Lighter Side of News (Nov. 24, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Runner(s)-Up:

Commodore
Anchor down

Kloefkorn


Quiz Description

Quiz #2-07

Full Results:

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1 BarthR 379 98 15
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2 Commodore 364 95 15
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2 Kloefkorn 364 95 00
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4 DoyleE 363 91 15
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5 gregariouschinchilla 357 89 15
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6 heystephen 355 86 15
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7 AdamKing 354 84 15
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8 MilesTeg 345 82 00
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9 quarterrican 340 79 00
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10 HowellT3 339 77 15
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11 CoenM 337 75 00
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12 apeekrtr 328 71 00
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12 helene 328 71 00
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14 HoH 313 67 15
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15 BringMoreLegos 308 65 15
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16 Nicole 307 63 00
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17 PrestonC 296 60 15
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18 ChrisRosenberg 284 57 00
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18 MoyseyC 284 57 15
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20 ElendilPickle 269 53 15
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21 Vintsanity 264 51 00
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22 MurphyCD 257 48 15
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23 VenguswamyK 252 46 00
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24 Michalle 244 44 15
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25 HumbabaORiley 238 41 00
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26 ChengB 237 39 00
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30 JJA 209 29 15
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32 TimL 196 25 15
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Questions:

Today is "Black Friday", the day after Thanksgiving. According to Wikipedia, 24 U.S. states currently give their state employees the day off as a public holiday. Name one of these states.

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(several)

This past week, what race car driver, after a decade-long career in top-level motor sports, announced a planned retirement following the 2018 Indianapolis 500?

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Danica Patrick

Multiple choice. Last Sunday night, an hour-long documentary premiered on the TruTV cable channel. What is the title of this documentary: A) The Problem with Apu; B) The Problem with Moe; C) The Problem with Wiggum; D) The Problem with Disco Stu?

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A

What Pixar animated film, currently playing in theaters, is based on the concept of the Mexican holiday of Día de Muertos?

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Coco

The name and image of what person has been redacted in the image seen here?

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Taylor Swift

Multiple choice. Mozilla introduced a new Firefox web browser recently. What is the name of this web browser: A) Spectre; B) Infineon; C) Ultima; D) Quantum?

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D

After a 44-28 comeback victory against the Virginia Cavaliers last Saturday, what university's football team improved to an undefeated 10-0 record to keep its' playoff hopes alive? (Note: team plays the University of Pittsburgh, Fri. Nov. 24)

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University of Miami

What couple, married for the last 21 years, has been quite in the entertainment news this week due to the release of a new duets album, a Showtime television documentary, the "Soul2Soul" national tour, and a hall of fame exhibit titled "Mississippi Woman, Louisiana Man"? (need both names)

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Faith Hill, Tim McGraw

The image seen here, taken from a film that was released in the U.S. this past Wednesday, is a cropped still of what figure?

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Winston Churchill

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Notable Proud New York Jets Fans". Here we go. Last Friday morning, after 18 years on the air, ESPN aired its final broadcast of the "Mike & Mike" sports talk program. Both of the program's hosts are named Mike. One of the hosts is Mike Golic. Also the title of a 2010 Noah Baumbach film, what is the surname of the other Mike?

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Greenberg

This month, CBS cancelled the television series "Me, Myself and I" after only six episodes aired. However, that did not stop critic Adam Forsgren from singing the show's praises in a column this past week for East Idaho News. Forsgren compares the travails of life and love of the program's main protagonist Alex Riley (portrayed by different actors at ages 14, 40 and 65) to what other television character? (edited at 2:50 pm, November 24, 2017 (EST))

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Kevin Arnold

Finally, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City took place once again on Thursday. In what year was the first MTD parade held? (accept within 10 years)

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1924 (accept 1914 to 1934)