Lighter Side of the News (July 03, 2020) by HallR

Champion(s):

MilesTeg
Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody's gonna die. Come watch TV.


Runner(s)-Up:

CoenM
And, it's moist!


Quiz Description

Quiz - #09-12

Full Results:

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1 MilesTeg 409 99 15
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2 CoenM 405 97 15
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3 colleenw 392 95 15
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4 casketromance 375 94 15
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5 MaccaroneM 373 92 00
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6 MoyseyC 368 89 15
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6 KesslerA2 368 89 00
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8 RebstockJ 356 87 15
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9 Ganman 352 85 15
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10 petkunm 345 83 15
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11 LynchT 341 82 15
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12 MatchenD 337 79 15
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12 GoodmanDL 337 79 00
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14 jnowell 336 77 15
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15 bmrafferty 334 75 15
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16 HoH 333 73 15
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17 HoodM 325 71 15
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17 gaufqwi 325 71 15
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19 CarpeDiem 323 68 15
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20 BIngram 318 66 15
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21 alamble 314 65 15
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22 MaddyE 311 63 00
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23 felsenheldd 310 61 15
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24 UncleTed 309 60 15
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25 cfcrd 308 58 15
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26 helene 295 56 00
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27 Longford 291 55 15
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28 ArunH 283 53 00
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29 ChrisRosenberg 281 51 15
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30 StreitD 274 50 00
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31 BringMoreLegos 266 48 15
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32 watkinsAF 265 45 15
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32 jveditz 265 45 15
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34 Tarn 262 43 15
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35 PSUrose 261 41 15
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36 KreitzerJ 258 39 00
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37 Timm 257 38 15
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38 SokolM 256 36 15
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39 Svoyager-11 255 34 00
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40 KPope 250 33 00
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41 RobinJRichards 247 31 00
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42 Aniket 244 29 00
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43 Liv 225 27 15
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44 HortonR 211 26 00
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45 Nicola 208 24 00
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46 MirandaM 199 22 00
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47 TWright17 198 21 00
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48 JJA 197 19 00
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49 JNathan 193 17 00
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50 mwg 188 16 15
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51 KCrest 182 14 00
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52 Vendy12 173 12 00
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53 JCEurovision 165 11 15
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54 Vintsanity 164 9 00
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55 RabidPheasant 157 7 00
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Questions:

Today (Jul. 3) marks the release of "Hamilton" on Disney+, the film adaptation of the international stage sensation. Name ONE of the two historical figures portrayed by actor Daveed Diggs.

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Thomas Jefferson, Marquis de Lafayette

NFL quarterback Cam Newton made news this week by signing a new contract with what team?

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Patriots

50/50 tossup. The major news story this week is that "Beavis and Butt-Head" will be returning to television with a new series on Comedy Central. Which one wears the Metallica t-shirt: Beavis or Butt-Head?

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Beavis

Due to the lack of activity lately, advertising observers may be speculating about whether brands can find V.I.P. celebrities to pitch their products. That said, what person, mentioned in a 1968 song, has been redacted in this image?

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Joe DiMaggio

Coming in at #101 on the Jul. 04 Billboard 200 chart, is what iconic 1980 AC/DC album, which has spent a total of 417 weeks on the Billboard 200?

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Back in Black

What surname fills-in the blank in this recent headline from The Guardian: "Trust, patience and hard work: how J├╝rgen _____ transformed Liverpool"?

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Klopp

What 10-letter word has been redacted (twice) in this current Change.org petition?

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Flavortown

The political comedy film "Irresistible" is currently playing through video on demand. What man, sporting a white beard while making the media rounds lately, is the film's director?

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Jon Stewart

The 47th Daytime Emmy Awards were held last weekend. "The Young and the Restless" won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. What television network airs "The Young and the Restless"?

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CBS

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Big Time Releases". Here we go. Today (Fri.) marks the release of "First Rose of Spring," the 70th studio album for what musician, whose previous albums include: "Texas in My Soul," "Angel Eyes" and "The IRS Tapes: Who'll Buy My Memories?"?

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Willie Nelson

Time for a GIF! What word fills-in the blank in this recent SportsLogos.Net headline: "Get ______! NHL Seattle Again Delays Release of their Team Name". (attached GIF is a hint)

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Kraken

The legendary Mel Brooks celebrated his birthday last Sunday. How old (in years) is Mel Brooks? (Hint: not 2,000; accept within 2)

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94 (accept 92 to 96)