Lighter Side of News (Sep. 1, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

heystephen


Quiz Description

Have a great Labor Day weekend everybody! Three photo questions this week.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 12 80 41 37 05 57 64 23 23 62 69 32
1 Kloefkorn 410 98 15
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57
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64
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00
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32
2 heystephen 365 96 15
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80
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57
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64
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00
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32
3 MoyseyC 349 94 15
12
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80
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41
00
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00
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64
15
00
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00
15
32
4 HoH 346 92 00
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37
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57
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23
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62
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32
5 quarterrican 337 89 15
12
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41
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00
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64
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23
15
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62
00
15
6 BringMoreLegos 335 86 00
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41
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57
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23
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62
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32
6 ElendilPickle 335 86 00
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41
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57
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23
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62
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32
8 RautY 303 81 15
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05
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57
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62
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32
8 akambour 303 81 15
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37
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64
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23
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32
10 RebstockJ 298 78 15
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37
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57
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64
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23
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11 ecpekkle 296 76 15
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80
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37
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57
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12 Vintsanity 289 73 15
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80
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64
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23
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00
13 Vendy12 285 71 15
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41
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57
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32
14 cruzich 280 69 15
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41
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64
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23
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15 IvixorB 275 67 15
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41
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64
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16 KPope 270 64 15
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37
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17 AdamKing 269 62 15
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18 rouquinne 267 60 15
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19 RobinJRichards 263 57 15
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20 EVDebs 259 55 15
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21 TimL 255 53 15
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64
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22 gregariouschinchilla 251 51 15
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23 petkunm 250 48 15
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24 Tarn 249 46 15
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25 Nicole 248 44 15
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26 DoyleE 243 42 15
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27 MatthewsP 224 37 15
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27 KreitzerJ 224 37 15
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27 rwv37 224 37 15
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30 MilgromM 221 32 15
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31 MurphyCD 218 30 15
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32 KitchenB 217 28 15
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33 Michalle 214 26 15
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34 casketromance 209 23 00
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35 Crow-T-Robot 205 21 15
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36 AmmermanA 194 19 15
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37 MatchenD 191 17 15
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38 CoenM 177 14 15
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39 DouglasLovesVixey 149 12 15
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40 ChengB 144 10 00
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41 felsenheldd 139 7 15
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42 KamenskyJ 137 5 15
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43 JudyD 118 3 15
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44 Troydozzy 100 1 15
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Questions:

A film opening today (Sep 1) starring Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz, set in 17th century Europe, centers around characters that invest in the market for what specific product, which has be compared to the Beanie Babies fad of the 1990s, or more recently Bitcoin?

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Tulips

Yup, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight was last Saturday night. Sure that you heard about it. Mayweather won with a 10th round TKO. Let's see if you know some details. What color of gloves did McGregor wear for this fight?

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White

The 2017 MTV Video Music were held last weekend. One of the main musical performances of the show was a medley by the singer Pink of her greatest hits. Name one of the 8 songs from this medley.

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(several)

Over the past few weeks, Washington D.C. locals had been in line for hours to enter an extremely popular "pop-up" bar with an interior decorated like the wall seen here. This bar closed shop last Sunday. What was the specific theme of this bar?

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Game of Thrones

Representatives from The World Clown Association have reported that professional clowns have recently lost work (e.g. school shows), which the WCA blames on the publicity for what film, based on a 1986 novel, set to open next week?

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It

What word fills in the blanks of the title of this current hit song by Demi Lovato: "____ Not ____"?

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Sorry

Yes, the images seen here are religious in nature. However, the images allude to a recent news story of particular interest to people living near Lake Erie and in New England. Name BOTH of the men at the center of this story.

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Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas

This week, Alf Clausen was fired after 28 years working on the the animated television series "The Simpsons". What was Clausen's job?

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Composer

Multiple choice. The U.S. Open in tennis is now underway in Flushing, Queens and one of the main venues of play is Louis Armstrong Stadium, which is named after the late jazz great. What was Armstrong's connection to the sport of tennis: A) He was Arthur Ashe's godfather; B) 1902 Storyville Junior Championships semi-finalist; C) Host of the "Satchmo Celebrity Pro-Am Classic" in Las Vegas; D) None, but he did live in the neighborhood?

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D

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "A follow-up to that ex-wives of Billy Joel question from last week". Here we go. The film "Home Again", set for release next Thursday, is the debut film of director Hallie _____-Shyer. She has a mother named Nancy who might have offered her some advice on making movies. What surname fills in the blank above?

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Myers

Multiple choice. The man seen here is a fashion writer for Vanity Fair magazine, but he is often recognized for hobnobbing with famous models and actresses around New York City. What is his name: A) Adam Collins; B) Derek Blasberg; C) Zach Lindholm?

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B

Finally, this week HBO green-lighted a third season of what television series, which is to star recent Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali?

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True Detective