Lighter Side of the News (Jun 22, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!


Runner(s)-Up:

HessJa
Nah, son.


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-36

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1 gregariouschinchilla 377 98 15
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2 HessJa 372 96 15
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3 akambour 369 93 15
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3 AnthonyBianca 369 93 15
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5 EggCzar 364 90 15
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6 apeekrtr 359 86 15
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6 MilesTeg 359 86 15
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8 CoenM 353 83 15
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9 GoodmanDL 344 81 15
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10 MoyseyC 342 77 15
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10 SlickRick87 342 77 15
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12 BringMoreLegos 341 74 15
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13 PipkeR 335 72 15
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14 Michalle 317 70 15
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15 ecpekkle 315 67 15
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16 reallydumb4real 314 65 15
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17 Nicole 290 63 15
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18 heystephen 285 61 15
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19 GarciaD 283 58 15
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20 travis 275 56 15
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21 Vintsanity 270 54 15
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22 ericddixon 262 52 00
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23 Tarn 260 50 15
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24 RauscherM 256 47 15
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25 DFisher 253 45 15
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26 MitchellWA 250 43 15
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27 TimL 244 41 15
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28 IvixorB 242 38 00
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30 ZhangM 239 34 15
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31 AmmermanA 235 32 15
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32 ADSanchez 226 28 15
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32 helene 226 28 15
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34 Svoyager-11 212 25 15
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44 ArunH 56 3 15
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Questions:

The group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup (men's) is now underway in Russia. What city, no stranger to hosting major international sporting events, is the southernmost located host city during the tournament?

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Sochi

The new John Travolta film "Gotti", about the noted mob boss John Gotti, has made news for its 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Combining references to polytetrafluoroethylene and "The Godfather", what was the nickname of this difficult to convict figure?

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The Teflon Don

Multiple choice. The latest television commercial in GEICO Insurance's "Count On" campaign depicts a couple "rescuing" what man who was hidden inside their couch: A) John Stamos; B) Bob Saget; C) Dave Coulier?

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C

The current #4 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart is "Girls Like You" by Maroon 5. "Girls Like You" appears on Maroon 5's album "___ ____ Blues". What two-words, first introduced in a 1999 dystopian science fiction film, but more recently used by certain factions to describe a conversion of political beliefs, fill-in the blanks above?

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Red Pill

The title of what film, currently playing in theaters, has been redacted five times in the montage seen here?

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First Reformed

This past week, veteran television producer/writer Mike Reiss has been on a publicity tour to promote his book "(redacted) Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for (redacted)", which is about Reiss' work on what television program?

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The Simpsons

This Sunday, NASCAR's Toyota/Save Mart 350 will be held at the Sonoma Raceway in California. This race, along with the August race held at Watkins Glen International and beginning in 2018 a "modified" Fall race held in North Carolina, hold the distinction as the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events raced on what type of circuit?

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Road Course

Last Saturday was opening night at the Hollywood Bowl. What singer headlined the event with performances of "Touch me in the Morning", "The Theme from Mahogany" and "Amazing Grace"?

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Diana Ross

Multiple choice. Deadline.com reported on Thursday that ABC has picked up a spinoff television series of "Roseanne". What is the reported working title of this series: A) "Jackie"; B) "The Conner Family"; C) "The Conners"; D) "Darlene"?

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C

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "The Aristocrats". Here we go. Ventriloquism team Willie Tyler & Lester and actor Bill Macy are recent guests on the "Amazing Colossal Podcast!" hosted by what comedian known for his infamous 2001 Friars Club roast telling of the joke "The Aristocrats"?

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Gilbert Gottfried

So this family walks into an agent's office...no, on Wednesday night, the name of Vegas Golden Knights forward William Karlsson, who accumulated just 12 penalty minutes during the 2017-18 NHL season, was announced during a ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada. What other person (pictured here) was referenced during this announcement?

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Lady Byng

What two-words complete the title of this film that opens nationwide in the U.S. today (Fri. Jun. 22), "Jurassic World: ______ _______"?

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Fallen Kingdom