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Which Is Better: The Hippie Or Hipster Movement?

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What Hippies Gave Us: Tie-Dye T-shirts!
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What Hippies Gave Us: Tie-Dye T-shirts!

Where would the world be without the tie-dye T-shirt? In complete and total chaos, that's where it would be without these shirts.
  1. What Hippies Gave Us: Tie-Dye T-shirts!

    What Hippies Gave Us: Tie-Dye T-shirts!

    Where would the world be without the tie-dye T-shirt? In complete and total chaos, that's where it would be without these shirts.

  2. What Hipsters Gave Us: Mismatched Fashion

    What Hipsters Gave Us: Mismatched Fashion

    Thanks to our friendly hipsters, no one has to worry about coordinating their outfit. Just throw something on and thank your local hipster!

  3. What Hippies Gave Us: Marijuana

    What Hippies Gave Us: Marijuana

    OK, marijuana was being well before used before the 60s. But it didn't really pick up steam until the 60s and the overtly hazy Woodstock.

  4. What Hipsters Gave Us: More Reasons Not To Smoke Cigarettes

    What Hipsters Gave Us: More Reasons Not To Smoke Cigarettes

    You already look unattractive when smoking, but now you have even more reason not to smoke cigarettes.

  5. What Hippies Gave Us: Cool Sunglasses

    What Hippies Gave Us: Cool Sunglasses

    Remember when sunglasses were just black? Yeah, those were some boring days. It was a good thing that hippies came along and dipped their glasses in the rainbow!

  6. What Hipsters Gave Us: The Revival Of Nerd Glasses

    What Hipsters Gave Us: The Revival Of Nerd Glasses

    Remember all those nerd glasses featured in every single 80s movie? Yeah, hipsters love them.

Ah yes, the 60s were a great time in American history. Plenty of music and love to go around, but it quickly died after the summer of 69'. From its ashes rose the Hipster movement (if you could call it a movement). The trend continues today, where youngsters dress in old 60s or 70s attire. But is this movement better than the Hippies they share lineage with?

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  • Sophia(SoSo) 2013/03/18 22:56:30
    Sophia(SoSo)
    Hipster is better
  • jacktown kid 2010/06/10 15:34:22
    jacktown kid
    The hippies were good and can be good still today.
  • cat 2010/06/08 21:38:51
    cat
    Well the hippies were cool i like the music they use to listen to all about love and peace. unity. Some of the most unforgettabe singer of that time still ring as heros of today.
  • nephthes 2010/06/08 15:00:39
    nephthes
    I think the orginal movement was better and you forgot one important factor that makes it better.. LSD. You can't find quality LSD anymore, whether it be in small or large quantaties.
  • highway star 2010/06/07 20:26:49
    highway star
    i think it is hippies...reason is they were so vivid and colorful which was the symbol of freedom..Not only that they were pretty successful to pull the mind of people living outside USA. There influence promotes the neo-classic individualism of today's world...We are having a mixed life style of their rock n roll fashion and responsibility seeking mindset of hipsters of 80s to have a better fit in dotcom era.
  • liloluvr 2010/06/02 23:26:46
    liloluvr
    hippies by a long shot lol!!!!
  • E.S.P.G. 2010/05/27 14:27:26
    E.S.P.G.
    We were a gentler generation

    gentler generation
  • cat E.S.P.G. 2010/06/08 21:45:55
    cat
    +2
    honest to goodness that music makes me want to hug and kiss everyone. We need so much to bring America back from this hateful place it is at right now and start a hippy revolution. Love Peace freedom unity
  • E.S.P.G. cat 2010/06/08 21:56:42
    E.S.P.G.
    I agree cat
  • Ravenholm cat 2011/01/14 06:00:46
    Ravenholm
    Very well said.
  • alyomg 2010/05/24 20:20:42
    alyomg
    i say hippies!!
  • Magoo 2010/05/23 20:14:23
    Magoo
    Hippies!
  • babygirlboy30 2010/05/17 13:13:22
    babygirlboy30
    i dont feel like it is better than the hippies. free love tie die lennon etc. wouldnt change it for the world
  • jimmynibbles 2010/05/14 23:47:59
    jimmynibbles
    What happened to the hippie movement was that they all started using heroin, instead of the usual marijuana and LSD. People were also unprepared for some of the effects that strong hallucinogens have on the mind. That being said, the hippies are still better than the hipsters. Seriously, mass religious experiences and free love...count me in!
  • Charles 2010/05/14 17:58:31
    Charles
    Which of these ended the '60s?
    June 3 | Last episode of 'Star Trek' airs
    The last episode of the original "Star Trek" airs on NBC. During the episode, titled "Turnabout Intruder," one of Captain Kirk's former lovers steals his body.

    June 6 | Joe Namath briefly retires
    Joe Namath, the star New York Jets quarterback who famously guaranteed a Super Bowl victory, briefly retires from the National Football League over a conflict with league Commissioner Pete Rozelle.

    June 8 | Nixon and Vietnam
    President Nixon, after being elected on a campaign pledge to pull troops out of Southeast Asia, announces the withdrawal of 25,000 U.S. troops from Vietnam.

    June 9 / June 23 | Burger becomes chief justice
    Appointed by President Nixon, Warren Burger is confirmed as the chief justice of the Supreme Court on June 9, succeeding Earl Warren. Two weeks later, he is sworn in. In 1973, Burger votes with the majority in the landmark Roe v. Wade case, establishing a woman's right to an abortion.

    June 28 | Stonewall riots
    A confrontation between gay rights activists and police outside the Stonewall Inn -- a gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York City -- escalates into a riot. Over the next four decades, the riots act as a symbolic force for the burgeoning gay rights movement.

    July 25 | Sen. Kennedy...





















    Which of these ended the '60s?
    June 3 | Last episode of 'Star Trek' airs
    The last episode of the original "Star Trek" airs on NBC. During the episode, titled "Turnabout Intruder," one of Captain Kirk's former lovers steals his body.

    June 6 | Joe Namath briefly retires
    Joe Namath, the star New York Jets quarterback who famously guaranteed a Super Bowl victory, briefly retires from the National Football League over a conflict with league Commissioner Pete Rozelle.

    June 8 | Nixon and Vietnam
    President Nixon, after being elected on a campaign pledge to pull troops out of Southeast Asia, announces the withdrawal of 25,000 U.S. troops from Vietnam.

    June 9 / June 23 | Burger becomes chief justice
    Appointed by President Nixon, Warren Burger is confirmed as the chief justice of the Supreme Court on June 9, succeeding Earl Warren. Two weeks later, he is sworn in. In 1973, Burger votes with the majority in the landmark Roe v. Wade case, establishing a woman's right to an abortion.

    June 28 | Stonewall riots
    A confrontation between gay rights activists and police outside the Stonewall Inn -- a gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York City -- escalates into a riot. Over the next four decades, the riots act as a symbolic force for the burgeoning gay rights movement.

    July 25 | Sen. Kennedy and Chappaquiddick
    Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy receives a two-month suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Mary Jo Kopechne, once a campaign worker for Sen. Robert Kennedy, drowned in the July 18 accident in Chappaquiddick, Massachusetts.

    July 20 | Moon landing
    Apollo 11, carrying three U.S. astronauts, lands on the moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon; crewmate Buzz Aldrin also walked on the moon. The third man on the mission was Michael Collins. Six lunar landings followed.

    July 24 | Muhammad Ali convicted
    Boxing champion Muhammad Ali is convicted of evading the draft after he refused to be inducted into the U.S. Army. Two years earlier, Ali applied for an exemption as a conscientious objector but was denied. He was stripped of his fighting license and title. He returned to the ring in 1970, and his conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1971.

    August 9-10 | The Manson murders
    During a two-night rampage, pregnant actress Sharon Tate and seven others are killed by Charles Manson and his "Family." Manson and four others -- Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Charles "Tex" Watson and Leslie Van Houten -- were later convicted of murder and other charges. Their death sentences were commuted to life imprisonment in 1972.

    August 14 | British troops sent to Northern Ireland
    More than 300 British troops are ordered into a Londonderry neighborhood in Northern Ireland after three nights of clashes between police and Catholic residents. The troops were supposed to stay for days, but the conflict lasted decades. The number of British troops stationed in Northern Ireland peaked at 30,000 in the early 1970s.

    August 14 | The Miracle Mets
    The New York Mets fall nine games behind the Chicago Cubs in the National League race but, led by future Hall of Fame pitchers Nolan Ryan and Tom Seaver, stage a comeback in the months that followed to capture the pennant. They went on to defeat the Baltimore Orioles for the Word Series title.

    August 15-18 | Woodstock
    Nearly 400,000 people show up at a farm in Bethel, New York, for a music festival that features legendary acts Jimi Hendrix, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone. The event would help define an era.

    August 17 | Hurricane Camille
    More than 250 people are killed in Mississippi and Louisiana when Hurricane Camille strikes the United States mainland. At its peak, Camille was a Category 5 storm, packing winds stronger than 200 mph and leaving tides measuring higher than 20 feet in its wake.
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  • Just MEH....Piwan 2010/05/14 14:09:13
    Just MEH....Piwan
    +1
    Hippies all the way! It was the Manson murders that caused the sudden death of the movement in 1969, and REAL hippies absolutely DO NOT endorse his actions and don't like being lumped in with him!
  • Mrs.Woodchuck!!! 2010/05/14 13:17:33
    Mrs.Woodchuck!!!
    i think the hippie movement but hey who really knows
  • pdshanny 2010/05/14 03:11:46
    pdshanny
    +1
    If the Hippie movement had not been driven to the ground, we would have a better world now. It frightened the people who depend on our greed to control us. That is why they had to kill it. They won and just look around you and see just what that brought on us. The hate is so thick you could slice it. The messages in this site shows that very clearly.
  • Яᴇv☠Doɴɴγ☠Dooᴍ☠Aɢɴosᴛɪc
    +1
    The hippie movement was more original and not about the clothing. But a idea of love and peace!! The hippie movement helped break through barriers and bring all walks of life together.

    Any movement based on fashion just contributes trends and nothing more.


    So I say the Hippie movement.
  • mea09 2010/05/13 23:49:18
    mea09
    At least their having fun

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