Posts tagged "hippies"

14 Signs You Attend A Hippie College (In GIFs!)

I got my undergrad degree attended the UC at Santa Cruz, a university I can confidently describe as a "hippie school." Debate was encouraged, classes could at times be bizarre, and the atmosphere smelled of patchouli and burning sage. Others colleges that fall under the hippie school umbrella? Kenyon College in Ohio, Warren Wilson College i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 5, 2013

Grandma & Grandpa Woodstock Get Stuck At Airport, Magic Happens

Up in Ye Olde Woodstock, New York, there's an old couple who go by Grandma and Grandpa Woodstock. The pair both attended the original Woodstock (unrelated to the Limp Bizkit violence and rape-fest of 1999), but didn't meet until the Rainbow Gathering a few years ago. The be-dreadlocked and whiskered couple got…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 19, 2013

How To Have Sex Like A Hippie

So maybe you're not cut out to live in a yurt and grow out your armpit hair. Maybe the smell of pachouli oil turns your stomach and the thought of attending a Phish show makes you want to poke out your ear drums. You love running water and deodorant and razors and you refuse to…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 9, 2012

Home Is Where The Artillery Weapons Are

Hey, hipsters aren't like me and you. Regular housing is just so confining and restrictive. And that's why some particularly ambitious members of the hipster class have taken to finding alternative means of shelter. Like tanks. Yes, tanks. Could anything be further from the hipster mentality of ambivalent permissiveness, freedom to wear stupid hats and…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 26, 2011

Do Not Want: Stoner Style

The baja hoodie has long been a wardrobe staple for stoners, surfers and philosophy majors. I was lucky enough to meet a combination surfer/stoner/philosophy major in a creative writing workshop my freshman year of college. He was lauded around campus for his flowing beard, his free verse poetry about going to the zoo and not…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 30, 2011

Mind Of Man: Why Frat Boys Are The New Hippies

To those of you too busy reading about the historic uprisings in the Middle East, let me catch you up really quickly on the ongoing turmoil in the faraway country of Charlie Sheen. The millionaire sitcom star has been publicly self-destructing. Years of alleged substance abuse, marital problems and bizarre behaviors have, apparently, climaxed. Over…
By: John DeVore / March 3, 2011

We Get 3 Times As Much Action As The Women Of The Free Love Generation

Score (literally) for the women of today. A new study shows that even though our mothers didn’t have to worry about STDs, body hair, or even clothes, that we are getting laid way more than those hippies. A survey of 3,000 women revealed that women between the ages of 18 and 24 had on average…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 16, 2010

American Apparel Tries To Make Tie Dye Happen

Sure, I had a tie dye kit ... when I was 11. But American Apparel's come up with the idea to sell bottles of dye for $4 so crafty daredevils can artfully stain their own tights, men's briefs and zip hoodies. Tanks, harem pants, and tube bras which have…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 6, 2009

Dirty Hair = Clean Air

Hippies are lovable, hairy, and the reason you can get soy milk at most coffee shops. While the world needs all the help it can get, hippies usually need a bath. But now they finally have science on their side. A study, conducted at the University of Missouri, tested 16 hair samples, eight washed and…
By: Simcha / March 31, 2008

A Trend From Chile

Apparently, hundreds of teenagers gather in public parks in Chile to take part in orgies, called ponceo, where they anonymously get and give oral sex. (They refer to themselves as "Pokemones.") Newsweek.com reports that sociologists have labeled the Pokemones an "urban tribe," a term that has also been applied to hippies, punks, and goths, but…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 19, 2008