Baby Boomers Should Pass On These Passwords

Posted on January 4th, 2012 in Crime,Midlife by Terry Hamburg
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An annual list of most stolen passwords online has been released. The most popular filched password is…password. Hard to believe. Number 2: 123456. Hard to believe. Although user’s ages were undisclosed (or not collected), it’s likely most of those easy-to-crack cyber eggs were conceived by baby boomers and seniors – older folks raised in theRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on January 3rd, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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I’m a household name, at least to baby boomers. In the New York pop culture art scene of the 1960s and 70s, only Andy Warhol was a bigger celebrity. He had that charisma and eccentric glitter personality that attracted media attention. My creativity was everywhere but not me. Like Warhol, I began as a commercialRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on January 2nd, 2012 in Movies,Music by Terry Hamburg
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1984: Wilson Goode is sworn in as Philadelphia’s first black mayor. 1983: The hit musical Annie closes on Broadway after 2,377 performances.  ♫ Tomorrow, tomorrow… 1983: Gary Trudeau begins a 20-month break from writing Doonesbury. 1977: Commissioner of Baseball suspends media mogul and Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner one year for “tampering” with the recruitmentRead the Rest…

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Amazing Rejuvenated Baby Boomer You Around The Corner?

Posted on December 28th, 2011 in Baby Boomer Future,Midlife by Terry Hamburg
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“In just ten short years, baby boomers might look in the mirror and ask, Who is that gorgeous person? Your reflection would reveal a revitalized, more youthful and healthier you; sporting a dazzling smile, with wrinkle-free skin, perfect vision, natural hair color, real teeth, and an amazing sharp mind and memory.” So writes, self-described “positiveRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Era Crooners Still Crooning

Posted on December 27th, 2011 in Celebrities,Music by Terry Hamburg
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Singers may lose their youthful looks, even their voice, but some never lose their heart. The patriarch of the old celebrity bunch, Tony Martin (age 99) said at a small concert in San Francisco a few years ago that when the love of his life, dancer/actress Cyd Charisse, died in 2008 after 50 years ofRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Ugly: Ever Get A Troll For Christmas?

Posted on December 26th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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Before the late 1950s, baby boomer boy toys were basic, often industrial: Erector Sets, Lincoln Logs, Tonka Trucks, Daisy Rifles. For girls, motherhood and home economics set the tone: Tiny Tears Dolls, Easy Bake Ovens, Daisy Snap jewelry sets. Then, more generic, fun things appeared for the early batch of boomers: Hula Hoop, Mr. PotatoRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Wisdom For The Holidays

Posted on December 23rd, 2011 in Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.”  ~Andy Rooney “Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for – I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t mind soRead the Rest…

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My Favorite Baby Boomer Christmas Novelty Music

Posted on December 22nd, 2011 in Music by Terry Hamburg
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Christmas is for everybody equally, but more equally for kids. “There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.”  ~Erma Bombeck, writer “Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.”  ~Kin Hubbard, cartoonist “I once bought my kids a set of batteries for ChristmasRead the Rest…

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My Favorite Offbeat Baby Boomer Christmas Movies

Posted on December 21st, 2011 in Movies by Terry Hamburg
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Sure, White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, and Miracle on 34th Street are classics. Every baby boomer and his mother has seen them. A Christmas Story is fabulous, but runs yearly on television since it’s introduction in 1983, sometimes in marathons. If you haven’t watched it twice, you’re the only one. Here are some funRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Christmas 40 Years Ago

Posted on December 20th, 2011 in 1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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Return to 1971. The youngest “official” baby boomers (1946-1964) are 7; the oldest are 25. Nixon is President. The median household income is $9,028. A stamp costs 6¢. On January 1, cigarette ads are banned on television. The Godfather wins the Academy Award for Best Picture. Wish List from Santa For the younger crowd, theRead the Rest…

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