Posts Tagged: John Lennon

Other Famous People Who Were (Or Planned To Be) In Other Hobbit Movies

Were there other famous people attached at one point or another to adaptations of the J.R.R. Tolkien stories? There were! In fact, several non-Peter Jackson hobbit movies have already been made. You may have even seen some of them, when you were a little child, or when you were smoking marijuana "hobbit weed" and looking at videos on the Internet this very afternoon!

If you have kids and/or once enjoyed the indoor sport of Dungeons & Dragons, then you will probably go see The Hobbit next weekend. But what if Magneto and that guy from The Office weren't in the movie, then what? Other people would [...]


John Lennon Died Too Young, But Not That Young, And He Was Content

"You know what I listened to for the past five years? Muzak! For the kind of chores I was doing around the house, it was perfect. I know people are going to say, 'Oh, that's because he's got to be 40 and got soft.' Well, it might be that; it's irrelevant to me. The attitude is that when you change when you get older that there's something wrong with that, but the world is stupid enough as it is; if the young were running it, it would be really dumb." —John Lennon, in an interview a month before he was killed on December 8th, 1980. (This opens [...]


Paul Krugman's Playlist For The Republican Party

"Where does this disdain for workers come from? Some of it, obviously, reflects the influence of money in politics: big-money donors, like the ones Mr. Romney was speaking to when he went off on half the nation, don’t live paycheck to paycheck. But it also reflects the extent to which the G.O.P. has been taken over by an Ayn Rand-type vision of society, in which a handful of heroic businessmen are responsible for all economic good, while the rest of us are just along for the ride." —Paul Krugman is right. And it's important to note that before Neil Peart replaced John Rutsey on drums and Rush was taken [...]


Having Google Doodle Next Best Thing To Not Being Dead

Um, this seems like setting the tribute bar a little low: "If John Lennon had still been alive, he would be turning 70 on Saturday – but he has received the ultimate tribute in the shape of a Google Doodle."


British Tooth Actually Valuable

"One of John Lennon's teeth is expected to make £10,000 when it is auctioned next month. The tooth was given to the former Beatles' house keeper Dot Jarlett when she worked for him at Kenwood mansion in Surrey in the late 1960s. He told her to give it her daughter 'as a souvenir' after he had pulled it out in the kitchen of the Weybridge property." [WARNING: Tooth photo included.]


If John Lennon Turned 70

It is not without problems-some of the incidents are a little too over-the-top-but David Kamp's piece on John Lennon at 70 is worth reading for the last line alone.