Baby Boomers High On Low Carb Diets

Posted on March 11th, 2013 in 1970s,1990s,Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

A hundred years ago there were no “diets.” Most people hadn’t heard of “calories,” much less counted them. Scales weighed hogs, not humans. Food was slow and work was hard. That kept people slim. Homer Fletcher, the “Great Masticator,” did attract attention in 1898 when he shed 42 overweight pounds by chewing his food 100Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer 1975 Snapshot

Posted on March 8th, 2013 in 1970s,Music,Pop Culture,Television,Uncategorized by Terry Hamburg

Adrian: Why do you wanna fight? Rocky: Because I can’t sing or dance. Paulie: [talking about Adrian] You like her? Rocky: Sure, I like her. Paulie: What’s the attraction? Rocky: I dunno… she fills gaps. Paulie: What’s ‘gaps’? Rocky: I dunno, she’s got gaps, I got gaps, together we fill gaps.  Best-Selling Full Sized Car:Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Put On A Happy Face, But Not For Long

Posted on March 4th, 2013 in 1970s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It was embraced and reviled. Around since the 1950s, the Smiley Face became a pop culture fad in the early 1970s. A pair of baby boomer brothers got the bright idea to create it as a sales logo to counter what they saw as an era dominated by protest and unrest. It was intended as re-takeRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Brash Celebrity

Posted on February 25th, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,Black History & Personalities,Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

          “Archie’s been living off the fat of the land. I’m here to give him the pension plan. When you come to the fight, don’t block the door, You will all go home after round four.”   Archie Moore was not a poet: “The only way I will fall in fourRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on February 18th, 2013 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Movies,Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

In my early career I knocked around Broadway and got supporting roles on television. I won the lead in a TV Western, but the show folded after eight months. My best known movie appearance was as CIA operative Felix Leiter in Dr. No, the first James Bond film. All this hardly made me a babyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on February 11th, 2013 in 1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

My early life was hard as a rock. Most baby boomers never experienced anything like it. I was dirt poor and dropped out of school in the 6th grade. I knocked around the country for years doing anything to survive, from cowboy to carpenter. Yes, I was a hobo. It  wasn’t such a dirty wordRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on January 28th, 2013 in 1970s,Counterculture/New Age,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I inspired a generation, who discovered my work in the 1970s and made me a pop culture phenom. “Spaceship Earth” “Synergenics” “Sustainability” “Ephemeralization” (later called “recycling”) I coined these words when baby boomers were just glints in their parent’s eyes. I wasn’t a politician or spiritual guru. I can best be described as a visionary/engineer/architectRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Wonder Woman?

Posted on January 17th, 2013 in 1970s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

Some people call me a one role baby boomer wonder, but I’ll take it. It’s not like I didn’t have any career after Wonder Woman, but that’s a tough act to follow. I always had the looks. I was Miss World USA in 1972. Sure, I’m not Helen Hayes but I was good enough to be inRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Spot UFOS

Posted on January 14th, 2013 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Before World War II, sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects were far and few between. Suddenly, the sky was filled with darting lights and mysterious who-knows-whats? Extra-terrestrials seemed to be arriving in tourist droves. Why a flying saucer? Did Hollywood create that pop culture image in the early baby boomer era? No, it was an airborneRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Christmas: 1971

Posted on December 20th, 2012 in 1970s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Return to the good old days. The youngest “official” baby boomers (1946-1964) are 7; the oldest are 25. Nixon is President. The median household income is $9,028. A stamp costs 6¢. On January 1, cigarette ads are banned on television. The Godfather wins the Academy Award for Best Picture. Wish List from Santa For theRead the Rest…

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