Lighter Side of the News (May 01, 2020) by HallR

Champion(s):

CoenM
And, it's moist!

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:


Quiz Description

Quiz - #09-03

Full Results:

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1 AnthonyBianca 436 97 15
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1 CoenM 436 97 15
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3 griffism 423 94 15
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4 MaddyE 413 91 15
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4 MattK 413 91 15
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6 KonkelT 380 88 15
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7 rouquinne 369 86 15
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8 GoodmanDL 354 84 15
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9 KesslerA2 352 80 15
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9 BringMoreLegos 352 80 15
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11 HortonR 340 77 00
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12 KitchenB 337 75 15
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13 HoH 316 73 15
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14 HomerS 312 71 15
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15 GarciaD 310 69 15
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16 Vintsanity 307 67 15
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17 TWright17 306 64 15
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18 GrahamJ 301 62 15
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19 srs 296 60 15
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20 LynchT 292 58 15
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21 rarebitfiend 281 56 15
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22 ecpekkle 262 54 15
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23 mwg 256 52 15
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24 gaufqwi 249 50 15
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25 Commodore 248 47 15
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26 felsenheldd 245 45 00
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27 KCrest 244 43 15
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28 RobinJRichards 236 40 15
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28 brando3429 236 40 15
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30 DouglasLovesVixey 232 37 15
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31 casketromance 223 34 15
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31 Tarn 223 34 15
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33 mbmason 215 30 15
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34 HoodM 207 28 15
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35 FauxD 206 26 15
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36 KPope 202 24 15
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37 MoyseyC 197 22 15
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38 ArunH 196 20 00
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39 petkunm 182 18 15
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40 colleenw 178 15 00
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41 MorrisS 170 13 15
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42 MoskowitzJim 166 11 15
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43 Vendy12 161 9 15
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44 RauscherM 153 7 15
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45 SokolM 133 5 15
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46 JCEurovision 56 3 00
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47 Vicun-YAH 0 1 00
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Questions:

Baby Yoda is expected to be discussed this upcoming week, when Disney+ releases a behind the scenes docuseries about the making of "The Mandalorian". On what calendar date will this series premiere?

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May 4th

Singer Michael Ball and Captain Tom Moore, a 99 year-old WW2 veteran, currently have the #1 hit on the UK Singles Chart, with what song; first heard in the musical "Carousel", and long associated with the Liverpool soccer club?

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You'll Never Walk Alone

Last night (Thu.), the "Parks and Recreation" reunion special aired in an effort to benefit charity. "Parks and Recreation" was a television comedy series that was set in what fictional Indiana town?

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Pawnee

Due to certain ongoing circumstances, the planned Basque cultural event question has been cancelled. Instead please answer: What word has been redacted (twice) in this image?

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Cesta

On this week's edition of the "Political Beats" podcast, writer Nick Gillespie discussed what band, which scored #1 hits with a Bob Dylan cover and a song which quoted from the Book of Ecclesiastes?

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The Byrds

Due to certain ongoing circumstances, the scheduled MLB question has been postponed. Instead please answer: After leaving the San Francisco Giants in 1972, the great Willie Mays played his final two seasons for what team?

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Mets

Multiple choice. "Review: Joe Bonamassa’s Sleep Eazys make instrumental dreams", was a recent headline from the AP. Bonamassa is a musician that plays what instrument: A) Ukulele; B) Saxophone; C) Guitar; D) Piano?

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C

Seen here is a screenshot from Monday's "virtual reunion" celebrating what 1985 film?

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The Goonies

"Code of Conduct" was the title of last Sunday night's season finale of the television series "NCIS: Los Angeles". What network airs "NCIS: Los Angeles"?

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CBS

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Volleyball Guys". Here we go. Due to certain ongoing circumstances, the planned volleyball tournament question has been cancelled. Instead please answer: What is the name given to the volleyball position, introduced within the past 20 years, for the player that is not allowed to block or attack above the net?

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Libero

Time for a Gif! Due to certain ongoing circumstances, the planned Broadway production question has been cancelled. Instead please answer: In a 1946 play by Eugene O'Neill, sales representative Theodore "Hickey" Hickman jokes about catching his wife "rolling in the hay" with an individual that holds what occupation? (attached GIF is a hint)

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Iceman

The legendary Willie Nelson celebrated a birthday this past Wednesday. How old (in years) is Willie Nelson? (accept within 3)

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87 (accept 84 to 90)