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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 08/10/15

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August 10, 2015

A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Black holes are where God divided by zero.
   ~ Steven Wright




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Links here are good only for the week of August 10. After that... is anybody's guess.

The Upper and the Real Deal

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It’s still summertime. Today we’re going to bask in it with a 1966 TV performance of one of the great boomer-era summer songs, “Summer in the City,” by the Lovin’ Spoonful.

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This Week with the Chicowitz

That Dirty Dancing

At Byron Junior Partners they taught us how to do the Fox Trot, the Waltz, and the Jitterbug, among other classic dance moves. They even taught us how to do that new dance craze, the Twist.

Mr. Levine, Norm's father, gave us some outside tutoring as well. He said that doing the Twist was like wiping your rear end with a bath towel while at the same time snuffing out a cigarette on the floor. Somehow, I just couldn't relate to that picture.

I absolutely despise going into one of those horribly loud, chokingly smoky, dimly lit bars, walking out to the middle of the floor, and shaking myself silly in a futile attempt to look “cool.” I see absolutely no sense in taking a shower, dressing in freshly washed and ironed clothes, and dashing myself with the most expensive and alluring cologne I can buy, only to sweat myself and my clothes to the point where even I can’t stand being around myself.

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Do you know the Republican candidates? Study up. Next week we’ll have a pop-quiz.

A Few of Our Favorite Things

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

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

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I Remember... August 10, 1945

I don't remember August 10, 1945. But the greatest generation made certain that we would remember it... even if we did not learn well enough from it.

The day after the U.S. military dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki, the Japanese government announced an unconditional surrender to the United States. One atomic bomb (the bombing of Hiroshima) was not enough. It took the second one to convince the Japanese government that the U.S. would not be defeated.

It was ugly, but the atomic bombs prevented the deaths of tens of thousands of allied forces... plus the deaths of hundreds of thousands of other people who would have been killed had the U.S. been forced to invade the Japanese mainland.

And peace prevailed.

Peace through strength.

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BBHQ Shorts
Quick Takes on Items in the News:

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08/02:  Human Lives Matter
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07/29:  I Wonder What the King
                  is Doing Tonight
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07/28:  Hillary: “You Don’t Know Me”
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07/18:  Dumping on Trump
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07/09:  Hillary Lied: So What?
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07/03:  Not Proud to be an American
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07/02:  Motor City Blues
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06/28:  Gay Marriage Approval Rate
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06/27:  The Sacred Doctor/Patient
                Relationship
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06/26:  Rap Music vs. the Confederate flag
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06/25:  Best Question of the Year
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06/24:  Gruber? Who’s Gruber?
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06/23:  Uh, Oh!
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The BBHQ Trivia Teaser
 
Here are three questions from the BBHQ cloud:

1. First, our current events question:
Which leading Democrat member of Congress announced last week that he/she would not vote for President Obama's Iran deal?
    Chuck Schumer
    Harry Reid
    Nancy Pelosi
    Hillary Clinton
    Joe Biden

2. From a classic ad in the 50s and 60s... and maybe still today: "Tan, don't burn; use ."

3. He was a musician known all around the world. He was instrumental in the development of a unique, clearly American music style. He was so... natural... so easy-going that some people called him "Pops." Who was he?

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

A flight attendant on a United Air Lines cross-country flight nervously announced about thirty minutes outbound from Los Angeles, "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know how this happened, but we have 103 passengers aboard and only 40 dinners."

When the passengers' muttering had died down, she continued, "Anyone who is kind enough to give up his meal so someone else can eat will receive free drinks for the length of the flight."

Her next announcement came 30 minutes later. "If anyone wants to change his mind, we still have twenty-nine dinners available!"


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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ


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