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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 11/13/17

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November 13, 2017


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A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Feminism is the collective manifestation of female anger.

   ~ Lindy West, NY Times, 11/08/17


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Links here are good only for the week of November 13. After that... is anybody's guess.

The Upper and the Real Deal
The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

Kermit Goes for a Bike Ride


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Today's Upper is a short clip from a movie. It is in our top-10 list of the funniest movie clips. The “punch line” is wonderful.

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Remodeling Update:

Not that you should care... but in case you do... here is an update: Paint at the remodeled compound is still wet, drywall is not dry, and we still do not have all our computers Internet-connected. But mostly, things are back to normal. We have tried to make this newsletter packed with most of the good stuff.

In a few weeks, we might have a few pictures to share. But currently, all our evidence is still in the developing room.

We regret sharing Halloween and Veterans' Day with you, but we intend to be in full force for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Stick with us. The best is yet to come!

This Week with the Chicowitz

Memories of the Sock Hop

They played records in the girls' gym during the lunch periods. The girls, and a few guys, went to the girls' gym, took their shoes off, and danced to the new sound of rock and roll. Not I. I kept my shoes on. But when I write "they" played records, I really mean "we" played records. In seventh grade during lunch, I would take my sandwich, milk, and Oreo cookies into the little office next to the gym and talk to my friend Roger Pryor while he played the records. When Roger graduated in June, I was a natural to take his place the next year.

Roger had to be the role model for the Fonz; he was just too cool. Roger had taught me to start with a song with a strong beat, but not too fast a song... something like "Quarter to Three," by Gary U.S. Bonds. After that, I could go with a slightly faster one, but then I should slow the tempo down. Every third or fourth song should be a slow one... "Theme From a Summer Place" by Percy Faith or "A Summer Song" by Chad and Jeremy.





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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 13, 1969:


Ominously called the "March Against Death," thousands of anti-war protesters marched peacefully in Washington against death... and more specifically, the Vietnam War.



Sadly, death continues... to this day.




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


1. First, our current events question:
Which country is NOT on President Trump's travel agenda this month?

Russia
Vietnam
China
South Korea
Japan


2. What was the name of Bob Hope's signature song?



3. We're going to focus on song titles using girls' names here in the trivia section... until... until we run out of girls. We have binders full of them.

This was a top-10 hit for the Four Seasons in 1967.

    Whoa ho ho; here I am; on my knees again;
    I'll do anything just to make it right;
    Say you'll understand, oh I know you can;
    C'mon _________


Who's the girl?    






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
We see this, sadly, as a sign of the times:

Marcus, a young millenial had just gotten his first job at a local bank. But he had to return a pair of pants he had bought for his new position.

At the customer-service desk, the clerk asked, “Was anything wrong with them?”

“Yes,” Marcus whined. “They hurt my feelings.”





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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ

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