This 1950's ad for Pontiac reminds me that yes, we have evolved over the last 60+ years. Then again, maybe not. A close look shows that this happy couple is enjoying the back seat...something that remains popular to this day.
I'm Ron Burgundy and I'm not wearing pants...seriously dude, put some pants on!
It's no secret that the iPhone and iPod are the most popular electronic gadgets on the planet. Both Charlotte and I have them and they're always by our side.
You know the old joke, "If you remember the 60's you probably weren't there". Well, dust off your love beads Boomers 'cause I've gotta deal for you.
Today's job market sucks. For many Boomers, the only thing that sucks worse is finally landing that new job - only to discover that your boss is the age of your oldest child. Now what do you do? How do you create a happy work environment that'll keep you employed at least until the mortgage is paid off and the last kid gets out of college?
This puts makin' copies in a whole 'nother light.
You know your summer is probably gonna SUCK when the only thing on your highlight reel is a bureaucrat smiling and saying, I'M FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND I'M HERE TO HELP YOU.
As we say in Texas...Yeah, buddy...
Well, that's what the summer's been like for anyone impacted by the British Petroleum Oil Spill. You remember that don't you? That little environmental faux pas that dumped, I dunno, a HALF BILLION barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Yeah, that one.
Early in the summer, all you had to do to file a BP damages claim was call a toll-free number - get a claim number - then
get that Egyptian guy from the History Channel to hunt through your attic until he found the Ark of the Covenant submit some documentation showing how much you were owed.
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Like most Boomers I'm a member of the "Sandwich Generation". You're probably a member, too. We're the Baby Boomers with children on one side - our aging parents on the other side - and we're in the middle. Yep, that's me.
It's only fitting that Pirate Radio have an Arrrrrrrrgh rating. Sorry maties, couldn't resist. But what's a movie about sex, drugs and rock 'n roll without the, you know, S. E. X.?
Everyone encouraged me to journal when I was down last year. My sister Pam sent me a small, sweet spiral notebook including some of her favorite Bible verses, which I still add to and keep with me. My friend Bev gave me a gorgeous, gemmed book perfect for recording the many thoughtful gifts I received so that I could send thank-you notes.
Our normally empty nest assumes a flutter of activity when my sister Pam and nephews Jake, 16, and Zach, 11, visit. Aiming to be the cool aunt, I always plan adventures for the boys, stock up on sweet treats and organize a family cookout-and-swim-day to beat the Texas heat.
Boomers, if Father Time has his way, we're all headed for wrinkles. As our skin ages, it naturally looses volume becoming more susceptible to lines and sagging.
Menopause isn't for the meek. Besides delivering hot flashes, sleepless nights and memory loss, the onslaught of erratic hormones can impact our faces. Declining estrogen levels combined with genetics and sun damage can cause skin to sag, dry out and loose elasticity (and the guys wonder why we're depressed).
You ever have one of those dreams where everybody's starring at you and you don't know why? Then you look in a mirror and say WTF?! I'm NEKKID!?
Well, internets I'm having that dream right now - except it ISN'T A DREAM.
You probably think of me as this
goofy old bastard great guy with a cool high-tech blog. Well, that's all true. But, it's only part of the story. Here for the very first time, I'm going to reveal two things you don't know about me:
1) I'm also super good looking, and
2) I know what it's like to fight CANCER
OK, number one is total bullshit. Number two is absolutely TRUE. Here's the story.
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003. And since I'm in a business that's pretty much based on IMAGE - I opted to tell only family and a few friends that I had cancer. That is, until now (CSI music goes CHA-Chung!).
When I got the BIG C the doctors recommended a radical prostatectomy. For those of you keeping score at home, "radical" means they removed my prostate and some surrounding tissue in a 3 ½ hour operation.
Like most Texas Boomer males I grew up watching the Dallas Cowboys on a small black and white TV in my parent's den. I have vivid memories of the infamous "Ice Bowl"; hating Vince Lombardi and Buddy Ryan and watching Tom Landry pace the sidelines in his famous fedora.
Thanks to Dallas Morning News reporter Ed Housewright and his fantastic new book, Dallas Cowboys, America's Team: Celebrating 50 Years of NFL Championship Football, I don't have to be content with foggy memories from my 50-something brain. Housewright's captured my beloved team, its unforgettable track record, influential coaches, and star players in a gorgeous pictorial history drawn from the Associated Press' expansive photo library.
We're giving away a FREE copy of Dallas Cowboy's America's Team and 10 gift certificates for Dibs ice cream.
The pictures alone would be worth the price, but there's a whole lot more. It's seasoned with anecdotes and statistics from its spectacular wins (and heartbreaking losses), eight Super Bowl appearances - even the cheerleaders are covered (err...make that uncovered, but you get the idea). The book includes almost 200 historic color and black-and-white photographs documenting the team's remarkable record from its founding in 1960 through today. Special appendices feature profiles of the Cowboys' stadiums, a presentation of the team's unique Ring of Honor, and records and playoff results.
Dallas Cowboys, America's Team: Celebrating 50 Years of NFL Championship Football is a must-have for every Cowboy-loving Boomer male.
DALLAS COWBOYS, AMERICA'S TEAM by Ed Housewright; 192 Pages; $27.00