Lighter Side of the News (Mar. 22, 2019) by HallR

Champion(s):

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Runner(s)-Up:

MilesTeg
Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody's gonna die. Come watch TV.


Quiz Description

Quiz - #04-10

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1 GoodmanDL 479 98 15
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2 MilesTeg 413 96 15
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3 casketromance 402 94 15
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4 RautY 401 92 00
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5 MattK 391 90 15
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6 MitchellWA 380 88 00
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7 BringMoreLegos 371 86 00
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8 HoH 361 84 15
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9 LeoneC 358 82 15
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10 NathanL 356 80 00
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11 CoenM 354 78 15
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12 BarthR 352 76 00
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13 NatashaBB 348 73 15
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15 quarterrican 345 69 15
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16 DreierR 337 67 15
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17 akambour 329 65 15
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18 ShampooCell 321 63 15
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19 EllingerA 320 61 15
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20 Svoyager-11 317 59 15
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21 FauxD 315 57 00
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22 apeekrtr 313 55 15
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23 GarciaD 305 53 15
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25 MurabitoB 299 48 00
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Questions:

Selections and brackets for the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament were announced on Monday night. Name ONE of the four teams that are #1 seeds. (Note: Connecticut is a #2 seed)

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Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State, Louisville

Today (Fri.), marks the 20th anniversary re-release to theaters of what 1999 teen romantic drama film based on the 1782 novel "Les Liaisons dangereuses"?

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Cruel Intentions

50/50 tossup. The Spence vs. Garcia fight was held last Saturday night. Spence won this fight. What sport was this event: Boxing or MMA?

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Boxing

The new action thriller film "Triple Threat" is now playing on Netflix. Most of the plot in "Triple Threat" takes place on what global continent?

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South America

Connected to a major announcement made by a federal agency last Friday, name ONE of the four figures who have been circled, in RED, in the image seen here.

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Abby Cradabby, Herry Monster, Julia, Zoe

On Wednesday, the Library of Congress announced the list of 25 recordings that are to be added to the National Recording Registry. One of these is the album "The Blueprint," released on September 11, 2001, and one of only eight recordings on the Registry from what genre of music?

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Rap/Hip-Hop

What word fills-in the blank in this Thursday story from the Daily Beast: "The jukebox musical can be lackluster and silly. Not so with ‘Ain't Too Proud,’ which focuses on the dramatic history of The ___________, with fabulous Motown songs and dance."?

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Temptations

Despite recent news of its cancelled status, Showtime will continue to air episodes of the television series "SMILF" till March 31st. The letter "S" in "SMILF" can stand for either "single," or what other word, artificially redacted in one of these two photos taken last Sunday?

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Southie

There has been a lot of news coverage this past week about somebody nicknamed "The Millville Meteor." Who is "The Millville Meteor"? (give name)

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Mike Trout

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "No Baby". Here we go. Last Weekend, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Garner exchanged snappy Instagram comments in response to an OK! magazine cover that claimed that both actresses are expecting a baby. Though neither is currently pregnant, how many children do Witherspoon and Garner EACH have? (same number for both)

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3

Multiple choice. News broke recently that there are plans to bring to Broadway a new jukebox musical based on the music of Britney Spears. Which of these songs, likely to be heard in the show, does NOT contain the lyric "baby": A) I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman; B) Sometimes; C) Oops!... I Did It Again; D) Toxic?

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A

The latest trailer for the upcoming animated film "Toy Story 4" was released this past week. However, certain beloved "Toy Story" characters will not be in this latest sequel due to the passing of what TWO men, both known for dishing cutting insults; one inside nightclubs and the other in Marine Corps barracks?

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Don Rickles, R. Lee Ermey