Am I A Hippie?

Walking past the sea of buttons I always see displayed at the north end of Union Square, one such button caught my eye. I’m not one to browse buttons, but this button called to me. “C’mon man,” said the button. “You know you share my ideology.” I asked the button man how much it cost. He said “$2” and I promptly paid him and stuck the button on my bag. Now the question arises: would Eric Cartman call me a stupid hippie?

Of course, posting about this button makes me readily identifiable in a sea of people. If you see this button bobbing up and down in front of you, chances are that’s me walking. Because who else in their right mind would buy this button and pin it to their backpack? A stupid hippie, that’s who.

19 thoughts on “Am I A Hippie?”

  1. Ok – I have a confession, I haven’t even read this post. But I was in the middle of reading your blog (like I do multiple times a day, every day) and you updated, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to be the first to comment. Hooray me. Keep up the good work!!

  2. what does it really mean? everyone likes food, not many people like bombs.. i’m not savvy in this things, can you explain it’s message to me? thank you. i love your blog.

  3. Believe it or not, Food Not Bombs is a legit, organized group. (I know this because I live in Cambridge, MA, the hippie capital of the free world.) There’s a local branch in Cambridge, and they hang out in parks with picnic coolers of food and offer to feed anyone who passes by.

  4. Ditto to what Lauren said. Food Not Bombs directly opposes war and violent conflict and organizes to feed healthy vegetarian food to hungry people, usually the homeless. They salvage food that would have been discarded and use it to make what they serve in city parks or at protests and demonstrations. They are often arrested and consider themselves revolutionaries against war, poverty and globalization. Here’s a link:

  5. Just a quick note to say I absolutely LOVE your blog…Funny, informative and excellent reading for a foodie like me…..

  6. “they hang out in parks with picnic coolers of food and offer to feed anyone who passes by”

    Could there be a more noble calling? Bravo Food Not Bombs!

  7. Hey Adam! If you’re ever in the mood to get yourself an extra orifice whereby the products of digested food (not bombs) can exit the body, show up at ABC No Rio’s kitchen when the anarchist punk youth is cutting up carrots n’ onions for official Food Not Bombs distribution. Call ’em hippies. See what happens.

  8. Yup, Food Not Bombs — actual anti-globalization organization that distributes veggie food to the poor. They wouldn’t eat mutton, though.

  9. I agree with the above, except that Food Not Bombs is not organized. There is no Food Not Bombs organization, it’s just people getting together to give food to people. There is no official distribution. Anyone who wants to can try to get their own Food Not Bombs event together.

    It’s also not necessarily for the poor.

    The people who started Food Not Bombs also do not agree with the ‘hippie’ mindset that many Food-Not-Bomb-people have. It’s kind of funny.

  10. Ditto to all of the above. I recall schoolmates in Boca Raton, FL being members when I was a wee lass. Or maybe it was in Coral Springs. Somewhere in South Florida.

  11. I beg to differ–Cambridge the hippie capital???? I volunteered at Food Not Bombs in Berkeley.

  12. Plenty of need for both food and (unfortunately) bombs in this world. The trick is knowing when and how to use both appropriately.

  13. First of all, I just have to say that hippies rule. if you disagree, well… so be it, but you’ve never known a true hippie.

    That being said, I dig the button AG – wear it with pride – and wave your Freak Flag high!!

    ps: there is no place or need for bombs in this world. ever.

  14. berkeley the hippie capital? maybe it once was, but i go to ucb and the town is nothing like i thought it would be. although i have seen the food not bombs people and theyre pretty awesome

  15. LOVE NOT WAR is better than FOOD NOT BOMBS but they both sound happy to me, and i guess they are both right. and by the way ”cartman” hippies are NOT stupid. love you xxx peace out. :) happy smiley day.

  16. are you hippies fighting over who is the biggest hippie? thats why we wont win an election…

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