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It's a Three Letter Word - Stargazer - 09-30-2019

Crossword puzzle hint: "Hippie Home".
Three letters _a_

"van"!!  HA!  I got that!

Nope.  It's "pad".


RE: It's a Three Letter Word - MeiraNomadRN - 09-30-2019

Pad?

I thought ‘pad’ was used by disco Lothario types...


RE: It's a Three Letter Word - Stargazer - 09-30-2019

Lol! That's what I thought, too.


RE: It's a Three Letter Word - Stargazer - 09-30-2019

Maybe the rich hippies had pads?? Is that an oxymoron, rich hippie??


RE: It's a Three Letter Word - Qxxx - 09-30-2019

(09-30-2019, 07:58 AM)Stargazer Wrote:  Maybe the rich hippies had pads??  Is that an oxymoron, rich hippie??
I seem to recall a lot of the original hippies came from upper middle class homes, and their parents supported their sex and drugs lifestyles. "Well, young Jethro is just going through a phase and will grow out of it, and get a real job and come back to the system". And that's exactly what happened.

I remember my original van, also called the "pad", in the 70s. Psychedelic curtains, and getting chased out of Aspen by the cops in the middle of the night. Now I'm retired and have my new van, and my rich uncle back east is supporting my new hippie lifestyle. Except when I'm home in my S&B of course. Two pads, one van. 50 years in the system.


RE: It's a Three Letter Word - wanderin.pat - 09-30-2019

As I remember .... 

"Pad" was more of a beatnik saying that crossed the periods to linger around as a term for some of the later-60's counter-culture.  

But then, I could be mis-remembering.  

Undecided


RE: It's a Three Letter Word - wanderin.pat - 09-30-2019

(09-30-2019, 07:58 AM)Stargazer Wrote:  Maybe the rich hippies had pads??  Is that an oxymoron, rich hippie??

Don Henley seemed to think so.   "I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac"


RE: It's a Three Letter Word - highdesertranger - 09-30-2019

all this hippie talk got me reminiscing, who remembers "Steal this Book" by Abbie Hoffman?

https://www.amazon.com/Steal-This-Book-Abbie-Hoffman/dp/156858217X

highdesertranger


RE: It's a Three Letter Word - wanderin.pat - 09-30-2019

I do, bro.  I never had the urge to read his stuff.   Big Grin Even though I was kind of a hippie, I was more into spiritual stuff, Man.  

Hahaha


RE: It's a Three Letter Word - Qxxx - 09-30-2019

(09-30-2019, 04:05 PM)highdesertranger Wrote:  all this hippie talk got me reminiscing,  who remembers "Steal this Book" by Abbie Hoffman?

https://www.amazon.com/Steal-This-Book-Abbie-Hoffman/dp/156858217X
Hoffman was a Yippie, not a Hippie.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbie_Hoffman

There were 2 generations of hippiedom. The early flower child movement in the 60s, Buffalo Springfield and Jefferson Starship, concerts in the park, and which basically ended with the "Death of the Hippie" invocation in SF in 1967. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_hippie_movement#Haight-Ashbury
"By mid-1968, it was widely noted that most of the original "Flower Children" had long since departed the Haight Ashbury district, having been replaced by a more cynical and exploitative crowd".

After that it was mainly drugs, drugs and more drugs. Plus politics and Yippies. Greed and hate. Haight-Ashbury became a nasty slum. When I was going to school in the east bay in the early 70s, every night on the radio they would announce what the ingredients were in the drugs for sale on Telegraph Ave, to try and save the poor naiive students. Money, money, money. Abbey Hoffman (and his ilk) became Darth Vader, by any other name. Fried his brains on barbiturates. Lame.