Lighter Side of the News (Nov. 06, 2020) by HallR

Champion(s):

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Runner(s)-Up:

GarciaD

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Quiz Description

Quiz - #11-04

Full Results:

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1 GoodmanDL 405 98 15
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2 AnthonyBianca 379 92 15
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2 GarciaD 379 92 15
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4 MattK 371 87 15
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5 jnowell 366 83 00
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6 jveditz 344 77 15
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6 KPope 344 77 00
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8 HoH 338 72 15
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9 helene 322 68 15
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10 groug 311 62 00
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10 casketromance 311 62 15
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12 petkunm 295 57 15
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13 Vintsanity 292 51 15
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13 NathanL 292 51 00
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15 ecpekkle 275 46 15
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16 felsenheldd 247 42 00
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17 Matto 243 38 00
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18 CoenM 240 35 00
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19 Commodore 233 31 15
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20 SokolM 221 27 15
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21 Vendy12 209 24 00
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22 KlionskyG 199 20 00
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23 DrSteveC 147 16 00
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24 JCEurovision 143 12 15
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25 LakeMA 116 7 00
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25 DouglasLovesVixey 116 7 00
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27 ColeB 83 1 00
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Questions:

A man named Khabib Nurmagomedov made news recently by announcing his retirement from professional athletics. Nurmagomedov is an athlete who competes in what sport?

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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA, UFC)

50/50 tossup. On Thursday, Vice posted an "oral history" piece about the classic 1993 Simpsons episode "Marge Vs. the Monorail". Who appears in "Marge Vs. the Monorail": William Shatner or Leonard Nimoy?

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Leonard Nimoy

Due to certain ongoing circumstances, the planned Broadway production question has been cancelled. Instead please answer: "1933" and "Jay-Z's version of the song", are terms used in the Wikipedia entry for what musical?

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Annie

What title has been redacted in this recently released image?

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Hillbilly Elegy

Today (Fri.) marks the release of "Disco", the fifteenth studio album for what Australian singer, known for such hits as "Love at First Sight" and "Can't Get You Out of My Head"?

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Kylie Minogue

What FIRST name fills-in the blank in this recent headline from CBS Sports: "What ___ Tagovailoa's NFL debut indicates about the rest of his rookie season with Dolphins"?

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Tua

Multiple choice. The CBS television series "B Positive" debuted on Thursday night. What genre of series is "B Positive": A) Family drama; B) Single-camera comedy; C) Medical procedural; D) Multi-camera sitcom?

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D

Country singer Luke Combs has scored another hit with his latest single "Forever After All". What BRAND of battery fills-in the blank in these lyrics from the song: "________s in a Maglite, A needle drop on a forty-five, Are the kinda things that only last so long"?

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Duracell

What title has been redacted on this recent magazine cover?

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Supernatural

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Hall of Famers". Here we go. Inductions for the 2020 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will air on HBO this Saturday. Among the inductees will be what British band, known for such hits as "Just Can't Get Enough" and "Enjoy the Silence"?

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Depeche Mode

A Google News search was recently conducted using the term: "Chicago, law degree, George Will book, 76 years old". The top result was a New York Times story about what person?

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Tony La Russa

The Adam Sandler movie "Hubie Halloween" was recently released on Netflix. What is the Rotten Tomatoes approval rating (0 to 100) for "Hubie Halloween"? (accept within 10)

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51 (accept 41 to 61)