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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 08/22/16

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August 22, 2016


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A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Successful people make up their minds slowly, and change their minds quickly. Unsuccessful people make up their minds quickly, and change their minds slowly.

   ~ Andy Andrews
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Links here are good only for the week of August 22. After that... is anybody's guess.
The Upper and the Real Deal
The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

The Definitive Piano Man


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This is a great compilation of Billy Joel's classic Piano Man.

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This Week with the Chicowitz

Eye Candy

It’s late summer; my mind is wandering. The presidential campaign disgusts me. So this week I have some interesting, mindless pictures and graphics to show you — that’s all; just eye candy. You can turn your thinking cap off this week.

OK, get out your watch. Count how many seconds it takes you to find the human-like head in this graphic. (Hint: large forehead, sunken eyes, large nose):



I remember my mother being fascinated by this drawing.... 30 years ago. What do you see here, a “fashionable lady,” with her head turned away from us; or the face of an old lady, turned slightly toward us?





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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... August 22, 1966:


For their return trip to the United States, the Beatles offered a press conference at the Warwick Hotel in New York on August 22, 1966.



This is my favorite part:

Q: This is for Paul and John. Do you think that happiness is really egg-shaped, or is it just a rumor from the egg marketing magazine?
Paul: Hoo hoo hoo.
John: Ho, ho.


Q: Do you think happiness is real, or just a fantasy?
John: It's real, all right.
Ringo: Depends how the eggs are cooked.




The BBHQ Bare-Bones
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:

3. The lead singer for the Supremes was which of the following:

  Carol King
  Diana Ross
  Bette Midler
  Judy Garland
  Phyllis Diller
  Michael Jackson


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.



We should run a contest and give this gift to anyone who can tel what it is. 'Cause if you cannot tell what it is, what good is it?

Well, it is the perfect gift for the super-techno geek in your life. (And don't we all have at least one of those?)



It's a set of genuine R2D2 cuff links. And wait... it's so much more than irresistible jewelry. Just as the Star Wars version of Tonto concealed life-saving gadgets within his compact frame, the top portion of each cuff link slides out to reveal a 2 GB flash drive! Imagine all the hidden treasures you can secretly store in these clever devices.

Surely it is a "must-have"!

Hammacher, $199.95 .

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While You Were Sun-bathing --
Recent Stories You
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The BBHQ Trivia Teaser & Subscriber Evaluation
Here are three questions from the BBHQ cloud:


1. First, our current events question:
Last week, Aetna, the nation's third-largest health insurer, announced that it will do which of the following:

      Expand its role in Obamacare
      Reduce its role in Obamacare
      Bail out of Obamacare completely
      Return some of the money it received for
                participating in Obamacare
      Increase rates to its customers
      Reduce rates to its customers
      Do as Bernie suggested: offer free health care to everyone


2. Has it really been 41 years since Jimmy Hoffa disappeared stage left? Yes it has.
Jimmy Hoffa was which of the following:
      teamster president
      mafia don
      casino owner
      KKK grand wizard
      fight promoter
      VP of Trump Enterprises
      campaign cash bundler for the Clinton family
      the real killer of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman



3. In 1969, we were asked, in music,
     Does anybody really know what it is?



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 point this out as an unintended consequence of the obsessive focus on nutrition education.

During our church's worship service, the pastor invites all the young children to join him near the altar for the "Children's Moments Sermon."

One day, with seven small children in attendance, he spoke about the ingredients required to make up a church, using a chocolate-chip cookie as an example.

He explained to the children that, as with a cookie requiring ingredients such as sugar and eggs, the church needed ingredients to make up the congregation.

Holding a cookie aloft, he asked, "If I took the chocolate chips out of this cookie, what would I have?"

A shy six-year-old raised his hand. "Six less grams of fat," he replied.





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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ

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