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.

1.
  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about.
    1. Alec Balwdin.
    2. Florida.
    3. His feelings about rowdy town hall meetings.
2.
  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?
    1. His imaginary playmate.
    2. The death of James Gandolfini.
    3. Danza.
3.
  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about here?
    1. Chris ate a pastrami sandwich right before going live and now he has a very bad case of indigestion.
    2. Obama’s 2009 push to get the American public behind the passage of Obamacare.
    3. His decision to switch from MSNBC’s health coverage to Obamacare.
4.
  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?
    1. Bill Clinton.
    2. The size of the Obamacare bill.
    3. The expense report for his weeks long “Tip and the Gipper” promotional book tour.
5.
  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?
    1. Obama’s infamous “beer summit” with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley.
    2. The vicious cable news wars that have been tearing American political junkies apart for years.
    3. 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.”
6.
  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?
    1. A festive gathering fueled by a beverage that is produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar.
    2. The left’s short lived answer to the Tea Party.
    3. That “beer summit” thing Obama held in 2009.
7.
  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?
    1. The millions of copies his books “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” and “Tip And The Gipper” have sold.
    2. Unemployment numbers in 2009.
    3. An earthquake.
8.
  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?
    1. His favorite Charles Bronson movie.
    2. Megadeth singer Dave Mustaine’s failed bid to become a congressman.
    3. Death panels.
9.
  1. What is Chris Matthews about to discuss here?
    1. A Congressional hearing on contraception that featured no female witnesses.
    2. Tip O’Neil’s nickname for the unmarried members of the House.
    3. John McLaughlin’s second bachelor party.
10.
  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?
    1. MSNBC’s decision to drop his show’s 5 p.m. broadcast.
    2. NBC’s decision to cancel The Chris Matthews Show.
    3. A tragic event that had nothing to do with the cancelation of his TV shows.
11.
  1. What the hell is Chris Matthews talking about?
    1. His favorite chapter from “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.”
    2. The debate over gun control.
    3. His first-person account of participating in Wolf Blitzer’s annual Pictionary tournament.

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