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…


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…


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…


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…


Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on May 25th, 2012 in Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age. ” ~H.L. Mencken, journalist “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.”  ~Anonymous 1994: All My Children is Best Daytime Television Soap. For the first time in years Susan Lucci is not nominated for Best Actress. 1992: Jay Leno becomes the permanent host of TonightRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on May 24th, 2012 in Celebrities,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

With all due modesty, I was the best-looking feminist of the baby boomer era, not that it matters. But who else could go “undercover” as a Playboy bunny to write an expose of the mistreatment of women at their clubs? It was a sensation and landed me a job at New York Magazine. A popRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Rock ‘n Roll Trivia Challenge

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I want to show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture. ~Etta James Odd name, even by rock n’ roll standards. What does it mean? ♫♫♫ ♦ The best selling single of all timeRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Pie In The Sky

Posted on May 21st, 2012 in 1950s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

The Hula-Hoop was the best selling baby boomer toy in 1957. Go top that one. The same company came close. Wham-O acquired the rights to a plastic flying disc the inventor was hawking in parking lots. He called it the “Pipco Flying Saucer” and “Pluto Platter.” UFO alarms began falling from the sky in theRead the Rest…


Can Baby Boomers Live Forever?

Posted on May 18th, 2012 in Baby Boomer Future,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

The question is not if, but when. By the 2020’s, life expectancy should begin to take a dramatic leap forward. A generation after that, it might even be possible to exist “indefinitely.” Many midlife baby boomers could fall within that time frame. The healthier you are now, the better your chances of enjoying a laterRead the Rest…


Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on May 17th, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. “We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.”  ~John F. Kennedy 2011: The final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show is packed with celebrities. 1993: Intel’s new Pentium processor is unveiled. 1990: TelevisionRead the Rest…