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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 06/05/17

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June 5, 2017


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A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by production.

   ~ Ayn Rand


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The Upper and the Real Deal
The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

One of Those Songs


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Today we bring you another piece of "art work" by the Dude Perfect guys. This time they're playing pool.

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This Week with the Chicowitz

AARP: A Warning for Boomers

If they want to attract me as a member, the AARP is going to have to do some serious image-rebuilding. Let’s start with the name. The “American Association of Retired Persons” just does not fit with our generation, does it?

Well, for a brief period back in the seventies, a few of their rebellious members called themselves the Gray Panthers. Kinda’ lame, isn’t it? Baby Boomers should be associated with real rock n’ roll, doing your own thing, Disneyworld, Simon and Garfunkel... not some fat, bald guy riding around on a 3-wheeled, motorized scooter with a golf club in one hand while sucking wind on an asthma inhaler. No... just no!



And the head fake - renaming themselves the “American Association of Real Possibilities” - does not fool me one bit! Lame!



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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... June 5, 1968:


It was just moments after Senator Robert Kennedy had given his victory speech in the California presidential primary. "Now it's on to Chicago, and let's win there, too.

Three bullets hit Senator Kennedy; five other people were injured in the hail of gunfire.



Senator Kennedy died 24 hours later. He was 42 years old.




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


1. First, our current events question:

NATO has 28 member nations. Each nation is supposed to spend 2% of its GDP on its own defense. How many of the 28 NATO countries meet that target?

1
5
15
20
28
37


2. From a 1972 hit song:
     You're so
     You prob'ly think this song is about you.


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 one comes from 70s hit by both Tanya Tucker and Helen Reddy:

     Delta _______, what's that flower you have on?
     Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?
     And did I hear you say, he was a-meetin' you here today
     To take you to his mansion in the sky-eye?


Who's the girl?    

(We are close to running out of girls. Can you think of any names we have missed? Click reply; help keep this going.)



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
We call this one the "Tale of Two States." While we cannot vouch for its accuracy, the story makes a valid point... and an amusing one, in its irony.

New York:

The governor of New York is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out, bites the Governor, and attacks his dog.

1. The governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie "Bambi," then realizes he should stop, the coyote is only doing what's natural.

2. He calls Animal Control. Animal Control captures the coyote and bills the state $200 for testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it.

3. He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and bills the state $200 for testing it for disease.

4. The governor goes to a hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for disease from the coyote and for getting his bite wound bandaged.

5. The running trail is shut down for 6 months, while Fish & Game conducts their $100,000 survey to make sure the area is free of dangerous animals.

6. The governor next spends $150,000 in state funds, implementing a "Coyote Awareness" program for residents of the area.

7. The State Legislature spends 2 million dollars to study how to better treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease, throughout the world.

8. The governor's security agent is fired for not somehow stopping the attack and for letting the Governor attempt to intervene.

9. Additional cost to State of New York: $75,000 to hire and train a new security agent with additional special training re: The Nature of Coyotes.

10. PETA protests the coyote's relocation and files suit against the state.

Arizona:

The governor of Arizona is jogging, with his dog, along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks the dog.

1. The governor shoots the coyote with her state-issued pistol and keeps jogging.

The governor has spent $0.50 on a .45 ACP hollow-point cartridge.

2. Arizona buzzards eat the dead coyote.

And that, my friends, is why New York is broke!



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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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