Lighter Side of News (Jun. 16, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

HoH


Quiz Description

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 28 48 59 55 32 48 20 59 73 38 53 18
1 Kloefkorn 438 99 15
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55
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73
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2 HoH 413 97 15
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53
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3 gregariouschinchilla 400 95 15
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32
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73
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53
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4 RautY 387 93 15
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5 rouquinne 380 91 15
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73
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53
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6 quarterrican 378 89 15
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7 VenguswamyK 363 87 15
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55
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32
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38
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8 alamble 358 85 15
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59
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48
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53
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9 Tarn 356 83 00
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10 felsenheldd 355 81 15
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53
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11 DoyleE 350 79 00
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73
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38
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12 Ruwisc 347 77 15
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38
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13 CoenM 345 75 15
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14 akambour 338 73 15
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59
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15 IvixorB 334 71 15
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16 Crow-T-Robot 327 69 15
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17 helene 325 67 15
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18 HumbabaORiley 318 65 00
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19 AdamKing 313 63 00
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20 WeaverR 310 61 15
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21 HightB 287 59 15
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22 EggCzar 286 57 00
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23 OrrenH 279 55 00
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24 GoodmanDL 275 53 15
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25 Vendy12 274 51 15
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26 LuskT 273 50 15
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27 casketromance 269 48 15
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28 heystephen 267 46 15
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29 KPope 261 44 00
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30 lorijane 257 41 00
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30 Nick-Mares 257 41 15
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32 SlickRick87 246 37 15
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32 MoyseyC 246 37 15
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34 MatherV 242 34 15
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35 Vintsanity 235 32 15
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36 ElendilPickle 232 30 00
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37 Michalle 229 28 00
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38 GrahamJ 227 25 15
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38 Starrr 227 25 15
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40 Gmoney 222 22 15
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41 brando3429 220 20 15
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42 mellyjo 187 18 00
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43 DFisher 185 16 15
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44 BringMoreLegos 176 14 15
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45 TerrieV 165 12 15
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46 Bup 160 10 15
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47 ChengB 153 8 00
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48 rwv37 151 6 00
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49 YuC 106 4 15
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50 RabinK 105 2 15
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51 DouglasLovesVixey 0 1 00
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Questions:

To begin, Conn Smythe was a businessman and sportsman who lived from 1895 to 1980. This past week, who was awarded the trophy named after Conn Smythe?

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Sidney Crosby

The title of what recently released film fills in the blanks in this review from the New York Times: "How low can she go? That’s the question in the soft vanilla comedy “_____ _____,” about five women who blunder into disaster over the course of a carousing …"?

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Rough Night

Speaking of films which feature women carousing, what comedic actress, no stranger to the genre, won a defamation lawsuit in an Australian court this week against Bauer Media, stemming from a story that claimed that the actress had lied about her past history?

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Rebel Wilson

This weekend, the U.S. Open in men's golf is taking place in Erin Hills, Wisconsin. Phil Mickelson has decided to skip this year's Open, remaining in California. To the contrary, Davis Love III will be walking the grounds of Erin Hills, though not as a player. Generally speaking, what human institution is the motivation behind the respective decisions of these Hall of Fame golfers?

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Family/Parenthood (Mickelson is attending his daughter's high school graduation, Love is caddying for his son)

Seen here is a shot from a summer concert tour that kicked off last month to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of what album?

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Joshua Tree

What U.K. originated television anthology series, now available in the U.S. on Netflix, has embarked on a creative Emmy Awards campaign by submitting episodes as TV movies, including "Nosedive" starring Bryce Dallas Howard?

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Black Mirror

Here's a 50/50 question. So, you probably heard that the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight is official and will take place on August 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada. But, what sort of "fight' (e.g. type of rules) is it: Boxing or MMA?

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Boxing

The Instagram image seen here is from a well known actor who had attended an 80s themed party dressed as a character, coincidently this actor's first movie role, from what 1985 film?

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The Goonies

After holding out for a long time, this week came the announcement that the music catalog of what musician, with such songs as, "Fire Lake" and "Her Strut," will finally become available on streaming services like Spotify and Apple music?

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Bob Seger

The mini-theme this week is: Podcasters. Here we go. Season 2 of Malcom Gladwell's "Revisionist History" podcast premiered this week. Each season has 10 episodes that are approximately 40 minutes long. Thus, Gladwell has recorded a total of 14 hours (rounded up) of podcasts. According to Gladwell's much discussed theory, how many more hours of podcasts will he need to record in order to become truly proficient at it?

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9,986

Recently, Marc Maron hosted Senator Al Franken on his WTF podcast. Among other topics the two men discussed was what defunct radio network in which both Maron and Franken had hosted shows on?

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Air America

Finally, just in time for Father's Day. On Sunday night, NBC will air an interview by Megyn Kelly of what man, who just so happens to be a father?

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Alex Jones