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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 04/25/16

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April 25, 2016

A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Success in life isnít best measured by what you achieve. Itís measured by what you overcome.

   ~ unknown




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

The Upper and the Real Deal

The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

Albert Brooks: Impressions, Part 3

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In our final episode in this series, Buddy meets Johnny Carson. It's a great finale!

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This Week with the Chicowitz

Earth Day

It's another annual tradition at BBHQ: Hershel and BBHQ celebrate Earth Day with memories and stubborn facts that just won't go away:

In January 1970, Life magazine reported one of Dr. Ehrlich’s predictions: “By 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.”

The secretary of the Smithsonian Institute wrote, “By 1995, between 75 and 85 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”



On the first Earth Day, I pedalled my bicycle six miles to the Washington Monument to hear Senator Gaylord Nelson, the “father” of Earth Day, speak. What I got was a terrible protest song by Phil Ochs, who had flown in on a private jet, and a putrid speech by Rennie Davis, one of the infamous Chicago 7. What either of them had to do with Earth Day remains a mystery to me. On the way back, I ran over a broken beer bottle, got a flat tire, and had to walk my crippled bike four miles back to campus.

I remember saying over and over again, “Cram it, Earth day; just cram it!”

“And that’s why you never see any unicorns, to this very day.” – Irish Rovers



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The BBHQ Christmas Wish-List Item of the Week:

Our wish-list continues to expand for you wise generous and people who do not wait till the last minute to do your Christmas shopping.

We recognize that the items we have presented thus far may be beyond the financial reach of some of you. We hear ya.' So this week we respectfully present a much more modest gift, Musical Pancho the Chihuahua.



Pancho is decked out for holiday cheer. Press his paw, and his body sways and his mouth moves as he adds genuine south-of-the-border flavor to your holiday festivities. Pancho is 10 inches tall, and thrives on 3 AA batteries (not included).

You can purchase Pancho, eager, fresh off the shelf and gift-wrapped at Amazon.com.

Feliz Navidad!

Please note: There are only 244 shopping days till Christmas! Haste makes waste!

A Few of Our Favorite Things

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One of over 200 questions in The BBHQ Pop Quiz collection:


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

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I Remember... April 25, 1955:

I remember April 25, 1956... kinda'. It was the week that newcomer Elvis Presley had his first #1 hit, "Heartbreak Hotel."



Pianist Floyd Cramer, guitarist Chet Atkins, and three background singers joined Elvis to create a hit that has outlived all of the artists involved.

It was the first of about seven thousand #1 hits for Elvis, including "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You," "Don't Be Cruel," "Hound Dog," and "Love Me Tender." And that was just 1956!



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


1. First, our current events question:
At a press conference in England last week, President Obama advised the British people to do which of the following:
      leave the EU
      remain in the EU
      adopt policies aimed at social justice
      visit the US
      balance their budget


2. What snack food product promised a "big surprise in every pack"?

3. From our Broadway to Hollywood collection:
 
He: It is a silly complication of a general simplicity. A woman is designed for pleasing man that is all. A man is deigned to be pleased by many women.

She: Then how do you explain, your majesty, that many men remain faithful to one wife?

He: They are sick.

She: Oh, but you do expect women to be faithful?

He: Naturally!


What Broadway show and movie featured that dialog?



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.

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

The BBHQ Joke of the Week

Mortimer Snerd, the verbally and mentally challenged, chip-off-the-old-block.... ah... fellow, defines ambidextrose as being able to put sugar in your coffee with either hand.






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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ


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