colonel Cole, what famed World War II group will be honored during the concert, coincidently also the title of a 1995 HBO TV movie starring Fishburne?

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Tuskegee Airmen