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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 09/12/16

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September 12, 2016


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A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade in public. Never clothe them in vulgar and shoddy attire.

   ~ George W. Crane


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Links here are good only for the week of September 12. After that... is anybody's guess.
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The Leader of the Band


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This is our favorite Dan Fogelberg song. It’s about 5 minutes long, so play it when you have time to fully enjoy it.

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This Week with the Chicowitz

The Seeds of Character

When I was a kid, I attended Sussex Elementary School in Shaker Heights, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland). About 300 screaming baby boomers attended Sussex School during those years. The staff consisted of about 15 teachers, a librarian, a couple gym teachers, a terrific principal, her right-hand assistant, and one custodian. Those are the statistics; there is nothing unusual there. It is what is behind the statistics that was so special.



We learned discipline; we learned that we had to meet high expectations. We learned that certain behavior was unacceptable and would not be tolerated. We learned respect for authority. We learned about rules, boundaries and consequences. We learned absolutes. We learned that there is no such thing as a free lunch. We learned to think; we learned to deal with and solve life’s little problems. We learned unwritten lessons that have served us well... for our entire lives. Indeed, those lessons shaped our character.



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Eye Remember... September 12, 1959:


We had just gotten a new TV set... a big, 22-inch screen. And the first night we turned on the TV, there it was... the premier of Bonanza!



Ben, Hoss, Little Joe, and Adam were welcome guests in our living room for the next 14 years! First Saturday, then Sunday, and then Wednesday evenings.

It was great family entertainment. Bonanza! And it started on September 12, 1959. Eye Remember.




The BBHQ Bare-Bones Boomer
Assessment Test


The BBHQ Official Baby Boomer Qualifying Exam contains some questions that might stump some boomers. So we're working on developing a series of questions that absolutely every boomer would know the answer, and for which non-boomers would be left behind. Here is another one of our questions:

6. Everyone knew him as “the Fonz.” The actor’s name is which of the following?

  Ron Howard
  Bob Newhart
  Tom Cruise
  Henry Winkler
  OJ Simpson



Simple enough, huh? What other questions should we ask that would clearly identify a boomer and yet stump the unfortunates masses? Please click reply and give us your ideas.



It's about time. Social media now listens directly to man's best friend.



Ever wonder what your pet is doing while you're away? Puppy Tweet lets you (and the entire world) know. Whenever you dog MOVES or BARKS, the Puppy Tweets tag detects it and posts it to your Twitter account.

Your puppy's bark may generate a Tweet of: I bark because I miss you. There I said it. Now hurry home. A quick run through the house could produce: I finally caught that tail I've been chasing and...OOUUUCHH!

Tweets are based on movement, so when your dog's hyper you'll get a different message than if the afternoon was one big power nap. Puppy Tweets also recognizes time of day, days of the week, even holidays!

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


1. First, our current events question:
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson had a brain freeze last week and did not recognize "Aleppo." Well, come on... who among us would? But now, after all the publicity, do you? Aleppo is which of the following?
      a city in Greece
      a city in Crimea
      a city in Syria
      the President of Venezuela
      Lady Gaga's fiance
      A newly discovered STD


2. They were the world-famous high wire, daredevil circus act known as the "Flying ."

3. This one'll test you. The Cartwright's live-in cook was with them, from the beginning in 1959 till the last year, 1973. As politically incorrect as it could possibly get, what was the name of the Chinese cook on Bonanza?






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.


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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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