2011 was a completely unscripted year. Major highs, shiny lows. Discovery Rebirth of creativity Incredible new friends Still loving ...

My 1986 To 2011 John Lennon Evolution

2011 was a completely unscripted year. Major highs, shiny lows.

Discovery


Rebirth of creativity


Incredible new friends


Still loving the existing ones


Learning how to make much better spaghetti


Finally seeing myself 20 years older from a moment of my life. And liking it.

When I was younger I snuck away from school to waste the day. Ditching wasn't too difficult since forging notes went unnoticed and I had many friends who helped out in the school office. It was a common occurrence. 

That day I ventured into a Tower Records (yes I just aged myself) to look at all the music I couldn't afford. There was a news crew inside. They were not operating at a pace as if someone was shot, just casually talking to consumers about blah blah blah.

The blah was John Lennon's birthday. Which was... oddly enough... that day. Math is math. They asked if I'd like to be interviewed. I saw 5 other people talk to the camera before me so I figured I'd get in the mix, not as if they'd use it.

I didn't know much about Lennon. I liked the Beatles and had seen enough of Paul McCartney on television that I had deemed him my favorite. I was easy to please back then. I thought Gallagher was hilarious.

I knew Lennon was dead, hated the war and married an ugly girl. Not much more. But since I was on camera and played it up to the dozen of people who may see it.

"John Lennon changed the way we listen to music, and view the world"

No too shabby for a teenager.

I threw in some keywords like "talented", "amazing", "favorite", "I have all his albums".

Then I left, got a 44 ounce Dr. Pepper and drove my 1975 Toyota Celica home.  A car we all penned "The Silver Bullet". I drove the 30 miles back and didn't think much of watching the news that night.

But it was on, and so was I. That geeky kid who ditched school that day was on the evening news. My family got to see it. My friends got to see it.

And apparently all of my school did too.

As I went from class to class the next day and handed my teachers a sick note, they all expressed their excitement of seeing me on television.

And by excitement I mean their "AHA!" moment.

I avoided detention but had to talk to my art teacher about 60's music for 40 minutes. I learned nothing more than he had spinach for lunch.

Now it's 2011. Lennon's birthday. Since then I have developed so much love for the Beatles that it's in my DNA.

How did I spend that day? Oddly I was driving on the 405 going somewhere, nowhere. They played 5 Lennon songs in a row. By song 3 I was crying. Is this a sign of being a grown up or too many Cafe Mochas? Either way I flet more of an adult than I had in a long time. I felt the love Lennon gave to the world. I felt all warm and fuzzy.

So... all that to get to THIS. Today, the last day of 2011, I found this.

(From the original article)

In 1969, a brave 14-year-old boy named Jerry Levitan armed with a tape-deck snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and charmed the legend into doing an interview about peace, music, the USA, life and the Bee Gees. Thirty-nine years later, Levitan offered the interview to the world.

 Only he did it brilliantly.




Happy New Years to you all.

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Watching FOX News is funny enough on its own, but occasionally people make it funnier. How funny? Well, this funny.

5. If FOX News Owned Disney
Imagine if your favorite Disney films got a little bias, they'd look a lot like this


4. SNL - FOX and Friends 
This isn't SNL's only parody of the FOX News team, but it's one of my favorites.

 

3. Mad TV - FOX News 
FOX New is almost a parody of itself. All you really need to do is replicate what you normally see there and you're set. I do miss Mad TV


2. Glenn Back Freaks Out REMIX 
Something tells me this is a lot like what he hears all day long in his head

1. Family Guy - Behind FOX News 
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at FOX News? The Family Guy gives you a little insight.

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The new Walmart logo has taken a lead right from the Star Wars Galactic Logo for Dummies. I don't see a Walmart on Alderaan anytime soon...

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The new Walmart logo has taken a lead right from the Star Wars Galactic Logo for Dummies. I don't see a Walmart on Alderaan anytime soon.

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10 Best Fake Twitter Accounts

Twitter lets you follow real people being totally fake. But how often do you get to follow fake people being completely real? As I scoured the twitternet I found hundreds of fake pages, but only a few made me laugh. So, here they are. Follow them and make your interwebs a better place.

@Queen_Uk – With almost half a million peasantly followers she tweets daily reminding you why the royal family is royally screwed up.


@HAL9000_ – HAL is sentient and battling the ignorance of Dave. But deep down he just wants NASA to send him a pizza


@Darthvader – With the collapse of the empire, Lord Vader has a lot of time on his hands (hand). Funny tweets takes up most of it.


@drtobiasfunke – Aspiring leading man and world’s first analyst-therapist. Tweeting keeps him from getting blue, man.


@TheTweetofGod – Who needs words inscribed on stone when commandments can be given in 140 characters.


@Lord_Voldemort7 – If he had taken his nearly 1.7 million followers with him when battling Harry Potter, it would have been a completely different story.


@FakeAPStylebook – Perhaps one of the wittiest twitter accounts around. If you’re annoyed with the media, they’ve got your back.


@LordPalpatine – Not to by outdone by his apprentice Lord Vader, the Emperor has some things to say. And yes, they are funny.


@JerkSuperman – Of course he’d have Super tweeting powers. He’s Superman!

@DeathstarPR – The Galactic Empire has been getting a bad rap recently. They’re doing a great job setting the record straight. BTW, they’re NOT a moon.

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Unless you've been living under a PC you heard about the passing of Steve Jobs in 2011. Steve gave us so many thing and we gave so much...

10 Funniest Steve Jobs Videos


Unless you've been living under a PC you heard about the passing of Steve Jobs in 2011. Steve gave us so many thing and we gave so much money back. he provide many magical computers it allowed us to edit so many magical things. I spent a few hours scouring the interwebs to find the funniest animations, or puppets, or whatever of Steve Jobs.


10. Steve Mobs - The Simpsons
Could the Simpsons be so scared of sue-happy Apple that they changed the name to MOBS?




9, Steve Jobs Cheats Death With The iPad
Of course if Steve Jobs was still alive this would be funnier, also if it wasn't so long... but the puppets rocked to I included it


8. Steve Jobs Save China Or Eats An Apple Or Something?
I'm not sure what in the Hell we're witnessing here but if you're into truly obscure adaptations of success stories, here you go.


7. Apple's iChick
Apple has you covered, well... almost. Which if they could take care of one more aspect of your life? Your social life.


6. Steve Jobs VS Bill Gates
What's it like to fight in the Apple Matrix? Bill Gates finds out



5. Steve Jobs' Minecraft Funeral If you live your life in Minecraft you don't always have time to go out and witness things, so somehims you just need to bring them to you.

 

4. Cat Vs. iPad
You really didn't expect me to leave out a cat video... did you?



3. How Steve Jobs Stole Christmas. 
This was a great concept that I think hasn't had enough eyes. Channeling some Dr. Seuss to show a little technology greed.


2. Steve Jobs Is Still Alive
The conspiracy theories are flying. But if you're wondering if Steve Jobs is still alive, my friend Brian from bbspot made this goodie.





1. iPod and Family Guy 
Sure, Steve Jobs isn't actually in this video but it has the Family Guy, Bill Gates, an iPod and it's just really funny.

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You're either going to hate that they are remaking The Three Stooges, or you're REALLY going to hate it. Such iconic humor done so raspedly. Or so this trailer tells us.

I enjoy the Farrelly Brothers' films (to a point) and I can't argue that the actors' portrayals (Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos) appears to be pretty dead on, but to attempt to place them in present day was probably not the best format for such a bold venture. Even more so to staple it to pop culture references like the iPhone (which probably will be around for a while) and Jersey Shore (which I pray daily will die in a fire) will only destroy any chance it having movie freshness down the road (much less its release date).

Listen, I don't want this to be bad. I grew up a huge fan of The Three Stooges. I've also been hearing hype about this movie for over 2 years so I have ginormous expectations and little tolerance for lazy film making. (This means you Adam Sandler). So please let this movie make me look stupid for my opinion. (I told someone Titanic looked lame... I still hear about it today.)

Not that I expect James Cameron presents The Three Stooges.

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Disqualified?


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