Lighter Side of News (Oct. 6, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

apeekrtr
So It Goes

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!


Runner(s)-Up:


Quiz Description

Another Quiz

Full Results:

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1 gregariouschinchilla 400 97 15
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1 apeekrtr 400 97 15
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3 heystephen 384 94 15
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4 Zamikaze 380 91 15
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5 quarterrican 361 89 15
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6 zerocrates 356 86 15
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7 McClintockJ 351 84 15
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8 MirandaM 329 82 00
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9 IyerM 320 79 15
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10 Snuffleupagus 311 77 15
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11 KelsoT 308 75 15
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12 HumbabaORiley 302 72 00
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13 DoyleE 256 70 00
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14 GarciaD 254 67 15
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15 Vintsanity 241 65 15
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16 KPope 230 63 15
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17 Nicole 226 60 15
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18 HoH 224 55 15
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18 RautY 224 55 00
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18 jveditz 224 55 15
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21 cruzich 223 51 15
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22 Michalle 221 48 00
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23 MatchenD 219 46 15
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24 BringMoreLegos 218 44 15
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25 hoyalawya76 213 41 15
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26 RobinJRichards 206 39 15
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30 ecpekkle 196 28 15
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30 GoodmanDL 196 28 15
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32 ElendilPickle 189 25 15
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Questions:

Let's start with a baseball question. On Tuesday night, the New York Yankees won the American League Wild Card playoff to advance to the divisional series. What team did the Yankees beat?

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Minnesota Twins

The seventh season of the television series "American Horror Story" is currently underway. This season is titled, "American Horror Story: Cult". What cable network airs "American Horror Story"?

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FX

Seen here is a still from a commercial advertising what company?

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GEICO

What two digits fill-in the blank in this movie title (released today, Oct. 6): "Blade Runner 20__"? (accept within 7)

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49 (accept 42 to 56)

Multiple choice. Actress Kirsten Dunst attended a wedding in Rome, Italy this past week. What was Dunst's role at this wedding: A) Mistakenly walked into wedding reception, took selfies with fans; B) Bridesmaid; C) She was the bride?

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B

Nominations for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced this week. What female singer who mixed a variety of styles such as gospel, jazz and R&B, received a surprise first-time nomination, 14 years after her death in 2003?

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Nina Simone

Amazon Studios announced this week that actor Jon Hamm is to play the Archangel Gabriel in the new television series "Good Omens". Gabriel is the patron saint of several trade occupations. Name one of these occupations.

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(several)

What organization sent the response tweet seen here?

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Philadelphia Eagles

"Woo-Oo!", "The Great Dime Chase" and "The Infernal Internship of Mary Beaks" are all first season episode titles of what animated reboot television series that currently airs Disney XD?

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DuckTales

In honor of last week's Kiefer Sutherland "Flatliners" question, this week's mini-theme for #10 & #11 is titled: "The Former Loves of Julia Roberts". Multiple choice. Country music star Lyle Lovett recently performed in a benefit concert to raise money to help the victims of what hurricane: A) Harvey; B) Irma; C) Maria?

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A

What word fills-in the blank in this Tuesday headline from the People magazine website: "Julia Roberts says she was a 'Selfish Little ____' as a Young Actress"? (Hint: Word is spelled slightly different from someone that fits this mini-theme)

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Brat

Finally, after a few weeks of play in the 2017-18 season, two soccer clubs sit at the top of the English Premier League table with a total of 19 season points (as of Oct. 6). Both of these clubs are from the same city. Name either club.

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Manchester City, Manchester United