Baby Boomer Bust: The Edsel

Posted on June 21st, 2012 in 1950s,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“It looks like an Oldsmobile sucking on a lemon. ~A popular joke “They were throwing eggs at the car, not me.” ~Vice-President Richard Nixon’s stab at humor, commenting on demonstrators pelting his Edsel with eggs on a 1958 trip to Peru It was billed as the Car of the Decade. In a way, it was.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on June 19th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I was abandoned by my parents when only a few weeks old and raised by an evangelical preacher. During the 1950s and 1960s, I hosted two long-lasting pop culture television shows. Parent of baby boomers loved me and if you were a boomer, you might have been a guest. I was proudly married to theRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Slang: Where Did It Come From?

Posted on June 18th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,Counterculture/New Age,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Slang: “Informal pop culture language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; non standard language of a given subculture, sometimes marked by raciness.” Bag, as a particular interest or area of expertise, is from 1964 and came from jazz jargon. It’s likely based on the notion of putting somethingRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History: Hollywood Premieres

Posted on June 15th, 2012 in Movies,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.”  ~Alfred Hitchcock “The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.”  ~Alfred Hitchcock “Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay home and see bad television for nothing?”  ~Samuel Goldwyn 1992Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity Kiddie Pics: Who Am I?

Posted on June 13th, 2012 in Collectibles,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

It’s called “growing into yourself.” You lose baby fat, features get definition, the nose elongates, even your hairline changes. But beneath all that, an imprint remains. Here are some baby boomer movie and television stars as children before Hollywood fame and fortune, probably before they ever aspired to be pop culture icons. Can you identifyRead the Rest…

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Today In Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 12th, 2012 in Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History never looks like history when you are living through it.” ~John W. Gardner, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare in President Johnson’s cabinet. 2004: Former President George H. W. Bush celebrates his 80th birthday by skydiving. 1997: At the Music Television Awards Scream is the Best Movie. 1996: A  Federal Court overturns U.S. indecencyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Return To Their Roots: Hair, The Musical

Posted on June 8th, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Counterculture/New Age,Music,Politics,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

Sodomy Fellatio Cunnilingus Pederasty Father, why do these words sound so nasty? Masturbation Can be fun Join the holy orgy Kama Sutra Everyone! Sodomy, from Hair, the Musical 1968. Greenwich Village. Coming-of-age hippie baby boomers strolling everywhere. The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical rails against the Viet-Nam War, flaunts drugs, glorifies free love and bisexuality, spewsRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Calorie Alert

Posted on June 5th, 2012 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Warning: Just Reading This Will Cause Weight Gain If you visited the North Carolina State Fair, 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 been making the rounds recently at ballparksRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Space Odyssey: 2001

Posted on June 4th, 2012 in 1960s,Counterculture/New Age,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It broke 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 sky scrappers in search ofRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Pop Culture Legend

Posted on June 1st, 2012 in 1950s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

♫ James Dean, James Dean, you bought it sight unseen. You were too fast to live, too young to die, bye bye. ♫ James Dean, Eagles, 1974 James Dean In His Own Words ~ I want to be a Texan 24 hours a day. ~ To me, acting is the most logical way for people’sRead the Rest…

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