Lighter Side of News (Dec. 29, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

Mark


Runner(s)-Up:

JohnRoerty


Quiz Description

Quiz #2-11. This one has a GIF. Happy New Year!

Full Results:

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1 Mark 487 98 15
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2 JohnRoerty 408 95 15
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Questions:

This week, talk show host Andy Cohen will join Anderson Cooper as co-hosts of CNN's New Year's Eve celebration. What person did Cohen replace in this role?

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Kathy Griffin

The 2017 season edition of the Orange Bowl between the Wisconsin Badgers and the defacto hometeam Miami Hurricanes will take place this Saturday night at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium. What financial corporation currently sponsors the Orange Bowl?

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Capital One

The GIF seen here alludes to the sub-title of what movie that finished number two at the North American box office last weekend?

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

The current Billboard #1 Country Music Song this week is "Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha. What duo, named after the two U.S. states in which vocalists Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard are from, is the featured artist on this track?

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Florida Georgia Line

Name either one of these two women, seen here, who will meet again this Saturday night.

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Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm

A current online commercial for Google Home Mini features the song "Young Folks" by the Swedish band Peter Bjorn and John. Fill-in the blank of this line from the commercial: "Hey Google, play that hipster song with ________"?

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Whistling

A Christmas Day televsion episode titled "Twice Opon a Time" marks the intoduction of actress Jodie Whittaker as Dr. Who. Whittaker's Dr. Who is the ___ incarnation of the time lord. Give the ordinal number fills-in the blank. (will accept within 2)

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13th (accept 11th to 15th)

The film "All the Money in the World" was released this past week. It is about the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. Except for a few scenes set in the U.K., U.S. and Saudi Arabia, in what nation does most of the action in the film take place?

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Italy

The name of what west coast U.S. geographic location has been redacted from the promotional still seen here?

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Vegas

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Ranked Number Two". Here we go. On Thursday, Chris Molanphy released another "Hit Parade" podcast episode dedicated to songs that peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. What 1960 Motown hit by the Miracles, often used in commercials and later successfully covered by Captain & Tennille, was featured first on this episode?

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Shop Around

Multiple choice. As of Thursday (Dec. 28), two players are tied at number two with regard to the 2017-18 season NHL points leaders list. Pick either one: A) Aaron Dell; B) Josh Bailey; C) Andrei Vasilevskiy D) John Tavares

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B, D

Finally, lets do an appropriate question for crossing into the New Year - 2018. At midnight, the Times Square Ball will drop in New York City. Since 2008, what technology company, headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has provided the LED lamps for the Times Square Ball?

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Philips