On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on September 9th, 2013 in Music,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“History:gossip well told.”  ~Elbert Hubbard, philsopher “Political history is far too criminal and pathological to be a fit subject of study for the young.  Children should acquire their heroes and villains from fiction.”  ~W.H. Auden, poet “If you think you have it tough, read history books.” ~Bill Maher, comedian 1990: Pete Rose begins 5 monthRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Romance: Are We Old Fogies?

Posted on September 7th, 2013 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Which are the most romantic cities in America? According to a major study from Sperling’s Best Places, here are #1 and #2 for baby boomers (classified as midlife, 45-60): “Sweetheart, I’m in such an amorous mood right now. Let’s take a second honeymoon. How about Pittsburgh?” “I’m feeling the love too, darling, but why notRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Flip Wilson?

Posted on September 3rd, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,Black History & Personalities,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

      What the heck did happen? One day, I’m the hottest comedian on television. There’s hardly a baby boomer or their parents who don’t watch and laugh their heads off. Five years later—oblivion. I was even kicked out of my own “Church of What’s Happenin’ Now.” The Flip Wilson Show was me, noRead the Rest…

On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 25th, 2013 in Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.”  ~Pearl Buck, writer   “History is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided.”  ~Konrad Adenauer, statesman   “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.”  ~Anonymous   2012: Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person on the Moon, diesRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Mind Games To Trick You Skinny

Posted on August 23rd, 2013 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

    Attention, pasta lovers! A study at an Italian restaurant suggests that using a large fork will cause you to eat less. We all know that portions have been growing larger over the years. Baby boomers made “Super-size Me” and “All You Can Eat” national mantras. In the 1936 edition of Joy of Cooking,Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 21st, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  My early life was hard as a rock. Most baby boomers never experienced anything like it. I was dirt poor and dropped out of school in the 6th grade. I knocked around the country for years doing anything to survive, from cowboy to carpenter. Yes, I was a hobo. It wasn’t such a dirtyRead the Rest…

On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 17th, 2013 in Movies,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“It is a great pity that every human being does not, at an early stage of his life, have to write a historical work. He would then realize that the human race is in quite a jam about truth.”  ~Rebecca West, novelist “History does not unfold: it piles up.”  ~Robert M. Adams, philosopher 2008: MichaelRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Family Western Rides Into The Living Room

Posted on August 16th, 2013 in 1950s,1960s,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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In 1958, seven of the top ten television shows were “Westerns,” including the first four. Baby boomers (and their parents) couldn’t get enough of the action. What accounts for this pop culture dominance? Of course, the mystique of the West is woven into American history. The War and Depression became fading ghosts in the rearRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Headline Bloopers

Posted on August 8th, 2013 in Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” ~Alexander Pope We know that journalism is synonymous with deadlines, and mistakes can happen, but…when they jump out at you in headlines, someone wasn’t using their head. This post was sent to me by a friend, Suzanne Hudson. Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn’t you say? Here areRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 5th, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  Although I achieved fame and fortune, I had humble beginnings. My parents were Italian immigrants who squeezed out a living at the their “restaurant,” Yocco’s Hot Dogs. I began my career as a engineer in the auto industry but sales and marketing were my forte. I rose quickly through the ranks at Ford whereRead the Rest…