Lighter Side of the News (Jul. 02, 2021) by HallR

Champion(s):

casketromance
Oath of the Goat

IvixorB


Runner(s)-Up:


Quiz Description

Quiz - #13-12

Full Results:

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1 casketromance 345 95 00
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1 IvixorB 345 95 00
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3 GoodmanDL 334 89 15
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4 MattK 322 84 00
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5 Commodore 310 80 00
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6 ecpekkle 309 76 15
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7 RobinJRichards 300 71 15
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8 HortonR 298 67 00
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9 HoH 294 63 00
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10 heystephen 258 58 00
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11 Vendy12 250 54 00
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12 Vintsanity 242 50 00
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13 SokolM 223 45 15
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14 imogen 218 41 15
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15 gaufqwi 216 34 15
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15 Tarn 216 34 15
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17 Squidpickles 201 28 00
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18 KPope 186 23 15
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19 LynchT 155 19 15
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20 NathanL 149 15 00
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21 DouglasLovesVixey 140 10 15
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22 helene 105 6 00
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23 KonkelT 59 2 00
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Questions:

The legendary Mel Brooks celebrated his 95th birthday on Monday. During World War II Mel Brooks served in what branch of the U.S. Armed Forces?

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Army

To mark Independence Day this Sunday, PBS will air "A Capitol Fourth", a concert event. Among the scheduled performers is what rock band, best known for their 2001 hit "Drops of Jupiter"?

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Train

A Google News search was conducted on Tuesday using the term: "Miami, serial killer". The top three results were stories noting that John Lithgow will appear on the revival of what television series?

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Dexter

Seen here is a photo taken at the recent New York City premiere for what film sequel that opens today (Fri.)?

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The Boss Baby (2; Family Business)

The 2021 Wimbledon Championships are currently underway in London. Since 1902, the official tennis ball at Wimbledon has been supplied by what company?

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Slazenger

Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth are two of the characters in a novel published this week, described by the New York Times as "a pulpy page-turner", by what author?

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Quentin Tarantino

Multiple choice. Last weekend Sharon Stone posted an Instagram photo of herself wearing a yellow bikini. Whom of the following did NOT post a complimentary remark in the Comments section: A) Arnold Schwarzenegger; B) Meghan McCain; C) Jamie Lee Curtis; D) Vera Wang?

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A

What two words have been redacted in this photo taken this past week?

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The Valley

What SURNAME fills-in the blank in this recent US Weekly headline: "TLC Officially Cancels 'Counting On,' Drops ______ Family After..."?

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Duggar

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Ancient Middle Eastern Cultures". Here we go. The Atlantic magazine recently ran a prominent story about "The Chosen", a television series about the life of Jesus Christ set in ancient Judea. "The Chosen" is now available on what streaming service associated with a television network?

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Peacock

Multiple choice. Today (Fri.) marks the release of "Angel or Alien", the latest studio album by the metalcore band Born of Osiris. "Angel or Alien" is being released under what independent record label: A) Assyrian; B) Sumerian; C) Phoenician; D) Egyptian...of course, right?

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B

Cycling's 2021 Tour de France began last Saturday and will finish on July 18th. This year's Tour de France is planned for a total distance of how many miles? (accept within 400)

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2,121 (accept 1,721 to 2,521)