8 comments August 15th, 2005at 06:04pm Posted by Eli

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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.


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”?)

Entry Filed under: Eli's Obsession With The Google,Music,Weirdness


  • 1. Thomas  |  August 16th, 2005 at 12:26 am

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

  • 2. Eli  |  August 16th, 2005 at 12:31 am

    No need to, really…

  • 3. oldwhitelady  |  August 16th, 2005 at 1:15 am

    (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.

  • 4. Eli  |  August 16th, 2005 at 1:27 am

    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.

  • 5. Agitprop  |  August 16th, 2005 at 11:14 pm

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

  • 6. Eli  |  August 16th, 2005 at 11:18 pm

    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…

  • 7. zp  |  August 17th, 2005 at 12:50 am

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

  • 8. Eli  |  August 17th, 2005 at 1:08 am

    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.

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