Lighter Side of the News (Aug. 07, 2020) by HallR

Champion(s):

heystephen


Runner(s)-Up:

akambour
Full price for gum? That dog won't hunt, monsignor!


Quiz Description

Quiz - #10-04

Full Results:

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1 heystephen 372 98 15
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2 akambour 360 96 15
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3 MattK 329 94 15
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4 AnthonyBianca 327 92 15
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5 helene 319 90 15
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6 MoyseyC 315 87 00
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6 DarthPace 315 87 15
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8 ecpekkle 298 84 15
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9 ChrisRosenberg 297 82 15
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10 casketromance 295 80 15
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11 RobinJRichards 286 78 15
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12 SokolM 285 76 15
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13 ADSanchez 274 73 15
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14 KPope 273 71 00
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15 TWright17 270 69 00
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16 Commodore 268 67 15
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17 UncleTed 258 65 00
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18 alamble 253 63 15
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19 HoodM 252 61 00
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20 CoenM 251 58 00
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20 Tarn 251 58 00
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22 HoH 247 55 00
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23 srs 245 53 00
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24 MaccaroneM 238 51 00
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25 GarciaD 237 48 00
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30 EggCzar 219 38 00
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31 GoodmanDL 216 36 00
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34 JennyH 210 30 00
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35 mbmason 198 28 00
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42 Jonathan 172 13 15
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43 ArunH 169 11 00
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45 MatchenD 160 7 00
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Questions:

Pro golf's first major of 2020, the PGA Championship, is currently underway at TPC Harding Park, located in what U.S. city?

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San Francisco

"Reboot," "man-on-the-run storyline," "Kiefer Sutherland" and "Kimble"; were all terms used in a recent Variety story about what new television series from Quibi?

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The Fugitive

What venue fills-in the blanks in this recent headline from Playbill: "_____ ____ Cancels 2020 Christmas Spectacular With the Rockettes"?

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Radio City

Multiple choice. What performer currently has a Billboard Hot 100 top-10 hit with the song "POPSTAR": A) Doja Cat; B) DaBaby; C) Dua Lipa; D) DJ Khaled?

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D

This Monday night, a rerun episode ("Eddie Begins") of the procedural television series "9-1-1" will be aired. What network broadcasts "9-1-1"?

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FOX

The name of what food item has been redacted in this recent Instagram post?

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Pickle

A young man named Christian Pulisic made news last weekend by suffering a hamstring injury. Pulisic is an athlete who competes in what sport?

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Soccer

Multiple choice. "Shark Week" on the Discovery Channel begins on Sunday! Which of the following is NOT a real "Shark Week" television program: A) "Tiger Shark King"; B) "When Great Whites Attack"; C) "Tyson vs. Jaws: Rumble on the Reef"?

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B

In his latest video, popular YouTuber Rick Beato analyzes the song "If You Could Read My Mind," which is by what singer-songwriter, whose other hits include "Sundown" and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"?

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Gordon Lightfoot

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Headless German: Mercenary or Popular Over There". Here we go. A recent episode of WAMC's "Legends and Lore of the Empire State" podcast discussed the inspiration behind Washington Irving's "Headless Horseman" character. That said, what 1999 Tim Burton film featured the Headless Horseman?

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Sleepy Hollow

What man is seen in this screenshot from a current promo for Cameo?

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David Hasselhoff

The 2019-20 NBA season resumed last weekend in the "2020 NBA Bubble" at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. However, not every NBA team is participating; only those teams in playoff position or contention. How many NBA teams are playing in the "bubble"? (accept within 3)

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22 (accept 19 to 25)