Baby Boomers Dig The Lava Lamp

Posted on December 8th, 2011 in 1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Fads & Toys,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg
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If you use my lamp you won’t need drugs. ~ Craven Walker, inventor of the Lava Lamp It was the ultimate baby boomer fad. Put on Ravi Shankar. Load up the hash pipe (or not). Kill the lights. Flick on the lava lamp and be transported to a bizarre, mesmerizing world of infinite gyration andRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Presidents: Amazing, Little Known Food Facts

Posted on December 7th, 2011 in Politics by Terry Hamburg
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“Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.”  ~Anonymous Lyndon Johnson loved Fresca so much he installed a sofa fountain dispenser in the Oval Office exclusively for the drink. His special treat was hot biscuits with deer sausage. He was the first PresidentRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Tonto?

Posted on December 6th, 2011 in 1950s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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Bet you a string of Indian beads and a dozen flint stones you don’t know my real name. I’m not going to reveal it until the end. Is there a baby boomer who doesn’t remember Tonto? A posse of Texas Rangers is ambushed. The sole survivor, barely alive, is nursed back to health by aRead the Rest…

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New Baby Boomer “Live-In” Dating Service

Posted on December 5th, 2011 in Midlife,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg
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I want to get married again…or not. I wouldn’t mind having a “better-than-just-a-roommate” companion, but I can’t quite define what I mean, and how do I find you if I can’t define you? I don’t like being alone but where to connect with someone who is on the same wavelength without going through a longRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 3rd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Movies,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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2010: The Leaf, one of the first mass market electric cars, is launched by Nissan. Baby boomers gobbled it up. 1992: U.N. Security Council votes unanimously for U.S. led forces to enter Somalia. 1991: No, son, it’s not real wrestling. Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become the pop culture WWF champion for the 4th time.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Movie Trivia Questions

Posted on December 2nd, 2011 in Celebrities,Movies by Terry Hamburg
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►Baby Boomers in Common: What did all sexy celebrities share? Tuesday Weld Ursela Andress Ann-Margaret Racquel Welch ►They were cute kids. Who are these big stars? ►Baby Boomer Match Game: Connect the famous line to the famous movie: “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.” “The greatest trick the devilRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers in Barcelona

Posted on December 1st, 2011 in Fashion,Midlife by Terry Hamburg
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I visited Barcelona briefly many years ago (Generalissimo Francisco Franco was still in power). I didn’t see much. My most vivid memory of the city as a teenager was a girl named Cecilia. Fast-forward forty years. I traveled with my wife Beverly (who was more fun than Cecilia). It’s a vibrant city, brimming with art,Read the Rest…

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Signs You Are A Baby Boomer

Posted on November 29th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Television by Terry Hamburg
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While you may be feeling a bit disappointed that you’re no longer young, you’re ecstatic that you’re no longer clueless. ~Marianne Williamson, writer 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 › The police address you as “Sir”Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer First Timers

Posted on November 28th, 2011 in 1950s,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg
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Midnight. Saturday. A farmhouse near Chicago. There were at least twenty cars ahead of us. We turned off our lights and snailed forward. Finally, there was a tap at the window. “Hey, guys, howyadoin’? Look, as you can see, we’re a little crowded tonight, so to speed things up I’m gonna to collect the doughRead the Rest…

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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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