Lighter Side of the News (Aug. 17, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

srs
Truck Fump


Runner(s)-Up:

CoenM
And, it's moist!


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-44

Full Results:

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1 srs 400 99 00
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2 CoenM 389 97 00
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3 AnthonyBianca 386 94 15
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3 DGibson 386 94 15
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5 BringMoreLegos 383 91 15
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6 RauscherM 376 90 00
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7 casketromance 370 88 15
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8 KashyapN 369 86 15
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9 Nicole 367 84 15
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10 heystephen 355 83 15
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11 andromedastain 346 81 15
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12 Vicun-YAH 344 79 00
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13 MilesTeg 333 77 15
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14 GoodmanDL 316 75 15
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15 apeekrtr 307 74 00
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16 quarterrican 302 72 15
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17 Vendy12 291 70 15
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18 helene 277 68 15
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19 mellyjo 270 66 15
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20 MattK 269 64 00
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20 HoH 269 64 15
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22 McClintockJ 264 61 15
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23 FriedmanWS 263 59 00
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24 Tarn 262 58 15
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25 RobinJRichards 258 56 15
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26 Vintsanity 249 54 15
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27 Svoyager-11 247 52 00
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29 Commodore 238 49 00
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30 ElendilPickle 237 46 00
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35 HomerS 227 37 00
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Questions:

UPI reported on Tuesday that ABC has ordered a pilot for a television series centered around the character Sue Heck, who is now all grown-up and living in Chicago. This planned series is a spinoff of what earlier series that recently ended after 215 episodes?

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The Middle

What much anticipated musical, with music/lyrics co-written by Bryan Adams and the book co-written by the legendary late film director/writer/producer Garry Marshall, made its Broadway debut on Thursday night?

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Pretty Woman: The Musical

50/50 tossup. As of 08/17/2018, which team is leading the American League East: Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees?

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Boston Red Sox

Seen here is a recently released publicity still for a film, scheduled to be released in Summer 2019, featuring what fictional character?

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Dora the Explorer

Last weekend, swimmer Katie Ledecky won three individual gold medals at the Pan Pacific Championships. Ledecky won gold in the freestyle events raced at 400 meters, 800 meters, and at what other distance, to be included at the Olympics for the first time for women in 2020?

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1500 Meters

On Wednesday, the music video for "No Erasin" was released online, the first single in nearly 25 years for what reclusive "Oh Sherrie" singer known for his former association with a certain karaoke favorite rock band?

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Steve Perry

Multiple choice. What is the official stylization of the latest Spike Lee film currently playing in theaters: A) Blackkklansman; B) BlacKkKlansman; C) BlacKKKlansman; D) BlackKklansman?

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B

Give EITHER surname that has been redacted in this photo promoting a television program that aired last Sunday night.

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Robinson, Wilson

The preseason rankings for the 2018 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) season were announced earlier this month. What team coached by Dabo Swinney is ranked #2 in the Coaches Poll?

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Clemson Tigers

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Flavor Inspirations". Here we go. Last weekend, Business Insider ran a product review comparing Ben & Jerry's "light" ice cream flavors, such as P.B. _____, with competitor Halo Top. Inspired by its peanut butter cookie ingredient, what word fills-in the name above?

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Dough

This weekend (Aug. 17-19), the "Curveball Festival" is taking place in Watkins Glen, New York. The "Curveball Festival" is a sold-out outdoor event headlined by what rock band?

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Phish

Constance Wu, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Ken Jeong and Henry Golding, playing the scion of a prominent family, all star in what film that opens nationwide today (Fri. Aug. 17)?

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Crazy Rich Asians