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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 03/09/15

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March 9, 2015

A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

The virtue of a man ought to be measured, not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his everyday conduct.
    ~ Blaise Pascal




Links here are good only for the week of March 9. 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.

Today we bring back one of our favorites. Norton gives Ralph a short lesson on how to play golf.

Now, this is comedy!


Old Business: Mea Culpa... again. We made a small coding error in our newsletter last week. Until about noon on Monday, the link to the Trivia Teaser did not work at all. And after it did, it lost one of the quiz answers. We apologize.

We take some comfort in reporting that we have fixed the problem in far less time than it took the government to fix healthcare.gov.

This Week with the Chicowitz

Do You Remember These?

Our offering here is just nostalgia.... pure, simple, warm memories.

The anchor for this essay is “Do You Remember These?” a song by the Statler Brothers that is the epitome of nostalgia:

Saturday morning serials,
     chapters 1 through 15;
Fly paper, penny loafers,
     Lucky Strike Green;
Flat tops, sock hops,
     Studebaker, ’Pepsi, please’;
Ah, do you remember these?

Sock hops.... they called them that because they were held the the school gymnasium, and we had to take off our shoes so as not to mess up the gym floor. Shoes were lined up against the wall from one end to the other.

Most of the girls danced; only a few of the guys did. I was usually in the adjoining office, selecting and playing the 45s on the record player. Boy, the music was great!

Click below to read the entire essay:


A Few of Our Favorite Things


I Remember... March 9, 1959

Actually, it is my sister who remembers March 9, 1959. It was the "coming out" debut for Barbie at the American International Toy Fair in New York. That's my sister with her first Barbie collection:

OK, it's not my sister. But it could have been.

In 1959, the first Barbie sold for $3.00 -- the equivalent of $24.00 today.

Sarah Palin remembers March 9, 1974, when work on the 800-mile long Alaska Oil pipeline began.

(Another fib... Sarah Palin probably does not remember that. She was only 10 years old at the time.)

BBHQ Shorts
Quick Takes on Items in the News:

03/06:  55,000 E-mails; Is That All There Is?

03/04:  A Deal Doomed to Succeed

03/03:  Hillary and the Law

02/27:  What were the Saudis Thinking?

02/26:  Silence is Golden — and Cheap

02/24:  A Perfect Fit for the Obama
            Administration

02/21:  They’re coming After Us

02/19:  Net Neutrality: The Next Big Lie

02/18:  A Jobs Program for the
Terrorists

02/17:  The 2016 Republican Ticket

02/12:  Severe Angst in the Classroom

02/10:  Why the Left Hates Fox News

02/07:  Liberal’s View of Fairness

02/05:  Obama: We’re Just as
             Bad as They Are

02/03:  The Sad State of Journalism

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

1. First our current events question:
In his speech before a joint session of congress last week, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke about which of the following:
      the nuclear energy deal with Iran
      the nuclear energy deal with Iraq
      the threat of ISIS
      the threat of Joe Biden
      the threat of "50 Shades of Grey"
      global warming
      global anti-semitism
      global nutrition guidelines
      the content of e-mails held by Hillary Clinton
      hashtag "Save our girls"
      the NCAA bracket
      the real killers of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman

2. OK; one more Flintstones question. Pebbles -- great name for the Flintstone's daughter. What was the name of Barney and Betty's little stone-child?

3. From our Lyrics You Know You Know collection, complete the last line:

  Now Leroy, more than trouble
You see he stand 'bout six-foot four
All the downtown ladies call him "treetop lover"
All the men just call him
.

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

Must be the cold weather... for the second week in a row, we're skirting the edge of decency here. But it's just well-intended humor, and it is nonetheless safe for work.

These come from the jaded but very humorous mind of Argus Hamilton.

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on an aspect of Obamacare last week. The web site is still screwed up. Last night the healthcare.gov website routed me to iTunes, and now Hookers and Blow is my primary health care provider.

Hookers and Blow is not what you think it is. It's a sorta' rock group. Shame on you.

Moody's announced it's downgraded the bond rating for Chicago municipal bonds Friday which significantly reduced the city's credit rating. So, as of today, Chicago's municipal bonds are only two steps away from "junk" status. As a result, millions of dead voters risk not receiving their payoffs.

Treasury investigators said they found IRS official Lois Lerner's emails that may show the White House used the IRS to target conservatives. The IRS testified that Lois's e-mails were lost when her computer crashed. It crashed when Barack Obama threw it out of Air Force One at forty thousand feet.

Interpol reported that South America is now a hotbed of illegal human fat peddling for cosmetic laboratories. Human fat-trafficking rings in Peru are now selling cellulite to European cosmetic doctors for sixty thousand dollars per gallon. Kim Kardashian just realized she's sitting on a gold mine.

Brush Up Your Webster - featuring Madam Red Dot


In the future, your smartphone may be smart... very smart. But it will not be primarily a phone. So our search for the replacement name for the "smartphone" continues. Keep at it, please.

Use your e-mail software (that's where you are now), click reply and let us know. Nope; this is not a contest. But imagine how much fame came to the guy who thought of... "Net Neutrality."

It's that time of year again... it happens usually during the last snowstorm of the season:

The key word here is saving -- not savings.

So... brush up your Webster!


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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ

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