Lighter Side of News (Oct. 13, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

heystephen


Runner(s)-Up:

quarterrican


Quiz Description

Another quiz.

Full Results:

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1 heystephen 422 99 00
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2 quarterrican 383 97 15
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3 Commodore 382 95 15
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4 dlivasy 379 93 15
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5 MoyseyC 373 91 15
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6 BringMoreLegos 356 89 15
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7 gregariouschinchilla 354 87 15
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8 CoenM 346 85 15
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9 ChrisRosenberg 335 83 15
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10 Nicole 333 80 00
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10 Tarn 333 80 00
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12 HoH 332 77 15
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13 BarthR 319 75 15
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14 casketromance 316 73 15
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15 hoyalawya76 315 71 15
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16 jveditz 311 69 15
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17 rouquinne 307 67 15
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18 OBrienJ 305 65 15
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19 PolinskyL 301 62 15
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19 IvixorB 301 62 00
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21 SlickRick87 295 58 15
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21 helene 295 58 15
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23 MatherV 292 55 15
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24 ChengB 291 53 15
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26 ecpekkle 285 50 00
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30 AmmermanA 269 42 00
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Questions:

Trailers for the next Star Wars movie, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" have landed in theaters. What is the advertised U.S. nationwide release date for this 2017 film? (give month and day) (accept within 5 days)

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December 15 (accept December 10 to 20)

Multiple choice. Several national teams qualified for the 2018 FIFA Men's World Cup in soccer this past week. What Central American nation qualified for its very first World Cup appearance: A) El Salvador; B) Guatemala; C) Panama?

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C

Today, Fri. Oct. 13, marks the release of the album "Colors", the thirteenth studio album by what musician whose previous albums include "Morning Phase", "Guero" and "Odelay"?

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Beck

A recent online Trending on Bling blurb reads "Wrote 1,000 reviews" and links to news articles about Kansas City, Missouri mayor Sly James. James is campaigning to have what company relocate its headquarters to Kansas City?

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Amazon

Considered by many observers to be the best current player in his sport, what is the name of the young man seen here?

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Connor McDavid

Country music singer Jason Aldean made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live last week. Partially a tribute to another singer, what song did Aldean perform on the program?

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I Won't Back Down

The British biographical drama film "Breathe" premieres today (Oct. 13) in select cities in the U.S. Name either the leading man or leading lady who stars in this film?

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Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy

Seen here is an image taken from a viral video this week featuring a man's reaction upon hearing the news that a restaurant had ran out of a particular food item. This man has been identified as a fan of what television program?

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Rick and Morty

Multiple choice. Nominations for the 2017 American Music Awards were announced on Thursday. What artist led with the most nominations, a total of eight: A) Ed Sheeran; B) Bruno Mars; C) Beyonce; D) Drake?

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B

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "People named Morgan". Here we go. Actor Morgan Freeman returned in the role of Chief Justice Wilbourne on what CBS drama series that had its Season 4 premiere last Sunday?

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Madam Secretary

Last weekend, at the 2017 World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal, American gymnast Morgan Hurd scored an upset by winning the gold medal in the women's individual all-around. What specific characteristic, highly unusual for a gymnast, does Hurd share with such notable athletes as: Martina Navratilova, Kurt Rambis and Dom "The Little Professor" DiMaggio?

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Competes while wearing eyeglasses

Finally, though there is nothing "light" about the news surrounding film producer Harvey Weinstein, what male comedic actor recently recounted an altercation with Weinstein at a political fundraiser, where the actor responded "you can't hurt me, I don't have a film career", leading one commentator to remark: "(name redacted) responded in the most (name redacted) sort of way"?

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Nathan Lane