Baby Boomers Grew Up On Tupperware Parties

Posted on April 20th, 2012 in 1950s,Pop Culture,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

“I just have one word to say to you. Just one word. Are you listening?…Plastics. There’s a great future in plastics…Will you think about it?” Whispered into recent college graduate Dustin Hoffman’s ear as the secret to making big bucks, from The Graduate, 1967 The Tupperware home party was the right pop culture idea atRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on April 19th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,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 a politicalRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers! What Time Is It?

Posted on April 18th, 2012 in 1950s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

        “Goodbye, kids.” The tearful first and last words uttered by the heretofore mute Clarabelle the Clown on the final Howdy Doody television show in 1960.   If you were lucky enough to have a television, neighborhood kids invaded your living room while Mom hid in the kitchen and got the popcornRead the Rest…


Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 17th, 2012 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.”  ~Napoleon “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” ~Winston Churchill “The future has a way of arriving unannounced.” ~George Will,  journalist 1993: Los Angeles police officers are found guilty of violating Rodney King’s civil rights. 1991: Dow Jones closes above 3,000 for theRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Dan Quayle?

Posted on April 16th, 2012 in 1980s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I’d call myself the best well-known baby boomer ever forgotten. They say Vice-Presidents fall into political obscurity after their terms, and I’m certainly not exceptional. The way people ridiculed and poked at me, you’d think I was Sarah Palin, or someone. I know, don’t say it, I’m no John Kennedy, either. That was a set-up.Read the Rest…


This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 13th, 2012 in Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.” ~George Santayana, philosopher “History never looks like history when you are living through it.” ~ John W. Gardner, Vice President 1990: Back to the Wheel. Final episode of Pat Sajak’s ill-fated late night television show. 1984: Pete RoseRead the Rest…


Mother Of All Baby Boomer Gossip Magazines

Posted on April 12th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Everybody reads it but they say the cook brought it into the house.” ~ Humphrey Bogart Before there was baby boomer-inspired People and US, before there was Star, even before National Enquirer, there was Confidential, the celebrity gossip/crime/scandal magazine that Newsweek called “sin and sex with a seasoning of right wing politics.” Until it closedRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Cougars On The Prowl

Posted on April 9th, 2012 in Midlife,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

What’s good for the boomer goose is good for the boomer gander. The sexual revolution of the 1960s isn’t over. Nor is women’s liberation. Meet the cougar. Are we having an epidemic of female baby boomer chronophilia? The male version is regarded as a natural part of life. What is chronophilia? An age related romanticRead the Rest…


Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 5th, 2012 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Uncategorized by Terry Hamburg

“Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.”  ~Herodotus, the ancient Greek often called “The Father of History.” 1993: Construction begins on Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 1988: Michael Dukakis is chosen as the Democratic nominee for President. 1987:Read the Rest…


Baby Boomer Classic Car Commercials

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It’s the pop culture icon of the 20th century, trumping even television. Try to imagine the suburban baby boomer boom without the automobile whisking us back and forth from town to country – the name of a popular Chrysler model that began over 60 years ago and still rolls out the factory. 1948 Town andRead the Rest…