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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Baby Boomer Christmas Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on December 19th, 2011 in Celebrities,Movies,Television by Terry Hamburg
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If there were ever an actor that looked like Santa, it was me. No wonder I got the nod to play him in a 1973 movie remake of the great Christmas classic, Miracle on 34th Street. I was already a household name for my role in a popular baby boomer television show. Few know this.Read the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 17th, 2011 in Movies,Music,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg
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2004: Political position of National Security Czar is created to oversee all U.S. intelligence agencies. 1991: Soap opera One Life To Live airs its 6,000th television episode. 1986: How things have changed, or not. Congress forms “Irangate” committee to investigate the Reagan administration’s illegal Iranian arms sales to funnel money to military forces in Nicaragua.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomers: Hip to the Lastest Slang? Part 2

Posted on December 16th, 2011 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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“Official” new words and phrases are crowned by the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary and The Oxford English Dictionary. Of course, by the time a word makes it to those hallowed pages, it’s been around the pop culture block. If you missed a few, here’s a quick study on some 2011 entries. Midlife baby boomers andRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Hip: Be-In There Or Be Square

Posted on December 15th, 2011 in 1960s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Music,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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January 14, 1967. Lots of baby boomers swear they were there. It was a hippie badge of honor. Golden Gate Park, a few months and few blocks from ground zero of the 1967 San Francisco Summer of Love. We’re talking about the first, the historic, star-studded, stoned-out Be-In, officially known as the Human Be-In, ARead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Love Their Coffee

Posted on December 14th, 2011 in Celebrities,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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Which American cities drink the most coffee? Where does America rank in world wide consumption? Gourmet coffee is hardly a pop culture fad. Did you know that people 45 and older, and especially those over 55 are the biggest coffee drinkers? Midlifers and seniors have jumped on the gourmet wagon with gusto. It was, afterRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Patty Hearst?

Posted on December 13th, 2011 in 1970s,Celebrities,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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Sometimes, I feel like the old television series, I Led Three Lives. Life One: A sheltered, innocent flower born into a garden of incredible wealth and power, attending the best private schools, and living idyllically with my fiance while attending Berkeley. Hardly a celebrity. Official engagement photo Life Two: My “15 minutes” of baby boomerRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Salvation

Posted on December 12th, 2011 in 1970s,Collectibles,Me Generation by Terry Hamburg
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The 1970s was the Great Treasure Hunt, spearheaded by enterprising baby boomers. Antiques and collectibles were suddenly hot and available, spilling out of attics. Young boomers were both buyers and sellers. The San Francisco Salvation Army store sat in the middle of old neighborhoods brimming with merchandise and ignorance. By the late 1970s, the smallRead the Rest…

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