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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 11/02/15

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November 2, 2015

A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Social media is a cesspool of human behavior.

   ~ "Ducky," Dr. Donald Mallard, (NCIS) David McCallum
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Links here are good only for the week of November 2. After that... is anybody's guess.

The Upper and the Real Deal

The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

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Put yourself at Mets stadium; a cool Friday night. Fifty thousand baseball fans, swaying back and forth, all singing the wonderful Bill Joel song, briefly displacing the baseball game as the main attraction. And there he is... the pianoman himself, smiling proudly and singing along, too.

This is really cool!

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This Week with the Chicowitz

We Are Not One Boomer

We are not one boomer.

My sister sent me a rare tape cassette that her dog had chewed up. It was a valuable tape to her, and she was eager for me to try to salvage it. The tape itself was OK; but the plastic container was... dog meat. So I gave the tape a body transplant, and it was as good as new. But you know what was on the tape? Early Beatles, perhaps? The best of Elvis? Carole King's “Tapestry”? Nope. It was a tape by the “Wild Jimbos.” I played as much of it as I could stand, just to check it out; but I had to quit in the middle of “Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian.”

You think I'm making this up, don't you?

This is the valuable tape she had been nagging me to restore. I should have suspected something like this years ago when she came home from her first semester at the University of Wyoming and talked about this great new group, Buck Owens and His Buckaroos. She'd heard them play at a concert. Hard to believe we came from the same parents.... or that mom liked her best.

We are not one boomer.

Some of us looked up to the Beatles and followed their spiritual leader, the Maharishi Yogi; some of us looked up to Yogi Berra; a few to Yogi Bear. Twenty years later, we learned that one of those was a complete fraud. In 1966, Time magazine asked, “Is God Dead?” Some of us had a bumper sticker that read, “God is dead.” Others had one that read, “My God is alive; too bad about yours.”

We are not one boomer.

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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... November 2, 1976

"My name is Jimmy Carter, and I'm running for president."

And run, he did. And win, he did.

On November 2, 1976, former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter defeated incumbent President Gerald Ford to become the 39 U.S. President.

Carter was the first candidate in our lives to defeat a sitting president for re-election.

But history would repeat itself 4 years later when the same Jimmy Carter, the incumbent president, lost a re-election bid to former actor Ronald Reagan.

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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.

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

1. First, our current events question:
Last week the Department of Commerce released its first statement of the country's economic growth rate for quarter 3. It reported that the GDP for last quarter was which of the following?
    .1%
    1.5%
    2.5%
    3.5%
    98.6%

2. As noted in the BBHQ Insta-Quote, above, today's TV audience knows him as "Ducky." Boomers knew him as a co-star of what 60s TV series?

3. Triggered by the BBHQ Monday Morning Upper, finish the last line:

 
     And the piano, it sounds like a carnival;
     and the microphone smells like a beer.
     And they sit at the bar, and put bread in my jar;
     and say 'Man,
     ?'

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


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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ




Brush Up Your Shakespeare
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The semi-annual campaign continues. But we have not won yet.

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