Lighter Side of News (Aug. 4, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

jveditz
You'll Have to Speak Up, I'm Wearing a Towel


Quiz Description

Here's another quiz.

Full Results:

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1 Kloefkorn 491 98 15
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2 jveditz 402 95 00
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3 ecpekkle 385 93 15
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4 quarterrican 357 90 15
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5 PrestonC 349 87 15
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6 rouquinne 339 85 15
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7 DoyleE 330 82 15
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8 Nicole 329 79 15
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9 kanyewesteros 315 77 15
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10 FriedmanWS 304 74 15
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11 JonH 300 71 15
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12 VenguswamyK 289 68 15
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13 BringMoreLegos 288 66 15
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14 Crow-T-Robot 287 63 15
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15 Vendy12 282 60 15
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16 IvixorB 281 56 15
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16 CoenM 281 56 15
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18 Michalle 278 52 00
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19 casketromance 271 50 00
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20 KPope 270 47 15
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21 RobinJRichards 266 44 15
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22 ElendilPickle 260 41 15
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23 HoH 214 39 15
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24 Consigliari 213 36 15
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25 ChrisRosenberg 211 33 15
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26 MoyseyC 209 31 00
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27 akambour 208 28 15
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28 RuizJ 207 25 15
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29 JudyD 197 22 15
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30 MatchenD 172 20 15
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31 Vintsanity 171 17 15
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32 Anthony 168 14 15
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33 ChengB 167 12 15
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34 PolinskyL 152 9 15
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35 Tarn 132 6 15
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36 AmmermanA 122 4 15
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37 DouglasLovesVixey 85 1 15
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Questions:

Last week's quiz began with a question about a gimmick TV program with a CGI shark. Ah..."Sharknado 5: Global Swarming", the latest TV movie in the series airs on the SyFy channel this Sunday. What is the tagline for this installment (multiple choice): A) Make America Bait Again; B) Chompers We Can Believe In; C) I Like Bite; D) Snappy Days Are Here Again?

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A

What film, opening today (Aug. 4) starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey is based on a series of novels by Stephen King?

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The Dark Tower

Lollapalooza 2017 is taking place this weekend in what major U.S. city that has hosted the music festival since 2005?

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Chicago

The image seen here was taken in what human settlement (classified as a village) last Sunday?

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Cooperstown

This week the drama television series "The Sinner" premiered on the USA network. What actress, who appeared in a previous WB series which also had a religious term in its title, is the star of this series?

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Jessica Biel

"Louis Vuitton" (handbag brand) was a common wrong to a question from last week's quiz. It just so happens that the actual Louis Vuitton, the founder of the brand, was born on this day (Aug. 4). In what year was Louis Vuitton born? (accept within 25 years)

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1821 (accept 1796 to 1846)

Former world #1 women's tennis player Jelena Jankovic retired her match due to a season ending back injury during the first round at Washington, D.C.'s Citi Open. What nation is Jankovic from?

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Serbia

What band is seen here performing in front of their hometown fans during a live televised 10-song set this week?

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The Killers

The Hollywood Reporter broke news this week that the ABC sitcom "The Middle" will end after this upcoming season. What ordinal number of season will the last season of "The Middle" be? (accept within 1)

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9th (accept 8th to 10th)

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Oy Vey! Yiddish Insults in the Newspaper". Here we go. What major newspaper published a story last weekend in its Movies section with the headline: "Starring Nebbishes and Noodges, Yiddish Cinema Makes a Comeback"?

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New York Times

Multiple choice. Last weekend, amid speculation that NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick may be joining the Baltimore Ravens, The Baltimore Sun ran a column titled: "Ravens fans outraged over Colin Kaepernick talk need some perspective." What is the name of the sports columnist who wrote this piece: A) Peter Schlemiel; B) Peter Schlimazel; C) Peter Hasenpfeffer; D) Peter Schmuck?

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D

Finally, the five 2017 Kennedy Center honorees were announced on Thursday. What hip-hop artist whose first album was titled "Radio" and has a painted image of himself hanging at Washington D.C.'s National Portrait Gallery, will become the first rapper to receive this honor?

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LL Cool J