Lighter Side of the News (Sep. 13, 2019) by HallR

Champion(s):

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:

AmmermanA
Ask me about my Latin motto contest.


Quiz Description

Quiz - #06-09

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 33 35 82 58 74 09 33 64 54 92 52 64
1 AnthonyBianca 470 98 00
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2 AmmermanA 466 96 15
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3 CarthyP 445 94 15
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4 quarterrican 439 92 00
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5 GoodmanDL 381 90 15
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6 MattK 375 88 15
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7 BringMoreLegos 356 86 00
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8 casketromance 352 84 15
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9 GarciaD 329 82 15
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10 HoodM 323 80 00
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11 heystephen 303 78 15
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12 CoenM 302 76 15
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13 MoyseyC 299 74 15
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14 HumbabaORiley 292 72 15
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15 BarthR 284 70 15
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16 HoH 272 68 15
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17 ElendilPickle 268 65 00
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17 MortimerN 268 65 15
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19 HortonR 259 62 15
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20 ChrisRosenberg 258 60 15
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21 YuC 255 58 15
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22 gaufqwi 246 56 00
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23 Vintsanity 239 53 15
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23 felsenheldd 239 53 15
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25 MattaR 224 50 15
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26 SokolM 219 47 15
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27 akambour 212 45 15
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28 FauxD 211 42 00
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28 Vendy12 211 42 15
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30 MitchellWA 208 38 15
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30 ecpekkle 208 38 15
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32 TWright17 207 35 15
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33 bttrcup18 195 33 15
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34 Jill 192 31 15
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35 imogen 187 29 15
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36 KPope 182 27 00
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37 LynchT 180 25 00
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38 MolinariR 171 23 15
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39 MatherV 167 21 15
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40 Tarn 166 19 00
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41 KonkelT 148 17 00
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42 HelenB 145 15 15
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43 WatskyA 139 13 00
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44 colleenw 137 11 00
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45 Michalle 135 9 15
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46 ArunH 132 7 00
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47 StanleyP 98 5 00
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48 JCEurovision 72 3 15
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49 DouglasLovesVixey 48 1 00
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Questions:

Tennis player Bianca Andreescu made news last weekend by defeating Serena Williams to win the U.S. Open women's singles title. Andreescu is from what nation?

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Canada

Promotion has started for the third season of "Harvey Street Kids", the Netflix animated series based on the comics by Alfred Harvey. The new season will see the introduction of what character, who has a butler named Cadbury C. Cadbury and a dog named Dollar?

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Richie Rich

A film starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce was recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. Though both actors are Welsh, Hopkins and Pryce portray a German and a Argentinean respectively. What word fills-in the blank in the title of this film: "The Two _____"?

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Popes

A currently airing television commercial features people arching one eyebrow and people waving their hand in front of their face; and carries the tagline "We Are All Superstars". This commercial is for the FOX network's upcoming program associated with what organization?

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WWE

Recently, NBC Sports posted an early NCAA men's basketball 2019-20 preseason poll. What TEAM is ranked #8 in this poll? (attached image is a hint)

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Virginia

Multiple choice. The new #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart is "Truth Hurts" by what musical artist: A) Dizzo; B) Hizzo; C) Lizzo; D) Rizzo?

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C

What FIRST name fills-in the blank in this quip made by actor Sean Hayes last weekend: “____ almost got the role of Batman in 1989, but the part went to Michael Keaton because he actually had chemistry with Kim Basinger”?

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Alec

Today (Fri.) marks the release of "Beneath the Eyrie", the seventh studio album for what alternative rock band, which traces its name to how guitarist Joey Santiago liked the definition of a word as, "mischievous little elves"?

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Pixies

The image seen here alludes to the title of what new Comedy Central television series about two friends starting business ventures together?

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South Side

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Fried Chicken and Fried Movies". Here we go. The fast food fried chicken chain Popeyes has been much in the news lately for its chicken sandwich shortage. Popeyes is named after a fictional character that held what working occupation?

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Police Detective

"The Kentucky Fried Movie" is one of the beloved film comedies by director John Landis. That said, comedian Louie Anderson recently divulged that he had just filmed a scene, possibly with Eddie Murphy, for a sequel to what 1988 film by Landis?

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Coming to America

Veteran NFL kicker Adam Vinatieri came under scrutiny for multiple missed attempts during the Indianapolis Colts' loss to the Los Angeles Chargers last Sunday. How old (in years) is Vinatieri? (accept within 2)

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46 (accept 44 to 48)