My Favorite Baby Boomer (Offbeat) Christmas Movies

Posted on December 21st, 2012 in Movies by Terry Hamburg

Sure, White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, and Miracle on 34th Street are classics. Every baby boomer and his mother has seen them. A Christmas Story is fabulous, but runs yearly on television since it’s introduction in 1983, sometimes in marathons. If you haven’t watched it twice, you’re the only one. Here are some funRead the Rest…

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This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 17th, 2012 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Our historic imagination is at best slightly developed. We generalize and idealize the past egregiously. We set up little toys to stand as symbols for centuries and the complicated lives of countless individuals.” ~John Dewey, philosopher 1991: Soap opera “One Life To Live” airs its 6,000th episode. 1977: Elvis Costello and The Attractions make theirRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Wild Thing: Who Am I?

Posted on December 13th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Movies,Politics by Terry Hamburg

I was the most outrageous and stoned writer of the baby boomer era. I invented a special kind of journalism that became a pop culture fad – you get personally, subjectively involved with your subjects. Truth? What is truth? Truth is what you experience. Experience is seldom polished, rational, or polite. I became bigger thanRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 11th, 2012 in Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” ~ Karl Marx “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.” ~ Joan Rivers 1995: Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the flag turned down by senate 63-36 (needed 2/3 vote). 1991: Actor RichardRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on December 4th, 2012 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I was debonair, dashingly handsome, and married a Kennedy. My acting career spanned decades but frankly, I was never an A-list star. By the late baby boomer 60s, I was regarded as an old, if charming, tuxedo. I hung on in Hollywood as a pop culture celebrity appearing in television guest spots and movie cameos.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on November 8th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I was hardly a one-hit wonder, but my career was hot and short. I was in the right place at the right time. A South Philly neighborhood buddy who went on to music fame and fortune recommended me for a recording contract. Before I could take a deep breath, I was a baby boomer teenRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Good Ol’ Boys and Girls

Posted on October 9th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Its roots may be Southern but the branches spread out across America. Just good ol’ boys Never meanin’ no harm Beats all you’ve ever saw, Been in trouble with law Since the day they was born Dukes of Hazzard theme song Bo and Luke were fun-loving, kind-hearted mountain kids sentenced to probation for transportation ofRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on October 2nd, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I married three of the most gorgeous baby boomer starlets. My first wife was also a beautiful actress, but not as well know. She made up for that by being the grandniece of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. As you can see, they all look alike. I fell for that type. I was the type everyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on July 17th, 2012 in 1980s,Celebrities,Movies by Terry Hamburg

“I know it when I see it.” Supreme Court Justice Stewart’s definition of “obscenity.” What could be more exciting and scandalous? A gorgeous (36D-25-36), wildly enthusiastic, underage sex star? Of course, no one knew (ha! ha!) I was 15 when I started. You might say I put the “baby” in baby boomer X-movies. I was livingRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on July 6th, 2012 in Movies by Terry Hamburg

“History: gossip well told.”  ~Elbert Hubbard, philosopher “History is never antiquated, because humanity is always fundamentally the same.”  ~Walter Rauschenbusch, theologian 2003: At the Wimbledon Women’s Finals, Serena Williams beats her sister Venus Williams. 1998:  Pete Sampras wins Wimbledon Men’s title. 1997:  Matina Hingis wins Wimbledon Women’s title. 1994: In a change of U.S. refugeeRead the Rest…

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