Lighter Side of the News (Oct. 04, 2019) by HallR

Champion(s):

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:

CoenM
And, it's moist!


Quiz Description

Quiz - #06-12

Full Results:

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1 AnthonyBianca 466 99 15
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2 CoenM 447 97 00
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3 Tarn 428 95 00
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4 GarciaD 401 93 15
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5 RautY 381 91 00
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6 quarterrican 373 89 00
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7 MattK 359 87 15
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8 ElendilPickle 358 85 15
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9 GoodmanDL 343 83 00
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10 gregariouschinchilla 341 81 15
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11 denise517 336 79 00
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12 casketromance 328 77 15
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13 SingerJ2 323 75 15
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14 Svoyager-11 320 73 00
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15 MilesTeg 316 71 00
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16 colleenw 306 69 00
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17 BarthR 300 66 00
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17 imogen 300 66 00
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19 gaufqwi 296 63 00
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20 MitchellWA 283 61 00
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21 Nicole 277 59 00
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22 HoH 274 57 00
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23 RobinJRichards 271 55 15
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24 heystephen 270 52 15
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24 Michalle 270 52 00
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26 akambour 259 50 15
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27 bttrcup18 255 48 00
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28 Vintsanity 245 46 15
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29 BringMoreLegos 243 44 00
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30 WatskyA 242 42 15
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31 SizemoreM 231 40 15
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32 SokolM 230 38 00
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33 queenaoife 227 36 15
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34 felsenheldd 225 34 00
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35 LynchT 194 32 00
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36 MortimerN 192 30 00
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37 Commodore 190 28 15
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38 watersd 183 26 00
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39 FauxD 181 24 00
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41 DouglasLovesVixey 169 20 00
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42 Vendy12 155 18 00
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43 HumbabaORiley 151 16 00
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44 KesslerA2 148 14 15
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45 ecpekkle 144 12 00
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46 jnowell 143 10 15
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47 HortonR 140 8 00
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48 StanleyP 135 6 00
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49 Atomiccoffey 122 4 00
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50 JCEurovision 105 2 00
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51 ArunH 54 1 00
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Questions:

The 2020 Gershwin Prize for lifetime contributions to popular music was announced by the U.S. Library of Congress on Wednesday. What singer, known for such hits as "Two PiƱa Coladas", "Callin' Baton Rouge" and "American Honky-Tonk Bar Association", is the latest honoree?

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Garth Brooks

Several news outlets recently reported that a woman named Lorna Luft said that she will not be watching a certain movie. What currently playing film is this?

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Judy

50/50 tossup. There is currently a major international rugby tournament taking place in Japan. What code of rugby is being played: Union or League?

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Union

That new television sitcom starring Patricia Heaton recently premiered on CBS. What word fills-in the blank in the title of this series: "Carole's ______ Act"?

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Second

This screenshot is taken from what currently playing film?

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Abominable

The first episode of the new podcast "Lost at the Smithsonian with Aasif Mandvi" debuted last weekend. This episode featured a particular artifact; noting that in addition to the model housed at the Smithsonian, one model was owned by Garry Marshall, and another had its lining taken out for water skiing purposes. What is this artifact? (2 words)

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Fonzie's Jacket

Multiple choice. "The Nothing", the latest album from the band Korn, has entered the Billboard 200 chart top-10. According to Wikipedia, Korn pioneered what musical genre: A) Funk metal; B) Nu metal; C) Industrial metal; D) Thrash metal?

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B

Martin Short and Maya Rudolph were guests this past week on the television talk show "Lights Out with David Spade", which airs on what cable channel?

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Comedy Central

The 2019 WNBA Playoffs began this past week. The photo seen here was taken at a WNBA playoff game played on Tuesday night at an arena located in what U.S. state?

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All answers accepted. (Research mistake) (edited at 11:17 pm, October 5, 2019 (CST))

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Notre Dame Happenings". Here we go. With their 35-20 win over Virginia last Saturday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team now has (3-1) record. At what position is Notre Dame football ranked in the latest AP Top-25 poll? (accept within 2)

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9 (accept 7 to 11)

Recently, Notre Dame University welcomed on campus Mike Schur. Schur visited a class where students with unexcused absences are declared "Ya basic", and participated on a panel that discussed moral philosophy. Schur is the creator of what television series which recently started its final season?

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The Good Place

The much anticipated film "Joker" makes its theatrical release today (Fri.). What filmmaker, known for "The Hangover" trilogy, is the director of "Joker"?

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Todd Phillips