Lighter Side of the News (May 18, 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:

CourtneyKhaaaaaan
To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems!


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-31. Three photo questions this week.

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3 MilesTeg 414 95 15
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Questions:

What television comedy series, after five seasons on the air, was canceled last Thursday by the FOX network, then picked up by NBC on the following day for a sixth season?

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

What two words fill-in the blanks in this recent headline from NPR.com: "'_____' Or '______'? Why People Hear Different Things In That Viral Clip"?

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Yanny, Laurel

Multiple choice. The new #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 is a Childish Gambino (AKA Donald Glover) track that debuted at #1 on the chart. What is the title of this song: A) This is America; B) This is It; C) This is Life; D) This is the End?

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A

Every year, many foreign dignitaries visit Washington, D.C. What man, seen in this recent image and a household name in his native country, made news this week for an agreement to move to Washington, D.C. on a long-term basis?

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Wayne Rooney

The latest installment in the "Star Wars" franchise, "Solo: A Star Wars Story", opens nationwide next Friday. What actor portrays the young Han Solo in the film?

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Alden Ehrenreich

As of Thursday (May 17), what team currently has the best record in Major League Baseball at 28-12 (.700)?

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New York Yankees

Seen here this past Tuesday out walking her dog, what is the name of this well connected actress most recently appearing in the film "Chappaquiddick"?

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Kate Mara

Multiple choice. J.J. Bittenbinder is a 74-year-old retired Chicago police detective and public safety expert who now lives in Wisconsin. Recently, the Chicago Tribune tracked down Bittenbinder to get his opinion on what: A) Chance the Rapper's latest single, "Bad Cops"; B) The season finale of CSI; C) The recent arrest of Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher; D) Comedian John Mulaney's new Netflix special?

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D

Last week's Ken Jeong question referenced the martial arts and Carlos Mencia, two topics of familiarity to what shaved-headed personality who had Aerosmith's Steven Tyler as a guest on his popular "(redacted) Experience" podcast this past week?

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Joe Rogan

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Russian Sounding Non-Russians". Here we go. Last Sunday, Alexander "Sascha" Zverev defeated Dominic Thiem to win his third tennis Masters 1000 title, the 2018 Mutala Madrid Open. What nation does Zverev represent in competition?

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Germany

Last Friday, Amazon Prime released all 13 episodes of "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle", the latest incarnation of the 58-year-old animated franchise. Give either the name of the fictional home country for both characters, or the SURNAME of just the FEMALE character, seen in this image.

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Pottsylvania, Fatale

What title fills-in the hashtag in the following tweet that was sent on Wednesday from writer and critic David Wild? "52 years ago today, #_________ was released. God Only Knows it still sounds great. Thanks to @BrianWilsonLive, The Wrecking Crew & the Boys in the band for a lifetime of Good Vibrations."

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Pet Sounds