January 4, 2010
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Happy New Year!
Yes, it is a new year and a new decade (though, not exactly -- see below).
We have put away all the Christmas presents, including Bob Dylan's
sing-along, Tiger Woods' Christmas card, and the nine-dollar
boob job that we found in Key West.
They'll be back in December, though. We already have great plans for our
Christmas celebration. Please stay with us all year!
Most of the year-end summaries in the media lamented the supposed wasted
decade and the terrible state in which we live at the dawn of 2010. We
think not! Hershel explains in his essay
A 2010 Wish
How's that "global warming" thing going?
Still think that "the debate is over"?
Beyond "happy new year," our deepest hope is that 2010 will finally be
the year that we put this global warming fraud in its proper place: the
"ash heap of history."
As Dr. Neil Frank (former director of the National Hurricane Center)
"If the climate models cannot get it right for the past 10 years,
why should we trust them for the next century?"
We have much more in our
Global Warming series.
Eye remember... when when one of the major concerns of the modern woman was... dishpan hands.
Trivia of the Week
Here are 3 questions from a recent weekly trivia contest:
are no prizes here... it's all just for fun.|
The next BBHQ Weekly Trivia Contest cranks up Monday at 6 p.m.,
Members can play all of our trivia games in
The BBHQ Trivia Library.
A BBHQ Insta-Quote
This season (09-10), we are featuring quotes from a "must-read" book for
all freedom-loving people, "The 5,000 Year Leap," Principles of Freedom
The sixth principle, "All men are created equal," reminds us of how
equal we really are:
By 1970 a black high school student in Alabama or Mississippi had a
better opportunity to get a college education than a white student in
Think about it.
This is serious stuff, folks!
You can purchase your copy of "The 5,000 Year Leap"
Our Must-Read Book List is
Lyrics You Can Share
Our Lyrics You Can Share selection for this week come from a cool, upbeat,
tap-your-foot song by Van Morrison, "Moondance":
Well it's a marvelous night for a moondance|
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
'neath the color of October skies.
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I'm trying to please to the calling
Of your heartstrings that play soft and low.
BBHQ members can also play 200 oldies, 24/7 in our JukeBox. Think of
it as your own boomer karaoke machine.
And of course, you can buy this music and all kinds of stuff -
please! - using our link to
Brush Up Your Webster|
It's a new year and a new decade (see below), which provides us with an
opportunity to remind you how to properly refer to the year. This is "two
thousand ten," or "twenty-ten." (Just as we referred, for example, to 1999
as "nineteen ninety-nine," I suspect that we will settle on "twenty
But, despite what you read or hear on television, it is not
two thousand and ten."
By the way, technically it is not a new decade. The second decade of the
century will not begin until 2011. But we're choosing our battles
carefully here. Life is short.
So, brush up your Webster!
You can read all of our tips here.
Uncle Jay Explains
Uncle Jay is one of our favorite boomer... artists.
This week, Uncle Jay cuts the TSA some slack, pointing out how hard it is
to find a terrorist in a crowded airport on Christmas day. His story
contains an ironic twist at the end and a scary, yet quite probable,
Click the pic to view a short clip of Uncle Jay's take on the news or
visit his web site to watch the complete video.
This Week with the Chicowitz
In his essay this week, Hershel takes a swipe at all the naysayers:
This is are not a bad country; this is not an evil country. We are not a
greedy people; we are not guilty of endless atrocities. We do not seek to
rule the world or conquer other lands. We are not destroying the
environment. We are doing more to make this a better place for all of us
to live in than any other people in any other country at any time in
You can read the entire essay here.
Have a great week. We'll share the fun again next Monday.
- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ