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Sun May 2, 2021, 09:22 AM

Check in if you were a Filthy Hippie

That played yur bongos in the dirt

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Reply Check in if you were a Filthy Hippie (Original post)
jpak May 2 OP
rampartc May 2 #1
samnsara May 2 #6
jpak May 2 #8
TexasBushwhacker May 2 #35
I_UndergroundPanther May 2 #2
jpak May 2 #3
I_UndergroundPanther May 2 #10
jpak May 2 #12
samnsara May 2 #4
jpak May 2 #7
Ohiya May 2 #5
lillypaddle May 2 #9
jpak May 2 #11
lillypaddle May 2 #15
hwmnbn May 2 #37
RainCaster May 2 #13
jpak May 2 #14
Binkie The Clown May 2 #16
jpak May 2 #17
In_The_Wind May 2 #18
MuseRider May 2 #19
jpak May 2 #26
MuseRider May 2 #38
CanonRay May 2 #20
LakeArenal May 2 #21
LineLineReply !
jpak May 2 #28
rickyhall May 2 #22
jpak May 2 #45
cilla4progress May 2 #23
Wicked Blue May 2 #24
jpak May 2 #39
Wicked Blue May 3 #46
NBachers May 2 #25
TheBlackAdder May 2 #27
Raven May 2 #29
jpak May 2 #40
Raven May 2 #43
Ocelot II May 2 #30
jpak May 2 #32
lark May 2 #31
happybird May 2 #33
jpak May 2 #42
Brother Buzz May 2 #34
hwmnbn May 2 #36
Midnight Writer May 2 #41
Wicked Blue May 3 #47
jpak May 2 #44
Wicked Blue May 3 #48
OriginalGeek May 3 #49
jpak May 3 #50
OriginalGeek May 4 #51
bluedigger May 4 #52
jcgoldie May 4 #53

Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:25 AM

1. the dirty hippies were right

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Response to rampartc (Reply #1)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:41 AM

6. my friend had a beetle just like this..

...my 1969 lotus white auto stick shift karman ghia is still in my garage under a tarp...

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Response to samnsara (Reply #6)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:50 AM

8. Ha

Learned to drive in a KG

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Response to samnsara (Reply #6)

Sun May 2, 2021, 02:08 PM

35. My 68 year old cousin still has his Karma Ghia

He proposed to help a wife in it, over 40 years ago. He still has her too!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:30 AM

2. Was born in a hippie household

My sisters were hippies my family strongly progressive.

Grew up reading Abby Hoffman books and Fat Freddy's Cat.

Dress like a punk,goth,hippy hybrid.

Think multi colors mowhawk and black and rainbow clothes,tye dyed trips,and black leather punk jacket with a glittery peace necklace..

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #2)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:33 AM

3. I saw NIN in 1989

Trent Reznor had a multi colored mohawk

Yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #3)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:53 AM

10. I remember seeing his hawk.

Here's my hawk.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #10)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:56 AM

12. Solid

Not a Hippie term

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:39 AM

4. yeppers!!!

.. I didnt wear shoes for a year..now i wear my Ugg boots even in the summer.

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Response to samnsara (Reply #4)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:46 AM

7. Ha!

As soon as skool was out we shed our shoes and ran barefoot and shirtless all summer.

My twin brother and I had massive Affros

But we were in the lake every day with the floating Irish Soap

Yup

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:40 AM

5. Not filthy, but could have been cleaner I suppose.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:51 AM

9. I don't know

I was married, had a baby and a husband, and a full time job. I smoked pot, though, dropped some LSD and ate my share of mushrooms; listened and went to Doors concert, Janis Joplin, Jethro Tull, The Who, and all of that sort. Said "far out" and "outta sight" a lot. Well, and of course I said "fuck" at least once in every sentence. Watched students being killed at Kent State by fascist pigs, and cried a lot, especially when listening to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. I showered regularly, btw.

So, dude, I don't know. Was I?

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #9)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:53 AM

11. You pass

No bongos?

Sheesh

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Response to jpak (Reply #11)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:10 AM

15. groovy

I had a friend who was always saying, "outta state" instead of outta sight. I still do that sometimes.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #9)

Sun May 2, 2021, 03:31 PM

37. Yes...

you are.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:59 AM

13. No bongos, I played guitar

Hitchhiked around the US one year, no VW, I had an MG Midget.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #13)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:08 AM

14. Hitch hiking is a lost thing

We were better then

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:18 AM

16. I had a VW bus that went 65 downhill, but only 25 uphill. nt

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #16)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:26 AM

17. My last GF had a 1969 VW bus

Sketchy brakes

No fun until we camped out



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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:27 AM

18. I was a cleanish hippy.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:38 AM

19. Played my recorder but not in the dirt.

Went to High School where we had a campus of buildings. We used to meet between classes and smoke a "J" as we called it. When they got wise to that they started doing random locker checks by having us give them our lock numbers (fascist pigs!) so we figured out their system and met behind the buildings for a J. Then they took away our padlocks, then we could not use our coats between buildings (girls already could not wear pants and that made 15 degrees with sleet really fun for us but we were Marijuana free Praise the Lord!). Then the random purse/pocket checks. We still managed to smoke a J between classes but not as easily. We protested, they sent us home and gave us an F in our classes for the day. We protested the war AND our war and they gave us an F for the day. It went on and on. They never figured out how to deal with High School kids, I found that odd (fascist pigs).

My mother had already stopped me from listening to Dylan in Jr. High so.....fascist pigs!

Other than that, things were groovy.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #19)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:39 AM

26. U rule

I am not worthy

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Response to jpak (Reply #26)

Sun May 2, 2021, 03:46 PM

38. Nah,

just woke up and felt like running my mouth off.

I never rule anything and that is for the best.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:50 AM

20. I miss my purple leather headband

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:53 AM

21. Never dirty.

Lived on Jennifer street in Madison WI.

Knocked hash oil on the carpet and spent a year rubbing rolling papers on it before rolling a joint.

We dealt pot. Pot only. Until two bikers from Milwaukee stole 100 lbs of pot in our Marantz speaker boxes from our storage locker in the basement.

Lived next door to an Ashram and ate vegetarian dinners with them.

Took acid, MDA, smoked a joint laced with opium and it was amazing.
Smoked a joint laced (unknowingly) with PCP and had an awful experience.

Made “Free Love” with more men than my mother ever did.

Moved to a place where it’s legal to smoke. Have been a wake and Baker my whole adult life. Held very responsible jobs.

Don’t know if qualify. But hey man, Pass the Dutchie to the left.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #21)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:44 AM

28. !

I had an opiated hash oil experience

OMG

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:53 AM

22. I bathed nearly every day. Longhair, pocket tee-shirt, navy bellbottoms, beads, dingo boots;

hung out at The Cellar when I was 13, went to Dallas International Pop Festival in Lewisville (thru back fence), got high from 14 on, went to Concert for Bangla Desh in Ft. Worth and sat in circle in Trinity Park passing around the peace pipe. Oh, read On the Road and Howl. I was into it. I was even in San Francisco in 1968 and my dad drove us thru the intersection of Haight and Ashbury on vacation in the Ford Country Squire station wagon. Those were days.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #22)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:37 PM

45. Wow

Never been to the Haight

Wicked cool



Edit we had that station wagon tho.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:09 AM

23. Dirty hippie with long straight greasy hair.

parted down the middle.

Wore ripped bell bottoms to school.

Still smoking weed - legal, now. That's a trip!

Bought myself my first bongos for my 66th birthday in March!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:10 AM

24. No bongos. not much dirt

I briefly worked in a head shop until it got raided (because the owner was cheating the IRS}.

Hitchhiked. Protested the war. Was a member of Yippie.

Too broke to buy bell-bottoms or go to concerts much.

Met and hung out with the Grateful Dead backstage for a couple of concerts before they became big. Someone had given me free tickets.

Did the occasional poetry reading at coffeehouses.

Helped peddle the local underground newspaper and did a little writing for it.

Gave up the hippie stuff many years ago, but still say "far f**king out on occasion.




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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #24)

Sun May 2, 2021, 04:35 PM

39. Poetry readings!

That is so pre-hippy

Yay 4U

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Response to jpak (Reply #39)

Mon May 3, 2021, 11:54 AM

46. thx I was an English major nt

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:19 AM

25. People's Park- shot at, tear gassed, chased by pigs. Hitchhiked all around USA. Back in San Fran now

Didn't cut my hair 'till I was in my 30's. Paid some hard dues.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:44 AM

27. While I missed that by a few years, here's part of 'The Young Ones' doing a 'The Good Life' parody.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:56 AM

29. Yes, and at Woodstock.

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Response to Raven (Reply #29)

Sun May 2, 2021, 04:37 PM

40. My SIL was at Woodstock

Has a ticket

Yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #40)

Sun May 2, 2021, 06:39 PM

43. Mud, all I remember is mud. :-)

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:02 PM

30. I was clean and didn't have bongos, but

I had long hair, bell-bottoms and beads, smoked a fair amount of weed, attended anti-Vietnam war demonstrations, and pissed off my parents. Does that count?

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #30)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:06 PM

32. Maybe

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:06 PM

31. Clean hippy in the day.

I couchsurfed for a bit but always stayed at friends who had showers or tubs so was never filthy except after a long stint of putting in a garden and then I promptly washed off.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:55 PM

33. 90's hippie checking in

I even did the Rainbow Gathering thing for a few years after high school. Many bongos were played, much dirt was wallowed in.

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Response to happybird (Reply #33)

Sun May 2, 2021, 04:47 PM

42. Yay 4U

Am I hash tagging?

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 01:34 PM

34. I thought bongos was more a beatnik thing



Factoid: a Beat Generation friend of mine invented the hot tub, and hippies had no problem jumping in.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 03:27 PM

36. I definitely was a hippie...

albeit with a pretty consistent personal hygiene protocol. (except for that patchouli thing)

I am proud of being a hippie to this day. Expanded consciousness, self-awareness, social responsibility, intellectual curiosity were all busted wide open for me back then. My "evolution" continues and I've learned to be grateful for this lovely trip.



Oh yeah, the music kicked ass too!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 04:45 PM

41. Still am. Except since I went bald, I now keep my hair buzzed very short.

It seems to me the hippies were right about just about everything. Plus we had a lot of fun. Why should I change?

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #41)

Mon May 3, 2021, 11:59 AM

47. ...except for bell-bottoms and those ghastly tie-dyed t-shirts

But I did love the acid.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:33 PM

44. OK

So I'm smoking weed and drinking a White Russian.

Fucking nihilists pissed on my rug

Does that count?

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Response to jpak (Reply #44)

Mon May 3, 2021, 12:00 PM

48. Only if they eat your bongos nt

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 02:36 PM

49. I still have long hair

only not as many of them. Seem to have misplaced the ones from the top.

I remember being 4 or 5 in the late 60s and my Uncle came home from college for christmas and had super long hair and a beard and I just thought he was the coolest guy on the planet. I still do think that but alas, he's left this planet. I miss him dearly. Not long after he passed away his wife took me aside and and said he was proud of me and I'm crying right now just remembering that. She also said he had planned to retire in the next couple months and start growing his hair long again because he knew he was the reason I still let my hair grow. He was looking forward to us hanging out with long hair and stuff. #hippiegoals

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #49)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:50 PM

50. Awe

Hears to all the way cooled uncles on the planet

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Response to jpak (Reply #50)

Tue May 4, 2021, 10:04 AM

51. A toast indeed!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 10:42 AM

52. 2nd generation.

My dad had an afro and lived in the Haight in the 60's. I'd share some stories if I could remember them.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 11:01 AM

53. were?

Weir everywhere...

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