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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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on November 21st, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Television by Terry Hamburg

My real name is Michael James Vincenzo Gubitoisi. I was one of those hot-shot kid actors who went on to a hot-shot adult career. Every baby boomer and his mother knew me. I had a miserable childhood. My old man was an alcoholic who slapped me around. I ran away from home at 14. AfterRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who is Whitey Bulger and What Happened to Him?

Posted on July 21st, 2011 in 1980s,1990s,Crime by Terry Hamburg

Until very recently, the answer would have been: disappeared into thin air. Back in the good old days, a lot of baby boomers knew about me, but I jumped out of the spotlight overnight. That made me even more of a celebrity for a while. Unfortunately, I’m back and here’s my song (with apologies toRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Car Fax

Posted on June 25th, 2011 in Crime by Terry Hamburg

Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments. ~Erma Bombeck, writer The most stolen vehicles in the U.S. 1. 1994 Honda Civic 2. 1995 Honda Civic 3. 1991 Toyota Camry 4. 1997 Ford F-150 Pick Up 5. 2004 Dodge Ram Why such cheap old models? WelcomeRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Bad Boys

Posted on May 24th, 2011 in 1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Crime,Me Generation,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

They never sought to be baby boomer celebrities, just filthy rich. One was busted for insider trading – that means behind-the-scenes, as in stealth. When caught, he ratted out another high roller who was quietly and illegally manipulating billions in “junk bonds.” The pair became overnight pop culture poster boys for 1980s corporate crime. “GreedRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Pink

Posted on May 5th, 2011 in 1970s,Crime,Gay Issues & Celebrities by Terry Hamburg

Reverie: 1978 The crowd lumbered toward City Hall from the Castro District, a couple of miles away, gathering momentum and as it rolled down Market Street. Thousands of baby boomers were there, but others were too young to join such a serious affair. The protest seemed to pick up angry steam as it passed directlyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Jungle

Posted on May 4th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,Beat Generation,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Pop Culture,Television 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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SNAPSHOT OF BABY BOOMER LIFE

Posted on April 14th, 2011 in 1990s,Crime,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

Sammy set up next to me every month at the Coral Gables Antiques Show in Miami. A parade of sexy baby boomer babes would saunter up and give him a kiss. Finally, I had to ask. “What’s your secret?” Sammy was 50, fat, and bald. “They’re my girls,” he winked. Sammy managed a bevy of strippersRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER CAPER, PART 2

Posted on April 1st, 2011 in 1970s,Crime by Terry Hamburg

The baby boomer crime scene: nearby scenic Mazatlan, Mexico. The crew arrived at a ramshackle, abandoned ranch somewhere in the middle of nowhere. Che, our contact, pulled a out gun and fired a few rounds in the air. What the hell are you doing?” I screamed. “You’re telling everyone where we are.” “Everyone knows whereRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER SMUGGLING CAPER

Posted on March 31st, 2011 in 1970s,Crime by Terry Hamburg

BOOMER REVERIE: 1971 I drew the long straw. The master plan called for one conspirator to be tactically separate from the crew in the event of capture. We listened to various daring-do plots and desperado adventures, culling and fashioning our own unique strategy. We called ourselves the baby boomer bunch. The final battle map: takeRead the Rest…

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