Baby Boomer New Age Gods

Posted on July 2nd, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Counterculture/New Age,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

The times were ripe. It was a New Age (of Aquarius). The baby boomer “counterculture’” countered everything –  astrology was as respected as astronomy. Guru Maharaji got more press than Sigmund Freud. The coming-of-age generation was searching for alternatives to capitalism, to religion, to conventional wisdom. Along comes one Erich von Daniken in 1968 withRead the Rest…


Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 28th, 2012 in Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“A history in which every particular incident may be true may on the whole be false.”  ~Thomas Macaulay, poet “History is a kind of introduction to more interesting people than we can possibly meet in our restricted lives; let us not neglect the opportunity.”  ~Dexter Perkins, historian 1994: Not steroids. New York Met pitcher DwightRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Fake Expectations

Posted on June 26th, 2012 in 1980s,1990s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

Today, love is done my computer, scientifically matching heart and mind to produce the perfect duet. Some call it the new sexual revolution. A generation ago, before the brave new eharmony world, you did most of the leg work. Early baby boomers were in their 30s and 40s then, many reeling from divorce and lookingRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Animals

Posted on June 25th, 2012 in 1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Television by Terry Hamburg

Call it a baby boomer coming-of-age saga, a gross-out spectacle, pop culture teen raunch…but also call it successful. Bottom line? Budget: 3 million. Gross (pardon the word): Over 140 million. Critical acclaim? A few didn’t appreciate the approach to humor. But Animal House sits at #1 on Bravo’s 100 Funniest Movies. Roger Ebert: 4 stars.Read the Rest…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…