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