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Pope John/John Lennon

 
 
Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 06:46 am
Mrs. Throbber was commenting to me this morning about the shear size of the gathering for his funeral and it struck me that the last person I remember that had a turn out like that was John Lennon.

I just thought that was interesting. Probably only to me.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 06:49 am
Naw...John Lennon is sort of like the Pope of music to a lot of people.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 06:51 am
I was thinking more along the lines of him being a global proponent of peace and love.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 07:06 am
or that... Laughing
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Rex the Wonder Squirrel
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 10:52 am
The Beatles > the papacy
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 11:16 am
The comment:

Quote:
Mrs. Throbber was commenting to me this morning about the shear size of the gathering


suggests to me that the Grim Reaper has switched from a scythe to scissors.

Or perhaps you are suggesting that there will be some terrorist activity?
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 11:17 am
Are you correcting my spelling? Do I need to stay after school?
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Rex the Wonder Squirrel
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 11:22 am
Ha ha, you lost some recess time.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 11:28 am
don't tell but it was me who farted during assembly
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 12:14 pm
Quote:
Are you correcting my spelling?


I was congratulating you on enriching the symbolism of the occasion.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 12:36 pm
My mistake m'aam...how embarrasking...
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 01:45 pm
Embarassing? Only for a practical man with a weak ego. Poets have nerve, verve and a certain amount of linguistic freedom.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 01:54 pm
a practical man with a weak ego eliminates me completely.
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 02:37 pm
Was it John who notoriously said that the Beatles were bigger than Jesus? They caught some flak for that, if memory serves...
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 02:40 pm
D'artagnan wrote:
Was it John who notoriously said that the Beatles were bigger than Jesus? They caught some flak for that, if memory serves...


Yes he said that and was misunderstood. He was speaking of the vapidity of the average citizen and their propensity for hero worship. The vapidity of the average citizen and the below average citizen (read: fundamentalist right wing nuts, yes they've been around a long time) misinterpreted his remark.
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 04:00 pm
Agreed, blue. That episode amused me, if memory serves.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 04:56 pm
I don't know about you, but I'm a bit disgusted by the spectacle in Rome today. A man who has served as the head of a recognized and largely respected religious body should, at least, be accorded some dignity in the manner of his interment. I am not a Roman Catholic, but I wonder how the Catholics can tolerate making a gala feste out of a somber occasion which deserves some solemnity, not the kind of mass hysteria that I saw displayed on TV. It was more like the funeral of Rudolph Valentino, lacking only some female trying to throw herself onto the bier.
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 04:58 pm
I thought along similar lines, MA, but y'know, I figured out some time ago that funerals are for the survivors, not the dearly departed. And this pageant is what people wanted, I suppose...
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El-Diablo
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 05:37 pm
Should a funeral be somber? THey believe hes passed on to paradise. Isnt that cause for celebration?
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 05:48 pm
Did anyone else read Nicholas Kristof's editorial?

Wonderful stuff: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/06/opinion/06kristof.html?n=Top%2fOpinion%2fEditorials%20and%20Op%2dEd%2fOp%2dEd%2fColumnists%2fNicholas%20D%20Kristof
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