Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 21st, 2012 in Movies,Music,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

2010: Toyota announces 5.2 million recalls for a pedal entrapment/floor mat problem. 1998: News of the Clinton/Lewinsky affair is published. President Clinton vigorously denies all allegations. 1996: Golden Globes: Sense and Sensibility is the Best Dramatic Movie. Babe wins Best Musical/Comedy. 1994: Lorena Bobbitt is found innocent by temporary insanity for severing her husband’s penis.Read the Rest…

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Bad Baby Boomer Movies You Shouldn’t (Should) Watch

Posted on January 20th, 2012 in Fads & Toys,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Kitsch: poor quality art that caters to popular lowbrow taste. Campy: something appealing because it’s so lacking in value it has a perversely sophisticated attraction. What makes a bad movie pop culture good is that it’s colossally bad. Campy kitsch. I’m excluding movies that would and did qualify for Razzie (Worst in Cinematic Achievement) nominations,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Got Disco Fever

Posted on January 19th, 2012 in 1970s,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg
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[Studio 54] is the embodiment of the most decadent social period of any city in modern history. By 1978, New York was headlong into an era of staggering permissiveness. A patron of the very hip, very celebrity-packed New York City disco club Feel the beat! Baby boomers flocked to the clubs. Fashion rules. Better beRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer “Bombshell” Mom

Posted on January 18th, 2012 in 1950s,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I didn’t want her to come. Mom was a dead-ringer for baby boomer movie celebrity Jane Russell and dressed the part. Without meaning to, she embarrassed me at school functions. Heads would turn. This was supposed to be my day. I wrote the Pershing school song and was given the honor of leading the 5thRead the Rest…

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Are Baby Boomers Smarter Than Everyone Else?

Posted on January 17th, 2012 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg
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At what age do we possess the greatest reason? We now know the answer: 53.3 years. Actually, this is the best age for wise and prudent investment choices, but that’s a bellweather for decision-making in general. Brookings Institute research suggests that mental capacity in general reaches its height from ages 42 to 63, measured byRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Bobby Fischer?

Posted on January 16th, 2012 in 1970s,Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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You’ve probably heard a lot of trash talk about me: I was an ego maniac, clinically paranoid, anti-Semitic. At least my critics and I agree on one thing: I was the greatest chess player of the baby boomer generation or any generation, for that matter. I made chess pop culture. No one like me hadRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 14th, 2012 in Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

2011: Front page pop culture news. 94-year-old Zsa Zsa Gabor undergoes an emergency operation that costs a leg but saves her life. 1998: 100th episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. 1990: America has a cow. The Simpsons premieres. 1985: Martina Navratilova becomes the third to win 100 tennis tournaments, joining Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert. 1980:Read the Rest…

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Presidents Said The Darndest Things To Baby Boomers

Posted on January 13th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Politics by Terry Hamburg
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“A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.”  ~Carl Sandburg, poet “The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party thatRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on January 12th, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful.” I was an international baby boomer star and sex symbol of the 1960s, and beyond. What separated me from the pop culture “sex kittens” and “bombshells” celebrities of the era? In all due modesty, I was an actress. I became the first and only women toRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Invented Reality TV Way Back When

Posted on January 11th, 2012 in 1970s,Movies,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg
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So contemporary. So 21st century. So wrong. Let’s return to ancient baby boomer times: A.D. 1973. A reality show used to mean National Geographic. Everyone thinks the pop culture genre was invented around 2000. It was re-invented. A daring series hit television in 1973: an out-the box idea to do live running footage of theRead the Rest…

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