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  • JOHN WILCOCK: Paul Krassner and the Birth of the Political Prankster Group, YIPPIE!

    Yippies and Paul Krassner, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall

    JOHN WILCOCK: Paul Krassner and the Birth of the Political Prankster Group, YIPPIE!

    A 1967 acid trip during a hurricane at Ramrod Key, Florida, leads Abbie Hoffman, his wife Anita, and Paul Krassner to see the upcoming 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago as a hugely visible moment for political protest. When home from the vacation, the group has a celebratory smoke, leading to Paul's coining of the term Yippie, for politicized, radical, or activist hippies. From John Wilcock, New York Years, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall. (See all Boing Boing installments)

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