Lighter Side of News (Sep. 15, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

akambour
Full price for gum? That dog won't hunt, monsignor!


Quiz Description

Another quiz.

Full Results:

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1 Kloefkorn 474 99 15
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2 akambour 433 97 15
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3 KelsoT 422 95 15
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4 MatherV 398 93 15
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5 CoenM 379 91 15
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6 VenguswamyK 371 90 00
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7 quarterrican 365 88 15
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8 ElendilPickle 352 86 00
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9 GoodmanDL 351 84 15
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10 Vintsanity 329 83 15
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11 jveditz 326 80 15
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11 ecpekkle 326 80 15
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13 rouquinne 324 77 00
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14 zerocrates 323 75 15
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15 helene 320 74 15
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16 SlickRick87 314 72 15
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17 cruzich 308 70 15
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18 demian 306 68 15
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19 Crow-T-Robot 298 66 15
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20 TomTrogh 294 64 15
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20 MoyseyC 294 64 15
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22 GiaquintoM 288 61 00
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23 heystephen 287 59 15
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24 DFisher 286 58 15
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25 Vendy12 285 56 15
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26 bev48 282 54 15
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27 ChengB 272 52 15
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28 Nicole 270 50 15
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29 Stevo600 268 49 15
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30 IvixorB 265 47 15
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31 gregariouschinchilla 264 45 15
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32 HoH 262 43 15
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33 RobinJRichards 256 41 00
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35 Tarn 243 38 15
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Questions:

In last Sunday's 26-17 opening week victory over the Tennessee Titans, Giorgio Tavecchio of the Oakland Raiders had a performance that has been described as "historic" by head coach Jack Del Rio. Tavecchio who was playing in his very first NFL regular season game, was awarded the game ball. What position does Tavecchio play?

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Kicker

This week Apple announced that the new iPhone X will be go sale this November. What is the sticker price (U.S. dollars) of the iPhone X as reported by most media outlets? (accept within $5)

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$999 (accept $994 to $1004)

"Parody of Scientology", "Mormonism" and "Cultural Depictions of Muhammad" are subheadings in a "(redacted) controversies" Wikipedia page for what long-running television program that launched another season on Wednesday night?

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South Park

The image seen here was taken this week in what international city?

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Venice

What singer is releasing her second studio album next Friday, titled "Double Dutchess", a follow-up to her 2006 solo debut album "The Dutchess"?

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Fergie

The name of what man fills in the blanks in this headline from a TheGuardian.com story: "____ _____ has retired from action films ---- we'll miss his particular set of skills"?

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Liam Neeson

Related to a multitude of events taking place around the world throughout the year, and set to conclude later this fall, what two words have been redacted from the logo seen here?

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Breeders' Cup

What cable television series, featuring characters such as, Ragnar Lothbok, Lagertha and Floki, was renewed this week for a sixth season?

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Vikings

What MLB team defeated the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night to reach their 22nd straight victory, the longest winning streak in American League history?

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Cleveland Indians

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is: Ken Burns' "The Vietnam War". This Sunday, Ken Burns' 18-hour documentary television series about the Vietnam War begins on PBS. Here we go. What actor and longtime Burns collaborator, with a canid-sounding name, serves as the narrator of "The Vietnam War"?

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Peter Coyote

Talk about odd-pairings, Burns hired musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to compose the score for the "Vietnam War". A departure from the maudlin fiddle of "Ashokan Farewell", founder Reznor and recent addition Ross are members of what industrial rock band?

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Nine Inch Nails

Finally, though overshadowed by a certain other spectacle in recent weeks, a legitimate major boxing match between two experienced boxers is taking place in Las Vegas this Saturday night. One of the boxers is Canelo Alvarez. The other is an undefeated Kazakh fighter who goes by what nickname? (Hint: it is similar to pro wrestler Paul Levesque's ring name)

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Triple G