GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN

Posted on June 4th, 2010 in 1960s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

BABY BOOMER REVERIE: 1960 IT WAS GREEK TO ME Pledging in the early 1960s was hell for baby boomers. The final stretch of the fraternity pledge semester is still called “Hell Week.” For boomer girls, it was more like heck. I  got an inside earful from a Phi Sig I dated. Natalie never stopped complaining.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Jack LaLanne?

Posted on May 26th, 2010 in 1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Midlife,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Nothing happened to me. As I said in an interview: “I can’t afford to die, it would ruin my image.” I was born in 1914 when “boomer” meant someone who made loud noises. I was a muscle man and fitness guru before anyone thought it was “cool.” All these baby boomer upstarts—Jane Fonda, Arnold Schwarzenegger,Read the Rest…

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FRAT DAYS

Posted on April 12th, 2010 in 1950s,1960s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

BABY BOOMER REVERIE: 1963 FIESTA! It was the pledge class party of the year. Our theme—South of the Border, a popular choice in the early and pre-boomer college scene. Guys wore torn old clothes and sombreros. Most sported blacked out teeth and drooping Zapata moustaches. A few came with rifles and bullet straps around theirRead the Rest…

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