Lighter Side of the News (Aug. 13, 2021) by HallR

Champion(s):

heystephen

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:


Quiz Description

Quiz - #14-05

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 25 08 11 11 11 61 47 33 18 50 65 79
1 AnthonyBianca 385 96 15
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79
1 heystephen 385 96 15
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61
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33
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50
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65
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3 casketromance 345 91 15
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11
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61
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33
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79
4 helene 341 87 15
25
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08
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61
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33
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00
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79
5 felsenheldd 335 83 15
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61
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33
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18
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65
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6 MattK 313 80 15
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61
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65
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7 KPope 308 76 15
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61
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33
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18
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65
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8 GoodmanDL 295 73 15
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33
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65
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9 gaufqwi 287 69 00
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65
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10 ecpekkle 279 66 00
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79
11 CoenM 266 62 15
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61
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33
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12 alamble 262 58 15
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13 GarciaD 255 55 15
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65
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14 RobinJRichards 238 51 15
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61
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50
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15 Vendy12 230 48 15
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16 jveditz 221 44 15
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17 HortonR 217 41 00
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79
18 DouglasLovesVixey 210 37 00
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19 KCrest 208 33 15
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20 LynchT 200 30 15
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21 SokolM 193 26 15
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22 reallydumb4real 192 23 15
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23 Tarn 178 19 15
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24 jamietoon 177 16 00
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25 Squidpickles 171 12 15
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26 JCEurovision 170 8 15
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27 JamesDenny 137 5 00
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28 HoH 112 1 00
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Questions:

A Google News search was conducted on Monday using the term: "Jennifer Hudson". The top results were headlines which usually mentioned what person who appeared at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration?

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Aretha Franklin

What name fills-in the blanks in this Tuesday headline from ESPN: "______ _____ arrives in Paris to complete PSG move after leaving Barcelona"?

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Lionel Messi

Today (Fri.) marks the release of "Pressure Machine", the latest studio album for what rock band, known for their 2005 hit "Mr. Brightside"?

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The Killers

The seventeenth season finale of the reality television series "The Bachelorette" aired on Monday night. What network broadcasts "The Bachelorette"?

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ABC

What nation has been redacted in this recent image?

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Japan

Today (Fri.) marks the release of "Good Things", the fourth studio album for what country music duo, known for their 2018 hit "Tequila"?

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Dan + Shay

50/50 tossup. The movie "Jungle Cruise" is still playing in theaters. According to Rotten Tomatoes, how do critics rate "Jungle Cruise": Rotten or Fresh?

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Fresh

What title fills-in the blanks in this recent Deadline headline: "Beanie Feldstein To Star As Fanny Brice In First Broadway Revival Of ‘_____ ____’"?

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Funny Girl

What name has been redacted in this recent image?

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Tony Bennett

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Orville & Wilbur". Here we go. Seth MacFarlane has been in the news lately for his grumblings about the Fox network. However, MacFarlane's television series "The Orville" no longer airs on Fox. Rather, the upcoming third season of "The Orville" will appear on what streaming platform?

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Hulu

Beginning this Saturday and over the next two weeks, The Wilbur theater in Boston will host a series of sold out shows by what comedian, who with regard to his history of substance abuse, quipped "I don't look like someone who used to do anything"?

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John Mulaney

Last Sunday, golfer Abraham Ancer won the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational to claim his first PGA Tour title. What nation does Ancer represent in competition?

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Mexico