Lighter Side of the News (Dec. 11, 2020) by HallR

Champion(s):

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:

RobinJRichards
How many days until May?


Quiz Description

Quiz - #11-09

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 41 67 34 75 15 49 82 30 75 63 15 34
1 AnthonyBianca 405 98 15
15
67
15
15
15
15
49
00
15
15
75
15
15
15
15
34
2 RobinJRichards 393 94 15
41
15
15
00
15
00
15
15
30
15
75
15
63
15
15
34
3 felsenheldd 382 90 15
00
00
15
15
75
15
15
49
00
00
15
75
15
63
15
00
4 imogen 359 87 15
15
67
00
15
75
15
15
15
49
00
00
00
15
63
00
00
5 KPope 341 83 15
41
15
00
15
75
15
15
15
00
15
15
75
00
15
15
00
6 HoH 336 79 15
41
15
67
15
00
15
00
00
15
30
00
15
63
15
15
15
7 HortonR 315 75 00
00
15
15
75
15
15
15
00
15
30
15
75
00
15
15
00
8 petkunm 293 70 00
00
15
15
75
15
15
15
49
00
15
00
00
15
15
15
34
8 KonkelT 293 70 00
15
15
00
15
15
15
49
00
00
15
75
00
15
15
15
34
10 casketromance 288 64 15
41
00
15
00
15
15
00
00
15
30
00
15
63
15
15
34
11 jveditz 282 61 15
00
15
34
00
15
15
15
49
15
15
30
00
00
15
15
34
12 KashyapN 281 55 15
15
15
34
00
15
15
00
00
15
30
00
15
63
00
15
34
12 Vendy12 281 55 15
00
00
00
15
15
00
15
82
15
30
00
15
15
15
15
34
14 MattK 277 50 00
15
15
00
15
15
15
00
15
30
00
15
63
15
15
15
34
15 GarciaD 269 46 15
41
00
15
00
15
15
15
00
15
30
00
15
63
15
15
00
16 Ganman 263 42 15
00
15
00
15
15
15
49
15
15
30
00
00
15
15
15
34
17 RauscherM 233 38 00
00
15
34
15
15
15
15
49
00
15
30
00
00
15
15
00
18 McGeeDean 229 35 15
00
15
00
15
15
00
00
00
00
15
75
00
15
15
15
34
19 Vintsanity 225 31 15
41
00
15
00
15
15
00
00
15
30
00
00
15
15
15
34
20 SokolM 158 27 00
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15
34
00
15
15
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
15
15
34
21 ecpekkle 154 24 00
00
00
00
00
15
15
00
00
15
30
00
00
15
15
15
34
22 JCEurovision 146 18 00
15
67
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
00
00
00
00
15
34
22 Tarn 146 18 15
41
00
15
00
15
15
15
15
00
00
00
00
00
15
00
00
24 ArunH 139 12 00
00
00
00
00
15
49
00
00
15
30
00
00
15
15
00
00
25 FauxD 116 9 15
41
00
00
00
00
15
15
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
15
00
26 KlionskyG 94 5 00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
30
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00
00
00
15
34
27 DouglasLovesVixey 79 1 00
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15
15
15
34

Questions:

Who created some buzz recently by announcing plans to start a pro boxing league, as well as for posting comments on Martha Stewart's Instagram page?

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Snoop Dogg

The big news this week is that Bob Dylan sold the rights to his songwriting catalog for an estimated $300 million to UMPG. What does the letter "P" in UMPG stand for?

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Publishing

As of today (12/11), what team is ranked #1 in the NCAA FBS college football rankings?

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Alabama

What six word question (or close variant popularized in 1976) has been redacted on this product recently released for sale?

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Do You Feel Like I Do (Do You Feel Like We Do)

Recently, it was announced that Ken Jeong and Joel McHale will ring in 2021 as hosts of FOX's New Year's Eve special. For six seasons, Jeong and McHale co-starred on what television series?

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Community

What film title fills-in the blanks in this recent Vanity Fair headline: "'Mank': Remembering the Real-Life Herman Mankiewicz, Tortured '_______ ____' Scribe"?

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Citizen Kane

Multiple choice. Where has Natalie Portman been these last few weeks: A) Australia; B) Israel; C) Canada; D) France?

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A

A man named Dan Le Batard has been in the news this past week. Beginning in early 2021, Le Batard will be leaving what company?

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ESPN

The image seen here is from a Monday Instagram post by GroovyHistory noting a 1971 television commercial for what brand?

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Norelco

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Notable L.A. Locations". Here we go. Paul McCartney's latest album "McCartney III" goes on sale next Friday (12/18). "McCartney III" is being released by what music industry label? (Hint: 1750 Vine St.)

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Capitol Records

It's that time of year when the big "Is 'Die Hard' a Christmas movie?" debate heats up. What word fills-in the blank in this line from the "Die Hard" Wikipedia page: "Fox Plaza—in Century City, Los Angeles—which served as the setting for ________ Plaza"?

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Nakatomi

The planned Olympics question has been postponed until 2021. Instead please answer: What CITY hosted the 2006 Winter Olympic Games?

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Torino (Turin) (edited at 12:56 am, December 12, 2020 (+07))