Lighter Side of the News (May 17, 2019) by HallR

Champion(s):

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!


Quiz Description

Quiz - #05-05

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 74 36 12 52 45 80 23 52 36 60 47 85
1 AnthonyBianca 474 98 15
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2 gregariouschinchilla 439 96 00
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3 quarterrican 408 94 00
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4 Nicole 400 92 00
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5 LeoneC 389 90 15
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6 ElendilPickle 378 87 15
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7 ChengJa 371 85 00
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8 PipkeR 366 83 00
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9 colleenw 361 81 00
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10 MortimerN 356 78 15
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11 BringMoreLegos 354 76 00
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12 AdamKing 346 74 15
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13 akambour 330 72 15
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14 TWright17 329 70 15
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15 Svoyager-11 297 66 00
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15 MilesTeg 297 66 00
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17 reallydumb4real 296 63 00
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18 casketromance 295 61 00
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19 HoH 282 57 00
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19 MatherV 282 57 00
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21 KPope 281 54 00
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22 Michalle 273 51 00
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22 Tarn 273 51 00
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24 RobinJRichards 260 47 15
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25 Matto 258 45 00
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26 Vintsanity 255 43 15
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27 ecpekkle 253 41 00
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28 NatashaBB 242 38 00
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29 gaufqwi 237 36 00
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30 PolinskyL 235 34 00
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31 HortonR 230 32 00
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32 Vendy12 222 30 00
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33 GarciaD 221 27 00
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34 DouglasLovesVixey 194 25 15
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35 JCEurovision 189 22 00
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35 JennyV 189 22 00
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37 SokolM 188 18 00
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38 LynchT 182 16 15
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39 watersd 156 14 00
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40 queenaoife 155 12 00
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41 Timm 148 10 00
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42 ArunH 131 7 15
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43 felsenheldd 127 5 00
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44 ShampooCell 116 3 00
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45 orwant 77 1 00
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Questions:

Georges Lemaitre was a Belgian Catholic priest who lived from 1894 to 1966. What pop culture phenomenon, particularly in the news this past week, shares its name with a concept associated with Lemaitre?

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The Big Bang Theory

"Me!" is a recently released song that is rising on the pop charts. The lead single off of a highly anticipated upcoming album, "Me!" is by what female singer?

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Taylor Swift

What number fills-in the blank in the title of this film that opens nationwide today (Fri.): "John Wick: Chapter _ – Parabellum"?

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3

50/50 tossup. Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Thursday night. Does Bobcat still use that high-pitched screechy voice in his stand-up act: Yes or No?

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No

In hockey news, what team is currently playing the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Finals of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs?

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St. Louis Blues

Subject of the recently released Netflix documentary film "Bathtubs Over Broadway", what two-word term applies to the theatrical genre represented by the album covers seen here?

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Industrial Musical

Multiple choice. Which of these ABC television programs has been renewed for the 2019-20 season: A) Fresh Off the Boat; B) Take Two; C) Speechless; D) The Kids Are Alright?

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A

"Father of the Bride" is this week's #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. "Father of the Bride" is by what indie rock band which derives its name from a planned short horror film project attempted by lead vocalist Ezra Koenig?

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Vampire Weekend

With a win-loss record of 7-1 (as of 05/16), pitcher Justin Verlander is off to a hot start to the 2019 MLB season. Verlander plays for what team?

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Houston Astros

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "The Notorious Bettie Page and The Notorious Bethpage". Here we go. "The Notorious Bettie Page" director Mary Harron's latest independent film, "(redacted) Says", was released last weekend. This movie involves what notorious (in the true sense) real-life figure, who will also be depicted in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film?

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Charles Manson

Site of a much-watched event taking place this weekend, the name of what COLOR has been redacted in the image seen here?

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Black

Steve Harvey had a really bad week. Harvey learned that his talk show "Steve" will be succeeded by another talk program, and that he will no longer be the host of the variety show "Little Big Shots". Name ONE of the two women who will be replacing Harvey in these television hosting duties?

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Kelly Clarkson, Melissa McCarthy