We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I almost said "Eugene Oregon", the worlds biggest collection of '60s escapees on the planet. A place where a lot of people never grew up, still fighting for "piece, love, and a little on the side". Just strange.....
I keep telling myself, "Self, PROOFREAD BEFORE POSTING you flipping idiot!".... Grrrr. So, in the interest of exactness and usage, that should be "PEACE" (Although "a little on the side" goes with a piece, eh?)
The 'piece' on the side goes well and no doubt was what your mind was thinking. ha. ha. Proofing a comment is good, but people tend to 'see' what they mean and it isn't until later you note the mistake. I used 'hear' for 'here' the other day and was so horrified. I teach English! My worst 'typo' is leaving a word out, but as I read it, my mind inserts it and off it goes to haunt me later.
What little mistakes people make are generally fixed in the readers' eyes. But check out younger people with their 'ur' and acronyms and no capitalization.... ugh.
I discovered this blog by searching for "hippies blacks" looking for commentary that the hippie movement did a number on black America. Some guy (from the City Journal) on the current History International show. Such searching turned up this blog and a post noting hippies were really little more than young white guys looking for sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll trying to dress up their base desires with faux-sophistication.
In that spirt, I say "piece" as in a "piece of tail" works very well!
My contribution to the captioning: "Out on the road today, I saw a DEADHEAD sticker on a Cadillac" (I know they are not cadillacs but beamers).
To complete an uncomplete sentence:
Some guy (from the City Journal) on the current History International show hypothesized (IMO credibly) Black America was dragged back down into the mire by the hippie drug culture.