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What Happened in the Sixties?

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      - Verbal Pictures of Our Childhood
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The Boomers' 60s Verbal Collage

It’s a sign of the times.
Danke Schoen.
Where am I going? I don’t know.
Turn on, tune in, drop out.
Here’s another fine mess.
Leggo my eggo.
Happy birrrrrrthday, Mr. Pres-i-dent.
And time, can do, so much.
I want a word with all you tigers.
Smarter than the average bear.
It’s the real thing.
Mrs. Brown, you’ve got a lovely daughter.
Sorry about that, chief.
The feminine mystique.
It is the middle ground between
      light and shadow.
Have a yaba-daba-do time.
Don’t you wish everybody did?
You didn’t have to be so nice.
Long live his name, and
      long live his glory.
Lend me your comb.
Do not attempt to adjust the picture.
Ask any mermaid you happen to see.
Wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper, too?
Sky of blue, and sea of green.
King of the wild frontier.
Kids say the darndest things.
When you least expect it.
The rain in Spain.
Mmm, mmmm, good;
      mmm, mmmm, good.
You’re queen for a day!
Everybody’s gotta’ have a gang.
Sorry, Charlie.
Born on a mountain top in Tennessee.
A horse is a horse; of course, of course.
I want my Maypo.
How sweet it is!
Will the mystery guest enter and
      sign in, please?
That mule, Old Rivers, n’ me.
People say we monkey around.
Do not fold, bend, spindle or multilate.
Twist and shout.
But most of all, I remember mama.
What a chunk of chocolate.
I wanna’ hold your hand.
It’s such a comfort to take the bus.
Georgia on my mind.
How much is that doggie in the window?
Eight days a week.
Under the boardwalk.
They laugh alike, they walk alike.
She’s givin’ me good vibrations.
God speed, John Glenn.
The San Francisco treat.
Jean Louise, stand up.
You can get any-thing that you want.
I like IKE.
His name was Cat Ballou.
One o’clock, two o’clock,
      three o’clock rock.
Nothing says lovin’.
It’s a beautiful noise.
He was the bravest of them all.
When you can’t brush after every meal.
He stood 6-foot 6; weighed 245.
Does she or doesn’t she?
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.
Blame it on the Bosa Nova.
You asked for it.
Thanks; I needed that.
I’ll have a blue Christmas.
As free as the wind blows.
Get your kicks.
Breaking up is hard to do.
Catch a falling star.
Please, Mr. Custer.... I don’t wanna’ go.
He’s gonna get caught;
      just you wait and see.
From the valley of the jolly, ho, ho, ho.
I fought the law.
Penny a point, ain’t no one keeping score.
Two, two, two mints in one.
I would not eat them anywhere.
Do you wanna dance?
It’s crying time again.
I’m so young, and you’re so old.
Where would you be without me, Cocky?
I gave her my heart, but she
      wanted my soul.
The shoot horses, don’t they?
I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love.
Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me.
That’s what you get for lovin’ me.
Lay your head... upon my shoulder.
Get a job.
Since you’ve grown up, your future
      is sewn up.
Good n’ plenty, good n’ plenty.
Now you take Sally, and I’ll take Sue.
Spend your life in sin and mysery.
They call the wind Mariah.
Consumes 47 times its weight.
My name, Jose Jimenez.
Wherever you’re going, I’m going
      your way.
It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.
You blockhead!
See the USA.....
Elvis the pelvis.
Carpet bomb.
Peabody, here.
Wise man say, only fools rush in.
Unsafe at any speed.
I was a teenage werewolf.
Oh, the line forms, on the right, dear.
Thanks for the memories.
I tell her “I’ll never leave you again.”
This tape will self-destruct
      in five seconds.
Money talks.
Cleans your breath, while it
      guards your teeth.
The hills are alive.
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream.
Mother, please! I’d rather do it myself.
She had... kisses sweeter than wine.
I double-dog-dare ya’.
A dragon lives forever, but not so
      little boy.
Your daddy is sleeping, and your momma
      ain’t around.
Girl, I heard you’re getting married.
Olley, olley, oxen free!
I’m strong to the finish.
With a little help from my friends.

The Boomers’ 60s Verbal Collage

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