The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper
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BBHQ Monday Morning Upper.
Following up on our celebration of Super Bowl TV commercials, today we
present episodes 3 and 4 of the Budweiser Frogs series.
The BBHQ Contest:
A lot of people took a stab at this one. Not a whole lot got it right.
The character is Will Rogers. "All I know is what I read in the
newspaper." And the actor... Der Bingle himself: Bing Crosby. Yep.
Stick with us. We'll have another one soon.
I Remember... February 9, 1964|
Boy, do I remember February 9, 1964!
Yep; it was a Sunday. And the Beatles were here!
Nielsen reported that 73 million people watch Ed Sullivan's show that night.
76 million boomers -- 73 million viewers... Coincidence? I think not.
(I know what you're all thinking... "Where were the other 3 million?" Well,
look at the date: February 9, 1964 -- 11 months before the back-end of the
boomer-era boundary: 1946-1964. I suggest that many of those 3 million
made their grand entry into this world, feet first, exactly 9 months
later, just under the wire. Coincidence? Again, I think not.)
The Calendar is Agin' Us
We love traditions... holidays and special celebrations. Two big ones
occur this week: the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, February 12;
and Valentine's Day, February... well, you all know when
Too early to celebrate now, and too late next Monday. So... on Thursday,
we'll post a special salute to our 16th president on our Home Page.
And we're gonna' mess with the calendar, too. Next Monday's newsletter,
a special Valentine's Day edition, will arrive in your inbox on Friday,
Oh yeah; we forgot about that other "special" day. Well, you can read
your newsletter; we're sleeping in.
This Week with the Chicowitz
The Plastic Surgery Saga II
Before going under the knife, patients are required to read and sign an
informed consent declaration. We have mixed feelings about this. We are
all in favor of as much information as possible. But this form is like
the little insert in most medicine containers.... if you read it, you
will never take the medicine!
Some of the more interesting precautions for bletharoplasty surgery
Bleeding: Post-operative bleeding may require emergency treatment or
Damage to deeper structures: Deeper structures, such as nerves, blood
vessels, and eye muscles may be damaged during the course of surgery.
Blindness may be caused by internal bleeding around the eye during or
Surgical anesthesia: There is the possibility of complications, injury,
AND EVEN DEATH from all forms of surgical anesthesia or
There are four pages of this scary stuff, folks. Who wrote this thing,
Stephen King? Gees, the Declaration of Independence is only two pages
long... and it never mentions death!
Click below to read the entire essay:
Quick Takes on Items in the News:
02/05: Obama: We’re Just as
Bad as They Are
02/03: The Sad State of Journalism
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!