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Quiz: What The Hell Is MSNBC's Chris Matthews Talking About?

You never quite know what you're going to get with a Hardball cold open.

Posted on November 29, 2013, at 11:21 a.m. ET

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  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about.

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    Alec Balwdin.
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    Florida.
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    His feelings about rowdy town hall meetings.

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  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?

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    His imaginary playmate.
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    The death of James Gandolfini.
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    Danza.
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  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about here?

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    Chris ate a pastrami sandwich right before going live and now he has a very bad case of indigestion.
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    Obama’s 2009 push to get the American public behind the passage of Obamacare.
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    His decision to switch from MSNBC’s health coverage to Obamacare.

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  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?

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    Bill Clinton.
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    The size of the Obamacare bill.
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    The expense report for his weeks long "Tip and the Gipper" promotional book tour.
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  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?

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    Obama’s infamous “beer summit” with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley.
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    The vicious cable news wars that have been tearing American political junkies apart for years.
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    The state of politics today and how Washington D.C. could learn a thing or two from his new book, "Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked."

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  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?

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    A festive gathering fueled by a beverage that is produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar.
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    The left’s short lived answer to the Tea Party.
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    That “beer summit” thing Obama held in 2009.
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  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?

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    The millions of copies his books "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero" and "Tip And The Gipper" have sold.
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    Unemployment numbers in 2009.
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    An earthquake.

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  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?

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    His favorite Charles Bronson movie.
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    Megadeth singer Dave Mustaine’s failed bid to become a congressman.
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    Death panels.
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  1. What is Chris Matthews about to discuss here?

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    A Congressional hearing on contraception that featured no female witnesses.
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    Tip O’Neil’s nickname for the unmarried members of the House.
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    John McLaughlin’s second bachelor party.

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  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?

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    MSNBC’s decision to drop his show’s 5 p.m. broadcast.
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    NBC’s decision to cancel The Chris Matthews Show.
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    A tragic event that had nothing to do with the cancelation of his TV shows.

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  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?

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    His favorite chapter from "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero."
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    The debate over gun control.
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    His first-person account of participating in Wolf Blitzer’s annual Pictionary tournament.
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