You know you're an aging hippie when...

Discussion in 'Old Hippies' started by newo, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. rjhangover

    rjhangover Senior Member

    The Merry Pranksters...... How Ken Kesey's LSD-fuelled bus trip created the psychedelic 60s
     
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  2. Mountain Valley Wolf

    Mountain Valley Wolf Senior Member

    You suddenly come off that long strange trip (whether fueled by a never ending supply of acid, or suddenly reapperaing from somewhere deep off the grid, or reappearing from deep in Bangladesh or Katmandu, or any combination of such a long strange trip) only to discover that a reality show TV actor is now president (and whatever a reality show was it obviously did not reflect true reality), and suddenly McCarthy seems relatively benign in how he was able to screw things up, and even if we thought it was bad in the 60's, now the whole world is under attack on many fronts (militarily, environmentally, diplomatically, constitutionally, etc.)---by, of all Nations, the US, and its collapse into indiocy.

    Yes, most of us can't experience this cultural shock directly-----but imagine the shock!!
     
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  3. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Boy how Eric Clapton played
    Songs that made the hit parade.
    Freaks like us we had it made!
    Those were the days!

    We fought the establishment,
    Protested the government.
    Mister we could use a man
    Like Lyndon Johnson again.

    Grew my hair out long and straight.
    Hitchhiked on the interstate.
    Gee our Microbus ran great,
    Those were the days!
     
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  4. Mountain Valley Wolf

    Mountain Valley Wolf Senior Member

    I thought about an alternative line here---

    ...Mister we could use a man
    Like Timothy Leary again.

    You can say good and bad things about him, but he sure shook up the establishment. Nixon even referred to him as "the most dangerous man in America." He ran for Governor of California against Reagan, and there was even talk of him running for President. His life was as crazy as the 60's he helped shape----the Weathermen even broke him out of a Federal Penitentiary...
     
  5. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Baby Boomers don't really want a man like Lyndon Johnson again, just as the WWII generation didn't really want a man like Herbert Hoover again. That's the weird thing about nostalgia, you reminisce about the "good old days" which really weren't all that good when you look at them more closely.
     
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  6. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    Financed by The Brotherhood of Eternal Love.
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  7. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    You know you're an aging hippie when...


    Sorry... I don't recall.
     
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  8. rollingalong

    rollingalong young at heart Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    when your clothes come back in style.....twice
     
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  9. etherea

    etherea mother of the idiot children

    at least
     
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  10. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    And you claim you don't give a fuck whether or not they're in style, and you might be lying.
     
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  11. etherea

    etherea mother of the idiot children

    Hahaha!
     

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