Lighter Side of News (Dec. 8, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

IvixorB


Runner(s)-Up:

HoH


Quiz Description

Quiz #2-09.

Full Results:

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1 IvixorB 433 98 15
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2 HoH 393 96 15
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3 MurphyCD 374 94 15
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4 akambour 373 92 15
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5 MoyseyC 357 90 00
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6 quarterrican 339 88 15
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7 MatherV 333 86 00
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8 NullDiggity 322 84 15
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9 jamietoon 321 81 15
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10 ElendilPickle 296 79 15
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11 petkunm 284 77 00
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12 jveditz 282 75 15
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13 brando3429 276 73 00
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14 Commodore 273 71 15
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15 BringMoreLegos 269 69 15
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16 KPope 267 67 15
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17 DoyleE 265 64 15
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18 PipkeR 262 62 15
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19 Michalle 260 60 00
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20 apeekrtr 258 58 15
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21 Tarn 251 56 15
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22 IyerM 247 54 15
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23 Sims 246 52 15
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24 RKania 244 48 15
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24 CoenM 244 48 15
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26 Vintsanity 243 45 15
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Questions:

Despite reports that a certain radio program would be named "Town Hall", Minnesota Public Radio announced this week that a name had not been chosen. What was the former name of this radio program?

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A Prairie Home Companion

Today, Fri. Dec. 8, the biographical sports film "I , Tonya" opens in theaters in the U.S. What specific sport is the backdrop of this film? (edited at 6:31 am, December 8, 2017 (EST))

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Figure Skating

What ABC medical procedural, featuring a main character with autism, has proven to be a breakout hit in its first season becoming the highest rated network drama this Fall?

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The Good Doctor

What three digit number fills-in the blank in this sentence from MMAJunkie.com: "The sky is the limit for UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway after his win over Jose Aldo in the UFC ___ main event"? (accept within 5)

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218 (accept 213 to 223)

The image seen here alludes to the title of what film that opens to wide-release in the U.S. today (Fri. Dec. 8)?

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The Disaster Artist

It was reported this week that several athletes will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics under the name "OAR". The O and A stand for "Olympic Athlete". What does the R stand for?

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Russia

What name (same as a city in Switzerland) fills-in the blank in this Wednesday headline from the New York Times: "Art _____ Parties Take Over Miami"?

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Basel

Multiple choice. On December 17th, FOX will air "A Christmas Story Live!", a live televised musical event based on the stage musical that was in turn based on the holiday classic film, "A Christmas Story". Which of the following titles is NOT a song from the stage musical and thus will not appear in the televised event: A) "Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun"; B) "A Major Award" C) "Up on Santa's Lap"; D) "Oh Fudge!"

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D

What is the stage name of the singer seen here, who appeared on the "Daily Show" this week to promote her latest album "Masseduction"?

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St. Vincent

The mini-theme for #10 or #11 this week is titled: "Something from Brooklyn". Here we go. True or False: the Brooklyn Nets have a winning record, so far, this season?

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False

Multiple choice. Which of the following titles is actually a Brooklyn set recently released Netflix television series, created by Spike Lee, based off of one of Lee's previous films: A) She's Gotta Have It; B) School Daze; C) Do the Right Thing; D) Crooklyn?

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A

Finally, what widely reported activity will actress Kristen Bell be doing at exactly 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time on January 21, 2018?

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Hosting the Screen Actors Guild Awards