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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 11/07/16

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November 7, 2016


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A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

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   ~ John F. Kennedy


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Links here are good only for the week of November 7. After that... is anybody's guess.
The Upper and the Real Deal
The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

Kiss does the Military


Veteran's Day is Friday. Our tribute last all week. It's Gene Simmons and Kiss celebrating all branches of the military.

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Yep; we'll leave this up through Friday.

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This Week with the Chicowitz

Fasten Your Seat Belts

Regardless of who becomes president, the times and the circumstances will present the president and the country with some terrible challenges.



Beyond the politicians, “the natives are restless.” The Obama administration and the two candidates have made Americans very angry. (And rightfully so.) We may accept the results, but neither side will be satisfied, and neither side will like what happens next.



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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... November 7:


After losing the race for governor of California, on November 7, 1962, Richard Nixon lashed out at the press, proclaiming, "Just think of all you're gonna' be missing. You don't have Nixon to kick around any more, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference."



Exactly 12 years later, Richard Nixon won re-election as president of the United States.




On November 3, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge took to the radio airwaves to remind Americans of a solemn duty:

All the opportunity for self-government through the rule of the people depends upon one single factor. That is the ballot box. . . . The people of our country are sovereign. If they do not vote they abdicate that sovereignty, and they may be entirely sure that if they relinquish it other forces will seize it, and if they fail to govern themselves some other power will rise up to govern them. The choice is always before them, whether they will be slaves or whether they will be free. The only way to be free is to exercise actively and energetically the privileges, and discharge faithfully the duties which make freedom. It is not to be secured by passive resistance. It is the result of energy and action. . . .

Persons who have the right to vote are trustees for the benefit of their country and their countrymen. They have no right to say they do not care. They must care! They have no right to say that whatever the result of the election they can get along. They must remember that their country and their countrymen cannot get along, cannot remain sound, cannot preserve its institutions, cannot protect its citizens, cannot maintain its place in the world, unless those who have the right to vote do sustain and do guide the course of public affairs by the thoughtful exercise of that right on election day.





Now we're entering the real Christmas season. Time's a-wastin'. Here is a cute, little item near the top of our wish list:



Elfis the Rocker sings solo for you, "Santa's Back in Town."

Elfis is 16 inches tall, and comes pumped up with 3 AA batteries.

From an alleged satisfied customer: This Elfis doll is awesome. I bought it as a gift for my mother, but after watching him sing and dance a few times, I thought about taking it myself. The volume on this thing is great. He actually does seems to dance to the music too. If you like Elvis, or Christmas, or both, this is a fun little doll to have.

Amazon, $21.69 .

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


1. First, our current events question:
New York Review of Books critic Ben Ratliff recently identified a new, way to trash Americans, particularly baby boomers: Time and social change have been rough on the Beach Boys. Their best- known hits (say, “California Girls,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “I Get Around”) are poems of unenlightened straight-male privilege, white privilege, beach privilege. It is hard to imagine that they helped anyone toward self- determination or achieving their social rights.

True or False?

"Beach privilege." "Beach privilege" -- ??? That's what he wrote.
No; no. You're just making that up to create a stink. Never happened.


2. Surely every boomer remembers the wonderful folk songs of the 50s and 60s. Here's one:
     Puff the magic ,
     lived by the sea.


3. What boomer-era tv star got... and still gets a huge applause when performing the Tarzan yell?




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
Mikey and his mother were in the doctor's office for his pre-school physical. The receptionist, completing his medical history, asked, "What is your birthdate?"

"November 11," Mikey answered.

"What year?" the receptionist asked.

"Every year," was Mikey's matter-of-fact reply.





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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ

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