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Friday, September 18, 2009

It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

Posted By on Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 7:30 AM

click to enlarge That 'D' stands for 'Dhaliwal'
  • That 'D' stands for 'Dhaliwal'
This is a big day for us -- we've received word that none other than Bill Clinton has officially endorsed us in our campaign for governor of the Internet. Wait? He's not? Then why did he ask us to ... uh, crap.

In any event, it's Friday and you earned this.

1. Everyone's favorite tiger victims and inveterate lawbreakers the Dhaliwal brothers made it into the news again this week. This time, one of them:

A. Assaulted a security guy at Fry's when he was caught lifting videogames;
B. Was arrested for smoking Marijuana in a movie theater
C. Pleaded not guilty to Driving While Intoxicated
D. Was chased down and mauled by a lynx at the Oakland Zoo, amazingly enough

2. Anthony Beninati is:

A. The congressman who yelled "You lie!" at President Obama
B. The guy who tried to sue Burning Man when he was burned ... by the man
C. The man who crashed his SUV into the Doggie Diner dog head sign out by the zoo
D. The man who drove his truck off Treasure Island and drowned in the Bay

3. The city controller was downright cheerful this week because:

A. He won $77,000 at Las Vegas
B. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger backed off plans to begin housing the criminally insane in McLaren Park
C. The state's anticipated $36.7 million blow to the city's budget was just $26.5 million
D. The city was able to sell San Francisco State University to a group of Japanese investors

click to enlarge Gavin, Gavin, he's our man...
  • Gavin, Gavin, he's our man...
4. A U.C. San Francisco professor implored S.F. Weekly readers to call their mothers and talk about:

A. Funeral planning
B. Baseball
C. Sickle-cell anemia
D. Incontinence

5. Which of the following wasn't a political consultant's reaction to President Bill Clinton throwing his support to Gavin Newsom's gubernatorial campaign?

A. "Clinton and Newsom don't necessarily equate on public policy and

everyone is still waiting to see if Dianne Feinstein will run, so the

only reason appears to be helping Newsom raise money"
B. "Blacks, Mexicans, burnouts, kids -- this is a crossover hit for Newsom!"
C."Bill will do some pretty cool events with Newsom and then what? It's still September"
D. "This doesn't suck"

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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