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What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« on: September 02, 2015, 09:22:25 pm »
Ladies and Gentlemen

Members of the jury

As a new poster, I have to start with a simple question: what ever happened to the global counter culture?

I've just finished reading The Prankster and the Conspiracy, where Kerry Thornley is described as the inspiration behind the 'counter culture'

It is with great regret that I was not alive in the late 60's to experience the energy and spirit that existed in those days

Yet to me, the vibes that fuelled such thought is needed today more than ever. Having had to force a career in and around the corporate world for the last 15 years, I've been exposed to a world lacking in character, humour, in fact even basic humanity. A world of conformity, ass kissing, and a shameful (read slavish) pursuit of profit - even at the harm of 'progression'

I know that communities of thought exist around the world dedicated to a different phase of thought (though I have generally been unlucky enough to find one), and have dabbled with the left and socialist parties.

All seem to be devoid of a practical spark. All seen, ultimately, resigned to their fate.

Of course technology is both a saviour and a curse. On the one hand, it's a wonderful medium for meeting like minded individuals. On the other, the most complete tool for monitoring undesirables.

So, with the forces of order seemingly triumphant, I humbly ask once again - what ever happened to the counter culture?

Does it exist, and where can one sign up

Yours in frilly underpants

Sad King Billy

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Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2015, 09:45:23 pm »

As a new poster, I have to start with a simple question: what ever happened to the global counter culture?

It's up for sale on eBay.  Cheap.


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It is with great regret that I was not alive in the late 60's to experience the energy and spirit that existed in those days

That happened for about 6 months.  In one city.  Then it turned into a dismal exercise in trying to afford drugs with no job, from coast to coast.  And nobody took a bath from 1965-1972.

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Yet to me, the vibes that fuelled such thought is needed today more than ever. Having had to force a career in and around the corporate world for the last 15 years, I've been exposed to a world lacking in character, humour, in fact even basic humanity. A world of conformity, ass kissing, and a shameful (read slavish) pursuit of profit - even at the harm of 'progression'

You are missing a lot of potential for cheap laughs, then.

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Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2015, 09:46:11 pm »
If you want a counterculture, you have to go make one.  It's really that simple.

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Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2015, 11:47:55 pm »
Poppycock.


You, sir, need SATURDAY NIGHT.

More specifically, you need to find a GAY BAR.

More more specifically, you need a TEA DANCE.

More more more specifically, you need to find BEARS TEA.











Yaas, queen.

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Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2015, 12:04:50 am »
What he said.

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Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2015, 01:07:59 am »
in all honesty. Grey face has one. Everyone is so cerias now and days

But jokingly. If you're not wearing a silly hat. You're part of the problem.
Poe's law ;)

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Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2015, 01:34:42 am »
this is the new counter culture

"he was a smart feller who felt smart"

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Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2015, 01:43:36 am »
this is the new counter culture



well more this..


and sometimes this...


hell sometimes it could even be this...


and on the internet it's this...


but in real life, without politics, or false pretenses, spooks, or bullshit. it kinda looks like. Well...
Poe's law ;)

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Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2015, 03:12:50 am »
You guys are fucked.
 
This is the new counterculture:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIqeXSYc8nE

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Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2015, 03:15:00 am »
in all honesty. Grey face has one. Everyone is so cerias now and days

But jokingly. If you're not wearing a silly hat. You're part of the problem.

While you're giggling and attracting all kinds of attention, us straight-faced doom & gloom types are fucking up every toilet in the building.  And you'll get blamed because we look normal.

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Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2015, 03:35:39 am »
in all honesty. Grey face has one. Everyone is so cerias now and days

But jokingly. If you're not wearing a silly hat. You're part of the problem.

While you're giggling and attracting all kinds of attention, us straight-faced doom & gloom types are fucking up every toilet in the building.  And you'll get blamed because we look normal.
:lulz:
Don't even have to do the dirty job of setting 'em up. Just KYFMS, fix your GRIN in place and look outraged and shocked, SHOCKED about the toilet problem and grateful about how fortunate you were to get a chance to go before "that bizarre incident" occurred.

If you want a counterculture, you have to go make one.  It's really that simple.

Newsfeed, meme, whatever, this is too true to not be a thing of some sort!
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Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2015, 03:37:13 am »

 :lulz:
Don't even have to do the dirty job of setting 'em up. Just KYFMS, fix your GRIN in place and look outraged and shocked, SHOCKED about the toilet problem and grateful about how fortunate you were to get a chance to go before "that bizarre incident" occurred.


We've been doing this a very long time.  I won't say precisely how long, because LMNO will have fits.

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Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2015, 03:40:03 am »
Poppycock.


You, sir, need SATURDAY NIGHT.

More specifically, you need to find a GAY BAR.

More more specifically, you need a TEA DANCE.

More more more specifically, you need to find BEARS TEA.











Yaas, queen.

These got fuzzy for me at TEA DANCE.

I fear I have never truly understood the concept of THE GAY BAR either. I mean I can get down and have a good time at a gay bar, but I figure this means something more.  I just never took occasion to ask before.
You can't get out backward.  You have to go forward to go back.. better press on! - Willie Wonka, PBUH

Life can be seen as a game with no reset button, no extra lives, and if the power goes out there is no restarting.  If that's all you see life as you are not long for this world, and never will get it.

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"World domination is such an ugly phrase. I prefer to call it world optimisation."
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Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2015, 03:42:15 am »

 :lulz:
Don't even have to do the dirty job of setting 'em up. Just KYFMS, fix your GRIN in place and look outraged and shocked, SHOCKED about the toilet problem and grateful about how fortunate you were to get a chance to go before "that bizarre incident" occurred.


We've been doing this a very long time.  I won't say precisely how long, because LMNO will have fits.

How about an XP level between 1 and 20? None of that "mythic" bs. 20 being as close to transcendent godhood as a mortal gets.
You can't get out backward.  You have to go forward to go back.. better press on! - Willie Wonka, PBUH

Life can be seen as a game with no reset button, no extra lives, and if the power goes out there is no restarting.  If that's all you see life as you are not long for this world, and never will get it.

"Ayn Rand never swung a hammer in her life and had serious dominance issues" - The Fountainhead

"World domination is such an ugly phrase. I prefer to call it world optimisation."
 - Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality :lulz:

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Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2015, 03:51:55 am »

 :lulz:
Don't even have to do the dirty job of setting 'em up. Just KYFMS, fix your GRIN in place and look outraged and shocked, SHOCKED about the toilet problem and grateful about how fortunate you were to get a chance to go before "that bizarre incident" occurred.


We've been doing this a very long time.  I won't say precisely how long, because LMNO will have fits.

How about an XP level between 1 and 20? None of that "mythic" bs. 20 being as close to transcendent godhood as a mortal gets.

4th.  We got level-draining lice in 2007.