Lighter Side of the News (Feb. 16, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Runner(s)-Up:

MilesTeg
Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody's gonna die. Come watch TV.


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-18

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1 GoodmanDL 398 98 15
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2 MilesTeg 387 96 15
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3 KPope 382 93 00
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4 RobinJRichards 373 90 15
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5 BrochinS 369 88 15
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6 HomerS 351 85 15
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7 RautY 347 82 15
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8 NullDiggity 341 80 15
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9 Tarn 331 77 15
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10 MoyseyC 325 75 15
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11 DoyleE 323 72 15
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12 gaufqwi 316 69 00
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13 quarterrican 313 65 15
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16 akambour 306 57 15
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18 MatherV 304 53 15
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19 apeekrtr 300 51 00
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20 CoenM 298 48 15
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21 heystephen 297 46 15
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23 Nicole 292 40 15
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24 Commodore 278 38 15
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25 GingerNinja 267 35 15
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Questions:

Let's start with a question about the 2018 Winter Olympics. Considered a breakthrough for an American athlete, this past week, Chris Madzer won a silver medal. What sport does Madzer compete in?

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Luge

On Wednesday, R&B artist Frank Ocean released a cover version of what classic Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer penned song, though Ocean's version excluded the phrase "my huckleberry friend"? (edited at 8:34 pm, February 16, 2018 (CST))

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Moon River

Today (Fri. Feb. 16), Amazon Studios releases all 10 episodes of the fourth season of what web television series about classical musicians at the New York Symphony?

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Mozart in the Jungle

Multiple choice. This past week, a woman wrote a critical Instagram post directed towards another woman, which included the sentence: "You are not my friend". Who were the parties involved in this post: A) Rose McGowan to Holly Marie Combs; B) Amber Tamblyn to Blake Lively; C) Courtney Cox to Jennifer Aniston; D) Kim Cattrall to Sarah Jessica Parker?

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D

What city fills-in the blank of the title of this film currently playing in theaters: "The 15:17 to _____"?

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Paris

The title of what musical revival, which name-checks Anatoly Karpov in a song, appeared in a pre-Broadway warm-up at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. this past week, has been redacted from the image seen here?

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CHESS

Multiple choice. As of Thur. Feb. 15th, what player currently leads the NBA in rebounds per game (RPG): A) Andre Drummond; B) Giannis Antetokounmpo; C) Kevin Durant; D) Anthony Davis?

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A

Dua Lipa, a 22-year-old singer from England, has been storming the charts lately with her new single. Also a long-running comedy meme of Bill Maher, what is the two-word title of this Dua Lipa track?

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New Rules

The message written on the coffee cup seen here in this Instagram post, alludes to what popular television series?

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Stranger Things

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "How Long". Here we go. This weekend, veteran British rock vocalist Paul Carrack will be performing concerts in York and Nottingham (U.K.). In additions to his stints with Mike + The Mechanics and Roxy Music, Carrack began his career with what band, with a fighter pilot sounding name, best known for their 1974 hit single "How Long"?

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Ace

The 2018 NASCAR season kicks off this weekend with this Sunday's running of the Daytona 500. How long is a lap at the Daytona International Speedway?

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2.5 Miles

Finally, the long awaited film "Black Panther" is released nationwide today (Fri. Feb. 16). Following-up on his last film "Creed", who is the director of "Black Panther"?

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Ryan Coogler