Lighter Side of the News (Feb. 02, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

helene
I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.


Runner(s)-Up:

ChrisRosenberg
The odds of me winning a quiz are sufficiently low to not compel me to have something witty here.


Quiz Description

Quiz: #02-16

Full Results:

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1 helene 438 98 15
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2 ChrisRosenberg 420 96 15
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3 DreierR 418 94 15
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4 rouquinne 403 91 15
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5 gregariouschinchilla 395 89 15
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6 RautY 391 86 15
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7 akambour 380 84 15
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8 DFisher 371 82 15
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9 ElendilPickle 365 79 15
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10 BringMoreLegos 347 77 15
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11 heystephen 325 75 15
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12 MoyseyC 324 72 15
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13 DoyleE 320 70 15
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14 MilesTeg 316 66 15
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14 GarciaD 316 66 00
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16 KPope 307 63 15
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17 Commodore 301 60 15
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18 apeekrtr 298 58 15
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19 jveditz 291 55 15
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20 gaufqwi 276 52 15
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20 CoenM 276 52 15
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22 AdamKing 273 48 15
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23 AmmermanA 272 46 15
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24 casketromance 262 44 15
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25 wheelz 261 41 15
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26 VenguswamyK 260 39 00
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31 RobinJRichards 237 27 15
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33 leftic 219 22 15
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39 Michalle 162 8 15
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Questions:

50/50 Tossup. In honor of Groundhog Day, did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow this morning (Fri) predicting 6 more weeks of winter? (Yes or No)

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Yes

What war drama film, currently playing in theaters and based on the book "Horse Soldiers" by Doug Stanton, tells the story of U.S. Special Forces operating in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks?

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12 Strong

Actress/musician Carrie Brownstein has been appearing on several podcasts lately. Brownstein is promoting the eighth and final season of what IFC television series?

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Portlandia

Multiple choice. The 63rd NHL All-Star game was held last Sunday. What city hosted the event this year: A) San Jose; B) Toronto; C) Tampa; D) Detroit?

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C

This past week, Kentucky Fried Chicken made a major announcement that a new personality will be portraying Colonel Sanders in television commercials. Considered a groundbreaking "first", who is playing this new Colonel Sanders?

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Reba McEntire

The triumphant young man seen here this past Monday morning is holding an object depicting what endangered species of tree growing only in coastal northern San Diego County and on Santa Rosa Island in California?

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Torrey Pine

This past week, think tank policy advisor Bruce Walker appeared on the Political Beats podcast to discuss his favorite band, The Monkees. During this podcast the group agreed that what Monkees song about a man who proclaims his independence, and later covered by the Sex Pistols, was "punk before punk"?

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(I'm not your) Steppin' Stone

Fill-in the blanks of the title of this film that topped last weekend's domestic box-office: "____ ______: The Death Cure"?

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Maze Runner

What NBA player had a really good week these past few days, in addition to leading the NBA in scoring average, he accomplished the first ever 60 point triple-double during a Tuesday night game?

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James Harden

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is simple enough: "Men Who Sing". Here we go. The 60th annual Grammy Awards were held last Sunday night. What singer won Grammies in the categories Country Song for "Broken Halos" and Country Album for "From a Room: Volume 1"?

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Chris Stapleton

Multiple choice. The man in the television commercial still seen here is singing what late 90s/early2000s song made popular by a female singer: A) "I Don't Want to Wait" by Paula Cole; B) "I'm Like a Bird" by Nelly Futado; C) "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin; D) "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia?

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B

Finally, the TNT period drama series "The Alienist" debuted this past week. What future President of the United States appears as a character on the show in the position of Police Commissioner of New York City?

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Theodore Roosevelt