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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 08/15/16

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August 15, 2016


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People who say they want a government program because "I don't want to be a burden to my children" apparently think it is all right to be a burden to other people's children.

   ~ Thomas Sowell
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Remembering Woodstock

The Woodstock Art and Music Fair: “Three days of Peace and Music.” August 15, 16, and 17, 1969.



There is no way you could have had a sound system for an audience of 400,000. But it was probably just as well. To be honest, the music was often... terrible. For a while, during the rain, the sound system failed completely. But nobody cared. The music was secondary... it was the event that mattered.... just being there.

It was planned as a 3-day outdoor festival of “peace and music” featuring a few of the new, hard rock bands. The four organizers wanted it to be the largest rock concert in history. (Prior to Woodstock, the largest was about 20,000.) By early August, 1969, the organizers knew that more than 200,000 would likely show up. Publicly, they claimed there would be only about 100,000. They didn’t want to scare anybody.





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Eye Remember... August 15:


On August 15, 1939, The Wizard of Oz first appeared in movie theatres. Seventy-seven years later, it is still entertaining millions of people.

I do not remember the premier of The Wizard of Oz.

But I do remember August 15, 1969. On that day, Woodstock opened its doors to thousands of boomers... so many in fact, that in typical boomer fashion, we broke down the doors.







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Boomer Assessment Test


The BBHQ Official Baby Boomer Qualifying Exam contains some questions that might stump some boomers. So we're working on developing a series of questions that absolutely every boomer would know the answer. Here is another one of them:

The original, creative force behind the Beach Boys was which of the following:

  Buddy Holly
  Richie Valens
  Neil Diamond
  Brian Wilson
  Whoopie Goldberg



Simple enough, huh? What other questions should we ask that would clearly identify a boomer and yet stump the unfortunates masses? Please click reply and give us your ideas.



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


1. First, our current events question:
At last count, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps had won how many gold medals?
      13
      23
      33
      all of them


2. What company used, as its slogan, this tag line:
When you care enough to send the very best.


3. What company used, as its slogan, this tag line:
We try harder.





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
Today's little laugh points out the danger of being exposed to 400 cable TV channels:

Grandma and Grandpa purchased a new front loading washer and dryer.

The grandchildren were impressed with all the "bells and whistles."

Grandma was looking for them one day. They had taken their chairs into the laundry room and were watching the clothes in the washer and dryer.

When asked what they were doing, they said, "We're watching the laundry channel."





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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ

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