Lighter Side of the News (Jan. 04, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

ChrisRosenberg
The odds of me winning a quiz are sufficiently low to not compel me to have something witty here.


Runner(s)-Up:

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!


Quiz Description

Quiz - #03-12

Full Results:

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1 ChrisRosenberg 389 98 15
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2 gregariouschinchilla 385 96 15
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3 quarterrican 383 93 00
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4 MattK 366 90 00
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5 GarciaD 349 88 00
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6 reallydumb4real 347 85 15
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7 gaufqwi 342 82 00
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8 DreierR 332 78 15
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8 casketromance 332 78 15
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10 akambour 327 75 00
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11 felsenheldd 326 72 15
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12 AmmermanA 324 69 15
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13 MoyseyC 323 67 15
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14 Michalle 319 64 00
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15 PipkeR 317 61 15
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16 Commodore 313 59 15
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17 HoH 312 56 15
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18 DebB 282 53 00
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19 CoenM 281 51 00
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20 DouglasLovesVixey 274 48 00
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21 RobinJRichards 271 46 15
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22 Vintsanity 269 43 15
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23 RauscherM 259 40 15
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24 BringMoreLegos 258 38 00
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25 BradburnA 236 35 15
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26 Crow-T-Robot 235 32 00
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28 KPope 221 27 00
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29 MitchellWA 209 23 00
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29 srs 209 23 00
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31 SokolM 204 19 15
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32 GarstJ 202 17 00
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33 ArunH 160 14 00
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34 tomasnomas 159 11 00
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35 NatashaBB 127 9 00
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36 RJRouge 115 6 00
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37 JennyV 104 3 00
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Questions:

The 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship game between Alabama vs. Clemson is taking place this Monday night. Name BOTH the stadium (name derived from a German-American businessman) where the game will be played, and the city (named after a 13th century Italian nun) where this stadium is located?

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Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara

The 76th Golden Globe Awards are taking place this Sunday Night. What television network will broadcast this event?

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NBC

Multiple choice. Its been 170 weeks since the original cast recording of "Hamilton: An American Musical" first entered the Billboard 200 album chart. As of the week of Jan. 5, where does "Hamilton" stand on the Billboard 200: A) #6; B) #41; C) #157; D) No longer on the chart?

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B

The blue redacted area in the image seen here alludes to the title of what film currently playing in theaters?

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Mary Queen of Scots

Hazel, Fiver, Bigwig and General Woundwort are all characters in what British animated television miniseries that was recently released on Netflix?

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Watership Down

What specific skiing discipline fills-in the blank in this AP headline from last weekend: "American Mikaela Shiffrin wins record 36th World Cup ______"?

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Slalom

This past week, the 11th annual observance in honor of the individual next to the red arrow in this image was celebrated. On what date (give month and day) was this observance held? .

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Jan. 2

The current #1 song in the U.K. is by a YouTube personality named LadBaby. LadBaby's song is a comedy version, replacing "on rock and roll" with "on sausage rolls", of what 1985 American hit song which has topped several "worst song" lists?

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We Built This City

The fashion item seen here is at the center of a lawsuit recently filed by attorneys representing what rock band?

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Nirvana

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Fictional Korean War Veterans Loosely Based on Real People". Here we go. The following is from a Wikipedia summary of what film currently playing in theaters: "Earl Stone is a 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran who is facing financial ruin and is estranged from his family. Desperate for money, he becomes a..."?

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The Mule

Multiple choice. Which of the following portrayers of fictional Korean War medical personnel currently hosts "Clear + Vivid", a podcast which "explores the ways we can connect better with one another": A) Alan Alda; B) Gary Burghoff; C) Loretta Swit; D) Mike Farrell?

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A

The 2019 Hopman Cup concludes this weekend in Perth, Australia. The Hopman Cup is an international athletic event that involves competitors in what sport?

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Tennis