Is there any potent symbol of American waste and excess that hippies will not ban? First, it was plastic bags, out in San Fran-cisco. Now, hippies on the opposite coast are taking on the treasured American plastic bottle.

The place: Concord, Mass. The enemy: hippies. The enemy of the hippies: plastic bottles. "Who cares what hippies think, I will just run them over with my monster SUV," you say? That's all well and good until hippies seize control of the city and ban the sale of bottled water. Mmm hmm. What will Real Americans do now? Well, have harder penises, for one thing. [NYT. Pic via]