Lighter Side of the News (Sep. 03, 2021) by HallR

Champion(s):

helene
I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.


Runner(s)-Up:

Vendy12


Quiz Description

Quiz - #14-08

Full Results:

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1 helene 340 98 00
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2 Vendy12 318 94 00
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3 casketromance 317 90 15
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4 reallydumb4real 297 86 00
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5 KashyapN 288 82 00
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6 CoenM 284 78 15
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7 MattK 276 74 15
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8 DouglasLovesVixey 275 70 00
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9 GoodmanDL 267 66 15
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10 KPope 260 62 15
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11 LynchT 254 58 15
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12 HortonR 251 54 15
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13 gaufqwi 248 50 15
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14 JCEurovision 247 46 00
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15 felsenheldd 244 42 15
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16 KCrest 226 38 15
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17 SokolM 221 34 00
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18 Squidpickles 219 30 00
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19 Tarn 218 26 15
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20 RobinJRichards 209 22 15
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21 NathanL 202 18 15
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22 ecpekkle 191 14 00
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23 Vintsanity 170 10 15
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24 HoH 155 6 00
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25 JamesDenny 139 2 00
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Questions:

On this week's episode of the "Political Beats" podcast, Daily Beast columnist Matt Lewis discussed what singer, known for belting out such lyrics as: "sink your teeth right through my bones, baby" and "suckin' on chili dog outside the Tastee-Freez"?

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John Cougar Mellencamp

What soccer club fills-in the blanks in this recent headline from CNBC: "Cristiano Ronaldo officially signs for __________ ______ as contract details are revealed"?

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Manchester United

Sasha Farber, Pasha Pashkov and Daniella Karagach are some of the individuals that will appear on the upcoming 30th season (debuts on Sep. 20) of what television series?

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Dancing With the Stars

Related to a certain event currently underway, the retractable facility circled in red in this image is named after what person who grew up in a neighborhood known as Storyville?

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Louis Armstrong

New episodes of the long running television soap opera "Days of Our Lives" aired this week. What network broadcasts "Days of Our Lives"?

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NBC

50/50 tossup. Martin Lawrence and Kristen Schaal currently appear in commercials for which daily fantasy sports service: DraftKings or FanDuel?

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DraftKings

Today (Fri.) marks the release of "Mercury - Act 1", the fifth studio album for what pop rock band, known for their 2012 hit "Radioactive"?

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Imagine Dragons

What name has been redacted in this cropped image?

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Bob Ross

The Toledo baseball team currently leads the standings in the Triple-A East - Midwest Division (International League). What is the nickname of this Toledo team?

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Mud Hens

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Games Still at the Childhood Home". Here we go. What 63-year old man, himself the namesake of a parlor game, fills-in the blanks in this recent Baltimore Sun headline: "_____ _____'s childhood home in Philadelphia is available $1 million"?

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Kevin Bacon

Multiple choice. Today (Fri.) marks the release of "Senjutsu", the latest studio album for the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Which of the following is a track from the album: A) "Monopoly"; B) "Stratego"; C) "Risk"; D) "Connect Four"?

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B

Snowboarder Shaun White celebrates his birthday today (Fri.)! How old (in years) is Shaun White? (accept within 2)

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35 (accept 33 to 37)