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  •  "polyester hippies?" (5+ / 0-)

    In CA, young women didn't have easy access to oral contraceptives and abortions until about 1970.  High school unintended pregnancies and marriages were common until then.

    •  High schoolers, probably not. (5+ / 0-)

      But if you were in your 20s, it was a different story.  

      Polyester hippies were the wannabes.  Tom Brokaw would be one example of a polyester hippy.  He had long hair, but wasn't a part of the counter-culture.  He just wanted to be fashionable.   Another version of polyester hippies were the boozers.    Back in the day, there were tokers and boozers.   The 60s version of the 50s frats and greasers.   "Real" hippies were tokers, not boozers.  Boozers dressed like hippies because they wanted to be "cool" (or do I mean hip?), but they really were, well, boozers; and we all know that a room full of drinkers is nothing like a room full of tokers.  

      Then can disco, and the whole place went to hell.  :D

      "bin Laden's dead, and GM is alive" ~ Biden

      by dkmich on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 08:46:54 PM PST

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      •  Tokers were called freaks (4+ / 0-)
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        Where I was hanging out. They called themselves that, to separate from the "hippies" who were more back to lander folks with long dresses and beads. The freaks were perhaps the goth precursors.

        •  Hungry Freaks, Daddy! n/t (0+ / 0-)

          Real plastic here; none of that new synthetic stuff made from chicken feathers. By the morning of 9/12/2001 the people of NYC had won the War on Terror.

          by triplepoint on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 05:18:55 AM PST

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