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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 08/17/15

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August 17, 2015

A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Blessed are the young, for they will inherit the national debt.
   ~ Herbert Hoover




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Links here are good only for the week of August 17. After that... is anybody's guess.

The Upper and the Real Deal

The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

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Today’s Upper is all about nostalgia — nothing more. This is a portion of the opening to our favorite TV show in the mid to late 50s, The Mickey Mouse Club. Nothing serious; nothing spectacular; just simple nostalgia.

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This Week with the Chicowitz

Remembering Woodstock

There were virtually no motels, no restaurants... none of the creature comforts we demand today. But that didn't matter; we were "doing our own thing," communing with nature.

The rain started on Friday night. And it rained....and it rained, and it rained, and it rained. But still, the crowd grew.

There is no way you could have had a sound system for an audience of 400,000. But it was probably just as well. To be honest, the music was often... terrible. For a while, during the rain, the sound system failed completely. But nobody cared. The music was secondary... it was the event that mattered.... just being there.

The rain was present for most of the three days. The grassland turned to mud. The stage began to slide down the hill on which it was constructed; then it sagged to one side. The wind took hold of the tarp over the stage meant to protect the performers; mother nature nearly provided a "trip" of her own. She had her own idea of "communing."

Click below to read the entire essay:

Do you know the Republican candidates? Study up. Need more time? OK. Next week we’ll have a pop-quiz.

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One of over 150 questions in The BBHQ Pop Quiz collection:

The BBHQ Pop Quiz pops up all over BBHQ. Wander around!

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I Remember... August 17, 1969

It was the last day of Woodstock, the end of 3 days of rock and roll heaven.

"3 days of peace, love, and music."

OK, you can remember it that way if you wish.

Most of those who were there remember something different.

Like rain, mud, and a total mess.

Still... the myth lives on.

At least, at the end of the day on August 17, 1969, it was over.

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BBHQ Shorts
Quick Takes on Items in the News:

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08/02:  Human Lives Matter
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07/29:  I Wonder What the King
                  is Doing Tonight
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07/28:  Hillary: “You Don’t Know Me”
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07/18:  Dumping on Trump
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07/09:  Hillary Lied: So What?
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07/03:  Not Proud to be an American
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07/02:  Motor City Blues
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06/28:  Gay Marriage Approval Rate
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06/27:  The Sacred Doctor/Patient
                Relationship
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06/26:  Rap Music vs. the Confederate flag
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06/25:  Best Question of the Year
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06/24:  Gruber? Who’s Gruber?
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06/23:  Uh, Oh!
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The BBHQ Trivia Teaser
 
Here are three questions from the BBHQ cloud:

1. First, our current events question:
Al Gore, 2016? Could be. Who was the most recent candidate for president to get his party's nomination twice (last name only)?
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2. A followup: What candidate for president (in the boomers' lifetime) got his party's nomination for president twice... and lost both times (last name only)?
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3. Today’s youth think of the Joker as Heath Ledger. (No; not Joe Biden. Come on; be serious.) The earlier generation tagged the Joker as Jack Nicholson. But mature adults (that’s us) know that the TV version of the Joker was played by whom?

There are no prizes here... it's just for fun.

Members can play all of our trivia games in The BBHQ Trivia Library.

The BBHQ Joke of the Week

The inventor of the snooze button has died. His funeral will take place tomorrow at 6:00, 6:09, 6:18, 6:27, and 6:36.


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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ


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