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counterculture

kown ter kuhl cher

  • n  a culture with lifestyles and values opposed to those of the established culture

  • Carlin was a product of the counterculture era in lifestyle as well as comedy.
  • It's no longer the counterculture.
  • DIRTY DANCING Until they invented the counterculture, teenagers of the early '60s like Baby Houseman (Jennifer Grey) had to make do with just culture.
Quotes

  • Tom Brokaw in New York Times
    My ambitions were counter to the counterculture,says Mr. Brokaw, who was born in 1940, had a family and an established career by 1968 and did not experience the full impact of the baby boom in his personal life.
  • Sam Andrew in Spinner
    On news of his former bandmate's passing, co-founder Sam Andrew wrote on Big Brother's official website, "For me and many people, James was the real 1960s, the real exemplar of that counterculture, the forerunner. Peter Albin, Chet Helms and I...
  • James L Brooks in Kansas City Star
    We've gone from counterculture to mainstream culture in this 20 years,says James L. Brooks, who developed the show, now the longest running sitcom in history (the runner-up, interestingly, is "Ozzie and Harriet," 1952 to 1966).

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