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Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 6:31 a.m. PST

Title says it all:

This poll should probably have the choose 5 option, with a follow up second round.
Obvious responses would include:
Yes, because I smoke pot
Yes, because I'm anti-war
Yes, because I'm pro peace, love, & understanding
Yes, because I reject your labels
Yes, because I have long hair
Yes, because I have long hair & a beard

Any other suggestions?

Old Wolfman13 Mar 2018 6:43 a.m. PST

Hair is a bit long,but not too much. Possibly.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 6:55 a.m. PST


Dn Jackson13 Mar 2018 7:01 a.m. PST


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 7:07 a.m. PST


Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 7:31 a.m. PST

I'm parttime hippie based on option 7.

I have a beard and I'm lazy and only cut my hair once a year, so I'm a hippy about 6 months out of the year.

USAFpilot13 Mar 2018 7:36 a.m. PST

No, because I like to take a shower every day.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 7:56 a.m. PST

Hard no now, but there was a time in my ill spent youth….

Legion 413 Mar 2018 8:27 a.m. PST

NO … period … old fart

PJ ONeill13 Mar 2018 8:27 a.m. PST

A member of the Fabulous Furry Phreak Brothers from way back, too late for a new image now.

Giles the Zog13 Mar 2018 8:27 a.m. PST

Just had a hair cut back end of last week, and can't grow it long as it is too thick (some say the same about me).

RIMMER: Ahhh. And give me a crew cut, Holly. I'm beginning to look like
one of those Hell's Angels.
HOLLY: Arnold. We're going to hit lightspeed in 24 hours. I have to
navigate a ship the size of a city through speeds never before
encountered in the human sphere of experience. I'm not a combination
of the speaking clock, Moss Bros, and Tweezy Wheezy.
RIMMER: Holly, a hologram I may be, but I'm still the highest ranking
technician aboard this ship. When I say do something, you do it.
Understand? You stupid jumped-up Filofax?
HOLLY: I'm a *what*?
RIMMER: You heard. Just get on with it. *Very* short.
HOLLY: OK, Arnold.

RIMMER suddenly has a spectacularly ridiculous looking beehive hairdo.

RIMMER: Have you done it, Hol?
RIMMER: A crewcut? And it's very short?
HOLLY: Yes, Arnold.
RIMMER: As my father always said, "Shiny clean boots and a spanking short
haircut and you can cope with anything." He said that just before that
rather unfortunate suicide business. Hmmm.

Oberlindes Sol LIC13 Mar 2018 8:36 a.m. PST

I think you need a pre-poll (or some historical research) to determine how many hippie behaviors are required to be considered a hippie.

Long hair stopped being a hippie thing and became a mainstream conservative thing. In the late 1980s, at my first white-collar job, I was criticized for wearing my hair too short. Apparently, it made some of the senior men uncomfortable with me. The San Francisco scene was like totally liberating after that, man. You dig?

Smoking pot is legal now in many places, regulated by The Man, with paraphernalia sold by big corporations. It's not cool; it's not hip. But it still gets you high, so that's something.

Doug MSC Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 8:44 a.m. PST

Used to be in the 60's but have since grown up.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 8:47 a.m. PST

No, because I'm allergic to pot.

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 8:52 a.m. PST

I always wanted to be a hippy back in the 60's and early seventies, I used to get Joss Sticks from a shop in Stockport called '3 miles out'- but that was as far as I got, I was just not that cool…

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 8:58 a.m. PST

I never grew up enough to be either a hippy or The Man. I'm pure geek.

mad monkey 113 Mar 2018 9:01 a.m. PST


Garand13 Mar 2018 9:01 a.m. PST

No, my hair is as close to a high & tight as I can & still part it…


Gone Fishing13 Mar 2018 9:07 a.m. PST

I'm not sure wargaming would hold many attractions for the hippie crowd. And no, I'm not one either!

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 9:10 a.m. PST


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 9:30 a.m. PST


sgt Dutch Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 9:31 a.m. PST

No.. Too much time in the Jungle of Vietnam.

Mick the Metalsmith13 Mar 2018 9:36 a.m. PST

i may not be a hippy but I am with them on most of the issues. attempts at demonization and stereotyping of them should be vehemently damned. You wouldn't want to see the same for conservatives here would you. It's friggin out of place here.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 9:41 a.m. PST

No, because I am in fact The Man.

Old, clean-shaven, buzz-cut hair, a lifetime in military organizations, VERY pro-label, and about at tolerant of fuzzy thinking and credit for effort as the average analyst/senior NCO.

OK, maybe not quite that tolerant. Before I got out, they were sometimes telling me I had spoken too harshly to the little troopies, and hurt their delicate feelings.

Jim Selzer13 Mar 2018 9:45 a.m. PST

+1 to MiniMo I have adverse reactions as well

but I used to be a 7 but receding hairline turned me into bald & goatee bad biker look which is about as anti hippie you can get

Dynaman878913 Mar 2018 10:29 a.m. PST

No – too young, and they annoy me. Then again so do yuppies, conservatives, liberals, and dogs. Well, not the dogs.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 10:44 a.m. PST

Heck NO, even in the 60's I had no use for them.

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 10:58 a.m. PST

Nope. Was AFROTC during the campus unrest. Several decades after my wife and I revisited the campus of UNM in Albuquerque. Walking through the old alumni chapel, we motioned to the pictures of the riots and casually said to the student intern, "we were there." Her eyes got big and she stammered, "You were here, during the Big Event?" What we didn't tell her was we thought of it as three days out of class to drink beer and watch on the TV from a nice house in the Heights. Apparently, hippies are now some sort of cult icons.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 11:00 a.m. PST

No, because I have long hair and a beard.

Look at all the hippies!

No, because I'm pro peace, love, & understanding for people who don't think like I do.

Dashetal13 Mar 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

The hippies died at Haight & Ashbury in 1968. Suffered death throes until 1974.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 12:05 p.m. PST

No, just older now.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 12:14 p.m. PST

No, but I do need a haircut.

Bismarck13 Mar 2018 12:32 p.m. PST

Not in this lifetime. ditto to what sgt Dutch said.

A bit too old for my old "high and tight" haircut, but still regulation.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 1:00 p.m. PST

No. I was born 40 and had no use for hippies in the 1960's and no use for old hippies now.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

redbanner414513 Mar 2018 1:09 p.m. PST

PJ and I must be the only ones left.

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 1:17 p.m. PST

+1 etotheipi

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 2:01 p.m. PST


Legbiter Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 2:14 p.m. PST

*AN* Hippie. So, obviously, not.

rmaker13 Mar 2018 2:28 p.m. PST

No. In fact, the hippies despised me because I was against the Viet Nam War … because it was bad policy. That, in their eyes, made me more fascist than the Pentagon.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 2:35 p.m. PST

I was but now I'm a republican socialist.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 2:41 p.m. PST


Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 2:44 p.m. PST

Seems to be a great shortage of people willing to let their freak flag fly.

Let's run that one up the flagpole people:

YouTube link

"My goodness….Stephen's on FIRE tonight!"

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 3:16 p.m. PST

I'll see your hippies and raise you some road rage …

YouTube link

Mick the Metalsmith13 Mar 2018 4:11 p.m. PST

Do you blame them, 20th? This whole thread is unnecessary troll bait. It does serve one purpose: it exposes to me who the Col. Blimps are.

Mick the Metalsmith13 Mar 2018 4:15 p.m. PST

Bill Oddy vs. Col. Blimp, who would you back?

21eRegt Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 6:10 p.m. PST

No, nay, never…

wrgmr113 Mar 2018 6:30 p.m. PST

I wore tie dye t-shirts and ate granola, up until I joined the Navy.
Hair is short, bed is made, bathroom is clean. I drink good bourbon.
So no.

Cyrus the Great13 Mar 2018 8:26 p.m. PST

Someone here is on a 60's acid flashback. Wake up! It's the 21st century not the 1950's. If I knew where you were, I'd take you to the free clinic where you could ride it out.

KSmyth13 Mar 2018 8:27 p.m. PST

Totally with Mick on this.

Captain Avatar13 Mar 2018 8:35 p.m. PST

Ahhhhh, no.

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