Baby Boomer Viagra Overdose

Posted on November 14th, 2013 in 1990s,Midlife,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  “I’ve got a few years on her,” Harry said over Manhattan Breezes,” but we don’t care, especially me. It’s the first time since my divorce I feel like a man again, if you catch my drift.” I’d known Harry since childhood, but he wasn’t the type to talk about “intimate” topics, which was anythingRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on June 22nd, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

A Boomer For All Seasons   I’m one of the most significant baby boomer personalities in history. But am I a household name? Life’s not always fair. Karma is. More on that later. Anyone who knows anything about 1960s New Left boomer politics knows I was a BIG player, always in the front ranks ofRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on June 3rd, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

My Hollywood mug is as familiar to baby boomers as their grandmother’s. In fact, you’ve probably seen it more than dear old grandmama. But even when you look at me, you still don’t know my name. I’m “oh yeah, that guy…he really gets around…he’s uh…?” I’m what they call in Hollywood a “character actor,” aRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Movie Bomb

Posted on April 23rd, 2013 in 1990s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

    This postman didn’t even ring once, but it looked great on paper. Take an award-winning novel and have an award-winning actor direct and star in the movie adaptation. Throw in a baby boomer pop culture music icon playing a future version of himself. Surely, you have a critical and box office hit. TheRead the Rest…


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…


Baby Boomer Fake Expectations

Posted on June 26th, 2012 in 1980s,1990s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

Today, love is done my computer, scientifically matching heart and mind to produce the perfect duet. Some call it the new sexual revolution. A generation ago, before the brave new eharmony world, you did most of the leg work. Early baby boomers were in their 30s and 40s then, many reeling from divorce and lookingRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity Jerk. Who Is He?

Posted on May 8th, 2012 in 1990s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Movies by Terry Hamburg

The baby boomer movie star caused a momentary stir when he strolled in. Celebrities are not uncommon at high-end antiques/collectibles shows and he did live right there in Miami. Dealers try to act calm and unimpressed. Beautiful people dress down (like everyone at shows), the theory being if you appear too well-heeled, prices will beRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Auto-Biography

Posted on April 25th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments.” Erma Bombeck “A pedestrian is someone who thought there were a couple of gallons left in the tank.” ~Anonymous A Long and Winding Baby Boomer Road • ‘58 Chevy Impala convertible (mother’s car, greatest “chick magnet” in autoRead the Rest…


Presidents Said The Darndest Things To Baby Boomers

Posted on January 13th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Politics by Terry Hamburg

“A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.”  ~Carl Sandburg, poet “The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party thatRead the Rest…


Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 3rd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Movies,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

2010: The Leaf, one of the first mass market electric cars, is launched by Nissan. Baby boomers gobbled it up. 1992: U.N. Security Council votes unanimously for U.S. led forces to enter Somalia. 1991: No, son, it’s not real wrestling. Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become the pop culture WWF champion for the 4th time.Read the Rest…