Lighter Side of the News (May 25, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

OrientalWiz
I guess I used to do quizbowl...


Runner(s)-Up:

Vintsanity
First you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women.


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-32

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Questions:

This Sunday night, PBS will once again televise the "National Memorial Day Concert" from the steps of the U.S. Capitol building. This year's concert will include a tribute to those who served in the Korean War. What inland man-made body of water is likely to be mentioned during this tribute?

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Chosin Reservoir

The film "Deadpool 2" had a huge opening last weekend, grossing $301 million worldwide. Familiar to Minnesota Vikings fans from the 1980s, the wisecracking mercenary character Deadpool is also known by what other name?

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Wade Wilson

Multiple choice. Which of the following women was NOT pregnant at the time she taped a recently released Netflix stand-up comedy special: A) Ali Wong; B) Natasha Leggero; C) Aparna Nancherla?

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C

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards were held this past Sunday night. The winner in the category of Best Christian Song was "What a Beautiful" Name", a song by a praise & worship group affiliated with what Australian originated megachurch that counts Justin Bieber as one of its members?

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Hillsong

What number has been redacted in the image seen here?

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600

The title of what video game fills-in the blanks in this recent story from the PCGamesN website: "The ______ __ ______ Mid-Season Invitational final is the most-watched esports match ever. The final, which took place last weekend, and saw China’s Royal Never Give Up Triumph over Korea’s King-Zone DragonX, was viewed by more than 127 million people."?

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League of Legends

The title of what HBO television movie, aired this past Sunday night, fills-in the blanks in this 'Critics Consensus' from Rotten Tomatoes: "__________ ___ fails to burn as brightly as its classic source material, opting for slickly mundane smoke-blowing over hard-hitting topical edge."?

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Fahrenheit 451

"Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History", a collection of counterfactual essays, was released earlier this month. The cover of this book includes a photoshopped image, circa June 1993, of what current television commentator triumphantly holding the Larry O'Brien Trophy?

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Charles Barkley

The image seen here alludes to the title of a new salsa-influenced pop song. Name ONE of the two singers in this male-female duet.

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Pharrell Williams, Camila Cabello

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Chivalry & Shining Armor". Here we go. Last Saturday, a worldwide audience witnessed the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. This wedding was held at Windsor Castle within a chapel dedicated to what saint?

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St. George

Multiple choice. The Vegas Golden Knights have won the NHL's Western Conference and are playing in the Stanley Cup Finals. The primary logo of the Vegas Golden Knights features what type of 15th-century Italian designed combat helmet: A) Armet; B) Barbute; C) Mempo; D) Frog-mouth helm?

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B

Bassist Derek Smalls will be performing tracks from his debut solo LP at Milwaukee's Shank Hall this Tuesday. Recently, on the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast, Smalls criticized a three-decade old movie as a "hatchet job", and defended his use of a zucchini. Smalls is formerly a member of what band?

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Spinal Tap