Baby Boomer Thanksgiving With Billy and Robert

Posted on November 25th, 2011 in Television by Terry Hamburg
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Thanksgiving by the Numbers 1924: First Macy’s Day parade, called the Christmas parade then, with live animals instead of floats. 91%: Families eating turkey on Thanksgiving. 40 million: Green bean casseroles served on Thanksgiving in 2010. 42.2 million: Americans traveling 50 or more miles from home for the holiday in 2010. ***** Watch two bigRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer (Slightly Offbeat) Classic Thanksgiving Movies

Posted on November 23rd, 2011 in Movies by Terry Hamburg
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“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” ~Erma Bombeck, writer Alice’s Restaurant (1969): Baby boomer “protest” movie with great Arlo Guthrie music. ♫ You can get anything you want, at Alice’s RestaurantRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers: Here’s Help For Your Health

Posted on November 22nd, 2011 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg
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If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself. ~Leon Eldred, writer In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.  ~Anonymous We are a nation of “aps.” There are more-than-you-can-imagine mobile phone aps to assist midlife baby boomer health monitoring.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on November 21st, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Television by Terry Hamburg
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My real name is Michael James Vincenzo Gubitoisi. I was one of those hot-shot kid actors who went on to a hot-shot adult career. Every baby boomer and his mother knew me. I had a miserable childhood. My old man was an alcoholic who slapped me around. I ran away from home at 14. AfterRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 19th, 2011 in Television by Terry Hamburg
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2008: First successful trachea transplant from a stem-cell created organ. 1985: President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time. 1984: New York Met pitcher Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest player to be named NL Rookie of Year. 1980: CBS television bans Calvin Klein’s jean ads featuring fifteen year old Brooke ShieldsRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Michael Jackson’s First Television Appearance

Posted on November 18th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,Music by Terry Hamburg
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Whatever you say about Michael Jackson – and just about everything has been said – he was an incredible baby boomer music talent, evident from a very young age. Lead singer of the Jackson Five, watch the lads at their first television appearance in 1970 on the Ed Sullivan Show. Michael was singing with the groupRead the Rest…

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Dont Cry For Me, Baby Boomer

Posted on November 17th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,Music,New Left,Politics by Terry Hamburg
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“What do we want?! Peace!! When do we want it?! Now!!” What did we get? Tear Gas. The March on Washington. 1969. Young anti Viet-Nam War baby boomers came in droves. Demonstrators put the total number of activists at 500,000+. Police counted 150,000. Nixon said well under 100,000. The New Times estimated 250,000. Viewing theRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Television Trivia Challenge

Posted on November 16th, 2011 in Television by Terry Hamburg
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“Television won’t be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.” ~Darryl F. Zanuck, movie producer ►What was the first television series to show a married couple sharing a single bed? The Munsters Brady Bunch TheRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Words To Age (Or Not) By

Posted on November 14th, 2011 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg
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Shake, Rattle n’ Roll Those Midlife Blues At age 20 we worry about what others think of us; At age 40 we don’t care what they think of us; At age 60 we realize that they haven’t been thinking of us at all. “There was no respect for youth when I was young, and nowRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Billie Jean King?

Posted on November 14th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg
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With all due modesty, I became such a big baby boomer celebrity, how could I not fade a little after retirement? That moment came later than planned and cast some unwanted limelight. A “palimony” suit filed by a personal secretary in 1981 turned my life on its head. In one fell swoop, I was “outed”Read the Rest…

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