Baby Boomer Pie In The Sky

Posted on March 13th, 2014 in 1950s,1960s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  Baby Boomer Trivia Questions ►Which of these boomer pop culture fads was the first to advertise on television? Frisbee Hula Hoop Ant Farm Mr. Potato Head   ►Boomer Match Game: Connect the advertising slogan with the product Ready When You Are Have It Your Way I Love What You Do For Me You GetRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Life Up In Smoke

Posted on September 23rd, 2013 in 1950s,1960s,Fads & Toys by Terry Hamburg

    I started smoking regularly—a pack a day—at the tender baby boomer age of fifteen, no longer sneaking as I had in my pubescent days. “Too young,” my parents declared. In your invincible youth, health arguments have little effect. “Stunt your growth” and “bad breath” were more effective. For the record, I’ve been “cleanRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Gold Mine

Posted on September 16th, 2013 in 1970s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,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…


Baby Boomer Blind Dating

Posted on July 16th, 2013 in Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television by Terry Hamburg

We are so eye oriented, it dilutes our other senses. Visual deprivation can stimulate those senses. It’s well known that the blind develop enhanced receptiveness to smell, touch, and hearing. “Dining in the dark” is a pop culture phenomenon that appeals to midlife baby boomers as well as adventurous youngsters. Restaurants are pitch black. AlthoughRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Drive-Ins: Consider The Possibilities

Posted on July 1st, 2013 in Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  A hundred years ago, horseless carriage owners would have found the idea of drive-in movies and restaurants fantastical. They were everywhere by the early baby boomer years. Other drive-in venues followed: dry cleaners, banks, pharmacies, florists, even wedding chapels. These have proven to be more than mere fads. I’m defining drive-in as drive-thru, whichRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Products To Save Your Life And Tell It

Posted on June 18th, 2013 in Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

These ideas are being touted to midlife baby boomers, but they’re good for everyone. “Help, I’ve just crashed and can’t get up!” There are some 40 million drivers 65+ and 32 million have a license. The Yellow Dot. An aging baby boomer population is turning it into a national fad – a sticker on theRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Collectors: Here’s What’s Hot Now

Posted on June 10th, 2013 in Collectibles,Fads & Toys by Terry Hamburg

“Collecting has been my great extravagance. It’s a way of being. I collect for the same reason that I eat too much–I’m one of nature’s shoppers.” ~Howard Hodgkin, artist What’s hot and what’s not in the antiques and collectibles world? Terry and Ralph Kovel have been answering that question for over half a century. HereRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers: Beware of These Fad Diets

Posted on June 4th, 2013 in Fads & Toys,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

Here are some baby boomer diets that should not be on your list.  No Huzzah For All Raw There’s nothing wrong with raw food. On the contrary, it’s great for you and packed with enzymes that are often lost in cooking. But not for your entire diet. Did you know that heating and processing actuallyRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers Think Outside The Box

Posted on May 22nd, 2013 in Celebrities,Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  It’s hardly anyone’s favorite topic. But with those modern medical miracles, the future spreads out before you. Elderly is the new midlife. Still, baby boomers should keep pace with hippest pop culture trends in the afterlife. Cremation is not a fad. Almost half of all Americans say they will go that route. In theRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Mind Games

Posted on April 24th, 2013 in 1950s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  I’d have done anything for my favorite Uncle, and did. He was forever trying the latest pop culture fad and came across a mail-order “Master Hypnosis On Your Own” ad in a pulp magazine he would never bring home. Uncle Lou was itching to show off his new-found talent in front of an audience.Read the Rest…