Chuckle of the day – Today’s hippies are so restrained and practical!

I smiled after reading this passage in Vanessa Farquharson‘s book Sleeping Naked is Green:  How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged her Fridge, Sold her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days.  It’s a tongue-in-cheek description of the modern-day environmental movement:

Back in the sixties, hippies went all out — burning bras, getting high, tossing beer bottles or bricks into the toilet tank to save water.  But today’s hippies don’t have the same edge:  they’d never burn a bra because that would be a waste and pollute the air; they’d never drop acid or smoke anything other than organic weed because that would be putting unnecessary toxins into their bodies, which by the way are sacred; and they’d rather install a proper dual-flush toilet than use a brick as the latter could corrode the plumbing and is probably better off donated to Habitat for Humanity anyway.

Kind of true, isn’t it?  😉

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2 Comments to “Chuckle of the day – Today’s hippies are so restrained and practical!”

  1. Good one Caroline! In university, I wanted to study environmental studies, but couldn’t take the professor seriously as he was way too out there! Love Vanessa’s take on green in the modern era!

  2. Thanks Anita! She’s got it down pretty accurately, doesn’t she? I know I’d be taking that brick over to Habitat 😉

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