Baby Boomer Group Therapy

Posted on February 28th, 2012 in 1970s,Counterculture/New Age,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Take a cup of traditional group therapy. Melt in a stick of pop culture role playing. A few of shakes of New Age psychobabble. Add a big dash of Primal Scream. Mix vigorously with baby boomers. You’ve got an Encounter Group, the rage of the 1970s. I had plenty of “sh–” to “work through” butRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity Watusi

Posted on February 27th, 2012 in 1960s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Summer. 1964. Everyone was there. At least Democrats. It was the baby boomer pop culture political event of the season. Each celebrity swell would arrive at the top of the steps leading the to party below, stand for a few moments to be recognized, photographed, bask in the glory, and then slowly descend. Doug McClureRead the Rest…


Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 25th, 2012 in Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.”  ~Mary McCarthy, writer 2007: The Departed, a cop-gangster movie thriller, wins Best Picture. Martin Scorsese is Best Director. 1998: Runs in the family. Best Male Rock Vocal goes to Bob Dylan for Cold Irons Bound. Best Rock Group Vocal is One Headlight by TheRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Last Words

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

“There is always death and taxes; however, death doesn’t get worse every year.” ~Author Unknown “If you spend all your time worrying about dying, living isn’t going to be much fun”. ~ Roseanne, from the TV show Match the tombstone epitaph with the baby boomer celebrity Curiosity did not kill this cat I had aRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers & Cyber Romance

Posted on February 23rd, 2012 in Baby Boomer Future,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

Did you know that baby boomers are the fastest growing group using online dating? That as many as one in four second marriages for boomers began online? At, the 50-to-65 agers is up 89% over the past five years. On JDate, a website for Jewish singles, the 50+ group jumped 40% in single year.Read the Rest…


Baby Boomers Caught The Bug

Posted on February 22nd, 2012 in 1960s,Fads & Toys,Hippie,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“A little sh– box.” Henry Ford II’s assessment of the Volkswagen bug No one imagined that a car commissioned by Adolph Hitler would become a runaway best seller in baby boomer America. The Volkswagen or “Peoples Car” was intended as a cheap, basic mode of transportation for German families. Ads in the Third Reich imploredRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on February 21st, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I was a marquee celebrity in those early baby boomer years. Some say my greatest achievement was to marry three gorgeous starletts one right after the other. I left the first for one of the most coveted women in Tinsel Town. Then, she walked out on me for a co-star who she later left, remarried,Read the Rest…


Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 18th, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History: gossip well told.”  ~Elbert Hubbard, writer “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.”  ~Anonymous 1995: Pop culture celebrities Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) and Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) tie the knot. It lasts four years. She then marries Kid Rock (one year). Wedding party picture 1980: Pierre Trudeau’s Liberals win the Canadian elections. 1979: MiniseriesRead the Rest…


Should Baby Boomers Give Up ‘Pooing?

Posted on February 17th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Fashion,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Let me present a radical idea – stop washing your hair. It’s called the “no-poo” movement, sometimes described as a pop culture “underground beauty trend.” Youngsters as well as baby boomers are jumping off the bottle. Believe it or not, your great grandmother probably didn’t cleanse her scalp more than a couple of times aRead the Rest…


A Dozen Amazing Baby Boomer Facts

Posted on February 16th, 2012 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“The boomers’ biggest impact will be on eliminating the term ‘retirement’ and inventing a new stage of life… the new career arc.”  ~Rosabeth Kanter, business professor “While you might be feeling a bit depressed that you are no longer young, you’re ecstatic that you’re no longer clueless.” ~Marianne Read, writer √ ♫ Breaking up isRead the Rest…