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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 05/09/16

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May 9, 2016

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Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent.

   ~ Calvin Coolidge
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The Upper and the Real Deal

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Wet Dream - Part 1

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Morning Upper.

We don’t know how to describe today's Upper... other than very weird and wonderfully funny.

"Wet Dream."

And no; it is not at all what you probably think. It is much funnier than that.


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We donno' whether this is nostalgic, amusing, or awkwardly goofy. But for us early boomers, it does bring back some memories.
This Week with the Chicowitz

The Moment

Last week's essay garnered a lot of attention. It hit a nerve... for good reason. But we know that many of you did not read it. So we are going to let it run for another week.

I watched dumbly, tiredly. Then for no reason—this is true, it just doesn’t sound it—I thought of an old Paul Simon song that had been crossing my mind, “The Boy in the Bubble.” I muted the TV, found the song on YouTube, and listened as I stared at the soundless mile of cars and the soundless demonstrators. As the lyrics came—“The way we look to a distant constellation / That’s dying in a corner of the sky / . . . Don’t cry baby / Don’t cry”—my eyes filled with tears. And a sob welled up and I literally put my hands to my face and sobbed, silently, for I suppose a minute.

Because my country is in trouble.

Because I felt anguish at all the estrangements.

Because some things that shouldn’t have changed have changed.

Because too much is being lost. Because the great choice in a nation of 320 million may come down to Crazy Man versus Criminal.



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

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A Few of Our Favorite Things

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I Remember... May 9:

Just in time for the boomers, on May 9, 1960 the FDA approved the first birth control pill.

Fourteen years later, May 9, 1974, the U.S. House of Representatives began impeachment hearings against President Nixon.

And on that same day, May 9, 1974, "The Boss" established himself as the future of rock and roll at a concert with the E Street Band in Cambridge, Massachusetts.






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


1. First, our current events question:
Believing that the terms "felon" and "convict" are too stigmatizing, a Justice Department division announced its decision to ban them, preferring instead "person who committed a crime" or "individual who was incarcerated."
True or false?

      Oh, yeah; I believe it.
      No. Once again, you have gone too far. That's absurd. It is far too touchy-feely absurd. It cannot possibly be true. You're just making it up. Shame on you.

2. Did you see our recognition of Mothers' Day on Sunday?

That's mom on the left. Who is on the right?



3. When you hear the phrase, "Go directly to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200," what do you immediately think of? (And no, don't say "Hillary Clinton"... or "Richard Nixon"!)



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



Dad: "What do you boys want for dinner tonight?"

8-year old son: "Can we have McDonald's?"

Dad: "Sure. If you can spell that, then we'll have it."

Son: (after thinking for a few seconds) "Can we get KFC instead?"



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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ


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