Lighter Side of the News (May 08, 2020) 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 - #09-04

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 43 58 38 73 60 55 68 68 28 73 15 20
1 AnthonyBianca 467 98 15
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2 akambour 387 96 15
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3 MattK 377 93 15
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4 KitchenB 371 91 15
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5 MilesTeg 366 88 15
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6 Tarn 354 85 15
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6 GarciaD 354 85 00
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8 HoH 346 81 00
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9 GoodmanDL 339 78 15
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10 KPope 329 76 15
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11 StanleyP 306 73 15
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12 KesslerA2 304 71 15
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13 CoenM 299 68 15
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14 Vintsanity 296 66 00
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15 PSUrose 293 63 00
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16 ChrisRosenberg 291 61 00
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17 daddariod 289 57 00
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17 casketromance 289 57 15
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19 gaufqwi 281 53 15
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20 MaddyE 271 51 00
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21 helene 269 48 15
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22 ShampooCell 264 46 15
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23 Vicun-YAH 259 43 15
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24 KonkelT 254 41 15
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25 jnowell 253 38 15
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26 mwg 236 35 00
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26 TWright17 236 35 15
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28 ArunH 234 30 15
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28 KCrest 234 30 15
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30 imogen 231 26 00
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31 BringMoreLegos 228 23 15
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32 WatskyA 171 21 00
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33 ecpekkle 168 18 00
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34 Vendy12 151 16 00
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35 SokolM 141 13 00
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36 LynchT 138 11 00
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37 JCEurovision 133 8 00
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38 felsenheldd 123 6 00
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39 DouglasLovesVixey 80 3 00
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40 RaiaB 30 1 15
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Questions:

This Monday marks the debut of "Wind of Change", a podcast series, described as "All the President's Men" meets "This is Spinal Tap", investigating the alleged cooperation between the CIA and what rock band?

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Scorpions

Due to certain ongoing circumstances, the scheduled international soccer question has been cancelled. Instead please answer: Name a YEAR in which the legendary Pelé led the Brazilian national team to a FIFA World Cup championship. (Hint: even number, non-Olympic)

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1958, 1962, 1970

50/50 tossup. Rappers Ice Cube and Vanilla Ice will be appearing in different movies that are being released (Netflix/VOD) this month (May). The films are "The High Note" and "The Wrong Missy". Which "Ice" appears in "The Wrong Missy": Ice Cube or Vanilla Ice?

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Vanilla Ice

What brand name fills-in the blank in this recent headline from the Orlando Sentinel: "________ re-creates its Michael Jordan ‘Be Like Mike’ ad with Zion Williamson, Elena Delle Donne and Jayson Tatum"?

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Gatorade

Multi-hyphenate creator Justin Roiland's television series is airing new episodes of its 5th season this month. Known for its very devoted fans, what is the name of this series?

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Rick and Morty

What person's name has been redacted in this poster for a recently aired television program?

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Natalie Wood

An album titled "Here and Now" was released recently. "Here and Now" is by what singer, known for such hits as "Pirate Flag", "Summertime" and "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy"?

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Kenny Chesney

Multiple choice. Due to certain ongoing circumstances, the planned Kentucky Derby question has been rescheduled for September. Instead please answer: What was the name of the horse that was leading the 1973 Kentucky Derby before losing to Secretariat: A) Shecky Greene; B) Soupy Sales; C) Slappy White?

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A

On Thursday's episode of the "Unspooled" podcast, hosts Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson discussed the 1990 film "Goodfellas". In "Goodfellas", a mob crew raids a JFK Airport vault that belonged to what foreign airline?

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Lufthansa

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Surnames, Ben Schwartz & Ben Schwartz-like Looking Guys". Here we go. What surname fills-in the blank in this recent headline from IndieWire: "'___________ & Schwartz’ Review: Netflix’s Trio of Filmed Improv Shows are the Best Kind of Messy"?

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Middleditch

WARNING: Spelling counts! Due to certain ongoing circumstances, the scheduled NHL Playoffs question has been postponed. Instead please answer: What surname has been redacted in this image?

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Lemieux

Singer Adele celebrated a birthday on Tuesday. How old (in years) is Adele? (accept within 3)

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32 (accept 29 to 35)