Posted 06-04-2002 at 08:11:44
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1. "Kookie; Kookie; lend me your comb."
2. The "battle cry" of the hippies in the sixties was "Turn on; tune in; drop out." (Many people who proclaimed that 30 years ago today are Wall Street bond traders and corporate lawyers.)
3. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.
4. "When the rooster crows at the break of dawn, look out your window and I'll be gone. You're the reason I'm traveling on; Don't think twice, it's all right."
5. The group of protesters arrested at the Democratic convention in Chicago in 1968 were known as the Chicago Seven.
6. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all watched them on the Ed Sullivan Show.
7. Some of us who protested the Vietnam war did so by burning our draft cards. (If you said "bras," you've got the right spirit, butthe "bra burning" days came as a by-product of the women's liberation movement which had nothing directly to do with the Vietnam war.)
8. Dick and Jane's dog was Spot. "See Spot run." Whatever happened to them?
9. It was the VW Beetle, or more affectionately, the Bug.
10. A Broadway musical and movie gave us the gang names the Sharks and the Jets...West Side Story.
11. In the early sixties, the drop-out, non-conformists were known as beatniks.
12. At the end of "The Life of Riley," Chester would turn to the camera and exclaim, "What a revolting development this is!"
13. "Get your kicks, on Route 66."
14. "The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent."
15. The real James Bond, Sean Connery, mixed his martinis a special way: shaken, not stirred.
16. "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight."
17. That "adult" book by Henry Miller was called Tropic of Cancer. (Today,it would hardly rate a PG-13 rating.)
18. Back in the sixties, members of the math club used a slide rule.
19. "The day the music died" was a reference and tribute to Buddy Holly.
20. The matching slogan was "Let Hertz put you in the driver's seat."
21. After the twist, the mashed potatoes, and the watusi, we "danced" under a stick in a dance called the Limbo.
22. "N-E-S-T-L-E-S; Nestles makes the very best ... chocolate."
23. In the late sixties, the "full figure" style gave way to the "trim" look, as first exemplified by British model Twiggy.
24. Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was Louis Armstrong.
25. Joe's regular visitor at the bar was Crazy Googenhiem.
26. The Russians put the first satellite into orbit; it was called Sputnik.
27. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? A Timex watch.
28. The large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist was called the hula-hoop.
29. The "Age of Aquarius" was brought into the mainstream in the Broadway musical "Hair".
30. Red Skelton's hobo character was Freddie the Freeloader. Clem Kaddiddlehopper was the "hay seed".) Red ended his television show by saying, "Good night, and may God bless."