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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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 21st, 2012 in Movies,Music,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

2010: Toyota announces 5.2 million recalls for a pedal entrapment/floor mat problem. 1998: News of the Clinton/Lewinsky affair is published. President Clinton vigorously denies all allegations. 1996: Golden Globes: Sense and Sensibility is the Best Dramatic Movie. Babe wins Best Musical/Comedy. 1994: Lorena Bobbitt is found innocent by temporary insanity for severing her husband’s penis.Read the Rest…

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Presidents Said The Darndest Things To Baby Boomers

Posted on January 13th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Politics by Terry Hamburg

“A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.”  ~Carl Sandburg, poet “The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party thatRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Invented Reality TV Way Back When

Posted on January 11th, 2012 in 1970s,Movies,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

So contemporary. So 21st century. So wrong. Let’s return to ancient baby boomer times: A.D. 1973. A reality show used to mean National Geographic. Everyone thinks the pop culture genre was invented around 2000. It was re-invented. A daring series hit television in 1973: an out-the box idea to do live running footage of theRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 17th, 2011 in Movies,Music,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

2004: Political position of National Security Czar is created to oversee all U.S. intelligence agencies. 1991: Soap opera One Life To Live airs its 6,000th television episode. 1986: How things have changed, or not. Congress forms “Irangate” committee to investigate the Reagan administration’s illegal Iranian arms sales to funnel money to military forces in Nicaragua.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Hip: Be-In There Or Be Square

Posted on December 15th, 2011 in 1960s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Music,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

January 14, 1967. Lots of baby boomers swear they were there. It was a hippie badge of honor. Golden Gate Park, a few months and few blocks from ground zero of the 1967 San Francisco Summer of Love. We’re talking about the first, the historic, star-studded, stoned-out Be-In, officially known as the Human Be-In, ARead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Patty Hearst?

Posted on December 13th, 2011 in 1970s,Celebrities,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Sometimes, I feel like the old television series, I Led Three Lives. Life One: A sheltered, innocent flower born into a garden of incredible wealth and power, attending the best private schools, and living idyllically with my fiance while attending Berkeley. Hardly a celebrity. Official engagement photo Life Two: My “15 minutes” of baby boomerRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Presidents: Amazing, Little Known Food Facts

Posted on December 7th, 2011 in Politics by Terry Hamburg

“Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.”  ~Anonymous Lyndon Johnson loved Fresca so much he installed a sofa fountain dispenser in the Oval Office exclusively for the drink. His special treat was hot biscuits with deer sausage. He was the first PresidentRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 3rd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Movies,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

2010: The Leaf, one of the first mass market electric cars, is launched by Nissan. Baby boomers gobbled it up. 1992: U.N. Security Council votes unanimously for U.S. led forces to enter Somalia. 1991: No, son, it’s not real wrestling. Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become the pop culture WWF champion for the 4th time.Read the Rest…

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Dont Cry For Me, Baby Boomer

Posted on November 17th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,Music,New Left,Politics by Terry Hamburg

“What do we want?! Peace!! When do we want it?! Now!!” What did we get? Tear Gas. The March on Washington. 1969. Young anti Viet-Nam War baby boomers came in droves. Demonstrators put the total number of activists at 500,000+. Police counted 150,000. Nixon said well under 100,000. The New Times estimated 250,000. Viewing theRead the Rest…

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