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[11 Jun 2007|09:16am]

[ mood | sleepy ]

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) [09 Oct 2006|11:44pm]

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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Help Needed [06 Sep 2006|02:02pm]
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. [16 Jun 2006|10:31am]

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.


Patti Murphy

Consumer Dialogue and Services
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[08 Feb 2006|11:23pm]

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?

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feelin' groovy [10 Oct 2005|12:35pm]

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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Consumerism. [09 Aug 2005|07:14am]

[ mood | impressed ]

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 [04 Aug 2005|09:08am]

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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[21 Jul 2005|12:17am]

[ mood | curious ]

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 [17 Jun 2005|09:27am]


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)
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Jim Henson [06 Jun 2005|10:26am]

[ mood | groggy ]

Jim Henson did more than invent the Muppets. He changed the face of children’s television all over the world, says Sabuhi Mir

It’s a bit of an understatement to say that Jim Henson took the genre of puppetry to a new level. He invented the word "muppet" - a name he applied to his unique marionette and puppet hybrids. His Muppet Show entertained an estimated 235 million viewers in more than 100 countries and won three Emmy Awards. He was responsible for revolutionising children's educational television with such memorable characters as Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Big Bird and Cookie Monster. It’s no surprise, then, that producer Joan Ganz Cooney, who worked with him on Sesame Street, described him as ‘our era's Charlie Chaplin, Mae West, W.C.Fields and Marx Brothers’.

Born in 1936, Henson spent his early years in Mississippi. He became fascinated with television while at school and in 1954, just before entering the University of Maryland, he learned that a local station needed someone to perform with puppets on a children's show. Although he wasn't particularly interested in puppets, he wanted to get into TV. He and a friend made a couple of puppets and were hired. The job didn't last long but it brought him to attention and, within a few months, Henson returned to a larger station, where he was given his own twice-daily, five-minute show, Sam and Friends.

Sam and Friends, which ran from 1955-61, allowed Henson to debut his muppets - most noticeably an early version of the everyman character, Kermit the Frog. Guest appearances on popular US television shows followed, and his muppets became a weekly feature on both The Today Show and The Jimmy Dean Show. On the latter, Henson introduced his first nationally renowned character: a brown floppy-eared piano-playing dog named Rowlf. Jimmy Dean said of Rowlf: ‘I fell in love with that dang dog. Rowlf worked so beautifully, you would believe it was him and totally forget about Jim Henson and Frank Oz working him.’ Dean hit the nail on the head: Henson created puppets that were so life-like that adults and children would forget that they were actually puppets. This was key to Henson's success and universal appeal.

In 1961 Henson founded Muppets Inc. but it wasn’t until 1969, when he received a proposal from Joan Ganz Cooney, that his creations would change the face of children's television. Cooney wanted Henson to create a cast of muppet characters to star in an educational children's programme for public television. The muppets would carry the programme, but there would also be a cast of supporting actors and children extras.

The result was Sesame Street, which was first broadcast on November 10 1969. Designed for a pre-school audience, it came at a time when many American children didn't have any schooling until they started kindergarten at five.

Sesame Street was groundbreaking in the way it mixed entertainment with pre-school education. It was not afraid to tackle hard-hitting social issues such as disability, bullying, homosexuality, AIDS and more recently the September 11 attacks, using a mixture of sketches, humour, film shorts and special guests including US actor James Earl Jones or United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.

It was also the first show in the world to create international co-productions that adapted the American original to better suit other cultures, starting with a German co-production in the 1970s. Since then there have been many other versions, including Russia, China, South Africa, Bangladesh, Japan, Egypt, Mexico, and Holland. Sesame Street has been recognised with more than 50 Emmy Awards, as well as educating over 120 million children in over 130 countries around the world.

Even though Sesame Street received national acclaim in the US, Henson was still unable to find any television network willing to back his concept for a series created for an older audience. On a suggestion by his colleague Frank Oz in 1975, Henson left the US and came to London. There he found the necessary support from television producer Lord Lew Grade to create The Muppet Show.

Production began at Grade's ATV studios in 1975 and soon the world was introduced to Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, the Great Gonzo, Scooter, Doctor Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Band. The Muppets were joined by guest stars on a weekly basis, who were lovingly mocked or put into surreal scenarios. The list of luminaries who got the muppet treatment is as long as it is impressive, and includes Gene Kelly, Rudolph Nureyev, Bob Hope, Orson Welles, Steve Martin, John Cleese, Alice Cooper, Spike Milligan, Dudley Moore and Sylvester Stallone. Elton John duetted with Miss Piggy on Don't Go Breaking My Heart and sang Crocodile Rock with a choir of crocodiles. As well as guest stars, the show also featured recurring sketches including a parody of Star Trek called Swine Trek. The success of The Muppet Show also led to the Muppets starring in six feature films.

Throughout the 1980s Henson continued to explore film and television. He produced the series Fraggle Rock and The Muppet Babies and created new characters for The Storyteller, The Jim Henson Hour and Dinosaurs. Most significantly, he developed new technologies in his fantasy films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, which starred David Bowie.

In Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, Henson pioneered animatronics - the use of high technology to bring realistic movement and life to totally inanimate objects. These techniques have since been used in films like Babe, Stuart Little, Cats & Dogs and Dr Doolittle. Henson and Frank Oz also collaborated with George Lucas in the creation of Jedi Master Yoda for the film The Empire Strikes Back.

Henson died suddenly on May 16 1990, at the age of 53, from an aggressive strain of pneumonia. At the time of his death he was working on Nicholas Roeg's film The Witches. However, his legacy continues through The Jim Henson Company, The Jim Henson Foundation and his Creature Workshop.

Perhaps British television executive Michael Grade says it best: ‘Jim Henson was to television what Walt Disney was to films. The legacy of his imaginative genius will live and delight generations for years to come.’

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Jughead [04 Jun 2005|09:24am]

My cousins always had a large collection of archie books(by the hundreds). just last weekend I read one. man I realized that Archie is a pimp. always going back and forth with Betty and Veronica. You know somethings up Haha, the way all the girls are almost always wearing bikinis at the beach.

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Charles Atlas [03 Jun 2005|11:00am]

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Mr. Ed Premired October 1961 [03 Jun 2005|10:26am]

[ mood | tired ]

The chances of a Mister Ed movie being produced during the next few years have been boosted after Disney was reported to have bought the movie rights to the show.

I'm a little ticked that it's disney. Not sure how old that information is either.

This Website

Mr.Ed on EBay

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[02 Jun 2005|11:19am]

[ mood | awake ]

In 2006 the classic "Batman" series will be 40 years young! To celebrate, Adam has been writing an in-depth book on the 120 episodes...complete with never-before-seen-photos of each episode. Over 300 rare photos in all. Such as: Cesar's "test" make-up as Joker, a photo shoot with Vincent Price getting made-up as Egghead, Adam putting his costume on, taking the cowl off, putting the cowl on, behind-the-scene shots in the Batcave, rare sexy shots of Julie Newmar, Van Williams & Bruce Lee. It will be a blockbuster of a book! Out in 2006!

Adam West.Com

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The 20th Annual Jerry Garcia's Birthday BASH!!! [01 Jun 2005|11:58am]

[ mood | excited ]


RR 2 Box 6E
Terra Alta WV, 26764



* Col. Bruce Hampton and the Code Talkers w/ Jimmy Herring
* Israel Vibrations
* ekoostik hookah
* David Nelson Band
* Toni Brown Band w/ Tom Constanten of the Grateful Dead
* Mood Cultivation Project
* Davisson Brothers Band
* The Ordinary Way
* G–13
* The Deep Fried Pickle Project (both Kid and Adult shows)
* Rick Kline & Friends
* One–Eyed Jack
* Turbine
* Plus an Auction of Dead Head Memorabilia from the Private Collection of Les Kippel

No Glass, Dogs, or Fires. All Glass Bottles Will Be Confiscated! Early Bird Camping on Thursday starting at 12:00 noon for $10 more per person – Music in the Barn Thursday Night with The Ordinary Way and G–13!

* Advance Price (5/31/05 – 6/30/05): $95.00
* Gate/Door Price (6/30/05 – Day of Show/Gate): $115.00
* Early Bird: $10 more per person – Gates Open at 12:00 noon Thursday
* Buy Tickets: http://sunshinedaydream.musictoday.com/
(If you call tripp:owner of the farm ask him about other ways of getting tickets other than using a credit card)



My Tickets should be getting here Friday. I can't fucking wait! Last year was great!

This picture is actually from last October's Halloween Masquerade Ball. Rainy and cold the whole time <3

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Fuck your community advertisements. [01 Jun 2005|10:33am]

[ mood | sunburned ]

A brief article/biography about Shel Silverstein.
I love his poetry books <3

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Happy Earth Day!! [22 Apr 2005|09:39pm]

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Tree huggers ball @ Sunshine Day Dream Campgrounds. Terra Alta, West Virginia. [02 Apr 2005|10:03pm]


Treehuggers Ball

Bands: Fri
8:00 - 10:00 The Ashley Simpson Experience & Plaid Iguanna Project
10:30 - Mid. G-13
12:30 - 2:30 Davisson Brothers Band

1:30 - 3:30 Open Mic
4:00 - 6:00 ZEN
6:30 - 8:30 Mood Cultivation Project
9:00 - 11:00 All Mighty Senators
11:30 - 2:30 ekoostik hookah

Location: Sunshine Daydream

Date: 04/22/2005

Notes: $5.00 per person camping/parking fee. Early Bird camping on Thursday for $10.00

Advance Price: $30.00
Gate/Door Price: $45.00

Buy Tickets
Contact: 304-789-2292

From SunShineDreams.com
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[02 Apr 2005|10:00pm]

Is there anyone who owns The Doors: Live in Europe 1968 Vhs/Dvd?

Do you notice how offbeat the sound goes with the action, such as Jim singing and Ray playing?
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