Lighter Side of News (Aug. 25, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

Vicun-YAH


Runner(s)-Up:

Snuffleupagus


Quiz Description

Another quiz.

Full Results:

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1 Vicun-YAH 461 99 15
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2 Snuffleupagus 414 97 15
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3 bev48 395 95 15
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4 akambour 361 93 15
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5 Kloefkorn 351 91 15
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6 GarciaD 344 89 15
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7 CoenM 336 87 15
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8 SlickRick87 335 85 15
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9 Nicole 323 83 15
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10 KPope 322 81 15
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11 cruzich 306 79 15
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12 casketromance 305 77 15
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13 Ganman 297 75 15
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15 rouquinne 290 71 15
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16 helene 283 69 15
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18 JCEurovision 277 65 15
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19 EggCzar 273 62 15
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19 Zamikaze 273 62 15
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22 ADSanchez 259 57 00
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25 MatherV 246 50 15
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32 GoodmanDL 228 38 15
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Questions:

On Wednesday, what singer posted images on social media announcing the November 10th release date of her sixth album, titled "Reputation"?

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Taylor Swift

On Tuesday night, California Angels slugger Albert Pujols blasted a home run against the Texas Rangers to move to 8th on the all-time career home run list. Upon reaching this milestone, how many home runs had Pujols hit during his major league career? (accept within 30)

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610 (accept 580 to 640)

"The Hitman's Bodyguard" is currently the #1 box office grossing film in the U.S. But, how did it score with critics on the Rotten Tomatoes website Tomatometer: Rotten or Fresh?

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Rotten

Seen here are images from last Saturday's East Hampton (N.Y.) screening of the film "Home Again". What specifically do two of the women in these images have in common?

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Ex-wives of Billy Joel

Last weekend, in Des Moines, Iowa, the U.S. side defeated the European side in the biennial golf competition that is the women's version of the Ryder Cup. What is the trophy-bearing name of this competition?

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Solheim Cup

What director of such films as "The Abyss" and "True Lies" came under fire this week for criticizing the recent "Wonder Woman" movie as a "step backwards" for women?

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James Cameron

Multiple choice. The 2017-18 season of the English Premier League began earlier this month. After two matches played, which of the following teams does NOT have a perfect 2-0-0 record: A) Chelsea; B) Manchester United; C) West Bromwich Albion?

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A

What name has been redacted from this upcoming television series promotional still?

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Sheldon

Now a question about the business of show-business. What music streaming service agreed to a long-term song catalog deal with Warner Music Group this week?

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Spotify

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "A History of Tough Guys from the San Francisco Bay Area." Here we go. What name fills in the blanks from this IMDb.com movie synopsis: "Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that ____ ____ was known for"?

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Bruce Lee

Multiple choice. In a recent column from the Daily Beast website, CNN political commentator Matt Lewis defended his former employer, The Daily Caller website, by comparing The Daily Caller's use of eccentric contributors to what legendary Bay Area group of tough-guys: A) Rowdy 1849 gold prospectors; B) The Hell's Angels; C) 1970s Oakland Raiders; D) Inmates who attempted escape from Alcatraz?

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C

Finally, speaking of news from the Bay Area, what veteran rock musician played a series concerts at Berkeley's Greek Theater this week leaving fans to worry that this might be his last tour? However, a writer at the Mercury News commented: "Relax. I’d bet my copy of 'Damn the Torpedoes' that (redacted) will be back – and sooner, rather than later".

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Tom Petty