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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 09/19/16

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September 19, 2016


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A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Political parties and political actors do not change their minds based on evidence or argument. They have to be beaten. Only then can they rationalize change to themselves and their colleagues:

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“We keep losing!” Defeat is the only condition in which they can see the need for change. They have to be concussed into it.

   ~ Peggy Noonan


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Links here are good only for the week of September 19. After that... is anybody's guess.
The Upper and the Real Deal
The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

The Windows Waltz


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Today we present the Windows Waltz, inspired by the beloved operating system.

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This Week with the Chicowitz

A Letter to Miss Busek

Only years after I left Sussex School did I begin to realize just how special my elementary school had been for my classmates and me. I began hearing stories from friends outside of Shaker Heights. They had a much easier ride in elementary school... and they have been at a disadvantage ever since. And of course, I read what is happening in schools today. I can only imagine how I would have turned out had I had been enrolled in a public school in the 21st century. I was not a troublemaker, but Mrs. Kirsch [the principal] said I was flippant. Naturally, she was right. The solution back then was consistent discipline and strict adherence to high standards. If I had been a second-grader in 2005, I suppose there would not have been enough Ritalin on earth to deal with me. Wrong answer! Of course, you and I both know that.



Every day I use the lessons and principles I learned at Sussex School. I don't know... some of my classmates may not remember them as well as I do. It may not have been obvious at the time, but the attention to detail and high standards that all of my Sussex School teachers set made a deep and lasting impression on us. Stated simply, it worked. For that, I am forever grateful.



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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... September 19, 1959:


"California Dreaming" -- indeed!

Though the land of fruits and nuts welcomed the soviet premier with open arms, Nikita Khrushchev's wish upon a star -- to visit Disneyland -- was denied.



Seen here with Shirley Maclanie, Hollywood rolled out the red carpet on September 19, 1959 for the Soviet leader. But the Disney people worried about security, and denied his request to visit the Magic Kingdom.

It was a symbolic but solid victory for capitalism!

There was another victory for boomers on September 19, 1981, when Simon & Garfunkel reunited for a free concert in Central Park. A half-million people got to seem them in person, and millions more witnessed the concert on television.

Another victory for our side.

What??? Did we miss National Cheeseburger Day?

Yes, we did. It was Sunday.

Curses, foiled again.




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, and for which non-boomers would be left behind. Here is another one of our questions:

7. “Look; up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane! It’s...”

  Big Bird
  Superman
  my beautiful, my beautiful balloon
  Rocky, the flying squirrel
  global warming



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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"Once I had learnt to write, the feminine colour and the grip has has allowed me to vent thoughts about new recipes, gardening, and sewing. My husband is less enthusiastic as he believes it will lead to more independence and he hates the tingling sensation whenever he picks it up."



Pack of 4; Amazon, $37.00 .

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While You Were
Laboring --

Recent Stories You May
have Missed


The Seeds of Character

Labor Day

On Top of Old Smoky

Eye Candy

Remembering Woodstock

Lyrics You Know You Know

The Fifties

Our House: Reclaiming the Past

Our House: Home Improvement



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


1. First, our current events question:
Can we focus on anything other than the election? To quote a phrase, "Yes, we can!"
Wells Fargo, one of the oldest and most stable banks in the country, was fined $185 million last week for committing what sin?
      making illegal campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton
      making illegal campaign contributions to Donald Trump
      making too many home loans to low-income families
      making too few home loans to low-income families
      creating over 2 million phony accounts
      paying too much interest on savings accounts


2. This is a publicity graphic from what 1973 film that scared the bahungas out of us?

3. Aw, we all know this one:
     Come and listen to a story
     'bout a man named ;
     poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed.









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
From the BBHQ Twisted Dictionary: Ambidextrose

Ambidextrose: being able to put sugar in your coffee with either hand.




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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ

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