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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 05/15/17

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May 15, 2017


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A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Nobody grows old by merely living a number of
years. People grow old only by deserting their
ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give
up interest wrinkles the soul.


   ~ Douglas MacArthur


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Links here are good only for the week of May 15. After that... is anybody's guess.

The Upper and the Real Deal
The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

Alexa Unleashed


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Alexa is Amazon.com's voice-activated, talking assistant. She can provide a response to almost any question or comment.

A clever user in Virginia added some depth to Alexa, giving her a face... and a sense of humor.

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This Week with the Chicowitz

The TDS Epidemic

Here is what some members of Congress said about the Republicans’ bill:

People are going to die.

Thousands of Americans would die.

There’s no question that people will not only lose their health care, but many will lose their lives.

Thousands of people die in your states, essentially producing parties are going to kill people. We’re essentially we’re going to be killing Peter to make sure Paul gets his tax cut.

People are going to die. “People are going to die.” How do we let these murderous Republicans walk the streets, much less make the laws!!

Trump Derangement Syndrome: The Health Care Epidemic.

Do they actually expect people to believe that nonsense?





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Just Because


A Few of Our Favorite Things
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Eye Remember... May 15, 1940:


The first McDonald's opened in San Berardino, California on May 15, 1940, ushering in the age of fast food restaurants:



OK; I don't remember it. Still, it was a momentous day!




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While You Were
On Spring Break


Recent Stories You May
have Missed


A Grateful Heart

Boomer Retirement: Part 3

Earth Day Falderal

Boomer Retirement: Part 2

Boomer Retirement: Part 1

It’s Not Over – Hillary: 2020

I Want to be Six Again

Revenge of the Swamp Creatures

State of the Union



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


1. First, our current events question:

Comey's out! OK, he's out as the country's top cop. Who has taken has place?
Rudy Giuliani
Andrew McCabe
Mike Pence
Sally Yates
The real killer of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman


2. This is more history than boomer trivia, but we like it.
"Fat Man" and "Little Boy" were which of the following:
(OK; there's a lot of them; but we're just fooling around.)
a comedy team in the 40s
an early rock-a-billy group.
the atomic bombs that ended WWII.
the warmup group on Elvis' first tour.
the names of 2 weight-loss products marketed in the 50s.
the nicknames of the inventors of the Apple 2 computer.
the nicknames of the younger twins on "My Three Sons."
the cartoon characters referenced in "The Simpsons."
the first names of the Tarleton Twins in "Gone With the Wind."
the nicknames of Larry's brothers on "Newhart."
sidekicks on Howard Stern's radio show.
home run hitters on the New York Yankees 1961 World Series winner's team.
the first 2 satellites launched into orbit by the U.S.
the first 2 satellites launched into orbit by the USSR.
the first 2 satellites launched into orbit by North Korea.
the nicknames of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's father and grandfather.
President Trump's EPA and Energy Department secretaries.




3. Now this is real trivia! Speaking of the Tarleton twins, Stuart Tarleton was played by Fred Crane, who had a nondescript career in Hollywood. Brother Brent, however, was which of the following:
Our favorite Superman, George Reeves
The Hustler, Paul Newman
Harry Callahan, Clint Eastwood
Wanted Dead or Alive, Steve McQueen
In a cameo appearence, a slim Alfred Hitchcock





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
Just a visual this week:





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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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