TODAY IN BABY BOOMER HISTORY
1996: At the People’s Choice Awards Candice Bergen is Favorite Female Television Performer. Reba McEntire is Favorite Female Singer.
Murphy Brown had a 10 year run
1992: Natalie Cole wins Best Jazz Album for Unforgettable…With Love. Best New Artist is Boyz II Men.
1990: Motion Picture of the Year at the American Comedy Awards: When Harry Met Sally.
1982: Back to the future. President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya.
1971: Senate approves amendment lowering the voting age to 18.
1969: James Earl Ray pleads guilty to killing Martin Luther King, Jr.
1962: Due to it’s “no-blacks policy,” the spring-training Philadelphia Phillies leave a Clearwater, Florida hotel to one 20 miles away.
1951: Ball Four. FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declines the post of baseball commissioner.
ANSWERS TO BABY BOOMER TRIVIA QUESTIONS
►Lovejoy, starring Ian McShane as an offbeat antiques dealer/detective, ran as a English series from 1986-1994. The show was popular on American television.
►Boomers in Common: All these ladies had breast reductions.
►What’s the next line of this song?
So never judge a book by it’s cover
Or who you’re going to love by your lover
Love put me wise to her love in disguise
She had the body of a venus
Lord imagine my surprise…
(That That) Dude looked like a lady.
THE CRYSTAL BALL
With modern medical miracles, baby boomers will live well into the 21st century. Here are products you might get to try:
HOTTEST NEW IDEAS FOR 2041
“The weather outside is frightful…
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”
ComfortZone has introduced the first programmable climate force field conveniently located in a hat. The wearer can resist the discomforts of heat, cold and rain. Temperatures adjust at will. The field is almost invisible—all that is noticeable is a faint shimmering, but this doesn’t prevent conversation or body contact, like a smooch, although you might experience a slight tingle.
ComfortZone partnered with fashion designer Adolpho Moreno to make styles for every taste. Prices start at $17,000. There is a new dual model where two hats combine in a single force field, which can be programed separately or together. Nice and cozy, but be prepared for sticker shock.
You Can Foot the Bill
Latest ToeHold Fashion
Podiatrists are in a snit. Long promised, introduced and recalled, it’s back, new and improved, the technology perfected, and the prices surprisingly affordable. How do these “virtual” high heels work? An ankle bracelet emits light-beams that gently elevate and bend the foot, providing the sensation of walking on air, as a holographic shoe image embraces you. But what about fashions? Right now, only a dozen, but ToeHold promises to unveil at least 20 virtual styles a year. The bracelets go from subtle to chunky to suit every taste.
Baby Boomer Bon Mots
“The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive.” ~John Sladek, science fiction novelist
“When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” ~John M. Richardson, Professor of International Relations
“The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.” ~Paul Valery, French poet