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The Baby Boomer Homepage is your source for trends, research, comment and discussion of the generation from 1946 - 1964. Includes bulletin boards, chat, Sixties and Seventies music, culture, health and coverage of issues for Boomers  
The Baby Boomer Generation is a source for trends, research, comment and discussion of and by people born from 1946 - 1964. Covering issues on the Boomer Generation including original content for Boomers, bulletin boards, user comments, Sixties and Seventies music, Baby Boomer culture, health and coverage of issues for "Aging Hipsters."
June 2012
June 26, 2012

A Time Machine for Boomers and Everyone Else

videotimemachine.jpgWe recently found a fun, time-sucking app called Video Time Machine. Pick a year a see movie and TV clips, music, commercials, news and sports from the year. Get Video Time Machine.

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June 23, 2012

Georgia Pacific Clear-Cuts The Forest

brawny.jpgWhile reading about Georgia-Pacific's pollution record on Wisconsin's Fox River, it became all too clear why there's so much money being spent in Wisconsin elections. G-P, maker of the popular Brawny brand of paper towels is a Koch subsidiary and has a less than stellar record in regard to PCB dumping. And I think it's clear the Koch is an advocate of less government regulation - particularly the EPA and their costly meddling.

But what troubles me the most is how G-P has clear-cut the forest that used to stand tall behind the iconic Brawny Man. While he's gone through several make-overs, he always seemed to be proudly affirming his lumberjack roots.

Perhaps he now wants us to forget that paper towels come from trees and the process of making them can actually be killing us. Actually, I have no idea whether the process of making paper towels creates PCBs or any other pollutant, but it does seem rather telling that those tall pines are gone.

Just use a freakin' cloth towel


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June 14, 2012

Frank Zappa Fans, Rejoice

zappa.jpgAccording to an article in the New York Times, the Zappa Family Trust, which has regained control of Zappa's catalog will soon be releasing--both physically and digitally--his entire catalog--over 60 recordings. You can read more about it on the official Zappa website. I still wanna be a dental floss tycoon.


And for your listening pleasure, a little Zappa Radio



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June 4, 2012

Gray Divorce

Baby Boomers are breaking up late in life--it's a growing trend, according to this Wall Street Journal essay. Which reminds me of a terrible old joke:
An elderly couple...well into their 90's informs a friend that they plan to divorce.
"But why now, after so many years?" asks the friend.
"We were waiting for the children to die."



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Boomer Inventions That Rock Your World

From DNA fingerprinting to the WWW, Boomers have invented things that have changed the world. See an arbitrary list of ten of them.



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Is Your Password "Password?"

Are boomers more tech savvy, more literate or just more paranoid? A British study has shown that that older we are, the better our passwords. My passwords are so arcane, I have to look them up almost every time I log in somewhere. My partner uses some sort of decoder ring to set his. So, if your password is your birthday, your spouse's birthday, your kid's name, your dog's name, don't embarrass us. Go change it now.



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Even Boomer Emmy-Award Winners Can't Get Hired

We hate to keep harping on this (no, we don't), but here's yet another sad story of workers over 40 having trouble getting hired--the 'grays' as Hollywood calls them. If you happen to be looking for a job, you old gray you, there are some meaty statistics supporting the idea that employers should value (and hire) older workers.



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Welcome to Our World, GenX

The Gen-Xers are starting to feel old. How cute is that?!
"Starting Over at 48"



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