Lighter Side of the News (Jun 08, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

CoenM
And, it's moist!


Runner(s)-Up:

HessJa
Nah, son.


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-34

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1 CoenM 380 99 15
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2 HessJa 375 97 15
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5 gregariouschinchilla 367 91 15
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8 raccoonleaf 327 86 00
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10 Nicole 312 82 00
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12 BringMoreLegos 304 79 15
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Questions:

The 72nd Tony Awards is this Sunday night. The revival of Edward Albee's play "Three Tall Women" is nominated for six awards, including two for acting. Name either of the two actresses (one a former U.K. Member of Parliament, the other tangentially connected to a much publicized recent news story) who are nominated for their roles in "Three Tall Women".

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Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf

What film opening today (Fri. Jun. 8) features the star-studded annual Met Gala as a key setting for its plot?

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Ocean's 8

ESPN.com currently lists Los Angeles Angels center-fielder Mike Trout as the American League leader in the statistic "WAR" (5.5). What does WAR stand for?

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Wins Above Replacement

Multiple choice. The current #5 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart is by the combination of record producer Zedd, singer Maren Morris and the musical duo Grey. What is the title of this song: A) "The Americans"; B) "Scandal"; C) "The Middle"; D) "It's Over"?

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C

The third remake of a 1937 film, with the previous versions featuring Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand, on Wednesday, the first promotional trailers for what upcoming film starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga appeared online?

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A Star is Born

What two-word term, a practice the U.S. Navy messaging system used exclusively from the 1850s to 2013, has been redacted in this sign that has became a common sight within a certain metropolitan area this past week?

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All Caps

Multiple choice. The AT&T Audience Network original television series "Condor" premiered on Wednesday. "Condor" is based on a novel and its subsequent film adaptation from the 1970s. The main protagonist in "Condor" is: A) a hitman; B) a CIA analyst; C) a record producer; D) a private investigator?

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B

The animated film "Incredibles 2" opens nationwide next Friday. In recognition of her ability to stretch any part of her body, the character Helen Parr/Mrs. Incredible is also known by what other name? (edited at 1:42 pm, June 8, 2018 (EDT))

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Elastigirl

What first-name fills-in the blank in this Thursday headline from the Baltimore Sun: "In new _____ exhibit, Smithsonian's African-American museum touches on her time in Baltimore"?

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Oprah

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Hearts Left and Later Found". Here we go. Deadline.com reported this week that Uma Thurman will star in an upcoming Netflix series about a mother of a heart transplant donor, who grows close to the heart recipient “only to find her daughter may not be as dead as she thought.” This isn't Thurman's first foray with material that touches on medical ethics. What 1997 Thurman film is about a future society driven by eugenics?

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Gattaca

The photo seen here was taken last weekend in what city?

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San Francisco

The 150th running of the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, is this Saturday. In number of furlongs (1 furlong = 220 yards), how long is the Belmont Stakes? (accept within 2)

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12 (accept 10 to 14)