Lighter Side of the News (Jan. 29, 2021) by HallR

Champion(s):

Mark


Runner(s)-Up:

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Quiz Description

Quiz - #12-03

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 18 24 59 21 65 42 33 95 68 65 48 30
1 Mark 464 98 15
15
15
59
15
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65
15
42
15
00
15
68
15
65
15
15
2 AnthonyBianca 462 95 15
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24
15
15
15
15
15
15
95
15
68
15
65
15
15
30
3 RobinJRichards 388 92 15
00
15
15
15
65
15
42
15
00
15
68
00
15
48
15
30
4 CoenM 385 89 15
15
15
15
15
65
15
42
15
33
00
00
15
65
15
15
30
5 GoodmanDL 376 86 15
15
24
15
59
15
00
15
42
15
00
15
68
00
15
48
15
6 MattK 353 83 15
15
24
15
59
15
15
15
42
15
33
00
15
15
15
15
30
7 KPope 320 80 15
18
15
24
00
15
00
15
15
33
15
95
15
00
00
15
30
8 groug 313 77 15
18
15
24
00
15
15
65
00
15
33
00
15
68
00
15
00
9 Vendy12 310 73 15
15
24
00
15
21
15
65
00
15
00
00
15
65
00
15
30
9 casketromance 310 73 15
18
00
15
59
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00
00
15
00
00
15
65
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48
15
30
11 BeningoS 308 69 00
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15
00
00
15
42
15
33
00
00
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65
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48
15
30
12 srs 302 66 15
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24
00
15
21
15
65
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42
15
00
00
00
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15
30
13 helene 297 63 00
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24
15
15
00
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42
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33
00
00
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48
15
30
14 felsenheldd 296 60 15
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24
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21
00
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33
00
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68
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00
15
30
15 heystephen 284 57 15
18
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24
00
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65
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42
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00
00
15
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30
16 alamble 275 54 15
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24
00
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65
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33
00
00
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00
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30
17 Tarn 272 51 15
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24
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42
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33
00
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68
00
15
00
18 GarciaD 257 48 15
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24
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42
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68
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00
15
19 ecpekkle 245 45 15
18
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65
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42
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00
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30
20 HoH 230 42 15
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24
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21
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65
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30
21 Vintsanity 213 39 15
18
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42
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33
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30
22 KonkelT 207 36 15
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24
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42
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48
00
23 Staffem 198 33 15
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21
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33
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30
24 Commodore 189 30 15
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33
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30
25 LynchT 188 27 15
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68
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26 petkunm 183 25 15
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27 JCEurovision 182 22 00
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65
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28 GrellerA 171 19 15
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33
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29 FauxD 156 16 15
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30 SokolM 153 13 15
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21
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31 imogen 149 10 00
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59
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21
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32 Atomiccoffey 74 7 00
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59
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33 HoodM 69 4 15
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21
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34 DouglasLovesVixey 39 1 00
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Questions:

Today (Fri.) marks the release of "OK Human", the 14th studio album for what rock band, known for such hits as "Island in the Sun" and "Beverly Hills"?

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Weezer

The third season of the drama television series "American Gods" debuted on the STARZ channel this month. "American Gods" is based on a novel by what author?

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Neil Gaiman

Multiple choice. This week journalist Tom Brokaw announced his retirement from NBC News. Based on date of birth, Brokaw is a member of what generation: A) Greatest Generation (of course); B) Baby Boomers; C) Silent Generation; D) Millennials?

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C

Attached is a screenshot from what new television miniseries?

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WandaVision

What two words fill-in the blanks in this recent CNN headline: "Disneyland to reimagine ______ ______ ride following years of criticism"?

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Jungle Cruise

Time for an audio clip! Due to certain ongoing circumstances, the planned athletic competition question has been cancelled. Instead give the surnames of BOTH athletes competing in this audio clip.

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Torvill, Dean

Football player Patrick Mahomes is currently appearing in television commercials for what insurance company?

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State Farm

The name of what film character has been redacted (orange) in this screenshot; taken last Sunday from a Twitch stream?

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Watto

On his podcast this week, Adam Carolla noted that the song "Downtown Train", a chart hit for Rod Stewart, was not written by Stewart, but actually by what gravelly voiced singer?

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Tom Waits

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Roundhouse Kicks". Here we go. What three digit number fills-in the blank in this Sunday headline from ESPN: "Dustin Poirier stuns Conor McGregor with second-round TKO at UFC ___"? (accept within 13)

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257 (accept 244 to 270)

Multiple choice. "Walker", a reboot of the classic Chuck Norris television series "Walker, Texas Ranger", recently made its debut on The CW network. What is Walker's first name: A) Alex; B) Bryce; C) Cordell; D) Doug?

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C

Last Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Green Bay Packers (31-26) to earn a trip to Super Bowl LV. Name the current head coach for the Buccaneers.

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Bruce Arians