Lighter Side of the News (Oct. 12, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

CoenM
And, it's moist!


Runner(s)-Up:

MattK
Ready. Fire. Aim.


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-52. Last quiz of the 2017-2018 season. Note: Seasons will now be 13 weeks long.

Full Results:

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1 CoenM 363 99 15
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2 MattK 355 97 15
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3 casketromance 336 95 15
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4 RobinJRichards 327 93 15
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5 NatashaBB 321 90 15
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5 MatherV 321 90 15
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7 SizemoreM 317 87 15
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8 TimL 316 85 15
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9 Snuffleupagus 315 83 15
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10 akambour 310 81 15
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11 MilesTeg 307 79 00
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12 Vendy12 305 77 00
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13 PipkeR 303 75 00
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14 CourtneyKhaaaaaan 290 74 15
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15 DreierR 284 72 00
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16 MoyseyC 275 69 00
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16 KPope 275 69 00
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18 gaufqwi 270 65 15
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18 Vintsanity 270 65 15
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20 srs 269 62 15
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21 HoH 268 60 00
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22 Abhi 265 58 00
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23 DebB 264 56 15
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24 Tarn 261 54 00
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25 RauscherM 256 52 15
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26 Vicun-YAH 248 50 00
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27 MatchenD 246 49 00
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28 crm 245 47 00
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29 GarciaD 243 45 00
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30 McGeeDean 241 43 00
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31 quarterrican 240 41 00
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32 GarstJ 239 39 00
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33 MitchellWA 235 35 00
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33 ADSanchez 235 35 00
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37 MurphyCD 231 28 00
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43 NagorskyM 199 18 00
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44 felsenheldd 196 16 00
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46 Svoyager-11 172 12 15
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48 ArunH 137 8 00
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49 SokolM 133 6 00
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Questions:

After six weeks into the 2018 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision season, what team (as of Oct. 12) is ranked #2 in both the AP and Coaches polls?

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Georgia

Last Sunday night, the eleventh series of the science-fiction television program "Doctor Who" premiered on the BBC. What actress portrays the Thirteenth Doctor in this most recent series?

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Jodie Whittaker

The following is the Rotten Tomatoes summary for what film sequel that opens today (Oct. 12): "Slappy is back to wreak more havoc this Halloween in a brand-new comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine's 400-million-selling series of books."? (Note: full title not necessary)

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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Multiple choice. The 2018 American Music Awards were presented on Tuesday night. Who won in the category of Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B: A) Bruno Mars; B) Khalid; C) The Weeknd?

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B

Last Friday, Amazon Prime released the third season of what dystopian alternate history television series that includes J. Edgar Hoover as a character, and an episode titled "Sensô Kôi"?

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The Man in the High Castle

Seen here meeting a certain powerful figure this past Wednesday, the red arrow is pointing to a man, subject of a lot of talk this past week, who practices what specific profession?

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Mixed Martial Arts Fighter

50/50 Tossup. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups launched a new ad campaign recently. What is the tagline for these commercials: "Don't Get Mad Get Reese's" or "Not Sorry Reese's"?

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Not Sorry Reese's

"The Gang Solves the Bathroom Problem" was the title of Wednesday night's episode of what television series that is currently airing its 13th season on the FX network?

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

The National League Championship Series (NLCS) between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers begins tonight (Oct. 12). What is the name of the stadium where the Brewers will be hosting Game One?

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Miller Park

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Now You Will Have That Song Stuck in Your Head". Here we go. Multiple choice. Tonight (Oct. 12) at the Denny Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Lynyrd Skynyrd will be performing as part of their "Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour". According to Wikipedia (with the caveat that the setlist may not be representative of all shows), when does Lynyrd Skynyrd play "Freebird": A) Never, they are only playing their new material; B) Next to last, with "Sweet Home Alabama" as the encore; C) As the final encore song; D) Upon request?

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C

The name of what man has been redacted on the cover of the recently released memoir seen here?

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Eric Idle

On Wednesday, actor Will Smith posted on his Facebook page: "LEMME OUT!! :-) Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE! 🧞 #_______". What word follows the hashtag above?

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Aladdin