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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 01/25/16

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January 25, 2016

A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.    ~ Marcus Aurelius

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Links here are good only for the week of January 25. After that... is anybody's guess.

The Upper and the Real Deal

The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

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It's that time of year again... time to share one of our favorite, lesser-known (perhaps) Superbowl commercials.

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Boomer Mike Erwin has put together a cute, nostalgic song and video celebrating the boomer generation:

Click the picture, above, to watch it on YouTube.


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This Week with the Chicowitz

Al Gore to Earth: You're Dead

Mr. Scientific American said that if we did not take dramatic, extreme actions right then... it was over. We would be doomed. We had to spend tens of billions of dollars and change our eating, living, travelling, sleeping, and vacationing habits. We had to give up our cars, our air-conditioning, our jet airplanes, our incandescent light bulbs, our gas grills, our methane-producing cows, and pretty much every other creature-comfort device that has benefited us so enormously for the last century.




Click below to read the entire essay:


A Few of Our Favorite Things

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One of over 150 questions in The BBHQ Pop Quiz collection:


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

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I Remember... January 25, 1971

I remember January 25, 1971. It was a year and a half after one of the most gruesome murders in our lifetime, Charlie Manson and 3 of his followers earned an E-ticket ride on Old Sparky as a result of the murders of Sharon Tate and six other people in 1969.


A year later, California's Old Sparky was retired, and Manson and his followers were rewarded with lifetime, free room and board in La-La-Land.

Today Charlie is alive and well, at age 81... on his way to forever at taxpayer expense.


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While You were Snoozing -- Recent Stories You May have Missed


A Twisted Cinderella.

2015: That Was the Year That Was.

Remembering "Thank You".

Exploring My Roots.

We are Not One Boomer.

Up Periscope.

What We'll Learn.

Another Side of the Greatest Generation.

The Server is Toast!.

Remembering Woodstock.

That Dirty Dancing.




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


1. First, our current events question:
The public water system was reported last week to be dangerously polluted in what city?
      Mexico City
      Baghdad
      Bejing
      Hiroshima
      Flint
      Erehwon
      Mayberry
      Quahog
      South Park

2. We have a couple more quotes from great Broadway musicals of the boomer era that found their way to Hollywood.
 
There's a bright golden haze on the meadow.
There's a bright golden haze on the meadow.
The corn is as high as a elephant's eye.
And it looks like it's climbin' clear up to the sky.

What is the name of the musical/movie.

3. Here's another one, from a 50s musical and late 60s movie which starred Lee Marvin:
 
Mrs. Fenty: You should read the Bible, Mr. Rumson.
Ben Rumson: I have read the Bible, Mrs. Fenty.
Mrs. Fenty: Didnít that discourage you about drinking?
Ben Rumson: No, but it sure killed my appetite for readiní!


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

If the submit button does not work for you, you can take the quiz online by clicking here.

Members can play all of our trivia games in The BBHQ Trivia Library.

The BBHQ Joke of the Week

This falls into the category of "Making the best of a bad situation." Some enterprising New Englander, probably a zoo-keeper, found a way to put T-Rex to good use.

But it is a short video; and we cannot embed a video in an e-mail message. So, you'll have to click the picture to watch it. It's worth it. It really is "laugh-out-loud" funny.



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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ

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