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Old 08-05-2009, 09:06 PM   #61
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You forgot Woodstock !
Woodstock was in '69. Another pivotol year:

- Led Zepplin I
- Apollo 11 Moon Landing
- Manson Family murders
- Hurricane Camille
- Beatles Abbey Road
- Brady Bunch on TV
- Monty Python on BBC
- Tommy - The Who
- and much more I'm not thinkin' of right now....

Hmmm, time for a 60s thread?
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:28 PM   #62
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Just saw on the news that "Squeaky" Fromme is being release from prison. Manson follower and pointed a gun at Ford in 1975.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:32 PM   #63
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The origin of don't drink the Kool-aid?

the Reverend Jim Jones and the Guyana massacre is why we shouldn't drink the Kool Aid....
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That Kool Aid guy always did freak me out.....
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Though Woodstock was in August of 1969...

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Those of us that made it "over the hump" into the 70s took jobs, had families, and continued into what would now be considered normal life.
Same here, except in the 80s. Some might not agree with the "normal" part...
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Anyone read this book in the 70s? I sure did. It was wicked funny

From Wikipedia: The novel first appeared as a two-part series in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, was printed as a book in 1972, and was later adapted into a film of the same name in 1998 starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.
I read the whole series in Rolling Stone. Gonzo "journalism" was a fun innovation.

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Some things from the the era but not strictly from the 70s.
Electric Kool-aid Acid Test The origin of don't drink the Kool-aid? They are making a movie of the book next year.

The Firesign Theater

Zap Comics

Mr. Natural
All of them were great but Firesign was the best. I used to listen to the albums again and again. I saw Firesign in Chicago on a visit about 10 years ago. They are still together although I don't know if they tour. You can see them in LA in October.
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For me the 70s were like being washed up on a calm beach after surviving a tempest called the 60s. The defining year being 1968. Those of us that made it "over the hump" into the 70s took jobs, had families, and continued into what would now be considered normal life.
My age at the time (10 in 1968) sounds young, but I remember the tumultuous events of the tail end of the 1960s very clearly. The influence of the mass media near NYC is probably why my awareness was higher than a 10 year old should have had.
I remember adults being very stressed about a lot of things.
No wonder...
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Waiting for the electrician or someone like him?

We've listened to Firesign Theatre ("Boom Dot Bust" was available from the library) on driving trips--amazingly, it is just as funny and thought provoking without the influence of any funny stuff, sort of like rereading classics in high school and then twenty years later.
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the Reverend Jim Jones and the Guyana massacre is why we shouldn't drink the Kool Aid....
I didn't think you had a choice with Jim as to whether or not to drink.

Are you proposing that we drink Kool-Aid from a Merry Prankster?
I would be careful not to drink in either case. Either way, you are never the same.

donheff,

Thanks for the tip on the live Firesign Theater shows. Nick Danger is 40!

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