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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 07/24/17

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July 24, 2017


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A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Even duct tape can't fix stupid ... but it can muffle the sound.

   ~ anonymous








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The Upper and the Real Deal
The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

Makin' the Best of a Bad Situation


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Our Upper this week was inspired by our When the Music was Fun essay.

If this hits close to home to you, well... you know you are not alone.

But this is a sing-a-long. And the verses move pretty fast. So... be ready.

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It's summertime; even when we're not a day late, we're "travelling light." This is the summer, trimmed-down version of our newsletter. Sometime after Labor Day, we'll bring back most of the missing features, including Madam Red Dot.

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This Week with the Chicowitz

The Transistor Radio

Bubbling up from inside the mad scientists' laboratories was this new, electronic gizmo called the transistor. It had been around for a few years; the first product for the masses to make use of the transistor was the portable, battery-operated radio. We already had a radio or two in the house. The "brains" of the radio was the vacuum tube, which used a lot of energy, generated a lot of heat, took up a lot of space, and died right about the seventh inning of the ball game. The radio in our living room was about the size of a '57 Chevy.

(A vacuum tube might be 2-3 inches tall, or maybe as large as 8 inches. They weighed... maybe a half-pound.


A transistor was about a half-inch tall, and weighed less than an ounce. The transistor required a lot less juice to run, so the battery could be much smaller.)


There were a few "portable" (cordless) radios available back then. They had batteries about the size of a car battery today... and they were just as heavy. So they were actually about as portable as a table-top portable television.

So when we heard that transistor radios were available, we hopped on down to Best Buy and picked up one.

Oh, wait -- there was no Best Buy in 1959! Or anything like it.



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


1. First, our current events question:
Anthony Scaramussis... sounds like a name out of a Mario Puzo novel, huh? Nope; last week President Trump appointed him to what position?

  Drug Czar
  Press Secretary
  Communications Director
  Special Assistant
  FBI Director
  Speechwriter
  The real killer of Nicole Brown Simpson & Ron Goldman


2.
   

OK; we have one more DeLorean question. Before he designed his car, John DeLorean was a successful automotive executive. A best-selling book based on his career is titled,"On a Clear Day, You can See ."

3. We're going to focus on song titles using girls' names here in the trivia section... until... until we run out of girls. We have binders full of them.

    ________, why
    must we say goodbye?
    Each time we part
    my heart wants to die.
    Darling, hear my prayer
    ________ fair
    I'll be your love
    till the end of time.


Who's the girl?    

(We are close to running out of girls. Some of you have helped us along. Thanks much. 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, "Do Tell!"





Yeah; do tell!

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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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