Lighter Side of News (Jun. 9, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Runner(s)-Up:

Commodore
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Quiz Description

Another quiz.

Full Results:

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1 BarthR 465 99 15
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2 Commodore 456 97 15
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3 rouquinne 388 95 15
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4 gregariouschinchilla 385 94 15
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5 Crow-T-Robot 384 91 00
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5 MatherV 384 91 00
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8 CoenM 370 87 15
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9 Anonymous 369 85 15
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9 Kloefkorn 369 85 15
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11 ecpekkle 366 83 15
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12 CarpeDiem 354 81 15
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16 helene 315 74 15
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22 ElendilPickle 293 64 15
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22 quarterrican 293 64 15
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24 Nicole 291 62 15
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Questions:

A woman named Patty Jenkins made news in the world of entertainment this week. Who is Patty Jenkins?

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Director of the Wonder Woman movie

This week The Hollywood Reporter broke the story that Barry Levinson will executive produce a HBO made for TV movie about the Penn State Jerry Sandusky scandal. What esteemed senior citizen Italian-American actor will portray Joe Paterno in this production?

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Al Pacino

"The Road to Omaha" is the title of a 1992 thriller novel by Robert Ludlum. If you saw an online headline with the words "Road to Omaha" this past week, the story is most likely related to what annual event?

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College World Series

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is this weekend. This year's festival will feature headliners U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Weeknd. What U.S. state is the location for Bonaroo?

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Tennessee

What is common name of the trendy toy seen here, same as a term used in the sport of cricket, and are now even being sold at 7-11 stores?

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Finger Spinner

Last Saturday, Real Madrid claimed the 2017 UEFA Champions League trophy with a 4-1 win over what Italian soccer club?

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Juventus

The biopic film "Megan Leavey" opened this week. The film is based on a true story about a military woman and her dog. What branch of the U.S. Armed Forces did Leavey serve in?

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Marine Corps

During Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night, what Golden State Warriors player made a crucial block of a shot by Lebron James, with just 12 seconds left in the game, to secure the win for the Warriors?

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Andre Iguodala

Seen here is the cover of a new memoir by actor Jonathan Goldsmith. What 11-letter word has been extracted from the title?

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Interesting

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is: "Sailing". Here we go. Qualifiers and challenger playoffs for the 2017 America's Cup has already begun, with the "35th America's Cup Match" to conclude by the end of the month. The 2017 America's Cup is taking place off the coast of what nation?

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Bermuda

Christopher Cross is a singer-songwriter best known for early 1980s hits such as "Sailing". This past week, Cross returned to what Texas city, Cross' hometown, to perform with that city's symphony orchestra?

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San Antonio

Finally, a new television series titled "I'm Dying Up Here" , based on a best selling book by William Knoedelseder, debuted on Showtime last Sunday. At the risk of some pretty macabre wrong answers, what is this series about (generally)?

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Stand up comedy scene in Los Angeles during the 1970s