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enjoy being
2nd November 2017, 07:18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI6vnXAdDZM

Elen
2nd November 2017, 08:37
This movie can not be watched in the UK. Blocked. :(

Aianawa
2nd November 2017, 09:29
Yes, you have had problems with people power in the past lol

Aragorn
2nd November 2017, 14:21
This movie can not be watched in the UK. Blocked. :(

You could try this proxy link (https://us.hidester.com/proxy.php?u=eJwBLwDQ%2F3M6Mzk6IqPVH6qkr4nHCW%2FpD8 ry2R3Dz3ihFamYbcbrxHdqFMS2VYNetdL6GiI7LD8X%2FA%3D% 3D&b=7&f=norefer), Sister. ;) :eyebrows: (Yes, it works. ;))

Elen
2nd November 2017, 15:38
You could try this proxy link (https://us.hidester.com/proxy.php?u=eJwBLwDQ%2F3M6Mzk6IqPVH6qkr4nHCW%2FpD8 ry2R3Dz3ihFamYbcbrxHdqFMS2VYNetdL6GiI7LD8X%2FA%3D% 3D&b=7&f=norefer), Sister. ;) :eyebrows: (Yes, it works. ;))

:tiphat:

Chuckie
2nd November 2017, 16:45
Hi Nothing,

Some posters might have an interest in seeing his classic super slo-mo film of getting an erection during a romantic interlude with Yoko. It might be a little long, though .... NYUK! NYUK! NYUK! I think it is about an hour. :eyebrows:

Aragorn
2nd November 2017, 17:27
Hi Nothing,

Some posters might have an interest in seeing his classic super slo-mo film of getting an erection during a romantic interlude with Yoko. It might be a little long, though .... NYUK! NYUK! NYUK! I think it is about an hour. :eyebrows:



https://i.pinimg.com/736x/56/92/d0/5692d096777213a7f713c9841ba04a66--smiley-faces-emojis.jpg

Chuckie
2nd November 2017, 17:39
Have I done a bad thing? you can delete that post by all means...

Aragorn
2nd November 2017, 17:51
Have I done a bad thing? you can delete that post by all means...

No, that was not my point. I just personally found your "recommendation" a little, um, weird. ;)



http://users.telenet.be/stryder/Humor/I%27ll_Be_Watching_You.gif


:ttr:

Chuckie
2nd November 2017, 18:28
lol, Have we forgotten how weird John Lennon was? :)


By the way, I've never seen it and don't have much interest to do so.


Eraserhead was about as deep down the weirdness scale I care to go.

NAP

enjoy being
2nd November 2017, 21:22
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Dumpster Diver
9th November 2017, 11:06
I can't make the movie work, but me being me, I'll post something anyway.

Was the US interested in taking out Lennon due to him possibly spilling the beans that Paul really died in 66?

enjoy being
9th November 2017, 11:12
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Dumpster Diver
9th November 2017, 11:35
No, no mention was made of that one. We don't hear that one very often eh. I think I have only ever seen it put on the table in a community such as this once in the past dozen or so years.

That's strange you can't get a copy of the video to play.

Is it possible to outline the major points made in the film?

...as it is, stabbing in the dark here.

enjoy being
9th November 2017, 11:59
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enjoy being
9th November 2017, 12:10
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Chuckie
9th November 2017, 13:11
It details the change from pop star to activist.
Lennon described as always being a bit of a rebel growing up, and how he moved into activism when he met Yoko Ono and discovered her world of art and performance art.
It describes how he and Yoko began using the media to promote their Utopia of peace.
Detailing such events as the bed in and the War is Over billboard campaign.
He fell in love with New York and wanted to be there full time as he saw it as the centre of culture and art at the time. His peace activism, and some of the company he was keeping, started raising alarm bells with the US government who were in the middle of the Vietnam war. He was seen as a threat, and it is mentioned that the USA in those days was very paranoid about such sort of activism so he began to be surveilled heavily.
When he became organised with others to the point they were going to follow Nixon around on his election campaign and hold peace concerts to try and influence the young vote... the government came up with the idea of cancelling his visa and deporting him. He managed to stay by involving the courts and getting extensions via appeals.

Briefly, it describes the efforts he made as a peace activist, and shows the power such a superstar can have to drive opinion and influence masses. Highlighting how those in power would see such people as huge threats to control.
It shows how powerful a pop star can be. As someone only in his 40's, it was a lesson for me when I first saw this, actually I would have been about 30 when I saw it I think.
I was like, why did I not know all about what he did during that period. The imagery of the War Is Over billboard campaign is extremely powerful. Imagine that, going out into the streets and the place is covered in huge signs saying "WAR IS OVER! (if you want it) ..merry xmas from John and Yoko."
The accompanying song, lives on, hauntingly powerful.
Every christmas we hear it. Most people don't really connect to the message, which is ironic.

Every Christmas, John checks in and says, "So this is Christmas, and what have you done. Another year over, and a new one just begun..."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY7gPcDFwQc

that's jacked up

Fred Steeves
9th November 2017, 13:15
It details the change from pop star to activist.
Lennon described as always being a bit of a rebel growing up, and how he moved into activism when he met Yoko Ono and discovered her world of art and performance art.
It describes how he and Yoko began using the media to promote their Utopia of peace.
Detailing such events as the bed in and the War is Over billboard campaign.
He fell in love with New York and wanted to be there full time as he saw it as the centre of culture and art at the time. His peace activism, and some of the company he was keeping, started raising alarm bells with the US government who were in the middle of the Vietnam war. He was seen as a threat, and it is mentioned that the USA in those days was very paranoid about such sort of activism so he began to be surveilled heavily.
When he became organised with others to the point they were going to follow Nixon around on his election campaign and hold peace concerts to try and influence the young vote... the government came up with the idea of cancelling his visa and deporting him. He managed to stay by involving the courts and getting extensions via appeals.

Briefly, it describes the efforts he made as a peace activist, and shows the power such a superstar can have to drive opinion and influence masses. Highlighting how those in power would see such people as huge threats to control.
It shows how powerful a pop star can be. As someone only in his 40's, it was a lesson for me when I first saw this, actually I would have been about 30 when I saw it I think.
I was like, why did I not know all about what he did during that period. The imagery of the War Is Over billboard campaign is extremely powerful. Imagine that, going out into the streets and the place is covered in huge signs saying "WAR IS OVER! (if you want it) ..merry xmas from John and Yoko."
The accompanying song, lives on, hauntingly powerful.
Every christmas we hear it. Most people don't really connect to the message, which is ironic.

Every Christmas, John checks in and says, "So this is Christmas, and what have you done. Another year over, and a new one just begun..."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY7gPcDFwQc

Thanks for the brief walk through his history, I was unaware of much of it; brings home the message of that song, and made it hurt even more watching the video. I won't hear it the same way this coming Christmas season.

enjoy being
9th November 2017, 13:43
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Chuckie
9th November 2017, 14:01
hey nothng,

Are you familiar with the name Taika Waititi?

enjoy being
9th November 2017, 14:12
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Chuckie
9th November 2017, 14:41
Thor's Ragnarok, of course. I was reading a critic's review of the movie and he stated that Waititi was a new guy that was pretty good.

enjoy being
9th November 2017, 14:53
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Elen
10th November 2017, 10:57
I can't make the movie work, but me being me, I'll post something anyway.

Was the US interested in taking out Lennon due to him possibly spilling the beans that Paul really died in 66?

It will work if you use the US12 on the Proxy Link given by Aragorn in This post (https://jandeane81.com/showthread.php/11652-The-US-vs-John-Lennon?p=841981788&viewfull=1#post841981788)

Dreamtimer
10th November 2017, 16:04
We like Flight of the Concords. When our son was in high school he was a drummer and the school would have periodic performances organized by the students. They would choose the music they played and that's where we first heard songs by Flight of the Concords. Good and funny stuff.

Chuckie
10th November 2017, 16:20
We like Flight of the Concords. When our son was in high school he was a drummer and the school would have periodic performances organized by the students. They would choose the music they played and that's where we first heard songs by Flight of the Concords. Good and funny stuff.

This is likely well off topic but I didn't know where else to put it...

My daughter is a big fan of her high school marching band, they are perennial state champs and last year placed 2nd in the nation, maybe even the World, I can't remember which...you can skip the preliminaries in this video, they are just setting up...I am most assuredly not a fan of marching bands but these kids are really good!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-RKhlhx6UI

Dreamtimer
10th November 2017, 16:38
There could be a thread on marching bands because they are so amazing. It could go in the Friendly gatherings thread, perhaps?

enjoy being
10th November 2017, 21:42
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Chuckie
10th November 2017, 22:00
Can be put next to the Kapa Haka thread.
Under, "cultural pastimes largely peculiar to individual nations.."
http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/regional/te-matatini-2017--hatea-kapa-haka

Interesting, seems very polynesian..

enjoy being
10th November 2017, 22:03
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Chuckie
10th November 2017, 22:12
....

I didn't realize the indigenous Maori were polynesian... I thought they were more characteristic of the aborigines. I'm not embarassed ... :)

Aragorn
10th November 2017, 22:17
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A very informative post — thank you! :p :ttr:

enjoy being
10th November 2017, 22:22
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Chuckie
11th November 2017, 15:37
hey, who was that non-Maori faking it... :)