Lighter Side of the News (Dec. 6, 2019) by HallR

Champion(s):

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!


Runner(s)-Up:

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Quiz Description

Quiz - #07-08

Full Results:

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1 gregariouschinchilla 412 99 15
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2 AnthonyBianca 378 97 15
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3 srs 374 95 15
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4 PipkeR 361 93 15
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5 quarterrican 360 90 15
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5 akambour 360 90 15
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7 KesslerA2 346 87 00
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8 Commodore 337 85 00
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9 MoyseyC 328 83 15
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10 GarciaD 327 81 15
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11 MilesTeg 326 79 15
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12 MattK 317 77 15
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13 colleenw 305 75 15
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14 FauxD 287 73 15
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15 heystephen 286 71 15
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16 felsenheldd 285 69 15
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17 CoenM 281 67 15
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18 ecpekkle 278 64 00
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18 Timm 278 64 00
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20 WatskyA 276 61 00
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21 brando3429 273 59 15
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22 RauscherM 269 57 15
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23 IvixorB 261 55 15
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24 reallydumb4real 257 53 15
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25 GoodmanDL 256 51 15
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26 RobinJRichards 254 48 15
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26 Tarn 254 48 15
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28 KPope 249 45 15
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29 HoH 244 43 00
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30 Vintsanity 239 41 00
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31 TWright17 237 39 15
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32 watkinsAF 236 37 15
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33 alamble 233 35 15
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34 imogen 227 33 15
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36 SokolM 224 29 00
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42 ColeB 198 17 00
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44 Michalle 187 13 15
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46 HoodM 158 9 15
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47 Atomiccoffey 156 7 15
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50 DouglasLovesVixey 64 1 00
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Questions:

"It's the Sixties, Man!", "It's Comedy or Cabbage" and "A Jewish Girl Walks Into the Apollo..."; are all new episode titles for what television series which launches its third season today (Fri.)?

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

50/50 tossup. There are two bands currently on tour in the U.S. that tend to get very busy this time of year. Which one has been around the longest: Mannheim Steamroller or Trans-Siberian Orchestra?

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Mannheim Steamroller

The 2019 Ballon d'Or ("Golden Ball") ceremony was held on Monday in Paris. What Argentinian soccer player won his sixth Ballon d'Or award?

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Lionel Messi

Part of a recently launched advertising campaign, what iconic film character has been redacted in this image?

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E.T.

What 17-year-old performer was recently revealed to be an in-depth trivia expert with regard to "The Office" television series; however, she also admitted that she had never heard of Van Halen?

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Billie Eilish

What title fills-in the blank in this Wikipedia synopsis of an upcoming epic film: "At the height of the First World War during Spring ____ in northern France, two young British soldiers..."?

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1917

The legal thriller film "Dark Waters" opens nationwide today (Fri.). "Dark Waters" focuses on what corporation (pre-2017 merger), founded in 1802 by a Calvinist Huguenot?

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DuPont

Today (Fri.), marks the release of the latest studio album for a certain rock band. Seen here is the album cover (redacted) for what band? (Hint: band's logo is visible)

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The Who

Basketball sensation Luka Doncic has been getting some attention lately with his hot start to the 2019-20 NBA season. Doncic plays for what NBA team?

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Dallas Mavericks

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Legal Documents". Here we go. Deadline recently reported about litigation in Ireland between television production companies, in which a massive amount of documents must be produced in discovery. This dispute regards "(redacted): Valhalla", Netflix's planned sequel to what cable television series?

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Vikings

What three-letter acronym fills-in the blank in this recent headline from People: "Pete Davidson Requires Fans to Sign $1 Million ___ Before His Comedy Show"?

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NDA

Last weekend, 2019 Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton topped off his season by winning the last race of the year. This grand prix was held in what second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates?

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Abu Dhabi