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

Champion(s):

DreierR
Also due to a binding endorsement contract that stipulates I mention PowerAde at each grace, I just wanna say that PowerAde is delicious and it cools you off on a hot summer day and we look forward to PowerAde's release of mystic mountain blueberry


Runner(s)-Up:

apeekrtr
So It Goes


Quiz Description

Quiz: #02-20

Full Results:

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1 DreierR 371 99 15
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2 apeekrtr 359 97 15
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3 SlickRick87 345 95 15
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4 DoyleE 343 93 00
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5 quarterrican 332 91 15
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6 akambour 317 89 15
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7 ChloeDenmark 314 87 15
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8 ElendilPickle 309 85 00
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9 KPope 307 83 00
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10 NullDiggity 305 80 15
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10 HoH 305 80 15
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12 Vendy12 304 77 15
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13 KennellyA 303 75 15
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14 CoenM 302 74 15
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15 BrochinS 287 72 15
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16 helene 286 70 15
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17 gregariouschinchilla 284 68 15
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18 GoodmanDL 272 65 15
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18 MilesTeg 272 65 15
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20 HessJa 270 62 00
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21 RobinJRichards 264 60 15
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22 AdamKing 262 58 15
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23 McClintockJ 261 56 00
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24 jnowell 259 54 00
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25 BeckerJ3 256 50 15
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25 KonkelT 256 50 15
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25 jamietoon 256 50 00
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28 VenguswamyK 253 47 00
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29 wouterst 241 45 00
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30 MatherV 229 43 15
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31 ecpekkle 227 39 15
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31 Bup 227 39 00
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31 FriedmanWS 227 39 00
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34 GarciaD 225 35 15
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35 srs 217 33 15
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36 Michalle 212 30 00
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36 casketromance 212 30 15
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38 gaufqwi 211 27 15
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39 DBrick 204 25 15
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40 BringMoreLegos 203 24 15
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41 ADSanchez 200 22 00
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42 RigsbyD 196 20 15
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43 rwv37 191 18 00
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44 AmmermanA 187 16 15
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45 NatashaBB 182 14 00
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46 Tarn 178 12 00
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47 Vintsanity 169 10 15
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48 MoyseyC 165 8 15
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49 TimL 161 6 15
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50 JCEurovision 88 4 15
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51 ArunH 70 2 00
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52 DouglasLovesVixey 40 1 00
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Questions:

Last weekend, the United States men's curling team took home the gold medal in a thrilling 10-7 victory over Sweden in the final match at the 2018 Winter Olympics. What are the TWO colors on the top handle portion of curling stones used to distinguish two respective competing teams at the Winter Olympics?

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Red, Yellow

What Bruce Willis vigilante action film, described by Wikipedia as "a reimagining of the 1974 film of the same name", opens nationwide today (Fri. Mar. 2)?

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Death Wish

In the wake of the passing of the Reverend Billy Graham, many mainstream and Christian media outlets ran pieces about Graham's influence on popular culture. These pieces frequently mentioned Graham's decades-long friendship with what country music singer-songwriter whose lesser-known songs include: "You Never Knew My Mind", "Hey, Porter" and "I've Been Everywhere"?

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Johnny Cash

It was reported this week that the Ryan Coogler directed film "Black Panther" surpassed the $400 million mark in domestic box office receipts. The redacted photo seen here alludes to the title of what previous film by Coogler?

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Fruitvale Station

50/50 tossup. Actor Jason Lewis is known for his role as Jerry "Smith" Jerrod on the television series "Sex and the City". After days of intense speculation, this week it was reported that Lewis has answered a very pressing question. With regard to a much publicized dispute, whose side is Lewis on: Kim Cattrall or Sarah Jessica Parker?

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Sarah Jessica Parker

Actress Allison Janney is predicted by many observers to win as Academy Award for her role in the film "I, Tonya" this Sunday night. On what CBS television sitcom can Janney currently be seen in the role of Bonnie Plunkett?

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Mom

The first week of Major League Baseball's 2018 Spring Training has been completed. Spring Training occurs in two leagues located in Florida and Arizona respectively. What are the horticultural inspired names for these TWO leagues?

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Grapefruit League, Cactus League

Last week's quiz featured a poster of U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral William "Bull" Halsey. Halsey's motto was "hit hard, hit fast, hit often." Making news with his big win in the "Elimination Chamber" match last Sunday night in Las Vegas, what is the name of the man seen here wearing this not so original t-shirt?

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Roman Reigns

The book "Movie Nights with the Reagans" by former presidential aide Mark Weinberg went on sale this week. Two of the movies viewed by Ronald and Nancy Reagan that Weinberg mentions, one involved a hacker that accesses a military supercomputer, and another (very much enjoyed by the Reagans) featured a song made famous by a good friend of the Reagans, Wayne Newton. Who was the lead actor in both of these films?

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Matthew Broderick

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "It Happened in Palm Beach". Here we go. Last weekend, the PGA Tour held its annual (since 1972) Palm Beach, Florida area golf tournament. This year's tournament saw Justin Thomas cap his eighth career win, as well as a solid finish by Tiger Woods. What Japanese auto manufacturer is the current title sponsor of this tournament?

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Honda

In an interview with the New York Times this past week, in addition to promoting her new cabaret variety show, LuAnn de Lesseps explained that her alcohol-fueled arrest in Palm Beach over the holidays was "something I am not proud of". LuAnn de Lesseps appears regularly on what seven-word titled television program?

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The Real Housewives of New York City

Finally, the eight member boy-band EXO caused a sensation with their performance at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. EXO is most associated with what musical genre, defined by Wikipedia as a "modern form of (redacted) pop music drawing inspiration from a range of styles and genres from around the world"?

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K-Pop