Boomer Evaporation: What Happened to Pee Wee Herman?

  OK, my boomer fans, let’s deal with that 800-pound gorilla in the theatre. It was humiliating, but what are the local cops doing trolling an adult movie house for victimless crimes? Just for the record, know what the crime rate is in Sarasota, Florida? Almost twice the national average. So every time the localRead the Rest…

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Fun Boomer Toys: A-Bombs Away!

Posted on April 19th, 2017 in 1950s,1960s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “Those who play with the devil’s toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.”  ~Buckminster Fuller   “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the wayRead the Rest…

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Boomer Silly…Or Was It? Gilligan’s Island: The Inside Story

Posted on April 6th, 2017 in 1960s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  There was an endless parade of silly baby boomer sitcoms. The best/worst is arguable, but the most iconic is clear. None reaches the pop culture television status of Gilligan’s Island. Virtually everyone, including the creator’s agent, panned the idea before it debuted. The then-president of CBS West Coast remarked: “I thought it was aRead the Rest…

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Beatniks: Boomers? Literary Visionaries? Cultural Rebels? Street Thugs? Maynard G. Krebs?

  With all due respect to Greenwich Village, the epicenter of the Beat Movement was closer to Greenwich Street in San Francisco – a 20 minute jaunt to fabled North Beach. Here is where the likes of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Cassady, and Ferlinghetti roamed the streets and back alleys. City Lights was the mecca Beat book store.   InRead the Rest…

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Boomers Debut Hot Mini-Skirt

  It was blamed for fender benders, sprained necks, and the demise of Western Civilization. Designer Mary Quant unveiled the shocking baby boomer fashion in the “Swinging London” Chelsea district. What started in 1965 as local pop culture fad became de rigueur for young boomers worldwide, showing off more leg than ever imagined. No warning, hardly a catch-your-breathRead the Rest…

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Fun Baby Boomer Toys: A-Bombs Away!

Posted on May 19th, 2015 in 1950s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “Those who play with the devil’s toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.”  ~Buckminster Fuller “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way itRead the Rest…

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Up & Up. Boomers Debut Hot Mini-Skirt

  It was blamed for fender benders, sprained necks, and the demise of Western Civilization. Designer Mary Quant unveiled the shocking baby boomer fashion in the “Swinging London” Chelsea district.   What began in 1965 as local pop culture fad became de rigueur for young boomers worldwide, showing off more leg than ever imagined. NoRead the Rest…

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Boomer Dead Celebrity List: A Trivia Quiz

Posted on April 16th, 2015 in Celebrities,Crime,Fads & Toys,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.” ~George Carlin “The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.” ~Doris Day “I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” ~Steven Wright, comedian  Boomer Trivia Questions   ►Which one the following was notRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Nose Jobs: Are You Hiding The Secret?

Posted on March 31st, 2015 in 1960s,Fads & Toys,Fashion,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  It was all very hush-hush. Cosmetic miracles began with Hollywood celebrities. When baby boomers lined up in the 1950s and 60s for “nose jobs,” plastic surgery went pop culture.   It remained hush-hush. Doctor’s offices had private waiting rooms. You want the world to see a new you but you don’t want them to know they’reRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity Survivor: What Happened To The Ken Doll?

Posted on March 8th, 2015 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Fashion,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

True confessions of the most popular boy toy in history.

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