Baby Boomer Love Affair

Posted on April 21st, 2014 in 1960s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.” ~Lewis Mumford, sociologist “Two-hundred forty horsepower isn’t enough to move me anymore. Enough to move my body, yes, but not my soul.” ~S.A. Sachs, judge The Ford Mustang turns 50 this month. While the first Mustang rolled off the Ford assembly line in March 1964, it wasn’t introducedRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 16th, 2014 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “History never looks like history when you are living through it.” ~John W. Gardner, politician “A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.”  ~Richard Reeves, journalist “History is a vast early warning system.” ~Norman Cousins, professor   1997: Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiringRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Assets In The Attic

Posted on April 9th, 2014 in Collectibles,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Attics, basements, closets, bottoms of bottom drawers. When’s the last time you explored these places? Who knows what could be lurking there? Maybe baby boomer collectible treasure.   Here are some tips and inspiration ~ The most famous baby boomer doll in history: Barbie. A 1974 survey revealed that 90% of all American girls betweenRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 1st, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.” ~African Proverb “Most history is guessing, and the rest is prejudice.” ~Will and Ariel Durant, historians “If you think you have it tough, read history books.” ~Bill Maher, comedian   1998: Paula Jones’ sexual harassment case against President Bill ClintonRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Fashion: Designers Who Dressed A Generation

Posted on March 26th, 2014 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Fads & Toys,Fashion,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  So many designers, so little blog space, but three stand out as leaders of the baby boomer fashion revolutions, attaining stunning pop culture celebrity status in the process. It started with Mary Quant who brought the mod scene and mini-skirt from Carnaby Street to main street. What began in 1965 as a local popRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Envision 2001

Posted on March 23rd, 2014 in 1960s,Counterculture/New Age,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

      It broke all the molds. Until Stanley Kubrick’s mind-bending 1968 movie, baby boomers and their parents were fed a sci-fi diet of funk and fear: a 50-foot woman rampaging through town exacting revenge on all who wronged her when normal (a harbinger of women’s liberation?), or huge mutant ants crawling up skyRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on March 18th, 2014 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History is merely gossip.”  ~Oscar Wilde “It is a great pity that every human being does not, at an early stage of his life, have to write a historical work.  He would then realize that the human race is in quite a jam about truth. ” ~Rebecca West, writer 1997: CNN television begins Spanish languageRead the Rest…

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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…

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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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