Lighter Side of News (Nov. 3, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

DoyleE
Oscar Wilde said, "One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead." I should've been the one to get to say that.


Runner(s)-Up:

IvixorB


Quiz Description

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1 DoyleE 452 98 15
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2 IvixorB 443 96 00
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4 MoyseyC 396 92 15
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5 gregariouschinchilla 389 90 15
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6 KPope 364 88 15
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7 HoH 359 86 15
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8 bev48 354 84 15
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9 PrestonC 353 82 00
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10 petkunm 349 80 15
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11 Tarn 348 78 15
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12 akambour 322 76 15
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17 Nicole 311 66 15
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18 RautY 306 64 15
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20 GoodmanDL 279 59 00
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Questions:

The second season of the acclaimed television series "Stranger Things" was released on Netflix this past week. "Stranger Things" is set in the fictional town of Hawkins. In what U.S. state is Hawkins located?

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Indiana

50/50 tossup. Last weekend, the current World Heavyweight Champion in boxing defended his title with a 10th round TKO against Carlos Takam in Cardiff, Wales. What is the name of this fighter: Joshua Anthony or Anthony Joshua? (Note: Must answer with both first and last name)

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Anthony Joshua

This past week, Chris Molanphy aired his most recent "Hit Parade" podcast episode on Slate.com. This episode explored the intersecting musical careers of Tom Petty and Prince. What female singer collaborated with both of these musicians, with Prince's contribution being his synthesizer work on this singer's 1983 dance track hit "Stand Back"?

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Stevie Nicks

The title of what HBO television series, which began its 9th season this Fall, has been redacted from the image seen here?

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Curb Your Enthusiasm

Multiple choice. Which of the following people did NOT offer, accept or reveal acceptance of a proposal for marriage within the past week: A) Anthony Bourdain; B) Meghan McCain; C) Carlos Correa; D) Lady Gaga?

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A, D (now accepted, false reports) (edited at 5:02 pm, November 6, 2017 (CST))

Lets find out who is paying attention to NFL football. Name either of the two teams that played in this past week's (Oct. 30) Monday Night Football game?

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Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos

What word fills-in the title of this film that opens today (Nov. 3): Thor:_________?

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Ragnarok

For the last 3 weeks, the Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit song in the U.S. has been a track by rapper Post Malone featuring 21 Savage. Stylized with a lowercase "r", what is the title of this song?

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rockstar

The men in this photo taken this past week are dressed as the characters from what film that does not feature Bruce Willis?

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The Shining

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 is titled: "Follow-ups to Last Week's Questions". Here we go. Last week's quiz asked a question about a classic 1990s Simpsons episode. In honor of its 25th anniversary, another classic Simpsons episode has been subject to a recent hourlong mockumentary that featured interviews of fashion guru Tim Gunn discussing sideburns and Mike Scioscia reminiscing about his short-lived nuclear materials handling career. A reference to a 19th century poem, what was the title of this memorable episode?

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Homer at the Bat

50/50 tossup. Nope, opera singer Angela Gheorghiu is not the #1 ranked women's tennis player. However, the current #1 ranked player, Simona Halep is from Romania. Unfortunately, Halep is in danger of losing the #1 ranking due to her early exit from last week's WTA Finals in Singapore. What player won the WTA Finals final: Venus Williams or Caroline Wozniacki?

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Caroline Wozniacki

Finally, this Tuesday night (Nov. 7), ESPN will air its long anticipated 30 for 30 documentary titled "Nature Boy". What legendary figure is this film about?

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Ric Flair