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1 December 2009
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I thought it might be fun to have a place to post all the weird Beatles stuff we come across in the internet. I'll start off easy – Beatles Tea Sets!

Ok, this first one I found to be a bit depressing and unoriginal. The picture seems so serious for what should be a whimsical set. More experienced collectors could tell you if it's authentic and/or valable . Either way I can live without adding this to my collection.

Beatles Tea Set

The second one I found is certainly more colorful. I love the Yellow Submarine but Blue Meanies are creepy and I don't want to drink tea out of their heads!

Yellow Submarine Tea Set

Last but not least, Beatles' Blend Tea!

It's a loose leaf black tea that's a mix of Earl Gray, English Breakfast, various Indian teas, and Jasmine. THIS I might actually buy.

So there you have it. Feel free to post your own finds! Wink

P.S. Can we post pictures? If yes, then what size?

Edit: Added photos!

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1 December 2009
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That's great. On the subject of tea, in the Nowhere Boy film there's a scene where Julia and Mimi are in a cafe. Mimi asks the waitress for earl grey, and she snaps back: "I think you've got us confused with Buckingham Palace, love – it's easily done". Great line!

Yes, you can add pictures. When posting, click on the little pic of a tree. That brings up a popup box.

There are two ways to post pics. The first is to point to one hosted on another website. To do this (depending on your browser) go to the picture in question, right click and choose properties, then copy the location of the picture (it will probably begin with http and end with .gif or .jpg, but shouldn't be .html). Add this link to the "Image URL" field in the popup box. This is probably the easiest way to do it.

The other option is to upload it to my server. I'm not entirely sure if this is enabled to anyone but me, so if someone could test it that'd be useful. Again, click on the tree icon, then on the little image of a camera on the right-hand side. You should then be able to browse to pics on your computer and upload them to the site, and they'll then appear in your forum messages.

It's probably harder to explain than it is to actually do! I really should sort out a forum user guide for things like this, though I'm still learning how to use some of the features myself.

EDIT user guide now here: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo…..lp-guides/

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2 December 2009
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I'm glad you like it! I bought the tea actually, so I'll be sure to post a review. Is Nowere Boy out already? I wonder if it's even showing in Arizona…

I tried doing that but all I got was a one of those broken pic icons, so I assumed it was disabled. I'll try again.

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2 December 2009
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Nowhere Boy is out here in the UK on 26 December, though I'm not sure about international dates. I went to a preview screening at Abbey Road on Monday (which I'm still on a high from). Here's an article with pictures from the screening: http://www.beatlesbible.com/20…..d-studios/

…and a review of the film: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fi…..where-boy/

…and of the soundtrack album: http://www.beatlesbible.com/al…..oundtrack/

Sorry, I've hijacked your thread! If you still have problems with the images let me know and I'll take a look (though maybe not for a couple of days, as I'll be offline)

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3 December 2009
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That's ok. a-hard-days-night-george-10 I read the review and it's a shame that it lacks John's sarcasm. It seems interesting though. I'll have to keep an eye out for showings here.

Speaking of John Lennon history, I came across this article in my search for Beatles curios. It starts off as an interview with Yoko and then moves onto a comic covering John meeting and following in love with Yoko (and his break up with Cynthia) from his point of view. It's from an Unofficial Beatles comic book. It's probably old news, but I think it's a cool way to show their story.

A sample:

John/Yoko comic

My Brunch with Yoko

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6 December 2009
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I decided to look around etsy.com for Beatles stuff. Here are some of the things I thought were interesting.

LP Purse

The Beatles Abbey Road Vinyl Record Purse

Sacrilege! I could have owned that LP. :( I know they made millions of these LPs, but still.

Paul's banana


Bananas Yeah Yeah Yeah

Hmmm. Potassium.

kid art

Twist & Shoot by an 8 year old artist

If your feeling generous, you can buy this drawing for $6 US and 50% of the price will go to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.

Fab!


John Lennon Stache

I didn't want to like this. But it's just too funny and I kind of want it.

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6 December 2009
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Speaking of John Lennon history, I came across this article in my search for Beatles curios. It starts off as an interview with Yoko and then moves onto a comic covering John meeting and following in love with Yoko (and his break up with Cynthia) from his point of view. It's from an Unofficial Beatles comic book. It's probably old news, but I think it's a cool way to show their story.

A sample:

John/Yoko comic

My Brunch with Yoko


That's really odd – I'd never seen it before (but then I don't really keep track of most of the vast number of unofficial Beatles things that come out each year).

Some of the dialogue doesn't exactly ring true to me. I'm sure Lennon was aware of Ono before they met at the gallery, and I think Robert Fraser introduced the two of them. Also, Lennon said the only Beatle she was aware of was Ringo (it means Apple in Japanese, he said), although she did meet McCartney before Lennon. I know it's an artist's impression, but it's funny how these things can be jarring when you've read other accounts of the true events.

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7 December 2009
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I want that 'stache! Haha, it's great!

I agree Joe, I don't think John every mentioned it like that, well, he didn't in any reports I've read about their meeting, and it doesn't seem like either of them would say that anyways; it's quite out of character to me.

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7 December 2009
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Really? It seemed consistant with what was taught in the Beatles class my brother took. It was an online class, so I listened in – I guess I should have paid more attention! You've done the research so I'll take your word for it.

I wonder why they would change it, especially the Ringo/Paul switch? Perhaps, since the writer admitted to having a John and Yoko bias, Paul seemed more ironic to have her initially prefer his "rival"?

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7 December 2009
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This is from the Lennon Remembers, 1970, Rolling Stone interview Jann Wenner did with John:

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How did you meet Yoko?
There was a sort of underground clique in London; John Dunbar, who was married to Marianne Faithfull, had an art gallery in London called Indica, and I'd been going around to galleries a bit on me off days in between records, also to a few exhibitions in different galleries that showed sort of unknown artists or underground artists. I got the word that this amazing woman was putting on a show the next week, something about people in bags, in black bags, and it was going to be a bit of a happening and all that. So I went to a preview the night before it opened. I went in – she didn't know who I was or anything – and I was wandering around. There were a couple of artsy-type students who had been helping, lying around there in the gallery, and I was looking at it and was astounded. There was an apple on sale there for two hundred quid; I thought it was fantastic – I got the humor in her work immediately. I didn't have to have much knowledge about avant-garde or underground art, the humor got me straightaway. It was two hundred quid to watch the fresh apple decompose. But it was another piece that really decided me for or against the artist: a ladder that led to a painting, which was hung on the ceiling. It looked like a black canvas with a chain with a spyglass hanging on the end of it. I climbed the ladder, looked through the spyglass, and in tiny little letters it said, YES. So it was positive. I felt relieved. It's a great relief when you get up the ladder and you look through the spyglass and it doesn't say NO or FUCK YOU or something. I was very impressed. John Dunbar introduced us – neither of us knew who the hell each other was. She didn't know who I was; she'd only heard of Ringo; I think it means apple in Japanese. And Dunbar had sort of been hustling her, saying, "That's a good patron; you must go and talk to him or do something." Dunbar insisted she say hello to the millionaire – you know what I mean. And she came up and handed me a card that said BREATHE on it – one of her instructions – so I just went [pants]. This was our meeting.

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The McCartney thing is less certain, though I've read a few accounts of it. In brief, Ono knocked on his door asking for Beatles lyrics for a John Cage tribute. Here's Wikipedia's take on it:

There are two versions of how Lennon and Ono met: The first version says that on 9 November 1966, Lennon went to the Indica gallery in London, where Ono was preparing her conceptual art exhibit, and they were introduced by gallery owner John Dunbar.[123][124] Lennon was intrigued by Ono's "Hammer A Nail" Piece: patrons hammered a nail into a wooden board, creating the art piece. Lennon wanted to hammer a nail in the clean board, but Ono stopped him because the exhibit had not opened. Dunbar then said to Ono, "Don't you know who this is?" Ono had not heard of The Beatles but relented, on the condition that Lennon pay her five shillings. Lennon then said, "I'll give you an imaginary five shillings and hammer an imaginary nail."[38] The second version is that in late 1965, Ono was in London compiling original musical scores for a book that John Cage was working on.[125] She knocked on McCartney's door, but he declined to give her any manuscripts as he kept all his originals, but suggested that Lennon might oblige. When asked, Lennon gave the original handwritten lyrics to "The Word" from Rubber Soul to Ono. They were reproduced in Cage's book, Notations.[126]

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7 December 2009
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Thank you for that. I remembered the ladder part, so I didn't look much beyond it. I can see how it would pull you out of it. There's so much Beatles history to learn.

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10 December 2009
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Yay! My Beatles Blend tea arrived today. I made a pot and tried it out on my relatives. A part from making Beatles jokes about it ("Is there LSD in it?" "You really are obsessed", "A man has been in this tea" etc.), they seemed to like it. I found it quite pleasant.  It has a floral taste without being too purfumey. It is a bit like a mellower Lady Gray. Not that it is weak tea. I let it steep for four minutes, and it wasn't bitter, but the few leaves that did make to my cup did start to change it. So it`s not a green tea that you can forget on the counter.

Overall, a very nice tea, Beatles reference or no. If you are interested in ordering yourself, you can use the coupon code "welcome" to get free shipping, at least in the continental United States. I am not sure about international.

I found a couple of items for you today. First, Sean Ward's Beatles:

Beatles to Battle

Sean Ward's Beatles

Because even the Beatles could use a little Kung Fu.

Second:

Storming Abbey Road

Storming Abbey Road (Disco)

As much as I like the original Star Wars, I'm not sure it needs to be mixed with everything.
Besides this is funnier:

Happy Anarchy Day!Very polite

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10 December 2009
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I like that Stormtrooper t-shirt. Someone  should do one of the ascent of man combined with Abbey Road – it'd work really well.

EDIT though not with a tennis player. I should have looked harder for an image ;-)

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10 December 2009
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Joe said:

I like that Stormtrooper t-shirt. Someone  should do one of the ascent of man combined with Abbey Road – it'd work really well.

EDIT though not with a tennis player. I should have looked harder for an image ;-)


Ah! I think I saw one like that on one of the blogs I was reading. I'll post it if I can find it again. It shouldn't be that hard to get cafepress to make one, if you own the image.

Edit: Found it!

Beatles' evolution

I would have posted a link, but some of the other pictures are NSFW and this is a classy joint. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Oh, that's way cool. Thanks for sharing!

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14 December 2009
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Good Monday to you all. I found some more interesting Beatles items! I think I've underestimated the popularity of Yellow Submarine. I guess I wasn't the only one raised on it.

Yellow Submarine TV Lamp

TV Lamp

This is GORGEOUS! If I only had $100…

Papercraft Beatles

papercraft

You can print these up for free. I think they would make pretty cool speakers.

Beatle Juice

John Lemon

I would love these if only for the Simpsons reference. Oh and "Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE!"

Edit: According to cracked.com, this ranks #8 on their 25 Most Baffling Toys From Around The World

Wong Bears

Where are their eyes?

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21 January 2010
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Time to find your inner Beatle!

Beatleology Gives Fans a Chance to Discover Their Inner Beatle

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"Are you creative, contemplating and charming, with a slight tendency towards insanity? John is your inner Beatle.

Are you energetic and optimistic, with a highly competitive disposition? You might be a Paul.

Are you spiritual and reserved, but often jealous of others? You're a George at heart.

Are you social and loyal, but lacking patience? You're probably a Ringo."

I think I'm probably 60/40, George/Paul. How about you?

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21 January 2010
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skye said:

Time to find your inner Beatle!

Beatleology Gives Fans a Chance to Discover Their Inner Beatle

beatleology

"Are you creative, contemplating and charming, with a slight tendency towards insanity? John is your inner Beatle.

Are you energetic and optimistic, with a highly competitive disposition? You might be a Paul.

Are you spiritual and reserved, but often jealous of others? You're a George at heart.

Are you social and loyal, but lacking patience? You're probably a Ringo."

I think I'm probably 60/40, George/Paul. How about you?


WOW I want to read this, ho ho ho hee hee hee ha ha ha. I've always been interested in numerology/astrology, so this is something completely up my alley! My mom will think it's ridiculous, but I may be strange/awesome (depending on your views) enough to buy it!

But just making an estimation, I'd probably be 70/30, John and George.

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21 January 2010
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Actually, it makes me think about the sorting hat in Harry Potter – and you know there's got to be a crossover fanfic on that. Confused Let me know if you do buy it. I thinking of buying it too. (Keep spending, kiddies! Ringo needs a new pair of shades.)

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There's some more info here: http://www.beatlescience.com/ and a quiz example: http://www.beatlescience.com/quiz.html

I've been thinking of adding a 'Which Beatle are you?' personality quiz for this site, purely as a bit of fun. I'll have a think about possible questions. It looks like this book/site have already done something similar, though, so I'll try not to tread on their toes.

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