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 Words To Drive By

Posted on March 29th, 2014 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

  The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.  ~Dave Barry, “Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn”     It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, andRead 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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Baby Boomers Run Out Of Gas

Posted on March 4th, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Crime,Politics by Terry Hamburg

  1970s ENERGY CRISIS Average pump price of gasoline in: 1950:  20 cents 1960:  31 cents 1970:  36 cents 1973:  38 cents 1974:  55 cents 1980:  86 cents Panic gripped the nation. An Arab oil embargo in 1973 had America by the pistons. Millions of young boomers were getting their first driving license. Suddenly, weRead 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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