Lighter Side of News (Dec. 22, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

Vintsanity
First you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women.


Runner(s)-Up:

BringMoreLegos
Never rank; always tier. (I'm LowdenB in LL.)


Quiz Description

Quiz #2-11. Merry Christmas everybody!

Full Results:

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1 Vintsanity 359 98 00
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2 BringMoreLegos 353 94 00
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3 HomerS 337 89 00
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3 ElendilPickle 337 89 15
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5 Commodore 323 83 15
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6 raccoonleaf 319 80 00
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7 quarterrican 290 76 15
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8 DoyleE 285 73 00
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9 RobinJRichards 275 69 15
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10 KPope 265 66 15
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11 RautY 243 60 00
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11 GarciaD 243 60 15
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13 akambour 242 55 00
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14 MoyseyC 236 51 15
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15 TimL 235 48 00
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16 JCEurovision 233 44 15
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17 MatchenD 232 39 00
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17 CoenM 232 39 15
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19 AmmermanA 212 33 00
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20 HoH 209 30 15
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21 MirandaM 199 26 15
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22 HumbabaORiley 197 23 00
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23 IyerM 181 19 00
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24 Vendy12 154 14 15
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24 DouglasLovesVixey 154 14 00
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26 ArunH 126 8 00
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27 Michalle 108 5 00
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28 brando3429 71 1 00
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Questions:

An official 2018 date was announced this week for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. What is this date? (Give month & day; accept within 7 days)

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May 19 (accept May 12 to 26)

50/50 tossup. Last Sunday night's NFL game between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers was a thrilling one that came down to the final seconds. Which team won this game?

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New England Patriots

The Tuesday December 19th edition of USA Today ran the following correction: "Actresses Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross' names were mispelled in the Life section's entertainment calendar on Monday." On the previous day, USA Today published a short review of a book by Beverly Gray about what film?

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The Graduate

The man in the television commercial, seen here, has just received a Christmas gift of what specific brand of beverage?

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Heineken

Next Friday marks the start of the Four Hills Tournament, one of the most prestigous events in the sport of ski jumping. Name one of the two nations that hosts the Four Hills Tournament?

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Austria, Germany

What word fill-in the blank in this headline from a story seen online this week: "Now Liam And Noel Have Buried The Hatchet What Are The Odds Of An ______ Reunion?"?

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Oasis

Multiple choice. Playbill.com reported this week that what upcoming broadway musical has completed casting for its Spring 2018 run: A) Overboard: The Musical; B) Pretty Woman: The Musical; C) The Princess Diaries Musical; D) Valentine's Day: The Musical?

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B

A 23-year-old woman named Chloe Kohanski made news this week. What televsion show is she associated with?

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The Voice

Taken from an upcoming film, the image seen here is set in what major U.S. city?

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Washington, D.C.

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Figures who debuted in 1964". Here we go. Celebrating his 53rd birthday this Saturday, what singer-songwriter, in addition to his involvement with a certain rock band, also produces side projects such as the album "Ukulele Songs"?

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Eddie Vedder

What fictional character, which made a film debut in 1964, has been frequently invoked online this week by negative fan assessments of a much criticized scene from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"?

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Mary Poppins

Finally, the NBA will continue its annual tradition this year with five games played on Christmas Day. Besides the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Caviliers, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks; name one of the five other teams playing on Christmas Day?

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Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Minnesota Timberwolves