Lighter Side of the News (Apr. 13, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-26.

Full Results:

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1 Kloefkorn 485 98 15
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2 gregariouschinchilla 452 96 15
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3 MilesTeg 415 94 15
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4 LorinBurte 409 92 15
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5 BarthR 392 90 15
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6 heystephen 382 88 15
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7 quarterrican 381 85 15
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8 akambour 344 83 15
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9 Nicole 331 81 15
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10 AdamKing 311 79 15
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11 RautY 310 77 00
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12 ChrisRosenberg 307 75 00
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13 gaufqwi 305 72 00
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14 felsenheldd 301 69 15
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14 Michalle 301 69 15
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16 GoodmanDL 300 66 15
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17 MirandaM 299 64 15
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18 NullDiggity 297 61 00
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19 MoyseyC 288 59 15
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20 IvixorB 284 57 15
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21 HoH 283 55 15
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22 RobinJRichards 278 53 15
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23 DoyleE 275 51 15
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24 CoenM 268 48 15
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25 FriedmanWS 264 46 15
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26 petkunm 256 44 00
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27 KennellyA 250 42 00
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28 ElendilPickle 247 40 15
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29 MitchellWA 243 38 00
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30 helene 236 35 15
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31 GarciaD 230 32 15
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31 raccoonleaf 230 32 00
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33 ericddixon 212 29 15
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34 griffism 201 27 15
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35 HumbabaORiley 187 23 00
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35 ADSanchez 187 23 00
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37 Vendy12 186 20 00
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39 AmmermanA 179 16 15
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40 paperclipracket 168 14 15
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41 KPope 158 11 00
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44 Vintsanity 116 5 00
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45 ArunH 77 3 00
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Questions:

What band, long after their heyday during the 1970s and after many years out of the spotlight, saw a resurgence of relevance lately with a viral internet meme that involved a college dance troupe, and the firing/replacement of their guitarist before their planned world tour?

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Fleetwood Mac

Today (Fri. Apr. 13), Netflix releases what new science fiction television series, based off of an earlier series of the same name, but with some changes, such as, Dr. Smith is now a woman?

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Lost in Space

MIT architecture professor Neri Oxman has been making some headlines lately. What other person is always mentioned in these recent stories about Oxman?

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Brad Pitt

What Wes Anderson stop-motion-animated film, opening today (Fri. Apr. 13), was dismissed by Seattle Times film critic Moira MacDonald with the line, "Maybe I'm just a cat person"?

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Isle of Dogs

Seen here is the sheet music for the theme, the instrumental version of which heard numerous times by viewers, of what telecast from last weekend?

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The Masters

"Skyscraper + Power" is the title of tonight's (Fri. Apr 13) episode of what CBS television series, about a U.S. operative who works for the Phoenix Foundation, that is a reboot of an earlier ABC series?

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MacGyver

A new political-thriller film, starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike as a CIA operative and a U.S. diplomat respectively, opened in theaters this week. This film shares its title with what Middle Eastern capital city?

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Beirut

Multiple choice. Why has Gabe Kapler come fire lately: A) Performed a Kanye West song poorly on "American Idol"; B) Unpopular managerial decisions; C) Said that he would only agree to a "Welcome Back Kotter" reunion if John Travolta comes out as gay; D) Accused of cheating at a high-stakes poker tournament?

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B

Seen here is an image taken from the opening night of what new screen-to-stage Broadway musical?

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Mean Girls

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Notable Toronto Natives". Here we go. Released this past Monday, "Call Out My Name" is the title of the new single off of the "My Dear Melancholy," album, from what R&B singer-songwriter?

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The Weeknd

Multiple choice. This past week, it was reported that "Run This Town", a new film about the now-deceased Toronto mayor Rob Ford will go into production. What actor is playing Rob Ford: A) Jack Black; B) John C. Reilly; C) Damian Lewis; D) a CGI projected hologram of Chris Farley?

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C

The 2018 NBA regular season ended on Wednesday. Name an NBA Western Conference team that did NOT make this year's playoffs.

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Nuggets, Clippers, Lakers, Kings, Mavericks, Grizzlies, Suns