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The Making of an Elder Culture

Forty years ago, pop sociologist Theodore Roszak tried to explain a dominant meme of the sixties with his book The Making of a Counter Culture. The tag “counter culture” was widely adopted in the media and served as a convenient label to bound a set of activities that went against the grain of the values [...]

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Fiberguy on harp

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National Poetry Slam #NPS2009

The twentieth National Poetry Slam, the Super Bowl of the Spoken Word, gets under way tonight at seven pm in West Palm Beach, Florida. In a sort of bus man’s holiday, the Orlando Sentinel’s Tod Caviness will blog the event live from West Palm. Of local interest: el guante will be slamming for the St. [...]

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At the end of your fork in the road

***** IEF XQPRSTQXL SYSPRINT OFFSET INTERRUPT ***** APPLIESTO: ALL BOOGIES, BEANERS, BOLOS & BOZOS …… DOC BENWAY HERE ………. NURSE, SLIP ME ANOTHER AMPULE OF LAUDANUM ………. RECOLLECT ONCE ME AND CLEM CLONE WAS CHEWIN JOHIMBE BARK OUT BACK OF JODY’S ALL-NIGHT PET SHOP ……. NOT A FINER MAN IN THIS WHOLE ZONE THAN OL’ [...]

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Happy Birthday Elvis, wherever you are…

Elvis Presley, the King of Bling. Fry yourself up a deelishus peanut butter, bacon, and banana sandwich on white bread, and pause for a moment to contemplate The King. Today he is, or would have been, 74 years old. They served cake today in the Elvis shopping center across US51 from Graceland.

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Blue pencil moments…

Not so much… Confession time: I have used the slang negative comparator “Not so much.” I used it with all of its arch, self-consciously ironic informality in conversation with Beth. She called me on it. I don’t know why I used it. Perhaps I simply allowed myself to be imprinted and informed by Buffy the [...]

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George Carlin - In memoriam

seven words schtick here more on that caca from wikipedia wikipedia biographical article [tags]george carlin, seven filthy words, fcc versus pacifica[/tags]

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Casual genius…

Thanks to vruz for the link… [tags]jack kerouac, steve allen[/tags]

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