Lighter Side of News (Oct. 27, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

MilesTeg
Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody's gonna die. Come watch TV.


Runner(s)-Up:

Commodore
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Quiz Description

Quiz #2-03.

Full Results:

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1 MilesTeg 412 99 15
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2 Commodore 410 97 15
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3 LorinBurte 409 95 15
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4 Kloefkorn 404 93 15
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5 MatherV 381 90 15
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5 helene 381 90 15
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7 IvixorB 380 87 15
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8 RautY 376 85 15
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9 HoH 352 83 15
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10 KreitzerJ 346 82 15
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11 GarciaD 338 80 15
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12 AdamKing 333 78 15
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13 MoyseyC 332 76 15
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14 rouquinne 329 74 15
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15 Matto 327 71 15
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15 akambour 327 71 15
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17 heystephen 316 66 15
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17 GoodmanDL 316 66 15
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17 VenguswamyK 316 66 00
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20 ChengB 314 63 15
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21 casketromance 312 61 15
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22 DoyleE 310 59 15
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23 PrestonC 308 57 15
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24 quarterrican 306 54 15
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24 Tarn 306 54 15
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26 IyerM 303 51 15
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27 TimL 299 50 15
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28 alamble 298 48 15
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30 CoenM 282 44 15
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31 AmmermanA 280 42 15
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32 petkunm 274 40 15
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33 MurphyCD 273 38 15
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34 KPope 272 36 15
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35 Vendy12 259 33 15
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35 PolinskyL 259 33 15
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37 RobinJRichards 257 31 15
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38 ElendilPickle 255 29 15
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44 rwv37 185 17 15
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46 Vintsanity 145 14 15
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50 ClarksonB 127 6 15
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Questions:

Last Sunday, news broke that a certain performer will headline the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Who is it?

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Justin Timberlake

Game 2 of the 2017 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros was a wild one with a total of 8 home runs hit by both teams. Name a player, from either team, who hit a home run during this game.

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Altuve, Correa, Culberson, Gonzalez, Pederson, Puig, Seager, Springer

Multiple choice. Which of the following people is NOT currently engaged to be married: A) Rose Leslie; B) Kit Harrington; C) Emilia Clarke; D) Sophie Turner?

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C

The montage seen here alludes to the title of what Jerkintown, Pennsylvania set ABC television series which began its fifth season this fall?

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The Goldbergs

There is a new #1 grossing movie at the box office this past week ($21.7 million). Who is the star/director/writer who's name is actually part of the official title of the film?

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Tyler Perry

Recently, acclaimed film director Martin Scorsese penned an op-ed piece for "The Hollywood Reporter" specifically to criticize, as detrimental to auteur filmmakers, what popular website which has been commonly referenced in these weekly quizzes?

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Rotten Tomatoes

Last Sunday (Oct. 22), F-1 driver Lewis Hamilton won his 9th Grand Prix of the 2017 season, putting him in position to win his 4th World Championship. In what nation was this Grand Prix held?

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United States

The name and likeness of what person has been expunged from the promotional poster (seen here) for an upcoming film, not by Woody Allen, but inspired by Allen, deemed to be "controversial" and "poorly-timed" due to rumors and recent news within the entertainment industry?

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Louis C.K.

Multiple choice. This week, conservative political writer Jay Nordlinger interviewed a Romanian woman named Angela Gheorghiu for his "Q&A" podcast. Who is Gheorghiu: A) the new #1 ranked women's tennis player; B) Actress from the television series "Quantico"; C) Opera singer; D) Kelsey Grammer's wife?

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C

Since Halloween is this Tuesday, the mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is "Animated Halloween Television Specials". What word fills-in the blank in this Wikipedia plot synopsis about "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" (airing again this Sunday): "Meanwhile, Snoopy, wearing his World War I flying ace costume, climbs aboard his doghouse (imagining it to be a Sopwith ______ fighter plane) to fight with the Red Baron"?

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Camel

An annual tradition on "The Simpsons" are the "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween specials. "Treehouse of Horror XXVIII" aired last Sunday. However, "Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores" from 1995's Treehouse of Horror is considered a classic. What composer of the song "My Way" made a guest appearance in this segment to implore the Simpsons to "just don't look"?

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Paul Anka

Finally, NBC has already started running ads to promote its broadcast of the 2018 Winter Olympics, to take place February 9-25. What nation will host the 2018 Winter Olympics?

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South Korea