Baby Boomer Cultural Intervention!


An anonymous drawing of Cafe de Leche found in Cafe de Leche.

I am at Cafe de Leche in Highland Park this morning and a little while ago I heard the woman at the next table tell her companion that “All in the Family” starred Ed Asner. So I had to do an emergency Baby Boomer cultural intervention. She was very nice and explained that she’s a history teacher and was trying to think of sitcoms that her students could watch to compare modern situation comedies with those of earlier eras.

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4 Responses to Baby Boomer Cultural Intervention!

  1. Gary Martin says:

    A friend recently showed her grand nephew a photograph of her father, his great grandfather, and she asked him if he didn”t agree that the man looked like Humphery Bogart. “I dunno” he replied. “who is Humphery Bogart?”


  2. Gary Martin says:

    A few years ago in Philadelphia I observed two twenty something young men going through a stack of videos looking for something to watch. “Hey!” cried the one: “Ferris Beuler’s Day Off. This is one of the classic old films!” He was so proud of his profound grasp of history.


  3. Jo Anne says:

    What do you do when Bloggers, writers, newspapers, etc. get it wrong? THAT could become a full time job, just running behind people.


  4. Rick says:

    my 7 year old grandniece wanted to go as a flapper for Hallowe’en. She said to her aunt “You know a flapper, like from the 60’s”


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