From the Annals of Mindboggling Things I Overhear in my Own Home comes the following. What you need to know–there has been no mention of hippies prior to Vince’s opening statement.
Me: Hippies? Why?
Vince: Cuz they’re mean.
Me: Why do you think they’re mean?
Vince: Because they eat monkeys.
Eli (age 9): You mean hobos. Hobos eat monkeys.
….. 10 minutes later
Eli: I don’t think hobos eat monkeys.
Hippies, apparently, remain accused of monkey-eating. Sorry, hippies. I just can’t fix everything.