It is time to stop quivering in our boots in pointless fear of the future and just roll up our sleeves and build it.
- Ray Pierrehumbert

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Imagine



Brazenly copying Tamino.

8 comments:

Vinny Burgoo said...

More troll-bait! Shame on you!

('Imagine no possessions', says the millionaire as he saunters into his enormous mansion - his draughty single-glazed enormous mansion, to boot.)

Michael Tobis said...

Actually, a Manhattan coop is about the least damaging lifestyle a famous person can reasonably manage.

What mansion are you talking about?

Vinny Burgoo said...

Er, the one in the film?

Michael Tobis said...

Well, the mansion in the video was in fact empty of possessions, except for the piano...

Vinny Burgoo said...

See? The piano was doubtless made of mahogany, the extraction of which not only but also bla bla.

Stepping away from a literal take on the film's imagery: in real life, Lennon was a hypocrite. An angry, wealthy, woo-merchant who banged on about peace and the desirability of being poor.

Michael Tobis said...

Vinny I don't suppose you could find it in yourself to wait a day while those of us who miss him, for all his flaws, remember him fondly on the 30th anniversary of his murder?

Vinny Burgoo said...

Yes, I can. Sorry.

I didn't know this was all about an anniversary. I thought it was just...

Later.

Steve L said...

Lennon was a highly flawed individual. But his ideas and how he expressed them opened many eyes and changed the world. Why do people insist on focusing on the individual? It's like focusing on Al Gore. Imagine a world in which ideas stood on their merit rather than popularity contests and judgements of individuals associated with those ideas.