Click to go to other BBHQ pages
  privacy | contact us | FAQ | member services | BBHQ newsletter | this week’s essay | site nav | mobile?
BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 05/18/15

BBHQ


BBHQ
May 18, 2015

A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Do not save what is left after spending, spend what is left after saving.
   ~ Warren Buffett
BBHQ




BBHQ

Links here are good only for the week of May 18. After that... is anybody's guess.

The Upper and the Real Deal

The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

BBHQ

Click the picture for the
BBHQ Monday Morning Upper.

David Seville landed a spot on Ed Sullivan's show with a novelty song in 1958. The presentation is particularly... odd. And the technical quality is poor — even for 1958. Still... it worked.

We all remember "The Witch Doctor." But few boomers remember Seville's appearance on the Ed Sullivan show.

This is pure, simple fun — it’s what the BBHQ Monday Morning Upper is all about.

BBHQ


Rock On!


The Beach Boys are Coming!

Yep; half a century later, the "boys" are still doin' it... and still on tour:

05/22/15 Meridian, MS
05/23/15 Orange Beach, AL
05/24/15 Charenton, LA
05/27/15 Manchester, United Kingdom
05/28/15 Sheffield, United Kingdom
05/29/15 Birmingham, United Kingdom
05/30/15 London, United Kingdom
05/31/15 London, United Kingdom
06/03/15 Brighton, United Kingdom
06/04/15 Cardiff, United Kingdom
06/06/15 Trondheim, Norway
06/20/15 Brooks, CA
06/26/15 Chicago, IL
07/04/15 Prior Lake, MN
07/09/15 Ridgefield, CT
07/10/15 Hampton Beach, NH
07/31/15 Grand Rapids, MI
08/01/15 Cleveland Heights, OH
08/02/15 Fort Wayne, IN
08/04/15 Cincinnati, OH
08/05/15 Indianapolis, IN
08/06/15 Huber Heights, OH
08/07/15 Chautauqua, NY
08/09/15 Sterling Heights, MI
08/12/15 Simsbury, CT
08/13/15 Portland, ME
08/14/15 Cohasset, MA
08/15/15 Hyannis, MA
08/16/15 Webster, MA
08/19/15 Glen Allen, VA
08/23/15 Vienna, VA
08/28/15 Calgary, AB
09/20/15 San Diego, CA
09/26/15 Saratoga, CA
09/30/15 Spokane, WA

It's a wonderful thing!

There is a movie about Brian Wilson coming out on June 5. It's called "Love and Mercy." Looks to be pretty good.

This Week with the Chicowitz

Don’t Give Up; Don’t Give In

The late Louis Zamperini, the subject of the recent movie, “Unbroken,” was an amazing man. Maybe we can’t all be as accomplished as was Louis. But in his last years, he offered some great advice which should be useful to everyone.

Much of his material is not new. But that it comes from a man as heroic as Louis Zamperini makes it worth serious contemplation.

Please take a few moments to look over and think about these topics. Remember, these come from a guy who was stranded on a rubber raft in the Pacific for 47 days and then brutally tortured in a Japanese prison camp for two years.

Run for Your Life

The family rules
Anyone can turn their life around
The difference between attention and recognition is self-esteem
It’s not how you win it’s how you lose

Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In

You are the content of your character
Never let anyone destroy your dignity
Hate is a personal decision

Attitude is Everything

You must have hope
Don’t ask why; ask what’s next
You choose how to view your fate

What I’ve Learned

Challenge yourself
Learn to adapt
Commitment and perseverance payoff
You’re only as old as you feel


If everyone took these lessons to heart... no, if even a third of the people did, this would be an infinitely better world. This is what they should be teaching in schools today. But they are not. So it is up to the adults in the community to do so.

The adults — that’s us now.

Click below to read the entire essay:

BBHQ

A Few of Our Favorite Things

BBHQ
One of over 150 questions in The BBHQ Pop Quiz collection:

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

BBHQ

I Remember... May 18, 1980

Having provided plenty of warning, it was on May 18, 1980 that Mt. St. Helens, in Washington, blew its stack. Why no one blamed it on global warming... escapes me.

One of the few fatalities of the eruption was 86 year-old Harry Truman. What the former president was doing on Mt. St. Helens is a mystery to us all.

BBHQ


BBHQ Shorts
Quick Takes on Items in the News:

BBHQ

05/14:  We’ve Got to Have More Money!
BBHQ
04/30:  I Have a Dream: Destroy
BBHQ
04/21:  You Might be a Bigot
BBHQ
03/22:  Dealing with the Devil
BBHQ
03/19:  No “Coattails”
BBHQ
03/18:  First: Hotels; Next: Your House
BBHQ
03/17:  State Department Falls on its Sword
BBHQ
03/12:  Cans Against the Crooks
BBHQ
03/09:  Beware the iWatch
BBHQ
03/06:  55,000 E-mails; Is That All There Is?
BBHQ

BBHQ

BBHQ

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

1. First, our current events question:
Amtrak: Well, it's in the news. And, of course, congressmen used the accident last week to blame Republicans for choking off funds for the government-subsidized train system. About how much has the Republican-controlled House of Representatives budgeted for Amtrak in the coming fiscal year? (By way of comparison, federal funding over the past 5 years has been about $1.4 billion per year.)
    1.4 billion
    1 billion
    500 million
    200 million
    $2.98

2. From a classic Beach Boys song. Come on; you know the missing word:

  Well she got her daddy's car
     and she cruised through the hamburger stand now.
Seems she forgot all about the library
     like she told her old man now.
And with the radio blasting
     goes cruising just as fast as she can now.
And she'll have fun fun fun
     'til her daddy takes the away.

3. One of Hershel's news shorts is titled "Is That All There Is?" That is the title of a 1969 hit song by what singer?

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

The definition of "irony":

The teenage girl brings her new boyfriend home to meet her parents, riding on his noisy Harley. The boyfriend has a baseball cap on backwards, torn low-rider jeans, numerous tattoos and body piercings, and a ring in his nose.

After an awkward (and generally failed) attempt at verbal pleasantries, the mother pulls her daughter aside. "Dear, you know your father and I love you and we only want the best for you. This boy, he just doesn't seem very ... nice."

"Oh please, Mom! If he wasn't nice, why would he be doing five hundred hours of community service?"


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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ

Click to buy the book:
BBHQ


Advertise in our newsletter




BBHQ Newsletter Archives

01/05/15
01/12/15
01/19/15
01/26/15
02/02/15
02/09/15
02/16/15
02/23/15
03/02/15
03/09/15
03/16/15
03/23/15
03/30/15
04/20/15
04/27/15
05/04/15
05/11/15
05/18/15
05/25/15
06/01/15
06/08/15
06/15/15
06/22/15
06/29/15
07/06/15
07/13/15
07/20/15
07/27/15
08/03/15
08/10/15
08/17/15
08/24/15
08/31/15
09/14/15
09/21/15
09/28/15
10/05/15
10/12/15
10/19/15
10/26/15
11/02/15
11/16/15
11/23/15
11/30/15
12/07/15
12/14/15
12/21/15
12/28/15
01/11/16
01/18/16
01/25/16
02/01/16
02/08/16
02/15/16
02/22/16
02/29/16
03/07/16
03/14/16
03/21/16
03/28/16
04/04/16
04/11/16
04/18/16
04/25/16
05/02/16
05/09/16
05/16/16
05/23/16
05/30/16
06/06/16
06/13/16
06/20/16
06/27/16
07/04/16
07/11/16
07/18/16
07/25/16
08/01/16
08/08/16
08/15/16
08/22/16
08/29/16
09/05/16
09/12/16
09/19/16
09/26/16
10/03/16
10/10/16
10/17/16
10/24/16
10/31/16
11/07/16
11/14/16
11/21/16
11/28/16
12/05/16
12/12/16
12/26/16
01/09/17
01/16/17
01/23/17
01/30/17
02/06/17
02/13/17
02/20/17
02/27/17
03/06/17
03/13/17
03/20/17
03/27/17
04/10/17
04/17/17
04/24/17
05/01/17
05/08/17
05/15/17
05/22/17
05/29/17
06/05/17
06/12/17
06/19/17
06/26/17
07/03/17
07/10/17
07/17/17


  Click to go to other BBHQ pages
  privacy | contact us | FAQ | member services | BBHQ newsletter | this week’s essay | site nav | mobile?