Lighter Side of the News (Feb. 09, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

gregariouschinchilla
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Runner(s)-Up:

GarciaD


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-17

Full Results:

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Money Value (% Incorrect): 20 50 39 17 65 74 50 62 58 58 86 46
1 gregariouschinchilla 438 98 15
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2 GarciaD 425 96 15
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3 MilesTeg 399 94 15
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4 akambour 387 91 15
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5 KelsoT 380 89 15
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6 MoyseyC 375 86 15
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7 MirandaM 362 84 15
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8 CoenM 350 82 15
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9 BrochinS 346 79 15
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10 heystephen 342 77 15
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11 Zamikaze 338 73 00
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11 apeekrtr 338 73 15
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13 DoyleE 329 70 15
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14 quarterrican 324 67 15
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15 ElendilPickle 323 65 00
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16 gaufqwi 322 63 15
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17 RautY 319 60 15
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18 IvixorB 306 58 00
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19 orwant 303 55 00
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20 BringMoreLegos 291 53 15
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21 Tarn 289 51 00
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22 HoH 288 48 15
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23 ChrisRosenberg 286 46 15
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24 Vicun-YAH 276 44 15
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25 KPope 257 41 15
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26 TerrieV 242 38 15
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26 LeungT 242 38 00
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28 RonningD 234 34 15
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29 helene 230 32 15
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30 PolinskyL 229 29 15
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31 felsenheldd 222 27 15
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32 petkunm 212 23 15
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32 Michalle 212 23 15
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34 TimL 209 19 15
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34 RobinJRichards 209 19 15
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36 brando3429 154 15 15
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37 ArunH 124 13 15
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38 Vintsanity 112 10 15
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39 JCEurovision 111 8 15
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40 HumbabaORiley 91 5 00
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41 DouglasLovesVixey 35 3 15
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42 VenguswamyK 32 1 00
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Questions:

Lets start with a straight forward question about last Sunday's Super Bowl. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl LII. How many total points were scored by both teams combined? (accept within 3)

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74 (accept 71 to 77)

On Tuesday night, the FX network aired another episode, titled "Strays", of what third season comedy series starring Zach Galifinakis as a failed professional clown who becomes a rodeo clown?

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Baskets

The much anticipated Marvel Comics superhero film "The Black Panther" is set to premiere next Friday. What actor plays the title character?

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Chadwick Boseman

During last Sunday's Super Bowl telecast, aired a commercial introducing new flavors for Diet Coke. Name one of these four new flavors.

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Orange, Mango, Cherry, Lime

For the past two weeks the song "God's Plan" has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart as the number one song in the U.S. "God's Plan" is by what hip-hop artist?

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Drake

The two British lads seen here host what sports related podcast and television program with an appropriate sartorial name?

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Men in Blazers

Actor/comedian Fred Armisen has a new Netflix comedy special titled "Standup for (redacted)". In this special Armisen makes jokes and uses lingo specifically targeted to an audience of musicians who play what instrument?

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Drums

The film "Winchester" about heiress Sarah Winchester and "the most haunted house in the world" is currently playing in theaters. In what U.S. city is this house located?

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San Jose

The Sunday Review section of this past Sunday's edition of The New York Times featured a piece by Maureen Dowd titled: "A Goddess, A Mogul And a Mad Genius". What actress was the subject of this article?

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Uma Thurman

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Using Politics as an Excuse to Indulge in Nostalgia". Here we go. Bloomberg View columnist Eli Lake appeared on this past week's edition of Political Beats podcast to discuss his favorite band, Steely Dan. At the end of the episode, the panelists agreed that what 1977 Steely Dan album, featuring such songs as "Josie" and "Deacon Blues", is a "must have" for all music fans?

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Aja

Part of an ongoing recent news story, the congressional district seen on this map is known by a nickname featuring what TWO classic Disney cartoon characters?

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Goofy, Donald Duck

Finally, today is the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. What nation appears first alphabetically in an English language list of participating nations at the 2018 Winter Olympics?

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Albania