Lighter Side of the News (July 17, 2020) by HallR

Champion(s):

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:

CoenM
And, it's moist!


Quiz Description

Quiz - #10-01

Full Results:

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Money Value (% Incorrect): 53 48 25 55 68 38 48 65 60 38 80 20
1 AnthonyBianca 481 98 00
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2 CoenM 429 96 15
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3 TWright17 414 93 15
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4 KesslerA2 409 91 15
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5 MattK 399 88 15
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6 ecpekkle 391 86 15
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7 felsenheldd 367 83 00
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8 GarciaD 366 81 00
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9 helene 360 78 15
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10 ElendilPickle 359 76 00
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11 casketromance 345 73 00
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12 KPope 329 70 15
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12 colleenw 329 70 00
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14 KCrest 311 66 00
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15 alamble 297 63 00
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16 HortonR 292 61 00
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17 MaccaroneM 266 57 15
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17 Vendy12 266 57 15
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19 JNathan 261 53 00
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20 Tarn 259 50 00
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20 HoH 259 50 00
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22 mwg 256 46 15
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23 LynchT 252 43 15
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24 DFisher 239 40 00
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24 Jim 239 40 00
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26 WatskyA 221 36 00
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27 ArunH 216 33 15
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28 SokolM 208 31 15
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29 MoyseyC 203 28 00
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30 HoodM 200 26 15
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31 AmmermanA 199 23 15
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32 MatchenD 188 21 15
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33 ColeB 168 18 15
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34 IFSEsq 158 16 15
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35 GoldfarbDavidJ 145 13 00
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36 FauxD 143 11 00
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37 JCEurovision 131 8 15
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38 LakeMA 120 6 00
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39 Nicola 75 3 00
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40 DouglasLovesVixey 0 1 00
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Questions:

Multiple choice. "Unspooled" podcast hosts Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson finally finished their AFI-100 series with Thursday's "Casablanca" episode. Which of the following is NOT true about "Casablanca": A) Bogart never says "Play it again, Sam"; B) Leonard Maltin's favorite movie; C) Filmed entirely in Culver City; D) Music by Max Steiner?

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C

What woman's name fills-in the blanks in this Tuesday headline from the NY Daily News: "‘Dancing with the Stars’ hosts Tom Bergeron, ____ _______ out at ABC reality show"?

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Erin Andrews

"In the Caribbean by providence impoverished" and "I'ma get a scholarship to King's College"; are just some of the lyrics off of what album which saw a boost in demand lately, rising to #2 on the Billboard 200 chart?

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Hamilton (An American Musical)

The big news this past week is that "Far Side" cartoonist Gary Larson debuted his first new comics in 25 years. That said, what species of animal has been redacted in this image?

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Bear

A young man named Collin Morikawa made news last weekend in Ohio. Morikawa is an athlete who competes in what sport?

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Golf

Today (Fri.) marks the release of "Hate for Sale," the eleventh studio album for what rock band, known for such hits as: "Brass in Pocket," "Middle of the Road" and "I'll Stand by You"?

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The Pretenders

What late twentieth century year fills-in the blank in this recent headline from IGN: "Wonder Woman ____: Kristen Wiig's Cheetah Revealed in New Promo Art"?

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1984

Due to ongoing circumstances, tourists will not be able to visit certain "bucket list" locations. That said, how high (feet & inches) is the iconic barrier seen in this photo? (accept within 6 feet)

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37' 2" (accept 31' 2'' to 43' 2")

Multiple choice. "Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado" was recently released on Netflix. This documentary film is about a popular Spanish language television personality of what type: A) Astrologer; B) Sports announcer; C) Game show host; D) Relationship advice therapist?

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A

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Bob & Carl, Plus Neither Bob nor Carl". Here we go. In the new Bob Dylan song "Murder Most Foul," Dylan references a man named Carl. This Carl belongs to a California rock n' roll family with what SURNAME?

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Wilson

Due to certain ongoing circumstances, the big track and field competition question has been cancelled. Instead please answer: Who is the current world record holder for the men's long jump?

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Mike Powell

A male specimen from the genera Pavo of the family Phasianidae shares its name with what new streaming service which launched on Wednesday?

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Peacock