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Old 01-10-10, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
I debated calling them hippies in the 70's, however trust me ... there were definitely hippies left in the 1st half.
yes they were.
http://likethedew.com/2009/11/30/hip...d-they-get-in/
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Old 01-10-10, 09:07 AM
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Those pink, purple, blue bathroom sets with contrasting tiles? hi-end 1920's -30's. Grew up in an old (old in the 60's & 70's!) house in upstate NY - main floor bathroom was cranberry & grey, one 2nd floor bathroom was yellow & black, while the other was a study in black & white subway tile; 3rd floor was lavender & mint. Grandma's place - the "sister-house" across the drive, had lavender & slate for the ground floor, and - not one, but TWO blue and mint bathrooms! Maybe it was prohibition?
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Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
I debated calling them hippies in the 70's, however trust me ... there were definitely hippies left in the 1st half.
I was one of them. This is just a typical case where once you look closer, things you thought were one way dissolve into a morass of details
that defy easy explanation.
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Depends on who you ask. The original hippies would say no. I had long hair and thought of myself as a hippie.
But i'm not sure the word is the right one. I'd be more likely to say I was part of the counter-culture.
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SHAG CARPET!

Camaros were brought out in the 60s. 67-68 camaro was the best years!
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Hippies had their pros and cons. Here is my list

PROs-Political integrity, Racial equality, non judgmental acceptance, non intrusive government, "high" hopes for communal society, Crosby Stills, Nash and Young.

CONs-Irresponsible morality, burned out brains, welfare bums, Crosby Stills Nash and Young.
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I loved the seventies...well the first half anyway. Then came disco...the seventies were ruined from this point forward. I honest to God cannnot grasp how a lot of Europeans not only still like that sh**, but ever even liked it in the first place. It's the most shallow, rediculous waste of time I can think of. In fact if it wern't for disco, I'd say the seventies were a damned site better than the eighties. The "Let it be" kind of feeling was nice to live in and I still have a thing for women in denim and suede or leather. (I tried to convince Mrs. Cloud to wear more of it, but alas...) No decade is perfect of course, and the smog back then (especially over L.A.) was downright scary. We also had to start locking our doors for the first time in our lives due to the Manson family...and we live in Ms. But hey...the Allman Brothers made it all worthwhile.
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Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
Hippies had their pros and cons. Here is my list

PROs-Political integrity, Racial equality, non judgmental acceptance, non intrusive government, "high" hopes for communal society, Crosby Stills, Nash and Young.

CONs-Irresponsible morality, burned out brains, welfare bums, Crosby Stills Nash and Young.
The politics were at best a waste of time. In retrospect, they played a big part in Nixon winning. I like CSN&Y.

Welfare? I think you are a bit confused there. That's a different bit of history, and I doubt you care much what
really happened.

Burned out is a bit silly. Some guys did, no doubt. But ambition and success is 99% perspiration, 1% inspiration, remember?
We just wanted to live. I have spent much of my life outside, hiking, camping, fishing. Didn't make much money, but I liked
what I was doing.
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The politics were at best a waste of time. In retrospect, they played a big part in Nixon winning. I like CSN&Y.

Welfare? I think you are a bit confused there. That's a different bit of history, and I doubt you care much what
really happened.

Burned out is a bit silly. Some guys did, no doubt. But ambition and success is 99% perspiration, 1% inspiration, remember?
We just wanted to live. I have spent much of my life outside, hiking, camping, fishing. Didn't make much money, but I liked
what I was doing.
I was there and care deeply about the hippie movement.

True Hippes see DNC in Chicago as a rallying point. Protesting the injustices of the Political Machines. They were also why NIxon couldn't escape. They tried to break up the good ole boy systems. I doubt that Watergate would have happened if Hippies didn't keep it pushed forward. The Good ole boys would have swept it under the carpet as had always been done.

Communes went from really trying, farming, working sharing to being enclaves of welfare fraud and ripping off those who would work. As a worker, I see those times as the reason that Socialism will never work.

They really were founders of the Green movement, kinda. Respect for the wilderness, being able to live in non destructive ways, protecting it, positive.

Grass, acid and PCP, many of my friends from back then can't balance a check book. The search for an expanded consciousness burned the only brain they had to work with. David Cosby is the poster boy.
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well, some of yesterday's so-called hippies are actually running DC right now. so much for political integrity. long hair did not equal hippie.
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Originally Posted by Alfster View Post

So I pose the question, was there anything good that came out of the 70's?
Lots of photos that I can tease my parents about
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In my new-to-me 1970 ranch house, I have a goldenrod bathtub & sink in my basement bathroom. And one living room wall and one whole bedroom/office with real wood paneling.
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Lots of good stuff on CBC about Hippies although, they were dying out in the 70's..

http://archives.cbc.ca/society/youth/topics/580-3201/

View with caution if you live south of the 49th. This is from the "Communist Broadcasting Corporation" OOOOO Socialism..
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Incorrect.
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Me.

Not much else.
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Spoiler-> You aren't botto.

I know, but dam it felt good.
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neither. are. you.
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Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
In my new-to-me 1970 ranch house, I have a goldenrod bathtub & sink in my basement bathroom. And one living room wall and one whole bedroom/office with real wood paneling.
Wood paneling can be quite tasteful ... as long as it's in someone else's home.
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Wood paneling can be quite tasteful ... as long as it's in someone else's home.
I had wood paneling in my 1969 dodge van...And a bed
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So my 67 Camaro was from the seventies?
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So my 67 Camaro was from the seventies?
No gramps....but the F body style did remain pretty constant for the 70s and it was a pretty good body style. But lets remember the 70's also gave us the pacer, the gremlin, and the pinto. So, it kind of negates the camaro.
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Born in '79. I don't know if I would use the word "good", however.

The linoleum in my kitchen is pretty groovy, too.
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