Tag Archives: The Sixties

Lowering the Boom

Sometimes the unimaginable happens. Back in the sixties, when it was long hair and talking about the revolution and about not trusting anyone over thirty, the Beatles released that ditty about finally turning sixty-four – and it didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Sketch Comedy Returns

Yeah, we were going to change the world, but when we graduated from college in 1969, it was clear that the world wasn’t going to cooperate. Richard Nixon, of all people, was now our president, and the Beatles had all … Continue reading

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Policing America

Some of us remember the sixties – we were young and we were there – and remember the cops were the pigs. They were the pigs unless you were in trouble – if you were being mugged or someone stole … Continue reading

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In the America That Time Forgot

There are places that time forgot, but San Francisco isn’t one of them. The 1967 Summer of Love isn’t even a memory there now – the city has been taken over by tech-billionaires, the only people who can afford to … Continue reading

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America Takes Its Lumps

History is lumpy. There’s no steady march of progress. America is doing just fine until, suddenly, it isn’t. No one saw the stock market crash of 1929 coming, and no one saw the total collapse of the economy at the … Continue reading

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You Say You Want a Revolution

Everyone was young once, and some of us were young in the sixties, and we were going to change the world – but it refused to change. Many took to the streets in Chicago in 1968, or wish they had, … Continue reading

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Opening Old Wounds

Those of us who graduated from college in 1969, as the curtain came down on the cultural/political/sexual/musical revolution that changed America and the world forever – if it did – are in our late sixties now. Almost all of us … Continue reading

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