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Altamont Festival, supposedly the Woodstock West, where an 18 yr old girl was stabbed to death by one of Hell's Angels.

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DOH! Thanks for correcting (my memory is slipping). I'm nearly 50...some grace, please.
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DOH! Thanks for correcting (my memory is slipping). I'm nearly 50...some grace, please.
Jes' one of them young whippersnappers! Why you were only 9 years old at the time! We can't expect you to remember the details.
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I was up late watching the returns on TV when Sirhan shot Bobby. I was just in shock.
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It's true...the '60s had a dark side.

Once upon a time there was a plot of land in Berkeley that the University wasn't using. The people turned it into a community park. The University tried to take it back. The people would not give up their park without a fight.

So the National Guard came to Berkeley. With rifles, tanks...and choppers.

The guy I was dating was in the campus hosptal with pneumonia at the time...that's about where this chopper started its run. I was visiting and had borrowed the family station wagon, so I took a full load of kids out of the area when this started then came back for a second load and ferried them out too.
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The people in this photo who are running already know what's coming. The people standing and watching are in for an unpleasant surprise. And the chopper is still over a block away from its intended target...
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Man, I'd be getting the f*ck out of there!!!

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I'd like to apologize in advance for the next post
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Did I mention that I'd like to apologize for this next post?
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As Robin Williams would say: "I'm waiting with a worm on my tongue."
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OK. I'm thinking about starting "Suicidal Scooter Tag"-- a place you can post enough depressing images to make you run for the medicine cabinet.

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I kept singing "Four dead in O-HI-O" to myself and thought of this famous photograph. In my world today it's hard to imagine anything more upsetting than the following. I must be truly blessed.

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(I like your version better.)

I think we must have an affinity for troubled places in my family. My husband arrived in Kent State that summer to start graduate school just a few short months after this photo was taken. Fortunately they'd stopped shooting the students by then.
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So let's go with another event that celebrated its 40th Anniversary this year. This was the start of a movement.

I've chosen a happy photo...not sure if this was before or after the riots.
Look what's happening out in the streets
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Look what's happening out in the streets Got a revolution, got to revolution
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Stonewall Riots
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It was the first and until it closed in 2009 it was the oldest surviving ......

It was named after the author of one of my favourite quotes

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars"
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It was named after the author of one of my favourite quotes
Oooh! And you've gone all appropriately British on us.

I can find dozens of photos of this place, but have not yet located that exact angle and tree placement. If I get out of my meeting in time I'll hunt it down.

(I too love that quote!)
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Oooh! And you've gone all appropriately British on us.

trust me, it was what is sometimes "a happy accident" and I just went with it.
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I can find dozens of photos of this place, but have not yet located that exact angle and tree placement. If I get out of my meeting in time I'll hunt it down.

(I too love that quote!)
try just the author's name and what it is, leave out the fluffy stuff.
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And, oddly, I needed to go to unfiltered image search. Bizarre.

The Oscar Wilde Bookshop late of NYC.
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Refering to my hometown she said: "There is no there there." While this phrase has been widely interpreted as some sort of existential slam against the city, it's really just that she couldn't locate her childhood home when she returned.
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Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas (on the scooter)

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Stein was a friend of the avant garde artistic and literary world. This famous cubist painted her portrait, and when someone commented that it didn't look like her, the artist replied, "She will".

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24hrs later. No response for one of the most recognized figures in 20th-century art? I don't need to post something else, do I? I'll let it float another 24hrs--maybe you guys are busy with work.

Or playing tag on another thread..
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24hrs later. No response for one of the most recognized figures in 20th-century art? I don't need to post something else, do I? I'll let it float another 24hrs--maybe you guys are busy with work.

Or playing tag on another thread..
nay just working
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American sculptor most famous for inventing the mobile.
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Hmmm...wonder if I can add Illinois to my "scoots visited" location map?
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Hmmm...wonder if I can add Illinois to my "scoots visited" location map?
only if I can too.

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well when your father and grandfather are named Alexander, you some times go by nickname
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And if you're named after your Dad and they call you Bobby, then your Dad may be a painter...
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Robert De Niro Sr.
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Though his approach was sometimes called "Neo-Dada," this artist is frequently cited as one of the forerunners of American Pop Art
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Robert Rauschenburg. Most people would settle for a monogram on their hankerchief.
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Alex, I'll take famous artists with the first name Robert for $250

After seeing a retrospective of this artist's work I wanted to get one of those large, bound empty books and put it on the shelf with the title "[Name of artist] Works on Paper." Of course to have the joke work someone would need to come, look at it, be curious, and take it off the shelf. Perhaps it would work as a "coffee table" book....
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Are hints required?

This 79-year old American painter once worked as a museum guard at MoMa along with Dan Flavin. He is known for white paint, and considers how to paint more important than what to paint.

Oh yeah, and of course we've already established that his first name is Robert.
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