Friday, March 27, 2009

Abbie Hoffman: Steal This Blog Entry.

Abbie Hoffman showing off his "Surf Russia" pants at an appearance in Boulder in the '80s, not too long before his death. The onetime '60s radical, co-founder of the Yippies, Chicago Seven co-conspirator, fugitive, and titular author of Steal This Book.

Hoffman walked onto the stage and took off a fake cast he'd been wearing, saying with a frown that everybody in Boulder always wanted to shake hands. Abbie didn't want to shake hands. He still wanted -- despite waning vim and vigor -- to stir shit up.

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