Boomers, have lots of fun reminiscing.
Children and grandchildren of Boomers, enjoy the description of an era that was the stomping ground of the Baby Boomer generation.
And perhaps gain some understanding as to why your parents enjoy loud guitars in the music they listen to, and why they just don’t “get” rap.
The site is a blogspot.com blog set up by, as far as I can tell, Mrs. John Lennon herself, Yoko Ono.
Is it legit? I think so. If not, my foolish naivete will be exposed to the world. trust me, it won’t be the first time!
But this site has the ring of truth about it, IMHO. The next post is scheduled, according to the webmaster, for June 15, 2008.
Personally, I’m subscribing to the feed.
As time went by, IE’s 95% dominance in the browser market meant that it was a great time to be a hacker.
Fortunately, the FOSS (free open source software) community fought back. They gave us the browser that eventually became Firefox.
A recent check of traffic at my I Remember JFK blog (http://www.irememberjfk.com) shows that visitors (mainly an audience of forty- and fifty-somethings) are using Firefox, some 23.4%!
IE is down to 65%.
Spread the word about Firefox! Help the growth of this secure, quickly-patched browser.
Our developer friends who post their work at Source Forge are letting you take advantage of their hard work.
There are office apps, CD/DVD writing software, graphics editors, internet utilities, OS emulators, programming languages/compilers, and much, much more.
So if you find yourself tempted to spring for a commercial Windows product, why not check out Source Forge first?
If you’re really pleased, you can always slip the author a few bucks via pay links.
I’ve been publishing my own Boomer nostalgia site at I Remember JFK for better than a year now, and one of the many fellow Boomer friends I’ve met online is JoJami Tyler, who runs her own Boomer blog over at Fabulous After 40.
Well, this week, I learned that JoJami’s father is none other than James Best!
And Mr. Best is a multi talented individual indeed. Check out his impressionist paintings on display at the site. I’m a big fan of the genre, and may I say I’m impressed.
You never know what connections you’re going to make online!
Jean Shepherd was born in 1921. His first radio gig was at a Cincinnati station in 1948. Eight years later, he landed at WOR in New York City, which would be his home for many years. He had a late-night show where he would wax poetic for hours with rambling tales about all sorts of things that his listeners found irresistible.
Shepherd was once fired by WOR for his refusal to allow commercials on his show. Finally, he relented, and endorsed Sweetheart soap. The problem was that Sweetheart soap was NOT a sponsor. He was promptly released, and the public went wild with rage.
The station was besieged with angry phone calls and letters. Even Sweetheart soap offered to become a genuine sponsor. So Shep was rehired and stayed there until 1977.
He narrated a movie based on one of his stories called A Christmas Story that was released in 1983 that was a huge hit, and holds a rating of 8.0 at IMDB.com.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is an archive of Shepherd recordings that contains many hours of this amazing storyteller’s accounts. My suggestion: Visit the site, load up a track, and continue to surf the web while Shep rolls on in the background.
And that’s one of the reasons I rely so strongly on Wikipedia. Google consistently places Wikipedia entries near the top on searches.
That’s significant. Google works hard to put the most generally appropriate searches near the top. The fact that Wikipedia rates so highly gives me a good feeling about their content.
True, certain cases have arisen where articles have been discovered with bogus information. But when you’re talking about perhaps ten articles a year out of 1.98 million, that’s pretty insignificant.
All I know is that I do lots of research before producing my six-days-per-week columns at I Remember JFK. And if it wasn’t for Wikipedia, it would be much, much more difficult to assemble my finished product.
The show broke ground with a large number of innovations. Children’s shows continue to be modeled after it. And the devotion showered upon it by its fans was nothing short of phenomenal.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is the I Remember JFK writeup of Howdy Doody, told with a Baby Boomer audience in mind.
.So take a trip back in time and enjoy a show that you may or may not remember. But even if you’re too young to have experienced Howdy Doody, you have no doubt heard of it and are familiar with at least part of its castmembers.
You create an account. If you have a Gmail account, you can use those credentials for your Blogger account.
Next, you give your blog a unique name.
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You just created a blog! Log in and use the easy interface to add text, post photos, or anything else you want to share with the world.
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My I Remember JFK blog was built in Movable Type. It’s great blogging software, but a lot of work to set up.
Blogger.com has done all of the hard work for you! Give it a try.