Y.I.P.-also stands for the Youth International Party. Masterminded one evening in a Lower East Side apartment by Paul Krassner with an acid hangover, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, his wife Anita Hoffman, and Jerry's girlfriend Nancy Kurshan. The letters were thought up first, then the acronym came later. A Yippie! was originally someone who was "going to Chicago". After the Democratic National Convention of 1968, The Yippies began more activities, protests, and organizing. What many "hippies" really saw themselves as, not the media-created nickname of hippie. Used occassionally as the facade of an actual party, but used only in the spirit of mocking elections and other parties or agendas.

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Soon To Be a Major Motion Picture, Abbie Hoffman