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September 16, 2005 5:36 PM   Subscribe

Steal this bus! Up for auction: The Ultimate Hippy Vacation. You will be required to sell Tie-dyed T-shirts for gas and food money. UPDATE!! Cody has contacted the mother ship. He said today the stars are in alignment, but the destination is still unknown. I believe I mentioned that my brother-in-law might be a little "touched in the head". Maybe it runs in the family.
posted by loquacious (19 comments total)

posted by NewBornHippy at 5:42 PM on September 16, 2005

Fuckin' Hippies...
posted by SweetJesus at 5:42 PM on September 16, 2005

Metafilter: Best of the Hemp

or sumpthin.
posted by snsranch at 8:47 PM on September 16, 2005

Man, if I weren't a soft, flabby suburbanite with a girlfriend, a steady job and an apartment, I might actually be tempted. Where was this guy when I was just getting out of college?
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:03 PM on September 16, 2005

I wonder how much of that is actually tinfoil-hat wearing (honest!) "hippy" or a ploy to get earn some money. If it was an even split, hell, sure. I'm in for a few weeks then I'll be on my way, wherever it ended up.

Anyway, wasn't exploiting other people monetarily exactly *not* what the hippy culture was all about?
posted by PurplePorpoise at 9:28 PM on September 16, 2005

oh, this is great (view seller's other items) - Serious Pursuit: The Game of Soviet Seapower. Um, could someone call homeland security/tsa/whatever-it-is-now? I'd do it but it's a long-distance call for me.
posted by PurplePorpoise at 9:32 PM on September 16, 2005

Current bid: US $2,950.00

*hangs out with his wang out*
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:38 PM on September 16, 2005

Metafilter: Fuckin' Hippies.
posted by nervousfritz at 10:21 PM on September 16, 2005


Exsqueeze me? Baking powder?
posted by Clay201 at 1:20 AM on September 17, 2005

I thought this post was going to be about this.
posted by techgnollogic at 3:56 AM on September 17, 2005

This has nothing to do with real hippies.

A real hippy rides the road of love, with people he loves. He doesn't sell rides to the highest bidder on eBay.

A real hippy doesn't need a satellite dish and tinfoil hat to commune with the Great Spirit. Just an open heart.

As for selling tie-dye T-shirts, good luck with that! You can make ten times as much selling cups of tea and fried eggs by the roadside.

Just sayin'.
posted by cleardawn at 5:55 AM on September 17, 2005

Duly noted, cleardawn.

I'm more-or-less a techno hippy. Somewhere between gutterpunk and dirt hippy. I'm not laughing at this guy, I'm laughing with him. Ok, I'm laughing at him, too, but that's ok. I've met and known plenty of real people that make this guy look like an accountant.

The veracity of this dude's hippyness I guess is up for debate, not because he's using a satellite dish to talk to the Mother Ship, but simply because it's eBay. Even if he's the real deal, it's his brother that's supposedly putting up the auction to get him and his bus out of the yard.

And I agree with the cups of tea over tie-dyes. There's a sweet hippy bus up in the Verde Valley that I've visited that sells the choicest cups of fresh ground french-pressed coffee I like to visit when I'm up there.

Ice cold veggie burrito? Cheers.
posted by loquacious at 7:03 AM on September 17, 2005

Holy crap. The bid has almost doubled since posting this.

... !!
posted by loquacious at 7:07 AM on September 17, 2005

What good is tour without a band to follow?
posted by muckster at 9:11 AM on September 17, 2005

real people that make this guy look like an accountant.

Several decades ago, a guy called Little John taught me how to pick mushrooms (now illegal, sadly) on a sacred hill in England. He was about five feet tall, had a long beard, red hair down to his waist, dressed in flared jeans, boots, and tie-dye T-shirts, had an evil sense of humor, and played a mean jazz guitar. For years, he was my archetypal image of the ultimate pot-head pixie.

He then became an accountant. Funny old world, innit.

Rumor has it he still grows cacti in his spare time.
posted by cleardawn at 10:43 AM on September 17, 2005

I'm afraid the driver of that bus violates an old personal rule from my days in Grateful Dead parking lots: never buy drugs from someone you don't want to look like after you take them.
posted by digaman at 11:00 AM on September 17, 2005

Ideally, I need to be on this bus. But hippies with a satellite dish?
posted by wannabehippie at 12:00 PM on September 17, 2005

Thanks, wannabehippie, for indirectly causing me to laugh at this.
posted by cleardawn at 12:13 PM on September 17, 2005

Is somebody selling an Ultimate Redneck Vacation where the get to shoot at this bus? My credit card is ready...
posted by jonmc at 4:17 PM on September 17, 2005

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