Baby Boomers Caught The Bug

Posted on February 22nd, 2012 in 1960s,Fads & Toys,Hippie,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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“A little sh– box.” Henry Ford II’s assessment of the Volkswagen bug No one imagined that a car commissioned by Adolph Hitler would become a runaway best seller in baby boomer America. The Volkswagen or “Peoples Car” was intended as a cheap, basic mode of transportation for German families. Ads in the Third Reich imploredRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on February 21st, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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I was a marquee celebrity in those early baby boomer years. Some say my greatest achievement was to marry three gorgeous starletts one right after the other. I left the first for one of the most coveted women in Tinsel Town. Then, she walked out on me for a co-star who she later left, remarried,Read the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 18th, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“History: gossip well told.”  ~Elbert Hubbard, writer “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.”  ~Anonymous 1995: Pop culture celebrities Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) and Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) tie the knot. It lasts four years. She then marries Kid Rock (one year). Wedding party picture 1980: Pierre Trudeau’s Liberals win the Canadian elections. 1979: MiniseriesRead the Rest…

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Should Baby Boomers Give Up ‘Pooing?

Posted on February 17th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Fashion,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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Let me present a radical idea – stop washing your hair. It’s called the “no-poo” movement, sometimes described as a pop culture “underground beauty trend.” Youngsters as well as baby boomers are jumping off the bottle. Believe it or not, your great grandmother probably didn’t cleanse her scalp more than a couple of times aRead the Rest…

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A Dozen Amazing Baby Boomer Facts

Posted on February 16th, 2012 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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“The boomers’ biggest impact will be on eliminating the term ‘retirement’ and inventing a new stage of life… the new career arc.”  ~Rosabeth Kanter, business professor “While you might be feeling a bit depressed that you are no longer young, you’re ecstatic that you’re no longer clueless.” ~Marianne Read, writer √ ♫ Breaking up isRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Loved Their Bell Bottoms

Posted on February 14th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Fashion,Hippie,Music,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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This may come as a shock. Baby boomers didn’t invent bell bottoms in the 1960s. It was introduced as standard ware by the British Navy a century earlier, less for smart looks than a way to ditch pants in a royal emergency. The style reached a fashion apogee during the 1970s Disco craze, but itRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer “Cats” Digged Him

Posted on February 13th, 2012 in 1950s,Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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“The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can’t fake it…try to fake three laughs in an hour – ha ha ha ha ha – they’ll take you away, man. You can’t.” By I saw him in person, he was infamous. Arrested for “dirty” language and drugs, his celebrity face adorned the cover ofRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 10th, 2012 in Music,Television by Terry Hamburg
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2002: Winter Olympics opens in Salt Lake City, Utah/Quebec City. 1997: American Comedy Awards taps Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce as the Funniest Male Actor and Supporting Actor in a television show. 1987: New York Stock Exchange installs a lady’s restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club. 1985: Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” album shoots toRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Peek at Tomorrow

Posted on February 8th, 2012 in Baby Boomer Future,Midlife by Terry Hamburg
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Dick Pelletier is a “positive futurist.” Here are his predictions for a midlife/senior future around the corner. By 2020, computer power will have doubled several times from today, which will help researchers unravel many of our genetic mysteries; and nanotechnology, the science of building things atom by atom, will advance further providing us with manyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Cruisin’

Posted on February 7th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s by Terry Hamburg
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It was a baby boomer coming-of-age ritual. 1950s – early 1960s. The crowd began gathering at 10:00 Saturday morning in front of Schwab’s Drug Store on the northeast corner of Devon and California. Guys auditioned in cars; girls on the sidewalk. The cruise route was a square block: west on Devon, hopefully catching the longRead the Rest…

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