Baby Boomers Ask: What Is Love?

Posted on January 6th, 2012 in Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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Try as we may, philosophers and pop culture pundits can only offer perspectives. “Do I love you because you’re beautiful, Or are you beautiful because I love you?” ~Rogers & Hammerstein, Cinderella “Infatuation is when you think he’s as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funnyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Wonder Woman?

Posted on January 5th, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg
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Some people call me a one role baby boomer wonder, but I’ll take it. It’s not like I didn’t have any career after Wonder Woman, but that’s a tough act to follow. I always had the looks. I was Miss World USA in 1972. Sure, I’m not Helen Hayes but I was good enough to be inRead the Rest…

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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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