The Things You Like Best About Hippie Culture

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Hippies

Poll ended at Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:10 pm

Robots
3
16%
Crawfish
1
5%
Smooth Tabacco Flavor
1
5%
Been There, Done That
6
32%
Go West Young Man
5
26%
Spinal Tap
3
16%
 
Total votes : 19

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:02 am

he's just bitter because he lives in Sacramento, The Newark of the West.
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Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:12 am

graidawg wrote:Dr. Pyro don't sugar coat the pill, say what you really mean. Although that was IMHO the best piece of abuse i have EVER read the swearing, repeating the insults in new and improved ways. being sure you got youe point across in no uncertain terms. Dr Pyro I APPLAUD YOU


He didn't write that, just a cut and paste job. :wink:
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Postby graidawg » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:18 am

Dr Jet Sinister wrote:
graidawg wrote:Dr. Pyro don't sugar coat the pill, say what you really mean. Although that was IMHO the best piece of abuse i have EVER read the swearing, repeating the insults in new and improved ways. being sure you got youe point across in no uncertain terms. Dr Pyro I APPLAUD YOU


He didn't write that, just a cut and paste job. :wink:



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Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:21 am

graidawg wrote:
Dr Jet Sinister wrote:
graidawg wrote:Dr. Pyro don't sugar coat the pill, say what you really mean. Although that was IMHO the best piece of abuse i have EVER read the swearing, repeating the insults in new and improved ways. being sure you got youe point across in no uncertain terms. Dr Pyro I APPLAUD YOU


He didn't write that, just a cut and paste job. :wink:



i am crushed


I'm sure you can muster up a little credit for his posting of the missive. He can still be your hero.
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Postby H.G.Crosby » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:08 pm

PSEUDO-HIPPY CHICKS!



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Postby TomServo » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:34 pm

[quote="delle"]Truthfully? I’d have to say that I give about as much thanks to the hippie culture as I do to the suffragettes for having helped to mold the world I was allowed to grow up in.

Like it or not, no other movement (for lack of a better term) did more to break the stifling social and moral bonds of the Victorian era.

In fact, It strikes me as strange that the prevailing attitude in here is so anti-hippie. And you do what? Yearly get together to form a commune of free give-and-take based on brotherly love, where a hug and a smile are touted by all to have more value than gold?

I find that rather amusing, personally.

It’s like you’ve decided to take all the “good stuffâ€
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Postby Major Krash » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:39 pm

TomServo wrote:...Read up on Burning Man History, I believe the Cacophony Society has had more influence on the event than hippies (or hippys..if youre in the UK).


But where did the Cacophany Society spring from? Arguably, no Hippies, no Cacophany Society (at least not in San Fransisco at that time), no Burning Man...so there is at least a tangential credit due to Hippies (IMO)
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Postby TomServo » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:44 pm

Major Krash wrote:
TomServo wrote:...Read up on Burning Man History, I believe the Cacophony Society has had more influence on the event than hippies (or hippys..if youre in the UK).


But where did the Cacophany Society spring from? Arguably, no Hippies, no Cacophany Society (at least not in San Fransisco at that time), no Burning Man...so there is at least a tangential credit due to Hippies (IMO)


Perhaps, but society members Ive known....and I "may be one already!"...I wouldnt describe as hippies.

the only credit Ill give the hippies, is being partially responsible for Punk.
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Postby Major Krash » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:25 pm

TomServo wrote:...Perhaps, but society members Ive known....and I "may be one already!"...I wouldnt describe as hippies...


Of course not, and neither am I (although I have been to at least one Phish concert)...I work for a living and like to shoot firearms...
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:56 pm

graidawg wrote:goddamm it! hippies can't even spell there group name consistently


google it, in one article they change between hippy and hippie indescrminately I mean if you can't get your own group name consistent how are we meant to stereotype them?

It's "hippie." "Hippy" is an adjective pertaining to women who seem especially meant for mutant, big-headed ape incubation.
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Re: The Things You Like Best About Hippie Culture

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:00 pm

jaycerochester wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:I hate hippie culture.


I, too, like defining subgroups of people with undesirable traits then boldly claiming to hate them.

Snark aside, I tend to respect people who abide by the behavior they desire in others and tend to dislike people who demand behavior in others they do not embrace in their own lives.

I couldn't tell what I think a "hippie" is without preconceiving whether I want to support or despise their existence. I like the parts that challenge society's underlying assumptions except when those things go too far. Here's some examples:

  • Question ownership: if you buy something but never actually touch it (i.e. land you've never seen), do you really own it? Taking it too far: because you have a TV, I should get to have one too.
  • Question morality: what's wrong with nudity? Taking it too far: why can't I rape you?
  • Question garbage: if you dispose of something, I can take it and use it for free (i.e. broken vacuum cleaner, dumpster diving). Taking it too far: you're eating a sandwich and get up to use the bathroom, so I get to eat your sandwich.
  • Question freedoms: I should be able to walk all over the country without proof of identification. Taking it too far: my right to free expression includes banging garbage cans by your bedroom window all day for weeks at a time.
I guess I mean there's a way to challenge assumptions, but some assumptions come from valid reason.

I like this. A lot. It really gets to some of the stuff that creeps me out about their culture.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:04 pm

As I've said before, I believe that one source of the anti-hippie bias in Burning Man circles comes from the fact that we are, in many respects, especially on the playa, an open and generous community. In order to maintain that without being sucked dry, we have to be very careful not to encourage free-loaders.
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Postby TomServo » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:37 pm

Major Krash wrote:
TomServo wrote:...Perhaps, but society members Ive known....and I "may be one already!"...I wouldnt describe as hippies...


Of course not, and neither am I (although I have been to at least one Phish concert)...I work for a living and like to shoot firearms...


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Postby TomServo » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:24 pm

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Postby graidawg » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:14 am

TomServo wrote:Image


Ilove that shotgun it would totally get you jail time in britain though
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Postby TomServo » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:19 am

that shotgun is barely legal in the states....1/4 inch over barrel length and 1/4 inch overall length.
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Postby gyre » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:19 am

So even though this is a british rifle, you can't just walk into tesco's and buy one?
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Postby graidawg » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:23 am

gyre wrote:So even though this is a british rifle, you can't just walk into tesco's and buy one?
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now i'm sad- this is why i dont look at the guns love 'em or leave em thread anymore all the lovely hardware i just can't play with :(
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Postby gyre » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:59 am

You can rent to fire anything in the usa when you're here.

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Postby TomServo » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:36 am

not everything..

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Postby Eric » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:35 pm

TomServo wrote:not everything..

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Yeah, that you have to buy. They figure you're not going to return it in usable condition....
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:50 pm

What a long, strange thread this has been...
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Postby DVD Burner » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:52 pm

The Things I Like Best About Hippie Culture?

Open Farting and it being ok and natural and organic!


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Postby TomServo » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:08 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:What a long, strange thread this has been...



THAT! is what I love about eplaya!
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Postby delle » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:18 pm

I know I'm going to regret this.. that I should leave it be, but I can't.

Because frankly, this still saddens me.

I could tell the same negative stories told above – replacing the word "hippie" with the words “self-important rich assholesâ€
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:45 pm

I don't much like being called an asshole.
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Postby Eric » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:00 pm

I'm on both sides of the issue here- I've done my fair share of hanging out with modern hippies (of the Radical Faerie variety), and a friend of mine lives in Wavy Gravy's commune in Berkeley & works for Camp Winnarainbow; hell, back in the 80's I had hair down to my butt, wore Guatemalan pants & Ganesha pendants while getting arrested while working with Greenpeace- I was a hippie as far as most passerby's were concerned.

Some really good things continue to come from the general hippie idealism.

The downside is that the negatives that have shadowed "hippie" since at least '67 continues to be one of the main ways the they're seen by the wider public- freeloaders, dirty, drug-addled, basically useless members of society (much like Burners are seen as drug-fueled pyromaniac Satanic Ravers by "middle America").

"Hippie" has become an easy way to say "lazy, worthless freeloader", for better or worse. Maybe it's time to just call that type "scunges" or something and leave the hippies out of it.

Did someone slip me one of those "nice" pills that Simon took??
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Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:24 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:I don't much like being called an asshole.


:?: :?: :?:

You puked in Delle's trees? :shock:

I puked in some gutter somewhere last Burn's Night, and couldn't even tell you where it was. :oops: BUT my sister's brand-new car got home completely clean (don't know if that's better or worse from Delle's perspective?) though we are neither rich nor self-important.

Actually, Delle, I know just what you mean, and that sort of selfish self-absorption always seems worse when it comes from supposedly educated people. But useless freeloaders can be found in all economic brackets. :cry:

I personally try to earn my oxygen every day. I tend to believe that everyone should, and to despise people who don't, but :roll: maybe that's despicable of me.
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Postby Turnip » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:31 pm

patchouli.

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Postby TomServo » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:48 pm

I dont know what hippies of old were really like, but they got something done. Modern hippies...even those from the 80's....IMHO...are like the RCP. They talk alot of shit, but expect you to do all the work....and like the RCP, are nowhere to be found once the cops arrive.


RCP= Revolutionary Communist Party....dont know if they still exist...
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