Lighter Side of the News (Jan. 26, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

MoyseyC


Quiz Description

Quiz: #02-15

Full Results:

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Money Value (% Incorrect): 25 71 60 28 55 09 65 41 76 98 49 55
1 Kloefkorn 461 98 15
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2 MoyseyC 350 95 15
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3 ChrisRosenberg 339 91 15
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3 DreierR 339 91 15
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5 Nicole 334 87 15
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6 akambour 332 85 00
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7 petkunm 329 82 15
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8 gregariouschinchilla 304 78 15
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8 leftic 304 78 15
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10 VenguswamyK 292 74 00
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11 RautY 288 71 15
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12 IyerM 286 68 15
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13 CoenM 280 66 15
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14 Commodore 276 63 15
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15 ArunH 273 60 00
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16 KPope 265 56 15
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16 GarciaD 265 56 15
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18 RobinJRichards 263 52 15
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19 TimL 262 50 15
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20 AdamKing 257 47 00
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21 Michalle 251 44 15
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22 DoyleE 242 40 15
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22 Tarn 242 40 15
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24 quarterrican 234 36 15
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25 Vendy12 226 33 15
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26 DFisher 225 29 00
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26 HoH 225 29 15
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28 TerrieV 218 25 15
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29 ChrisG 207 22 15
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30 ElendilPickle 199 20 15
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31 brando3429 197 17 15
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32 HumbabaORiley 193 14 00
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33 Vintsanity 183 12 00
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34 BringMoreLegos 178 9 15
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35 LeungT 174 6 00
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36 Vicun-YAH 165 4 15
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37 DouglasLovesVixey 24 1 00
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Questions:

The 2018 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards were held last Sunday. The cast of what HBO series won in the category "Ensemble - TV Comedy"?

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Veep

On Thursday, Rolling Stone reported the announcement of "The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour" to wrap-up at the Cellairis Amphitheater in Atlanta, Georgia on September 1st. After 45 years of triumphs and tragedies in the music business, this is expected to be the final tour for what band?

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Lynyrd Skynyrd

This week it was reported that David Beckham is starting up a new Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion team. Out of what city will this team be based?

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Miami

This past week actor J.K. Simmons appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where Simmons discussed his decades-long role as a voice in M&M candies commercials. What color of M&M did Simmons play?

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Yellow

What specific highway is seen here in this commercial currently airing?

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Delaware Turnpike

The name of what man born in Reggio, Italy fills-in the title of this television series currently airing on the FX network: "The Assassination of ______ ______: American Crime Story"?

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Gianni Versace

Multiple choice. Actress Rachel Brosnahan has been generating some buzz lately with her award winning title role in the Amazon Video series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel". Which of the following statements about Brosnahan is TRUE: A) Recently stated that she would love to work with Woody Allen again; B) Her aunt is the famous handbag designer Tory Burch; C) She is related to actor/comedian/90s SNL alum Rob Schneider via an extended family marriage; D) She was a member of her high school wrestling team and competed against boys?

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D

The film "Phantom Thread" was nominated for six Academy Awards this week and is currently playing in theaters. Who is the director/writer of "Phantom Thread"?

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Paul Thomas Anderson

Part of a big international story taking place this weekend, the woman seen here is from what nation?

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Romania

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Rising British Young Men & Names That Sound Like Tropical Cocktails/Liqueurs". Here we go. This past week, Buckingham Palace announced that Princess Eugenie of York has became engaged to be married to her long-term boyfriend. Give either the name of this Newcastle University alumnus, or the trendy London nightclub that he manages.

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Jack Brooksbank, Mahiki

WARNING: spelling counts! On Wednesday, nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced. Despite some trouble by announcers pronouncing his name, the 28-year-old London native who portrays Chris Washington in the film "Get Out" was happy to learn that he had been nominated in the category of Best Actor. What is the surname of this actor?

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Kaluuya

Finally, Super Bowl LII is only one week away. According to OddsShark (as of Jan. 22), by how many points are the New England Patriots favored over the Philadelphia Eagles? (accept within two)

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5.5 (accept 3.5 to 7.5)