You Know You’re A Baby Boomer If…

Posted on October 10th, 2015 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” ~Leroy “Satchel” Paige, pitcher “Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” ~Maurice Chevalier “I still have a full deck; I just shuffle slower now.” ~Anonymous   You know you’re a boomer if….   √ …you everRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers Kick Open The Closet Door

Posted on September 17th, 2015 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Politics by Terry Hamburg

Greenwich Village. June 27, 1969. The world changed. Stonewall, the Greenwich Village watering hole, lacked a proper operating permit because the New York State Liquor Authority didn’t issue licenses to bars suspected of “homosexual clientele.” It was to be a standard police raid, like many in the past: in–roust–out. Make a few token arrests andRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Sex Siren: Who Am I?

Posted on September 9th, 2015 in 1950s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  I was never a baby boomer household name, but Madonna, Rihanna, and the Pussycat Dolls were all imitating me.   I was one of the earliest Playboy Playmates. Hugh Hefner called me “an iconic figure in pop culture.” Not bad for a little Nashville country girl who graduated college to be a grade schoolRead the Rest…


Match The Boomer Hollywood Celebrities To Their Dying Words

Posted on August 7th, 2015 in Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “If you spend all your time worrying about dying, living isn’t going to be much fun.” ~from the television show Roseanne “Because I could not stop for Death— He kindly stopped for me— The Carriage held but just Ourselves— And Immortality….” ~Emily Dickinson, c.1863   The Final Words: • “I’m going to the bathroom toRead the Rest…


Say It Ain’t So, Buffalo Bob. Howdy Doody A Racist?!

Posted on July 23rd, 2015 in 1950s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

HOW in the world could this be true?


Baby Boomer Sex Change: Cross Over The Bridge

Posted on July 15th, 2015 in 1950s,Celebrities,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  “If you understand trans-genders, then you understand that gender doesn’t have to do with bed partners, it has to do with identity.” ~Christine Jorgensen, pioneer and celebrity   SEX CHANGE! WORLD’S RICHEST MAN BECOMES WORLD’S RICHEST WOMAN Cartoon headline   SURGERY MAKES EX-GI GIRL Real Headline, 12/1/52   One always heard: “Boys will be boys.”Read the Rest…


Worst Boomer Movies Ever?

Posted on July 8th, 2015 in 1970s,1980s,1990s,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

They all shot out the Hollywood gate as the #1 box office hit in their first week. Must be good, or at least decent, right? Here’s four that hit the critical floor and sank fast. The Raspberry Awards, known as the “Razzies,” are a yearly counter-Oscars, awarded to the “worst in cinematic achievement.” Each movieRead the Rest…


Boomers Have A Close Encounter Of The Third Kind

Posted on June 30th, 2015 in 1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  It was the right story at the right time. Close Encounters broke the mold of hostile, war-bent aliens, introducing instead hope of a kinder, gentler extra-terrestrial universe. The movie offered, as one critic said, “a benign, dreamy-eyed vision.”   Baby boomers were raised on steady diet of sci-fi fright and horror. Intelligent life beyond Earth wasRead the Rest…


Boomer Rock n’ Roll Trivia Challenge

Posted on June 25th, 2015 in Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

    I want to show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture. ~Etta James   Odd name, even by rock n’ roll standards. What does it mean?   ♫♫♫   The best sellingRead the Rest…


Bad Boomer Trip: Easy Rider

Posted on June 22nd, 2015 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It’s 1969. Baby boomers are in rebellion. Easy Rider roars across the screen. Parents are at their wits end. Henry Fonda, the venerable father of the film’s co-star, couldn’t even find a plot. “What does the movie mean?” he asked in bewilderment. There was a plot of sorts: two biker hippie drug dealers make a bigRead the Rest…