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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 04/24/17

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April 24, 2017


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A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward.







   ~ Patricia Sampson


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The Upper and the Real Deal
The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

Accompanying Billy Joel


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Picture it... you’re a college kid... been playing the piano for a decade or more. You get a chance, at a workshop, to accompany your idol.

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This Week with the Chicowitz

Earth Day Falderal

I remember very well the first Earth Day. It was April 22, 1970. I had already done my research. Two years earlier I had read Dr. Paul Ehrlich’s book, “The Population Bomb,” in which he predicted that between 1980 and 1989, four billion people, including 65 million Americans, would starve to death. I immediately ran to the store and bought 100 bags of potato chips. Danged if I was going to be one of them!



I had a subscription to Life Magazine. In January 1970, Life reported another of Dr. Ehrlich’s predictions: “By 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.”

In response, I hurried to the drug store and bought 100 size-D batteries.



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Just Because - Tampa Street Art


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




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Eye Remember... April 24, 1968:


Today, college students are demanding "safe spaces" on campus. On April 24, 1968, leftist college boomers looked for their own safe spaces by taking over several buildings on the campus of Columbia University.



Turns out it was not so safe after all. After a few days, the cops.... disbursed the protesters.



On the other hand... half-a-century later, those same protesters reside, legally, in the plush, safe offices of American Universities.




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


1. First, our current events question:

The congressional election in the 6th district of Georgia last week resulted in which of the following?
A Democrat received the most votes, thus becoming the next representative.
A Republican received the most votes, thus becoming the next representative.
Neither of the above.
Both of the above.
Barack Obama was elected in the write-in vote.


2. Pulled from our essay this week, this is Lili Tomlin:



But who is the character she portrays here?

3. We're going to focus on girls' names here in the trivia section... until... until we run out of girls. We have binders full of them.
This was a top-10 hit for the Four Tops in 1967:

      Wake up _____, I think I got something to say to you;
      It's late September and I really should be back at school;
      I know I keep you amused; but I feel I'm being used;
      Oh _____, I couldn't have tried any more;
      You lured me away from home just to save you from being alone;
      You stole my heart and that's what really hurt;


Who's the girl?    



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.


"Brush Up Your Webster," featuring Madam Red Dot
A Navy helicopter plucked a driver from the roof of the floating vehicle, but later died, authorities said.

I hate it when a helicopter dies... especially in the line of duty.

(From the Washington Post, no less.)

The lesson here is to either be very skeptical of the Washington Post, or pay close attention to modifying conjunctions.

Or both.

The BBHQ Joke of the Week
This is a little long... but it's worth it.

An 80 year old couple was having problems remembering things, so they decided to go to their doctor to get checked out - to make sure nothing was wrong with them.

When they arrived at the doctor's, they explained to the doctor about the problems they were having with their memory. After checking the couple out, the doctor tells them that they were physically okay but might want to start writing things down and make notes to help them remember things. The couple thanked the doctor and left.

Later that night while watching TV, the husband got up from his chair and his wife asks, "Where are you going?"

He replies, "To the kitchen."

She asks, "Will you please get me a bowl of ice cream?"

He replies, "Sure."

She then asks him, "Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?"

He says, "No, I can remember that."

She then says, "Well I also would like some strawberries on top. You had better write that down cause I know you'll forget that."

He says, "I can remember that. Jeez! You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries."

She replies, "Well I also would like whip cream on top. I know you will forget that so you better write it down."

With irritation in his voice, he says, "I don't need to write that down I can remember that." He then fumes into the kitchen.

After about 20 minutes he returns from the kitchen, and hands her a plate of bacon and eggs.

She stares at the plate for a moment - and says, "You forgot my toast...."



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

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