Baby Boomer Hunters and Gatherers/List of Odd Collectibles

Posted on February 3rd, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Collectibles,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Before the 1970s, they were usually numismatists or philatelists. That’s stamps and coins. If anything else, such enthusiasts remained quirky and alone. They’re no longer alone. Young adult baby boomers led the frenzy. With bulging pockets and a taste for pop culture nostalgia, the question isn’t what was collected, but what was not. The AssociationRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Spiro Agnew?

Posted on February 2nd, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Crime,New Left,Politics by Terry Hamburg

Remember “nattering nabobs of negativism?” I loved that ditty. My next favorite dig at the new-left baby boomer mob was “pusillanimous pussy footers.” When I overused those barbs, I pulled out “hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.” Called a right-wing political “hatchet man” for Nixon, I was the voice of the Moral Majority—and that means the center,Read the Rest…


Baby Boomers (Celebrity Ladies) “Robbing the Cradle”

Posted on February 1st, 2012 in Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Baby boomers are the healthiest, most energetic, longest-living generation in history. It’s only to be expected that some would covet much younger mates. In the past, this was a male game. It still is but now females are playing it, too. Their modern pop culture name is “cougars.” Here are some midlife baby boomer celebrities whoRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers Want Their MTV!

Posted on January 31st, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

You won’t read this anywhere else. The patriarch of Music TV is none other than that underrated hipster, Ozzie Nelson. The father of baby boomer heart throb Ricky Nelson produced the very first video put to music—Ricky rockin’ superimposed over a montage of land and cityscapes. You saw Travelin’ Man on The Adventures of OzzieRead the Rest…


Advice for Baby Boomer Caregivers

Posted on January 30th, 2012 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

It’s been said that baby boomers are the first generation to take care of their own children and aging parents at the same time. Life expectancy continues to increase and so do the complications of elder caregiving. In a guest post, here’s some sage midlife advice from an expert who has both professional and personalRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers By The Numbers

Posted on January 28th, 2012 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

“Torture numbers, and they’ll confess to any thing,” ~Greg Easterbrook, political writer “There are 3 kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” ~Mark Twain “Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. ~ Aaron Levenstein, business professor Midlife Inventory Number of first marriages (per 1000 women ageRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Movie Trivia Challenge (Tough)

Posted on January 27th, 2012 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“A movie should have a beginning, a middle, and an end…but not necessarily in that order.” Jean-Luc Goddard, Director “The length of a film should directly related to the human bladder.” Alfred Hitchcock ►What did all these #1 box office hits have in common? Rear Window ET: The Extraterrestrial Jaws The Ten Commandments ► WhoRead the Rest…


Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 26th, 2012 in Movies,Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

“The mark of the historic is the nonchalance with which it picks up an individual and deposits him in a trend, like a house playfully moved by a tornado.”  ~Mary McCarthy, writer “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.” ~Anonymous 2010: The box office for producer James Cameron’s Avatar surpasses his 1997 movieRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on January 25th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Midlife,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Julia, Julia, Julia. That’s all I ever heard. I was as popular with baby boomer gourmands as the great Julia Child. But I always seemed to be a second banana, then and now. We had a lot in common. We were the first big television chefs, before there was a Food Network. We never skimpedRead the Rest…


You Know You’re A Baby Boomer If…

Posted on January 24th, 2012 in Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect.” ~Owens Pomeroy, founder of Golden Radio Buffs “It’s never safe to be nostalgic about something until you’re absolutely certain there’s no chance of its coming back.” ~Bill Vaughn, journalist “Things ain’t what they used to be and probably never was.” ~Will Rogers » YouRead the Rest…