Baby Boomer Chat Room

Posted on May 14th, 2012 in 1950s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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Do you love me? Give me a kiss. I love you. Let’s play school. Please brush my hair. Please take me with you. May I have a cookie? Let’s have a party! What can we do now? Will you change my dress? I’m so tired! I love you. I hurt myself Will you play withRead the Rest…

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Archie Bunker: Baby Boomer Nemesis

Posted on May 11th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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♫ Oh the way Glenn Miller played, Songs that made the Hit Parade, Guys like us we had it made, Those were the days. And you knew where you were then, Girls were girls and men were men… Those Were the Days sung at the piano by Archie and Edith as the intro to eachRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer “Stag” Film Bombs

Posted on May 10th, 2012 in 1950s,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg
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“Sex isn’t the answer. Sex is the question. “Yes” is the answer.”  ~Swami X,  comedian “Sex relieves tension – love causes it.”  ~Woody Allen It was a baby boomer “coming-of-age party,” 1958, when “sexual revolution” meant spin the bottle. None of us had seen bare breasts except in National Geographic. The notorious Tempest Storm wasRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on May 9th, 2012 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.”  ~ David McCullough, historian “The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down. ” ~ A. Whitney Brown, comedian 1997: First U.S. ambassador since end of the Vietnam War arrives in Saigon. 1992: Final episode of television hitRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity Jerk. Who Is He?

Posted on May 8th, 2012 in 1990s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Movies by Terry Hamburg

The baby boomer movie star caused a momentary stir when he strolled in. Celebrities are not uncommon at high-end antiques/collectibles shows and he did live right there in Miami. Dealers try to act calm and unimpressed. Beautiful people dress down (like everyone at shows), the theory being if you appear too well-heeled, prices will beRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Dumpster Diving

Posted on May 7th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Collectibles by Terry Hamburg
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“Garbage picking,” a province of “bums” and “bag ladies,” transformed from a survival life-style into a baby boomer career. People have foraged since the beginning of time for food or clothes, but seldom with an eye to profit. What happened? The Great Antiques and Collectibles Renaissance of the 1970s, inspired by young baby boomer consumers,Read the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on May 4th, 2012 in Movies,Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History never looks like history when you are living through it.” ~ John Gardner, public servant “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” ~ James Baldwin, novelist 2010:  Christie’s sets a record for the the most expensive work of art sold at auction when it hammers Pablo Picasso’s Nude, Green LeavesRead the Rest…

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Old Thyme Baby Boomer Phrases

Posted on May 2nd, 2012 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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It’s hard to believe anyone under 40 would utter these expressions. Even midlife baby boomers and seniors might find them antiquated. When is the last time you used one? All have odd origins. How many do you know? Pig in a poke: “Putting out big money for that painting is like buying a pig inRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Bare Knee

Posted on May 1st, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg
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A moment seared in my adolescent baby boomer brain. I was walking upstairs for algebra class. As usual, I passed Marsha on the way. She was “bad,” and getting “badder” fast. That day she appeared with a skirt above the knee—the first girl in my high school that dared to cross the rubicon. The babyRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 27th, 2012 in Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.”  ~ H.L. Mencken, journalist “It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.”  ~ Bill Vaughan, journalist 1995: Flies the coop. FinalRead the Rest…

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