Lighter Side of the News (Oct. 19, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

quarterrican


Runner(s)-Up:

GoodmanDL
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Quiz Description

Quiz - #03-01

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1 quarterrican 416 98 15
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2 GoodmanDL 409 96 15
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3 MoyseyC 395 94 00
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4 MilesTeg 387 92 15
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5 MattK 378 90 15
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6 HessJa 373 88 15
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7 KashyapN 371 86 15
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8 Snuffleupagus 370 84 15
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9 apeekrtr 362 82 15
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10 akambour 356 80 15
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11 Vicun-YAH 347 78 15
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12 ADSanchez 337 76 15
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13 felsenheldd 333 72 15
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13 DreierR 333 72 15
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15 PipkeR 331 69 00
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16 MirandaM 324 67 15
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17 CoenM 322 65 15
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18 HoH 320 63 00
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19 IvixorB 312 61 00
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20 NatashaBB 310 58 15
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20 DebB 310 58 00
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22 Michalle 308 55 15
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23 ElendilPickle 307 53 00
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24 heystephen 295 50 15
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24 SokolM 295 50 00
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26 Vintsanity 286 46 00
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27 KPope 273 44 15
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28 helene 271 42 15
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29 GarciaD 263 40 15
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30 Tarn 262 38 15
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31 RobinJRichards 259 36 00
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32 Vendy12 257 34 00
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33 gaufqwi 253 32 00
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34 ArunH 244 30 00
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35 ecpekkle 241 28 15
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43 DouglasLovesVixey 173 11 00
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44 MitchellWA 158 9 15
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45 JCEurovision 155 7 00
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Questions:

This past week, a former member of Congress was appointed and then resigned four days later as the Chief Executive Officer of USA Gymnastics. Also, this past week, "Dancing Queen" an album of ABBA covers for a certain singer, slid to #43 on the Billboard 200 chart. Name the person who had been married to both of the newsmakers behind these stories.

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Sonny Bono

The title of what television program fills-in the blanks in this recent headline from The Wrap: "...Caroll Spinney Retires After Nearly 50 Years on ‘______ ______’"?

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Sesame Street

On Tuesday, the Golden State Warriors opened their 2018-19 season campaign with a 108 - 100 home win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Warriors play in an arena sponsored by what computer technology corporation?

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Oracle

The image seen here alludes to the name of the main character of what highly anticipated FILM that is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom this Wednesday?

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Multiple choice. What big event is happening for Greta Van Fleet today (Oct. 19): A) She returns to CNN as a legal analyst; B) Their debut studio album "Anthem of the Peaceful Army" is released; C) She plays her final game for the U.S. national soccer team; D) History Channel documentary where she discusses her grandfather's command of forces during the Korean War airs?

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B

50/50 Tossup. The slasher film "Halloween", the latest installment of the franchise, debuts today (Oct. 19). According to Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer, is "Halloween" rated Fresh or Rotten?

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Fresh

This upcoming week, the 2018 WTA (Women's Tennis Association) Finals are taking place in Singapore. Of the eight players who qualified to compete in the Singles event, which one has a surname that is the same as a major international city?

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Naomi Osaka

Who was the musical guest on last weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL)? (Hint: photo is from a previous appearance of this person on SNL)

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Paul Simon

The crime comedy film "The Old Man and the Gun" is currently playing in select theaters. Upon the announcement of his retirement, "The Old Man and the Gun" is the final role for what actor?

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Robert Redford

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Within a Numerical Range". Here we go. The annual Ironman World Championship, the original and most prestigious "Ironman Triathlon", was held last weekend in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. For how long (in years) has this competition been held? (accept within 7 years)

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40 years (accept 33 to 47 years)

Multiple choice. Today (Oct. 19), Jonah Hill's directorial debut film premieres nationwide. What is the title of this film: A) Late60s; B) Mid70s; C) Early80s; D) Mid90s?

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D

"Girls Like You" is the current #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. What band, scheduled for a very high profile performance on February 3, 2019, is the artist behind "Girls Like You"?

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Maroon 5