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

Champion(s):

RautY
The machines are winning


Runner(s)-Up:

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-21

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1 RautY 435 98 15
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2 gregariouschinchilla 418 96 15
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3 CoenM 402 94 15
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4 akambour 384 91 00
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4 MoyseyC 384 91 00
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6 quarterrican 382 88 15
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7 Crow-T-Robot 371 86 00
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8 ElendilPickle 367 84 15
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9 srs 363 81 15
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10 MilesTeg 333 79 00
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11 apeekrtr 331 77 15
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12 rwv37 327 74 15
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12 IyerM 327 74 00
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14 Michalle 325 71 15
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15 McClintockJ 323 69 00
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16 wouterst 320 65 00
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16 ChrisRosenberg 320 65 00
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18 Nicole 302 62 15
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19 gaufqwi 299 60 00
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20 Stevo600 290 58 00
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22 PipkeR 276 54 00
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23 ecpekkle 273 52 00
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24 KennellyA 267 50 00
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25 brando3429 264 47 00
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28 DoyleE 259 40 00
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31 AmmermanA 247 35 00
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32 DebB 245 32 00
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Questions:

The 90th Oscar Awards ceremony was held last Sunday night. This year's telecast included a film-montage tribute to the men and women serving in our Armed Forces. What actor and Vietnam War Army veteran, known for his roles in such films as "Geronimo: An American Legend", "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", and most recently in "Hostiles", introduced this video tribute?

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Wes Studi

This Tuesday, Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk will face-off in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match. Shakhtar Donetsk currently plays home matches in the city of Kharkiv. Shakhtar Donestsk plays domestic matches in the Premier League of what nation?

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Ukraine

This month, "Weird Al" Yankovic released his medley version of the songs from the musical "Hamilton". In what musical genre is this song medley performed?

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Polka

The title of what television series, launching its fifth season later this month, fills-in the blanks in this recent headline from The Hollywood Reporter: "______ _____ Confronts a 'Darker Side' of Tech Culture (and T.J. Miller's Messy Exit)"?

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Silicon Valley

The image seen here alludes to the title of an event, held in Indianapolis, Indiana, that finished-up this past week. What organization oversees this annual event?

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NFL

The 38th Golden Raspberry Awards ("Razzies") were held last weekend. What longtime director-actor was "dishonored" by winning Worst Supporting Actor for his role in "Daddy's Home 2"?

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Mel Gibson

Two film soundtracks appear in the top-3 of the current Billboard 200 album chart. The #1 album is the "Black Panther" soundtrack. The #3 album is the soundtrack from what film, released last December, that includes such songs as: "A Million Dreams", "Rewrite the Stars" and "Tightrope"?

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The Greatest Showman

Multiple choice. There are now four weeks remaining in the 2017-18 NHL hockey regular season. Currently, the hockey pucks used in the NHL are made by a manufacturer located in what nation: A) Canada; B) Sweden; C) China; D) Slovakia?

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D

The arm seen here belongs to what person?

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Emma Watson

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Jennifer and Her Fake Captain (or General)". Here we go. The Jennifer Lawrence spy thriller film "Red Sparrow" is currently playing in theaters. In "Red Sparrow" Lawrence encounters the character General Korchnoi, a military man with a secret. What Academy Award winning actor, known for his role as Pope Alexander VI in "The Borgias", plays Korchnoi?

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Jeremy Irons

Multiple choice. A new commercial airing on television features what two individuals (one real, one fictional): A) Jennifer Connelly & Captain Marvel; B) Jennifer Garner & Captain Obvious; C) Jennifer Hetrick & Captain Picard; D) Jennifer Love Hewitt & Cap'n Crunch?

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B

Finally, what word, which was officially added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary on Monday, completes this line that was first spoken during a 1996 television episode, and was considered to be "perfectly cromulent" by Miss Hoover: "A noble spirit _________ the smallest man"?

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Embiggens