February 26, 2006

It's Not Fair that You Were All Able to Be Hippies and I Wasn't

Comments left on archived posts are rarely, if ever, read, so when there's a good one, and I notice it, I'll always try to point it out.

About a year ago, I posted a "found" letter from this collection of materials. (The letter tells the story of a group of young people from Berkeley, traveling through the southwest in a hearse, c. 1966.)

One way or another, Daisy googled her way to the post and had this to say:

i dont really now what this website is about but love hippies because i have studied them in depth for both my art an textiles course work an i maybe a stupid 14 year old but i shall tell u 1 thing an thats that i want to be a hippie an its not fair that u were all able to be hippies an i wasnt lova ya bye XX
I think there's a possibility that Daisy is pulling my leg; then again, there's a possibility that she isn't. Posted by Dr. Frank at February 26, 2006 01:01 AM | TrackBack

My #1 goal in life is to be as much of a hippie as you, Dr. Frank.

Posted by: combustible boy at February 26, 2006 09:16 PM

If living in Portland has taught me anything, it's how glad I am to have never considered "hippie" as a career.

Posted by: Manda at February 27, 2006 11:09 AM

I think we (you and I) are a bit too young to have ever been hippies, right? Gee, teenagers think that if you're over 30 not only are you not to be trusted, but you must've experienced Elvis, Hitler, the Roman Empire and Moses first-handed. ;)

Posted by: Zaphod at February 27, 2006 02:46 PM

Yeah, I'm not sure which is scarier; the idea that that's an involved joke, or that it's dead serious.

I blame the schools, and international Communism.

Posted by: Sigivald at February 27, 2006 08:33 PM

i feel sorry for anyone who aspires to become a hippie when she grows up. but good thing for daisy: anyone can drop out of school, take a ton of drugs, fuck around and never get a job. and you don't even have to wear bell-bottoms! as for me, i gnash my teeth in frustration knowing that a large chunk of my paycheck subsidizes hippies on social security, and will never come to see my hands.

somebody quick! restrain my ranting inner-libertarian before she escapes!!!

Posted by: Susie at February 27, 2006 09:59 PM

Hippies are my kryptonite.

Posted by: lefty at February 27, 2006 10:08 PM

i just saw an episode of rockford files that makes fun of hippies. it was pretty great. rockfish didn't really play into the whole thing, and the hippie "girl" (a 40 year old woman who believes she's regressed to 32) becomes a bible thumper.

Posted by: kendra at February 27, 2006 11:35 PM

If we had more hippies we probably wouldn't be at war in Iraq!

Posted by: hgh at November 7, 2006 11:36 PM