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28 October 2012
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bikelock28
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So I'm doing my History homework (about the Elizabethans) at the kitchen table, and I write down "Avoid civil war,"....and every time I read over it I think it says "Alan Civil," and I feel a little moment of Beatle happiness

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"I don't think we were actually swimming, as it were, with shirts on, 'cos we always wear overcoats when we're swimming,"-

George Harrison, Australia, June 1964

29 October 2012
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Wildcat said
Zig,

I personally don't listen to the radio on my work drives- I keep a constant rotation of the Nuggets box set CDs of U.S. and British rock/pop/psychedlic songs by the hundreds of incredible & mostly obscure bands who formed and recorded from 1965- 68, every one of them wanting to become the next Beatles - but I would have loved to hear a streaming sound clip of the guys in the bar saying A Day In The Life is better!

Maybe it's just that we fans pay more attention when The Beatles' name is overheard in a conversation, or it catches our eye in print, and it's pretty much agreed that we're always hearing one of their songs, from a car radio or in stores or elevators - and, to me, in every instance it happens, it's always a positive thing, never someone groaning when a song comes on or saying anything one would consider offensive.

 

Yeah, I normally don't listen to the radio either, but I had my wife's car that day and it has no iPod plug in availability.

I'm glad I caught that little exchange and thought it was very cool that the Beatles fans in attendance put the deejay in his place!

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29 October 2012
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Heh, I like (early) Rush just fine, but have NO idea what makes "Spirit of Radio"'s end so great, especially compared to "A Day In The Life". Hogwash!

Sorry to say that the last time I went back to the supermarket I mentioned several times earlier in this thread, I heard no Beatles-related music at all, breaking my streak of Beatle-accompanied visitations at four. (And I didn't even buy anything, just stood at the magazine stand for 20 minutes reading that Rolling Stone special Lennon issue, waiting in vain...)

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
29 October 2012
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I was channel-surfing yesterday and happened to stop on a showing of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which I haven't seen in at least a decade.  I remembered the "Twist And Shout" scene, of course, but did not remember this little piece of commentary from Ferris:

 

I do have a test today. That wasn't bullshit. It's on European socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So who gives a crap if they're socialists? They could be fascist anarchists. It still wouldn't change the fact that I don't own a car. Not that I condone fascism, or any "ism" for that matter. "Isms" in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an "ism", he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon: "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the Walrus. I could be the Walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off of people.

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30 October 2012
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bikelock28 said
So I'm doing my History homework (about the Elizabethans) at the kitchen table, and I write down "Avoid civil war,"....and every time I read over it I think it says "Alan Civil," and I feel a little moment of Beatle happiness

ahdn_ringo_09

 

Love it!! Not many people would have made that connection.

 

BluemeanAl said
I was channel-surfing yesterday and happened to stop on a showing of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which I haven't seen in at least a decade.  I remembered the "Twist And Shout" scene, of course, but did not remember this little piece of commentary from Ferris:

I do have a test today. That wasn't bullshit. It's on European socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So who gives a crap if they're socialists? They could be fascist anarchists. It still wouldn't change the fact that I don't own a car. Not that I condone fascism, or any "ism" for that matter. "Isms" in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an "ism", he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon: "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the Walrus. I could be the Walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off of people.

That one too! I forgot all about that. Like you, I haven't seen that movie in ages.

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30 October 2012
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Bought groceries again last night; again, no Beatles music. :(
But at least I've got food. (Including a coupla nice green apples, an obvious favourite.) :|

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
30 October 2012
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Von Bontee said
Bought groceries again last night; again, no Beatles music. :(
But at least I've got food. (Including a coupla nice green apples, an obvious favourite.) :|

Apparently, you are what you eat.

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30 October 2012
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Hopefully your apple doesnt go sour, cost you a whole load of money and cause many years of troubles.

 

Was it a Granny Smith or Laxton's Superb (i hope you desire to inform me)?

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31 October 2012
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Well, thanks to stupid Hurricane Sandy the majority of the trees in my backyard are knocked down into power lines, causing me to have absolutely NO POWER (Since I don't have wifi, I'm currently in Starbucks posting this,using their free wifi), so, me and my dad grabbed my iPod, the only working electronic thing in my house, and listened to Revolver and Abbey Road in their entirety, singing every song at tge top of our lungs, in the dark. It made this whole situation just a little bit better. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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31 October 2012
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meanmm, I bought a Granny Smith and a Golden Delicious (also a red McIntosh.) The Laxton's Superb is pretty much entirely unknown in Canada, except presumably among fans of Beatles trivia.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
31 October 2012
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FlyOn13 said
Well, thanks to stupid Hurricane Sandy the majority of the trees in my backyard are knocked down into power lines, causing me to have absolutely NO POWER (Since I don't have wifi, I'm currently in Starbucks posting this,using their free wifi), so, me and my dad grabbed my iPod, the only working electronic thing in my house, and listened to Revolver and Abbey Road in their entirety, singing every song at tge top of our lungs, in the dark. It made this whole situation just a little bit better. a-hard-days-night-george-10

That sounds such a great experience (the sitting listening to the Beatles albums with your dad part). Will be a great memory to look back on when youre both older. Its those moments that last.

Hopefully all those on here affected by Sandy are ok and havent lost too much (and everyone else not on here too of course). Keep safe and take care. Its bad enough having heavy rain and winds in the winter so getting weather like that must be horrendous, especially if your home and neighbourhood are flattened.apple01heart

As for apples dont like Granny Smiths, Golden Delicious are the ones for me. You do see Laxton's Superb occasionally but not that often where i am. The Pink Lady or whatever its called is far too soft to eat, no crunch.

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1 November 2012
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FlyOn13 said
Well, thanks to stupid Hurricane Sandy the majority of the trees in my backyard are knocked down into power lines, causing me to have absolutely NO POWER (Since I don't have wifi, I'm currently in Starbucks posting this,using their free wifi), so, me and my dad grabbed my iPod, the only working electronic thing in my house, and listened to Revolver and Abbey Road in their entirety, singing every song at tge top of our lungs, in the dark. It made this whole situation just a little bit better. a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

We did not get it as bad up here in Maine - a lot of high winds and drenching rain, but only lost power for about 90 minutes. I understand NJ and the NYC metro area got clobbered.

Best of luck to you and yours. apple01apple01apple01

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2 November 2012
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FlyOn13 said
Well, thanks to stupid Hurricane Sandy the majority of the trees in my backyard are knocked down into power lines, causing me to have absolutely NO POWER (Since I don't have wifi, I'm currently in Starbucks posting this,using their free wifi), so, me and my dad grabbed my iPod, the only working electronic thing in my house, and listened to Revolver and Abbey Road in their entirety, singing every song at tge top of our lungs, in the dark. It made this whole situation just a little bit better. a-hard-days-night-george-10

That's something my mom and I would do. a-hard-days-night-john-1heart I didn't lose power up here at school but I know some people in my town did. We've just been getting rained on! Hope you and your family are doing well!

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4 November 2012
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Bloody hell FlyOn13, I hope you're OK.  But singing along to Revolver in the dark does sound pretty awsome a-hard-days-night-george-3

"I don't think we were actually swimming, as it were, with shirts on, 'cos we always wear overcoats when we're swimming,"-

George Harrison, Australia, June 1964

5 November 2012
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I went to DSW the other day, and there was a shoe that was named Ringo Star. I walked past them, and thought I had read it wrong, but I didn't. They were kind of ugly, though, so it wasn't all too exciting.

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5 November 2012
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I was at the pools today, and I heard that a Beatles medley was playing in the gym next door

"Last night I said these words to my girl, I know you never even try girl, C'mon (C'mon) C'mon (C'mon) C'mon (C'mon) C'mon (C'mon)
Please Please Me, whoa yeah, like I please you" - "If there's anything that you want, If there's anything I can do, just call on me and I'll send it along, with love From Me To You." - "And when I touch you I feel happy inside, It's such a feeling that I know, I can't hide, I can't hide. - "Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner but he knew it couldn't last, jojo left his home in Tucson,Arizona for some California Grass" - "Baby you can Drive My Car, yes I'm gonna be a star, baby you can Drive My Car, and maybe I'll love you!"

 

I ended up staying in the pools for 30 more mins until the Beatles medley ended. 

5 November 2012
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Well they played Working Class Hero in caffe yesterday, never heard that song in some public place.

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6 November 2012
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I do have a funny story about "I Am The Walrus." So if your high school was anything like mine, the bathrooms had a considerable amount of graffiti. In one particular bathroom the words

"I Am The Walrus

koo koo catchoo"

were written on the door. (I've seen it spelled differently on here, but that's just how it was spelled at my school.) For four years I'd always wondered what those words meant. Forward to the end of my freshman year of college and I'm watching Across The Universe for the first time. The "I Am The Walrus" scene begins, and soon I am thinking, it's the words!

The next month when I'm at home, my mom and I are watching Across The Universe together. My younger sister comes down during the "I Am The Walrus" scene to see what we're watching, and you know what she says?

"Hey! That's written on the bathroom wall at school!" 

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8 November 2012
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anna,

Thank you so much for giving me the most unexpected laugh out loud moment at an even more unexpected time than I could imagine.

Almost a week ago, I found out my closest, and only, real friend of over 20 years had died from an apparent heart attack in his sleep, in Greensboro, NC (2.5 hrs from me), and he was one year and two days younger than me.

His name is Alan, and I miss him so much already, but I just managed to catch up on my emails tonight, and I was alerted to your latest comment, and I truly laughed spontaneously when I got to the end, a really great story, and wanted to thank you for the self-pity break.

I also love the 'koo koo catchoo' spelling, almost phonetically more accurate than John's!

9 November 2012
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I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your friend, wildcat. I'll be thinking about you. I'm so glad I could make you laugh, though! :D

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