Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mental Floss

Here's what Mental Floss has to say about the word Groovy:

First heard amongst jazz musicians in the 1920s, groovy — or groovey — was a word used to describe music that was played with feeling and finesse. It was based on the phrase “in the groove,” which referred to the way a phonograph needle on a record player followed the grooves of a record. To be groovy was to be in perfect sync with the music. Strangely, in 1947, 20th Century Fox used the word in a promo trailer to describe and promote the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street. The word made a major comeback in the 1960s, of course, as a kind of generic for anything good, as when Simon & Garfunkel famously sang, “Life I love you, all is groovy.” The Austin Powers films brought the word back again in the ‘90s, in a kitschy way. And kitschy is what groovy will probably remain.

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Here's what we groovy people have to say:

Austin Powers is a wanne be, jealous impostor, nothing more. Just sayin'.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Time Enough

What is the grooviest thing about a holiday like New Year's Day, when everything is closed and you have the day off to do anything? Time. Time enough. Time enough to read, or, whatever. At last. We groovy people love having time enough.

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