Lighter Side of the News (Mar. 23, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

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


Runner(s)-Up:

KennellyA


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-23. Three photo questions this week!

Full Results:

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1 MilesTeg 475 98 15
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2 KennellyA 414 96 15
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3 HessJa 402 93 15
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4 AdamKing 367 91 00
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5 DoyleE 362 88 15
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6 gaufqwi 361 85 15
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7 MoyseyC 355 83 15
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8 raccoonleaf 346 80 00
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9 Nicole 344 78 00
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10 gregariouschinchilla 341 75 15
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11 ChrisRosenberg 340 73 15
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12 helene 320 70 15
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14 Vicun-YAH 309 65 15
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15 akambour 294 62 15
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16 DFisher 292 60 15
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17 GarciaD 290 57 00
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18 MirandaM 285 55 15
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19 srs 282 52 00
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20 CoenM 279 50 00
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21 Vintsanity 274 46 15
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21 apeekrtr 274 46 15
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23 BringMoreLegos 273 42 15
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24 EggCzar 260 39 15
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Questions:

Last Sunday, unseeded Naomi Osaka surprised the tennis world by winning her first WTA championship, the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. What nation is Osaka from?

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Japan

50/50 tossup. The Christian drama film "I Can Only Imagine" had a strong opening last weekend, finishing third at the box-office with a $17.1 million domestic gross. Who plays singer Amy Grant in this film: Amy Grant herself or an actress?

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Actress

This past week, the pop vocal group Fifth Harmony announced that they would be breaking up in order to pursue solo projects. Fifth Harmony is based out of what American sunbelt city?

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Miami

The image seen here alludes to the title of what Netflix television series which premieres its second season today (Fri. Mar. 23)?

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Santa Clarita Diet

Last week's quiz asked a question about a film pertaining to Nikita Krushchev's maneuvers to consolidate power within the Soviet Union following the death of Joseph Stalin. Last week's quiz also asked a question about male fashion models. This past week, Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard sent out a tweet expressing his appreciation for what rock band, known for their 1988 hits "Cult of Personality" and "Glamour Boys"?

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Living Colour

The quotes "It's awful" from Jennifer Lopez, and “You know what we would say in my hometown about that? Bless his heart” from Jennifer Garner, regard what specific work of art that was met by mostly negative reviews on social media this past week?

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Ben Affleck's Back Tattoo

Considered to be one of the "most tweeted about" people over the last few days, the individual seen here is most closely associated with what university?

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Loyola

Last Sunday night, "Thy Neighbor's Life" was the latest episode aired in the Cartoon Network series "(reacted) Mysteries", featuring such characters as the ghost of the Marquess of Queensberry and a talking pigeon; which in turn, are associated with the interests of what real-life title figure?

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Mike Tyson

Multiple choice. The 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships concluded last weekend. What university won the team championship: A) Penn State; B) Ohio State; C) Iowa State; D) Oklahoma State?

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A

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Pagan Places of Worship from Ancient Rome". Here we go. Recently, on his website blog, travel expert Rick Steves noted that the Pantheon in Rome will start charging an entrance fee (about $2) for tourists beginning in May 2018. Since 2000, Steves has hosted a travel documentary series that is broadcasted and distributed by what organization?

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PBS, NPR (edited at 9:38 pm, March 26, 2018 (CDT))

Today (Fri. Mar 23) marks the U.S. release of Steven Soderbergh's latest film, "Unsane". Soderbergh had shot the film in secret using an iPhone 7 Plus. What actress (image linked here) plays the character Violet, a mental institution patient, in "Unsane"?

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Juno Temple

What Australian slang expression for severe weather in the Outback fills-in the blanks in this podcast app summary about a recent episode of the Adam Carolla Show: "_____ ___ ____'s Chuck Negron talks about the band's rise to success, crazy behind the scenes drug stories, and the time he broke his wiener"?

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Three Dog Night