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(YouTube)   "Son, have you ever been arrested?" A Thanksgiving Tradition: 1967's "Alice's Restaurant", in its entirety   ( youtube.com) divider line
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2013-11-28 05:42:16 PM  
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duffblue: The war ended in 1973 you god damn hippies. Boomers: kill yourselves.

The war never ends, they just find a different enemy that we're all supposed to hate.  We have always been at war with Eastasia.
2013-11-28 12:27:24 PM  
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blackhonda: He (Arlo) is currently worth 10 million plus. There gold in protest I guess!

There's bigger money in wit and talent.
2013-11-29 01:09:58 AM  
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duffblue: The war ended in 1973 you god damn hippies. Boomers: kill yourselves.

1975 actually is when Saigon fell. You fail at history.

In 73 I had to sign up for the draft. The war was still going. Missed the next two draft picks but not by much.

And no, I'm not going to kill myself. Looking to retire soon.
2013-11-29 12:20:10 AM  
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2013-11-28 08:20:33 PM  
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Amazing how traditions evolve, isn't it? Thanksgiving used to be about hypermaxing your caloric intake, followed by falling asleep in front of the TV watching insipid football. Now, we eat a hearty meal, listen to "Alice's Restaurant", and watch a 22 minute episode of a long-defunct sitcom about a radio station dropping live turkeys from a helicopter.

/Still funny after all these years
2013-11-28 06:04:07 PM  
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Mayor_of_Simpleton: Listener-supported WYEP in Pittsburgh played it around noon. Radio tradition.

"I'm sittin' here on the bench, I mean I'm sittin' here on the Group W bench 'cause you want to know if I'm moral enough join the Army, burn women, kids, houses and villages after bein' a litterbug."

Written in 1967 about an incident in 1965.

Arlo really, really hated the people who weren't able to dodge the draft.
2013-11-28 01:38:44 PM  
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blottoman: jim32rr: carmody: They used to play this on a local radio station at noon every Thanksgiving. I bet one of the stations still does...

WXRT, FM 93.1, Chicago, IL

Best station ever

Without it Chicago would be ..... Milwaukee
2013-11-28 01:33:28 PM  
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Alice's Restaurant came up in the course of discussion once upon a time, and an older fellow and I spontaneously starting singing a couple bars of it, in harmony.  Weirded the hell out of this AFROTC cadet in the room with us.

Because I was another AFROTC cadet.

And the older fellow was the USAF Colonel larger than life fighter pilot that was in charge of our training.

They still took both of us.  Things had changed, Arlo, things had changed... 18 years ago.
2013-11-28 01:32:03 PM  
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duffblue: The That war ended in 1973 you god damn hippies. Boomers: kill yourselves wake up.

2013-11-28 01:13:33 PM  
1 vote:
Noon in St. Louis on Thanksgiving Day, KSHE 95.  I'm listening to it now.
2013-11-28 01:00:18 PM  
1 vote:
The war ended in 1973 you god damn hippies. Boomers: kill yourselves.

2013-11-28 12:59:16 PM  
1 vote:

This one's better. It has an awesome story followup about Nixon.
2013-11-28 12:45:58 PM  
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blackhonda: He (Arlo) is currently worth 10 million plus. There gold in protest I guess!


Guthrie has also become a Rand Paul Republican.  Like a lot of those 60s "hippie" types it appears that he wasn't motivated so much by righteous indignation against and unfair and immoral society as he was interested in smoking dope and sleeping with groupies.....and not getting shot in a jungle in Southeast Asia.

BTW, there is an old dude who lives down the street who is rabid Tea-Party supporter.  Back in the 60s he was a hippie who lived in Greenwich Village.  He used his wealthy parents' money to attend a foreign medal school in Franco controlled Spain.  He came back after the draft ended.  He never did become a doctor.
2013-11-28 12:22:34 PM  
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MontanaDave: I want to kill. I wanna see blood and guts and gore, and veins in my teeth. Eat dead, burnt bodies. I mean, I want to kill.

Turns out the shrink at MEPS isn't impressed with that line
2013-11-28 12:12:54 PM  
1 vote:
I watched this movie once .....once. what a horrible piece of sheet.
2013-11-28 12:06:27 PM  
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Happy Thanksgiving to fellow Vermonters, the Guthrie family.

don't want a pickle
2013-11-28 12:03:33 PM  
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marcpen: Group W, right here on this bench.

Beat me to it.  You got a damn lot of gall
2013-11-28 11:20:27 AM  
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Group W, right here on this bench.
2013-11-28 09:05:58 AM  
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One of these days, I am going to have to make a drive out to the quote-scene-of-the-crime-unquote.  I'll be sure not to bring any shovels, rakes, or implements of destruction.  Don't want to run into Chief Officer Obie Jr. or nothin'.
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