Lighter Side of the News (Mar. 29, 2019) by HallR

Champion(s):

CoenM
And, it's moist!


Runner(s)-Up:

akambour
Full price for gum? That dog won't hunt, monsignor!


Quiz Description

Quiz - #04-11

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1 CoenM 439 98 15
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Questions:

The new live-action version of the Disney's "Dumbo" opens nationwide today (Fri.). The film has a character named Baritone Bates. What man, whose previous film credit is "Creed II" and with the following Wikipedia entry, plays Bates: "By 1992, he acquired a federal trademark for the phrase...As of 2009, the catchphrase has generated $400 million in revenue"?

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Michael Buffer

Many Instagramers have been posting photos of the "Super Bloom" at Lake Elsinore this past week. What species of flowering plant is the subject of the "Super Bloom"?

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(California) Poppy

This past week, the album "Shock" entered the Billboard 200 at #21. "Shock" is by what rock band whose most well-known album is "The Great Radio Controversy" from 1989; and is named after a man born in Croatia in 1856, rather than a man born in South Africa in 1971?

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Tesla

Multiple choice. There is only one week left in the 2018-19 NHL regular season. As of (Thur. 03-28), which of these teams has NOT been eliminated from playoff contention: A) Anaheim Ducks; B) Buffalo Sabres; C) Calgary Flames; D) Detroit Red Wings?

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C

Tonight (Fri.), NBC will air another new episode ("Robert Vesco") of what crime thriller television series which features a character named "Red," an FBI informant?

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The Blacklist

Who is this award winner photographed last Saturday?

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Chris Pratt

Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida is home to the NFL's Miami Dolphins. These past two weeks, Hard Rock Stadium has hosted a competition for what sport?

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Tennis

50/50 tossup. Which Bella twin announced her retirement from pro wrestling last Sunday: Brie or Nikki?

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Nikki

On Monday, Syracuse.com posted a story about how local radio station, The Rebel 105.9 FM, changed its format from classic rock to CCM. What do the initials CCM stand for?

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Contemporary Christian Music

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Note the Day of the Week." Here we go. Opening Day for the 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) season was held on Thursday (Mar. 28), the earliest domestic start in MLB history. According to Wikipedia, rather than Thursday, in past years Opening Day has usually been held on what other day of the week?

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Monday

Last weekend, commenters on social media observed the 35th anniversary of a certain fictional event. The image seen here is from what film?

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The Breakfast Club

Tonight (Fri.), the English rock band Roxy Music will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, a certain former member of the band will not be in attendance due to "other commitments." Like Judge Lance Ito and hockey player Bobby Orr, this musician is considered "crossword famous." Name this absent musician.

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Brian Eno