Movie Taboos Before The Baby Boomers

Posted on January 6th, 2014 in Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

CODE THIS! What was the world like before baby boomers blew everything sacred out of the water? You want to make movies. Here are a few simple rules. Let’s start with sex. Essentially, avoid it. 1. The sanctity of marriage must be upheld. 2. Any exhibit of “impure” love must be integral to the plotRead the Rest…

On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 2nd, 2014 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“History teaches us the mistakes we are going to make.”  ~Anonymous “History, as long as it continues to happen, is always another chance.”  ~R. Jackson Wilson, historian “All history becomes subjective; in other words there is properly no history, only biography.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 2008: Oil reaches $100 per barrel for the first time. 1984:Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Movies For New Year’s Eve

Posted on December 30th, 2013 in Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.  ~Anonymous Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.  ~Oprah Winfrey Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.  ~Dave Beard, film musicRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Wisdom For The Holidays

Posted on December 27th, 2013 in Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.”  ~Andy Rooney   “Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for – I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’tRead the Rest…

My Favorite Baby Boomer Christmas Novelty Music

Posted on December 24th, 2013 in Music by Terry Hamburg

Christmas is for everybody equally, but more equally for kids. “There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.”  ~Erma Bombeck, writer “Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.”  ~Kin Hubbard, cartoonist “I once bought my kids a set of batteries for ChristmasRead the Rest…

My Favorite Offbeat Baby Boomer Christmas Movies

Posted on December 20th, 2013 in Movies by Terry Hamburg

  Sure, White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, and Miracle on 34th Street are classics. Every baby boomer and his mother has seen them. A Christmas Story is fabulous, but runs yearly on television since it’s introduction in 1983, sometimes in marathons. If you haven’t watched it twice, you’re the only one. Here are someRead the Rest…

On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 14th, 2013 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Historians are gossips who tease the dead.”  ~Voltaire “Legend:  A lie that has attained the dignity of age.”  ~H.L. Mencken, journalist “Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower 2010: WikiLeaks founder, JulianRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Plague

Posted on December 11th, 2013 in 1950s by Terry Hamburg

  One day Alan was slugging home runs and snagging liners, then suddenly he was hit by polio at age 12 just weeks before the introduction of the Salk vaccine. Some think of polio as a baby boomer curse. It had been identified a half century earlier; soon-to-be President Franklin Roosevelt contracted the disease atRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Fitness: From “Kick It!” to “Over the Kick It!” Hill

Posted on December 7th, 2013 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

    One size doesn’t fit all, and age alone shouldn’t determine what kind of exercise you choose. √ As long as you feel like you can “kick it,’” do. (Yes, consult with your doctor first). This means pushing the cardio envelope. Whether its racquetball, bicycling, treadmill, or jogging – work up a sweat.    Read the Rest…

On This Day in Baby Boomer Broadway History

Posted on December 4th, 2013 in Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ” ~Berthold Auerbach, novelist “If the King loves music, it is well with the land.” ~Mencius, ancient Chinese philosopher “Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn”  ~Charlie Parker, jazz musicianRead the Rest…