WBEZ | News quiz http://www.wbez.org/tags/news-quiz Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en A quiz before flying http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-03/quiz-flying-106376 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Q-blue_1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 18px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">This&#39;ll be the last post for the Meyerson WBEZ news blog. (At least for now. Life is long. Never say never. You know.)</span></span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 18px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Thanks to the talented WBEZ team for making me welcome in this space the last three months or so, and for tolerating my almost daily attempts to test the limits of the website production system.</span></span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; 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vertical-align: baseline;"><em style="font-style: italic;">s week&#39;s quiz, thanks to readers<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://bio.tribune.com/philvettel" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px;" target="_blank">Phil Vettel</a>,<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="https://twitter.com/hassgocubs" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px;" target="_blank">Joe Hass</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewthackray" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px;" target="_blank">Andrew Thackray</a>,<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/patrick.heylin" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px;" target="_blank">Patrick Heylin</a>,<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://pmphotography.net/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px;" target="_blank">Phil Marty</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/ShakesTheClown8" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px;" target="_blank">Steve Rozwalka</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/jf.powalowski" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px;" target="_blank">Jf Powalowski</a>,<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brent-a-zhorne/8/3aa/b61" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px;" target="_blank">Brent Zhorne</a><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>and<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/jenna.brown.russell" style="margin: 0px; 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outline: 0px;" target="_blank">Here you go</a>.</em></p></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-03/quiz-flying-106376 Get out your No. 2 cursors for a news quiz http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-03/get-out-your-no-2-cursors-news-quiz-106214 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Q-A image - purple_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><script type="text/javascript" src="http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js" charset="UTF-8"></script><noscript><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-news-quiz-march-22-2013">Take Our Survey!</a></noscript><script type="text/javascript"> polldaddy.add( { type: 'iframe', auto: true, domain: 'cpm.polldaddy.com/s/', id: 'wbez-meyerson-news-quiz-march-22-2013' } ); </script><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span id="cke_bm_121S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><em><strong>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong></em><br /><em>* For their help preparing this week&#39;s quiz, thanks to <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=63208202&amp;locale=en_US&amp;trk=tyah2" target="_blank">Laura Enright</a>, <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=50075959&amp;authType=NAME_SEARCH&amp;authToken=-A9e&amp;locale=en_US&amp;srchid=497364b0-a3ea-4265-8190-311be3663e42-0&amp;srchindex=4&amp;srchtotal=73&amp;goback=%2Efps_PBCK_bill+jeffreys_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*2_*1_Y_*1_*1_*1_false_1_R_*1_*51_*1_*51_true_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2&amp;pvs=ps&amp;trk=pp_profile_name_link" target="_blank">Bill Jeffreys</a>, <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=150699346&amp;locale=en_US&amp;trk=tyah" target="_blank">John Kerke</a>, <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=3518329&amp;locale=en_US&amp;trk=tyah" target="_blank">Joe Hass</a>, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0107103/bio" target="_blank">Belinda Bremner</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/patrick.heylin" target="_blank">Patrick Heylin</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/jf.powalowski" target="_blank">Jf Powalowski</a>.<br />* Suggestions for this blog?&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cmeyerson@wbez.org?subject=Things%20and%20stuff">Email anytime</a>.<br />* Get this blog by email, free. <a href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=feedburner/AELk&amp;amp;loc=en_US" target="_blank">Sign up here</a>.</em><br /><em>* Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/wbez" target="_blank">@WBEZ</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/meyerson" target="_blank">@Meyerson</a>.<span id="cke_bm_121E" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></em></span></p></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-03/get-out-your-no-2-cursors-news-quiz-106214 Habemus News Quiz X http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-03/habemus-news-quiz-x-106101 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Q-A - green_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><b style="font-family: georgia, serif;">FRESH FOR YOU: OUR 10th WEEKLY NEWS QUIZ.</b></p><p><span style="font-family: georgia, serif;">The white smoke emerging from the WBEZ studios at Navy Pier means ... it&#39;s that time!</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><script type="text/javascript" src="http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js" charset="UTF-8"></script><noscript><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-news-quiz-no-10">Take Our Survey!</a></noscript><script type="text/javascript"> polldaddy.add( { type: 'iframe', auto: true, domain: 'cpm.polldaddy.com/s/', id: 'wbez-meyerson-news-quiz-no-10' } ); </script></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><em>Want to try your hand at previous news quizzes?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/tags/news-quiz" target="_blank">Here you go</a>.</em></span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><em><strong>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong></em><br /><em>* Suggestions for this blog?&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cmeyerson@wbez.org?subject=Things%20and%20stuff">Email anytime</a>.<br />* Get this blog by email, free. <a href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=feedburner/AELk&amp;amp;loc=en_US" target="_blank">Sign up here</a>.</em><br /><em>* Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/wbez" target="_blank">@WBEZ</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/meyerson" target="_blank">@Meyerson</a>.</em></span></p></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-03/habemus-news-quiz-x-106101 This news quiz not affiliated with 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!' http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-03/news-quiz-not-affiliated-wait-wait-dont-tell-me-105961 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Q-blue_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Absolutely no truth to the ugly rumor (launched right here, in this very sentence) that Peter Sagal and his team at NPR&#39;s &quot;<a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/">weekly hour-long quiz program that lets you test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what&#39;s real news and what&#39;s made up</a>&quot; have filed a cease-and-decist order against this blog&#39;s weekly news challenge. So, play and enjoy.</p><p>You bear no liability for any ugly legal fights that may (or may not) follow.<script type="text/javascript" src="http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js" charset="UTF-8"></script><noscript><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-news-quiz-no-9">Take Our Survey!</a></noscript><script type="text/javascript"> polldaddy.add( { type: 'iframe', auto: true, domain: 'cpm.polldaddy.com/s/', id: 'wbez-meyerson-news-quiz-no-9' } ); </script></p></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-03/news-quiz-not-affiliated-wait-wait-dont-tell-me-105961 Take this week's news quiz challenge http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/take-weeks-news-quiz-challenge-105834 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Q-A image - blue on purple.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Feeling smart? Here&#39;s a fresh chance to show it.</p><script type="text/javascript" src="http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js" charset="UTF-8"></script><noscript><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-news-quiz-no-8">Take Our Survey!</a></noscript><script type="text/javascript"> polldaddy.add( { type: 'iframe', auto: true, domain: 'cpm.polldaddy.com/s/', id: 'wbez-meyerson-news-quiz-no-8' } ); </script><hr /><p><em><strong>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong></em><br /><em>* Suggestions for this blog?&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cmeyerson@wbez.org?subject=Things%20and%20stuff">Email anytime</a>.<br />* Get this blog by email, free. <a href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=feedburner/AELk&amp;amp;loc=en_US" target="_blank">Sign up here</a>.</em><br /><em>* Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/wbez" target="_blank">@WBEZ</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/meyerson" target="_blank">@Meyerson</a>.</em></p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/take-weeks-news-quiz-challenge-105834 News quiz time! http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/news-quiz-time-105670 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Q-blue.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Have you been paying attention? Honestly, it makes no difference. Because this quiz is rich with links directing you to places where you&#39;ll find the answers.</p><p>If, on the other hand, you&#39;re the sort of person who likes to complete these things unaided, we&#39;ll believe you if you tell us you answered without peeking.</p><p>Really, we will.</p><p>Honest.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><script type="text/javascript" src="http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js" charset="UTF-8"></script><noscript><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/meyerson-wbez-news-quiz-no-6">Take Our Survey!</a></noscript><script type="text/javascript"> polldaddy.add( { type: 'iframe', auto: true, domain: 'cpm.polldaddy.com/s/', id: 'meyerson-wbez-news-quiz-no-6' } ); </script><hr /><p><em><strong>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong><br />* This blog will be taking Monday off. See you Tuesday.</em><br /><em>* Suggestions?&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cmeyerson@wbez.org?subject=Things%20and%20stuff">Email anytime</a>.<br />* Get this blog by email, free. <a href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=feedburner/AELk&amp;amp;loc=en_US" target="_blank">Sign up here</a>.</em><br /><em>* Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/wbez" target="_blank">@WBEZ</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/meyerson" target="_blank">@Meyerson</a>.</em></p></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/news-quiz-time-105670 Are you a news quiz whiz? http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/are-you-news-quiz-whiz-105548 <p><p><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/new-quiz-1" target="_blank"><img alt="News quiz time!" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Q-A%20image.png" style="float: right; height: 126px; width: 125px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" title="" /></a>Sharpen your pencils, wax your touchpads, groom your mice, lube your trackballs. Brief yourself by reviewing the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson" target="_blank">last week&#39;s worth of this blog</a>, where you&#39;ll find all the answers to this <a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/new-quiz-1" target="_blank">latest in a series of news quizzes</a> for WBEZ.</p><p>Then ...</p><p><strong><em>GO.</em></strong></p><script type="text/javascript" src="http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js" charset="UTF-8"></script><noscript><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/new-quiz-1">Take Our Survey!</a></noscript><script type="text/javascript"> polldaddy.add( { type: 'iframe', auto: true, domain: 'cpm.polldaddy.com/s/', id: 'new-quiz-1' } ); </script><hr /><p><em><strong>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong></em><br /><em>* Suggestions for this blog?&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cmeyerson@wbez.org?subject=Things%20and%20stuff">Email anytime</a>.<br />* Get this blog by email, free. <a href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=feedburner/AELk&amp;amp;loc=en_US">Sign up here</a>.</em><br /><em>* Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/wbez" target="_blank">@WBEZ</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/meyerson" target="_blank">@Meyerson</a>.</em></p></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/are-you-news-quiz-whiz-105548 If it's Friday, it must be time for you to answer some news quiz questions http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/if-its-friday-it-must-be-time-you-answer-some-news-quiz-questions <p><p><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-news-quiz-no-5" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Q-A%20-%20green_0.jpg" style="height: 60px; width: 100px; float: right;" title="Quiz time!" /></a>Welcome back, our friends, to the quiz that comes in tens. It&#39;s&nbsp;... that ... time.</p><p>(And stick around for more news below the quiz. That stuff could come up in <em>next</em> week&#39;s quiz.)</p><script type="text/javascript" src="http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js" charset="UTF-8"></script><noscript><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-news-quiz-no-5">Take Our Survey!</a></noscript><script type="text/javascript"> polldaddy.add( { type: 'iframe', auto: true, domain: 'cpm.polldaddy.com/s/', id: 'wbez-meyerson-news-quiz-no-5' } ); </script><p><em>And now, we return to our regular programming.</em></p><p><strong>RED-LIGHT DISTRICT.&nbsp;</strong>The chairman of the company behind Chicago&#39;s red-light camera program is quitting following a <em>Chicago Tribune</em> investigation that forced a company investigation and the discovery of improper ties to a former city transportation official -- including <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-chicago-red-light-investigation-0208-20130208,0,379202.story" target="_blank">thousands of dollars in free trips to the Super Bowl and other sports events</a>.<br />* <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-soldier-field-smallest-stadium-20130207,0,5542828.story" target="_blank">Soldier Field&#39;s seating capacity won&#39;t be the NFL&#39;s smallest</a> next year.</p><p><strong>BUSH-HACKER.&nbsp;</strong>Someone who identifies himself as &quot;Guccifier&quot; gained access to <a href="http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Probe-launched-after-Bushes-email-hacked-4261903.php" target="_blank">the personal email of President George W. Bush&#39;s sister and the accounts of others close to the president</a>. The<em> Houston Chronicle</em>&nbsp;has more.<br />* <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2013/02/aaron_swartz_he_wanted_to_save_the_world_why_couldn_t_he_save_himself.single.html" target="_blank">The last days of hacker Aaron Swartz</a>.<br />* <a href="http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2013/02/facebook-broke-internet/61929/" target="_blank">Facebook broke the Internet</a> for some people last night.</p><p><iframe align="right" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/PN-MjUC4f9k" width="300"></iframe><strong>A KID, A DOG AND A PUDDLE.&nbsp;</strong>Roger Ebert turns his Pulitzer-winning critic&#39;s eye on <a href="http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2013/02/a_boy_his_dog_and_a_puddle.html" target="_blank">a one-minute YouTube video that&#39;s gone viral</a>.<br />* Meet a guy <a href="http://thenextweb.com/twitter/2013/02/07/building-a-business-from-twitter-meet-the-man-behind-the-accounts-you-see-every-day/" target="_blank">making good money on Twitter</a>.<br />* Is this truly <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/02/netflix-house-of-cards-and-the-golden-age-of-television/272869/#" target="_blank">a new &quot;golden age&quot; for TV</a>? Especially <a href="http://thehollywoodeconomist.blogspot.com/2010/10/role-reversal-why-tv-is-replacing.html" target="_blank">if you&#39;re the head of the household</a>?</p><hr /><p><strong><em>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</em></strong><br /><em>* There are <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1985-07-14/features/8502150716_1_pants-station-suits/2" target="_blank">no announcements today of sufficient importance</a>.</em><br /><em>* But do <a href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=feedburner/AELk&amp;loc=en_US" target="_blank">subscribe to this blog by email</a>, won&#39;t you?</em></p></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/if-its-friday-it-must-be-time-you-answer-some-news-quiz-questions We got yer Friday news quiz right here http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/we-got-yer-friday-news-quiz-right-here-105140 <p><p><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-blog-news-quiz-no-3"><img alt="WBEZ Meyerson blog news quiz" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/flat-27450_640.png" style="height: 151px; width: 150px; float: right; margin: 6px;" title="" /></a><strong>ALL RIGHT, WE KNOW WHY YOU&#39;RE HERE.&nbsp;</strong>You don&#39;t care about the news of the day with a Chicago twist. You come not seeking <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson">insightful analysis and perspective</a> curated for your enlightenment. You have no interest in the latest from the frontiers of <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/pages/technology/index.html">technology</a> and <a href="http://jimromenesko.com/">journalism</a>. And you certainly don&#39;t care about the most recent prevarications of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&amp;rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS503US503&amp;ion=1&amp;ie=UTF-8#q=%22lance+armstrong%22&amp;hl=en&amp;tbo=d&amp;rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS503US503&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=nws&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=S5MCUZbjF6a6yQHX2IDgCw&amp;ved=0CAoQ_AUoAA&amp;bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&amp;bvm=bv.41524429,d.aWM&amp;fp=edca0d0c33d8a5d9&amp;ion=1&amp;biw=1002&amp;bih=910">Lance Armstrong</a> and <a href="https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&amp;rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS503US503&amp;ion=1&amp;ie=UTF-8#q=%22manti+te'o%22&amp;hl=en&amp;tbo=d&amp;rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS503US503&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=nws&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=ZZMCUcmgJYmoywHF3oHgAw&amp;ved=0CAoQ_AUoAA&amp;bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&amp;bvm=bv.41524429,d.aWM&amp;fp=edca0d0c33d8a5d9&amp;ion=1&amp;biw=1002&amp;bih=910">Manti Te&#39;o</a>.</p><p>No.</p><p>You&#39;re here for the weekly <a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-blog-news-quiz-no-3?iframe=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wbez.org%2Fblogs%2Fcharlie-meyerson%2F2013-01%2Fwe-got-yer-friday-news-quiz-right-here-105140">WBEZ Meyerson blog news quiz</a>. So why pretend? Why put it off till the end of today&#39;s post? No, that would just be cruel.</p><p>So get comfortable. Sharpen your pencils, wax your touchpads, groom your mice, lube your trackballs. Brief yourself by reviewing the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson">five most recent editions of this blog</a>. And keep those browser windows open; this exam isn&#39;t closed-book.</p><p>Then ... <a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-blog-news-quiz-no-3?iframe=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wbez.org%2Fblogs%2Fcharlie-meyerson%2F2013-01%2Fwe-got-yer-friday-news-quiz-right-here-105140"><em><strong>go</strong></em></a>.</p><script type="text/javascript" src="http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js" charset="UTF-8"></script><noscript><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-blog-news-quiz-no-3">Take Our Survey!</a></noscript><script type="text/javascript"> polldaddy.add( { type: 'iframe', auto: true, domain: 'cpm.polldaddy.com/s/', id: 'wbez-meyerson-blog-news-quiz-no-3' } ); </script><p><em><strong><strong><span id="cke_bm_509S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_534S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_535S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>IN OTHER NEWS ...<span id="cke_bm_535E" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_534E" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_509E" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></strong></strong></em></p><p><strong>&#39;WE MUST STOP BEING THE STUPID PARTY.&#39; </strong>Talking to The Republican National Committee&#39;s winter meeting, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal <a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/24/jindal-urges-gop-to-stop-being-stupid/">let his fellow members have it</a>.<br />* <em>Esquire</em>&#39;s Charles Pierce: <a href="http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/bobby-jindal-domestic-abuse-cuts-012313">Why Bobby Jindal will not be president</a>&nbsp;(filed earlier in the week).<br />* Republicans&nbsp;proposing to <a href="http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/01/24/we-did-the-math-how-the-gop-will-gerrymander-its-way-back-to-the-white-house/">scrap the traditional electoral vote system</a> in a way that Josh Marshall at <em>Talking Points Memo</em> says would &quot;make it <a href="http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/01/this_is_a_big_big_deal.php">almost impossible for Democrats to win the presidency</a> in 2016 and 2020.&quot;<br />* From 2003, the <em>Sun-Times</em>&#39; Lynn Sweet on <a href="http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2013/01/john_kerrys_chicago_jewish_roo.html">John Kerry&#39;s Jewish Chicago roots</a>.<br /><br /><strong>WRIGLEY DEAL ANALYZED.&nbsp;</strong>Mayor Emanuel&#39;s pushing to wrap up negotiations for <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-wrigley-field-rehab-0125-20130125,0,2032646.story">renovation of the Cubs&#39; home</a>, according to the <em>Tribune</em>.<br />*&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-theoepsteinstalkerkathleenkearneycubs-20130124,0,3988373.story">Woman charged with stalking Cubs president</a> faces arrest warrant.</p><p><strong>APPLE DISCOVERS GRAVITY.&nbsp;</strong>The company&#39;s stock yesterday fell by <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/01/today-apple-stock-lost-more-than-the-market-value-of-nike-or-starbucks/272506/">more than the market value of Nike or Starbucks</a>, according to <em>The Atlantic</em>&#39;s Derek Thompson.<br />* <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/01/24/170167624/swinging-from-140-characters-to-six-second-videos-twitter-launches-vine?sc=17&amp;f=1001">Six-second video</a> is the new 140-character text.</p><p><strong><strong>LUKE, I AM YOUR DIRECTOR. </strong></strong><a href="http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/jj-abrams-set-direct-next-star-wars-film-exclusive-74596">J.J. Abrams set to create next &quot;Star Wars&quot; movie</a>.<br />* One critic: &quot;<a href="http://www.cinemablend.com/new/J-J-Abrams-Right-Guy-Star-Wars-Episode-VII-35307.html">I&#39;m genuinely skeptical</a> that someone as controlling and precise as Abrams can slip seamlessly into this previously created world.&quot;<br />*&nbsp;<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-dung-beetles-milky-way-20130125,0,6369724.story">Dung beetles navigate</a>&nbsp;by Milky Way&#39;s light.<br /><br /><strong><strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/01/22/168825342/heavy-rotation-5-songs-public-radio-cant-stop-playing" target="_blank"><img alt="NPR" src="https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR_yGyOxNueOC4JOgR0MDqn_XnKJ-W8ePAEFsWwNl1v11nlg7c4" style="width: 150px; float: right; height: 47px;" /></a>NPR&#39;s &#39;DEPRESSIVE BIAS&#39;?</strong></strong>&nbsp;The <em>Huffington Post</em>&#39;s&nbsp;Carolyn Bucior plays a game where <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carolyn-bucior/npr-the-peculiar-gloominess-of-the-first-heard-snippet_b_2478943.html">she writes down the first phrase she hears when she turns on the network</a>. Some of the results: &quot;It usually leads to infections.&quot; &quot;I could see in slow motion, this line of vomit.&quot; &quot;Savagely beat the family&#39;s 6-month-old German Shepherd with a rock.&quot;<br />* Five <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/01/22/168825342/heavy-rotation-5-songs-public-radio-cant-stop-playing">songs public radio can&#39;t stop playing</a>.</p><hr /><p><strong><em>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</em></strong><br /><em>* This marks the end of three weeks of this blog. How&#39;s it working for you? Let the&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cmeyerson@wbez.org?subject=Meyerson%20blog%20customer%20service%20request%20%23130125">WBEZ Meyerson blog customer satisfaction team</a>&nbsp;know.<br />* Soundtrack for production of this edition: Fatboy Slim&#39;s &quot;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ7z57qrZU8">Weapon of Choice</a>.&quot;</em></p></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/we-got-yer-friday-news-quiz-right-here-105140