Lighter Side of the News (May 24, 2019) by HallR

Champion(s):

MattK
Ready. Fire. Aim.


Runner(s)-Up:

Mark


Quiz Description

Quiz - #05-06

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 81 66 35 66 85 93 93 74 58 43 58 62
1 MattK 430 98 15
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2 Mark 391 94 15
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3 quarterrican 389 90 00
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4 Michalle 380 86 15
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5 ElendilPickle 365 82 15
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6 HoH 353 78 00
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7 MoyseyC 343 75 00
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8 Tarn 335 71 00
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9 AnthonyBianca 321 67 15
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10 SokolM 273 63 00
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11 queenaoife 269 59 00
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12 BringMoreLegos 254 55 00
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13 KPope 231 51 00
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14 McGeeDean 200 48 00
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15 MitchellWA 181 44 00
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16 casketromance 173 40 00
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17 HortonR 158 36 00
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18 PolinskyL 154 32 00
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19 ArunH 108 28 00
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20 StanleyP 92 25 00
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21 JennyV 73 21 00
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22 DouglasLovesVixey 58 15 00
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22 Vendy12 58 15 00
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24 MatchenD 50 7 00
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24 colleenw 50 7 00
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26 twelvefootboy 15 1 00
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Questions:

An American tradition honoring our servicemen and women, this Sunday night PBS will televise the "National Memorial Day Concert" from the steps of the U.S. Capitol. What author of the book "My American Journey" is the only non-entertainer (e.g. not a musician, actor) listed as a performer for the concert?

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Colin Powell

Last weekend, NFL defensive end Chris Long announced his retirement from pro football after 11 seasons in the league. Long played his last two seasons for what team?

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Philadelphia Eagles

Multiple choice. Which one of these current films is certified "Fresh" by critics on the Rotten Tomatoes website: A) UglyDolls; B) Poms; C) A Dog's Journey; D) Pokémon Detective Pikachu?

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D

The Netflix television series "Dead to Me", starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, was released earlier this month. "Dead to Me" is set in what coastal Southern California county?

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Orange

The two individuals in this recent Instagram post are usually associated with other people. That said, the name of what duo has been redacted in the image seen here?

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Sugarland

Charlene Wittstock was a South African swimmer who competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. One of only seven women in the world allowed to wear a white dress and veil (as opposed to the customary black) during an audience with the Pope, this retired athlete will be attending what sporting event this weekend?

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Monaco Grand Prix

Multiple choice. The television special "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons'" scored high ratings for ABC. What book did Edith Bunker quote: A) Poor Richard's Almanac; B) Bible; C) The Joy of Cooking; D) The Feminine Mystique?

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B

"Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the new #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is by what artist, whose name is also a term described by Wikipedia as, "the systematic study of the form of valid inference, and the most general laws of truth"?

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Logic

Sunday night's series finale of "Game of Thrones" drew record ratings for HBO with 19.3 million viewers. What is the episode title of this series finale?

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The Iron Throne

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Music & Lyrics by Menken & Ashman". Here we go. The live-action film remake of Disney's "Aladdin" opens nationwide today (Fri.). In the film, Will Smith raps a re-worked version of what song that contains such lyrics as, "I'm in the mood to help you dude"?

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Friend Like Me

Related to an event held last weekend, what two-word specific location has been redacted in the image seen here?

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Hollywood Bowl

The 2019 Women's College World Series for NCAA Division I softball will begin this Thursday. In college softball, how far (in feet) is the pitching distance? (apex of home plate to front of the pitching rubber; accept within 5)

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43 (accept 38 to 48)