Lighter Side of the News (Oct. 22, 2021) by HallR

Champion(s):

RobinJRichards
How many days until May?

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:


Quiz Description

Quiz - #15-02

Full Results:

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1 RobinJRichards 518 96 15
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1 AnthonyBianca 518 96 15
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3 MattK 423 90 15
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4 KPope 377 86 15
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5 casketromance 372 82 15
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6 LynchT 339 78 15
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7 DFisher 327 73 15
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7 helene 327 73 15
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9 ElendilPickle 319 67 15
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10 ecpekkle 292 63 15
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11 MatthewPearson 265 59 15
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12 HoH 261 51 15
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12 NathanL 261 51 15
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12 felsenheldd 261 51 15
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15 Tarn 250 44 15
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16 DouglasLovesVixey 227 40 15
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17 imogen 226 32 15
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17 CoenM 226 32 15
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17 Vendy12 226 32 15
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20 KCrest 196 25 15
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21 Vintsanity 169 19 15
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21 HortonR 169 19 15
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23 MasonC 149 13 15
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24 SokolM 123 9 15
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25 Nicola 57 5 15
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26 JCEurovision 15 1 15
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Questions:

A Google News search was conducted on Wednesday using the term: "Frank Herbert". The top results were mainly reviews for what film that opens today (Fri.)?

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Dune

The 125th running of the Boston Marathon was raced earlier this month (Oct.). Prior to 2021, during what MONTH of the year has the Boston Marathon always been held?

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April

Today (Fri.) marks the release of "The Lockdown Sessions", the 32nd studio album for what singer, known belting out such lyrics as: "I'm a juvenile product of the working class whose best friend floats in the bottom of a glass"?

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Elton John

Attached here is a screenshot taken from a recent episode of what television series?

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The Conners

A 61-year old man named Rich Bisaccia has seen a sudden uptick in media attention over the past two weeks. Bisaccia is currently employed by what organization?

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Las Vegas Raiders

Multiple choice. What Broadway musical resumes performances tonight (Fri.) at the Stephen Sondheim Theater: A) "Some Like It Hot"; B) "Tootsie"; C) "Mrs. Doubtfire"?

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C

A new episode of the superhero television series "Stargirl" aired on Tuesday night. What network broadcasts "Stargirl'?

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The CW

Over the past several weeks, Griffin Newman and David Sims have been discussing the filmography of director John Carpenter on their "Blank Check" podcast. This screenshot is taken from what film, the subject of the latest "Blank Check" episode?

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They Live

On Sunday night, the Chicago Sky won the 2021 WNBA Championship. What team did the Sky defeat (3 games to 1) in the WNBA Finals to claim the Championship?

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Phoenix Mercury

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "James Bond Film Contributors". Here we go. Today (Fri.) marks the release of "Future Past", the latest studio album for what band, known for hitting #1 on the pop charts in 1985 with their Bond theme "A View to a Kill"?

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Duran Duran

WARNING: Spelling counts! What surname fills-in the blank in this recent headline from Collider: "Cary Joji ________ on 'No Time to Die' and If He'd Direct Another Bond Movie"?

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Fukunaga

The incomparable Jeff Goldblum celebrates his birthday today (Fri.). How old (in years) is Jeff Goldblum? (accept within 2)

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69 (accept 67 to 71)