How do I change my address in the Online
Registry or Joke of the Week Newsletter? How do I subscribe or unsubscribe to the
Joke of the Week Newsletter?
You can do so on our E-mail Contact page.
You can subscribe or unsubscribe to our Joke of the Week
Newsletter on many pages (including this one) that contain our newsletter
subscription form (upper left corner of the page).
What's with the "Joke of the Week" and "Newsletter"?
Our Joke of the Week Newsletter is our way of reminding you about what's
up and what's new at BBHQ. (We expanded it to much more than just a quick
ha-ha in your mailbox; so now we call it a "newsletter.") In addition to
a G-rated joke, we send you:
The BBHQ Trivia Contest
, with real, live prizes;
The BBHQ Trivia Teaser
– 3 quickie boomer trivia questions;
An inspirational or provacative quotation
(mouseover here for samples)
A tip from our Brush Up Your Webster
The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper
– a special treat to perk you up;
An excerpt from and link to Hershel's latest essay;
News and samples of the newest features at BBHQ;
Links to featured pages at BBHQ, some that are not available
Every Monday; no charge; no spam; no kidding.
Though you can view the newsletter at BBHQ, many features in the
newsletter do not appear anywhere else at BBHQ... or anywhere else, at
all, for that matter. It's just 60 seconds of good clean fun in your
mailbox every Monday.
We just want you as a regular, that's all.
How can I participate at BBHQ?
There are 4 ways you can become an active part of BBHQ:
Become a member of BBHQ. Click
here for more information. BBHQ
members have access to many popular features not available to "newbies"
(see #3, below).
Membership at BBHQ is only $9 per year
Subscribe to our weekly Newsletter (above) It's free!
Sign in at BBHQ; when you do so,
you can add your name to our online school registry.
Aside from that, the best thing you can do is mark BBHQ as one of your
favorite places on your browser. Stop by often; we're always open.
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Member Services: What's the deal?
There are so many things we would like to do
with our site. But we cannot do so on good intentions only. That is why we
introduced BBHQ Member Services. We charge an annual membership fee for
some premium features at BBHQ. You can become a member at BBHQ for $9 a year.
Members at either level receive a voucher for a free BBHQ Time
Capsule report delivered via e-mail. Members are also eligible to
complete in the periodic, special BBHQ Trivia Contest. The winner
picks a prize from our Treasure Chest.
Members have unlimited access to all of our
essays, our Lyrics Section (lyrics to over 750 boomer songs) and our
Oldies Vault (title and artist of nearly 4,000 songs). Members can search
by artist and song title, or perform a word search of our entire lyrics
collection. Click here for more information.
BBHQ uses PayPal (www.paypal.com) to process your
membership fee. You may use a credit card or e-check at PayPal. (Write to
us for information about paying by cash or regular bank check.) PayPal is
an extremely popular, respected and reliable vendor. Your credit card
information passes through an enctypted, secure server. BBHQ never has
access to your credit card data. (And what a relief that is, huh?)
What's with the "cookie" thing?
Internet browsers allow web side designers to store files, called
cookies, on your computer. These cookies are harmless, small files that
allow the web site designer to store specific data about you and your
interation on the web site on your computer. This allows the web site
designer to customize the way the web site looks or performs when you
You can customize how and if cookie files are stored on your computer.
The privacy settings on your browser allow you to accept or deny all
cookies from every web site, or to accept cookies only from web sites you
specify, or to ask for your permission each time a web page attempts to
store cookies on your computer.
Many web site attempt to identify and store data demogrpahic data about
you (data that you and entered on the web site) in cookie files in an
attempt to customize advertising that appears on the web site. Cookies
can be a nuisance.
cookies primarily to identify you as a member at BBHQ or a subscriber to
our newsletter. In order to avoid logging in every time you access BBHQ,
you should set your Internet browser software to always accept cookies
If you are a member at BBHQ and you have configured your Internet browser
privacy settings to automatically deletes cookies every time you leave a
web site or close your Internet browser, you will have to log in every
time you access BBHQ so that we can recognize you as a member and allow
you to access member-only features at BBHQ.
Is BBHQ a "safe" place for kids?
Absolutely! BBHQ is all G-rated. Some of our younger
visitors do not appreciate our sense of humor (that's OK). But
the feedback we get indicates that kids love hearing about how things
were in the 50s, 60s & 70s.
Do you change the content of Baby Boomer Qualifying Exams?
Almost never. But we frequently add to our
Trivia Library, and we always have another quiz in the works. We add new
material to BBHQ every week.
What computer hardware and software do I need for BBHQ.
Any PC or MAC that will get you to the Internet should
be adequate for most features. (Blackberries and other Internet
appliances may limit what you can do and/or see at BBHQ.) You should be
using a recent version of Netscape, FireFox, Internet Explorer, Google's
Chrome, or a recent version of the WebTV browser. Some
features may not work well with WebTV. (WebTV is a funky thing; we don't
know much about it.)
Most pages at BBHQ should work on most tablet PCs and smartphones. (Many
of our video files are Flask files, which, as far as we know, do not work
on Apple devices.)
You need a sound card and speakers for a few features at BBHQ. The basic RealPlayer is available at
Real.com. (Their full-feature player is really cool, but it costs money. The
basic player is free.) You should configure your browser to accept cookies
and to enable Java.
Pop-Up Windows: BBHQ does not use pop-up
windows for advertising purposes. Never have; never will. However, we do
use pop-up windows on many pages to display content which supplements
material on an existing page. We recommend that you disable pop-up window
blocking software while you are at BBHQ.
Why do the pages at BBHQ sometimes come up with garbled text on them?
That is due to a sporadic transmission problem;
it just goes with the territory. Click the reload (or refresh) button on
your browser when this happens.
How long did it take you to do all this
BBHQ has been 40 years in the making. "It don't
come easy." We wrote the foundation of BBHQ, the Baby Boomer Qualifying
Exams, over a period of 3-4 months in 1995. Specific design for BBHQ was
a part-time project in the spring of 1997. Actual development of the
original site took about 3 weeks (June, 1997). BBHQ went online in July,
1997. We have changed and added to the site nearly every week since
then. We have spent thousands of hours working on our site. BBHQ is like
Disneyworld; it will never be finished.
Can I get a job at BHBQ?
Sure, but nobody at BBHQ gets paid for what we
do. Nobody. (That ought to cut down on the applications.)
Why doesn't anybody get paid?
About the same time we went live, a site called
Third Age opened up on the Internet. They are much bigger than we are,
and they get zillions of visitors. We get about 5% of what they do. But
they started with about a million dollars in startup money. We began with
$26.85. That ought to explain it. Currently we do not generate enough
revenue to pay anybody.
Why don't you have local news anymore?
We never had local news. Many people confuse us
with radio stations that have a link to BBHQ on their site. We are not a
radio station; we have no association with any radio station.
Do you read the Insta-comments and e-mail sent
If you include your e-mail address, yes. If your comment warrants a
response, we will reply... a real, human reply, not an automated reply.
Do you send junk mail or sell my e-mail
No, no, and no! As we say in our
we will never make the specific information you provide to
BBHQ available to anyone. Never have; never will. Period.
How can I learn more about the Internet,
cookies, Java, and all that stuff?
Our Internet Primer is
a great place to start.
Did you write all this stuff?
Every bit of it (mostly). Our primary author is
Boomer-in-Charge, Hershel Chicowitz. He writes (and we hold the copyright
on) nearly all of the essays at BBHQ. We wrote and hold a copyright to
the Baby Boomer Qualifying Exams and our Trivia Library. You may see them
on other sites or e-mailed to you. That is always done without our
We write everything you see at BBHQ, with the following
exceptions: lyrics to songs; the Joke of the Week; the quotations in our
Insta-Quote collection; contributions made by and identified as entries by
visitors to BBHQ on our bulletin boards; a few of the essays in our
Archive clearly attributed to other people.
If you are writing a paper for school (or other educational purpose), you
may extract and attribute short quotes from our essays to "Hershel M.
Chicowitz, Baby Boomer HeadQuarters, WWW.BBHQ.COM." Hershel has a
B.S. degree in Computer Systems from the American University in
Washington, D.C. and an M.S. degree in Management from the University of
South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He taught at the University of South
Florida and for private, professional organizations for over 25 years.
Today, Hershel does most of his teaching at BBHQ.
If you want more information on Hershel's background and experience...
just ask. You can learn more about the folks at BBHQ on our
Boomer Crew page.
Are you part of Amazon.com or some other
No. We are an affiliate of Amazon.com; that is,
we get a tiny commission when you use our link to buy stuff from them.
But they have no financial interest in us and no control over our
content. We are not part of any company... except ourselves.
What can I do to help BBHQ?
1. Become a member at BBHQ. Click
here for more information.
2. Shop at our Merchandise
Mart, which features Pictures, Posters &
Autographs, - great boomer memorabilia.
3. Use our link to buy stuff from Amazon.com.
4. Tell your friends about BBHQ.
5. Use BBHQ to help plan and coordinate your reunion.
6. Advertise your product or service on BBHQ, or
recommend us to an organization that is trying to reach baby boomers.
(See # 25, below.)
Can I distribute your exams or post them on my
Generally, no. You may not post any part of BBHQ
on your site. You may put a link to BBHQ on your site. Occasionally we
may give permission to reprint one of our exams or essays for a private
organization or function. But you must receive our written permission
prior to doing so. We will never permit an Internet site to post any of
our exams or trivia quizzes on their site. You may not send copies of our
exams or trivia quizzes across the Internet via e-mail. (Those have a way
of multiplying like wild rabbits.) Instead, please send your friends to
But I saw one of your exams on another site.
How'd that happen?
Nothing complicated about that: they stole it from
us; outright theft. Please let us know if you see any of our material on
another site. We want to know; we will take an aggressive stand
against the site owner.
OK, how to I put a link to BBHQ on my
You can use this HTML code on one of your pages to put a link to
<a href="http://www.bbhq.com">Baby Boomer HeadQuarters</a>
Your link will look like this:
Baby Boomer HeadQuarters
If you want to use a graphic as part of the link, use this code:
<a href="http://www.bbhq.com"><img src="yourfolder/bbhqlink.gif"
border=0 alt=" Baby Boomer HeadQuarters "></a>
In this case, the graphic image would be a file called "bbhqlink.gif" -
the resulting link would look like this:
You may copy the image above to use as part of the link.
Can I post something at BBHQ?
Sure! We strongly encourage your participation on
several of our bulletin boards and numerous other places at BBHQ. Our
Frequent Visitors section allows you to have your own page at BBHQ.
We will gladly consider your contribution as a guest writer for our
Should I tell you if I find a typo, broken
link, or other error at BBHQ?
Absolutely! We're not perfect, but we're trying
hard. No typo or other error is ever acceptable at BBHQ.
Can you recommend other Internet sites that
have information on [fill in the topic of your choice here]?
Most likely... no. If you are looking for music,
sheet music, or guitar chords, please use our link to Amazon.com. Or, you
might try CDNow.com or eBay.com. But other than that, we come up empty.
We spend most of our time at BBHQ, and don't know much about the rest of
Can I advertise my product or service at
Of course. We are very loyal to our advertisers!
Our Rate Card Page offers suggestions about
how you can advertise at BBHQ.