Baby Boomers Face The Red Menace

Posted on September 20th, 2014 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Just how serious was the “Red Menace” inside the U.S.? Baby boomers in the 1950s and 1960s came of age amidst widespread fears of a communist plot to take over America. FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover worried that these boomers were vulnerable targets. Subtle and not-so-subtle anti-communist themes permeated entertainment, schools and  churches. The popularRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Carpe Diem: Seize the Day!

Posted on September 16th, 2014 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  Live every day as if it were going to be your last; for one day you’re sure to be right. ~Harry “Breaker” Harbord Morant, poet   ***   For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life.  But there was always some obstacle in theRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Battle of the Sexes

  “Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.” ~George Carlin Baby boomers brought up in the 1950s were taught that men and women are very different creatures. Those assumptions would be challenged in theRead the Rest…

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A Busy Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on September 9th, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“The great eventful Present hides the Past; but through the din of its loud life, hints and echoes from the life behind steal in.” ~John Greenleaf Whittier 2009: President Obama promises he will ‘get something done this year’ on healthcare reform. 1992: MTV awards: Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven” is Best Male Video. “Why” byRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Gender Bender TV Bomb

Posted on September 5th, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

Innovative. Hip. Produced by the television king of sit-com, Norman Lear, a father of boomers who understood the baby boomer psyche. All That Glitters was also a bust. You might not remember or were too young to catch the show, remarkable for its failure and obscurity. The intriguing premise should have worked at the time:Read the Rest…

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You Know You’re A Baby Boomer If…

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?” Wisdom of legendary Leroy “Satchel” Paige, who pitched in the Negro leagues until his first major league game at age 42. ***** “You Know…” <> Beehive wasRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 27th, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  2012: At the National Convention in Tampa, Florida, the U.S. Republican Party nominates Mitt Romney. 2011: Katy Perry wins the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards for Video for the Year award for her song ‘Firework.’   2010: A crowd of 500,000 people attend a ‘Restoring Honor’ rally hosted by Glenn Beck at the NationalRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer’s Who’s Who: Nixon’s Ememy List

Posted on August 23rd, 2014 in 1970s,Celebrities,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

It’s an old story: dirty campaign tricks, lies, voter fraud, political surveillance, wiretaps and enemy lists. Every President in the boomer years did it. Yes, but Nixon did it better. True, he never dallied with an intern or had an affair with a Mafia call girl who was trying to extract valuable info via pillowRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Pet of the 1970s

Posted on August 19th, 2014 in 1970s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It gave people a few moments of absolutely meaningless pleasure in a troubled world—no small accomplishment. If there were more fads there would probably be a lot fewer psychiatrists. ~Ken Hakuta, inventor of the Wacky Wall Wacker. It baby boomed into the firmament and then plummeted to earth with a thud heard round the world.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 14th, 2014 in 1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  I’m best known as the host of a controversial television show. But there’s plenty you don’t know about this baby boomer, and I bet you’ll be surprised. My parents were refugees from Nazi Germany. I earned a law degree from Northwestern and delivered its School of Law Commencement Address in 2008. I served as aRead the Rest…

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