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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 09/14/15

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September 14, 2015

A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

In the debate over whether America was born great, achieved greatness or had greatness thrust upon her, the only possible conclusion must be: all three.
   ~ Andrew Roberts




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Links here are good only for the week of September 14. After that... is anybody's guess.

The Upper and the Real Deal

The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

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Die-hard Four Seasons fans may be hesitant to embrace a group of “imposters” in a Broadway musical and movie.

Big mistake!

Today we show you why.

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Hurricane Preparedness:

As part of our hurricane preparedness training last week, the meteorologists warned us that the most active period of the hurricane season is... mid-September!

The global warming/climate change representative warned us that, global warming being the threat that it is... and the increased hurricane activity being what it is, we should all be prepared to pay more taxes in order to combat this greatest threat to our national security.

One of the participants raised his hand and noted that, despite the dire predictions, it has been 3,566 days since a major hurricane showed its face in Florida.

He was quickly escorted from the premises.

This Week with the Chicowitz

Another Side of the Greatest Generation

What I remember about Mrs. Levine is that she was just like my mom. She was not afraid to discipline either Norm or me when we acted up. She was always involved in our lives. She was fair and compassionate. She reasoned with us; but she made and enforced the rules. She never yelled; I don’t think she ever raised her voice. But she was the boss. There was never any doubt or hesitation on her part. We thought she always had the right answers. As I think back now, I can’t tell if she was always right. But she was right often enough that it didn’t matter.

We lived on one of the WASP (White, Anglo-Saxon Protestant) streets in the neighborhood. The Levines lived on one of the Jewish streets. That’s just the way it was. I didn’t realize it until I was about 14.

I don’t think either of my parents had dealt much with Jewish people before they met Mr. and Mrs. Levine. But they had heard things.

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Do you know the Republican candidates? Study up. Need even more time? OK, later this month 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... September 14, 1960

"Come on baby; let's do the twist."

I remember September 14, 1960. It's the day that I gave up any notion that I would ever be one of the cool kids on the dance floor.

On September 14, 1960, Chubby Checker's big hit, "The Twist," reached #1 on Billboard's top 100.

And that was the end of that for me.


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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:
Last week, CNN reported that Iran's supreme leader promised which of the following:
    that Iran haw no plans to develop nuclear weapons.
    that Iran would release its foreign political prisoners.
    that he would invite president Obama to visit Iran.
    that Iran would faithfully adhere to the nuclear energy agreement negotiated with the United States.
    that Israel would not exist 25 years from now.
    that Iran played no part in inflate-gate.

2. From our What's in a Number? collection:

  Oh, what a night;
late December back in

3. Three Stars Will Shine Tonight was the theme song to what 60s TV show?

There are no prizes here... it's just for fun.

BBHQ Members can play all of our trivia games in The BBHQ Trivia Library.

The BBHQ Joke of the Week

Job Interview No-Nos:

A job recruiting firm surveyed top personnel executives of 100 major American corporations and asked for stories of unusual behavior by job applicants. The lowlights:

"When I asked him about his hobbies, he stood up and started tap dancing around my office."

"...pulled out his smartphone and snapped a picture of me. Said he collected photos of everyone who interviewed him."

"Said he wasn't interested because the position paid too much."


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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ


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