Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 1st, 2013 in Celebrities,Crime,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Most history is guessing, and the rest is prejudice.”  ~Will and Ariel Durant, historians “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.”  ~Anonymous 2012: American Airlines’ parent company announces it will cut 13,000 jobs or 15% of its workforce. 2012: In the state of Washington, the Senate passes legislation allowing same sex marriage. 2003:Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Jungle

Posted on January 24th, 2013 in 1950s,Crime,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Few movies in the 1950s caused as much pop culture buzz and dismay as The Blackboard Jungle. While television celebrated an idyllic baby boomer suburban life, the big screen told a story of youth anger, rebellion and crime. Which was the real baby boomer America? Both. Throughout the 1950s, “juvenile delinquency” and adolescent “crime waves”Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Rebels For All Seasons: Bonnie & Clyde At The Boxoffice

Posted on January 8th, 2013 in 1960s,Crime,Movies,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

The country is divided. Spots of violence break out everywhere. There is distrust of government and authority. Youth unrest spreads. Rumblings of discontent and rebellion are constant drumbeats. Politics are moving to the left. It is 1934, the heyday of Bonnie & Clyde. It is 1967, and the story of Bonnie & Clyde hits the bigRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers: Did You Make The Enemies List?

Posted on October 11th, 2012 in 1970s,Celebrities,Crime,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It’s an old story: dirty campaign tricks, lies, voter fraud, political surveillance, wiretaps and enemy lists. Every President in the baby boomer years did it. Yes, but Nixon did the crimes better. True, he never dallied with an intern or had an affair with a Mafia call girl trying to extract pillow talk (JFK). ItRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Kato Kaelin?

Posted on September 27th, 2012 in Celebrities,Crime,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Hopefully, no one is asking “Who is Kato Kaelin?” For a magic moment, I was one of the hottest celebrities in the world. I guess I’m the baby boomer poster boy for that pop culture “15 minutes of fame.”  In fact, a few years after the O.J. trial, I went on a speaking tour billedRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Scandal: Who Am I?

Posted on September 11th, 2012 in 1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

You probably know me as the notorious “Hollywood Madame.” I regard it as a pop culture badge of honor. My exclusive client list, never revealed, looked like a Hollywood baby boomer Who’s Who. I served 21 months in jail. No regrets. What I did isn’t a real crime. Unfortunately, my father, a prominent pediatrician, wasRead the Rest…

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Sex Boomer Sex Crime Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on May 15th, 2012 in 1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

You probably know me as the notorious “Hollywood Madame.” I regard it as a pop culture badge of honor. My exclusive client list, never revealed, looked like a Tinsel Town Baby Boomer’s Who’s Who. I served 21 months in jail. No regrets. What I did isn’t a “real” crime. Unfortunately, my father, a prominent pediatrician,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happended to Charles Colson: RIP 1931-2012

Posted on April 24th, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Thanks to the grace of God, I took a lickin’ and kept on tickin’ until April 21, 2011.” 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: What Happened to Spiro Agnew?

Posted on February 2nd, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Crime,New Left,Politics by Terry Hamburg

Remember “nattering nabobs of negativism?” I loved that ditty. My next favorite dig at the new-left baby boomer mob was “pusillanimous pussy footers.” When I overused those barbs, I pulled out “hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.” Called a right-wing political “hatchet man” for Nixon, I was the voice of the Moral Majority—and that means the center,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Should Pass On These Passwords

Posted on January 4th, 2012 in Crime,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

An annual list of most stolen passwords online has been released. The most popular filched password is…password. Hard to believe. Number 2: 123456. Hard to believe. Although user’s ages were undisclosed (or not collected), it’s likely most of those easy-to-crack cyber eggs were conceived by baby boomers and seniors – older folks raised in theRead the Rest…

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