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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 05/08/17

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May 8, 2017


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The First Amendment was not written to protect the people of this country from religious values; it was written to protect religious values from government tyranny.

   ~ Ronald Reagan


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Links here are good only for the week of May 8. After that... is anybody's guess.

The Upper and the Real Deal
The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

Run for the Roses


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It's our annual tribute to the big-3 horse-racing events. This is a perfect way to do so. Sit back and enjoy.

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This Week with the Chicowitz

A Grateful Heart

I had always believed that you cannot. You felt happy... or sad... or whatever. You can control what you do in response to how you feel, but you cannot control how you feel. I was convinced of it. You feel however you feel. Period.



Andy Andrews cast it in a different light. Andy's presentation is called "The Seven Decisions." They are the seven decisions that he believes shape your life. Number five is Choose Happiness: "Today I will choose to be happy."



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Just Because


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




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



Eye Remember... May 8, 1963:


When boomers think of James Bond, the first (and probably only) name that comes to mind is Sean Connery. To us, he is the only real "Bond, James Bond."

On May 8, 1963, Hollywood introduced to us the major character created by Ian Fleming, in "Dr. No." Connery's female lead in this thriller was Ursula Andress.



Our James Bond starred in seven Bond movies. Connery's career, of course, extended far beyond this most famous character.




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


1. First, our current events question:

Which.... ah... government entity declared bankruptcy last week?
Puerto Rico
Venezuela
North Korea
Greece
Mexico
Newark, NJ


2. In the 50s and 60s, what company claimed that "Progress is our most important product"?


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 Beatles hit in 1967.

     Picture yourself in a boat on a river
     With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
     Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
     A girl with kaleidoscope eyes
     Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
     Towering over your head
     Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
     And she's gone
     ______ in the sky with diamonds


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.


The BBHQ Joke of the Week
This one is called "Two Cows." We were a bit hesitant... it's a tad political ('course what isn't these days?) and it it will touch some raw nerves. But it was the last item that tipped the scales for us.

Don't get riled. Just enjoy it for what it is.

Socialism -- If you have 2 cows, you give one to your neighbor.

Communism -- If you have 2 cows, you give them to the government; and the government gives you some milk.

Fascism -- If you have 2 cows, you keep the cows but give the milk to the government, who then sells you the milk at a high price.

Nazism -- If you have 2 cows, the government shoots you and keeps the cows.

New Dealism -- If you have 2 cows, you shoot one, milk the other one; then pour the milk down the drain.

Capitalism -- If you have 2 cows, you sell one and buy a bull; you then sell all the excess milk to the government who in turn ships it to enemy countries.

Pure Socialism -- You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else's cows. You have to take care of all the cows. The government gives you as much milk as you need.

Bureaucratic Socialism -- You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else's cows. They are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers. The government gives you as much milk and eggs the regulations say you should need.

Fascism -- You have two cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them, and sells you the milk.

Russian Communism -- You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the government takes all the milk.

Cambodian Communism -- You have two cows. The government takes both and shoots you.

Dictatorship -- You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you.

Bureaucracy -- You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them. Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.

Surrealism -- You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.



And like most good humor, there is an element of truth to it.

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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ

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