Baby Boomer Pet of the 1970s

Posted on August 19th, 2014 in 1970s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  It gave people a few moments of absolutely meaningless pleasure in a troubled world—no small accomplishment. If there were more fads there would probably be a lot fewer psychiatrists. ~Ken Hakuta, inventor of the Wacky Wall Wacker.   It baby boomed into the firmament and then plummeted to earth with a thud heard roundRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 14th, 2014 in 1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  I’m best known as the host of a controversial television show. But there’s plenty you don’t know about this baby boomer, and I bet you’ll be surprised. My parents were refugees from Nazi Germany. I earned a law degree from Northwestern and delivered its School of Law Commencement Address in 2008. I served as aRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 6th, 2014 in Fashion,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“History: gossip well told.” ~Elbert Hubbard, philosopher “History is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided.” ~Konrad Adenauer, statesman “When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious.” ~Anatole France, novelist 2003: At the Wimbledon Women’s Finals, Serena Williams beat her sister Venus Williams. 1991: Colorado Rockies and FloridaRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Money Wisdom

Posted on August 2nd, 2014 in Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“The only reason a great many American families don’t own an elephant is that they have never been offered an elephant for a dollar down and easy weekly payments.” ~Mad Magazine “Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.” ~Sam Ewing,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Mark Spitz?

Posted on July 29th, 2014 in 1970s,1990s,Celebrities,Midlife,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

    It took Michael Phelps a generation to break my 1972 Olympics mark of 7 gold medals. Each represented a new world record time. With all due modesty, I was the greatest swimmer of the baby boomer or any other era. I had done it all by age 22. When you’re that good, there’sRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer History On This Day

Posted on July 17th, 2014 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.” ~African Proverb “Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.” ~Herodotus “Historians are gossips who tease the dead.” ~Voltaire 1995: Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates isRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Calorie Busters

Posted on July 14th, 2014 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Warning: Just Reading This Will Cause Weight Gain.   If you visited the North Carolina State Fair in the last few years, there was a new delectable on the official menu: the Krispy Kream Hamburger, consisting of a 1/2-pound beef patty with cheese and bacon between 2 glazed donuts. OMG. This culinary monster has beenRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on July 10th, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Me Generation,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  I was one natty, cool dude, dude. I rose like a meteorite in the auto industry by developing models baby boomers craved. First was the wildly popular Pontiac GTO. Next came the Firebird, soon outselling the Camero. And then the Grand Prix, the most successful new car in 1969 that blew luxury competition outRead the Rest…

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A Busy Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 27th, 2014 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” ~Pearl Buck, writer “Historians are gossips who tease the dead.” ~Voltaire “More history’s made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.” ~John Barth, novelist 2008: Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to focus on his charity work. 1991: At 18th Daytime TV Awards,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Put On A Happy Face, Or Not

Posted on June 24th, 2014 in 1970s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It was embraced and reviled. Around since the 1950s, the Smiley Face became a huge pop culture fad in the early 1970s. A pair of baby boomer brothers got the bright idea to create it as a sales logo to counter what they saw as an era dominated by protest and unrest. It was intendedRead the Rest…

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