(Why do they call them Wookies?)
August 19, 2004 1:51 PM   Subscribe

Passed Out Wookies • Photographs of comatose hippies who may have smoked too much granola. Carolyn Cole it ain't, although this one might be worth framing.
posted by dhoyt (24 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
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it's even designed by wookies!
posted by quonsar at 2:07 PM on August 19, 2004

Bill Ripken has a POSSE.
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:08 PM on August 19, 2004

I dunno, it looks like it could just be a lot of people who got way too drunk. Still funny.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:12 PM on August 19, 2004

posted by soyjoy at 2:30 PM on August 19, 2004

What's a "wookie"? Dhoyt says it's a "hippie" or "granola eater'" but those terms lost any meaning 25 years ago. Does it mean "liberal minded person"?
posted by stbalbach at 2:34 PM on August 19, 2004

I said granola smoker ;)

I was joking about the hippie thing. Many of the photos feature hippies, though, and take place at Bonnaroo and Coventry. Plus there are dreadlocks and tie-dyes aplenty. I've also seen the site linked from some jamband websites. I took Wookie to mean "hairy, incoherent slob". I'm usually pretty slang-aware, but I claim ignorance on this one (see title tag)...
posted by dhoyt at 2:40 PM on August 19, 2004

Absolutely fantabulous.
posted by adampsyche at 2:47 PM on August 19, 2004

oh man, i can't wait to send them my cousin's pictures from Phish last week.
posted by DenOfSizer at 2:53 PM on August 19, 2004

What's a "wookie"?

think 'ticket-taker for the tilt-a-whirl'.
posted by quonsar at 3:24 PM on August 19, 2004

Hey phishheads, what the hell's a custy? Who the hell is #17? ACK! There's like nekkidness and vomiting and people peeing on themselves! WTF! And I thought ravers were filthy weirdos.

I suppose I resemble a wookie, but don't make it a habit to pass out in public places nor do I ever refrain from bathing for more than a few days. Nor do I have dreadlocks, filthy sandals, or tie-dye drawstring parachute pants.

Still, you gonna pass that thing or you gonna keep waving it around to scent the air or what? Shit.
posted by loquacious at 3:44 PM on August 19, 2004

I very much prefer this olfactory-safe method for viewing this behavior.
posted by shoepal at 4:42 PM on August 19, 2004

Heh. Clever.
posted by toby\flat2 at 4:56 PM on August 19, 2004

Oh, ugh. (NSFW)
posted by lobakgo at 5:11 PM on August 19, 2004

Lordy... when he wakes up he'll wish he hadn't.
posted by toby\flat2 at 5:12 PM on August 19, 2004

loquacious: not sure if you're seriously asking, but #17 is all over that site. I believe he earned his legendary status over here, though. (Some pix NSFW.)
posted by emelenjr at 5:16 PM on August 19, 2004

2 e's damnit. Wookiee's spelled with 2 e's
posted by titanshiny at 5:45 PM on August 19, 2004

Please, no wookiees on 2 "e's". Last thing we need is a bunch of wookiees on a hugging spree.

Yeah, my question is serious. Holy crap I wish it wasn't.
posted by loquacious at 6:21 PM on August 19, 2004

Good call, loquacious, but I wouldn't want to be the one telling the wookiees they only get to take one.

posted by titanshiny at 7:18 PM on August 19, 2004

that link to the pulitzer prizes' site would be a cool front page post (talk about pearls before swine!). all of the dates in the archive past 1995 have samples of winning photographers and editorial cartoonists' works. this matt davies character has drawn a zinger or two!
posted by mcsweetie at 9:43 PM on August 19, 2004

Via metafilter?
posted by muckster at 10:10 PM on August 19, 2004

Via a co-worker's email, actually ;)
posted by dhoyt at 6:58 AM on August 20, 2004

what the hell's a custy?

Custy (or Custie) = Customer

I remember when wookies were just plain old tour rats. And we liked it that way :)
posted by birdsong at 8:43 AM on August 20, 2004

I might be one of these creatures - were I to :

1) Dread my long hair
2) Take to passing out on the ground so that people with an agenda - of ridiculing some group or other - could take my picture whilst I was asleep.
3) Not threaten a lawsuit if I were to discover my picture so publicized.

: Why not produce websites featuring pictures of businesspeople or, for that matter, paprapeglics - to promote this sort of ridicule of other identifiable groups ?

Or is that too mentally taxing ?
posted by troutfishing at 8:40 PM on August 22, 2004

First of all, no one's permission is required to take their picture in public. Second, people that pass out in public are asking for ridicule as far as I'm concerned--only the degree is up for debate.
posted by NortonDC at 5:22 PM on August 23, 2004

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