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I have neglected to do this...
last June my boyfriend stumbled upon this, 1963 Chevy Greenbriar Van. In great running order!

It's not for sale noooo.. he would never sell it, not right now anyways. he has done a little body work on it since we got it last year. and currently we are working a little on the rust.

The Van came with a lot of paper work and we know that a guy (i think it was in Maine) rebuilt the engine in 1998. He also fixed it up with an awesome speaker which sits in the back where the middle bench seat would have been sitting if it weren't missing.

We also recently became a member of the local corvair chapter.There's also a Corvair convention held every year in Leesburg, My boyfriend made it to that convention and took loads of interesting pictures which I will post when they come off my camera. awesome corvairs that were mostly for show.

Northern Virginia Corvair Chapter 220
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Richard Lester's Petulia (1968)

So does anyone else adore the movies of the 60s? I’ve just seen a wonderful 60s film (by one of the iconic directors of the 60s) so I thought I’d share some thoughts on it.

The opening of Richard Lester’s 1968 film Petulia suggests we’re in for a lightweight, zany, 60s romantic comedy. Very soon, however, the film starts to become disturbing and it ends up a very dark movie indeed. It starts with a young woman named Petulia (Julie Christie) making an assignation with a recently divorced doctor, Archie (George C. Scott). The movie then moves both forward and backwards, with flashbacks and flashforwards, and we gradually learn a little more about Petulia and her husband (Richard Chamberlain) and about Archie’s life pre- and post-divorce. The director of photography was Nicolas Roeg. I wonder if Lester influenced Roeg or Roeg influenced Lester? Either way, you can see in Petulia some of the techniques that Roeg used so successfully in his own movies. The cinematography is certainly superb. It’s extraordinarily vivid and captures the atmosphere of San Francisco in those heady days of 1968. Also there to add to the atmosphere, in the opening charity ball sequence, are the Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company, fronted by a young singer by the name of Janis Joplin.

The movie is really in some ways more concerned with the background than the main story, with the ways that technology was changing society, with the social changes of the 60s, with changing attitudes towards sex and marriage, and with the escalating level of violence in modern life. There’s so much violence in this movie, but everyone is pretending it isn’t there. In shot after shot there are TVs playing inn the background, showing scenes of the Vietnam War, but nobody is watching. And it’s the same with the violence in Petulia’s life. Everyone - her husband, her parents-in-law, Petulia herself, are just pretending it doesn’t exist. In fact the people in this movie seem to be trying not to notice anything at all. Not to notice that their marriages are either pathological or stifling, not to notice how impersonal their lives are becoming, not to notice how unhappy they are. Petulia is a very stylish movie and a very unsettling movie as well. A great movie by a very underrated director.

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Hi all,

Please delete this if it is not allowed.

I am in need of some volunteers to chat with me about life in the 1960's for a uni assignment. Ideally, you would have been a teenager or older during this time.

If you can you help, please reply with a comment, or contact information (like your email), and I will get back to you.

It will only take about ten or fifteen minutes of your time and I would really appreciate the help.

Thank you.
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Honestly at the moment Im unsure of what to think.

I sent an email to Tom's of Maines asking about Colgate buying their company.

Dear Lisa,

Thank you for your e-mail. I’m glad to provide you with information about this new partnership.

Here are the facts about this partnership. Colgate-Palmolive now owns 84% of our company; but Tom’s of Maine will remain an independent, stand-alone subsidiary based here in Maine.

This means that we will are still doing business the same way we have for the last 36 years. Tom and Kate will continue to lead our company. Tom’s of Maine products, formulations and ingredients will remain the same as they have always been. We will continue to make products that are natural, free of artificial preservatives, sweeteners and dyes. And we will continue to make safe, effective products without the use of animal ingredients and without the use of animal testing. Further, we will remain in Kennebunk, Maine, and our employees will remain in their jobs here in Maine.

As you know, testing our natural products for safety and efficacy without the use of animals has been a central value for Tom’s of Maine from the beginning in 1970. In 1984, we even challenged the FDA and created the first ever non-animal testing toothpaste approval process. Our commitment to no animal ingredient and no animal testing policies, and all of our standards for natural and sustainable, are part of the agreement with Colgate. They remain intact and unchanged.

We are excited and confident in this agreement with Colgate-Palmolive. We see a growing number of consumers like you changing the rules of the economy and making natural mainstream. We hope you’ll stay interested and in touch. Over time, we think you’ll find that nothing you like about Tom’s of Maine or our products has changed. As always we remain interested in hearing from you.


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Hello all. My name is Ilana and I'm a freshman in college. I'm taking a course called "1968: The Year That Shook the World." It's a class that focuses on the events of 1968, and also all that led up to that year and the after-effects.

I'm doing a project on the Beat generation and their influence in the 60's, particularly Allen Ginsberg, and I was looking for possibly a clip of Allen Ginsberg reading one of his poems (hopefully "Howl"). I was wondering if any of you knew where I could find something like that?


feelin' groovy

Hopefully I am allowed to do this. This is my boyfriend's band and they are really good and sound more 60's and 70's ish than todayish. haha I thought perhaps you might enjoy a listen or two. :)


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I went to Jerry Garcia's Birthday Bash at Sunshine Daydream in Terra Alta, West VA this past weekend. I picked up the first issue of Nomadic Times ( Nomadictimes.net )at one of the vendors there and I found this lovely picture in between the soy ink pages.
I'm about half way through this 16 page black and white periodical and I'm convinced that I must read more on the website and have it sent to my house. It's been a while since something has grabbed my interest so well.
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Paint the happy little green trees

I don't like the idea of This
Though it does seem their intentions are good,I personally think used vegetable oil is a better idea. Better than using trees which take longer to grow then to make vegetable oil. I don't care if they use fast growing trees or not. Bad idea.

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Ok. This is just a quicky. If you could talk to any three people who had and influence on 60's culture, who would they be and why?

My three choices are
Ken Kesey - After reading One Flew Over The Cuckoo's and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, I just want to pick this guys brains
Timothy Leary - He's Timothy Leary
Jerry Garcia - Hís mellow attitudes about similar views intrigue me
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Natural Deodorant is great


I'd rather use natural deodorant that use the regular and get breast cancer or alzheimers.
I'd rather stink than die... actually the stuff works pretty strong on me. I don't know how it would work on other people though. But the main anti-perspspirent ingredient(aluminum) in most all deodorants are what cause breast cancer (over long periods of use)