Happy John Lennon Day

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Re: Happy John Lennon Day

Postby Cactus Jack » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:44 pm

how so? I believe you, but I just looked at the lyrics and I couldn't see your reasoning from it.
In the original cut he says "Imagine no possessions, oh man this sucks, I'm cold and bored" but he decided that would hurt sales of the single.

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Re: Happy John Lennon Day

Postby Tom_Radigan » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:10 pm

I remember a sketch in the old Dave Allen at Large TV show, where a hippie plays a guitar and sings about peace before an audience. Two people in the audience whisper to each other and laugh, and eventually other audience members start complaining, then a shoving match starts, then the audience is all involved in a fistfight. Seeing this, the hippie stops performing and walks off the stage in disgust. Off stage, a staff member asks, "Did they get the message?" The hippie shouts, "Aw, shut up!" and then smashes his guitar over the staff member's head. :lol:

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Re: Happy John Lennon Day

Postby Cactus Jack » Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:09 am

Thats like in Billy Jack where they have the sketch where the person who doesn't stand during the national anthem is attacked for not doing what the others tell him to do.

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Re: Happy John Lennon Day

Postby Tom_Radigan » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:01 am

Thats like in Billy Jack where they have the sketch where the person who doesn't stand during the national anthem is attacked for not doing what the others tell him to do.

"Billy Jack"? Hell, the whole pantsless movie is about "peace through violence"!

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Re: Happy John Lennon Day

Postby Cactus Jack » Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:46 pm

The sequel is about how Billy Jack actually is in the wrong spiritually for being so violent, but that movie is also horrible. I think the message we should take from Billy Jack is that being a pacifist is a less effective way to solve problems as karate

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Re: Happy John Lennon Day

Postby Muninn » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:48 pm

being a pacifist is a less effective way to solve problems as karate
Heh, keep telling yourself that.

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Re: Happy John Lennon Day

Postby Doc Sigma » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:52 pm

being a pacifist is a less effective way to solve problems as karate
Heh, keep telling yourself that.
I don't think he's saying he believes that, I think he's just saying that that's the intended message of the film.

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Re: Happy John Lennon Day

Postby Cactus Jack » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:28 am

Well its not the intended message, but does appear to be the strongest message. Just take a look at the number of pacifists raped or almost raped compared to the number of karate masters raped or almost raped. Theres a two to one ratio there.

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Re: Happy John Lennon Day

Postby Foxchild » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:57 pm

Maybe you could take the lesson of Pacifists are sexier?
If you've done things right, people won't be sure if you've done anything at all.

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Re: Happy John Lennon Day

Postby Tom_Radigan » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:11 pm

Maybe you could take the lesson of Pacifists are sexier?
In the movies perhaps. I doubt RL hippies were so desirable except to very desperate males. :-P

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Re: Happy John Lennon Day

Postby sad jazz cantaloupe » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:24 pm

a lot of RL hippies aren't pacifists, they're just anti-war. and pro-drugs
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Re: Happy John Lennon Day

Postby Rooster » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:51 pm

I'm a pacifist...except when dealing with twats.

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Re: Happy John Lennon Day

Postby sad jazz cantaloupe » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:51 pm

rooster could pound twats all day.
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Re: Happy John Lennon Day

Postby Segovia » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:21 am

I'm a pacifist...except when dealing with twats.
Stupid people need to get pushed around.
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Re: Happy John Lennon Day

Postby Rooster » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:12 pm

I'm a pacifist...except when dealing with twats.
Stupid people need to get pushed around.
Only if they push first. Dems da rules.


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