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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 02/20/17

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February 20, 2017


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A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Those who believe in nothing are very, very jealous and angry at those who believe in something.



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   ~ Dennis Prager


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The Upper and the Real Deal
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National Brotherhood Week


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National Brotherhood Week was a fixture during our childhood – sort of a holiday for the barren timeframe between New Years and Easter. It began in the 30s and fizzled out in the 80s.

But today we bring it back with a cute satirical song about this delightful celebration.

You're welcome. It's what we do.

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This Week with the Chicowitz

Creatures of the Swamp

There are tons of swamp creatures in our nation's capital. They are battle-hardened. Fighting. Many of them are members of an army. It’s what they do. They are very good at it. They've won some, and they've lost some. But they have never had to fight for their existence. This is going to be ugly.


Before we get into the battle, I thought it would be important to identify just who constitutes or inhabits the swamp that Donald Trump promised to drain. Hold your breath; here goes:

The Entrenched Politicians: There is a class of politicians in Washington, Republicans and Democrats – sometimes in the majority, sometimes not – whose members have paddled endlessly in the swamp for decades. They claim to represent the people; but the people they represent best are themselves. They are in it for power... their own power. They have been so polluted by the “beltway culture” that they have lost any notion of what really goes on in the country.



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One of over 200 questions in The BBHQ Pop Quiz collection:




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Eye Remember... February 20, 1962:


The space race was heating up. From 2nd place, the U.S. was determined to beat the U.S.S.R. to the moon.

We took a huge step forward on February 20, 1962, as astronaut John Glenn circled the Friendship 7 around the Earth.



The flight was a success. And the rest... is marvelous history!

We're #1! We're #1!!




And now, a word from our sponsor:



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We feature a different course every week.

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


1. First, our current events question:
President Trump asked Michael Flynn to resign his position as National Security Advisor last week because he had spoken with a Russian official while Barack Obama was still president.
True or False?

True (duh!)
Nope; false.


2. John Glenn was the first American astronaut to circumnavigate the globe. How many times did he orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962?



3. Not tough enough for you? Try this:

      They'd been a-thinking about for a long, long time,
      since old Buck Rodgers was in his prime.

      They worked and they worked
      till they knowed what they had to know.
      And now they was ready to make it go.
      But they needed a man; they needed a man.

      There was a guy with freckles, the way it's told.
      With brains and courage; just 40 year-old.


Recorded a month after John Glenn's historic flight, it is from the "B-side" of a strange song by an unlikely Hollywood star. Who performed, "The Epic Ride of John H. Glenn"?
(Need a hint? He won 3 Oscars in the 30s and 40s... though not for his singing prowess!)



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
"The Buffalo Theory" - Courtesy of Cliff Clavin

Well ya' see, Norm, it's like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first.

This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.

In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster, and more efficient, machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers.



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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ

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