Baby Boomer Booster

Posted on May 9th, 2011 in 1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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“Eternal Sunshine.” “Happiness in a blister pack.” “Neurological Eldorado.” Within two years of hitting the market in 1988, American doctors were scribbling 65,000 prescriptions a month. Baby boomers were eating the pills like candy. Before Prozac, one treated depression with the proverbial stiff upper lip. Or tranquilizers, usually Valium. Easier, a trip to your favoriteRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Notable Quotables

Posted on May 3rd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. ~ Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, maker of minicomputers, 1977 We don’t like their {Beatles} sound and guitar music is on its way out. ~ Decca Records executive, rejecting a record contract, 1962 Television won’t be able to hold on to any marketRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Assets in the Attic

Posted on April 30th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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Attics, basements, closets, bottoms of bottom drawers. When’s the last time you explored these places? Who knows what could be lurking there? Maybe baby boomer collectible treasure. Here are some tips and inspiration ~ The most famous baby boomer doll in history: Barbie. A 1974 survey revealed that 90% of all American girls between 5Read the Rest…

Baby Booomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on April 29th, 2011 in 1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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I’m best known as a TV host. 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 a political campaign aide to Robert Kennedy.Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Slang

Posted on April 27th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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Bag, as a particular interest or area of expertise, appeared around 1964 and derived from black jazz terminology. It’s based on the notion of putting something in a bag, thus possessing it. “Jazz is my bag, man.” Widely spoken by early baby boomers but came to be a “weekend hipster” word whose use declined inRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Hero Falls Off His Horse

Posted on April 26th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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Marlboro Man Big Brother King Arthur Santa Claus Hamlet The top five from The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived Before a craggy-faced cowboy galloped across the baby boomer TV screen as the Marlboro Man, the brand was marketed as a feminine alternative to the harsher cigarettes gents smoked. In the 1950s, the tobaccoRead the Rest…

BABY BOOMER GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN

Posted on April 22nd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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For baby boomers, pledging a fraternity in the 50s and early 60s was hell. That’s why the final period was called “hell week.” For girls, it was more like heck. The pop culture image of tough and relentless hazing in those years is true. It was thought to build character and muscles. For Decoration   ForRead the Rest…

DON’T FAULT THE BABY BOOMERS

Posted on April 16th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg
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“Every day, in every superior court in the state, the same melancholy charade was played: the “innocent” spouse, generally the wife, would take the stand and, to the accompanying cacophony of sobbing and nose-bowing, testify under the deft guidance of an attorney to the spousal conduct that she deemed cruel.” Stanley Mosk, former California SupremeRead the Rest…

BABY BOOMER CELEBRITY: WHAT HAPPENED TO PEE-WEE HERMAN?

Posted on April 4th, 2011 in 1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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OK, let’s deal with that 800-pound gorilla in the theatre. It was humiliating, but what the frick are the Sarasota cops doing trolling an adult movie house for victimless crimes? Just for the record, know what the crime rate is in Sarasota, Florida? Almost twice the national average. So every time the local fuzz nabsRead the Rest…

BABY BOOMER WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Posted on March 8th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Collectibles,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg
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Reverie: 1980 I asked her out three times. Three excuses, including the lame and insulting: “I have to change my hair color that night.” I can take a hint, but she was always so friendly and flirty. Plus, everything a baby boomer dream girl should be: smart, liberated, sexy – not to mention “legs thatRead the Rest…