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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 01/23/17

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January 23, 2017


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A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

We have too many lawyers making laws. We need some un-lawyers un-making some laws.

   ~ Carl Strang, former mayor, Winter Haven, FL


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Links here are good only for the week of January 23. After that... is anybody's guess.

The Upper and the Real Deal
The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

Inauguration Welcome Celebration


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Did you see the celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday evening? It was spectacular! Our favorite part, no surprise, was Lee Greenwood doing what he does best.

Nothing political; just a small part of the best of the USA.

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This Week with the Chicowitz

Down for the Count

I was touched and heartened by the people who sent me get-well wishes last week as I struggled with the flu. That was very kind of you. Thank you very much.

Kinda’ makes me wish I was sick a little more often, doncha’ know. It may be what I have to do to get the respect and attention I so richly deserve. I'll keep that in mind.

When you have a cold, you worry about work piling up at the office. When you have the flu, you don't care if there IS an office. When you have a cold, the dog may get fed a little late. When you have the flu, the dog had better know how to operate the electric can opener, or the dog is not going to eat.



The flu is feeling like you got hit by a 4-ton truck... like you got caught between Senator Chuck Schumer and a TV camera... like you got caught in the middle of a Mike Tyson press conference. A cold is allowing the mail to collect in the box for a day to two. A flu is agonizing about whether you're gonna' get out of bed when the space heater sets the curtains on fire. (I did; but only after the curtains were a total loss, and only 'cause the bedroom was unbearably hot.)

Trying to fight the flu is like trying to cover Julio Jones, man-to-man.



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A Few of Our Favorite Things
One of over 200 questions in The BBHQ Pop Quiz collection:




The BBHQ Pop Quiz pops up all over BBHQ. Wander around!



Eye Remember... January 23, 1957:


Providing evidence that "timing is everything," on January 23, 1957, the Wham-O company began selling its first batch of plastic discs, a toy aimed at the boomer generation.



By the time boomers had had their fill of the toy, Wham-O had sold over 100 million of them.

It was one of the great toys of the boomer era. And it started on January 23, 1957.




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The BBHQ Trivia Teaser & Subscriber Evaluation
Here are three questions from the BBHQ cloud:


1. First, our current events question:
Since the election in November...
A. For the most part, the stock market has gone up, due perhaps to the election of Donald Trump.


B. For the most part, the stock market has gone down, due certainly to the election of Donald Trump.


Which is it, A or B?
A - Up
B - Down


2. We're going to focus on girls' names here in the trivia section... until... until we run out of girls. Here's our second one:
     ________, Juniper, hair of golden flax.
     ________, Juniper longs for what she lacks.
     Do you like her? Yes, I do, sir.
     Would you love her? Yes, I would, sir.
     Whatcha doing ________, my love?


Who's the girl?    


3. Speaking of girl... remember this lovely femme fatale? (Yep; that is her last name: fatale.) That is her partner, Boris Badenov, on the right; What is her first name? (And no, it is not "femme.")

    





Grade our Newsletter: How did we do this week?
      A: Great! Lottsa' fun.

      B: Pretty good.

      C: So-so.

      D: Eh... not so good.

      F: A swing and a miss.


What say you? Comments for the good of the order:






There are no prizes here... it's just for fun.


The BBHQ Joke of the Week
Alice and Lydia talking in heaven:

Alice: Hi! Wanda.

Lydia: Hi! Sylvia. How'd you die?

Alice: I froze to death.

Lydia: How horrible!

Alice: It wasn't so bad. After I quit shaking from the cold, I began to get warm & sleepy, and finally died a peaceful death. What about you?

Lydia: I died of a massive heart attack. I suspected that my husband was cheating, so I came home early to catch him in the act. But instead, I found him all by himself in the den watching TV.

Alice: So, what happened?

Lydia: I was so sure there was another woman there somewhere that I started running all over the house looking. I ran up into the attic and searched, and down into the basement. Then I went through every closet and checked under all the beds. I kept this up until I had looked everywhere, and finally I became so exhausted that I just keeled over with a heart attack and died.

Alice: Too bad you didn't look in the freezer---we'd both still be alive.





Have a great week. We'll share the fun again next Monday.

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ

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