Baby Boomer Gold Rush

Posted on October 6th, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Collectibles,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  In the 1950s, a “garage sale” meant someone was selling a garage. Twenty years later, it assumed a new reality. Poised like disciplined infantry, baby boomer weekend warriors were set to descend and vanquish. Today, the garage sale is a shadow of its wild, heart-pounding heyday in the 1970s and 80s. Then, it wasRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Battle of the Sexes

  “Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.” ~George Carlin Baby boomers brought up in the 1950s were taught that men and women are very different creatures. Those assumptions would be challenged in theRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Gender Bender TV Bomb

Posted on September 5th, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

Innovative. Hip. Produced by the television king of sit-com, Norman Lear, a father of boomers who understood the baby boomer psyche. All That Glitters was also a bust. You might not remember or were too young to catch the show, remarkable for its failure and obscurity. The intriguing premise should have worked at the time:Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 14th, 2014 in 1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  I’m best known as the host of a controversial television show. But there’s plenty you don’t know about this baby boomer, and I bet you’ll be surprised. My parents were refugees from Nazi Germany. I earned a law degree from Northwestern and delivered its School of Law Commencement Address in 2008. I served as aRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on July 10th, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Me Generation,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  I was one natty, cool dude, dude. I rose like a meteorite in the auto industry by developing models baby boomers craved. First was the wildly popular Pontiac GTO. Next came the Firebird, soon outselling the Camero. And then the Grand Prix, the most successful new car in 1969 that blew luxury competition outRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Fake-Out

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Crime,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.” ~Salvador Dali Limited edition art prints. What a great marketing idea! What an opportunity for forgery! The market was geared to affluent baby boomers with a reputationRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Fashion: Designers Who Dressed A Generation

Posted on March 26th, 2014 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Fads & Toys,Fashion,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  So many designers, so little blog space, but three stand out as leaders of the baby boomer fashion revolutions, attaining stunning pop culture celebrity status in the process. It started with Mary Quant who brought the mod scene and mini-skirt from Carnaby Street to main street. What began in 1965 as a local popRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Run Out Of Gas

Posted on March 4th, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Crime,Politics by Terry Hamburg

  1970s ENERGY CRISIS Average pump price of gasoline in: 1950:  20 cents 1960:  31 cents 1970:  36 cents 1973:  38 cents 1974:  55 cents 1980:  86 cents Panic gripped the nation. An Arab oil embargo in 1973 had America by the pistons. Millions of young boomers were getting their first driving license. Suddenly, weRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Charles Colson?

Posted on October 18th, 2013 in 1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Politics by Terry Hamburg

“Thanks to the grace of God, I took a lickin’ and kept on tickin’ until April 21, 2012.” When you hear my name, you probably recall the old me. You see, I’ve led two separate lives. The old one was nasty. I was only 38 when handed a political dream job: Special Counsel to just-electedRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on October 4th, 2013 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Me Generation,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  I was one natty, cool dude, dude. I rose like a meteorite in the auto industry by developing models baby boomers craved. First was the wildly popular Pontiac GTO. Next came the Firebird, soon outselling the Camero. And then the Grand Prix, the most successful new car in 1969 that blew luxury competition outRead the Rest…

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