Thursday, September 22, 2011

Top 11 signs your host may be a hippie

Now to those who have been reading this blog for a while, or even a little bit, it might appear that the host is a fundamental Baptist with strong libertarian, Calvinistic, and conservative leadings.  Those who think so would be correct.  That said, your host was told by one of his coworkers that he is a hippie, and golly gee, I think he has a point.  Here are the top 11 signs that your blog host may be a hippie:

1.  He homeschools his children--many do not know, but homeschooling was revived in great part revived not by evangelical and fundamental Christians, but rather by hippies in the 1960s and 1970s.

2.  He drives rusty cars that are both over a decade old, one of which has a manual transmission.

3.  He often rides his bike to work, and his bicycles are well over a decade old.

4.  He bakes his own bread.

5.  He gardens.

6.  Most of his clothes are from natural fibers.

7.  He prefers acoustic instruments to electronic.

8.  He loves bluegrass music.

9.  He has personally repaired and restrung a violin fiddle.

10.  He makes a fair amount of his own furniture.

11.  He's deeply suspicious of the military-industrial complex and government.

So there you go.  Your host is not only an conservative fundamental Baptist with libertarian and Calvinistic leanings, but also a hippie.  Cue up the Arlo Guthrie!  (next post; complete text of "Alice's Restaurant")


Mark said...

Point 6 should refer to hemp fibers these days. ;^)

Pilgrim said...

A prime candidate for a "Crunchy Con" if there ever was one.

As a conservative Reformed libertarian Baptist punk rocker, I can only say:


Gabba Gabba Hey (and Semper Reformanda),

Bike Bubba said...

Mark: that's where I part ways with the Boulderites, to put it mildly. (hope they enjoy getting thrashed by USC instead of by Nebraska each year!)

Douglas said...

As I read this post, I recalled the Hank Williams, Jr. song "A Country Boy Can Survive."

I can plow a field all day long
I can catch catfish from dusk till dawn
We make our own whiskey and our own smoke too
Ain’t too many things these ole boys can’t do
We grow good ole tomatoes and homemade wine
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

Bike Bubba said...

Well, at least when he keeps his distance from the ladies and Jim Beam, who both tried to kill him in 1973, as another of his songs goes!

Welcome, fellow hippie! :^)