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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 10/12/15

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October 12, 2015

A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Things to remember:
1) The worth of character;
2) The improvement of
        talent;
3) The influence of example;
4) The joy of origination;
5) The dignity of simplicity;
6) The success of
        perseverance.

   ~ Marshall Field
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Links here are good only for the week of October 12. After that... is anybody's guess.

The Upper and the Real Deal

The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

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It’s another BBHQ tradition: our Columbus Day special. This is cute.

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This Week with the Chicowitz

Under the Knife – Part 2

The surgeon recommends cold compresses on the eyes every 15 minutes for a couple days after the surgery.

No smoking and no alcohol for 2 weeks afterwards. Easy enough. “Absolutely no heavy physical activity is permitted for two years after the surgery.” This is a little suspicious, however. It looks as though someone has penciled-in the “two years after” portion of that instruction. But it does sound like a good excuse to skip the yard work... at least for a while.

Click below to read the entire essay:

One more week for the easy quiz. (Yes, there is a tougher one coming.) Do you know the Republican candidates? Only a few have correctly identified all 16 candidates. Click the pic and show us what you can do.

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... October 12, 1960

I remember October 12, 1960... During a speech at the United Nations, Soviet Khrushchev Premier Nikita Khrushchev displayed his anger... and the size of his foot... when he took off his shoe and pounded it on the podium.

Considered a childish temper-tantrum back then, it would probably be viewed as a resume-enhancement gesture today.

Ah, the times, they are a-changin.'

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While You were Away -- Recent Stories You May have Missed

Up Periscope.

What We'll Learn.

Another Side of the Greatest Generation.

The Server is Toast!.

Remembering the Y2K Bug.

Remembering Woodstock.

That Dirty Dancing.

He Sleeps with the Fishes.

Beware the iWatch.

Click once per day, and twice on Saturday and Sunday.

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

1. First, our current events question:
Madam Red Dot highlights a report (below) which implies that there are at least 600 million Americans. The population of the Unites States is about what?
    200 million
    300 million
    400 million
    500 million
    600 million
    2.95

2. When we were in school, we memorized the names of the 3 ships that Columbus brought the Americas on his first voyage because of the Lou Monte song:

  In fourteen hundred ninety-two, three ships sailed out to sea
The Nina and the Pinta and

3. Our sponsor this week is the great A&P. Our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents knew that "A&P" is an abbreviation for what?

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

Baseball... explained in 185 words. This sounds like an extended Yogi-ism. It isn't; but it will confound you, nonetheless.

This is a game played by two teams, one out the other in. The one that's in, sends players out, one at a time, to see if they can get in before they get out. If they get out before they get in, they come in, but it doesn't count. If they get in before they get out it does count.

When the ones out get three outs from the ones in before they get in without being out, the team that's out comes in and the team in goes out to get those going in out before they get in without being out.

When both teams have been in and out nine times the game is over. The team with the most in without being out before coming in wins unless the ones in are equal. In which case, the last ones in go out to get the ones in out before they get in without being out.

The game will end when each team has the same number of ins out but one team has more in without being out before coming in.


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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ




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600 Million Americans!

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