Monday, August 15, 2005

No.

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Just... No. This is unacceptable. Posted by Picasa


And speaking of things that are unacceptable:

In the immortal words of Yoko Ono, "Aieeeee!" A fierce primal scream - of the kind Ms. Ono is famous for as a performance and recording artist - is surely the healthiest response to the agony of "Lennon," the jerry-built musical shrine that opened last night at the Broadhurst Theater.

(snip)

This drippy version of his life, written and directed with equal clunkiness by Don Scardino and featuring a Muzak-alized assortment of Lennon's non-"Beatles" songs, suggests that he was just a little lost boy looking for love in all the wrong places until he found Ms. Ono and discovered his inner adult. When his adoring fans and a hitherto tame press turned on him in the late-1960's, Lennon told a journalist that his public had never seen him clearly to begin with, that even when he was a schoolboy, those who actually knew him never "thought of me as cuddly."

Yet cuddly is how Lennon (who is portrayed by five actors) emerges here, like a pocket-size elf doll who delivers encouraging mantras of self-help and good will when you scratch his tummy. "We're all one," "Love is the answer," "Be real" - these and other Lennonisms are projected in repeated succession on a screen before the show begins. Little that follows goes beyond such fortune-cookie wisdom.

And this was necessary why???

(And should I be concerned that someone found my blog via a Google search for "clinical assholism"?)

8 comments:

Thomas said...

I can't even get passed that picture to read your post.

Eli said...

No need to, really...

oldwhitelady said...

(And should I be concerned that someone found my blog via a Google search for "clinical assholism"?)

NO! Really? If true, that is quite strange. However, I am thinking that google likes to throw in a blog or two just for the fun of it. I wonder if you had a post or two where you might have mentioned those two words.

Eli said...

Well, they didn't put it in quotes, so they found a post that had the words clinical and assholism in it, although not together (although that particular post certainly could have).

They left immediately. Not enough assholism on display, I suppose.

Comandante AgĂ­ said...

I don't really understand the whole google thing. I get so many hits at my blog from people searching for lesbian porn.

Eli said...

I just got a hit from a search on "Kingpin hitting boobs Vanessa" - I'm afraid to even try to figure out how those words were on my blog at the same time...

zp said...

Wait, its unclear to me. Are you aware that Pickles is at 653 Greenfield Ave in Pittsburgh, PA?

Eli said...

Yes, I took the picture myself.

I'm just saying that a dancing green pickle in a yellow Pirates hat is unacceptable to me, as it should be to all red-blooded, right-thinking, patriotic Americans.