Lighter Side of the News (Jun. 05, 2020) by HallR

Champion(s):

srs
Truck Fump


Runner(s)-Up:

Tarn
I know my months


Quiz Description

Quiz - #09-08

Full Results:

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1 srs 381 98 15
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2 Tarn 372 96 15
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3 CoenM 369 94 15
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4 GoodmanDL 368 92 15
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5 KCrest 367 90 00
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6 GarciaD 362 87 15
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7 AnthonyBianca 358 85 15
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8 MaddyE 354 83 00
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9 alamble 352 81 15
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10 AdamKing 345 78 15
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11 MattK 342 76 15
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12 ElendilPickle 339 74 00
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13 gaufqwi 332 72 00
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14 BringMoreLegos 327 68 15
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14 MoyseyC 327 68 15
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16 WatskyA 322 64 00
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16 ChrisRosenberg 322 64 15
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18 HortonR 319 61 15
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19 cprov77 315 58 15
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20 KesslerA2 314 56 00
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21 AlexanderT 307 54 15
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22 felsenheldd 305 52 15
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23 MilesTeg 300 50 15
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24 KonkelT 292 47 15
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25 helene 287 45 15
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26 DouglasLovesVixey 278 43 00
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27 colleenw 272 41 00
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29 FauxD 240 36 15
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30 JCEurovision 238 34 00
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31 ecpekkle 228 32 15
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32 casketromance 224 30 00
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33 RauscherM 223 27 00
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34 mwg 218 25 00
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35 LynchT 210 23 15
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36 Vendy12 206 21 00
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37 HoH 196 18 00
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38 JJA 195 16 00
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39 RobinJRichards 185 14 15
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40 KPope 181 12 00
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41 Jonathan 153 10 00
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42 GoldfarbDavidJ 120 7 15
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43 ArunH 114 5 00
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44 RabidPheasant 98 3 00
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45 stuE 64 1 00
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Questions:

A Google news search was conducted last weekend using the phrase: "frequency hopping spread spectrum, Harvey Korman". The top results were mainly articles about an upcoming Apple TV+ series, in which Gal Gadot will portray what real-life woman?

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Hedy Lamarr

Writer Dan Kois recently posted an online article where he critiques the use of the term "speedball" in what Bruce Springsteen song, which also includes the lyrics: "We went back inside, had a few drinks, but all we kept..."?

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Glory Days

Due to certain ongoing circumstances, the planned soccer question has been postponed. Instead please answer: What nation hosted last year's (2019) FIFA Women's World Cup?

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France

50/50 tossup. The biographical drama film "Capone" was recently released video on demand (VOD). According to Rotten Tomatoes, how is "Capone" rated: Fresh or Rotten?

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Rotten

Due to certain ongoing circumstances, the planned Tony Awards question has been cancelled. Instead please answer: "I Hope I Get It" and "One," were songs from what long running Broadway musical?

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A Chorus Line

The "Sweetgreen Incident" and #FreeScott, are just two of the topics discussed in a new podcast series (redacted logo attached) about what mobile app?

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HQ Trivia

Due to certain ongoing circumstances, the big fight question has been postponed. Instead please answer: In 1982, annoyed that announcers would not say his nickname, boxer Marvin Hagler legally changed his FIRST name to what?

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Marvelous

Multiple choice. Today (Fri.) marks the release of "Run the Jewels 4", the latest album from the musical group Run the Jewels. What musical genre is Run the Jewels: A) Rock; B) K-pop; C) Electronic; D) Hip-Hop?

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D

The television drama series "Barkskins" is currently playing on the National Geographic Channel. "Barkskins" is based on a novel by what Pulitzer Prize winning author of "The Shipping News"?

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Annie Proulx

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Mascot Makes an Appearance". Here we go. In a new public service announcement (PSA), Coach Nick Saban scolds the Alabama Crimson Tide mascot for not wearing a mask. What animal species is the Alabama mascot?

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Elephant

A recent episode of the "Wind of Change" podcast discussed that a certain musical group toured behind the Iron Curtain in 1977 with a possible CIA officer planted within their entourage. What group was this? (attached montage is a hint)

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Clint Eastwood and Alanis Morrissette both celebrated birthdays this past week. What is the age difference (in years) between Eastwood and Morrissette? (accept within 3)

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44 (accept 41 to 47)