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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 02/02/15

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February 2, 2015

A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

It doesn't matter who you love, or how you love; only that you love
    ~ Rod McKuen




Links here are good only for the week of February 2. After that... is anybody's guess.
The Upper and the Real Deal

The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

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BBHQ Monday Morning Upper.

Reprised in our essay from last week, this is a Carson Classic. Its one of the best of the best... Jack Webb and Johnny Carson, from 1968.

Most of the country did not see an... inspiring ad for Carl's Junior, a restaurant chain on the west coast. Pity; it's a pip. We think it deserves additional, wide exposure. So, we present it to you, as a service to America.

Click the picture to watch the ad, in living color:

(One heck of a lot better than that dopey McDonald's commercial.)

But we're not done. For the purposes of decency, balance... and fairness, we also offer the first 2 ads in the Budweiser frogs series. (Though we hasten to add... the frogs are neekid.)

("Neekid" will likely get past the Internet e-mail censors. The other word might not.)

Click the frog pic to watch and hear the frogs croak:

This Week with the Chicowitz

The Plastic Surgery Saga

Despite my aging body, I was more-or-less comfortable with my appearance... until I had a regular eye exam a couple years ago. The optometrist mentioned that I have what he called ptosis; my right eyelid droops over my eye. So does the left, but not as much. It does not affect my vision, so there is no harm.

No harm, huh?

But since that day, every time I look in the mirror, all I see is my right eyelid drooping. It drives me nuts! It makes me look old and defeated.

How many attractive and eligible women have turned their heads in disgust at the sight of my drooping eyelid? How many opportunities for nubile bliss have I missed as a result?

Boggles the mind, does it not?

Enter the wonderful world of bletharoplasty: cosmetic eyelid surgery. Bletharoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed... hundreds of thousands of times each year. Eighty-five percent of the patients are women... but that means that 15 percent are men -- I think. The surgeon snips some of the excess skin off your upper and/or lower eyelids, stitches up the remains, and bingo -- years roll off your face.

Click below to read the entire essay:


BBHQ Shorts
Quick Takes on Items in the News:

01/30:  “The Warmest Year in History” — ?

01/22:  No Hypocrisy Here

01/20:  The Never-Ending War

01/19:  It's Still Not Enough

01/12:  How Legislators Think

01/09:  Free College Tuition –
             the Real Goal

01/08:  Free College Tuition!

I Remember


I remember... February 2, 1949:

It was a Wednesday. (OK; I do not remember it, but it was a Wednesday.) Just in time for the boomers, RCA introduced the 45 rpm vinyl record. Now music lovers could buy recorded songs, one at a time.

The first commercial 45 rpm record was "Texarkana Baby," by Eddy Arnold. (No, I missed that one. But I have about 200 45's in my collection. I did my part.)

And buy them, we did... by the kajillions.

The initial price for a 45 was 65 cents. By the time I started buying them, they cost 97 cents... plus 3 cents tax, And today... priceless.

And then, on February 2, 1964, Hasbro introduced G.I. Joe, the guys' equivalent to Barbie. Now, G.I. Joe - 1964 - I do remember that.

BBHQ Contest


We've had a lot of fun with this one. So we're gonna' let it go for another week. We've had some good guesses... and some not-so-good ones. Nope; it is not Robin Williams; it is not Phil Hartman. It is not Regis Philbin. And it is definitely not Mike Tyson. Gees! But... it's out there. Keep at it.

Below is a still-shot from a screen test video for a proposed bio-pic movie. This setup never made it to the silver screen, though the movie was eventually made. But every boomer (and our parents) would recognize both the actor and the character being portrayed.

The actor is way out of place here. We never saw him/her in a costume like this. But there is something about his/her lips and eyes that gives it away. And perhaps the inflection in the voice, too.

And that's your task for this contest.

A copy of our e-book on midlife crisis goes to the first two newsletter subscribers who identify both the actor and the character being portrayed.

We'll help you. We have a video clip of a portion of the screen test. Both the content of the clip and the voice of the actor should be enough.

You can watch the video and take a shot at it here.

[Void where deflated, snowed-in, prohibited, taxed, banned, quarantined, censored, legislated, mandated, regulated, vegetated, inundated or otherwise arbitrarily or unfairly restricted. One winner per boomer. Decision of the judges is final. You snooze; you lose. No animals were injured in the production of this contest. Forward. Yes we can. Inka dinka doo.]

[I am a non-attorney spokesman, not a lawyer.]

Brush Up Your Webster - featuring Madam Red Dot


The search for the replacement name for the "smartphone" continues. "All-phone" is in the running. But "SNAFU" is not. Heck; even typing that in our newsletter may get it banned from e-mail servers. And "Obamaphone" has already been used. But keep at it.

Got an idea? Send us your best suggestions. Nope; this is not a contest. But imagine how much fame came to the guy who thought of... "Obamaphone."

Meanwhile, ya' wanna know the real reason Mitt Romney dropped out of the race? He learned that his staff was a bunch of numb-skulls.

This is a tweet sent from a twit at Romney headquarters intended to tweak Jeb's support for Common Core:

And these are the "best and brightest" among us, huh?

So... brush up your Webster!

The BBHQ Joke of the Week


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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ

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