Litigious Baby Boomer Nation

Posted on March 10th, 2014 in Crime,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Ever hear of the Stella Awards? They are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald’s in New Mexico. She took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. I know, she was 81 but that’s the new 61 and the stateRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on March 7th, 2014 in Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “If an historian were to relate truthfully all the crimes, weaknesses and disorders of mankind, his readers would take his work for satire rather than for history.”  ~Pierre Bayle, 18th century philospher 2011: The most expensive painting ever auctioned, ‘Nude, Green Leaves and Bust’, by Pablo Picasso, goes on display in London’s Tate Gallery.Read the Rest…

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Can A Baby Boomer Drink A Day Keep The Doctor Away?

Posted on February 27th, 2014 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

We’ve heard for some time that drinking alcohol (in moderation) is actually good for you. Now a study from Harvard confirms that midlife baby boomer women who imbibe have a better chance of staying healthy as they age, compared to teetotalers or heavy drinkers. “Moderation” is up to two drinks a day, best done consistentlyRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 18th, 2014 in Music,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“History never looks like history when you are living through it.”  ~John W. Gardner, statesman “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.”  ~Anonymous “More history’s made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.”  ~John Barth, novelist 2011: A rare Andy Warhol self-portrait sells for $10.79 million pounds at Christie’s auction. 2011: Music legendRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Cruisin’

Posted on February 14th, 2014 in 1950s,1960s,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It was a baby boomer coming-of-age ritual in the 1950s and early 60s. The crowd began gathering at 10:00 Saturday morning in front of Schwab’s Drug Store on the northeast corner of Devon and California. Guys auditioned in cars; girls on the sidewalk. The cruise route was a square block: west on Devon, hopefully catchingRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Batman?

Posted on February 10th, 2014 in 1960s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  It’s a blessing and a curse. Sometimes I think I should have turned Batman down. That baby boomer television hit catapulted me to fame and fortune, but Holy Typecast! I was stuck there the rest of my Hollywood life. Believe it or not, I had a career before Batman. I was in The PhiladelphiansRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Dieting Is No Laughing Matter: Or Is It?

Posted on February 7th, 2014 in Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet, so he gave me pep pills. Know what happened? I ate faster.” (Ka-boom!) ~Joe E. Lewis, vaudeville legend   “Albert Einstein, who discovered that a tiny amount of mass is equal to a huge amount of energy, which explains why,Read the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 3rd, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. “~Winston Churchill “What is history but a fable agreed upon?” ~Napoleon Bonaparte “History is more or less bunk.” ~Henry Ford   1994: President Clinton lifts U.S. trade embargo against Vietnam. 1993: Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations inRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 25th, 2014 in Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.”  ~Pearl Buck, author “History is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided.”  ~Konrad Adenauer, statesman “A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.”  ~Richard Reeves, political writer 1998: Pop cultureRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on January 21st, 2014 in 1950s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television 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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