Baby Boomer Surf Culture: ♫ Two Girls For Every Boy ♫

Posted on November 28th, 2014 in 1950s,1960s,Movies,Music by Terry Hamburg

  ♫ They never roll the streets up ’cause there’s always something goin’ (Surf City, here we come) You know they’re either out surfin’ or they got a party growin’ (Surf City, here we come) Well, with two swingin’ honeys for every guy All you got to do is wink your eye Ya, we’re goin’Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Back To The Future Thanksgiving

Posted on November 24th, 2014 in Collectibles by Terry Hamburg

Boomers who are setting a table for Thanksgiving can look to Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel, antiques and collectible gurus, as inspiration. Their plates, glassware, and serving pieces reflect their different collecting styles (and ages) — and here are their choices: Terry’s table is traditional. It starts with blue and white porcelain plates in theRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 19th, 2014 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

History never looks like history when you are living through it. ~John W. Gardner, educator History is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided. ~Konrad Adenauer, statesman If you think you have it tough, read history books. ~Bill Maher, comedian 2011: An investigation into the drowning death of American actress NatalieRead the Rest…

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What Baby Boomers Are Collecting

Posted on November 15th, 2014 in Collectibles by Terry Hamburg

Kovels.com Top 20 Antiques and Collectibles Searches for October 2014 Kovels’ Top 20 list of antiques and collectibles is based on the results of hundreds of thousands of searches that took place on Kovels.com. During October 2014, collectors were searching for prices of:   1) Fenton 2) Coca-Cola 3) Occupied Japan 4) Stoves 5) McCoyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Batman?

Posted on November 8th, 2014 in 1960s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

It’s a blessing and a curse. Sometimes I think I should have turned Batman down. That baby boomer television hit catapulted me to fame and fortune, but Holy Typecast! I was stuck there the rest of my Hollywood life. Believe it or not, I had a career before Batman. I was in The Philadelphians withRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Movie Trivia Challenge: Connect The Line To the 1970s Film

Posted on November 2nd, 2014 in 1970s,Movies by Terry Hamburg

  Alfred Hitchcock’s view of great film making was simple: “Drama is life with the dull bits cut out…The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.  ~Alfred Hitchcock     1. “I have a very pessimistic view of life. You should know this about me if we’reRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Money Wisdom

Posted on October 28th, 2014 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Money, money, money…~ Abba pop hit   That money talks I’ll not deny, I heard it once: It said, “Goodbye.” ~Richard Armour, author   <> Money doesn’t talk, it swears.  ~Bob Dylan, “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)”   <> There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune:Read the Rest…

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Do Baby Boomers Have More Empathy Than Their Kids?

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 in Me Generation,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

New research reports that young adults today have less “empathy” than ever before. Well, at least since 1979 when the Interpersonal Reactivity Index was established and administered to college students. The results: since 1980, college students’ self-reported empathy has declined. Perhaps it was predictable. After all, baby boomers were notorious as “Me Generation” of selfish,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Icon: James Dean

Posted on October 18th, 2014 in 1950s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” ~James Wooden, fabled basketball coach ♫ 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 WORDSRead the Rest…

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Very Busy Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on October 13th, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History is a vast early warning system.” ~Norman Cousins, journalist “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.” ~Anonymous 2012: The U.S. Space Shuttle Endeavor inches through the streets of Los Angeles on a trolley, making its way to a museum. 2009: U.S. Senate Committee passes healthcare reform bill, hailed as a ‘critical milestone’Read the Rest…

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