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 TomServo » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:00 pm

Anyone in the Bay Area remember the people's park riots? The hippies were pissed that UC wanted to build a volleyball court. We (punks and anarchists) showed up, just for the fun. Once the Blue Meanies formed a line, you could look down ours..and not find a single hippie.
My ex In-Laws were old school hippies, and actually did shit other than running. But, were not in the 60's...
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:46 pm

TomServo wrote: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...

There's a communist book store in Berkeley. I don't know what flavor of communism they endorse, and I doubt that they have a copy of hte Stalin bio I'm working my way through. But then, for close to 150 years, the communist party has been splitting and producing offspring faster than the average amoeba.
They didn't carry anarchist books when I checked a couple of decades ago... Anyone know if Bound Together is still open?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:47 pm

I did not participate, but I remember.
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Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:48 pm

TomServo wrote:Anyone in the Bay Area remember the people's park riots? The hippies were pissed that UC wanted to build a volleyball court. We (punks and anarchists) showed up, just for the fun. Once the Blue Meanies formed a line, you could look down ours..and not find a single hippie.
My ex In-Laws were old school hippies, and actually did shit other than running. But, were not in the 60's...


nice............
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Postby TomServo » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:02 pm

ygmir wrote:
TomServo wrote:Anyone in the Bay Area remember the people's park riots? The hippies were pissed that UC wanted to build a volleyball court. We (punks and anarchists) showed up, just for the fun. Once the Blue Meanies formed a line, you could look down ours..and not find a single hippie.
My ex In-Laws were old school hippies, and actually did shit other than running. But, were not in the 60's...


nice............


Alot of my friends went to Santa Rita, during all that....one, for knocking out a riot cop with a brick. Good Times!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:12 pm

Actually, since the Blue Meanies were mentioned...

When my mother first saw the Yellow Submarine she related the storyline to the original People Park confrontations with the chief Blue Meanie as Reagan, and Max as Ed Meese. (He even had the "M" on his chest...)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9oWl5ydQAA[/youtube]
Me, well back then I liked the glove. Later, I came to appreciate the fish sequences. And then, as a member of the Booby Bar, I do have to recognize that film as the origin of Jeremy Hilary Boob...
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:06 pm

King of the Hippies!

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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:19 pm

Yeah, I really dislike John Lennon. I'll happily do Dylan, even if he's absolutely nuts, but Lennon just annoys me.
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Postby graidawg » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:49 am

Eric wrote: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??


they are? i always thought burners where modern hippys with Radical Self-Reliance and DeCommercialisation
but i can live with Drug-fuelled Pyromaniac Satanic Ravers - as long as satan can be interrepted as cernunnos or pan as basically its true.

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Postby RingO'Fire » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:21 am

The best things about hippie culture IMO, in no particular order, are:
1. The Drugs
2. Hippie Chicks (and pseudo hippie chicks, as previously noted by Simon - yum!)
3. Tie dye!
4. The Music (Grateful Dead, Phish, Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane, etc., etc.)
...but it seemed like such a good idea at the time...
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Postby Isotopia » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:39 pm

2. Hippie Chicks (and pseudo hippie chicks, as previously noted by Simon - yum!)


Hippie chicks are yum? Fucking gross!

Christ, even a hockey player will shower after two periods.
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Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:50 pm

Isotopia wrote:
2. Hippie Chicks (and pseudo hippie chicks, as previously noted by Simon - yum!)


Hippie chicks are yum? Fucking gross!

Christ, even a hockey player will shower after two periods.


chuckling..........good one............
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:57 pm

Patchouli, man, that's what life's all about.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:50 pm

Burners are drug-fueled pyromaniac Satanic Ravers...





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Postby Sic Pup » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:51 pm

Isotopia wrote:
2. Hippie Chicks (and pseudo hippie chicks, as previously noted by Simon - yum!)


Hippie chicks are yum? Fucking gross!

Christ, even a hockey player will shower after two periods.


Ugly Dougly wrote:Patchouli, man, that's what life's all about.



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Postby H.G.Crosby » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:54 pm

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Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:09 pm

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Postby busgypsy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:37 pm

There seems to be different levels of hippydom. The hippies of the 60' seem to be mostly about sex drugs and peace. As they grew older some of them grew out of it while others took it a step further and took their beliefs towards improving the planet creating alternative fuels, power, etc.
A younger new generation seem to divide into two catagories. Hippies and Rainbow Kids. The hippies seemed to enjoy the free spirit of thought and peace but still knew they needed to get an education and contribute to society. The Rainbow Kids that travelled through Sedona when I lived there where the beggers that seemed to always have a dog on a rope and they never showered. They woule camp out in the forest or sleep on the streets begging for money or thay all made the same knotted necklaces for sale.

I would say I'm probably a modern day hippie in that I practice a peaceful existance, I'm aware of my impact on the enviornment and try to improve it, I make african drums, I lived in a bus, 420 friendly and I do dig hippie chicks with dreads. All at the same time I earn a good living, am a responsible father, love new and old music alike, love to party and I take a freaking shower every damn day.

So I would say squash the Rainbows! Those stinky sweaty freaks! Get a job!
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Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:27 pm

graidawg wrote:well i dont worship as such more sort of chat with ... but its my religion you can't have it go find your own


Bwahahahahaha! Bingo! 8) 8) 8)

Graidawg, am I your long-lost twin or something cause I have never been able to understand how I wound up with a bunch of Catholics who GO TO CHURCH EVERY DAY. :shock:
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Postby magic8ball » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:38 pm

Hippie culture is fascinate me.
We have Gypsy, but, seems not same.
Maybe sexy same for both.
Maybe drugs.
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Postby TomServo » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:54 pm

GOOD JOB CRYPTO!!!! YOU STARTED ANOTHER HIPPIE THREAD!
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Postby Zhust » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:24 am

Edit:
busgypsy wrote:The hippies of the 60' seem to be mostly about sex drugs and peace. As they grew older some of them [s]grew out of it[/s]revealed themselves to be vicious phonies who actually hated sex, wished to have dominion over other peoples lives, and truly loved war and killing while others [s]took it a step further[/s]cultivated their love and took their beliefs towards improving the planet creating alternative fuels, power, etc.

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Postby H.G.Crosby » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:23 am

The hippies of the 60' seem to be mostly about sex drugs and peace. As they grew older some of them grew out of it revealed themselves to be vicious phonies who actually hated sex, wished to have dominion over other peoples lives, and truly loved war and killing while others took it a step further cultivated their love and took their beliefs towards improving the planet creating alternative fuels, power, etc.



and some just said fuck all of that nonsense and stuck to the drugs.



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Postby busgypsy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:06 pm

Jay....totally agree. A much better way to word my own thoughts.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:15 pm

TomServo wrote:GOOD JOB CRYPTO!!!! YOU STARTED ANOTHER HIPPIE THREAD!


EPLAYA TRIFECTA, DON'T YOU KNOW!!!!1
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Postby InDidgeInUs » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:30 pm

Burners hating Hippies is like Jews hating Jews, or Black hating Blacks...

Ask a non-Burner what they think of Burning Man, and they'll say "A bunch of hippies on acid in the desert!"

P.S. Thanks for a supremely entertain thread...
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Postby gaminwench » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:42 pm

public (uninformed) perception is not truth...
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Postby jkisha » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:43 pm

Dr Jet Sinister wrote:
Sic Pup wrote:Image

The female reproductive [I will ignore the ad's typo] does not need a douche to 'balance, tone, or rejuvenate' it works just fine on it's own with normal proper hygiene.


I like that new "Honey-Alum Douche".

It makes it sweeter for the eater and tighter for the peter.

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Postby Packoderm » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:58 pm

What I like about hippies in general:
-The music
-Their alternative to being so uptight.
-Their pacifist political stance instead of war, war, war.
-Their willingness to experiment.
-Their alternative to hate.
-The way they dress.
-The long hair.
-The two finger peace sign salute.
-Their excellent festivals.
-VW buses.
-Psychedelia.
-Their gentle nature.

-I can overlook the things I don't like so much unless they throw it in my face (hasn't happened yet).
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Postby Liz Estrada » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:10 am

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