Lighter Side of the News (Jul. 12, 2019) by HallR

Champion(s):

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:

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


Quiz Description

Quiz - #05-13

Full Results:

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1 AnthonyBianca 450 98 15
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2 akambour 406 96 15
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3 casketromance 391 94 15
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4 DebB 361 92 00
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5 CoenM 350 90 15
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6 heystephen 322 88 15
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7 gregariouschinchilla 320 86 00
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8 MilesTeg 314 84 15
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9 quarterrican 312 82 15
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10 Vicun-YAH 307 80 15
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11 WatskyA 299 78 00
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12 GoodmanDL 297 76 15
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13 MirandaM 295 74 15
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14 MoyseyC 293 71 00
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14 ShampooCell 293 71 15
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16 Vendy12 291 68 15
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17 KonkelT 289 66 00
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18 petkunm 288 64 15
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19 HoH 280 61 00
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19 MattK 280 61 15
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21 Commodore 279 58 15
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22 PSUrose 278 56 15
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23 TWright17 271 54 15
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24 DreierR 270 52 15
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25 RauscherM 269 50 15
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26 colleenw 260 47 15
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27 brando3429 257 45 15
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28 FauxD 254 43 15
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29 MortimerN 248 40 00
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29 gaufqwi 248 40 15
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31 queenaoife 247 36 15
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31 KPope 247 36 15
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33 HeberleC 245 33 15
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34 ArunH 243 31 00
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35 NatashaBB 234 29 15
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36 JJA 222 27 15
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37 PolinskyL 219 25 15
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38 SokolM 214 23 15
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39 morbeedo 209 21 00
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40 Tarn 205 19 15
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41 StanleyP 201 17 00
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42 Svoyager-11 199 15 00
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43 BringMoreLegos 192 12 00
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43 lshultz82 192 12 00
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45 HortonR 184 9 15
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46 Shosin 174 7 15
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47 LynchT 165 5 15
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48 DouglasLovesVixey 145 3 00
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49 JCEurovision 139 1 00
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Questions:

This past week, "Ride Me Back Home" entered the Billboard 200 album chart at #18. "Ride Me Back Home" is by what singer-songwriter, known for such songs as "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain", "Whiskey River" and "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die"?

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Willie Nelson

At 15 years old, tennis phenom Cori Gauff caused quite a sensation by making the fourth round of the Ladies Singles event at this year's Wimbledon Championships. What nickname is Gauff known by?

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Coco

The name of what U.S. state fills-in the blank in this recent headline from the AP: "'Molly of (name of mountain redacted)' about an Athabascan girl in ______ premieres on PBS Kids"?

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Alaska

What SURNAME is shared by these two women photographed last Sunday?

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Chastain

Multiple choice. According to Box Office Mojo, which one of the following films was in the top-10 for weekend gross (U.S.) last weekend: A) Apollo 11; B) The Secret Life of Pets 2; C) Late Night; D) Dark Phoenix?

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B

Another episode of the reality television show "The Bachelorette" was aired on Monday night. What television network broadcasts "The Bachelorette"?

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ABC

Time for a GIF! The 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game was held on Tuesday night. The network television announcers for the game were John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal, Tom Verducci, and what other man? (attached GIF is a hint)

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Joe Buck

The name of what mythical figure fills-in the blank in this recent headline from Broadway World: "_____town Releases New Block of Tickets Through 2020"?

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Hades

Whose FOOT is seen in this photo taken last weekend?

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Amanda Nunes

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "PBS Pledge Break 1995: The Soundtrack". Here we go. What UNESCO World Heritage Site fills-in the blank in this ad currently seen on musician Yanni's Twitter page: "Live at the _________ 25th Anniversary Edition Available Now"?

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Acropolis

Multiple choice. Which one of the following is the title of a Ron Howard film currently playing in theaters: A) Carreras; B) Domingo; C) Pavarotti; D) John Tesh?

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C

This week, on the "Unspooled" podcast, hosts Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson discussed the legendary film "Gone with the Wind". Minus overture, intermission, entr'acte and exit music; how long (in minutes) is "Gone with the Wind"? (accept within 20)

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221 (accept 201 to 241)